Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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 > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 312 324 325
Rank change year-on-year +12 +1 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 65 43 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.40% 0.26% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.28% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 29 53
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £308 £247 £180
90th Percentile £438 £416 £450
England median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £39.37
England median hourly rate - - £39.37

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,547 15,535 16,511
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.70% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,304 9,190 9,937
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £258 £240 £235
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 685 624 759
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -8.21% +12.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.35
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.92%

Automation Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Analyst in the South East

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

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

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automation Test Analyst in the South East

Automation Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. 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
Hampshire -4 15 £375 +15.38% 1
West Sussex +11 14 £400 +60.00%
Thames Valley +13 11 £325 -7.14% 2
Berkshire -4 9 £325 -3.70% 1
Surrey -22 8 £425 +13.33% 2
East Sussex -1 4 - -
Sussex - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire +16 2 £335 +19.64%
Kent - 2 £400 -
Automation Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, Automation Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 65 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 43 (66.15%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (64.62%) Selenium
4 28 (43.08%) SQL
4 28 (43.08%) SoapUI
5 27 (41.54%) Java
6 22 (33.85%) C#
6 22 (33.85%) API Testing
7 21 (32.31%) Test Strategy
7 21 (32.31%) Cucumber
7 21 (32.31%) .NET
8 20 (30.77%) Test Scripting
9 19 (29.23%) BDD
10 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
11 16 (24.62%) JIRA
12 15 (23.08%) HP
13 14 (21.54%) HP UFT
13 14 (21.54%) Scrum
13 14 (21.54%) SOAP
13 14 (21.54%) Web Services
14 12 (18.46%) SOA
14 12 (18.46%) QA
14 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
15 11 (16.92%) SC Cleared
15 11 (16.92%) Oracle
15 11 (16.92%) SpecFlow
16 10 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
16 10 (15.38%) User Stories
16 10 (15.38%) Defect Management
16 10 (15.38%) ISEB

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 9 (13.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) BrowserStack
2 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.15%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.54%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) PuTTY
1 4 (6.15%) WinSCP
2 2 (3.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database
1 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database 10g
1 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.54%) Big Data
4 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.54%) Redis
4 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (64.62%) Selenium
2 28 (43.08%) SoapUI
3 21 (32.31%) Cucumber
4 16 (24.62%) JIRA
5 14 (21.54%) HP UFT
6 11 (16.92%) SpecFlow
7 10 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (13.85%) WebDriver
9 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
9 7 (10.77%) Jenkins
9 7 (10.77%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (9.23%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (7.69%) Zephyr
12 4 (6.15%) TestNG
13 3 (4.62%) Ant
13 3 (4.62%) Eclipse
13 3 (4.62%) Gatling
13 3 (4.62%) TeamCity
13 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
14 2 (3.08%) Protractor
General
1 4 (6.15%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.31%) .NET
2 14 (21.54%) SOAP
2 14 (21.54%) Web Services
3 8 (12.31%) Gherkin
4 4 (6.15%) RESTful
4 4 (6.15%) XML
5 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.08%) HTML
6 1 (1.54%) JSON
6 1 (1.54%) React
6 1 (1.54%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.54%) EPoS
3 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.54%) User Experience
3 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.31%) Windows
2 6 (9.23%) Linux
2 6 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (6.15%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.62%) Unix
5 2 (3.08%) Android
5 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 43 (66.15%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (33.85%) API Testing
4 21 (32.31%) Test Strategy
5 20 (30.77%) Test Scripting
6 19 (29.23%) BDD
7 14 (21.54%) Scrum
8 12 (18.46%) SOA
9 10 (15.38%) Defect Management
9 10 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (15.38%) User Stories
10 9 (13.85%) Functional Testing
11 8 (12.31%) Kanban
12 7 (10.77%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (10.77%) DevOps
12 7 (10.77%) Open Source
12 7 (10.77%) Performance Testing
12 7 (10.77%) Waterfall
13 6 (9.23%) SDLC
13 6 (9.23%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (43.08%) SQL
2 27 (41.54%) Java
3 22 (33.85%) C#
4 8 (12.31%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.77%) Groovy
5 7 (10.77%) Scala
6 6 (9.23%) Python
6 6 (9.23%) VBScript
7 4 (6.15%) F#
7 4 (6.15%) Ruby
7 4 (6.15%) VB
8 2 (3.08%) C
8 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.54%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.54%) C++
9 1 (1.54%) PHP
9 1 (1.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.92%) SC Cleared
3 10 (15.38%) ISEB
3 10 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 9 (13.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.15%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.54%) Degree
7 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.54%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.46%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) vSphere
2 1 (1.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) HP ALM
2 3 (4.62%) vRealize
3 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
2 15 (23.08%) HP
3 11 (16.92%) Oracle
4 6 (9.23%) Red Hat
4 6 (9.23%) Software AG
4 6 (9.23%) VMware
4 6 (9.23%) webMethods
5 4 (6.15%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.54%) Xamarin