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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 687 732 688
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -44
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 202 140 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 179 117 152
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,250
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +7.38%

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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
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 £27,500 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +66 196 £45,000 +5.88% 37
London +11 78 £47,500 - 19
South East -8 50 £47,500 - 6
Surrey +2 32 £47,500 - 3
East of England +14 31 £33,000 -22.35% 4
City of London +13 21 £50,000 -9.90% 10
Cambridgeshire +23 20 £33,000 -25.84% 4
Cambridge +18 20 £33,000 -25.84% 2
Berkshire +12 13 £43,500 -13.00% 1
West Midlands -15 12 £42,500 +6.25%
North West -13 10 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Reading - 10 £37,500 - 1
Yorkshire 0 9 £32,500 +44.44% 2
Staffordshire - 9 £42,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 9 £42,500 -
Chertsey - 8 £33,750 -
Guildford -6 7 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Manchester -8 6 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Sheffield - 6 £38,000 -
Essex - 6 - -
South Yorkshire - 6 £38,000 - 1
Woking +15 5 £50,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -8 5 £65,000 +52.94%
South West -12 5 £36,000 -10.00% 2
Scotland +15 4 £40,000 +14.28%
Bristol -4 4 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Hampshire -12 4 £53,750 +7.50% 2
Reigate -12 4 £47,500 -
Watford - 4 £65,000 -
Cheshire - 4 £32,500 - 1

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 253 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (52.58%) Java
3 238 (51.07%) Selenium
4 230 (49.36%) Test Automation
5 220 (47.21%) SQL
6 192 (41.20%) QA
7 165 (35.41%) C#
8 139 (29.83%) WebDriver
8 139 (29.83%) BDD
9 127 (27.25%) Test Scripting
10 123 (26.39%) Finance
11 121 (25.97%) Automation Testing
12 120 (25.75%) Cucumber
13 107 (22.96%) Continuous Integration
14 100 (21.46%) JavaScript
15 96 (20.60%) Scrum
16 85 (18.24%) Software Testing
17 83 (17.81%) Windows
17 83 (17.81%) Python
18 80 (17.17%) Automated Testing
18 80 (17.17%) TDD
19 79 (16.95%) JIRA
20 78 (16.74%) Degree
20 78 (16.74%) Linux
20 78 (16.74%) Jenkins
21 75 (16.09%) UNIX
21 75 (16.09%) Ruby
22 69 (14.81%) HTML
23 65 (13.95%) Git (software)
24 63 (13.52%) Oracle

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 39 (8.37%) IIS
2 28 (6.01%) SharePoint
3 25 (5.36%) Oracle Workflow
4 17 (3.65%) WebLogic
5 15 (3.22%) OpenStack
6 14 (3.00%) WebSphere
6 14 (3.00%) Confluence
7 13 (2.79%) JBoss
8 12 (2.58%) Tomcat
9 11 (2.36%) GlassFish
10 9 (1.93%) Node.js
11 7 (1.50%) Apache
12 3 (0.64%) nginx
13 2 (0.43%) Drupal
14 1 (0.21%) uiautomator
14 1 (0.21%) Mule
14 1 (0.21%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.50%) MS Office
3 5 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Magento
2 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.36%) IBM SmartCloud
3 9 (1.93%) SaaS
4 6 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.86%) GitHub
6 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.51%) Internet
2 15 (3.22%) DNS
3 11 (2.36%) BIG-IP
3 11 (2.36%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.07%) HTTP
5 4 (0.86%) IPv6
5 4 (0.86%) MPLS
5 4 (0.86%) iSCSI
5 4 (0.86%) VLAN
5 4 (0.86%) NAS
6 2 (0.43%) DHCP
6 2 (0.43%) DVB
7 1 (0.21%) Network Security
7 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.21%) DSL
7 1 (0.21%) Wireless
7 1 (0.21%) Firewall
7 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.21%) SMS
7 1 (0.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.08%) MySQL
3 29 (6.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (3.86%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.58%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.36%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.72%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.72%) Redis
7 8 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 8 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (1.29%) Big Data
9 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.21%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.21%) SSDT
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.21%) OLAP
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 238 (51.07%) Selenium
2 139 (29.83%) WebDriver
3 120 (25.75%) Cucumber
4 79 (16.95%) JIRA
5 78 (16.74%) Jenkins
6 65 (13.95%) Git (software)
7 54 (11.59%) QuickTest Pro
8 48 (10.30%) Subversion
8 48 (10.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 47 (10.09%) JUnit
10 42 (9.01%) NUnit
11 39 (8.37%) Visual Studio
12 37 (7.94%) SpecFlow
13 36 (7.73%) Ranorex
14 32 (6.87%) JBehave
15 30 (6.44%) Calabash
16 29 (6.22%) Hudson
16 29 (6.22%) JMeter
17 28 (6.01%) WiX
17 28 (6.01%) MSBuild
General
1 123 (26.39%) Finance
2 16 (3.43%) Games
3 13 (2.79%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.58%) Banking
5 10 (2.15%) Retail
6 8 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.07%) Online Betting
8 4 (0.86%) Back Office
8 4 (0.86%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.64%) Marketing
9 3 (0.64%) Advertising
9 3 (0.64%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.21%) German Language
10 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.21%) Turkish Language
10 1 (0.21%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (14.81%) HTML
2 63 (13.52%) Web Services
3 49 (10.52%) XML
4 44 (9.44%) RESTful
5 41 (8.80%) CSS
6 29 (6.22%) Gherkin
7 28 (6.01%) X-Windows
8 25 (5.36%) .NET
9 16 (3.43%) LAMP
10 15 (3.22%) HTML5
11 12 (2.58%) SOAP
12 10 (2.15%) Swing
12 10 (2.15%) J2EE
13 9 (1.93%) JSON
13 9 (1.93%) SWT
13 9 (1.93%) Struts
14 8 (1.72%) .NET Framework
15 5 (1.07%) REST
16 4 (0.86%) JMS
16 4 (0.86%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.30%) Computer Science
2 33 (7.08%) Management Information System
3 30 (6.44%) Open Source
4 28 (6.01%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (3.65%) Client/Server
7 15 (3.22%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.50%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.29%) User Experience
10 5 (1.07%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.86%) Social Media
12 3 (0.64%) Social Network
13 2 (0.43%) MPEG
13 2 (0.43%) Spread Betting
13 2 (0.43%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.43%) SWIFT
14 1 (0.21%) iPad
14 1 (0.21%) Data Structures
14 1 (0.21%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 83 (17.81%) Windows
2 78 (16.74%) Linux
3 75 (16.09%) UNIX
4 28 (6.01%) Windows 8
4 28 (6.01%) Windows 7
5 15 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (2.79%) Apple iOS
6 13 (2.79%) Android
7 11 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.64%) CentOS
9 1 (0.21%) SUSE
9 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (49.36%) Test Automation
3 139 (29.83%) BDD
4 127 (27.25%) Test Scripting
5 121 (25.97%) Automation Testing
6 107 (22.96%) Continuous Integration
7 96 (20.60%) Scrum
8 85 (18.24%) Software Testing
9 80 (17.17%) Automated Testing
9 80 (17.17%) TDD
10 63 (13.52%) Software Engineering
11 48 (10.30%) Workflow
12 47 (10.09%) E-Commerce
13 39 (8.37%) DevOps
14 38 (8.15%) Regression Testing
15 31 (6.65%) Project Management
16 29 (6.22%) Test Strategy
16 29 (6.22%) User Acceptance Testing
16 29 (6.22%) OO
17 28 (6.01%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 245 (52.58%) Java
2 220 (47.21%) SQL
3 165 (35.41%) C#
4 100 (21.46%) JavaScript
5 83 (17.81%) Python
6 75 (16.09%) Ruby
7 61 (13.09%) PowerShell
8 57 (12.23%) Perl
9 48 (10.30%) C++
10 42 (9.01%) Bash Shell
11 31 (6.65%) PHP
12 17 (3.65%) Shell Script
13 16 (3.43%) C
14 12 (2.58%) Korn
15 10 (2.15%) Tcl
16 9 (1.93%) T-SQL
17 8 (1.72%) Delphi
17 8 (1.72%) Groovy
18 6 (1.29%) Scala
19 3 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 78 (16.74%) Degree
2 45 (9.66%) ISEB
3 31 (6.65%) ISTQB
4 12 (2.58%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (1.93%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.43%) HND
7 2 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.21%) CISSP
8 1 (0.21%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (41.20%) QA
System Software
1 39 (8.37%) Hyper-V
2 16 (3.43%) vSphere
3 14 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.36%) vCloud
5 3 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.21%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 31 (6.65%) Puppet
2 28 (6.01%) SCVMM
3 20 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (3.22%) Ansible
5 9 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.64%) Salt
7 2 (0.43%) AppManager
7 2 (0.43%) Nagios
7 2 (0.43%) SCCM
7 2 (0.43%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.21%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 63 (13.52%) Oracle
2 46 (9.87%) Microsoft
3 17 (3.65%) VMware
4 15 (3.22%) Red Hat
5 12 (2.58%) HP
6 11 (2.36%) SaltStack
6 11 (2.36%) F5
6 11 (2.36%) IBM
7 9 (1.93%) TOWER Software
8 6 (1.29%) Fidessa
9 5 (1.07%) Google
10 4 (0.86%) Dell
11 3 (0.64%) Cerillion
11 3 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.43%) NetIQ
12 2 (0.43%) Sony
12 2 (0.43%) Zend
12 2 (0.43%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.43%) SolarWinds
13 1 (0.21%) hybris
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum 65,000 + comprehensive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + package + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £50k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
The People Network
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum + Discretionary relocation assistanc
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits package attached
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £50,000 to £55,000 + Bonus (10% of B
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago