The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 91 84 104
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +20
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 26 32 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.73% 1.93% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 1.99% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 25 31 10
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Automation Engineer
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1460 1607 1416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.95% 96.87% 97.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1131 1279 1204
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the Cambridge region.

Automation Engineer Salary Trend in Cambridge

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge region 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 IT job ads sampled with Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 46 (77.97%) Test Automation
2 45 (76.27%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (61.02%) Degree
3 36 (61.02%) Scrum
4 35 (59.32%) QA
5 26 (44.07%) Selenium
6 24 (40.68%) Java
6 24 (40.68%) Python
7 21 (35.59%) C#
7 21 (35.59%) Perl
8 17 (28.81%) Software Testing
9 16 (27.12%) JIRA
10 14 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (22.03%) SDLC
11 13 (22.03%) Performance Testing
11 13 (22.03%) SQL
11 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
11 13 (22.03%) OO
11 13 (22.03%) Web Services
12 12 (20.34%) Automation Testing
12 12 (20.34%) REST
13 11 (18.64%) Software Engineering
14 10 (16.95%) Mobile App
15 9 (15.25%) WebDriver
15 9 (15.25%) Defect Tracking
15 9 (15.25%) QA Automation
15 9 (15.25%) Linux
15 9 (15.25%) C++
15 9 (15.25%) Bugzilla
16 8 (13.56%) XML

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge region 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 IT job ads sampled with Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) HTTP
2 2 (3.39%) Bluetooth
2 2 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 26 (44.07%) Selenium
2 16 (27.12%) JIRA
3 9 (15.25%) Bugzilla
3 9 (15.25%) WebDriver
4 7 (11.86%) NUnit
5 6 (10.17%) JMeter
6 5 (8.47%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.08%) HP UFT
7 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.69%) JUnit
General
1 3 (5.08%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) Web Services
2 12 (20.34%) REST
3 8 (13.56%) XML
4 7 (11.86%) .NET
4 7 (11.86%) HTML
5 6 (10.17%) SOAP
6 1 (1.69%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) Android
3 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (77.97%) Test Automation
2 45 (76.27%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (61.02%) Scrum
4 17 (28.81%) Software Testing
5 14 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (22.03%) OO
6 13 (22.03%) Performance Testing
6 13 (22.03%) SDLC
7 12 (20.34%) Automation Testing
8 11 (18.64%) Software Engineering
9 9 (15.25%) Defect Tracking
9 9 (15.25%) QA Automation
10 8 (13.56%) Test Strategy
11 7 (11.86%) Manual Testing
11 7 (11.86%) OOP
12 6 (10.17%) Defect Management
12 6 (10.17%) TDD
12 6 (10.17%) Unit Testing
13 5 (8.47%) Test Scripting
14 4 (6.78%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.68%) Java
1 24 (40.68%) Python
2 21 (35.59%) C#
2 21 (35.59%) Perl
3 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
3 13 (22.03%) SQL
4 9 (15.25%) C++
5 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (61.02%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) ISEB
2 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (59.32%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Perforce
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle
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