The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 394 414 408
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 50 19 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.085% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.089% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 39 18 35
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21448 21251 22566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.71% 95.01% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 17288 17624 19264
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
Automation Engineer
England

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 14 July 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 14 July 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 +22 26 £47,500 +29.25%
Kent -2 8 £30,000 -14.28%
Berkshire -6 8 £38,500 -14.44% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £45,000 +60.71% 1
Hampshire - 4 £37,500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 72 (87.80%) Test Automation
2 64 (78.05%) Selenium
3 58 (70.73%) C#
4 54 (65.85%) .NET
5 52 (63.41%) QA
6 51 (62.20%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (59.76%) SQL
8 42 (51.22%) Microsoft
9 41 (50.00%) Degree
10 38 (46.34%) Mathematics
11 37 (45.12%) WinRunner
12 35 (42.68%) Finance
13 33 (40.24%) Test Strategy
14 32 (39.02%) Java
15 29 (35.37%) .NET Framework
16 26 (31.71%) OO
16 26 (31.71%) Analytics
16 26 (31.71%) WebDriver
16 26 (31.71%) Microsoft Azure
17 25 (30.49%) C++
18 24 (29.27%) Web Services
19 23 (28.05%) Ranorex
20 20 (24.39%) TestComplete
20 20 (24.39%) SQL Server
20 20 (24.39%) Client/Server
21 19 (23.17%) RAD
22 18 (21.95%) HP Quality Center
23 17 (20.73%) Team Foundation Server
23 17 (20.73%) Regression Testing
23 17 (20.73%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 9 (10.98%) Apache
2 3 (3.66%) IIS
3 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.22%) nginx
3 1 (1.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Office
1 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (31.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (14.63%) SaaS
3 1 (1.22%) PaaS
3 1 (1.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) HTTP
2 3 (3.66%) Internet
3 1 (1.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) MySQL
3 4 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 64 (78.05%) Selenium
2 37 (45.12%) WinRunner
3 26 (31.71%) WebDriver
4 23 (28.05%) Ranorex
5 20 (24.39%) TestComplete
6 17 (20.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (18.29%) NUnit
7 15 (18.29%) Visual Studio
8 11 (13.41%) Rhino Mocks
9 7 (8.54%) TestNG
9 7 (8.54%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (7.32%) SoapUI
10 6 (7.32%) Behat
11 5 (6.10%) Jenkins
11 5 (6.10%) JIRA
11 5 (6.10%) Subversion
12 4 (4.88%) Maven
12 4 (4.88%) FitNesse
13 3 (3.66%) Git (software)
13 3 (3.66%) PHPUnit
General
1 35 (42.68%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Legal
3 1 (1.22%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Retail
3 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (65.85%) .NET
2 29 (35.37%) .NET Framework
3 24 (29.27%) Web Services
4 15 (18.29%) HTML
5 11 (13.41%) CSS3
5 11 (13.41%) CSS
5 11 (13.41%) HTML5
6 7 (8.54%) XML
7 6 (7.32%) Gherkin
8 5 (6.10%) SOAP
9 4 (4.88%) XSLT
10 3 (3.66%) jQuery
11 2 (2.44%) LAMP
12 1 (1.22%) J2EE
12 1 (1.22%) Qt
12 1 (1.22%) RESTful
12 1 (1.22%) REST
12 1 (1.22%) WCF
12 1 (1.22%) WPF
12 1 (1.22%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (46.34%) Mathematics
2 20 (24.39%) Client/Server
3 12 (14.63%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.88%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.44%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.41%) Linux
2 5 (6.10%) UNIX
3 3 (3.66%) Windows
4 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (87.80%) Test Automation
2 51 (62.20%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (40.24%) Test Strategy
4 26 (31.71%) Analytics
4 26 (31.71%) OO
5 19 (23.17%) RAD
6 17 (20.73%) Regression Testing
6 17 (20.73%) Software Engineering
7 16 (19.51%) Unit Testing
8 15 (18.29%) User Stories
9 13 (15.85%) Performance Testing
9 13 (15.85%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (15.85%) Workflow
10 11 (13.41%) Validation
10 11 (13.41%) Scrum
10 11 (13.41%) Workflow Management
10 11 (13.41%) Automated Testing
10 11 (13.41%) Code Coverage
10 11 (13.41%) Test Scripting
10 11 (13.41%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 58 (70.73%) C#
2 49 (59.76%) SQL
3 32 (39.02%) Java
4 25 (30.49%) C++
5 16 (19.51%) JavaScript
6 8 (9.76%) Perl
7 7 (8.54%) Delphi
7 7 (8.54%) Python
8 6 (7.32%) PHP
9 5 (6.10%) VBScript
9 5 (6.10%) C
10 4 (4.88%) T-SQL
11 3 (3.66%) VB
12 2 (2.44%) Ruby
12 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.22%) XPath
13 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (50.00%) Degree
2 16 (19.51%) ISEB
3 7 (8.54%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.22%) SAP Certification
5 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (63.41%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.22%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (21.95%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.66%) Puppet
2 3 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.44%) SCCM
4 1 (1.22%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.22%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.22%) Nagios
4 1 (1.22%) AppManager
4 1 (1.22%) WMI
Vendors
1 42 (51.22%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.76%) HP
3 4 (4.88%) Oracle
4 3 (3.66%) Telerik
5 2 (2.44%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.44%) VMware
6 1 (1.22%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.22%) Qualys
6 1 (1.22%) SAP
6 1 (1.22%) JBoss
6 1 (1.22%) Cisco
6 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.22%) NetIQ
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 to £45000 per annum - Flexi hours, 12% Bonus, Health/Dental
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading Street
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Skyscape Cloud Services
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago