Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Analyst was £269 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automation Analyst
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 237 259
Rank change year-on-year -8 +22 +35
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.070% 0.046% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.048% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
City of London median daily rate £269 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.28% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £256 £413 £374
90th Percentile £288 £525 £511
Central London median daily rate £269 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -40.28% +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6750 6222 7962
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.46% 95.24% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5358 4921 6286
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 70 110
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.47 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.69% -4.27% +7.35%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.24
90th Percentile £30.75 £50.62 £38.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.10% +9.09%

Automation Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Automation Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Analyst in the City of London

Automation Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automation Analyst in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Analyst in the City of London

Automation Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, Automation Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Automation Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (80.00%) Data Transformation
2 4 (80.00%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (80.00%) Appium
2 4 (80.00%) Confluence
2 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (80.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (80.00%) Big Data
2 4 (80.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Business Transformation
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Data Validation
2 4 (80.00%) PDA
2 4 (80.00%) Banking
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Validation
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Data Modelling
2 4 (80.00%) HP

Automation Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Appium
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) RSpec
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (80.00%) Banking
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile Banking
1 4 (80.00%) PDA
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Business Transformation
2 4 (80.00%) Data Modelling
2 4 (80.00%) Data Transformation
2 4 (80.00%) Data Validation
2 4 (80.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) API Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) HP