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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 502 510 482
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -28
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 71 56 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 51 14
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£350 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £337 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.69% -
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
46038 44890 39234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.43% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 28471 27469 23064
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 1820 1898 2085
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.49%
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 £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -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 31 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 31 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 38 £400 +6.66% 14
South East -21 22 £324 -0.30% 7
North West - 4 - -
East Midlands - 3 £300 - 2
East of England +10 2 £419 +28.84% 1
South West -6 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Automation Engineer
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Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 70 (49.30%) Selenium
2 68 (47.89%) Java
3 54 (38.03%) QA
3 54 (38.03%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (31.69%) Cucumber
5 36 (25.35%) Test Automation
6 34 (23.94%) Ruby
7 33 (23.24%) Automation Testing
8 31 (21.83%) WebDriver
8 31 (21.83%) C#
9 29 (20.42%) .NET
10 28 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (18.31%) Test Scripting
12 25 (17.61%) Python
13 24 (16.90%) SQL
14 23 (16.20%) Scrum
14 23 (16.20%) BDD
14 23 (16.20%) Jenkins
15 21 (14.79%) Linux
15 21 (14.79%) Maven
16 19 (13.38%) Windows
17 18 (12.68%) Software Engineering
18 17 (11.97%) ISEB
19 16 (11.27%) TDD
19 16 (11.27%) JIRA
19 16 (11.27%) Git (software)
20 15 (10.56%) Web Development
20 15 (10.56%) HTML
21 14 (9.86%) JavaScript
21 14 (9.86%) TeamCity

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (2.82%) Apache
1 4 (2.82%) Tomcat
1 4 (2.82%) CMS
2 3 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.11%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.41%) IIS
3 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.41%) Mule
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) MS Office
1 1 (0.70%) Final Cut Pro
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.52%) HTTP
1 5 (3.52%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.82%) NAS
3 3 (2.11%) Broadband
3 3 (2.11%) FTP
4 2 (1.41%) DHCP
4 2 (1.41%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.41%) DNS
4 2 (1.41%) SAN
4 2 (1.41%) Telnet
4 2 (1.41%) Firewall
4 2 (1.41%) Wireless
5 1 (0.70%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.70%) Internet
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.70%) Multicast
5 1 (0.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.52%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.82%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.82%) MySQL
3 4 (2.82%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.41%) CouchDB
4 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Navigator
5 1 (0.70%) DB2
5 1 (0.70%) SQLite
5 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 70 (49.30%) Selenium
2 45 (31.69%) Cucumber
3 31 (21.83%) WebDriver
4 23 (16.20%) Jenkins
5 21 (14.79%) Maven
6 16 (11.27%) JIRA
6 16 (11.27%) Git (software)
7 14 (9.86%) TeamCity
8 11 (7.75%) Subversion
8 11 (7.75%) Calabash
9 10 (7.04%) Hudson
9 10 (7.04%) QuickTest Pro
10 9 (6.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (4.93%) TestNG
11 7 (4.93%) JUnit
11 7 (4.93%) SonarQube
12 6 (4.23%) Appium
12 6 (4.23%) JBehave
12 6 (4.23%) Jasmine
12 6 (4.23%) JMeter
General
1 12 (8.45%) Finance
2 9 (6.34%) Banking
3 6 (4.23%) Retail
3 6 (4.23%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.11%) Games
5 2 (1.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.70%) Advertising
6 1 (0.70%) Publishing
6 1 (0.70%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (20.42%) .NET
2 15 (10.56%) HTML
3 10 (7.04%) CSS
4 9 (6.34%) JSON
4 9 (6.34%) XML
5 7 (4.93%) SOAP
5 7 (4.93%) Web Services
5 7 (4.93%) ASP.NET
5 7 (4.93%) REST
6 6 (4.23%) Gherkin
6 6 (4.23%) jQuery
7 5 (3.52%) HTML5
8 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 4 (2.82%) JRuby
8 4 (2.82%) RESTful
8 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (2.82%) LINQ
9 3 (2.11%) YUI
9 3 (2.11%) WCF
9 3 (2.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.93%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.23%) Open Source
4 5 (3.52%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.11%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.41%) Replication
6 2 (1.41%) STB
6 2 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.70%) Kindle
7 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.70%) Physics
7 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.70%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.79%) Linux
2 19 (13.38%) Windows
3 11 (7.75%) Android
3 11 (7.75%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.52%) UNIX
5 3 (2.11%) AIX
6 1 (0.70%) Debian
6 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (38.03%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (25.35%) Test Automation
3 33 (23.24%) Automation Testing
4 28 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (18.31%) Test Scripting
6 23 (16.20%) BDD
6 23 (16.20%) Scrum
7 18 (12.68%) Software Engineering
8 16 (11.27%) TDD
9 15 (10.56%) Web Development
10 13 (9.15%) Automated Testing
10 13 (9.15%) Regression Testing
10 13 (9.15%) DevOps
11 10 (7.04%) OO
11 10 (7.04%) Integration Testing
12 9 (6.34%) Build Automation
12 9 (6.34%) Software Testing
13 8 (5.63%) MVC
13 8 (5.63%) Configuration Management
13 8 (5.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 68 (47.89%) Java
2 34 (23.94%) Ruby
3 31 (21.83%) C#
4 25 (17.61%) Python
5 24 (16.90%) SQL
6 14 (9.86%) JavaScript
7 13 (9.15%) PowerShell
8 11 (7.75%) Perl
9 10 (7.04%) PHP
10 6 (4.23%) Scala
11 5 (3.52%) Groovy
12 4 (2.82%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.82%) Jython
12 4 (2.82%) Bash Shell
13 3 (2.11%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.41%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.41%) VBScript
15 1 (0.70%) VB
15 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (11.97%) ISEB
2 13 (9.15%) ISTQB
3 9 (6.34%) Degree
4 5 (3.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.70%) HND
5 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (38.03%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.82%) Firmware
2 2 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.41%) XenApp
2 2 (1.41%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (1.41%) vSphere
2 2 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.93%) Puppet
2 5 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.52%) SCOrch
2 5 (3.52%) SCCM
3 2 (1.41%) SCOM
3 2 (1.41%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.41%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 2 (1.41%) Ansible
3 2 (1.41%) EdgeSight
3 2 (1.41%) Nagios
3 2 (1.41%) AppManager
3 2 (1.41%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (8.45%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.63%) Oracle
2 8 (5.63%) HP
3 6 (4.23%) VMware
4 3 (2.11%) BMC
4 3 (2.11%) IBM
4 3 (2.11%) Sun
5 2 (1.41%) Dell
5 2 (1.41%) Citrix
5 2 (1.41%) CA
5 2 (1.41%) Veritas
5 2 (1.41%) Telerik
5 2 (1.41%) NetIQ
5 2 (1.41%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.41%) Nimsoft
5 2 (1.41%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.41%) Veeam
6 1 (0.70%) Coverity
6 1 (0.70%) Scality
6 1 (0.70%) Remedy
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