The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 648 699 769
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +70
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 274 177 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 240 148 130
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -17.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107654 100894 111399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.32% 95.20%
Number of salaries quoted 87308 83795 94839
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the UK.

Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Engineer over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 within the UK.

Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
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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
England +41 255 £42,500 - 29
London +26 119 £52,500 +10.52% 10
South East +19 74 £38,500 +10.00% 12
Surrey +28 36 £47,500 +46.15% 6
City of London +24 25 £55,000 +10.00% 4
East of England +2 23 £42,500 +7.59% 1
Reigate - 19 £47,500 -
North Yorkshire -4 18 £32,500 +30.00%
Yorkshire -31 18 £32,500 -16.12% 1
Harrogate - 18 £32,500 -
Buckinghamshire +25 16 £38,500 -3.75% 2
Kent +14 15 £30,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +1 13 £55,000 +80.32%
High Wycombe - 13 £38,500 - 2
Scotland -9 12 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Berkshire -9 9 £38,500 +10.00% 1
South West -29 9 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Cambridge +3 8 £40,000 -3.03% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 8 £40,000 -3.61% 1
Slough +4 7 £38,500 -23.00%
Watford 0 7 £65,000 +113.11%
Edinburgh -9 7 £40,000 - 2
Maidenhead - 7 £38,500 -
Beaconsfield - 7 £38,500 -
North West -9 6 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Leatherhead - 6 £50,000 - 1
South Wales +17 5 £32,000 -1.53% 1
Wales +5 5 £32,000 -1.53% 1
Glasgow -6 5 £67,500 +68.75%
West Midlands - 5 £33,000 -

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 352 (61.65%) Agile Software Development
2 319 (55.87%) QA
3 303 (53.06%) Test Automation
4 278 (48.69%) Selenium
5 269 (47.11%) Java
6 236 (41.33%) SQL
7 193 (33.80%) C#
8 174 (30.47%) BDD
9 149 (26.09%) Test Scripting
10 146 (25.57%) Cucumber
11 144 (25.22%) Finance
12 139 (24.34%) Automation Testing
13 131 (22.94%) Degree
14 129 (22.59%) Scrum
15 115 (20.14%) Linux
16 114 (19.96%) Ruby
17 111 (19.44%) JavaScript
17 111 (19.44%) WebDriver
18 107 (18.74%) Continuous Integration
19 103 (18.04%) TDD
20 97 (16.99%) UNIX
21 96 (16.81%) Python
22 92 (16.11%) Automated Testing
23 91 (15.94%) Test Strategy
24 87 (15.24%) Regression Testing
25 86 (15.06%) Jenkins
26 85 (14.89%) Software Engineering
26 85 (14.89%) Windows
27 81 (14.19%) JUnit
28 77 (13.49%) C++

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 32 (5.60%) IIS
2 17 (2.98%) Tomcat
2 17 (2.98%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.80%) Oracle Workflow
4 15 (2.63%) WebLogic
5 14 (2.45%) Apache
6 10 (1.75%) OpenStack
7 6 (1.05%) nginx
7 6 (1.05%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.70%) GlassFish
8 4 (0.70%) Confluence
8 4 (0.70%) Node.js
9 3 (0.53%) uiautomator
9 3 (0.53%) CMS
10 2 (0.35%) Drupal
11 1 (0.18%) Mule
11 1 (0.18%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (2.45%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.93%) MS Office
3 3 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) EPLAN
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.28%) Magento
2 2 (0.35%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.98%) SaaS
3 12 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.70%) GitHub
5 3 (0.53%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.20%) Internet
2 21 (3.68%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.23%) DNS
3 7 (1.23%) SNMP
4 6 (1.05%) HTTP
5 4 (0.70%) IPv6
5 4 (0.70%) VLAN
5 4 (0.70%) iSCSI
5 4 (0.70%) NAS
6 3 (0.53%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.35%) 3G
7 2 (0.35%) DVB
7 2 (0.35%) Firewall
7 2 (0.35%) 2G
7 2 (0.35%) SSH
7 2 (0.35%) LDAP
7 2 (0.35%) LTE
8 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.18%) Profibus
8 1 (0.18%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.13%) MySQL
3 18 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (2.98%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.10%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.75%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.23%) HBase
7 7 (1.23%) Big Data
8 6 (1.05%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.53%) Redis
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.35%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.18%) OLAP
11 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 278 (48.69%) Selenium
2 146 (25.57%) Cucumber
3 111 (19.44%) WebDriver
4 86 (15.06%) Jenkins
5 81 (14.19%) JUnit
6 66 (11.56%) JIRA
7 62 (10.86%) QuickTest Pro
8 50 (8.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 49 (8.58%) Hudson
10 46 (8.06%) JBehave
10 46 (8.06%) Subversion
11 43 (7.53%) SpecFlow
12 40 (7.01%) NUnit
13 39 (6.83%) Ranorex
14 36 (6.30%) Visual Studio
15 33 (5.78%) Git (software)
16 30 (5.25%) WinRunner
17 29 (5.08%) JMeter
17 29 (5.08%) SoapUI
18 28 (4.90%) Calabash
General
1 144 (25.22%) Finance
2 26 (4.55%) Games
3 17 (2.98%) Back Office
3 17 (2.98%) Retail
4 12 (2.10%) Banking
5 11 (1.93%) Marketing
5 11 (1.93%) Publishing
6 8 (1.40%) Multimedia
7 7 (1.23%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.05%) Advertising
9 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.35%) Welsh Language
11 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.18%) German Language
11 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.18%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (13.13%) HTML
2 65 (11.38%) .NET
3 53 (9.28%) Web Services
4 49 (8.58%) RESTful
5 48 (8.41%) XML
6 45 (7.88%) Gherkin
7 38 (6.65%) HTML5
8 37 (6.48%) SOAP
9 33 (5.78%) CSS
10 29 (5.08%) J2EE
11 21 (3.68%) .NET Framework
12 17 (2.98%) JSON
12 17 (2.98%) X-Windows
13 14 (2.45%) Spring
14 11 (1.93%) LAMP
14 11 (1.93%) CSS3
15 9 (1.58%) FIXML
15 9 (1.58%) JMS
16 8 (1.40%) REST
17 5 (0.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (11.03%) Open Source
3 54 (9.46%) Computer Science
4 38 (6.65%) Mathematics
5 34 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (3.68%) Mobile App
6 21 (3.68%) Client/Server
7 18 (3.15%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.75%) User Experience
9 7 (1.23%) iPad
10 5 (0.88%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.70%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.70%) Physics
12 3 (0.53%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.53%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.53%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.53%) iPhone
13 2 (0.35%) Spread Betting
13 2 (0.35%) SWIFT
13 2 (0.35%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 115 (20.14%) Linux
2 97 (16.99%) UNIX
3 85 (14.89%) Windows
4 30 (5.25%) Android
5 29 (5.08%) Apple iOS
6 17 (2.98%) Windows 8
6 17 (2.98%) Windows 7
7 14 (2.45%) CentOS
7 14 (2.45%) Ubuntu
8 11 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.53%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.35%) AIX
11 2 (0.35%) Solaris
12 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (61.65%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (53.06%) Test Automation
3 174 (30.47%) BDD
4 149 (26.09%) Test Scripting
5 139 (24.34%) Automation Testing
6 129 (22.59%) Scrum
7 107 (18.74%) Continuous Integration
8 103 (18.04%) TDD
9 92 (16.11%) Automated Testing
10 91 (15.94%) Test Strategy
11 87 (15.24%) Regression Testing
12 85 (14.89%) Software Engineering
13 67 (11.73%) User Stories
14 59 (10.33%) Software Testing
15 56 (9.81%) DevOps
16 48 (8.41%) OO
17 46 (8.06%) E-Commerce
17 46 (8.06%) Workflow
18 35 (6.13%) Manual Testing
19 30 (5.25%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 269 (47.11%) Java
2 236 (41.33%) SQL
3 193 (33.80%) C#
4 114 (19.96%) Ruby
5 111 (19.44%) JavaScript
6 96 (16.81%) Python
7 77 (13.49%) C++
8 54 (9.46%) Perl
9 51 (8.93%) PHP
10 46 (8.06%) Bash Shell
11 43 (7.53%) PowerShell
12 33 (5.78%) C
13 17 (2.98%) Shell Script
13 17 (2.98%) Groovy
14 16 (2.80%) Tcl
15 15 (2.63%) Delphi
15 15 (2.63%) Korn
16 11 (1.93%) VBScript
17 9 (1.58%) VB.NET
18 8 (1.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 131 (22.94%) Degree
2 57 (9.98%) ISEB
3 16 (2.80%) ISTQB
4 14 (2.45%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.05%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.05%) HND
7 5 (0.88%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.70%) PhD
9 2 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.18%) HNC
10 1 (0.18%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 319 (55.87%) QA
2 3 (0.53%) ISO 9000
2 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.35%) TickIT
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 32 (5.60%) Hyper-V
2 17 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.28%) XenApp
3 13 (2.28%) XenDesktop
4 10 (1.75%) vSphere
4 10 (1.75%) Active Directory
5 7 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.53%) vCloud
6 3 (0.53%) Gluster
7 2 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.35%) NFS
7 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.18%) XenServer
8 1 (0.18%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 31 (5.43%) Puppet
2 29 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
3 28 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (2.98%) SCVMM
5 10 (1.75%) Ansible
6 7 (1.23%) Opsview
7 6 (1.05%) Salt
8 2 (0.35%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.18%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 63 (11.03%) Microsoft
2 59 (10.33%) Oracle
3 30 (5.25%) VMware
4 19 (3.33%) HP
5 13 (2.28%) Citrix
6 12 (2.10%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.23%) JBoss
7 7 (1.23%) TOWER Software
8 4 (0.70%) Dell
9 3 (0.53%) Telerik
9 3 (0.53%) SaltStack
9 3 (0.53%) IBM
9 3 (0.53%) F5
10 2 (0.35%) Veritas
10 2 (0.35%) Zend
10 2 (0.35%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.35%) T-Plan
10 2 (0.35%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.18%) MKS
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum - excellent company benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + DOE + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
ComputAppoint
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus + Relocation package
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Fidessa
Salary: Excellent package depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 75,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £38000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago