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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 515 511 508
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 80 59 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 41 34
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £301 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £278
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +39.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £29.00
Automation Engineer
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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 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
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -5 43 £400 +10.34% 23
South East -6 9 £430 +1.17% 12
North East - 7 £308 -
Yorkshire -19 6 £289 -6.09% 4
East of England +1 5 - - 3
South West - 5 £425 -
North West -23 4 £475 -
Automation Engineer
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Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 69 (45.10%) Selenium
2 62 (40.52%) Java
3 58 (37.91%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (30.07%) Test Automation
4 46 (30.07%) Jenkins
5 45 (29.41%) QA
6 44 (28.76%) C#
7 40 (26.14%) Scrum
7 40 (26.14%) Cucumber
8 36 (23.53%) WebDriver
8 36 (23.53%) SQL
9 33 (21.57%) Automation Testing
10 31 (20.26%) Linux
10 31 (20.26%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (19.61%) Ruby
12 28 (18.30%) Automated Testing
12 28 (18.30%) Python
13 27 (17.65%) Windows
14 26 (16.99%) PowerShell
14 26 (16.99%) Git (software)
14 26 (16.99%) DevOps
15 24 (15.69%) .NET
16 22 (14.38%) TDD
17 21 (13.73%) SOAP
18 20 (13.07%) BDD
19 19 (12.42%) Finance
19 19 (12.42%) Microsoft
20 18 (11.76%) Configuration Management
20 18 (11.76%) JIRA
21 17 (11.11%) Test Scripting

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 6 (3.92%) Apache
3 5 (3.27%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.61%) Confluence
4 4 (2.61%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (1.96%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.65%) SAS
7 1 (0.65%) CMS
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.65%) IIS
7 1 (0.65%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 2 (1.31%) MS Office
1 2 (1.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.65%) Heroku
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.92%) HTTP
2 4 (2.61%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.96%) SAN
3 3 (1.96%) NAS
4 2 (1.31%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.31%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.65%) DAB
5 1 (0.65%) RTSP
5 1 (0.65%) DNS
5 1 (0.65%) LDAP
5 1 (0.65%) DHCP
5 1 (0.65%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.23%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.61%) MySQL
3 4 (2.61%) DB2
3 4 (2.61%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.65%) Big Data
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 69 (45.10%) Selenium
2 46 (30.07%) Jenkins
3 40 (26.14%) Cucumber
4 36 (23.53%) WebDriver
5 26 (16.99%) Git (software)
6 18 (11.76%) JIRA
7 16 (10.46%) Maven
8 15 (9.80%) RSpec
9 13 (8.50%) SoapUI
10 11 (7.19%) JUnit
11 10 (6.54%) Subversion
12 9 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (4.58%) Ant
14 6 (3.92%) TestNG
15 5 (3.27%) Eclipse
15 5 (3.27%) HP UFT
16 4 (2.61%) Visual Studio
16 4 (2.61%) WATIR
16 4 (2.61%) TeamCity
16 4 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (12.42%) Finance
2 6 (3.92%) Retail
3 4 (2.61%) Banking
4 3 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.96%) Games
5 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.65%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) Billing
6 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.69%) .NET
2 21 (13.73%) SOAP
3 15 (9.80%) Web Services
3 15 (9.80%) XML
4 12 (7.84%) HTML
4 12 (7.84%) REST
5 9 (5.88%) CSS
6 8 (5.23%) JSON
7 6 (3.92%) Gherkin
8 5 (3.27%) Regular Expression
8 5 (3.27%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.61%) Middleware
9 4 (2.61%) Catalyst
9 4 (2.61%) YUI
10 3 (1.96%) jQuery
10 3 (1.96%) RESTful
10 3 (1.96%) HTML5
10 3 (1.96%) WCF
10 3 (1.96%) WPF
11 2 (1.31%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.96%) Video on Demand
2 3 (1.96%) Digital Media
2 3 (1.96%) IPTV
2 3 (1.96%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.31%) DataPower
3 2 (1.31%) Private Cloud
3 2 (1.31%) Replication
3 2 (1.31%) Clustering
3 2 (1.31%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.65%) FlexPod
4 1 (0.65%) User Experience
4 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.65%) STB
4 1 (0.65%) EFT
4 1 (0.65%) DTV
4 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.65%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 31 (20.26%) Linux
2 27 (17.65%) Windows
3 10 (6.54%) UNIX
4 6 (3.92%) Android
5 4 (2.61%) AIX
6 3 (1.96%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.31%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.31%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (37.91%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (30.07%) Test Automation
3 40 (26.14%) Scrum
4 33 (21.57%) Automation Testing
5 31 (20.26%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (18.30%) Automated Testing
7 26 (16.99%) DevOps
8 22 (14.38%) TDD
9 20 (13.07%) BDD
10 18 (11.76%) Configuration Management
11 17 (11.11%) Test Scripting
12 14 (9.15%) Software Engineering
12 14 (9.15%) Software Testing
13 13 (8.50%) Regression Testing
13 13 (8.50%) Web Development
14 12 (7.84%) Web Testing
14 12 (7.84%) User Stories
15 11 (7.19%) Continuous Delivery
16 7 (4.58%) SDLC
16 7 (4.58%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 62 (40.52%) Java
2 44 (28.76%) C#
3 36 (23.53%) SQL
4 30 (19.61%) Ruby
5 28 (18.30%) Python
6 26 (16.99%) PowerShell
7 16 (10.46%) JavaScript
8 12 (7.84%) Perl
9 9 (5.88%) Groovy
10 7 (4.58%) Scala
11 6 (3.92%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.92%) PHP
12 5 (3.27%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.96%) C
13 3 (1.96%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.96%) C++
14 2 (1.31%) VBScript
14 2 (1.31%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.31%) VBA
15 1 (0.65%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 9 (5.88%) ISEB
2 5 (3.27%) Degree
2 5 (3.27%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.61%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.96%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.65%) VCAP
6 1 (0.65%) VCP5
6 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (29.41%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.31%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.31%) XenApp
2 2 (1.31%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (1.31%) vSphere
2 2 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.31%) NFS
2 2 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.31%) Firmware
3 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (10.46%) Puppet
2 7 (4.58%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (4.58%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.92%) Vagrant
4 5 (3.27%) WMI
4 5 (3.27%) SCCM
5 4 (2.61%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.31%) EdgeSight
6 2 (1.31%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.31%) SCOM
6 2 (1.31%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.31%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 2 (1.31%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.31%) Nagios
6 2 (1.31%) AppManager
7 1 (0.65%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (12.42%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.80%) HP
2 15 (9.80%) VMware
3 13 (8.50%) Oracle
4 7 (4.58%) IBM
5 5 (3.27%) BMC
5 5 (3.27%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.61%) Sun
7 2 (1.31%) Dell
7 2 (1.31%) Citrix
7 2 (1.31%) SAP
7 2 (1.31%) CA
7 2 (1.31%) Veritas
7 2 (1.31%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.31%) NetIQ
7 2 (1.31%) Cadence
7 2 (1.31%) Telerik
7 2 (1.31%) Greenplum
7 2 (1.31%) Veeam
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