The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 143 155 136
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 5 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.048% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.051% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Median daily rate £240 £250 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -31.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £250 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.25 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+50.69% -
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
3000 3907 3072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.31% 94.05% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1971 2343 1809
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 187 179
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.77 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.02 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Automation Engineer in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 5 £240 -4.00% 4
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, Automation Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) TDD
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Python
2 6 (60.00%) Puppet
2 6 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (50.00%) Security Operations
3 5 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 5 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 5 (50.00%) yum
3 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) HTTPS
3 5 (50.00%) SSL
3 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 5 (50.00%) MSI
3 5 (50.00%) Wiki
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Selenium
4 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (40.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) GitLab
4 4 (40.00%) QA Automation
5 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (30.00%) High Availability
5 3 (30.00%) JIRA
5 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) HTTPS
1 5 (50.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (50.00%) MSI
3 4 (40.00%) GitLab
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
4 3 (30.00%) JIRA
5 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (10.00%) IntelliJ
6 1 (10.00%) TestNG
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) TDD
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 5 (50.00%) Security Operations
3 4 (40.00%) QA Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (30.00%) High Availability
5 2 (20.00%) BDD
5 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) DevOps
6 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Python
2 5 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 5 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (60.00%) Puppet
2 5 (50.00%) yum
3 1 (10.00%) Ansible