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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Test Analyst
Rank 541 530 533
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 54 52 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.10% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 46 14
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£350 £365 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +8.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £439 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £248
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +31.31%
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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -29 49 £350 -4.10% 9
London +17 27 £375 -6.25% 6
South East -16 10 £335 +3.07%
City of London +7 5 £445 +4.70% 4
Yorkshire - 5 - - 2
North West -7 4 £306 -12.50%
Leeds - 4 - -
West Yorkshire - 4 - -
South Wales -20 2 £325 -2.98%
Wales -25 2 £325 -2.98%
East of England - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -12 1 - -
West Midlands -15 1 £375 +15.38% 1
Cardiff - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
South West - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Derby - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - - 2
High Wycombe - - - -

Automation Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 68 (64.15%) Selenium
2 55 (51.89%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (49.06%) Java
4 42 (39.62%) Automation Testing
5 35 (33.02%) Cucumber
6 32 (30.19%) WebDriver
7 29 (27.36%) QuickTest Pro
8 24 (22.64%) Scrum
9 23 (21.70%) SQL
9 23 (21.70%) Test Scripting
10 22 (20.75%) Test Automation
11 21 (19.81%) BDD
12 20 (18.87%) C#
13 19 (17.92%) QA
14 17 (16.04%) Finance
15 16 (15.09%) JIRA
16 14 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
17 13 (12.26%) SoapUI
17 13 (12.26%) .NET
18 12 (11.32%) E-Commerce
18 12 (11.32%) FitNesse
18 12 (11.32%) Automated Testing
18 12 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (11.32%) Manual Testing
19 11 (10.38%) SOAP
20 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
20 10 (9.43%) Jenkins
21 9 (8.49%) Security Testing
21 9 (8.49%) Mentoring
21 9 (8.49%) OO

Automation Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (1.89%) Drupal
1 2 (1.89%) Confluence
2 1 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.94%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.89%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.94%) HTTP
1 1 (0.94%) DAB
1 1 (0.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.94%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 68 (64.15%) Selenium
2 35 (33.02%) Cucumber
3 32 (30.19%) WebDriver
4 29 (27.36%) QuickTest Pro
5 16 (15.09%) JIRA
6 13 (12.26%) SoapUI
7 12 (11.32%) FitNesse
8 10 (9.43%) Jenkins
9 8 (7.55%) JUnit
10 7 (6.60%) Maven
11 6 (5.66%) JMeter
12 5 (4.72%) SpecFlow
13 4 (3.77%) Visual Studio
13 4 (3.77%) Calabash
13 4 (3.77%) TeamCity
13 4 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (2.83%) RSpec
14 3 (2.83%) Zephyr
14 3 (2.83%) Subversion
14 3 (2.83%) Bugzilla
General
1 17 (16.04%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Banking
2 5 (4.72%) Retail
3 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.94%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.26%) .NET
2 11 (10.38%) SOAP
3 7 (6.60%) Gherkin
4 5 (4.72%) HTML
4 5 (4.72%) Web Services
5 4 (3.77%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.77%) XML
5 4 (3.77%) JSP
6 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.89%) JSON
7 2 (1.89%) JRuby
8 1 (0.94%) REST
8 1 (0.94%) CSS
8 1 (0.94%) Servlets
8 1 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.94%) WCF
8 1 (0.94%) WF
8 1 (0.94%) Ajax
8 1 (0.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.83%) iPad
1 3 (2.83%) Open Source
1 3 (2.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (1.89%) User Experience
2 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.89%) iPhone
3 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
3 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.94%) Robotics
3 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.94%) Credit Risk
3 1 (0.94%) Market Risk
3 1 (0.94%) Fixed Income
3 1 (0.94%) Streaming Video
3 1 (0.94%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.55%) Android
1 8 (7.55%) Apple iOS
2 4 (3.77%) UNIX
3 1 (0.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (51.89%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (39.62%) Automation Testing
3 24 (22.64%) Scrum
4 23 (21.70%) Test Scripting
5 22 (20.75%) Test Automation
6 21 (19.81%) BDD
7 12 (11.32%) E-Commerce
7 12 (11.32%) Automated Testing
7 12 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (11.32%) Manual Testing
8 9 (8.49%) Security Testing
8 9 (8.49%) Mentoring
8 9 (8.49%) OO
8 9 (8.49%) TDD
9 7 (6.60%) Test Strategy
9 7 (6.60%) Software Testing
9 7 (6.60%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.66%) CRM
10 6 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (5.66%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 52 (49.06%) Java
2 23 (21.70%) SQL
3 20 (18.87%) C#
4 9 (8.49%) Ruby
5 7 (6.60%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.66%) VB
7 5 (4.72%) Groovy
8 4 (3.77%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.77%) VBScript
9 3 (2.83%) PHP
10 2 (1.89%) Jython
10 2 (1.89%) Python
11 1 (0.94%) Scala
11 1 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (8.49%) ISTQB
2 8 (7.55%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.60%) ISEB
4 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (2.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.89%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.49%) HP
3 8 (7.55%) Oracle
4 2 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.89%) Siebel
4 2 (1.89%) ESRI
5 1 (0.94%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.94%) Green Hat
5 1 (0.94%) SAP
5 1 (0.94%) IBM
5 1 (0.94%) Remedy
5 1 (0.94%) Adobe
5 1 (0.94%) BMC
5 1 (0.94%) Google