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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 539 550 522
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -28
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 81 61 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 43 42
Average daily rate
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£395 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £302 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £278
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +39.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £29.00

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 80 £400 +10.34% 43
London -5 43 £400 +10.34% 23
City of London -3 15 £400 -11.11% 5
South East -6 9 £430 +1.17% 12
North East - 7 £308 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £308 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £308 -
Yorkshire -19 6 £289 -6.09% 4
East of England +1 5 - - 3
South West - 5 £425 -
Hampshire - 5 £430 - 4
North West -23 4 £475 -
Cambridge - 4 - - 1
Southampton - 4 £430 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 1
Surrey -2 3 £425 -25.11% 3
Cheshire - 3 - -
Knutsford - 3 - -
North Yorkshire - 3 £290 -
West Yorkshire -24 2 £325 +5.69% 3
Leeds -24 2 £325 +5.69% 3
Ealing - 2 - -
Paddington - 2 £400 -
Leatherhead - 2 £425 -
York - 2 £289 -
Bristol - 2 £425 -
Somerset - 2 - -
Hertfordshire -4 1 - - 2
Scotland -10 1 £213 -52.77% 1
East Sussex - 1 - -

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (45.86%) Selenium
2 65 (41.40%) Java
3 62 (39.49%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (31.21%) Test Automation
4 49 (31.21%) Jenkins
5 45 (28.66%) QA
6 44 (28.03%) C#
7 43 (27.39%) Cucumber
8 40 (25.48%) Scrum
9 39 (24.84%) SQL
9 39 (24.84%) WebDriver
10 34 (21.66%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (21.02%) Automation Testing
12 31 (19.75%) Linux
13 30 (19.11%) Ruby
14 29 (18.47%) Git (software)
14 29 (18.47%) DevOps
15 28 (17.83%) Automated Testing
15 28 (17.83%) Python
16 27 (17.20%) Windows
17 26 (16.56%) PowerShell
18 25 (15.92%) TDD
19 24 (15.29%) .NET
20 23 (14.65%) BDD
21 22 (14.01%) JIRA
22 21 (13.38%) SOAP
23 19 (12.10%) Maven
23 19 (12.10%) JavaScript
23 19 (12.10%) Finance
23 19 (12.10%) Microsoft

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (5.73%) WebLogic
2 6 (3.82%) Apache
3 5 (3.18%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.55%) Confluence
4 4 (2.55%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.55%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (1.91%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.64%) SAS
7 1 (0.64%) CMS
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.64%) IIS
7 1 (0.64%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) MS Office
1 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.64%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.82%) HTTP
2 4 (2.55%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.91%) SAN
3 3 (1.91%) NAS
4 2 (1.27%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.27%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.64%) DAB
5 1 (0.64%) RTSP
5 1 (0.64%) DNS
5 1 (0.64%) LDAP
5 1 (0.64%) DHCP
5 1 (0.64%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.64%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.10%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.55%) MySQL
3 4 (2.55%) DB2
3 4 (2.55%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.64%) Big Data
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 72 (45.86%) Selenium
2 49 (31.21%) Jenkins
3 43 (27.39%) Cucumber
4 39 (24.84%) WebDriver
5 29 (18.47%) Git (software)
6 22 (14.01%) JIRA
7 19 (12.10%) Maven
8 15 (9.55%) RSpec
9 13 (8.28%) SoapUI
10 11 (7.01%) JUnit
11 10 (6.37%) Subversion
11 10 (6.37%) Ant
12 9 (5.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (3.82%) TestNG
13 6 (3.82%) Hudson
13 6 (3.82%) HP UFT
14 5 (3.18%) Eclipse
14 5 (3.18%) Gradle
15 4 (2.55%) Calabash
15 4 (2.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (12.10%) Finance
2 6 (3.82%) Retail
3 4 (2.55%) Banking
4 3 (1.91%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.91%) Games
5 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.64%) Law
6 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.64%) Electronics
6 1 (0.64%) Billing
6 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.29%) .NET
2 21 (13.38%) SOAP
3 18 (11.46%) Web Services
4 15 (9.55%) XML
4 15 (9.55%) HTML
5 12 (7.64%) REST
5 12 (7.64%) CSS
6 11 (7.01%) JSON
7 6 (3.82%) RESTful
7 6 (3.82%) Gherkin
8 5 (3.18%) Regular Expression
8 5 (3.18%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.55%) Middleware
9 4 (2.55%) YUI
9 4 (2.55%) Catalyst
10 3 (1.91%) jQuery
10 3 (1.91%) JSP
10 3 (1.91%) HTML5
10 3 (1.91%) WCF
10 3 (1.91%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.91%) Video on Demand
2 3 (1.91%) Digital Media
2 3 (1.91%) IPTV
2 3 (1.91%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.27%) DataPower
3 2 (1.27%) Private Cloud
3 2 (1.27%) Replication
3 2 (1.27%) Clustering
3 2 (1.27%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.64%) FlexPod
4 1 (0.64%) User Experience
4 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.64%) STB
4 1 (0.64%) EFT
4 1 (0.64%) DTV
4 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.64%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.75%) Linux
2 27 (17.20%) Windows
3 13 (8.28%) UNIX
4 6 (3.82%) Android
5 4 (2.55%) AIX
6 3 (1.91%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.27%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (39.49%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (31.21%) Test Automation
3 40 (25.48%) Scrum
4 34 (21.66%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (21.02%) Automation Testing
6 29 (18.47%) DevOps
7 28 (17.83%) Automated Testing
8 25 (15.92%) TDD
9 23 (14.65%) BDD
10 18 (11.46%) Configuration Management
11 17 (10.83%) Test Scripting
12 14 (8.92%) Regression Testing
12 14 (8.92%) Software Engineering
12 14 (8.92%) Software Testing
13 13 (8.28%) Web Development
14 12 (7.64%) Web Testing
14 12 (7.64%) User Stories
15 11 (7.01%) Continuous Delivery
16 10 (6.37%) Open Source
17 7 (4.46%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 65 (41.40%) Java
2 44 (28.03%) C#
3 39 (24.84%) SQL
4 30 (19.11%) Ruby
5 28 (17.83%) Python
6 26 (16.56%) PowerShell
7 19 (12.10%) JavaScript
8 12 (7.64%) Perl
9 9 (5.73%) Groovy
10 7 (4.46%) Scala
11 6 (3.82%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.82%) PHP
12 5 (3.18%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.91%) C
13 3 (1.91%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.91%) VBScript
13 3 (1.91%) C++
14 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.27%) VBA
15 1 (0.64%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 10 (6.37%) ISEB
2 5 (3.18%) Degree
2 5 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.55%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (1.91%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.91%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.64%) VCAP
6 1 (0.64%) VCP5
6 1 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (28.66%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.27%) XenApp
2 2 (1.27%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (1.27%) vSphere
2 2 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.27%) NFS
2 2 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.27%) Firmware
3 1 (0.64%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (10.19%) Puppet
2 8 (5.10%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.82%) Vagrant
5 5 (3.18%) WMI
5 5 (3.18%) SCCM
6 4 (2.55%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.27%) EdgeSight
7 2 (1.27%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.27%) SCOM
7 2 (1.27%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.27%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (1.27%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.27%) Nagios
7 2 (1.27%) AppManager
8 1 (0.64%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.19%) HP
3 15 (9.55%) VMware
4 13 (8.28%) Oracle
5 7 (4.46%) IBM
6 5 (3.18%) BMC
6 5 (3.18%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.55%) Sun
8 2 (1.27%) Dell
8 2 (1.27%) Citrix
8 2 (1.27%) SAP
8 2 (1.27%) CA
8 2 (1.27%) Veritas
8 2 (1.27%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.27%) NetIQ
8 2 (1.27%) Cadence
8 2 (1.27%) Telerik
8 2 (1.27%) Greenplum
8 2 (1.27%) Veeam
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