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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Analyst
Rank 544 526 537
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 63 52 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 43 12
Average daily rate
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£339 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £290 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £446 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +16.36%
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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
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 £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -11 59 £344 -5.82% 8
London -3 23 £350 -12.50% 7
South East -10 13 £328 +23.00%
Hampshire -11 10 £335 -
Yorkshire - 9 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £325 -
City of London +4 5 £445 +5.95% 5
North West -3 5 £275 -21.42%
West Midlands -8 5 £375 +15.38%
Leeds - 4 - -
South Wales -22 3 £333 -0.74%
Wales -30 3 £333 -0.74%
Milton Keynes -9 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -10 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £356 -
Cambridge - 2 £356 -
East of England - 2 £356 -
Birmingham -3 1 £375 +15.38%
East Midlands -5 1 £350 +7.69%
Surrey -9 1 £225 -29.68%
South West -34 1 £350 +16.66%
Lancashire - 1 £275 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 £350 -
Derby - 1 £350 -
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - -

Automation Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 71 (62.83%) Selenium
2 58 (51.33%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (45.13%) Java
4 41 (36.28%) Automation Testing
5 36 (31.86%) Cucumber
6 35 (30.97%) QuickTest Pro
7 32 (28.32%) WebDriver
7 32 (28.32%) Test Automation
8 30 (26.55%) Test Scripting
9 27 (23.89%) C#
10 26 (23.01%) BDD
11 24 (21.24%) SQL
12 23 (20.35%) Scrum
12 23 (20.35%) QA
13 19 (16.81%) .NET
14 18 (15.93%) Finance
15 16 (14.16%) JIRA
15 16 (14.16%) HP Quality Center
16 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
16 15 (13.27%) Automated Testing
17 14 (12.39%) TDD
17 14 (12.39%) ISTQB
18 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
18 13 (11.50%) HP
19 12 (10.62%) JUnit
19 12 (10.62%) E-Commerce
19 12 (10.62%) Software Testing
19 12 (10.62%) FitNesse
19 12 (10.62%) Manual Testing
19 12 (10.62%) Jenkins

Automation Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.77%) Drupal
2 2 (1.77%) Confluence
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%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) HTTP
1 2 (1.77%) Internet
2 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
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 71 (62.83%) Selenium
2 36 (31.86%) Cucumber
3 35 (30.97%) QuickTest Pro
4 32 (28.32%) WebDriver
5 16 (14.16%) JIRA
6 12 (10.62%) FitNesse
6 12 (10.62%) JUnit
6 12 (10.62%) Jenkins
7 11 (9.73%) Maven
8 9 (7.96%) JMeter
8 9 (7.96%) SoapUI
8 9 (7.96%) SpecFlow
9 7 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (5.31%) TestNG
11 5 (4.42%) TeamCity
11 5 (4.42%) Bugzilla
11 5 (4.42%) Visual Studio
11 5 (4.42%) Ant
12 4 (3.54%) Subversion
13 3 (2.65%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 18 (15.93%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Banking
3 5 (4.42%) Retail
4 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.81%) .NET
2 8 (7.08%) HTML
2 8 (7.08%) Gherkin
3 7 (6.19%) JSP
3 7 (6.19%) SOAP
4 6 (5.31%) Web Services
4 6 (5.31%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.31%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.54%) XML
6 1 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.88%) Spring
6 1 (0.88%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.88%) ISPF
6 1 (0.88%) CSS
6 1 (0.88%) Servlets
6 1 (0.88%) JSON
6 1 (0.88%) WCF
6 1 (0.88%) WF
6 1 (0.88%) GWT
6 1 (0.88%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.19%) Open Source
2 3 (2.65%) iPad
2 3 (2.65%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.77%) User Experience
3 2 (1.77%) iPhone
4 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.88%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.88%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.88%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.88%) Grid Computing
4 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.88%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.19%) Android
1 7 (6.19%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.65%) UNIX
3 1 (0.88%) zOS
3 1 (0.88%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (51.33%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (36.28%) Automation Testing
3 32 (28.32%) Test Automation
4 30 (26.55%) Test Scripting
5 26 (23.01%) BDD
6 23 (20.35%) Scrum
7 15 (13.27%) Automated Testing
8 14 (12.39%) TDD
9 12 (10.62%) E-Commerce
9 12 (10.62%) Software Testing
9 12 (10.62%) Manual Testing
10 11 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (8.85%) Mentoring
12 9 (7.96%) Functional Testing
12 9 (7.96%) Test Strategy
12 9 (7.96%) CRM
13 8 (7.08%) OO
13 8 (7.08%) Software Engineering
14 7 (6.19%) Kanban
15 6 (5.31%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (45.13%) Java
2 27 (23.89%) C#
3 24 (21.24%) SQL
4 11 (9.73%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.85%) VB
6 9 (7.96%) Ruby
7 5 (4.42%) VBScript
8 4 (3.54%) PHP
9 3 (2.65%) Python
9 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.77%) VBA
11 1 (0.88%) REXX
11 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.39%) ISTQB
3 8 (7.08%) ISEB
4 6 (5.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (4.42%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.65%) Degree
6 3 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (20.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (14.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.77%) Puppet
2 2 (1.77%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.77%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 13 (11.50%) HP
1 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.73%) Oracle
3 5 (4.42%) BMC
4 2 (1.77%) Siebel
4 2 (1.77%) ESRI
5 1 (0.88%) Google
5 1 (0.88%) Green Hat
5 1 (0.88%) Adobe
5 1 (0.88%) Murex
5 1 (0.88%) IBM
5 1 (0.88%) SAP
5 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.88%) Remedy
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NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago