Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 637 622
Rank change year-on-year +42 -15 +43
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 269 237 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.26% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 165 184
England median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% - -
10th Percentile £276 £263 £272
90th Percentile £575 £475 £474
UK median daily rate £425 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +21.43% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
England median hourly rate £43.50 £39.37 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.49% - -
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £39.37 -
% change year-on-year +10.49% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +42 135 £475 +11.76% 9
South East -21 38 £325 -7.28% 5
North of England +69 37 £338 +8.00% 7
Midlands +31 34 £350 +3.70% 6
South West +1 23 £330 +1.54% 4
North West +33 18 £310 +12.73% 5
East Midlands +3 18 £350 +7.69% 4
West Midlands +30 16 £301 -10.81% 2
North East +68 10 £425 +36.00%
Yorkshire +12 9 £400 +25.00% 2
East of England -36 2 £310 -22.50% 4
Automation Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 267 (99.26%) Test Automation
2 159 (59.11%) Selenium
3 155 (57.62%) Agile Software Development
4 136 (50.56%) Java
5 98 (36.43%) BDD
6 81 (30.11%) Cucumber
7 67 (24.91%) Finance
7 67 (24.91%) Banking
8 66 (24.54%) QA
9 65 (24.16%) C#
10 56 (20.82%) Test Scripting
11 54 (20.07%) SQL
12 51 (18.96%) Scrum
13 50 (18.59%) WebDriver
14 47 (17.47%) ISTQB
15 46 (17.10%) TDD
16 45 (16.73%) JIRA
17 44 (16.36%) ISEB
18 36 (13.38%) Test Strategy
19 35 (13.01%) SoapUI
19 35 (13.01%) Functional Testing
20 33 (12.27%) Python
20 33 (12.27%) SpecFlow
21 31 (11.52%) API Testing
21 31 (11.52%) .NET
22 30 (11.15%) E-Commerce
22 30 (11.15%) Regression Testing
22 30 (11.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 30 (11.15%) Software Testing
22 30 (11.15%) Jenkins

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 8 (2.97%) Confluence
2 3 (1.12%) Apache Pig
2 3 (1.12%) SAS
3 2 (0.74%) CMS
3 2 (0.74%) Documentum
3 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.37%) Apache
4 1 (0.37%) IIS
4 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.37%) Mingle
3 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.74%) IntelliMatch
1 2 (0.74%) Maximo
1 2 (0.74%) SAP CO
1 2 (0.74%) SAP FI
1 2 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (0.74%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.37%) PeopleSoft CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Summit
2 1 (0.37%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.97%) GitHub
2 5 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.74%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (0.74%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.37%) PaaS
5 1 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.49%) Internet
2 2 (0.74%) PuTTY
2 2 (0.74%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.37%) DSL
3 1 (0.37%) HTTP
3 1 (0.37%) SDH
3 1 (0.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.35%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.23%) Big Data
4 3 (1.12%) Apache Hive
4 3 (1.12%) Impala
4 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.74%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.37%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 159 (59.11%) Selenium
2 81 (30.11%) Cucumber
3 50 (18.59%) WebDriver
4 45 (16.73%) JIRA
5 35 (13.01%) SoapUI
6 33 (12.27%) SpecFlow
7 30 (11.15%) Jenkins
8 29 (10.78%) HP UFT
9 27 (10.04%) Git (software)
10 21 (7.81%) JMeter
10 21 (7.81%) Maven
11 16 (5.95%) TeamCity
12 12 (4.46%) Visual Studio
13 11 (4.09%) JUnit
14 9 (3.35%) Gatling
14 9 (3.35%) Protractor
15 7 (2.60%) IntelliJ
15 7 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
16 6 (2.23%) Ant
17 5 (1.86%) Eclipse
General
1 67 (24.91%) Banking
1 67 (24.91%) Finance
2 25 (9.29%) Investment Banking
3 21 (7.81%) Retail
4 14 (5.20%) Front Office
5 4 (1.49%) Games
5 4 (1.49%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.12%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.37%) Billing
8 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.52%) .NET
2 28 (10.41%) Gherkin
3 25 (9.29%) Web Services
4 18 (6.69%) SOAP
5 15 (5.58%) REST
6 12 (4.46%) JSON
7 10 (3.72%) AngularJS
7 10 (3.72%) HTML
8 9 (3.35%) XML
9 7 (2.60%) Ajax
9 7 (2.60%) CSS
10 6 (2.23%) RESTEasy
11 5 (1.86%) Kafka
12 4 (1.49%) Node.js
12 4 (1.49%) React
12 4 (1.49%) RESTful
13 3 (1.12%) Middleware
13 3 (1.12%) Swing
14 2 (0.74%) .NET Framework
14 2 (0.74%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (2.60%) Computer Science
2 7 (2.60%) Derivative
3 6 (2.23%) User Experience
4 5 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.86%) Equities
4 5 (1.86%) Fixed Income
4 5 (1.86%) OTC Derivatives
5 4 (1.49%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.49%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.12%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.12%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.74%) Fintech
7 2 (0.74%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.74%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.74%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.37%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.37%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.83%) Windows
2 12 (4.46%) Linux
3 9 (3.35%) Unix
4 3 (1.12%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.74%) Android
5 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.74%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (99.26%) Test Automation
2 155 (57.62%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (36.43%) BDD
4 56 (20.82%) Test Scripting
5 51 (18.96%) Scrum
6 46 (17.10%) TDD
7 36 (13.38%) Test Strategy
8 35 (13.01%) Functional Testing
9 31 (11.52%) API Testing
10 30 (11.15%) E-Commerce
10 30 (11.15%) Regression Testing
10 30 (11.15%) Software Testing
11 28 (10.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 27 (10.04%) Manual Testing
13 26 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (8.55%) SDLC
15 20 (7.43%) Open Source
16 19 (7.06%) Performance Testing
16 19 (7.06%) System Integration Testing
17 18 (6.69%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 136 (50.56%) Java
2 65 (24.16%) C#
3 54 (20.07%) SQL
4 33 (12.27%) Python
5 28 (10.41%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.20%) VB
7 13 (4.83%) VBScript
8 12 (4.46%) Perl
8 12 (4.46%) Scala
9 10 (3.72%) Groovy
10 9 (3.35%) Bash Shell
10 9 (3.35%) Ruby
11 8 (2.97%) Korn
12 7 (2.60%) C++
13 2 (0.74%) F#
14 1 (0.37%) C
14 1 (0.37%) Jython
14 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (17.47%) ISTQB
2 44 (16.36%) ISEB
3 15 (5.58%) Degree
4 11 (4.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (4.09%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.12%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (24.54%) QA
2 8 (2.97%) MiFID
3 4 (1.49%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (1.12%) WCAG
5 2 (0.74%) EMIR
5 2 (0.74%) IFRS
5 2 (0.74%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (1.12%) Docker
2 2 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (7.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.37%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.37%) Kibana
2 1 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (6.32%) HP
1 17 (6.32%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.09%) Oracle
3 7 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (2.23%) Google
5 4 (1.49%) SAP
6 3 (1.12%) Murex
6 3 (1.12%) Perforce
7 2 (0.74%) Citrix
7 2 (0.74%) Fidessa
7 2 (0.74%) ION Trading
7 2 (0.74%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.74%) Serena
7 2 (0.74%) Software AG
7 2 (0.74%) Sybase
7 2 (0.74%) TOWER Software
7 2 (0.74%) Twitter
7 2 (0.74%) VMware
7 2 (0.74%) webMethods
8 1 (0.37%) ServiceNow