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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation Engineer
Rank 794 811 803
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 57 40 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.041% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.044% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 48 27 57
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £42,500 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -5.88%
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
93335 91612 99580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.84% 94.56% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 78357 74834 86216
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 £27,500 £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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 -23 19 £37,500 -6.25% 1
East of England +4 14 £33,000 -29.03% 1
London +13 13 £50,000 +66.66% 6
Yorkshire - 8 £35,250 - 1
North West -10 3 £32,500 -
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Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

1 107 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 72 (67.29%) Java
3 62 (57.94%) QA
4 60 (56.07%) SQL
5 48 (44.86%) Selenium
6 43 (40.19%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (39.25%) C#
8 36 (33.64%) Software Testing
9 32 (29.91%) UNIX
10 31 (28.97%) Degree
10 31 (28.97%) Test Scripting
11 30 (28.04%) Automation Testing
12 27 (25.23%) BDD
13 26 (24.30%) Cucumber
13 26 (24.30%) Jenkins
13 26 (24.30%) Perl
14 25 (23.36%) Python
14 25 (23.36%) Finance
15 23 (21.50%) ISTQB
16 22 (20.56%) Automated Testing
17 21 (19.63%) ISEB
18 20 (18.69%) JIRA
19 19 (17.76%) WebDriver
19 19 (17.76%) XML
20 18 (16.82%) Web Services
20 18 (16.82%) RESTful
20 18 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
20 18 (16.82%) TDD
21 16 (14.95%) Software Engineering
21 16 (14.95%) Shell Script

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 4 (3.74%) Apache
1 4 (3.74%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.93%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.74%) GitHub
2 2 (1.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.74%) IPv6
2 4 (3.74%) MPLS
2 4 (3.74%) VLAN
2 4 (3.74%) iSCSI
2 4 (3.74%) NAS
3 2 (1.87%) Internet
4 1 (0.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.54%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.67%) MySQL
3 3 (2.80%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 48 (44.86%) Selenium
2 26 (24.30%) Cucumber
2 26 (24.30%) Jenkins
3 20 (18.69%) JIRA
4 19 (17.76%) WebDriver
5 15 (14.02%) JUnit
6 13 (12.15%) Maven
7 12 (11.21%) QuickTest Pro
7 12 (11.21%) Hudson
7 12 (11.21%) SoapUI
8 11 (10.28%) JBehave
9 10 (9.35%) Git (software)
9 10 (9.35%) SpecFlow
9 10 (9.35%) Subversion
10 9 (8.41%) NUnit
10 9 (8.41%) WATIR
10 9 (8.41%) Calabash
11 8 (7.48%) JMeter
11 8 (7.48%) Bugzilla
12 4 (3.74%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (23.36%) Finance
2 4 (3.74%) Games
2 4 (3.74%) Banking
2 4 (3.74%) Multimedia
3 3 (2.80%) Back Office
3 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.87%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.76%) XML
2 18 (16.82%) Web Services
2 18 (16.82%) RESTful
3 9 (8.41%) Gherkin
3 9 (8.41%) Struts
3 9 (8.41%) SWT
3 9 (8.41%) Swing
4 8 (7.48%) HTML
5 3 (2.80%) .NET
5 3 (2.80%) CSS
5 3 (2.80%) SOAP
5 3 (2.80%) REST
6 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.93%) JSON
6 1 (0.93%) Zend Framework
6 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.93%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.93%) LAMP
6 1 (0.93%) Spring
6 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.28%) Open Source
2 10 (9.35%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.48%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.74%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (2.80%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.87%) User Experience
7 2 (1.87%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.93%) DTV
8 1 (0.93%) STB
8 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.91%) UNIX
2 11 (10.28%) Windows
3 9 (8.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 43 (40.19%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (33.64%) Software Testing
4 31 (28.97%) Test Scripting
5 30 (28.04%) Automation Testing
6 27 (25.23%) BDD
7 22 (20.56%) Automated Testing
8 18 (16.82%) TDD
8 18 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (14.95%) Software Engineering
10 10 (9.35%) Waterfall
11 9 (8.41%) Test Planning
11 9 (8.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (8.41%) Performance Testing
11 9 (8.41%) Load Testing
11 9 (8.41%) Unit Testing
11 9 (8.41%) Validation
12 8 (7.48%) Scrum
13 6 (5.61%) Regression Testing
13 6 (5.61%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 72 (67.29%) Java
2 60 (56.07%) SQL
3 42 (39.25%) C#
4 26 (24.30%) Perl
5 25 (23.36%) Python
6 16 (14.95%) Shell Script
7 13 (12.15%) Ruby
8 10 (9.35%) Tcl
9 9 (8.41%) T-SQL
10 8 (7.48%) C
10 8 (7.48%) C++
11 7 (6.54%) Bash Shell
12 5 (4.67%) PowerShell
13 3 (2.80%) JavaScript
14 2 (1.87%) SPARQL
15 1 (0.93%) XPath
15 1 (0.93%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 31 (28.97%) Degree
2 23 (21.50%) ISTQB
3 21 (19.63%) ISEB
4 4 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.87%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.93%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (57.94%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (10.28%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.48%) Oracle
3 4 (3.74%) HP
4 1 (0.93%) Zend
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