The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent 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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 99 - 81
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 10 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.85% - 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% - 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 10 0 1
Average salary £39,000 - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Automation Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1133 1186 757
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.10% 95.41% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1005 1052 665
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Automation Engineer Salary Trend in Kent

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. 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
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £39,000 -
Automation Engineer
South East

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 15 (78.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (73.68%) ISEB
4 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
4 12 (63.16%) C#
4 12 (63.16%) XML
4 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
5 11 (57.89%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (57.89%) SoapUI
5 11 (57.89%) Automation Testing
5 11 (57.89%) Ranorex
5 11 (57.89%) System Testing
5 11 (57.89%) MS Excel
5 11 (57.89%) MS Office
5 11 (57.89%) Regression Testing
5 11 (57.89%) ETL
5 11 (57.89%) SOAP
5 11 (57.89%) HP
5 11 (57.89%) Degree
6 7 (36.84%) E-Commerce
7 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (26.32%) HTML
8 5 (26.32%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
9 4 (21.05%) Java
9 4 (21.05%) QA
9 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
10 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
10 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
10 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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.

Applications
1 11 (57.89%) MS Office
1 11 (57.89%) MS Excel
2 5 (26.32%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (78.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (57.89%) SoapUI
2 11 (57.89%) Ranorex
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) NUnit
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) FitNesse
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) XML
2 11 (57.89%) SOAP
3 5 (26.32%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
4 1 (5.26%) XSLT
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
2 11 (57.89%) Automation Testing
2 11 (57.89%) ETL
2 11 (57.89%) Regression Testing
2 11 (57.89%) System Testing
3 7 (36.84%) E-Commerce
4 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
5 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
6 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Scrum
8 1 (5.26%) SOA
8 1 (5.26%) OOP
8 1 (5.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 12 (63.16%) C#
3 4 (21.05%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) ISEB
2 11 (57.89%) Degree
3 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft