The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Specialist
Rank 872 868 892
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +24
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 45 15 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.014% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.014% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 29 14 27
Average salary £43,000 £52,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.09% +11.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,500 £40,600
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £65,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £46,250 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-4.86% +12.80%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 2014 within the UK.

Automation Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Automation Specialist
Top 19 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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -21 40 £42,500 -19.04% 5
London -41 18 £42,500 -24.44% 4
East of England +2 16 £42,500 -22.72%
Essex - 10 £42,500 -
South East -9 5 £45,000 -30.76%
Hertfordshire - 5 £45,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £45,000 -
Hampshire - 4 £43,750 -
City of London -15 3 £60,000 - 2
Brentwood - 3 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire +3 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 £40,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 £32,500 -
York - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £47,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £47,500 -

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 38 (56.72%) Test Automation
2 35 (52.24%) Selenium
3 30 (44.78%) C#
4 29 (43.28%) QuickTest Pro
5 26 (38.81%) QA
6 24 (35.82%) Degree
6 24 (35.82%) Automated Testing
7 23 (34.33%) HP Quality Center
8 22 (32.84%) Computer Science
9 21 (31.34%) Java
10 19 (28.36%) ISEB
10 19 (28.36%) Finance
11 18 (26.87%) Windows
12 17 (25.37%) OO
12 17 (25.37%) Performance Testing
13 16 (23.88%) Visual Studio
13 16 (23.88%) Scrum
14 15 (22.39%) HP
14 15 (22.39%) SQL
14 15 (22.39%) Automation Testing
15 14 (20.90%) VBScript
15 14 (20.90%) UNIX
16 13 (19.40%) Linux
16 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
17 12 (17.91%) MS Excel
17 12 (17.91%) C++
17 12 (17.91%) Test Strategy
18 11 (16.42%) VB
18 11 (16.42%) .NET
18 11 (16.42%) Test Management

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.49%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (17.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.49%) MS Project
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle CRM
1 4 (5.97%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) LDAP
2 1 (1.49%) Intranet
2 1 (1.49%) HTTP
2 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.49%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.99%) Big Data
4 1 (1.49%) SQLite
4 1 (1.49%) MySQL
4 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (52.24%) Selenium
2 29 (43.28%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (23.88%) Visual Studio
4 11 (16.42%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (10.45%) WebDriver
6 5 (7.46%) NUnit
6 5 (7.46%) SpecFlow
6 5 (7.46%) Rhino Mocks
7 4 (5.97%) Moq
8 3 (4.48%) JUnit
8 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.99%) Hudson
9 2 (2.99%) JIRA
10 1 (1.49%) CruiseControl
10 1 (1.49%) Subversion
10 1 (1.49%) WATIR
10 1 (1.49%) WatiN
10 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.49%) LoadRunner
General
1 19 (28.36%) Finance
2 11 (16.42%) Marketing
2 11 (16.42%) Retail
3 9 (13.43%) Banking
4 4 (5.97%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.48%) German Language
5 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Legal
6 1 (1.49%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.42%) .NET
2 7 (10.45%) SOAP
3 6 (8.96%) Web Services
4 5 (7.46%) WCF
5 4 (5.97%) WF
6 3 (4.48%) HTML
7 2 (2.99%) CSS
8 1 (1.49%) Ajax
8 1 (1.49%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (1.49%) JSON
8 1 (1.49%) jQuery
8 1 (1.49%) HTML5
8 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.49%) XML
8 1 (1.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.84%) Computer Science
2 9 (13.43%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.48%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.49%) Copywriting
5 1 (1.49%) Open Source
5 1 (1.49%) Equities
5 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) Windows
2 14 (20.90%) UNIX
3 13 (19.40%) Linux
4 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (56.72%) Test Automation
2 24 (35.82%) Automated Testing
3 17 (25.37%) OO
3 17 (25.37%) Performance Testing
4 16 (23.88%) Scrum
5 15 (22.39%) Automation Testing
6 12 (17.91%) Test Strategy
7 11 (16.42%) Test Management
8 9 (13.43%) Software Testing
8 9 (13.43%) Test Scripting
9 8 (11.94%) E-Commerce
9 8 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (10.45%) BDD
11 6 (8.96%) Analytics
11 6 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (7.46%) Workflow
12 5 (7.46%) CRM
13 4 (5.97%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (5.97%) SOA
13 4 (5.97%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.78%) C#
2 21 (31.34%) Java
3 15 (22.39%) SQL
4 14 (20.90%) VBScript
5 12 (17.91%) C++
6 11 (16.42%) VB
7 7 (10.45%) VBA
8 5 (7.46%) PHP
9 4 (5.97%) T-SQL
10 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
11 2 (2.99%) C
11 2 (2.99%) Python
11 2 (2.99%) Korn
11 2 (2.99%) Ruby
12 1 (1.49%) Groovy
12 1 (1.49%) Bourne shell
12 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (35.82%) Degree
2 19 (28.36%) ISEB
3 7 (10.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (38.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (34.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 15 (22.39%) HP
2 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.46%) Oracle
4 4 (5.97%) SAP
4 4 (5.97%) JD Edwards
5 2 (2.99%) Eloqua
5 2 (2.99%) CA
6 1 (1.49%) Avaya
6 1 (1.49%) Marketo
6 1 (1.49%) Neolane
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Sogeti
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
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Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Kite Consulting Group Limited
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 27 days ago