Period
to 19 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 343 323 290
Rank change year-on-year -20 -33 +30
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 39 49 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.30% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.32% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 34
South East median daily rate £445 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.14% - -
10th Percentile £310 £259 £314
90th Percentile £527 £444 £459
England median daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year - +21.43% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £39.37
England median hourly rate £34.50 £43.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year -20.69% +10.49% -

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 14,979 15,552 14,462
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.31% 94.25% 93.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,994 9,296 8,549
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £556
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 585 568 739
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -7.89%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £47.10
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.19 £18.39
% change year-on-year +2.80% -1.06% -0.62%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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
Surrey -9 13 £455 +38.93% 2
East Sussex - 8 - - 3
Thames Valley +7 6 £320 -1.54% 2
Buckinghamshire +23 4 £270 -6.90%
West Sussex -19 4 £450 +80.00% 5
Hampshire -24 3 £400 +6.67% 2
Berkshire -10 2 £330 +1.54% 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 19 January 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 39 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 27 (69.23%) Selenium
3 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (41.03%) Java
5 15 (38.46%) C#
6 10 (25.64%) API Testing
7 9 (23.08%) BDD
7 9 (23.08%) .NET
7 9 (23.08%) Scrum
8 8 (20.51%) QA
8 8 (20.51%) Web Services
8 8 (20.51%) Cucumber
8 8 (20.51%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (20.51%) WebDriver
9 7 (17.95%) SoapUI
10 6 (15.38%) Test Strategy
10 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
10 6 (15.38%) Functional Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
10 6 (15.38%) SOAP
10 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
10 6 (15.38%) SQL
10 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
10 6 (15.38%) JIRA
10 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
10 6 (15.38%) TDD
11 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
11 5 (12.82%) Finance
11 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
11 5 (12.82%) Coaching

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 4 (10.26%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Tricentis Tosca
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.56%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (69.23%) Selenium
2 8 (20.51%) Cucumber
2 8 (20.51%) WebDriver
3 7 (17.95%) SoapUI
4 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 6 (15.38%) JIRA
4 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.69%) HP UFT
5 3 (7.69%) JUnit
5 3 (7.69%) Protractor
5 3 (7.69%) TestNG
6 2 (5.13%) JMeter
6 2 (5.13%) MSBuild
6 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.56%) MSTest
7 1 (2.56%) NUnit
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) .NET
2 8 (20.51%) Web Services
3 6 (15.38%) SOAP
4 4 (10.26%) XML
5 3 (7.69%) Gherkin
5 3 (7.69%) RESTful
5 3 (7.69%) XML Messaging
6 2 (5.13%) Node.js
6 2 (5.13%) Spring
7 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.56%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) EPoS
2 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
2 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Android
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (25.64%) API Testing
4 9 (23.08%) BDD
4 9 (23.08%) Scrum
5 8 (20.51%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Functional Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 6 (15.38%) TDD
6 6 (15.38%) Test Strategy
7 5 (12.82%) Coaching
7 5 (12.82%) Kanban
7 5 (12.82%) Open Source
7 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
8 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.26%) Defect Management
9 3 (7.69%) DevOps
9 3 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 3 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (7.69%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) Java
2 15 (38.46%) C#
3 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.38%) SQL
4 5 (12.82%) Groovy
4 5 (12.82%) Scala
5 4 (10.26%) Python
6 1 (2.56%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.56%) C++
6 1 (2.56%) Java 8
6 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.56%) Ruby
6 1 (2.56%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.13%) ISEB
4 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.56%) Degree
5 1 (2.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle