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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 388 392 417
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +25
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 54 30 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 52 28 22
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -15.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,250 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.50%
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
21364 20207 21704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.69% 95.09% 95.41%
Number of salaries quoted 16816 16650 18526
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 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +16 25 £47,500 +46.15% 4
Buckinghamshire +7 13 £38,500 -3.75% 4
Kent +2 9 £30,000 -7.69%
Berkshire -7 8 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Hampshire - 4 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire -6 1 £50,000 +75.43%
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 75 (72.82%) Test Automation
2 71 (68.93%) SQL
3 67 (65.05%) C#
4 66 (64.08%) Selenium
5 54 (52.43%) QA
6 51 (49.51%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (42.72%) Microsoft
8 43 (41.75%) .NET
9 41 (39.81%) Finance
10 39 (37.86%) Java
10 39 (37.86%) Degree
11 35 (33.98%) SQL Server
12 32 (31.07%) Team Foundation Server
13 31 (30.10%) Mathematics
14 30 (29.13%) Regression Testing
14 30 (29.13%) WinRunner
14 30 (29.13%) JavaScript
14 30 (29.13%) Test Strategy
14 30 (29.13%) Ranorex
15 29 (28.16%) Microsoft Azure
15 29 (28.16%) C++
16 28 (27.18%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (25.24%) Workflow
17 26 (25.24%) WebDriver
18 25 (24.27%) NUnit
18 25 (24.27%) HTML
18 25 (24.27%) Visual Studio
19 22 (21.36%) Oracle
19 22 (21.36%) .NET Framework
20 21 (20.39%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 13 (12.62%) IIS
2 10 (9.71%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.71%) Oracle Workflow
3 9 (8.74%) Apache
4 2 (1.94%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.94%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.97%) nginx
5 1 (0.97%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (7.77%) MS Office
1 8 (7.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 29 (28.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (10.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.62%) Internet
2 4 (3.88%) HTTP
3 2 (1.94%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (33.98%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (9.71%) Oracle Database
3 9 (8.74%) MySQL
4 6 (5.83%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 66 (64.08%) Selenium
2 32 (31.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (29.13%) WinRunner
3 30 (29.13%) Ranorex
4 26 (25.24%) WebDriver
5 25 (24.27%) NUnit
5 25 (24.27%) Visual Studio
6 14 (13.59%) TestComplete
7 13 (12.62%) QuickTest Pro
8 12 (11.65%) SoapUI
9 11 (10.68%) Rhino Mocks
9 11 (10.68%) Jenkins
10 10 (9.71%) NuGet
10 10 (9.71%) WiX
10 10 (9.71%) MSBuild
10 10 (9.71%) MSTest
11 9 (8.74%) JIRA
12 7 (6.80%) TestNG
13 6 (5.83%) JMeter
13 6 (5.83%) Maven
General
1 41 (39.81%) Finance
2 1 (0.97%) Banking
2 1 (0.97%) Retail
2 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (41.75%) .NET
2 25 (24.27%) HTML
3 22 (21.36%) .NET Framework
4 21 (20.39%) CSS
4 21 (20.39%) Web Services
5 12 (11.65%) XML
6 11 (10.68%) HTML5
6 11 (10.68%) CSS3
7 10 (9.71%) X-Windows
8 8 (7.77%) SOAP
9 7 (6.80%) Gherkin
10 6 (5.83%) LAMP
11 4 (3.88%) XSLT
12 3 (2.91%) jQuery
13 2 (1.94%) J2EE
14 1 (0.97%) Qt
14 1 (0.97%) WPF
14 1 (0.97%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (30.10%) Mathematics
2 18 (17.48%) Client/Server
3 12 (11.65%) Computer Science
4 10 (9.71%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.88%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.94%) MPEG
6 2 (1.94%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.68%) Windows
1 11 (10.68%) Linux
2 10 (9.71%) Windows 7
2 10 (9.71%) Windows 8
3 5 (4.85%) UNIX
4 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (72.82%) Test Automation
2 51 (49.51%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (29.13%) Regression Testing
3 30 (29.13%) Test Strategy
4 28 (27.18%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (25.24%) Workflow
6 21 (20.39%) OO
7 19 (18.45%) Analytics
8 18 (17.48%) Test Scripting
9 17 (16.50%) Software Engineering
10 16 (15.53%) Unit Testing
10 16 (15.53%) DevOps
11 15 (14.56%) User Stories
12 14 (13.59%) Automated Testing
13 13 (12.62%) Performance Testing
13 13 (12.62%) Software Testing
13 13 (12.62%) Automation Testing
14 12 (11.65%) RAD
15 11 (10.68%) Code Coverage
15 11 (10.68%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 71 (68.93%) SQL
2 67 (65.05%) C#
3 39 (37.86%) Java
4 30 (29.13%) JavaScript
5 29 (28.16%) C++
6 10 (9.71%) PHP
6 10 (9.71%) PowerShell
7 9 (8.74%) Python
8 8 (7.77%) C
8 8 (7.77%) Delphi
9 6 (5.83%) Perl
10 4 (3.88%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.94%) VBScript
12 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.97%) Ruby
12 1 (0.97%) XPath
12 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 39 (37.86%) Degree
2 16 (15.53%) ISEB
3 4 (3.88%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (52.43%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.97%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (9.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (19.42%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (9.71%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.97%) Puppet
3 1 (0.97%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 44 (42.72%) Microsoft
2 22 (21.36%) Oracle
3 9 (8.74%) HP
4 5 (4.85%) TOWER Software
5 3 (2.91%) Telerik
6 2 (1.94%) JBoss
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