The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation QA Engineer
Rank 103 102 114
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 14 14 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.93% 0.84% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.87% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 14 14 1
Average salary £37,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% +18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
QA Automation Engineer
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1460 1607 1416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.95% 96.87% 97.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1131 1279 1204
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

QA Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

QA Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

QA Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

QA Automation Engineer Salary Trend in Cambridge

QA Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

QA Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited QA 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 QA Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 24 (100.00%) QA
2 21 (87.50%) Test Automation
3 20 (83.33%) Degree
4 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (58.33%) Scrum
5 14 (58.33%) JIRA
5 14 (58.33%) Python
6 13 (54.17%) SDLC
7 10 (41.67%) Selenium
8 9 (37.50%) QA Automation
9 8 (33.33%) WebDriver
9 8 (33.33%) OO
10 7 (29.17%) Bugzilla
10 7 (29.17%) Perforce
10 7 (29.17%) HTML
10 7 (29.17%) Perl
10 7 (29.17%) SQL
10 7 (29.17%) XML
10 7 (29.17%) Linux
10 7 (29.17%) Mobile App
10 7 (29.17%) Performance Testing
10 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
10 7 (29.17%) Defect Tracking
11 6 (25.00%) Defect Management
11 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (25.00%) Automation Testing
12 4 (16.67%) C#
13 2 (8.33%) Java
13 2 (8.33%) OOP
13 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited QA 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 QA Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) JIRA
2 10 (41.67%) Selenium
3 8 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 7 (29.17%) Bugzilla
5 1 (4.17%) JMeter
General
1 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) HTML
1 7 (29.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (58.33%) Scrum
4 13 (54.17%) SDLC
5 9 (37.50%) QA Automation
6 8 (33.33%) OO
7 7 (29.17%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (29.17%) Performance Testing
7 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
8 6 (25.00%) Automation Testing
8 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (25.00%) Defect Management
9 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
9 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
9 2 (8.33%) OOP
9 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (4.17%) CRM
10 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
10 1 (4.17%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) Python
2 7 (29.17%) Perl
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (83.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Perforce