The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Test 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 Senior Test Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Automation Test Engineer
Rank 911 925 941
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Automation Engineer 40 16 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.015% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.016% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 38 16 6
Average salary £50,000 £62,500 £52,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +19.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £56,250 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £65,000 -
% change year-on-year
-30.76% -

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Test Automation Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Test Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Test Automation Engineer within the UK.

Senior Test Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Test Automation Engineer over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 within the UK.

Senior Test Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Automation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
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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 +34 40 £50,000 -20.00%
London +17 24 £56,250 -10.00%
City of London - 10 £50,000 -
Yorkshire - 8 £45,000 -
East of England +7 7 £47,500 -26.92%
Cambridgeshire - 7 £47,500 -
Cambridge - 7 £47,500 -
Leeds - 6 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £45,000 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £40,000 -
Sheffield - 2 £40,000 -
South East -7 1 £45,000 -18.18%
East Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
Brighton - 1 £45,000 -

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior Test 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 Senior Test Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 65 (70.65%) Java
2 64 (69.57%) Selenium
3 59 (64.13%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (61.96%) Cucumber
5 52 (56.52%) Test Automation
6 51 (55.43%) QA
7 41 (44.57%) BDD
8 37 (40.22%) Automation Testing
9 35 (38.04%) TDD
10 33 (35.87%) Web Services
11 30 (32.61%) WebDriver
11 30 (32.61%) Scrum
12 29 (31.52%) JIRA
13 27 (29.35%) C#
14 25 (27.17%) SQL
15 24 (26.09%) Jenkins
16 23 (25.00%) Automated Testing
17 22 (23.91%) ISTQB
17 22 (23.91%) ISEB
18 21 (22.83%) Ruby
19 20 (21.74%) Test Strategy
20 19 (20.65%) Manual Testing
21 17 (18.48%) Software Engineering
21 17 (18.48%) SOAP
21 17 (18.48%) Linux
22 16 (17.39%) Finance
23 15 (16.30%) Android
23 15 (16.30%) Continuous Delivery
23 15 (16.30%) SDLC
24 14 (15.22%) Degree

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior Test 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 Senior Test Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.70%) Confluence
2 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.17%) Bluetooth
1 2 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.70%) Big Data
2 4 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 64 (69.57%) Selenium
2 57 (61.96%) Cucumber
3 30 (32.61%) WebDriver
4 29 (31.52%) JIRA
5 24 (26.09%) Jenkins
6 11 (11.96%) JMeter
7 10 (10.87%) Git (software)
8 8 (8.70%) Appium
8 8 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (8.70%) WATIR
9 7 (7.61%) Mercurial
10 6 (6.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (6.52%) Eclipse
11 5 (5.43%) SpecFlow
12 4 (4.35%) HP UFT
12 4 (4.35%) Ranorex
12 4 (4.35%) SoapUI
13 3 (3.26%) GitLab
13 3 (3.26%) JUnit
13 3 (3.26%) Maven
General
1 16 (17.39%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Banking
3 2 (2.17%) Marketing
4 1 (1.09%) Front Office
4 1 (1.09%) Legal
4 1 (1.09%) Retail
4 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (35.87%) Web Services
2 17 (18.48%) SOAP
3 13 (14.13%) RESTful
4 12 (13.04%) XML
5 10 (10.87%) HTML
6 8 (8.70%) .NET
6 8 (8.70%) JSON
7 7 (7.61%) Gherkin
7 7 (7.61%) REST
8 3 (3.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.70%) Mobile App
1 8 (8.70%) Semantic Web
1 8 (8.70%) Wiki
2 7 (7.61%) iPad
3 4 (4.35%) Fintech
4 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.17%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.17%) PMI
5 1 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.09%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.48%) Linux
2 15 (16.30%) Android
3 11 (11.96%) Apple iOS
4 6 (6.52%) Windows
5 4 (4.35%) Mac OS X
6 3 (3.26%) Unix
7 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (64.13%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (56.52%) Test Automation
3 41 (44.57%) BDD
4 37 (40.22%) Automation Testing
5 35 (38.04%) TDD
6 30 (32.61%) Scrum
7 23 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 20 (21.74%) Test Strategy
9 19 (20.65%) Manual Testing
10 17 (18.48%) Software Engineering
11 15 (16.30%) Continuous Delivery
11 15 (16.30%) SDLC
12 13 (14.13%) Test Scripting
13 11 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (11.96%) Functional Testing
13 11 (11.96%) Test Management
14 10 (10.87%) OWASP
14 10 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (9.78%) Kanban
15 9 (9.78%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (70.65%) Java
2 27 (29.35%) C#
3 25 (27.17%) SQL
4 21 (22.83%) Ruby
5 14 (15.22%) Python
6 13 (14.13%) Perl
7 6 (6.52%) Groovy
8 4 (4.35%) PHP
9 3 (3.26%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.26%) C
9 3 (3.26%) C++
9 3 (3.26%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.09%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (23.91%) ISEB
1 22 (23.91%) ISTQB
2 14 (15.22%) Degree
3 7 (7.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (3.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (55.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (7.61%) Oracle
1 7 (7.61%) Perforce
1 7 (7.61%) Rally
1 7 (7.61%) SAP
2 4 (4.35%) Google
2 4 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.17%) Splunk
4 1 (1.09%) HP