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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 401 420 424
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 39 28 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 26 26 22
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,600 £40,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,200 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.64% +6.25%
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
20150 21570 21037
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.04% 94.73% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 16289 17120 17540
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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -3 19 £55,000 +15.78% 4
Berkshire +12 14 £42,500 +47.82%
Hampshire -5 2 £46,750 -6.50% 2
West Sussex -3 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £45,000 - 1
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 69 (63.89%) Test Automation
2 65 (60.19%) SQL
3 63 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (44.44%) Java
5 47 (43.52%) C#
6 46 (42.59%) Selenium
7 36 (33.33%) UNIX
8 34 (31.48%) QA
8 34 (31.48%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (26.85%) TDD
10 28 (25.93%) Finance
11 27 (25.00%) Software Testing
12 26 (24.07%) Degree
12 26 (24.07%) Perl
13 24 (22.22%) Workflow
14 23 (21.30%) Software Engineering
14 23 (21.30%) Subversion
14 23 (21.30%) Jenkins
14 23 (21.30%) Automation Testing
15 21 (19.44%) Team Foundation Server
16 20 (18.52%) Git (software)
16 20 (18.52%) Test Planning
16 20 (18.52%) JavaScript
16 20 (18.52%) Oracle
16 20 (18.52%) Windows
16 20 (18.52%) Linux
16 20 (18.52%) QuickTest Pro
17 19 (17.59%) Shell Script
17 19 (17.59%) HTML
17 19 (17.59%) Maven

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 12 (11.11%) IIS
1 12 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.26%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.04%) Internet
2 2 (1.85%) DNS
2 2 (1.85%) DHCP
2 2 (1.85%) HTTP
3 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.93%) LAN
3 1 (0.93%) WAN
3 1 (0.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.89%) MySQL
1 15 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (6.48%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (42.59%) Selenium
2 23 (21.30%) Subversion
2 23 (21.30%) Jenkins
3 21 (19.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (18.52%) QuickTest Pro
4 20 (18.52%) Git (software)
5 19 (17.59%) WebDriver
5 19 (17.59%) Maven
6 16 (14.81%) Visual Studio
7 15 (13.89%) JMeter
8 12 (11.11%) NUnit
8 12 (11.11%) MSTest
8 12 (11.11%) WiX
8 12 (11.11%) MSBuild
8 12 (11.11%) NuGet
8 12 (11.11%) Ranorex
9 10 (9.26%) RSpec
9 10 (9.26%) RubyGems
9 10 (9.26%) WATIR
10 9 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 28 (25.93%) Finance
2 4 (3.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.93%) Legal
3 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.93%) Banking
3 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.59%) HTML
2 18 (16.67%) Swing
3 17 (15.74%) SWT
3 17 (15.74%) Struts
4 16 (14.81%) CSS
5 14 (12.96%) .NET
5 14 (12.96%) Web Services
6 12 (11.11%) X-Windows
7 10 (9.26%) XML
8 7 (6.48%) .NET Framework
8 7 (6.48%) LAMP
9 2 (1.85%) JSON
10 1 (0.93%) WCF
10 1 (0.93%) REST
10 1 (0.93%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.93%) Spring
10 1 (0.93%) J2EE
10 1 (0.93%) JDBC
10 1 (0.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 8 (7.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) Open Source
5 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.93%) SCADA
5 1 (0.93%) Robotics
5 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 36 (33.33%) UNIX
2 20 (18.52%) Windows
2 20 (18.52%) Linux
3 12 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 12 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.85%) CentOS
6 1 (0.93%) SUSE
6 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (63.89%) Test Automation
2 63 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (31.48%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (26.85%) TDD
5 27 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 24 (22.22%) Workflow
7 23 (21.30%) Software Engineering
7 23 (21.30%) Automation Testing
8 20 (18.52%) Test Planning
9 19 (17.59%) Scrum
9 19 (17.59%) Test Scripting
10 18 (16.67%) Waterfall
11 17 (15.74%) Automated Testing
11 17 (15.74%) Validation
11 17 (15.74%) DevOps
12 12 (11.11%) Project Management
13 10 (9.26%) Software Delivery
14 8 (7.41%) Regression Testing
14 8 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (7.41%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (60.19%) SQL
2 48 (44.44%) Java
3 47 (43.52%) C#
4 26 (24.07%) Perl
5 20 (18.52%) JavaScript
6 19 (17.59%) Shell Script
7 18 (16.67%) T-SQL
8 16 (14.81%) C++
9 15 (13.89%) PHP
10 14 (12.96%) PowerShell
11 12 (11.11%) Ruby
12 9 (8.33%) Python
13 8 (7.41%) Bash Shell
14 3 (2.78%) Delphi
15 2 (1.85%) C
16 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (24.07%) Degree
2 11 (10.19%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.63%) ISEB
4 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.78%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (31.48%) QA
System Software
1 12 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.85%) vSphere
2 2 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (11.11%) SCVMM
2 4 (3.70%) Puppet
3 3 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.85%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.85%) Nagios
4 2 (1.85%) AppManager
4 2 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (18.52%) Oracle
2 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.63%) Fidessa
4 3 (2.78%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.78%) TOWER Software
5 2 (1.85%) VMware
5 2 (1.85%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.85%) NetIQ
6 1 (0.93%) Siemens
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, 25 days holiday, Life and
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago