Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 August 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 159 210
Rank change year-on-year -8 +51 -33
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 23 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.28% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.29% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 6
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £295 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.59% -12.59% +26.17%
10th Percentile £347 £193 £236
90th Percentile £438 £374 £488
England median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £39.37

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 4,777 4,099 5,786
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 94.71% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,879 2,588 3,395
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £245 £224 £219
90th Percentile £575 £546 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 178 203
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.48 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.25% +6.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.97 £41.68 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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
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 20 August 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
Coventry -6 9 £375 +27.12%
Shropshire -21 6 £450 +100.00%
Birmingham -10 4 £394 +26.00% 1
Kingswinford - 1 £400 -
Automation Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, Automation Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (69.57%) Selenium
4 13 (56.52%) WebDriver
5 10 (43.48%) Cucumber
5 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
5 10 (43.48%) Gherkin
5 10 (43.48%) C#
5 10 (43.48%) SQL
6 9 (39.13%) Java
6 9 (39.13%) JIRA
6 9 (39.13%) TDD
6 9 (39.13%) SpecFlow
6 9 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (39.13%) BDD
6 9 (39.13%) Confluence
7 8 (34.78%) Unix
8 7 (30.43%) JSON
8 7 (30.43%) SoapUI
8 7 (30.43%) Test Strategy
8 7 (30.43%) Acceptance Criteria
9 6 (26.09%) QA
10 5 (21.74%) Velocity
10 5 (21.74%) System Testing
10 5 (21.74%) Scrum
10 5 (21.74%) SOAP
10 5 (21.74%) DevOps
10 5 (21.74%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
11 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio

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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (39.13%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (69.57%) Selenium
2 13 (56.52%) WebDriver
3 10 (43.48%) Cucumber
4 9 (39.13%) JIRA
4 9 (39.13%) SpecFlow
5 7 (30.43%) SoapUI
6 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
6 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
7 3 (13.04%) Subversion
8 2 (8.70%) TestRail
8 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
9 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
9 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
9 1 (4.35%) JMeter
9 1 (4.35%) JUnit
9 1 (4.35%) WinAutomation
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) Gherkin
2 7 (30.43%) JSON
3 5 (21.74%) SOAP
3 5 (21.74%) Velocity
4 4 (17.39%) XML
5 3 (13.04%) JSON Schema
5 3 (13.04%) RESTful
5 3 (13.04%) WSDL
5 3 (13.04%) XSD
6 2 (8.70%) CSS
6 2 (8.70%) HATEOAS
7 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
7 1 (4.35%) HTML
7 1 (4.35%) MFC
7 1 (4.35%) Spring
7 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (8.70%) Robotics
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Unix
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.35%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
4 9 (39.13%) BDD
4 9 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (39.13%) TDD
5 7 (30.43%) Acceptance Criteria
5 7 (30.43%) Test Strategy
6 5 (21.74%) DevOps
6 5 (21.74%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Scrum
6 5 (21.74%) System Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Kanban
8 3 (13.04%) API Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
8 3 (13.04%) SOA
9 2 (8.70%) CRM
9 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) C#
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) Groovy
4 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.70%) VBScript
6 1 (4.35%) Scala
6 1 (4.35%) VB
6 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Blue Prism
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft