The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Test Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 703 747 803
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 199 178 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 181 163 77
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%

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
104155 109749 101582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86857 88754 84247
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Test Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Test Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 within the UK.

Test Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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 +47 183 £47,500 +14.45% 14
London +22 84 £60,000 +14.28% 7
South East +5 58 £47,500 +23.37% 4
City of London +35 29 £65,000 +23.80% 1
Surrey +25 24 £55,000 +15.78%
Hampshire +36 20 £44,000 +3.52% 2
Yorkshire +11 17 £40,000 +23.07%
West Yorkshire - 13 £45,000 -
Leeds - 12 £45,000 -
South Wales -10 11 £35,000 +9.37% 1
Wales -10 11 £35,000 +9.37% 1
Kent -3 8 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +19 7 £32,500 -32.64% 1
Cambridge +12 7 £32,500 -32.64% 1
North West -2 7 £45,000 -12.19%
East of England -6 7 £32,500 -28.57% 1
Newport -13 7 £35,000 +9.37%
Manchester - 7 £45,000 -
Winchester +8 6 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 5 £40,000 - 1
Berkshire -3 4 £50,000 +29.87%
North Yorkshire -9 4 £32,500 -
Harrogate -29 4 £32,500 -
Cwmbran +1 3 £35,000 +45.83%
Torfaen +1 3 £35,000 +45.83%
Scotland 0 3 £41,000 +5.80% 1
Coventry - 3 £45,000 -
Guildford +2 2 £47,500 +5.55%
Edinburgh -3 2 £41,000 +5.80% 1
Bristol -12 2 £41,250 +17.85%

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Test Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 238 (74.38%) Test Automation
2 211 (65.94%) Selenium
3 202 (63.13%) Agile Software Development
4 152 (47.50%) Java
5 120 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
6 112 (35.00%) WebDriver
7 99 (30.94%) C#
8 98 (30.63%) SQL
9 97 (30.31%) Automation Testing
10 96 (30.00%) Linux
11 91 (28.44%) QA
12 90 (28.13%) Ruby
13 84 (26.25%) Cucumber
14 82 (25.63%) BDD
14 82 (25.63%) Python
15 74 (23.13%) TDD
15 74 (23.13%) Scrum
16 72 (22.50%) Jenkins
17 60 (18.75%) Test Scripting
17 60 (18.75%) Git (software)
18 57 (17.81%) Finance
19 54 (16.88%) UNIX
20 53 (16.56%) JUnit
21 52 (16.25%) Automated Testing
21 52 (16.25%) Degree
22 48 (15.00%) JIRA
22 48 (15.00%) Windows
23 46 (14.38%) Continuous Delivery
24 44 (13.75%) OO
25 40 (12.50%) JavaScript

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Test Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (2.81%) Confluence
2 5 (1.56%) JBoss
3 3 (0.94%) CMS
3 3 (0.94%) Drupal
3 3 (0.94%) Node.js
4 2 (0.63%) WordPress
5 1 (0.31%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.31%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.31%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.25%) LDAP
1 4 (1.25%) HTTP
2 3 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (0.63%) ATM
4 1 (0.31%) VPN
4 1 (0.31%) CTI
4 1 (0.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.13%) Big Data
3 9 (2.81%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.94%) MySQL
4 3 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.63%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.31%) Redis
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.31%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 211 (65.94%) Selenium
2 112 (35.00%) WebDriver
3 84 (26.25%) Cucumber
4 72 (22.50%) Jenkins
5 60 (18.75%) Git (software)
6 53 (16.56%) JUnit
7 48 (15.00%) JIRA
8 39 (12.19%) WATIR
9 36 (11.25%) RSpec
10 35 (10.94%) FitNesse
11 34 (10.63%) Subversion
12 33 (10.31%) NUnit
13 26 (8.13%) JMeter
14 25 (7.81%) HP UFT
15 18 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
15 18 (5.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 17 (5.31%) Bugzilla
17 16 (5.00%) Eclipse
17 16 (5.00%) SpecFlow
18 15 (4.69%) SoapUI
General
1 57 (17.81%) Finance
2 26 (8.13%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.00%) Banking
4 13 (4.06%) Retail
5 9 (2.81%) Games
6 8 (2.50%) Marketing
6 8 (2.50%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.88%) Law
8 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Advertising
8 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.63%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.38%) .NET
2 29 (9.06%) Web Services
3 21 (6.56%) REST
4 19 (5.94%) HTML
5 18 (5.63%) RESTful
6 13 (4.06%) XML
7 10 (3.13%) SOAP
7 10 (3.13%) Gherkin
7 10 (3.13%) jQuery
8 9 (2.81%) JSON
9 8 (2.50%) CSS
10 7 (2.19%) Spring
11 5 (1.56%) EJB
11 5 (1.56%) Dojo
12 4 (1.25%) WinForms
12 4 (1.25%) WPF
12 4 (1.25%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.25%) HTML5
12 4 (1.25%) Ajax
12 4 (1.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.63%) DTV
2 17 (5.31%) Computer Science
2 17 (5.31%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.81%) Digital Media
4 9 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.56%) User Experience
6 5 (1.56%) Semantic Web
6 5 (1.56%) Wiki
7 4 (1.25%) Online Games
8 3 (0.94%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.94%) STB
8 3 (0.94%) iPad
9 2 (0.63%) Social Media
9 2 (0.63%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.31%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 96 (30.00%) Linux
2 54 (16.88%) UNIX
3 48 (15.00%) Windows
4 23 (7.19%) Apple iOS
5 22 (6.88%) Android
6 3 (0.94%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.31%) CentOS
8 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (74.38%) Test Automation
2 202 (63.13%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 97 (30.31%) Automation Testing
5 82 (25.63%) BDD
6 74 (23.13%) TDD
6 74 (23.13%) Scrum
7 60 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 52 (16.25%) Automated Testing
9 46 (14.38%) Continuous Delivery
10 44 (13.75%) OO
11 25 (7.81%) Configuration Management
11 25 (7.81%) Software Testing
11 25 (7.81%) Open Source
12 24 (7.50%) Test Strategy
12 24 (7.50%) SDLC
13 23 (7.19%) Test Management
13 23 (7.19%) Manual Testing
14 22 (6.88%) Performance Testing
14 22 (6.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 152 (47.50%) Java
2 99 (30.94%) C#
3 98 (30.63%) SQL
4 90 (28.13%) Ruby
5 82 (25.63%) Python
6 40 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 24 (7.50%) C++
8 23 (7.19%) Perl
9 17 (5.31%) Groovy
10 16 (5.00%) PHP
11 14 (4.38%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.88%) C
13 5 (1.56%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.94%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.94%) Erlang
15 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.63%) Scala
16 1 (0.31%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.31%) XPath
16 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (16.25%) Degree
2 25 (7.81%) ISEB
3 20 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.19%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.88%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (28.44%) QA
System Software
1 10 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.81%) Hyper-V
2 9 (2.81%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (3.44%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.81%) WMI
3 3 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.63%) Puppet
5 1 (0.31%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.31%) Ansible
5 1 (0.31%) Salt
5 1 (0.31%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 17 (5.31%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.06%) Atlassian
3 12 (3.75%) VMware
4 11 (3.44%) Oracle
5 8 (2.50%) HP
6 3 (0.94%) Apple
7 2 (0.63%) Google
7 2 (0.63%) Splunk
8 1 (0.31%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.31%) SAP
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