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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 393 413 426
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +13
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 56 50 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.21% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.23% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 55 37 17
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +25.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £34,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +14.28%
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
20220 22136 21271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.26% 94.91% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 16526 17965 17609
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015. 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 +8 28 £55,000 +15.78% 3
Hampshire +16 17 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Kent +7 6 £45,000 +52.54%
Berkshire -3 1 £40,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £40,000 -11.11%
East Sussex - 1 £43,500 -
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 69 (72.63%) Test Automation
2 67 (70.53%) Selenium
3 49 (51.58%) UNIX
4 44 (46.32%) TDD
5 41 (43.16%) Automation Testing
6 40 (42.11%) Linux
7 39 (41.05%) Ruby
7 39 (41.05%) Jenkins
8 37 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (37.89%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (36.84%) Scrum
11 30 (31.58%) SQL
11 30 (31.58%) Perl
11 30 (31.58%) RSpec
12 28 (29.47%) Java
13 27 (28.42%) QA
13 27 (28.42%) WATIR
14 25 (26.32%) RubyGems
15 24 (25.26%) Degree
16 21 (22.11%) Subversion
17 18 (18.95%) Git (software)
17 18 (18.95%) C#
17 18 (18.95%) Python
18 17 (17.89%) Computer Science
18 17 (17.89%) Software Engineering
19 15 (15.79%) Automated Testing
19 15 (15.79%) Maven
19 15 (15.79%) WebDriver
20 14 (14.74%) Waterfall
20 14 (14.74%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 10 (10.53%) SaaS
2 7 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) ATM
2 1 (1.05%) LAN
2 1 (1.05%) WAN
2 1 (1.05%) DHCP
2 1 (1.05%) HTTP
2 1 (1.05%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.16%) Big Data
3 2 (2.11%) MySQL
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 67 (70.53%) Selenium
2 39 (41.05%) Jenkins
3 30 (31.58%) RSpec
4 27 (28.42%) WATIR
5 25 (26.32%) RubyGems
6 21 (22.11%) Subversion
7 18 (18.95%) Git (software)
8 15 (15.79%) WebDriver
8 15 (15.79%) Maven
9 11 (11.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (10.53%) Visual Studio
11 8 (8.42%) NUnit
12 6 (6.32%) JUnit
13 5 (5.26%) eggPlant
14 4 (4.21%) SpecFlow
15 3 (3.16%) JMeter
15 3 (3.16%) Bugzilla
15 3 (3.16%) ClearCase
15 3 (3.16%) HP UFT
16 2 (2.11%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (13.68%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.11%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.05%) Legal
4 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.05%) Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.74%) .NET
2 12 (12.63%) Struts
2 12 (12.63%) Swing
2 12 (12.63%) SWT
3 11 (11.58%) .NET Framework
3 11 (11.58%) XML
4 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.21%) HTML
6 3 (3.16%) CSS
7 1 (1.05%) SOAP
7 1 (1.05%) J2EE
7 1 (1.05%) WCF
7 1 (1.05%) HTML5
7 1 (1.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.89%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.37%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (7.37%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.32%) Statistics
3 6 (6.32%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.05%) SCADA
5 1 (1.05%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 49 (51.58%) UNIX
2 40 (42.11%) Linux
3 5 (5.26%) Windows
3 5 (5.26%) Ubuntu
3 5 (5.26%) CentOS
3 5 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (72.63%) Test Automation
2 44 (46.32%) TDD
3 41 (43.16%) Automation Testing
4 37 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (37.89%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (36.84%) Scrum
7 17 (17.89%) Software Engineering
8 15 (15.79%) Automated Testing
9 14 (14.74%) Waterfall
10 13 (13.68%) Test Planning
10 13 (13.68%) SDLC
11 12 (12.63%) Validation
11 12 (12.63%) Test Scripting
12 10 (10.53%) Software Testing
13 9 (9.47%) DevOps
14 6 (6.32%) Test Strategy
14 6 (6.32%) API Testing
14 6 (6.32%) Web Development
14 6 (6.32%) Security Testing
14 6 (6.32%) Scalability Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (41.05%) Ruby
2 30 (31.58%) Perl
2 30 (31.58%) SQL
3 28 (29.47%) Java
4 18 (18.95%) C#
4 18 (18.95%) Python
5 13 (13.68%) Shell Script
5 13 (13.68%) T-SQL
6 8 (8.42%) Bash Shell
7 6 (6.32%) PHP
8 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.11%) VBScript
9 2 (2.11%) C
10 1 (1.05%) C++
10 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (25.26%) Degree
2 6 (6.32%) PhD
2 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.16%) ISEB
5 2 (2.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (28.42%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (7.37%) vSphere
2 4 (4.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) Puppet
1 6 (6.32%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.11%) Nagios
3 1 (1.05%) AppManager
3 1 (1.05%) SCCM
3 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.05%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8 (8.42%) VMware
2 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle
4 2 (2.11%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.05%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.05%) NetIQ
5 1 (1.05%) Siemens
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