The first table below looks at the demand for the Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Specialist
Rank 230 225 245
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 12 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.048% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.052% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £475 £800
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -40.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £463 £800
% change year-on-year
-29.72% -42.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8253 7745 8944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.13% 92.81% 91.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 3985 4072
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 570 660
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Automation Specialist
England

Automation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Automation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Automation Specialist
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 Specialist across the South East region.

Automation Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Automation Specialist
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 Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 July 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -2 11 £325 - 2
Automation Specialist
England

Automation Specialist
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 12 (100.00%) Oracle
1 12 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (91.67%) CRM
2 11 (91.67%) HP
3 10 (83.33%) Test Scripting
4 8 (66.67%) ISTQB
4 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (66.67%) C#
4 8 (66.67%) VB
5 7 (58.33%) .NET
5 7 (58.33%) HTML
5 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
5 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
5 7 (58.33%) JSP
5 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
5 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
6 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
6 6 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
6 6 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (50.00%) Project Management
7 4 (33.33%) Siebel
8 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) HTML
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
1 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
1 7 (58.33%) JSP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) CRM
2 10 (83.33%) Test Scripting
3 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (50.00%) Project Management
3 6 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C#
1 8 (66.67%) VB
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Oracle
2 11 (91.67%) HP
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Siebel
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