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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Specialist
Rank 860 863 868
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 20 26 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.025% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.026% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 15 16 13
Average salary £65,000 £47,500 £54,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.84% -12.84%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%

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
99988 98266 105499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.82% 94.55% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83279 79377 90596
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 26 January 2015 within the UK.

Automation Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Automation Specialist
Top 10 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 26 January 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 -7 19 £65,000 +36.84% 7
London +4 10 £65,000 +36.84% 7
City of London +3 8 £65,000 - 5
South West -5 5 £52,500 +31.25%
Bristol - 5 £52,500 -
South East -28 4 £50,000 +5.26%
Hampshire - 4 £50,000 -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
South Wales - 1 £50,000 -
Wales - 1 £50,000 -

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 22 (62.86%) Java
2 18 (51.43%) Test Automation
3 17 (48.57%) Selenium
3 17 (48.57%) C#
4 14 (40.00%) Python
4 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (37.14%) UNIX
6 12 (34.29%) Ruby
6 12 (34.29%) WebDriver
7 11 (31.43%) Cucumber
8 10 (28.57%) SpecFlow
8 10 (28.57%) Scrum
9 9 (25.71%) SQL
10 8 (22.86%) JUnit
10 8 (22.86%) Linux
10 8 (22.86%) Finance
10 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
11 7 (20.00%) Automation Testing
11 7 (20.00%) Hudson
11 7 (20.00%) BDD
11 7 (20.00%) Eloqua
11 7 (20.00%) TestNG
11 7 (20.00%) TeamCity
11 7 (20.00%) Groovy
11 7 (20.00%) Email Marketing
11 7 (20.00%) Marketing
11 7 (20.00%) Retail
11 7 (20.00%) VBScript
11 7 (20.00%) Perl
12 6 (17.14%) MySQL

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.86%) JBoss
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
1 1 (2.86%) PaaS
1 1 (2.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Firewall
1 1 (2.86%) VLAN
1 1 (2.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) MySQL
2 5 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (48.57%) Selenium
2 12 (34.29%) WebDriver
3 11 (31.43%) Cucumber
4 10 (28.57%) SpecFlow
5 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
5 8 (22.86%) JUnit
6 7 (20.00%) Hudson
6 7 (20.00%) TestNG
6 7 (20.00%) TeamCity
7 6 (17.14%) Maven
7 6 (17.14%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (14.29%) Eclipse
8 5 (14.29%) NUnit
8 5 (14.29%) Calabash
8 5 (14.29%) Appium
9 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (5.71%) CruiseControl
10 2 (5.71%) JMeter
10 2 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (2.86%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Retail
2 7 (20.00%) Marketing
3 6 (17.14%) Banking
4 5 (14.29%) Advertising
4 5 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) HTML
1 5 (14.29%) Web Services
1 5 (14.29%) XML
1 5 (14.29%) JSON
2 2 (5.71%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Copywriting
2 2 (5.71%) Open Source
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) UNIX
2 8 (22.86%) Linux
3 3 (8.57%) AIX
4 2 (5.71%) Windows
5 1 (2.86%) HPUX
5 1 (2.86%) Solaris
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Test Automation
2 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (28.57%) Scrum
4 7 (20.00%) Email Marketing
4 7 (20.00%) BDD
4 7 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Software Testing
5 6 (17.14%) TDD
6 5 (14.29%) Data Analysis
6 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 5 (14.29%) OO
6 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.71%) Agile Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Time Management
8 1 (2.86%) Low Latency
8 1 (2.86%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) Java
2 17 (48.57%) C#
3 14 (40.00%) Python
4 12 (34.29%) Ruby
5 9 (25.71%) SQL
6 7 (20.00%) VBScript
6 7 (20.00%) Perl
6 7 (20.00%) Groovy
7 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
7 5 (14.29%) VB
8 4 (11.43%) VBA
9 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
10 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
11 1 (2.86%) PHP
11 1 (2.86%) Korn
11 1 (2.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) ISEB
1 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) BladeLogic
1 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Eloqua
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle
3 5 (14.29%) Marketo
3 5 (14.29%) Neolane
4 3 (8.57%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.71%) Sony
6 1 (2.86%) BMC
6 1 (2.86%) IBM
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