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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 536 512 536
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +24
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 64 63 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.13% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 48 28
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £280 £345
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -18.84%
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%

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -8 60 £363 - 28
London +9 48 £363 -3.33% 15
City of London +24 9 £450 +2.85% 6
South East -16 5 £525 +87.50% 9
Scotland -18 3 £451 -
East of England -22 3 £375 +29.31% 1
Kent -8 2 - -
South West -31 2 £325 - 3
Surrey - 2 £710 - 4
Bristol - 2 £325 -
Reading +11 1 £525 +366.66%
Berkshire +9 1 £525 +366.66% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 1 - - 2
Milton Keynes -3 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire -13 1 £400 +37.93% 1
North East - 1 £350 -
North West - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £350 -
Edinburgh - 1 £475 -
Essex - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £525 - 1
Southampton - - - - 1
Stirling - - - -
Street - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Woking - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 67 (53.17%) Selenium
2 51 (40.48%) BDD
3 48 (38.10%) Cucumber
4 47 (37.30%) Java
5 45 (35.71%) Test Automation
6 44 (34.92%) WebDriver
7 42 (33.33%) QA
8 40 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (30.16%) TDD
10 35 (27.78%) Scrum
11 34 (26.98%) Ruby
12 31 (24.60%) Automation Testing
13 30 (23.81%) Web Services
13 30 (23.81%) Linux
14 26 (20.63%) C#
15 25 (19.84%) SQL
16 24 (19.05%) .NET
17 23 (18.25%) Python
18 22 (17.46%) Jenkins
19 19 (15.08%) Open Source
20 18 (14.29%) MySQL
21 16 (12.70%) UNIX
21 16 (12.70%) Automated Testing
21 16 (12.70%) Git (software)
21 16 (12.70%) Test Scripting
22 15 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
22 15 (11.90%) XML
23 14 (11.11%) JavaScript
23 14 (11.11%) E-Commerce
23 14 (11.11%) Finance

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (6.35%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.17%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.79%) Apache
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.38%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (5.56%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.59%) PaaS
2 2 (1.59%) GitHub
2 2 (1.59%) IaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.73%) HTTP
2 3 (2.38%) SSH
3 2 (1.59%) SNMP
3 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.79%) DNS
4 1 (0.79%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.79%) SSL
4 1 (0.79%) Wireless
4 1 (0.79%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.79%) NAS
4 1 (0.79%) LDAP
4 1 (0.79%) Broadband
4 1 (0.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.29%) MySQL
2 9 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.35%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.38%) SQL Navigator
5 3 (2.38%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.79%) Big Data
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 67 (53.17%) Selenium
2 48 (38.10%) Cucumber
3 44 (34.92%) WebDriver
4 22 (17.46%) Jenkins
5 16 (12.70%) Git (software)
6 14 (11.11%) JIRA
7 11 (8.73%) Hudson
7 11 (8.73%) JBehave
8 9 (7.14%) Capybara
8 9 (7.14%) SpecFlow
9 8 (6.35%) RSpec
9 8 (6.35%) Subversion
10 7 (5.56%) WATIR
10 7 (5.56%) TeamCity
11 6 (4.76%) JUnit
11 6 (4.76%) Visual Studio
11 6 (4.76%) SoapUI
12 5 (3.97%) QuickTest Pro
12 5 (3.97%) JMeter
12 5 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (11.11%) Finance
2 8 (6.35%) Games
3 7 (5.56%) Banking
4 4 (3.17%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.38%) Legal
5 3 (2.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.79%) Front Office
6 1 (0.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.81%) Web Services
2 24 (19.05%) .NET
3 15 (11.90%) XML
4 14 (11.11%) JSON
5 13 (10.32%) HTML
6 12 (9.52%) REST
7 11 (8.73%) .NET Framework
7 11 (8.73%) SOAP
8 10 (7.94%) LAMP
9 6 (4.76%) RESTful
10 5 (3.97%) CSS
11 4 (3.17%) ASP.NET
11 4 (3.17%) Spring
11 4 (3.17%) Gherkin
12 3 (2.38%) HTML5
12 3 (2.38%) Django
12 3 (2.38%) jQuery
12 3 (2.38%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (1.59%) Ajax
13 2 (1.59%) Cocoon
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.08%) Open Source
2 4 (3.17%) STB
3 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.59%) Video on Demand
3 2 (1.59%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.79%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.79%) Equities
4 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.79%) Firmware
4 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.79%) New Media
4 1 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.79%) Web 2.0
4 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (23.81%) Linux
2 16 (12.70%) UNIX
3 8 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (5.56%) Windows
5 5 (3.97%) Android
5 5 (3.97%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.59%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (40.48%) BDD
2 45 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 40 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (30.16%) TDD
5 35 (27.78%) Scrum
6 31 (24.60%) Automation Testing
7 16 (12.70%) Automated Testing
7 16 (12.70%) Test Scripting
8 15 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 12 (9.52%) User Stories
11 11 (8.73%) Kanban
12 10 (7.94%) Regression Testing
13 9 (7.14%) OOP
13 9 (7.14%) Software Engineering
14 8 (6.35%) Web Testing
15 7 (5.56%) Manual Testing
16 6 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
16 6 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
17 5 (3.97%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (37.30%) Java
2 34 (26.98%) Ruby
3 26 (20.63%) C#
4 25 (19.84%) SQL
5 23 (18.25%) Python
6 14 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 13 (10.32%) Perl
7 13 (10.32%) PHP
8 10 (7.94%) PowerShell
8 10 (7.94%) Bash Shell
9 9 (7.14%) Shell Script
10 6 (4.76%) Korn
11 4 (3.17%) Groovy
11 4 (3.17%) C
12 3 (2.38%) C++
13 1 (0.79%) Delphi
13 1 (0.79%) Tcl
13 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.79%) VBScript
13 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (3.97%) ISTQB
2 4 (3.17%) ISEB
2 4 (3.17%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.79%) VCAP
4 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.59%) vSphere
3 1 (0.79%) vCloud
3 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (11.11%) Puppet
2 11 (8.73%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.17%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.59%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.59%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.79%) Ansible
5 1 (0.79%) YUM
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.79%) SCCM
5 1 (0.79%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.79%) Netcool
5 1 (0.79%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 11 (8.73%) Oracle
2 10 (7.94%) VMware
3 9 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.17%) HP
5 4 (3.17%) BMC
6 3 (2.38%) Adobe
7 2 (1.59%) Cisco
8 1 (0.79%) IBM
8 1 (0.79%) Sybase
8 1 (0.79%) Cognos
8 1 (0.79%) Perforce
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