The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Specialist
Rank - - 47
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - - 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-8.12% -11.11%
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 North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
736 321 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 88.25% 91.98% 91.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 148 171
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 41
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £17.20 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Automation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Automation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Automation Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Automation Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Automation Specialist
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Scala
2 2 (66.67%) RSpec
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (33.33%) Games
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) RSpec
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (33.33%) Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Scala
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA