Period
to 19 September 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 620 638 668
Rank change year-on-year +18 +30 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 244 254 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 194 159
UK median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £563 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £348
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.16% +10.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £39.37 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.37 -

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 93561 101498 107666
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.83% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61101 66325 68182
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2818 3137 4100
UK median hourly rate £18.81 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.31 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.80 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.26% +7.43% +4.04%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +26 223 £400 +14.29% 29
UK excluding London +31 145 £350 +2.94% 13
London 0 96 £450 +7.46% 16
South East -7 44 £350 - 4
North of England +75 33 £338 +5.47% 4
Midlands +34 23 £338 +1.89% 1
South West +8 22 £350 +2.94% 3
North West +38 18 £310 -0.80% 2
Scotland +40 17 £375 +11.11%
East Midlands +5 13 £356 +14.00%
Yorkshire +20 11 £385 +20.31% 2
West Midlands +28 10 £300 -11.11% 1
East of England -17 6 £350 -6.67% 1
North East +70 4 £338 +3.85%
Wales -8 1 £313 -10.71%

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 242 (99.18%) Test Automation
2 147 (60.25%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (57.79%) Selenium
4 108 (44.26%) Java
5 71 (29.10%) C#
6 68 (27.87%) BDD
7 65 (26.64%) Finance
8 64 (26.23%) SQL
9 60 (24.59%) WebDriver
10 59 (24.18%) Cucumber
11 53 (21.72%) Test Scripting
12 44 (18.03%) Banking
13 43 (17.62%) QA
14 42 (17.21%) ISTQB
14 42 (17.21%) JIRA
15 39 (15.98%) Scrum
16 38 (15.57%) Python
17 37 (15.16%) ISEB
18 36 (14.75%) Regression Testing
18 36 (14.75%) Test Strategy
19 35 (14.34%) SpecFlow
20 34 (13.93%) TDD
21 31 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
22 28 (11.48%) .NET
23 26 (10.66%) E-Commerce
23 26 (10.66%) Jenkins
24 25 (10.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 23 (9.43%) Visual Studio
25 23 (9.43%) Software Testing
26 21 (8.61%) Investment Banking

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 12 (4.92%) Confluence
2 4 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.23%) CMS
4 2 (0.82%) SAS
5 1 (0.41%) Apache
5 1 (0.41%) Documentum
5 1 (0.41%) IIS
5 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.41%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.82%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.41%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.41%) Maximo
3 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.41%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.41%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.41%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.82%) BrowserStack
2 2 (0.82%) GitHub
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.05%) Internet
2 1 (0.41%) DSL
2 1 (0.41%) HTTP
2 1 (0.41%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.41%) SDH
2 1 (0.41%) VoIP
2 1 (0.41%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.82%) Big Data
5 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.41%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 141 (57.79%) Selenium
2 60 (24.59%) WebDriver
3 59 (24.18%) Cucumber
4 42 (17.21%) JIRA
5 35 (14.34%) SpecFlow
6 26 (10.66%) Jenkins
7 23 (9.43%) Visual Studio
8 20 (8.20%) SoapUI
9 19 (7.79%) HP UFT
10 16 (6.56%) JMeter
11 15 (6.15%) TeamCity
12 14 (5.74%) Git (software)
13 13 (5.33%) Appium
14 11 (4.51%) JUnit
14 11 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (4.10%) Calabash
15 10 (4.10%) Gatling
16 9 (3.69%) JBehave
17 8 (3.28%) Maven
18 7 (2.87%) LoadRunner
General
1 65 (26.64%) Finance
2 44 (18.03%) Banking
3 21 (8.61%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.46%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.05%) Front Office
5 5 (2.05%) Retail
5 5 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.23%) Back Office
6 3 (1.23%) Wholesale Banking
7 2 (0.82%) Electronics
7 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.82%) Games
7 2 (0.82%) Marketing
8 1 (0.41%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.48%) .NET
2 14 (5.74%) Gherkin
3 13 (5.33%) SOAP
4 11 (4.51%) Web Services
5 10 (4.10%) REST
6 9 (3.69%) JSON
7 8 (3.28%) XML
8 6 (2.46%) HTML
9 5 (2.05%) Middleware
10 4 (1.64%) Node.js
11 3 (1.23%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.23%) Behat
11 3 (1.23%) CSS
11 3 (1.23%) WebSockets
12 2 (0.82%) J2EE
12 2 (0.82%) JSON Schema
12 2 (0.82%) React
12 2 (0.82%) RESTful
12 2 (0.82%) WSDL
12 2 (0.82%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.28%) Fixed Income
4 6 (2.46%) Derivative
4 6 (2.46%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.05%) Credit Risk
5 5 (2.05%) OTC Derivatives
6 4 (1.64%) Equities
6 4 (1.64%) Market Risk
6 4 (1.64%) Reference Data
6 4 (1.64%) User Experience
7 3 (1.23%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.82%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.82%) NHS
9 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.41%) Contactless
9 1 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.33%) Unix
2 8 (3.28%) Linux
3 6 (2.46%) Windows
4 3 (1.23%) Android
4 3 (1.23%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (99.18%) Test Automation
2 147 (60.25%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (27.87%) BDD
4 53 (21.72%) Test Scripting
5 39 (15.98%) Scrum
6 36 (14.75%) Regression Testing
6 36 (14.75%) Test Strategy
7 34 (13.93%) TDD
8 31 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (10.66%) E-Commerce
10 23 (9.43%) Software Testing
11 21 (8.61%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (8.20%) Functional Testing
12 20 (8.20%) Manual Testing
13 17 (6.97%) Performance Testing
14 16 (6.56%) SDLC
15 15 (6.15%) API Testing
16 14 (5.74%) Software Engineering
17 13 (5.33%) Scenario Testing
17 13 (5.33%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 108 (44.26%) Java
2 71 (29.10%) C#
3 64 (26.23%) SQL
4 38 (15.57%) Python
5 17 (6.97%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.74%) Ruby
7 10 (4.10%) VBScript
8 5 (2.05%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.05%) Perl
9 4 (1.64%) C++
9 4 (1.64%) Groovy
9 4 (1.64%) Korn
9 4 (1.64%) Scala
9 4 (1.64%) VB
10 3 (1.23%) PHP
11 2 (0.82%) F#
12 1 (0.41%) Jython
12 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (17.21%) ISTQB
2 37 (15.16%) ISEB
3 11 (4.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (3.28%) Degree
5 7 (2.87%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.64%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (17.62%) QA
2 11 (4.51%) MiFID
3 5 (2.05%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.82%) EMIR
4 2 (0.82%) WCAG
5 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.41%) IFRS
5 1 (0.41%) IFRS 9
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 17 (6.97%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.82%) Ansible
3 1 (0.41%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.41%) Kibana
3 1 (0.41%) Terraform
3 1 (0.41%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (5.74%) HP
2 12 (4.92%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.87%) Google
3 7 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (2.05%) Oracle
4 5 (2.05%) Sybase
5 4 (1.64%) SAP
6 3 (1.23%) Murex
6 3 (1.23%) TOWER Software
7 2 (0.82%) Fidessa
7 2 (0.82%) ION Trading
7 2 (0.82%) Serena
7 2 (0.82%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.82%) Twitter
8 1 (0.41%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.41%) Charles River
8 1 (0.41%) Citrix
8 1 (0.41%) New Relic
8 1 (0.41%) VMware
8 1 (0.41%) Xamarin