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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 696 752 726
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -26
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 187 140 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 151 119 120
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 February 2015 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 27 February 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
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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 +34 174 £45,000 +5.88% 31
London +37 79 £50,000 +5.26% 12
South East +1 44 £45,000 -5.26% 10
City of London +20 23 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Berkshire +16 21 £43,900 -12.20% 1
East of England +7 21 £36,000 -12.19% 2
Reading +11 18 £42,950 -21.90%
Cambridgeshire +11 14 £34,500 -15.85% 2
Cambridge +10 14 £34,500 -18.82% 2
Surrey -11 14 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Yorkshire +9 9 £32,500 +44.44% 1
West Midlands -15 8 £42,500 - 2
Guildford +3 7 £45,000 -5.26%
Harrogate - 7 £32,500 - 1
North Yorkshire - 7 £32,500 - 1
Scotland +13 6 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Essex -6 6 - -
Coventry -18 6 £42,500 - 2
Bristol -11 5 £36,000 -10.00% 1
South West -19 5 £36,000 -10.00% 3
North West -23 5 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Edinburgh +3 4 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Hampshire -7 4 £53,750 +7.50% 4
Chertsey - 4 £37,500 -
Chester - 3 £32,500 -
Cheshire - 3 £32,500 -
Hammersmith - 3 £36,500 -
East Midlands +19 2 £31,250 +5.93%
Manchester -5 2 - - 1
Bracknell -12 2 £55,000 +10.00% 1

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 229 (54.14%) Java
2 228 (53.90%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (52.48%) Selenium
4 205 (48.46%) SQL
5 204 (48.23%) Test Automation
6 152 (35.93%) QA
7 151 (35.70%) C#
8 136 (32.15%) WebDriver
9 117 (27.66%) BDD
10 109 (25.77%) Cucumber
11 108 (25.53%) Automation Testing
11 108 (25.53%) Finance
12 102 (24.11%) Test Scripting
13 96 (22.70%) Continuous Integration
14 82 (19.39%) JavaScript
15 80 (18.91%) Git (software)
16 78 (18.44%) Software Testing
17 77 (18.20%) Scrum
18 74 (17.49%) Linux
18 74 (17.49%) Jenkins
19 71 (16.78%) TDD
20 69 (16.31%) Windows
21 68 (16.08%) Ruby
21 68 (16.08%) JIRA
22 67 (15.84%) Python
23 65 (15.37%) UNIX
24 63 (14.89%) Automated Testing
25 60 (14.18%) Degree
25 60 (14.18%) Perl
26 58 (13.71%) Web Services

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 35 (8.27%) IIS
2 19 (4.49%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.26%) WebLogic
3 18 (4.26%) OpenStack
4 17 (4.02%) WebSphere
5 16 (3.78%) Oracle Workflow
5 16 (3.78%) JBoss
6 15 (3.55%) Tomcat
6 15 (3.55%) Confluence
7 14 (3.31%) GlassFish
8 8 (1.89%) Node.js
9 6 (1.42%) Apache
10 1 (0.24%) Drupal
10 1 (0.24%) nginx
10 1 (0.24%) uiautomator
Applications
1 5 (1.18%) MS Excel
1 5 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (0.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.31%) IBM SmartCloud
3 6 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.18%) SaaS
5 4 (0.95%) GitHub
6 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.44%) Internet
2 16 (3.78%) DNS
3 14 (3.31%) BIG-IP
4 5 (1.18%) HTTP
5 4 (0.95%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.95%) MPLS
6 3 (0.71%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.71%) DHCP
7 2 (0.47%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.24%) LAN
8 1 (0.24%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.24%) VoIP
8 1 (0.24%) WAN
8 1 (0.24%) Network Security
8 1 (0.24%) LTE
8 1 (0.24%) RNC
8 1 (0.24%) Wireless
8 1 (0.24%) 2G
8 1 (0.24%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.38%) MySQL
3 19 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.60%) Oracle Database
6 10 (2.36%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.89%) Redis
7 8 (1.89%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 8 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.47%) Big Data
9 1 (0.24%) SQLite
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 222 (52.48%) Selenium
2 136 (32.15%) WebDriver
3 109 (25.77%) Cucumber
4 80 (18.91%) Git (software)
5 74 (17.49%) Jenkins
6 68 (16.08%) JIRA
7 58 (13.71%) Subversion
8 45 (10.64%) JUnit
9 43 (10.17%) QuickTest Pro
10 38 (8.98%) Visual Studio
10 38 (8.98%) NUnit
10 38 (8.98%) Team Foundation Server
11 32 (7.57%) Maven
12 31 (7.33%) SpecFlow
13 29 (6.86%) Calabash
14 24 (5.67%) Hudson
14 24 (5.67%) Bugzilla
14 24 (5.67%) JBehave
15 23 (5.44%) TeamCity
15 23 (5.44%) Ranorex
General
1 108 (25.53%) Finance
2 16 (3.78%) Telecoms
2 16 (3.78%) Games
3 15 (3.55%) Banking
4 9 (2.13%) Retail
5 8 (1.89%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.42%) Online Betting
7 3 (0.71%) Marketing
7 3 (0.71%) Back Office
8 2 (0.47%) Advertising
8 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (13.71%) Web Services
2 46 (10.87%) HTML
3 42 (9.93%) RESTful
4 41 (9.69%) XML
5 38 (8.98%) .NET
6 35 (8.27%) CSS
7 26 (6.15%) Gherkin
8 19 (4.49%) X-Windows
9 18 (4.26%) Swing
10 17 (4.02%) Struts
10 17 (4.02%) SWT
11 13 (3.07%) .NET Framework
12 10 (2.36%) LAMP
13 9 (2.13%) SOAP
13 9 (2.13%) JSON
14 6 (1.42%) HTML5
14 6 (1.42%) REST
15 5 (1.18%) ASP.NET
15 5 (1.18%) MCollective
16 4 (0.95%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.57%) Computer Science
2 25 (5.91%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (5.67%) Management Information System
4 20 (4.73%) Open Source
5 19 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (4.26%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.84%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.89%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (0.95%) User Experience
9 4 (0.95%) Social Media
10 3 (0.71%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.47%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.47%) Social Network
11 2 (0.47%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.24%) DTV
12 1 (0.24%) STB
12 1 (0.24%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.24%) CCTV
12 1 (0.24%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 74 (17.49%) Linux
2 69 (16.31%) Windows
3 65 (15.37%) UNIX
4 23 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (4.49%) Windows 7
5 19 (4.49%) Windows 8
6 14 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (3.07%) Apple iOS
7 13 (3.07%) Android
8 8 (1.89%) CentOS
9 7 (1.65%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.24%) Solaris
12 1 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (53.90%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (48.23%) Test Automation
3 117 (27.66%) BDD
4 108 (25.53%) Automation Testing
5 102 (24.11%) Test Scripting
6 96 (22.70%) Continuous Integration
7 78 (18.44%) Software Testing
8 77 (18.20%) Scrum
9 71 (16.78%) TDD
10 63 (14.89%) Automated Testing
11 52 (12.29%) Software Engineering
12 45 (10.64%) E-Commerce
13 36 (8.51%) DevOps
14 34 (8.04%) Workflow
15 28 (6.62%) User Acceptance Testing
16 26 (6.15%) Waterfall
17 25 (5.91%) Web Testing
17 25 (5.91%) OO
18 24 (5.67%) Regression Testing
18 24 (5.67%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 229 (54.14%) Java
2 205 (48.46%) SQL
3 151 (35.70%) C#
4 82 (19.39%) JavaScript
5 68 (16.08%) Ruby
6 67 (15.84%) Python
7 60 (14.18%) Perl
8 45 (10.64%) Bash Shell
9 44 (10.40%) PowerShell
10 34 (8.04%) C++
11 20 (4.73%) PHP
11 20 (4.73%) Shell Script
12 19 (4.49%) T-SQL
13 15 (3.55%) Korn
14 7 (1.65%) Delphi
14 7 (1.65%) Groovy
14 7 (1.65%) Scala
15 6 (1.42%) C
16 4 (0.95%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.95%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 60 (14.18%) Degree
2 44 (10.40%) ISEB
3 34 (8.04%) ISTQB
4 15 (3.55%) Security Cleared
5 12 (2.84%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (2.60%) VCP4
7 2 (0.47%) HND
8 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (35.93%) QA
2 3 (0.71%) WAI
System Software
1 33 (7.80%) Hyper-V
2 17 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.78%) vSphere
4 14 (3.31%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 32 (7.57%) Puppet
2 19 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (4.49%) SCVMM
3 15 (3.55%) Ansible
4 10 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.47%) SCCM
5 2 (0.47%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.47%) Nagios
5 2 (0.47%) AppManager
6 1 (0.24%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.24%) Cacti
Vendors
1 49 (11.58%) Oracle
2 39 (9.22%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.26%) Red Hat
4 17 (4.02%) VMware
5 14 (3.31%) HP
5 14 (3.31%) IBM
5 14 (3.31%) F5
5 14 (3.31%) SaltStack
6 6 (1.42%) Fidessa
6 6 (1.42%) Google
7 5 (1.18%) TOWER Software
8 3 (0.71%) Cerillion
8 3 (0.71%) SolarWinds
8 3 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.47%) NetIQ
9 2 (0.47%) Sony
10 1 (0.24%) hybris
10 1 (0.24%) Zend
10 1 (0.24%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.24%) BMC
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum + Discretionary relocation assistanc
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