The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 768 843 848
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 128 28 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.026% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.027% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 116 28 41
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £66,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £42,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -16.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110250 103018 111675
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.44% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 90229 85711 95920
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,472 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.97% -0.07%

QA Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA Automation Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer within the UK.

QA Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

QA Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 within the UK.

QA Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Automation Engineer
Top 27 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 10 July 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 +57 123 £47,500 +5.55% 12
London +16 80 £52,500 -4.54% 9
South East -1 22 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Surrey - 19 £47,500 - 1
Reigate - 18 £42,500 -
South West +5 17 £35,000 -11.94%
City of London -2 15 £50,000 -
Gloucestershire - 11 £35,000 -
Guildford - 7 £47,500 -
Croydon - 7 £47,500 -
Bristol +3 6 £36,000 -9.43%
Scotland - 5 £41,500 -
East of England - 5 £40,000 - 2
North West - 4 £30,000 -
Cambridge - 4 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 4 - -
Warrington - 4 £30,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £40,000 -
Cheshire - 4 £30,000 -
Berkshire -1 2 - -
East Midlands -6 2 £38,750 +3.33%
Reading - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +1 1 £32,500 -13.33%
Edinburgh - 1 £41,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £42,500 - 1
Kent - 1 £29,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £45,000 -

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited QA Automation Engineer 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 QA Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 206 (100.00%) QA
2 165 (80.10%) Selenium
3 123 (59.71%) Test Automation
4 100 (48.54%) Agile Software Development
5 98 (47.57%) Java
6 92 (44.66%) C#
7 86 (41.75%) Cucumber
8 80 (38.83%) BDD
9 76 (36.89%) Degree
10 70 (33.98%) Finance
11 67 (32.52%) .NET
12 62 (30.10%) Test Strategy
13 56 (27.18%) Scrum
13 56 (27.18%) WebDriver
14 54 (26.21%) SQL
15 50 (24.27%) Software Engineering
16 48 (23.30%) Mathematics
17 46 (22.33%) WinRunner
18 45 (21.84%) Microsoft
18 45 (21.84%) Test Scripting
19 43 (20.87%) C++
20 42 (20.39%) User Stories
21 40 (19.42%) Analytics
22 39 (18.93%) TDD
23 36 (17.48%) JavaScript
23 36 (17.48%) Linux
24 34 (16.50%) Web Services
24 34 (16.50%) JUnit
24 34 (16.50%) Microsoft Azure
25 33 (16.02%) Continuous Integration

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited QA Automation Engineer 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 QA Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (6.31%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.43%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.43%) Apache
3 3 (1.46%) Confluence
3 3 (1.46%) Node.js
4 1 (0.49%) Lync
4 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (4.37%) Magento
2 2 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 34 (16.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.85%) SaaS
4 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.43%) HTTP
2 1 (0.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.91%) MySQL
3 3 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.46%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.46%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.46%) Redis
3 3 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 165 (80.10%) Selenium
2 86 (41.75%) Cucumber
3 56 (27.18%) WebDriver
4 46 (22.33%) WinRunner
5 34 (16.50%) JUnit
6 31 (15.05%) JBehave
7 24 (11.65%) TestComplete
8 21 (10.19%) JIRA
9 20 (9.71%) Ranorex
9 20 (9.71%) SpecFlow
10 19 (9.22%) QuickTest Pro
11 15 (7.28%) JMeter
11 15 (7.28%) Hudson
12 14 (6.80%) Visual Studio
12 14 (6.80%) Subversion
12 14 (6.80%) Maven
13 12 (5.83%) jMock
13 12 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (5.34%) WATIR
15 10 (4.85%) PHPUnit
General
1 70 (33.98%) Finance
2 4 (1.94%) Games
2 4 (1.94%) Banking
3 2 (0.97%) Investment Banking
3 2 (0.97%) Legal
3 2 (0.97%) Publishing
4 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (32.52%) .NET
2 34 (16.50%) Web Services
3 30 (14.56%) Gherkin
4 28 (13.59%) .NET Framework
5 21 (10.19%) HTML
6 18 (8.74%) CSS
7 14 (6.80%) J2EE
7 14 (6.80%) XML
7 14 (6.80%) RESTful
7 14 (6.80%) HTML5
8 13 (6.31%) SOAP
8 13 (6.31%) JSON
9 11 (5.34%) Spring
10 10 (4.85%) CSS3
11 5 (2.43%) Django
12 4 (1.94%) JMS
12 4 (1.94%) FIXML
13 3 (1.46%) Ajax
13 3 (1.46%) Natural Language Processing
13 3 (1.46%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 48 (23.30%) Mathematics
2 33 (16.02%) Open Source
3 20 (9.71%) Client/Server
4 13 (6.31%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (5.34%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.91%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.43%) iPad
7 5 (2.43%) iPhone
8 3 (1.46%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.49%) Animation
9 1 (0.49%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.49%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.48%) Linux
2 16 (7.77%) UNIX
3 13 (6.31%) Windows
4 5 (2.43%) Android
4 5 (2.43%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (59.71%) Test Automation
2 100 (48.54%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (38.83%) BDD
4 62 (30.10%) Test Strategy
5 56 (27.18%) Scrum
6 50 (24.27%) Software Engineering
7 45 (21.84%) Test Scripting
8 42 (20.39%) User Stories
9 40 (19.42%) Analytics
10 39 (18.93%) TDD
11 33 (16.02%) OO
11 33 (16.02%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (14.56%) Automation Testing
13 29 (14.08%) Regression Testing
14 24 (11.65%) Automated Testing
15 23 (11.17%) E-Commerce
16 20 (9.71%) RAD
17 17 (8.25%) Performance Testing
18 16 (7.77%) Software Testing
18 16 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 98 (47.57%) Java
2 92 (44.66%) C#
3 54 (26.21%) SQL
4 43 (20.87%) C++
5 36 (17.48%) JavaScript
6 32 (15.53%) Ruby
7 27 (13.11%) Python
8 26 (12.62%) PHP
9 14 (6.80%) Delphi
10 10 (4.85%) Perl
11 7 (3.40%) C
12 4 (1.94%) VBA
13 3 (1.46%) Scala
14 2 (0.97%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.49%) XPath
15 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (36.89%) Degree
2 7 (3.40%) ISEB
3 5 (2.43%) Sun Certification
3 5 (2.43%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.94%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.46%) Gluster
2 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (6.80%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 45 (21.84%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.40%) Oracle
3 2 (0.97%) JD Edwards
4 1 (0.49%) VMware
4 1 (0.49%) Facebook
4 1 (0.49%) JBoss
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