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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 462 494 508
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 161 99 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 72 54
Average daily rate £425 £353 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.56% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +62 150 £425 +17.24% 73
London +5 69 £450 +26.76% 31
South East +36 34 £421 +20.35% 11
Oxford - 14 £500 -
Oxfordshire - 14 £500 - 1
South West +5 11 £325 -27.77% 4
Scotland +6 10 £285 -
North West -5 10 £340 +18.67% 7
Berkshire +15 8 £350 - 4
East of England +3 8 £400 +4.57% 7
Edinburgh 0 8 £255 -
Manchester - 8 £340 - 6
City of London +39 7 £525 +40.00% 9
Reading +3 7 £350 -3.44% 1
Leeds -5 7 £340 -6.20% 7
West Yorkshire -5 7 £340 -6.20% 9
Yorkshire -9 7 £340 -6.20% 10
Bristol +3 6 £325 -27.77%
North East -16 6 £350 -
Tyne and Wear -21 6 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 6 £350 -
West Midlands - 5 £321 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £450 - 1
Hampshire +15 4 £418 +11.33% 5
Royston - 4 - -
Southampton - 3 £418 - 1
Devon - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +10 2 - - 6
Surrey -3 2 £400 +23.45% 1
Brighton - 2 £450 -

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 159 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (38.89%) Selenium
3 101 (35.07%) Test Automation
4 95 (32.99%) Java
5 84 (29.17%) BDD
6 82 (28.47%) Jenkins
7 79 (27.43%) Scrum
8 77 (26.74%) Cucumber
9 74 (25.69%) WebDriver
10 65 (22.57%) Ruby
11 64 (22.22%) Git (software)
12 63 (21.88%) QA
12 63 (21.88%) Linux
13 61 (21.18%) DevOps
14 58 (20.14%) Puppet
14 58 (20.14%) Web Services
15 57 (19.79%) Automated Testing
16 56 (19.44%) SQL
16 56 (19.44%) Configuration Management
17 55 (19.10%) TDD
18 52 (18.06%) JavaScript
19 51 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
20 50 (17.36%) Python
21 44 (15.28%) C#
21 44 (15.28%) Finance
22 42 (14.58%) Test Scripting
22 42 (14.58%) Maven
23 40 (13.89%) JIRA
24 38 (13.19%) VMware
25 37 (12.85%) Bash Shell

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 22 (7.64%) Node.js
2 8 (2.78%) Confluence
2 8 (2.78%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.43%) OpenStack
4 6 (2.08%) Apache
4 6 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (2.08%) JBoss
4 6 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.74%) IIS
5 5 (1.74%) nginx
6 4 (1.39%) ArchestrA
7 3 (1.04%) CMS
8 2 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.69%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.69%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (1.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 21 (7.29%) Magento
2 3 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.81%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.94%) GitHub
3 1 (0.35%) AdSense
3 1 (0.35%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.90%) HTTP
2 9 (3.13%) DNS
3 8 (2.78%) LDAP
4 7 (2.43%) Firewall
5 6 (2.08%) HTTPS
5 6 (2.08%) iSCSI
5 6 (2.08%) NAS
5 6 (2.08%) SAN
5 6 (2.08%) SSL
6 5 (1.74%) SMTP
6 5 (1.74%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.04%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.69%) Telnet
8 2 (0.69%) Wireless
9 1 (0.35%) ADSL
9 1 (0.35%) Broadband
9 1 (0.35%) DHCP
9 1 (0.35%) Internet
9 1 (0.35%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.90%) MySQL
3 6 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.74%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.04%) Big Data
7 2 (0.69%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.69%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.69%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.35%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.35%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 112 (38.89%) Selenium
2 82 (28.47%) Jenkins
3 77 (26.74%) Cucumber
4 74 (25.69%) WebDriver
5 64 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 42 (14.58%) Maven
7 40 (13.89%) JIRA
8 23 (7.99%) Appium
9 21 (7.29%) SpecFlow
10 18 (6.25%) Visual Studio
11 16 (5.56%) SoapUI
11 16 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (4.51%) Capybara
13 9 (3.13%) HP UFT
14 8 (2.78%) Ant
14 8 (2.78%) JUnit
14 8 (2.78%) Subversion
14 8 (2.78%) TestNG
15 7 (2.43%) RSpec
16 6 (2.08%) Vagrant
General
1 44 (15.28%) Finance
2 12 (4.17%) Games
3 7 (2.43%) Banking
3 7 (2.43%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.08%) Electronics
4 6 (2.08%) Retail
5 5 (1.74%) Publishing
5 5 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.39%) Marketing
7 3 (1.04%) Advertising
7 3 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.69%) Back Office
8 2 (0.69%) Legal
8 2 (0.69%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Automotive
9 1 (0.35%) Front Office
9 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (20.14%) Web Services
2 30 (10.42%) .NET
2 30 (10.42%) MCollective
3 21 (7.29%) SOAP
4 18 (6.25%) REST
4 18 (6.25%) XML
5 10 (3.47%) Gherkin
6 9 (3.13%) WSDL
7 7 (2.43%) HTML
7 7 (2.43%) Middleware
7 7 (2.43%) RESTful
8 6 (2.08%) Behat
8 6 (2.08%) LAMP
8 6 (2.08%) Unreal Engine
9 5 (1.74%) .NET Framework
9 5 (1.74%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (1.74%) Qt
9 5 (1.74%) XML Messaging
10 4 (1.39%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.29%) Mobile App
2 15 (5.21%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.43%) STB
5 6 (2.08%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.74%) Derivative
6 5 (1.74%) IPTV
6 5 (1.74%) Over-the-Top Content
7 4 (1.39%) SCADA
8 3 (1.04%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (1.04%) Robotics
9 2 (0.69%) Clustering
9 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.69%) EPoS
10 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.35%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 63 (21.88%) Linux
2 35 (12.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 34 (11.81%) Windows
4 27 (9.38%) CentOS
5 26 (9.03%) Ubuntu
6 22 (7.64%) Android
7 19 (6.60%) Apple iOS
8 13 (4.51%) Windows Server
9 10 (3.47%) Unix
10 4 (1.39%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.69%) AIX
12 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.35%) Solaris
13 1 (0.35%) VMS
13 1 (0.35%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.35%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (35.07%) Test Automation
3 84 (29.17%) BDD
4 79 (27.43%) Scrum
5 61 (21.18%) DevOps
6 57 (19.79%) Automated Testing
7 56 (19.44%) Configuration Management
8 55 (19.10%) TDD
9 51 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (14.58%) Test Scripting
11 37 (12.85%) Automation Testing
12 34 (11.81%) E-Commerce
13 30 (10.42%) Build Automation
14 22 (7.64%) Defect Management
14 22 (7.64%) QA Automation
14 22 (7.64%) Software Testing
15 21 (7.29%) Regression Testing
16 17 (5.90%) SDLC
17 16 (5.56%) User Stories
18 15 (5.21%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (32.99%) Java
2 65 (22.57%) Ruby
3 56 (19.44%) SQL
4 52 (18.06%) JavaScript
5 50 (17.36%) Python
6 44 (15.28%) C#
7 37 (12.85%) Bash Shell
8 21 (7.29%) PHP
9 20 (6.94%) PowerShell
10 19 (6.60%) Groovy
11 14 (4.86%) C++
12 13 (4.51%) Perl
13 8 (2.78%) Scala
14 7 (2.43%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.74%) VBA
16 4 (1.39%) C
16 4 (1.39%) Jython
16 4 (1.39%) VBScript
17 3 (1.04%) VB
18 2 (0.69%) Go
Qualifications
1 32 (11.11%) ISEB
2 26 (9.03%) Security Cleared
3 23 (7.99%) SC Cleared
4 21 (7.29%) Degree
5 20 (6.94%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (1.39%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.35%) MCSE
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.35%) RHCE
9 1 (0.35%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (21.88%) QA
2 4 (1.39%) WCAG
3 2 (0.69%) SDET
4 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.35%) WAI
System Software
1 30 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (8.33%) Docker
3 9 (3.13%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.74%) qmail
4 5 (1.74%) Squid
5 2 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.69%) KVM
5 2 (0.69%) vSphere
5 2 (0.69%) Xen
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.35%) NFS
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 58 (20.14%) Puppet
2 30 (10.42%) ZABBIX
3 14 (4.86%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (3.82%) Nagios
5 10 (3.47%) Ansible
6 6 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (2.08%) logstash
7 5 (1.74%) Cacti
7 5 (1.74%) collectd
7 5 (1.74%) Ganglia
7 5 (1.74%) Graphite
8 4 (1.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (1.39%) SCCM
8 4 (1.39%) vRealize
8 4 (1.39%) Wonderware InTouch
8 4 (1.39%) WSUS
9 3 (1.04%) BladeLogic
9 3 (1.04%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 3 (1.04%) Salt
9 3 (1.04%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 38 (13.19%) VMware
2 34 (11.81%) Microsoft
3 18 (6.25%) Oracle
4 14 (4.86%) HP
5 12 (4.17%) Splunk
6 10 (3.47%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.78%) CA
8 4 (1.39%) Allen-Bradley
8 4 (1.39%) BMC
8 4 (1.39%) Rockwell
8 4 (1.39%) SAP
8 4 (1.39%) Serena
8 4 (1.39%) Symantec
8 4 (1.39%) Wonderware
9 3 (1.04%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.04%) Blue Prism
9 3 (1.04%) Dell
9 3 (1.04%) IBM
9 3 (1.04%) Telerik
10 2 (0.69%) Adobe
City, London
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Wenham Carter
Rate: Negotiable on experince
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago