Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 305 318 337
Rank change year-on-year +13 +19 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 72 44 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 0.27% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.29% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 34 52
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +0.72% -2.11%
10th Percentile £305 £254 £180
90th Percentile £431 £412 £450
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 16,251 15,318 17,723
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 94.60% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,629 8,844 10,717
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £243 £231
90th Percentile £582 £550 £545
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 734 766
South East median hourly rate £19.02 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.66% -12.50% +15.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 19 £361 +3.81% 1
Surrey -21 15 £400 +6.67% 3
West Sussex - 14 £400 - 2
Thames Valley -12 9 £325 -7.14% 4
Berkshire +1 8 £325 -7.14% 2
Kent - 4 £400 -
Sussex - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire +6 1 £400 +42.86%
East Sussex -2 1 - - 2
Automation Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 72 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 52 (72.22%) Selenium
2 52 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (47.22%) SQL
4 29 (40.28%) C#
4 29 (40.28%) Java
4 29 (40.28%) Test Scripting
5 28 (38.89%) SoapUI
6 26 (36.11%) Test Strategy
7 24 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 24 (33.33%) Scrum
8 23 (31.94%) .NET
8 23 (31.94%) API Testing
9 22 (30.56%) HP
9 22 (30.56%) BDD
10 19 (26.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
11 17 (23.61%) Web Services
11 17 (23.61%) Performance Testing
11 17 (23.61%) JIRA
11 17 (23.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 16 (22.22%) ISTQB
13 15 (20.83%) WebDriver
13 15 (20.83%) HP UFT
13 15 (20.83%) SpecFlow
13 15 (20.83%) Acceptance Criteria
14 13 (18.06%) Oracle
15 12 (16.67%) JavaScript
15 12 (16.67%) ISEB
15 12 (16.67%) SOA

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 10 (13.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.72%) BrowserStack
3 3 (4.17%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.39%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) PuTTY
1 6 (8.33%) WinSCP
2 4 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 8 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
1 8 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (6.94%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.39%) Big Data
4 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.39%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 52 (72.22%) Selenium
2 28 (38.89%) SoapUI
3 24 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 19 (26.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (23.61%) JIRA
6 15 (20.83%) HP UFT
6 15 (20.83%) SpecFlow
6 15 (20.83%) WebDriver
7 11 (15.28%) Visual Studio
8 9 (12.50%) TeamCity
9 8 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
9 8 (11.11%) Protractor
10 7 (9.72%) Jenkins
10 7 (9.72%) TestNG
11 6 (8.33%) Eclipse
11 6 (8.33%) Git (software)
11 6 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (6.94%) Ant
13 4 (5.56%) TestComplete
13 4 (5.56%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (12.50%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.94%) .NET
2 17 (23.61%) Web Services
3 12 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 11 (15.28%) SOAP
5 6 (8.33%) RESTful
6 4 (5.56%) XML
7 3 (4.17%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.17%) AngularJS
7 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.78%) HTML
8 2 (2.78%) Middleware
8 2 (2.78%) REST
9 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.39%) JSON
9 1 (1.39%) Swagger
9 1 (1.39%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.50%) Windows
2 8 (11.11%) Linux
2 8 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.17%) Unix
5 1 (1.39%) Android
5 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 52 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (40.28%) Test Scripting
4 26 (36.11%) Test Strategy
5 24 (33.33%) Scrum
6 23 (31.94%) API Testing
7 22 (30.56%) BDD
8 17 (23.61%) Performance Testing
9 15 (20.83%) Acceptance Criteria
10 12 (16.67%) SOA
10 12 (16.67%) User Stories
11 11 (15.28%) Software Engineering
11 11 (15.28%) TDD
12 10 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (12.50%) Defect Management
13 9 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
13 9 (12.50%) Regression Testing
14 8 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
14 8 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (47.22%) SQL
2 29 (40.28%) C#
2 29 (40.28%) Java
3 12 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.72%) Groovy
4 7 (9.72%) Scala
5 6 (8.33%) F#
6 5 (6.94%) Python
6 5 (6.94%) VBScript
7 4 (5.56%) VB
8 3 (4.17%) Ruby
9 2 (2.78%) C
10 1 (1.39%) PHP
10 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (23.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 16 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 12 (16.67%) ISEB
3 12 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.67%) QA
2 4 (5.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) HP ALM
2 7 (9.72%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (5.56%) vRealize
4 1 (1.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (30.56%) HP
2 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
3 13 (18.06%) Oracle
4 8 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 8 (11.11%) Software AG
4 8 (11.11%) VMware
4 8 (11.11%) webMethods
5 5 (6.94%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.39%) Capita
6 1 (1.39%) Xamarin