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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation Engineer
Rank 814 827 864
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 73 46 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.043% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.046% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 65 39 37
Average salary £44,500 £42,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.95% -16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £39,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-10.82% -21.50%

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
107735 100235 112120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 87213 83254 95688
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 2014 within the UK.

Test Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Top 27 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 16 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 63 £47,500 +13.09% 4
London +9 38 £52,500 +16.66% 3
City of London +9 15 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Wales - 8 £32,000 -
East of England - 8 £40,000 -
South Wales - 8 £32,000 -
South West -20 7 £35,000 -9.09%
Buckinghamshire +3 5 £38,500 -3.75% 1
South East -34 5 £38,500 -3.75% 1
Yorkshire -35 5 £32,500 -23.52%
Cambridgeshire - 5 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £35,000 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £32,500 -
Harrogate - 5 £32,500 -
Cambridge - 5 £40,000 -
High Wycombe - 3 £38,500 - 1
Newport - 3 £32,000 -
Bristol -7 2 £35,000 -9.09%
Scotland -15 2 £53,750 -
Cardiff - 2 £30,000 -
Watford - 2 £65,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £65,000 -
Glasgow -14 1 £67,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 £40,000 -
Ipswich - 1 £40,000 -
Suffolk - 1 £40,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 £52,500 -

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 92 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (62.16%) Java
3 80 (54.05%) Selenium
4 78 (52.70%) QA
5 57 (38.51%) SQL
6 51 (34.46%) C#
7 45 (30.41%) Finance
8 40 (27.03%) Automation Testing
9 36 (24.32%) Test Strategy
9 36 (24.32%) Test Scripting
10 34 (22.97%) BDD
10 34 (22.97%) JUnit
10 34 (22.97%) Linux
11 31 (20.95%) TDD
12 30 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (20.27%) UNIX
13 29 (19.59%) Degree
14 28 (18.92%) Scrum
15 27 (18.24%) Python
15 27 (18.24%) Perl
15 27 (18.24%) RESTful
16 26 (17.57%) Jenkins
16 26 (17.57%) XML
16 26 (17.57%) Regression Testing
17 25 (16.89%) Cucumber
18 24 (16.22%) JavaScript
19 23 (15.54%) Ruby
19 23 (15.54%) Software Testing
20 22 (14.86%) Open Source

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (4.73%) Apache
2 3 (2.03%) IIS
3 1 (0.68%) Lync
3 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.68%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.68%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.70%) VLAN
2 4 (2.70%) IPv6
2 4 (2.70%) iSCSI
2 4 (2.70%) NAS
3 1 (0.68%) LTE
3 1 (0.68%) 3G
3 1 (0.68%) 2G
3 1 (0.68%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.68%) DHCP
3 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.68%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.38%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.70%) MySQL
2 4 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 80 (54.05%) Selenium
2 34 (22.97%) JUnit
3 26 (17.57%) Jenkins
4 25 (16.89%) Cucumber
5 19 (12.84%) WebDriver
6 16 (10.81%) JBehave
7 13 (8.78%) jMock
8 11 (7.43%) Visual Studio
9 10 (6.76%) TeamCity
9 10 (6.76%) Hudson
10 9 (6.08%) JIRA
11 8 (5.41%) FitNesse
11 8 (5.41%) SoapUI
11 8 (5.41%) Behat
12 7 (4.73%) SpecFlow
12 7 (4.73%) QuickTest Pro
12 7 (4.73%) Maven
13 6 (4.05%) Subversion
13 6 (4.05%) NUnit
13 6 (4.05%) Bugzilla
General
1 45 (30.41%) Finance
2 7 (4.73%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.38%) Banking
3 5 (3.38%) Retail
4 4 (2.70%) Multimedia
4 4 (2.70%) Games
5 3 (2.03%) Advertising
6 2 (1.35%) Welsh Language
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.24%) RESTful
2 26 (17.57%) XML
3 13 (8.78%) Spring
3 13 (8.78%) JSON
4 12 (8.11%) .NET
5 11 (7.43%) .NET Framework
6 10 (6.76%) Gherkin
7 9 (6.08%) HTML
8 8 (5.41%) Web Services
9 4 (2.70%) Middleware
9 4 (2.70%) XSLT
10 3 (2.03%) SOAP
10 3 (2.03%) XSD
10 3 (2.03%) jQuery
11 1 (0.68%) iOS SDK
11 1 (0.68%) HTML5
11 1 (0.68%) FIXML
11 1 (0.68%) JMS
11 1 (0.68%) Java EE
11 1 (0.68%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.86%) Open Source
2 20 (13.51%) Computer Science
3 15 (10.14%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.73%) iPad
5 6 (4.05%) User Experience
6 5 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.70%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.70%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.70%) Video on Demand
8 3 (2.03%) Digital Media
8 3 (2.03%) iPhone
8 3 (2.03%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.35%) Spread Betting
9 2 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.68%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.68%) DTV
10 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.68%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 34 (22.97%) Linux
2 30 (20.27%) UNIX
3 18 (12.16%) Apple iOS
3 18 (12.16%) Android
4 11 (7.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 92 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (27.03%) Automation Testing
4 36 (24.32%) Test Strategy
4 36 (24.32%) Test Scripting
5 34 (22.97%) BDD
6 31 (20.95%) TDD
7 30 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (18.92%) Scrum
9 26 (17.57%) Regression Testing
10 23 (15.54%) Software Testing
11 19 (12.84%) Automated Testing
11 19 (12.84%) OO
12 15 (10.14%) Software Engineering
13 11 (7.43%) OOP
13 11 (7.43%) User Stories
14 10 (6.76%) E-Commerce
15 8 (5.41%) Mentoring
16 6 (4.05%) Integration Testing
17 5 (3.38%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 92 (62.16%) Java
2 57 (38.51%) SQL
3 51 (34.46%) C#
4 27 (18.24%) Python
4 27 (18.24%) Perl
5 24 (16.22%) JavaScript
6 23 (15.54%) Ruby
7 16 (10.81%) Tcl
7 16 (10.81%) Shell Script
8 11 (7.43%) C++
8 11 (7.43%) Groovy
9 10 (6.76%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.73%) C
10 7 (4.73%) Korn
11 6 (4.05%) PHP
12 4 (2.70%) T-SQL
12 4 (2.70%) PowerShell
13 3 (2.03%) Scala
14 2 (1.35%) SPARQL
15 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (19.59%) Degree
2 21 (14.19%) ISEB
3 6 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.70%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.68%) CISSP
6 1 (0.68%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (52.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.35%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (7.43%) Oracle
2 5 (3.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.38%) VMware
3 3 (2.03%) Telerik
4 2 (1.35%) HP
4 2 (1.35%) T-Plan
5 1 (0.68%) MKS
5 1 (0.68%) Compuware
5 1 (0.68%) JBoss
5 1 (0.68%) Zend
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ComputAppoint
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
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Salary: 55,000 - 75,000
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Salary: Competitive
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City of London
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Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
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