The median contractor rate for a Automation Test Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 483 506 544
Rank change year-on-year +23 +38  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 117 149 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.28% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 112 66
Median daily rate £375 £347 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% -0.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £217 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £328
% change year-on-year +9.37% -2.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 43952 53115 52934
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.56% 95.09% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28568 34621 32069
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1442 1549 2118
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Automation Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 April 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 30 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 106 £375 +8.69% 35
London -4 41 £438 -0.56% 7
South East +11 25 £350 +16.66% 8
South West +16 19 £350 -6.66% 4
Surrey +14 10 £375 +11.94% 2
City of London -9 8 £415 -5.68% 1
Exeter - 8 £350 -
Devon - 8 £350 -
Scotland +36 6 £363 +26.08% 1
West Midlands +28 6 £295 +6.78% 4
Hampshire +9 6 £355 +2.89% 3
Wiltshire +3 5 £333 - 1
Oxfordshire -7 5 £350 -19.07%
West Yorkshire +18 4 £356 +29.54% 3
Leeds +18 4 £356 +29.54% 3
Yorkshire +13 4 £356 +9.61% 5
East of England +2 4 £400 +23.07% 3
East Midlands -7 4 £365 +48.97% 1
Nottingham - 4 £365 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 £365 - 1
North East +18 3 £400 +23.07% 2
Edinburgh +13 3 £425 +77.08% 1
Tyne and Wear +13 3 £400 +23.07% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 3 £400 +23.07% 2
Bristol +4 3 £375 -16.66% 2
Reigate -12 3 £375 +17.18%
Swindon - 3 £315 -
Dunfermline - 3 £289 -
Fife - 3 £289 -
Berkshire +28 2 £338 -11.24% 2

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 165 (64.20%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (58.75%) Selenium
3 96 (37.35%) Test Automation
4 85 (33.07%) Java
5 80 (31.13%) C#
6 77 (29.96%) WebDriver
7 71 (27.63%) BDD
8 67 (26.07%) Automation Testing
9 64 (24.90%) Scrum
10 63 (24.51%) Test Scripting
11 61 (23.74%) SQL
12 58 (22.57%) Finance
13 55 (21.40%) QA
14 53 (20.62%) Cucumber
15 42 (16.34%) ISTQB
15 42 (16.34%) TDD
15 42 (16.34%) Continuous Integration
16 41 (15.95%) HP UFT
16 41 (15.95%) Regression Testing
17 40 (15.56%) SoapUI
18 39 (15.18%) Test Strategy
18 39 (15.18%) SOAP
19 38 (14.79%) JIRA
20 37 (14.40%) Software Testing
20 37 (14.40%) Functional Testing
21 35 (13.62%) SpecFlow
21 35 (13.62%) .NET
22 34 (13.23%) Automated Testing
23 33 (12.84%) Banking
24 31 (12.06%) Jenkins

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 8 (3.11%) CMS
2 6 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (1.95%) Confluence
4 4 (1.56%) Moodle
5 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.78%) Apache
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Mingle
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (3.89%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.39%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.39%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.78%) GitHub
1 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.11%) Internet
2 2 (0.78%) HTTP
3 1 (0.39%) DNS
3 1 (0.39%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.39%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.89%) Relational Database
2 7 (2.72%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.17%) MySQL
5 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.39%) DB2
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 151 (58.75%) Selenium
2 77 (29.96%) WebDriver
3 53 (20.62%) Cucumber
4 41 (15.95%) HP UFT
5 40 (15.56%) SoapUI
6 38 (14.79%) JIRA
7 35 (13.62%) SpecFlow
8 31 (12.06%) Jenkins
9 29 (11.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (10.12%) Git (software)
11 20 (7.78%) Visual Studio
12 15 (5.84%) Appium
13 13 (5.06%) NUnit
14 10 (3.89%) JMeter
14 10 (3.89%) LoadRunner
14 10 (3.89%) Protractor
14 10 (3.89%) TeamCity
15 9 (3.50%) JUnit
16 8 (3.11%) MSTest
16 8 (3.11%) TestNG
General
1 58 (22.57%) Finance
2 33 (12.84%) Banking
3 6 (2.33%) Back Office
3 6 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.95%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.56%) Law
6 3 (1.17%) Electronics
6 3 (1.17%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.17%) Front Office
6 3 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.17%) Marketing
6 3 (1.17%) Wholesale Banking
7 2 (0.78%) Games
7 2 (0.78%) Local Government
7 2 (0.78%) Publishing
8 1 (0.39%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Billing
8 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (15.18%) SOAP
2 35 (13.62%) .NET
3 22 (8.56%) Web Services
4 20 (7.78%) XML
5 15 (5.84%) Gherkin
6 13 (5.06%) HTML
7 11 (4.28%) RESTful
8 6 (2.33%) Flash
8 6 (2.33%) REST
9 5 (1.95%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.95%) Behat
9 5 (1.95%) J2EE
10 4 (1.56%) Spring
11 3 (1.17%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.17%) HTML5
11 3 (1.17%) JSON
11 3 (1.17%) WebSockets
12 2 (0.78%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.78%) Node.js
12 2 (0.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (3.11%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.17%) Credit Risk
4 3 (1.17%) Market Risk
5 2 (0.78%) User Experience
6 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.39%) Contactless
6 1 (0.39%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.39%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.39%) EPoS
6 1 (0.39%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.39%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.39%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.39%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.56%) Unix
2 11 (4.28%) Linux
3 9 (3.50%) Windows
4 4 (1.56%) Android
4 4 (1.56%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.56%) Mac OS
4 4 (1.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (64.20%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (37.35%) Test Automation
3 71 (27.63%) BDD
4 67 (26.07%) Automation Testing
5 64 (24.90%) Scrum
6 63 (24.51%) Test Scripting
7 42 (16.34%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (16.34%) TDD
8 41 (15.95%) Regression Testing
9 39 (15.18%) Test Strategy
10 37 (14.40%) Functional Testing
10 37 (14.40%) Software Testing
11 34 (13.23%) Automated Testing
12 30 (11.67%) Manual Testing
13 27 (10.51%) E-Commerce
14 25 (9.73%) Integration Testing
15 24 (9.34%) User Acceptance Testing
16 21 (8.17%) Non-Functional Testing
17 17 (6.61%) Kanban
17 17 (6.61%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (33.07%) Java
2 80 (31.13%) C#
3 61 (23.74%) SQL
4 25 (9.73%) JavaScript
5 16 (6.23%) Python
6 13 (5.06%) Groovy
7 12 (4.67%) Ruby
7 12 (4.67%) VBScript
8 10 (3.89%) F#
9 6 (2.33%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.33%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.33%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.33%) VB
10 5 (1.95%) PHP
10 5 (1.95%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.56%) Perl
11 4 (1.56%) Scala
11 4 (1.56%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.17%) C++
12 3 (1.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 42 (16.34%) ISTQB
2 28 (10.89%) ISEB
3 24 (9.34%) Security Cleared
4 19 (7.39%) SC Cleared
5 12 (4.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.78%) Degree
7 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (21.40%) QA
2 6 (2.33%) MiFID
3 1 (0.39%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.56%) XenApp
1 4 (1.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (7.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 23 (8.95%) HP
2 20 (7.78%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.61%) Oracle
4 6 (2.33%) Sybase
5 4 (1.56%) IBM
5 4 (1.56%) SAP
6 3 (1.17%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.17%) New Relic
7 2 (0.78%) Facebook
7 2 (0.78%) Pega
7 2 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.78%) Twitter
8 1 (0.39%) Calypso
8 1 (0.39%) Citrix
8 1 (0.39%) CODA
8 1 (0.39%) Informatica
8 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.39%) Remedy
8 1 (0.39%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.39%) Xamarin
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