Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 579 609 644
Rank change year-on-year +30 +35 +23
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 336 247 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.27% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 192 208
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £300 £282 £242
90th Percentile £538 £575 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.21% +7.69% -3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 98,830 90,441 104,671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.94% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,752 58,615 68,085
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,197 2,912 3,137
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.44
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

Automation Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Analyst in the UK

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Test Analyst in the UK

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Test Analyst in the UK

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automation Test Analyst in the UK

Automation Test Analyst
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England +46 301 £400 +6.67% 49
UK excluding London +25 219 £361 +3.21% 42
London -28 111 £450 - 13
South East +6 72 £375 +7.14% 13
North of England -5 43 £323 -12.84% 4
Midlands +4 38 £384 +15.85% 10
West Midlands -11 26 £400 +34.45% 7
Scotland -39 24 £366 -2.33% 4
South West -3 23 £339 -3.21% 6
North West -1 21 £350 +3.70% 1
Yorkshire -15 19 £345 -8.00% 1
East of England +11 14 £400 - 3
East Midlands +5 12 £350 -3.78% 3
North East -7 3 £305 -9.63% 2
Wales - 3 £345 - 2
Northern Ireland +19 2 - -

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 336 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 243 (72.32%) Selenium
3 217 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (41.67%) Java
5 114 (33.93%) Cucumber
6 103 (30.65%) C#
7 100 (29.76%) SQL
7 100 (29.76%) BDD
8 93 (27.68%) Test Scripting
9 84 (25.00%) Scrum
10 76 (22.62%) WebDriver
11 70 (20.83%) JIRA
11 70 (20.83%) SpecFlow
12 64 (19.05%) QA
13 63 (18.75%) Finance
13 63 (18.75%) SoapUI
14 59 (17.56%) API Testing
15 57 (16.96%) Test Strategy
16 55 (16.37%) TDD
16 55 (16.37%) Continuous Integration
17 50 (14.88%) Gherkin
18 45 (13.39%) .NET
19 43 (12.80%) Web Services
20 40 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
20 40 (11.90%) Jenkins
21 38 (11.31%) ISTQB
21 38 (11.31%) SOAP
21 38 (11.31%) Microsoft
22 37 (11.01%) DevOps
23 36 (10.71%) Acceptance Criteria

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 32 (9.52%) Confluence
2 2 (0.60%) CICS
3 1 (0.30%) Apache
3 1 (0.30%) CMS
3 1 (0.30%) JBoss
3 1 (0.30%) SAS
3 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.65%) BrowserStack
2 13 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.79%) GitHub
3 6 (1.79%) Sauce Labs
4 4 (1.19%) SaaS
5 3 (0.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 3 (0.89%) Slack
6 2 (0.60%) vREST
7 1 (0.30%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.30%) Kiuwan
7 1 (0.30%) Trello
7 1 (0.30%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.38%) PuTTY
1 8 (2.38%) WinSCP
2 4 (1.19%) Internet
3 3 (0.89%) HTTP
4 1 (0.30%) DHCP
4 1 (0.30%) DNS
4 1 (0.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.98%) Oracle Database
2 10 (2.98%) Oracle Database 10g
2 10 (2.98%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.89%) Big Data
5 3 (0.89%) Blockchain
5 3 (0.89%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.30%) MySQL
7 1 (0.30%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.30%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 243 (72.32%) Selenium
2 114 (33.93%) Cucumber
3 76 (22.62%) WebDriver
4 70 (20.83%) JIRA
4 70 (20.83%) SpecFlow
5 63 (18.75%) SoapUI
6 40 (11.90%) Jenkins
6 40 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (10.42%) Git (software)
8 28 (8.33%) TeamCity
9 25 (7.44%) Visual Studio
10 23 (6.85%) HP UFT
11 18 (5.36%) JMeter
12 17 (5.06%) Eclipse
13 14 (4.17%) Appium
13 14 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
14 13 (3.87%) Protractor
15 12 (3.57%) TestNG
15 12 (3.57%) Zephyr
16 11 (3.27%) Subversion
General
1 63 (18.75%) Finance
2 35 (10.42%) Banking
3 15 (4.46%) Retail
4 7 (2.08%) Front Office
4 7 (2.08%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.49%) Advertising
6 4 (1.19%) Back Office
7 3 (0.89%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.30%) Law
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (14.88%) Gherkin
2 45 (13.39%) .NET
3 43 (12.80%) Web Services
4 38 (11.31%) SOAP
5 20 (5.95%) RESTful
6 11 (3.27%) JSON
6 11 (3.27%) XML
7 8 (2.38%) HTML
8 7 (2.08%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.08%) CSS
9 5 (1.49%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.49%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.49%) Velocity
10 3 (0.89%) JSON Schema
10 3 (0.89%) REST
10 3 (0.89%) Spring
10 3 (0.89%) WSDL
10 3 (0.89%) XSD
11 2 (0.60%) Behat
11 2 (0.60%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (2.38%) Fintech
5 7 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.08%) Fixed Income
5 7 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (0.89%) NHS
6 3 (0.89%) User Experience
7 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.60%) DataPower
7 2 (0.60%) Equities
7 2 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.60%) iPhone
7 2 (0.60%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.60%) Robotics
8 1 (0.30%) Derivative
8 1 (0.30%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.30%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.04%) Unix
2 24 (7.14%) Linux
3 21 (6.25%) Windows
4 14 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 14 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.98%) Android
6 8 (2.38%) Windows Server
7 7 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.19%) CentOS
9 3 (0.89%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 217 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (29.76%) BDD
4 93 (27.68%) Test Scripting
5 84 (25.00%) Scrum
6 59 (17.56%) API Testing
7 57 (16.96%) Test Strategy
8 55 (16.37%) Continuous Integration
8 55 (16.37%) TDD
9 37 (11.01%) DevOps
10 36 (10.71%) Acceptance Criteria
11 31 (9.23%) Regression Testing
12 30 (8.93%) Performance Testing
13 29 (8.63%) Manual Testing
13 29 (8.63%) User Stories
14 28 (8.33%) Kanban
15 24 (7.14%) Open Source
16 22 (6.55%) Functional Testing
17 21 (6.25%) E-Commerce
18 20 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 140 (41.67%) Java
2 103 (30.65%) C#
3 100 (29.76%) SQL
4 32 (9.52%) Python
5 29 (8.63%) JavaScript
6 20 (5.95%) Groovy
7 15 (4.46%) Scala
8 11 (3.27%) Ruby
9 9 (2.68%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.68%) VBScript
10 8 (2.38%) F#
11 6 (1.79%) C
12 5 (1.49%) Korn
12 5 (1.49%) Perl
12 5 (1.49%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.49%) VB
13 3 (0.89%) Java 8
13 3 (0.89%) PHP
13 3 (0.89%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (11.31%) ISTQB
2 30 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 29 (8.63%) ISEB
4 26 (7.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 15 (4.46%) Degree
7 8 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.49%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.19%) CCNA
10 4 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.60%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (19.05%) QA
2 4 (1.19%) GDPR
3 3 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.60%) PMO
5 1 (0.30%) IFRS
5 1 (0.30%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 10 (2.98%) vSphere
2 3 (0.89%) Docker
3 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.60%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (3.87%) HP ALM
1 13 (3.87%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.49%) vRealize
3 4 (1.19%) Ansible
4 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.30%) Puppet
4 1 (0.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 38 (11.31%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.63%) HP
3 21 (6.25%) Oracle
4 14 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 12 (3.57%) Atlassian
6 11 (3.27%) VMware
7 10 (2.98%) Capita
7 10 (2.98%) Software AG
7 10 (2.98%) webMethods
8 4 (1.19%) Cadence
9 3 (0.89%) Murex
9 3 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.60%) Apple
10 2 (0.60%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.60%) RedGate
10 2 (0.60%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.30%) Google
11 1 (0.30%) SAP
11 1 (0.30%) Twitter
11 1 (0.30%) Xamarin