The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 800 817 830
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 102 59 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.055% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.059% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 81 51 62
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.40%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +15 92 £50,000 +11.11% 7
London -2 64 £52,500 +5.00% 4
South East -17 12 £50,000 +42.85% 3
Surrey +9 10 £50,000 +53.84%
Scotland -6 9 - - 1
City of London +2 7 £50,000 - 2
South West -23 6 £35,000 -6.66%
East of England - 6 £42,500 -
Leatherhead - 6 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £42,500 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £35,000 -
Glasgow - 5 - -
Edinburgh -8 4 - - 1
East Midlands +1 3 £38,750 +3.33%
Nottinghamshire +1 2 £32,500 -13.33%
Reigate - 2 £42,500 -
Nottingham -2 1 - -
Bristol -6 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Guildford - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £37,500 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £47,500 - 1
Warrington - 1 £30,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £47,500 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £30,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £37,500 - 1
North West - 1 £30,000 -

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 220 (100.00%) QA
2 172 (78.18%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (77.73%) Selenium
4 124 (56.36%) Test Automation
5 121 (55.00%) Java
6 103 (46.82%) BDD
7 85 (38.64%) Cucumber
8 72 (32.73%) Degree
9 68 (30.91%) Scrum
10 66 (30.00%) C#
10 66 (30.00%) Test Scripting
10 66 (30.00%) WebDriver
11 64 (29.09%) Software Engineering
12 61 (27.73%) TDD
13 60 (27.27%) Finance
13 60 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
14 59 (26.82%) SQL
15 48 (21.82%) JavaScript
16 47 (21.36%) Test Strategy
16 47 (21.36%) User Stories
17 44 (20.00%) JUnit
18 42 (19.09%) PHP
19 41 (18.64%) Automation Testing
19 41 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
20 40 (18.18%) Open Source
20 40 (18.18%) .NET
21 37 (16.82%) Ruby
21 37 (16.82%) JBehave
22 36 (16.36%) C++
23 35 (15.91%) Linux

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (5.91%) Tomcat
2 9 (4.09%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.27%) Apache
4 3 (1.36%) Confluence
4 3 (1.36%) Node.js
5 2 (0.91%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.91%) Drupal
6 1 (0.45%) Lync
6 1 (0.45%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (6.36%) Magento
2 2 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.91%) SaaS
3 12 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.73%) HTTP
2 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.45%) DNS
2 1 (0.45%) Internet
2 1 (0.45%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.73%) MySQL
3 4 (1.82%) Big Data
4 3 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (1.36%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.36%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.36%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 171 (77.73%) Selenium
2 85 (38.64%) Cucumber
3 66 (30.00%) WebDriver
4 44 (20.00%) JUnit
5 37 (16.82%) JBehave
6 34 (15.45%) JIRA
7 33 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 30 (13.64%) WinRunner
9 25 (11.36%) JMeter
10 24 (10.91%) SpecFlow
11 19 (8.64%) Jenkins
12 18 (8.18%) Maven
12 18 (8.18%) Hudson
13 16 (7.27%) PHPUnit
14 15 (6.82%) Visual Studio
14 15 (6.82%) Subversion
15 13 (5.91%) jMock
15 13 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
16 12 (5.45%) TestComplete
17 10 (4.55%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 60 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (2.27%) Publishing
3 4 (1.82%) Games
4 2 (0.91%) Advertising
5 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.45%) Back Office
5 1 (0.45%) Retail
5 1 (0.45%) Marketing
5 1 (0.45%) German Language
5 1 (0.45%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.45%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.18%) .NET
2 29 (13.18%) Web Services
3 28 (12.73%) Gherkin
4 21 (9.55%) J2EE
5 19 (8.64%) HTML
6 18 (8.18%) HTML5
7 16 (7.27%) RESTful
8 14 (6.36%) .NET Framework
8 14 (6.36%) JSON
8 14 (6.36%) CSS
8 14 (6.36%) XML
9 13 (5.91%) SOAP
9 13 (5.91%) Spring
10 10 (4.55%) CSS3
11 9 (4.09%) LAMP
12 7 (3.18%) JMS
12 7 (3.18%) FIXML
13 4 (1.82%) Django
14 3 (1.36%) Natural Language Processing
14 3 (1.36%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 60 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (18.18%) Open Source
3 33 (15.00%) Mathematics
4 19 (8.64%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (7.73%) Computer Science
6 9 (4.09%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.27%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.36%) iPhone
8 3 (1.36%) iPad
9 2 (0.91%) User Experience
10 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.45%) Social Network
10 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.45%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.91%) Linux
2 26 (11.82%) UNIX
3 6 (2.73%) Android
3 6 (2.73%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.36%) Windows
5 1 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (78.18%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (56.36%) Test Automation
3 103 (46.82%) BDD
4 68 (30.91%) Scrum
5 66 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 64 (29.09%) Software Engineering
7 61 (27.73%) TDD
8 47 (21.36%) Test Strategy
8 47 (21.36%) User Stories
9 41 (18.64%) Automation Testing
9 41 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (15.91%) Automated Testing
11 31 (14.09%) Regression Testing
12 23 (10.45%) Analytics
13 21 (9.55%) Performance Testing
14 19 (8.64%) Software Testing
14 19 (8.64%) E-Commerce
15 16 (7.27%) OO
15 16 (7.27%) Workflow
16 14 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 121 (55.00%) Java
2 66 (30.00%) C#
3 59 (26.82%) SQL
4 48 (21.82%) JavaScript
5 42 (19.09%) PHP
6 37 (16.82%) Ruby
7 36 (16.36%) C++
8 35 (15.91%) Python
9 12 (5.45%) Perl
10 11 (5.00%) Delphi
11 7 (3.18%) VBA
12 5 (2.27%) C
13 4 (1.82%) Scala
14 2 (0.91%) SPARQL
15 1 (0.45%) ActionScript 3.0
15 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.45%) XPath
15 1 (0.45%) Lua
15 1 (0.45%) Groovy
15 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (32.73%) Degree
2 11 (5.00%) ISEB
3 6 (2.73%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.27%) Sun Certification
5 4 (1.82%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.45%) PhD
7 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.36%) Gluster
2 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (6.36%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.45%) Ansible
3 1 (0.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.73%) Oracle
3 4 (1.82%) Dell
4 2 (0.91%) JD Edwards
4 2 (0.91%) Zend
4 2 (0.91%) JBoss
5 1 (0.45%) HP
5 1 (0.45%) Facebook
5 1 (0.45%) VMware
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