The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 72 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.51% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£370 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £322
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 - -
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 Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
881 927 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.73% 89.22% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 472 336
Average daily rate £400 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 52
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.84 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.21% -19.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £22.30 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Automation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Engineer across the Reading region.

Automation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Content Management
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) eggPlant
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Content Management
4 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (12.50%) HND
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) OOP
5 1 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) PHP
5 1 (12.50%) SQL

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) eggPlant
2 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (12.50%) TestComplete
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) WCF
2 1 (12.50%) WPF
2 1 (12.50%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Content Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Content Management
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) OOP
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) HND
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft