The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Automation Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Analyst
Rank 633 654 628
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -26
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 20 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.016% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.016% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 11
Median daily rate £400 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £419 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £521 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-29.41% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Automation Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Automation Analyst in the job title.

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 29 September 2016.

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 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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
England +17 14 £425 -15.00% 3
London 0 9 £450 -11.33% 2
County Antrim - 4 £264 -
Belfast - 4 £264 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £264 -
Yorkshire - 3 £300 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £300 -
Wales - 2 £450 -
Rotherham - 2 £300 -
South East +20 1 £425 -
Buckinghamshire +15 1 £425 -
Milton Keynes +12 1 £425 -
City of London +12 1 £450 -10.00% 1
Warwickshire - 1 £400 -
South Wales - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
Harrogate - 1 £425 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Warwick - 1 £400 -

Automation Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Automation Analyst 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 featuring Automation Analyst in the job title.

1 10 (33.33%) Banking
2 9 (30.00%) QA
3 8 (26.67%) Selenium
3 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (20.00%) Windows
4 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (20.00%) Marketing
5 5 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 5 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 5 (16.67%) CRM
5 5 (16.67%) IBM
5 5 (16.67%) TDD
5 5 (16.67%) Finance
6 4 (13.33%) Validation
6 4 (13.33%) Project Management
6 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
6 4 (13.33%) MS Project
6 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
6 4 (13.33%) SpecFlow
6 4 (13.33%) Workflow
6 4 (13.33%) Degree
6 4 (13.33%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (10.00%) Marketing Automation
7 3 (10.00%) Blue Prism
7 3 (10.00%) API Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
7 3 (10.00%) Database Marketing
7 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing

Automation Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (13.33%) MS Project
4 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (6.67%) Eloqua
1 2 (6.67%) Radian6
1 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 2 (6.67%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Force.com
1 2 (6.67%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Selenium
2 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 4 (13.33%) SpecFlow
3 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (33.33%) Banking
2 6 (20.00%) Marketing
3 5 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (6.67%) Back Office
4 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Flex
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Contactless
3 1 (3.33%) Derivative
3 1 (3.33%) EMV
3 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) AIX
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Solaris
2 3 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (3.33%) MVS
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 5 (16.67%) CRM
2 5 (16.67%) TDD
2 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (13.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Project Management
3 4 (13.33%) Validation
3 4 (13.33%) Workflow
4 3 (10.00%) API Testing
4 3 (10.00%) BDD
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (10.00%) Data Management
4 3 (10.00%) Database Marketing
4 3 (10.00%) Marketing Automation
4 3 (10.00%) Migration
4 3 (10.00%) Open Source
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
1 2 (6.67%) VBA
2 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.33%) C#
2 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) ISEB
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) IBM
2 3 (10.00%) Blue Prism
2 3 (10.00%) CA
2 3 (10.00%) Marketo
3 2 (6.67%) Adobe
3 2 (6.67%) Aprimo
3 2 (6.67%) BMC
3 2 (6.67%) ILOG
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.67%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.33%) Tableau