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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 524 506 527
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +21
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 59 51 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.10% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 38 26
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £456 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £280 £345
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -18.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.14%
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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
47122 45147 49346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.76% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29091 27426 28362
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1971 2486
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.96 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +27 47 £363 -3.33% 19
South East -6 4 £525 +89.18% 8
East of England -29 4 £350 +20.68% 1
South West -33 2 £325 - 2
North East - 1 £350 -
North West - 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Automation Engineer
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Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 65 (54.62%) Selenium
2 47 (39.50%) BDD
3 46 (38.66%) Cucumber
4 45 (37.82%) Java
5 43 (36.13%) Test Automation
6 41 (34.45%) WebDriver
7 40 (33.61%) QA
8 37 (31.09%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (30.25%) TDD
10 34 (28.57%) Ruby
11 32 (26.89%) Scrum
12 30 (25.21%) Linux
12 30 (25.21%) Automation Testing
13 28 (23.53%) Web Services
14 24 (20.17%) SQL
15 23 (19.33%) .NET
15 23 (19.33%) C#
15 23 (19.33%) Python
16 22 (18.49%) Jenkins
17 19 (15.97%) Open Source
18 18 (15.13%) MySQL
19 16 (13.45%) UNIX
19 16 (13.45%) Automated Testing
19 16 (13.45%) Git (software)
19 16 (13.45%) Test Scripting
20 15 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
21 14 (11.76%) XML
21 14 (11.76%) JavaScript
22 13 (10.92%) Perl
22 13 (10.92%) PHP

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 8 (6.72%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.36%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.84%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.52%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (5.88%) Amazon S3
1 7 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.68%) GitHub
2 2 (1.68%) IaaS
2 2 (1.68%) PaaS
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.24%) HTTP
2 3 (2.52%) SSH
3 2 (1.68%) SNMP
3 2 (1.68%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.84%) Wireless
4 1 (0.84%) SSL
4 1 (0.84%) FTP
4 1 (0.84%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.84%) DNS
4 1 (0.84%) Broadband
4 1 (0.84%) LDAP
4 1 (0.84%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.84%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.13%) MySQL
2 9 (7.56%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.72%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.52%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.52%) SQL Navigator
6 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.84%) Big Data
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 65 (54.62%) Selenium
2 46 (38.66%) Cucumber
3 41 (34.45%) WebDriver
4 22 (18.49%) Jenkins
5 16 (13.45%) Git (software)
6 13 (10.92%) JIRA
7 11 (9.24%) Hudson
8 10 (8.40%) Capybara
9 9 (7.56%) JBehave
10 8 (6.72%) RSpec
10 8 (6.72%) WATIR
10 8 (6.72%) SpecFlow
10 8 (6.72%) Subversion
11 7 (5.88%) TeamCity
12 6 (5.04%) SoapUI
12 6 (5.04%) JUnit
13 5 (4.20%) JMeter
13 5 (4.20%) Visual Studio
13 5 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (3.36%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (10.92%) Finance
2 8 (6.72%) Games
3 7 (5.88%) Banking
4 4 (3.36%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.52%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.52%) Legal
6 1 (0.84%) Retail
6 1 (0.84%) Front Office
6 1 (0.84%) Back Office
6 1 (0.84%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (23.53%) Web Services
2 23 (19.33%) .NET
3 14 (11.76%) XML
4 13 (10.92%) HTML
4 13 (10.92%) JSON
5 12 (10.08%) REST
6 11 (9.24%) SOAP
7 10 (8.40%) .NET Framework
7 10 (8.40%) LAMP
8 5 (4.20%) CSS
8 5 (4.20%) RESTful
9 4 (3.36%) Gherkin
9 4 (3.36%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.52%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (2.52%) Spring
10 3 (2.52%) HTML5
10 3 (2.52%) Django
10 3 (2.52%) jQuery
11 2 (1.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (1.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.97%) Open Source
2 4 (3.36%) STB
3 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.68%) Video on Demand
3 2 (1.68%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.68%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.84%) Web 2.0
4 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.84%) Equities
4 1 (0.84%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.84%) Firmware
4 1 (0.84%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.84%) New Media
4 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (25.21%) Linux
2 16 (13.45%) UNIX
3 8 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (5.88%) Windows
5 5 (4.20%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.20%) Android
6 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.68%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (39.50%) BDD
2 43 (36.13%) Test Automation
3 37 (31.09%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (30.25%) TDD
5 32 (26.89%) Scrum
6 30 (25.21%) Automation Testing
7 16 (13.45%) Automated Testing
7 16 (13.45%) Test Scripting
8 15 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (10.08%) E-Commerce
10 11 (9.24%) User Stories
11 10 (8.40%) Kanban
11 10 (8.40%) Regression Testing
12 8 (6.72%) Web Testing
12 8 (6.72%) OOP
12 8 (6.72%) Software Engineering
13 7 (5.88%) Manual Testing
14 6 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (4.20%) Software Testing
15 5 (4.20%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (37.82%) Java
2 34 (28.57%) Ruby
3 24 (20.17%) SQL
4 23 (19.33%) C#
4 23 (19.33%) Python
5 14 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 13 (10.92%) Perl
6 13 (10.92%) PHP
7 10 (8.40%) Bash Shell
7 10 (8.40%) PowerShell
8 9 (7.56%) Shell Script
9 6 (5.04%) Korn
10 4 (3.36%) C
11 3 (2.52%) C++
11 3 (2.52%) Groovy
12 1 (0.84%) Delphi
12 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.84%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (3.36%) ISTQB
1 4 (3.36%) ISEB
2 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.84%) VCAP
3 1 (0.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (33.61%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.68%) vSphere
3 1 (0.84%) vCloud
3 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (10.92%) Puppet
2 10 (8.40%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.36%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.68%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.84%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.84%) Netcool
5 1 (0.84%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.84%) YUM
5 1 (0.84%) SCCM
5 1 (0.84%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (9.24%) Oracle
2 10 (8.40%) VMware
3 9 (7.56%) Red Hat
4 5 (4.20%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.36%) BMC
6 3 (2.52%) Adobe
7 2 (1.68%) Cisco
7 2 (1.68%) HP
8 1 (0.84%) Perforce
8 1 (0.84%) Cognos
8 1 (0.84%) Sybase
8 1 (0.84%) IBM
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