The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 137 152 157
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 20 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.67% 0.23% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.24% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 20 4 2
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Automation Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2834 2963 3173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.61% 95.61% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1845 1914 2068
Average salary £43,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Automation Engineer Salary Trend in Scotland

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 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
Glasgow +4 17 £40,000 -30.43%
Edinburgh +3 3 £34,000 -6.20%
Automation Engineer
UK

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 19 (79.17%) Python
2 17 (70.83%) Linux
2 17 (70.83%) Degree
2 17 (70.83%) Bash Shell
2 17 (70.83%) User Stories
3 13 (54.17%) QA
3 13 (54.17%) QA Automation
4 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
6 4 (16.67%) SQL
6 4 (16.67%) C#
7 3 (12.50%) HTML
7 3 (12.50%) CSS
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.50%) Selenium
7 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Microservices
8 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
8 2 (8.33%) HTML5
8 2 (8.33%) Finance
8 2 (8.33%) JSON
8 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
8 2 (8.33%) ISEB
8 2 (8.33%) .NET
8 2 (8.33%) C++
9 1 (4.17%) Java
9 1 (4.17%) VB.NET

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (4.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
1 1 (4.17%) LDAP
1 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
2 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.17%) JUnit
2 1 (4.17%) Maven
2 1 (4.17%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) CSS
1 3 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (8.33%) HTML5
2 2 (8.33%) JSON
3 1 (4.17%) Ajax
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) Dojo
3 1 (4.17%) EJB
3 1 (4.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) User Stories
2 13 (54.17%) QA Automation
3 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Microservices
5 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL
6 1 (4.17%) ITSM
6 1 (4.17%) Software Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) Python
2 17 (70.83%) Bash Shell
3 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.67%) C#
4 4 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (8.33%) C++
6 1 (4.17%) Java
6 1 (4.17%) Perl
6 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (70.83%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.33%) ISEB
4 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (54.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) HP