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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 735 761 774
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +13
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 184 113 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 159 97 122
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,750 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.37% -5.88%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114444 105272 119153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.52% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92735 87604 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +38 172 £45,000 -5.26% 27
London -13 101 £47,500 -5.00% 10
South East 0 34 £47,500 +18.75% 8
Surrey +23 22 £47,500 +15.85% 4
City of London -15 17 £55,000 +13.40% 3
Reigate - 17 £47,500 -
East of England -7 15 £40,000 - 2
Guildford - 13 £47,500 -
Croydon - 13 £47,500 -
South West +8 10 £38,750 +17.42%
North West +8 10 £35,000 - 4
Bristol +4 9 £40,000 +11.11%
Cambridgeshire +16 8 £40,500 - 2
Warwickshire +13 7 £46,250 -19.56%
Berkshire +7 7 £28,750 -17.85% 1
West Midlands +1 7 £46,250 -19.56%
Cambridge +12 6 £40,000 - 1
Liverpool - 6 £35,000 -
Merseyside - 6 £35,000 -
Reading -4 5 £55,000 +57.14%
East Midlands -22 5 £32,000 -1.53% 2
Warwick +6 4 £50,000 -13.04%
Nottingham -4 4 £32,250 -0.76%
Nottinghamshire -12 4 £32,250 -0.76%
Cheshire +1 3 £37,500 - 4
Scotland -22 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Tyne and Wear - 3 £28,636 -
North East - 3 £28,636 -
Essex - 3 £40,000 -
Suffolk - 3 £40,000 -

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 203 (63.24%) Selenium
2 183 (57.01%) QA
3 180 (56.07%) Test Automation
4 152 (47.35%) Java
5 139 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
6 123 (38.32%) C#
7 104 (32.40%) SQL
8 94 (29.28%) Cucumber
9 82 (25.55%) Linux
10 80 (24.92%) .NET
11 77 (23.99%) Test Scripting
12 76 (23.68%) BDD
13 74 (23.05%) WebDriver
14 73 (22.74%) Windows
15 70 (21.81%) Degree
15 70 (21.81%) Test Strategy
16 62 (19.31%) TDD
16 62 (19.31%) Scrum
17 61 (19.00%) Web Services
17 61 (19.00%) Python
18 59 (18.38%) Software Testing
19 57 (17.76%) C++
20 56 (17.45%) Automated Testing
21 54 (16.82%) Automation Testing
22 50 (15.58%) Finance
23 49 (15.26%) OO
24 48 (14.95%) JavaScript
25 47 (14.64%) Continuous Integration
26 44 (13.71%) UNIX
27 42 (13.08%) JUnit

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (4.05%) Apache
2 6 (1.87%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.93%) IIS
3 3 (0.93%) WinCC
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.31%) CMS
4 1 (0.31%) Confluence
4 1 (0.31%) Node.js
4 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (0.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 30 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.49%) SaaS
3 3 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.62%) IaaS
5 1 (0.31%) PaaS
5 1 (0.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.43%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.18%) HTTP
3 6 (1.87%) SNMP
4 4 (1.25%) FTP
4 4 (1.25%) NAS
5 3 (0.93%) Firewall
5 3 (0.93%) VLAN
5 3 (0.93%) Internet
6 2 (0.62%) 3G
6 2 (0.62%) LDAP
6 2 (0.62%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.62%) LTE
6 2 (0.62%) 2G
7 1 (0.31%) SSH
7 1 (0.31%) SMS
7 1 (0.31%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.31%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 30 (9.35%) MySQL
3 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.31%) Redis
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 203 (63.24%) Selenium
2 94 (29.28%) Cucumber
3 74 (23.05%) WebDriver
4 42 (13.08%) JUnit
5 32 (9.97%) Jenkins
6 31 (9.66%) WinRunner
7 26 (8.10%) Hudson
7 26 (8.10%) SoapUI
8 24 (7.48%) QuickTest Pro
9 22 (6.85%) Visual Studio
9 22 (6.85%) TestComplete
10 19 (5.92%) Ranorex
10 19 (5.92%) JBehave
11 17 (5.30%) WATIR
12 15 (4.67%) Maven
12 15 (4.67%) SpecFlow
13 14 (4.36%) JIRA
14 13 (4.05%) MbUnit
15 11 (3.43%) Ant
16 10 (3.12%) Eclipse
General
1 50 (15.58%) Finance
2 20 (6.23%) Back Office
3 15 (4.67%) Games
4 9 (2.80%) Marketing
5 8 (2.49%) Banking
6 7 (2.18%) Advertising
7 6 (1.87%) Retail
8 4 (1.25%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.25%) Front Office
9 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.62%) Legal
10 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.62%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (24.92%) .NET
2 61 (19.00%) Web Services
3 35 (10.90%) SOAP
4 27 (8.41%) Gherkin
5 25 (7.79%) .NET Framework
6 19 (5.92%) XML
7 14 (4.36%) REST
7 14 (4.36%) RESTful
8 13 (4.05%) J2EE
9 11 (3.43%) HTML
10 10 (3.12%) XSD
11 9 (2.80%) JSON
12 7 (2.18%) CSS
13 5 (1.56%) Spring
13 5 (1.56%) Ajax
13 5 (1.56%) WCF
14 4 (1.25%) Django
14 4 (1.25%) ASP.NET
15 3 (0.93%) Middleware
15 3 (0.93%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.90%) Mathematics
2 27 (8.41%) Open Source
3 26 (8.10%) Computer Science
4 22 (6.85%) Client/Server
5 16 (4.98%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (4.36%) Video on Demand
7 10 (3.12%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.18%) IPTV
9 6 (1.87%) Digital Media
9 6 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.25%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.25%) Grid Computing
10 4 (1.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (0.93%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.93%) iPad
11 3 (0.93%) SCADA
12 2 (0.62%) Social Network
12 2 (0.62%) iPhone
12 2 (0.62%) Streaming Video
13 1 (0.31%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 82 (25.55%) Linux
2 73 (22.74%) Windows
3 44 (13.71%) UNIX
4 22 (6.85%) Android
5 16 (4.98%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.49%) CentOS
6 8 (2.49%) Ubuntu
7 7 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.25%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.62%) Debian
10 1 (0.31%) VMS
10 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (56.07%) Test Automation
2 139 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (23.99%) Test Scripting
4 76 (23.68%) BDD
5 70 (21.81%) Test Strategy
6 62 (19.31%) TDD
6 62 (19.31%) Scrum
7 59 (18.38%) Software Testing
8 56 (17.45%) Automated Testing
9 54 (16.82%) Automation Testing
10 49 (15.26%) OO
11 47 (14.64%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (11.21%) Software Engineering
13 33 (10.28%) Analytics
14 21 (6.54%) User Stories
15 17 (5.30%) Continuous Improvement
15 17 (5.30%) RAD
15 17 (5.30%) Configuration Management
16 15 (4.67%) Unit Testing
17 14 (4.36%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 152 (47.35%) Java
2 123 (38.32%) C#
3 104 (32.40%) SQL
4 61 (19.00%) Python
5 57 (17.76%) C++
6 48 (14.95%) JavaScript
7 37 (11.53%) Ruby
8 30 (9.35%) PHP
9 27 (8.41%) Perl
10 24 (7.48%) C
11 20 (6.23%) VBScript
12 16 (4.98%) PowerShell
13 14 (4.36%) VB
14 11 (3.43%) Delphi
15 4 (1.25%) Scala
16 3 (0.93%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.93%) Objective-C
17 2 (0.62%) Korn
17 2 (0.62%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 70 (21.81%) Degree
2 34 (10.59%) ISEB
3 18 (5.61%) ISTQB
4 8 (2.49%) SAP Certification
5 3 (0.93%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.62%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.62%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.62%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (57.01%) QA
2 9 (2.80%) ISO 9001
3 8 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 13 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.25%) NFS
3 3 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.93%) XenApp
3 3 (0.93%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (4.98%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (4.67%) Puppet
3 14 (4.36%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.18%) SCCM
5 6 (1.87%) WMI
6 2 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.62%) Nagios
6 2 (0.62%) Ansible
7 1 (0.31%) AppManager
7 1 (0.31%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 40 (12.46%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.41%) HP
3 16 (4.98%) VMware
4 15 (4.67%) Oracle
5 8 (2.49%) SAP
6 7 (2.18%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.18%) SolarWinds
7 6 (1.87%) LogRhythm
7 6 (1.87%) Cisco
7 6 (1.87%) Qualys
8 5 (1.56%) CA
9 4 (1.25%) Hitachi
9 4 (1.25%) JBoss
10 3 (0.93%) Citrix
10 3 (0.93%) NetIQ
11 1 (0.31%) MKS
11 1 (0.31%) ION Trading
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Digitek Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 & Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Purple Monkey
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Appleton Thorn, Cheshire
Net-Tec Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Chatham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
East London
Huddle
Salary: 10% Bonus + Share Options + Medical/Pension + add £400 bonus per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
IT HR
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago