The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 94 95 86
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 9 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.69% 0.45% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.47% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 0
Average salary £32,000 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,750 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Automation Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region. 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
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1261 1276 1019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 96.85% 96.59% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1058 1136 924
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in the job title across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the Wales region.

Automation Engineer Salary Trend in Wales

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 19 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
South Wales +10 9 £32,000 -1.53%
Automation Engineer
UK

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 20 (90.91%) Java
2 17 (77.27%) Test Automation
3 16 (72.73%) Groovy
3 16 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 16 (72.73%) JUnit
3 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (54.55%) Selenium
4 12 (54.55%) Jenkins
5 10 (45.45%) Bash Shell
5 10 (45.45%) Korn
5 10 (45.45%) Perl
6 8 (36.36%) SQL
6 8 (36.36%) Oracle
6 8 (36.36%) Python
6 8 (36.36%) Apple iOS
6 8 (36.36%) SoapUI
6 8 (36.36%) Android
7 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Linux
8 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
8 5 (22.73%) C#
9 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
9 4 (18.18%) Client/Server
9 4 (18.18%) Multimedia
9 4 (18.18%) Product Management
9 4 (18.18%) iPad
9 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
9 4 (18.18%) Android Development
9 4 (18.18%) iOS Development
10 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (72.73%) JUnit
2 12 (54.55%) Selenium
2 12 (54.55%) Jenkins
3 8 (36.36%) SoapUI
4 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
1 4 (18.18%) Multimedia
2 3 (13.64%) Advertising
3 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Client/Server
1 4 (18.18%) iPad
2 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.09%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Android
1 8 (36.36%) Apple iOS
2 5 (22.73%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Test Automation
2 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Android Development
5 4 (18.18%) iOS Development
5 4 (18.18%) Product Management
6 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.64%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) Java
2 16 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 16 (72.73%) Groovy
3 10 (45.45%) Bash Shell
3 10 (45.45%) Perl
3 10 (45.45%) Korn
4 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 8 (36.36%) Python
5 5 (22.73%) C#
6 1 (4.55%) C++
6 1 (4.55%) C
6 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) T-Plan