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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 871 840 801
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 40 54 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.049% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.051% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 36 43 84
Average salary £48,750 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £35,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,400 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -2.77%

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
109010 105147 109704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.71% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 90448 86287 94223
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,448 £26,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 November 2014 within the UK.

QA Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Automation Engineer
Top 22 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 28 November 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 -62 35 £50,000 +11.11% 9
London -10 19 £52,500 +5.00% 4
South East -6 11 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Surrey - 10 £50,000 - 1
Leatherhead - 8 £50,000 -
East of England - 4 £38,750 - 1
City of London +15 3 £59,000 +18.00% 2
Scotland - 3 £45,000 -
Cambridge - 3 £35,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £35,000 - 1
Guildford - 2 £40,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £42,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £37,500 -
South Wales - 1 £35,000 -
Wales - 1 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £37,500 -
Hammersmith - 1 £36,500 -

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 161 (100.00%) QA
2 123 (76.40%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (73.29%) Selenium
4 91 (56.52%) Java
5 81 (50.31%) BDD
6 80 (49.69%) Test Automation
7 71 (44.10%) Test Scripting
8 59 (36.65%) Cucumber
9 57 (35.40%) WebDriver
10 54 (33.54%) TDD
11 51 (31.68%) Scrum
12 48 (29.81%) SQL
13 44 (27.33%) JavaScript
13 44 (27.33%) Software Engineering
14 40 (24.84%) Degree
15 39 (24.22%) PHP
16 36 (22.36%) JIRA
17 35 (21.74%) Finance
18 34 (21.12%) C#
18 34 (21.12%) Continuous Integration
18 34 (21.12%) Automation Testing
19 33 (20.50%) JUnit
19 33 (20.50%) QuickTest Pro
20 31 (19.25%) User Stories
21 30 (18.63%) Python
21 30 (18.63%) Automated Testing
22 29 (18.01%) Ruby
22 29 (18.01%) Open Source
23 28 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
24 27 (16.77%) JBehave

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 9 (5.59%) WebLogic
1 9 (5.59%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.24%) JBoss
2 2 (1.24%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.24%) Drupal
3 1 (0.62%) uiautomator
3 1 (0.62%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (6.83%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.35%) SaaS
2 6 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.24%) HTTP
1 2 (1.24%) Internet
2 1 (0.62%) DSL
2 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.62%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.45%) MySQL
2 7 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.48%) Big Data
4 3 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 118 (73.29%) Selenium
2 59 (36.65%) Cucumber
3 57 (35.40%) WebDriver
4 36 (22.36%) JIRA
5 33 (20.50%) JUnit
5 33 (20.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 27 (16.77%) JBehave
7 25 (15.53%) JMeter
8 24 (14.91%) Jenkins
9 14 (8.70%) Maven
9 14 (8.70%) SpecFlow
9 14 (8.70%) Hudson
10 12 (7.45%) PHPUnit
11 11 (6.83%) Subversion
12 10 (6.21%) Visual Studio
13 7 (4.35%) jMock
13 7 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (3.73%) TeamCity
14 6 (3.73%) Calabash
15 5 (3.11%) WATIR
General
1 35 (21.74%) Finance
2 5 (3.11%) Publishing
3 4 (2.48%) Games
3 4 (2.48%) Back Office
4 3 (1.86%) Advertising
5 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.62%) Retail
5 1 (0.62%) Marketing
5 1 (0.62%) German Language
5 1 (0.62%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.62%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.91%) Web Services
2 20 (12.42%) J2EE
3 19 (11.80%) Gherkin
4 15 (9.32%) HTML
4 15 (9.32%) LAMP
5 14 (8.70%) .NET
6 12 (7.45%) HTML5
7 10 (6.21%) XML
7 10 (6.21%) CSS
7 10 (6.21%) SOAP
8 7 (4.35%) JMS
8 7 (4.35%) FIXML
8 7 (4.35%) Spring
8 7 (4.35%) JSON
8 7 (4.35%) RESTful
9 4 (2.48%) Django
9 4 (2.48%) REST
9 4 (2.48%) CSS3
9 4 (2.48%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.01%) Open Source
2 28 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (12.42%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (8.70%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.73%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.86%) iPhone
6 3 (1.86%) iPad
6 3 (1.86%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.24%) User Experience
7 2 (1.24%) Social Media
7 2 (1.24%) Social Network
8 1 (0.62%) Physics
8 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.04%) UNIX
2 20 (12.42%) Linux
3 7 (4.35%) Android
3 7 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (76.40%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (50.31%) BDD
3 80 (49.69%) Test Automation
4 71 (44.10%) Test Scripting
5 54 (33.54%) TDD
6 51 (31.68%) Scrum
7 44 (27.33%) Software Engineering
8 34 (21.12%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (21.12%) Automation Testing
9 31 (19.25%) User Stories
10 30 (18.63%) Automated Testing
11 25 (15.53%) Test Strategy
12 20 (12.42%) Software Testing
13 19 (11.80%) Regression Testing
14 16 (9.94%) Workflow
15 13 (8.07%) Load Testing
16 12 (7.45%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (7.45%) Performance Testing
16 12 (7.45%) E-Commerce
17 11 (6.83%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 91 (56.52%) Java
2 48 (29.81%) SQL
3 44 (27.33%) JavaScript
4 39 (24.22%) PHP
5 34 (21.12%) C#
6 30 (18.63%) Python
7 29 (18.01%) Ruby
8 18 (11.18%) C++
9 7 (4.35%) VBA
10 5 (3.11%) Perl
11 4 (2.48%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.24%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.62%) Scala
13 1 (0.62%) ActionScript 3.0
13 1 (0.62%) Lua
13 1 (0.62%) Groovy
13 1 (0.62%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (24.84%) Degree
2 10 (6.21%) ISEB
3 3 (1.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.86%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.24%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.62%) PhD
5 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.86%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 6 (3.73%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.62%) Ansible
3 1 (0.62%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (5.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.48%) Dell
3 3 (1.86%) Oracle
4 2 (1.24%) Zend
5 1 (0.62%) Facebook
5 1 (0.62%) HP
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