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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Specialist
Rank 868 907 875
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -32
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 34 31 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.026% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.028% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 26 23 9
Average salary £65,000 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +33.33%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +21 29 £65,000 +44.44% 3
London +25 17 £65,000 +4.00% 3
City of London +34 5 £65,000 -
Edinburgh - 5 £65,000 -
Scotland - 5 £65,000 -
Yorkshire +2 4 - -
North Yorkshire - 4 - -
York - 4 - -
South East +13 3 £42,500 -5.55%
North West - 3 £34,000 -
Berkshire - 3 £42,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £34,000 -
Reading - 2 - -
Warrington - 2 £34,000 -
Manchester - 1 £37,500 -
Bath - 1 £37,500 -
Coventry - 1 £32,500 -
South West - 1 £37,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £32,500 -
Somerset - 1 £37,500 -

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 44 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 41 (68.33%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (65.00%) Java
4 37 (61.67%) Selenium
5 32 (53.33%) WebDriver
6 30 (50.00%) Cucumber
7 23 (38.33%) BDD
8 22 (36.67%) C#
9 20 (33.33%) Groovy
10 18 (30.00%) Git (software)
10 18 (30.00%) Open Source
11 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (25.00%) Python
12 15 (25.00%) Jenkins
13 14 (23.33%) SQL
14 13 (21.67%) Unit Testing
14 13 (21.67%) SoapUI
15 12 (20.00%) Finance
15 12 (20.00%) E-Commerce
16 11 (18.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 11 (18.33%) Ruby
16 11 (18.33%) Degree
16 11 (18.33%) Mockito
17 10 (16.67%) QA
17 10 (16.67%) .NET
18 9 (15.00%) JUnit
18 9 (15.00%) IBM
18 9 (15.00%) HP
18 9 (15.00%) HP UFT
18 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (6.67%) WebLogic
1 4 (6.67%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) SaaS
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) MySQL
3 2 (3.33%) SQLite
4 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (61.67%) Selenium
2 32 (53.33%) WebDriver
3 30 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 18 (30.00%) Git (software)
5 15 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 13 (21.67%) SoapUI
7 11 (18.33%) Mockito
7 11 (18.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 9 (15.00%) HP UFT
8 9 (15.00%) JUnit
8 9 (15.00%) TestNG
8 9 (15.00%) SpecFlow
9 7 (11.67%) Eclipse
9 7 (11.67%) NUnit
10 5 (8.33%) TeamCity
10 5 (8.33%) FitNesse
11 4 (6.67%) JIRA
11 4 (6.67%) Rational Functional Tester
12 3 (5.00%) Hudson
12 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (15.00%) Retail
3 7 (11.67%) Marketing
4 6 (10.00%) Banking
5 5 (8.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.67%) Front Office
6 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (6.67%) CSS
2 4 (6.67%) XML
3 3 (5.00%) WinForms
3 3 (5.00%) WPF
4 2 (3.33%) jQuery
4 2 (3.33%) HTML5
4 2 (3.33%) REST
4 2 (3.33%) HTML
4 2 (3.33%) Ajax
4 2 (3.33%) JSON
4 2 (3.33%) WCF
4 2 (3.33%) SOAP
4 2 (3.33%) Web Services
5 1 (1.67%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.33%) Social Media
4 2 (3.33%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) UNIX
2 3 (5.00%) Android
2 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.33%) Linux
3 2 (3.33%) Windows
4 1 (1.67%) AIX
4 1 (1.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 41 (68.33%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (38.33%) BDD
4 18 (30.00%) Open Source
5 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (21.67%) Unit Testing
7 12 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (15.00%) Automation Testing
9 8 (13.33%) Scrum
10 7 (11.67%) Mentoring
11 6 (10.00%) TDD
12 5 (8.33%) Software Engineering
12 5 (8.33%) Performance Testing
12 5 (8.33%) SDLC
13 4 (6.67%) People Management
13 4 (6.67%) Incident Management
13 4 (6.67%) Web Development
13 4 (6.67%) Test Strategy
13 4 (6.67%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (65.00%) Java
2 22 (36.67%) C#
3 20 (33.33%) Groovy
4 15 (25.00%) Python
5 14 (23.33%) SQL
6 11 (18.33%) Ruby
7 8 (13.33%) C++
8 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (10.00%) Perl
8 6 (10.00%) VBScript
9 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
10 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
11 2 (3.33%) PHP
12 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) ISEB
2 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.67%) MCSE
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.67%) RHCE
3 1 (1.67%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) OpenView
1 1 (1.67%) Nagios
1 1 (1.67%) BladeLogic
1 1 (1.67%) SCOM
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.67%) Puppet
1 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) IBM
1 9 (15.00%) HP
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle
3 4 (6.67%) WorldPay
4 3 (5.00%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.00%) BT
5 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.67%) VMware
6 1 (1.67%) Dell
6 1 (1.67%) BMC
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.67%) Marketo