Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Analyst was £470 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 814 844 853
Rank change year-on-year +30 +9 -36
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 37 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.022% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.024% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 11
England median daily rate £470 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.59% -5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £363
90th Percentile £534 £488 £525
UK median daily rate £470 £420 £450
% change year-on-year +11.90% -6.67% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £23.75 - -
UK median hourly rate £23.75 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

Automation Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Analyst in England

Automation Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Analyst in England

Automation Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Analyst in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Analyst in England

Automation Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Analyst within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -27 17 £500 +11.11% 1
North of England +75 8 £481 +60.42% 1
South West - 6 £325 -
South East +10 5 £358 -15.76% 1
Yorkshire +25 4 - -
North West +15 4 £481 - 1
East of England - 2 £389 -
Automation Analyst
UK

Automation Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 England region featuring Automation Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (32.43%) Banking
3 11 (29.73%) Test Automation
3 11 (29.73%) Java
4 9 (24.32%) Cucumber
4 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (21.62%) Finance
5 8 (21.62%) Scrum
6 7 (18.92%) Selenium
6 7 (18.92%) TDD
6 7 (18.92%) JIRA
6 7 (18.92%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (18.92%) BDD
6 7 (18.92%) Appium
6 7 (18.92%) Robotic Process Automation
7 6 (16.22%) Functional Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Service Management
7 6 (16.22%) VMware
7 6 (16.22%) Data Modelling
7 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
7 6 (16.22%) CA
8 5 (13.51%) LoadRunner
8 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
8 5 (13.51%) Performance Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
8 5 (13.51%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (10.81%) IT Strategy
9 4 (10.81%) Gherkin
9 4 (10.81%) Big Data
9 4 (10.81%) Tableau

Automation Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (10.81%) Confluence
2 2 (5.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (5.41%) CMS
3 1 (2.70%) Apache
3 1 (2.70%) JBoss
3 1 (2.70%) nginx
3 1 (2.70%) SAS
3 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Mingle
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Big Data
2 3 (8.11%) Power BI
2 3 (8.11%) Spotfire
3 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.70%) Hazelcast
4 1 (2.70%) HBase
4 1 (2.70%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (2.70%) MS Access
4 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Cucumber
2 7 (18.92%) Appium
2 7 (18.92%) JIRA
2 7 (18.92%) Selenium
3 5 (13.51%) LoadRunner
4 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.11%) TestNG
4 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.41%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.70%) Gatling
6 1 (2.70%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.70%) JMeter
6 1 (2.70%) JUnit
6 1 (2.70%) Maven
6 1 (2.70%) Protractor
6 1 (2.70%) RSpec
6 1 (2.70%) Subversion
6 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (32.43%) Banking
2 8 (21.62%) Finance
3 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Gherkin
1 4 (10.81%) JSON
1 4 (10.81%) Web Services
2 3 (8.11%) REST
2 3 (8.11%) XML
3 2 (5.41%) Ajax
3 2 (5.41%) Flash
3 2 (5.41%) HTML
3 2 (5.41%) J2EE
3 2 (5.41%) SOAP
4 1 (2.70%) Kafka
4 1 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.81%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (10.81%) PDA
2 4 (10.81%) Robotics
3 2 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (5.41%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
1 2 (5.41%) Unix
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) Test Automation
3 8 (21.62%) Scrum
4 7 (18.92%) BDD
4 7 (18.92%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Robotic Process Automation
4 7 (18.92%) TDD
5 6 (16.22%) Data Modelling
5 6 (16.22%) Functional Testing
5 6 (16.22%) Service Management
6 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
6 5 (13.51%) Performance Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
7 4 (10.81%) Business Transformation
7 4 (10.81%) Data Transformation
7 4 (10.81%) Data Validation
7 4 (10.81%) IT Strategy
7 4 (10.81%) Process Improvement
7 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) Java
2 4 (10.81%) Perl
3 3 (8.11%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.41%) Ruby
4 2 (5.41%) SQL
5 1 (2.70%) Python
5 1 (2.70%) Scala
5 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
1 2 (5.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.70%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 3 (8.11%) SLA
3 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Docker
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) Nagios
2 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) CA
1 6 (16.22%) VMware
2 4 (10.81%) HP
2 4 (10.81%) Tableau
3 3 (8.11%) Blue Prism
3 3 (8.11%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) Cognos
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Perforce
4 1 (2.70%) SOASTA, Inc