The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Analyst
Rank 440 485 475
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 141 100 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 62 78
Average daily rate £375 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.37% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Automation Analyst
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
43990 43968 42850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.47% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28696 27774 25794
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1544 1773 1919
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Automation Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Automation Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in England

Automation Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Automation Analyst Daily Rate Trend in England

Automation Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Automation Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in England

Automation Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Analyst across the England region.

Automation Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in England

Automation Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +21 80 £400 -5.88% 15
South East +12 27 £380 +8.57% 11
East of England +1 7 £338 +35.00% 1
West Midlands -11 7 £288 -17.85% 1
Yorkshire -12 5 £320 +0.39% 11
East Midlands - 5 £245 - 3
North West -9 4 £340 +2.64% 4
South West - 4 £331 - 4
North East - 2 £313 -
Automation Analyst
UK

Automation Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 152 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (40.08%) Selenium
3 103 (39.31%) Test Automation
4 78 (29.77%) BDD
4 78 (29.77%) Test Scripting
5 73 (27.86%) SQL
6 67 (25.57%) Automated Testing
7 64 (24.43%) Cucumber
8 61 (23.28%) QA
9 57 (21.76%) Scrum
10 56 (21.37%) Finance
11 53 (20.23%) Java
11 53 (20.23%) Automation Testing
12 52 (19.85%) HP UFT
13 51 (19.47%) WebDriver
14 49 (18.70%) C#
15 46 (17.56%) Software Testing
16 43 (16.41%) TDD
17 41 (15.65%) Banking
18 40 (15.27%) JIRA
18 40 (15.27%) Microsoft
18 40 (15.27%) ISEB
18 40 (15.27%) Gherkin
19 39 (14.89%) SpecFlow
19 39 (14.89%) .NET
20 37 (14.12%) Web Services
20 37 (14.12%) Functional Testing
21 34 (12.98%) User Acceptance Testing
22 33 (12.60%) Ruby
23 32 (12.21%) Manual Testing

Automation Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 14 (5.34%) Node.js
2 10 (3.82%) Confluence
3 5 (1.91%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.15%) CMS
4 3 (1.15%) JBoss
5 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.76%) SAS
5 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (4.20%) MS Office
2 7 (2.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (5.73%) Magento
2 2 (0.76%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (5.34%) GitHub
2 2 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.82%) Internet
2 3 (1.15%) HTTP
3 2 (0.76%) H.323
3 2 (0.76%) Telepresence
4 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.82%) Oracle Database
2 10 (3.82%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.29%) Data Mining
3 6 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.76%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.76%) MySQL
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.38%) DB2
6 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.38%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 105 (40.08%) Selenium
2 64 (24.43%) Cucumber
3 52 (19.85%) HP UFT
4 51 (19.47%) WebDriver
5 40 (15.27%) JIRA
6 39 (14.89%) SpecFlow
7 29 (11.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (10.69%) SoapUI
9 22 (8.40%) Jenkins
10 19 (7.25%) Visual Studio
11 15 (5.73%) Appium
11 15 (5.73%) FitNesse
12 13 (4.96%) Protractor
13 9 (3.44%) TeamCity
14 8 (3.05%) Calabash
14 8 (3.05%) Capybara
14 8 (3.05%) Git (software)
14 8 (3.05%) JUnit
15 7 (2.67%) LoadRunner
16 6 (2.29%) JMeter
General
1 56 (21.37%) Finance
2 41 (15.65%) Banking
3 12 (4.58%) Retail
4 8 (3.05%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.91%) Law
6 4 (1.53%) Back Office
6 4 (1.53%) Front Office
6 4 (1.53%) Legal
6 4 (1.53%) Marketing
6 4 (1.53%) Publishing
6 4 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.76%) Automotive
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.27%) Gherkin
2 39 (14.89%) .NET
3 37 (14.12%) Web Services
4 20 (7.63%) XML
5 17 (6.49%) SOAP
6 16 (6.11%) ASP.NET
7 12 (4.58%) RESTful
8 11 (4.20%) AngularJS
9 10 (3.82%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (3.82%) HTML
10 5 (1.91%) JSON
11 4 (1.53%) Ruby on Rails
12 3 (1.15%) CSS
12 3 (1.15%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (1.15%) OAuth
12 3 (1.15%) OAuth2
12 3 (1.15%) REST
12 3 (1.15%) Swagger
13 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (0.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.20%) Derivative
3 8 (3.05%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.29%) Equities
5 5 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (1.91%) User Experience
6 4 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.15%) EPoS
7 3 (1.15%) IVR
7 3 (1.15%) Smartcard
7 3 (1.15%) VWAP
8 2 (0.76%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.76%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.76%) Wiki
9 1 (0.38%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.38%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.38%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.38%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.58%) Windows
2 9 (3.44%) Android
2 9 (3.44%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.05%) Unix
4 7 (2.67%) Linux
5 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (39.31%) Test Automation
3 78 (29.77%) BDD
3 78 (29.77%) Test Scripting
4 67 (25.57%) Automated Testing
5 57 (21.76%) Scrum
6 53 (20.23%) Automation Testing
7 46 (17.56%) Software Testing
8 43 (16.41%) TDD
9 37 (14.12%) Functional Testing
10 34 (12.98%) User Acceptance Testing
11 32 (12.21%) Manual Testing
12 27 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (10.31%) E-Commerce
13 23 (8.78%) Performance Testing
14 21 (8.02%) Regression Testing
15 20 (7.63%) Waterfall
16 18 (6.87%) API Testing
16 18 (6.87%) SDLC
17 15 (5.73%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (27.86%) SQL
2 53 (20.23%) Java
3 49 (18.70%) C#
4 33 (12.60%) Ruby
5 30 (11.45%) JavaScript
6 10 (3.82%) VB
7 8 (3.05%) VBScript
8 7 (2.67%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.91%) VBA
10 4 (1.53%) Groovy
10 4 (1.53%) PHP
10 4 (1.53%) Python
11 3 (1.15%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.76%) C
12 2 (0.76%) C++
12 2 (0.76%) Perl
12 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.38%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (15.27%) ISEB
2 31 (11.83%) ISTQB
3 22 (8.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (4.20%) Degree
4 11 (4.20%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.20%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.15%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (23.28%) QA
2 5 (1.91%) SDET
3 2 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.76%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) EMIR
4 1 (0.38%) MiFID
System Software
1 13 (4.96%) Docker
2 2 (0.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (8.40%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 40 (15.27%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.31%) HP
3 21 (8.02%) Oracle
4 8 (3.05%) SAP
5 5 (1.91%) Citrix
6 3 (1.15%) Fidessa
6 3 (1.15%) Sybase
7 2 (0.76%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.76%) Tableau
7 2 (0.76%) Teradata
8 1 (0.38%) hybris
8 1 (0.38%) Informatica
8 1 (0.38%) Murex
8 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.38%) Telerik
8 1 (0.38%) VMware
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