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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 610 702 744
Rank change year-on-year
+92 +42
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 291 171 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 255 151 140
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -15.88%

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
107735 100235 112120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 87213 83254 95688
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +83 268 £47,500 +11.76% 37
London +39 138 £52,500 +10.52% 17
South East +8 66 £38,500 +7.69% 10
Surrey +23 31 £47,500 +46.15% 2
City of London +6 29 £52,500 +5.00% 6
East of England -5 23 £42,500 +13.33% 2
North Yorkshire -1 18 £32,500 +30.00%
Yorkshire -29 18 £32,500 -16.12% 1
Harrogate - 18 £32,500 -
Reigate - 18 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire +12 14 £38,500 -3.75% 3
Kent +16 13 £30,000 - 3
Scotland -10 12 £40,000 -
South West -25 12 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Hertfordshire -4 11 £42,500 +39.34%
High Wycombe - 11 £38,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire +6 9 £40,000 +1.26% 1
Wales +6 9 £32,000 -1.53%
Cambridge +5 9 £40,000 +6.66% 1
South Wales +1 9 £32,000 -1.53%
Berkshire -6 9 £38,500 +10.00%
North West -11 9 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Slough +5 7 £38,500 -23.00%
Maidenhead -11 7 £38,500 -14.44%
Leatherhead - 7 £50,000 -
Beaconsfield - 7 £38,500 -
Edinburgh -8 6 £38,750 -
Glasgow -12 6 £67,500 +68.75%
Watford -5 5 £55,000 +80.32%
Warrington - 5 £40,000 -

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 366 (63.54%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (58.33%) QA
3 313 (54.34%) Test Automation
4 290 (50.35%) Selenium
5 275 (47.74%) Java
6 231 (40.10%) SQL
7 195 (33.85%) C#
8 178 (30.90%) BDD
9 149 (25.87%) Test Scripting
10 148 (25.69%) Cucumber
11 144 (25.00%) Finance
12 142 (24.65%) Automation Testing
13 138 (23.96%) Degree
14 133 (23.09%) Scrum
15 120 (20.83%) Linux
16 115 (19.97%) WebDriver
16 115 (19.97%) Continuous Integration
17 114 (19.79%) Ruby
18 111 (19.27%) JavaScript
19 110 (19.10%) TDD
20 100 (17.36%) UNIX
20 100 (17.36%) Python
21 98 (17.01%) Test Strategy
22 90 (15.63%) Software Engineering
23 89 (15.45%) Jenkins
24 88 (15.28%) Automated Testing
25 87 (15.10%) Regression Testing
26 84 (14.58%) Windows
27 79 (13.72%) JUnit
28 77 (13.37%) C++

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 28 (4.86%) IIS
2 18 (3.13%) Apache
3 17 (2.95%) Tomcat
4 14 (2.43%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.26%) Oracle Workflow
6 12 (2.08%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.56%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.87%) nginx
9 4 (0.69%) Confluence
9 4 (0.69%) Node.js
9 4 (0.69%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.52%) CMS
10 3 (0.52%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.35%) Drupal
12 1 (0.17%) Lync
12 1 (0.17%) Mule
Applications
1 13 (2.26%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.74%) MS Office
3 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 14 (2.43%) Magento
2 2 (0.35%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (3.30%) SaaS
3 12 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.69%) GitHub
5 2 (0.35%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.65%) Internet
1 21 (3.65%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.39%) HTTP
3 7 (1.22%) SNMP
4 6 (1.04%) DNS
5 4 (0.69%) iSCSI
5 4 (0.69%) NAS
5 4 (0.69%) VLAN
5 4 (0.69%) IPv6
6 2 (0.35%) LTE
6 2 (0.35%) SSH
6 2 (0.35%) 2G
6 2 (0.35%) Firewall
6 2 (0.35%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.35%) DVB
6 2 (0.35%) 3G
6 2 (0.35%) LDAP
7 1 (0.17%) SMS
7 1 (0.17%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.81%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.25%) MySQL
3 15 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.74%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.22%) Big Data
6 7 (1.22%) HBase
7 6 (1.04%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.04%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (0.52%) Redis
8 3 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.35%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.17%) OLAP
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 290 (50.35%) Selenium
2 148 (25.69%) Cucumber
3 115 (19.97%) WebDriver
4 89 (15.45%) Jenkins
5 79 (13.72%) JUnit
6 70 (12.15%) JIRA
7 60 (10.42%) QuickTest Pro
8 51 (8.85%) Hudson
9 45 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 44 (7.64%) Subversion
11 43 (7.47%) JBehave
11 43 (7.47%) SpecFlow
12 38 (6.60%) Visual Studio
13 36 (6.25%) Ranorex
14 35 (6.08%) NUnit
15 33 (5.73%) WinRunner
16 29 (5.03%) JMeter
16 29 (5.03%) SoapUI
17 28 (4.86%) Git (software)
17 28 (4.86%) Maven
General
1 144 (25.00%) Finance
2 29 (5.03%) Games
3 22 (3.82%) Back Office
3 22 (3.82%) Retail
4 13 (2.26%) Marketing
5 11 (1.91%) Banking
5 11 (1.91%) Publishing
6 8 (1.39%) Multimedia
7 7 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.87%) Advertising
9 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.35%) Welsh Language
11 1 (0.17%) German Language
11 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.17%) Turkish Language
11 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (13.02%) .NET
2 69 (11.98%) HTML
3 57 (9.90%) Web Services
4 48 (8.33%) XML
5 45 (7.81%) RESTful
6 43 (7.47%) Gherkin
7 41 (7.12%) SOAP
8 36 (6.25%) HTML5
9 30 (5.21%) CSS
10 28 (4.86%) J2EE
11 26 (4.51%) .NET Framework
12 19 (3.30%) JSON
13 14 (2.43%) Spring
13 14 (2.43%) X-Windows
14 11 (1.91%) LAMP
14 11 (1.91%) REST
14 11 (1.91%) CSS3
15 8 (1.39%) FIXML
15 8 (1.39%) JMS
16 6 (1.04%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 73 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (10.59%) Open Source
3 59 (10.24%) Computer Science
4 41 (7.12%) Mathematics
5 35 (6.08%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (3.99%) Client/Server
7 22 (3.82%) Mobile App
8 15 (2.60%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.74%) User Experience
10 7 (1.22%) iPad
11 4 (0.69%) Video on Demand
11 4 (0.69%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.69%) Physics
11 4 (0.69%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.69%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.52%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.52%) iPhone
13 2 (0.35%) Mobile Banking
13 2 (0.35%) Spread Betting
13 2 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 120 (20.83%) Linux
2 100 (17.36%) UNIX
3 84 (14.58%) Windows
4 34 (5.90%) Android
5 32 (5.56%) Apple iOS
6 15 (2.60%) Ubuntu
6 15 (2.60%) CentOS
7 14 (2.43%) Windows 8
7 14 (2.43%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.69%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.35%) AIX
11 2 (0.35%) Solaris
12 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (63.54%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (54.34%) Test Automation
3 178 (30.90%) BDD
4 149 (25.87%) Test Scripting
5 142 (24.65%) Automation Testing
6 133 (23.09%) Scrum
7 115 (19.97%) Continuous Integration
8 110 (19.10%) TDD
9 98 (17.01%) Test Strategy
10 90 (15.63%) Software Engineering
11 88 (15.28%) Automated Testing
12 87 (15.10%) Regression Testing
13 72 (12.50%) User Stories
14 62 (10.76%) Software Testing
15 57 (9.90%) DevOps
16 49 (8.51%) OO
17 43 (7.47%) E-Commerce
18 42 (7.29%) Workflow
19 34 (5.90%) Manual Testing
20 32 (5.56%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 275 (47.74%) Java
2 231 (40.10%) SQL
3 195 (33.85%) C#
4 114 (19.79%) Ruby
5 111 (19.27%) JavaScript
6 100 (17.36%) Python
7 77 (13.37%) C++
8 55 (9.55%) Perl
8 55 (9.55%) PHP
9 44 (7.64%) Bash Shell
10 39 (6.77%) PowerShell
11 35 (6.08%) C
12 17 (2.95%) Shell Script
12 17 (2.95%) Groovy
13 16 (2.78%) Tcl
13 16 (2.78%) Delphi
14 14 (2.43%) Korn
15 13 (2.26%) VBScript
16 10 (1.74%) Scala
17 9 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 138 (23.96%) Degree
2 57 (9.90%) ISEB
3 15 (2.60%) ISTQB
4 14 (2.43%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.22%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.04%) HND
8 5 (0.87%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.69%) PhD
10 2 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.17%) HNC
11 1 (0.17%) CISSP
11 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 336 (58.33%) QA
2 3 (0.52%) ISO 9000
2 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.35%) TickIT
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (4.86%) Hyper-V
2 16 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.26%) XenApp
3 13 (2.26%) XenDesktop
4 10 (1.74%) Active Directory
5 9 (1.56%) vSphere
6 7 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.52%) Gluster
8 2 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.35%) vCloud
8 2 (0.35%) NFS
9 1 (0.17%) Varnish
9 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (5.21%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (4.86%) Puppet
3 26 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (2.43%) SCVMM
5 9 (1.56%) Ansible
6 7 (1.22%) Opsview
7 6 (1.04%) Salt
8 2 (0.35%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.17%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 62 (10.76%) Microsoft
2 54 (9.38%) Oracle
3 29 (5.03%) VMware
4 22 (3.82%) HP
5 13 (2.26%) Citrix
6 11 (1.91%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.04%) TOWER Software
7 6 (1.04%) JBoss
8 4 (0.69%) Dell
9 3 (0.52%) Telerik
10 2 (0.35%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.35%) Zend
10 2 (0.35%) T-Plan
10 2 (0.35%) F5
10 2 (0.35%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.35%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.35%) IBM
10 2 (0.35%) Veritas
11 1 (0.17%) Cisco
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
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Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Bonus & Benefits
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London
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Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
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Gatwick, West Sussex
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Car Allowance, 20% Bonus, Private Me
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Surrey
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Salary: £35000 - £60000 Per Annum
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 75,000
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Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + life insurance, pension, bonus
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum
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