The median contractor rate for a Automation Engineer was £295 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automation Engineer
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 157 149
Rank change year-on-year +41 -8  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 12 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.46% 0.026% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.027% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
Median daily rate £295 £490 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.79% +12.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £363
% change year-on-year -1.16% +18.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 - £40.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2454 3648 3409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.97% 94.29% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 2178 1787
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 172 206
Median hourly rate £16.18 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.58% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Automation Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in the North West

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automation Engineer in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Engineer in the North West

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in the North West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Engineer in the North West

Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +28 10 £295 -39.79% 3
Cheshire - 1 £425 - 2
Merseyside - 1 £250 - 1
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Automation Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (77.78%) Java
2 13 (72.22%) Selenium
3 12 (66.67%) QA
3 12 (66.67%) QA Automation
4 11 (61.11%) SQL
5 10 (55.56%) JIRA
6 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
7 8 (44.44%) PL/SQL
7 8 (44.44%) XML
8 7 (38.89%) WebDriver
8 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (38.89%) High Availability
9 6 (33.33%) Finance
9 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
9 6 (33.33%) Defect Management
10 5 (27.78%) TDD
11 4 (22.22%) Unix
11 4 (22.22%) Windows
11 4 (22.22%) Linux
11 4 (22.22%) Python
11 4 (22.22%) .NET
11 4 (22.22%) Puppet
11 4 (22.22%) BDD
11 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
11 4 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
12 3 (16.67%) GitLab
12 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
12 3 (16.67%) PowerShell

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) Confluence
1 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) HTTPS
1 3 (16.67%) SSL
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Selenium
2 10 (55.56%) JIRA
3 7 (38.89%) WebDriver
4 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 3 (16.67%) GitLab
5 3 (16.67%) MSI
6 1 (5.56%) Bitbucket
6 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.56%) IntelliJ
6 1 (5.56%) TestNG
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) XML
2 4 (22.22%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Wiki
2 1 (5.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
1 4 (22.22%) Unix
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) QA Automation
2 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (38.89%) High Availability
3 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 5 (27.78%) TDD
6 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
6 4 (22.22%) BDD
7 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Security Operations
7 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 1 (5.56%) Build Automation
8 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Web Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) Java
2 11 (61.11%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) PL/SQL
4 4 (22.22%) Python
5 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (22.22%) Puppet
2 3 (16.67%) yum
3 1 (5.56%) Ansible
Liverpool, Merseyside
Martin & Conley
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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