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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 90 93 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 8 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.78% 0.18% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.19% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 0
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.50%
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
1002 1079 805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 97.28% 97.74% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 841 927 712
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (91.67%) C#
1 11 (91.67%) SQL
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
1 11 (91.67%) XML
1 11 (91.67%) ISEB
1 11 (91.67%) Regression Testing
1 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 10 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (58.33%) HP
3 7 (58.33%) System Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Automation Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Ranorex
3 7 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (58.33%) SoapUI
3 7 (58.33%) Degree
3 7 (58.33%) ETL
3 7 (58.33%) SOAP
3 7 (58.33%) MS Office
3 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
4 5 (41.67%) Selenium
5 4 (33.33%) FitNesse
5 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 4 (33.33%) SaaS
5 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Office
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (58.33%) Ranorex
2 7 (58.33%) SoapUI
3 5 (41.67%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) FitNesse
4 4 (33.33%) NUnit
4 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) XML
2 7 (58.33%) SOAP
3 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 4 (33.33%) HTML
4 4 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Regression Testing
1 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) System Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Automation Testing
2 7 (58.33%) ETL
3 5 (41.67%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) SOA
4 4 (33.33%) OOP
4 4 (33.33%) OO
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) C#
1 11 (91.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) XPath
3 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) ISEB
2 7 (58.33%) Degree
3 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
1 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft