The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 87 75 67
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.16% 0.39% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.42% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 -
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -
Automation Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1159 960 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 93.62% 92.84% 93.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 468 319
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 92 84
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £28.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Engineer across the Buckinghamshire region.

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 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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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
Beaconsfield - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Automation Engineer
South East

Automation Engineer
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Automation Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Automation Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA