The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had QA Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation QA Engineer
Rank 739 758 846
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +88
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 137 197 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 117 187 128
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%

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
86462 102533 109645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.55% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 71827 85446 90758
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

QA Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

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 9 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 134 £52,500 +16.66% 18
London +46 87 £60,000 +26.31% 14
South East +72 13 £51,500 +21.17%
Manchester -13 11 £42,500 -15.00%
North West -26 11 £42,500 -5.55%
City of London +25 7 £75,000 +50.00% 1
Berkshire +44 6 £45,000 +12.50%
Ealing +33 6 £57,500 - 1
Yorkshire +13 6 - - 1
West Midlands -10 6 - -
North Yorkshire - 6 - -
York - 6 - -
East of England -4 5 £42,000 +12.00% 2
Surrey +29 4 £65,000 +18.18%
East Midlands +8 4 £48,750 -2.50% 1
Cambridgeshire 0 4 £42,000 +12.00% 1
Chessington - 4 £40,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £40,000 -
Scotland +19 3 £40,000 - 1
Edinburgh +14 3 £40,000 +20.30% 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £22,500 -
Altrincham - 3 £41,500 -
Oxford - 3 £22,500 -
Reading +35 2 £60,000 +50.00%
Newbury +24 2 £32,500 -23.52%
Bristol +18 2 £51,250 +46.42%
South West +16 2 £51,250 +32.25%
Nottingham +4 2 £48,750 -2.50% 1
Nottinghamshire +2 2 £48,750 -2.50% 1
Cambridge -1 2 £45,000 +20.00% 1

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, QA Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 263 (100.00%) QA
2 220 (83.65%) Agile Software Development
3 201 (76.43%) Selenium
4 128 (48.67%) Java
5 125 (47.53%) BDD
6 124 (47.15%) Test Automation
7 111 (42.21%) Scrum
8 109 (41.44%) Cucumber
9 96 (36.50%) QA Automation
10 87 (33.08%) Automated Testing
11 85 (32.32%) TDD
12 75 (28.52%) C#
13 72 (27.38%) Ruby
13 72 (27.38%) WebDriver
14 71 (27.00%) SQL
15 60 (22.81%) Manual Testing
16 56 (21.29%) Python
17 55 (20.91%) Git (software)
18 53 (20.15%) Continuous Integration
19 49 (18.63%) Automation Testing
20 38 (14.45%) Finance
20 38 (14.45%) Software Engineering
20 38 (14.45%) Regression Testing
21 37 (14.07%) Mobile App
22 36 (13.69%) Linux
23 35 (13.31%) JavaScript
23 35 (13.31%) Apple iOS
24 34 (12.93%) Android
25 33 (12.55%) JUnit
26 32 (12.17%) Web Services

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (1.90%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.66%) GitHub
3 4 (1.52%) SaaS
4 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.13%) Internet
2 7 (2.66%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.14%) HTTP
4 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.84%) MySQL
2 6 (2.28%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.52%) Big Data
3 4 (1.52%) HBase
3 4 (1.52%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.14%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.76%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 201 (76.43%) Selenium
2 109 (41.44%) Cucumber
3 72 (27.38%) WebDriver
4 55 (20.91%) Git (software)
5 33 (12.55%) JUnit
6 31 (11.79%) JIRA
7 29 (11.03%) Appium
8 26 (9.89%) SpecFlow
9 24 (9.13%) Jenkins
10 19 (7.22%) JMeter
10 19 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (6.84%) JBehave
12 15 (5.70%) Calabash
12 15 (5.70%) SoapUI
13 12 (4.56%) HP UFT
13 12 (4.56%) RSpec
14 11 (4.18%) Capybara
15 9 (3.42%) Hudson
15 9 (3.42%) Maven
15 9 (3.42%) Subversion
General
1 38 (14.45%) Finance
2 10 (3.80%) Games
3 9 (3.42%) Retail
3 9 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.66%) Banking
5 6 (2.28%) Back Office
6 5 (1.90%) Marketing
7 4 (1.52%) Law
8 3 (1.14%) Electronics
8 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.76%) Advertising
9 2 (0.76%) Front Office
9 2 (0.76%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.38%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.17%) Web Services
2 27 (10.27%) REST
3 23 (8.75%) Gherkin
3 23 (8.75%) XML
4 22 (8.37%) .NET
5 17 (6.46%) RESTful
6 11 (4.18%) HTML
7 10 (3.80%) React
7 10 (3.80%) SOAP
8 9 (3.42%) Node.js
9 6 (2.28%) FIX Protocol
10 5 (1.90%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.90%) HTML5
10 5 (1.90%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (1.52%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.76%) CSS
12 2 (0.76%) OpenEmbedded
12 2 (0.76%) Spring
12 2 (0.76%) Swagger
12 2 (0.76%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.07%) Mobile App
2 15 (5.70%) RIA
3 11 (4.18%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.28%) iPad
5 6 (2.28%) Wiki
6 5 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.90%) Social Network
7 4 (1.52%) Arduino
7 4 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.52%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.52%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.52%) Mobile Games
7 4 (1.52%) Online Games
7 4 (1.52%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.52%) Raspberry Pi
8 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.76%) Social Media
8 2 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.69%) Linux
2 35 (13.31%) Apple iOS
3 34 (12.93%) Android
4 23 (8.75%) Windows
5 15 (5.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (83.65%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (47.53%) BDD
3 124 (47.15%) Test Automation
4 111 (42.21%) Scrum
5 96 (36.50%) QA Automation
6 87 (33.08%) Automated Testing
7 85 (32.32%) TDD
8 60 (22.81%) Manual Testing
9 53 (20.15%) Continuous Integration
10 49 (18.63%) Automation Testing
11 38 (14.45%) Regression Testing
11 38 (14.45%) Software Engineering
12 32 (12.17%) Test Scripting
13 30 (11.41%) Kanban
14 28 (10.65%) API Testing
15 27 (10.27%) OO
16 26 (9.89%) Test Strategy
17 25 (9.51%) Functional Testing
18 22 (8.37%) User Acceptance Testing
19 17 (6.46%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 128 (48.67%) Java
2 75 (28.52%) C#
3 72 (27.38%) Ruby
4 71 (27.00%) SQL
5 56 (21.29%) Python
6 35 (13.31%) JavaScript
7 23 (8.75%) PHP
8 15 (5.70%) Bash Shell
8 15 (5.70%) C++
9 8 (3.04%) Groovy
10 5 (1.90%) Perl
11 4 (1.52%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.52%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.14%) C
12 3 (1.14%) Scala
12 3 (1.14%) VBScript
13 2 (0.76%) VB
14 1 (0.38%) Korn
14 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (11.41%) ISEB
2 20 (7.60%) ISTQB
3 18 (6.84%) Degree
4 2 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (100.00%) QA
2 25 (9.51%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (2.66%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.76%) Ansible
3 2 (0.76%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.76%) Puppet
3 2 (0.76%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (4.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.28%) HP
3 5 (1.90%) Oracle
4 4 (1.52%) Sun
4 4 (1.52%) VMware
5 2 (0.76%) SAP
6 1 (0.38%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.38%) hybris
6 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Witham, Essex
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32000 Per Annum 30-32K + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ealing, London, W5
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Networking People
Salary: 5% Pension & 28.5 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + good bonus (10%) + health + pensio
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
TDA Group
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
TDA Group
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + good bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Central London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 26 days ago