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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 731 776 825
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 171 163 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 150 144 54
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £28,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+24.28% +7.69%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £27,000 £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 3 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 3 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 +34 153 £45,000 -5.26% 21
London +11 70 £55,000 +10.00% 5
South East +21 39 £55,000 +46.66% 3
City of London +57 30 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Surrey +23 21 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Yorkshire +11 16 £32,500 - 3
North Yorkshire +5 11 £32,500 - 1
Harrogate -4 11 £32,500 -
Hampshire -1 10 £43,000 +14.66%
South Wales -4 10 £35,000 +9.37% 1
Wales -12 10 £35,000 +9.37% 1
Cambridgeshire +8 7 £37,500 -19.35% 2
East of England +7 7 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Torfaen -8 7 £35,000 +12.00%
Cwmbran -8 7 £35,000 +12.00%
Cambridge +23 6 £37,500 -19.35% 2
Kent +3 6 £45,000 +50.00%
North West -1 6 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Scotland +5 5 £44,500 +18.66% 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £45,000 - 2
East Midlands - 5 £37,500 - 2
Manchester - 5 £45,000 - 2
Edinburgh +10 4 £44,500 +18.66% 1
West Midlands -7 4 £37,500 -
South West -14 4 £41,250 +17.85%
Bristol -17 4 £41,250 +3.12%
Leeds - 4 £45,000 - 2
Winchester -13 3 £53,750 +53.57%
Nottinghamshire - 3 £40,000 - 1
Nottingham - 3 £40,000 - 1

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 217 (72.58%) Test Automation
2 198 (66.22%) Agile Software Development
3 189 (63.21%) Selenium
4 150 (50.17%) Java
5 103 (34.45%) SQL
6 101 (33.78%) WebDriver
7 98 (32.78%) Automation Testing
8 91 (30.43%) QA
9 90 (30.10%) C#
10 82 (27.42%) Continuous Integration
11 73 (24.41%) Cucumber
12 71 (23.75%) Ruby
13 70 (23.41%) Degree
13 70 (23.41%) BDD
14 68 (22.74%) Linux
14 68 (22.74%) Python
15 63 (21.07%) Test Scripting
15 63 (21.07%) TDD
16 61 (20.40%) Git (software)
17 59 (19.73%) Jenkins
18 58 (19.40%) Finance
19 55 (18.39%) UNIX
20 52 (17.39%) Scrum
21 45 (15.05%) JIRA
22 40 (13.38%) Windows
22 40 (13.38%) JUnit
22 40 (13.38%) JavaScript
23 38 (12.71%) Perl
23 38 (12.71%) Automated Testing
24 37 (12.37%) Subversion

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 10 (3.34%) Confluence
2 7 (2.34%) Node.js
3 4 (1.34%) JBoss
4 3 (1.00%) Apache
4 3 (1.00%) CMS
4 3 (1.00%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.00%) Drupal
5 2 (0.67%) WordPress
6 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.00%) GitHub
3 2 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.67%) SaaS
3 2 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.00%) LDAP
1 3 (1.00%) HTTP
1 3 (1.00%) MPLS
2 2 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (0.67%) ATM
3 1 (0.33%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.33%) DHCP
3 1 (0.33%) VPN
3 1 (0.33%) CTI
3 1 (0.33%) 3G
3 1 (0.33%) RNC
3 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.33%) Network Security
3 1 (0.33%) LTE
3 1 (0.33%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.68%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.34%) Big Data
4 6 (2.01%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.67%) Redis
6 4 (1.34%) MySQL
6 4 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (1.34%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (1.34%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.67%) SQLite
7 2 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 189 (63.21%) Selenium
2 101 (33.78%) WebDriver
3 73 (24.41%) Cucumber
4 61 (20.40%) Git (software)
5 59 (19.73%) Jenkins
6 45 (15.05%) JIRA
7 40 (13.38%) JUnit
8 37 (12.37%) Subversion
9 29 (9.70%) WATIR
10 26 (8.70%) RSpec
11 24 (8.03%) FitNesse
11 24 (8.03%) NUnit
12 23 (7.69%) HP UFT
13 22 (7.36%) Maven
14 19 (6.35%) Bugzilla
14 19 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
15 18 (6.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 16 (5.35%) Hudson
16 16 (5.35%) JMeter
17 15 (5.02%) RubyGems
General
1 58 (19.40%) Finance
2 14 (4.68%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.35%) Banking
4 10 (3.34%) Retail
5 9 (3.01%) Marketing
6 6 (2.01%) Games
6 6 (2.01%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.01%) Law
7 3 (1.00%) Advertising
8 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.67%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
9 1 (0.33%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.03%) .NET
1 27 (9.03%) RESTful
2 18 (6.02%) HTML
3 17 (5.69%) Web Services
4 15 (5.02%) CSS
4 15 (5.02%) jQuery
5 13 (4.35%) REST
5 13 (4.35%) XML
6 12 (4.01%) Swing
6 12 (4.01%) Struts
6 12 (4.01%) SWT
7 7 (2.34%) Gherkin
8 6 (2.01%) JSON
8 6 (2.01%) .NET Framework
9 5 (1.67%) Dojo
9 5 (1.67%) SOAP
10 4 (1.34%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.34%) EJB
10 4 (1.34%) WinForms
10 4 (1.34%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.36%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.35%) Mobile App
2 16 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (3.34%) DTV
5 7 (2.34%) User Experience
6 5 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.67%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (1.34%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.67%) Semantic Web
8 2 (0.67%) Wiki
8 2 (0.67%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.33%) iPhone
9 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.33%) Social Media
9 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 68 (22.74%) Linux
2 55 (18.39%) UNIX
3 40 (13.38%) Windows
4 18 (6.02%) Apple iOS
5 16 (5.35%) Android
6 1 (0.33%) CentOS
6 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (72.58%) Test Automation
2 198 (66.22%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (32.78%) Automation Testing
4 82 (27.42%) Continuous Integration
5 70 (23.41%) BDD
6 63 (21.07%) Test Scripting
6 63 (21.07%) TDD
7 52 (17.39%) Scrum
8 38 (12.71%) Automated Testing
9 35 (11.71%) Software Engineering
9 35 (11.71%) OO
10 29 (9.70%) Software Testing
11 26 (8.70%) Waterfall
12 25 (8.36%) SDLC
13 24 (8.03%) User Acceptance Testing
14 23 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
15 21 (7.02%) Performance Testing
16 20 (6.69%) API Testing
17 19 (6.35%) Open Source
18 17 (5.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 150 (50.17%) Java
2 103 (34.45%) SQL
3 90 (30.10%) C#
4 71 (23.75%) Ruby
5 68 (22.74%) Python
6 40 (13.38%) JavaScript
7 38 (12.71%) Perl
8 21 (7.02%) C++
9 18 (6.02%) T-SQL
10 15 (5.02%) PHP
11 14 (4.68%) Shell Script
11 14 (4.68%) Bash Shell
12 10 (3.34%) Groovy
13 3 (1.00%) C
13 3 (1.00%) Tcl
14 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.67%) Erlang
15 1 (0.33%) XPath
15 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.33%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 70 (23.41%) Degree
2 30 (10.03%) ISEB
3 18 (6.02%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.01%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.34%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (30.43%) QA
2 2 (0.67%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (2.68%) VMware ESX
1 8 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (2.68%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (2.68%) WMI
2 2 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.33%) Puppet
3 1 (0.33%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (6.35%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.01%) Atlassian
3 9 (3.01%) VMware
4 5 (1.67%) HP
4 5 (1.67%) Oracle
5 3 (1.00%) Google
5 3 (1.00%) Apple
6 1 (0.33%) Hyland
6 1 (0.33%) ForgeRock
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Orion Group
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
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Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum Negotiable (strong benefits)
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus + Pension + Private Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, 25 days holiday, Life and
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k-35k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-40k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
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Derby, Derbyshire
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, pension, bupa
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Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum dependant on skills and experience
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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