The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Specialist
Rank 850 875 839
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -36
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 30 24 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.029% 0.022% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.023% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 23 15 13
Average salary £65,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.44% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £45,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+44.44% +16.88%
Automation Specialist
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 England 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
96144 102851 95666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.32% 94.45% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80483 84653 79968
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 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Automation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Automation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Automation Specialist
Salary Trend in England

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

Automation Specialist Salary Trend in England

Automation Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Automation Specialist Salary Histogram in England

Automation Specialist
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 4 August 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
London +34 19 £65,000 - 2
Yorkshire -3 4 - -
North West - 4 £35,750 - 1
South East +18 1 £42,500 -5.55%
East of England -4 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Automation Specialist
UK

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 38 (73.08%) Test Automation
2 36 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (63.46%) Selenium
4 29 (55.77%) Java
5 26 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 26 (50.00%) Cucumber
6 23 (44.23%) Git (software)
7 22 (42.31%) BDD
8 20 (38.46%) Groovy
9 19 (36.54%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (34.62%) Unit Testing
10 18 (34.62%) SoapUI
11 17 (32.69%) Jenkins
12 16 (30.77%) Mockito
12 16 (30.77%) Open Source
12 16 (30.77%) C#
12 16 (30.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 16 (30.77%) E-Commerce
13 11 (21.15%) HP UFT
13 11 (21.15%) QA
14 10 (19.23%) Degree
14 10 (19.23%) IBM
14 10 (19.23%) HP
14 10 (19.23%) SQL
15 9 (17.31%) Automation Testing
16 7 (13.46%) Marketing
16 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
17 6 (11.54%) SDLC
17 6 (11.54%) Banking
17 6 (11.54%) Retail

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.69%) WebLogic
1 4 (7.69%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Primavera
1 1 (1.92%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.92%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) MySQL
3 2 (3.85%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 33 (63.46%) Selenium
2 26 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 26 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 23 (44.23%) Git (software)
4 18 (34.62%) SoapUI
5 17 (32.69%) Jenkins
6 16 (30.77%) Mockito
6 16 (30.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 11 (21.15%) HP UFT
8 5 (9.62%) SpecFlow
8 5 (9.62%) Rational Functional Tester
9 4 (7.69%) TestNG
9 4 (7.69%) NUnit
9 4 (7.69%) Eclipse
9 4 (7.69%) JUnit
9 4 (7.69%) JIRA
10 2 (3.85%) Subversion
10 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
10 2 (3.85%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (13.46%) Marketing
2 6 (11.54%) Banking
2 6 (11.54%) Retail
3 5 (9.62%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) .NET
2 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 4 (7.69%) CSS
2 4 (7.69%) XML
3 3 (5.77%) WinForms
3 3 (5.77%) WPF
4 2 (3.85%) jQuery
4 2 (3.85%) HTML5
4 2 (3.85%) REST
4 2 (3.85%) HTML
4 2 (3.85%) Ajax
4 2 (3.85%) JSON
4 2 (3.85%) WCF
4 2 (3.85%) SOAP
4 2 (3.85%) Web Services
5 1 (1.92%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.85%) Social Media
4 2 (3.85%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Android
1 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.92%) UNIX
2 1 (1.92%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (73.08%) Test Automation
2 36 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (42.31%) BDD
4 19 (36.54%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (34.62%) Unit Testing
6 16 (30.77%) Open Source
6 16 (30.77%) E-Commerce
7 9 (17.31%) Automation Testing
8 6 (11.54%) Functional Testing
8 6 (11.54%) SDLC
9 5 (9.62%) TDD
10 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (7.69%) Scrum
10 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
10 4 (7.69%) Web Development
10 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
10 4 (7.69%) People Management
11 3 (5.77%) Test Planning
11 3 (5.77%) Business Development
11 3 (5.77%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (55.77%) Java
2 20 (38.46%) Groovy
3 16 (30.77%) C#
4 10 (19.23%) SQL
5 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 5 (9.62%) VBScript
6 5 (9.62%) Ruby
7 4 (7.69%) C++
8 3 (5.77%) T-SQL
8 3 (5.77%) Python
8 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.85%) PHP
10 1 (1.92%) C
10 1 (1.92%) Perl
10 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.77%) ISEB
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.92%) RHCE
4 1 (1.92%) MCSE
4 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) OpenView
1 1 (1.92%) Nagios
1 1 (1.92%) SCOM
1 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.92%) Puppet
1 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.92%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) IBM
1 10 (19.23%) HP
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle
2 4 (7.69%) WorldPay
3 3 (5.77%) BT
3 3 (5.77%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.92%) Marketo
4 1 (1.92%) VMware
4 1 (1.92%) SAP
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) Dell
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
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