The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Specialist
Rank 566 551 562
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 17 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.029% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.031% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 8
Average daily rate
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£390 £450 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £423 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £479 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £475 £166
% change year-on-year
-20.63% +185.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Automation Specialist
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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
47194 44670 49324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.21% 92.82% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29171 27141 28355
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 1876 1959 2460
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 £40.00 £40.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 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 29 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 -11 9 - - 1
London +12 3 £445 -1.11%
South West - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Automation Specialist
UK

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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 17 (60.71%) Test Scripting
2 16 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (50.00%) HP
3 14 (50.00%) Oracle
4 13 (46.43%) CRM
4 13 (46.43%) Test Automation
5 11 (39.29%) VB
5 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
6 10 (35.71%) C#
7 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
7 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
8 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 8 (28.57%) Automated Testing
9 7 (25.00%) HTML
9 7 (25.00%) .NET
9 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 7 (25.00%) JSP
9 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (21.43%) DV Cleared
10 6 (21.43%) Automation Testing
10 6 (21.43%) WebDriver
10 6 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (21.43%) Java
10 6 (21.43%) Project Management
10 6 (21.43%) Knowledge Management
10 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
10 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (17.86%) TDD
11 5 (17.86%) QA

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) VLAN
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.57%) QlikView
2 1 (3.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (21.43%) WebDriver
3 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
3 5 (17.86%) Selenium
4 4 (14.29%) JUnit
4 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 3 (10.71%) RSpec
6 1 (3.57%) Ant
6 1 (3.57%) Calabash
6 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.57%) Concordion
6 1 (3.57%) Robotium
6 1 (3.57%) Capybara
6 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.57%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.57%) Subversion
6 1 (3.57%) Maven
6 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 3 (10.71%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
3 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%) SOAP
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) jQuery
2 1 (3.57%) RESTful
2 1 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Handset
1 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Android
2 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Test Scripting
2 13 (46.43%) Test Automation
2 13 (46.43%) CRM
3 8 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Project Management
4 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (21.43%) Automation Testing
5 5 (17.86%) TDD
6 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
6 3 (10.71%) BDD
7 2 (7.14%) Web Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Test Management
8 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.57%) Network Management
8 1 (3.57%) Agile Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Keyword-Driven Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) VB
2 10 (35.71%) C#
3 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 6 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (10.71%) Python
6 2 (7.14%) Ruby
6 2 (7.14%) Scala
7 1 (3.57%) Tcl
7 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.57%) Perl
7 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
2 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
2 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (21.43%) DV Cleared
5 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (7.14%) Degree
7 1 (3.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) BladeLogic
2 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Oracle
1 14 (50.00%) HP
2 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.86%) Siebel
4 3 (10.71%) BMC
5 1 (3.57%) Sony
5 1 (3.57%) Eloqua
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) Business Objects