The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 256 237 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 7 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.093% 0.074% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.078% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 0
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
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 North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7087 6412 6868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.18% 94.47% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5970 5501 5910
Average salary £38,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the North West

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the North West

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
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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
Manchester 0 4 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Cheshire - 2 £40,000 - 1
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 18 (75.00%) C#
2 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (58.33%) Selenium
4 13 (54.17%) Test Scripting
4 13 (54.17%) QA
5 11 (45.83%) SQL
6 10 (41.67%) Automation Testing
7 9 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (37.50%) XenApp
7 9 (37.50%) XenDesktop
7 9 (37.50%) C
7 9 (37.50%) C++
7 9 (37.50%) Windows
7 9 (37.50%) VMware
7 9 (37.50%) Citrix
8 8 (33.33%) Scrum
9 7 (29.17%) Ruby
9 7 (29.17%) IIS
9 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
9 7 (29.17%) Java
9 7 (29.17%) WebDriver
9 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
10 6 (25.00%) Cucumber
10 6 (25.00%) SpecFlow
10 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (20.83%) Degree
11 5 (20.83%) BDD
11 5 (20.83%) TDD

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 7 (29.17%) IIS
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Selenium
2 7 (29.17%) WebDriver
3 6 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 4 (16.67%) Hudson
4 4 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 4 (16.67%) Toad
4 4 (16.67%) Bugzilla
4 4 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) WPF
1 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Test Scripting
3 10 (41.67%) Automation Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Scrum
5 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.83%) TDD
6 5 (20.83%) BDD
7 4 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (16.67%) User Stories
7 4 (16.67%) Project Management
7 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Workflow
9 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Web Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
9 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
10 1 (4.17%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) C#
2 11 (45.83%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) C++
3 9 (37.50%) C
4 7 (29.17%) Java
4 7 (29.17%) Ruby
5 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.33%) Perl
6 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 2 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) HND
3 2 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (54.17%) QA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) XenApp
1 9 (37.50%) XenDesktop
2 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Citrix
1 9 (37.50%) VMware
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
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