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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 445 499 507
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 157 92 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 69 49
Average daily rate £425 £363 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £253 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £37.50
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
44618 44325 41838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.55% 94.46% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29130 28067 25288
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1611 1774 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London +22 75 £450 +23.28% 24
South East +34 36 £421 +12.33% 13
North West -17 10 £340 +13.99% 3
South West +8 9 £368 -16.00% 4
East of England +6 9 £350 -8.49% 7
Yorkshire -11 8 £340 -6.20% 9
North East -20 5 £350 -
West Midlands - 5 £321 - 1
Automation Engineer
UK

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 149 (54.98%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (38.38%) Selenium
3 101 (37.27%) Test Automation
4 96 (35.42%) Java
5 82 (30.26%) Jenkins
6 80 (29.52%) Scrum
7 76 (28.04%) BDD
8 74 (27.31%) Cucumber
9 66 (24.35%) WebDriver
10 64 (23.62%) Ruby
10 64 (23.62%) Linux
11 63 (23.25%) Git (software)
12 62 (22.88%) QA
13 61 (22.51%) DevOps
14 59 (21.77%) Web Services
15 54 (19.93%) Configuration Management
15 54 (19.93%) Puppet
16 51 (18.82%) SQL
16 51 (18.82%) Automated Testing
17 50 (18.45%) Continuous Integration
18 47 (17.34%) TDD
18 47 (17.34%) Python
19 46 (16.97%) JavaScript
20 43 (15.87%) Maven
21 41 (15.13%) Test Scripting
22 39 (14.39%) JIRA
22 39 (14.39%) Finance
22 39 (14.39%) Bash Shell
23 38 (14.02%) Automation Testing
24 37 (13.65%) VMware

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 22 (8.12%) Node.js
2 8 (2.95%) Confluence
2 8 (2.95%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.58%) Apache
3 7 (2.58%) OpenStack
3 7 (2.58%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.21%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (2.21%) IIS
4 6 (2.21%) JBoss
5 5 (1.85%) nginx
6 4 (1.48%) ArchestrA
7 2 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.74%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.74%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.74%) CMS
7 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (1.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 21 (7.75%) Magento
2 3 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (12.55%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (7.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.43%) HTTP
2 8 (2.95%) DNS
3 7 (2.58%) LDAP
4 6 (2.21%) SSL
5 5 (1.85%) SMTP
5 5 (1.85%) Wireshark
6 3 (1.11%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.74%) Firewall
7 2 (0.74%) Network Security
7 2 (0.74%) Telnet
7 2 (0.74%) Wireless
8 1 (0.37%) DHCP
8 1 (0.37%) FTP
8 1 (0.37%) Internet
8 1 (0.37%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.37%) NAS
8 1 (0.37%) SAN
8 1 (0.37%) SSH
8 1 (0.37%) VDSL
8 1 (0.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.27%) MySQL
1 17 (6.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.21%) MongoDB
2 6 (2.21%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.11%) Big Data
5 2 (0.74%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.74%) Neo4j
5 2 (0.74%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.37%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.37%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 104 (38.38%) Selenium
2 82 (30.26%) Jenkins
3 74 (27.31%) Cucumber
4 66 (24.35%) WebDriver
5 63 (23.25%) Git (software)
6 43 (15.87%) Maven
7 39 (14.39%) JIRA
8 23 (8.49%) Appium
9 17 (6.27%) SoapUI
10 16 (5.90%) SpecFlow
11 14 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (4.43%) Visual Studio
13 11 (4.06%) Capybara
14 9 (3.32%) Ant
14 9 (3.32%) HP UFT
15 8 (2.95%) JUnit
15 8 (2.95%) Subversion
15 8 (2.95%) TestNG
16 7 (2.58%) RSpec
17 6 (2.21%) Calabash
General
1 39 (14.39%) Finance
2 11 (4.06%) Games
3 9 (3.32%) Banking
4 7 (2.58%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.21%) Electronics
5 6 (2.21%) Retail
6 5 (1.85%) Publishing
6 5 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.48%) Marketing
8 3 (1.11%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.74%) Advertising
9 2 (0.74%) Back Office
9 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.74%) Legal
9 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Automotive
10 1 (0.37%) Front Office
10 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (21.77%) Web Services
2 30 (11.07%) MCollective
3 29 (10.70%) .NET
4 22 (8.12%) SOAP
5 18 (6.64%) XML
6 17 (6.27%) REST
7 10 (3.69%) Gherkin
8 9 (3.32%) WSDL
9 7 (2.58%) HTML
9 7 (2.58%) RESTful
10 6 (2.21%) LAMP
10 6 (2.21%) Unreal Engine
11 5 (1.85%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.85%) Behat
11 5 (1.85%) LEMP Stack
11 5 (1.85%) Qt
11 5 (1.85%) XML Messaging
12 4 (1.48%) ASP.NET
12 4 (1.48%) Kafka
13 3 (1.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.75%) Mobile App
2 14 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.58%) STB
5 5 (1.85%) Derivative
5 5 (1.85%) IPTV
5 5 (1.85%) Over-the-Top Content
6 4 (1.48%) SCADA
7 3 (1.11%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (1.11%) Robotics
8 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.74%) EPoS
9 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.37%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.37%) Fintech
9 1 (0.37%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.37%) Online Games
9 1 (0.37%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 64 (23.62%) Linux
2 36 (13.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (10.33%) Windows
4 27 (9.96%) CentOS
5 26 (9.59%) Ubuntu
6 22 (8.12%) Android
7 19 (7.01%) Apple iOS
8 10 (3.69%) Unix
9 9 (3.32%) Windows Server
10 4 (1.48%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.74%) AIX
12 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.37%) Solaris
13 1 (0.37%) VMS
13 1 (0.37%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (54.98%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (37.27%) Test Automation
3 80 (29.52%) Scrum
4 76 (28.04%) BDD
5 61 (22.51%) DevOps
6 54 (19.93%) Configuration Management
7 51 (18.82%) Automated Testing
8 50 (18.45%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (17.34%) TDD
10 41 (15.13%) Test Scripting
11 38 (14.02%) Automation Testing
12 31 (11.44%) Build Automation
12 31 (11.44%) E-Commerce
13 23 (8.49%) Defect Management
14 22 (8.12%) Software Testing
15 21 (7.75%) Regression Testing
16 20 (7.38%) QA Automation
17 17 (6.27%) SDLC
18 15 (5.54%) API Testing
18 15 (5.54%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 96 (35.42%) Java
2 64 (23.62%) Ruby
3 51 (18.82%) SQL
4 47 (17.34%) Python
5 46 (16.97%) JavaScript
6 39 (14.39%) Bash Shell
7 36 (13.28%) C#
8 22 (8.12%) PHP
9 20 (7.38%) Groovy
10 16 (5.90%) PowerShell
11 15 (5.54%) Perl
12 14 (5.17%) C++
13 9 (3.32%) Scala
14 7 (2.58%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.85%) C
15 5 (1.85%) VBA
16 4 (1.48%) VBScript
17 3 (1.11%) Go
17 3 (1.11%) VB
18 1 (0.37%) Jython
Qualifications
1 24 (8.86%) ISEB
2 21 (7.75%) Security Cleared
3 20 (7.38%) Degree
4 18 (6.64%) SC Cleared
5 12 (4.43%) ISTQB
6 9 (3.32%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.37%) MCSE
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.37%) RHCE
8 1 (0.37%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (22.88%) QA
2 3 (1.11%) WCAG
3 2 (0.74%) SDET
4 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.37%) WAI
System Software
1 28 (10.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (9.23%) Docker
3 5 (1.85%) qmail
3 5 (1.85%) Squid
4 3 (1.11%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.74%) KVM
5 2 (0.74%) Xen
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.37%) NFS
6 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (19.93%) Puppet
2 30 (11.07%) ZABBIX
3 12 (4.43%) Nagios
4 11 (4.06%) Ansible
4 11 (4.06%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (2.21%) logstash
6 5 (1.85%) Cacti
6 5 (1.85%) collectd
6 5 (1.85%) Ganglia
6 5 (1.85%) Graphite
7 4 (1.48%) Wonderware InTouch
8 3 (1.11%) Salt
9 1 (0.37%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.37%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.37%) Icinga
9 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.37%) SCOM
9 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.37%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 37 (13.65%) VMware
2 19 (7.01%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.27%) Oracle
4 13 (4.80%) Splunk
5 11 (4.06%) HP
6 10 (3.69%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.48%) Allen-Bradley
7 4 (1.48%) Rockwell
7 4 (1.48%) SAP
7 4 (1.48%) Serena
7 4 (1.48%) Wonderware
8 3 (1.11%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.11%) Blue Prism
8 3 (1.11%) CA
8 3 (1.11%) IBM
8 3 (1.11%) Telerik
9 2 (0.74%) Adobe
9 2 (0.74%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.37%) Cisco
10 1 (0.37%) ServiceNow
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