The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 538 506 532
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +26
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 66 59 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 44 27
Average daily rate
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£388 £339 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.39% -3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £280 £345
% change year-on-year
+38.39% -18.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.14%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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 +6 63 £388 +10.71% 30
London +30 49 £369 -1.66% 14
City of London +15 11 £450 +2.85% 6
South East -31 5 £425 +51.78% 10
East of England -29 4 £350 +20.68% 2
Surrey -2 3 £568 - 4
Kent +1 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £388 -
Yorkshire - 2 £308 - 2
Berkshire +5 1 £250 +122.22% 3
Hertfordshire -1 1 £400 +37.93% 1
North West -6 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £450 - 2
South Wales - 1 - - 1
Cardiff - 1 - - 1
Croydon - - - - 1
Cwmbran - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Gateshead - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - - 3
Ipswich - - - -
Leatherhead - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 3
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (55.47%) Selenium
2 51 (39.84%) Java
2 51 (39.84%) Test Automation
3 50 (39.06%) Cucumber
3 50 (39.06%) BDD
4 44 (34.38%) QA
5 42 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (30.47%) WebDriver
7 37 (28.91%) TDD
8 36 (28.13%) Scrum
9 35 (27.34%) Automation Testing
10 32 (25.00%) Ruby
10 32 (25.00%) Linux
11 30 (23.44%) Web Services
12 28 (21.88%) Python
13 27 (21.09%) Jenkins
14 26 (20.31%) C#
14 26 (20.31%) .NET
15 23 (17.97%) SQL
16 21 (16.41%) Open Source
16 21 (16.41%) Test Scripting
17 19 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (14.84%) MySQL
18 17 (13.28%) UNIX
18 17 (13.28%) Automated Testing
19 15 (11.72%) XML
19 15 (11.72%) JavaScript
19 15 (11.72%) Perl
20 13 (10.16%) E-Commerce
20 13 (10.16%) Finance

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 7 (5.47%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.78%) Apache
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.56%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (4.69%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.56%) PaaS
2 2 (1.56%) GitHub
2 2 (1.56%) IaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.59%) HTTP
2 3 (2.34%) SNMP
2 3 (2.34%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.56%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.56%) SSL
3 2 (1.56%) SSH
4 1 (0.78%) Firewall
4 1 (0.78%) DNS
4 1 (0.78%) LDAP
4 1 (0.78%) LAN
4 1 (0.78%) WAN
4 1 (0.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.84%) MySQL
2 8 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.47%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.69%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (3.13%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.56%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 71 (55.47%) Selenium
2 50 (39.06%) Cucumber
3 39 (30.47%) WebDriver
4 27 (21.09%) Jenkins
5 13 (10.16%) Hudson
5 13 (10.16%) Git (software)
6 12 (9.38%) JIRA
7 11 (8.59%) TeamCity
7 11 (8.59%) JBehave
7 11 (8.59%) Capybara
7 11 (8.59%) SpecFlow
8 9 (7.03%) WATIR
8 9 (7.03%) JUnit
8 9 (7.03%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (6.25%) Visual Studio
10 7 (5.47%) Subversion
10 7 (5.47%) JMeter
10 7 (5.47%) SoapUI
10 7 (5.47%) RSpec
11 6 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (10.16%) Finance
2 8 (6.25%) Banking
3 7 (5.47%) Games
4 4 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.34%) Legal
6 2 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.56%) Retail
7 1 (0.78%) Front Office
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.44%) Web Services
2 26 (20.31%) .NET
3 15 (11.72%) XML
4 12 (9.38%) HTML
4 12 (9.38%) SOAP
4 12 (9.38%) JSON
4 12 (9.38%) REST
5 11 (8.59%) .NET Framework
6 9 (7.03%) LAMP
7 6 (4.69%) RESTful
8 5 (3.91%) CSS
9 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (3.13%) Gherkin
10 3 (2.34%) Django
10 3 (2.34%) jQuery
10 3 (2.34%) Spring
11 2 (1.56%) Ajax
11 2 (1.56%) XSLT
11 2 (1.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.41%) Open Source
2 3 (2.34%) STB
2 3 (2.34%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.56%) Video on Demand
3 2 (1.56%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.78%) Equities
4 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.78%) Web 2.0
4 1 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.00%) Linux
2 17 (13.28%) UNIX
3 9 (7.03%) Windows
4 7 (5.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.91%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.91%) Android
6 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.56%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (39.84%) Test Automation
2 50 (39.06%) BDD
3 42 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (28.91%) TDD
5 36 (28.13%) Scrum
6 35 (27.34%) Automation Testing
7 21 (16.41%) Test Scripting
8 19 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (13.28%) Automated Testing
10 13 (10.16%) E-Commerce
10 13 (10.16%) User Stories
11 9 (7.03%) OOP
12 8 (6.25%) Software Engineering
12 8 (6.25%) Web Testing
12 8 (6.25%) Manual Testing
12 8 (6.25%) Kanban
13 7 (5.47%) DevOps
13 7 (5.47%) Unit Testing
14 6 (4.69%) Agile Testing
15 5 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 51 (39.84%) Java
2 32 (25.00%) Ruby
3 28 (21.88%) Python
4 26 (20.31%) C#
5 23 (17.97%) SQL
6 15 (11.72%) JavaScript
6 15 (11.72%) Perl
7 12 (9.38%) PHP
8 11 (8.59%) Bash Shell
9 8 (6.25%) PowerShell
10 7 (5.47%) C
11 6 (4.69%) Shell Script
11 6 (4.69%) C++
12 5 (3.91%) Korn
13 4 (3.13%) Groovy
14 1 (0.78%) Tcl
14 1 (0.78%) VB
14 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (5.47%) ISTQB
2 5 (3.91%) ISEB
3 2 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.56%) Degree
3 2 (1.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) VCAP
4 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (34.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.56%) vSphere
2 1 (0.78%) vCloud
2 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (7.03%) Puppet
2 7 (5.47%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.13%) BladeLogic
4 3 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.78%) SCCM
5 1 (0.78%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.78%) Netcool
5 1 (0.78%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 12 (9.38%) Oracle
2 10 (7.81%) VMware
3 8 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.47%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.13%) HP
5 4 (3.13%) BMC
6 2 (1.56%) Adobe
6 2 (1.56%) Cisco
7 1 (0.78%) IBM
7 1 (0.78%) Sybase
7 1 (0.78%) Cognos
7 1 (0.78%) Perforce
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