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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 848 809 857
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 54 129 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.11% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.12% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 43 115 27
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £40,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £38,500
% 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 3 July 2015 within the UK.

QA Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Automation Engineer
Top 27 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 3 July 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 -55 46 £50,000 +5.26% 6
London -34 25 £50,000 -4.76% 1
City of London +35 13 £50,000 - 1
Glasgow +10 8 - -
Scotland +6 8 - -
South East -8 6 £51,250 +7.89%
East of England +7 5 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Cambridge +18 4 £36,250 -9.37% 1
Cambridgeshire +2 4 £36,250 -9.37% 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £42,500 - 2
Leeds - 4 £42,500 - 2
Yorkshire - 4 £42,500 - 2
East Midlands +5 2 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Surrey -11 2 £55,000 +15.78%
South West -17 2 £31,500 -10.00%
West Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
Worcester - 2 £40,000 -
Grantham - 2 £37,500 -
Worcestershire - 2 £40,000 -
Lincolnshire - 2 £37,500 -
Bristol -24 1 £31,500 -12.50%
Brighton - 1 £43,500 -
Somerset - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £43,500 -
Essex - 1 £50,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £55,000 -
Farnborough - 1 £55,000 -

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 83 (100.00%) QA
2 58 (69.88%) Selenium
3 52 (62.65%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (60.24%) Test Automation
5 43 (51.81%) Java
6 39 (46.99%) SQL
7 30 (36.14%) Finance
8 27 (32.53%) Scrum
8 27 (32.53%) C#
9 26 (31.33%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (30.12%) WebDriver
10 25 (30.12%) Automation Testing
10 25 (30.12%) Automated Testing
11 23 (27.71%) Cucumber
12 21 (25.30%) Degree
13 19 (22.89%) Ruby
13 19 (22.89%) .NET
14 18 (21.69%) XML
14 18 (21.69%) BDD
15 17 (20.48%) Linux
15 17 (20.48%) TDD
16 16 (19.28%) UNIX
16 16 (19.28%) Python
17 15 (18.07%) HP UFT
18 13 (15.66%) Software Engineering
19 12 (14.46%) Regression Testing
19 12 (14.46%) Oracle
19 12 (14.46%) RSpec
19 12 (14.46%) Continuous Delivery
20 11 (13.25%) Kanban

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (10.84%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.20%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) SaaS
2 1 (1.20%) PaaS
2 1 (1.20%) IaaS
2 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.20%) Firewall
2 1 (1.20%) LDAP
2 1 (1.20%) LAN
2 1 (1.20%) WAN
2 1 (1.20%) HTTP
2 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.20%) DNS
2 1 (1.20%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) MySQL
2 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.82%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.41%) Big Data
5 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 58 (69.88%) Selenium
2 25 (30.12%) WebDriver
3 23 (27.71%) Cucumber
4 15 (18.07%) HP UFT
5 12 (14.46%) RSpec
6 11 (13.25%) Jenkins
6 11 (13.25%) JIRA
7 10 (12.05%) Visual Studio
8 9 (10.84%) Git (software)
9 8 (9.64%) Subversion
10 7 (8.43%) JMeter
10 7 (8.43%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (7.23%) Maven
11 6 (7.23%) JUnit
12 5 (6.02%) NUnit
12 5 (6.02%) SpecFlow
12 5 (6.02%) MbUnit
12 5 (6.02%) NeoLoad
13 4 (4.82%) Firebug
13 4 (4.82%) Fiddler
General
1 30 (36.14%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Games
3 8 (9.64%) Retail
4 6 (7.23%) Marketing
4 6 (7.23%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.82%) Online Betting
6 2 (2.41%) Banking
6 2 (2.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.20%) Front Office
7 1 (1.20%) Automotive
7 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.89%) .NET
2 18 (21.69%) XML
3 11 (13.25%) Web Services
4 9 (10.84%) JMS
4 9 (10.84%) FIXML
5 6 (7.23%) .NET Framework
6 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET
6 5 (6.02%) HTML
6 5 (6.02%) Gherkin
7 4 (4.82%) JSON
8 3 (3.61%) Apache Flex
8 3 (3.61%) ADO.NET
8 3 (3.61%) jQuery
8 3 (3.61%) RESTful
8 3 (3.61%) XHTML
9 2 (2.41%) REST
9 2 (2.41%) SOAP
10 1 (1.20%) CSS
10 1 (1.20%) J2EE
10 1 (1.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Computer Science
1 11 (13.25%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.02%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.61%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) BBC
4 1 (1.20%) Equities
4 1 (1.20%) User Experience
4 1 (1.20%) Social Network
4 1 (1.20%) Social Media
4 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.48%) Linux
2 16 (19.28%) UNIX
3 9 (10.84%) Windows
4 3 (3.61%) Android
4 3 (3.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (62.65%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (60.24%) Test Automation
3 27 (32.53%) Scrum
4 26 (31.33%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (30.12%) Automated Testing
5 25 (30.12%) Automation Testing
6 18 (21.69%) BDD
7 17 (20.48%) TDD
8 13 (15.66%) Software Engineering
9 12 (14.46%) Regression Testing
9 12 (14.46%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (13.25%) Kanban
11 10 (12.05%) Test Scripting
12 9 (10.84%) Software Testing
13 7 (8.43%) E-Commerce
14 6 (7.23%) Manual Testing
14 6 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (6.02%) CRM
16 4 (4.82%) Stress Testing
16 4 (4.82%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (51.81%) Java
2 39 (46.99%) SQL
3 27 (32.53%) C#
4 19 (22.89%) Ruby
5 16 (19.28%) Python
6 11 (13.25%) JavaScript
7 10 (12.05%) VBA
8 5 (6.02%) T-SQL
9 4 (4.82%) C++
9 4 (4.82%) Scala
10 3 (3.61%) Perl
11 2 (2.41%) PHP
12 1 (1.20%) VBScript
12 1 (1.20%) VB
12 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.20%) C
12 1 (1.20%) XQuery
12 1 (1.20%) Korn
12 1 (1.20%) XPath
12 1 (1.20%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 21 (25.30%) Degree
2 9 (10.84%) ISEB
3 7 (8.43%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) Puppet
1 5 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.02%) Ansible
2 2 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (14.46%) Oracle
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.20%) Atlassian
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