Period
to 15 October 2019

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £460 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 285 320 331
Rank change year-on-year +35 +11 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 61 64 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.39% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.41% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 36 26
South East median daily rate £460 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £359 £309 £243
90th Percentile £575 £443 £417
England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +21.43%
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 13,075 15,537 15,291
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.92% 94.47% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,728 9,304 9,048
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £230 £255 £243
90th Percentile £600 £576 £570
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 602 658 635
South East median hourly rate £23.46 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.28% +11.11% -7.38%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.12 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.41% -3.13% +1.08%

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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019. 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
East Sussex +26 24 £575 - 2
West Sussex +12 16 £488 +19.27% 2
Thames Valley +16 12 £370 +13.85% 4
Surrey +40 7 £400 -5.88% 2
Berkshire -8 6 £406 +25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +22 5 £330 -1.49% 2
Hampshire -4 4 £413 +6.45% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 - 1
Automation Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 61 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 47 (77.05%) Selenium
3 46 (75.41%) C#
4 39 (63.93%) .NET
5 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
6 34 (55.74%) WebDriver
7 31 (50.82%) SQL Server
7 31 (50.82%) Visual Studio
8 29 (47.54%) Cucumber
9 19 (31.15%) SpecFlow
10 15 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (21.31%) Finance
12 9 (14.75%) ISEB
12 9 (14.75%) ISTQB
12 9 (14.75%) Test Scripting
13 8 (13.11%) QA
14 7 (11.48%) Java
15 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (9.84%) Manual Testing
16 5 (8.20%) React
16 5 (8.20%) Scrum
17 4 (6.56%) Migration
17 4 (6.56%) JMeter
17 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
17 4 (6.56%) SQL
17 4 (6.56%) CRM
17 4 (6.56%) Degree
17 4 (6.56%) JSON
17 4 (6.56%) JIRA
17 4 (6.56%) Software Testing

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 2 (3.28%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) AWS
1 1 (1.64%) Azure
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) HTTP
1 1 (1.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (50.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 47 (77.05%) Selenium
2 34 (55.74%) WebDriver
3 31 (50.82%) Visual Studio
4 29 (47.54%) Cucumber
5 19 (31.15%) SpecFlow
6 4 (6.56%) JIRA
6 4 (6.56%) JMeter
7 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
7 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 2 (3.28%) Robot Framework
9 1 (1.64%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.64%) Maven
9 1 (1.64%) Mocha
9 1 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.64%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (21.31%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (63.93%) .NET
2 5 (8.20%) React
3 4 (6.56%) JSON
4 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.92%) REST
4 3 (4.92%) WPF
4 3 (4.92%) XML
5 2 (3.28%) Web Services
6 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.64%) Chai
6 1 (1.64%) CSS
6 1 (1.64%) HTML
6 1 (1.64%) HTML5
6 1 (1.64%) Node.js
6 1 (1.64%) RESTful
6 1 (1.64%) Sass
6 1 (1.64%) SOAP
6 1 (1.64%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (4.92%) SWIFT
2 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.75%) Test Scripting
4 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (9.84%) Manual Testing
5 5 (8.20%) Scrum
6 4 (6.56%) API Testing
6 4 (6.56%) BDD
6 4 (6.56%) CRM
6 4 (6.56%) Data Migration
6 4 (6.56%) Migration
6 4 (6.56%) Software Testing
6 4 (6.56%) Test Strategy
6 4 (6.56%) User Stories
7 3 (4.92%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (4.92%) Defect Management
7 3 (4.92%) DevOps
7 3 (4.92%) QA Automation
7 3 (4.92%) Software Architecture
7 3 (4.92%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (75.41%) C#
2 7 (11.48%) Java
3 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.56%) SQL
4 2 (3.28%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.64%) C
5 1 (1.64%) F#
5 1 (1.64%) Java 8
5 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) ISEB
1 9 (14.75%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.56%) Degree
3 3 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.64%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.64%) Cisco
2 1 (1.64%) Cypress Semiconductor
2 1 (1.64%) HP
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle
2 1 (1.64%) VMware