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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 779 822 808
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 124 42 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.038% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.041% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 103 40 63
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £36,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -19.44%

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
108942 102831 113237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88146 85231 96833
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 2014 within the UK.

QA Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Automation Engineer
Top 25 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 20 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +57 112 £50,000 +11.11% 7
London +40 80 £52,500 - 7
South East +1 14 £46,250 +32.14% 1
Surrey +8 13 £45,000 +38.46%
City of London 0 13 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Scotland -5 12 £41,500 - 1
South West -4 8 £35,000 -6.66%
Gloucestershire - 7 £35,000 -
Reigate - 7 £42,500 -
Glasgow - 7 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £42,500 - 1
East of England - 6 £42,500 - 1
Edinburgh -10 5 £41,500 -
Leatherhead - 3 £50,000 -
Warrington - 3 £30,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £30,000 -
North West - 3 £30,000 -
East Midlands -15 2 £38,750 +3.33%
Guildford - 2 £47,500 -
Nottinghamshire +3 1 £32,500 -13.33%
Bristol +1 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Croydon - 1 £47,500 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £47,500 -
Derbyshire - 1 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £47,500 -

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 220 (100.00%) QA
2 171 (77.73%) Selenium
3 126 (57.27%) Test Automation
4 117 (53.18%) Java
5 109 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
6 98 (44.55%) BDD
7 81 (36.82%) Cucumber
8 76 (34.55%) Degree
9 74 (33.64%) C#
10 65 (29.55%) Scrum
10 65 (29.55%) WebDriver
11 62 (28.18%) Finance
11 62 (28.18%) Software Engineering
12 58 (26.36%) Test Scripting
13 56 (25.45%) TDD
14 55 (25.00%) SQL
15 53 (24.09%) Test Strategy
16 51 (23.18%) .NET
17 46 (20.91%) User Stories
18 43 (19.55%) JUnit
19 42 (19.09%) JavaScript
20 40 (18.18%) Mathematics
20 40 (18.18%) Automation Testing
21 39 (17.73%) C++
21 39 (17.73%) Microsoft
22 38 (17.27%) PHP
22 38 (17.27%) JBehave
23 37 (16.82%) Open Source
23 37 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
23 37 (16.82%) WinRunner

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 13 (5.91%) Tomcat
2 9 (4.09%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.27%) Apache
4 3 (1.36%) Confluence
4 3 (1.36%) Node.js
5 2 (0.91%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.45%) Drupal
6 1 (0.45%) Lync
6 1 (0.45%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (6.36%) Magento
2 2 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.73%) HTTP
2 2 (0.91%) Internet
3 1 (0.45%) DSL
3 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.82%) Big Data
2 4 (1.82%) MySQL
3 3 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (1.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.36%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.36%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 171 (77.73%) Selenium
2 81 (36.82%) Cucumber
3 65 (29.55%) WebDriver
4 43 (19.55%) JUnit
5 38 (17.27%) JBehave
6 37 (16.82%) WinRunner
7 32 (14.55%) QuickTest Pro
8 27 (12.27%) JIRA
9 22 (10.00%) SpecFlow
10 20 (9.09%) JMeter
11 18 (8.18%) Maven
12 16 (7.27%) PHPUnit
12 16 (7.27%) Hudson
12 16 (7.27%) TestComplete
13 15 (6.82%) Subversion
14 14 (6.36%) Visual Studio
14 14 (6.36%) Jenkins
15 13 (5.91%) Ranorex
15 13 (5.91%) jMock
16 12 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 62 (28.18%) Finance
2 5 (2.27%) Publishing
3 3 (1.36%) Games
4 1 (0.45%) Retail
4 1 (0.45%) German Language
4 1 (0.45%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.45%) Turkish Language
4 1 (0.45%) Legal
4 1 (0.45%) Advertising
4 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.45%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (23.18%) .NET
2 30 (13.64%) Web Services
3 28 (12.73%) Gherkin
4 21 (9.55%) J2EE
5 20 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 19 (8.64%) HTML
7 17 (7.73%) HTML5
8 16 (7.27%) RESTful
9 15 (6.82%) JSON
9 15 (6.82%) CSS
10 14 (6.36%) XML
11 13 (5.91%) SOAP
11 13 (5.91%) Spring
12 10 (4.55%) CSS3
13 7 (3.18%) JMS
13 7 (3.18%) FIXML
14 5 (2.27%) LAMP
14 5 (2.27%) Django
15 3 (1.36%) Natural Language Processing
15 3 (1.36%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 40 (18.18%) Mathematics
2 37 (16.82%) Open Source
3 19 (8.64%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (7.27%) Computer Science
5 13 (5.91%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.73%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.82%) iPhone
7 4 (1.82%) iPad
8 1 (0.45%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.45%) Animation
8 1 (0.45%) Social Network
8 1 (0.45%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.45%) Linux
2 23 (10.45%) UNIX
3 4 (1.82%) Android
3 4 (1.82%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.36%) Windows
5 1 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (57.27%) Test Automation
2 109 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (44.55%) BDD
4 65 (29.55%) Scrum
5 62 (28.18%) Software Engineering
6 58 (26.36%) Test Scripting
7 56 (25.45%) TDD
8 53 (24.09%) Test Strategy
9 46 (20.91%) User Stories
10 40 (18.18%) Automation Testing
11 37 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (14.55%) Automated Testing
13 31 (14.09%) Regression Testing
13 31 (14.09%) Analytics
14 21 (9.55%) E-Commerce
15 20 (9.09%) OO
16 18 (8.18%) Performance Testing
17 16 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
18 14 (6.36%) Software Testing
18 14 (6.36%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 117 (53.18%) Java
2 74 (33.64%) C#
3 55 (25.00%) SQL
4 42 (19.09%) JavaScript
5 39 (17.73%) C++
6 38 (17.27%) PHP
7 37 (16.82%) Ruby
8 36 (16.36%) Python
9 14 (6.36%) Delphi
10 12 (5.45%) Perl
11 7 (3.18%) VBA
12 5 (2.27%) C
13 4 (1.82%) Scala
14 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.45%) XPath
14 1 (0.45%) Groovy
14 1 (0.45%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (34.55%) Degree
2 7 (3.18%) ISEB
3 5 (2.27%) Sun Certification
3 5 (2.27%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.82%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.45%) PhD
5 1 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.36%) Gluster
2 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (6.36%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.45%) Ansible
3 1 (0.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (17.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.73%) Oracle
3 4 (1.82%) Dell
4 2 (0.91%) JD Edwards
4 2 (0.91%) JBoss
5 1 (0.45%) VMware
5 1 (0.45%) Zend
5 1 (0.45%) Facebook
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