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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Analyst
Rank 532 525 511
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 58 38 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.079% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.085% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 21
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£356 £365 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.39% +17.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £422 £390
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 - - -
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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
48343 44497 46623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.69% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30757 27460 26825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1984 1944 2328
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
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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 +2 28 £375 -1.96% 12
South East -15 9 £260 -18.75% 3
Yorkshire - 9 £325 - 2
West Midlands -13 5 £375 +15.38%
North West -8 3 - - 1
East of England - 2 £356 - 5
East Midlands -3 1 £350 +20.68% 1
South West -34 1 £350 -
Automation Analyst
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Automation Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 62 (59.05%) Selenium
2 49 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (40.00%) Java
4 37 (35.24%) Automation Testing
5 34 (32.38%) QuickTest Pro
6 31 (29.52%) Test Automation
7 30 (28.57%) Cucumber
8 26 (24.76%) WebDriver
9 24 (22.86%) QA
10 23 (21.90%) Test Scripting
10 23 (21.90%) C#
11 20 (19.05%) SQL
12 18 (17.14%) Finance
13 17 (16.19%) Scrum
13 17 (16.19%) BDD
14 15 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
14 15 (14.29%) HP
15 13 (12.38%) TDD
15 13 (12.38%) FitNesse
15 13 (12.38%) JIRA
16 12 (11.43%) ISTQB
16 12 (11.43%) Automated Testing
16 12 (11.43%) Microsoft
16 12 (11.43%) .NET
17 11 (10.48%) JUnit
17 11 (10.48%) VB
17 11 (10.48%) JavaScript
17 11 (10.48%) Manual Testing
17 11 (10.48%) Security Cleared
17 11 (10.48%) Jenkins

Automation Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (1.90%) Drupal
1 2 (1.90%) Confluence
2 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) HTTP
1 2 (1.90%) Internet
2 1 (0.95%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 62 (59.05%) Selenium
2 34 (32.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 30 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 26 (24.76%) WebDriver
5 13 (12.38%) FitNesse
5 13 (12.38%) JIRA
6 11 (10.48%) JUnit
6 11 (10.48%) Jenkins
7 8 (7.62%) JMeter
8 7 (6.67%) Maven
9 6 (5.71%) Visual Studio
9 6 (5.71%) SoapUI
9 6 (5.71%) SpecFlow
10 5 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.81%) TeamCity
11 4 (3.81%) Git (software)
11 4 (3.81%) Zephyr
12 3 (2.86%) Behat
12 3 (2.86%) Calabash
12 3 (2.86%) TestNG
General
1 18 (17.14%) Finance
2 6 (5.71%) Banking
3 5 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Advertising
4 1 (0.95%) Games
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.43%) .NET
2 8 (7.62%) HTML
3 7 (6.67%) JSP
3 7 (6.67%) Web Services
4 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.71%) Gherkin
5 5 (4.76%) SOAP
6 3 (2.86%) XML
7 1 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.95%) Spring
7 1 (0.95%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.95%) ISPF
7 1 (0.95%) JSON
7 1 (0.95%) GWT
7 1 (0.95%) JAX-WS
7 1 (0.95%) RESTful
7 1 (0.95%) REST
7 1 (0.95%) CSS
7 1 (0.95%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.76%) Open Source
2 3 (2.86%) iPad
2 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.90%) User Experience
3 2 (1.90%) iPhone
3 2 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.95%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.95%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.95%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.95%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.67%) Android
1 7 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.86%) UNIX
3 1 (0.95%) zOS
3 1 (0.95%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (35.24%) Automation Testing
3 31 (29.52%) Test Automation
4 23 (21.90%) Test Scripting
5 17 (16.19%) Scrum
5 17 (16.19%) BDD
6 13 (12.38%) TDD
7 12 (11.43%) Automated Testing
8 11 (10.48%) Manual Testing
9 10 (9.52%) Functional Testing
10 9 (8.57%) Software Testing
10 9 (8.57%) CRM
10 9 (8.57%) E-Commerce
11 8 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (6.67%) Project Management
12 7 (6.67%) Test Strategy
13 6 (5.71%) Mentoring
13 6 (5.71%) Regression Testing
13 6 (5.71%) OO
13 6 (5.71%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (40.00%) Java
2 23 (21.90%) C#
3 20 (19.05%) SQL
4 11 (10.48%) VB
4 11 (10.48%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.62%) Ruby
6 5 (4.76%) VBScript
7 4 (3.81%) PHP
8 3 (2.86%) Python
8 3 (2.86%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.90%) Scala
10 1 (0.95%) REXX
10 1 (0.95%) C++
10 1 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (11.43%) ISTQB
2 11 (10.48%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.67%) ISEB
4 6 (5.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (2.86%) Degree
5 3 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (22.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.90%) Puppet
2 2 (1.90%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.90%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 15 (14.29%) HP
2 12 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.57%) Oracle
4 5 (4.76%) BMC
5 2 (1.90%) Siebel
6 1 (0.95%) IBM
6 1 (0.95%) SAP
6 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.95%) Remedy
6 1 (0.95%) Google
6 1 (0.95%) Green Hat
6 1 (0.95%) Adobe
6 1 (0.95%) Murex
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