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 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 157 148 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 16 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.43% 0.22% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.24% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 0
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.50%
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
3547 2965 2964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.81% 94.64% 93.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2282 1956 2055
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,000 £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 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 22 August 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
(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
Edinburgh -2 7 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Glasgow -20 7 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Automation Engineer
UK

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 15 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 12 (66.67%) QA
3 11 (61.11%) UNIX
4 10 (55.56%) SQL
5 9 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (44.44%) Java
6 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
7 7 (38.89%) VBA
7 7 (38.89%) WebLogic
7 7 (38.89%) FIXML
7 7 (38.89%) Finance
7 7 (38.89%) JMS
8 6 (33.33%) Linux
8 6 (33.33%) Degree
8 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
9 5 (27.78%) C++
9 5 (27.78%) Python
10 4 (22.22%) HP
10 4 (22.22%) Dell
10 4 (22.22%) Information Security
10 4 (22.22%) Perl
10 4 (22.22%) PHP
10 4 (22.22%) Big Data
10 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (22.22%) Security Testing
10 4 (22.22%) Product Management
11 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
11 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
12 2 (11.11%) Data Management

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 7 (38.89%) WebLogic
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
2 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) FIXML
1 7 (38.89%) JMS
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) jQuery
2 1 (5.56%) Dojo
2 1 (5.56%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) UNIX
2 6 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Information Security
3 4 (22.22%) Security Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Product Management
4 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Data Management
5 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.56%) OO
6 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.56%) OOD
6 1 (5.56%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 8 (44.44%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) VBA
4 5 (27.78%) C++
4 5 (27.78%) Python
5 4 (22.22%) Perl
5 4 (22.22%) PHP
6 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
1 4 (22.22%) Dell
2 2 (11.11%) JBoss
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft