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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Specialist
Rank 875 899 880
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -19
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 25 45 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.037% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.039% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 20 29 14
Average salary £47,500 £43,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.46% -18.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £48,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £44,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.86%

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
105334 114534 105198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.73%
Number of salaries quoted 86166 92849 87525
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 £27,000 £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 21 April 2015 within the UK.

Automation Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Automation Specialist
Top 25 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 21 April 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 +32 20 £52,500 +23.52% 6
London +36 12 £65,000 +52.94% 2
City of London +32 9 £66,250 +10.41% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +5 2 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £35,000 -
Leeds - 2 £35,000 -
Bristol - 2 £55,000 -
South West - 2 £55,000 -
East of England +17 1 - -
Essex +1 1 - -
South East -3 1 £45,000 - 3
Brentwood -15 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £42,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £42,500 -
Coventry - 1 £32,500 -
County Antrim - 1 £42,500 -
Belfast - 1 £42,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £42,500 -
Reading - 1 £45,000 - 2
Surbiton - 1 £45,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £45,000 - 3
South Wales - 1 £50,000 -
Wales - 1 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £32,500 -

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 34 (80.95%) Java
2 30 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 26 (61.90%) Selenium
4 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (54.76%) C#
5 23 (54.76%) WebDriver
6 22 (52.38%) Cucumber
7 21 (50.00%) Python
8 18 (42.86%) Ruby
9 16 (38.10%) SpecFlow
10 15 (35.71%) UNIX
10 15 (35.71%) Scrum
11 13 (30.95%) Groovy
12 12 (28.57%) TestNG
12 12 (28.57%) BDD
12 12 (28.57%) Retail
12 12 (28.57%) SQL
12 12 (28.57%) JUnit
12 12 (28.57%) Automation Testing
13 10 (23.81%) Mentoring
13 10 (23.81%) Eclipse
13 10 (23.81%) NUnit
13 10 (23.81%) Banking
14 9 (21.43%) TDD
14 9 (21.43%) Oracle
14 9 (21.43%) Perl
14 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
14 9 (21.43%) TeamCity
15 8 (19.05%) Performance Testing
15 8 (19.05%) C++

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (9.52%) WebLogic
1 4 (9.52%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) MySQL
2 5 (11.90%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (61.90%) Selenium
2 23 (54.76%) WebDriver
3 22 (52.38%) Cucumber
4 16 (38.10%) SpecFlow
5 12 (28.57%) TestNG
5 12 (28.57%) JUnit
6 10 (23.81%) Eclipse
6 10 (23.81%) NUnit
7 9 (21.43%) TeamCity
7 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
8 7 (16.67%) Hudson
9 6 (14.29%) Calabash
9 6 (14.29%) Appium
9 6 (14.29%) Git (software)
9 6 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (11.90%) Maven
11 4 (9.52%) JIRA
11 4 (9.52%) Rational Functional Tester
12 3 (7.14%) SoapUI
12 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (28.57%) Retail
2 10 (23.81%) Banking
3 6 (14.29%) Finance
4 5 (11.90%) Investment Banking
5 4 (9.52%) Marketing
6 1 (2.38%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) .NET
1 4 (9.52%) Web Services
1 4 (9.52%) XML
1 4 (9.52%) JSON
2 1 (2.38%) WPF
2 1 (2.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) UNIX
2 7 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Windows
3 2 (4.76%) AIX
4 1 (2.38%) HPUX
4 1 (2.38%) Android
4 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (35.71%) Scrum
4 12 (28.57%) BDD
4 12 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 10 (23.81%) Mentoring
6 9 (21.43%) TDD
7 8 (19.05%) Performance Testing
8 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
9 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
10 5 (11.90%) OO
10 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
11 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
11 4 (9.52%) People Management
11 4 (9.52%) Functional Testing
11 4 (9.52%) User Stories
12 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (80.95%) Java
2 23 (54.76%) C#
3 21 (50.00%) Python
4 18 (42.86%) Ruby
5 13 (30.95%) Groovy
6 12 (28.57%) SQL
7 9 (21.43%) Perl
8 8 (19.05%) C++
9 6 (14.29%) VBScript
10 5 (11.90%) PL/SQL
11 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
12 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
13 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
13 1 (2.38%) VB
13 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) ISEB
2 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.38%) MCSE
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.38%) RHCE
3 1 (2.38%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) OpenView
1 1 (2.38%) Nagios
1 1 (2.38%) BladeLogic
1 1 (2.38%) SCOM
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.38%) Puppet
1 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.38%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle
2 7 (16.67%) IBM
3 6 (14.29%) HP
4 4 (9.52%) WorldPay
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.38%) BT
6 1 (2.38%) VMware
6 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.38%) Dell
6 1 (2.38%) BMC
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
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