The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 232 209 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 6 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.096% 0.039% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.041% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 0
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.40%
QA Automation Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5915 4834 5506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.11% 95.01% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4943 4184 4878
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

QA Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

QA Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

QA Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the South West

QA Automation Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Gloucestershire - 5 £35,000 -
Bristol -6 1 £35,000 -6.66%
QA Automation Engineer
England

QA Automation Engineer
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 19 (100.00%) Java
1 19 (100.00%) JUnit
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (100.00%) QA
1 19 (100.00%) Selenium
1 19 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (94.74%) JBehave
2 18 (94.74%) Scrum
3 13 (68.42%) Open Source
3 13 (68.42%) JSON
3 13 (68.42%) RESTful
3 13 (68.42%) jMock
3 13 (68.42%) Spring
3 13 (68.42%) XML
4 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
4 6 (31.58%) Automation Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (26.32%) User Stories
5 5 (26.32%) BDD
5 5 (26.32%) Sun Certification
5 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
5 5 (26.32%) Kanban
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Degree
6 1 (5.26%) Finance

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

Development Applications
1 19 (100.00%) JUnit
1 19 (100.00%) Selenium
2 18 (94.74%) JBehave
3 13 (68.42%) jMock
4 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) XML
1 13 (68.42%) Spring
1 13 (68.42%) JSON
1 13 (68.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) Open Source
2 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (94.74%) Scrum
3 6 (31.58%) Automation Testing
4 5 (26.32%) BDD
4 5 (26.32%) User Stories
4 5 (26.32%) Kanban
4 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Sun Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) QA