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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Specialist
Rank 859 909 880
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -29
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 33 37 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.031% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.033% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 27 27 13
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -22.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £62,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%

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
102183 111859 102313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 83932 91897 85042
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 May 2015 within the UK.

Automation Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Automation Specialist
Top 26 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 May 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 +40 27 £60,000 +41.17% 2
London +34 17 £65,000 +52.94% 1
City of London +51 7 £67,500 +8.00% 1
South East +17 4 £43,750 -5.40% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £40,000 -
Berkshire - 4 £43,750 - 1
Reading - 3 £45,000 -
Leeds +20 2 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire +12 2 £35,000 -
Yorkshire +6 2 £35,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £65,000 -
Scotland - 2 £65,000 -
East of England +2 1 - -
Essex -7 1 - -
Brentwood -12 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £32,500 -
County Antrim - 1 £42,500 -
Bath - 1 £37,500 -
Belfast - 1 £42,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £42,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £42,500 -
Somerset - 1 £37,500 -
Surbiton - 1 £45,000 -
South West - 1 £37,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £32,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £42,500 -

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 40 (76.92%) Java
1 40 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 35 (67.31%) Selenium
3 34 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (61.54%) WebDriver
5 30 (57.69%) Cucumber
6 23 (44.23%) C#
7 22 (42.31%) Python
8 21 (40.38%) BDD
9 19 (36.54%) Groovy
10 18 (34.62%) Ruby
11 16 (30.77%) SpecFlow
12 15 (28.85%) UNIX
12 15 (28.85%) Scrum
12 15 (28.85%) Jenkins
13 13 (25.00%) Automation Testing
14 12 (23.08%) Retail
14 12 (23.08%) E-Commerce
14 12 (23.08%) SQL
14 12 (23.08%) JUnit
14 12 (23.08%) Git (software)
14 12 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (23.08%) TestNG
15 11 (21.15%) Open Source
16 10 (19.23%) Eclipse
16 10 (19.23%) TDD
16 10 (19.23%) NUnit
16 10 (19.23%) Mentoring
17 9 (17.31%) Banking
17 9 (17.31%) IBM

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (7.69%) WebLogic
1 4 (7.69%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) MySQL
2 5 (9.62%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (67.31%) Selenium
2 32 (61.54%) WebDriver
3 30 (57.69%) Cucumber
4 16 (30.77%) SpecFlow
5 15 (28.85%) Jenkins
6 12 (23.08%) TestNG
6 12 (23.08%) Git (software)
6 12 (23.08%) JUnit
7 10 (19.23%) Eclipse
7 10 (19.23%) NUnit
8 9 (17.31%) TeamCity
8 9 (17.31%) SoapUI
9 7 (13.46%) Hudson
9 7 (13.46%) Mockito
9 7 (13.46%) QuickTest Pro
9 7 (13.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (11.54%) Calabash
10 6 (11.54%) Appium
11 5 (9.62%) Maven
12 4 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 12 (23.08%) Retail
2 9 (17.31%) Banking
3 8 (15.38%) Finance
4 7 (13.46%) Marketing
5 5 (9.62%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.92%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) XML
2 1 (1.92%) WinForms
2 1 (1.92%) JSON
2 1 (1.92%) WPF
2 1 (1.92%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.92%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.92%) Social Media
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.85%) UNIX
2 7 (13.46%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) Android
3 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.85%) Windows
3 2 (3.85%) AIX
4 1 (1.92%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 34 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (40.38%) BDD
4 15 (28.85%) Scrum
5 13 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 12 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 12 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (21.15%) Open Source
8 10 (19.23%) Mentoring
8 10 (19.23%) TDD
9 8 (15.38%) Performance Testing
10 7 (13.46%) Unit Testing
11 6 (11.54%) Integration Testing
12 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
12 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (9.62%) OO
12 5 (9.62%) SDLC
13 4 (7.69%) People Management
13 4 (7.69%) Test Strategy
13 4 (7.69%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (76.92%) Java
2 23 (44.23%) C#
3 22 (42.31%) Python
4 19 (36.54%) Groovy
5 18 (34.62%) Ruby
6 12 (23.08%) SQL
7 9 (17.31%) Perl
8 8 (15.38%) C++
9 6 (11.54%) VBScript
10 5 (9.62%) PL/SQL
11 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
12 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.92%) VB
13 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) RHCSA
2 1 (1.92%) MCSE
2 1 (1.92%) ISEB
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.92%) RHCE
2 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.31%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) OpenView
1 1 (1.92%) Nagios
1 1 (1.92%) BladeLogic
1 1 (1.92%) SCOM
1 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.92%) Puppet
1 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.92%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Oracle
1 9 (17.31%) IBM
2 8 (15.38%) HP
3 4 (7.69%) WorldPay
4 3 (5.77%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.77%) BT
5 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.92%) VMware
6 1 (1.92%) Dell
6 1 (1.92%) BMC
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.92%) Marketo
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