Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 242 246
Rank change year-on-year +23 +4 +29
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 33 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.46% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.11% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 6 14
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +14.65% -1.88%
10th Percentile £361 £335 £272
90th Percentile £576 £500 £525
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £380
% change year-on-year +5.56% +18.42% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6761 6355 8632
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.52% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5338 5046 6770
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 127
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £39.25
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +5.88%

Automation Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Automation Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 21 November 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 33 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (51.52%) Finance
3 17 (51.52%) Selenium
4 15 (45.45%) Test Strategy
4 15 (45.45%) Java
5 14 (42.42%) Banking
6 11 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 11 (33.33%) WebDriver
7 10 (30.30%) BDD
8 9 (27.27%) Gherkin
8 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
8 9 (27.27%) SQL
9 8 (24.24%) Software Testing
9 8 (24.24%) ISTQB
9 8 (24.24%) Cucumber
9 8 (24.24%) SpecFlow
10 7 (21.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (21.21%) Investment Banking
10 7 (21.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (18.18%) ISEB
11 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
11 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
11 6 (18.18%) TDD
11 6 (18.18%) Scrum
11 6 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
12 5 (15.15%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (15.15%) Front Office
13 4 (12.12%) C#

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) IntelliMatch
1 1 (3.03%) PeopleSoft CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (51.52%) Selenium
2 11 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 8 (24.24%) Cucumber
3 8 (24.24%) SpecFlow
4 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
5 3 (9.09%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
6 2 (6.06%) HP UFT
6 2 (6.06%) JIRA
6 2 (6.06%) Maven
7 1 (3.03%) Appium
7 1 (3.03%) FitNesse
7 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.03%) JBehave
7 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (51.52%) Finance
2 14 (42.42%) Banking
3 7 (21.21%) Investment Banking
4 5 (15.15%) Front Office
5 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.03%) Retail
5 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) Middleware
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) HTML5
3 1 (3.03%) JSON
3 1 (3.03%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (9.09%) Derivative
3 2 (6.06%) Credit Risk
3 2 (6.06%) Fintech
3 2 (6.06%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Equities
4 1 (3.03%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.03%) Market Risk
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Android
1 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (45.45%) Test Strategy
4 11 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 10 (30.30%) BDD
6 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
7 8 (24.24%) Software Testing
8 6 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
8 6 (18.18%) Scrum
8 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 6 (18.18%) TDD
9 5 (15.15%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
11 3 (9.09%) Defect Management
11 3 (9.09%) Programme Management
11 3 (9.09%) SDLC
11 3 (9.09%) Software Delivery
11 3 (9.09%) System Testing
12 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) Java
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) Python
5 1 (3.03%) C
5 1 (3.03%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) ISTQB
2 7 (21.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (18.18%) ISEB
4 3 (9.09%) Degree
4 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) Dodd-Frank
1 2 (6.06%) MiFID
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Murex
2 2 (6.06%) TOWER Software
3 1 (3.03%) Fidessa
3 1 (3.03%) ION Trading
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.03%) Serena