The first table below looks at the demand for the Automation Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 24 April 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 Wales 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Analyst
Rank 58 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.35% 0.30% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £110.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+144.44% -
Job Titles Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
525 310 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 92.11% 94.51% 92.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 195 162
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 20
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £14.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +9.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Automation Analyst
Wales

Automation Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Automation Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Automation Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Automation Analyst Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Automation Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (25.00%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) JMeter
4 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Subversion
4 1 (25.00%) Maven
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) Ant
4 1 (25.00%) JUnit

Automation Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (25.00%) TestNG
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) TortoiseSVN
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Ant
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM