The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 774 851 817
Rank change year-on-year
+77 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 119 29 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.027% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.028% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 107 29 48
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £66,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -20.50%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108763 102557 112445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.28% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 88869 85119 96467
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 22 July 2014 within the UK.

QA Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Automation Engineer
Top 26 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 22 July 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
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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 +55 113 £47,500 +5.55% 11
London +22 75 £52,500 +5.00% 7
South East +13 18 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Surrey - 17 £47,500 - 1
City of London 0 14 £50,000 -9.09%
Reigate - 14 £42,500 -
South West -10 13 £35,000 -11.94%
Gloucestershire - 10 £35,000 -
Guildford - 6 £47,500 -
Scotland - 6 £41,500 -
East of England - 6 £41,250 - 1
Glasgow - 5 - -
Croydon - 5 £47,500 -
Warrington - 4 £30,000 -
Cheshire - 4 £30,000 -
North West - 4 £30,000 - 1
Bristol -13 3 £36,000 -9.43%
Cambridge - 3 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £42,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £40,000 -
East Midlands -7 2 £38,750 +3.33%
Berkshire +9 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +4 1 £32,500 -13.33%
Derbyshire - 1 £45,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £41,500 -
Reading - 1 - -

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 204 (100.00%) QA
2 163 (79.90%) Selenium
3 120 (58.82%) Test Automation
4 102 (50.00%) Java
5 95 (46.57%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (41.18%) C#
6 84 (41.18%) Cucumber
6 84 (41.18%) BDD
7 73 (35.78%) Degree
8 65 (31.86%) Finance
9 60 (29.41%) .NET
10 57 (27.94%) Scrum
11 56 (27.45%) Test Strategy
11 56 (27.45%) WebDriver
12 54 (26.47%) Software Engineering
13 52 (25.49%) SQL
14 48 (23.53%) Test Scripting
15 44 (21.57%) TDD
16 43 (21.08%) Mathematics
16 43 (21.08%) User Stories
17 42 (20.59%) Microsoft
18 41 (20.10%) WinRunner
19 39 (19.12%) JUnit
20 38 (18.63%) C++
21 36 (17.65%) JavaScript
22 35 (17.16%) Linux
22 35 (17.16%) Analytics
22 35 (17.16%) JBehave
23 34 (16.67%) Open Source
23 34 (16.67%) Ruby

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (6.37%) Tomcat
2 7 (3.43%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.45%) Apache
4 3 (1.47%) Confluence
4 3 (1.47%) Node.js
5 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.49%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (5.39%) Magento
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.45%) HTTP
2 1 (0.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.47%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.47%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (1.47%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.47%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.47%) Redis
2 3 (1.47%) MySQL
2 3 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 163 (79.90%) Selenium
2 84 (41.18%) Cucumber
3 56 (27.45%) WebDriver
4 41 (20.10%) WinRunner
5 39 (19.12%) JUnit
6 35 (17.16%) JBehave
7 24 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
8 21 (10.29%) JIRA
9 20 (9.80%) SpecFlow
9 20 (9.80%) TestComplete
10 17 (8.33%) Ranorex
11 16 (7.84%) Maven
12 15 (7.35%) JMeter
12 15 (7.35%) Hudson
13 14 (6.86%) Subversion
13 14 (6.86%) Visual Studio
14 13 (6.37%) jMock
15 12 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (5.88%) PHPUnit
16 10 (4.90%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 65 (31.86%) Finance
2 4 (1.96%) Games
3 2 (0.98%) Legal
3 2 (0.98%) Publishing
3 2 (0.98%) Banking
4 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (29.41%) .NET
2 31 (15.20%) Web Services
3 29 (14.22%) Gherkin
4 25 (12.25%) .NET Framework
5 18 (8.82%) J2EE
5 18 (8.82%) HTML
6 17 (8.33%) CSS
7 15 (7.35%) RESTful
8 14 (6.86%) HTML5
8 14 (6.86%) JSON
9 13 (6.37%) SOAP
9 13 (6.37%) XML
10 12 (5.88%) Spring
11 10 (4.90%) CSS3
12 5 (2.45%) JMS
12 5 (2.45%) FIXML
13 4 (1.96%) Django
14 3 (1.47%) Memcached
14 3 (1.47%) Natural Language Processing
14 3 (1.47%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 43 (21.08%) Mathematics
2 34 (16.67%) Open Source
3 17 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 16 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (5.39%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.94%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.45%) iPhone
7 5 (2.45%) iPad
8 3 (1.47%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.49%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.49%) Physics
9 1 (0.49%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 35 (17.16%) Linux
2 16 (7.84%) UNIX
3 9 (4.41%) Windows
4 3 (1.47%) Android
4 3 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (58.82%) Test Automation
2 95 (46.57%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (41.18%) BDD
4 57 (27.94%) Scrum
5 56 (27.45%) Test Strategy
6 54 (26.47%) Software Engineering
7 48 (23.53%) Test Scripting
8 44 (21.57%) TDD
9 43 (21.08%) User Stories
10 35 (17.16%) Analytics
11 33 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (15.20%) Automation Testing
13 29 (14.22%) Regression Testing
14 28 (13.73%) OO
15 24 (11.76%) Automated Testing
16 22 (10.78%) E-Commerce
17 17 (8.33%) RAD
18 16 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
18 16 (7.84%) Performance Testing
19 14 (6.86%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (50.00%) Java
2 84 (41.18%) C#
3 52 (25.49%) SQL
4 38 (18.63%) C++
5 36 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 34 (16.67%) Ruby
7 26 (12.75%) Python
7 26 (12.75%) PHP
8 14 (6.86%) Delphi
9 8 (3.92%) Perl
10 5 (2.45%) VBA
10 5 (2.45%) C
11 3 (1.47%) Scala
12 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 73 (35.78%) Degree
2 7 (3.43%) ISEB
3 5 (2.45%) Sun Certification
3 5 (2.45%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.47%) Gluster
2 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (6.86%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.43%) Oracle
3 2 (0.98%) JBoss
3 2 (0.98%) JD Edwards
4 1 (0.49%) Facebook
4 1 (0.49%) VMware
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Posted: 54 minutes ago
London
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
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Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Bens Package
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Dell Direct
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 13 days ago
West London
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Salary: Flexible based on experience
Posted: 27 days ago
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Salary: Flexible based on experience
Posted: 27 days ago