The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Analyst
Rank 552 545 556
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 65 45 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.085% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.092% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 29 28
Average daily rate
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£369 £365 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.02% +10.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Automation Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Automation Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automation Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Analyst within the UK.

Automation Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Automation Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Automation Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Automation Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Analyst within the UK.

Automation Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Automation Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 60 £375 +1.35% 11
London +18 33 £388 +1.30% 1
South East -7 11 £320 - 1
City of London +35 8 £525 +40.00%
Hampshire -4 7 £320 -
Yorkshire - 5 £325 - 3
West Midlands - 5 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £325 - 2
Buckinghamshire +6 2 - -
Milton Keynes +3 2 - -
East Midlands 0 2 £350 +23.89%
Wales -26 2 £340 - 1
South Wales - 2 £340 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £356 - 2
East of England - 2 £356 - 4
Cambridge - 2 £356 - 2
Coventry - 2 £413 -
Berkshire +17 1 £450 +125.00% 1
North West -10 1 - - 1
Manchester -15 1 - - 1
Bristol -15 1 £350 +7.69%
South West -31 1 £350 +7.69%
Derbyshire - 1 £350 -
East Sussex - 1 £200 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Aldershot - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £375 - 1
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Derby - 1 £350 -
Guildford - - - -

Automation Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 65 (57.52%) Selenium
2 51 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (39.82%) Java
4 42 (37.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 37 (32.74%) Automation Testing
6 33 (29.20%) Test Automation
7 29 (25.66%) C#
8 28 (24.78%) HP Quality Center
8 28 (24.78%) Cucumber
9 27 (23.89%) WebDriver
9 27 (23.89%) Test Scripting
10 26 (23.01%) QA
11 22 (19.47%) Scrum
12 21 (18.58%) SQL
13 20 (17.70%) BDD
14 18 (15.93%) TDD
14 18 (15.93%) ISTQB
14 18 (15.93%) JIRA
15 16 (14.16%) Finance
15 16 (14.16%) .NET
15 16 (14.16%) HP
15 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
16 15 (13.27%) Jenkins
16 15 (13.27%) JUnit
17 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
17 13 (11.50%) Software Testing
17 13 (11.50%) FitNesse
18 12 (10.62%) Maven
18 12 (10.62%) ISEB
18 12 (10.62%) JMeter

Automation Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.77%) Confluence
2 2 (1.77%) Drupal
3 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (7.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.77%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) Internet
2 2 (1.77%) HTTP
3 1 (0.88%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.31%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Navigator
2 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 65 (57.52%) Selenium
2 42 (37.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 28 (24.78%) Cucumber
4 27 (23.89%) WebDriver
5 18 (15.93%) JIRA
6 15 (13.27%) Jenkins
6 15 (13.27%) JUnit
7 13 (11.50%) FitNesse
8 12 (10.62%) Maven
8 12 (10.62%) JMeter
9 9 (7.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (6.19%) Ant
10 7 (6.19%) TestNG
10 7 (6.19%) SoapUI
11 6 (5.31%) SpecFlow
11 6 (5.31%) Bugzilla
12 5 (4.42%) Subversion
12 5 (4.42%) Visual Studio
12 5 (4.42%) Zephyr
13 4 (3.54%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 16 (14.16%) Finance
2 5 (4.42%) Banking
3 3 (2.65%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Games
4 1 (0.88%) Advertising
4 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.16%) .NET
2 8 (7.08%) HTML
3 7 (6.19%) JSP
3 7 (6.19%) Web Services
4 6 (5.31%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.31%) SOAP
5 5 (4.42%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.54%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.65%) XML
8 2 (1.77%) Drools
8 2 (1.77%) Java EE
9 1 (0.88%) GWT
9 1 (0.88%) JSON
9 1 (0.88%) Spring
9 1 (0.88%) CSS
9 1 (0.88%) Servlets
9 1 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.88%) JAX-WS
9 1 (0.88%) RESTful
9 1 (0.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) Open Source
2 4 (3.54%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.77%) iPad
4 2 (1.77%) iPhone
4 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.88%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.88%) GIS
5 1 (0.88%) User Experience
5 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.88%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.42%) Apple iOS
1 5 (4.42%) Android
2 3 (2.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (32.74%) Automation Testing
3 33 (29.20%) Test Automation
4 27 (23.89%) Test Scripting
5 22 (19.47%) Scrum
6 20 (17.70%) BDD
7 18 (15.93%) TDD
8 13 (11.50%) Software Testing
9 11 (9.73%) Automated Testing
10 10 (8.85%) Test Strategy
10 10 (8.85%) Functional Testing
11 9 (7.96%) CRM
11 9 (7.96%) Regression Testing
11 9 (7.96%) Manual Testing
12 8 (7.08%) E-Commerce
13 7 (6.19%) Project Management
13 7 (6.19%) Kanban
13 7 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (5.31%) Mentoring
14 6 (5.31%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 45 (39.82%) Java
2 29 (25.66%) C#
3 21 (18.58%) SQL
4 12 (10.62%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.73%) VB
6 7 (6.19%) Ruby
7 6 (5.31%) VBScript
8 5 (4.42%) PHP
9 4 (3.54%) Python
10 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.77%) Scala
11 2 (1.77%) C++
12 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (15.93%) ISTQB
2 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
3 12 (10.62%) ISEB
4 6 (5.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (3.54%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (23.01%) QA
Systems Management
1 28 (24.78%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.77%) Puppet
2 2 (1.77%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.77%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 16 (14.16%) HP
2 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.85%) Oracle
4 5 (4.42%) BMC
5 2 (1.77%) Siebel
5 2 (1.77%) JBoss
5 2 (1.77%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) IBM
6 1 (0.88%) Adobe
6 1 (0.88%) Murex
6 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.88%) Remedy
6 1 (0.88%) Green Hat
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