The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the East of England 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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 216 221 242
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +21
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 43 43 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.62% 0.60% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.62% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 41 37 17
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £62,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Automation Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6735 6957 6663
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.55% 96.75% 97.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5506 5648 5392
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the East of England

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the East of England

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 13 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
Cambridgeshire -3 25 £38,000 -10.58% 6
Hertfordshire +6 14 £42,500 - 1
Essex 0 2 £35,000 -
Suffolk - 2 £34,000 -
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the East of England 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 71 (68.93%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (58.25%) QA
3 59 (57.28%) Test Automation
4 57 (55.34%) Selenium
5 46 (44.66%) Java
6 45 (43.69%) Degree
7 43 (41.75%) Scrum
8 32 (31.07%) Web Services
8 32 (31.07%) Python
9 29 (28.16%) JIRA
9 29 (28.16%) REST
10 27 (26.21%) WebDriver
10 27 (26.21%) Automated Testing
10 27 (26.21%) C#
11 25 (24.27%) QA Automation
12 24 (23.30%) Software Engineering
12 24 (23.30%) TDD
12 24 (23.30%) Software Testing
13 22 (21.36%) Perl
14 21 (20.39%) Automation Testing
15 19 (18.45%) Performance Testing
15 19 (18.45%) Test Strategy
16 18 (17.48%) BDD
16 18 (17.48%) Manual Testing
16 18 (17.48%) SOAP
16 18 (17.48%) JMeter
17 17 (16.50%) SQL
17 17 (16.50%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (14.56%) JavaScript
19 13 (12.62%) OO

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the East of England 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 (5.83%) HTTP
2 5 (4.85%) Internet
3 4 (3.88%) SAN
4 2 (1.94%) Bluetooth
4 2 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.85%) MySQL
2 5 (4.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 57 (55.34%) Selenium
2 29 (28.16%) JIRA
3 27 (26.21%) WebDriver
4 18 (17.48%) JMeter
5 12 (11.65%) Jenkins
6 9 (8.74%) Bugzilla
7 8 (7.77%) JBehave
8 7 (6.80%) JUnit
9 6 (5.83%) HP UFT
10 5 (4.85%) Appium
10 5 (4.85%) Cucumber
10 5 (4.85%) NUnit
11 4 (3.88%) Eclipse
11 4 (3.88%) SoapUI
12 3 (2.91%) Git (software)
12 3 (2.91%) Subversion
13 1 (0.97%) LoadRunner
13 1 (0.97%) QARun
13 1 (0.97%) RSpec
13 1 (0.97%) WinRunner
General
1 9 (8.74%) Finance
2 4 (3.88%) Automotive
3 2 (1.94%) Banking
3 2 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.97%) Publishing
4 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (31.07%) Web Services
2 29 (28.16%) REST
3 18 (17.48%) SOAP
4 11 (10.68%) XML
5 7 (6.80%) .NET
5 7 (6.80%) HTML
6 6 (5.83%) J2EE
7 5 (4.85%) Gherkin
7 5 (4.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.71%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.85%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.85%) RIA
4 4 (3.88%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.91%) User Experience
6 1 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.97%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.68%) Linux
2 10 (9.71%) Windows
3 9 (8.74%) Android
4 7 (6.80%) Apple iOS
4 7 (6.80%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (68.93%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (57.28%) Test Automation
3 43 (41.75%) Scrum
4 27 (26.21%) Automated Testing
5 25 (24.27%) QA Automation
6 24 (23.30%) Software Engineering
6 24 (23.30%) Software Testing
6 24 (23.30%) TDD
7 21 (20.39%) Automation Testing
8 19 (18.45%) Performance Testing
8 19 (18.45%) Test Strategy
9 18 (17.48%) BDD
9 18 (17.48%) Manual Testing
10 17 (16.50%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (12.62%) OO
11 13 (12.62%) SDLC
12 12 (11.65%) Functional Testing
12 12 (11.65%) Test Scripting
13 9 (8.74%) Defect Tracking
14 7 (6.80%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (44.66%) Java
2 32 (31.07%) Python
3 27 (26.21%) C#
4 22 (21.36%) Perl
5 17 (16.50%) SQL
6 15 (14.56%) JavaScript
7 11 (10.68%) Ruby
8 8 (7.77%) C++
9 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.97%) C
10 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (43.69%) Degree
2 10 (9.71%) ISEB
2 10 (9.71%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (58.25%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (5.83%) Oracle
1 6 (5.83%) Perforce
2 4 (3.88%) NetApp
3 2 (1.94%) VMware
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft
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