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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Analyst
Rank 558 556 542
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 75 54 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.097% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.10% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 28 25
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£363 £381 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% +4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £222 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £304
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.99%
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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 65 £369 -3.27% 16
South East -12 26 £369 +47.50% 1
London +1 24 £400 - 5
Hampshire +6 16 £350 +84.21%
Scotland -8 7 £350 - 2
Glasgow +11 5 £350 - 2
Yorkshire -25 5 £388 +24.00% 1
South West - 5 £330 -
City of London +3 4 £420 -6.66% 2
West Yorkshire -24 4 £388 +19.23% 1
Berkshire 0 3 £400 -11.11%
Milton Keynes -6 3 £320 -
Buckinghamshire -11 3 £320 +6.66%
Leeds - 3 £388 - 1
Plymouth - 3 £325 -
Reading - 3 £400 -
Winchester - 3 £326 -
Wales - 3 £388 -
Cardiff - 3 £388 -
Devon - 3 £325 -
South Wales - 3 £388 -
North West - 2 - - 4
East of England - 2 £313 - 3
Basingstoke - 2 £380 -
West Sussex - 2 £388 -
Manchester - 2 - - 2
Worthing - 2 £388 -
East Sussex +3 1 £375 +87.50%
Southampton -1 1 £338 +77.63%
Taunton - 1 £350 -

Automation Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 78 (61.90%) Selenium
2 72 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (46.83%) Java
4 46 (36.51%) Cucumber
5 45 (35.71%) BDD
6 35 (27.78%) Test Automation
7 31 (24.60%) Automation Testing
8 30 (23.81%) Test Scripting
9 28 (22.22%) C#
9 28 (22.22%) Finance
10 27 (21.43%) Software Testing
11 26 (20.63%) HP UFT
11 26 (20.63%) WebDriver
12 23 (18.25%) TDD
13 22 (17.46%) Scrum
13 22 (17.46%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (15.87%) SQL
15 19 (15.08%) Gherkin
16 18 (14.29%) JIRA
17 17 (13.49%) User Acceptance Testing
17 17 (13.49%) Web Services
17 17 (13.49%) XML
18 16 (12.70%) ISTQB
18 16 (12.70%) QA
19 14 (11.11%) SpecFlow
19 14 (11.11%) .NET
20 13 (10.32%) JavaScript
20 13 (10.32%) Microsoft
21 12 (9.52%) HP
21 12 (9.52%) Oracle

Automation Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (2.38%) JBoss
2 2 (1.59%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.59%) IIS
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.79%) CICS
3 1 (0.79%) CMS
3 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.79%) Confluence
3 1 (0.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.97%) DAB
2 1 (0.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.76%) DB2
2 5 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.97%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.17%) MySQL
4 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.59%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.59%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 78 (61.90%) Selenium
2 46 (36.51%) Cucumber
3 26 (20.63%) WebDriver
3 26 (20.63%) HP UFT
4 18 (14.29%) JIRA
5 14 (11.11%) SpecFlow
6 11 (8.73%) JUnit
6 11 (8.73%) Jenkins
7 8 (6.35%) JMeter
7 8 (6.35%) Maven
8 7 (5.56%) Subversion
8 7 (5.56%) Visual Studio
8 7 (5.56%) SoapUI
8 7 (5.56%) Git (software)
8 7 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (4.76%) LoadRunner
10 5 (3.97%) JBehave
11 4 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (3.17%) TestNG
11 4 (3.17%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (22.22%) Finance
2 8 (6.35%) Banking
3 5 (3.97%) Retail
4 4 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.79%) Automotive
6 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.08%) Gherkin
2 17 (13.49%) Web Services
2 17 (13.49%) XML
3 14 (11.11%) .NET
4 9 (7.14%) HTML
5 8 (6.35%) SOAP
5 8 (6.35%) JSON
6 6 (4.76%) Spring
6 6 (4.76%) CSS
7 4 (3.17%) Ajax
7 4 (3.17%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.17%) RESTful
8 2 (1.59%) REST
8 2 (1.59%) Middleware
8 2 (1.59%) JAXB
8 2 (1.59%) JSP
8 2 (1.59%) J2EE
9 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.79%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.38%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.59%) New Media
4 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.79%) VSAM
4 1 (0.79%) Derivative
4 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.79%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.79%) iSeries
4 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.56%) Linux
2 6 (4.76%) UNIX
3 4 (3.17%) AIX
4 2 (1.59%) zOS
4 2 (1.59%) MVS
4 2 (1.59%) Android
4 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (35.71%) BDD
3 35 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 31 (24.60%) Automation Testing
5 30 (23.81%) Test Scripting
6 27 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 23 (18.25%) TDD
8 22 (17.46%) Scrum
8 22 (17.46%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (13.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (9.52%) Automated Testing
11 11 (8.73%) Unit Testing
11 11 (8.73%) Waterfall
12 10 (7.94%) Software Engineering
12 10 (7.94%) Performance Testing
12 10 (7.94%) Migration
13 9 (7.14%) E-Commerce
14 8 (6.35%) Manual Testing
15 7 (5.56%) OO
15 7 (5.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (46.83%) Java
2 28 (22.22%) C#
3 20 (15.87%) SQL
4 13 (10.32%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.35%) Ruby
6 6 (4.76%) VB
6 6 (4.76%) Python
7 2 (1.59%) REXX
7 2 (1.59%) PHP
7 2 (1.59%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.59%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.79%) VBScript
8 1 (0.79%) COBOL
8 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.79%) JCL
8 1 (0.79%) VBA
8 1 (0.79%) XPath
8 1 (0.79%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (12.70%) ISTQB
2 10 (7.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (7.14%) ISEB
4 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.38%) Degree
4 3 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.70%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) WebInspect
2 1 (0.79%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 13 (10.32%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.52%) HP
2 12 (9.52%) Oracle
3 4 (3.17%) Ab Initio
4 2 (1.59%) IBM
4 2 (1.59%) Talend
5 1 (0.79%) Google
5 1 (0.79%) Coremetrics
5 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.79%) Red Gate
5 1 (0.79%) CA
5 1 (0.79%) Ericsson
5 1 (0.79%) Remedy
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