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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation QA Engineer
Rank 838 858 835
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 110 113 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 103 104 146
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £39,300 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,800 £54,250 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.42% +11.76%

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
99438 106716 115504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83514 87039 93609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
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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 +13 109 £50,000 +5.26% 10
London +36 64 £50,000 +11.11% 8
South East +6 19 £45,000 -10.00% 2
East of England +18 17 £43,500 -8.42%
Hertfordshire +29 11 £43,500 +24.28%
Berkshire +17 10 £45,000 -7.69% 1
Newbury +1 8 £47,500 -5.00%
North West +31 7 £39,000 -10.34%
Manchester +6 7 £39,000 -
City of London +41 6 £47,500 - 2
Cambridgeshire -7 5 £59,000 +24.21%
Cambridge -5 4 £59,000 +24.21%
Tring - 4 £32,500 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £41,750 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £41,750 -
Hammersmith +7 2 £46,250 +12.80%
East Sussex +5 2 - -
St Albans - 2 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £32,500 - 1
South West -6 1 £42,500 -
Glasgow -9 1 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Scotland -12 1 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Suffolk - 1 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £42,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £45,000 -
Kent - 1 - -
West Malling - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £35,000 -
Peterborough - 1 £42,500 -

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 280 (100.00%) QA
2 202 (72.14%) Selenium
3 198 (70.71%) Agile Software Development
4 139 (49.64%) Java
5 129 (46.07%) WebDriver
6 109 (38.93%) BDD
7 108 (38.57%) Test Automation
8 106 (37.86%) Scrum
9 97 (34.64%) QA Automation
10 89 (31.79%) Cucumber
11 86 (30.71%) TDD
12 72 (25.71%) Automated Testing
13 62 (22.14%) Jenkins
14 57 (20.36%) Ruby
14 57 (20.36%) Finance
15 55 (19.64%) Web Services
15 55 (19.64%) JIRA
16 53 (18.93%) Continuous Integration
17 51 (18.21%) SQL
17 51 (18.21%) Automation Testing
18 48 (17.14%) Linux
19 46 (16.43%) Python
20 45 (16.07%) Degree
21 44 (15.71%) C#
22 43 (15.36%) REST
23 42 (15.00%) API Testing
24 41 (14.64%) RESTful
25 40 (14.29%) JUnit
26 39 (13.93%) XML
26 39 (13.93%) Software Testing

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (1.07%) Apache
2 2 (0.71%) CMS
2 2 (0.71%) Node.js
2 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.64%) SaaS
2 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.00%) Internet
2 4 (1.43%) HTTP
3 2 (0.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.57%) MySQL
2 8 (2.86%) MongoDB
3 7 (2.50%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.14%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.43%) Big Data
6 2 (0.71%) HBase
6 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 202 (72.14%) Selenium
2 129 (46.07%) WebDriver
3 89 (31.79%) Cucumber
4 62 (22.14%) Jenkins
5 55 (19.64%) JIRA
6 40 (14.29%) JUnit
7 29 (10.36%) JMeter
8 27 (9.64%) Git (software)
9 24 (8.57%) Appium
10 23 (8.21%) JBehave
11 21 (7.50%) SoapUI
12 19 (6.79%) Calabash
13 18 (6.43%) SpecFlow
14 17 (6.07%) WATIR
15 16 (5.71%) RSpec
16 14 (5.00%) HP UFT
17 12 (4.29%) TestNG
18 10 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 9 (3.21%) Subversion
19 9 (3.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (20.36%) Finance
2 15 (5.36%) Games
3 14 (5.00%) Retail
4 13 (4.64%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.29%) Marketing
6 6 (2.14%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.79%) Electronics
7 5 (1.79%) Online Betting
8 4 (1.43%) Back Office
8 4 (1.43%) Banking
8 4 (1.43%) Law
9 3 (1.07%) Publishing
10 2 (0.71%) Legal
10 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (19.64%) Web Services
2 43 (15.36%) REST
3 41 (14.64%) RESTful
4 39 (13.93%) XML
5 25 (8.93%) .NET
5 25 (8.93%) Gherkin
6 23 (8.21%) SOAP
7 17 (6.07%) JSON
8 16 (5.71%) J2EE
9 15 (5.36%) HTML
10 13 (4.64%) AngularJS
11 8 (2.86%) CSS
11 8 (2.86%) Spring
12 7 (2.50%) React
13 6 (2.14%) KnockoutJS
14 4 (1.43%) .NET Framework
14 4 (1.43%) Hibernate
14 4 (1.43%) Swagger
15 3 (1.07%) Ajax
15 3 (1.07%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.43%) Mobile App
2 28 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.79%) RIA
4 16 (5.71%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.86%) User Experience
6 7 (2.50%) Digital Media
6 7 (2.50%) Fintech
6 7 (2.50%) iPad
7 6 (2.14%) Online Games
7 6 (2.14%) Wiki
8 3 (1.07%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.07%) Grid Computing
8 3 (1.07%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.36%) Online Gambling
10 1 (0.36%) Social Network
10 1 (0.36%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 48 (17.14%) Linux
2 32 (11.43%) Android
2 32 (11.43%) Apple iOS
3 26 (9.29%) Windows
4 9 (3.21%) Unix
5 4 (1.43%) Windows Phone
5 4 (1.43%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.71%) CentOS
6 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (70.71%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (38.93%) BDD
3 108 (38.57%) Test Automation
4 106 (37.86%) Scrum
5 97 (34.64%) QA Automation
6 86 (30.71%) TDD
7 72 (25.71%) Automated Testing
8 53 (18.93%) Continuous Integration
9 51 (18.21%) Automation Testing
10 42 (15.00%) API Testing
11 39 (13.93%) Software Testing
12 36 (12.86%) Software Engineering
13 34 (12.14%) Manual Testing
14 32 (11.43%) E-Commerce
14 32 (11.43%) SDLC
14 32 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
15 30 (10.71%) OO
16 27 (9.64%) Kanban
17 26 (9.29%) Test Scripting
17 26 (9.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 139 (49.64%) Java
2 57 (20.36%) Ruby
3 51 (18.21%) SQL
4 46 (16.43%) Python
5 44 (15.71%) C#
6 26 (9.29%) JavaScript
7 12 (4.29%) Bash Shell
8 11 (3.93%) PHP
9 9 (3.21%) Perl
10 3 (1.07%) VBScript
11 2 (0.71%) Groovy
11 2 (0.71%) Scala
12 1 (0.36%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.36%) C++
12 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.36%) VB
12 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (16.07%) Degree
2 27 (9.64%) ISEB
3 26 (9.29%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.36%) HND
6 1 (0.36%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (6.07%) SDET
Systems Management
1 6 (2.14%) Capistrano
2 3 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.71%) Ansible
3 2 (0.71%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.71%) Puppet
3 2 (0.71%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.29%) SAP
3 10 (3.57%) HP
4 9 (3.21%) Oracle
4 9 (3.21%) Rally
5 3 (1.07%) Apple
5 3 (1.07%) Perforce
6 2 (0.71%) CA
7 1 (0.36%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.36%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.36%) Telerik
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Berkshire
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Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Salary: Competitive salary + Equity (Share Options)
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
North West London
asos
Salary: Competitive salary and amazing benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
London
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
London
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Salary: competitive
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