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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Analyst
Rank 509 510 496
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 67 56 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 44 28
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£400 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £270
% change year-on-year
- +29.62%
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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -10 63 £400 +14.28% 18
London +9 40 £450 +24.13% 9
South East -35 14 £375 +7.14% 2
City of London +19 6 £450 +25.00% 4
Hampshire -11 6 £375 +7.14% 1
Scotland -1 4 £375 +7.14%
Berkshire -6 4 £425 +30.76%
East Sussex - 3 £350 - 1
Brighton - 3 £350 - 1
East of England +5 2 £350 +16.66%
Manchester -7 2 £338 - 2
North West -13 2 £338 -12.33% 2
East Midlands +1 1 £350 +16.66% 1
Reading -2 1 £330 -14.83%
Leeds -6 1 £375 +7.14%
Bristol -8 1 £300 -6.25% 4
Yorkshire -12 1 £375 -6.25%
West Yorkshire -14 1 £375 -6.25%
South West -28 1 £300 -20.00% 4
West Midlands - 1 £350 -
Edinburgh - 1 £400 -
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Andover - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Rotherham - - - -

Automation Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (62.40%) Selenium
2 67 (53.60%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (44.80%) Java
4 46 (36.80%) Cucumber
5 41 (32.80%) Automation Testing
6 38 (30.40%) BDD
7 34 (27.20%) Test Automation
8 33 (26.40%) WebDriver
9 29 (23.20%) Scrum
10 27 (21.60%) QA
11 26 (20.80%) C#
12 25 (20.00%) SQL
12 25 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
13 23 (18.40%) TDD
14 22 (17.60%) Test Scripting
15 19 (15.20%) Automated Testing
16 18 (14.40%) .NET
17 17 (13.60%) Finance
17 17 (13.60%) JIRA
18 15 (12.00%) Ruby
19 14 (11.20%) SOAP
19 14 (11.20%) Jenkins
19 14 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
20 12 (9.60%) SpecFlow
21 11 (8.80%) SoapUI
21 11 (8.80%) User Acceptance Testing
21 11 (8.80%) HP Quality Center
22 10 (8.00%) E-Commerce
23 9 (7.20%) Web Services
23 9 (7.20%) Manual Testing

Automation Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2 (1.60%) CMS
1 2 (1.60%) Drupal
1 2 (1.60%) Node.js
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.80%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.80%) Internet
1 1 (0.80%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 78 (62.40%) Selenium
2 46 (36.80%) Cucumber
3 33 (26.40%) WebDriver
4 25 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 17 (13.60%) JIRA
6 14 (11.20%) Jenkins
7 12 (9.60%) SpecFlow
8 11 (8.80%) SoapUI
9 7 (5.60%) Maven
9 7 (5.60%) FitNesse
9 7 (5.60%) Visual Studio
10 6 (4.80%) JUnit
11 5 (4.00%) TeamCity
11 5 (4.00%) Git (software)
11 5 (4.00%) Calabash
12 4 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (3.20%) TestNG
12 4 (3.20%) Ant
12 4 (3.20%) JMeter
13 3 (2.40%) Xcode
General
1 17 (13.60%) Finance
2 6 (4.80%) Banking
3 5 (4.00%) Retail
4 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.80%) Publishing
5 1 (0.80%) Military
5 1 (0.80%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.80%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.40%) .NET
2 14 (11.20%) SOAP
3 9 (7.20%) Web Services
3 9 (7.20%) Gherkin
4 8 (6.40%) XML
5 6 (4.80%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.40%) JSON
6 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.40%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.60%) ISPF
7 2 (1.60%) Android SDK
7 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.60%) HTML
7 2 (1.60%) Mustache
7 2 (1.60%) Sass
7 2 (1.60%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.60%) JRuby
7 2 (1.60%) RESTful
7 2 (1.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (1.60%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.00%) Open Source
2 3 (2.40%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.60%) Market Risk
3 2 (1.60%) User Experience
3 2 (1.60%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.60%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.80%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.80%) Grid Computing
4 1 (0.80%) Robotics
4 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.80%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.80%) iPad
4 1 (0.80%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.80%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.40%) Android
1 8 (6.40%) Apple iOS
2 6 (4.80%) UNIX
3 2 (1.60%) Windows
3 2 (1.60%) Linux
3 2 (1.60%) zOS
3 2 (1.60%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (53.60%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (32.80%) Automation Testing
3 38 (30.40%) BDD
4 34 (27.20%) Test Automation
5 29 (23.20%) Scrum
6 23 (18.40%) TDD
7 22 (17.60%) Test Scripting
8 19 (15.20%) Automated Testing
9 14 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (8.80%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (8.00%) E-Commerce
12 9 (7.20%) Manual Testing
13 7 (5.60%) Security Testing
13 7 (5.60%) Integration Testing
13 7 (5.60%) Software Testing
13 7 (5.60%) OO
13 7 (5.60%) Mentoring
14 6 (4.80%) Waterfall
14 6 (4.80%) Regression Testing
14 6 (4.80%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 56 (44.80%) Java
2 26 (20.80%) C#
3 25 (20.00%) SQL
4 15 (12.00%) Ruby
5 6 (4.80%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.00%) Groovy
7 4 (3.20%) Python
7 4 (3.20%) C++
8 3 (2.40%) Perl
8 3 (2.40%) VB
8 3 (2.40%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.60%) Scala
9 2 (1.60%) VBA
9 2 (1.60%) REXX
9 2 (1.60%) Jython
9 2 (1.60%) VBScript
9 2 (1.60%) XPath
10 1 (0.80%) Korn
10 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (6.40%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.60%) ISEB
3 6 (4.80%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.60%) Degree
4 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.60%) VCP4
5 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (21.60%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (8.80%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.60%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 7 (5.60%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.00%) HP
3 4 (3.20%) BMC
3 4 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (3.20%) Oracle
4 2 (1.60%) ESRI
5 1 (0.80%) Google
5 1 (0.80%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.80%) ExactTarget
5 1 (0.80%) Sybase
5 1 (0.80%) IBM
5 1 (0.80%) Adobe
5 1 (0.80%) Remedy
Derbyshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Southampton
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago