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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 692 751 814
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 202 180 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.16% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 180 160 56
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+27.14% +4.47%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +43 182 £47,500 +1.06% 25
London +31 84 £60,000 +20.00% 16
South East +16 49 £55,000 +42.85% 7
City of London +48 36 £65,000 +36.84% 4
Surrey +37 27 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Yorkshire +11 19 £32,500 - 1
Hampshire +11 11 £43,000 +1.17% 3
Wales -7 11 £35,000 +9.37% 2
South Wales -13 11 £35,000 +9.37% 2
West Yorkshire - 11 £45,000 - 1
Leeds - 10 £45,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +15 8 £37,500 -19.35% 1
Kent +8 8 £45,000 +50.00%
East of England +1 8 £37,500 -6.25% 1
North West 0 8 £45,000 -12.19%
North Yorkshire -3 8 £32,500 -
Harrogate -12 8 £32,500 -
Cambridge +10 7 £37,500 -19.35% 1
Manchester - 7 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 6 £40,000 -
Scotland +15 5 £44,500 +14.83% 1
Cwmbran -5 5 £35,000 +14.75%
Torfaen -5 5 £35,000 +14.75%
Edinburgh +4 4 £44,500 +14.83% 1
Newport -12 4 £35,000 +9.37% 1
Winchester -4 3 £53,750 +53.57%
Bristol -9 3 £37,500 +7.14%
South West -23 3 £37,500 +7.14%
Coventry - 3 £45,000 -
Guildford +5 2 £47,500 +5.55%

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (74.61%) Test Automation
2 203 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 197 (61.76%) Selenium
4 153 (47.96%) Java
5 110 (34.48%) WebDriver
6 106 (33.23%) SQL
7 104 (32.60%) Continuous Integration
8 98 (30.72%) C#
9 97 (30.41%) Automation Testing
10 88 (27.59%) QA
11 86 (26.96%) Linux
12 81 (25.39%) Ruby
13 79 (24.76%) Python
14 77 (24.14%) BDD
15 73 (22.88%) Cucumber
16 69 (21.63%) Test Scripting
16 69 (21.63%) TDD
17 67 (21.00%) Degree
18 65 (20.38%) Jenkins
19 64 (20.06%) Finance
20 59 (18.50%) Git (software)
21 58 (18.18%) Scrum
22 57 (17.87%) UNIX
23 56 (17.55%) JUnit
24 48 (15.05%) Automated Testing
25 45 (14.11%) Windows
26 44 (13.79%) OO
27 43 (13.48%) JIRA
28 41 (12.85%) Subversion
29 38 (11.91%) JavaScript

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (2.19%) Confluence
2 4 (1.25%) 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%) IIS
5 1 (0.31%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.31%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.25%) HTTP
2 3 (0.94%) LDAP
2 3 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (0.63%) ATM
4 1 (0.31%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.31%) DHCP
4 1 (0.31%) VPN
4 1 (0.31%) CTI
4 1 (0.31%) 3G
4 1 (0.31%) 2G
4 1 (0.31%) RNC
4 1 (0.31%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.31%) Network Security
4 1 (0.31%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.96%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.19%) Big Data
4 3 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.63%) SQLite
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%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 197 (61.76%) Selenium
2 110 (34.48%) WebDriver
3 73 (22.88%) Cucumber
4 65 (20.38%) Jenkins
5 59 (18.50%) Git (software)
6 56 (17.55%) JUnit
7 43 (13.48%) JIRA
8 41 (12.85%) Subversion
9 35 (10.97%) WATIR
10 31 (9.72%) NUnit
10 31 (9.72%) RSpec
11 29 (9.09%) FitNesse
12 22 (6.90%) HP UFT
13 20 (6.27%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (5.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 19 (5.96%) Maven
15 18 (5.64%) Bugzilla
15 18 (5.64%) RubyGems
16 17 (5.33%) JMeter
17 16 (5.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (20.06%) Finance
2 22 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.64%) Banking
4 15 (4.70%) Retail
5 9 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.82%) Marketing
6 6 (1.88%) Law
7 5 (1.57%) Games
8 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Advertising
8 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.63%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.72%) .NET
2 20 (6.27%) RESTful
3 18 (5.64%) Web Services
4 17 (5.33%) HTML
4 17 (5.33%) REST
5 13 (4.08%) XML
6 12 (3.76%) jQuery
7 11 (3.45%) CSS
8 8 (2.51%) Swing
8 8 (2.51%) Struts
8 8 (2.51%) Spring
8 8 (2.51%) SWT
8 8 (2.51%) Gherkin
9 7 (2.19%) JSON
9 7 (2.19%) SOAP
10 6 (1.88%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.57%) Dojo
12 4 (1.25%) HTML5
12 4 (1.25%) Ajax
12 4 (1.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.27%) Computer Science
2 17 (5.33%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.39%) DTV
4 13 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (2.19%) User Experience
7 6 (1.88%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.94%) iPad
9 3 (0.94%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.94%) STB
10 2 (0.63%) Semantic Web
10 2 (0.63%) Wiki
10 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.63%) Social Media
10 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.31%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.31%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 86 (26.96%) Linux
2 57 (17.87%) UNIX
3 45 (14.11%) Windows
4 21 (6.58%) Apple iOS
5 19 (5.96%) Android
6 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.31%) CentOS
7 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (74.61%) Test Automation
2 203 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (32.60%) Continuous Integration
4 97 (30.41%) Automation Testing
5 77 (24.14%) BDD
6 69 (21.63%) Test Scripting
6 69 (21.63%) TDD
7 58 (18.18%) Scrum
8 48 (15.05%) Automated Testing
9 44 (13.79%) OO
10 35 (10.97%) Continuous Delivery
11 30 (9.40%) SDLC
12 26 (8.15%) Configuration Management
13 25 (7.84%) Software Testing
13 25 (7.84%) Software Engineering
14 23 (7.21%) Performance Testing
15 21 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (6.58%) Test Management
16 20 (6.27%) Test Strategy
17 19 (5.96%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 153 (47.96%) Java
2 106 (33.23%) SQL
3 98 (30.72%) C#
4 81 (25.39%) Ruby
5 79 (24.76%) Python
6 38 (11.91%) JavaScript
7 34 (10.66%) Perl
8 22 (6.90%) C++
9 17 (5.33%) Groovy
10 16 (5.02%) PHP
11 15 (4.70%) Bash Shell
12 14 (4.39%) T-SQL
13 11 (3.45%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.25%) C
15 3 (0.94%) Erlang
15 3 (0.94%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.31%) VBScript
16 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.31%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 67 (21.00%) Degree
2 28 (8.78%) ISEB
3 19 (5.96%) ISTQB
4 8 (2.51%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.88%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (27.59%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) WAI
System Software
1 10 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.82%) Hyper-V
2 9 (2.82%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (2.82%) WMI
2 6 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.31%) Puppet
3 1 (0.31%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.31%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (5.96%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.39%) Atlassian
3 12 (3.76%) VMware
4 6 (1.88%) Oracle
5 5 (1.57%) HP
6 3 (0.94%) Apple
6 3 (0.94%) Google
7 1 (0.31%) SAP
7 1 (0.31%) Hyland
7 1 (0.31%) ForgeRock
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Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
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Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Package/Pension/Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + pension + 25 days holiday + healthcare
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Hampshire
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
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Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, 25 days holiday, Life and
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Central London / West End
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Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
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London
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Salary: Bonus
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London
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
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Salary: 30k-35k + benefits
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Salary: Unspecified Highly Competitive
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Package
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London
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