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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Analyst
Rank 475 497 479
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 144 104 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 62 81
Average daily rate £373 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £228 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +3.07%
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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +39 139 £375 +3.44% 39
London +18 77 £394 -1.56% 18
South East +5 29 £380 +8.57% 2
City of London +54 25 £400 -5.88% 3
Oxford - 11 £500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 11 £500 - 1
Hampshire +5 7 £358 +6.71%
West Midlands -8 7 £288 -17.85% 1
East of England -2 6 £350 +40.00% 1
Berkshire +1 5 £375 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire -9 5 £320 +2.40% 8
South West - 5 £350 - 5
Buckinghamshire +15 4 £300 -
Milton Keynes +10 4 £300 -
West Yorkshire -3 4 £320 +0.39% 6
East Midlands -4 4 £245 - 2
Scotland -8 4 £280 -25.33% 2
North West -18 4 £345 +6.15% 2
Leicestershire - 4 £245 - 2
Manchester -16 3 £345 +4.15% 1
Leeds - 3 £320 - 5
Devon - 3 £350 -
Plymouth - 3 £350 -
Coventry - 3 £188 -
Warwickshire - 3 £300 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £350 -
Essex -4 2 £338 +35.00%
Edinburgh -13 2 £275 -31.25% 1
North East - 2 £313 -
Dorset - 2 £313 -

Automation Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 170 (57.43%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (44.26%) Selenium
3 110 (37.16%) Test Automation
4 90 (30.41%) BDD
5 86 (29.05%) Test Scripting
6 77 (26.01%) Cucumber
7 75 (25.34%) SQL
8 72 (24.32%) Finance
9 69 (23.31%) QA
9 69 (23.31%) Automated Testing
10 64 (21.62%) HP UFT
10 64 (21.62%) Java
11 62 (20.95%) Scrum
11 62 (20.95%) Automation Testing
12 57 (19.26%) WebDriver
13 54 (18.24%) C#
14 51 (17.23%) Gherkin
15 50 (16.89%) Functional Testing
16 48 (16.22%) TDD
17 47 (15.88%) Software Testing
18 43 (14.53%) SpecFlow
19 42 (14.19%) Banking
20 41 (13.85%) JIRA
21 39 (13.18%) Web Services
21 39 (13.18%) ISEB
22 38 (12.84%) Microsoft
23 37 (12.50%) .NET
24 35 (11.82%) Manual Testing
24 35 (11.82%) User Acceptance Testing
25 34 (11.49%) Continuous Integration

Automation Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 14 (4.73%) Node.js
2 9 (3.04%) Confluence
3 5 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.35%) JBoss
5 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.68%) CMS
5 2 (0.68%) SAS
5 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (3.72%) MS Office
2 7 (2.36%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (5.07%) Magento
2 2 (0.68%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (4.73%) GitHub
2 2 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.38%) Internet
2 3 (1.01%) HTTP
3 2 (0.68%) H.323
3 2 (0.68%) Telepresence
4 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.73%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.38%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.03%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.35%) MySQL
7 3 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.34%) DB2
9 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.34%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 131 (44.26%) Selenium
2 77 (26.01%) Cucumber
3 64 (21.62%) HP UFT
4 57 (19.26%) WebDriver
5 43 (14.53%) SpecFlow
6 41 (13.85%) JIRA
7 29 (9.80%) SoapUI
8 27 (9.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (8.45%) Jenkins
10 21 (7.09%) Visual Studio
11 15 (5.07%) Appium
11 15 (5.07%) FitNesse
12 13 (4.39%) TeamCity
13 12 (4.05%) Protractor
14 10 (3.38%) Git (software)
15 9 (3.04%) Capybara
16 8 (2.70%) Calabash
16 8 (2.70%) LoadRunner
17 7 (2.36%) JUnit
18 6 (2.03%) JMeter
General
1 72 (24.32%) Finance
2 42 (14.19%) Banking
3 11 (3.72%) Retail
4 9 (3.04%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.69%) Law
5 5 (1.69%) Marketing
5 5 (1.69%) Publishing
5 5 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.35%) Front Office
6 4 (1.35%) Legal
7 3 (1.01%) Back Office
8 2 (0.68%) Automotive
8 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) Billing
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Games
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (17.23%) Gherkin
2 39 (13.18%) Web Services
3 37 (12.50%) .NET
4 21 (7.09%) XML
5 20 (6.76%) SOAP
6 15 (5.07%) ASP.NET
7 14 (4.73%) HTML
8 12 (4.05%) RESTful
9 10 (3.38%) AngularJS
10 9 (3.04%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (2.70%) JSON
12 5 (1.69%) Ruby on Rails
13 3 (1.01%) CSS
13 3 (1.01%) FIX Protocol
13 3 (1.01%) Middleware
13 3 (1.01%) OAuth
13 3 (1.01%) OAuth2
13 3 (1.01%) REST
13 3 (1.01%) Swagger
14 2 (0.68%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.72%) Derivative
3 8 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.03%) Equities
5 5 (1.69%) User Experience
6 4 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.01%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.01%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.01%) VWAP
8 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.68%) EPoS
8 2 (0.68%) IVR
8 2 (0.68%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.68%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.68%) Wiki
9 1 (0.34%) AS400
9 1 (0.34%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.34%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.34%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.05%) Windows
2 10 (3.38%) Android
2 10 (3.38%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.70%) Unix
4 7 (2.36%) Linux
5 1 (0.34%) MVS
5 1 (0.34%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.34%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (57.43%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (37.16%) Test Automation
3 90 (30.41%) BDD
4 86 (29.05%) Test Scripting
5 69 (23.31%) Automated Testing
6 62 (20.95%) Automation Testing
6 62 (20.95%) Scrum
7 50 (16.89%) Functional Testing
8 48 (16.22%) TDD
9 47 (15.88%) Software Testing
10 35 (11.82%) Manual Testing
10 35 (11.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 34 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (9.46%) E-Commerce
13 25 (8.45%) Waterfall
14 23 (7.77%) Performance Testing
15 20 (6.76%) SDLC
16 19 (6.42%) Regression Testing
17 17 (5.74%) API Testing
17 17 (5.74%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 75 (25.34%) SQL
2 64 (21.62%) Java
3 54 (18.24%) C#
4 34 (11.49%) Ruby
5 29 (9.80%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.72%) VB
7 8 (2.70%) VBScript
8 6 (2.03%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.03%) VBA
9 4 (1.35%) Groovy
9 4 (1.35%) PHP
10 3 (1.01%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.01%) Python
11 2 (0.68%) C++
11 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.34%) C
12 1 (0.34%) Korn
12 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.34%) Perl
12 1 (0.34%) REXX
Qualifications
1 39 (13.18%) ISEB
2 33 (11.15%) ISTQB
3 22 (7.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (5.41%) Degree
5 11 (3.72%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.72%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.35%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (23.31%) QA
2 7 (2.36%) SDET
3 2 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.68%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.34%) EMIR
4 1 (0.34%) MiFID
4 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (4.39%) Docker
2 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (8.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 38 (12.84%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.12%) HP
2 27 (9.12%) Oracle
3 8 (2.70%) SAP
4 5 (1.69%) Citrix
5 3 (1.01%) Fidessa
6 2 (0.68%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.68%) Sybase
6 2 (0.68%) Tableau
6 2 (0.68%) Teradata
7 1 (0.34%) hybris
7 1 (0.34%) Informatica
7 1 (0.34%) Murex
7 1 (0.34%) Remedy
7 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.34%) Talend
7 1 (0.34%) Telerik
7 1 (0.34%) VMware
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