The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 526 509 533
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +24
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 67 59 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 44 27
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £278 £345
% change year-on-year
+39.63% -19.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.14%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -15 64 £388 +10.71% 31
London +20 50 £369 -1.66% 16
City of London +21 11 £450 +2.85% 6
South East -14 5 £425 +51.78% 10
East of England -25 4 £350 +20.68% 1
Surrey -1 3 £568 - 4
Kent -1 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £308 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £388 -
Berkshire +3 1 £250 +122.22% 3
Hertfordshire -1 1 £400 +37.93% 1
North West -1 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £450 - 2
South Wales - 1 - - 1
Cardiff - 1 - - 1
Croydon - - - - 1
Cwmbran - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Gateshead - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - - 3
Ipswich - - - -
Leatherhead - - - - 2
Liverpool - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 3
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 72 (54.96%) Selenium
2 53 (40.46%) Test Automation
3 51 (38.93%) Cucumber
3 51 (38.93%) BDD
3 51 (38.93%) Java
4 45 (34.35%) QA
5 43 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (29.77%) WebDriver
7 37 (28.24%) Automation Testing
7 37 (28.24%) TDD
8 36 (27.48%) Scrum
9 32 (24.43%) Linux
9 32 (24.43%) Ruby
10 30 (22.90%) Python
10 30 (22.90%) Web Services
11 29 (22.14%) C#
11 29 (22.14%) Jenkins
12 28 (21.37%) .NET
13 26 (19.85%) SQL
14 22 (16.79%) Test Scripting
14 22 (16.79%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (16.03%) Open Source
16 20 (15.27%) Automated Testing
17 19 (14.50%) MySQL
18 17 (12.98%) JavaScript
18 17 (12.98%) UNIX
19 15 (11.45%) XML
19 15 (11.45%) Perl
20 14 (10.69%) E-Commerce
20 14 (10.69%) TeamCity

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (1.53%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (4.58%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (4.58%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.53%) PaaS
2 2 (1.53%) GitHub
2 2 (1.53%) IaaS
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.40%) HTTP
2 3 (2.29%) SNMP
2 3 (2.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.53%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.53%) SSL
3 2 (1.53%) SSH
4 1 (0.76%) Firewall
4 1 (0.76%) DNS
4 1 (0.76%) LDAP
4 1 (0.76%) LAN
4 1 (0.76%) WAN
4 1 (0.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.50%) MySQL
2 9 (6.87%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.34%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.58%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (3.05%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.53%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 72 (54.96%) Selenium
2 51 (38.93%) Cucumber
3 39 (29.77%) WebDriver
4 29 (22.14%) Jenkins
5 14 (10.69%) TeamCity
6 13 (9.92%) Git (software)
6 13 (9.92%) Hudson
6 13 (9.92%) JIRA
7 12 (9.16%) SpecFlow
8 11 (8.40%) Capybara
8 11 (8.40%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (8.40%) JBehave
9 9 (6.87%) JUnit
9 9 (6.87%) WATIR
10 8 (6.11%) Subversion
10 8 (6.11%) Visual Studio
11 7 (5.34%) JMeter
11 7 (5.34%) RSpec
11 7 (5.34%) SoapUI
12 6 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (9.92%) Finance
2 8 (6.11%) Banking
3 7 (5.34%) Games
4 4 (3.05%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.29%) Legal
6 2 (1.53%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.53%) Retail
7 1 (0.76%) Front Office
7 1 (0.76%) Back Office
7 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (22.90%) Web Services
2 28 (21.37%) .NET
3 15 (11.45%) XML
4 12 (9.16%) HTML
4 12 (9.16%) SOAP
4 12 (9.16%) JSON
4 12 (9.16%) REST
5 11 (8.40%) .NET Framework
6 9 (6.87%) LAMP
7 6 (4.58%) RESTful
8 5 (3.82%) CSS
9 4 (3.05%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.05%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (3.05%) Gherkin
10 3 (2.29%) Django
10 3 (2.29%) jQuery
10 3 (2.29%) Spring
11 2 (1.53%) Ajax
11 2 (1.53%) XSLT
11 2 (1.53%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.03%) Open Source
2 3 (2.29%) STB
2 3 (2.29%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.53%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.53%) Video on Demand
3 2 (1.53%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.76%) Equities
4 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.76%) Web 2.0
4 1 (0.76%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 32 (24.43%) Linux
2 17 (12.98%) UNIX
3 9 (6.87%) Windows
4 7 (5.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.82%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.82%) Android
6 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.53%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (40.46%) Test Automation
2 51 (38.93%) BDD
3 43 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (28.24%) TDD
4 37 (28.24%) Automation Testing
5 36 (27.48%) Scrum
6 22 (16.79%) Test Scripting
6 22 (16.79%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (15.27%) Automated Testing
8 14 (10.69%) E-Commerce
9 13 (9.92%) User Stories
10 9 (6.87%) OOP
11 8 (6.11%) Software Engineering
11 8 (6.11%) Web Testing
11 8 (6.11%) Manual Testing
11 8 (6.11%) Kanban
12 7 (5.34%) DevOps
12 7 (5.34%) Unit Testing
13 6 (4.58%) Agile Testing
14 5 (3.82%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 51 (38.93%) Java
2 32 (24.43%) Ruby
3 30 (22.90%) Python
4 29 (22.14%) C#
5 26 (19.85%) SQL
6 17 (12.98%) JavaScript
7 15 (11.45%) Perl
8 12 (9.16%) PHP
9 11 (8.40%) Bash Shell
10 8 (6.11%) PowerShell
11 7 (5.34%) C
12 6 (4.58%) Shell Script
12 6 (4.58%) C++
13 5 (3.82%) Korn
14 4 (3.05%) Groovy
15 1 (0.76%) Tcl
15 1 (0.76%) VB
15 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (5.34%) ISTQB
2 5 (3.82%) ISEB
3 2 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.53%) Degree
3 2 (1.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.76%) VCAP
4 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (34.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.53%) vSphere
2 1 (0.76%) vCloud
2 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (6.87%) Puppet
2 7 (5.34%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.82%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (3.05%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.76%) SCCM
5 1 (0.76%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.76%) Netcool
5 1 (0.76%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 12 (9.16%) Oracle
2 10 (7.63%) VMware
3 8 (6.11%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.34%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.05%) HP
5 4 (3.05%) BMC
6 2 (1.53%) Adobe
6 2 (1.53%) Cisco
7 1 (0.76%) IBM
7 1 (0.76%) Sybase
7 1 (0.76%) Cognos
7 1 (0.76%) Perforce
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