The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 373 393 425
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +32
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 70 38 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.18% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.19% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 68 35 18
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,100 £33,550
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,750 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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 South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20804 19749 21481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.57% 95.04% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 16301 16331 18380
Average salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the South East

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the South East

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
Surrey +16 31 £47,500 +46.15% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 16 £38,500 -3.75% 2
Kent +15 15 £30,000 - 3
Berkshire -12 9 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Hampshire - 4 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire -3 2 £43,750 +43.44% 1
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 86 (71.67%) SQL
2 82 (68.33%) Test Automation
3 78 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (60.83%) C#
5 69 (57.50%) Selenium
6 55 (45.83%) QA
7 48 (40.00%) Finance
8 43 (35.83%) Microsoft
8 43 (35.83%) SQL Server
9 42 (35.00%) Java
10 41 (34.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 39 (32.50%) .NET
12 37 (30.83%) JavaScript
12 37 (30.83%) Degree
13 36 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
14 35 (29.17%) Ranorex
15 33 (27.50%) Workflow
15 33 (27.50%) Regression Testing
16 31 (25.83%) HTML
16 31 (25.83%) Visual Studio
16 31 (25.83%) Oracle
17 30 (25.00%) NUnit
18 29 (24.17%) C++
19 28 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
20 26 (21.67%) CSS
20 26 (21.67%) WebDriver
20 26 (21.67%) Test Strategy
21 25 (20.83%) Mathematics
22 24 (20.00%) WinRunner
23 23 (19.17%) HP Quality Center

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 18 (15.00%) IIS
2 15 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 14 (11.67%) Oracle Workflow
4 9 (7.50%) Apache
5 3 (2.50%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.50%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.83%) Confluence
6 1 (0.83%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (9.17%) MS Office
1 11 (9.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 28 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (9.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.00%) Internet
2 4 (3.33%) HTTP
3 2 (1.67%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (35.83%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.50%) MySQL
2 15 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (11.67%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 69 (57.50%) Selenium
2 41 (34.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (29.17%) Ranorex
4 31 (25.83%) Visual Studio
5 30 (25.00%) NUnit
6 26 (21.67%) WebDriver
7 24 (20.00%) WinRunner
8 20 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
9 16 (13.33%) SoapUI
10 15 (12.50%) NuGet
10 15 (12.50%) WiX
10 15 (12.50%) MSBuild
10 15 (12.50%) MSTest
11 14 (11.67%) Jenkins
12 11 (9.17%) JIRA
12 11 (9.17%) Rhino Mocks
12 11 (9.17%) TestComplete
13 8 (6.67%) JMeter
14 7 (5.83%) TestNG
14 7 (5.83%) Maven
General
1 48 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (0.83%) Banking
2 1 (0.83%) Retail
2 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (32.50%) .NET
2 31 (25.83%) HTML
3 26 (21.67%) CSS
4 23 (19.17%) Web Services
5 19 (15.83%) .NET Framework
6 15 (12.50%) XML
6 15 (12.50%) X-Windows
7 12 (10.00%) SOAP
8 11 (9.17%) HTML5
8 11 (9.17%) CSS3
9 8 (6.67%) LAMP
10 7 (5.83%) Gherkin
11 4 (3.33%) XSLT
12 3 (2.50%) J2EE
12 3 (2.50%) jQuery
13 1 (0.83%) Qt
13 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1 (0.83%) WPF
13 1 (0.83%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.83%) Mathematics
2 20 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (13.33%) Client/Server
4 15 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 13 (10.83%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.33%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.67%) MPEG
7 2 (1.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.33%) Windows
2 15 (12.50%) Windows 8
2 15 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 11 (9.17%) Linux
4 5 (4.17%) UNIX
5 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (68.33%) Test Automation
2 78 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (27.50%) Workflow
4 33 (27.50%) Regression Testing
5 26 (21.67%) Test Strategy
6 21 (17.50%) OO
6 21 (17.50%) Test Scripting
6 21 (17.50%) DevOps
7 20 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 18 (15.00%) Software Engineering
9 17 (14.17%) Software Testing
9 17 (14.17%) Unit Testing
10 16 (13.33%) Automation Testing
11 15 (12.50%) Project Management
11 15 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (12.50%) User Stories
12 14 (11.67%) System Testing
13 13 (10.83%) Performance Testing
13 13 (10.83%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 86 (71.67%) SQL
2 73 (60.83%) C#
3 42 (35.00%) Java
4 37 (30.83%) JavaScript
5 29 (24.17%) C++
6 15 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 12 (10.00%) PHP
8 9 (7.50%) Python
9 8 (6.67%) Delphi
9 8 (6.67%) C
10 6 (5.00%) Perl
11 4 (3.33%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.67%) VBScript
13 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.83%) XPath
13 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (30.83%) Degree
2 22 (18.33%) ISEB
3 6 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.17%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (45.83%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (19.17%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (12.50%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.83%) Puppet
3 1 (0.83%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (35.83%) Microsoft
2 31 (25.83%) Oracle
3 12 (10.00%) HP
4 6 (5.00%) TOWER Software
5 3 (2.50%) Telerik
6 2 (1.67%) JBoss
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