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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation Engineer
Rank 821 828 823
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 50 39 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.038% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.040% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 44 24 45
Average salary £38,250 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.37% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £42,500 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £40,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -30.43%
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
98697 96379 103276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.69% 94.71% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 82885 78978 89637
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%

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 December 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 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
(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
South East -5 16 £37,500 - 2
East of England -8 15 £45,000 -3.22% 1
London +1 12 £50,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 4 £38,000 - 1
North West -14 2 £32,500 - 1
South West -8 1 - -
Test Automation Engineer
UK

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 74 (67.89%) QA
3 73 (66.97%) Java
4 56 (51.38%) Selenium
5 55 (50.46%) SQL
6 47 (43.12%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (37.61%) C#
8 36 (33.03%) Finance
9 34 (31.19%) Automation Testing
10 32 (29.36%) UNIX
10 32 (29.36%) Software Testing
11 31 (28.44%) BDD
12 29 (26.61%) Test Scripting
13 27 (24.77%) Degree
14 26 (23.85%) Cucumber
14 26 (23.85%) Jenkins
15 24 (22.02%) RESTful
16 23 (21.10%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (21.10%) Perl
17 20 (18.35%) XML
17 20 (18.35%) ISEB
17 20 (18.35%) TDD
18 19 (17.43%) Ruby
18 19 (17.43%) Python
19 18 (16.51%) JUnit
19 18 (16.51%) ISTQB
19 18 (16.51%) JIRA
19 18 (16.51%) Automated Testing
19 18 (16.51%) WebDriver
20 17 (15.60%) Web Services

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 1 (0.92%) Apache
1 1 (0.92%) Drupal
1 1 (0.92%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.59%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.67%) IPv6
2 4 (3.67%) VLAN
2 4 (3.67%) iSCSI
2 4 (3.67%) NAS
3 2 (1.83%) Internet
4 1 (0.92%) MPLS
4 1 (0.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.34%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 56 (51.38%) Selenium
2 26 (23.85%) Cucumber
2 26 (23.85%) Jenkins
3 18 (16.51%) WebDriver
3 18 (16.51%) JUnit
3 18 (16.51%) JIRA
4 14 (12.84%) JBehave
5 13 (11.93%) Hudson
6 10 (9.17%) SoapUI
6 10 (9.17%) SpecFlow
7 9 (8.26%) Calabash
7 9 (8.26%) WATIR
7 9 (8.26%) NUnit
7 9 (8.26%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (6.42%) JMeter
8 7 (6.42%) Bugzilla
8 7 (6.42%) Maven
9 6 (5.50%) TeamCity
10 5 (4.59%) Git (software)
10 5 (4.59%) Subversion
General
1 36 (33.03%) Finance
2 4 (3.67%) Games
2 4 (3.67%) Multimedia
3 3 (2.75%) Back Office
3 3 (2.75%) Banking
4 2 (1.83%) Retail
4 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.02%) RESTful
2 20 (18.35%) XML
3 17 (15.60%) Web Services
4 11 (10.09%) Gherkin
5 8 (7.34%) HTML
6 4 (3.67%) Struts
6 4 (3.67%) Swing
6 4 (3.67%) Spring
6 4 (3.67%) SWT
6 4 (3.67%) JSON
7 3 (2.75%) REST
7 3 (2.75%) CSS
7 3 (2.75%) SOAP
8 2 (1.83%) .NET
9 1 (0.92%) LAMP
9 1 (0.92%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.84%) Open Source
2 13 (11.93%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.34%) Mobile App
4 7 (6.42%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.75%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.83%) User Experience
7 2 (1.83%) Spread Betting
7 2 (1.83%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.83%) iPhone
7 2 (1.83%) iPad
8 1 (0.92%) DTV
8 1 (0.92%) STB
8 1 (0.92%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.36%) UNIX
2 15 (13.76%) Linux
3 11 (10.09%) Windows
4 6 (5.50%) Android
4 6 (5.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 47 (43.12%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (31.19%) Automation Testing
4 32 (29.36%) Software Testing
5 31 (28.44%) BDD
6 29 (26.61%) Test Scripting
7 23 (21.10%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (18.35%) TDD
9 18 (16.51%) Automated Testing
10 15 (13.76%) Software Engineering
11 12 (11.01%) Scrum
11 12 (11.01%) Regression Testing
11 12 (11.01%) Test Strategy
12 8 (7.34%) Performance Testing
13 7 (6.42%) E-Commerce
14 6 (5.50%) Load Testing
14 6 (5.50%) Unit Testing
14 6 (5.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (5.50%) User Stories
15 5 (4.59%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 73 (66.97%) Java
2 55 (50.46%) SQL
3 41 (37.61%) C#
4 23 (21.10%) Perl
5 19 (17.43%) Python
5 19 (17.43%) Ruby
6 17 (15.60%) Shell Script
7 13 (11.93%) Tcl
8 8 (7.34%) C
8 8 (7.34%) C++
9 6 (5.50%) JavaScript
9 6 (5.50%) Bash Shell
10 5 (4.59%) PowerShell
11 4 (3.67%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.83%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 27 (24.77%) Degree
2 20 (18.35%) ISEB
3 18 (16.51%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.83%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.92%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (67.89%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (8.26%) Oracle
2 8 (7.34%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.92%) HP
3 1 (0.92%) Zend
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