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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation QA Engineer
Rank 797 837 808
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 119 133 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 110 120 174
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 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -

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
94041 106882 116083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.40% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79248 88079 95023
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 1 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 1 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 +44 114 £45,000 - 12
London +46 61 £50,000 - 6
East of England +50 22 £45,000 -5.26% 1
South East +26 20 £42,500 - 2
Hertfordshire +37 14 £45,000 +16.12% 1
Berkshire +15 10 £43,750 +9.37% 2
Cambridge +11 8 £59,000 +24.21%
Cambridgeshire -3 8 £59,000 +24.21%
Bracknell - 7 £45,000 -
Surrey +30 6 £42,500 -22.72%
City of London +44 5 £55,000 +10.00% 2
North West +19 5 £39,000 +0.64% 1
Scotland -4 5 £35,000 -
Glasgow -10 5 £35,000 -
Manchester - 5 £39,000 - 1
Watford - 5 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire +10 2 - -
East Midlands +9 2 £37,000 -1.33% 2
York - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £37,000 - 2
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £37,000 - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £32,500 -
St Albans - 2 £50,000 -
Tring - 2 £32,500 -
Newbury +10 1 £30,000 -31.42% 2
Hampshire +2 1 £52,500 -4.54%
West Midlands -7 1 £40,000 -
East Sussex -10 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Warwickshire - 1 £40,000 -

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 236 (100.00%) QA
2 194 (82.20%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (80.93%) Selenium
4 139 (58.90%) Java
5 113 (47.88%) WebDriver
6 106 (44.92%) BDD
7 99 (41.95%) Test Automation
8 90 (38.14%) Scrum
9 87 (36.86%) QA Automation
10 85 (36.02%) TDD
11 72 (30.51%) Cucumber
12 61 (25.85%) Automation Testing
13 60 (25.42%) Finance
14 56 (23.73%) Web Services
15 51 (21.61%) SQL
16 48 (20.34%) JIRA
16 48 (20.34%) API Testing
17 46 (19.49%) RESTful
18 44 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
18 44 (18.64%) Automated Testing
19 42 (17.80%) Jenkins
20 41 (17.37%) Degree
20 41 (17.37%) Ruby
21 40 (16.95%) REST
22 39 (16.53%) JUnit
22 39 (16.53%) Software Engineering
23 36 (15.25%) XML
23 36 (15.25%) C#
24 35 (14.83%) Gherkin
25 34 (14.41%) Linux

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 4 (1.69%) Confluence
2 2 (0.85%) CMS
3 1 (0.42%) Apache
3 1 (0.42%) IIS
3 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (4.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.66%) SaaS
2 3 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.27%) GitHub
3 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (12.29%) Internet
2 3 (1.27%) HTTP
3 2 (0.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.81%) MySQL
2 8 (3.39%) MongoDB
3 7 (2.97%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.54%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.69%) Big Data
6 2 (0.85%) HBase
6 2 (0.85%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 191 (80.93%) Selenium
2 113 (47.88%) WebDriver
3 72 (30.51%) Cucumber
4 48 (20.34%) JIRA
5 42 (17.80%) Jenkins
6 39 (16.53%) JUnit
7 28 (11.86%) SoapUI
8 26 (11.02%) Git (software)
9 24 (10.17%) JBehave
10 21 (8.90%) SpecFlow
11 18 (7.63%) HP UFT
11 18 (7.63%) RSpec
12 16 (6.78%) JMeter
13 15 (6.36%) Appium
13 15 (6.36%) Calabash
14 12 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (4.66%) WATIR
16 9 (3.81%) Hudson
16 9 (3.81%) LoadRunner
17 8 (3.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 60 (25.42%) Finance
2 14 (5.93%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.51%) Games
4 11 (4.66%) Marketing
5 9 (3.81%) Retail
6 7 (2.97%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.54%) Banking
7 6 (2.54%) Electronics
8 5 (2.12%) Online Betting
9 4 (1.69%) Back Office
10 2 (0.85%) Law
10 2 (0.85%) Legal
10 2 (0.85%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (23.73%) Web Services
2 46 (19.49%) RESTful
3 40 (16.95%) REST
4 36 (15.25%) XML
5 35 (14.83%) Gherkin
6 31 (13.14%) SOAP
7 24 (10.17%) .NET
8 10 (4.24%) .NET Framework
8 10 (4.24%) JSON
9 8 (3.39%) AngularJS
9 8 (3.39%) HTML
10 6 (2.54%) J2EE
10 6 (2.54%) React
11 5 (2.12%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (1.69%) ASP.NET
12 4 (1.69%) Spring
13 3 (1.27%) Ajax
13 3 (1.27%) CSS
13 3 (1.27%) Swagger
14 2 (0.85%) Buster.JS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.75%) RIA
2 15 (6.36%) Mobile App
3 14 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.93%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.97%) Digital Media
4 7 (2.97%) User Experience
5 6 (2.54%) Fintech
5 6 (2.54%) Online Games
5 6 (2.54%) Wiki
6 4 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.27%) Grid Computing
7 3 (1.27%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.85%) Social Network
9 1 (0.42%) Artificial Intelligence
9 1 (0.42%) BBC
9 1 (0.42%) Online Gambling
9 1 (0.42%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.41%) Linux
2 17 (7.20%) Windows
3 13 (5.51%) Android
3 13 (5.51%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.54%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.12%) Unix
6 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (82.20%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (44.92%) BDD
3 99 (41.95%) Test Automation
4 90 (38.14%) Scrum
5 87 (36.86%) QA Automation
6 85 (36.02%) TDD
7 61 (25.85%) Automation Testing
8 48 (20.34%) API Testing
9 44 (18.64%) Automated Testing
9 44 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (16.53%) Software Engineering
11 30 (12.71%) Kanban
12 26 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (9.75%) Defect Management
14 22 (9.32%) Test Scripting
15 21 (8.90%) Manual Testing
15 21 (8.90%) OO
16 20 (8.47%) Regression Testing
17 19 (8.05%) E-Commerce
18 18 (7.63%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 139 (58.90%) Java
2 51 (21.61%) SQL
3 41 (17.37%) Ruby
4 36 (15.25%) C#
5 31 (13.14%) Python
6 17 (7.20%) JavaScript
7 11 (4.66%) PHP
8 10 (4.24%) Perl
9 9 (3.81%) Bash Shell
10 8 (3.39%) VB
10 8 (3.39%) VBScript
11 3 (1.27%) Groovy
12 2 (0.85%) C
12 2 (0.85%) Scala
13 1 (0.42%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.42%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.42%) C++
13 1 (0.42%) Korn
13 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (17.37%) Degree
2 18 (7.63%) ISEB
3 16 (6.78%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (10.17%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.85%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 22 (9.32%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.08%) HP
3 8 (3.39%) Oracle
4 6 (2.54%) SAP
5 3 (1.27%) Apple
5 3 (1.27%) Rally
6 2 (0.85%) CA
6 2 (0.85%) Perforce
7 1 (0.42%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.42%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.42%) Sitecore
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £35000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum Benefits
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Newbury, Berkshire
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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London
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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London
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Salary: £35,000 - £60,000 per year
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