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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Specialist
Rank 874 864 872
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 22 17 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.016% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.017% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 8 17 23
Average salary £46,250 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.63% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,250 £53,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%

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
106380 100644 111753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.27% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 86153 83636 95338
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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 17 September 2014 within the UK.

Automation Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Automation Specialist
Top 14 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 17 September 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
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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 -29 22 £46,250 -2.63%
East of England - 12 £45,000 -
London -6 7 £65,000 +30.00%
Essex - 7 £43,750 -
Cambridge - 5 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £47,500 -
City of London +11 3 £65,000 +20.93%
South East -1 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Hampshire - 2 £45,000 -
Brentwood - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £42,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £42,500 -
South West - 1 £42,500 -

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 24 (46.15%) Java
1 24 (46.15%) Finance
2 22 (42.31%) QuickTest Pro
3 21 (40.38%) Test Automation
4 20 (38.46%) VBScript
5 18 (34.62%) Selenium
6 16 (30.77%) VB
6 16 (30.77%) HP
6 16 (30.77%) Software Testing
7 15 (28.85%) Marketing
8 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (23.08%) Windows
10 11 (21.15%) C#
10 11 (21.15%) OO
10 11 (21.15%) QA
11 10 (19.23%) ISEB
11 10 (19.23%) Degree
11 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
12 9 (17.31%) SQL
12 9 (17.31%) Banking
12 9 (17.31%) Email Marketing
12 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
12 9 (17.31%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (17.31%) Open Source
12 9 (17.31%) Eloqua
13 8 (15.38%) VBA
13 8 (15.38%) Linux
13 8 (15.38%) SOA
13 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
14 7 (13.46%) Oracle

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Project
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Oracle CRM
1 6 (11.54%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) HTTP
1 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.92%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (42.31%) QuickTest Pro
2 18 (34.62%) Selenium
3 7 (13.46%) WebDriver
4 5 (9.62%) JUnit
5 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.92%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.92%) JIRA
6 1 (1.92%) Hudson
6 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (46.15%) Finance
2 15 (28.85%) Marketing
3 9 (17.31%) Banking
4 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
5 6 (11.54%) Retail
6 5 (9.62%) Advertising
7 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.92%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) .NET
2 5 (9.62%) HTML
3 4 (7.69%) jQuery
4 1 (1.92%) SOAP
4 1 (1.92%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) XML
4 1 (1.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
2 9 (17.31%) Open Source
3 6 (11.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (9.62%) Mathematics
4 5 (9.62%) Copywriting
4 5 (9.62%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) Linux
3 7 (13.46%) UNIX
4 6 (11.54%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) AIX
5 1 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) Test Automation
2 16 (30.77%) Software Testing
3 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (21.15%) OO
5 9 (17.31%) Email Marketing
5 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
6 8 (15.38%) SOA
7 6 (11.54%) CRM
7 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
8 5 (9.62%) TDD
8 5 (9.62%) Data Analysis
8 5 (9.62%) BDD
9 4 (7.69%) Wealth Management
9 4 (7.69%) Automation Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (3.85%) Automated Testing
11 2 (3.85%) Risk Management
12 1 (1.92%) Scrum
12 1 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
12 1 (1.92%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (46.15%) Java
2 20 (38.46%) VBScript
3 16 (30.77%) VB
4 11 (21.15%) C#
5 9 (17.31%) SQL
6 8 (15.38%) VBA
7 6 (11.54%) T-SQL
7 6 (11.54%) PHP
8 4 (7.69%) Groovy
8 4 (7.69%) Ruby
8 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.92%) Bourne shell
10 1 (1.92%) C++
10 1 (1.92%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) ISEB
1 10 (19.23%) Degree
2 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (17.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (30.77%) HP
2 9 (17.31%) Eloqua
3 7 (13.46%) Oracle
4 6 (11.54%) SAP
4 6 (11.54%) JD Edwards
5 5 (9.62%) Marketo
5 5 (9.62%) Neolane
6 4 (7.69%) Sony
7 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.92%) Avaya