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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 367 398 396
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 71 55 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.25% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.26% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 69 53 28
Average salary £47,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.37% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £50,000 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +10.00%
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
19717 21123 20195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.62% 94.88% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16358 16603 16647
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 £60,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +4 26 £55,000 +15.78%
Hampshire +26 24 £47,500 +35.71% 2
Kent +1 8 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Berkshire +9 6 £41,250 +7.14%
Buckinghamshire -19 5 £32,500 -15.58% 2
East Sussex - 1 £43,500 -
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 98 (88.29%) Selenium
2 78 (70.27%) Test Automation
3 61 (54.95%) Automation Testing
4 56 (50.45%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (48.65%) Ruby
6 53 (47.75%) TDD
6 53 (47.75%) Linux
7 52 (46.85%) Scrum
7 52 (46.85%) Jenkins
8 51 (45.95%) UNIX
9 43 (38.74%) RSpec
10 40 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
11 39 (35.14%) WATIR
12 32 (28.83%) Java
13 28 (25.23%) QA
14 24 (21.62%) WebDriver
15 23 (20.72%) C#
16 19 (17.12%) RubyGems
17 18 (16.22%) Python
18 17 (15.32%) SQL
19 16 (14.41%) Finance
19 16 (14.41%) Test Scripting
19 16 (14.41%) Automated Testing
20 15 (13.51%) Perl
21 14 (12.61%) Computer Science
22 13 (11.71%) Degree
23 12 (10.81%) NUnit
24 11 (9.91%) .NET
25 10 (9.01%) VMware
25 10 (9.01%) SaaS

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.90%) WinCC
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.01%) SaaS
2 8 (7.21%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.80%) ATM
2 1 (0.90%) DHCP
2 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.90%) HTTP
2 1 (0.90%) DNS
2 1 (0.90%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.21%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.50%) Big Data
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.90%) MySQL
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 98 (88.29%) Selenium
2 52 (46.85%) Jenkins
3 43 (38.74%) RSpec
4 39 (35.14%) WATIR
5 24 (21.62%) WebDriver
6 19 (17.12%) RubyGems
7 12 (10.81%) NUnit
8 8 (7.21%) Visual Studio
8 8 (7.21%) HP UFT
8 8 (7.21%) Cucumber
9 7 (6.31%) SpecFlow
9 7 (6.31%) Subversion
9 7 (6.31%) Git (software)
9 7 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (6.31%) JUnit
10 6 (5.41%) SoapUI
10 6 (5.41%) eggPlant
11 5 (4.50%) JMeter
12 4 (3.60%) Maven
12 4 (3.60%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (14.41%) Finance
2 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.80%) Banking
4 2 (1.80%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.90%) Automotive
5 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.90%) Retail
5 1 (0.90%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.91%) .NET
2 8 (7.21%) XML
2 8 (7.21%) HTML
3 6 (5.41%) .NET Framework
3 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.70%) HTML5
5 1 (0.90%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.90%) XSD
5 1 (0.90%) XSLT
5 1 (0.90%) CSS
5 1 (0.90%) SOAP
5 1 (0.90%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.61%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.31%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.41%) Statistics
3 6 (5.41%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.80%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 53 (47.75%) Linux
2 51 (45.95%) UNIX
3 6 (5.41%) Ubuntu
3 6 (5.41%) CentOS
3 6 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.50%) SUSE
5 4 (3.60%) Windows
6 1 (0.90%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (70.27%) Test Automation
2 61 (54.95%) Automation Testing
3 56 (50.45%) Continuous Integration
4 53 (47.75%) TDD
5 52 (46.85%) Scrum
6 40 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (14.41%) Automated Testing
7 16 (14.41%) Test Scripting
8 9 (8.11%) DevOps
8 9 (8.11%) Unit Testing
9 8 (7.21%) Security Testing
9 8 (7.21%) BDD
9 8 (7.21%) Test Strategy
10 7 (6.31%) API Testing
10 7 (6.31%) Scalability Testing
10 7 (6.31%) Manual Testing
10 7 (6.31%) Open Source
10 7 (6.31%) Software Testing
11 6 (5.41%) Web Development
11 6 (5.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 54 (48.65%) Ruby
2 32 (28.83%) Java
3 23 (20.72%) C#
4 18 (16.22%) Python
5 17 (15.32%) SQL
6 15 (13.51%) Perl
7 6 (5.41%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.70%) C
8 3 (2.70%) PHP
9 2 (1.80%) C++
9 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.80%) VB
9 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.90%) Groovy
10 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (11.71%) Degree
2 8 (7.21%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.31%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.41%) PhD
5 5 (4.50%) ISEB
5 5 (4.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (25.23%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.90%) GAMP
2 1 (0.90%) GMP
System Software
1 8 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.31%) vSphere
3 5 (4.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (5.41%) Puppet
2 6 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.90%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (9.01%) VMware
2 7 (6.31%) Oracle
3 6 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.41%) HP
3 6 (5.41%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.90%) SAP
4 1 (0.90%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.90%) SolarWinds
Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago