The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Automation Consultant role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Consultant
Rank 915 966 962
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Consultant 33 5 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.005% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.005% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 27
Average salary £65,000 £45,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -4.21%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £33,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+27.81% -30.00%

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
99438 106716 115504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83514 87039 93609
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Automation Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 30 April 2016 within the UK.

Test Automation Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Automation Consultant
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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 +33 32 £65,000 +42.85% 1
East of England +21 9 - -
London +15 7 £65,000 +9.70%
Hertfordshire - 5 - -
Leeds - 5 - -
West Yorkshire - 5 - -
Yorkshire - 5 - -
South East +27 4 - -
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
North West - 4 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands - 4 - -
Manchester - 4 £42,500 - 1
Berkshire - 4 - -
Birmingham - 4 - -
Reading - 4 - -
Cambridge - 4 - -
Corby - 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 - -
City of London +46 2 £65,000 +16.07%

Test Automation Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Automation Consultant 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 Test Automation Consultant in their job title.

1 54 (94.74%) Test Automation
2 51 (89.47%) Selenium
3 50 (87.72%) Java
4 45 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (66.67%) Games
5 38 (66.67%) SoapUI
5 38 (66.67%) Ranorex
6 37 (64.91%) Open Source
6 37 (64.91%) JUnit
7 36 (63.16%) Python
7 36 (63.16%) .NET
8 34 (59.65%) Software Engineering
8 34 (59.65%) .NET Framework
8 34 (59.65%) Scala
9 27 (47.37%) Software Testing
10 14 (24.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (22.81%) C#
12 11 (19.30%) Finance
12 11 (19.30%) HP UFT
12 11 (19.30%) Cucumber
13 10 (17.54%) Automation Testing
14 9 (15.79%) BDD
14 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
14 9 (15.79%) SQL
14 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (14.04%) QA
15 8 (14.04%) Jenkins
16 7 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
16 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
16 7 (12.28%) CSS

Test Automation Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Automation Consultant 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 Test Automation Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.77%) Confluence
2 3 (5.26%) JBoss
2 3 (5.26%) Mule
2 3 (5.26%) Mule ESB
2 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 51 (89.47%) Selenium
2 38 (66.67%) Ranorex
2 38 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 37 (64.91%) JUnit
4 11 (19.30%) Cucumber
4 11 (19.30%) HP UFT
5 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
6 8 (14.04%) Jenkins
7 6 (10.53%) Subversion
8 5 (8.77%) JIRA
9 4 (7.02%) JBehave
9 4 (7.02%) RSpec
10 3 (5.26%) Eclipse
10 3 (5.26%) WebDriver
11 2 (3.51%) Hudson
11 2 (3.51%) Maven
11 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
11 2 (3.51%) TestComplete
11 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (66.67%) Games
2 11 (19.30%) Finance
3 6 (10.53%) Banking
4 5 (8.77%) Retail
5 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (63.16%) .NET
2 34 (59.65%) .NET Framework
3 7 (12.28%) CSS
3 7 (12.28%) Web Services
4 4 (7.02%) Ajax
4 4 (7.02%) HTML
5 3 (5.26%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.26%) Backbone.js
5 3 (5.26%) Hibernate
5 3 (5.26%) jQuery
5 3 (5.26%) Spring
5 3 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (3.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (8.77%) NHS
2 2 (3.51%) Digital Media
2 2 (3.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.75%) Android
1 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (94.74%) Test Automation
2 45 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (64.91%) Open Source
4 34 (59.65%) Software Engineering
5 27 (47.37%) Software Testing
6 14 (24.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (17.54%) Automation Testing
8 9 (15.79%) BDD
8 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (10.53%) Test Scripting
10 5 (8.77%) API Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Project Management
10 5 (8.77%) Test Planning
10 5 (8.77%) Time Management
11 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
11 4 (7.02%) Logistics
11 4 (7.02%) OOP
11 4 (7.02%) Presales
11 4 (7.02%) Programme Management
11 4 (7.02%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 50 (87.72%) Java
2 36 (63.16%) Python
3 34 (59.65%) Scala
4 13 (22.81%) C#
5 9 (15.79%) SQL
6 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
7 6 (10.53%) Ruby
8 2 (3.51%) VBScript
9 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) HP
2 2 (3.51%) Borland
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