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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 518 507 504
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 71 53 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.11% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 42 25
Average daily rate
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£360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 -
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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
46377 43815 42054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.76% 92.62% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29997 26942 24224
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1904 1934 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +44 51 £368 -13.52% 12
East of England -1 8 £350 +27.27% 3
North West - 5 £287 - 2
South East -48 4 £375 +7.14% 3
South West -35 3 £425 +30.76% 1
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Automation Engineer
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Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 69 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (50.37%) Selenium
3 65 (48.15%) Java
4 49 (36.30%) Test Automation
5 47 (34.81%) Cucumber
6 42 (31.11%) QA
7 38 (28.15%) Ruby
7 38 (28.15%) Scrum
8 34 (25.19%) Linux
8 34 (25.19%) BDD
9 32 (23.70%) WebDriver
10 29 (21.48%) TDD
11 28 (20.74%) Python
11 28 (20.74%) C#
12 27 (20.00%) .NET
13 26 (19.26%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (18.52%) SQL
15 24 (17.78%) Automation Testing
16 22 (16.30%) Test Scripting
17 21 (15.56%) Jenkins
17 21 (15.56%) Web Services
18 19 (14.07%) Puppet
18 19 (14.07%) Git (software)
19 18 (13.33%) TeamCity
19 18 (13.33%) Maven
20 17 (12.59%) Software Engineering
20 17 (12.59%) JIRA
21 14 (10.37%) Automated Testing
21 14 (10.37%) UNIX
21 14 (10.37%) HTML

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 10 (7.41%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.22%) CMS
3 2 (1.48%) Mule
3 2 (1.48%) uiautomator
4 1 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.74%) IIS
4 1 (0.74%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (4.44%) Amazon S3
1 6 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.74%) IaaS
2 1 (0.74%) PaaS
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.19%) HTTP
2 5 (3.70%) Broadband
3 3 (2.22%) Telnet
3 3 (2.22%) DHCP
3 3 (2.22%) Wireless
3 3 (2.22%) Firewall
3 3 (2.22%) NAS
4 2 (1.48%) FTP
4 2 (1.48%) DNS
4 2 (1.48%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.74%) LDAP
5 1 (0.74%) Internet
5 1 (0.74%) LAN
5 1 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.74%) SSH
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.74%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.89%) MySQL
2 7 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.44%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.96%) SQL Navigator
6 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.48%) CouchDB
7 2 (1.48%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.74%) SQLite
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.74%) Big Data
8 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 68 (50.37%) Selenium
2 47 (34.81%) Cucumber
3 32 (23.70%) WebDriver
4 21 (15.56%) Jenkins
5 19 (14.07%) Git (software)
6 18 (13.33%) TeamCity
6 18 (13.33%) Maven
7 17 (12.59%) JIRA
8 12 (8.89%) Hudson
9 11 (8.15%) Subversion
10 8 (5.93%) JUnit
11 7 (5.19%) JMeter
11 7 (5.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (5.19%) Calabash
12 6 (4.44%) Appium
12 6 (4.44%) Jasmine
12 6 (4.44%) TestNG
12 6 (4.44%) Visual Studio
12 6 (4.44%) QuickTest Pro
13 5 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (8.15%) Finance
2 6 (4.44%) Banking
3 5 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 5 (3.70%) Games
4 4 (2.96%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.96%) Legal
5 2 (1.48%) Retail
5 2 (1.48%) Billing
5 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.48%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.00%) .NET
2 21 (15.56%) Web Services
3 14 (10.37%) HTML
4 10 (7.41%) JSON
4 10 (7.41%) XML
5 9 (6.67%) CSS
6 8 (5.93%) REST
6 8 (5.93%) Gherkin
7 7 (5.19%) jQuery
8 6 (4.44%) LAMP
9 5 (3.70%) Spring
10 4 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.96%) HTML5
10 4 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 4 (2.96%) LINQ
10 4 (2.96%) JRuby
10 4 (2.96%) ASP.NET
11 3 (2.22%) RESTful
11 3 (2.22%) Django
11 3 (2.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.63%) Open Source
2 6 (4.44%) STB
3 5 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.74%) User Experience
6 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.74%) Physics
6 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.74%) New Media
6 1 (0.74%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 34 (25.19%) Linux
2 14 (10.37%) UNIX
3 10 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 7 (5.19%) Windows
5 7 (5.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (36.30%) Test Automation
3 38 (28.15%) Scrum
4 34 (25.19%) BDD
5 29 (21.48%) TDD
6 26 (19.26%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (17.78%) Automation Testing
8 22 (16.30%) Test Scripting
9 17 (12.59%) Software Engineering
10 14 (10.37%) Automated Testing
10 14 (10.37%) E-Commerce
11 11 (8.15%) Build Automation
12 9 (6.67%) Regression Testing
12 9 (6.67%) Web Testing
12 9 (6.67%) Kanban
13 8 (5.93%) Test Strategy
13 8 (5.93%) Manual Testing
13 8 (5.93%) Integration Testing
13 8 (5.93%) Configuration Management
14 7 (5.19%) OO
Programming Languages
1 65 (48.15%) Java
2 38 (28.15%) Ruby
3 28 (20.74%) Python
3 28 (20.74%) C#
4 25 (18.52%) SQL
5 13 (9.63%) JavaScript
5 13 (9.63%) Perl
6 10 (7.41%) PHP
7 8 (5.93%) Bash Shell
7 8 (5.93%) Shell Script
8 6 (4.44%) Scala
9 5 (3.70%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.70%) Korn
10 4 (2.96%) Groovy
10 4 (2.96%) Jython
11 3 (2.22%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.22%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.48%) VB
12 2 (1.48%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (10.37%) ISEB
2 12 (8.89%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.44%) Degree
4 3 (2.22%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (31.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.22%) Firmware
2 2 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (14.07%) Puppet
2 12 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.96%) Ansible
4 2 (1.48%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.74%) SCCM
5 1 (0.74%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.74%) yum
5 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (8.15%) Red Hat
2 6 (4.44%) VMware
3 5 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.96%) Adobe
4 4 (2.96%) Oracle
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco
5 1 (0.74%) Telerik
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