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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 354 384 424
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +40
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 86 50 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.23% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.24% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 80 37 16
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £29,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
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
20681 20449 21581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.68% 94.99% 95.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16309 16863 18474
Average salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £62,500
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +29 47 £50,000 +42.85% 7
Buckinghamshire +22 19 £38,500 -3.75%
Kent - 15 £30,000 -
Berkshire +1 9 £38,500 +10.00%
Hampshire -13 3 £35,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +1 1 £37,500 +15.38%
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 99 (73.33%) SQL
2 87 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (62.96%) Test Automation
4 80 (59.26%) C#
5 64 (47.41%) Selenium
6 60 (44.44%) Finance
7 51 (37.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 50 (37.04%) SQL Server
9 49 (36.30%) QA
10 48 (35.56%) Workflow
10 48 (35.56%) JavaScript
11 44 (32.59%) Oracle
12 43 (31.85%) Microsoft
13 42 (31.11%) HTML
13 42 (31.11%) Java
13 42 (31.11%) Continuous Integration
14 40 (29.63%) Ranorex
15 38 (28.15%) Visual Studio
16 37 (27.41%) NUnit
17 34 (25.19%) Regression Testing
18 33 (24.44%) CSS
19 31 (22.96%) QuickTest Pro
19 31 (22.96%) Test Scripting
20 30 (22.22%) Degree
20 30 (22.22%) C++
21 29 (21.48%) .NET
21 29 (21.48%) Microsoft Azure
22 27 (20.00%) WebDriver
23 26 (19.26%) IIS
24 25 (18.52%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 26 (19.26%) IIS
2 23 (17.04%) SharePoint
3 22 (16.30%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (3.70%) Apache
5 3 (2.22%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.22%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.48%) JBoss
7 1 (0.74%) Confluence
7 1 (0.74%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (8.15%) MS Excel
1 11 (8.15%) MS Office
2 5 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 29 (21.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (18.52%) Internet
2 2 (1.48%) DVB
3 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (37.04%) SQL Server
2 23 (17.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (15.56%) MySQL
4 19 (14.07%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.44%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 64 (47.41%) Selenium
2 51 (37.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (29.63%) Ranorex
4 38 (28.15%) Visual Studio
5 37 (27.41%) NUnit
6 31 (22.96%) QuickTest Pro
7 27 (20.00%) WebDriver
8 23 (17.04%) MSTest
8 23 (17.04%) WiX
8 23 (17.04%) MSBuild
8 23 (17.04%) NuGet
9 16 (11.85%) WinRunner
9 16 (11.85%) JIRA
9 16 (11.85%) SoapUI
9 16 (11.85%) Jenkins
10 12 (8.89%) JMeter
11 10 (7.41%) Rhino Mocks
12 8 (5.93%) TestComplete
13 5 (3.70%) JUnit
13 5 (3.70%) Maven
General
1 60 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (2.96%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.74%) Banking
3 1 (0.74%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (31.11%) HTML
2 33 (24.44%) CSS
3 29 (21.48%) .NET
4 24 (17.78%) Web Services
5 23 (17.04%) X-Windows
6 16 (11.85%) XML
7 15 (11.11%) .NET Framework
8 12 (8.89%) LAMP
8 12 (8.89%) SOAP
9 10 (7.41%) HTML5
9 10 (7.41%) CSS3
10 6 (4.44%) Gherkin
11 4 (2.96%) XSLT
12 3 (2.22%) J2EE
12 3 (2.22%) jQuery
13 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.04%) Management Information System
2 20 (14.81%) Client/Server
3 17 (12.59%) Mathematics
4 13 (9.63%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.96%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.48%) MPEG
7 2 (1.48%) Open Source
8 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.74%) CCTV
8 1 (0.74%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.52%) Windows
2 23 (17.04%) Windows 7
2 23 (17.04%) Windows 8
3 8 (5.93%) Linux
4 2 (1.48%) UNIX
5 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (62.96%) Test Automation
3 48 (35.56%) Workflow
4 42 (31.11%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (25.19%) Regression Testing
6 31 (22.96%) Test Scripting
7 25 (18.52%) DevOps
8 23 (17.04%) Project Management
8 23 (17.04%) Automated Testing
9 22 (16.30%) Software Testing
10 21 (15.56%) Test Strategy
11 19 (14.07%) OO
12 18 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (11.85%) Automation Testing
14 14 (10.37%) Unit Testing
14 14 (10.37%) Scrum
15 13 (9.63%) System Testing
15 13 (9.63%) Software Engineering
15 13 (9.63%) User Stories
16 12 (8.89%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 99 (73.33%) SQL
2 80 (59.26%) C#
3 48 (35.56%) JavaScript
4 42 (31.11%) Java
5 30 (22.22%) C++
6 24 (17.78%) PowerShell
7 17 (12.59%) PHP
8 7 (5.19%) Python
9 6 (4.44%) Delphi
10 5 (3.70%) C
11 4 (2.96%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.48%) Perl
13 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.74%) VBScript
13 1 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (22.22%) Degree
2 21 (15.56%) ISEB
3 6 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (36.30%) QA
System Software
1 23 (17.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (17.04%) SCVMM
2 22 (16.30%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.74%) Puppet
3 1 (0.74%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 44 (32.59%) Oracle
2 43 (31.85%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.89%) HP
4 10 (7.41%) TOWER Software
5 4 (2.96%) Fidessa
6 3 (2.22%) Telerik
Reigate, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 55,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Fidessa
Salary: Excellent package depending on experience
Posted: 25 days ago