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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation QA Engineer
Rank 779 840 847
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 151 115 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 145 107 102
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £31,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016 within the UK.

QA Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 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 13 February 2016. 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 +43 134 £45,000 - 15
London +58 81 £50,000 +11.11% 10
East of England +13 24 £38,750 -8.82%
City of London +83 19 £50,000 - 3
South East -22 15 £45,000 - 3
Cambridgeshire +6 14 £37,500 -21.05%
Cambridge +4 14 £37,500 -21.05%
Scotland +5 9 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 9 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire +3 8 £42,500 -
Northern Ireland 0 8 £42,500 +30.76%
Newbury +21 6 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Berkshire -22 6 £45,000 -18.18% 2
East Sussex - 6 £35,000 -
Brighton - 6 £35,000 -
Coventry - 6 £42,500 -
West Midlands - 6 £42,500 -
North West +35 3 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Yorkshire +13 3 £42,500 +30.76%
Leeds - 3 £42,500 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £42,500 -
Manchester - 3 £37,500 - 1
Kent - 2 £48,000 -
Royston - 2 £42,500 -
West Malling - 2 £48,000 -
Ipswich - 2 £34,000 -
Suffolk - 2 £34,000 -
South West -11 1 £42,500 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £35,000 -

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 311 (100.00%) QA
2 232 (74.60%) Selenium
3 213 (68.49%) Agile Software Development
4 137 (44.05%) Java
5 119 (38.26%) Test Automation
6 117 (37.62%) WebDriver
7 115 (36.98%) QA Automation
8 108 (34.73%) BDD
9 102 (32.80%) Cucumber
10 100 (32.15%) Scrum
11 84 (27.01%) TDD
11 84 (27.01%) Automated Testing
12 79 (25.40%) Jenkins
13 62 (19.94%) Python
14 61 (19.61%) SQL
15 60 (19.29%) C#
16 59 (18.97%) JIRA
17 57 (18.33%) Ruby
17 57 (18.33%) Software Testing
18 56 (18.01%) Automation Testing
19 55 (17.68%) Mobile App
20 54 (17.36%) Continuous Integration
21 52 (16.72%) Linux
22 51 (16.40%) Manual Testing
23 49 (15.76%) User Acceptance Testing
23 49 (15.76%) Web Services
24 48 (15.43%) Degree
24 48 (15.43%) Android
25 47 (15.11%) Finance
26 45 (14.47%) Apple iOS

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 8 (2.57%) Apache
2 3 (0.96%) Confluence
2 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.64%) CMS
3 2 (0.64%) Node.js
3 2 (0.64%) TorqueBox
Applications
1 4 (1.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.96%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.50%) SaaS
2 4 (1.29%) GitHub
2 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.11%) Internet
2 4 (1.29%) HTTP
3 2 (0.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.47%) MySQL
2 7 (2.25%) MongoDB
2 7 (2.25%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.96%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.64%) HBase
4 2 (0.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.32%) Big Data
5 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 232 (74.60%) Selenium
2 117 (37.62%) WebDriver
3 102 (32.80%) Cucumber
4 79 (25.40%) Jenkins
5 59 (18.97%) JIRA
6 43 (13.83%) JUnit
7 29 (9.32%) JMeter
8 27 (8.68%) Appium
9 25 (8.04%) Git (software)
9 25 (8.04%) HP UFT
10 21 (6.75%) Calabash
11 19 (6.11%) Visual Studio
11 19 (6.11%) WATIR
12 18 (5.79%) JBehave
12 18 (5.79%) SpecFlow
13 15 (4.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (4.50%) Maven
15 13 (4.18%) NUnit
15 13 (4.18%) RSpec
16 12 (3.86%) Hudson
General
1 47 (15.11%) Finance
2 20 (6.43%) Marketing
3 15 (4.82%) Retail
4 14 (4.50%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.25%) Electronics
5 7 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.29%) Banking
6 4 (1.29%) Games
7 3 (0.96%) Law
7 3 (0.96%) Legal
7 3 (0.96%) Publishing
8 2 (0.64%) Back Office
8 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (15.76%) Web Services
2 45 (14.47%) XML
3 43 (13.83%) REST
4 22 (7.07%) .NET
4 22 (7.07%) Gherkin
4 22 (7.07%) HTML
4 22 (7.07%) JSON
4 22 (7.07%) RESTful
5 18 (5.79%) SOAP
6 14 (4.50%) J2EE
7 12 (3.86%) AngularJS
8 11 (3.54%) Spring
9 9 (2.89%) KnockoutJS
10 8 (2.57%) Hibernate
10 8 (2.57%) React
11 7 (2.25%) CSS
11 7 (2.25%) Java EE
12 6 (1.93%) Apache Flex
13 5 (1.61%) LAMP
14 4 (1.29%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 55 (17.68%) Mobile App
2 21 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.14%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.54%) Digital Media
5 10 (3.22%) RIA
6 8 (2.57%) Fintech
6 8 (2.57%) iPhone
6 8 (2.57%) User Experience
7 7 (2.25%) iPad
8 6 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.93%) Wiki
9 5 (1.61%) Social Network
10 4 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.64%) Grid Computing
12 1 (0.32%) BBC
12 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.32%) Semantic Web
12 1 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 52 (16.72%) Linux
2 48 (15.43%) Android
3 45 (14.47%) Apple iOS
4 31 (9.97%) Windows
5 11 (3.54%) Unix
6 7 (2.25%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.96%) CentOS
7 3 (0.96%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (68.49%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (38.26%) Test Automation
3 115 (36.98%) QA Automation
4 108 (34.73%) BDD
5 100 (32.15%) Scrum
6 84 (27.01%) Automated Testing
6 84 (27.01%) TDD
7 57 (18.33%) Software Testing
8 56 (18.01%) Automation Testing
9 54 (17.36%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (16.40%) Manual Testing
11 49 (15.76%) User Acceptance Testing
12 44 (14.15%) Test Scripting
13 38 (12.22%) API Testing
14 37 (11.90%) SDLC
15 34 (10.93%) Functional Testing
16 33 (10.61%) User Stories
17 32 (10.29%) Test Strategy
18 30 (9.65%) Regression Testing
18 30 (9.65%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 137 (44.05%) Java
2 62 (19.94%) Python
3 61 (19.61%) SQL
4 60 (19.29%) C#
5 57 (18.33%) Ruby
6 34 (10.93%) JavaScript
7 14 (4.50%) PHP
8 13 (4.18%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.57%) Scala
10 7 (2.25%) Groovy
10 7 (2.25%) Perl
11 6 (1.93%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.64%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.32%) C++
13 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (15.43%) Degree
2 31 (9.97%) ISTQB
3 30 (9.65%) ISEB
4 7 (2.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.96%) HND
6 3 (0.96%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.32%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 311 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (3.86%) SDET
Systems Management
1 12 (3.86%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.93%) Capistrano
3 4 (1.29%) Ansible
4 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.64%) Puppet
4 2 (0.64%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (5.79%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.14%) HP
3 14 (4.50%) SAP
4 12 (3.86%) Rally
5 11 (3.54%) Oracle
6 6 (1.93%) Perforce
7 4 (1.29%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.64%) Telerik
9 1 (0.32%) Google
9 1 (0.32%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.32%) Sitecore
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