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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 65 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.89% 0.30% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £37.50
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
634 306 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 94.21% 93.01% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 205 154
Average daily rate £376 £371 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.27% +36.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 33
Average hourly rate £18.50 £13.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.62% -22.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.32 £18.99 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 2016, 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 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
1 7 (70.00%) Automation Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) TDD
3 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Ruby
3 5 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (50.00%) JUnit
3 5 (50.00%) Games
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) Scala
3 5 (50.00%) RSpec
3 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (50.00%) User Stories
3 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (50.00%) Web Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Front End Development
4 4 (40.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) WCAG
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (50.00%) JUnit
2 5 (50.00%) RSpec
2 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (50.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) AIX
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Automation Testing
1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
1 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) TDD
2 5 (50.00%) User Stories
2 5 (50.00%) Web Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) Python
2 5 (50.00%) Ruby
2 5 (50.00%) Scala
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
1 4 (40.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) CA
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft