The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Automation Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Specialist
Rank 165 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.025% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £115 -
% change year-on-year
+173.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Automation Specialist
England

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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3805 3690 2990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.35% 94.35% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2298 1965 1583
Median daily rate £400 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 224 207
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £11.23 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Automation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Automation Specialist in the job title.

Automation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Automation Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Automation Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Automation Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire - 1 - -
Automation Specialist
England

Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Automation Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Automation Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Extreme Programming
1 2 (50.00%) Unified Process
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) DSDM
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Kanban
1 2 (50.00%) Feature Driven Development
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum-ban
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (50.00%) eggPlant
2 1 (25.00%) Ansible
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) Hudson
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Atlassian

Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) eggPlant
1 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Hudson
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (50.00%) DSDM
1 2 (50.00%) Extreme Programming
1 2 (50.00%) Feature Driven Development
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Kanban
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum-ban
1 2 (50.00%) Unified Process
2 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (25.00%) Ansible
2 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Atlassian