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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation QA Engineer
Rank 762 804 815
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 136 121 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 130 113 96
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
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
90807 95908 94217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.14% 96.48% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 77011 80194 76700
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

QA Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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 +42 82 £50,000 +11.11% 7
East of England +7 25 £37,500 -11.76% 1
South East -16 15 £45,000 - 3
West Midlands - 6 £42,500 -
North West +27 3 £37,500 +15.38%
Yorkshire +21 3 £42,500 +30.76%
South West -12 1 £42,500 +3.03% 1
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
QA Automation Engineer
UK

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 294 (100.00%) QA
2 222 (75.51%) Selenium
3 214 (72.79%) Agile Software Development
4 137 (46.60%) Java
5 117 (39.80%) WebDriver
6 113 (38.44%) Test Automation
7 107 (36.39%) BDD
8 105 (35.71%) QA Automation
9 101 (34.35%) Scrum
10 100 (34.01%) Cucumber
11 85 (28.91%) Automated Testing
12 83 (28.23%) TDD
13 79 (26.87%) Jenkins
14 61 (20.75%) JIRA
15 58 (19.73%) Software Testing
15 58 (19.73%) C#
16 56 (19.05%) Ruby
16 56 (19.05%) Mobile App
16 56 (19.05%) Automation Testing
17 55 (18.71%) SQL
18 54 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
19 53 (18.03%) Manual Testing
20 51 (17.35%) User Acceptance Testing
20 51 (17.35%) Web Services
21 48 (16.33%) Android
22 47 (15.99%) XML
22 47 (15.99%) Python
23 45 (15.31%) Apple iOS
23 45 (15.31%) Test Scripting
24 44 (14.97%) JUnit

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (2.72%) Apache
2 3 (1.02%) Confluence
2 3 (1.02%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.68%) CMS
3 2 (0.68%) Node.js
3 2 (0.68%) TorqueBox
Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Mingle
2 2 (0.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.76%) SaaS
2 4 (1.36%) GitHub
3 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.46%) Internet
2 4 (1.36%) HTTP
3 2 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.78%) MySQL
2 7 (2.38%) MongoDB
2 7 (2.38%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.68%) HBase
3 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.68%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.34%) Big Data
4 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 222 (75.51%) Selenium
2 117 (39.80%) WebDriver
3 100 (34.01%) Cucumber
4 79 (26.87%) Jenkins
5 61 (20.75%) JIRA
6 44 (14.97%) JUnit
7 28 (9.52%) JMeter
8 27 (9.18%) Appium
9 25 (8.50%) Git (software)
9 25 (8.50%) HP UFT
10 21 (7.14%) Calabash
11 20 (6.80%) Visual Studio
12 18 (6.12%) JBehave
12 18 (6.12%) SpecFlow
12 18 (6.12%) WATIR
13 15 (5.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (4.76%) Maven
14 14 (4.76%) NUnit
15 12 (4.08%) Hudson
15 12 (4.08%) SoapUI
General
1 44 (14.97%) Finance
2 19 (6.46%) Marketing
3 15 (5.10%) Retail
4 14 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.38%) Electronics
5 7 (2.38%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.36%) Banking
6 4 (1.36%) Games
7 3 (1.02%) Law
7 3 (1.02%) Legal
7 3 (1.02%) Publishing
8 2 (0.68%) Back Office
8 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (17.35%) Web Services
2 47 (15.99%) XML
3 42 (14.29%) REST
4 22 (7.48%) RESTful
5 21 (7.14%) .NET
5 21 (7.14%) Gherkin
5 21 (7.14%) HTML
6 20 (6.80%) JSON
7 18 (6.12%) SOAP
8 14 (4.76%) J2EE
9 11 (3.74%) Spring
10 10 (3.40%) AngularJS
11 9 (3.06%) KnockoutJS
12 8 (2.72%) Hibernate
12 8 (2.72%) React
13 7 (2.38%) Java EE
14 6 (2.04%) Apache Flex
15 5 (1.70%) CSS
15 5 (1.70%) LAMP
16 4 (1.36%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 56 (19.05%) Mobile App
2 13 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.74%) Digital Media
4 10 (3.40%) RIA
5 9 (3.06%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.06%) iPhone
6 8 (2.72%) Fintech
6 8 (2.72%) User Experience
7 7 (2.38%) iPad
8 6 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.04%) Wiki
9 5 (1.70%) Social Network
10 4 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.68%) Grid Computing
12 1 (0.34%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.34%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.34%) Social Media
12 1 (0.34%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 48 (16.33%) Android
2 45 (15.31%) Apple iOS
3 37 (12.59%) Linux
4 32 (10.88%) Windows
5 11 (3.74%) Unix
6 7 (2.38%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.02%) CentOS
7 3 (1.02%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (72.79%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (38.44%) Test Automation
3 107 (36.39%) BDD
4 105 (35.71%) QA Automation
5 101 (34.35%) Scrum
6 85 (28.91%) Automated Testing
7 83 (28.23%) TDD
8 58 (19.73%) Software Testing
9 56 (19.05%) Automation Testing
10 54 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
11 53 (18.03%) Manual Testing
12 51 (17.35%) User Acceptance Testing
13 45 (15.31%) Test Scripting
14 39 (13.27%) API Testing
15 38 (12.93%) Functional Testing
15 38 (12.93%) SDLC
16 33 (11.22%) Test Strategy
17 32 (10.88%) Regression Testing
18 31 (10.54%) Software Engineering
19 29 (9.86%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 137 (46.60%) Java
2 58 (19.73%) C#
3 56 (19.05%) Ruby
4 55 (18.71%) SQL
5 47 (15.99%) Python
6 30 (10.20%) JavaScript
7 15 (5.10%) PHP
8 9 (3.06%) Scala
9 8 (2.72%) Perl
10 7 (2.38%) Groovy
11 6 (2.04%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.36%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (13.95%) Degree
2 29 (9.86%) ISTQB
3 28 (9.52%) ISEB
4 7 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.36%) HND
7 3 (1.02%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 294 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (4.08%) SDET
Systems Management
1 13 (4.42%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.04%) Capistrano
3 4 (1.36%) Ansible
4 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.68%) Puppet
4 2 (0.68%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (6.12%) HP
2 16 (5.44%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.76%) SAP
4 12 (4.08%) Rally
5 11 (3.74%) Oracle
6 7 (2.38%) Perforce
7 4 (1.36%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.02%) Telerik
9 1 (0.34%) Google
9 1 (0.34%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
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