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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 212 259 223
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -36
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 34 4 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.042% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.045% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 3 14
Average daily rate £421 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £355 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £37.50
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 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
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Oxfordshire - 14 £500 - 1
Berkshire +13 8 £350 -3.44% 4
Hampshire +8 4 £418 +11.33% 6
Buckinghamshire - 2 £335 -
East Sussex - 2 £450 -
Surrey - 2 £400 - 1
Kent - 1 £375 -
West Sussex - 1 £325 -
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 25 (51.02%) Web Services
2 23 (46.94%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (42.86%) BDD
3 21 (42.86%) WebDriver
4 20 (40.82%) Cucumber
4 20 (40.82%) JavaScript
4 20 (40.82%) E-Commerce
5 19 (38.78%) Node.js
6 18 (36.73%) Magento
6 18 (36.73%) Selenium
7 17 (34.69%) GitHub
7 17 (34.69%) Docker
8 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (28.57%) Test Automation
10 12 (24.49%) SQL
11 10 (20.41%) Automation Testing
12 9 (18.37%) Puppet
12 9 (18.37%) Java
12 9 (18.37%) Linux
12 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
12 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
13 8 (16.33%) QA
13 8 (16.33%) Python
13 8 (16.33%) WebLogic
13 8 (16.33%) Scrum
14 7 (14.29%) Configuration Management
14 7 (14.29%) Degree
14 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
14 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
15 6 (12.24%) SoapUI

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 19 (38.78%) Node.js
2 8 (16.33%) WebLogic
3 6 (12.24%) JBoss
4 5 (10.20%) Apache
4 5 (10.20%) nginx
4 5 (10.20%) OpenStack
4 5 (10.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (36.73%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 23 (46.94%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (34.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) DNS
1 5 (10.20%) HTTP
1 5 (10.20%) LDAP
1 5 (10.20%) SMTP
1 5 (10.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) MySQL
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (42.86%) WebDriver
2 20 (40.82%) Cucumber
3 18 (36.73%) Selenium
4 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 6 (12.24%) SoapUI
6 5 (10.20%) Eclipse
6 5 (10.20%) Subversion
6 5 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (10.20%) TestNG
7 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
7 4 (8.16%) SpecFlow
8 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
9 2 (4.08%) JIRA
9 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
9 2 (4.08%) Vagrant
10 1 (2.04%) HP UFT
10 1 (2.04%) Jasmine
10 1 (2.04%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (2.04%) Maven
10 1 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (4.08%) Finance
1 2 (4.08%) Publishing
2 1 (2.04%) Back Office
2 1 (2.04%) Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Electronics
2 1 (2.04%) Retail
2 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (51.02%) Web Services
2 6 (12.24%) LAMP
2 6 (12.24%) SOAP
3 5 (10.20%) .NET
3 5 (10.20%) LEMP Stack
3 5 (10.20%) MCollective
3 5 (10.20%) XML
3 5 (10.20%) XML Messaging
4 3 (6.12%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.08%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.04%) Behat
6 1 (2.04%) HTML
6 1 (2.04%) HTML5
6 1 (2.04%) jQuery
6 1 (2.04%) PostGIS
6 1 (2.04%) REST
6 1 (2.04%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.16%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) Windows
3 4 (8.16%) Android
3 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
3 4 (8.16%) Unix
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.08%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.04%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.86%) BDD
2 20 (40.82%) E-Commerce
3 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 10 (20.41%) Automation Testing
6 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
7 8 (16.33%) Scrum
8 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 7 (14.29%) Configuration Management
9 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (12.24%) Regression Testing
10 5 (10.20%) High Availability
10 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
11 4 (8.16%) Defect Management
11 4 (8.16%) DevOps
11 4 (8.16%) TDD
11 4 (8.16%) Test Management
12 3 (6.12%) QA Automation
13 2 (4.08%) Coaching
13 2 (4.08%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.82%) JavaScript
2 12 (24.49%) SQL
3 9 (18.37%) Java
3 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
4 8 (16.33%) Python
5 6 (12.24%) C#
6 5 (10.20%) Perl
6 5 (10.20%) VBA
7 2 (4.08%) Ruby
7 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
8 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Degree
2 5 (10.20%) ISEB
2 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
2 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) QA
System Software
1 17 (34.69%) Docker
2 5 (10.20%) qmail
2 5 (10.20%) Squid
3 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) Puppet
2 5 (10.20%) Cacti
2 5 (10.20%) collectd
2 5 (10.20%) Ganglia
2 5 (10.20%) Graphite
2 5 (10.20%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (10.20%) logstash
2 5 (10.20%) Nagios
2 5 (10.20%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.04%) Ansible
3 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.04%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Splunk
1 5 (10.20%) VMware
2 4 (8.16%) HP
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.08%) Serena
5 1 (2.04%) SAP
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