The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East 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
England / North East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 130 70
Rank change year-on-year +76 -60  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.53% 0.12% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.14% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £275 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.42% +4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £327 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £382 £342
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 the North East. 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
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 534 1446 778
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 94.01% 89.20% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1042 2541 1694
Median daily rate £350 £325 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -12.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 232 334
Median hourly rate £17.24 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.42% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £36.00 £19.37
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 the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Analyst in the North East

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Test Analyst in the North East

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Test Analyst in the North East

Automation Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East 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
Tyne and Wear +76 3 £275 -21.42%
Automation Test Analyst
England

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

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 North East region featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) Scala
4 3 (50.00%) Ruby
4 3 (50.00%) Selenium
4 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (33.33%) User Stories
5 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (33.33%) RSpec
5 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (33.33%) WCAG
5 2 (33.33%) JUnit
5 2 (33.33%) Python
5 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) C#
5 2 (33.33%) Games
6 1 (16.67%) Scrum
6 1 (16.67%) ERP
6 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (16.67%) CMS
6 1 (16.67%) Sahi
6 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (16.67%) CMS
1 1 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) JUnit
2 2 (33.33%) RSpec
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) Sahi
General
1 2 (33.33%) Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) Scala
2 3 (50.00%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) WCAG
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Sitecore