Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 571 608 595
Rank change year-on-year +37 -13 +63
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 317 267 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 176 229
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -1.41% +1.43%
10th Percentile £276 £263 £273
90th Percentile £563 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £340 £330
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £39.37 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.49% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £39.37 -
% change year-on-year +10.49% - -

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 95,087 92,090 101,917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,169 60,120 64,967
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,779 3,236 3,857
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.81% +12.24%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +40 292 £425 +21.43% 52
UK excluding London -12 170 £330 -2.94% 40
London +38 146 £475 +19.87% 13
South East -41 49 £350 - 7
Midlands +10 35 £350 +5.66% 8
North of England +48 32 £350 +18.64% 16
South West +16 29 £355 +9.15% 4
West Midlands +6 18 £301 -10.81% 4
East Midlands +13 17 £350 +7.69% 4
Scotland 0 16 £325 -3.70% 1
Yorkshire +18 13 £400 +35.59% 8
North West +20 11 £299 +8.64% 6
North East +55 8 £425 +36.00% 2
Northern Ireland -16 7 £289 +11.06%
East of England -29 5 £300 -27.27% 4
Wales +6 1 £313 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 315 (99.37%) Test Automation
2 200 (63.09%) Selenium
3 190 (59.94%) Agile Software Development
4 160 (50.47%) Java
5 133 (41.96%) BDD
6 97 (30.60%) Cucumber
7 87 (27.44%) Finance
8 85 (26.81%) C#
9 84 (26.50%) Banking
10 81 (25.55%) SQL
11 77 (24.29%) QA
12 65 (20.50%) Test Scripting
13 62 (19.56%) JIRA
14 59 (18.61%) WebDriver
15 54 (17.03%) Scrum
16 51 (16.09%) TDD
17 50 (15.77%) Gherkin
18 47 (14.83%) SpecFlow
19 44 (13.88%) SoapUI
20 42 (13.25%) JavaScript
21 41 (12.93%) HP UFT
22 40 (12.62%) ISTQB
23 39 (12.30%) Functional Testing
24 38 (11.99%) ISEB
25 37 (11.67%) .NET
25 37 (11.67%) Software Testing
25 37 (11.67%) API Testing
26 36 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
26 36 (11.36%) Regression Testing
27 35 (11.04%) 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 14 (4.42%) Confluence
2 5 (1.58%) SAS
3 3 (0.95%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.63%) CMS
4 2 (0.63%) Documentum
4 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.32%) Apache
5 1 (0.32%) IIS
5 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.32%) Mingle
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) IntelliMatch
1 2 (0.63%) Maximo
1 2 (0.63%) SAP CO
1 2 (0.63%) SAP FI
1 2 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (0.63%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.32%) PeopleSoft CRM
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.32%) Summit
2 1 (0.32%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.52%) GitHub
2 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.63%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (0.32%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.32%) PaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (0.32%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.58%) Internet
2 2 (0.63%) PuTTY
2 2 (0.63%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.79%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.47%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.15%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.52%) Big Data
5 4 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.26%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 3 (0.95%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.95%) Impala
6 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.32%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.32%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 200 (63.09%) Selenium
2 97 (30.60%) Cucumber
3 62 (19.56%) JIRA
4 59 (18.61%) WebDriver
5 47 (14.83%) SpecFlow
6 44 (13.88%) SoapUI
7 41 (12.93%) HP UFT
8 35 (11.04%) Jenkins
9 30 (9.46%) Git (software)
10 24 (7.57%) JMeter
10 24 (7.57%) Maven
11 20 (6.31%) TeamCity
12 15 (4.73%) Visual Studio
13 12 (3.79%) IntelliJ
14 10 (3.15%) LoadRunner
14 10 (3.15%) Protractor
15 9 (2.84%) Gatling
15 9 (2.84%) JUnit
16 8 (2.52%) NUnit
16 8 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 87 (27.44%) Finance
2 84 (26.50%) Banking
3 21 (6.62%) Retail
4 20 (6.31%) Investment Banking
5 16 (5.05%) Front Office
6 4 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.26%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.95%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.63%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (15.77%) Gherkin
2 37 (11.67%) .NET
3 34 (10.73%) REST
4 26 (8.20%) Web Services
5 17 (5.36%) XML
6 15 (4.73%) SOAP
7 13 (4.10%) AngularJS
7 13 (4.10%) RESTful
8 12 (3.79%) JSON
9 10 (3.15%) Ajax
10 8 (2.52%) HTML
10 8 (2.52%) MSMQ
10 8 (2.52%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (2.52%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (2.21%) CSS
12 6 (1.89%) RESTEasy
13 4 (1.26%) Middleware
13 4 (1.26%) Swing
14 3 (0.95%) Kafka
14 3 (0.95%) React
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (3.79%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.52%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.89%) User Experience
5 5 (1.58%) Data Structures
5 5 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.58%) Smart Meter
6 4 (1.26%) Derivative
6 4 (1.26%) Equities
6 4 (1.26%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.26%) iPhone
6 4 (1.26%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.26%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (0.95%) Fintech
7 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.95%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (0.63%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.63%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.63%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.73%) Linux
1 15 (4.73%) Windows
2 10 (3.15%) Unix
3 5 (1.58%) Android
4 3 (0.95%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (99.37%) Test Automation
2 190 (59.94%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (41.96%) BDD
4 65 (20.50%) Test Scripting
5 54 (17.03%) Scrum
6 51 (16.09%) TDD
7 39 (12.30%) Functional Testing
8 37 (11.67%) API Testing
8 37 (11.67%) Software Testing
9 36 (11.36%) Regression Testing
9 36 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
10 34 (10.73%) Manual Testing
10 34 (10.73%) Test Strategy
11 32 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (9.78%) E-Commerce
12 31 (9.78%) Performance Testing
13 25 (7.89%) SDLC
13 25 (7.89%) System Integration Testing
14 24 (7.57%) Open Source
15 23 (7.26%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 160 (50.47%) Java
2 85 (26.81%) C#
3 81 (25.55%) SQL
4 42 (13.25%) JavaScript
5 31 (9.78%) Python
6 16 (5.05%) VBScript
7 15 (4.73%) VB
8 13 (4.10%) Groovy
9 11 (3.47%) Perl
9 11 (3.47%) Ruby
10 10 (3.15%) C++
10 10 (3.15%) Scala
11 8 (2.52%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.21%) Korn
13 3 (0.95%) F#
14 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.63%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.32%) C
15 1 (0.32%) Jython
Qualifications
1 40 (12.62%) ISTQB
2 38 (11.99%) ISEB
3 16 (5.05%) Security Cleared
4 15 (4.73%) Degree
5 12 (3.79%) SC Cleared
6 11 (3.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.26%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (24.29%) QA
2 4 (1.26%) IFRS
2 4 (1.26%) IFRS 9
2 4 (1.26%) MiFID
3 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (2.21%) Docker
2 2 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (8.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 23 (7.26%) HP
2 19 (5.99%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.36%) Oracle
4 5 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.26%) SAP
6 3 (0.95%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.95%) Perforce
7 2 (0.63%) Blue Prism
7 2 (0.63%) Citrix
7 2 (0.63%) Fidessa
7 2 (0.63%) ION Trading
7 2 (0.63%) Murex
7 2 (0.63%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.63%) Serena
7 2 (0.63%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.63%) Software AG
7 2 (0.63%) VMware
7 2 (0.63%) webMethods
8 1 (0.32%) CA
8 1 (0.32%) CA Agile Central