The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 588 751 743
Rank change year-on-year
+163 -8
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 308 119 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 263 97 134
Average salary £47,500 £42,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.09% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109888 102187 111746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.37% 94.26% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 89595 84579 95723
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 1 August 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 1 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
England +96 272 £47,500 +11.76% 32
London +72 161 £52,500 +13.51% 17
South East +21 50 £42,500 +21.42% 8
City of London +10 30 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Surrey +16 24 £47,500 +15.85% 3
South West -11 20 £35,000 -14.63% 1
South Wales +7 19 £32,000 -1.53% 2
Wales +7 19 £32,000 -1.53% 2
East of England -2 16 £40,000 +17.64% 3
Reigate - 16 £42,500 - 1
North West +13 15 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Scotland -1 13 £40,000 - 3
Yorkshire -23 12 £32,500 -23.52% 2
North Yorkshire - 12 £32,500 - 1
Cheshire - 11 £40,000 -
Harrogate - 11 £32,500 - 1
Berkshire +6 10 £38,500 -14.44% 3
Gloucestershire +4 10 £35,000 +1.44% 1
Warrington - 10 £40,000 -
Kent -7 8 £30,000 -14.28%
Buckinghamshire -6 7 £38,500 +37.50% 2
Newport - 7 £32,000 -
Cambridgeshire +11 6 £42,250 +12.66% 1
Cambridge +4 6 £42,250 +12.66% 1
Glasgow -8 6 - - 1
Guildford +13 5 £47,500 +15.85%
Cwmbran -1 5 £30,500 -6.15%
Torfaen -1 5 £30,500 -6.15%
Edinburgh -10 5 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Ipswich - 5 £40,000 -

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 313 (61.86%) QA
2 282 (55.73%) Test Automation
3 273 (53.95%) Selenium
4 232 (45.85%) Java
5 209 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
6 177 (34.98%) SQL
7 173 (34.19%) C#
8 152 (30.04%) BDD
9 138 (27.27%) Cucumber
10 124 (24.51%) Degree
11 119 (23.52%) Finance
11 119 (23.52%) Linux
12 118 (23.32%) Automation Testing
13 117 (23.12%) Scrum
14 116 (22.92%) Test Scripting
15 103 (20.36%) WebDriver
16 101 (19.96%) Ruby
17 98 (19.37%) TDD
18 96 (18.97%) Test Strategy
19 94 (18.58%) .NET
20 92 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
21 91 (17.98%) Python
22 89 (17.59%) JavaScript
23 83 (16.40%) UNIX
24 76 (15.02%) Software Engineering
25 73 (14.43%) Automated Testing
25 73 (14.43%) Jenkins
26 69 (13.64%) Windows
26 69 (13.64%) JUnit
27 66 (13.04%) C++

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 20 (3.95%) Apache
2 18 (3.56%) Tomcat
3 16 (3.16%) IIS
4 9 (1.78%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.58%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.79%) Confluence
6 4 (0.79%) nginx
6 4 (0.79%) CMS
7 3 (0.59%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.59%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.59%) Node.js
8 2 (0.40%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.20%) Drupal
9 1 (0.20%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (1.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.99%) MS Office
3 1 (0.20%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 13 (2.57%) Magento
2 2 (0.40%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 36 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.77%) SaaS
3 12 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.99%) GitHub
5 1 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.96%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.78%) HTTP
3 8 (1.58%) Internet
4 7 (1.38%) SNMP
5 3 (0.59%) DNS
6 2 (0.40%) LTE
6 2 (0.40%) 3G
6 2 (0.40%) LDAP
6 2 (0.40%) SSH
6 2 (0.40%) 2G
6 2 (0.40%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.20%) VLAN
7 1 (0.20%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.20%) RNC
7 1 (0.20%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.20%) Firewall
7 1 (0.20%) DVB
7 1 (0.20%) DHCP
7 1 (0.20%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.20%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.11%) MySQL
3 10 (1.98%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.98%) Hadoop
4 7 (1.38%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.38%) HBase
5 6 (1.19%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.19%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.99%) Big Data
7 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (0.59%) Redis
8 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 273 (53.95%) Selenium
2 138 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 103 (20.36%) WebDriver
4 73 (14.43%) Jenkins
5 69 (13.64%) JUnit
6 52 (10.28%) JIRA
7 45 (8.89%) Hudson
8 43 (8.50%) QuickTest Pro
9 41 (8.10%) WinRunner
10 38 (7.51%) JBehave
11 35 (6.92%) Subversion
12 33 (6.52%) SpecFlow
13 31 (6.13%) Maven
14 28 (5.53%) Visual Studio
15 27 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
15 27 (5.34%) Ranorex
16 26 (5.14%) SoapUI
17 22 (4.35%) Git (software)
18 20 (3.95%) TestComplete
18 20 (3.95%) TeamCity
General
1 119 (23.52%) Finance
2 26 (5.14%) Back Office
3 24 (4.74%) Games
4 18 (3.56%) Retail
5 12 (2.37%) Marketing
6 10 (1.98%) Banking
7 9 (1.78%) Publishing
8 7 (1.38%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.99%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.59%) Advertising
11 2 (0.40%) Legal
11 2 (0.40%) Welsh Language
12 1 (0.20%) German Language
12 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.20%) Turkish Language
12 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (18.58%) .NET
2 54 (10.67%) Web Services
3 44 (8.70%) HTML
4 40 (7.91%) SOAP
5 38 (7.51%) Gherkin
6 35 (6.92%) RESTful
7 33 (6.52%) .NET Framework
7 33 (6.52%) XML
8 28 (5.53%) J2EE
9 26 (5.14%) HTML5
10 22 (4.35%) CSS
11 19 (3.75%) JSON
12 14 (2.77%) REST
13 13 (2.57%) Spring
14 11 (2.17%) CSS3
15 6 (1.19%) FIXML
15 6 (1.19%) JMS
15 6 (1.19%) Apache Flex
16 5 (0.99%) LAMP
16 5 (0.99%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.47%) Open Source
2 49 (9.68%) Mathematics
3 47 (9.29%) Computer Science
4 33 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (4.74%) Client/Server
6 22 (4.35%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.78%) iPad
8 8 (1.58%) Digital Media
9 7 (1.38%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.99%) iPhone
11 4 (0.79%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.79%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.79%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.79%) Physics
12 3 (0.59%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.59%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.40%) Streaming Video
14 1 (0.20%) Social Network
14 1 (0.20%) Spread Betting
14 1 (0.20%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 119 (23.52%) Linux
2 83 (16.40%) UNIX
3 69 (13.64%) Windows
4 33 (6.52%) Android
5 29 (5.73%) Apple iOS
6 18 (3.56%) Ubuntu
6 18 (3.56%) CentOS
7 11 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.79%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.59%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.59%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.40%) AIX
11 2 (0.40%) Solaris
12 1 (0.20%) VMS
12 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (55.73%) Test Automation
2 209 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (30.04%) BDD
4 118 (23.32%) Automation Testing
5 117 (23.12%) Scrum
6 116 (22.92%) Test Scripting
7 98 (19.37%) TDD
8 96 (18.97%) Test Strategy
9 92 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
10 76 (15.02%) Software Engineering
11 73 (14.43%) Automated Testing
12 66 (13.04%) User Stories
13 56 (11.07%) Regression Testing
14 54 (10.67%) Software Testing
15 53 (10.47%) OO
16 51 (10.08%) DevOps
17 39 (7.71%) E-Commerce
18 34 (6.72%) Analytics
19 27 (5.34%) Unit Testing
20 26 (5.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 232 (45.85%) Java
2 177 (34.98%) SQL
3 173 (34.19%) C#
4 101 (19.96%) Ruby
5 91 (17.98%) Python
6 89 (17.59%) JavaScript
7 66 (13.04%) C++
8 53 (10.47%) PHP
9 42 (8.30%) Perl
10 33 (6.52%) Bash Shell
11 26 (5.14%) C
12 18 (3.56%) PowerShell
13 16 (3.16%) Groovy
14 14 (2.77%) Delphi
15 13 (2.57%) Korn
15 13 (2.57%) VBScript
16 12 (2.37%) Shell Script
17 11 (2.17%) Tcl
18 9 (1.78%) VB.NET
18 9 (1.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 124 (24.51%) Degree
2 42 (8.30%) ISEB
3 10 (1.98%) ISTQB
4 8 (1.58%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.19%) HND
6 5 (0.99%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.59%) PhD
8 2 (0.40%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.20%) HNC
9 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 313 (61.86%) QA
2 3 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.59%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.40%) TickIT
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (3.16%) Hyper-V
2 15 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.57%) XenApp
3 13 (2.57%) XenDesktop
4 10 (1.98%) Active Directory
5 7 (1.38%) vSphere
6 6 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.59%) Gluster
8 2 (0.40%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.40%) NFS
9 1 (0.20%) XenServer
9 1 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 27 (5.34%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (4.74%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (4.15%) Puppet
4 7 (1.38%) Ansible
4 7 (1.38%) Opsview
5 6 (1.19%) Salt
6 3 (0.59%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.20%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 60 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.71%) Oracle
3 28 (5.53%) VMware
4 18 (3.56%) HP
5 13 (2.57%) Citrix
6 10 (1.98%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.38%) JBoss
8 3 (0.59%) Telerik
9 2 (0.40%) T-Plan
9 2 (0.40%) Dell
9 2 (0.40%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.40%) Veritas
9 2 (0.40%) TOWER Software
10 1 (0.20%) Zend
10 1 (0.20%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.20%) MKS
10 1 (0.20%) EMC
10 1 (0.20%) Informatica
10 1 (0.20%) Compuware
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
ComputAppoint
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum 10% Annual Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + share options + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Dell (UK)
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £35-50,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Bens Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 to £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago