The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 43 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.28% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 -
Automation Engineer
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne 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
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
324 183 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 90.25% 90.15% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 99 53
Average daily rate £380 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £196 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 33 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.82 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Engineer in the job title across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Engineer across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) RSpec
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Games

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) RSpec
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (50.00%) Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center