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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 696 745 799
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +54
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 196 189 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.17% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 158 165 90
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +7.89%

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,000
% 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +13 177 £47,500 +5.55% 23
London +15 89 £50,000 +5.26% 10
South East +18 37 £55,000 +15.78% 7
City of London +47 29 £55,000 - 4
Surrey +9 19 £55,000 +15.78% 2
East of England +20 15 £47,500 +18.75% 2
North Yorkshire - 11 £32,500 -
Yorkshire - 11 £32,500 -
Harrogate - 11 £32,500 -
Egham - 11 £55,000 -
East Midlands +25 10 £41,250 +52.77% 1
Berkshire -1 10 £42,500 +47.82%
Cambridge +18 9 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Cambridgeshire +13 9 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Nottingham +4 9 £42,500 +32.81%
Nottinghamshire +2 9 £42,500 +32.81%
Reading -1 9 £42,950 -21.90%
West Midlands -27 8 £42,500 -
Coventry - 8 £42,500 -
Scotland +24 7 £52,500 - 1
Essex +7 6 - - 1
Wales 0 5 £35,000 +9.37%
South Wales -4 5 £35,000 +9.37%
Glasgow - 5 £65,000 - 1
Bristol -8 4 £45,000 +16.12% 3
South West -28 4 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Hammersmith - 4 £36,750 -
North West +9 3 £35,000 -
Manchester +10 2 - -
Guildford +3 2 £45,000 -5.26%

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (57.54%) Selenium
2 223 (56.03%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (56.03%) Test Automation
3 198 (49.75%) Java
4 172 (43.22%) SQL
5 145 (36.43%) QA
6 132 (33.17%) WebDriver
7 127 (31.91%) C#
8 123 (30.90%) Automation Testing
9 110 (27.64%) Cucumber
10 103 (25.88%) BDD
11 93 (23.37%) Finance
11 93 (23.37%) Continuous Integration
12 89 (22.36%) Linux
13 87 (21.86%) Jenkins
14 86 (21.61%) Ruby
15 81 (20.35%) TDD
16 80 (20.10%) Scrum
16 80 (20.10%) Git (software)
17 77 (19.35%) Test Scripting
18 71 (17.84%) UNIX
19 68 (17.09%) JavaScript
20 65 (16.33%) Python
21 64 (16.08%) Software Testing
21 64 (16.08%) Perl
22 61 (15.33%) JIRA
23 59 (14.82%) Degree
24 57 (14.32%) Software Engineering
25 54 (13.57%) Subversion
26 53 (13.32%) Automated Testing

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (4.52%) IIS
1 18 (4.52%) Confluence
2 17 (4.27%) WebLogic
3 16 (4.02%) OpenStack
4 14 (3.52%) WebSphere
5 13 (3.27%) JBoss
5 13 (3.27%) Tomcat
6 12 (3.02%) GlassFish
7 10 (2.51%) Node.js
8 5 (1.26%) Apache
9 4 (1.01%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.50%) WordPress
12 1 (0.25%) CMS
12 1 (0.25%) uiautomator
Applications
1 3 (0.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.27%) AWS CloudFormation
3 12 (3.02%) IBM SmartCloud
4 6 (1.51%) GitHub
5 5 (1.26%) SaaS
6 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.50%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.77%) DNS
2 12 (3.02%) BIG-IP
3 8 (2.01%) Internet
3 8 (2.01%) HTTP
4 4 (1.01%) MPLS
5 3 (0.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.75%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.75%) DHCP
6 2 (0.50%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.25%) LAN
7 1 (0.25%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.25%) VoIP
7 1 (0.25%) WAN
7 1 (0.25%) Wireless
7 1 (0.25%) 2G
7 1 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.25%) 3G
7 1 (0.25%) RNC
7 1 (0.25%) VLAN
7 1 (0.25%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.52%) MySQL
3 13 (3.27%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.26%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.01%) Redis
5 8 (2.01%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.01%) Amazon Redshift
5 8 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (1.01%) Big Data
6 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.25%) SQLite
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 229 (57.54%) Selenium
2 132 (33.17%) WebDriver
3 110 (27.64%) Cucumber
4 87 (21.86%) Jenkins
5 80 (20.10%) Git (software)
6 61 (15.33%) JIRA
7 54 (13.57%) Subversion
8 42 (10.55%) JUnit
9 32 (8.04%) QuickTest Pro
10 30 (7.54%) WATIR
11 29 (7.29%) Maven
12 28 (7.04%) Visual Studio
13 26 (6.53%) NUnit
14 24 (6.03%) Calabash
14 24 (6.03%) JBehave
15 22 (5.53%) RSpec
15 22 (5.53%) SpecFlow
15 22 (5.53%) Bugzilla
16 21 (5.28%) Team Foundation Server
17 20 (5.03%) JMeter
General
1 93 (23.37%) Finance
2 18 (4.52%) Telecoms
2 18 (4.52%) Games
3 17 (4.27%) Banking
4 13 (3.27%) Retail
5 6 (1.51%) Online Betting
6 5 (1.26%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.26%) Law
7 4 (1.01%) Marketing
8 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Legal
9 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (11.31%) .NET
1 45 (11.31%) Web Services
2 44 (11.06%) XML
3 41 (10.30%) RESTful
4 23 (5.78%) Gherkin
5 20 (5.03%) CSS
5 20 (5.03%) HTML
6 18 (4.52%) Swing
7 17 (4.27%) Struts
7 17 (4.27%) SWT
8 16 (4.02%) .NET Framework
9 14 (3.52%) JSON
10 13 (3.27%) REST
11 6 (1.51%) SOAP
12 5 (1.26%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.26%) MCollective
13 4 (1.01%) XSD
13 4 (1.01%) Natural Language Processing
13 4 (1.01%) WinForms
13 4 (1.01%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.54%) Computer Science
2 25 (6.28%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (6.03%) Open Source
4 17 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (4.02%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.26%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (2.01%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (1.01%) DTV
9 3 (0.75%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.75%) Social Media
9 3 (0.75%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.75%) User Experience
10 2 (0.50%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.50%) Social Network
10 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.50%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.50%) Statistics
11 1 (0.25%) SCADA
11 1 (0.25%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 89 (22.36%) Linux
2 71 (17.84%) UNIX
3 50 (12.56%) Windows
4 23 (5.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (3.77%) Apple iOS
6 13 (3.27%) Android
7 12 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (2.26%) Ubuntu
9 8 (2.01%) CentOS
10 5 (1.26%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.01%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.01%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.75%) Solaris
13 2 (0.50%) Fedora
14 1 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (56.03%) Agile Software Development
1 223 (56.03%) Test Automation
2 123 (30.90%) Automation Testing
3 103 (25.88%) BDD
4 93 (23.37%) Continuous Integration
5 81 (20.35%) TDD
6 80 (20.10%) Scrum
7 77 (19.35%) Test Scripting
8 64 (16.08%) Software Testing
9 57 (14.32%) Software Engineering
10 53 (13.32%) Automated Testing
11 31 (7.79%) OO
12 30 (7.54%) E-Commerce
12 30 (7.54%) DevOps
13 27 (6.78%) Waterfall
14 26 (6.53%) Performance Testing
15 24 (6.03%) Validation
16 23 (5.78%) Continuous Delivery
17 22 (5.53%) Web Testing
18 21 (5.28%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 198 (49.75%) Java
2 172 (43.22%) SQL
3 127 (31.91%) C#
4 86 (21.61%) Ruby
5 68 (17.09%) JavaScript
6 65 (16.33%) Python
7 64 (16.08%) Perl
8 42 (10.55%) Bash Shell
9 23 (5.78%) C++
9 23 (5.78%) T-SQL
10 22 (5.53%) PowerShell
11 19 (4.77%) Shell Script
12 15 (3.77%) Korn
13 11 (2.76%) PHP
14 8 (2.01%) C
15 7 (1.76%) Groovy
15 7 (1.76%) Scala
16 4 (1.01%) VBA
16 4 (1.01%) Tcl
16 4 (1.01%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (14.82%) Degree
2 39 (9.80%) ISEB
3 37 (9.30%) ISTQB
4 11 (2.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.26%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.01%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.50%) HND
7 2 (0.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (36.43%) QA
2 3 (0.75%) WAI
System Software
1 16 (4.02%) Hyper-V
2 15 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.52%) vSphere
4 12 (3.02%) vCloud
5 3 (0.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (6.78%) Puppet
2 21 (5.28%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.27%) Ansible
4 9 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.26%) Nagios
6 4 (1.01%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.75%) CA LISA
8 2 (0.50%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.50%) AppManager
8 2 (0.50%) SCCM
9 1 (0.25%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.25%) Cacti
Vendors
1 30 (7.54%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.53%) Oracle
3 18 (4.52%) Red Hat
4 15 (3.77%) VMware
5 12 (3.02%) IBM
5 12 (3.02%) HP
5 12 (3.02%) F5
5 12 (3.02%) SaltStack
6 6 (1.51%) Google
7 5 (1.26%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.01%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.75%) CA
10 2 (0.50%) Cerillion
10 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.50%) NetIQ
10 2 (0.50%) Sony
11 1 (0.25%) Teradata
11 1 (0.25%) Hyland
11 1 (0.25%) Siemens
11 1 (0.25%) BMC
City, London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Enorth Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Harlow, Essex
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Grantham, Lincolnshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-45k
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Enorth Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus+benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Enorth Staffing
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-60,000
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Skyscape Cloud Services
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago