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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 619 617 719
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +102
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 297 302 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.26% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.28% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 265 264 140
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +10.00%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +8 277 £47,500 - 40
London -14 136 £57,500 +9.52% 18
South East +21 69 £47,500 +23.37% 7
City of London +42 39 £58,750 +11.90% 4
Yorkshire +24 31 £42,500 +30.76% 4
West Yorkshire - 28 £45,000 - 3
Leeds - 27 £45,000 - 2
Surrey 0 24 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Hampshire +37 23 £44,000 +25.71% 1
East of England -3 21 £32,500 -23.52% 3
North West -5 15 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Manchester - 15 £45,000 - 3
Cambridgeshire +20 13 £36,250 -14.20% 1
Cambridge +18 13 £36,250 -14.20% 1
Wales -3 11 £35,000 +9.37%
South Wales -5 11 £35,000 +9.37%
Kent -8 8 £45,000 +50.00%
Newport -14 7 £35,000 +9.37%
Berkshire +15 6 £41,250 +7.14%
Scotland +1 6 £47,250 +18.12% 1
East Midlands 0 6 £32,500 -27.77% 2
Milton Keynes -8 6 £32,500 -31.57%
Buckinghamshire -15 6 £32,500 -15.58% 4
Winchester +6 5 £35,000 -
West Midlands 0 5 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Bedfordshire - 5 £32,500 -
Bedford - 5 £32,500 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £32,500 - 1
Northampton - 5 £32,500 - 1
Glasgow +1 4 £50,000 -

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 303 (58.61%) Test Automation
2 296 (57.25%) Agile Software Development
3 280 (54.16%) Selenium
4 219 (42.36%) Java
5 189 (36.56%) Linux
6 176 (34.04%) Continuous Integration
7 166 (32.11%) SQL
8 156 (30.17%) QA
9 154 (29.79%) Ruby
10 149 (28.82%) Python
11 137 (26.50%) Automation Testing
12 133 (25.73%) C#
13 128 (24.76%) WebDriver
14 125 (24.18%) Finance
15 123 (23.79%) Jenkins
16 122 (23.60%) TDD
17 121 (23.40%) BDD
18 120 (23.21%) Scrum
19 119 (23.02%) Cucumber
20 100 (19.34%) Git (software)
21 96 (18.57%) Automated Testing
22 87 (16.83%) Test Scripting
23 81 (15.67%) Windows
24 80 (15.47%) UNIX
25 78 (15.09%) Continuous Delivery
26 72 (13.93%) DevOps
26 72 (13.93%) Degree
27 69 (13.35%) Perl
28 67 (12.96%) JUnit
29 63 (12.19%) OO

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 25 (4.84%) OpenStack
2 20 (3.87%) IIS
3 18 (3.48%) Tomcat
4 16 (3.09%) WebLogic
5 11 (2.13%) JBoss
5 11 (2.13%) Apache
6 10 (1.93%) Confluence
7 7 (1.35%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.35%) GlassFish
8 5 (0.97%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.77%) CMS
10 3 (0.58%) Drupal
10 3 (0.58%) Node.js
10 3 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.39%) WordPress
12 1 (0.19%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.19%) WinCC
12 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
Applications
1 10 (1.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.19%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.77%) Temenos T24
1 4 (0.77%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.09%) SaaS
3 11 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (1.35%) IBM SmartCloud
5 4 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.39%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.39%) GitHub
8 1 (0.19%) IaaS
8 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.84%) TCP/IP
2 16 (3.09%) SNMP
3 13 (2.51%) DNS
4 7 (1.35%) BIG-IP
4 7 (1.35%) HTTP
5 6 (1.16%) LAN
5 6 (1.16%) WAN
6 5 (0.97%) LDAP
7 4 (0.77%) Internet
8 3 (0.58%) SMTP
8 3 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.39%) ATM
10 1 (0.19%) DHCP
10 1 (0.19%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.19%) Firewall
10 1 (0.19%) Network Security
10 1 (0.19%) Modbus
10 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.19%) SSL
10 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.22%) SQL Server
1 27 (5.22%) Relational Database
2 17 (3.29%) Hadoop
3 16 (3.09%) OpenTSDB
3 16 (3.09%) HBase
4 15 (2.90%) Big Data
4 15 (2.90%) MySQL
5 5 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.77%) OLTP
6 4 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.58%) Couchbase
7 3 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.19%) SQLite
8 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.19%) Redis
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 280 (54.16%) Selenium
2 128 (24.76%) WebDriver
3 123 (23.79%) Jenkins
4 119 (23.02%) Cucumber
5 100 (19.34%) Git (software)
6 67 (12.96%) JUnit
7 60 (11.61%) WATIR
8 58 (11.22%) JIRA
9 57 (11.03%) RSpec
10 52 (10.06%) Subversion
11 44 (8.51%) NUnit
12 37 (7.16%) HP UFT
13 36 (6.96%) Maven
14 35 (6.77%) JMeter
15 30 (5.80%) SpecFlow
16 29 (5.61%) FitNesse
17 26 (5.03%) Visual Studio
18 24 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
19 20 (3.87%) Hudson
20 19 (3.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 125 (24.18%) Finance
2 39 (7.54%) Banking
3 36 (6.96%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.09%) Online Betting
5 15 (2.90%) Marketing
5 15 (2.90%) Retail
6 12 (2.32%) Games
7 10 (1.93%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.97%) Law
9 4 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.77%) Automotive
9 4 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.58%) Legal
11 2 (0.39%) Advertising
11 2 (0.39%) Back Office
11 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Front Office
12 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.70%) Web Services
2 43 (8.32%) XML
3 41 (7.93%) REST
4 39 (7.54%) .NET
5 29 (5.61%) SOAP
6 26 (5.03%) RESTful
7 25 (4.84%) HTML
8 18 (3.48%) Gherkin
9 14 (2.71%) JSON
10 11 (2.13%) jQuery
10 11 (2.13%) CSS
10 11 (2.13%) ASP.NET
11 10 (1.93%) .NET Framework
12 9 (1.74%) FIXML
12 9 (1.74%) JMS
13 8 (1.55%) Spring
14 6 (1.16%) Middleware
15 5 (0.97%) WinForms
15 5 (0.97%) WPF
15 5 (0.97%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.80%) Computer Science
2 25 (4.84%) Mobile App
3 19 (3.68%) DTV
4 12 (2.32%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.13%) Digital Media
6 9 (1.74%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.35%) User Experience
8 6 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.16%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.16%) Statistics
9 5 (0.97%) Wiki
9 5 (0.97%) Online Games
9 5 (0.97%) iPhone
9 5 (0.97%) Semantic Web
10 4 (0.77%) Video on Demand
10 4 (0.77%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.58%) STB
11 3 (0.58%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.58%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 189 (36.56%) Linux
2 81 (15.67%) Windows
3 80 (15.47%) UNIX
4 27 (5.22%) Apple iOS
5 25 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (4.64%) Android
7 12 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (2.32%) CentOS
8 10 (1.93%) Ubuntu
9 7 (1.35%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.16%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.97%) SUSE
12 3 (0.58%) Debian
13 1 (0.19%) Fedora
13 1 (0.19%) Solaris
13 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (58.61%) Test Automation
2 296 (57.25%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (34.04%) Continuous Integration
4 137 (26.50%) Automation Testing
5 122 (23.60%) TDD
6 121 (23.40%) BDD
7 120 (23.21%) Scrum
8 96 (18.57%) Automated Testing
9 87 (16.83%) Test Scripting
10 78 (15.09%) Continuous Delivery
11 72 (13.93%) DevOps
12 63 (12.19%) OO
13 44 (8.51%) E-Commerce
13 44 (8.51%) Software Engineering
14 43 (8.32%) Software Testing
14 43 (8.32%) Manual Testing
15 40 (7.74%) Regression Testing
16 35 (6.77%) Configuration Management
17 34 (6.58%) Open Source
18 33 (6.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 219 (42.36%) Java
2 166 (32.11%) SQL
3 154 (29.79%) Ruby
4 149 (28.82%) Python
5 133 (25.73%) C#
6 69 (13.35%) Perl
7 63 (12.19%) Bash Shell
8 51 (9.86%) JavaScript
9 31 (6.00%) C++
10 24 (4.64%) PowerShell
11 23 (4.45%) PHP
11 23 (4.45%) C
12 18 (3.48%) Groovy
13 16 (3.09%) sed
13 16 (3.09%) Go
13 16 (3.09%) AWK
14 11 (2.13%) VBA
15 9 (1.74%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.74%) Korn
16 8 (1.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (13.93%) Degree
2 35 (6.77%) ISEB
3 32 (6.19%) ISTQB
4 8 (1.55%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.35%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.16%) PhD
7 5 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.58%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (30.17%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.19%) GAMP
2 1 (0.19%) GMP
System Software
1 30 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (3.09%) Hyper-V
3 14 (2.71%) vSphere
4 12 (2.32%) vCloud
5 9 (1.74%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.35%) Active Directory
7 5 (0.97%) Docker
8 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 61 (11.80%) Puppet
2 53 (10.25%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (5.61%) Ansible
4 20 (3.87%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (3.09%) yum
5 16 (3.09%) Opsview
6 13 (2.51%) Nagios
7 9 (1.74%) WMI
7 9 (1.74%) Rundeck
8 6 (1.16%) Salt
9 5 (0.97%) SCOM
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (0.58%) CA LISA
11 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.19%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 51 (9.86%) VMware
2 50 (9.67%) Oracle
3 39 (7.54%) Microsoft
4 30 (5.80%) Red Hat
5 17 (3.29%) HP
6 13 (2.51%) Atlassian
7 11 (2.13%) IBM
8 7 (1.35%) F5
8 7 (1.35%) SaltStack
9 5 (0.97%) LANDesk
9 5 (0.97%) Symantec
10 4 (0.77%) Green Hat
11 3 (0.58%) Telerik
11 3 (0.58%) CA
11 3 (0.58%) Apple
12 2 (0.39%) Reuters
12 2 (0.39%) Bloomberg
12 2 (0.39%) SAP
12 2 (0.39%) Google
12 2 (0.39%) Splunk
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