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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 640 689 740
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +51
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 264 183 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 232 151 137
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £36,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%

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
107888 101284 107679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.56% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88197 84123 91717
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +61 249 £42,500 -5.55% 28
London -1 98 £52,500 +5.00% 10
South East +25 89 £40,000 +14.28% 10
Surrey +31 50 £50,000 +17.64% 6
East of England +11 25 £50,000 +15.60% 1
Reigate - 24 £47,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +26 19 £38,500 -3.75%
City of London +12 19 £57,500 +15.00% 4
High Wycombe - 17 £38,500 -
North Yorkshire -2 16 £32,500 +30.00%
Yorkshire -32 16 £32,500 -7.14%
Harrogate - 16 £32,500 -
Kent - 14 £34,500 -
Hertfordshire - 12 £60,000 -
Berkshire +10 11 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Scotland -4 11 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Slough +4 10 £39,250 -21.50%
Leatherhead - 10 £50,000 -
Beaconsfield - 9 £38,500 -
Maidenhead - 9 £38,500 -
Watford - 9 £65,000 -
West Midlands - 9 £33,000 -
Staffordshire - 9 £33,000 -
Cambridgeshire +7 8 £40,000 -7.51% 1
Cambridge -1 8 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Edinburgh -1 7 £45,000 - 3
North West -24 7 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 6 £36,000 -
Essex - 5 - -
Glasgow -1 4 £67,500 +68.75%

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 336 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (50.18%) QA
2 283 (50.18%) Test Automation
3 266 (47.16%) Selenium
4 263 (46.63%) Java
5 244 (43.26%) SQL
6 191 (33.87%) C#
7 173 (30.67%) BDD
8 163 (28.90%) Test Scripting
9 150 (26.60%) Finance
10 141 (25.00%) Cucumber
11 139 (24.65%) Automation Testing
12 125 (22.16%) Scrum
13 118 (20.92%) Ruby
13 118 (20.92%) JavaScript
14 114 (20.21%) WebDriver
15 113 (20.04%) Degree
16 112 (19.86%) Continuous Integration
17 107 (18.97%) Linux
18 102 (18.09%) TDD
19 97 (17.20%) Python
20 94 (16.67%) Automated Testing
21 86 (15.25%) UNIX
21 86 (15.25%) HTML
22 85 (15.07%) Jenkins
23 83 (14.72%) Regression Testing
24 82 (14.54%) Windows
25 76 (13.48%) Software Engineering
26 75 (13.30%) JUnit
27 72 (12.77%) QuickTest Pro

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 40 (7.09%) IIS
2 25 (4.43%) SharePoint
3 23 (4.08%) Oracle Workflow
4 20 (3.55%) Tomcat
5 18 (3.19%) WebLogic
6 13 (2.30%) OpenStack
7 11 (1.95%) Apache
7 11 (1.95%) JBoss
8 9 (1.60%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.24%) GlassFish
10 6 (1.06%) nginx
11 3 (0.53%) CMS
12 2 (0.35%) Drupal
12 2 (0.35%) Node.js
12 2 (0.35%) Confluence
13 1 (0.18%) Mule
13 1 (0.18%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.95%) MS Office
3 5 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) EPLAN
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.30%) Magento
2 2 (0.35%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.48%) SaaS
3 11 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.06%) IBM SmartCloud
5 4 (0.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.50%) Internet
2 20 (3.55%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.77%) DNS
4 7 (1.24%) SNMP
5 6 (1.06%) BIG-IP
6 4 (0.71%) IPv6
6 4 (0.71%) HTTP
6 4 (0.71%) VLAN
6 4 (0.71%) iSCSI
6 4 (0.71%) NAS
7 2 (0.35%) LDAP
7 2 (0.35%) DVB
7 2 (0.35%) 3G
7 2 (0.35%) Firewall
7 2 (0.35%) 2G
7 2 (0.35%) SSH
7 2 (0.35%) LTE
8 1 (0.18%) Profibus
8 1 (0.18%) Network Security
8 1 (0.18%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.50%) MySQL
3 26 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (3.72%) Oracle Database
5 13 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.77%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.24%) Big Data
7 7 (1.24%) HBase
8 5 (0.89%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.71%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.35%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.18%) Redis
12 1 (0.18%) SSDT
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.18%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 266 (47.16%) Selenium
2 141 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 114 (20.21%) WebDriver
4 85 (15.07%) Jenkins
5 75 (13.30%) JUnit
6 72 (12.77%) QuickTest Pro
7 71 (12.59%) JIRA
8 57 (10.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 49 (8.69%) Subversion
9 49 (8.69%) Hudson
10 48 (8.51%) NUnit
11 44 (7.80%) JBehave
12 43 (7.62%) Ranorex
13 42 (7.45%) SpecFlow
14 40 (7.09%) Git (software)
14 40 (7.09%) Visual Studio
15 34 (6.03%) Calabash
16 32 (5.67%) JMeter
17 25 (4.43%) MSTest
17 25 (4.43%) SoapUI
General
1 150 (26.60%) Finance
2 21 (3.72%) Games
3 16 (2.84%) Retail
4 12 (2.13%) Banking
5 11 (1.95%) Publishing
6 10 (1.77%) Back Office
7 8 (1.42%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.24%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.06%) Advertising
9 6 (1.06%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.89%) Marketing
11 2 (0.35%) Welsh Language
12 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.18%) German Language
12 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.18%) Turkish Language
12 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (15.25%) HTML
2 51 (9.04%) Web Services
3 47 (8.33%) XML
4 46 (8.16%) RESTful
5 44 (7.80%) .NET
6 43 (7.62%) Gherkin
7 42 (7.45%) CSS
8 37 (6.56%) HTML5
9 33 (5.85%) SOAP
10 29 (5.14%) J2EE
11 25 (4.43%) X-Windows
12 15 (2.66%) LAMP
13 14 (2.48%) .NET Framework
14 12 (2.13%) JSON
14 12 (2.13%) Spring
15 10 (1.77%) CSS3
16 9 (1.60%) FIXML
16 9 (1.60%) JMS
17 6 (1.06%) REST
18 5 (0.89%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.82%) Open Source
2 50 (8.87%) Computer Science
3 45 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (5.50%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (4.79%) Management Information System
6 25 (4.43%) Client/Server
7 24 (4.26%) Mathematics
8 23 (4.08%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.42%) User Experience
10 7 (1.24%) iPad
11 6 (1.06%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.71%) Physics
13 3 (0.53%) iPhone
13 3 (0.53%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.53%) Fixed Income
13 3 (0.53%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.35%) MPEG
14 2 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 2 (0.35%) Spread Betting
14 2 (0.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 107 (18.97%) Linux
2 86 (15.25%) UNIX
3 82 (14.54%) Windows
4 25 (4.43%) Windows 7
4 25 (4.43%) Windows 8
5 23 (4.08%) Android
6 22 (3.90%) Apple iOS
7 14 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.95%) CentOS
8 11 (1.95%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.35%) AIX
12 2 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (50.18%) Test Automation
3 173 (30.67%) BDD
4 163 (28.90%) Test Scripting
5 139 (24.65%) Automation Testing
6 125 (22.16%) Scrum
7 112 (19.86%) Continuous Integration
8 102 (18.09%) TDD
9 94 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 83 (14.72%) Regression Testing
11 76 (13.48%) Software Engineering
12 72 (12.77%) Test Strategy
13 64 (11.35%) User Stories
14 61 (10.82%) Software Testing
15 59 (10.46%) Workflow
16 57 (10.11%) DevOps
17 51 (9.04%) E-Commerce
18 43 (7.62%) OO
19 37 (6.56%) Manual Testing
20 33 (5.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 263 (46.63%) Java
2 244 (43.26%) SQL
3 191 (33.87%) C#
4 118 (20.92%) Ruby
4 118 (20.92%) JavaScript
5 97 (17.20%) Python
6 70 (12.41%) C++
7 56 (9.93%) PowerShell
8 51 (9.04%) PHP
9 49 (8.69%) Perl
10 47 (8.33%) Bash Shell
11 28 (4.96%) C
12 18 (3.19%) Shell Script
13 16 (2.84%) Tcl
13 16 (2.84%) Korn
14 15 (2.66%) Groovy
15 8 (1.42%) Delphi
16 7 (1.24%) sed
16 7 (1.24%) AWK
16 7 (1.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 113 (20.04%) Degree
2 48 (8.51%) ISEB
3 16 (2.84%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.48%) ISTQB
5 9 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.24%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.71%) PhD
8 3 (0.53%) HND
9 2 (0.35%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.18%) CISSP
10 1 (0.18%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 283 (50.18%) QA
2 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.35%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.35%) TickIT
System Software
1 41 (7.27%) Hyper-V
2 16 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.30%) vSphere
4 9 (1.60%) XenDesktop
4 9 (1.60%) XenApp
5 8 (1.42%) Active Directory
6 7 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.06%) vCloud
8 3 (0.53%) Gluster
9 2 (0.35%) NFS
9 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.18%) XenServer
10 1 (0.18%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 37 (6.56%) Puppet
2 31 (5.50%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (4.79%) HP Quality Center
4 25 (4.43%) SCVMM
5 13 (2.30%) Ansible
6 7 (1.24%) Opsview
7 6 (1.06%) Salt
8 2 (0.35%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.18%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 71 (12.59%) Oracle
2 55 (9.75%) Microsoft
3 27 (4.79%) VMware
4 19 (3.37%) HP
5 15 (2.66%) Red Hat
6 10 (1.77%) TOWER Software
7 9 (1.60%) Citrix
8 6 (1.06%) IBM
8 6 (1.06%) F5
8 6 (1.06%) SaltStack
9 5 (0.89%) Fidessa
10 4 (0.71%) Dell
11 3 (0.53%) Telerik
11 3 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.35%) Veritas
12 2 (0.35%) Zend
12 2 (0.35%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.35%) T-Plan
13 1 (0.18%) Facebook
13 1 (0.18%) Cerillion
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