The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 61 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.15% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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 North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
601 509 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.89% 89.93% 91.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 292 116
Average daily rate £345 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £179 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 28
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.51 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.35 £34.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center