The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 542 525 559
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +34
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 70 61 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 48 25
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£375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+38.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.75 -
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Automation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Automation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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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
England +4 64 £375 +7.14% 25
London +26 48 £369 -1.66% 8
City of London +25 8 £388 -5.48% 3
Scotland -8 6 £450 - 3
South East 0 5 £525 +50.00% 10
East of England -18 5 £388 +33.62% 1
South West -41 4 £320 - 2
Essex - 3 £363 -
Bristol - 3 £320 - 1
Surrey -4 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -5 2 - - 2
Milton Keynes -7 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire -22 2 £400 +37.93%
Edinburgh - 2 £445 - 2
Reading +15 1 £525 +366.66% 1
Berkshire +7 1 £525 +366.66% 2
Kent - 1 - - 3
Slough - 1 £525 -
North West - 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Farnborough - - - -

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 77 (58.78%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (48.85%) Selenium
3 47 (35.88%) Java
4 46 (35.11%) Test Automation
4 46 (35.11%) BDD
5 45 (34.35%) Cucumber
6 40 (30.53%) WebDriver
7 38 (29.01%) QA
8 37 (28.24%) TDD
9 35 (26.72%) Scrum
9 35 (26.72%) Linux
10 31 (23.66%) Ruby
11 28 (21.37%) Automation Testing
12 27 (20.61%) Web Services
12 27 (20.61%) C#
13 24 (18.32%) SQL
14 23 (17.56%) .NET
14 23 (17.56%) Python
15 21 (16.03%) Jenkins
16 19 (14.50%) Open Source
17 18 (13.74%) Automated Testing
17 18 (13.74%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (13.74%) UNIX
18 17 (12.98%) Puppet
19 16 (12.21%) Test Scripting
19 16 (12.21%) Git (software)
19 16 (12.21%) MySQL
20 15 (11.45%) E-Commerce
20 15 (11.45%) Finance
21 14 (10.69%) JavaScript

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 7 (5.34%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.05%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.76%) Apache
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.29%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.34%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (5.34%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.53%) IaaS
2 2 (1.53%) PaaS
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.34%) HTTP
2 2 (1.53%) SSH
2 2 (1.53%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.76%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.76%) NAS
3 1 (0.76%) LDAP
3 1 (0.76%) Broadband
3 1 (0.76%) LAN
3 1 (0.76%) DHCP
3 1 (0.76%) FTP
3 1 (0.76%) SNMP
3 1 (0.76%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.76%) DNS
3 1 (0.76%) SSL
3 1 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.76%) Wireless
3 1 (0.76%) Firewall
3 1 (0.76%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.21%) MySQL
2 9 (6.87%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.11%) SQL Server
4 7 (5.34%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.29%) SQL Navigator
5 3 (2.29%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.53%) Big Data
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 64 (48.85%) Selenium
2 45 (34.35%) Cucumber
3 40 (30.53%) WebDriver
4 21 (16.03%) Jenkins
5 16 (12.21%) Git (software)
6 12 (9.16%) JIRA
7 10 (7.63%) Subversion
7 10 (7.63%) JBehave
8 9 (6.87%) RSpec
8 9 (6.87%) SpecFlow
9 7 (5.34%) Hudson
9 7 (5.34%) Capybara
9 7 (5.34%) TeamCity
9 7 (5.34%) JUnit
10 6 (4.58%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (4.58%) Visual Studio
10 6 (4.58%) WATIR
11 5 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (3.82%) SoapUI
12 3 (2.29%) Behat
General
1 15 (11.45%) Finance
2 8 (6.11%) Games
3 7 (5.34%) Banking
4 4 (3.05%) Legal
4 4 (3.05%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.29%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.76%) Billing
6 1 (0.76%) Retail
6 1 (0.76%) Front Office
6 1 (0.76%) Back Office
6 1 (0.76%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.61%) Web Services
2 23 (17.56%) .NET
3 12 (9.16%) HTML
4 11 (8.40%) .NET Framework
5 10 (7.63%) XML
6 9 (6.87%) JSON
6 9 (6.87%) LAMP
7 7 (5.34%) REST
8 6 (4.58%) SOAP
9 5 (3.82%) jQuery
9 5 (3.82%) Spring
10 4 (3.05%) CSS
10 4 (3.05%) Gherkin
11 3 (2.29%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (2.29%) Django
11 3 (2.29%) HTML5
11 3 (2.29%) RESTful
11 3 (2.29%) ASP.NET
12 2 (1.53%) Cocoon
12 2 (1.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.50%) Open Source
2 6 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.82%) STB
4 1 (0.76%) User Experience
4 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.76%) Web 2.0
4 1 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.76%) New Media
4 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.76%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.76%) Equities
4 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.76%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 35 (26.72%) Linux
2 18 (13.74%) UNIX
3 11 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (6.11%) Windows
5 3 (2.29%) Android
5 3 (2.29%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.53%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (58.78%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (35.11%) Test Automation
2 46 (35.11%) BDD
3 37 (28.24%) TDD
4 35 (26.72%) Scrum
5 28 (21.37%) Automation Testing
6 18 (13.74%) Automated Testing
6 18 (13.74%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (12.21%) Test Scripting
8 15 (11.45%) E-Commerce
9 12 (9.16%) User Stories
10 11 (8.40%) Software Engineering
11 10 (7.63%) Regression Testing
12 9 (6.87%) Kanban
12 9 (6.87%) Web Testing
13 8 (6.11%) OOP
13 8 (6.11%) Manual Testing
13 8 (6.11%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (5.34%) Build Automation
14 7 (5.34%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (35.88%) Java
2 31 (23.66%) Ruby
3 27 (20.61%) C#
4 24 (18.32%) SQL
5 23 (17.56%) Python
6 14 (10.69%) JavaScript
6 14 (10.69%) PHP
7 13 (9.92%) Perl
8 11 (8.40%) Shell Script
9 9 (6.87%) Bash Shell
9 9 (6.87%) PowerShell
10 8 (6.11%) Korn
11 2 (1.53%) VB
11 2 (1.53%) C
11 2 (1.53%) C++
11 2 (1.53%) Scala
11 2 (1.53%) Groovy
12 1 (0.76%) Delphi
12 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (6.11%) ISTQB
1 8 (6.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.58%) ISEB
2 6 (4.58%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.76%) Degree
4 1 (0.76%) VCAP
4 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (29.01%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.53%) vSphere
3 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (12.98%) Puppet
2 11 (8.40%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (3.05%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 4 (3.05%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.53%) Ansible
4 2 (1.53%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.76%) SCCM
5 1 (0.76%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.76%) YUM
5 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.76%) Netcool
5 1 (0.76%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 12 (9.16%) Red Hat
2 10 (7.63%) Oracle
3 8 (6.11%) VMware
4 6 (4.58%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.58%) HP
5 4 (3.05%) BMC
6 3 (2.29%) Adobe
7 1 (0.76%) Sybase
7 1 (0.76%) Cognos
7 1 (0.76%) Cisco
7 1 (0.76%) IBM
7 1 (0.76%) Telerik
7 1 (0.76%) Perforce
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