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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 506 488 469
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 59 51 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.11% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 46 19
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£324 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £337 £325 £331
% change year-on-year
+3.69% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
42753 41594 37674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.57% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26488 25160 22087
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 1766 2081
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +4 36 £320 -8.57% 14
South East -10 14 £292 -10.15% 13
North West - 3 - - 1
East of England +14 2 £388 +19.23% 2
South West -9 2 - - 4
Yorkshire -2 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Automation Engineer
UK

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 68 (51.52%) Java
2 63 (47.73%) Selenium
3 54 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (36.36%) QA
5 44 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 38 (28.79%) Test Automation
7 34 (25.76%) Ruby
8 29 (21.97%) WebDriver
8 29 (21.97%) Automation Testing
9 28 (21.21%) Python
10 27 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (19.70%) C#
12 25 (18.94%) Linux
13 23 (17.42%) SQL
13 23 (17.42%) .NET
13 23 (17.42%) BDD
14 22 (16.67%) Test Scripting
14 22 (16.67%) Scrum
15 21 (15.91%) Maven
16 20 (15.15%) Jenkins
17 17 (12.88%) Git (software)
18 16 (12.12%) JIRA
18 16 (12.12%) Windows
18 16 (12.12%) ISEB
19 15 (11.36%) TDD
20 14 (10.61%) Subversion
20 14 (10.61%) Software Engineering
21 13 (9.85%) ISTQB
21 13 (9.85%) TeamCity
22 12 (9.09%) PowerShell

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 4 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.27%) Apache
2 3 (2.27%) CMS
2 3 (2.27%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.52%) Mule
3 2 (1.52%) IIS
4 1 (0.76%) SAS
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) MS Office
1 1 (0.76%) Final Cut Pro
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.79%) HTTP
1 5 (3.79%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.03%) Broadband
2 4 (3.03%) NAS
3 3 (2.27%) FTP
3 3 (2.27%) DHCP
3 3 (2.27%) Telnet
3 3 (2.27%) Firewall
4 2 (1.52%) DNS
4 2 (1.52%) SAN
4 2 (1.52%) Wireless
4 2 (1.52%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.76%) Multicast
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.76%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.76%) Internet
5 1 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.76%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.79%) MySQL
2 5 (3.79%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.52%) CouchDB
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.52%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Navigator
6 1 (0.76%) SQLite
6 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 63 (47.73%) Selenium
2 44 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 29 (21.97%) WebDriver
4 21 (15.91%) Maven
5 20 (15.15%) Jenkins
6 17 (12.88%) Git (software)
7 16 (12.12%) JIRA
8 14 (10.61%) Subversion
9 13 (9.85%) TeamCity
10 11 (8.33%) Calabash
11 10 (7.58%) Hudson
11 10 (7.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (7.58%) QuickTest Pro
12 7 (5.30%) JUnit
12 7 (5.30%) JMeter
12 7 (5.30%) TestNG
13 6 (4.55%) SoapUI
13 6 (4.55%) Jasmine
14 5 (3.79%) JBehave
14 5 (3.79%) Appium
General
1 9 (6.82%) Finance
2 8 (6.06%) Banking
3 6 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.03%) Games
5 2 (1.52%) Retail
5 2 (1.52%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.76%) Advertising
6 1 (0.76%) Publishing
6 1 (0.76%) Billing
6 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.42%) .NET
2 11 (8.33%) HTML
3 10 (7.58%) XML
4 9 (6.82%) JSON
5 8 (6.06%) Web Services
6 7 (5.30%) CSS
6 7 (5.30%) SOAP
6 7 (5.30%) REST
6 7 (5.30%) Gherkin
7 6 (4.55%) jQuery
8 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.03%) JRuby
9 4 (3.03%) RESTful
9 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (3.03%) LINQ
9 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 3 (2.27%) Spring
10 3 (2.27%) HTML5
11 2 (1.52%) WCF
11 2 (1.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.30%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.55%) Open Source
4 5 (3.79%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.27%) STB
6 2 (1.52%) Replication
6 2 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.76%) Kindle
7 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.76%) Physics
7 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.94%) Linux
2 16 (12.12%) Windows
3 11 (8.33%) Android
3 11 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 8 (6.06%) UNIX
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.76%) CentOS
5 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.76%) AIX
5 1 (0.76%) Debian
5 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (28.79%) Test Automation
3 29 (21.97%) Automation Testing
4 27 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (17.42%) BDD
6 22 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 22 (16.67%) Scrum
7 15 (11.36%) TDD
8 14 (10.61%) Software Engineering
9 12 (9.09%) DevOps
10 11 (8.33%) Automated Testing
11 10 (7.58%) Web Development
11 10 (7.58%) OO
11 10 (7.58%) Build Automation
11 10 (7.58%) Integration Testing
12 9 (6.82%) Configuration Management
12 9 (6.82%) Regression Testing
12 9 (6.82%) Software Testing
13 8 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (6.06%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (51.52%) Java
2 34 (25.76%) Ruby
3 28 (21.21%) Python
4 26 (19.70%) C#
5 23 (17.42%) SQL
6 12 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 10 (7.58%) JavaScript
7 10 (7.58%) Perl
7 10 (7.58%) PHP
8 7 (5.30%) Scala
9 5 (3.79%) Groovy
9 5 (3.79%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.03%) VB.NET
10 4 (3.03%) Jython
11 3 (2.27%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.52%) VBScript
13 1 (0.76%) VB
13 1 (0.76%) Tcl
13 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (12.12%) ISEB
2 13 (9.85%) ISTQB
3 9 (6.82%) Degree
4 4 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.76%) HND
5 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (36.36%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.27%) Firmware
2 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.52%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.52%) XenApp
2 2 (1.52%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (1.52%) vSphere
2 2 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (6.82%) Puppet
2 6 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.79%) SCOrch
3 5 (3.79%) SCCM
4 3 (2.27%) Ansible
5 2 (1.52%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.52%) SCOM
5 2 (1.52%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.52%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 2 (1.52%) Nagios
5 2 (1.52%) AppManager
5 2 (1.52%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (6.06%) Oracle
2 7 (5.30%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.30%) VMware
3 6 (4.55%) HP
4 3 (2.27%) IBM
5 2 (1.52%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.52%) Nimsoft
5 2 (1.52%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.52%) Dell
5 2 (1.52%) Citrix
5 2 (1.52%) Cisco
5 2 (1.52%) Telerik
5 2 (1.52%) Veeam
5 2 (1.52%) CA
5 2 (1.52%) Veritas
5 2 (1.52%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.52%) NetIQ
6 1 (0.76%) Remedy
6 1 (0.76%) Coverity
6 1 (0.76%) Adobe
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