The first table below looks at the demand for the Automation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 28 July 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 North East 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £280 £345
% change year-on-year
+38.39% -18.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.14%
Job Titles Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
487 313 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.59% 91.79% 91.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 140 231
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 45 44
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) RSpec
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) Games

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) RSpec
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (66.67%) Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA