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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 844 811 862
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 39 96 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.082% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.086% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 30 86 24
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,900 £40,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £71,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000 £27,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -29 32 £50,000 +5.26% 6
London +9 20 £50,000 +5.26% 3
City of London +42 9 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Glasgow - 7 - -
Scotland - 7 - -
South East -23 5 £55,000 +15.78%
Surrey -2 3 £55,000 +15.78%
East Midlands - 3 £37,500 -
East of England +9 2 £43,750 +9.37% 2
Lincolnshire - 2 £37,500 -
Grantham - 2 £37,500 -
Cambridge +18 1 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Cambridgeshire +4 1 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Bristol -8 1 £31,500 -12.50%
South West -20 1 £31,500 -10.00% 1
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £42,500 -
Worcestershire - 1 £40,000 -
Essex - 1 £50,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £55,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £42,500 -
Worcester - 1 £40,000 -
Farnborough - 1 £55,000 -
Hammersmith - 1 £41,000 -

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 75 (100.00%) QA
2 59 (78.67%) Selenium
3 53 (70.67%) Test Automation
4 45 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (52.00%) Java
6 36 (48.00%) SQL
7 29 (38.67%) Finance
8 28 (37.33%) WebDriver
9 27 (36.00%) Scrum
9 27 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (34.67%) C#
11 24 (32.00%) Cucumber
12 23 (30.67%) Automated Testing
13 22 (29.33%) Automation Testing
14 20 (26.67%) Ruby
15 18 (24.00%) Python
16 17 (22.67%) BDD
17 16 (21.33%) UNIX
17 16 (21.33%) .NET
17 16 (21.33%) Degree
18 14 (18.67%) TDD
18 14 (18.67%) XML
18 14 (18.67%) Jenkins
19 13 (17.33%) Visual Studio
19 13 (17.33%) Linux
19 13 (17.33%) Software Engineering
20 12 (16.00%) JavaScript
20 12 (16.00%) Web Services
20 12 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
20 12 (16.00%) RSpec

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (9.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.33%) uiautomator
2 1 (1.33%) Confluence
2 1 (1.33%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) SaaS
2 2 (2.67%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.33%) PaaS
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.33%) Firewall
2 1 (1.33%) DNS
2 1 (1.33%) LAN
2 1 (1.33%) WAN
2 1 (1.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.33%) SSL
2 1 (1.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) MySQL
3 2 (2.67%) Big Data
4 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 59 (78.67%) Selenium
2 28 (37.33%) WebDriver
3 24 (32.00%) Cucumber
4 14 (18.67%) Jenkins
5 13 (17.33%) Visual Studio
6 12 (16.00%) RSpec
7 11 (14.67%) QuickTest Pro
8 10 (13.33%) Subversion
8 10 (13.33%) JIRA
8 10 (13.33%) JUnit
8 10 (13.33%) Git (software)
9 8 (10.67%) Firebug
10 7 (9.33%) SpecFlow
10 7 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (8.00%) Fiddler
12 5 (6.67%) JBehave
12 5 (6.67%) MbUnit
12 5 (6.67%) Calabash
12 5 (6.67%) NUnit
13 4 (5.33%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (38.67%) Finance
2 11 (14.67%) Games
3 7 (9.33%) Retail
3 7 (9.33%) Telecoms
4 6 (8.00%) Online Betting
5 3 (4.00%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.33%) Front Office
6 1 (1.33%) Publishing
6 1 (1.33%) Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.33%) .NET
2 14 (18.67%) XML
3 12 (16.00%) Web Services
4 8 (10.67%) Gherkin
5 7 (9.33%) JMS
5 7 (9.33%) FIXML
6 6 (8.00%) JSON
6 6 (8.00%) .NET Framework
7 4 (5.33%) HTML
8 3 (4.00%) CSS
9 2 (2.67%) jQuery
9 2 (2.67%) XSLT
9 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.33%) HTML5
10 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.33%) REST
10 1 (1.33%) Middleware
10 1 (1.33%) XML Schema
10 1 (1.33%) SOAP
10 1 (1.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.67%) Social Network
5 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.67%) Social Media
6 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.33%) User Experience
6 1 (1.33%) Open Source
6 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.33%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.33%) UNIX
2 13 (17.33%) Linux
3 8 (10.67%) Windows
4 4 (5.33%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.33%) Android
5 1 (1.33%) CentOS
5 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (70.67%) Test Automation
2 45 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (36.00%) Scrum
3 27 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (30.67%) Automated Testing
5 22 (29.33%) Automation Testing
6 17 (22.67%) BDD
7 14 (18.67%) TDD
8 13 (17.33%) Software Engineering
9 12 (16.00%) Test Scripting
10 10 (13.33%) Regression Testing
10 10 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (12.00%) Kanban
12 8 (10.67%) Software Testing
12 8 (10.67%) E-Commerce
13 6 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (8.00%) Compatibility Testing
13 6 (8.00%) Manual Testing
13 6 (8.00%) B2C
14 4 (5.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 39 (52.00%) Java
2 36 (48.00%) SQL
3 26 (34.67%) C#
4 20 (26.67%) Ruby
5 18 (24.00%) Python
6 12 (16.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (9.33%) VBA
8 6 (8.00%) Scala
9 5 (6.67%) C++
9 5 (6.67%) Perl
10 2 (2.67%) Korn
10 2 (2.67%) PHP
10 2 (2.67%) R
10 2 (2.67%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.33%) Groovy
11 1 (1.33%) Bourne shell
11 1 (1.33%) XQuery
11 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.33%) VB
11 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (21.33%) Degree
2 5 (6.67%) ISEB
2 5 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (4.00%) Puppet
1 3 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (10.67%) Oracle
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.67%) Google
3 2 (2.67%) Sony
4 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
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