The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire 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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 98 121 -
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 3 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.23% 0.27% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.28% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 0
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Automation Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1247 1788 1512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.70% 96.44% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1087 1457 1163
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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 Cheshire

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Automation Engineer Salary Trend in Cheshire

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +2 2 £37,500 +15.38%
Wilmslow - 1 £37,500 -
Automation Engineer
North West

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (60.00%) JIRA
4 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) Maven
4 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (50.00%) Puppet
4 5 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (50.00%) DevOps
5 4 (40.00%) Build Automation
5 4 (40.00%) Test Management
6 3 (30.00%) TestNG
6 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (30.00%) Vagrant
6 3 (30.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Docker
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (30.00%) Ant
6 3 (30.00%) OO
6 3 (30.00%) Subversion
6 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
7 2 (20.00%) Marketing
7 2 (20.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) Life Science
7 2 (20.00%) Ruby
7 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (60.00%) JIRA
4 5 (50.00%) Maven
5 3 (30.00%) Ant
5 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (30.00%) Subversion
5 3 (30.00%) TestNG
5 3 (30.00%) Vagrant
6 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (20.00%) JUnit
6 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (20.00%) Toad
7 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
7 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Marketing
1 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
1 2 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Life Science
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) AIX
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (50.00%) DevOps
3 4 (40.00%) Build Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Test Management
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 3 (30.00%) OO
5 2 (20.00%) BDD
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) Open Source
6 1 (10.00%) V-Model
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
2 2 (20.00%) PHP
2 2 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) HP