The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had QA Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation QA Engineer
Rank 785 842 804
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 133 133 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 121 124 173
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%

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
94461 105686 113159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79465 87260 92188
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

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 29 July 2016 within the UK.

QA Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 126 £45,000 - 17
London +35 53 £48,750 -2.50% 6
South East +29 33 £42,500 +6.25% 4
East of England +42 18 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Berkshire +8 14 £40,000 - 2
Hertfordshire +31 11 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Surrey +35 10 £46,250 -7.50%
Bracknell - 9 £45,000 - 1
Watford - 9 £45,000 -
Scotland +14 7 £35,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +12 7 £59,000 +57.33% 1
East Midlands +11 7 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Glasgow -1 7 £35,000 - 1
Cambridge -6 7 £59,000 +57.33% 1
Nottingham - 7 £35,000 - 3
Nottinghamshire - 7 £35,000 - 3
North West +16 6 £40,000 +6.66%
Manchester - 6 £40,000 -
Newbury +5 4 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Hampshire +5 4 £43,750 +108.33%
City of London +30 3 £55,000 +10.00% 2
East Sussex -3 3 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Farnborough - 3 £42,500 -
Yorkshire +26 2 - -
South West +5 2 £32,500 -13.33%
Brighton -3 2 £30,000 -25.00% 1
West Midlands -6 2 £38,750 -3.12%
Somerset -7 2 £32,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - - 1
North East - 2 - - 1

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, QA Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 243 (100.00%) QA
2 211 (86.83%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (81.89%) Selenium
4 151 (62.14%) Java
5 121 (49.79%) BDD
6 116 (47.74%) WebDriver
7 103 (42.39%) Test Automation
8 99 (40.74%) Scrum
9 95 (39.09%) TDD
9 95 (39.09%) QA Automation
10 80 (32.92%) Cucumber
11 69 (28.40%) Automation Testing
12 63 (25.93%) Finance
13 62 (25.51%) Web Services
14 60 (24.69%) SQL
15 51 (20.99%) RESTful
16 50 (20.58%) Ruby
16 50 (20.58%) API Testing
17 48 (19.75%) Software Engineering
17 48 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
18 47 (19.34%) JUnit
19 46 (18.93%) JIRA
20 44 (18.11%) XML
20 44 (18.11%) C#
21 43 (17.70%) Automated Testing
21 43 (17.70%) REST
22 40 (16.46%) Internet
23 37 (15.23%) Jenkins
23 37 (15.23%) Gherkin
24 35 (14.40%) Degree

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.47%) Confluence
2 1 (0.41%) Apache
2 1 (0.41%) IIS
2 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.47%) SaaS
2 5 (2.06%) GitHub
3 3 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (16.46%) Internet
2 4 (1.65%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.53%) MySQL
2 9 (3.70%) MongoDB
3 7 (2.88%) NoSQL
3 7 (2.88%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.65%) Big Data
5 3 (1.23%) HBase
6 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 199 (81.89%) Selenium
2 116 (47.74%) WebDriver
3 80 (32.92%) Cucumber
4 47 (19.34%) JUnit
5 46 (18.93%) JIRA
6 37 (15.23%) Jenkins
7 34 (13.99%) JBehave
8 31 (12.76%) Git (software)
9 26 (10.70%) SoapUI
10 23 (9.47%) RSpec
11 21 (8.64%) SpecFlow
12 17 (7.00%) JMeter
13 16 (6.58%) HP UFT
14 15 (6.17%) Appium
15 12 (4.94%) Calabash
15 12 (4.94%) LoadRunner
15 12 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (4.94%) WATIR
16 11 (4.53%) Hudson
17 8 (3.29%) WatiN
General
1 63 (25.93%) Finance
2 16 (6.58%) Games
3 14 (5.76%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.70%) Marketing
4 9 (3.70%) Retail
5 7 (2.88%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.47%) Electronics
7 5 (2.06%) Banking
7 5 (2.06%) Online Betting
8 3 (1.23%) Back Office
8 3 (1.23%) Law
9 2 (0.82%) Legal
9 2 (0.82%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (25.51%) Web Services
2 51 (20.99%) RESTful
3 44 (18.11%) XML
4 43 (17.70%) REST
5 37 (15.23%) Gherkin
6 26 (10.70%) SOAP
7 24 (9.88%) .NET
8 9 (3.70%) .NET Framework
9 8 (3.29%) HTML
9 8 (3.29%) JSON
10 7 (2.88%) AngularJS
10 7 (2.88%) React
11 6 (2.47%) J2EE
12 4 (1.65%) ASP.NET
12 4 (1.65%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (1.65%) Spring
13 3 (1.23%) Ajax
13 3 (1.23%) CSS
14 2 (0.82%) Hibernate
14 2 (0.82%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.76%) RIA
2 14 (5.76%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.70%) Wiki
5 8 (3.29%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.29%) Online Games
6 6 (2.47%) Fintech
7 5 (2.06%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.65%) Social Network
8 4 (1.65%) User Experience
9 3 (1.23%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.23%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.82%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.82%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.82%) Mobile Games
11 1 (0.41%) Artificial Intelligence
11 1 (0.41%) BBC
11 1 (0.41%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.17%) Linux
2 18 (7.41%) Windows
3 17 (7.00%) Android
3 17 (7.00%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.47%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (86.83%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (49.79%) BDD
3 103 (42.39%) Test Automation
4 99 (40.74%) Scrum
5 95 (39.09%) QA Automation
5 95 (39.09%) TDD
6 69 (28.40%) Automation Testing
7 50 (20.58%) API Testing
8 48 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
8 48 (19.75%) Software Engineering
9 43 (17.70%) Automated Testing
10 32 (13.17%) Kanban
11 31 (12.76%) Manual Testing
12 28 (11.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 27 (11.11%) Regression Testing
14 24 (9.88%) Defect Management
15 22 (9.05%) OO
15 22 (9.05%) Test Scripting
16 20 (8.23%) E-Commerce
17 19 (7.82%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 151 (62.14%) Java
2 60 (24.69%) SQL
3 50 (20.58%) Ruby
4 44 (18.11%) C#
5 30 (12.35%) Python
6 17 (7.00%) PHP
7 15 (6.17%) JavaScript
8 10 (4.12%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.29%) Perl
9 8 (3.29%) VB
9 8 (3.29%) VBScript
10 3 (1.23%) C
10 3 (1.23%) C++
10 3 (1.23%) Groovy
10 3 (1.23%) Scala
11 1 (0.41%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.41%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.41%) Korn
11 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (14.40%) Degree
2 25 (10.29%) ISEB
3 19 (7.82%) ISTQB
4 8 (3.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 243 (100.00%) QA
2 32 (13.17%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.82%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 21 (8.64%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.94%) HP
3 9 (3.70%) Oracle
4 6 (2.47%) SAP
5 3 (1.23%) Apple
5 3 (1.23%) Rally
6 2 (0.82%) CA
6 2 (0.82%) Sun
7 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.41%) Red Hat
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