The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 249 218 220
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 4 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.043% 0.18% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.20% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £225 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £450 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 -
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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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8480 7678 7048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.45% 91.42% 91.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4587 4007 3392
Average daily rate £375 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 456 611
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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
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 27 January 2015. 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
Berkshire -2 3 £375 +66.66% 2
Hampshire -17 1 £375 +7.14% 2
Surrey - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) ISEB
3 5 (50.00%) TDD
3 5 (50.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) BDD
4 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (20.00%) Hudson
6 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
6 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (20.00%) Ruby
6 2 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
6 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
7 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) Hudson
3 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
4 1 (10.00%) WATIR
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) TestNG
4 1 (10.00%) JBehave
4 1 (10.00%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) WCF
1 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (10.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) BDD
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Ruby
5 1 (10.00%) VBScript
5 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) HND
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA