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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Analyst
Rank 539 517 528
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 44 40 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.086% 0.082% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.089% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 36
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£400 £375 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Automation Analyst
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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
47122 45147 49346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.76% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29091 27426 28362
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1971 2486
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.96 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 +17 28 £400 +4.57% 5
South East +9 15 £300 -20.00% 3
East Midlands +1 1 - - 1
North West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Automation Analyst
UK

Automation Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 54 (62.07%) Selenium
2 32 (36.78%) Java
3 30 (34.48%) WebDriver
4 27 (31.03%) Test Automation
5 23 (26.44%) Cucumber
6 22 (25.29%) QuickTest Pro
7 21 (24.14%) Automation Testing
8 20 (22.99%) SQL
8 20 (22.99%) QA
9 19 (21.84%) C#
9 19 (21.84%) BDD
10 16 (18.39%) Test Scripting
10 16 (18.39%) Scrum
10 16 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
12 14 (16.09%) TDD
12 14 (16.09%) Finance
13 13 (14.94%) HP
13 13 (14.94%) E-Commerce
13 13 (14.94%) Automated Testing
13 13 (14.94%) ISTQB
13 13 (14.94%) JIRA
14 12 (13.79%) Jenkins
14 12 (13.79%) User Stories
15 11 (12.64%) FitNesse
15 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
16 10 (11.49%) ISEB
16 10 (11.49%) .NET
17 9 (10.34%) JavaScript
17 9 (10.34%) CRM

Automation Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (2.30%) Confluence
2 1 (1.15%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.30%) MS Office
3 1 (1.15%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) HTTP
2 2 (2.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Navigator
2 1 (1.15%) MySQL
2 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 54 (62.07%) Selenium
2 30 (34.48%) WebDriver
3 23 (26.44%) Cucumber
4 22 (25.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 13 (14.94%) JIRA
6 12 (13.79%) Jenkins
7 11 (12.64%) FitNesse
8 8 (9.20%) JMeter
9 7 (8.05%) JUnit
9 7 (8.05%) Maven
10 6 (6.90%) SoapUI
11 5 (5.75%) Visual Studio
11 5 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (4.60%) Zephyr
12 4 (4.60%) Behat
12 4 (4.60%) Git (software)
12 4 (4.60%) WATIR
13 3 (3.45%) LoadRunner
13 3 (3.45%) SpecFlow
13 3 (3.45%) Calabash
General
1 14 (16.09%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Advertising
2 3 (3.45%) Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
3 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) Electronics
4 1 (1.15%) Games
4 1 (1.15%) Automotive
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.49%) .NET
2 7 (8.05%) HTML
2 7 (8.05%) Web Services
3 5 (5.75%) JSP
4 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.60%) SOAP
5 3 (3.45%) XML
5 3 (3.45%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.30%) RESTful
6 2 (2.30%) JSON
7 1 (1.15%) XSLT
7 1 (1.15%) CSS
7 1 (1.15%) Servlets
7 1 (1.15%) GWT
7 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.15%) JAX-WS
7 1 (1.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.90%) Open Source
3 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.30%) iPad
3 2 (2.30%) iPhone
4 1 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.15%) DTV
4 1 (1.15%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.15%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.15%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.60%) Apple iOS
1 4 (4.60%) Android
1 4 (4.60%) UNIX
2 2 (2.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.03%) Test Automation
2 21 (24.14%) Automation Testing
3 19 (21.84%) BDD
4 16 (18.39%) Test Scripting
4 16 (18.39%) Scrum
4 16 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (16.09%) TDD
6 13 (14.94%) E-Commerce
6 13 (14.94%) Automated Testing
7 12 (13.79%) User Stories
8 9 (10.34%) CRM
8 9 (10.34%) Software Testing
8 9 (10.34%) Test Strategy
9 7 (8.05%) Regression Testing
9 7 (8.05%) Manual Testing
10 5 (5.75%) Project Management
10 5 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (4.60%) Knowledge Management
11 4 (4.60%) Web Testing
11 4 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (36.78%) Java
2 20 (22.99%) SQL
3 19 (21.84%) C#
4 9 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.20%) Ruby
6 7 (8.05%) VB
7 5 (5.75%) PHP
8 4 (4.60%) VBScript
8 4 (4.60%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.45%) Python
10 2 (2.30%) C++
11 1 (1.15%) VBA
11 1 (1.15%) Groovy
11 1 (1.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (14.94%) ISTQB
2 10 (11.49%) ISEB
3 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (3.45%) Degree
6 2 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (22.99%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.30%) Vagrant
2 2 (2.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (14.94%) HP
2 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.20%) Oracle
4 4 (4.60%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.45%) SAP
6 2 (2.30%) Siebel
7 1 (1.15%) Adobe
7 1 (1.15%) Murex
7 1 (1.15%) Appcelerator
7 1 (1.15%) Green Hat
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