Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £301 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 25 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 190 166
Rank change year-on-year +24 -24 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 16 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.33% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.34% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 3
West Midlands median daily rate £301 £338 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.81% +22.73% -13.73%
10th Percentile £263 £298 £263
90th Percentile £363 £375 £309
England median daily rate £425 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +21.43% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 - -
England 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 advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4572 5832 4727
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 95.08% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2889 3499 2705
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £212 £236 £213
90th Percentile £544 £544 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 236 272
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.83% -9.64% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.48 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.90 £39.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.48 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.81% +2.64% +9.09%

Automation Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Analyst in the West Midlands

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Test Analyst in the West Midlands

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Test Analyst in the West Midlands

Automation Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 November 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
Coventry +21 8 £301 -49.83%
Birmingham +5 1 £400 +26.98%
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Automation Test Analyst
England

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (68.75%) Selenium
3 10 (62.50%) C#
3 10 (62.50%) SpecFlow
4 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (43.75%) BDD
5 7 (43.75%) Java
6 5 (31.25%) SQL
6 5 (31.25%) VBScript
6 5 (31.25%) VB
6 5 (31.25%) Retail
6 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
7 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
7 4 (25.00%) User Experience
7 4 (25.00%) Finance
7 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
7 4 (25.00%) SOAP
7 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (25.00%) HP UFT
8 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
8 3 (18.75%) ISEB
8 3 (18.75%) Web Services
8 3 (18.75%) XML
8 3 (18.75%) Unix
8 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
8 3 (18.75%) TDD
8 3 (18.75%) JMeter
8 3 (18.75%) ISTQB

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DSL
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) SDH
1 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Selenium
2 10 (62.50%) SpecFlow
3 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (18.75%) JMeter
4 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
5 2 (12.50%) Gatling
5 2 (12.50%) JProfiler
5 2 (12.50%) JUnit
6 1 (6.25%) JIRA
6 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (31.25%) Retail
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) SOAP
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) Ajax
3 2 (12.50%) CSS
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Robotics
2 1 (6.25%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) BDD
4 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
5 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 3 (18.75%) TDD
6 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) API Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Data Management
7 2 (12.50%) DevOps
7 2 (12.50%) Migration
7 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 1 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 1 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (6.25%) SDLC
8 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
8 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) Java
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) VB
3 5 (31.25%) VBScript
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Blue Prism
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle