The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the 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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 685 714 770
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +56
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 182 179 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.16% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.17% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 152 158 84
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £35,100 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £41,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+7.31% +15.49%
Automation Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
98068 105382 98299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.72% 94.59% 94.77%
Number of salaries quoted 81012 86409 82717
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Automation Engineer Salary Trend in England

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in England

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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
London +16 92 £50,000 +5.26% 13
South East +8 37 £55,000 +15.78% 5
East of England +18 14 £47,500 +18.75% 4
East Midlands +25 12 £40,000 +48.14% 1
Yorkshire - 11 £32,500 -
West Midlands -16 8 £42,500 -
South West -14 5 £45,000 +20.00% 2
North West +6 3 £35,000 -
Automation Engineer
UK

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the 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.

1 223 (59.31%) Selenium
2 214 (56.91%) Test Automation
3 207 (55.05%) Agile Software Development
4 186 (49.47%) Java
5 161 (42.82%) SQL
6 138 (36.70%) QA
7 124 (32.98%) WebDriver
8 121 (32.18%) C#
9 118 (31.38%) Automation Testing
10 106 (28.19%) Cucumber
11 101 (26.86%) BDD
12 89 (23.67%) Continuous Integration
13 86 (22.87%) Ruby
14 84 (22.34%) Finance
15 82 (21.81%) Linux
15 82 (21.81%) Jenkins
16 79 (21.01%) Scrum
16 79 (21.01%) TDD
17 76 (20.21%) Git (software)
18 72 (19.15%) Test Scripting
19 67 (17.82%) UNIX
20 63 (16.76%) Software Testing
21 61 (16.22%) JIRA
22 60 (15.96%) Degree
23 59 (15.69%) JavaScript
23 59 (15.69%) Perl
24 58 (15.43%) Python
25 55 (14.63%) Software Engineering
26 51 (13.56%) Subversion
27 50 (13.30%) Windows

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 18 (4.79%) IIS
2 17 (4.52%) Confluence
3 16 (4.26%) OpenStack
4 14 (3.72%) WebSphere
5 13 (3.46%) WebLogic
5 13 (3.46%) Tomcat
6 12 (3.19%) JBoss
6 12 (3.19%) GlassFish
7 10 (2.66%) Node.js
8 5 (1.33%) Apache
9 4 (1.06%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.53%) WordPress
12 1 (0.27%) CMS
12 1 (0.27%) uiautomator
Applications
1 2 (0.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.19%) IBM SmartCloud
2 12 (3.19%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (1.60%) GitHub
4 5 (1.33%) SaaS
5 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.53%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.99%) DNS
2 12 (3.19%) BIG-IP
3 8 (2.13%) Internet
3 8 (2.13%) HTTP
4 4 (1.06%) MPLS
5 3 (0.80%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.80%) DHCP
6 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.53%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.27%) LAN
7 1 (0.27%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.27%) VoIP
7 1 (0.27%) WAN
7 1 (0.27%) LTE
7 1 (0.27%) RNC
7 1 (0.27%) VLAN
7 1 (0.27%) Wireless
7 1 (0.27%) 2G
7 1 (0.27%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.79%) MySQL
3 13 (3.46%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.39%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.13%) Redis
5 8 (2.13%) Amazon Redshift
5 8 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (2.13%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.33%) Big Data
7 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.27%) SQLite
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 223 (59.31%) Selenium
2 124 (32.98%) WebDriver
3 106 (28.19%) Cucumber
4 82 (21.81%) Jenkins
5 76 (20.21%) Git (software)
6 61 (16.22%) JIRA
7 51 (13.56%) Subversion
8 40 (10.64%) JUnit
9 31 (8.24%) WATIR
10 28 (7.45%) Maven
11 26 (6.91%) NUnit
11 26 (6.91%) QuickTest Pro
12 25 (6.65%) Calabash
12 25 (6.65%) SpecFlow
12 25 (6.65%) JBehave
13 24 (6.38%) Visual Studio
14 22 (5.85%) RSpec
15 21 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
15 21 (5.59%) Bugzilla
16 20 (5.32%) JMeter
General
1 84 (22.34%) Finance
2 18 (4.79%) Telecoms
2 18 (4.79%) Games
3 17 (4.52%) Banking
4 13 (3.46%) Retail
5 6 (1.60%) Online Betting
6 5 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.33%) Law
7 4 (1.06%) Marketing
8 3 (0.80%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (11.97%) Web Services
1 45 (11.97%) XML
2 41 (10.90%) RESTful
3 40 (10.64%) .NET
4 24 (6.38%) Gherkin
5 18 (4.79%) CSS
5 18 (4.79%) HTML
5 18 (4.79%) Swing
6 17 (4.52%) Struts
6 17 (4.52%) SWT
7 16 (4.26%) .NET Framework
8 14 (3.72%) JSON
9 11 (2.93%) REST
10 6 (1.60%) SOAP
11 5 (1.33%) WPF
11 5 (1.33%) WinForms
11 5 (1.33%) MCollective
12 4 (1.06%) Spring
12 4 (1.06%) X-Windows
12 4 (1.06%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.31%) Computer Science
2 25 (6.65%) Open Source
3 24 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.46%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.39%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (2.13%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (0.80%) User Experience
8 3 (0.80%) Social Media
8 3 (0.80%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.80%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.53%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.53%) Social Network
9 2 (0.53%) Statistics
9 2 (0.53%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.27%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.27%) SCADA
10 1 (0.27%) Robotics
10 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 82 (21.81%) Linux
2 67 (17.82%) UNIX
3 50 (13.30%) Windows
4 22 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (3.99%) Apple iOS
6 13 (3.46%) Android
7 12 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (2.39%) Ubuntu
9 7 (1.86%) CentOS
10 5 (1.33%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.06%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.06%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.80%) Solaris
13 2 (0.53%) Fedora
14 1 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (56.91%) Test Automation
2 207 (55.05%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (31.38%) Automation Testing
4 101 (26.86%) BDD
5 89 (23.67%) Continuous Integration
6 79 (21.01%) TDD
6 79 (21.01%) Scrum
7 72 (19.15%) Test Scripting
8 63 (16.76%) Software Testing
9 55 (14.63%) Software Engineering
10 46 (12.23%) Automated Testing
11 31 (8.24%) E-Commerce
12 30 (7.98%) OO
12 30 (7.98%) DevOps
13 28 (7.45%) Waterfall
14 25 (6.65%) Performance Testing
15 24 (6.38%) Validation
16 22 (5.85%) Web Testing
17 21 (5.59%) Manual Testing
17 21 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 186 (49.47%) Java
2 161 (42.82%) SQL
3 121 (32.18%) C#
4 86 (22.87%) Ruby
5 59 (15.69%) JavaScript
5 59 (15.69%) Perl
6 58 (15.43%) Python
7 38 (10.11%) Bash Shell
8 24 (6.38%) T-SQL
9 22 (5.85%) PowerShell
10 19 (5.05%) Shell Script
11 17 (4.52%) C++
12 14 (3.72%) Korn
13 11 (2.93%) PHP
14 8 (2.13%) C
15 7 (1.86%) Scala
16 6 (1.60%) Groovy
17 4 (1.06%) Tcl
17 4 (1.06%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.53%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 60 (15.96%) Degree
2 37 (9.84%) ISEB
2 37 (9.84%) ISTQB
3 11 (2.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (2.39%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.13%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.53%) HND
6 2 (0.53%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (36.70%) QA
2 3 (0.80%) WAI
System Software
1 16 (4.26%) Hyper-V
2 15 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.72%) vSphere
4 12 (3.19%) vCloud
5 3 (0.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (7.18%) Puppet
2 21 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.46%) Ansible
4 9 (2.39%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.33%) Nagios
6 4 (1.06%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.80%) CA LISA
8 2 (0.53%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.53%) AppManager
8 2 (0.53%) SCCM
9 1 (0.27%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.27%) Cacti
Vendors
1 27 (7.18%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.91%) Oracle
3 17 (4.52%) Red Hat
4 15 (3.99%) VMware
5 12 (3.19%) IBM
5 12 (3.19%) HP
5 12 (3.19%) F5
5 12 (3.19%) SaltStack
6 6 (1.60%) Google
7 5 (1.33%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.06%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.80%) CA
10 2 (0.53%) Cerillion
10 2 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.53%) NetIQ
10 2 (0.53%) Sony
11 1 (0.27%) Teradata
11 1 (0.27%) Siemens
11 1 (0.27%) BMC
11 1 (0.27%) Fidessa
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