The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Automation Analyst
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 164 208
Rank change year-on-year +23 +44  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 24 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.73% 0.15% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.15% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 3
Median daily rate £425 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3148 3259 5509
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.51% 95.74% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2639 4250
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 99
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +1.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.57 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Automation Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Analyst in the City of London

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automation Test Analyst in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Test Analyst in the City of London

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Test Analyst in the City of London

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 across the City of London region featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 25 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (72.00%) Finance
2 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (64.00%) SQL
4 15 (60.00%) Selenium
5 12 (48.00%) Regression Testing
6 11 (44.00%) WebDriver
6 11 (44.00%) Test Strategy
7 9 (36.00%) Scrum
7 9 (36.00%) E-Commerce
7 9 (36.00%) Software Engineering
8 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio
9 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
9 7 (28.00%) SpecFlow
10 6 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (24.00%) Banking
10 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
10 6 (24.00%) Java
11 5 (20.00%) C#
12 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
12 4 (16.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (16.00%) TDD
12 4 (16.00%) Investment Banking
12 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
13 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (12.00%) BDD
13 3 (12.00%) Degree
13 3 (12.00%) Electronic Trading
13 3 (12.00%) FitNesse

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (60.00%) Selenium
2 11 (44.00%) WebDriver
3 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio
4 7 (28.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (12.00%) FitNesse
5 3 (12.00%) JIRA
5 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (8.00%) Appium
6 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
7 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (72.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (12.00%) Fixed Income
3 2 (8.00%) Credit Risk
3 2 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (8.00%) Market Risk
3 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.00%) Contactless
4 1 (4.00%) Derivative
4 1 (4.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Android
1 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (48.00%) Regression Testing
4 11 (44.00%) Test Strategy
5 9 (36.00%) E-Commerce
5 9 (36.00%) Scrum
5 9 (36.00%) Software Engineering
6 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (16.00%) TDD
8 3 (12.00%) BDD
8 3 (12.00%) Electronic Trading
8 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Black-Box Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Collateral Management
9 2 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (8.00%) Credit Risk Management
9 2 (8.00%) DevOps
9 2 (8.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Matrix Organization
9 2 (8.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) Java
3 5 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (12.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) TOWER Software
3 1 (4.00%) Murex
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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