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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 860 850 866
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 30 83 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.069% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.073% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 22 73 36
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,150 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £63,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +18.05%

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £27,000 £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 24 April 2015 within the UK.

QA Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Automation Engineer
Top 18 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 April 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 -45 25 £47,500 - 5
London -1 16 £47,500 - 2
South East -6 7 £55,000 +15.78%
Surrey -4 5 £55,000 +15.78%
Scotland - 5 - - 1
City of London +33 4 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Glasgow - 4 - - 1
Guildford +3 2 £45,000 -5.26%
East of England +14 1 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Cambridge +11 1 £37,500 -6.25%
Cambridgeshire +6 1 £37,500 -6.25%
Hampshire - 1 £55,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £42,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £42,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £55,000 -
Hammersmith - 1 £41,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £42,500 - 1

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 71 (100.00%) QA
2 54 (76.06%) Selenium
3 48 (67.61%) Test Automation
4 39 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (52.11%) SQL
6 34 (47.89%) Java
6 34 (47.89%) WebDriver
7 28 (39.44%) C#
8 26 (36.62%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (33.80%) Finance
10 21 (29.58%) Cucumber
11 20 (28.17%) .NET
12 19 (26.76%) Ruby
12 19 (26.76%) BDD
12 19 (26.76%) Automation Testing
13 18 (25.35%) Degree
13 18 (25.35%) Python
13 18 (25.35%) Scrum
14 17 (23.94%) XML
14 17 (23.94%) Automated Testing
15 16 (22.54%) Test Scripting
15 16 (22.54%) Web Services
15 16 (22.54%) Visual Studio
15 16 (22.54%) JavaScript
15 16 (22.54%) Jenkins
16 15 (21.13%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (21.13%) Software Engineering
17 14 (19.72%) TDD
18 12 (16.90%) Games
18 12 (16.90%) Computer Science

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (5.63%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.41%) CMS
2 1 (1.41%) Confluence
2 1 (1.41%) uiautomator
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) MySQL
3 1 (1.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 54 (76.06%) Selenium
2 34 (47.89%) WebDriver
3 21 (29.58%) Cucumber
4 16 (22.54%) Jenkins
4 16 (22.54%) Visual Studio
5 11 (15.49%) JUnit
5 11 (15.49%) JIRA
6 10 (14.08%) Subversion
7 9 (12.68%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (12.68%) Git (software)
7 9 (12.68%) RSpec
8 8 (11.27%) JBehave
8 8 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (11.27%) Firebug
9 7 (9.86%) SpecFlow
10 6 (8.45%) Fiddler
11 5 (7.04%) NUnit
11 5 (7.04%) TeamCity
11 5 (7.04%) Calabash
11 5 (7.04%) MbUnit
General
1 24 (33.80%) Finance
2 12 (16.90%) Games
3 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
4 6 (8.45%) Retail
4 6 (8.45%) Online Betting
5 3 (4.23%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.41%) Back Office
6 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.17%) .NET
2 17 (23.94%) XML
3 16 (22.54%) Web Services
4 8 (11.27%) Gherkin
4 8 (11.27%) .NET Framework
5 6 (8.45%) JSON
6 4 (5.63%) JMS
6 4 (5.63%) FIXML
6 4 (5.63%) CSS
6 4 (5.63%) HTML
7 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.23%) XSLT
7 3 (4.23%) LAMP
8 2 (2.82%) jQuery
8 2 (2.82%) J2EE
9 1 (1.41%) SOAP
9 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.41%) REST
9 1 (1.41%) WPF
9 1 (1.41%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.13%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (16.90%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.23%) Social Media
4 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.82%) Social Network
6 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.41%) User Experience
6 1 (1.41%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.90%) UNIX
2 11 (15.49%) Linux
3 7 (9.86%) Windows
4 4 (5.63%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.63%) Android
5 1 (1.41%) CentOS
5 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (67.61%) Test Automation
2 39 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (36.62%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (26.76%) BDD
4 19 (26.76%) Automation Testing
5 18 (25.35%) Scrum
6 17 (23.94%) Automated Testing
7 16 (22.54%) Test Scripting
8 15 (21.13%) Software Engineering
9 14 (19.72%) TDD
10 10 (14.08%) Software Testing
11 8 (11.27%) E-Commerce
12 7 (9.86%) Regression Testing
12 7 (9.86%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (8.45%) B2C
13 6 (8.45%) Compatibility Testing
13 6 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (5.63%) Web Testing
14 4 (5.63%) Manual Testing
14 4 (5.63%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 37 (52.11%) SQL
2 34 (47.89%) Java
3 28 (39.44%) C#
4 19 (26.76%) Ruby
5 18 (25.35%) Python
6 16 (22.54%) JavaScript
7 7 (9.86%) C++
8 6 (8.45%) Scala
9 5 (7.04%) Perl
10 4 (5.63%) VBA
11 3 (4.23%) PHP
12 2 (2.82%) VB.NET
12 2 (2.82%) R
13 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.41%) XQuery
13 1 (1.41%) Korn
13 1 (1.41%) XPath
13 1 (1.41%) Groovy
13 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (25.35%) Degree
2 4 (5.63%) ISEB
2 4 (5.63%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.82%) Sony
2 2 (2.82%) Google
3 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
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