The first table below looks at the demand for the Automation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 231 224 250
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +26
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 15 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.13% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 0
Average daily rate £356 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.25
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9082 7833 9779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.84% 92.21% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5002 3901 4422
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 611 700
Average hourly rate £17.13 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.43% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.70 £41.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Automation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Automation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -6 3 £238 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £413 - 1
Surrey -21 1 £450 - 4
West Sussex - - - -
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 21 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (63.33%) C#
3 17 (56.67%) .NET
4 16 (53.33%) Selenium
5 13 (43.33%) QA
6 12 (40.00%) SQL
7 11 (36.67%) Automation Testing
8 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 9 (30.00%) Python
10 8 (26.67%) Windows
10 8 (26.67%) Linux
10 8 (26.67%) Web Services
10 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
10 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
10 8 (26.67%) TeamCity
10 8 (26.67%) JSON
10 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
10 8 (26.67%) REST
11 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (23.33%) Automated Testing
11 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
12 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
12 5 (16.67%) BDD
12 5 (16.67%) IPTV
12 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
12 5 (16.67%) Perl

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) IaaS
2 1 (3.33%) PaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Internet
2 4 (13.33%) HTTP
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.00%) MySQL
2 3 (10.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) Selenium
2 9 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (26.67%) TeamCity
3 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
4 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 4 (13.33%) CruiseControl
5 4 (13.33%) Ranorex
5 4 (13.33%) MSBuild
5 4 (13.33%) SpecFlow
6 3 (10.00%) JIRA
6 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (10.00%) TestComplete
6 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (10.00%) WinRunner
6 3 (10.00%) JMeter
7 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
7 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
8 1 (3.33%) Robotium
8 1 (3.33%) eggPlant
8 1 (3.33%) Calabash
General
1 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (56.67%) .NET
2 8 (26.67%) Web Services
2 8 (26.67%) JSON
2 8 (26.67%) REST
3 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (13.33%) Silverlight
5 3 (10.00%) Gherkin
5 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.33%) XML
7 1 (3.33%) XSD
7 1 (3.33%) XSLT
7 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) IPTV
2 3 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
1 8 (26.67%) Linux
2 4 (13.33%) UNIX
3 2 (6.67%) Solaris
4 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (36.67%) Automation Testing
3 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 7 (23.33%) Automated Testing
6 5 (16.67%) BDD
6 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 5 (16.67%) OO
6 5 (16.67%) OOD
6 5 (16.67%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) Test Management
8 3 (10.00%) User Stories
8 3 (10.00%) MVC
9 1 (3.33%) Agile Testing
9 1 (3.33%) Release Management
9 1 (3.33%) Manual Testing
9 1 (3.33%) Workflow
9 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
9 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) C#
2 12 (40.00%) SQL
3 9 (30.00%) Python
4 5 (16.67%) Perl
4 5 (16.67%) Java
5 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.33%) C++
5 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (10.00%) C
6 3 (10.00%) VB
7 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
7 2 (6.67%) Ruby
8 1 (3.33%) Korn
8 1 (3.33%) Groovy
8 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) VCAP
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (43.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) vCloud
1 1 (3.33%) vSphere
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) VMware
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Foundry
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) Perforce
Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago