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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 605 722 732
Rank change year-on-year
+117 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 312 151 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 271 134 138
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.57%
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 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.50%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 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 29 August 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 +100 282 £47,500 +11.76% 34
London +80 159 £52,500 +10.52% 19
South East +4 54 £38,500 +10.00% 10
City of London +11 33 £51,250 -4.65% 7
Surrey +16 25 £47,500 +46.15% 4
East of England +6 22 £42,500 +13.33% 2
North Yorkshire +7 18 £32,500 +30.00%
Yorkshire -35 18 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Harrogate - 18 £32,500 -
Scotland -10 16 £40,000 -
South West -15 15 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Reigate - 15 £47,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire +7 13 £38,500 -3.75% 4
North West -4 13 £40,000 +33.33%
South Wales +9 12 £32,000 -1.53%
Wales +9 12 £32,000 -1.53%
Cambridge +2 10 £42,250 +12.66% 1
Cambridgeshire 0 10 £42,250 +6.96% 1
Kent +2 9 £30,000 -7.69%
High Wycombe - 9 £38,500 - 1
Berkshire -7 8 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Hertfordshire -11 8 £42,500 +39.34% 2
Cheshire - 8 £40,000 -
Warrington - 8 £40,000 -
Glasgow -5 7 - -
Edinburgh -6 7 £40,000 +6.66%
Gloucestershire - 7 £35,000 - 1
Slough +12 6 £38,500 -23.00% 1
Maidenhead -10 6 £38,500 -14.44%
Newport - 6 £32,000 -

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 335 (59.93%) QA
2 307 (54.92%) Test Automation
3 284 (50.81%) Selenium
4 265 (47.41%) Java
5 221 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
6 209 (37.39%) SQL
7 187 (33.45%) C#
8 170 (30.41%) BDD
9 144 (25.76%) Cucumber
10 139 (24.87%) Test Scripting
10 139 (24.87%) Degree
11 138 (24.69%) Automation Testing
12 137 (24.51%) Finance
13 126 (22.54%) Scrum
14 125 (22.36%) Linux
15 111 (19.86%) TDD
15 111 (19.86%) WebDriver
16 110 (19.68%) Ruby
17 108 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
18 104 (18.60%) JavaScript
19 103 (18.43%) Python
20 99 (17.71%) UNIX
20 99 (17.71%) Test Strategy
21 87 (15.56%) Software Engineering
22 86 (15.38%) Regression Testing
23 84 (15.03%) Automated Testing
24 83 (14.85%) Jenkins
25 81 (14.49%) Windows
26 80 (14.31%) .NET
27 76 (13.60%) C++

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 23 (4.11%) IIS
2 20 (3.58%) Apache
3 18 (3.22%) Tomcat
4 10 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
4 10 (1.79%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.43%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.89%) nginx
7 4 (0.72%) Confluence
7 4 (0.72%) Node.js
8 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.54%) CMS
9 2 (0.36%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.18%) Mule
10 1 (0.18%) Drupal
10 1 (0.18%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.43%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.18%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 14 (2.50%) Magento
2 2 (0.36%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.22%) SaaS
3 12 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.89%) GitHub
5 1 (0.18%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.76%) TCP/IP
2 18 (3.22%) Internet
3 10 (1.79%) HTTP
4 7 (1.25%) SNMP
5 5 (0.89%) DNS
6 4 (0.72%) IPv6
6 4 (0.72%) VLAN
6 4 (0.72%) iSCSI
6 4 (0.72%) NAS
7 2 (0.36%) LTE
7 2 (0.36%) 3G
7 2 (0.36%) DVB
7 2 (0.36%) Firewall
7 2 (0.36%) 2G
7 2 (0.36%) SSH
7 2 (0.36%) LDAP
8 1 (0.18%) SMS
8 1 (0.18%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.18%) DHCP
8 1 (0.18%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.44%) MySQL
3 13 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 11 (1.97%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.79%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.25%) HBase
6 7 (1.25%) Big Data
7 6 (1.07%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.07%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.54%) Redis
9 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.18%) OLAP
11 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 284 (50.81%) Selenium
2 144 (25.76%) Cucumber
3 111 (19.86%) WebDriver
4 83 (14.85%) Jenkins
5 75 (13.42%) JUnit
6 64 (11.45%) JIRA
7 55 (9.84%) QuickTest Pro
8 50 (8.94%) Hudson
9 40 (7.16%) JBehave
10 39 (6.98%) Subversion
11 38 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
12 37 (6.62%) WinRunner
12 37 (6.62%) SpecFlow
13 33 (5.90%) Visual Studio
14 32 (5.72%) Ranorex
15 30 (5.37%) Maven
16 28 (5.01%) NUnit
17 26 (4.65%) JMeter
17 26 (4.65%) SoapUI
18 24 (4.29%) TeamCity
General
1 137 (24.51%) Finance
2 27 (4.83%) Games
3 25 (4.47%) Back Office
4 21 (3.76%) Retail
5 14 (2.50%) Marketing
6 11 (1.97%) Publishing
7 10 (1.79%) Banking
8 8 (1.43%) Multimedia
9 7 (1.25%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.89%) Advertising
11 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.36%) Welsh Language
13 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.18%) German Language
13 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.18%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (14.31%) .NET
2 62 (11.09%) HTML
3 54 (9.66%) Web Services
4 44 (7.87%) XML
5 42 (7.51%) Gherkin
6 41 (7.33%) RESTful
7 40 (7.16%) SOAP
8 33 (5.90%) HTML5
9 29 (5.19%) J2EE
10 28 (5.01%) .NET Framework
11 27 (4.83%) CSS
12 19 (3.40%) JSON
13 14 (2.50%) Spring
14 13 (2.33%) REST
15 11 (1.97%) CSS3
16 10 (1.79%) X-Windows
17 8 (1.43%) LAMP
18 7 (1.25%) JMS
18 7 (1.25%) FIXML
19 6 (1.07%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.55%) Computer Science
2 57 (10.20%) Open Source
3 45 (8.05%) Mathematics
4 36 (6.44%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (4.29%) Client/Server
6 22 (3.94%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.97%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.61%) iPad
9 7 (1.25%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.89%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.72%) iPhone
11 4 (0.72%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.72%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.72%) Physics
12 3 (0.54%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.36%) Streaming Video
13 2 (0.36%) Spread Betting
13 2 (0.36%) MPEG
13 2 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 125 (22.36%) Linux
2 99 (17.71%) UNIX
3 81 (14.49%) Windows
4 36 (6.44%) Android
5 32 (5.72%) Apple iOS
6 17 (3.04%) CentOS
6 17 (3.04%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.79%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.79%) Windows 8
7 10 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.72%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.36%) AIX
10 2 (0.36%) Solaris
11 1 (0.18%) VMS
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (54.92%) Test Automation
2 221 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (30.41%) BDD
4 139 (24.87%) Test Scripting
5 138 (24.69%) Automation Testing
6 126 (22.54%) Scrum
7 111 (19.86%) TDD
8 108 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
9 99 (17.71%) Test Strategy
10 87 (15.56%) Software Engineering
11 86 (15.38%) Regression Testing
12 84 (15.03%) Automated Testing
13 70 (12.52%) User Stories
14 56 (10.02%) DevOps
14 56 (10.02%) Software Testing
15 49 (8.77%) OO
16 39 (6.98%) E-Commerce
17 37 (6.62%) Workflow
18 31 (5.55%) Performance Testing
19 29 (5.19%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 265 (47.41%) Java
2 209 (37.39%) SQL
3 187 (33.45%) C#
4 110 (19.68%) Ruby
5 104 (18.60%) JavaScript
6 103 (18.43%) Python
7 76 (13.60%) C++
8 55 (9.84%) PHP
9 52 (9.30%) Perl
10 41 (7.33%) Bash Shell
11 35 (6.26%) C
12 33 (5.90%) PowerShell
13 17 (3.04%) Groovy
13 17 (3.04%) Shell Script
14 16 (2.86%) Tcl
15 15 (2.68%) Delphi
16 13 (2.33%) VBScript
16 13 (2.33%) Korn
17 10 (1.79%) Scala
18 9 (1.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 139 (24.87%) Degree
2 50 (8.94%) ISEB
3 13 (2.33%) ISTQB
4 11 (1.97%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.07%) HND
7 5 (0.89%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.72%) PhD
8 4 (0.72%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) CISSP
9 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.18%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (59.93%) QA
2 3 (0.54%) ISO 9000
2 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.36%) TickIT
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (4.11%) Hyper-V
2 15 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.33%) XenApp
3 13 (2.33%) XenDesktop
4 10 (1.79%) Active Directory
5 8 (1.43%) vSphere
6 7 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.54%) Gluster
8 2 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.36%) NFS
8 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.18%) vCloud
9 1 (0.18%) XenServer
9 1 (0.18%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 29 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (4.65%) Puppet
3 25 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.79%) SCVMM
5 8 (1.43%) Ansible
6 7 (1.25%) Opsview
7 6 (1.07%) Salt
8 2 (0.36%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.18%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 61 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 51 (9.12%) Oracle
3 29 (5.19%) VMware
4 21 (3.76%) HP
5 13 (2.33%) Citrix
6 10 (1.79%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.07%) JBoss
8 5 (0.89%) TOWER Software
9 4 (0.72%) Dell
10 3 (0.54%) Telerik
11 2 (0.36%) T-Plan
11 2 (0.36%) Veritas
11 2 (0.36%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.18%) MKS
12 1 (0.18%) Informatica
12 1 (0.18%) MicroStrategy
12 1 (0.18%) EMC
12 1 (0.18%) Compuware
12 1 (0.18%) Cisco
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Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 55,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 75,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Fraser Munro IT Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum £40,000 to £60,000 + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 days ago
West London
WTG (Web Technology Group)
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Gen Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Central London, London, Hounslow, Slough,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £45-50,000 + Bens
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus and bens
Posted: 16 days ago