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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Specialist
Rank 861 902 871
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -31
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 37 25 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.021% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.023% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 31 16 13
Average salary £65,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.44% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £45,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+44.44% +16.88%

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
103108 110561 102421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.50% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85312 90184 84719
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 3 August 2015 within the UK.

Automation Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Automation Specialist
Top 17 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 3 August 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
England +25 29 £65,000 +44.44% 3
London +30 19 £65,000 - 2
Edinburgh - 8 £65,000 -
Scotland - 8 £65,000 -
City of London +38 7 £65,000 -
Yorkshire +7 4 - -
North West - 4 £35,750 - 1
North Yorkshire - 4 - -
York - 4 - -
Cheshire - 2 £34,000 - 1
Warrington - 2 £34,000 - 1
South East +10 1 £42,500 -5.55%
West Midlands - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £37,500 -
Cumbria - 1 £42,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £42,500 -

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 49 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 44 (69.84%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (65.08%) Selenium
3 41 (65.08%) Java
4 34 (53.97%) WebDriver
4 34 (53.97%) Cucumber
5 30 (47.62%) BDD
6 24 (38.10%) Open Source
7 23 (36.51%) Git (software)
8 20 (31.75%) Groovy
9 19 (30.16%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (28.57%) Unit Testing
10 18 (28.57%) SoapUI
11 17 (26.98%) Jenkins
12 16 (25.40%) Mockito
12 16 (25.40%) C#
12 16 (25.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 16 (25.40%) E-Commerce
13 13 (20.63%) Finance
13 13 (20.63%) Degree
14 12 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (15.87%) IBM
15 10 (15.87%) HP UFT
15 10 (15.87%) .NET
15 10 (15.87%) SQL
15 10 (15.87%) QA
16 9 (14.29%) HP
16 9 (14.29%) Automation Testing
17 8 (12.70%) Financial Institution
17 8 (12.70%) C++

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 4 (6.35%) WebLogic
1 4 (6.35%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Primavera
1 1 (1.59%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.59%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) SaaS
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) MySQL
3 2 (3.17%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 41 (65.08%) Selenium
2 34 (53.97%) WebDriver
2 34 (53.97%) Cucumber
3 23 (36.51%) Git (software)
4 18 (28.57%) SoapUI
5 17 (26.98%) Jenkins
6 16 (25.40%) Mockito
6 16 (25.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 10 (15.87%) HP UFT
8 8 (12.70%) FitNesse
9 5 (7.94%) SpecFlow
9 5 (7.94%) Rational Functional Tester
10 4 (6.35%) TestNG
10 4 (6.35%) JUnit
10 4 (6.35%) JIRA
10 4 (6.35%) NUnit
10 4 (6.35%) Eclipse
11 2 (3.17%) Subversion
11 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
11 2 (3.17%) Selenium IDE
General
1 13 (20.63%) Finance
2 8 (12.70%) Financial Institution
3 7 (11.11%) Marketing
4 6 (9.52%) Banking
4 6 (9.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) .NET
2 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET
2 4 (6.35%) CSS
2 4 (6.35%) XML
3 3 (4.76%) WinForms
3 3 (4.76%) WPF
4 2 (3.17%) jQuery
4 2 (3.17%) HTML5
4 2 (3.17%) REST
4 2 (3.17%) HTML
4 2 (3.17%) Ajax
4 2 (3.17%) JSON
4 2 (3.17%) WCF
4 2 (3.17%) SOAP
4 2 (3.17%) Web Services
5 1 (1.59%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Client/Server
2 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.17%) Social Media
4 2 (3.17%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) Android
1 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.59%) UNIX
2 1 (1.59%) Windows
2 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 44 (69.84%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (47.62%) BDD
4 24 (38.10%) Open Source
5 19 (30.16%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (28.57%) Unit Testing
7 16 (25.40%) E-Commerce
8 12 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (14.29%) Automation Testing
10 6 (9.52%) Functional Testing
10 6 (9.52%) SDLC
11 5 (7.94%) Test Strategy
11 5 (7.94%) TDD
11 5 (7.94%) Software Engineering
12 4 (6.35%) Incident Management
12 4 (6.35%) Web Development
12 4 (6.35%) Scrum
12 4 (6.35%) User Stories
12 4 (6.35%) Mentoring
12 4 (6.35%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (65.08%) Java
2 20 (31.75%) Groovy
3 16 (25.40%) C#
4 10 (15.87%) SQL
5 8 (12.70%) C++
6 7 (11.11%) Python
7 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
8 5 (7.94%) Ruby
8 5 (7.94%) VBScript
9 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.76%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.17%) PHP
11 1 (1.59%) C
11 1 (1.59%) Perl
11 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) Degree
2 4 (6.35%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.76%) ISEB
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.59%) RHCE
4 1 (1.59%) MCSE
4 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.87%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) OpenView
1 1 (1.59%) Nagios
1 1 (1.59%) SCOM
1 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.59%) Puppet
1 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.59%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) IBM
2 9 (14.29%) HP
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle
3 4 (6.35%) WorldPay
4 3 (4.76%) BT
4 3 (4.76%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.59%) Marketo
5 1 (1.59%) VMware
5 1 (1.59%) SAP
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.59%) Dell
5 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
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