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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 181 197 195
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 15 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.075% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.080% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £488 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +47.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £415 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 -
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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
5189 6212 5579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.83% 93.41% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4020 4517 4147
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 110 147
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £34.30 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 24 December 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 24 December 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 15 (68.18%) Java
2 14 (63.64%) Cucumber
3 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (54.55%) Test Automation
5 10 (45.45%) Selenium
6 9 (40.91%) BDD
7 8 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (36.36%) JIRA
8 7 (31.82%) Scrum
8 7 (31.82%) QA
8 7 (31.82%) WebDriver
9 6 (27.27%) Scala
9 6 (27.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (27.27%) JSON
9 6 (27.27%) XML
10 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
10 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
10 5 (22.73%) Ruby
10 5 (22.73%) Maven
10 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
11 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (18.18%) Ansible
11 4 (18.18%) Gradle
11 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
11 4 (18.18%) Kanban
11 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
11 4 (18.18%) Puppet
11 4 (18.18%) Mockito
11 4 (18.18%) Spring
11 4 (18.18%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Navigator
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) Cucumber
2 10 (45.45%) Selenium
3 8 (36.36%) JIRA
4 7 (31.82%) WebDriver
5 6 (27.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (22.73%) Maven
7 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
7 4 (18.18%) Gradle
7 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
7 4 (18.18%) Mockito
8 3 (13.64%) JBehave
8 3 (13.64%) JUnit
9 2 (9.09%) TestNG
9 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
9 2 (9.09%) Calabash
9 2 (9.09%) Hudson
10 1 (4.55%) Cobertura
10 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
10 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
10 1 (4.55%) CodeNarc
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
2 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) XML
1 6 (27.27%) JSON
2 4 (18.18%) Spring
3 3 (13.64%) RESTful
3 3 (13.64%) REST
3 3 (13.64%) Gherkin
4 2 (9.09%) .NET
5 1 (4.55%) Web Services
5 1 (4.55%) Backbone.js
5 1 (4.55%) jQuery
5 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Open Source
2 1 (4.55%) Kindle
2 1 (4.55%) New Media
2 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.55%) STB
2 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.55%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 9 (40.91%) BDD
4 8 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (31.82%) Scrum
6 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
6 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
7 4 (18.18%) Kanban
8 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
8 3 (13.64%) ATDD
8 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
8 3 (13.64%) TDD
8 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
8 3 (13.64%) Use Case
9 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
9 2 (9.09%) DevOps
9 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
9 2 (9.09%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) Scala
3 5 (22.73%) Ruby
4 4 (18.18%) Python
4 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 3 (13.64%) Groovy
6 2 (9.09%) C#
6 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.55%) Perl
7 1 (4.55%) PHP
7 1 (4.55%) Delphi
7 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Puppet
1 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (18.18%) Ansible
2 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe