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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 643 651 784
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +133
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 267 298 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.25% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.27% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 218 252 81
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £32,500 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +14.28%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £38,500
% 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -1 241 £50,000 +5.26% 41
London -27 110 £52,500 +2.43% 11
South East +16 55 £50,000 +17.64% 9
City of London +53 40 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Yorkshire +22 27 £32,500 - 5
Surrey +7 27 £55,000 +15.78% 3
East of England +13 21 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Hampshire +6 17 £50,000 +33.33% 2
West Yorkshire - 16 £43,750 - 4
Leeds - 15 £45,000 - 4
Cambridgeshire +8 13 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Scotland +8 13 £44,500 +12.65% 1
Cambridge +23 12 £37,500 -6.25% 3
North Yorkshire +5 11 £32,500 - 1
Harrogate -4 11 £32,500 -
South Wales -4 10 £35,000 +9.37% 1
Wales -12 10 £35,000 +9.37% 1
Glasgow +11 9 - -
South West -16 8 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Farnborough -19 8 £51,250 +2.50%
East Midlands +10 7 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Essex +8 7 £50,000 -
Cwmbran -8 7 £35,000 +12.00%
Torfaen -8 7 £35,000 +12.00%
North West -15 7 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Kent +2 6 £45,000 +52.54%
Esher - 6 £50,000 -
Manchester - 6 £45,000 - 3
Nottingham - 5 £40,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £40,000 -

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 277 (59.31%) Test Automation
2 262 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
3 245 (52.46%) Selenium
4 208 (44.54%) Java
5 177 (37.90%) SQL
6 156 (33.40%) Linux
7 147 (31.48%) QA
8 139 (29.76%) Continuous Integration
9 133 (28.48%) Automation Testing
10 127 (27.19%) C#
11 126 (26.98%) Ruby
12 123 (26.34%) Python
13 118 (25.27%) WebDriver
14 112 (23.98%) Finance
15 106 (22.70%) Jenkins
16 100 (21.41%) Cucumber
16 100 (21.41%) Git (software)
17 96 (20.56%) BDD
17 96 (20.56%) TDD
18 90 (19.27%) Scrum
19 86 (18.42%) UNIX
20 85 (18.20%) Degree
21 84 (17.99%) Test Scripting
22 79 (16.92%) Automated Testing
23 74 (15.85%) Perl
24 70 (14.99%) Windows
25 61 (13.06%) DevOps
26 60 (12.85%) Subversion
27 57 (12.21%) JUnit
27 57 (12.21%) Continuous Delivery

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 27 (5.78%) OpenStack
2 22 (4.71%) WebLogic
3 21 (4.50%) IIS
4 18 (3.85%) Tomcat
5 16 (3.43%) JBoss
6 14 (3.00%) WebSphere
7 13 (2.78%) GlassFish
8 10 (2.14%) Confluence
9 8 (1.71%) Apache
10 7 (1.50%) Node.js
11 4 (0.86%) CMS
12 3 (0.64%) Drupal
13 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (0.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Temenos T24
1 4 (0.86%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.64%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.43%) SaaS
3 15 (3.21%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (2.78%) IBM SmartCloud
5 5 (1.07%) GitHub
6 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.43%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.21%) PaaS
8 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.85%) DNS
2 16 (3.43%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.78%) BIG-IP
4 9 (1.93%) HTTP
4 9 (1.93%) SNMP
5 5 (1.07%) Internet
6 4 (0.86%) WAN
6 4 (0.86%) LDAP
6 4 (0.86%) LAN
7 3 (0.64%) MPLS
7 3 (0.64%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.64%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.43%) ATM
8 2 (0.43%) SMTP
8 2 (0.43%) DHCP
9 1 (0.21%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.21%) SSL
9 1 (0.21%) VPN
9 1 (0.21%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.64%) Relational Database
3 17 (3.64%) MySQL
4 9 (1.93%) OpenTSDB
4 9 (1.93%) HBase
4 9 (1.93%) Hadoop
5 8 (1.71%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.71%) Big Data
6 5 (1.07%) Redis
6 5 (1.07%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.86%) OLTP
7 4 (0.86%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.43%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.43%) SQLite
9 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 245 (52.46%) Selenium
2 118 (25.27%) WebDriver
3 106 (22.70%) Jenkins
4 100 (21.41%) Cucumber
4 100 (21.41%) Git (software)
5 60 (12.85%) Subversion
6 57 (12.21%) JUnit
7 51 (10.92%) JIRA
8 46 (9.85%) RSpec
9 44 (9.42%) WATIR
10 40 (8.57%) Maven
11 37 (7.92%) NUnit
12 33 (7.07%) HP UFT
13 30 (6.42%) Visual Studio
13 30 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
14 26 (5.57%) RubyGems
15 22 (4.71%) FitNesse
15 22 (4.71%) JMeter
16 20 (4.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 19 (4.07%) Bugzilla
General
1 112 (23.98%) Finance
2 30 (6.42%) Banking
3 26 (5.57%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.43%) Retail
4 16 (3.43%) Games
5 13 (2.78%) Online Betting
6 12 (2.57%) Marketing
7 10 (2.14%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.28%) Law
9 4 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.43%) Advertising
10 2 (0.43%) Publishing
10 2 (0.43%) Legal
10 2 (0.43%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.43%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Front Office
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (10.92%) .NET
2 50 (10.71%) XML
3 35 (7.49%) RESTful
4 33 (7.07%) Web Services
5 27 (5.78%) REST
6 19 (4.07%) .NET Framework
7 18 (3.85%) SOAP
8 17 (3.64%) HTML
8 17 (3.64%) Gherkin
9 13 (2.78%) JSON
10 12 (2.57%) SWT
10 12 (2.57%) Struts
10 12 (2.57%) ASP.NET
10 12 (2.57%) CSS
10 12 (2.57%) Swing
11 11 (2.36%) jQuery
12 9 (1.93%) JMS
12 9 (1.93%) FIXML
13 7 (1.50%) Spring
14 6 (1.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.92%) Computer Science
2 20 (4.28%) Mobile App
3 13 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (2.36%) DTV
5 9 (1.93%) User Experience
5 9 (1.93%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.28%) Statistics
6 6 (1.28%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.07%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (0.86%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.64%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.64%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.43%) Wiki
10 2 (0.43%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.43%) Social Media
10 2 (0.43%) Semantic Web
10 2 (0.43%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.21%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 156 (33.40%) Linux
2 86 (18.42%) UNIX
3 70 (14.99%) Windows
4 29 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (4.50%) Apple iOS
6 19 (4.07%) Android
7 15 (3.21%) Ubuntu
8 13 (2.78%) CentOS
8 13 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.28%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.86%) SUSE
12 3 (0.64%) Solaris
13 2 (0.43%) Debian
13 2 (0.43%) Fedora
13 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (59.31%) Test Automation
2 262 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (29.76%) Continuous Integration
4 133 (28.48%) Automation Testing
5 96 (20.56%) BDD
5 96 (20.56%) TDD
6 90 (19.27%) Scrum
7 84 (17.99%) Test Scripting
8 79 (16.92%) Automated Testing
9 61 (13.06%) DevOps
10 57 (12.21%) Continuous Delivery
11 55 (11.78%) Software Engineering
12 53 (11.35%) OO
13 42 (8.99%) Software Testing
14 33 (7.07%) Configuration Management
15 28 (6.00%) Open Source
15 28 (6.00%) SDLC
16 26 (5.57%) Build Automation
17 25 (5.35%) Manual Testing
17 25 (5.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 208 (44.54%) Java
2 177 (37.90%) SQL
3 127 (27.19%) C#
4 126 (26.98%) Ruby
5 123 (26.34%) Python
6 74 (15.85%) Perl
7 55 (11.78%) Bash Shell
8 49 (10.49%) JavaScript
9 28 (6.00%) C++
10 26 (5.57%) PowerShell
11 23 (4.93%) T-SQL
12 18 (3.85%) PHP
13 16 (3.43%) C
13 16 (3.43%) Korn
14 14 (3.00%) Shell Script
15 10 (2.14%) VBA
15 10 (2.14%) Groovy
16 9 (1.93%) AWK
16 9 (1.93%) sed
16 9 (1.93%) Go
Qualifications
1 85 (18.20%) Degree
2 38 (8.14%) ISEB
3 30 (6.42%) ISTQB
4 13 (2.78%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.36%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.28%) PhD
8 2 (0.43%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (31.48%) QA
2 3 (0.64%) WAI
System Software
1 30 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (4.50%) Hyper-V
3 20 (4.28%) vSphere
4 17 (3.64%) vCloud
5 8 (1.71%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.07%) Docker
7 4 (0.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 51 (10.92%) Puppet
2 42 (8.99%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (6.21%) Ansible
4 10 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (1.93%) yum
5 9 (1.93%) Nagios
5 9 (1.93%) Opsview
6 8 (1.71%) WMI
7 3 (0.64%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (0.64%) CA LISA
8 2 (0.43%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.43%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.21%) SCCM
9 1 (0.21%) Cacti
9 1 (0.21%) AppManager
9 1 (0.21%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 44 (9.42%) Oracle
2 35 (7.49%) VMware
3 31 (6.64%) Microsoft
4 26 (5.57%) Red Hat
5 17 (3.64%) IBM
6 13 (2.78%) Atlassian
6 13 (2.78%) F5
6 13 (2.78%) SaltStack
7 11 (2.36%) HP
8 5 (1.07%) SolarWinds
9 4 (0.86%) Green Hat
10 3 (0.64%) Google
10 3 (0.64%) Apple
10 3 (0.64%) CA
11 2 (0.43%) LANDesk
11 2 (0.43%) Symantec
11 2 (0.43%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.21%) Splunk
12 1 (0.21%) ArcSight
12 1 (0.21%) Hyland
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, 25 days holiday, Life and
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£55,000 DoE + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Orion Group
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum Negotiable (strong benefits)
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k-35k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-40k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + remote working, 25 days holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, pension, bupa
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago