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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 508 502 536
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +34
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 64 51 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.11% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 39 26
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £279 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £300 £340
% change year-on-year
+38.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.75 -
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -
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
46778 44742 49913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.00% 92.82% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29097 27301 28553
Average daily rate £400 £400 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1872 1954 2464
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 +26 48 £369 -1.66% 13
South East -8 5 £525 +50.00% 11
East of England -18 5 £388 +33.62% 2
South West -19 4 £320 - 2
North West - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Automation Engineer
UK

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 73 (59.35%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (49.59%) Selenium
3 44 (35.77%) Java
4 43 (34.96%) Test Automation
4 43 (34.96%) Cucumber
4 43 (34.96%) BDD
5 38 (30.89%) WebDriver
6 36 (29.27%) QA
7 35 (28.46%) TDD
8 34 (27.64%) Linux
9 33 (26.83%) Scrum
10 31 (25.20%) Ruby
11 27 (21.95%) Automation Testing
12 26 (21.14%) C#
13 25 (20.33%) Web Services
14 24 (19.51%) SQL
15 22 (17.89%) .NET
15 22 (17.89%) Python
16 21 (17.07%) Jenkins
17 19 (15.45%) Open Source
18 18 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
18 18 (14.63%) Automated Testing
19 17 (13.82%) UNIX
19 17 (13.82%) Puppet
20 16 (13.01%) Test Scripting
20 16 (13.01%) Git (software)
20 16 (13.01%) MySQL
21 15 (12.20%) E-Commerce
22 14 (11.38%) JavaScript
22 14 (11.38%) Finance

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 7 (5.69%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.25%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.81%) Apache
3 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.44%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.81%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.69%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (5.69%) Amazon S3
1 7 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.63%) IaaS
2 2 (1.63%) PaaS
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.69%) HTTP
2 2 (1.63%) SSH
2 2 (1.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.81%) NAS
3 1 (0.81%) LDAP
3 1 (0.81%) DNS
3 1 (0.81%) SNMP
3 1 (0.81%) Broadband
3 1 (0.81%) LAN
3 1 (0.81%) DHCP
3 1 (0.81%) FTP
3 1 (0.81%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.81%) SSL
3 1 (0.81%) Telnet
3 1 (0.81%) Firewall
3 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.01%) MySQL
2 9 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.50%) SQL Server
4 7 (5.69%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.44%) SQL Navigator
5 3 (2.44%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 61 (49.59%) Selenium
2 43 (34.96%) Cucumber
3 38 (30.89%) WebDriver
4 21 (17.07%) Jenkins
5 16 (13.01%) Git (software)
6 12 (9.76%) JIRA
7 10 (8.13%) Subversion
8 9 (7.32%) RSpec
9 8 (6.50%) JBehave
9 8 (6.50%) SpecFlow
10 7 (5.69%) TeamCity
10 7 (5.69%) Capybara
10 7 (5.69%) Hudson
10 7 (5.69%) JUnit
11 6 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (4.88%) WATIR
12 5 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (4.07%) SoapUI
12 5 (4.07%) Visual Studio
13 3 (2.44%) Behat
General
1 14 (11.38%) Finance
2 8 (6.50%) Games
3 7 (5.69%) Banking
4 4 (3.25%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.25%) Legal
5 3 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Front Office
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Billing
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.33%) Web Services
2 22 (17.89%) .NET
3 12 (9.76%) HTML
4 10 (8.13%) XML
4 10 (8.13%) .NET Framework
5 9 (7.32%) JSON
5 9 (7.32%) LAMP
6 7 (5.69%) REST
7 6 (4.88%) SOAP
8 5 (4.07%) jQuery
8 5 (4.07%) Spring
9 4 (3.25%) CSS
9 4 (3.25%) Gherkin
10 3 (2.44%) Django
10 3 (2.44%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (2.44%) HTML5
10 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.63%) Cocoon
11 2 (1.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (1.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.45%) Open Source
2 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.07%) STB
4 1 (0.81%) User Experience
4 1 (0.81%) Web 2.0
4 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.81%) New Media
4 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.81%) Firmware
4 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.81%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.81%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 34 (27.64%) Linux
2 17 (13.82%) UNIX
3 11 (8.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (6.50%) Windows
5 3 (2.44%) Android
5 3 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.63%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (59.35%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (34.96%) Test Automation
2 43 (34.96%) BDD
3 35 (28.46%) TDD
4 33 (26.83%) Scrum
5 27 (21.95%) Automation Testing
6 18 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (14.63%) Automated Testing
7 16 (13.01%) Test Scripting
8 15 (12.20%) E-Commerce
9 11 (8.94%) User Stories
10 10 (8.13%) Regression Testing
11 9 (7.32%) Web Testing
11 9 (7.32%) Software Engineering
12 8 (6.50%) Manual Testing
12 8 (6.50%) Kanban
13 7 (5.69%) Build Automation
13 7 (5.69%) OOP
13 7 (5.69%) Configuration Management
13 7 (5.69%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 44 (35.77%) Java
2 31 (25.20%) Ruby
3 26 (21.14%) C#
4 24 (19.51%) SQL
5 22 (17.89%) Python
6 14 (11.38%) JavaScript
7 13 (10.57%) PHP
8 12 (9.76%) Perl
9 11 (8.94%) Shell Script
10 9 (7.32%) PowerShell
10 9 (7.32%) Bash Shell
11 8 (6.50%) Korn
12 2 (1.63%) VB
12 2 (1.63%) C
12 2 (1.63%) Scala
12 2 (1.63%) Groovy
13 1 (0.81%) C++
13 1 (0.81%) Delphi
13 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (6.50%) ISTQB
2 6 (4.88%) ISEB
3 4 (3.25%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.81%) VCAP
5 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (29.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.63%) vSphere
3 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.81%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (13.82%) Puppet
2 11 (8.94%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.25%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.63%) Ansible
4 2 (1.63%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.81%) SCCM
5 1 (0.81%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.81%) YUM
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.81%) Netcool
5 1 (0.81%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 12 (9.76%) Red Hat
2 10 (8.13%) Oracle
3 8 (6.50%) VMware
4 5 (4.07%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.25%) BMC
6 3 (2.44%) Adobe
7 2 (1.63%) HP
8 1 (0.81%) Sybase
8 1 (0.81%) Cognos
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco
8 1 (0.81%) IBM
8 1 (0.81%) Perforce
8 1 (0.81%) Telerik
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