Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 22 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
England > North East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 164 122
Rank change year-on-year +74 -42 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 10 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.82% 0.15% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.16% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
North East median daily rate £425 £313 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.00% -6.72% -
10th Percentile £263 £301 £328
90th Percentile £438 £334 £343
England median daily rate £425 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +21.43% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the North East. 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
North East
Contract vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1160 2500 1886
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 91.68% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 1700 1168
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £244
90th Percentile £550 £525 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 123 118
North East median hourly rate £17.49 £26.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +49.13% +13.44%
10th Percentile £9.50 £10.26 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.73 £31.30 £36.08
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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
Tyne and Wear +73 10 £425 +36.00%
Automation Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 North East region featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Scala
2 7 (70.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) SOAP
3 5 (50.00%) Web Services
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Kanban
3 5 (50.00%) Groovy
3 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (50.00%) Open Source
3 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 5 (50.00%) API Testing
4 3 (30.00%) BDD
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) RSpec
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (20.00%) User Stories
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Ruby
5 2 (20.00%) WCAG
5 2 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (20.00%) JUnit
5 2 (20.00%) Games

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:

Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (20.00%) JUnit
3 2 (20.00%) RSpec
General
1 2 (20.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) SOAP
1 5 (50.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) API Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Kanban
2 5 (50.00%) Open Source
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) User Stories
4 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
1 7 (70.00%) Scala
2 5 (50.00%) Groovy
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) WCAG