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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 519 507 488
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 60 57 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 48 20
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£320 £350 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +1.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £449 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £337 £325 £331
% change year-on-year
+3.69% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
47948 46300 40780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.45% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 27479 23389
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1938 2165
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -4 60 £320 -8.57% 37
London +5 36 £313 -16.66% 15
South East -21 14 £292 -10.15% 12
City of London +17 9 £313 -7.40% 4
Hampshire -7 6 £190 -54.21% 4
Berkshire -3 4 £350 +55.55% 1
East of England +6 3 £388 +19.23% 2
North West - 3 - - 1
Surrey +5 2 £324 -28.00% 4
East Sussex 0 2 £500 +53.84% 2
Brighton -3 2 £500 +53.84% 2
South West -8 2 - - 4
Reading - 2 £363 -
Bristol -9 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -16 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 - 2
Sheffield - 1 - -
Havant - 1 - -
Bracknell - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Newport - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 2
Chertsey - - - -
Chester - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 71 (49.65%) Java
2 67 (46.85%) Selenium
3 59 (41.26%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (34.27%) QA
5 45 (31.47%) Cucumber
6 41 (28.67%) Test Automation
7 35 (24.48%) Ruby
8 32 (22.38%) Linux
9 31 (21.68%) WebDriver
10 30 (20.98%) Automation Testing
10 30 (20.98%) Python
11 29 (20.28%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (18.88%) C#
13 24 (16.78%) SQL
13 24 (16.78%) BDD
14 23 (16.08%) Scrum
15 22 (15.38%) .NET
15 22 (15.38%) Test Scripting
16 21 (14.69%) Maven
16 21 (14.69%) Jenkins
17 19 (13.29%) Git (software)
18 18 (12.59%) Windows
19 17 (11.89%) ISEB
19 17 (11.89%) Software Engineering
20 16 (11.19%) TDD
20 16 (11.19%) JIRA
21 15 (10.49%) Subversion
22 14 (9.79%) ISTQB
22 14 (9.79%) UNIX
23 13 (9.09%) Perl

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 4 (2.80%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.10%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.10%) CMS
2 3 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.10%) Apache
3 2 (1.40%) IIS
3 2 (1.40%) Mule
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Final Cut Pro
1 1 (0.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.50%) DHCP
1 5 (3.50%) HTTP
1 5 (3.50%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.80%) DNS
2 4 (2.80%) Broadband
2 4 (2.80%) NAS
3 3 (2.10%) Firewall
3 3 (2.10%) Telnet
3 3 (2.10%) FTP
4 2 (1.40%) SAN
4 2 (1.40%) Wireless
4 2 (1.40%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.70%) Multicast
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.70%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.70%) Internet
5 1 (0.70%) LAN
5 1 (0.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (3.50%) MySQL
3 4 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.80%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.80%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.40%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.40%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.40%) CouchDB
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.40%) Big Data
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.70%) SQLite
5 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 67 (46.85%) Selenium
2 45 (31.47%) Cucumber
3 31 (21.68%) WebDriver
4 21 (14.69%) Maven
4 21 (14.69%) Jenkins
5 19 (13.29%) Git (software)
6 16 (11.19%) JIRA
7 15 (10.49%) Subversion
8 13 (9.09%) TeamCity
9 11 (7.69%) Calabash
10 10 (6.99%) Hudson
10 10 (6.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (6.99%) QuickTest Pro
11 7 (4.90%) JUnit
11 7 (4.90%) JMeter
11 7 (4.90%) TestNG
12 6 (4.20%) SoapUI
12 6 (4.20%) Jasmine
13 5 (3.50%) Appium
13 5 (3.50%) JBehave
General
1 9 (6.29%) Finance
2 8 (5.59%) Banking
3 6 (4.20%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.80%) Games
5 2 (1.40%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.40%) Billing
5 2 (1.40%) Retail
6 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.70%) Advertising
6 1 (0.70%) Publishing
6 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.38%) .NET
2 12 (8.39%) XML
3 11 (7.69%) HTML
4 9 (6.29%) SOAP
4 9 (6.29%) Web Services
4 9 (6.29%) JSON
5 7 (4.90%) Gherkin
5 7 (4.90%) REST
5 7 (4.90%) CSS
6 6 (4.20%) jQuery
7 5 (3.50%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.80%) RESTful
8 4 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (2.80%) JRuby
8 4 (2.80%) LINQ
8 4 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 3 (2.10%) HTML5
9 3 (2.10%) Spring
10 2 (1.40%) Middleware
10 2 (1.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.29%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.90%) Open Source
4 5 (3.50%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.10%) STB
5 3 (2.10%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.40%) Replication
6 2 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.70%) User Experience
7 1 (0.70%) Kindle
7 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.70%) Physics
7 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.38%) Linux
2 18 (12.59%) Windows
3 14 (9.79%) UNIX
4 11 (7.69%) Android
4 11 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.40%) Solaris
7 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.70%) CentOS
8 1 (0.70%) Debian
8 1 (0.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (41.26%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (28.67%) Test Automation
3 30 (20.98%) Automation Testing
4 29 (20.28%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (16.78%) BDD
6 23 (16.08%) Scrum
7 22 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 17 (11.89%) Software Engineering
9 16 (11.19%) TDD
10 11 (7.69%) OO
10 11 (7.69%) Automated Testing
10 11 (7.69%) DevOps
11 10 (6.99%) Build Automation
11 10 (6.99%) Web Development
11 10 (6.99%) Integration Testing
11 10 (6.99%) Configuration Management
12 9 (6.29%) Regression Testing
12 9 (6.29%) Software Testing
13 8 (5.59%) Web Testing
13 8 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (49.65%) Java
2 35 (24.48%) Ruby
3 30 (20.98%) Python
4 27 (18.88%) C#
5 24 (16.78%) SQL
6 13 (9.09%) Perl
6 13 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 12 (8.39%) PHP
7 12 (8.39%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.90%) Scala
9 6 (4.20%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.50%) Groovy
11 4 (2.80%) Jython
12 3 (2.10%) Objective-C
12 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.10%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.40%) VBScript
13 2 (1.40%) C++
13 2 (1.40%) Korn
14 1 (0.70%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 17 (11.89%) ISEB
2 14 (9.79%) ISTQB
3 11 (7.69%) Degree
4 6 (4.20%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (34.27%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.80%) vSphere
1 4 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.10%) Firmware
3 2 (1.40%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.40%) XenApp
3 2 (1.40%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (6.99%) Puppet
2 6 (4.20%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 6 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.80%) SCCM
3 4 (2.80%) SCOrch
4 3 (2.10%) Ansible
4 3 (2.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.40%) Nagios
5 2 (1.40%) AppManager
5 2 (1.40%) SCOM
5 2 (1.40%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.40%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.40%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (6.99%) HP
2 9 (6.29%) VMware
3 8 (5.59%) Oracle
4 7 (4.90%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.50%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.10%) IBM
7 2 (1.40%) Cisco
7 2 (1.40%) NetIQ
7 2 (1.40%) Dell
7 2 (1.40%) CA
7 2 (1.40%) Veritas
7 2 (1.40%) Citrix
7 2 (1.40%) Infoblox
7 2 (1.40%) Veeam
7 2 (1.40%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.40%) Telerik
7 2 (1.40%) Nimsoft
7 2 (1.40%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.40%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (0.70%) Scality
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