The table below looks at the statistics for the Test 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 Test Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 237 214 203
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 3 15 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.051% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3 15 13
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £35,000 £30,700
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £51,500 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+27.14% +4.47%
Test 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
5646 5888 4979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.09% 95.80% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4809 4890 4300
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Test Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Test Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the South West

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Test Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the South West

Test 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 Test Automation Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Bristol -9 3 £37,500 +7.14%
Test Automation Engineer
England

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Selenium
4 3 (42.86%) Product Management
4 3 (42.86%) RESTful
4 3 (42.86%) MbUnit
4 3 (42.86%) REST
4 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
4 3 (42.86%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (42.86%) Mobile Marketing
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) OO
4 3 (42.86%) Marketing
4 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
5 2 (28.57%) Ruby
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) User Experience
5 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) Android
6 1 (14.29%) TestNG
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
2 3 (42.86%) MbUnit
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) Calabash
3 1 (14.29%) Maven
3 1 (14.29%) TestNG
General
1 3 (42.86%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
1 3 (42.86%) RESTful
1 3 (42.86%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Mobile Marketing
3 3 (42.86%) Product Management
3 3 (42.86%) OO
4 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
5 1 (14.29%) Python
5 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) ForgeRock