The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Test Analyst
Rank 524 512 487
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -25
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 55 52 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 41 25
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £270
% change year-on-year
- +29.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47948 46300 40780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.45% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 27479 23389
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1938 2165
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Automation Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Test Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automation Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Test Analyst within the UK.

Automation Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Automation Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Automation Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Automation Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Test Analyst within the UK.

Automation Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Automation Test Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 51 £388 +10.71% 14
London +14 30 £450 +20.00% 7
South East -29 14 £375 +7.14% 2
Hampshire -10 6 £375 +7.14%
City of London +15 5 £450 +25.00% 1
Scotland -2 4 £375 +7.14% 1
Berkshire -11 4 £425 +30.76% 1
East Sussex - 3 £350 - 1
Brighton - 3 £350 - 1
Bristol -7 1 £300 -6.25% 3
Reading -7 1 £330 -14.83%
Manchester -9 1 £338 -
West Yorkshire -10 1 £375 -6.25%
South West -12 1 £300 -20.00% 3
Leeds -13 1 £375 +7.14%
Yorkshire -17 1 £375 -6.25%
North West -18 1 £338 -12.33%
West Midlands - 1 £350 -
Edinburgh - 1 £400 -
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Telford - - - -

Automation Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Automation Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automation Test Analyst in their job title.

1 69 (63.89%) Selenium
2 59 (54.63%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (50.00%) Java
4 40 (37.04%) Cucumber
5 39 (36.11%) Automation Testing
6 33 (30.56%) BDD
7 28 (25.93%) WebDriver
7 28 (25.93%) Scrum
8 26 (24.07%) Test Automation
9 24 (22.22%) C#
9 24 (22.22%) SQL
10 22 (20.37%) QuickTest Pro
11 20 (18.52%) TDD
11 20 (18.52%) QA
11 20 (18.52%) Test Scripting
12 17 (15.74%) Automated Testing
12 17 (15.74%) .NET
13 14 (12.96%) Finance
13 14 (12.96%) JIRA
13 14 (12.96%) Ruby
14 13 (12.04%) SOAP
14 13 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (10.19%) Jenkins
15 11 (10.19%) User Acceptance Testing
16 10 (9.26%) SoapUI
16 10 (9.26%) HP Quality Center
17 9 (8.33%) Manual Testing
17 9 (8.33%) SpecFlow
17 9 (8.33%) Web Services
18 8 (7.41%) XML

Automation Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Automation Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automation Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.85%) Node.js
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.93%) CMS
2 1 (0.93%) Drupal
2 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) SaaS
2 1 (0.93%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) DAB
1 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 69 (63.89%) Selenium
2 40 (37.04%) Cucumber
3 28 (25.93%) WebDriver
4 22 (20.37%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (12.96%) JIRA
6 11 (10.19%) Jenkins
7 10 (9.26%) SoapUI
8 9 (8.33%) SpecFlow
9 6 (5.56%) FitNesse
9 6 (5.56%) Maven
9 6 (5.56%) Visual Studio
10 5 (4.63%) Calabash
10 5 (4.63%) JUnit
11 4 (3.70%) JMeter
12 3 (2.78%) TestNG
12 3 (2.78%) TeamCity
12 3 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (2.78%) Appium
12 3 (2.78%) Geb
12 3 (2.78%) Ant
General
1 14 (12.96%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Banking
3 3 (2.78%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
5 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.93%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.74%) .NET
2 13 (12.04%) SOAP
3 9 (8.33%) Web Services
4 8 (7.41%) XML
4 8 (7.41%) Gherkin
5 6 (5.56%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.78%) JSON
6 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.85%) XML Schema
7 2 (1.85%) HTML
7 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.85%) Android SDK
7 2 (1.85%) RESTful
7 2 (1.85%) JRuby
7 2 (1.85%) Mustache
7 2 (1.85%) Sass
7 2 (1.85%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (1.85%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.70%) Open Source
2 3 (2.78%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.85%) Market Risk
3 2 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.85%) User Experience
4 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.93%) iPad
4 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.93%) Grid Computing
4 1 (0.93%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.93%) Robotics
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.41%) Apple iOS
1 8 (7.41%) Android
2 6 (5.56%) UNIX
3 2 (1.85%) Windows
3 2 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (54.63%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (36.11%) Automation Testing
3 33 (30.56%) BDD
4 28 (25.93%) Scrum
5 26 (24.07%) Test Automation
6 20 (18.52%) TDD
6 20 (18.52%) Test Scripting
7 17 (15.74%) Automated Testing
8 13 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (10.19%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (8.33%) Manual Testing
11 7 (6.48%) Mentoring
11 7 (6.48%) OO
11 7 (6.48%) E-Commerce
11 7 (6.48%) Security Testing
11 7 (6.48%) Integration Testing
12 6 (5.56%) Software Testing
12 6 (5.56%) Software Engineering
12 6 (5.56%) Regression Testing
12 6 (5.56%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 54 (50.00%) Java
2 24 (22.22%) C#
2 24 (22.22%) SQL
3 14 (12.96%) Ruby
4 5 (4.63%) Groovy
4 5 (4.63%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.63%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.70%) C++
6 3 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.78%) Perl
6 3 (2.78%) VB
7 2 (1.85%) XPath
7 2 (1.85%) Jython
7 2 (1.85%) VBScript
7 2 (1.85%) VBA
7 2 (1.85%) Scala
8 1 (0.93%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.93%) Python
8 1 (0.93%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (6.48%) Security Cleared
1 7 (6.48%) ISTQB
2 6 (5.56%) ISEB
3 2 (1.85%) Degree
3 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.85%) VCP4
4 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (9.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (6.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.63%) HP
3 4 (3.70%) Oracle
4 3 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.85%) ESRI
6 1 (0.93%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.93%) Sybase
6 1 (0.93%) IBM
6 1 (0.93%) BMC
6 1 (0.93%) Remedy
6 1 (0.93%) Google
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Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
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