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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation QA Engineer
Rank 794 836 823
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 117 133 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 112 120 149
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,400 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +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
94567 105846 115549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.48% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79566 86840 94644
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +35 114 £50,000 +5.26% 22
London +54 67 £50,000 +5.26% 9
East of England +45 21 £45,000 -5.26% 2
South East +12 19 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Hertfordshire +36 13 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Berkshire +20 7 £45,000 -1.09% 2
Cambridgeshire -2 7 £59,000 +24.21% 1
City of London +50 6 £52,500 +5.00%
North West +19 6 £39,750 -0.62% 1
Manchester +4 6 £39,750 - 1
Cambridge +1 6 £59,000 +24.21% 1
Surrey +2 4 £42,500 -22.72%
Milton Keynes - 4 £41,750 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £41,750 -
Tring - 4 £32,500 -
Newbury +8 3 £50,000 - 1
Scotland -3 3 £35,000 - 1
Glasgow -16 3 £35,000 - 1
Hammersmith +6 2 £48,750 +18.90% 1
Bracknell - 2 £45,000 - 1
St Albans - 2 £50,000 -
Watford - 2 £45,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £32,500 -
Hampshire +9 1 £52,500 -4.54% 1
East Sussex +1 1 £45,000 -12.19%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £35,000 -
York - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £35,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 257 (100.00%) QA
2 198 (77.04%) Selenium
3 193 (75.10%) Agile Software Development
4 138 (53.70%) Java
5 124 (48.25%) WebDriver
6 106 (41.25%) Test Automation
7 104 (40.47%) BDD
8 99 (38.52%) Scrum
9 89 (34.63%) TDD
10 86 (33.46%) QA Automation
11 79 (30.74%) Cucumber
12 59 (22.96%) Finance
13 58 (22.57%) Web Services
14 55 (21.40%) Automation Testing
15 54 (21.01%) Automated Testing
16 52 (20.23%) Jenkins
17 51 (19.84%) JIRA
17 51 (19.84%) SQL
18 49 (19.07%) Ruby
19 48 (18.68%) Continuous Integration
20 47 (18.29%) API Testing
21 45 (17.51%) RESTful
21 45 (17.51%) Degree
22 43 (16.73%) REST
23 41 (15.95%) JUnit
23 41 (15.95%) Linux
23 41 (15.95%) Python
24 39 (15.18%) C#
25 38 (14.79%) XML
25 38 (14.79%) Software Engineering

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 3 (1.17%) Confluence
2 2 (0.78%) CMS
3 1 (0.39%) Apache
3 1 (0.39%) IIS
3 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (3.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.67%) SaaS
2 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.12%) Internet
2 2 (0.78%) HTTP
3 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.72%) MongoDB
1 7 (2.72%) MySQL
1 7 (2.72%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.95%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.56%) Big Data
4 2 (0.78%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.39%) HBase
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 198 (77.04%) Selenium
2 124 (48.25%) WebDriver
3 79 (30.74%) Cucumber
4 52 (20.23%) Jenkins
5 51 (19.84%) JIRA
6 41 (15.95%) JUnit
7 26 (10.12%) Git (software)
7 26 (10.12%) SoapUI
8 25 (9.73%) JBehave
9 23 (8.95%) JMeter
10 21 (8.17%) Appium
11 19 (7.39%) SpecFlow
12 17 (6.61%) RSpec
13 16 (6.23%) Calabash
13 16 (6.23%) HP UFT
13 16 (6.23%) WATIR
14 10 (3.89%) Hudson
14 10 (3.89%) Robot Framework
15 9 (3.50%) LoadRunner
15 9 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 59 (22.96%) Finance
2 14 (5.45%) Games
3 13 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.89%) Retail
5 9 (3.50%) Marketing
6 6 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.95%) Banking
7 5 (1.95%) Electronics
7 5 (1.95%) Online Betting
8 4 (1.56%) Back Office
9 3 (1.17%) Law
9 3 (1.17%) Publishing
10 2 (0.78%) Legal
10 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (22.57%) Web Services
2 45 (17.51%) RESTful
3 43 (16.73%) REST
4 38 (14.79%) XML
5 30 (11.67%) Gherkin
6 28 (10.89%) SOAP
7 27 (10.51%) .NET
8 12 (4.67%) J2EE
9 11 (4.28%) JSON
10 10 (3.89%) HTML
11 8 (3.11%) AngularJS
12 7 (2.72%) .NET Framework
13 6 (2.33%) React
14 5 (1.95%) KnockoutJS
15 4 (1.56%) ASP.NET
15 4 (1.56%) Spring
15 4 (1.56%) Swagger
16 3 (1.17%) Ajax
16 3 (1.17%) CSS
17 2 (0.78%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.95%) RIA
2 22 (8.56%) Mobile App
3 20 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (6.61%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.11%) Fintech
6 7 (2.72%) Digital Media
6 7 (2.72%) User Experience
7 6 (2.33%) Online Games
8 5 (1.95%) iPad
8 5 (1.95%) Wiki
9 3 (1.17%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.17%) Grid Computing
9 3 (1.17%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.39%) BBC
11 1 (0.39%) Online Gambling
11 1 (0.39%) Social Media
11 1 (0.39%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 41 (15.95%) Linux
2 17 (6.61%) Android
2 17 (6.61%) Apple iOS
2 17 (6.61%) Windows
3 6 (2.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.95%) Unix
5 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (75.10%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (41.25%) Test Automation
3 104 (40.47%) BDD
4 99 (38.52%) Scrum
5 89 (34.63%) TDD
6 86 (33.46%) QA Automation
7 55 (21.40%) Automation Testing
8 54 (21.01%) Automated Testing
9 48 (18.68%) Continuous Integration
10 47 (18.29%) API Testing
11 38 (14.79%) Software Engineering
12 32 (12.45%) Manual Testing
13 29 (11.28%) Kanban
14 28 (10.89%) Software Testing
15 27 (10.51%) User Acceptance Testing
16 26 (10.12%) OO
17 24 (9.34%) Test Scripting
17 24 (9.34%) Test Strategy
18 23 (8.95%) E-Commerce
19 21 (8.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 138 (53.70%) Java
2 51 (19.84%) SQL
3 49 (19.07%) Ruby
4 41 (15.95%) Python
5 39 (15.18%) C#
6 19 (7.39%) JavaScript
7 12 (4.67%) Bash Shell
7 12 (4.67%) PHP
8 11 (4.28%) Perl
9 7 (2.72%) VBScript
10 5 (1.95%) VB
11 3 (1.17%) Groovy
12 2 (0.78%) C
12 2 (0.78%) Scala
13 1 (0.39%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 45 (17.51%) Degree
2 24 (9.34%) ISEB
3 23 (8.95%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.39%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 257 (100.00%) QA
2 19 (7.39%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) CA Service Virtualization
1 2 (0.78%) Capistrano
1 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (7.39%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.89%) HP
2 10 (3.89%) SAP
3 8 (3.11%) Rally
4 6 (2.33%) Oracle
5 3 (1.17%) Apple
5 3 (1.17%) Perforce
6 2 (0.78%) CA
7 1 (0.39%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.39%) Sitecore
West Midlands
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Metaskil Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + great benefits and package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £35000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Energon People
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Interquest - ECOM
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 9 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 58k-60k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Training
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 26 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Talent Point
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
London
ASOS
Salary: Generous salary, bonus and benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago