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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 671 676 790
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +114
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 206 246 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.21% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.22% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 170 209 72
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +13.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £60,000 £59,200
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
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 £27,500 £27,000
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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +4 182 £50,000 +5.26% 35
London +3 85 £50,000 - 21
South East +6 41 £55,000 +15.78% 5
City of London +50 29 £51,250 -2.38% 7
Surrey +24 28 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Yorkshire +27 15 £32,500 - 1
East of England +22 15 £43,750 +9.37% 1
North Yorkshire +24 11 £32,500 -
East Midlands +12 11 £40,000 +81.81%
Harrogate +9 11 £32,500 -
Egham - 11 £55,000 -
Scotland +22 10 £44,500 - 3
Cambridgeshire +12 9 £40,000 - 1
Wales -1 9 £35,000 +9.37% 1
South Wales -4 9 £35,000 +9.37% 1
Nottingham - 9 £42,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 9 £42,500 -
Cambridge +15 8 £43,750 +9.37% 1
Hampshire +6 7 £50,000 +33.33% 3
South West -19 7 £45,000 +25.00% 2
Farnborough - 7 £50,000 - 1
Glasgow - 7 - - 1
Essex +14 6 £50,000 +25.00%
Esher - 6 £50,000 - 1
Bristol -9 5 £45,000 +22.44%
West Midlands -2 4 £40,250 -19.50% 4
Torfaen -16 4 £35,000 +10.67% 1
Cwmbran -16 4 £35,000 +10.67% 1
Leeds - 4 £35,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £35,000 - 1

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 237 (59.85%) Test Automation
2 234 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
3 225 (56.82%) Selenium
4 185 (46.72%) Java
5 161 (40.66%) SQL
6 136 (34.34%) QA
7 117 (29.55%) Automation Testing
8 114 (28.79%) Linux
9 113 (28.54%) C#
10 104 (26.26%) WebDriver
11 102 (25.76%) Continuous Integration
12 101 (25.51%) Cucumber
13 99 (25.00%) Ruby
14 93 (23.48%) Finance
15 92 (23.23%) Jenkins
16 90 (22.73%) BDD
17 89 (22.47%) Git (software)
18 86 (21.72%) Scrum
19 81 (20.45%) TDD
19 81 (20.45%) Python
20 77 (19.44%) UNIX
21 74 (18.69%) Test Scripting
22 67 (16.92%) Degree
22 67 (16.92%) Perl
23 66 (16.67%) Automated Testing
24 60 (15.15%) Software Engineering
25 56 (14.14%) JIRA
26 55 (13.89%) JavaScript
27 54 (13.64%) Subversion
28 50 (12.63%) Bash Shell

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 20 (5.05%) OpenStack
2 19 (4.80%) WebLogic
3 18 (4.55%) Confluence
4 15 (3.79%) JBoss
4 15 (3.79%) IIS
5 13 (3.28%) Tomcat
5 13 (3.28%) WebSphere
6 12 (3.03%) GlassFish
7 10 (2.53%) Node.js
8 5 (1.26%) Apache
9 2 (0.51%) WordPress
9 2 (0.51%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.25%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (0.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.25%) Temenos T24
1 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.54%) AWS CloudFormation
3 12 (3.03%) SaaS
3 12 (3.03%) IBM SmartCloud
4 6 (1.52%) GitHub
5 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.51%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.25%) IaaS
7 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.04%) DNS
2 12 (3.03%) BIG-IP
3 10 (2.53%) HTTP
4 8 (2.02%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.26%) Internet
6 4 (1.01%) MPLS
6 4 (1.01%) SNMP
7 3 (0.76%) LDAP
7 3 (0.76%) DHCP
7 3 (0.76%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.76%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.51%) WAN
8 2 (0.51%) LAN
9 1 (0.25%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.25%) VPN
9 1 (0.25%) 2G
9 1 (0.25%) Firewall
9 1 (0.25%) 3G
9 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.29%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.79%) MySQL
4 10 (2.53%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.27%) Redis
5 9 (2.27%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 8 (2.02%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (1.77%) Big Data
8 4 (1.01%) OpenTSDB
8 4 (1.01%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.01%) HBase
9 2 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.25%) OLTP
10 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 225 (56.82%) Selenium
2 104 (26.26%) WebDriver
3 101 (25.51%) Cucumber
4 92 (23.23%) Jenkins
5 89 (22.47%) Git (software)
6 56 (14.14%) JIRA
7 54 (13.64%) Subversion
8 46 (11.62%) JUnit
9 36 (9.09%) Maven
10 34 (8.59%) WATIR
10 34 (8.59%) RSpec
11 29 (7.32%) NUnit
12 28 (7.07%) Visual Studio
12 28 (7.07%) QuickTest Pro
13 25 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (5.30%) JBehave
15 20 (5.05%) Selenium IDE
15 20 (5.05%) RubyGems
15 20 (5.05%) Bugzilla
16 19 (4.80%) SpecFlow
General
1 93 (23.48%) Finance
2 20 (5.05%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.29%) Games
3 17 (4.29%) Banking
4 13 (3.28%) Retail
5 10 (2.53%) Online Betting
6 8 (2.02%) Marketing
7 6 (1.52%) Law
8 5 (1.26%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.01%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.51%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Front Office
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (11.62%) XML
1 46 (11.62%) .NET
2 40 (10.10%) Web Services
3 38 (9.60%) RESTful
4 20 (5.05%) REST
5 19 (4.80%) Gherkin
6 18 (4.55%) .NET Framework
7 17 (4.29%) HTML
8 16 (4.04%) CSS
8 16 (4.04%) Struts
8 16 (4.04%) Swing
8 16 (4.04%) SWT
9 15 (3.79%) JSON
10 12 (3.03%) SOAP
11 8 (2.02%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.77%) JMS
12 7 (1.77%) FIXML
13 6 (1.52%) jQuery
14 5 (1.26%) WinForms
14 5 (1.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.60%) Computer Science
2 18 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 18 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (2.02%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.02%) DTV
6 6 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
6 6 (1.52%) Mathematics
6 6 (1.52%) Statistics
7 5 (1.26%) User Experience
8 4 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.76%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.76%) Social Media
9 3 (0.76%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.51%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.25%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.25%) BBC
11 1 (0.25%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.25%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 114 (28.79%) Linux
2 77 (19.44%) UNIX
3 47 (11.87%) Windows
4 26 (6.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (3.28%) Ubuntu
5 13 (3.28%) Apple iOS
5 13 (3.28%) CentOS
6 12 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (2.78%) Android
8 5 (1.26%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.01%) SUSE
10 3 (0.76%) Solaris
11 2 (0.51%) Fedora
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (59.85%) Test Automation
2 234 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (29.55%) Automation Testing
4 102 (25.76%) Continuous Integration
5 90 (22.73%) BDD
6 86 (21.72%) Scrum
7 81 (20.45%) TDD
8 74 (18.69%) Test Scripting
9 66 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 60 (15.15%) Software Engineering
11 47 (11.87%) Software Testing
12 41 (10.35%) Continuous Delivery
13 40 (10.10%) DevOps
14 38 (9.60%) OO
15 26 (6.57%) Performance Testing
15 26 (6.57%) SDLC
16 25 (6.31%) Open Source
16 25 (6.31%) Waterfall
17 22 (5.56%) Validation
17 22 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 185 (46.72%) Java
2 161 (40.66%) SQL
3 113 (28.54%) C#
4 99 (25.00%) Ruby
5 81 (20.45%) Python
6 67 (16.92%) Perl
7 55 (13.89%) JavaScript
8 50 (12.63%) Bash Shell
9 24 (6.06%) T-SQL
10 22 (5.56%) C++
11 20 (5.05%) PowerShell
12 18 (4.55%) Shell Script
13 17 (4.29%) PHP
14 16 (4.04%) Korn
15 7 (1.77%) C
15 7 (1.77%) VBA
15 7 (1.77%) Scala
16 5 (1.26%) Groovy
17 4 (1.01%) Go
17 4 (1.01%) sed
Qualifications
1 67 (16.92%) Degree
2 37 (9.34%) ISEB
3 32 (8.08%) ISTQB
4 10 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (2.02%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.77%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.52%) PhD
8 2 (0.51%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (34.34%) QA
2 3 (0.76%) WAI
System Software
1 22 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (4.55%) vSphere
3 16 (4.04%) Hyper-V
3 16 (4.04%) vCloud
4 5 (1.26%) Docker
5 3 (0.76%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 38 (9.60%) Puppet
2 33 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (5.30%) Ansible
4 10 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.26%) Nagios
6 4 (1.01%) Opsview
6 4 (1.01%) yum
7 3 (0.76%) WMI
7 3 (0.76%) CA LISA
8 2 (0.51%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.25%) AppManager
9 1 (0.25%) SCCM
9 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.25%) Cacti
9 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 29 (7.32%) Oracle
2 28 (7.07%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.56%) VMware
4 21 (5.30%) Red Hat
5 13 (3.28%) IBM
6 12 (3.03%) F5
6 12 (3.03%) SaltStack
6 12 (3.03%) HP
7 7 (1.77%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.26%) SolarWinds
9 3 (0.76%) CA
9 3 (0.76%) Google
10 2 (0.51%) Sony
11 1 (0.25%) SAP
11 1 (0.25%) NetIQ
11 1 (0.25%) Apple
11 1 (0.25%) Siemens
11 1 (0.25%) BMC
11 1 (0.25%) Hyland
11 1 (0.25%) Splunk
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