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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 840 808 775
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 39 64 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.062% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.065% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 35 59 77
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £35,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
99917 98112 105285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83183 79195 90333
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 £27,500 £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 January 2015 within the UK.

QA Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Automation Engineer
Top 24 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 January 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 -24 37 £45,000 +5.88% 8
London +4 20 £45,000 +5.88% 5
South East -37 10 £47,500 - 2
Surrey -3 8 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Guildford -10 5 £40,000 -15.78% 1
City of London +6 3 - - 1
Bristol 0 3 £36,000 -4.00%
South West -7 3 £36,000 -4.00%
East of England -10 3 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Hammersmith - 3 £36,500 -
Leatherhead - 3 £50,000 -
Berkshire -4 2 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Bracknell -14 2 £55,000 +10.00%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £45,000 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £45,000 -
Scotland +13 1 - -
Edinburgh +2 1 - -
Hertfordshire -9 1 £42,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
South Wales - 1 £34,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Newport - 1 £34,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £32,500 -
Wales - 1 £34,000 -

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 102 (100.00%) QA
2 80 (78.43%) Selenium
3 76 (74.51%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (61.76%) Java
5 56 (54.90%) Test Automation
6 49 (48.04%) WebDriver
7 46 (45.10%) Test Scripting
8 42 (41.18%) BDD
9 41 (40.20%) SQL
10 34 (33.33%) Scrum
11 33 (32.35%) Cucumber
12 32 (31.37%) JavaScript
13 31 (30.39%) JIRA
13 31 (30.39%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (27.45%) TDD
15 27 (26.47%) Software Engineering
15 27 (26.47%) Web Services
16 26 (25.49%) C#
16 26 (25.49%) Jenkins
16 26 (25.49%) Automation Testing
17 25 (24.51%) Degree
18 24 (23.53%) Automated Testing
19 22 (21.57%) PHP
20 20 (19.61%) Python
20 20 (19.61%) Software Testing
21 19 (18.63%) JUnit
22 18 (17.65%) Finance
22 18 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
23 17 (16.67%) JMeter
23 17 (16.67%) UNIX

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 2 (1.96%) Drupal
2 1 (0.98%) Confluence
2 1 (0.98%) uiautomator
2 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.98%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.96%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) DSL
2 1 (0.98%) DNS
2 1 (0.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.75%) MySQL
2 8 (7.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 80 (78.43%) Selenium
2 49 (48.04%) WebDriver
3 33 (32.35%) Cucumber
4 31 (30.39%) JIRA
5 26 (25.49%) Jenkins
6 19 (18.63%) JUnit
7 17 (16.67%) JMeter
8 16 (15.69%) JBehave
9 13 (12.75%) QuickTest Pro
10 10 (9.80%) Visual Studio
10 10 (9.80%) SpecFlow
11 9 (8.82%) Subversion
12 8 (7.84%) TeamCity
13 7 (6.86%) Git (software)
13 7 (6.86%) Firebug
14 6 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (5.88%) RSpec
14 6 (5.88%) Calabash
15 5 (4.90%) Hudson
15 5 (4.90%) Fiddler
General
1 18 (17.65%) Finance
2 9 (8.82%) Games
3 6 (5.88%) Retail
4 5 (4.90%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.90%) Online Betting
5 4 (3.92%) Back Office
6 3 (2.94%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.94%) Advertising
6 3 (2.94%) Publishing
7 1 (0.98%) Marketing
7 1 (0.98%) German Language
7 1 (0.98%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.98%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (26.47%) Web Services
2 16 (15.69%) LAMP
3 15 (14.71%) XML
3 15 (14.71%) .NET
4 9 (8.82%) Gherkin
4 9 (8.82%) HTML
5 8 (7.84%) J2EE
6 7 (6.86%) .NET Framework
7 6 (5.88%) JSON
8 5 (4.90%) CSS
9 4 (3.92%) SOAP
9 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.92%) HTML5
9 4 (3.92%) REST
10 3 (2.94%) XSLT
10 3 (2.94%) Django
11 2 (1.96%) jQuery
12 1 (0.98%) RESTful
12 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.98%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (13.73%) Computer Science
4 10 (9.80%) Open Source
5 4 (3.92%) Social Media
6 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.96%) Social Network
7 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.96%) User Experience
8 1 (0.98%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.98%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.98%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.67%) UNIX
2 13 (12.75%) Linux
3 8 (7.84%) Windows
4 3 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.94%) Android
5 1 (0.98%) CentOS
5 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (74.51%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (54.90%) Test Automation
3 46 (45.10%) Test Scripting
4 42 (41.18%) BDD
5 34 (33.33%) Scrum
6 31 (30.39%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (27.45%) TDD
8 27 (26.47%) Software Engineering
9 26 (25.49%) Automation Testing
10 24 (23.53%) Automated Testing
11 20 (19.61%) Software Testing
12 16 (15.69%) Test Strategy
13 15 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (12.75%) Load Testing
14 13 (12.75%) Workflow
15 12 (11.76%) User Stories
16 6 (5.88%) Product Management
16 6 (5.88%) Regression Testing
16 6 (5.88%) E-Commerce
16 6 (5.88%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (61.76%) Java
2 41 (40.20%) SQL
3 32 (31.37%) JavaScript
4 26 (25.49%) C#
5 22 (21.57%) PHP
6 20 (19.61%) Python
7 14 (13.73%) Ruby
8 12 (11.76%) C++
9 7 (6.86%) Perl
10 6 (5.88%) Scala
11 3 (2.94%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.96%) Groovy
12 2 (1.96%) SPARQL
12 2 (1.96%) R
13 1 (0.98%) ActionScript 3.0
13 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.98%) XQuery
13 1 (0.98%) Korn
13 1 (0.98%) XPath
13 1 (0.98%) Lua
Qualifications
1 25 (24.51%) Degree
2 9 (8.82%) ISEB
3 4 (3.92%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.98%) Puppet
2 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.98%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.94%) Dell
2 3 (2.94%) Oracle
3 2 (1.96%) Sony
3 2 (1.96%) Google
3 2 (1.96%) Zend
4 1 (0.98%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.98%) HP
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