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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 414 432 429
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 37 34 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.14% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.15% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 29 29 17
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +7.89%
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
20356 22430 21702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.96% 94.77% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16382 17934 17955
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 £65,000 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +9 19 £55,000 +15.78% 3
Berkshire -1 10 £42,500 +47.82%
Hampshire -5 2 £48,000 +23.87% 2
West Sussex +9 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £40,000 - 3
East Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 62 (71.26%) Test Automation
2 46 (52.87%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (51.72%) SQL
4 44 (50.57%) Selenium
5 40 (45.98%) Java
6 36 (41.38%) UNIX
7 33 (37.93%) C#
7 33 (37.93%) TDD
8 31 (35.63%) QA
9 27 (31.03%) Perl
9 27 (31.03%) Automation Testing
10 26 (29.89%) Software Testing
11 25 (28.74%) Degree
11 25 (28.74%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (27.59%) Software Engineering
13 23 (26.44%) Jenkins
14 22 (25.29%) Subversion
15 20 (22.99%) Scrum
16 19 (21.84%) Maven
16 19 (21.84%) Linux
16 19 (21.84%) Shell Script
17 18 (20.69%) Swing
17 18 (20.69%) T-SQL
17 18 (20.69%) Test Planning
17 18 (20.69%) Waterfall
17 18 (20.69%) Git (software)
18 17 (19.54%) Struts
18 17 (19.54%) Validation
18 17 (19.54%) SWT
19 16 (18.39%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (4.60%) IIS
1 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.30%) SaaS
2 2 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) Internet
2 2 (2.30%) DHCP
2 2 (2.30%) HTTP
2 2 (2.30%) DNS
3 1 (1.15%) LAN
3 1 (1.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) MySQL
2 7 (8.05%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.15%) Big Data
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 44 (50.57%) Selenium
2 23 (26.44%) Jenkins
3 22 (25.29%) Subversion
4 19 (21.84%) Maven
5 18 (20.69%) Git (software)
6 14 (16.09%) RSpec
6 14 (16.09%) WebDriver
7 13 (14.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (12.64%) JMeter
8 11 (12.64%) RubyGems
8 11 (12.64%) WATIR
9 10 (11.49%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (11.49%) Visual Studio
10 8 (9.20%) SoapUI
11 4 (4.60%) WiX
11 4 (4.60%) MSBuild
11 4 (4.60%) NuGet
11 4 (4.60%) Ranorex
11 4 (4.60%) ClearCase
11 4 (4.60%) Bugzilla
General
1 14 (16.09%) Finance
2 1 (1.15%) Legal
2 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.15%) Banking
2 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.69%) Swing
2 17 (19.54%) SWT
2 17 (19.54%) Struts
3 15 (17.24%) .NET
4 11 (12.64%) XML
5 9 (10.34%) .NET Framework
5 9 (10.34%) Web Services
6 8 (9.20%) CSS
6 8 (9.20%) HTML
7 4 (4.60%) X-Windows
8 3 (3.45%) LAMP
9 2 (2.30%) JSON
9 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.15%) J2EE
10 1 (1.15%) JDBC
10 1 (1.15%) SOAP
10 1 (1.15%) WCF
10 1 (1.15%) REST
10 1 (1.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.24%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.30%) Statistics
4 2 (2.30%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.15%) Open Source
5 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.15%) SCADA
5 1 (1.15%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 36 (41.38%) UNIX
2 19 (21.84%) Linux
3 11 (12.64%) Windows
4 4 (4.60%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.60%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.30%) CentOS
7 1 (1.15%) SUSE
7 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (71.26%) Test Automation
2 46 (52.87%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (37.93%) TDD
4 27 (31.03%) Automation Testing
5 26 (29.89%) Software Testing
6 25 (28.74%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (27.59%) Software Engineering
8 20 (22.99%) Scrum
9 18 (20.69%) Waterfall
9 18 (20.69%) Test Planning
10 17 (19.54%) Validation
11 14 (16.09%) Automated Testing
12 10 (11.49%) Test Scripting
13 9 (10.34%) DevOps
14 8 (9.20%) Software Delivery
14 8 (9.20%) Performance Testing
14 8 (9.20%) Workflow
15 5 (5.75%) Build Automation
16 4 (4.60%) Bug Management
16 4 (4.60%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (51.72%) SQL
2 40 (45.98%) Java
3 33 (37.93%) C#
4 27 (31.03%) Perl
5 19 (21.84%) Shell Script
6 18 (20.69%) T-SQL
7 16 (18.39%) Ruby
8 10 (11.49%) PHP
9 8 (9.20%) C++
9 8 (9.20%) JavaScript
9 8 (9.20%) Bash Shell
10 7 (8.05%) Python
11 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
12 2 (2.30%) Delphi
13 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.15%) VBScript
13 1 (1.15%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (28.74%) Degree
2 11 (12.64%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.75%) ISEB
4 2 (2.30%) PhD
4 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (35.63%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.30%) vSphere
2 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) SCVMM
1 4 (4.60%) Puppet
2 3 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.30%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.30%) Nagios
3 2 (2.30%) AppManager
3 2 (2.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (9.20%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.05%) Oracle
3 3 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.30%) NetIQ
4 2 (2.30%) VMware
4 2 (2.30%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.15%) Fidessa
5 1 (1.15%) Siemens
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Pension, 25 days holiday, Life and
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Enorth Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Enorth Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus+benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Enorth Staffing
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Skyscape Cloud Services
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago