The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the England 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 831 816 772
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 34 47 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.047% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.049% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 32 40 87
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £35,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £55,050 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -2.77%
QA 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 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
98061 95266 102493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.68% 94.72% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82304 78117 89013
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

QA Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

QA Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

QA Automation Engineer Salary Trend in England

QA Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

QA Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in England

QA Automation Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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 -21 18 £40,000 -23.80%
South East -5 11 £50,000 +17.64% 1
East of England -13 5 £42,500 -
QA Automation Engineer
UK

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 123 (100.00%) QA
2 100 (81.30%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (78.86%) Selenium
4 69 (56.10%) Java
5 61 (49.59%) BDD
6 60 (48.78%) Test Scripting
6 60 (48.78%) Test Automation
7 57 (46.34%) WebDriver
8 46 (37.40%) TDD
9 45 (36.59%) Scrum
10 41 (33.33%) JavaScript
11 39 (31.71%) SQL
11 39 (31.71%) Cucumber
12 35 (28.46%) Software Engineering
13 33 (26.83%) JIRA
14 32 (26.02%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (26.02%) Automation Testing
15 28 (22.76%) PHP
16 27 (21.95%) C#
17 26 (21.14%) JUnit
17 26 (21.14%) Degree
18 25 (20.33%) Web Services
18 25 (20.33%) Jenkins
19 22 (17.89%) Ruby
20 21 (17.07%) Python
20 21 (17.07%) Automated Testing
20 21 (17.07%) Software Testing
20 21 (17.07%) JBehave
21 20 (16.26%) JMeter
21 20 (16.26%) Test Strategy

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.44%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.81%) CMS
2 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.81%) Drupal
2 1 (0.81%) uiautomator
2 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.81%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.50%) Magento
2 1 (0.81%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.88%) SaaS
2 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.81%) DSL
2 1 (0.81%) HTTP
2 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.81%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.57%) MySQL
2 5 (4.07%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 97 (78.86%) Selenium
2 57 (46.34%) WebDriver
3 39 (31.71%) Cucumber
4 33 (26.83%) JIRA
5 26 (21.14%) JUnit
6 25 (20.33%) Jenkins
7 21 (17.07%) JBehave
8 20 (16.26%) JMeter
9 18 (14.63%) QuickTest Pro
10 12 (9.76%) SpecFlow
11 10 (8.13%) Visual Studio
12 9 (7.32%) PHPUnit
13 8 (6.50%) Hudson
13 8 (6.50%) TeamCity
13 8 (6.50%) Subversion
14 7 (5.69%) Maven
15 6 (4.88%) RSpec
15 6 (4.88%) Calabash
16 5 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
17 4 (3.25%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (15.45%) Finance
2 6 (4.88%) Games
3 4 (3.25%) Back Office
3 4 (3.25%) Publishing
4 3 (2.44%) Advertising
4 3 (2.44%) Retail
5 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.63%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) German Language
6 1 (0.81%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.81%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.33%) Web Services
2 16 (13.01%) J2EE
3 15 (12.20%) LAMP
4 14 (11.38%) HTML
5 11 (8.94%) Gherkin
6 10 (8.13%) .NET
6 10 (8.13%) XML
6 10 (8.13%) HTML5
7 9 (7.32%) CSS
8 6 (4.88%) SOAP
8 6 (4.88%) JSON
9 4 (3.25%) Spring
9 4 (3.25%) Django
9 4 (3.25%) RESTful
9 4 (3.25%) REST
10 3 (2.44%) FFmpeg
10 3 (2.44%) Backbone.js
10 3 (2.44%) Memcached
10 3 (2.44%) Sinatra
10 3 (2.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.45%) Open Source
1 19 (15.45%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.32%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.44%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.44%) Social Media
5 2 (1.63%) iPad
5 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.63%) Social Network
5 2 (1.63%) iPhone
5 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.81%) User Experience
6 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.76%) Linux
2 10 (8.13%) UNIX
3 6 (4.88%) Android
3 6 (4.88%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.07%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (81.30%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (49.59%) BDD
3 60 (48.78%) Test Scripting
3 60 (48.78%) Test Automation
4 46 (37.40%) TDD
5 45 (36.59%) Scrum
6 35 (28.46%) Software Engineering
7 32 (26.02%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (26.02%) Automation Testing
8 21 (17.07%) Automated Testing
8 21 (17.07%) Software Testing
9 20 (16.26%) Test Strategy
10 19 (15.45%) User Stories
11 15 (12.20%) Workflow
12 14 (11.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (11.38%) Load Testing
13 11 (8.94%) Regression Testing
14 9 (7.32%) Performance Testing
15 8 (6.50%) Continuous Improvement
16 7 (5.69%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (56.10%) Java
2 41 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 39 (31.71%) SQL
4 28 (22.76%) PHP
5 27 (21.95%) C#
6 22 (17.89%) Ruby
7 21 (17.07%) Python
8 8 (6.50%) C++
9 3 (2.44%) Scala
10 2 (1.63%) SPARQL
10 2 (1.63%) Perl
11 1 (0.81%) VBScript
11 1 (0.81%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.81%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.81%) R
11 1 (0.81%) Lua
11 1 (0.81%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 26 (21.14%) Degree
2 8 (6.50%) ISEB
3 4 (3.25%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.63%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.44%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.81%) Ansible
3 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (4.07%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.81%) HP
2 1 (0.81%) Sony
2 1 (0.81%) Google
2 1 (0.81%) Zend
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
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