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 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 156 152 148
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 10 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% 0.25% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.27% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 2
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
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
3194 2989 2960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.94% 94.98% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2026 1915 2069
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

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

Automation Engineer Salary Histogram 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 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
(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 -11 6 £45,000 - 2
Glasgow -3 4 £67,500 +68.75%
Automation Engineer
UK

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 18 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 14 (66.67%) QA
3 13 (61.90%) SQL
3 13 (61.90%) UNIX
4 11 (52.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (47.62%) Java
5 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (47.62%) Automated Testing
6 9 (42.86%) WebLogic
6 9 (42.86%) FIXML
6 9 (42.86%) Finance
6 9 (42.86%) Python
6 9 (42.86%) JMS
7 7 (33.33%) VBA
7 7 (33.33%) C++
7 7 (33.33%) Selenium
8 6 (28.57%) Perl
8 6 (28.57%) Linux
9 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
10 4 (19.05%) Product Management
10 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
10 4 (19.05%) Degree
10 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
10 4 (19.05%) Information Security
10 4 (19.05%) PHP
10 4 (19.05%) Dell
10 4 (19.05%) Big Data
10 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
11 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 9 (42.86%) WebLogic
2 3 (14.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Big Data
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (14.29%) JUnit
3 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (14.29%) Maven
4 2 (9.52%) Subversion
4 2 (9.52%) FitNesse
4 2 (9.52%) TestNG
4 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
4 2 (9.52%) JBehave
5 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) JMS
1 9 (42.86%) FIXML
2 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) Java EE
3 1 (4.76%) Dojo
3 1 (4.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
3 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (9.52%) SWIFT
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) UNIX
2 6 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 10 (47.62%) Automated Testing
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
4 4 (19.05%) Product Management
4 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Information Security
4 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
5 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) Data Management
6 2 (9.52%) ETL
6 2 (9.52%) BDD
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Software Architecture
7 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.76%) OO
7 1 (4.76%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) Java
3 9 (42.86%) Python
4 7 (33.33%) VBA
4 7 (33.33%) C++
5 6 (28.57%) Perl
6 4 (19.05%) PHP
7 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
7 3 (14.29%) C#
7 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 2 (9.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Dell
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) HP
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