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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Specialist
Rank 862 882 854
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -28
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 31 25 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.022% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.023% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 22 11 19
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 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+44.44% +12.50%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Automation Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Automation Specialist
Top 18 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 28 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 +4 25 £65,000 +44.44% 4
London +17 13 £65,000 - 2
City of London +27 6 £65,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 6 £65,000 -
Scotland - 6 £65,000 -
North West - 4 £35,750 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 - -
York - 4 - -
North Yorkshire - 4 - -
West Midlands - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Warrington - 2 £34,000 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £34,000 - 1
Brentwood -9 1 - -
East of England -12 1 - - 1
Essex -15 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 £37,500 -
Cumbria - 1 £42,000 -

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 47 (77.05%) Test Automation
2 42 (68.85%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (60.66%) Selenium
4 36 (59.02%) Java
5 31 (50.82%) WebDriver
6 30 (49.18%) Cucumber
7 28 (45.90%) BDD
8 24 (39.34%) Open Source
9 22 (36.07%) Git (software)
10 18 (29.51%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (29.51%) Groovy
10 18 (29.51%) Unit Testing
10 18 (29.51%) SoapUI
11 17 (27.87%) Jenkins
12 16 (26.23%) Mockito
12 16 (26.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 16 (26.23%) E-Commerce
13 15 (24.59%) Degree
14 12 (19.67%) C#
14 12 (19.67%) Finance
15 11 (18.03%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (16.39%) HP
16 10 (16.39%) HP UFT
16 10 (16.39%) QA
17 9 (14.75%) IBM
17 9 (14.75%) SQL
17 9 (14.75%) .NET
17 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
18 8 (13.11%) Automation Testing
18 8 (13.11%) Client/Server

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 3 (4.92%) WebLogic
1 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Primavera
1 1 (1.64%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.64%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) SaaS
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) MySQL
3 2 (3.28%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 37 (60.66%) Selenium
2 31 (50.82%) WebDriver
3 30 (49.18%) Cucumber
4 22 (36.07%) Git (software)
5 18 (29.51%) SoapUI
6 17 (27.87%) Jenkins
7 16 (26.23%) Mockito
7 16 (26.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 10 (16.39%) HP UFT
9 8 (13.11%) FitNesse
10 6 (9.84%) Rational Functional Tester
11 3 (4.92%) JIRA
12 2 (3.28%) JUnit
12 2 (3.28%) NUnit
12 2 (3.28%) Subversion
12 2 (3.28%) Eclipse
12 2 (3.28%) TestNG
12 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
12 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
12 2 (3.28%) Selenium IDE
General
1 12 (19.67%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Financial Institution
3 6 (9.84%) Marketing
4 5 (8.20%) Banking
4 5 (8.20%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) .NET
2 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET
2 4 (6.56%) CSS
2 4 (6.56%) XML
3 3 (4.92%) WinForms
3 3 (4.92%) WPF
4 2 (3.28%) jQuery
4 2 (3.28%) HTML5
4 2 (3.28%) REST
4 2 (3.28%) HTML
4 2 (3.28%) Ajax
4 2 (3.28%) JSON
4 2 (3.28%) WCF
4 2 (3.28%) SOAP
4 2 (3.28%) Web Services
5 1 (1.64%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.11%) Client/Server
3 7 (11.48%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.28%) Social Media
5 2 (3.28%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Android
1 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.64%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (77.05%) Test Automation
2 42 (68.85%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (45.90%) BDD
4 24 (39.34%) Open Source
5 18 (29.51%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (29.51%) Unit Testing
6 16 (26.23%) E-Commerce
7 11 (18.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (13.11%) Automation Testing
9 7 (11.48%) Functional Testing
9 7 (11.48%) SDLC
10 5 (8.20%) Test Planning
10 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
11 4 (6.56%) Test Strategy
11 4 (6.56%) TDD
11 4 (6.56%) Test Management
11 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
11 4 (6.56%) Web Development
12 3 (4.92%) Business Development
12 3 (4.92%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 36 (59.02%) Java
2 18 (29.51%) Groovy
3 12 (19.67%) C#
4 9 (14.75%) SQL
5 6 (9.84%) C++
6 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.20%) Python
7 4 (6.56%) VBScript
8 3 (4.92%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.92%) C
9 2 (3.28%) Ruby
9 2 (3.28%) PHP
10 1 (1.64%) VB
10 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) Degree
2 4 (6.56%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.92%) ISEB
3 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.64%) RHCE
4 1 (1.64%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.39%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) OpenView
1 1 (1.64%) Nagios
1 1 (1.64%) SCOM
1 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.64%) Puppet
1 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.64%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) HP
2 9 (14.75%) IBM
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) BT
3 3 (4.92%) Atlassian
3 3 (4.92%) WorldPay
4 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.64%) Marketo
4 1 (1.64%) VMware
4 1 (1.64%) SAP
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.64%) Dell
4 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
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