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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 807 833 825
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 84 56 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.052% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.055% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 68 44 62
Average salary £50,000 £46,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £35,000 £35,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £54,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -22.22%

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
106380 101290 110833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.35% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 86308 84102 94334
Average salary £45,000 £43,164 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 1 October 2014 within the UK.

QA Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Automation Engineer
Top 26 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 1 October 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 -3 75 £50,000 +8.10% 6
London +10 50 £52,500 +5.00% 1
South East +3 12 £50,000 +42.85% 4
Surrey +1 10 £50,000 +53.84% 2
Scotland +2 8 £45,000 - 1
Leatherhead - 7 £50,000 - 1
East of England - 6 £42,500 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £42,500 -
Edinburgh -15 5 £45,000 - 1
City of London +1 4 £52,500 +5.00%
South West -12 4 £35,000 -6.66%
Gloucestershire - 3 £35,000 -
Glasgow - 3 - -
East Midlands - 2 £32,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £32,500 -
Bristol -3 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Guildford - 1 - -
North West - 1 £30,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £47,500 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £37,500 - 1
Reigate - 1 £42,500 -
Warrington - 1 £30,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £47,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £30,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £37,500 - 1

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 214 (100.00%) QA
2 168 (78.50%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (77.10%) Selenium
4 119 (55.61%) Java
5 118 (55.14%) Test Automation
6 101 (47.20%) BDD
7 83 (38.79%) Cucumber
8 68 (31.78%) Test Scripting
8 68 (31.78%) Degree
9 67 (31.31%) Scrum
10 65 (30.37%) WebDriver
11 63 (29.44%) C#
12 61 (28.50%) TDD
12 61 (28.50%) Software Engineering
13 60 (28.04%) Finance
14 58 (27.10%) SQL
15 55 (25.70%) Analytical Skills
16 48 (22.43%) JavaScript
17 47 (21.96%) User Stories
18 44 (20.56%) Test Strategy
18 44 (20.56%) JUnit
19 43 (20.09%) Automation Testing
20 42 (19.63%) PHP
21 40 (18.69%) Open Source
22 38 (17.76%) Continuous Integration
23 37 (17.29%) JBehave
23 37 (17.29%) Ruby
24 36 (16.82%) .NET
24 36 (16.82%) JIRA
25 35 (16.36%) Automated Testing

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 13 (6.07%) Tomcat
2 9 (4.21%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.40%) Apache
3 3 (1.40%) Node.js
3 3 (1.40%) Confluence
4 2 (0.93%) Drupal
4 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.47%) CMS
5 1 (0.47%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (0.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (6.07%) Magento
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.87%) HTTP
2 1 (0.47%) DNS
2 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.47%) Internet
2 1 (0.47%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.27%) MySQL
3 4 (1.87%) Big Data
4 3 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.40%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.40%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (1.40%) Redis
4 3 (1.40%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 165 (77.10%) Selenium
2 83 (38.79%) Cucumber
3 65 (30.37%) WebDriver
4 44 (20.56%) JUnit
5 37 (17.29%) JBehave
6 36 (16.82%) JIRA
7 34 (15.89%) QuickTest Pro
8 28 (13.08%) WinRunner
9 26 (12.15%) JMeter
10 22 (10.28%) SpecFlow
11 20 (9.35%) Jenkins
12 19 (8.88%) Hudson
13 18 (8.41%) Maven
14 15 (7.01%) PHPUnit
15 14 (6.54%) Subversion
16 13 (6.07%) Visual Studio
16 13 (6.07%) Team Foundation Server
16 13 (6.07%) jMock
17 12 (5.61%) TestComplete
18 10 (4.67%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 60 (28.04%) Finance
2 5 (2.34%) Publishing
3 4 (1.87%) Games
4 3 (1.40%) Advertising
5 1 (0.47%) Marketing
5 1 (0.47%) Retail
5 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.47%) Back Office
5 1 (0.47%) German Language
5 1 (0.47%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.47%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (16.82%) .NET
2 29 (13.55%) Web Services
3 27 (12.62%) Gherkin
4 21 (9.81%) J2EE
5 18 (8.41%) HTML
5 18 (8.41%) HTML5
6 16 (7.48%) RESTful
7 13 (6.07%) Spring
7 13 (6.07%) XML
7 13 (6.07%) CSS
7 13 (6.07%) SOAP
7 13 (6.07%) JSON
8 12 (5.61%) .NET Framework
9 10 (4.67%) CSS3
9 10 (4.67%) LAMP
10 7 (3.27%) FIXML
10 7 (3.27%) JMS
11 4 (1.87%) Django
12 3 (1.40%) Natural Language Processing
12 3 (1.40%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 55 (25.70%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (18.69%) Open Source
3 31 (14.49%) Mathematics
4 19 (8.88%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (7.94%) Computer Science
6 9 (4.21%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.40%) iPad
7 3 (1.40%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.40%) iPhone
8 2 (0.93%) User Experience
9 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.47%) Physics
9 1 (0.47%) Social Network
9 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.42%) Linux
2 25 (11.68%) UNIX
3 6 (2.80%) Android
3 6 (2.80%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.40%) Windows
5 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (78.50%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (55.14%) Test Automation
3 101 (47.20%) BDD
4 68 (31.78%) Test Scripting
5 67 (31.31%) Scrum
6 61 (28.50%) TDD
6 61 (28.50%) Software Engineering
7 47 (21.96%) User Stories
8 44 (20.56%) Test Strategy
9 43 (20.09%) Automation Testing
10 38 (17.76%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (16.36%) Automated Testing
12 31 (14.49%) Regression Testing
13 21 (9.81%) Analytics
13 21 (9.81%) Performance Testing
14 19 (8.88%) Software Testing
14 19 (8.88%) E-Commerce
15 17 (7.94%) Workflow
16 16 (7.48%) OO
17 13 (6.07%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 119 (55.61%) Java
2 63 (29.44%) C#
3 58 (27.10%) SQL
4 48 (22.43%) JavaScript
5 42 (19.63%) PHP
6 37 (17.29%) Ruby
7 34 (15.89%) Python
8 33 (15.42%) C++
9 10 (4.67%) Perl
10 9 (4.21%) Delphi
11 7 (3.27%) VBA
12 4 (1.87%) Scala
13 3 (1.40%) C
14 2 (0.93%) SPARQL
14 2 (0.93%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.47%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.47%) VBScript
15 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.47%) ActionScript 3.0
15 1 (0.47%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 68 (31.78%) Degree
2 11 (5.14%) ISEB
3 6 (2.80%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.34%) Sun Certification
5 4 (1.87%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.47%) PhD
7 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.40%) Gluster
2 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (6.54%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.47%) Puppet
3 1 (0.47%) Ansible
Vendors
1 31 (14.49%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.80%) Oracle
3 4 (1.87%) Dell
4 2 (0.93%) Zend
4 2 (0.93%) JD Edwards
4 2 (0.93%) JBoss
5 1 (0.47%) VMware
5 1 (0.47%) HP
5 1 (0.47%) Facebook
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