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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 92 99 91
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 1 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.10% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 3
Average salary £45,000 £29,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.17% -17.14%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +17.85%
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
938 1122 1102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 95.04% 96.81% 94.67%
Number of salaries quoted 851 946 940
Average salary £35,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Scalability Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scalability Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA