The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Analyst
Rank 74 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.17% 0.089% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.096% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Automation Analyst
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1133 1044 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.02% 92.64% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 464 452
Average daily rate £396 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 32 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.36 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £27.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Automation Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Analyst in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Automation Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Analyst across the Edinburgh region.

Automation Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Automation Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Automation Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automation Analyst in their job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) JBoss
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) Drools
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Java EE
4 2 (28.57%) WinRunner
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) JIRA
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) SWIFT
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB

Automation Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Automation Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automation Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) WinRunner
4 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Drools
1 2 (28.57%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) SWIFT
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
1 1 (14.29%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) JBoss
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle