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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Analyst
Rank 558 529 548
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 54 45 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.085% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.092% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 35
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£375 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £293 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £306 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.12% +2.08%
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
51314 48841 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31055 29011 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 2118 2640
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -9 48 £381 +1.66% 10
London +12 29 £400 +4.57% 4
South East +2 15 £250 -33.33% 1
Hampshire -3 10 £190 -
City of London +22 9 £450 +3.44%
East Midlands 0 2 £350 +27.27% 1
Wales -17 2 £325 -4.41%
South Wales - 2 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £300 - 1
East Sussex - 2 £200 -
Berkshire +9 1 £450 -
Yorkshire +5 1 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire +4 1 £325 - 1
Southampton - 1 £190 -
Aldershot - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £338 - 1
South West - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Guildford - - - -

Automation Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 66 (61.68%) Selenium
2 40 (37.38%) Java
3 34 (31.78%) QuickTest Pro
4 33 (30.84%) WebDriver
5 31 (28.97%) Test Automation
6 28 (26.17%) Cucumber
6 28 (26.17%) Automation Testing
7 25 (23.36%) HP Quality Center
8 24 (22.43%) C#
8 24 (22.43%) Test Scripting
9 23 (21.50%) SQL
10 22 (20.56%) BDD
11 20 (18.69%) ISTQB
11 20 (18.69%) QA
12 19 (17.76%) Scrum
13 18 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (15.89%) TDD
14 17 (15.89%) JIRA
15 15 (14.02%) HP
15 15 (14.02%) Jenkins
16 14 (13.08%) ISEB
16 14 (13.08%) .NET
16 14 (13.08%) Automated Testing
16 14 (13.08%) Finance
17 13 (12.15%) Microsoft
17 13 (12.15%) E-Commerce
17 13 (12.15%) Security Cleared
18 12 (11.21%) User Stories
18 12 (11.21%) JavaScript
18 12 (11.21%) Software Testing

Automation Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.87%) Confluence
3 1 (0.93%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (7.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) HTTP
2 2 (1.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.61%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
3 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 66 (61.68%) Selenium
2 34 (31.78%) QuickTest Pro
3 33 (30.84%) WebDriver
4 28 (26.17%) Cucumber
5 17 (15.89%) JIRA
6 15 (14.02%) Jenkins
7 11 (10.28%) FitNesse
8 10 (9.35%) Maven
8 10 (9.35%) JUnit
8 10 (9.35%) JMeter
9 8 (7.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (5.61%) SoapUI
11 5 (4.67%) Bugzilla
11 5 (4.67%) Visual Studio
11 5 (4.67%) Ant
11 5 (4.67%) TestNG
11 5 (4.67%) Zephyr
12 4 (3.74%) LoadRunner
12 4 (3.74%) Behat
12 4 (3.74%) WATIR
General
1 14 (13.08%) Finance
2 4 (3.74%) Banking
3 3 (2.80%) Advertising
4 2 (1.87%) Retail
4 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.08%) .NET
2 9 (8.41%) HTML
3 7 (6.54%) Web Services
3 7 (6.54%) JSP
4 6 (5.61%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.74%) SOAP
5 4 (3.74%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.80%) XML
6 3 (2.80%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.87%) Java EE
7 2 (1.87%) JSON
7 2 (1.87%) Drools
7 2 (1.87%) RESTful
8 1 (0.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.93%) REST
8 1 (0.93%) GWT
8 1 (0.93%) JAX-WS
8 1 (0.93%) XSLT
8 1 (0.93%) CSS
8 1 (0.93%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.35%) Open Source
2 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.80%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.87%) iPad
4 2 (1.87%) iPhone
4 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.93%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.93%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.93%) GIS
5 1 (0.93%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.74%) UNIX
1 4 (3.74%) Android
1 4 (3.74%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.87%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.97%) Test Automation
2 28 (26.17%) Automation Testing
3 24 (22.43%) Test Scripting
4 22 (20.56%) BDD
5 19 (17.76%) Scrum
6 18 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (15.89%) TDD
8 14 (13.08%) Automated Testing
9 13 (12.15%) E-Commerce
10 12 (11.21%) Software Testing
10 12 (11.21%) User Stories
11 11 (10.28%) Test Strategy
11 11 (10.28%) CRM
12 9 (8.41%) Manual Testing
12 9 (8.41%) Regression Testing
13 7 (6.54%) Project Management
14 6 (5.61%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (5.61%) Knowledge Management
14 6 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (4.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (37.38%) Java
2 24 (22.43%) C#
3 23 (21.50%) SQL
4 12 (11.21%) JavaScript
5 9 (8.41%) VB
6 8 (7.48%) Ruby
7 5 (4.67%) VBScript
7 5 (4.67%) PHP
8 4 (3.74%) Python
8 4 (3.74%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.87%) C++
10 1 (0.93%) VBA
10 1 (0.93%) Groovy
10 1 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (18.69%) ISTQB
2 14 (13.08%) ISEB
3 13 (12.15%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (3.74%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.80%) Degree
6 3 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 25 (23.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.87%) Puppet
2 2 (1.87%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 15 (14.02%) HP
2 13 (12.15%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.28%) Oracle
4 4 (3.74%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.87%) SAP
5 2 (1.87%) JBoss
5 2 (1.87%) Siebel
6 1 (0.93%) Adobe
6 1 (0.93%) Murex
6 1 (0.93%) BMC
6 1 (0.93%) Appcelerator
6 1 (0.93%) Green Hat
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