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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Engineer
England / North West
Rank 126 152 150
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 11 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.026% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.028% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Median daily rate £240 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £420 £356
% change year-on-year
-2.38% +17.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 - -

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
2459 3632 3220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.80% 94.95% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 2157 1741
Median daily rate £375 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 195 203
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 - 10 £240 - 2
Cheshire +34 1 £425 -
Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 9 (75.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 8 (66.67%) QA
2 8 (66.67%) QA Automation
3 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (58.33%) PL/SQL
3 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) XML
4 6 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Defect Management
4 6 (50.00%) High Availability
4 6 (50.00%) JIRA
5 5 (41.67%) TDD
6 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (33.33%) Unix
6 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 4 (33.33%) Linux
6 4 (33.33%) Python
6 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 4 (33.33%) Puppet
6 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (25.00%) BDD
7 3 (25.00%) GitLab
7 3 (25.00%) Security Operations
7 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
7 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (25.00%) yum
7 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (25.00%) HTTPS

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 (8.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) HTTPS
1 3 (25.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) JIRA
3 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (25.00%) GitLab
4 3 (25.00%) MSI
4 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (8.33%) IntelliJ
5 1 (8.33%) TestNG
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
1 4 (33.33%) Unix
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) QA Automation
2 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 6 (50.00%) High Availability
4 5 (41.67%) TDD
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) BDD
6 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Security Operations
7 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 1 (8.33%) API Testing
8 1 (8.33%) DevOps
8 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) PL/SQL
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
2 3 (25.00%) yum
3 1 (8.33%) Ansible
North West
Martin & Conley
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 26 days ago