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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 706 775 767
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -8
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 198 153 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 160 136 102
Average salary £47,500 £46,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,900 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.29% +6.25%

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
104868 109684 105271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.59% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 85928 88706 87993
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,450 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 1 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 1 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 +73 184 £45,000 -2.70% 27
London -10 88 £50,000 +5.26% 12
South East 0 39 £50,000 +5.26% 7
City of London +31 30 £50,000 -9.09% 4
East of England +27 19 £42,750 +6.87% 2
Surrey +9 19 £55,000 +15.78% 4
Berkshire +3 14 £42,500 +47.82%
Reading -1 13 £42,950 -21.90%
Cambridge +24 12 £42,750 +5.55% 1
Cambridgeshire +22 12 £42,750 +4.26% 1
Yorkshire - 12 £32,500 - 1
North Yorkshire - 11 £32,500 - 1
Harrogate - 11 £32,500 - 1
Egham - 10 £55,000 - 2
West Midlands -11 8 £42,500 -8.10%
Coventry - 8 £42,500 -
Essex +3 7 - - 1
Bristol -2 7 £45,000 +12.50%
South West -19 7 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East Midlands +16 6 £41,250 +39.83% 3
Guildford +2 6 £45,000 -5.26%
Nottinghamshire +5 5 £42,500 +38.21% 3
Nottingham -5 5 £42,500 +38.21% 3
Scotland +18 4 £52,500 +50.00% 1
North West +4 4 £33,750 -3.57%
Hammersmith - 4 £36,750 -
Edinburgh +5 2 £40,000 +14.28%
Hampshire +4 2 £46,750 -6.50% 2
Manchester +2 2 - -
South Wales -13 2 £35,000 -22.22% 1

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 226 (54.85%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (54.61%) Selenium
3 212 (51.46%) Test Automation
4 209 (50.73%) Java
5 182 (44.17%) SQL
6 143 (34.71%) QA
7 138 (33.50%) C#
8 134 (32.52%) WebDriver
9 128 (31.07%) Automation Testing
10 109 (26.46%) Cucumber
11 107 (25.97%) BDD
12 97 (23.54%) Finance
13 94 (22.82%) Continuous Integration
14 93 (22.57%) Linux
15 89 (21.60%) Test Scripting
16 82 (19.90%) TDD
17 81 (19.66%) Scrum
17 81 (19.66%) Git (software)
18 80 (19.42%) Ruby
19 78 (18.93%) Jenkins
20 77 (18.69%) JavaScript
21 70 (16.99%) UNIX
21 70 (16.99%) Python
22 66 (16.02%) Software Testing
23 64 (15.53%) JIRA
24 63 (15.29%) Perl
25 61 (14.81%) Windows
26 59 (14.32%) Degree
27 54 (13.11%) Automated Testing
27 54 (13.11%) Software Engineering

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 26 (6.31%) IIS
2 18 (4.37%) OpenStack
3 17 (4.13%) Confluence
4 16 (3.88%) WebLogic
4 16 (3.88%) WebSphere
5 15 (3.64%) JBoss
5 15 (3.64%) Tomcat
6 14 (3.40%) GlassFish
7 10 (2.43%) SharePoint
7 10 (2.43%) Node.js
8 8 (1.94%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (1.21%) Apache
10 2 (0.49%) WordPress
11 1 (0.24%) CMS
11 1 (0.24%) uiautomator
Applications
1 2 (0.49%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.40%) IBM SmartCloud
1 14 (3.40%) AWS CloudFormation
2 10 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.46%) GitHub
4 4 (0.97%) SaaS
5 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.88%) DNS
2 15 (3.64%) Internet
3 14 (3.40%) BIG-IP
4 7 (1.70%) HTTP
5 4 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.97%) MPLS
6 3 (0.73%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.73%) DHCP
7 2 (0.49%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.24%) LAN
8 1 (0.24%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.24%) VoIP
8 1 (0.24%) WAN
8 1 (0.24%) Network Security
8 1 (0.24%) LTE
8 1 (0.24%) RNC
8 1 (0.24%) VLAN
8 1 (0.24%) Wireless
8 1 (0.24%) 2G
8 1 (0.24%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.98%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.85%) MySQL
3 14 (3.40%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.18%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.94%) Redis
6 8 (1.94%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.94%) Amazon Redshift
6 8 (1.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (1.46%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.49%) Big Data
9 1 (0.24%) SQLite
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 225 (54.61%) Selenium
2 134 (32.52%) WebDriver
3 109 (26.46%) Cucumber
4 81 (19.66%) Git (software)
5 78 (18.93%) Jenkins
6 64 (15.53%) JIRA
7 53 (12.86%) Subversion
8 42 (10.19%) JUnit
9 37 (8.98%) QuickTest Pro
10 32 (7.77%) Visual Studio
11 31 (7.52%) NUnit
12 29 (7.04%) Maven
13 27 (6.55%) Calabash
14 26 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
15 23 (5.58%) WATIR
16 22 (5.34%) SpecFlow
17 20 (4.85%) TeamCity
17 20 (4.85%) Bugzilla
18 19 (4.61%) JBehave
18 19 (4.61%) Selenium IDE
General
1 97 (23.54%) Finance
2 18 (4.37%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.13%) Games
3 17 (4.13%) Banking
4 13 (3.16%) Retail
5 7 (1.70%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.46%) Online Betting
7 5 (1.21%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.97%) Marketing
9 3 (0.73%) Back Office
10 2 (0.49%) Law
11 1 (0.24%) Legal
11 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (11.89%) Web Services
2 42 (10.19%) .NET
2 42 (10.19%) RESTful
3 40 (9.71%) XML
4 30 (7.28%) HTML
5 26 (6.31%) CSS
6 24 (5.83%) Gherkin
7 18 (4.37%) Swing
8 17 (4.13%) Struts
8 17 (4.13%) SWT
9 14 (3.40%) .NET Framework
10 13 (3.16%) REST
11 12 (2.91%) JSON
12 10 (2.43%) X-Windows
13 6 (1.46%) LAMP
13 6 (1.46%) SOAP
14 5 (1.21%) MCollective
15 4 (0.97%) ASP.NET
15 4 (0.97%) XSD
15 4 (0.97%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.01%) Computer Science
2 24 (5.83%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (4.61%) Open Source
4 18 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.37%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.43%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.94%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (0.97%) Social Media
9 3 (0.73%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.73%) User Experience
9 3 (0.73%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.73%) DTV
10 2 (0.49%) Social Network
10 2 (0.49%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.49%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.24%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.24%) SCADA
11 1 (0.24%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 93 (22.57%) Linux
2 70 (16.99%) UNIX
3 61 (14.81%) Windows
4 25 (6.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (3.64%) Apple iOS
6 14 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (3.16%) Android
8 10 (2.43%) Windows 7
8 10 (2.43%) Windows 8
9 9 (2.18%) Ubuntu
10 8 (1.94%) CentOS
11 5 (1.21%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.73%) Solaris
14 2 (0.49%) Fedora
15 1 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (54.85%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (51.46%) Test Automation
3 128 (31.07%) Automation Testing
4 107 (25.97%) BDD
5 94 (22.82%) Continuous Integration
6 89 (21.60%) Test Scripting
7 82 (19.90%) TDD
8 81 (19.66%) Scrum
9 66 (16.02%) Software Testing
10 54 (13.11%) Automated Testing
10 54 (13.11%) Software Engineering
11 36 (8.74%) E-Commerce
12 35 (8.50%) DevOps
13 27 (6.55%) Waterfall
14 25 (6.07%) OO
15 24 (5.83%) Workflow
15 24 (5.83%) Validation
15 24 (5.83%) Web Testing
16 23 (5.58%) User Acceptance Testing
16 23 (5.58%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 209 (50.73%) Java
2 182 (44.17%) SQL
3 138 (33.50%) C#
4 80 (19.42%) Ruby
5 77 (18.69%) JavaScript
6 70 (16.99%) Python
7 63 (15.29%) Perl
8 46 (11.17%) Bash Shell
9 34 (8.25%) PowerShell
10 28 (6.80%) C++
11 22 (5.34%) T-SQL
12 20 (4.85%) Shell Script
13 17 (4.13%) Korn
14 14 (3.40%) PHP
15 7 (1.70%) C
15 7 (1.70%) Groovy
15 7 (1.70%) Scala
16 4 (0.97%) Tcl
16 4 (0.97%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.73%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 59 (14.32%) Degree
2 37 (8.98%) ISEB
3 36 (8.74%) ISTQB
4 12 (2.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (2.43%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.94%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (34.71%) QA
2 3 (0.73%) WAI
System Software
1 24 (5.83%) Hyper-V
2 17 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.88%) vSphere
4 14 (3.40%) vCloud
5 3 (0.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 32 (7.77%) Puppet
2 21 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (3.64%) Ansible
4 10 (2.43%) SCVMM
5 9 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.21%) Nagios
7 2 (0.49%) AppManager
7 2 (0.49%) SCCM
7 2 (0.49%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.24%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.24%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.24%) Cacti
Vendors
1 35 (8.50%) Oracle
2 33 (8.01%) Microsoft
3 20 (4.85%) Red Hat
4 17 (4.13%) VMware
5 14 (3.40%) IBM
5 14 (3.40%) F5
5 14 (3.40%) SaltStack
6 12 (2.91%) HP
7 6 (1.46%) Google
8 5 (1.21%) Fidessa
8 5 (1.21%) SolarWinds
9 4 (0.97%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.73%) Cerillion
10 3 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.49%) NetIQ
11 2 (0.49%) Sony
11 2 (0.49%) TOWER Software
12 1 (0.24%) Teradata
12 1 (0.24%) Hyland
12 1 (0.24%) BMC
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Hyphen
Salary: £43k - £45k per annum + 12% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Essex
IFDS
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Candidate Source
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Salary: DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £25k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + 8% pens, 25 days hols, insurance
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, 25 days holiday, Life and
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Posted: 6 days ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Gala Leisure (Gala Bingo)
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
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Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Newport
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Salary: £32000 - £38000 per hour, Benefits: Plus Generous Benefits
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London
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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