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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 855 792 824
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 49 117 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.10% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.11% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 46 94 48
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015 within the UK.

QA Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Automation Engineer
Top 22 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 4 September 2015. 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 -49 48 £45,000 -10.00% 13
London -52 25 £52,500 - 7
City of London +33 8 £48,750 -2.50% 2
West Yorkshire - 8 £42,500 -
Leeds - 8 £42,500 -
Yorkshire - 8 £42,500 - 1
North West -3 7 £50,000 +66.66% 2
Manchester - 7 £50,000 - 2
East of England -3 4 £36,250 -14.70% 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £36,250 -
Cambridge - 4 £36,250 -
South East +1 3 £43,500 -8.42%
Salford - 3 £40,000 -
Scotland -1 1 - -
Glasgow -2 1 - -
Worcester - 1 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 - 1
Brighton - 1 £43,500 -
Portsmouth - 1 £21,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £43,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £21,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £40,000 -

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 92 (100.00%) QA
2 63 (68.48%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (67.39%) Selenium
4 51 (55.43%) Test Automation
5 45 (48.91%) Java
6 34 (36.96%) Scrum
7 32 (34.78%) SQL
8 31 (33.70%) Automated Testing
9 30 (32.61%) Finance
9 30 (32.61%) C#
10 28 (30.43%) TDD
11 27 (29.35%) Cucumber
11 27 (29.35%) BDD
12 25 (27.17%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (26.09%) Regression Testing
14 21 (22.83%) Automation Testing
15 20 (21.74%) JIRA
15 20 (21.74%) Ruby
16 19 (20.65%) Test Scripting
16 19 (20.65%) WebDriver
17 18 (19.57%) Manual Testing
17 18 (19.57%) Degree
17 18 (19.57%) HP UFT
18 15 (16.30%) Linux
18 15 (16.30%) Python
18 15 (16.30%) Jenkins
19 14 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
19 14 (15.22%) Software Testing
20 13 (14.13%) UNIX
20 13 (14.13%) Windows

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 9 (9.78%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.17%) Confluence
3 1 (1.09%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.52%) SaaS
2 1 (1.09%) PaaS
2 1 (1.09%) GitHub
2 1 (1.09%) IaaS
2 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) Internet
2 1 (1.09%) Firewall
2 1 (1.09%) LDAP
2 1 (1.09%) LAN
2 1 (1.09%) WAN
2 1 (1.09%) HTTP
2 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.09%) DNS
2 1 (1.09%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) MySQL
2 4 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.26%) Big Data
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 62 (67.39%) Selenium
2 27 (29.35%) Cucumber
3 20 (21.74%) JIRA
4 19 (20.65%) WebDriver
5 18 (19.57%) HP UFT
6 15 (16.30%) Jenkins
7 13 (14.13%) RSpec
8 10 (10.87%) SpecFlow
9 8 (8.70%) JMeter
9 8 (8.70%) Git (software)
10 7 (7.61%) JUnit
10 7 (7.61%) WATIR
11 6 (6.52%) Visual Studio
11 6 (6.52%) Maven
12 5 (5.43%) NUnit
12 5 (5.43%) NeoLoad
13 4 (4.35%) Bugzilla
13 4 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
14 3 (3.26%) TeamCity
14 3 (3.26%) Capybara
General
1 30 (32.61%) Finance
2 6 (6.52%) Marketing
3 5 (5.43%) Banking
3 5 (5.43%) Retail
4 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.09%) Front Office
5 1 (1.09%) Automotive
5 1 (1.09%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.04%) Web Services
2 11 (11.96%) XML
2 11 (11.96%) .NET
3 9 (9.78%) JMS
3 9 (9.78%) FIXML
4 6 (6.52%) HTML
5 4 (4.35%) Apache Flex
6 3 (3.26%) jQuery
6 3 (3.26%) XHTML
6 3 (3.26%) ADO.NET
6 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.26%) RESTful
6 3 (3.26%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.17%) REST
7 2 (2.17%) CSS
7 2 (2.17%) SOAP
8 1 (1.09%) J2EE
8 1 (1.09%) OAuth
8 1 (1.09%) WPF
8 1 (1.09%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.35%) iPhone
4 3 (3.26%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.17%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) User Experience
6 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.09%) BBC
6 1 (1.09%) Equities
6 1 (1.09%) Semantic Web
6 1 (1.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.30%) Linux
2 13 (14.13%) UNIX
2 13 (14.13%) Windows
3 2 (2.17%) Android
3 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (68.48%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (55.43%) Test Automation
3 34 (36.96%) Scrum
4 31 (33.70%) Automated Testing
5 28 (30.43%) TDD
6 27 (29.35%) BDD
7 25 (27.17%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (26.09%) Regression Testing
9 21 (22.83%) Automation Testing
10 19 (20.65%) Test Scripting
11 18 (19.57%) Manual Testing
12 14 (15.22%) Software Testing
12 14 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (11.96%) E-Commerce
14 10 (10.87%) Kanban
14 10 (10.87%) Mentoring
15 9 (9.78%) Continuous Delivery
15 9 (9.78%) Performance Testing
16 8 (8.70%) CRM
16 8 (8.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 45 (48.91%) Java
2 32 (34.78%) SQL
3 30 (32.61%) C#
4 20 (21.74%) Ruby
5 15 (16.30%) Python
6 11 (11.96%) VBA
7 7 (7.61%) PHP
8 6 (6.52%) JavaScript
9 5 (5.43%) T-SQL
10 4 (4.35%) Scala
11 3 (3.26%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.17%) VBScript
12 2 (2.17%) Perl
13 1 (1.09%) C++
13 1 (1.09%) VB
13 1 (1.09%) C
13 1 (1.09%) Bourne shell
13 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.09%) Korn
Qualifications
1 18 (19.57%) Degree
2 9 (9.78%) ISEB
3 6 (6.52%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.26%) HND
5 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.43%) Puppet
2 5 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.43%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (10.87%) Oracle
2 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.61%) HP
4 3 (3.26%) Telerik
5 1 (1.09%) Atlassian
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