The median contractor rate for a Automation Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation Analyst
UK / England
Rank 467 485 504
Rank change year-on-year +18 +19  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 116 132 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 94 64
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £243 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +12.00% -3.84%  
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 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Automation Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 -9 33 £400 -5.88% 13
South West +26 30 £350 -6.97% 5
South East +28 23 £350 +9.37% 16
West Midlands +14 10 £275 -0.45% 1
Yorkshire +11 8 £338 +3.84% 5
East of England -3 5 £350 +7.69% 3
East Midlands -7 4 £365 +48.97% 3
North East -13 3 £413 +26.92% 1
North West +20 1 £338 +8.00% 1
Automation Test Analyst
UK

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 158 (64.75%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (60.66%) Selenium
3 93 (38.11%) Java
4 78 (31.97%) Test Automation
5 72 (29.51%) C#
6 68 (27.87%) WebDriver
6 68 (27.87%) BDD
7 67 (27.46%) Automation Testing
8 64 (26.23%) Cucumber
9 60 (24.59%) Test Scripting
10 58 (23.77%) SQL
11 57 (23.36%) Scrum
12 56 (22.95%) QA
13 49 (20.08%) Finance
14 45 (18.44%) TDD
15 42 (17.21%) SoapUI
16 41 (16.80%) ISTQB
16 41 (16.80%) HP UFT
17 38 (15.57%) SOAP
18 37 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
18 37 (15.16%) Jenkins
19 36 (14.75%) JIRA
20 35 (14.34%) Regression Testing
21 34 (13.93%) Test Strategy
21 34 (13.93%) Functional Testing
22 33 (13.52%) .NET
22 33 (13.52%) Software Testing
23 32 (13.11%) Automated Testing
24 29 (11.89%) Banking
24 29 (11.89%) Team Foundation Server

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (2.46%) Confluence
2 4 (1.64%) CMS
2 4 (1.64%) Moodle
3 3 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.82%) Apache
5 1 (0.41%) IIS
5 1 (0.41%) JBoss
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.82%) Mingle
3 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (5.33%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.41%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.41%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.82%) GitHub
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.23%) HTTP
1 3 (1.23%) Internet
2 1 (0.41%) DNS
2 1 (0.41%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.41%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.28%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.46%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.64%) MySQL
5 1 (0.41%) DB2
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 148 (60.66%) Selenium
2 68 (27.87%) WebDriver
3 64 (26.23%) Cucumber
4 42 (17.21%) SoapUI
5 41 (16.80%) HP UFT
6 37 (15.16%) Jenkins
7 36 (14.75%) JIRA
8 29 (11.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 28 (11.48%) SpecFlow
10 25 (10.25%) Git (software)
11 13 (5.33%) JMeter
12 12 (4.92%) Appium
12 12 (4.92%) JUnit
13 11 (4.51%) NUnit
13 11 (4.51%) Visual Studio
14 10 (4.10%) LoadRunner
15 9 (3.69%) JBehave
15 9 (3.69%) Subversion
15 9 (3.69%) TeamCity
16 8 (3.28%) Protractor
General
1 49 (20.08%) Finance
2 29 (11.89%) Banking
3 6 (2.46%) Publishing
4 5 (2.05%) Back Office
5 4 (1.64%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.23%) Law
6 3 (1.23%) Retail
7 2 (0.82%) Advertising
7 2 (0.82%) Automotive
7 2 (0.82%) Electronics
7 2 (0.82%) Front Office
7 2 (0.82%) Games
7 2 (0.82%) Local Government
7 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.82%) Marketing
7 2 (0.82%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.82%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (15.57%) SOAP
2 33 (13.52%) .NET
3 23 (9.43%) XML
4 22 (9.02%) Web Services
5 17 (6.97%) Gherkin
6 11 (4.51%) REST
7 10 (4.10%) HTML
8 9 (3.69%) JSON
8 9 (3.69%) RESTful
9 5 (2.05%) Behat
9 5 (2.05%) Spring
10 4 (1.64%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.64%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.23%) Flash
11 3 (1.23%) HTML5
11 3 (1.23%) XSD
12 2 (0.82%) CSS
12 2 (0.82%) Node.js
12 2 (0.82%) WebSockets
12 2 (0.82%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.87%) Mobile App
4 2 (0.82%) Credit Risk
4 2 (0.82%) Fintech
4 2 (0.82%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.41%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.41%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.41%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.41%) Tandem
5 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.20%) Unix
2 12 (4.92%) Linux
3 7 (2.87%) Windows
4 5 (2.05%) Android
4 5 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.64%) Mac OS
5 4 (1.64%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (64.75%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (31.97%) Test Automation
3 68 (27.87%) BDD
4 67 (27.46%) Automation Testing
5 60 (24.59%) Test Scripting
6 57 (23.36%) Scrum
7 45 (18.44%) TDD
8 37 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (14.34%) Regression Testing
10 34 (13.93%) Functional Testing
10 34 (13.93%) Test Strategy
11 33 (13.52%) Software Testing
12 32 (13.11%) Automated Testing
13 25 (10.25%) Integration Testing
13 25 (10.25%) Manual Testing
14 22 (9.02%) User Acceptance Testing
15 20 (8.20%) E-Commerce
16 19 (7.79%) Performance Testing
16 19 (7.79%) System Integration Testing
17 18 (7.38%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 93 (38.11%) Java
2 72 (29.51%) C#
3 58 (23.77%) SQL
4 20 (8.20%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.74%) Groovy
6 12 (4.92%) Python
6 12 (4.92%) Ruby
7 10 (4.10%) F#
7 10 (4.10%) VBScript
8 7 (2.87%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.46%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.05%) PHP
10 5 (2.05%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.05%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.05%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.64%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.23%) Perl
12 3 (1.23%) Scala
12 3 (1.23%) VB
13 2 (0.82%) Korn
Qualifications
1 41 (16.80%) ISTQB
2 28 (11.48%) ISEB
3 24 (9.84%) Security Cleared
4 18 (7.38%) SC Cleared
5 11 (4.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.23%) Degree
7 3 (1.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (22.95%) QA
2 4 (1.64%) MiFID
3 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.41%) SDET
3 1 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.64%) XenApp
1 4 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (6.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.41%) Ansible
2 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (10.25%) HP
2 22 (9.02%) Oracle
3 17 (6.97%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.87%) IBM
5 5 (2.05%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.05%) Sybase
6 3 (1.23%) New Relic
6 3 (1.23%) SAP
7 2 (0.82%) Facebook
7 2 (0.82%) Pega
7 2 (0.82%) Twitter
8 1 (0.41%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.41%) Calypso
8 1 (0.41%) Citrix
8 1 (0.41%) CODA
8 1 (0.41%) Informatica
8 1 (0.41%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.41%) Remedy
8 1 (0.41%) Splunk
8 1 (0.41%) Xamarin
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