The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 528 522 518
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 67 63 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 42 39
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £328 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £450 £280
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +60.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £30.25 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.45 £30.00 £28.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.05 £30.00 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+0.83% +3.44%
Automation Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49196 47158 45233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.18% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 29170 27517
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1828 1869 1981
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Automation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Engineer across the England region.

Automation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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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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
London -22 33 £425 +13.33% 20
North East -17 9 £308 -12.14% 1
East of England +8 7 £300 -25.00% 2
Yorkshire - 6 £289 - 4
South West -6 5 £425 +30.76% 1
South East -14 4 £325 -38.09% 9
North West -28 3 - - 2
Automation Engineer
UK

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 68 (46.26%) Selenium
2 65 (44.22%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (38.78%) Java
4 51 (34.69%) Test Automation
5 50 (34.01%) Jenkins
6 45 (30.61%) Scrum
7 41 (27.89%) C#
7 41 (27.89%) Cucumber
8 40 (27.21%) QA
8 40 (27.21%) SQL
9 35 (23.81%) WebDriver
10 32 (21.77%) Linux
11 31 (21.09%) Automation Testing
12 30 (20.41%) Automated Testing
13 29 (19.73%) Ruby
13 29 (19.73%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (19.73%) Python
14 28 (19.05%) Windows
15 27 (18.37%) Git (software)
16 25 (17.01%) TDD
17 22 (14.97%) Finance
17 22 (14.97%) .NET
17 22 (14.97%) DevOps
18 21 (14.29%) JIRA
19 20 (13.61%) PowerShell
19 20 (13.61%) BDD
20 19 (12.93%) Puppet
20 19 (12.93%) Web Services
20 19 (12.93%) Microsoft
21 18 (12.24%) SOAP

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (6.12%) WebLogic
2 8 (5.44%) Apache
3 5 (3.40%) IIS
3 5 (3.40%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.72%) Confluence
4 4 (2.72%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.72%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.68%) CMS
5 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.68%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 3 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.08%) HTTP
2 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.68%) DNS
2 1 (0.68%) SAN
2 1 (0.68%) DAB
2 1 (0.68%) RTSP
2 1 (0.68%) VLAN
2 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.68%) NAS
2 1 (0.68%) LDAP
2 1 (0.68%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.40%) DB2
4 3 (2.04%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.36%) MySQL
6 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.68%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 68 (46.26%) Selenium
2 50 (34.01%) Jenkins
3 41 (27.89%) Cucumber
4 35 (23.81%) WebDriver
5 27 (18.37%) Git (software)
6 21 (14.29%) JIRA
7 16 (10.88%) RSpec
8 15 (10.20%) JUnit
9 14 (9.52%) Maven
10 12 (8.16%) SoapUI
11 7 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (4.76%) TestNG
11 7 (4.76%) Subversion
12 6 (4.08%) Ant
12 6 (4.08%) Visual Studio
12 6 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (4.08%) Appium
13 5 (3.40%) Eclipse
14 4 (2.72%) HP UFT
14 4 (2.72%) JMeter
General
1 22 (14.97%) Finance
2 7 (4.76%) Retail
3 5 (3.40%) Banking
4 4 (2.72%) Games
5 3 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Billing
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.97%) .NET
2 19 (12.93%) Web Services
3 18 (12.24%) SOAP
4 13 (8.84%) XML
5 12 (8.16%) HTML
6 11 (7.48%) REST
7 8 (5.44%) Gherkin
7 8 (5.44%) CSS
8 5 (3.40%) JSON
8 5 (3.40%) Regular Expression
9 4 (2.72%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.04%) Catalyst
10 3 (2.04%) YUI
10 3 (2.04%) jQuery
11 2 (1.36%) RESTful
11 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.36%) HTML5
11 2 (1.36%) WPF
11 2 (1.36%) LINQ
11 2 (1.36%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.72%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.04%) Video on Demand
3 3 (2.04%) Digital Media
3 3 (2.04%) IPTV
4 2 (1.36%) Clustering
4 2 (1.36%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (1.36%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.36%) DataPower
5 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.68%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.68%) User Experience
5 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.68%) STB
5 1 (0.68%) EFT
5 1 (0.68%) DTV
5 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.68%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 32 (21.77%) Linux
2 28 (19.05%) Windows
3 10 (6.80%) UNIX
4 5 (3.40%) Android
5 4 (2.72%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.04%) AIX
7 2 (1.36%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.36%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.68%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (44.22%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (34.69%) Test Automation
3 45 (30.61%) Scrum
4 31 (21.09%) Automation Testing
5 30 (20.41%) Automated Testing
6 29 (19.73%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (17.01%) TDD
8 22 (14.97%) DevOps
9 20 (13.61%) BDD
10 17 (11.56%) Test Scripting
10 17 (11.56%) Software Testing
11 14 (9.52%) Configuration Management
12 13 (8.84%) Regression Testing
12 13 (8.84%) User Stories
13 12 (8.16%) Web Testing
14 11 (7.48%) Software Engineering
15 9 (6.12%) Open Source
16 8 (5.44%) Web Development
17 7 (4.76%) OO
17 7 (4.76%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 57 (38.78%) Java
2 41 (27.89%) C#
3 40 (27.21%) SQL
4 29 (19.73%) Python
4 29 (19.73%) Ruby
5 20 (13.61%) PowerShell
6 14 (9.52%) JavaScript
7 13 (8.84%) Perl
8 11 (7.48%) Groovy
9 9 (6.12%) Scala
9 9 (6.12%) Bash Shell
10 6 (4.08%) Shell Script
11 5 (3.40%) C
11 5 (3.40%) C++
12 4 (2.72%) PHP
13 2 (1.36%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.36%) VBA
14 1 (0.68%) Go
14 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (7.48%) ISEB
2 6 (4.08%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (3.40%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.72%) Degree
5 3 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.04%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.68%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.68%) VCAP
7 1 (0.68%) VCP5
7 1 (0.68%) MCSE
7 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.68%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (27.21%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) Firmware
3 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.68%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (12.93%) Puppet
2 9 (6.12%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (4.08%) Vagrant
3 6 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.40%) Nagios
4 5 (3.40%) WMI
5 2 (1.36%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.36%) Ansible
6 1 (0.68%) SCCM
6 1 (0.68%) SCOM
6 1 (0.68%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 19 (12.93%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.56%) VMware
3 12 (8.16%) HP
4 11 (7.48%) Oracle
5 5 (3.40%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.72%) IBM
6 4 (2.72%) BMC
6 4 (2.72%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.04%) Greenplum
7 3 (2.04%) Sun
8 2 (1.36%) Splunk
8 2 (1.36%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.36%) Cadence
8 2 (1.36%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.36%) SAP
9 1 (0.68%) Sybase
9 1 (0.68%) Teradata
9 1 (0.68%) Telerik
9 1 (0.68%) Wonderware
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