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 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 508 511 503
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 69 47 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.097% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.10% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 34 20
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£350 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £495 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 -

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
46978 45024 42156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29483 26863 23894
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1824 1987 2469
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.15 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% -7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 January 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 27 January 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 +2 68 £350 - 38
London +17 48 £338 -20.58% 21
City of London +28 15 £338 -28.94% 11
East of England +3 7 £383 +39.09% 3
North West - 6 £287 - 4
South East -31 4 £375 +15.38% 7
Reading +8 3 £375 - 2
Berkshire -2 3 £375 +66.66% 2
Cheshire - 3 £287 - 1
Essex - 2 £350 -
Yorkshire -2 1 - - 1
Scotland -8 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -11 1 £350 - 3
Bristol -14 1 - - 1
Hampshire -17 1 £375 +7.14% 2
South West -19 1 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Sheffield - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Harrogate - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Chertsey - - - -
Chester - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 72 (50.70%) Selenium
2 68 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (45.07%) Java
4 52 (36.62%) Cucumber
5 49 (34.51%) Test Automation
5 49 (34.51%) QA
6 40 (28.17%) Ruby
7 34 (23.94%) WebDriver
8 33 (23.24%) BDD
8 33 (23.24%) Linux
9 30 (21.13%) Scrum
10 28 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (19.72%) C#
10 28 (19.72%) Automation Testing
11 27 (19.01%) SQL
11 27 (19.01%) Python
12 23 (16.20%) TDD
12 23 (16.20%) Test Scripting
13 21 (14.79%) Jenkins
14 20 (14.08%) Git (software)
14 20 (14.08%) ISEB
14 20 (14.08%) .NET
15 18 (12.68%) JIRA
15 18 (12.68%) Maven
16 17 (11.97%) ISTQB
16 17 (11.97%) UNIX
17 16 (11.27%) Software Engineering
18 14 (9.86%) TeamCity
18 14 (9.86%) Puppet
18 14 (9.86%) Web Services

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 5 (3.52%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.11%) CMS
3 2 (1.41%) Apache
3 2 (1.41%) IIS
3 2 (1.41%) Mule
4 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.23%) HTTP
2 5 (3.52%) DNS
2 5 (3.52%) Broadband
2 5 (3.52%) DHCP
3 3 (2.11%) NAS
3 3 (2.11%) Wireless
3 3 (2.11%) Telnet
3 3 (2.11%) Firewall
3 3 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.41%) FTP
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.70%) Multicast
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.70%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.70%) SSH
5 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.70%) LAN
5 1 (0.70%) LDAP
5 1 (0.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.52%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.52%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (2.82%) MySQL
3 4 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.11%) Big Data
5 2 (1.41%) SQL Navigator
5 2 (1.41%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.41%) CouchDB
5 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.70%) SQLite
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 72 (50.70%) Selenium
2 52 (36.62%) Cucumber
3 34 (23.94%) WebDriver
4 21 (14.79%) Jenkins
5 20 (14.08%) Git (software)
6 18 (12.68%) JIRA
6 18 (12.68%) Maven
7 14 (9.86%) TeamCity
8 11 (7.75%) Subversion
8 11 (7.75%) Hudson
8 11 (7.75%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (7.75%) Calabash
9 9 (6.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (6.34%) JUnit
10 8 (5.63%) JBehave
11 7 (4.93%) TestNG
11 7 (4.93%) JMeter
12 6 (4.23%) RSpec
12 6 (4.23%) Jasmine
13 5 (3.52%) Appium
General
1 12 (8.45%) Finance
2 6 (4.23%) Banking
3 5 (3.52%) Investment Banking
3 5 (3.52%) Games
4 3 (2.11%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.41%) Advertising
5 2 (1.41%) Retail
5 2 (1.41%) Billing
6 1 (0.70%) Publishing
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.08%) .NET
2 14 (9.86%) Web Services
3 10 (7.04%) HTML
3 10 (7.04%) XML
4 8 (5.63%) Gherkin
4 8 (5.63%) JSON
5 7 (4.93%) jQuery
6 6 (4.23%) CSS
6 6 (4.23%) REST
7 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 4 (2.82%) Spring
7 4 (2.82%) JRuby
7 4 (2.82%) LINQ
8 3 (2.11%) HTML5
8 3 (2.11%) RESTful
8 3 (2.11%) SOAP
9 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.34%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.93%) Open Source
3 5 (3.52%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.82%) STB
5 3 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.11%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.70%) User Experience
6 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.70%) Physics
6 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.70%) New Media
6 1 (0.70%) Kindle
6 1 (0.70%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 33 (23.24%) Linux
2 17 (11.97%) UNIX
3 11 (7.75%) Windows
4 10 (7.04%) Apple iOS
5 8 (5.63%) Android
6 6 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.41%) Solaris
8 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.70%) CentOS
9 1 (0.70%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (34.51%) Test Automation
3 33 (23.24%) BDD
4 30 (21.13%) Scrum
5 28 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (19.72%) Automation Testing
6 23 (16.20%) TDD
6 23 (16.20%) Test Scripting
7 16 (11.27%) Software Engineering
8 12 (8.45%) Automated Testing
9 11 (7.75%) E-Commerce
9 11 (7.75%) Build Automation
10 10 (7.04%) Test Strategy
10 10 (7.04%) Waterfall
11 9 (6.34%) Software Testing
11 9 (6.34%) Integration Testing
11 9 (6.34%) Web Testing
11 9 (6.34%) Regression Testing
11 9 (6.34%) OO
12 8 (5.63%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (45.07%) Java
2 40 (28.17%) Ruby
3 28 (19.72%) C#
4 27 (19.01%) SQL
4 27 (19.01%) Python
5 13 (9.15%) Perl
6 12 (8.45%) JavaScript
7 11 (7.75%) PHP
8 8 (5.63%) Bash Shell
8 8 (5.63%) Scala
9 7 (4.93%) PowerShell
9 7 (4.93%) Shell Script
10 6 (4.23%) Groovy
11 4 (2.82%) Jython
11 4 (2.82%) Korn
12 3 (2.11%) Objective-C
12 3 (2.11%) VB
12 3 (2.11%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (14.08%) ISEB
2 17 (11.97%) ISTQB
3 10 (7.04%) Degree
4 8 (5.63%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.23%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (34.51%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.11%) Firmware
2 2 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (9.86%) Puppet
2 8 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.23%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 4 (2.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (2.82%) Ansible
5 2 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.41%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.70%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.70%) yum
6 1 (0.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (5.63%) Red Hat
2 6 (4.23%) HP
2 6 (4.23%) VMware
3 5 (3.52%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.82%) Oracle
5 2 (1.41%) Cisco
5 2 (1.41%) Adobe
5 2 (1.41%) Infoblox
5 2 (1.41%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (0.70%) Scality
6 1 (0.70%) Telerik
6 1 (0.70%) Remedy
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