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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 842 832 788
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 38 47 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.044% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.046% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 35 40 87
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £35,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,050 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -2.77%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £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%

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 24 December 2014 within the UK.

QA Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Automation Engineer
Top 20 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 24 December 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 34 £45,000 +5.88% 4
London -21 18 £40,000 -23.80%
South East -5 11 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Surrey +4 9 £50,000 +17.64%
Leatherhead - 7 £50,000 -
East of England -13 5 £42,500 -
Cambridge - 4 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £40,000 -
City of London +8 3 £65,500 +18.01%
Hammersmith - 3 £36,500 -
Berkshire +7 2 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Bracknell -14 2 £55,000 +10.00%
Edinburgh - 2 £45,000 -
Guildford - 2 £40,000 -
South Wales - 2 £34,500 -
Wales - 2 £34,500 -
Scotland - 2 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire -16 1 £42,500 -
Cardiff - 1 £35,000 -
Newport - 1 £34,000 -

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 137 (100.00%) QA
2 106 (77.37%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (74.45%) Selenium
4 79 (57.66%) Java
5 69 (50.36%) Test Automation
6 64 (46.72%) BDD
7 62 (45.26%) Test Scripting
8 58 (42.34%) WebDriver
9 47 (34.31%) Scrum
9 47 (34.31%) TDD
10 45 (32.85%) SQL
11 42 (30.66%) JavaScript
11 42 (30.66%) Cucumber
12 36 (26.28%) Software Engineering
13 34 (24.82%) JIRA
14 33 (24.09%) PHP
14 33 (24.09%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (24.09%) Automation Testing
15 31 (22.63%) Degree
16 30 (21.90%) C#
17 28 (20.44%) JUnit
17 28 (20.44%) Python
17 28 (20.44%) Automated Testing
18 26 (18.98%) Jenkins
19 25 (18.25%) Web Services
20 24 (17.52%) QuickTest Pro
21 23 (16.79%) Finance
22 22 (16.06%) Ruby
22 22 (16.06%) JBehave
22 22 (16.06%) Analytical Skills

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (3.65%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.19%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.46%) Drupal
4 1 (0.73%) Confluence
4 1 (0.73%) uiautomator
4 1 (0.73%) CMS
4 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.73%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (1.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.84%) Magento
2 1 (0.73%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.38%) SaaS
2 2 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.46%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.46%) Internet
2 1 (0.73%) DSL
2 1 (0.73%) DNS
2 1 (0.73%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.49%) MySQL
2 7 (5.11%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.92%) Big Data
4 3 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 102 (74.45%) Selenium
2 58 (42.34%) WebDriver
3 42 (30.66%) Cucumber
4 34 (24.82%) JIRA
5 28 (20.44%) JUnit
6 26 (18.98%) Jenkins
7 24 (17.52%) QuickTest Pro
8 22 (16.06%) JBehave
9 20 (14.60%) JMeter
10 12 (8.76%) SpecFlow
11 10 (7.30%) Visual Studio
12 9 (6.57%) PHPUnit
13 8 (5.84%) Hudson
13 8 (5.84%) TeamCity
13 8 (5.84%) Subversion
14 7 (5.11%) Maven
15 6 (4.38%) RSpec
15 6 (4.38%) Calabash
16 5 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
17 4 (2.92%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (16.79%) Finance
2 6 (4.38%) Games
3 4 (2.92%) Back Office
3 4 (2.92%) Publishing
4 3 (2.19%) Advertising
4 3 (2.19%) Retail
5 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.46%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.73%) Marketing
6 1 (0.73%) German Language
6 1 (0.73%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.73%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.25%) Web Services
2 16 (11.68%) J2EE
2 16 (11.68%) LAMP
3 14 (10.22%) HTML
4 13 (9.49%) .NET
5 11 (8.03%) Gherkin
6 10 (7.30%) HTML5
6 10 (7.30%) XML
7 9 (6.57%) CSS
8 6 (4.38%) SOAP
8 6 (4.38%) JSON
9 4 (2.92%) Spring
9 4 (2.92%) JMS
9 4 (2.92%) FIXML
9 4 (2.92%) Django
9 4 (2.92%) REST
9 4 (2.92%) RESTful
10 3 (2.19%) FFmpeg
10 3 (2.19%) Backbone.js
10 3 (2.19%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.06%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (13.87%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (13.87%) Open Source
3 13 (9.49%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.19%) Social Media
4 3 (2.19%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.46%) User Experience
5 2 (1.46%) iPad
5 2 (1.46%) Social Network
5 2 (1.46%) iPhone
5 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.73%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.73%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.73%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.14%) UNIX
2 17 (12.41%) Linux
3 6 (4.38%) Android
3 6 (4.38%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.65%) Windows
5 1 (0.73%) CentOS
5 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (77.37%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (50.36%) Test Automation
3 64 (46.72%) BDD
4 62 (45.26%) Test Scripting
5 47 (34.31%) TDD
5 47 (34.31%) Scrum
6 36 (26.28%) Software Engineering
7 33 (24.09%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (24.09%) Automation Testing
8 28 (20.44%) Automated Testing
9 21 (15.33%) Software Testing
10 20 (14.60%) User Stories
10 20 (14.60%) Test Strategy
11 15 (10.95%) Workflow
12 14 (10.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (10.22%) Load Testing
13 12 (8.76%) Regression Testing
14 9 (6.57%) Performance Testing
15 8 (5.84%) Continuous Improvement
16 7 (5.11%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (57.66%) Java
2 45 (32.85%) SQL
3 42 (30.66%) JavaScript
4 33 (24.09%) PHP
5 30 (21.90%) C#
6 28 (20.44%) Python
7 22 (16.06%) Ruby
8 15 (10.95%) C++
9 7 (5.11%) Perl
10 4 (2.92%) VBA
11 3 (2.19%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.19%) Scala
12 2 (1.46%) Groovy
12 2 (1.46%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.73%) Korn
13 1 (0.73%) Lua
13 1 (0.73%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.73%) VBScript
13 1 (0.73%) ActionScript 3.0
13 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 31 (22.63%) Degree
2 9 (6.57%) ISEB
3 4 (2.92%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.46%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.73%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (2.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.19%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 5 (3.65%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.73%) Ansible
3 1 (0.73%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (5.84%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.92%) Dell
3 2 (1.46%) Zend
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle
4 1 (0.73%) HP
4 1 (0.73%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.73%) Sony
4 1 (0.73%) Google
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits pension, healthcare, free parking
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago