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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 532 523 505
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 77 65 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 57 21
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£375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £322
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.78%
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
51461 50245 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.35% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31311 30831 25140
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2031 2007 2180
Average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 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 4 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 -2 74 £375 - 24
South East +10 32 £358 +10.00% 5
London -7 30 £400 - 12
Hampshire +9 13 £190 -53.93% 2
Berkshire +2 8 £340 +43.15%
City of London +13 6 £500 +25.00% 6
Surrey +9 6 £375 -16.66% 2
Brighton -6 5 £500 +53.84%
East Sussex -7 5 £500 +53.84%
Reading - 5 £370 -
Southampton - 5 £450 - 1
North West - 4 - - 1
South West +10 3 £394 +12.50%
Scotland - 3 £400 - 3
East Midlands - 3 £300 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £300 -
Edinburgh - 3 £400 - 1
Egham - 3 £375 -
Staines +7 2 £285 -36.77%
Havant - 2 - -
East of England +2 1 £488 +50.00% 5
Bristol +1 1 £425 +21.42%
Tyne and Wear -7 1 £200 -42.85% 1
North East -7 1 £200 -42.85% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 1 £200 -42.85% 1
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £260 -
Cambridge - 1 £488 - 4
Cambridgeshire - 1 £488 - 5
Basingstoke - 1 £400 -

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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 68 (47.22%) Selenium
2 58 (40.28%) Java
3 52 (36.11%) QA
4 51 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (29.17%) Cucumber
6 37 (25.69%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (24.31%) Test Automation
8 34 (23.61%) WebDriver
9 31 (21.53%) Automation Testing
9 31 (21.53%) C#
10 28 (19.44%) .NET
10 28 (19.44%) Jenkins
11 27 (18.75%) Ruby
12 26 (18.06%) SQL
12 26 (18.06%) Linux
13 25 (17.36%) Scrum
14 24 (16.67%) Windows
15 22 (15.28%) DevOps
16 21 (14.58%) BDD
16 21 (14.58%) Maven
17 20 (13.89%) Test Scripting
17 20 (13.89%) Git (software)
17 20 (13.89%) Python
18 17 (11.81%) TDD
18 17 (11.81%) JIRA
19 16 (11.11%) Regression Testing
20 15 (10.42%) Finance
20 15 (10.42%) Software Engineering
20 15 (10.42%) PowerShell
21 14 (9.72%) TeamCity

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 5 (3.47%) WebLogic
1 5 (3.47%) Apache
2 3 (2.08%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.08%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.39%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.39%) CMS
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.69%) IIS
4 1 (0.69%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.39%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.47%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.78%) NAS
2 4 (2.78%) HTTP
3 3 (2.08%) SAN
3 3 (2.08%) DNS
4 2 (1.39%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.39%) FTP
4 2 (1.39%) Broadband
4 2 (1.39%) DHCP
4 2 (1.39%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.69%) Multicast
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.69%) Internet
5 1 (0.69%) Telnet
5 1 (0.69%) Wireless
5 1 (0.69%) Firewall
5 1 (0.69%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.86%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.47%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.39%) MySQL
6 2 (1.39%) DB2
6 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.69%) Big Data
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 68 (47.22%) Selenium
2 42 (29.17%) Cucumber
3 34 (23.61%) WebDriver
4 28 (19.44%) Jenkins
5 21 (14.58%) Maven
6 20 (13.89%) Git (software)
7 17 (11.81%) JIRA
8 14 (9.72%) TeamCity
8 14 (9.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (5.56%) Subversion
10 8 (5.56%) Hudson
11 7 (4.86%) SonarQube
11 7 (4.86%) Ant
11 7 (4.86%) RSpec
12 6 (4.17%) TestNG
12 6 (4.17%) SoapUI
13 5 (3.47%) Gradle
13 5 (3.47%) JUnit
13 5 (3.47%) JBehave
General
1 15 (10.42%) Finance
2 8 (5.56%) Banking
3 5 (3.47%) Retail
4 4 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.08%) Games
6 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.69%) Electronics
7 1 (0.69%) Publishing
7 1 (0.69%) Billing
7 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (19.44%) .NET
2 14 (9.72%) HTML
3 11 (7.64%) CSS
4 9 (6.25%) JSON
5 7 (4.86%) SOAP
5 7 (4.86%) Web Services
5 7 (4.86%) XML
6 6 (4.17%) ASP.NET
7 5 (3.47%) RESTful
8 4 (2.78%) JRuby
8 4 (2.78%) YUI
8 4 (2.78%) jQuery
8 4 (2.78%) Catalyst
8 4 (2.78%) Gherkin
8 4 (2.78%) REST
9 3 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 3 (2.08%) JSP
9 3 (2.08%) LINQ
9 3 (2.08%) WCF
9 3 (2.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.86%) Open Source
3 5 (3.47%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.39%) STB
4 2 (1.39%) Replication
4 2 (1.39%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.69%) DTV
5 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.69%) Physics
5 1 (0.69%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.06%) Linux
2 24 (16.67%) Windows
3 10 (6.94%) UNIX
4 6 (4.17%) Android
5 4 (2.78%) AIX
5 4 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.69%) Debian
7 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.69%) CentOS
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (25.69%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (24.31%) Test Automation
4 31 (21.53%) Automation Testing
5 25 (17.36%) Scrum
6 22 (15.28%) DevOps
7 21 (14.58%) BDD
8 20 (13.89%) Test Scripting
9 17 (11.81%) TDD
10 16 (11.11%) Regression Testing
11 15 (10.42%) Software Engineering
12 14 (9.72%) Web Development
13 12 (8.33%) Configuration Management
14 11 (7.64%) Automated Testing
15 10 (6.94%) Software Testing
15 10 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (6.94%) Integration Testing
16 9 (6.25%) Build Automation
16 9 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
17 8 (5.56%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (40.28%) Java
2 31 (21.53%) C#
3 27 (18.75%) Ruby
4 26 (18.06%) SQL
5 20 (13.89%) Python
6 15 (10.42%) PowerShell
7 12 (8.33%) JavaScript
8 10 (6.94%) Perl
8 10 (6.94%) PHP
9 6 (4.17%) Scala
10 4 (2.78%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.78%) Groovy
10 4 (2.78%) Jython
11 3 (2.08%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.08%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.39%) C
12 2 (1.39%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.39%) VBScript
13 1 (0.69%) VB
13 1 (0.69%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 14 (9.72%) ISEB
2 11 (7.64%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.56%) Degree
4 4 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.39%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.69%) HND
6 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (36.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.08%) Firmware
3 2 (1.39%) vSphere
3 2 (1.39%) XenApp
3 2 (1.39%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (1.39%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.39%) NFS
3 2 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (6.94%) Puppet
2 5 (3.47%) SCOrch
2 5 (3.47%) Vagrant
2 5 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.47%) SCCM
3 2 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.39%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 2 (1.39%) SCOM
3 2 (1.39%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.39%) WMI
3 2 (1.39%) AppManager
3 2 (1.39%) Nagios
3 2 (1.39%) EdgeSight
3 2 (1.39%) Ansible
3 2 (1.39%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 14 (9.72%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.64%) HP
3 8 (5.56%) Oracle
4 7 (4.86%) VMware
5 4 (2.78%) Sun
5 4 (2.78%) IBM
5 4 (2.78%) BMC
6 2 (1.39%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.39%) Veeam
6 2 (1.39%) Telerik
6 2 (1.39%) Greenplum
6 2 (1.39%) Dell
6 2 (1.39%) Citrix
6 2 (1.39%) SAP
6 2 (1.39%) NetIQ
6 2 (1.39%) Veritas
6 2 (1.39%) CA
6 2 (1.39%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.39%) Nimsoft
7 1 (0.69%) 3PAR
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