The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Automation 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 Test Automation Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation Analyst
Rank 598 547 591
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Analyst 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.010% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.011% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate £325 £450 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +68.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £438 £268
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +63.55%
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
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

Test Automation Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Test Automation Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Automation Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Test Automation Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Test Automation Analyst
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
England -36 5 £325 -29.72%
East of England - 2 £300 -
South East - 1 £325 -
Brighton - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
London - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
City of London - - - -

Test Automation Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Test Automation 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 Test Automation Analyst in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
3 4 (57.14%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
5 2 (28.57%) JUnit
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (28.57%) FitNesse
5 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) NUnit
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (28.57%) RSpec
5 2 (28.57%) MSTest
5 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
6 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 1 (14.29%) User Stories
6 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 1 (14.29%) Banking
6 1 (14.29%) Retail
6 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking

Test Automation Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Test Automation 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 Test Automation Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
3 2 (28.57%) JUnit
3 2 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (28.57%) FitNesse
3 2 (28.57%) NUnit
3 2 (28.57%) RSpec
3 2 (28.57%) MSTest
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
2 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) HP