The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 139 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£287 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 -
Automation Engineer
England

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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2978 2575 2741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.17% 90.93% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1739 1290 1390
Average daily rate £350 £338 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 189 213
Average hourly rate £16.08 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.60% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £41.00 £45.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 3 £287 - 2
Manchester - - - -
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) OO
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) QA
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) LINQ
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) Web Development
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (16.67%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 2 (33.33%) LINQ
1 2 (33.33%) jQuery
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) OO
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Web Development
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
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