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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Analyst
Rank 548 538 561
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +23
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 64 48 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.091% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.098% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 30
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£363 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +6.66%
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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +7 60 £369 -1.66% 9
London +19 31 £400 +4.57% 2
South East +13 15 £300 -6.25% 2
Hampshire -4 9 £255 -
City of London +29 8 £488 +12.06% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £325 - 3
West Midlands - 4 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -2 3 £300 -6.25% 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 3
East Midlands 0 2 £350 +27.27% 1
Milton Keynes -5 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £356 -
Coventry - 2 £413 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £356 -
East Sussex - 2 £200 -
East of England - 2 £356 -
Berkshire +8 1 £450 +125.00%
North West -6 1 - -
Manchester -12 1 - -
Bristol -14 1 £350 +7.69% 1
South West -45 1 £350 +7.69% 1
Aldershot - 1 - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - - 3
Liverpool - - - -

Automation Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 69 (59.48%) Selenium
2 52 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (37.93%) QuickTest Pro
4 43 (37.07%) Java
5 35 (30.17%) Automation Testing
6 34 (29.31%) Test Automation
7 29 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 28 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
8 28 (24.14%) WebDriver
8 28 (24.14%) Cucumber
9 26 (22.41%) C#
10 22 (18.97%) SQL
10 22 (18.97%) QA
10 22 (18.97%) ISTQB
10 22 (18.97%) BDD
11 20 (17.24%) Scrum
12 19 (16.38%) TDD
13 18 (15.52%) JIRA
14 16 (13.79%) HP
14 16 (13.79%) ISEB
14 16 (13.79%) Finance
15 15 (12.93%) .NET
15 15 (12.93%) Security Cleared
16 14 (12.07%) Jenkins
16 14 (12.07%) Software Testing
17 13 (11.21%) JUnit
17 13 (11.21%) User Stories
18 12 (10.34%) Open Source
18 12 (10.34%) Microsoft
18 12 (10.34%) Automated Testing

Automation Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.72%) Drupal
2 2 (1.72%) Confluence
3 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.86%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.59%) Internet
2 2 (1.72%) HTTP
3 1 (0.86%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.86%) SQL Navigator
2 1 (0.86%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 69 (59.48%) Selenium
2 44 (37.93%) QuickTest Pro
3 28 (24.14%) WebDriver
3 28 (24.14%) Cucumber
4 18 (15.52%) JIRA
5 14 (12.07%) Jenkins
6 13 (11.21%) JUnit
7 12 (10.34%) FitNesse
8 11 (9.48%) Maven
8 11 (9.48%) JMeter
9 8 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (6.03%) Ant
11 6 (5.17%) Bugzilla
11 6 (5.17%) TestNG
11 6 (5.17%) SpecFlow
11 6 (5.17%) SoapUI
12 5 (4.31%) Zephyr
12 5 (4.31%) Subversion
13 4 (3.45%) Visual Studio
13 4 (3.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (13.79%) Finance
2 6 (5.17%) Banking
3 3 (2.59%) Advertising
3 3 (2.59%) Retail
4 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.86%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.93%) .NET
2 8 (6.90%) HTML
3 7 (6.03%) JSP
4 6 (5.17%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.17%) SOAP
4 6 (5.17%) Web Services
5 5 (4.31%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.45%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.59%) XML
8 2 (1.72%) Java EE
8 2 (1.72%) Drools
9 1 (0.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.86%) REST
9 1 (0.86%) RESTful
9 1 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.86%) CSS
9 1 (0.86%) Servlets
9 1 (0.86%) GWT
9 1 (0.86%) JAX-WS
9 1 (0.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) Open Source
2 7 (6.03%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.72%) iPhone
4 2 (1.72%) iPad
4 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.86%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.86%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.86%) GIS
5 1 (0.86%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.86%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.59%) Apple iOS
1 3 (2.59%) Android
1 3 (2.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (30.17%) Automation Testing
3 34 (29.31%) Test Automation
4 29 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 22 (18.97%) BDD
6 20 (17.24%) Scrum
7 19 (16.38%) TDD
8 14 (12.07%) Software Testing
9 13 (11.21%) User Stories
10 12 (10.34%) Automated Testing
11 11 (9.48%) CRM
12 10 (8.62%) Functional Testing
12 10 (8.62%) Test Strategy
12 10 (8.62%) E-Commerce
13 9 (7.76%) Manual Testing
14 7 (6.03%) Regression Testing
14 7 (6.03%) Project Management
14 7 (6.03%) Kanban
14 7 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (5.17%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (37.07%) Java
2 26 (22.41%) C#
3 22 (18.97%) SQL
4 11 (9.48%) VB
4 11 (9.48%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.17%) Ruby
5 6 (5.17%) VBScript
6 5 (4.31%) PHP
7 4 (3.45%) Python
8 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.72%) C++
10 1 (0.86%) Scala
10 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (18.97%) ISTQB
2 16 (13.79%) ISEB
3 15 (12.93%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.97%) QA
Systems Management
1 28 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.72%) BladeLogic
2 2 (1.72%) Puppet
2 2 (1.72%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (13.79%) HP
2 12 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.62%) Oracle
4 4 (3.45%) BMC
4 4 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.72%) JBoss
5 2 (1.72%) SAP
5 2 (1.72%) Siebel
6 1 (0.86%) Green Hat
6 1 (0.86%) IBM
6 1 (0.86%) Adobe
6 1 (0.86%) Murex
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