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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 198 250 227
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -23
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 34 13 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.19% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.19% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 34 10 17
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
5423 6673 6310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.20% 96.63% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4543 5616 5262
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
Manchester +45 31 £45,000 +23.28% 6
Cheshire +27 3 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 32 (51.61%) Test Automation
2 31 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (46.77%) Java
3 29 (46.77%) Selenium
4 21 (33.87%) PHP
5 20 (32.26%) Python
6 19 (30.65%) Test Scripting
6 19 (30.65%) Puppet
7 18 (29.03%) Jenkins
7 18 (29.03%) DevOps
8 16 (25.81%) QA
8 16 (25.81%) Software Testing
8 16 (25.81%) QA Automation
9 15 (24.19%) Functional Testing
10 14 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (22.58%) JIRA
10 14 (22.58%) C#
11 13 (20.97%) SQL
11 13 (20.97%) Regression Testing
11 13 (20.97%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (19.35%) Scrum
12 12 (19.35%) Automated Testing
12 12 (19.35%) E-Commerce
13 11 (17.74%) HP
13 11 (17.74%) Web Services
13 11 (17.74%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (16.13%) Bash Shell
14 10 (16.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (16.13%) SaltStack
14 10 (16.13%) JUnit

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (6.45%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.74%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) Internet
Development Applications
1 29 (46.77%) Selenium
2 18 (29.03%) Jenkins
3 14 (22.58%) JIRA
4 10 (16.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (16.13%) HP UFT
4 10 (16.13%) JUnit
5 9 (14.52%) NUnit
6 8 (12.90%) Visual Studio
6 8 (12.90%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (8.06%) Maven
7 5 (8.06%) WebDriver
8 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
9 3 (4.84%) Ant
9 3 (4.84%) Cucumber
9 3 (4.84%) SpecFlow
9 3 (4.84%) Subversion
9 3 (4.84%) TestNG
9 3 (4.84%) Vagrant
10 2 (3.23%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.23%) Toad
General
1 8 (12.90%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Marketing
2 3 (4.84%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.23%) Games
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) Web Services
2 4 (6.45%) XML
3 3 (4.84%) .NET
4 2 (3.23%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) iPhone
2 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.84%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.23%) Life Science
5 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) Windows
2 7 (11.29%) Linux
3 4 (6.45%) Unix
4 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (51.61%) Test Automation
2 31 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (30.65%) Test Scripting
4 18 (29.03%) DevOps
5 16 (25.81%) QA Automation
5 16 (25.81%) Software Testing
6 15 (24.19%) Functional Testing
7 14 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (20.97%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (20.97%) Regression Testing
9 12 (19.35%) Automated Testing
9 12 (19.35%) E-Commerce
9 12 (19.35%) Scrum
10 9 (14.52%) Performance Testing
11 8 (12.90%) BDD
11 8 (12.90%) Black-Box Testing
11 8 (12.90%) Code Coverage
11 8 (12.90%) Manual Testing
11 8 (12.90%) OOP
11 8 (12.90%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 29 (46.77%) Java
2 21 (33.87%) PHP
3 20 (32.26%) Python
4 14 (22.58%) C#
5 13 (20.97%) SQL
6 10 (16.13%) Bash Shell
7 8 (12.90%) Scala
8 5 (8.06%) Perl
9 4 (6.45%) Ruby
10 3 (4.84%) Shell Script
11 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
11 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Degree
2 4 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.84%) HND
3 3 (4.84%) ISEB
4 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.81%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (30.65%) Puppet
2 9 (14.52%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.61%) Rundeck
4 1 (1.61%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) HP
2 10 (16.13%) SaltStack
3 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.23%) Telerik
6 1 (1.61%) Apple
6 1 (1.61%) Google
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