The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation Analyst
Rank 592 577 571
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Analyst 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.002% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - -
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
50887 47919 48399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.76% 92.66% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32224 29016 27128
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2084 2089 2613
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.80 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 8 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 26 November 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 -12 3 £350 -17.64%
South West - 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 £350 -
Hampshire - - - -
South East - - - -
Andover - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Test Automation Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Maven
3 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Hudson
4 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Drupal
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (20.00%) TestNG
4 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server

Test Automation Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Drupal
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (40.00%) Maven
3 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (20.00%) Hudson
4 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (20.00%) TestNG
4 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) Ant
4 1 (20.00%) JUnit
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) JMeter
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center