The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Specialist
Rank 438 425 445
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 2 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.009% 0.005% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.005% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 2
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.97%
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -20.00%
Automation Specialist
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
20812 20072 21481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.58% 95.02% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 16304 16603 18379
Average salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Automation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Specialist in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Automation Specialist
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Specialist across the South East region.

Automation Specialist Salary Trend in the South East

Automation Specialist
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 Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Hampshire - 2 £45,000 -
Automation Specialist
England

Automation Specialist
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) SOA
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Korn
3 1 (20.00%) JSON

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) AIX
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) SOA
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Korn
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell