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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 864 829 832
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 28 67 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.060% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.063% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 23 64 45
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,300 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +31.94%

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 27 March 2015 within the UK.

QA Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Automation Engineer
Top 18 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 27 March 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 -28 26 £45,000 -5.26% 7
London +14 17 £46,250 -2.63% 4
Guildford -3 5 £45,000 -5.26%
Surrey -6 5 £45,000 -5.26%
South East -20 5 £45,000 -5.26%
Scotland +16 2 - -
City of London +8 2 - - 1
Bristol -5 2 £36,000 -4.00%
South West -23 2 £36,000 -4.00% 1
Edinburgh +6 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £42,500 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £32,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £42,500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £42,500 - 1
Hammersmith - 1 £41,000 -

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 66 (100.00%) QA
2 52 (78.79%) Selenium
3 43 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (65.15%) Test Automation
4 36 (54.55%) Java
5 35 (53.03%) SQL
6 33 (50.00%) WebDriver
7 27 (40.91%) C#
7 27 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (34.85%) Cucumber
9 22 (33.33%) Web Services
10 21 (31.82%) Test Scripting
10 21 (31.82%) BDD
11 20 (30.30%) .NET
12 19 (28.79%) JavaScript
12 19 (28.79%) Finance
13 18 (27.27%) Degree
14 17 (25.76%) JIRA
14 17 (25.76%) XML
15 16 (24.24%) Python
15 16 (24.24%) Jenkins
15 16 (24.24%) Automation Testing
16 15 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (22.73%) Visual Studio
16 15 (22.73%) Scrum
16 15 (22.73%) Software Engineering
17 14 (21.21%) Automated Testing
17 14 (21.21%) Ruby
17 14 (21.21%) Games
18 12 (18.18%) JUnit

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.52%) Confluence
1 1 (1.52%) uiautomator
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 52 (78.79%) Selenium
2 33 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 23 (34.85%) Cucumber
4 17 (25.76%) JIRA
5 16 (24.24%) Jenkins
6 15 (22.73%) Visual Studio
7 12 (18.18%) JUnit
8 10 (15.15%) Subversion
9 9 (13.64%) JBehave
9 9 (13.64%) Git (software)
10 8 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (12.12%) Firebug
11 7 (10.61%) JMeter
12 6 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
12 6 (9.09%) Fiddler
12 6 (9.09%) RSpec
12 6 (9.09%) Calabash
13 5 (7.58%) MbUnit
13 5 (7.58%) SpecFlow
13 5 (7.58%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (28.79%) Finance
2 14 (21.21%) Games
3 6 (9.09%) Retail
3 6 (9.09%) Online Betting
3 6 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.55%) Back Office
5 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (33.33%) Web Services
2 20 (30.30%) .NET
3 17 (25.76%) XML
4 8 (12.12%) .NET Framework
4 8 (12.12%) Gherkin
5 7 (10.61%) LAMP
6 6 (9.09%) JSON
7 5 (7.58%) CSS
7 5 (7.58%) HTML
8 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET
9 3 (4.55%) XSLT
9 3 (4.55%) SOAP
9 3 (4.55%) REST
10 2 (3.03%) jQuery
10 2 (3.03%) J2EE
11 1 (1.52%) JMS
11 1 (1.52%) XML Schema
11 1 (1.52%) Middleware
11 1 (1.52%) FIXML
11 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.06%) Social Media
5 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.03%) Social Network
7 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.52%) User Experience
7 1 (1.52%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) Linux
2 8 (12.12%) UNIX
3 5 (7.58%) Windows
4 3 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.55%) Android
5 1 (1.52%) CentOS
5 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
1 43 (65.15%) Test Automation
2 27 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (31.82%) Test Scripting
3 21 (31.82%) BDD
4 16 (24.24%) Automation Testing
5 15 (22.73%) Scrum
5 15 (22.73%) Software Engineering
6 14 (21.21%) Automated Testing
7 10 (15.15%) TDD
8 9 (13.64%) Software Testing
8 9 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (10.61%) Load Testing
9 7 (10.61%) Workflow
9 7 (10.61%) Test Strategy
10 6 (9.09%) E-Commerce
10 6 (9.09%) B2C
10 6 (9.09%) Compatibility Testing
11 5 (7.58%) Manual Testing
11 5 (7.58%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (54.55%) Java
2 35 (53.03%) SQL
3 27 (40.91%) C#
4 19 (28.79%) JavaScript
5 16 (24.24%) Python
6 14 (21.21%) Ruby
7 8 (12.12%) C++
8 7 (10.61%) PHP
9 6 (9.09%) Scala
10 4 (6.06%) Perl
11 3 (4.55%) VB.NET
12 2 (3.03%) R
13 1 (1.52%) VBA
13 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
13 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.52%) XQuery
13 1 (1.52%) Korn
13 1 (1.52%) XPath
13 1 (1.52%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 18 (27.27%) Degree
2 4 (6.06%) ISEB
2 4 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle
3 2 (3.03%) Sony
3 2 (3.03%) Google
4 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
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