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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Specialist
Rank 573 557 530
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -27
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 19 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.037% 0.033% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.035% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -26.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £298 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £435 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £463
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -29.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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
46993 45168 41393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.48% 92.76% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 30139 28182 24625
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1790 1829 1978
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £39.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 July 2015.

Automation Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in England

Automation Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Automation Specialist Hourly Rate Trend 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 July 2015. 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 9 £450 - 3
South East -20 5 £205 -36.92% 1
East of England 0 2 £375 -28.57%
South West - 2 - -
North West - 1 £350 - 1
Automation Specialist
UK

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
2 11 (40.74%) HP UFT
3 7 (25.93%) Marketo
3 7 (25.93%) Marketing
3 7 (25.93%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (25.93%) SQL
4 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (22.22%) Selenium
5 5 (18.52%) QA
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (18.52%) Degree
5 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
5 5 (18.52%) HP
5 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 5 (18.52%) Finance
6 4 (14.81%) Project Management
6 4 (14.81%) Java
6 4 (14.81%) Banking
6 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
7 3 (11.11%) Content Management
7 3 (11.11%) TDD
7 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
7 3 (11.11%) SEO
7 3 (11.11%) JIRA

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) HP UFT
2 6 (22.22%) Selenium
3 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 3 (11.11%) JIRA
4 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.41%) Jasmine
5 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
5 1 (3.70%) Ant
5 1 (3.70%) JUnit
5 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.70%) Hudson
5 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.70%) TestComplete
5 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.70%) AccuRev
5 1 (3.70%) JMeter
5 1 (3.70%) Subversion
5 1 (3.70%) Maven
General
1 7 (25.93%) Marketing
2 5 (18.52%) Finance
3 4 (14.81%) Banking
4 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.70%) Front Office
6 1 (3.70%) Legal
6 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) CSS
2 2 (7.41%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) XSLT
3 1 (3.70%) Java SE
3 1 (3.70%) WPF
3 1 (3.70%) JSP
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.70%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) UNIX
1 2 (7.41%) MVS
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Solaris
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
2 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
4 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) OO
5 3 (11.11%) TDD
5 3 (11.11%) SEO
5 3 (11.11%) Creative Marketing
5 3 (11.11%) Search Engine Marketing
5 3 (11.11%) Content Management
6 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.41%) CRM
6 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.41%) OOP
7 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) C#
4 2 (7.41%) VB
4 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.70%) PHP
5 1 (3.70%) VBA
5 1 (3.70%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) Ruby
5 1 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (3.70%) ISEB
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
2 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Salesforce.com
1 7 (25.93%) Marketo
2 5 (18.52%) HP
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) Cognos
4 1 (3.70%) Siebel
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) Adobe
4 1 (3.70%) Murex
4 1 (3.70%) Calypso
4 1 (3.70%) Infragistics
4 1 (3.70%) Aprimo
4 1 (3.70%) Eloqua
London
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Venn Group
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Truphone
Rate: Rate tbc
Posted: 13 days ago