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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 772 784 812
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 110 46 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.045% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.048% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 99 43 62
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -13.58%
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
101022 95344 106346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.39% 94.22% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 82464 79867 91509
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +32 78 £52,500 - 4
South East -23 13 £46,250 +32.14% 5
South West -1 8 £35,000 -6.66%
East of England - 6 £42,500 - 1
North West - 3 £30,000 -
East Midlands -7 2 £38,750 +3.33%
QA Automation Engineer
UK

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 211 (100.00%) QA
2 173 (81.99%) Selenium
3 116 (54.98%) Test Automation
4 114 (54.03%) Java
5 106 (50.24%) Agile Software Development
6 101 (47.87%) BDD
7 82 (38.86%) Cucumber
8 73 (34.60%) C#
9 71 (33.65%) Degree
10 67 (31.75%) Scrum
11 65 (30.81%) WebDriver
12 62 (29.38%) Software Engineering
13 61 (28.91%) Test Scripting
14 59 (27.96%) TDD
15 56 (26.54%) Finance
16 53 (25.12%) Test Strategy
17 50 (23.70%) SQL
18 48 (22.75%) .NET
19 46 (21.80%) User Stories
20 44 (20.85%) JavaScript
21 43 (20.38%) JUnit
22 42 (19.91%) Automation Testing
23 39 (18.48%) Continuous Integration
23 39 (18.48%) Mathematics
24 38 (18.01%) Open Source
24 38 (18.01%) JBehave
25 37 (17.54%) Microsoft
26 36 (17.06%) WinRunner
26 36 (17.06%) Ruby
27 34 (16.11%) PHP

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 13 (6.16%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.37%) Apache
3 3 (1.42%) Confluence
3 3 (1.42%) Node.js
4 2 (0.95%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.47%) CMS
5 1 (0.47%) Drupal
5 1 (0.47%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (0.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (6.64%) Magento
2 2 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.84%) HTTP
2 2 (0.95%) Internet
3 1 (0.47%) DSL
3 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.47%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.90%) MySQL
3 3 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.42%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.42%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.42%) Redis
3 3 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (1.42%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 173 (81.99%) Selenium
2 82 (38.86%) Cucumber
3 65 (30.81%) WebDriver
4 43 (20.38%) JUnit
5 38 (18.01%) JBehave
6 36 (17.06%) WinRunner
7 30 (14.22%) JIRA
8 25 (11.85%) QuickTest Pro
9 23 (10.90%) SpecFlow
10 22 (10.43%) JMeter
11 18 (8.53%) Maven
12 17 (8.06%) Hudson
13 16 (7.58%) PHPUnit
13 16 (7.58%) Jenkins
14 15 (7.11%) TestComplete
14 15 (7.11%) Subversion
15 14 (6.64%) Visual Studio
16 13 (6.16%) jMock
17 12 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (5.69%) Ranorex
General
1 56 (26.54%) Finance
2 5 (2.37%) Publishing
3 4 (1.90%) Games
4 2 (0.95%) Advertising
5 1 (0.47%) Retail
5 1 (0.47%) German Language
5 1 (0.47%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.47%) Turkish Language
5 1 (0.47%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.47%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (22.75%) .NET
2 30 (14.22%) Web Services
3 28 (13.27%) Gherkin
4 21 (9.95%) J2EE
5 19 (9.00%) HTML
6 18 (8.53%) .NET Framework
6 18 (8.53%) HTML5
7 16 (7.58%) RESTful
8 15 (7.11%) JSON
9 14 (6.64%) XML
9 14 (6.64%) CSS
10 13 (6.16%) SOAP
10 13 (6.16%) Spring
11 10 (4.74%) CSS3
12 6 (2.84%) LAMP
13 4 (1.90%) Django
14 3 (1.42%) Natural Language Processing
14 3 (1.42%) FFmpeg
14 3 (1.42%) Backbone.js
14 3 (1.42%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.48%) Mathematics
2 38 (18.01%) Open Source
3 19 (9.00%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (5.69%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.69%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.84%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.90%) iPhone
6 4 (1.90%) iPad
7 1 (0.47%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.47%) Animation
7 1 (0.47%) Social Network
7 1 (0.47%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.69%) Linux
2 13 (6.16%) UNIX
3 4 (1.90%) Android
3 4 (1.90%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.42%) Windows
5 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (54.98%) Test Automation
2 106 (50.24%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (47.87%) BDD
4 67 (31.75%) Scrum
5 62 (29.38%) Software Engineering
6 61 (28.91%) Test Scripting
7 59 (27.96%) TDD
8 53 (25.12%) Test Strategy
9 46 (21.80%) User Stories
10 42 (19.91%) Automation Testing
11 39 (18.48%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (14.69%) Regression Testing
13 30 (14.22%) Analytics
14 27 (12.80%) Automated Testing
15 20 (9.48%) E-Commerce
16 19 (9.00%) Performance Testing
17 18 (8.53%) OO
18 16 (7.58%) Software Testing
19 15 (7.11%) Workflow
19 15 (7.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 114 (54.03%) Java
2 73 (34.60%) C#
3 50 (23.70%) SQL
4 44 (20.85%) JavaScript
5 36 (17.06%) Ruby
6 34 (16.11%) C++
6 34 (16.11%) PHP
7 30 (14.22%) Python
8 14 (6.64%) Delphi
9 8 (3.79%) Perl
10 5 (2.37%) C
11 4 (1.90%) Scala
12 1 (0.47%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.47%) XPath
12 1 (0.47%) Lua
12 1 (0.47%) Groovy
12 1 (0.47%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.47%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 71 (33.65%) Degree
2 8 (3.79%) ISEB
3 5 (2.37%) Sun Certification
3 5 (2.37%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.90%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.47%) PhD
5 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.42%) Gluster
2 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (6.64%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.47%) Ansible
3 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.84%) Oracle
3 2 (0.95%) JBoss
3 2 (0.95%) JD Edwards
4 1 (0.47%) VMware
4 1 (0.47%) Zend
4 1 (0.47%) Facebook
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