The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Analyst
Rank 245 234 228
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 22 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 1
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£363 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -18.00%
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 South 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8790 8459 7868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.32% 91.87% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5225 4616 4110
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 403 531
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Automation Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Automation Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Automation Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Automation Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Automation Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Automation Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Automation Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Analyst within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire -1 13 £326 +33.06%
Berkshire 0 4 £400 -11.11%
West Sussex - 2 £388 -
East Sussex -8 1 £375 -
Kent - 1 £360 -
Automation Analyst
England

Automation Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Automation Analyst 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 Analyst in their job title.

1 28 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (61.11%) Selenium
3 20 (55.56%) Java
4 17 (47.22%) BDD
5 14 (38.89%) Test Automation
5 14 (38.89%) Software Testing
6 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
6 13 (36.11%) Cucumber
7 12 (33.33%) JIRA
8 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (30.56%) C#
8 11 (30.56%) Scrum
9 10 (27.78%) SQL
9 10 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (25.00%) ISTQB
10 9 (25.00%) XML
10 9 (25.00%) TDD
11 8 (22.22%) Web Services
11 8 (22.22%) E-Commerce
11 8 (22.22%) Waterfall
11 8 (22.22%) Automation Testing
12 7 (19.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (19.44%) Automated Testing
12 7 (19.44%) ISEB
13 6 (16.67%) HP UFT
13 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 6 (16.67%) Spring
13 6 (16.67%) WebDriver
13 6 (16.67%) Test Management

Automation Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Automation Analyst 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 Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) DAB
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) DB2
2 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (61.11%) Selenium
2 13 (36.11%) Cucumber
3 12 (33.33%) JIRA
4 6 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 6 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 5 (13.89%) JMeter
5 5 (13.89%) Subversion
5 5 (13.89%) JUnit
6 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (11.11%) SoapUI
7 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
7 3 (8.33%) Maven
8 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
8 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
8 2 (5.56%) IntelliJ
8 2 (5.56%) Ant
8 2 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (5.56%) TestComplete
8 2 (5.56%) TestNG
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.78%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) XML
2 8 (22.22%) Web Services
3 6 (16.67%) Spring
3 6 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 4 (11.11%) JSON
4 4 (11.11%) HTML
4 4 (11.11%) .NET
5 3 (8.33%) CSS
5 3 (8.33%) Ajax
6 2 (5.56%) JAXB
6 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) iSeries
2 1 (2.78%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) AIX
1 4 (11.11%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Android
2 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) BDD
3 14 (38.89%) Test Automation
3 14 (38.89%) Software Testing
4 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
5 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (30.56%) Scrum
6 10 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (25.00%) TDD
8 8 (22.22%) E-Commerce
8 8 (22.22%) Waterfall
8 8 (22.22%) Automation Testing
9 7 (19.44%) Automated Testing
10 6 (16.67%) Test Management
11 5 (13.89%) Validation
12 4 (11.11%) Migration
12 4 (11.11%) ETL
12 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
12 4 (11.11%) Manual Testing
12 4 (11.11%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (55.56%) Java
2 11 (30.56%) C#
3 10 (27.78%) SQL
4 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.11%) Python
5 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.78%) VBScript
6 1 (2.78%) VB
6 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (19.44%) ISEB
2 7 (19.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) Ab Initio
3 3 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.78%) Google
5 1 (2.78%) Coremetrics
5 1 (2.78%) Red Gate