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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Analyst
Rank 546 561 536
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -25
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 74 50 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.091% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.099% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 25 21
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£361 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -18.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - -

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -1 66 £361 +3.21% 19
London +6 29 £400 - 10
South East -2 22 £363 +20.83% 2
Hampshire -4 12 £326 +33.06%
South West -3 7 £325 +36.84%
Scotland -10 5 £338 -10.00%
Yorkshire -19 5 £375 +66.66% 2
Glasgow +7 4 £338 -
Berkshire +6 4 £400 -11.11% 1
Reading 0 4 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £375 - 2
South Wales +1 3 £388 +19.23%
Wales -3 3 £388 +19.23%
City of London -15 3 £420 -6.66% 4
Croydon - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 £388 - 2
Winchester - 3 £326 -
Bristol - 3 £325 -
Cardiff - 3 £388 -
West Sussex - 2 £388 -
Devon - 2 £336 -
Worthing - 2 £388 -
Basingstoke - 2 £380 -
Plymouth - 2 £336 -
Dorset -1 1 £200 -15.78%
Bournemouth -3 1 £200 -15.78%
Southampton -4 1 £338 +77.63%
East Sussex -6 1 £375 -
Manchester -8 1 £285 -12.30% 1
North West -27 1 £285 -10.93% 1

Automation Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 81 (63.28%) Selenium
2 78 (60.94%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (53.91%) Java
4 50 (39.06%) BDD
5 49 (38.28%) Cucumber
6 38 (29.69%) Test Automation
7 33 (25.78%) Automation Testing
8 29 (22.66%) TDD
8 29 (22.66%) Scrum
9 28 (21.88%) C#
10 27 (21.09%) Software Testing
11 26 (20.31%) SQL
12 25 (19.53%) WebDriver
12 25 (19.53%) Test Scripting
13 24 (18.75%) Finance
14 23 (17.97%) HP UFT
14 23 (17.97%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (15.63%) Web Services
15 20 (15.63%) XML
16 19 (14.84%) Gherkin
17 18 (14.06%) JIRA
18 16 (12.50%) QA
18 16 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
18 16 (12.50%) .NET
18 16 (12.50%) ISTQB
18 16 (12.50%) Automated Testing
19 13 (10.16%) SpecFlow
20 12 (9.38%) Jenkins
20 12 (9.38%) JavaScript
20 12 (9.38%) Microsoft

Automation Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.34%) JBoss
1 3 (2.34%) Node.js
2 2 (1.56%) CMS
2 2 (1.56%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.56%) IIS
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.78%) CICS
3 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.78%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.78%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.91%) DAB
2 1 (0.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.69%) DB2
2 5 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.56%) MySQL
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 81 (63.28%) Selenium
2 49 (38.28%) Cucumber
3 25 (19.53%) WebDriver
4 23 (17.97%) HP UFT
5 18 (14.06%) JIRA
6 13 (10.16%) SpecFlow
7 12 (9.38%) Jenkins
8 10 (7.81%) JUnit
9 9 (7.03%) Maven
10 8 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (5.47%) Visual Studio
11 7 (5.47%) JMeter
12 6 (4.69%) Subversion
12 6 (4.69%) Git (software)
13 5 (3.91%) TestNG
13 5 (3.91%) JBehave
13 5 (3.91%) SoapUI
13 5 (3.91%) Ant
13 5 (3.91%) FitNesse
13 5 (3.91%) Eclipse
General
1 24 (18.75%) Finance
2 7 (5.47%) Banking
3 5 (3.91%) Retail
4 4 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.78%) Back Office
6 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.78%) Automotive
6 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Publishing
6 1 (0.78%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.63%) Web Services
1 20 (15.63%) XML
2 19 (14.84%) Gherkin
3 16 (12.50%) .NET
4 8 (6.25%) JSON
5 6 (4.69%) Spring
5 6 (4.69%) CSS
5 6 (4.69%) SOAP
6 5 (3.91%) RESTful
6 5 (3.91%) HTML
7 4 (3.13%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.13%) Ajax
8 3 (2.34%) XML Schema
9 2 (1.56%) JAXB
9 2 (1.56%) Mustache
9 2 (1.56%) Sass
10 1 (0.78%) Akka
10 1 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.78%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.78%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.69%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.56%) New Media
3 2 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.78%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.78%) Market Risk
4 1 (0.78%) iSeries
4 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.78%) VSAM
4 1 (0.78%) Derivative
4 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.03%) UNIX
2 6 (4.69%) Linux
3 4 (3.13%) AIX
4 2 (1.56%) Windows
5 1 (0.78%) Android
5 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (60.94%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (39.06%) BDD
3 38 (29.69%) Test Automation
4 33 (25.78%) Automation Testing
5 29 (22.66%) TDD
5 29 (22.66%) Scrum
6 27 (21.09%) Software Testing
7 25 (19.53%) Test Scripting
8 23 (17.97%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (12.50%) Automated Testing
9 16 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (7.81%) Migration
10 10 (7.81%) E-Commerce
11 9 (7.03%) Software Engineering
11 9 (7.03%) Unit Testing
11 9 (7.03%) Waterfall
12 8 (6.25%) OO
13 7 (5.47%) Validation
13 7 (5.47%) Open Source
13 7 (5.47%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (53.91%) Java
2 28 (21.88%) C#
3 26 (20.31%) SQL
4 12 (9.38%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.59%) Ruby
6 7 (5.47%) Python
7 4 (3.13%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.34%) VB
8 3 (2.34%) XPath
9 2 (1.56%) PHP
9 2 (1.56%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.56%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.78%) Scala
10 1 (0.78%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.78%) VBScript
10 1 (0.78%) Perl
10 1 (0.78%) C++
10 1 (0.78%) COBOL
10 1 (0.78%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 11 (8.59%) ISEB
3 9 (7.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.34%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.34%) Degree
5 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (8.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.78%) WebInspect
2 1 (0.78%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 12 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.81%) Oracle
3 6 (4.69%) HP
4 4 (3.13%) Ab Initio
5 2 (1.56%) IBM
5 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.78%) Google
6 1 (0.78%) Coremetrics
6 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.78%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.78%) Talend
6 1 (0.78%) CA
6 1 (0.78%) Ericsson
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