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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 516 531 503
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -28
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 81 62 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.12% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 50 23
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£400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £311 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £276
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +36.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -

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
50851 50122 43739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31571 31079 25153
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1990 2044 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 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
England 0 78 £400 +3.22% 35
London +14 36 £370 -12.94% 23
South East 0 27 £400 +8.47% 4
Hampshire +9 10 £430 +4.24% 2
City of London +9 8 £450 -7.69% 9
Surrey +20 7 £375 -11.76% 2
Southampton - 7 £430 -
Berkshire +12 6 £370 +48.00%
Reading - 5 £370 -
North West - 5 £475 -
Brighton -7 4 - -
East Sussex -12 4 - -
Northamptonshire - 3 £300 -
East Midlands - 3 £300 -
South West - 3 £410 - 1
Scotland - 3 £400 - 2
Edinburgh - 3 £400 - 1
Egham - 3 £375 -
Leatherhead - 2 £425 -
Ealing - 2 - -
Staines +9 1 £245 -42.35%
East of England +7 1 £488 +39.28% 2
Tyne and Wear -9 1 £200 -42.85%
North East -10 1 £200 -42.85%
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 1 £200 -42.85%
West Yorkshire -14 1 £375 +20.96%
Leeds -15 1 £375 +21.95%
Yorkshire -19 1 £375 +20.96%
Gloucestershire - 1 £410 -
Havant - 1 - -

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 73 (50.34%) Selenium
2 53 (36.55%) Java
3 52 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (34.48%) QA
5 40 (27.59%) Cucumber
6 39 (26.90%) WebDriver
7 36 (24.83%) C#
8 35 (24.14%) Test Automation
9 33 (22.76%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (22.07%) Jenkins
11 30 (20.69%) Automation Testing
11 30 (20.69%) SQL
12 27 (18.62%) Scrum
12 27 (18.62%) Ruby
12 27 (18.62%) DevOps
13 26 (17.93%) Linux
14 24 (16.55%) Windows
15 23 (15.86%) .NET
15 23 (15.86%) Git (software)
16 21 (14.48%) PowerShell
17 20 (13.79%) Python
17 20 (13.79%) BDD
18 18 (12.41%) Microsoft
19 17 (11.72%) Configuration Management
19 17 (11.72%) JIRA
20 16 (11.03%) Automated Testing
20 16 (11.03%) Test Scripting
20 16 (11.03%) Finance
21 15 (10.34%) Regression Testing
21 15 (10.34%) Software Engineering

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 (4.83%) WebLogic
2 5 (3.45%) Apache
3 4 (2.76%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.07%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.38%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.38%) CMS
5 2 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.69%) SAS
6 1 (0.69%) IIS
6 1 (0.69%) Confluence
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.38%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.69%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.14%) HTTP
2 4 (2.76%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.07%) SAN
3 3 (2.07%) NAS
4 2 (1.38%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.38%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.38%) DNS
5 1 (0.69%) DHCP
5 1 (0.69%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.69%) FTP
5 1 (0.69%) Internet
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.69%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.21%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.45%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.76%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.38%) MySQL
6 2 (1.38%) DB2
6 2 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 73 (50.34%) Selenium
2 40 (27.59%) Cucumber
3 39 (26.90%) WebDriver
4 32 (22.07%) Jenkins
5 23 (15.86%) Git (software)
6 17 (11.72%) JIRA
7 13 (8.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (7.59%) Maven
9 10 (6.90%) Subversion
10 9 (6.21%) QuickTest Pro
10 9 (6.21%) TestNG
10 9 (6.21%) SoapUI
11 8 (5.52%) Hudson
11 8 (5.52%) RSpec
12 7 (4.83%) Ant
13 5 (3.45%) Eclipse
13 5 (3.45%) JUnit
13 5 (3.45%) TeamCity
13 5 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (3.45%) JBehave
General
1 16 (11.03%) Finance
2 5 (3.45%) Retail
3 4 (2.76%) Banking
4 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.38%) Games
5 1 (0.69%) Publishing
5 1 (0.69%) Electronics
5 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Billing
5 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.86%) .NET
2 14 (9.66%) HTML
3 12 (8.28%) SOAP
4 11 (7.59%) CSS
5 10 (6.90%) XML
6 9 (6.21%) Web Services
6 9 (6.21%) JSON
7 6 (4.14%) REST
8 5 (3.45%) ASP.NET
8 5 (3.45%) RESTful
8 5 (3.45%) Regular Expression
8 5 (3.45%) Gherkin
9 4 (2.76%) Catalyst
9 4 (2.76%) YUI
9 4 (2.76%) Middleware
10 3 (2.07%) JSP
10 3 (2.07%) jQuery
10 3 (2.07%) WCF
10 3 (2.07%) WPF
10 3 (2.07%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.07%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.07%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.38%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.38%) IPTV
3 2 (1.38%) Video on Demand
3 2 (1.38%) Replication
3 2 (1.38%) Clustering
4 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.69%) DTV
4 1 (0.69%) STB
4 1 (0.69%) CMDB
4 1 (0.69%) Wiki
4 1 (0.69%) Blog
4 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.93%) Linux
2 24 (16.55%) Windows
3 10 (6.90%) UNIX
4 6 (4.14%) Android
5 4 (2.76%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.76%) AIX
6 2 (1.38%) Amazon Linux
6 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.38%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (1.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.38%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.69%) Debian
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.69%) CentOS
7 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (24.14%) Test Automation
3 33 (22.76%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (20.69%) Automation Testing
5 27 (18.62%) Scrum
5 27 (18.62%) DevOps
6 20 (13.79%) BDD
7 17 (11.72%) Configuration Management
8 16 (11.03%) Automated Testing
8 16 (11.03%) Test Scripting
9 15 (10.34%) Regression Testing
9 15 (10.34%) Software Engineering
9 15 (10.34%) TDD
10 13 (8.97%) Web Development
11 10 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (6.21%) Software Testing
12 9 (6.21%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (6.21%) Test Strategy
13 7 (4.83%) MVC
13 7 (4.83%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 53 (36.55%) Java
2 36 (24.83%) C#
3 30 (20.69%) SQL
4 27 (18.62%) Ruby
5 21 (14.48%) PowerShell
6 20 (13.79%) Python
7 14 (9.66%) JavaScript
8 9 (6.21%) Perl
8 9 (6.21%) PHP
9 5 (3.45%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.45%) Scala
9 5 (3.45%) Groovy
9 5 (3.45%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.07%) C
11 2 (1.38%) Jython
11 2 (1.38%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.38%) VBScript
11 2 (1.38%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.38%) VBA
12 1 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (7.59%) ISEB
2 10 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.45%) Degree
4 4 (2.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (34.48%) QA
System Software
1 9 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.38%) XenApp
2 2 (1.38%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (1.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.38%) vSphere
2 2 (1.38%) Firmware
2 2 (1.38%) NFS
2 2 (1.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (8.97%) Puppet
2 8 (5.52%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.14%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (3.45%) SCCM
4 5 (3.45%) WMI
4 5 (3.45%) Vagrant
4 5 (3.45%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.38%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.38%) Ansible
5 2 (1.38%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 2 (1.38%) SCOM
5 2 (1.38%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.38%) Nagios
5 2 (1.38%) AppManager
6 1 (0.69%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 18 (12.41%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.66%) HP
3 12 (8.28%) Oracle
4 11 (7.59%) VMware
5 5 (3.45%) BMC
6 4 (2.76%) Sun
6 4 (2.76%) IBM
7 2 (1.38%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.38%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.38%) Nimsoft
7 2 (1.38%) Telerik
7 2 (1.38%) Veeam
7 2 (1.38%) Greenplum
7 2 (1.38%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.38%) CA
7 2 (1.38%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.38%) Veritas
7 2 (1.38%) Citrix
7 2 (1.38%) Dell
7 2 (1.38%) NetIQ
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