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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Specialist
Rank 871 862 891
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +29
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 24 44 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.038% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.041% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 21 26 11
Average salary £52,500 £42,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% -14.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £31,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £47,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +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
103849 108425 103990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 85040 87699 86943
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 £27,000 £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 31 March 2015 within the UK.

Automation Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Automation Specialist
Top 20 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 31 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 -30 19 £58,750 +38.23% 5
London +4 12 £65,000 +52.94% 2
City of London +15 9 £65,000 +26.82% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £40,000 -
South West - 3 £52,500 -
Bristol - 3 £52,500 -
Yorkshire -5 2 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £35,000 -
Leeds - 2 £35,000 -
South East +5 1 £45,000 +2.85%
Essex -3 1 - -
East of England -5 1 - - 1
Brentwood -16 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £50,000 -
Wales - 1 £50,000 -
County Antrim - 1 £42,500 -
Belfast - 1 £42,500 -
Reading - 1 £45,000 -
Surbiton - 1 £45,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £45,000 -

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 31 (83.78%) Java
2 26 (70.27%) Test Automation
3 21 (56.76%) WebDriver
3 21 (56.76%) Selenium
3 21 (56.76%) Python
4 20 (54.05%) C#
4 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (51.35%) Cucumber
6 18 (48.65%) Ruby
7 16 (43.24%) SpecFlow
8 15 (40.54%) Scrum
8 15 (40.54%) UNIX
9 12 (32.43%) JUnit
9 12 (32.43%) TestNG
9 12 (32.43%) Groovy
10 11 (29.73%) Retail
11 10 (27.03%) NUnit
11 10 (27.03%) Banking
11 10 (27.03%) SQL
11 10 (27.03%) Eclipse
11 10 (27.03%) Mentoring
12 9 (24.32%) Automation Testing
12 9 (24.32%) BDD
12 9 (24.32%) Perl
13 8 (21.62%) TeamCity
13 8 (21.62%) Performance Testing
13 8 (21.62%) Jenkins
14 7 (18.92%) Hudson
14 7 (18.92%) Oracle
14 7 (18.92%) Linux

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) MySQL
2 5 (13.51%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (56.76%) WebDriver
1 21 (56.76%) Selenium
2 19 (51.35%) Cucumber
3 16 (43.24%) SpecFlow
4 12 (32.43%) TestNG
4 12 (32.43%) JUnit
5 10 (27.03%) Eclipse
5 10 (27.03%) NUnit
6 8 (21.62%) TeamCity
6 8 (21.62%) Jenkins
7 7 (18.92%) Hudson
8 6 (16.22%) Calabash
8 6 (16.22%) Appium
9 5 (13.51%) Maven
10 3 (8.11%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
11 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
11 2 (5.41%) JMeter
11 2 (5.41%) JIRA
General
1 11 (29.73%) Retail
2 10 (27.03%) Banking
3 6 (16.22%) Finance
4 5 (13.51%) Investment Banking
5 4 (10.81%) Marketing
6 1 (2.70%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) .NET
1 4 (10.81%) Web Services
1 4 (10.81%) XML
1 4 (10.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Open Source
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) UNIX
2 7 (18.92%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) AIX
4 1 (2.70%) HPUX
4 1 (2.70%) Android
4 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (70.27%) Test Automation
2 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (40.54%) Scrum
4 10 (27.03%) Mentoring
5 9 (24.32%) Automation Testing
5 9 (24.32%) BDD
6 8 (21.62%) Performance Testing
7 7 (18.92%) TDD
8 6 (16.22%) Integration Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (13.51%) OO
9 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
9 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
10 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
10 4 (10.81%) User Stories
11 2 (5.41%) People Management
11 2 (5.41%) Test Planning
11 2 (5.41%) Agile Testing
11 2 (5.41%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (83.78%) Java
2 21 (56.76%) Python
3 20 (54.05%) C#
4 18 (48.65%) Ruby
5 12 (32.43%) Groovy
6 10 (27.03%) SQL
7 9 (24.32%) Perl
8 6 (16.22%) C++
9 5 (13.51%) PL/SQL
10 4 (10.81%) VBScript
11 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
11 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
12 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
12 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) RHCSA
2 1 (2.70%) MCSE
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.70%) RHCE
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) OpenView
1 1 (2.70%) Nagios
1 1 (2.70%) BladeLogic
1 1 (2.70%) SCOM
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle
2 6 (16.22%) HP
3 5 (13.51%) IBM
4 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.70%) BT
5 1 (2.70%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.70%) Dell
5 1 (2.70%) BMC
Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Mason Frank
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £excellent + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 18 days ago