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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Specialist
Rank 881 869 858
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 15 12 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.011% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.012% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 20
Average salary £43,750 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £40,000 £44,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £50,000 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%

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
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 24 October 2014 within the UK.

Automation Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Automation Specialist
Top 16 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 24 October 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 -7 15 £43,750 -7.89% 1
East of England - 9 £47,500 -
Cambridge - 5 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £47,500 -
Essex - 4 - -
London +14 2 - - 1
South East -11 2 £45,000 +5.88%
Brentwood - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £45,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £42,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £30,000 -
Swindon - 1 £42,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
South West - 1 £42,500 -

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 18 (43.90%) Finance
1 18 (43.90%) Java
2 17 (41.46%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (39.02%) VBScript
3 16 (39.02%) Test Automation
4 14 (34.15%) Selenium
4 14 (34.15%) VB
5 13 (31.71%) HP
5 13 (31.71%) Software Testing
5 13 (31.71%) Marketing
6 9 (21.95%) Email Marketing
6 9 (21.95%) Eloqua
6 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (19.51%) ISEB
7 8 (19.51%) Windows
8 7 (17.07%) OO
8 7 (17.07%) VBA
8 7 (17.07%) C#
8 7 (17.07%) ISTQB
8 7 (17.07%) QA
8 7 (17.07%) Open Source
9 6 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (14.63%) Degree
9 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
9 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
9 6 (14.63%) Banking
9 6 (14.63%) Linux
9 6 (14.63%) SQL
9 6 (14.63%) SOA
10 5 (12.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (2.44%) JBoss
1 1 (2.44%) Apache
1 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle CRM
1 4 (9.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
1 1 (2.44%) PaaS
1 1 (2.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
1 1 (2.44%) VLAN
1 1 (2.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Big Data
2 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
2 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (41.46%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (34.15%) Selenium
3 5 (12.20%) JUnit
3 5 (12.20%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.44%) MSI
5 1 (2.44%) Subversion
5 1 (2.44%) Maven
5 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 18 (43.90%) Finance
2 13 (31.71%) Marketing
3 6 (14.63%) Banking
4 5 (12.20%) Advertising
4 5 (12.20%) Investment Banking
5 3 (7.32%) Retail
6 1 (2.44%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) HTML
2 4 (9.76%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) jQuery
3 1 (2.44%) Web Services
3 1 (2.44%) XML
3 1 (2.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Open Source
2 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
3 5 (12.20%) Copywriting
3 5 (12.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (7.32%) Mathematics
4 3 (7.32%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) Linux
3 4 (9.76%) UNIX
3 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.44%) AIX
4 1 (2.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Test Automation
2 13 (31.71%) Software Testing
3 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.95%) Email Marketing
4 7 (17.07%) OO
5 6 (14.63%) SOA
5 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
6 5 (12.20%) Data Analysis
7 4 (9.76%) CRM
7 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.32%) TDD
8 3 (7.32%) Wealth Management
8 3 (7.32%) BDD
9 2 (4.88%) Automation Testing
9 2 (4.88%) Risk Management
10 1 (2.44%) Workflow
10 1 (2.44%) Code Coverage
10 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
10 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) Java
2 16 (39.02%) VBScript
3 14 (34.15%) VB
4 7 (17.07%) VBA
4 7 (17.07%) C#
5 6 (14.63%) SQL
6 5 (12.20%) PHP
7 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
7 4 (9.76%) T-SQL
8 3 (7.32%) Groovy
8 3 (7.32%) Ruby
9 1 (2.44%) Korn
9 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) ISEB
2 7 (17.07%) ISTQB
3 6 (14.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) HP
2 9 (21.95%) Eloqua
3 5 (12.20%) Marketo
3 5 (12.20%) Neolane
4 4 (9.76%) JD Edwards
4 4 (9.76%) Sony
4 4 (9.76%) Oracle
4 4 (9.76%) SAP
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat