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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Specialist
Rank 869 861 875
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 25 19 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.018% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.019% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 19
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £38,500 £39,350
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,500 £67,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%

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
108241 101899 112522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.25% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87515 84514 96083
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -46 25 £45,000 -10.00% 2
East of England - 12 £45,000 - 1
London -16 8 £65,000 +30.00%
Essex - 8 £43,750 -
City of London +12 4 £65,000 +23.80%
South East -23 4 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Hampshire - 4 £45,000 -
Cambridge - 4 £47,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £47,500 - 1
Brentwood - 3 - -
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 27 August 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 27 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
1 27 (42.86%) Java
1 27 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 25 (39.68%) Finance
3 23 (36.51%) VBScript
3 23 (36.51%) Selenium
4 19 (30.16%) Marketing
5 17 (26.98%) VB
5 17 (26.98%) HP
6 16 (25.40%) Software Testing
7 15 (23.81%) QA
7 15 (23.81%) C#
7 15 (23.81%) Windows
7 15 (23.81%) OO
8 13 (20.63%) SQL
8 13 (20.63%) Computer Science
8 13 (20.63%) Degree
9 12 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (19.05%) ISEB
10 10 (15.87%) E-Commerce
11 9 (14.29%) Linux
11 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (14.29%) Banking
11 9 (14.29%) VBA
11 9 (14.29%) .NET
11 9 (14.29%) Oracle
11 9 (14.29%) Open Source
11 9 (14.29%) Email Marketing
11 9 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 9 (14.29%) Eloqua

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.59%) MS Project
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Oracle CRM
1 8 (12.70%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) HTTP
1 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.59%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) Big Data
2 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (36.51%) Selenium
3 8 (12.70%) WebDriver
4 5 (7.94%) JUnit
4 5 (7.94%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (3.17%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.17%) JIRA
7 1 (1.59%) Hudson
7 1 (1.59%) CruiseControl
General
1 25 (39.68%) Finance
2 19 (30.16%) Marketing
3 9 (14.29%) Banking
4 7 (11.11%) Retail
4 7 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 4 (6.35%) Advertising
6 1 (1.59%) Front Office
6 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) .NET
2 6 (9.52%) HTML
3 4 (6.35%) jQuery
4 1 (1.59%) CSS
4 1 (1.59%) SOAP
4 1 (1.59%) Web Services
4 1 (1.59%) XML
4 1 (1.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Computer Science
2 9 (14.29%) Open Source
3 6 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (9.52%) Mathematics
4 5 (7.94%) Copywriting
4 5 (7.94%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.81%) Windows
2 9 (14.29%) Linux
3 8 (12.70%) Apple iOS
3 8 (12.70%) UNIX
4 1 (1.59%) AIX
4 1 (1.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 16 (25.40%) Software Testing
3 15 (23.81%) OO
4 10 (15.87%) E-Commerce
5 9 (14.29%) Email Marketing
5 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 8 (12.70%) CRM
6 8 (12.70%) SOA
7 7 (11.11%) BDD
8 6 (9.52%) Automation Testing
8 6 (9.52%) Automated Testing
9 5 (7.94%) Scrum
9 5 (7.94%) TDD
9 5 (7.94%) Data Analysis
9 5 (7.94%) Wealth Management
9 5 (7.94%) Performance Testing
9 5 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.35%) Test Strategy
11 3 (4.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.86%) Java
2 23 (36.51%) VBScript
3 17 (26.98%) VB
4 15 (23.81%) C#
5 13 (20.63%) SQL
6 9 (14.29%) VBA
7 8 (12.70%) T-SQL
7 8 (12.70%) PHP
8 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
9 4 (6.35%) Ruby
9 4 (6.35%) Groovy
10 3 (4.76%) C++
11 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.59%) Bourne shell
12 1 (1.59%) Korn
12 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) Degree
2 12 (19.05%) ISEB
3 8 (12.70%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (26.98%) HP
2 9 (14.29%) Oracle
2 9 (14.29%) Eloqua
3 8 (12.70%) JD Edwards
3 8 (12.70%) SAP
4 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.94%) Marketo
4 5 (7.94%) Neolane
5 4 (6.35%) Sony
6 1 (1.59%) Avaya
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