The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 249 229 268
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +39
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 11 13 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.21% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.22% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 2
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
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
6034 5905 7247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.65% 95.91% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5084 4895 6191
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Automation Engineer in the job title.

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 3 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -15 8 £48,750 +12.71% 4
Cheshire +11 3 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (60.00%) Selenium
2 10 (50.00%) QA
3 8 (40.00%) BDD
3 8 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 8 (40.00%) Java
3 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (35.00%) C#
4 7 (35.00%) Puppet
4 7 (35.00%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (35.00%) DevOps
4 7 (35.00%) QA Automation
5 6 (30.00%) Ansible
5 6 (30.00%) Gherkin
5 6 (30.00%) Linux
6 5 (25.00%) TDD
6 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Salt
7 4 (20.00%) Scrum
7 4 (20.00%) Ruby
7 4 (20.00%) CentOS
7 4 (20.00%) Python
8 3 (15.00%) .NET
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.00%) Finance
8 3 (15.00%) Debian
8 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (15.00%) JIRA
8 3 (15.00%) Vagrant
8 3 (15.00%) High Availability

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) SSL
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Redis
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (60.00%) Selenium
2 8 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (15.00%) JIRA
3 3 (15.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (15.00%) Vagrant
4 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.00%) JUnit
4 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.00%) Appium
5 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.00%) Gradle
5 1 (5.00%) Hudson
5 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.00%) Maven
5 1 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) Servlets
3 1 (5.00%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) iPad
2 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) SCADA
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) CentOS
3 3 (15.00%) Debian
3 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (40.00%) BDD
2 7 (35.00%) DevOps
2 7 (35.00%) QA Automation
3 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) High Availability
6 2 (10.00%) ATDD
6 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.00%) B2B
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) Python
3 4 (20.00%) Ruby
4 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) PHP
4 2 (10.00%) Scala
5 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) vCloud
2 2 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (35.00%) Puppet
2 6 (30.00%) Ansible
3 4 (20.00%) Salt
4 1 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Allen-Bradley
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.00%) Siemens
2 1 (5.00%) Wonderware
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