The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey 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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank - 86 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey - 0.23% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £710 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £450 £280
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +60.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+0.83% +3.44%
Automation Engineer
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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 Surrey 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
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1316 1202 1184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 92.03% 92.32% 92.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 721 699
Average daily rate £400 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 53 59
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.10 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (57.14%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) Subversion
4 3 (42.86%) Ruby
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 3 (42.86%) XML
4 3 (42.86%) UNIX
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Eclipse
4 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
4 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) WATIR
4 3 (42.86%) RSpec
4 3 (42.86%) Test Management
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (42.86%) TestNG
5 2 (28.57%) RubyGems
5 2 (28.57%) VBA
5 2 (28.57%) XML Messaging
6 1 (14.29%) Software Testing

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) TestNG
2 3 (42.86%) RSpec
2 3 (42.86%) Eclipse
2 3 (42.86%) Subversion
2 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (42.86%) WATIR
3 2 (28.57%) RubyGems
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) SOAP
1 3 (42.86%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) STB
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) Ruby
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 2 (28.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) HP