The table below looks at the statistics for the Test 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 Test Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation Engineer
Rank 797 817 845
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 72 37 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.036% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.039% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 65 32 36
Average salary £47,500 £41,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.45% -17.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £38,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -23.00%
Test 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
103240 95834 105354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.23% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 84283 80255 90787
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 £26,000 £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%

Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Test Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Test Automation Engineer Salary Trend in England

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Test Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in England

Test 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 Test Automation Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 22 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +22 41 £50,000 +11.11% 3
East of England +11 9 £40,000 -
South West -11 9 £35,000 -11.94%
South East -26 8 £38,500 +10.00%
Yorkshire -33 5 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Test Automation Engineer
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Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Test 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 Test Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 124 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 79 (63.71%) QA
3 74 (59.68%) Java
4 70 (56.45%) Selenium
5 45 (36.29%) SQL
6 42 (33.87%) C#
6 42 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (31.45%) Finance
8 36 (29.03%) Automation Testing
9 33 (26.61%) Linux
10 32 (25.81%) TDD
10 32 (25.81%) BDD
11 31 (25.00%) Test Strategy
12 29 (23.39%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (22.58%) Degree
14 27 (21.77%) Test Scripting
14 27 (21.77%) Scrum
14 27 (21.77%) UNIX
15 25 (20.16%) XML
16 24 (19.35%) RESTful
17 23 (18.55%) Regression Testing
18 22 (17.74%) OO
19 21 (16.94%) Python
19 21 (16.94%) Ruby
19 21 (16.94%) Cucumber
20 20 (16.13%) Open Source
20 20 (16.13%) Computer Science
20 20 (16.13%) Automated Testing
20 20 (16.13%) JUnit
21 18 (14.52%) Perl

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Test 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 Test Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.26%) Apache
2 3 (2.42%) IIS
3 1 (0.81%) Lync
3 1 (0.81%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.81%) Drupal
3 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.23%) IPv6
2 4 (3.23%) VLAN
2 4 (3.23%) NAS
2 4 (3.23%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.81%) LTE
3 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.81%) RNC
3 1 (0.81%) 3G
3 1 (0.81%) 2G
3 1 (0.81%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.81%) DHCP
3 1 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.84%) MySQL
2 5 (4.03%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 70 (56.45%) Selenium
2 21 (16.94%) Cucumber
3 20 (16.13%) JUnit
4 18 (14.52%) WebDriver
5 14 (11.29%) JBehave
6 13 (10.48%) jMock
6 13 (10.48%) Jenkins
7 11 (8.87%) Visual Studio
8 10 (8.06%) Behat
9 9 (7.26%) Maven
10 8 (6.45%) Hudson
10 8 (6.45%) TeamCity
11 6 (4.84%) Ant
11 6 (4.84%) Xcode
12 5 (4.03%) FitNesse
12 5 (4.03%) JIRA
12 5 (4.03%) Subversion
13 4 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
13 4 (3.23%) NUnit
13 4 (3.23%) Bugzilla
General
1 39 (31.45%) Finance
2 4 (3.23%) Retail
2 4 (3.23%) Multimedia
3 3 (2.42%) Games
3 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.61%) Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.16%) XML
2 24 (19.35%) RESTful
3 13 (10.48%) JSON
3 13 (10.48%) Spring
4 12 (9.68%) .NET
5 11 (8.87%) .NET Framework
6 10 (8.06%) HTML
7 9 (7.26%) Web Services
7 9 (7.26%) Gherkin
8 5 (4.03%) SOAP
9 4 (3.23%) Middleware
9 4 (3.23%) XSLT
10 3 (2.42%) jQuery
10 3 (2.42%) XSD
11 2 (1.61%) REST
12 1 (0.81%) HTML5
12 1 (0.81%) Apache Flex
12 1 (0.81%) Java EE
12 1 (0.81%) Zend Framework
12 1 (0.81%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.13%) Open Source
1 20 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 15 (12.10%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.84%) Video on Demand
4 4 (3.23%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.23%) iPad
4 4 (3.23%) iPhone
5 3 (2.42%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.42%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.61%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.81%) Handset
7 1 (0.81%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 33 (26.61%) Linux
2 27 (21.77%) UNIX
3 14 (11.29%) Apple iOS
3 14 (11.29%) Android
4 10 (8.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 42 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (29.03%) Automation Testing
4 32 (25.81%) TDD
4 32 (25.81%) BDD
5 31 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 29 (23.39%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (21.77%) Test Scripting
7 27 (21.77%) Scrum
8 23 (18.55%) Regression Testing
9 22 (17.74%) OO
10 20 (16.13%) Automated Testing
11 14 (11.29%) Software Engineering
11 14 (11.29%) Software Testing
12 12 (9.68%) OOP
13 9 (7.26%) E-Commerce
13 9 (7.26%) User Stories
14 6 (4.84%) Integration Testing
15 5 (4.03%) Information Security
16 4 (3.23%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 74 (59.68%) Java
2 45 (36.29%) SQL
3 42 (33.87%) C#
4 21 (16.94%) Python
4 21 (16.94%) Ruby
5 18 (14.52%) Perl
6 16 (12.90%) Tcl
6 16 (12.90%) Shell Script
7 13 (10.48%) JavaScript
8 10 (8.06%) C++
9 9 (7.26%) PHP
10 6 (4.84%) C
11 4 (3.23%) T-SQL
11 4 (3.23%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.42%) Scala
13 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.81%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (22.58%) Degree
2 18 (14.52%) ISEB
3 6 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.61%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.81%) CISSP
5 1 (0.81%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (63.71%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (6.45%) Oracle
2 6 (4.84%) VMware
3 5 (4.03%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.42%) Telerik
5 1 (0.81%) Zend
5 1 (0.81%) MKS
5 1 (0.81%) Compuware
5 1 (0.81%) JBoss
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