The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Specialist
Rank 851 845 851
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 22 42 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.040% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.042% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 20 23 10
Average salary £58,750 £42,500 £52,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.23% -18.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £68,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+22.09% +1.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
99404 99827 97677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 81778 80400 82215
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%

Automation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automation Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Specialist within the UK.

Automation Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Automation Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Specialist over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 within the UK.

Automation Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Automation Specialist
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 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
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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
England -17 20 £62,500 +47.05% 2
London +25 13 £65,000 +79.31% 1
City of London +8 11 £65,000 +8.33% 1
South West - 6 £52,500 - 1
Bristol - 6 £52,500 - 1
Hampshire -20 1 £50,000 +17.64%
South East -22 1 £50,000 +17.64%
South Wales - 1 £50,000 -
Wales - 1 £50,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 -

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Automation Specialist 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 Automation Specialist in their job title.

1 23 (82.14%) Java
2 20 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (64.29%) C#
3 18 (64.29%) Python
4 17 (60.71%) Selenium
5 16 (57.14%) Cucumber
5 16 (57.14%) WebDriver
5 16 (57.14%) Ruby
6 15 (53.57%) UNIX
7 14 (50.00%) SpecFlow
8 13 (46.43%) Scrum
9 11 (39.29%) JUnit
10 10 (35.71%) SQL
10 10 (35.71%) Groovy
10 10 (35.71%) TestNG
11 9 (32.14%) BDD
11 9 (32.14%) Perl
12 8 (28.57%) Eclipse
12 8 (28.57%) Linux
12 8 (28.57%) NUnit
12 8 (28.57%) Retail
12 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
12 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
12 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
13 7 (25.00%) TeamCity
13 7 (25.00%) Automation Testing
13 7 (25.00%) Hudson
13 7 (25.00%) Banking
13 7 (25.00%) TDD

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Automation Specialist 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 Automation Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.57%) JBoss
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) IaaS
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Network Security
1 1 (3.57%) SNMP
1 1 (3.57%) VLAN
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) MySQL
2 5 (17.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (60.71%) Selenium
2 16 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 16 (57.14%) WebDriver
3 14 (50.00%) SpecFlow
4 11 (39.29%) JUnit
5 10 (35.71%) TestNG
6 8 (28.57%) Eclipse
6 8 (28.57%) NUnit
6 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
7 7 (25.00%) TeamCity
7 7 (25.00%) Hudson
8 6 (21.43%) Maven
8 6 (21.43%) Calabash
8 6 (21.43%) Appium
9 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
9 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (7.14%) JMeter
10 2 (7.14%) CruiseControl
10 2 (7.14%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (28.57%) Retail
2 7 (25.00%) Banking
3 5 (17.86%) Investment Banking
3 5 (17.86%) Finance
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Web Services
1 4 (14.29%) XML
1 4 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Open Source
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) UNIX
2 8 (28.57%) Linux
3 3 (10.71%) Windows
4 2 (7.14%) AIX
5 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.57%) Android
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.57%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (46.43%) Scrum
4 9 (32.14%) BDD
5 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 7 (25.00%) TDD
7 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (17.86%) OO
8 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
9 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
10 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
10 2 (7.14%) Agile Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
10 2 (7.14%) People Management
11 1 (3.57%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (82.14%) Java
2 18 (64.29%) C#
2 18 (64.29%) Python
3 16 (57.14%) Ruby
4 10 (35.71%) SQL
4 10 (35.71%) Groovy
5 9 (32.14%) Perl
6 5 (17.86%) PL/SQL
7 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
7 3 (10.71%) VBScript
7 3 (10.71%) C++
8 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
9 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
9 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) VCP4
2 1 (3.57%) RHCSA
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) RHCE
2 1 (3.57%) MCSE
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.57%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) BladeLogic
2 1 (3.57%) OpenView
2 1 (3.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.14%) IBM
3 2 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.57%) Dell
4 1 (3.57%) BMC
4 1 (3.57%) VMware
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 17 days ago