Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

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
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 612 617 660
Rank change year-on-year +5 +43 -31
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 245 273 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 206 150
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £290 £248 £263
90th Percentile £575 £481 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 91120 104399 106991
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 59126 67920 66321
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £234
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2895 3106 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.52%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.41 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.19 £47.07 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +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 28 July 2017.

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 15 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 28 July 2017. 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 +18 222 £375 +7.14% 34
UK excluding London +39 148 £350 +7.69% 26
London +3 94 £450 +5.88% 10
South East +18 44 £350 - 8
South West +23 29 £350 -8.50% 7
North of England +54 27 £365 +12.31% 6
Midlands +48 23 £325 +4.00% 2
Scotland +48 19 £375 +30.43% 1
West Midlands +39 13 £298 -8.81% 2
North West +29 11 £338 +3.85% 3
Yorkshire +17 11 £375 +17.19% 2
East Midlands +5 10 £363 +45.00%
East of England -7 6 £400 +14.29% 1
North East +46 5 £275 -15.38% 1
Northern Ireland -52 1 £260 -20.00%

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2017, Automation Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 244 (99.59%) Test Automation
2 152 (62.04%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (57.55%) Selenium
4 105 (42.86%) Java
5 65 (26.53%) SQL
5 65 (26.53%) Finance
6 64 (26.12%) WebDriver
7 63 (25.71%) C#
8 56 (22.86%) BDD
9 53 (21.63%) Cucumber
9 53 (21.63%) Test Scripting
10 47 (19.18%) Banking
11 42 (17.14%) ISTQB
11 42 (17.14%) Scrum
11 42 (17.14%) Test Strategy
12 41 (16.73%) QA
13 38 (15.51%) Python
13 38 (15.51%) TDD
14 36 (14.69%) Regression Testing
15 35 (14.29%) ISEB
15 35 (14.29%) JIRA
15 35 (14.29%) SpecFlow
16 33 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (12.65%) E-Commerce
18 28 (11.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 28 (11.43%) Jenkins
19 26 (10.61%) Software Testing
20 24 (9.80%) JavaScript
20 24 (9.80%) SoapUI
21 23 (9.39%) Visual Studio

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 11 (4.49%) Confluence
2 5 (2.04%) CMS
3 3 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.41%) Apache
5 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.82%) Mingle
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.41%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (1.22%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) GitHub
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.41%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.45%) Internet
2 2 (0.82%) PuTTY
2 2 (0.82%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.41%) DSL
3 1 (0.41%) HTTP
3 1 (0.41%) SDH
3 1 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.45%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.41%) DB2
5 1 (0.41%) MySQL
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 141 (57.55%) Selenium
2 64 (26.12%) WebDriver
3 53 (21.63%) Cucumber
4 35 (14.29%) JIRA
4 35 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 28 (11.43%) Jenkins
6 24 (9.80%) SoapUI
7 23 (9.39%) Visual Studio
8 21 (8.57%) HP UFT
9 20 (8.16%) JMeter
10 17 (6.94%) TeamCity
11 16 (6.53%) Appium
11 16 (6.53%) Git (software)
12 15 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (4.49%) JUnit
13 11 (4.49%) LoadRunner
13 11 (4.49%) Protractor
14 10 (4.08%) Calabash
14 10 (4.08%) Gatling
15 8 (3.27%) JBehave
General
1 65 (26.53%) Finance
2 47 (19.18%) Banking
3 14 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.04%) Back Office
5 5 (2.04%) Wholesale Banking
6 4 (1.63%) Electronics
6 4 (1.63%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.63%) Marketing
7 3 (1.22%) Front Office
7 3 (1.22%) Games
7 3 (1.22%) Retail
8 2 (0.82%) Billing
8 2 (0.82%) Law
8 2 (0.82%) Local Government
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
9 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.41%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.16%) .NET
2 17 (6.94%) SOAP
3 15 (6.12%) Web Services
4 11 (4.49%) Gherkin
4 11 (4.49%) XML
5 10 (4.08%) HTML
6 8 (3.27%) JSON
7 6 (2.45%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.04%) Behat
8 5 (2.04%) WebSockets
9 4 (1.63%) Middleware
9 4 (1.63%) REST
10 3 (1.22%) Flash
10 3 (1.22%) JSON Schema
10 3 (1.22%) Node.js
10 3 (1.22%) WSDL
10 3 (1.22%) XSD
11 2 (0.82%) J2EE
11 2 (0.82%) Kafka
11 2 (0.82%) React
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.86%) Credit Risk
3 7 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.45%) Market Risk
5 5 (2.04%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.22%) Derivative
6 3 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.22%) User Experience
7 2 (0.82%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.82%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.41%) Contactless
8 1 (0.41%) Equities
8 1 (0.41%) FMCG
8 1 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.41%) NHS
8 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.41%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.16%) Unix
2 14 (5.71%) Linux
3 5 (2.04%) Windows
4 3 (1.22%) Android
4 3 (1.22%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.22%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (99.59%) Test Automation
2 152 (62.04%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (22.86%) BDD
4 53 (21.63%) Test Scripting
5 42 (17.14%) Scrum
5 42 (17.14%) Test Strategy
6 38 (15.51%) TDD
7 36 (14.69%) Regression Testing
8 33 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (12.65%) E-Commerce
10 26 (10.61%) Software Testing
11 19 (7.76%) Performance Testing
12 18 (7.35%) Functional Testing
12 18 (7.35%) Software Engineering
13 15 (6.12%) DevOps
13 15 (6.12%) Integration Testing
14 14 (5.71%) Manual Testing
14 14 (5.71%) SDLC
15 12 (4.90%) Non-Functional Testing
16 11 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (42.86%) Java
2 65 (26.53%) SQL
3 63 (25.71%) C#
4 38 (15.51%) Python
5 24 (9.80%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.71%) Ruby
7 8 (3.27%) VBScript
8 6 (2.45%) Groovy
9 5 (2.04%) Perl
9 5 (2.04%) PHP
9 5 (2.04%) Scala
9 5 (2.04%) VB
10 4 (1.63%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.63%) F#
11 3 (1.22%) C++
11 3 (1.22%) Korn
12 2 (0.82%) C
12 2 (0.82%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (17.14%) ISTQB
2 35 (14.29%) ISEB
3 17 (6.94%) Security Cleared
4 15 (6.12%) SC Cleared
5 13 (5.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.63%) Degree
7 2 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (16.73%) QA
2 10 (4.08%) MiFID
3 5 (2.04%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.82%) EMIR
4 2 (0.82%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) Docker
1 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (7.76%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.22%) Ansible
3 1 (0.41%) Kibana
3 1 (0.41%) Terraform
3 1 (0.41%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (6.12%) HP
2 11 (4.49%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.67%) Sybase
4 6 (2.45%) Google
4 6 (2.45%) Oracle
4 6 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.04%) SAP
6 3 (1.22%) New Relic
6 3 (1.22%) TOWER Software
7 2 (0.82%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.82%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.82%) Twitter
8 1 (0.41%) Calypso
8 1 (0.41%) Citrix
8 1 (0.41%) Informatica
8 1 (0.41%) Murex
8 1 (0.41%) Remedy
8 1 (0.41%) Splunk
8 1 (0.41%) VMware
8 1 (0.41%) Xamarin
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