The first table below looks at the demand for the Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Specialist
Rank 535 533 552
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 18 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.034% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.037% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £425 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £475 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £463 £491
% change year-on-year
-24.32% -5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43161 49005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.60% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28137 25930 28012
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
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 1836 1961 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Automation Specialist
UK

Automation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Automation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Automation Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Automation Specialist Daily Rate Trend in England

Automation Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Automation Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in England

Automation Specialist
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 Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 1 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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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
South East +1 11 £350 -26.31% 2
London +1 3 £450 - 3
Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Automation Specialist
UK

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 18 (64.29%) Test Scripting
2 17 (60.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (53.57%) HP
4 14 (50.00%) Oracle
4 14 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 13 (46.43%) CRM
6 12 (42.86%) SC Cleared
6 12 (42.86%) ISTQB
6 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
7 11 (39.29%) Automated Testing
7 11 (39.29%) VB
8 9 (32.14%) C#
9 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
9 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
10 7 (25.00%) Software Testing
10 7 (25.00%) HTML
10 7 (25.00%) .NET
10 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET
10 7 (25.00%) JSP
10 7 (25.00%) Automation Testing
10 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 6 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (21.43%) Project Management
11 6 (21.43%) DV Cleared
11 6 (21.43%) QA
11 6 (21.43%) Knowledge Management
12 5 (17.86%) Siebel
13 4 (14.29%) Selenium
13 4 (14.29%) User Stories
13 4 (14.29%) WebDriver

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.57%) Big Data
2 1 (3.57%) QlikView
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (60.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (14.29%) Selenium
2 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.14%) JUnit
4 2 (7.14%) RSpec
4 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.57%) Capybara
5 1 (3.57%) JIRA
5 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) HTML
1 7 (25.00%) .NET
1 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (25.00%) JSP
2 1 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (3.57%) jQuery
2 1 (3.57%) SOAP
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Test Scripting
2 14 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (46.43%) CRM
4 11 (39.29%) Automated Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Project Management
6 6 (21.43%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (14.29%) User Stories
8 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
8 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.71%) TDD
9 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Scrum
9 2 (7.14%) BDD
10 1 (3.57%) Network Management
10 1 (3.57%) Agile Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Keyword-Driven Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
10 1 (3.57%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) VB
2 9 (32.14%) C#
3 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) Java
5 2 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby
6 1 (3.57%) Scala
6 1 (3.57%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 12 (42.86%) ISTQB
1 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (7.14%) ISEB
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) BladeLogic
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) HP
2 14 (50.00%) Oracle
3 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.86%) Siebel
5 2 (7.14%) BMC
6 1 (3.57%) Eloqua
6 1 (3.57%) Sony
6 1 (3.57%) Business Objects
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £440 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Aldershot
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago