The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 509 483 533
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +50
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 62 38 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.087% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.094% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 19 21
Average daily rate £355 £340 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £322 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.78% -19.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.25
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47289 40554 51511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.75% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29337 23812 29012
Average daily rate £395 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1917 2075 2421
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Automation Engineer
UK

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -3 38 £375 +8.69% 11
South East -12 15 £356 - 1
East of England -33 4 £325 +7.97% 1
North East - 3 £350 -
South West -15 1 £350 +145.61% 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
Automation Engineer
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Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 64 (59.26%) Selenium
2 51 (47.22%) Test Automation
3 44 (40.74%) QA
3 44 (40.74%) Cucumber
4 43 (39.81%) BDD
4 43 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (39.81%) Java
5 35 (32.41%) C#
6 33 (30.56%) SQL
7 31 (28.70%) Automation Testing
8 29 (26.85%) Jenkins
8 29 (26.85%) .NET
8 29 (26.85%) Python
9 28 (25.93%) TDD
9 28 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (25.00%) Web Services
11 25 (23.15%) Linux
12 22 (20.37%) Ruby
12 22 (20.37%) Scrum
13 21 (19.44%) Test Scripting
14 20 (18.52%) WebDriver
15 19 (17.59%) Automated Testing
16 18 (16.67%) REST
17 16 (14.81%) Perl
17 16 (14.81%) SQL Server
17 16 (14.81%) TeamCity
17 16 (14.81%) JSON
18 15 (13.89%) QuickTest Pro
19 14 (12.96%) SOAP
19 14 (12.96%) Subversion

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2 (1.85%) CMS
2 1 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.93%) Apache
2 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.85%) GitHub
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.93%) PaaS
3 1 (0.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.19%) HTTP
2 5 (4.63%) Internet
3 3 (2.78%) SNMP
3 3 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.78%) SSH
4 2 (1.85%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.85%) SSL
5 1 (0.93%) FTP
5 1 (0.93%) DNS
5 1 (0.93%) LAN
5 1 (0.93%) WAN
5 1 (0.93%) LDAP
5 1 (0.93%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.33%) MySQL
3 6 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.70%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.85%) SQLite
6 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.93%) Big Data
6 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 64 (59.26%) Selenium
2 44 (40.74%) Cucumber
3 29 (26.85%) Jenkins
4 20 (18.52%) WebDriver
5 16 (14.81%) TeamCity
6 15 (13.89%) QuickTest Pro
7 14 (12.96%) Subversion
8 13 (12.04%) JIRA
9 12 (11.11%) SpecFlow
10 11 (10.19%) Git (software)
11 10 (9.26%) Capybara
12 9 (8.33%) Hudson
12 9 (8.33%) JMeter
12 9 (8.33%) JUnit
13 8 (7.41%) JBehave
13 8 (7.41%) Ranorex
14 7 (6.48%) WATIR
14 7 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (6.48%) Visual Studio
15 6 (5.56%) RSpec
General
1 11 (10.19%) Finance
2 8 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.48%) Banking
4 5 (4.63%) Retail
5 4 (3.70%) Games
6 3 (2.78%) Front Office
6 3 (2.78%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Back Office
7 1 (0.93%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (26.85%) .NET
2 27 (25.00%) Web Services
3 18 (16.67%) REST
4 16 (14.81%) JSON
5 14 (12.96%) SOAP
6 13 (12.04%) XML
7 7 (6.48%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (4.63%) Gherkin
8 5 (4.63%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.70%) HTML
9 4 (3.70%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.70%) Silverlight
10 3 (2.78%) WPF
10 3 (2.78%) RESTful
10 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.85%) Ajax
11 2 (1.85%) XSLT
11 2 (1.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (1.85%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (1.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) Open Source
2 5 (4.63%) IPTV
2 5 (4.63%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (3.70%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.78%) Equities
5 2 (1.85%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.85%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.93%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.15%) Linux
2 13 (12.04%) Windows
3 11 (10.19%) UNIX
4 4 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.70%) Android
5 2 (1.85%) Solaris
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (47.22%) Test Automation
2 43 (39.81%) BDD
2 43 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (28.70%) Automation Testing
4 28 (25.93%) TDD
4 28 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (20.37%) Scrum
6 21 (19.44%) Test Scripting
7 19 (17.59%) Automated Testing
8 12 (11.11%) E-Commerce
9 9 (8.33%) User Stories
9 9 (8.33%) OO
10 8 (7.41%) Software Testing
11 6 (5.56%) Manual Testing
11 6 (5.56%) Web Testing
12 5 (4.63%) Release Management
12 5 (4.63%) Test Management
12 5 (4.63%) Performance Testing
12 5 (4.63%) Unit Testing
12 5 (4.63%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (39.81%) Java
2 35 (32.41%) C#
3 33 (30.56%) SQL
4 29 (26.85%) Python
5 22 (20.37%) Ruby
6 16 (14.81%) Perl
7 9 (8.33%) Bash Shell
8 8 (7.41%) C
8 8 (7.41%) C++
8 8 (7.41%) JavaScript
8 8 (7.41%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.63%) Groovy
10 4 (3.70%) VBScript
10 4 (3.70%) PHP
11 3 (2.78%) Korn
11 3 (2.78%) VB
11 3 (2.78%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.85%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.93%) IronPython
13 1 (0.93%) F#
Qualifications
1 11 (10.19%) ISTQB
2 9 (8.33%) ISEB
3 3 (2.78%) Degree
4 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) VCAP
5 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (40.74%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.93%) vSphere
2 1 (0.93%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (6.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.93%) Puppet
2 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.93%) Netcool
2 1 (0.93%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 12 (11.11%) Oracle
2 8 (7.41%) VMware
3 7 (6.48%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.78%) HP
5 2 (1.85%) Cisco
6 1 (0.93%) Foundry
6 1 (0.93%) BMC
6 1 (0.93%) IBM
6 1 (0.93%) Cognos
6 1 (0.93%) Sybase
6 1 (0.93%) Perforce
6 1 (0.93%) Serena
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