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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 118 115 123
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 1 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.062% 0.52% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.53% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 0
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
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
1520 1685 1709
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.06% 97.01% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1187 1248 1356
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Maven
2 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) JUnit
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) Toad
3 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) C#

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) Maven
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) JUnit
2 3 (75.00%) Toad
3 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) BDD
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA