The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Analyst
Rank 530 500 537
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +37
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 57 44 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.092% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.100% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 28 26
Average daily rate £331 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.47% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £253 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £458 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £110.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+144.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £110.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+144.44% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -74 51 £338 -8.78% 17
London -21 27 £338 -14.28% 8
South East -6 13 £325 +20.93% 4
City of London -19 9 £338 -15.62% 2
Scotland -4 5 £234 -48.05% 1
South West -17 5 £325 -
Edinburgh - 4 £230 - 1
Surrey - 3 £388 - 3
East Midlands - 3 £280 - 1
Hampshire +4 2 £325 - 1
Berkshire -7 2 £275 -24.13%
Northamptonshire - 2 £300 - 1
Northampton - 2 £300 -
East of England - 2 £300 - 1
Wales -20 1 £375 - 1
Bristol - 1 £320 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 3
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 3
Lancashire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -

Automation Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 77 (64.17%) Selenium
2 41 (34.17%) Test Automation
3 39 (32.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 37 (30.83%) Test Scripting
5 36 (30.00%) WebDriver
6 35 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (25.00%) SQL
8 29 (24.17%) BDD
9 27 (22.50%) Cucumber
9 27 (22.50%) C#
10 25 (20.83%) Java
11 21 (17.50%) Scrum
11 21 (17.50%) HP Quality Center
12 20 (16.67%) Automated Testing
12 20 (16.67%) Finance
13 19 (15.83%) HP
13 19 (15.83%) Security Cleared
13 19 (15.83%) QA
13 19 (15.83%) Automation Testing
14 18 (15.00%) E-Commerce
15 17 (14.17%) ISEB
16 16 (13.33%) SC Cleared
17 15 (12.50%) SoapUI
18 14 (11.67%) .NET
18 14 (11.67%) Visual Studio
18 14 (11.67%) Manual Testing
19 12 (10.00%) JIRA
19 12 (10.00%) ISTQB
20 11 (9.17%) Software Testing
20 11 (9.17%) SOAP

Automation Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (0.83%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Summit
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) HTTP
1 1 (0.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.83%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 77 (64.17%) Selenium
2 39 (32.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 36 (30.00%) WebDriver
4 27 (22.50%) Cucumber
5 15 (12.50%) SoapUI
6 14 (11.67%) Visual Studio
7 12 (10.00%) JIRA
8 11 (9.17%) JMeter
9 10 (8.33%) SpecFlow
10 8 (6.67%) LoadRunner
10 8 (6.67%) Jenkins
11 7 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (3.33%) WATIR
13 3 (2.50%) TeamCity
13 3 (2.50%) FitNesse
14 2 (1.67%) Maven
14 2 (1.67%) NUnit
14 2 (1.67%) JUnit
14 2 (1.67%) Rational Functional Tester
14 2 (1.67%) MSTest
General
1 20 (16.67%) Finance
2 9 (7.50%) Banking
3 7 (5.83%) Retail
4 5 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.50%) Publishing
6 2 (1.67%) Advertising
6 2 (1.67%) Automotive
7 1 (0.83%) Law
7 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.83%) Electronics
7 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.67%) .NET
2 11 (9.17%) SOAP
3 8 (6.67%) Web Services
4 7 (5.83%) XML
5 4 (3.33%) HTML
6 3 (2.50%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.67%) Java EE
7 2 (1.67%) Drools
7 2 (1.67%) REST
8 1 (0.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.83%) RESTful
8 1 (0.83%) XSLT
8 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.83%) JSON
8 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.83%) WCF
8 1 (0.83%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.00%) Open Source
3 3 (2.50%) AS400
4 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.83%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.83%) GIS
5 1 (0.83%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.83%) DTV
5 1 (0.83%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.83%) Equities
5 1 (0.83%) Derivative
5 1 (0.83%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.17%) Windows
2 10 (8.33%) UNIX
3 9 (7.50%) Linux
4 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (5.83%) Windows XP
5 6 (5.00%) Android
6 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (34.17%) Test Automation
2 37 (30.83%) Test Scripting
3 35 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (24.17%) BDD
5 21 (17.50%) Scrum
6 20 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 19 (15.83%) Automation Testing
8 18 (15.00%) E-Commerce
9 14 (11.67%) Manual Testing
10 11 (9.17%) Software Testing
10 11 (9.17%) User Stories
11 10 (8.33%) TDD
12 9 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (6.67%) OO
14 5 (4.17%) Test Strategy
14 5 (4.17%) Regression Testing
15 4 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (3.33%) Integration Testing
15 4 (3.33%) SOA
15 4 (3.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.00%) SQL
2 27 (22.50%) C#
3 25 (20.83%) Java
4 9 (7.50%) VBScript
5 8 (6.67%) VB
6 7 (5.83%) Ruby
7 5 (4.17%) Python
7 5 (4.17%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.50%) PHP
8 3 (2.50%) VBA
9 1 (0.83%) C++
9 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.83%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 19 (15.83%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.17%) ISEB
3 16 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 12 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.83%) Degree
5 1 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.83%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.67%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.67%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 7 (5.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (17.50%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (5.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 19 (15.83%) HP
2 7 (5.83%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.50%) Oracle
3 3 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.67%) IBM
4 2 (1.67%) SAP
4 2 (1.67%) JBoss
5 1 (0.83%) Appcelerator
5 1 (0.83%) Citrix
5 1 (0.83%) Zend
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