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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 406 413 427
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +14
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 41 49 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.21% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.22% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 40 35 15
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +35.71%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +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
19850 22279 21260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.27% 94.82% 95.05%
Number of salaries quoted 16075 18103 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 £63,500 £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 28 May 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 May 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 +35 29 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Hampshire +7 6 £51,250 +36.66% 2
Kent +7 2 £45,000 +42.85%
Berkshire -4 1 £40,000 +39.13%
Buckinghamshire -9 1 £40,000 -15.78%
West Sussex - 1 - -
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 58 (68.24%) Test Automation
2 48 (56.47%) Selenium
3 43 (50.59%) UNIX
4 42 (49.41%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (48.24%) TDD
6 38 (44.71%) SQL
7 35 (41.18%) Automation Testing
8 33 (38.82%) Java
9 31 (36.47%) Linux
10 30 (35.29%) Perl
11 28 (32.94%) Jenkins
11 28 (32.94%) Ruby
12 27 (31.76%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (31.76%) Scrum
13 25 (29.41%) QA
14 24 (28.24%) Degree
15 22 (25.88%) Software Engineering
15 22 (25.88%) Subversion
15 22 (25.88%) RSpec
16 21 (24.71%) C#
17 19 (22.35%) WATIR
17 19 (22.35%) RubyGems
17 19 (22.35%) SDLC
18 18 (21.18%) Test Planning
18 18 (21.18%) Waterfall
18 18 (21.18%) Git (software)
18 18 (21.18%) Maven
18 18 (21.18%) T-SQL
18 18 (21.18%) Shell Script
19 17 (20.00%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (1.18%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.18%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.24%) SaaS
2 6 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) DHCP
1 2 (2.35%) HTTP
1 2 (2.35%) DNS
2 1 (1.18%) LAN
2 1 (1.18%) WAN
2 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) MySQL
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.35%) Big Data
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (56.47%) Selenium
2 28 (32.94%) Jenkins
3 22 (25.88%) Subversion
3 22 (25.88%) RSpec
4 19 (22.35%) WATIR
4 19 (22.35%) RubyGems
5 18 (21.18%) Git (software)
5 18 (21.18%) Maven
6 12 (14.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (12.94%) Visual Studio
8 10 (11.76%) WebDriver
9 5 (5.88%) JMeter
10 4 (4.71%) SoapUI
10 4 (4.71%) Bugzilla
10 4 (4.71%) ClearCase
11 3 (3.53%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (3.53%) NUnit
12 2 (2.35%) SpecFlow
12 2 (2.35%) JUnit
13 1 (1.18%) JIRA
General
1 9 (10.59%) Finance
2 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.18%) Legal
2 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.18%) Banking
2 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.00%) .NET
1 17 (20.00%) Struts
1 17 (20.00%) Swing
1 17 (20.00%) SWT
2 13 (15.29%) XML
3 11 (12.94%) .NET Framework
4 6 (7.06%) ASP.NET
5 5 (5.88%) CSS
5 5 (5.88%) Web Services
5 5 (5.88%) HTML
6 2 (2.35%) JSON
7 1 (1.18%) SOAP
7 1 (1.18%) X-Windows
7 1 (1.18%) LAMP
7 1 (1.18%) WCF
7 1 (1.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.59%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.06%) Statistics
3 6 (7.06%) Mathematics
4 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.18%) SCADA
6 1 (1.18%) Robotics
6 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 43 (50.59%) UNIX
2 31 (36.47%) Linux
3 8 (9.41%) Windows
4 5 (5.88%) CentOS
4 5 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.71%) Ubuntu
6 3 (3.53%) SUSE
7 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (68.24%) Test Automation
2 42 (49.41%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (48.24%) TDD
4 35 (41.18%) Automation Testing
5 27 (31.76%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (31.76%) Scrum
6 22 (25.88%) Software Engineering
7 19 (22.35%) SDLC
8 18 (21.18%) Test Planning
8 18 (21.18%) Waterfall
9 17 (20.00%) Validation
10 16 (18.82%) Software Testing
11 15 (17.65%) Automated Testing
12 10 (11.76%) Test Scripting
13 9 (10.59%) DevOps
14 6 (7.06%) Security Testing
15 4 (4.71%) Bug Management
15 4 (4.71%) Build Automation
15 4 (4.71%) Software Delivery
15 4 (4.71%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (44.71%) SQL
2 33 (38.82%) Java
3 30 (35.29%) Perl
4 28 (32.94%) Ruby
5 21 (24.71%) C#
6 18 (21.18%) T-SQL
6 18 (21.18%) Shell Script
7 11 (12.94%) Python
7 11 (12.94%) Bash Shell
8 8 (9.41%) PHP
9 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.18%) C++
11 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (28.24%) Degree
2 7 (8.24%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.06%) PhD
4 5 (5.88%) ISEB
5 2 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (29.41%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (5.88%) vSphere
2 3 (3.53%) vCloud
3 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) Puppet
1 6 (7.06%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.35%) Nagios
3 1 (1.18%) AppManager
3 1 (1.18%) SCCM
3 1 (1.18%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 5 (5.88%) VMware
3 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle
4 1 (1.18%) NetIQ
4 1 (1.18%) Siemens
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, 25 days holiday, Life and
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £40k - 60k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough
Venturi
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago