The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Test Analyst
Rank 542 523 527
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 47 40 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.078% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.085% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 30
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£350 £379 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.59% +8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 -7 39 £350 -6.66% 10
London -4 20 £425 +11.11% 3
South East -4 14 £300 -20.00% 1
City of London +25 9 £450 -2.70% 2
Hampshire -7 9 £245 -
Berkshire +5 3 £450 -
South Wales - 3 £325 -
Wales - 3 £325 -
North West -5 2 £320 +11.30% 1
Reading - 2 - -
Aldershot - 2 - -
Yorkshire +5 1 £225 - 1
Manchester -2 1 £325 +13.04% 1
South West -34 1 £225 -30.76% 2
Southampton - 1 £190 -
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Essex - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Staines - - - -

Automation Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 62 (63.27%) Selenium
2 33 (33.67%) WebDriver
3 32 (32.65%) Java
4 30 (30.61%) SQL
4 30 (30.61%) QuickTest Pro
5 29 (29.59%) Test Automation
6 28 (28.57%) Cucumber
7 26 (26.53%) C#
8 24 (24.49%) HP Quality Center
8 24 (24.49%) Test Scripting
9 21 (21.43%) BDD
9 21 (21.43%) Automation Testing
10 20 (20.41%) Scrum
10 20 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (19.39%) QA
11 19 (19.39%) ISTQB
11 19 (19.39%) JIRA
12 15 (15.31%) Finance
12 15 (15.31%) .NET
12 15 (15.31%) ISEB
13 14 (14.29%) HP
13 14 (14.29%) JMeter
14 13 (13.27%) TDD
14 13 (13.27%) Software Testing
14 13 (13.27%) Automated Testing
14 13 (13.27%) Security Cleared
15 11 (11.22%) Jenkins
15 11 (11.22%) E-Commerce
16 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
16 10 (10.20%) User Stories

Automation Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.02%) Drupal
2 1 (1.02%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.02%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) HTTP
1 2 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.02%) MySQL
3 1 (1.02%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 62 (63.27%) Selenium
2 33 (33.67%) WebDriver
3 30 (30.61%) QuickTest Pro
4 28 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 19 (19.39%) JIRA
6 14 (14.29%) JMeter
7 11 (11.22%) Jenkins
8 10 (10.20%) SoapUI
9 9 (9.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (8.16%) JUnit
10 8 (8.16%) FitNesse
11 7 (7.14%) Maven
12 6 (6.12%) LoadRunner
13 5 (5.10%) TestNG
13 5 (5.10%) Visual Studio
13 5 (5.10%) Ant
13 5 (5.10%) Bugzilla
14 4 (4.08%) WATIR
14 4 (4.08%) Behat
14 4 (4.08%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (15.31%) Finance
2 3 (3.06%) Banking
2 3 (3.06%) Advertising
3 2 (2.04%) Retail
3 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Automotive
3 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.02%) Electronics
4 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
4 1 (1.02%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.31%) .NET
2 9 (9.18%) Web Services
3 6 (6.12%) HTML
4 5 (5.10%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.10%) XML
4 5 (5.10%) SOAP
5 4 (4.08%) Gherkin
5 4 (4.08%) JSP
5 4 (4.08%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.04%) Java EE
6 2 (2.04%) JSON
6 2 (2.04%) Drools
7 1 (1.02%) RESTful
7 1 (1.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.02%) REST
7 1 (1.02%) XSLT
7 1 (1.02%) WCF
7 1 (1.02%) GWT
7 1 (1.02%) JAX-WS
7 1 (1.02%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.20%) Open Source
2 7 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.06%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.06%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.02%) DTV
4 1 (1.02%) GIS
4 1 (1.02%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.02%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.02%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.10%) Linux
1 5 (5.10%) UNIX
2 2 (2.04%) Windows
2 2 (2.04%) Windows XP
2 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.04%) Android
2 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.59%) Test Automation
2 24 (24.49%) Test Scripting
3 21 (21.43%) Automation Testing
3 21 (21.43%) BDD
4 20 (20.41%) Scrum
4 20 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (13.27%) TDD
5 13 (13.27%) Software Testing
5 13 (13.27%) Automated Testing
6 11 (11.22%) E-Commerce
7 10 (10.20%) User Stories
8 9 (9.18%) Test Strategy
8 9 (9.18%) CRM
9 7 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (7.14%) Manual Testing
10 6 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (5.10%) Project Management
11 5 (5.10%) Test Management
12 4 (4.08%) Knowledge Management
12 4 (4.08%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.65%) Java
2 30 (30.61%) SQL
3 26 (26.53%) C#
4 9 (9.18%) VB
5 8 (8.16%) Ruby
6 7 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.12%) PHP
8 4 (4.08%) VBScript
9 3 (3.06%) Python
10 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.02%) Groovy
11 1 (1.02%) Scala
11 1 (1.02%) VBA
11 1 (1.02%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (19.39%) ISTQB
2 15 (15.31%) ISEB
3 13 (13.27%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.12%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.39%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (24.49%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.02%) Puppet
3 1 (1.02%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (14.29%) HP
2 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.18%) Oracle
4 4 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.06%) SAP
6 2 (2.04%) JBoss
6 2 (2.04%) Siebel
7 1 (1.02%) Appcelerator
7 1 (1.02%) Adobe
7 1 (1.02%) Murex
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