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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Analyst
Rank 539 524 537
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 62 46 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.089% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.096% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 20
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£350 £365 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +19.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £281 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £418 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +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
52738 47909 50224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.70% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33149 28976 28331
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2109 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 30 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 30 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 -16 59 £356 -2.39% 15
London +3 28 £375 -1.96% 9
South East -15 10 £260 -18.75% 2
Yorkshire - 9 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £325 -
Hampshire - 7 £320 - 1
City of London +25 6 £423 +5.62% 1
West Midlands -6 5 £375 +15.38%
Leeds - 4 - -
North West -13 3 - -
Wales -25 3 £333 -2.20%
South Wales - 3 £333 -
Manchester -9 2 - -
Milton Keynes -11 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -12 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £356 - 2
Cambridge - 2 £356 - 1
Coventry - 2 £413 -
East of England - 2 £356 - 2
East Midlands -3 1 £350 +20.68% 1
Birmingham -6 1 £375 +15.38%
Bristol -21 1 £350 -
South West -39 1 £350 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £350 -
Derbyshire - 1 £350 -
East Sussex - 1 £200 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -

Automation Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 69 (61.61%) Selenium
2 52 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (39.29%) Java
4 41 (36.61%) Automation Testing
5 38 (33.93%) QuickTest Pro
6 32 (28.57%) Cucumber
7 31 (27.68%) Test Automation
8 28 (25.00%) WebDriver
8 28 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 26 (23.21%) C#
10 23 (20.54%) QA
11 21 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
11 21 (18.75%) BDD
12 20 (17.86%) Scrum
13 19 (16.96%) SQL
14 18 (16.07%) JIRA
15 17 (15.18%) Finance
16 16 (14.29%) ISTQB
16 16 (14.29%) .NET
16 16 (14.29%) Security Cleared
17 14 (12.50%) Jenkins
17 14 (12.50%) HP
17 14 (12.50%) TDD
18 13 (11.61%) FitNesse
18 13 (11.61%) JUnit
19 12 (10.71%) Microsoft
19 12 (10.71%) Software Testing
19 12 (10.71%) Manual Testing
20 11 (9.82%) Automated Testing
20 11 (9.82%) JMeter

Automation Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.79%) Drupal
2 2 (1.79%) Confluence
3 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.89%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) Internet
1 2 (1.79%) HTTP
2 1 (0.89%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.89%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.89%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 69 (61.61%) Selenium
2 38 (33.93%) QuickTest Pro
3 32 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 28 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 18 (16.07%) JIRA
6 14 (12.50%) Jenkins
7 13 (11.61%) FitNesse
7 13 (11.61%) JUnit
8 11 (9.82%) JMeter
9 10 (8.93%) Maven
10 7 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (5.36%) SoapUI
11 6 (5.36%) SpecFlow
11 6 (5.36%) TestNG
12 5 (4.46%) Zephyr
12 5 (4.46%) Bugzilla
12 5 (4.46%) Visual Studio
12 5 (4.46%) Ant
13 4 (3.57%) Subversion
13 4 (3.57%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (15.18%) Finance
2 6 (5.36%) Banking
3 5 (4.46%) Retail
4 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.89%) Advertising
4 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.29%) .NET
2 8 (7.14%) HTML
3 7 (6.25%) JSP
3 7 (6.25%) Web Services
4 6 (5.36%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.36%) Gherkin
5 5 (4.46%) SOAP
6 4 (3.57%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.68%) XML
8 1 (0.89%) JAX-WS
8 1 (0.89%) RESTful
8 1 (0.89%) REST
8 1 (0.89%) Spring
8 1 (0.89%) ISPF
8 1 (0.89%) JSON
8 1 (0.89%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.89%) GWT
8 1 (0.89%) CSS
8 1 (0.89%) Servlets
8 1 (0.89%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.14%) Open Source
2 3 (2.68%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.68%) iPad
2 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.68%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.79%) iPhone
3 2 (1.79%) User Experience
4 1 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.89%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.89%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.89%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.89%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.25%) Android
1 7 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.68%) UNIX
3 1 (0.89%) zOS
3 1 (0.89%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (36.61%) Automation Testing
3 31 (27.68%) Test Automation
4 28 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 21 (18.75%) BDD
6 20 (17.86%) Scrum
7 14 (12.50%) TDD
8 12 (10.71%) Software Testing
8 12 (10.71%) Manual Testing
9 11 (9.82%) Automated Testing
10 10 (8.93%) E-Commerce
10 10 (8.93%) Functional Testing
11 9 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (8.04%) CRM
12 7 (6.25%) Kanban
12 7 (6.25%) Regression Testing
12 7 (6.25%) Project Management
13 6 (5.36%) OO
13 6 (5.36%) Knowledge Management
13 6 (5.36%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (39.29%) Java
2 26 (23.21%) C#
3 19 (16.96%) SQL
4 11 (9.82%) VB
4 11 (9.82%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.25%) Ruby
6 5 (4.46%) VBScript
7 4 (3.57%) PHP
8 3 (2.68%) Python
8 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.89%) Scala
9 1 (0.89%) C++
9 1 (0.89%) VBA
9 1 (0.89%) REXX
Qualifications
1 16 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 16 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.93%) ISEB
3 6 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (2.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (20.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 21 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.79%) BladeLogic
2 2 (1.79%) Puppet
2 2 (1.79%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (12.50%) HP
2 12 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.93%) Oracle
4 5 (4.46%) BMC
5 2 (1.79%) Siebel
6 1 (0.89%) Green Hat
6 1 (0.89%) Google
6 1 (0.89%) SAP
6 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.89%) IBM
6 1 (0.89%) Adobe
6 1 (0.89%) Murex
6 1 (0.89%) Remedy
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £250 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: £1 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Uxbridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £0 - £225 per day
Posted: 16 days ago