The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Automation Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation Analyst
UK
Rank 466 474 494
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 131 157 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.30% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.32% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 115 71
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.51% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
42416 49363 49659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 95.02% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27693 31769 30532
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1656 1924
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Automation Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -8 114 £350 -6.66% 38
London -19 43 £375 -11.76% 7
South West +27 25 £315 +0.39% 3
South East +3 16 £338 -10.00% 9
Scotland +29 8 £338 +66.66%
Yorkshire +23 8 £325 -1.14% 7
West Yorkshire +21 8 £325 -1.14% 2
West Midlands +5 8 £300 +3.44% 4
Devon +3 7 £350 -20.45%
Exeter - 7 £350 -
Wiltshire - 7 £320 -
East of England -4 6 £413 +26.92% 2
Swindon - 6 £320 -
Somerset - 6 £225 -
Hampshire +5 5 £325 -9.09% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 5 - -
Halifax - 5 £295 -
Edinburgh +18 4 £375 +141.93%
East Midlands +5 4 £365 +46.00% 3
Taunton - 4 £225 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £365 - 2
Cambridgeshire +9 3 £275 -15.38% 1
Watford +6 3 £413 +10.00%
Leeds +2 3 £356 +11.32% 2
Hertfordshire -4 3 £413 +17.85%
North East -6 3 £413 +32.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 3 £413 +32.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -14 3 £413 +32.00% 1
Dunfermline - 3 £289 -
Fife - 3 £289 -

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, Automation Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 173 (66.28%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (62.07%) Selenium
3 99 (37.93%) Java
4 82 (31.42%) Test Automation
4 82 (31.42%) BDD
5 80 (30.65%) WebDriver
6 78 (29.89%) Cucumber
7 72 (27.59%) C#
8 71 (27.20%) Test Scripting
9 68 (26.05%) Scrum
10 66 (25.29%) Automation Testing
11 60 (22.99%) QA
12 59 (22.61%) SQL
13 52 (19.92%) Finance
14 47 (18.01%) SoapUI
15 45 (17.24%) TDD
16 44 (16.86%) HP UFT
16 44 (16.86%) Jenkins
17 43 (16.48%) Functional Testing
18 42 (16.09%) SOAP
19 41 (15.71%) Regression Testing
19 41 (15.71%) JIRA
20 37 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
20 37 (14.18%) Manual Testing
21 36 (13.79%) Software Testing
22 35 (13.41%) ISTQB
23 32 (12.26%) SpecFlow
24 31 (11.88%) Automated Testing
24 31 (11.88%) .NET
25 29 (11.11%) Web Services

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.07%) Confluence
2 7 (2.68%) CMS
3 6 (2.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (1.53%) Moodle
5 3 (1.15%) IIS
5 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.77%) Apache
7 1 (0.38%) JBoss
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Mingle
1 5 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (4.60%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.38%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.38%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.07%) Internet
2 2 (0.77%) HTTP
3 1 (0.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.53%) MySQL
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 162 (62.07%) Selenium
2 80 (30.65%) WebDriver
3 78 (29.89%) Cucumber
4 47 (18.01%) SoapUI
5 44 (16.86%) HP UFT
5 44 (16.86%) Jenkins
6 41 (15.71%) JIRA
7 32 (12.26%) SpecFlow
8 27 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (9.96%) Git (software)
10 16 (6.13%) Appium
10 16 (6.13%) JUnit
11 13 (4.98%) JMeter
11 13 (4.98%) Visual Studio
12 10 (3.83%) LoadRunner
12 10 (3.83%) Maven
12 10 (3.83%) NUnit
13 9 (3.45%) JBehave
14 8 (3.07%) Hudson
15 7 (2.68%) MSTest
General
1 52 (19.92%) Finance
2 26 (9.96%) Banking
3 7 (2.68%) Publishing
4 6 (2.30%) Retail
5 4 (1.53%) Back Office
5 4 (1.53%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.53%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.15%) Law
6 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.77%) Advertising
7 2 (0.77%) Automotive
7 2 (0.77%) Front Office
7 2 (0.77%) Games
7 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Electronics
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Local Government
8 1 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (16.09%) SOAP
2 31 (11.88%) .NET
3 29 (11.11%) Web Services
3 29 (11.11%) XML
4 23 (8.81%) Gherkin
5 16 (6.13%) REST
6 12 (4.60%) RESTful
7 11 (4.21%) HTML
8 9 (3.45%) JSON
9 8 (3.07%) Spring
10 6 (2.30%) Flash
10 6 (2.30%) Hibernate
11 4 (1.53%) Ajax
11 4 (1.53%) J2EE
12 3 (1.15%) AngularJS
12 3 (1.15%) Java EE
12 3 (1.15%) JMS
12 3 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
13 2 (0.77%) Node.js
13 2 (0.77%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (3.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.53%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.15%) Fintech
5 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.38%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.38%) EPoS
5 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.38%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.38%) Tandem
5 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.28%) Unix
2 10 (3.83%) Linux
3 8 (3.07%) Windows
4 6 (2.30%) Android
4 6 (2.30%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.53%) Mac OS
5 4 (1.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (66.28%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (31.42%) BDD
2 82 (31.42%) Test Automation
3 71 (27.20%) Test Scripting
4 68 (26.05%) Scrum
5 66 (25.29%) Automation Testing
6 45 (17.24%) TDD
7 43 (16.48%) Functional Testing
8 41 (15.71%) Regression Testing
9 37 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (14.18%) Manual Testing
10 36 (13.79%) Software Testing
11 31 (11.88%) Automated Testing
12 29 (11.11%) Integration Testing
13 26 (9.96%) User Acceptance Testing
14 25 (9.58%) System Integration Testing
15 24 (9.20%) Kanban
16 22 (8.43%) Test Strategy
17 20 (7.66%) Non-Functional Testing
18 18 (6.90%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 99 (37.93%) Java
2 72 (27.59%) C#
3 59 (22.61%) SQL
4 17 (6.51%) JavaScript
5 15 (5.75%) Python
5 15 (5.75%) Ruby
6 14 (5.36%) Groovy
7 10 (3.83%) VBScript
8 8 (3.07%) F#
8 8 (3.07%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.68%) Bash Shell
9 7 (2.68%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.30%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.92%) C++
11 5 (1.92%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.53%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.77%) C
13 2 (0.77%) Perl
13 2 (0.77%) Scala
13 2 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (13.41%) ISTQB
2 27 (10.34%) ISEB
3 17 (6.51%) Security Cleared
4 12 (4.60%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.30%) Degree
7 5 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.77%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (22.99%) QA
2 4 (1.53%) SDET
3 2 (0.77%) MiFID
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.53%) XenApp
1 4 (1.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (5.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (7.66%) HP
1 20 (7.66%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.90%) Oracle
3 8 (3.07%) Atlassian
4 7 (2.68%) IBM
5 3 (1.15%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (1.15%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.77%) Facebook
6 2 (0.77%) Pega
6 2 (0.77%) SAP
6 2 (0.77%) Sybase
6 2 (0.77%) Twitter
7 1 (0.38%) CA
7 1 (0.38%) Calypso
7 1 (0.38%) Citrix
7 1 (0.38%) CODA
7 1 (0.38%) Informatica
7 1 (0.38%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.38%) New Relic
7 1 (0.38%) Splunk
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