The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 31 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Specialist
Rank 581 574 542
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -32
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 8 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.026% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.028% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 5
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£375 £388 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £438 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate - £363 £313
% change year-on-year
- +16.00%
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
50807 49213 43153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30874 29577 24780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2026 2213
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

Automation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automation Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Specialist within the UK.

Automation Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Automation Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Automation Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Automation Specialist
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 31 March 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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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 -13 8 £375 -3.22% 5
London +7 6 £375 -14.28% 2
City of London +16 3 £375 - 1
South East - 2 - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Northern Ireland - - - -
Reading - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 11 (52.38%) Test Automation
2 8 (38.10%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) Project Management
4 6 (28.57%) Oracle
5 5 (23.81%) HTML
5 5 (23.81%) QA
6 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
6 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Java
6 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
6 4 (19.05%) C#
6 4 (19.05%) SQL
6 4 (19.05%) VB
6 4 (19.05%) HP
6 4 (19.05%) .NET
6 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
6 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Software Deployment
7 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Marketo
7 3 (14.29%) DevOps
7 3 (14.29%) JRuby
7 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (14.29%) CRM

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (14.29%) Selenium
3 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
3 2 (9.52%) Subversion
3 2 (9.52%) Maven
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.76%) RIATest
4 1 (4.76%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (14.29%) Marketing
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) HTML
2 4 (19.05%) .NET
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 3 (14.29%) JSP
3 3 (14.29%) XML
3 3 (14.29%) Django
3 3 (14.29%) JRuby
3 3 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (4.76%) XSLT
4 1 (4.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.76%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) UNIX
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Test Automation
2 6 (28.57%) Project Management
3 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
3 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 3 (14.29%) DevOps
4 3 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (14.29%) Creative Marketing
4 3 (14.29%) Search Engine Marketing
4 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Software Deployment
4 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 3 (14.29%) SEO
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) CRM
4 3 (14.29%) Content Management
5 1 (4.76%) TDD
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
5 1 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
1 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
1 4 (19.05%) C#
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
1 4 (19.05%) VB
2 3 (14.29%) Jython
3 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
3 2 (9.52%) Perl
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) VBScript
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
4 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
1 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (9.52%) ISEB
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
2 3 (14.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Oracle
3 4 (19.05%) HP
4 3 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (14.29%) Marketo
5 1 (4.76%) Infragistics
5 1 (4.76%) Murex
5 1 (4.76%) Calypso
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