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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 510 520 488
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -32
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 73 62 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.13% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 57 19
Average daily rate
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£375 £355 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £273 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £322
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +8.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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
46657 46455 40584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28786 28831 23826
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
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 1833 1870 2077
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -1 32 £400 +6.66% 10
South East +8 30 £340 -4.56% 8
North West - 4 - -
East Midlands - 3 £300 - 1
South West +5 2 £363 +3.57% 3
East of England +19 1 £488 +50.00% 2
North East -6 1 £200 -42.85%
Automation Engineer
UK

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 67 (46.85%) Selenium
2 61 (42.66%) Java
3 52 (36.36%) QA
4 50 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (27.97%) Cucumber
6 35 (24.48%) Test Automation
7 33 (23.08%) Automation Testing
8 32 (22.38%) WebDriver
8 32 (22.38%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (21.68%) C#
10 30 (20.98%) Ruby
11 26 (18.18%) .NET
11 26 (18.18%) Jenkins
12 25 (17.48%) Linux
12 25 (17.48%) Scrum
13 24 (16.78%) Python
14 23 (16.08%) SQL
14 23 (16.08%) Windows
14 23 (16.08%) Test Scripting
15 21 (14.69%) BDD
16 19 (13.29%) Maven
17 17 (11.89%) Git (software)
18 16 (11.19%) TDD
18 16 (11.19%) Finance
18 16 (11.19%) Regression Testing
18 16 (11.19%) DevOps
19 15 (10.49%) ISEB
19 15 (10.49%) Software Engineering
19 15 (10.49%) Web Development
19 15 (10.49%) JIRA

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (3.50%) Apache
2 3 (2.10%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.10%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.40%) CMS
3 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.70%) IIS
4 1 (0.70%) SAS
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.40%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.50%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.80%) NAS
3 3 (2.10%) SAN
3 3 (2.10%) DNS
3 3 (2.10%) HTTP
4 2 (1.40%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.40%) FTP
4 2 (1.40%) Broadband
4 2 (1.40%) DHCP
4 2 (1.40%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.70%) Internet
5 1 (0.70%) Firewall
5 1 (0.70%) Telnet
5 1 (0.70%) Wireless
5 1 (0.70%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.70%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.90%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.50%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.80%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.40%) MySQL
6 2 (1.40%) DB2
6 2 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 67 (46.85%) Selenium
2 40 (27.97%) Cucumber
3 32 (22.38%) WebDriver
4 26 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 19 (13.29%) Maven
6 17 (11.89%) Git (software)
7 15 (10.49%) JIRA
8 14 (9.79%) TeamCity
9 12 (8.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
11 9 (6.29%) Subversion
12 8 (5.59%) Hudson
12 8 (5.59%) TestNG
13 7 (4.90%) RSpec
13 7 (4.90%) JUnit
13 7 (4.90%) SonarQube
13 7 (4.90%) Calabash
14 6 (4.20%) SoapUI
14 6 (4.20%) JBehave
15 5 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (11.19%) Finance
2 8 (5.59%) Banking
3 5 (3.50%) Retail
4 4 (2.80%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.10%) Games
6 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.40%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) Billing
7 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.70%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.18%) .NET
2 12 (8.39%) HTML
3 8 (5.59%) CSS
3 8 (5.59%) SOAP
3 8 (5.59%) XML
4 7 (4.90%) JSON
5 6 (4.20%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.50%) jQuery
6 5 (3.50%) Web Services
6 5 (3.50%) REST
7 4 (2.80%) Catalyst
7 4 (2.80%) Gherkin
7 4 (2.80%) JRuby
7 4 (2.80%) YUI
8 3 (2.10%) RESTful
8 3 (2.10%) LINQ
8 3 (2.10%) WCF
8 3 (2.10%) WPF
8 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (2.10%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.20%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.10%) Open Source
3 3 (2.10%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.40%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.40%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.40%) Replication
4 2 (1.40%) STB
5 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.70%) Physics
5 1 (0.70%) Blog
5 1 (0.70%) DTV
5 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.48%) Linux
2 23 (16.08%) Windows
3 8 (5.59%) UNIX
3 8 (5.59%) Android
4 6 (4.20%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.80%) AIX
6 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.70%) CentOS
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.70%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (24.48%) Test Automation
3 33 (23.08%) Automation Testing
4 32 (22.38%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (17.48%) Scrum
6 23 (16.08%) Test Scripting
7 21 (14.69%) BDD
8 16 (11.19%) TDD
8 16 (11.19%) Regression Testing
8 16 (11.19%) DevOps
9 15 (10.49%) Software Engineering
9 15 (10.49%) Web Development
10 11 (7.69%) Software Testing
10 11 (7.69%) Automated Testing
11 10 (6.99%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (6.99%) Integration Testing
12 9 (6.29%) Web Testing
12 9 (6.29%) Configuration Management
12 9 (6.29%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (6.29%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 61 (42.66%) Java
2 31 (21.68%) C#
3 30 (20.98%) Ruby
4 24 (16.78%) Python
5 23 (16.08%) SQL
6 14 (9.79%) PowerShell
7 12 (8.39%) Perl
8 10 (6.99%) JavaScript
8 10 (6.99%) PHP
9 6 (4.20%) Scala
10 5 (3.50%) Groovy
11 4 (2.80%) Jython
11 4 (2.80%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.10%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.40%) C
13 2 (1.40%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.40%) VBScript
14 1 (0.70%) VB
14 1 (0.70%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 15 (10.49%) ISEB
2 11 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 9 (6.29%) Degree
4 4 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.40%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (36.36%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.10%) Firmware
2 2 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.40%) NFS
2 2 (1.40%) XenApp
2 2 (1.40%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (1.40%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.40%) vSphere
3 1 (0.70%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (5.59%) Puppet
2 5 (3.50%) SCCM
2 5 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.50%) SCOrch
3 3 (2.10%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.40%) EdgeSight
4 2 (1.40%) Ansible
4 2 (1.40%) HP SIM
4 2 (1.40%) Nagios
4 2 (1.40%) AppManager
4 2 (1.40%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.40%) SCOM
4 2 (1.40%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.70%) WMI
Vendors
1 13 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.69%) HP
3 9 (6.29%) Oracle
4 7 (4.90%) VMware
5 4 (2.80%) Sun
5 4 (2.80%) IBM
5 4 (2.80%) BMC
6 2 (1.40%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.40%) Nimsoft
6 2 (1.40%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.40%) Citrix
6 2 (1.40%) Dell
6 2 (1.40%) SAP
6 2 (1.40%) CA
6 2 (1.40%) Veritas
6 2 (1.40%) NetIQ
6 2 (1.40%) Telerik
6 2 (1.40%) Greenplum
6 2 (1.40%) Veeam
7 1 (0.70%) Coverity
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