The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Analyst
Rank 505 485 525
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +40
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 52 37 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.086% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.092% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 25 25
Average daily rate £338 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £236 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £110.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+144.44% -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47436 40059 51618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.37% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29338 23533 29060
Average daily rate £398 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 2075 2465
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Automation Analyst
UK

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -31 27 £338 -15.62% 5
South East -9 13 £325 +20.93% 3
South West -19 6 £325 -
East Midlands - 3 £280 -
East of England - 2 £300 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 4
North West - - - -
Automation Analyst
UK

Automation Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 72 (64.86%) Selenium
2 37 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 36 (32.43%) WebDriver
3 36 (32.43%) QuickTest Pro
4 32 (28.83%) Test Scripting
4 32 (28.83%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (26.13%) BDD
6 27 (24.32%) Cucumber
6 27 (24.32%) SQL
7 26 (23.42%) C#
8 23 (20.72%) Java
9 21 (18.92%) Scrum
10 20 (18.02%) Automated Testing
10 20 (18.02%) Finance
11 19 (17.12%) QA
11 19 (17.12%) HP Quality Center
12 18 (16.22%) Automation Testing
12 18 (16.22%) HP
12 18 (16.22%) E-Commerce
13 17 (15.32%) ISEB
13 17 (15.32%) Security Cleared
14 16 (14.41%) SC Cleared
15 15 (13.51%) SoapUI
16 14 (12.61%) .NET
16 14 (12.61%) Visual Studio
17 13 (11.71%) Manual Testing
18 12 (10.81%) JIRA
18 12 (10.81%) ISTQB
19 11 (9.91%) SOAP
19 11 (9.91%) JMeter

Automation Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 1 (0.90%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Summit
2 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.90%) HTTP
1 1 (0.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 72 (64.86%) Selenium
2 36 (32.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 36 (32.43%) WebDriver
3 27 (24.32%) Cucumber
4 15 (13.51%) SoapUI
5 14 (12.61%) Visual Studio
6 12 (10.81%) JIRA
7 11 (9.91%) JMeter
8 10 (9.01%) SpecFlow
9 8 (7.21%) Jenkins
9 8 (7.21%) LoadRunner
10 7 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.60%) WATIR
12 3 (2.70%) TeamCity
12 3 (2.70%) FitNesse
13 2 (1.80%) Sahi
13 2 (1.80%) RSpec
13 2 (1.80%) JUnit
13 2 (1.80%) NUnit
13 2 (1.80%) Maven
General
1 20 (18.02%) Finance
2 9 (8.11%) Banking
3 7 (6.31%) Retail
4 5 (4.50%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.70%) Publishing
6 2 (1.80%) Advertising
6 2 (1.80%) Automotive
7 1 (0.90%) Law
7 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.90%) Electronics
7 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.61%) .NET
2 11 (9.91%) SOAP
3 8 (7.21%) Web Services
4 7 (6.31%) XML
5 4 (3.60%) HTML
6 3 (2.70%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.80%) REST
8 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.90%) XSLT
8 1 (0.90%) LAMP
8 1 (0.90%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.90%) JSON
8 1 (0.90%) WCF
8 1 (0.90%) RESTful
8 1 (0.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.21%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.50%) Open Source
3 3 (2.70%) AS400
4 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.90%) Equities
5 1 (0.90%) Derivative
5 1 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.90%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.90%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.90%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.90%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.01%) UNIX
1 10 (9.01%) Windows
2 9 (8.11%) Linux
3 6 (5.41%) Windows XP
3 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (5.41%) Android
4 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 32 (28.83%) Test Scripting
2 32 (28.83%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (26.13%) BDD
4 21 (18.92%) Scrum
5 20 (18.02%) Automated Testing
6 18 (16.22%) E-Commerce
6 18 (16.22%) Automation Testing
7 13 (11.71%) Manual Testing
8 11 (9.91%) User Stories
9 10 (9.01%) Software Testing
9 10 (9.01%) TDD
10 9 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (6.31%) OO
12 6 (5.41%) Regression Testing
13 4 (3.60%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (3.60%) Software Deployment
14 3 (2.70%) Unit Testing
14 3 (2.70%) Web Testing
14 3 (2.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.32%) SQL
2 26 (23.42%) C#
3 23 (20.72%) Java
4 9 (8.11%) VBScript
5 7 (6.31%) VB
5 7 (6.31%) Ruby
6 5 (4.50%) Python
6 5 (4.50%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.70%) PHP
7 3 (2.70%) VBA
8 1 (0.90%) C++
8 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.90%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (15.32%) ISEB
1 17 (15.32%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.41%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.81%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.90%) Degree
4 1 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.12%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.80%) ISO 9002
2 2 (1.80%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6 (5.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (17.12%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (5.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 18 (16.22%) HP
2 7 (6.31%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle
4 2 (1.80%) SAP
4 2 (1.80%) IBM
5 1 (0.90%) Citrix
5 1 (0.90%) Zend
5 1 (0.90%) Appcelerator