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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation Analyst
Rank 483 500 480
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 136 101 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 60 80
Average daily rate £370 £363 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +3.07%
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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 February 2016.

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 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +35 131 £370 +2.06% 36
London +13 70 £400 - 16
South East +5 29 £380 +8.57% 2
City of London +53 23 £406 -4.41% 3
Oxford - 11 £500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 11 £500 - 1
Hampshire +5 7 £358 +6.71%
West Midlands -8 7 £288 -17.85% 1
East of England -2 6 £350 +40.00% 1
Berkshire +1 5 £375 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire -9 5 £320 +2.40% 7
Buckinghamshire +15 4 £300 -
Milton Keynes +10 4 £300 -
West Yorkshire -3 4 £320 +0.39% 5
East Midlands -4 4 £245 - 2
Scotland -8 4 £280 -25.33% 2
North West -17 4 £345 +6.15% 2
South West - 4 £331 - 5
Leicestershire - 4 £245 - 2
Manchester -15 3 £345 +4.15% 1
Leeds - 3 £320 - 5
Coventry - 3 £188 -
Warwickshire - 3 £300 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £350 -
Essex -4 2 £338 +35.00%
Edinburgh -13 2 £275 -31.25% 1
North East - 2 £313 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £313 -
Devon - 2 £350 -
Dorset - 2 £313 -

Automation Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 167 (59.64%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (46.07%) Selenium
3 109 (38.93%) Test Automation
4 90 (32.14%) BDD
5 86 (30.71%) Test Scripting
6 76 (27.14%) Cucumber
7 69 (24.64%) Automated Testing
8 68 (24.29%) Finance
8 68 (24.29%) SQL
9 63 (22.50%) Java
10 62 (22.14%) HP UFT
10 62 (22.14%) Scrum
10 62 (22.14%) QA
10 62 (22.14%) Automation Testing
11 57 (20.36%) WebDriver
12 53 (18.93%) C#
13 50 (17.86%) Gherkin
13 50 (17.86%) Functional Testing
14 48 (17.14%) TDD
15 47 (16.79%) Software Testing
16 42 (15.00%) SpecFlow
17 40 (14.29%) Banking
18 39 (13.93%) Web Services
19 38 (13.57%) ISEB
19 38 (13.57%) JIRA
20 36 (12.86%) Microsoft
21 35 (12.50%) .NET
21 35 (12.50%) Manual Testing
22 34 (12.14%) Continuous Integration
22 34 (12.14%) User Acceptance Testing

Automation Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 14 (5.00%) Node.js
2 9 (3.21%) Confluence
3 5 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.43%) JBoss
5 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.71%) CMS
5 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (3.21%) MS Office
2 6 (2.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (5.36%) Magento
2 2 (0.71%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (5.00%) GitHub
2 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.21%) Internet
2 3 (1.07%) HTTP
3 2 (0.71%) H.323
3 2 (0.71%) Telepresence
4 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.14%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.43%) MySQL
7 3 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.36%) DB2
9 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.36%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 129 (46.07%) Selenium
2 76 (27.14%) Cucumber
3 62 (22.14%) HP UFT
4 57 (20.36%) WebDriver
5 42 (15.00%) SpecFlow
6 38 (13.57%) JIRA
7 29 (10.36%) SoapUI
8 27 (9.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (8.93%) Jenkins
10 21 (7.50%) Visual Studio
11 15 (5.36%) Appium
11 15 (5.36%) FitNesse
12 13 (4.64%) TeamCity
13 12 (4.29%) Protractor
14 10 (3.57%) Git (software)
15 8 (2.86%) Calabash
15 8 (2.86%) Capybara
15 8 (2.86%) LoadRunner
16 7 (2.50%) JUnit
17 6 (2.14%) JMeter
General
1 68 (24.29%) Finance
2 40 (14.29%) Banking
3 11 (3.93%) Retail
4 8 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.79%) Law
5 5 (1.79%) Publishing
5 5 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.43%) Legal
6 4 (1.43%) Marketing
7 3 (1.07%) Back Office
8 2 (0.71%) Automotive
8 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.36%) Billing
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Front Office
9 1 (0.36%) Games
9 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (17.86%) Gherkin
2 39 (13.93%) Web Services
3 35 (12.50%) .NET
4 21 (7.50%) XML
5 20 (7.14%) SOAP
6 15 (5.36%) ASP.NET
7 14 (5.00%) HTML
8 12 (4.29%) RESTful
9 10 (3.57%) AngularJS
10 9 (3.21%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (2.86%) JSON
12 5 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails
13 3 (1.07%) CSS
13 3 (1.07%) OAuth
13 3 (1.07%) OAuth2
13 3 (1.07%) REST
13 3 (1.07%) Swagger
14 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
14 2 (0.71%) HTML5
14 2 (0.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.57%) Derivative
3 7 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.79%) User Experience
5 3 (1.07%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.07%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.71%) EPoS
6 2 (0.71%) Equities
6 2 (0.71%) IVR
6 2 (0.71%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.71%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.71%) Smartcard
6 2 (0.71%) Wiki
7 1 (0.36%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.36%) IPTV
7 1 (0.36%) Physics
7 1 (0.36%) STB
7 1 (0.36%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.93%) Windows
2 9 (3.21%) Android
2 9 (3.21%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.79%) Linux
3 5 (1.79%) Unix
4 1 (0.36%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (59.64%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (38.93%) Test Automation
3 90 (32.14%) BDD
4 86 (30.71%) Test Scripting
5 69 (24.64%) Automated Testing
6 62 (22.14%) Automation Testing
6 62 (22.14%) Scrum
7 50 (17.86%) Functional Testing
8 48 (17.14%) TDD
9 47 (16.79%) Software Testing
10 35 (12.50%) Manual Testing
11 34 (12.14%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (12.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 28 (10.00%) E-Commerce
13 25 (8.93%) Waterfall
14 22 (7.86%) Performance Testing
15 20 (7.14%) SDLC
16 18 (6.43%) Regression Testing
17 17 (6.07%) API Testing
17 17 (6.07%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 68 (24.29%) SQL
2 63 (22.50%) Java
3 53 (18.93%) C#
4 33 (11.79%) Ruby
5 29 (10.36%) JavaScript
6 10 (3.57%) VB
7 8 (2.86%) VBScript
8 6 (2.14%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.43%) Groovy
9 4 (1.43%) PHP
10 3 (1.07%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.07%) Python
10 3 (1.07%) VBA
11 2 (0.71%) C++
11 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.36%) C
12 1 (0.36%) Korn
12 1 (0.36%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (13.57%) ISEB
2 32 (11.43%) ISTQB
3 22 (7.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (4.64%) Degree
5 11 (3.93%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.93%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.43%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (22.14%) QA
2 7 (2.50%) SDET
3 2 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.71%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.36%) EMIR
4 1 (0.36%) MiFID
System Software
1 13 (4.64%) Docker
2 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (8.93%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 36 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.64%) HP
2 27 (9.64%) Oracle
3 8 (2.86%) SAP
4 5 (1.79%) Citrix
5 2 (0.71%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.36%) hybris
6 1 (0.36%) Informatica
6 1 (0.36%) Murex
6 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.36%) Sybase
6 1 (0.36%) Talend
6 1 (0.36%) Telerik
6 1 (0.36%) VMware
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