The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 190 214 222
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 9 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.11% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.12% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +25.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £390 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £280 £345
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -18.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5354 6825 7332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.14% 92.66% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3871 4983 5319
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 150 174
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
2 8 (42.11%) BDD
2 8 (42.11%) Java
3 7 (36.84%) Cucumber
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) Selenium
4 6 (31.58%) TDD
4 6 (31.58%) WebDriver
5 5 (26.32%) Scrum
5 5 (26.32%) Finance
5 5 (26.32%) C#
5 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Network Management
6 4 (21.05%) Linux
6 4 (21.05%) Python
6 4 (21.05%) BMC
6 4 (21.05%) Banking
6 4 (21.05%) BladeLogic
6 4 (21.05%) QA
7 3 (15.79%) Kanban
7 3 (15.79%) Pair Programming
7 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
7 3 (15.79%) JBehave
7 3 (15.79%) RESTful
7 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
7 3 (15.79%) STB
7 3 (15.79%) UNIX
7 3 (15.79%) SQL
7 3 (15.79%) .NET
7 3 (15.79%) Jenkins

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Selenium
1 7 (36.84%) Cucumber
2 6 (31.58%) WebDriver
3 3 (15.79%) JBehave
3 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
4 2 (10.53%) Hudson
4 2 (10.53%) JIRA
5 1 (5.26%) MSTest
5 1 (5.26%) Mockito
5 1 (5.26%) Gradle
5 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (5.26%) TestComplete
5 1 (5.26%) ClearCase
5 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
5 1 (5.26%) Maven
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Advertising
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) RESTful
2 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) Spring
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) STB
2 2 (10.53%) Video on Demand
2 2 (10.53%) Streaming Video
3 1 (5.26%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) UNIX
3 2 (10.53%) Android
3 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
2 8 (42.11%) BDD
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (31.58%) TDD
5 5 (26.32%) Scrum
5 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Network Management
7 3 (15.79%) Pair Programming
7 3 (15.79%) Kanban
8 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
9 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
9 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
9 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
9 1 (5.26%) ATDD
9 1 (5.26%) Build Automation
9 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
9 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) C#
3 4 (21.05%) Python
4 3 (15.79%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Delphi
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) Groovy
5 1 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) BladeLogic
2 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.26%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) BMC
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
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