The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 464 506 528
Rank change year-on-year +42 +22  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 119 114 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 95 60
Median daily rate £375 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -0.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £233 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £350 £348
% change year-on-year -3.21% +0.71%  
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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91549 110551 112831
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4078 4763 6999
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Automation Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Analyst in England

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Test Analyst in England

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Test Analyst in England

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automation Test Analyst in England

Automation Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 55 £450 +20.00% 9
South East +13 24 £325 -7.14% 4
North of England +59 15 £338 +3.84% 1
South West +4 13 £345 -21.14% 8
Midlands +24 8 £319 -3.77%
North West +25 7 £338 -3.57%
West Midlands +29 5 £300 -14.28%
Yorkshire +14 5 £365 +12.30% 1
East of England -2 4 £488 +21.87% 2
North East +76 3 £275 -21.42%
East Midlands -7 3 £363 +16.00%
Automation Test Analyst
UK

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 235 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 152 (64.68%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (55.32%) Selenium
4 81 (34.47%) Java
5 67 (28.51%) Finance
6 66 (28.09%) WebDriver
7 59 (25.11%) C#
7 59 (25.11%) SQL
8 56 (23.83%) Test Scripting
9 55 (23.40%) BDD
10 49 (20.85%) Scrum
11 44 (18.72%) ISTQB
12 43 (18.30%) Banking
12 43 (18.30%) Test Strategy
13 42 (17.87%) TDD
14 41 (17.45%) QA
15 39 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
15 39 (16.60%) Cucumber
16 38 (16.17%) Regression Testing
17 32 (13.62%) SpecFlow
18 30 (12.77%) ISEB
19 29 (12.34%) E-Commerce
20 27 (11.49%) SoapUI
20 27 (11.49%) HP UFT
20 27 (11.49%) Software Testing
21 26 (11.06%) Jenkins
22 25 (10.64%) .NET
23 24 (10.21%) Visual Studio
23 24 (10.21%) JIRA
24 23 (9.79%) Team Foundation Server

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (2.13%) CMS
2 4 (1.70%) Confluence
3 3 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.85%) Apache
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.85%) Mingle
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.43%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (1.28%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.43%) GitHub
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.55%) Internet
2 2 (0.85%) PuTTY
2 2 (0.85%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.55%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.85%) MySQL
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.43%) DB2
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 130 (55.32%) Selenium
2 66 (28.09%) WebDriver
3 39 (16.60%) Cucumber
4 32 (13.62%) SpecFlow
5 27 (11.49%) HP UFT
5 27 (11.49%) SoapUI
6 26 (11.06%) Jenkins
7 24 (10.21%) JIRA
7 24 (10.21%) Visual Studio
8 23 (9.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (6.38%) Git (software)
10 12 (5.11%) JMeter
11 11 (4.68%) Appium
12 10 (4.26%) Protractor
12 10 (4.26%) TeamCity
13 8 (3.40%) LoadRunner
14 7 (2.98%) TestNG
15 6 (2.55%) FitNesse
16 5 (2.13%) Maven
16 5 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 67 (28.51%) Finance
2 43 (18.30%) Banking
3 11 (4.68%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.98%) Back Office
5 6 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.13%) Wholesale Banking
7 4 (1.70%) Electronics
7 4 (1.70%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.70%) Marketing
8 3 (1.28%) Front Office
8 3 (1.28%) Games
9 2 (0.85%) Law
9 2 (0.85%) Local Government
9 2 (0.85%) Retail
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) Billing
10 1 (0.43%) Legal
10 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.64%) .NET
2 23 (9.79%) SOAP
3 18 (7.66%) Web Services
4 12 (5.11%) Gherkin
5 11 (4.68%) XML
6 10 (4.26%) HTML
7 7 (2.98%) JSON
8 6 (2.55%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.13%) Behat
9 5 (2.13%) REST
9 5 (2.13%) WebSockets
10 4 (1.70%) Middleware
11 3 (1.28%) Flash
11 3 (1.28%) JSON Schema
11 3 (1.28%) RESTful
11 3 (1.28%) WSDL
11 3 (1.28%) XSD
12 2 (0.85%) HTML5
12 2 (0.85%) J2EE
12 2 (0.85%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 13 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.98%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.55%) Credit Risk
4 6 (2.55%) Market Risk
5 4 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.28%) Derivative
6 3 (1.28%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.28%) User Experience
7 2 (0.85%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.43%) Contactless
8 1 (0.43%) FMCG
8 1 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.43%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.43%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.43%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.66%) Unix
2 12 (5.11%) Linux
3 5 (2.13%) Windows
4 3 (1.28%) Android
4 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.28%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 152 (64.68%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (23.83%) Test Scripting
4 55 (23.40%) BDD
5 49 (20.85%) Scrum
6 43 (18.30%) Test Strategy
7 42 (17.87%) TDD
8 39 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (16.17%) Regression Testing
10 29 (12.34%) E-Commerce
11 27 (11.49%) Software Testing
12 18 (7.66%) Functional Testing
12 18 (7.66%) Performance Testing
13 17 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (6.81%) Integration Testing
14 16 (6.81%) SDLC
14 16 (6.81%) Software Engineering
15 15 (6.38%) DevOps
16 13 (5.53%) Manual Testing
17 11 (4.68%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (34.47%) Java
2 59 (25.11%) C#
2 59 (25.11%) SQL
3 21 (8.94%) JavaScript
4 16 (6.81%) Python
5 12 (5.11%) Groovy
6 10 (4.26%) VBScript
7 9 (3.83%) Ruby
8 7 (2.98%) F#
9 5 (2.13%) PHP
9 5 (2.13%) Scala
9 5 (2.13%) VB
10 4 (1.70%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.70%) Perl
10 4 (1.70%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.28%) C
11 3 (1.28%) C++
11 3 (1.28%) Korn
12 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (18.72%) ISTQB
2 30 (12.77%) ISEB
3 21 (8.94%) Security Cleared
4 18 (7.66%) SC Cleared
5 14 (5.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.70%) Degree
7 2 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (17.45%) QA
2 7 (2.98%) MiFID
3 4 (1.70%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.85%) WCAG
5 1 (0.43%) EMIR
System Software
1 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (7.23%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.28%) Ansible
3 1 (0.43%) Kibana
3 1 (0.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (6.81%) HP
1 16 (6.81%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.83%) Oracle
3 8 (3.40%) Sybase
4 6 (2.55%) Google
5 5 (2.13%) SAP
6 4 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.28%) New Relic
7 3 (1.28%) TOWER Software
8 2 (0.85%) Informatica
8 2 (0.85%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.85%) Twitter
9 1 (0.43%) Calypso
9 1 (0.43%) Citrix
9 1 (0.43%) CODA
9 1 (0.43%) Murex
9 1 (0.43%) Remedy
9 1 (0.43%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.43%) VMware
9 1 (0.43%) Xamarin
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 9 days ago