Period
to 18 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 18 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 West
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 177 197
Rank change year-on-year -10 +20 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 26 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.45% 0.40% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.42% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 12
South West median daily rate £338 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +2.94% +3.82%
10th Percentile £266 £280 £283
90th Percentile £395 £408 £473
England median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
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 West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5,515 5,216 5,506
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 95.76% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,399 3,256 3,573
South West median daily rate £413 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £225
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 242 321
South West median hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.14% +27.27% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.91 £11.73 £11.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% -1.58% +6.92%

Automation Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Analyst in the South West

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst in the South West over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

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

Automation Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Bristol 0 17 £295 -21.33% 4
Gloucestershire -3 3 £350 +12.00% 1
Somerset +2 2 - -
Wiltshire -3 2 £350 -
Cornwall - 1 £338 -
Automation Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 West region featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 26 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 22 (84.62%) Selenium
3 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (53.85%) C#
4 14 (53.85%) Cucumber
5 13 (50.00%) SpecFlow
6 12 (46.15%) Scrum
7 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
7 11 (42.31%) SQL
7 11 (42.31%) Gherkin
8 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (38.46%) Git (software)
9 9 (34.62%) Finance
9 9 (34.62%) NUnit
9 9 (34.62%) Jenkins
9 9 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
10 8 (30.77%) JUnit
10 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (26.92%) .NET
11 7 (26.92%) Java
11 7 (26.92%) TeamCity
11 7 (26.92%) Exploratory Testing
11 7 (26.92%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (23.08%) Hudson
12 6 (23.08%) Cadence
12 6 (23.08%) Advertising
12 6 (23.08%) Back Office
12 6 (23.08%) Degree
12 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) PuTTY
1 1 (3.85%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (84.62%) Selenium
2 14 (53.85%) Cucumber
3 13 (50.00%) SpecFlow
4 10 (38.46%) Git (software)
5 9 (34.62%) Jenkins
5 9 (34.62%) NUnit
6 8 (30.77%) JUnit
7 7 (26.92%) TeamCity
8 6 (23.08%) CruiseControl
8 6 (23.08%) Hudson
8 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
10 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
11 1 (3.85%) eggPlant
11 1 (3.85%) JIRA
11 1 (3.85%) Maven
11 1 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (3.85%) TestComplete
11 1 (3.85%) TestNG
11 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Advertising
2 6 (23.08%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) Gherkin
2 7 (26.92%) .NET
3 2 (7.69%) SOAP
3 2 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (26.92%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (11.54%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
1 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (46.15%) Scrum
4 9 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
6 7 (26.92%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (15.38%) User Stories
9 3 (11.54%) Deployment Automation
9 3 (11.54%) DevOps
9 3 (11.54%) Wealth Management
10 2 (7.69%) BDD
10 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
11 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
11 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
11 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
11 1 (3.85%) Use Case
11 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) C#
2 11 (42.31%) SQL
3 7 (26.92%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) C
4 1 (3.85%) F#
4 1 (3.85%) Java 8
4 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) ISEB
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) Cadence
3 2 (7.69%) Capita
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.85%) Software AG
4 1 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) webMethods