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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 188 209 194
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 8 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.11% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 1
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£475 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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
4983 5903 5647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.33% 92.95% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3786 4229 4190
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 90 112
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015, 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 14 (60.87%) Cucumber
2 12 (52.17%) Java
3 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (43.48%) QA
5 9 (39.13%) Selenium
5 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
7 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
7 7 (30.43%) Ruby
8 6 (26.09%) JIRA
8 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
9 5 (21.74%) DevOps
9 5 (21.74%) BDD
9 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
9 5 (21.74%) Scala
9 5 (21.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (21.74%) Scrum
9 5 (21.74%) SQL
10 4 (17.39%) XML
10 4 (17.39%) Banking
10 4 (17.39%) Maven
10 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
10 4 (17.39%) Degree
10 4 (17.39%) JSON
10 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
10 4 (17.39%) Use Case
10 4 (17.39%) TeamCity
10 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
10 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
10 4 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 (4.35%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) MongoDB
1 3 (13.04%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQLite
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Cucumber
2 9 (39.13%) Selenium
3 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
4 6 (26.09%) JIRA
4 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
5 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
5 5 (21.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (17.39%) Maven
6 4 (17.39%) TeamCity
7 3 (13.04%) Hudson
7 3 (13.04%) TestNG
7 3 (13.04%) RSpec
7 3 (13.04%) JBehave
7 3 (13.04%) JUnit
8 2 (8.70%) Mockito
8 2 (8.70%) Calabash
8 2 (8.70%) Gradle
9 1 (4.35%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (4.35%) CodeNarc
9 1 (4.35%) Spock
General
1 4 (17.39%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) XML
1 4 (17.39%) JSON
2 3 (13.04%) REST
3 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 2 (8.70%) Spring
3 2 (8.70%) RESTful
3 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Kindle
2 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.35%) Physics
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
4 5 (21.74%) DevOps
4 5 (21.74%) BDD
4 5 (21.74%) Scrum
5 4 (17.39%) Use Case
5 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
5 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
5 4 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (13.04%) ATDD
6 3 (13.04%) Web Testing
6 3 (13.04%) V-Model
6 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.04%) Kanban
6 3 (13.04%) TDD
6 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.70%) OO
7 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) Ruby
3 5 (21.74%) Scala
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) Groovy
4 3 (13.04%) Python
5 2 (8.70%) Perl
5 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Puppet
1 2 (8.70%) Ansible
1 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
2 1 (4.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Greenplum
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe
1 1 (4.35%) HP