The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Test Automation Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Consultant
UK
Rank 820 906 928
Rank change year-on-year
+86 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Consultant 36 39 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.039% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.040% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 25 7 2
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £41,500 £52,750
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £52,000 £74,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 -
% change year-on-year
-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
80929 97392 101732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67146 81719 84044
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Test Automation Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Test Automation Consultant in the job title.

Test Automation Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Automation Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Test Automation Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

Test Automation Consultant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation Consultant over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 within the UK.

Test Automation Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Automation Consultant
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 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 +92 33 £50,000 +17.64% 3
London +80 26 £67,500 +58.82% 3
West Yorkshire +22 2 £40,000 -
Leeds +19 2 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +14 2 £40,000 -
North West -26 2 £39,000 -8.23%
South East +64 1 £35,000 -17.64%
Manchester -30 1 £39,000 -8.23%
Scotland - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £35,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £35,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £39,000 -
Preston - 1 £39,000 -
Oxford - 1 £35,000 -

Test Automation Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Test Automation Consultant 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 Test Automation Consultant in the job title.

1 39 (63.93%) Selenium
1 39 (63.93%) Test Automation
2 36 (59.02%) Java
3 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (50.82%) Finance
4 31 (50.82%) Automation Testing
5 24 (39.34%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (32.79%) Cucumber
7 19 (31.15%) C#
8 16 (26.23%) SQL
9 14 (22.95%) DevOps
9 14 (22.95%) SDLC
10 13 (21.31%) BDD
10 13 (21.31%) Open Source
11 12 (19.67%) HP UFT
11 12 (19.67%) TDD
11 12 (19.67%) Software Testing
12 11 (18.03%) Appium
13 10 (16.39%) Scrum
13 10 (16.39%) Test Management
13 10 (16.39%) QA
13 10 (16.39%) Waterfall
13 10 (16.39%) Jenkins
14 9 (14.75%) Test Strategy
14 9 (14.75%) Kanban
14 9 (14.75%) Ruby
14 9 (14.75%) .NET
14 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (13.11%) C++
15 8 (13.11%) Python

Test Automation Consultant 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) G Suite
1 6 (9.84%) Office 365
1 6 (9.84%) Slack
2 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (63.93%) Selenium
2 20 (32.79%) Cucumber
3 12 (19.67%) HP UFT
4 11 (18.03%) Appium
5 10 (16.39%) Jenkins
6 8 (13.11%) JIRA
6 8 (13.11%) SoapUI
7 6 (9.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (9.84%) Buildbot
7 6 (9.84%) Jasmine
7 6 (9.84%) JUnit
7 6 (9.84%) Protractor
7 6 (9.84%) Ranorex
7 6 (9.84%) TestNG
7 6 (9.84%) WATIR
8 5 (8.20%) Calabash
8 5 (8.20%) SilkTest
9 4 (6.56%) TestDirector
10 3 (4.92%) LoadRunner
10 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (50.82%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Retail
3 5 (8.20%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Back Office
4 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) .NET
2 6 (9.84%) CSS
2 6 (9.84%) HTML
3 1 (1.64%) Behat
3 1 (1.64%) RESTful
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.64%) BBC
3 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.64%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (63.93%) Test Automation
2 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (50.82%) Automation Testing
4 24 (39.34%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (22.95%) DevOps
5 14 (22.95%) SDLC
6 13 (21.31%) BDD
6 13 (21.31%) Open Source
7 12 (19.67%) Software Testing
7 12 (19.67%) TDD
8 10 (16.39%) Scrum
8 10 (16.39%) Test Management
8 10 (16.39%) Waterfall
9 9 (14.75%) Kanban
9 9 (14.75%) Test Strategy
10 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
11 7 (11.48%) DSDM
12 6 (9.84%) Automated Testing
12 6 (9.84%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (59.02%) Java
2 19 (31.15%) C#
3 16 (26.23%) SQL
4 9 (14.75%) Ruby
5 8 (13.11%) C++
5 8 (13.11%) Python
5 8 (13.11%) Scala
6 7 (11.48%) C
7 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
7 6 (9.84%) PHP
8 3 (4.92%) VB
8 3 (4.92%) VBScript
9 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.64%) AWK
10 1 (1.64%) Perl
10 1 (1.64%) sed
10 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Degree
2 6 (9.84%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.28%) BC Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.39%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) HP
2 6 (9.84%) Google
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle
4 1 (1.64%) BT
4 1 (1.64%) IBM
4 1 (1.64%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.64%) Perforce
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