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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation QA Engineer
Rank 779 833 809
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 133 142 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 116 136 153
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median 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
91719 105001 110310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.26% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76765 87557 89208
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +44 126 £45,000 - 12
London +21 54 £50,000 - 7
South East +59 30 £52,500 +31.25% 2
East of England +19 13 £45,000 +5.88%
Surrey +40 12 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Hertfordshire +20 9 £42,500 -
East Midlands +29 8 £35,000 -30.00%
Scotland +24 7 £36,500 +32.72%
Nottingham +12 7 £35,000 -30.00%
Nottinghamshire +9 7 £35,000 -30.00%
North West -1 7 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Manchester -7 7 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire +27 6 £40,000 - 1
Berkshire +19 6 £35,000 -12.50%
City of London +40 5 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Royston -5 5 £42,500 -
Woking - 5 £52,500 - 1
Milton Keynes - 5 £57,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £57,500 - 1
North Yorkshire - 5 - - 1
York - 5 - -
Glasgow - 5 - -
East Sussex +9 4 £30,000 -31.42%
Brighton +8 4 £30,000 -31.42%
Cambridgeshire +5 4 £50,000 +33.33%
Cambridge -1 4 £50,000 +33.33%
Watford - 4 £45,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - -
North East - 4 - -

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 252 (100.00%) QA
2 219 (86.90%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (78.97%) Selenium
4 140 (55.56%) Java
5 119 (47.22%) BDD
6 118 (46.83%) Test Automation
7 101 (40.08%) Scrum
8 95 (37.70%) QA Automation
9 93 (36.90%) Cucumber
10 92 (36.51%) WebDriver
11 89 (35.32%) TDD
12 71 (28.17%) Ruby
13 70 (27.78%) SQL
14 61 (24.21%) Automation Testing
15 57 (22.62%) C#
16 51 (20.24%) Automated Testing
16 51 (20.24%) Finance
17 50 (19.84%) Manual Testing
18 48 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
18 48 (19.05%) Software Engineering
19 46 (18.25%) Web Services
20 43 (17.06%) Python
20 43 (17.06%) API Testing
21 42 (16.67%) Git (software)
22 40 (15.87%) XML
23 39 (15.48%) JIRA
24 38 (15.08%) REST
24 38 (15.08%) Internet
25 37 (14.68%) JUnit
25 37 (14.68%) RESTful

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 7 (2.78%) Confluence
2 1 (0.40%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.78%) GitHub
2 3 (1.19%) SaaS
3 2 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (15.08%) Internet
2 8 (3.17%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.59%) HTTP
4 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.76%) MySQL
2 5 (1.98%) MongoDB
2 5 (1.98%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.59%) HBase
3 4 (1.59%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.19%) Big Data
5 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 199 (78.97%) Selenium
2 93 (36.90%) Cucumber
3 92 (36.51%) WebDriver
4 42 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 39 (15.48%) JIRA
6 37 (14.68%) JUnit
7 32 (12.70%) JBehave
8 29 (11.51%) Jenkins
9 23 (9.13%) SpecFlow
10 20 (7.94%) Appium
10 20 (7.94%) HP UFT
11 19 (7.54%) SoapUI
12 18 (7.14%) RSpec
13 14 (5.56%) Calabash
13 14 (5.56%) JMeter
13 14 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (4.76%) Capybara
15 10 (3.97%) Hudson
16 9 (3.57%) Fiddler
16 9 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 51 (20.24%) Finance
2 12 (4.76%) Games
2 12 (4.76%) Retail
3 10 (3.97%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.98%) Banking
4 5 (1.98%) Law
4 5 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.98%) Marketing
5 4 (1.59%) Back Office
6 3 (1.19%) Electronics
7 2 (0.79%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (18.25%) Web Services
2 40 (15.87%) XML
3 38 (15.08%) REST
4 37 (14.68%) RESTful
5 27 (10.71%) Gherkin
6 26 (10.32%) .NET
7 14 (5.56%) SOAP
8 10 (3.97%) HTML
9 9 (3.57%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.38%) React
11 5 (1.98%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.98%) Buildbot
11 5 (1.98%) Node.js
11 5 (1.98%) OpenEmbedded
11 5 (1.98%) Ruby on Rails
11 5 (1.98%) Yocto
12 4 (1.59%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.59%) CSS
12 4 (1.59%) JSON
13 3 (1.19%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.51%) RIA
2 18 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 11 (4.37%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.78%) Wiki
5 6 (2.38%) Online Games
6 5 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.98%) Fintech
6 5 (1.98%) Social Network
7 4 (1.59%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.59%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.59%) Mobile Games
8 3 (1.19%) iPad
9 2 (0.79%) Social Media
9 2 (0.79%) User Experience
10 1 (0.40%) Artificial Intelligence
10 1 (0.40%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.40%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.10%) Linux
2 25 (9.92%) Android
2 25 (9.92%) Apple iOS
3 19 (7.54%) Windows
4 7 (2.78%) Unix
5 4 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (86.90%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (47.22%) BDD
3 118 (46.83%) Test Automation
4 101 (40.08%) Scrum
5 95 (37.70%) QA Automation
6 89 (35.32%) TDD
7 61 (24.21%) Automation Testing
8 51 (20.24%) Automated Testing
9 50 (19.84%) Manual Testing
10 48 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (19.05%) Software Engineering
11 43 (17.06%) API Testing
12 28 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 26 (10.32%) Regression Testing
14 25 (9.92%) Functional Testing
15 19 (7.54%) Kanban
15 19 (7.54%) Test Strategy
16 18 (7.14%) Test Scripting
17 17 (6.75%) E-Commerce
17 17 (6.75%) OO
Programming Languages
1 140 (55.56%) Java
2 71 (28.17%) Ruby
3 70 (27.78%) SQL
4 57 (22.62%) C#
5 43 (17.06%) Python
6 23 (9.13%) PHP
7 18 (7.14%) JavaScript
8 15 (5.95%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.17%) VB
10 7 (2.78%) VBScript
11 6 (2.38%) Perl
12 5 (1.98%) C
12 5 (1.98%) C++
13 4 (1.59%) Groovy
14 3 (1.19%) Scala
15 2 (0.79%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.40%) Clojure
16 1 (0.40%) Korn
16 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (12.30%) ISEB
2 25 (9.92%) Degree
2 25 (9.92%) ISTQB
3 6 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (100.00%) QA
2 30 (11.90%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (6.35%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.16%) HP
3 5 (1.98%) Oracle
4 4 (1.59%) Sun
4 4 (1.59%) VMware
5 3 (1.19%) SAP
6 2 (0.79%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.40%) hybris
7 1 (0.40%) Rally
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ealing, London, W5
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Freshtechit
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DreamTek
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Reco Group
Salary: £55,000 - £75,000 per year + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Chelsea Apps Factory Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum free Breakfast, Pension, Childcare V
Posted: 9 days ago
Woking
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (DOE)
Posted: 14 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Aquilaheywood Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago