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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 505 500 498
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 70 54 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 37 31
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£400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £525 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £280
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +38.39%
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
45952 44401 42082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.73% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29584 27581 25036
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1743 1814 2016
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £37.80 £40.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 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 7 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 -1 39 £390 -10.85% 16
South East -7 15 £415 -2.35% 11
North West -18 4 £475 - 3
Yorkshire -20 4 £289 -6.85% 3
South West - 4 £425 - 2
North East -23 2 £315 -10.00% 1
East of England -3 1 - - 6
Automation Engineer
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Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 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 71 (47.33%) Selenium
2 54 (36.00%) QA
3 53 (35.33%) Java
4 52 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (28.67%) Cucumber
6 40 (26.67%) Test Automation
7 37 (24.67%) C#
7 37 (24.67%) WebDriver
8 34 (22.67%) Jenkins
8 34 (22.67%) Scrum
8 34 (22.67%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (22.00%) Ruby
10 31 (20.67%) SQL
11 27 (18.00%) Windows
11 27 (18.00%) Linux
11 27 (18.00%) Automation Testing
12 25 (16.67%) DevOps
12 25 (16.67%) Git (software)
13 24 (16.00%) Python
13 24 (16.00%) .NET
14 23 (15.33%) BDD
15 22 (14.67%) PowerShell
16 19 (12.67%) Finance
16 19 (12.67%) Configuration Management
17 18 (12.00%) Microsoft
17 18 (12.00%) Test Scripting
17 18 (12.00%) Automated Testing
18 17 (11.33%) JavaScript
18 17 (11.33%) Puppet
19 16 (10.67%) SQL Server

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 (6.00%) WebLogic
2 5 (3.33%) Apache
3 4 (2.67%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.33%) Confluence
5 2 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.67%) ArchestrA
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.67%) SAS
6 1 (0.67%) CMS
6 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.33%) MS Office
1 2 (1.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.67%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.67%) HTTP
2 5 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.00%) NAS
3 3 (2.00%) SAN
4 2 (1.33%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.33%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.33%) DNS
5 1 (0.67%) DHCP
5 1 (0.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.67%) FTP
5 1 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.67%) Multicast
5 1 (0.67%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.67%) MySQL
3 4 (2.67%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.33%) DB2
4 2 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.67%) Big Data
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 71 (47.33%) Selenium
2 43 (28.67%) Cucumber
3 37 (24.67%) WebDriver
4 34 (22.67%) Jenkins
5 25 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 12 (8.00%) RSpec
6 12 (8.00%) JIRA
7 11 (7.33%) Subversion
7 11 (7.33%) Maven
8 10 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (6.00%) HP UFT
10 7 (4.67%) TestNG
10 7 (4.67%) SoapUI
10 7 (4.67%) Calabash
11 6 (4.00%) Eclipse
12 5 (3.33%) JUnit
12 5 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (2.67%) Visual Studio
13 4 (2.67%) WATIR
13 4 (2.67%) Ant
General
1 19 (12.67%) Finance
2 5 (3.33%) Retail
3 4 (2.67%) Banking
4 3 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.33%) Games
5 2 (1.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.67%) Electronics
6 1 (0.67%) Billing
6 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.00%) .NET
2 15 (10.00%) SOAP
3 13 (8.67%) HTML
4 11 (7.33%) XML
5 10 (6.67%) REST
6 9 (6.00%) CSS
6 9 (6.00%) Web Services
7 7 (4.67%) JSON
8 6 (4.00%) Gherkin
9 5 (3.33%) Regular Expression
9 5 (3.33%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.67%) Middleware
10 4 (2.67%) Catalyst
10 4 (2.67%) YUI
11 3 (2.00%) jQuery
11 3 (2.00%) RESTful
11 3 (2.00%) HTML5
11 3 (2.00%) WCF
11 3 (2.00%) WPF
12 2 (1.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.00%) Video on Demand
2 3 (2.00%) Digital Media
2 3 (2.00%) IPTV
2 3 (2.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.33%) Replication
3 2 (1.33%) Clustering
3 2 (1.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.67%) CMDB
4 1 (0.67%) Wiki
4 1 (0.67%) Blog
4 1 (0.67%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.67%) STB
4 1 (0.67%) EFT
4 1 (0.67%) DTV
4 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.67%) User Experience
4 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.00%) Linux
1 27 (18.00%) Windows
2 8 (5.33%) Android
2 8 (5.33%) UNIX
3 6 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.67%) AIX
5 2 (1.33%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.33%) Amazon Linux
5 2 (1.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.67%) Debian
6 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 34 (22.67%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (22.67%) Scrum
4 27 (18.00%) Automation Testing
5 25 (16.67%) DevOps
6 23 (15.33%) BDD
7 19 (12.67%) Configuration Management
8 18 (12.00%) Automated Testing
8 18 (12.00%) Test Scripting
9 15 (10.00%) TDD
9 15 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 14 (9.33%) Regression Testing
11 13 (8.67%) Web Development
12 11 (7.33%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (6.00%) Web Testing
14 8 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (5.33%) Test Strategy
14 8 (5.33%) Open Source
14 8 (5.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (35.33%) Java
2 37 (24.67%) C#
3 33 (22.00%) Ruby
4 31 (20.67%) SQL
5 24 (16.00%) Python
6 22 (14.67%) PowerShell
7 17 (11.33%) JavaScript
8 12 (8.00%) Perl
9 7 (4.67%) PHP
10 6 (4.00%) Groovy
10 6 (4.00%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.33%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.00%) Scala
12 3 (2.00%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.00%) C++
12 3 (2.00%) C
13 2 (1.33%) VBScript
13 2 (1.33%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.33%) VBA
14 1 (0.67%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 8 (5.33%) ISEB
2 7 (4.67%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.33%) Degree
3 5 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (36.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.33%) XenApp
2 2 (1.33%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (1.33%) vSphere
2 2 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.33%) NFS
2 2 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.33%) Firmware
3 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (11.33%) Puppet
2 7 (4.67%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.00%) Vagrant
4 5 (3.33%) SCOrch
4 5 (3.33%) WMI
4 5 (3.33%) SCCM
5 2 (1.33%) SCOM
5 2 (1.33%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 2 (1.33%) Nagios
5 2 (1.33%) AppManager
5 2 (1.33%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.33%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.67%) Ansible
6 1 (0.67%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 18 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.33%) HP
3 13 (8.67%) Oracle
4 12 (8.00%) VMware
5 5 (3.33%) IBM
5 5 (3.33%) BMC
6 4 (2.67%) Sun
7 3 (2.00%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.33%) Greenplum
8 2 (1.33%) Veeam
8 2 (1.33%) Telerik
8 2 (1.33%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.33%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.33%) Nimsoft
8 2 (1.33%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.33%) Dell
8 2 (1.33%) Citrix
8 2 (1.33%) SAP
8 2 (1.33%) CA
8 2 (1.33%) Veritas
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