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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation Engineer
Rank 828 835 861
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 63 54 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.050% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.053% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 56 44 34
Average salary £41,250 £41,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.60% -21.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year
- -24.87%

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
106380 101290 110833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.35% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 86308 84102 94334
Average salary £45,000 £43,164 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 October 2014 within the UK.

Test Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Top 25 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 1 October 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
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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 -19 55 £47,500 +18.75% 6
London +8 28 £52,500 +16.66% 3
City of London +19 13 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 8 £38,500 -3.75% 1
East of England -2 8 £52,500 +16.66% 1
South East -10 8 £38,500 +10.00% 1
South West -14 6 £35,000 -9.09%
High Wycombe - 6 £38,500 - 1
Yorkshire -35 5 £32,500 -23.52%
Harrogate - 5 £32,500 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £32,500 -
Cambridgeshire 0 4 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Cambridge -2 4 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Scotland -4 4 £53,750 +7.50% 1
Wales - 4 £31,000 -
South Wales - 4 £31,000 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £65,000 -
Watford - 4 £65,000 -
Bristol -4 2 £35,000 -9.09%
Glasgow -7 2 £67,500 +35.00%
Cardiff - 2 £30,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £40,000 - 1
Newport - 1 £32,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 £52,500 -

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 143 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 89 (62.24%) Java
3 85 (59.44%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (53.85%) Selenium
5 73 (51.05%) QA
6 61 (42.66%) SQL
7 46 (32.17%) Finance
8 44 (30.77%) C#
9 37 (25.87%) Automation Testing
10 35 (24.48%) JUnit
11 34 (23.78%) Test Scripting
12 32 (22.38%) Test Strategy
12 32 (22.38%) Linux
13 31 (21.68%) UNIX
14 30 (20.98%) BDD
15 29 (20.28%) RESTful
15 29 (20.28%) Degree
16 28 (19.58%) Perl
17 27 (18.88%) Scrum
18 26 (18.18%) XML
18 26 (18.18%) Regression Testing
18 26 (18.18%) Jenkins
19 25 (17.48%) Cucumber
19 25 (17.48%) JavaScript
19 25 (17.48%) TDD
20 24 (16.78%) Ruby
20 24 (16.78%) Python
20 24 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
21 22 (15.38%) Open Source
21 22 (15.38%) ISEB

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 4 (2.80%) Apache
2 3 (2.10%) IIS
3 2 (1.40%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.70%) Lync
4 1 (0.70%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.70%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.59%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.80%) VLAN
2 4 (2.80%) IPv6
2 4 (2.80%) iSCSI
2 4 (2.80%) NAS
3 1 (0.70%) LTE
3 1 (0.70%) 3G
3 1 (0.70%) 2G
3 1 (0.70%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.70%) DHCP
3 1 (0.70%) RNC
3 1 (0.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.90%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.50%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.80%) MySQL
3 4 (2.80%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 77 (53.85%) Selenium
2 35 (24.48%) JUnit
3 26 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 25 (17.48%) Cucumber
5 19 (13.29%) JBehave
6 13 (9.09%) jMock
7 12 (8.39%) WebDriver
8 10 (6.99%) QuickTest Pro
9 9 (6.29%) Hudson
9 9 (6.29%) JIRA
10 8 (5.59%) FitNesse
10 8 (5.59%) NUnit
10 8 (5.59%) SoapUI
11 7 (4.90%) Calabash
11 7 (4.90%) Subversion
12 6 (4.20%) Bugzilla
12 6 (4.20%) Visual Studio
12 6 (4.20%) SpecFlow
12 6 (4.20%) TeamCity
13 5 (3.50%) Behat
General
1 46 (32.17%) Finance
2 7 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.50%) Banking
4 4 (2.80%) Retail
4 4 (2.80%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.10%) Advertising
6 2 (1.40%) Welsh Language
6 2 (1.40%) Games
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (20.28%) RESTful
2 26 (18.18%) XML
3 13 (9.09%) Spring
3 13 (9.09%) JSON
4 12 (8.39%) Gherkin
5 9 (6.29%) HTML
5 9 (6.29%) .NET
6 8 (5.59%) .NET Framework
6 8 (5.59%) Web Services
7 4 (2.80%) XSLT
8 3 (2.10%) jQuery
9 2 (1.40%) FIXML
9 2 (1.40%) Middleware
9 2 (1.40%) JMS
10 1 (0.70%) iOS SDK
10 1 (0.70%) HTML5
10 1 (0.70%) SOAP
10 1 (0.70%) XSD
10 1 (0.70%) LAMP
10 1 (0.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.38%) Open Source
2 20 (13.99%) Computer Science
3 12 (8.39%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.90%) iPad
5 6 (4.20%) User Experience
6 5 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.80%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.80%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.10%) iPhone
8 3 (2.10%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.40%) Spread Betting
9 2 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.40%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.40%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.70%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.70%) DTV
10 1 (0.70%) STB
10 1 (0.70%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.38%) Linux
2 31 (21.68%) UNIX
3 16 (11.19%) Android
3 16 (11.19%) Apple iOS
4 11 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 85 (59.44%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (25.87%) Automation Testing
4 34 (23.78%) Test Scripting
5 32 (22.38%) Test Strategy
6 30 (20.98%) BDD
7 27 (18.88%) Scrum
8 26 (18.18%) Regression Testing
9 25 (17.48%) TDD
10 24 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (15.38%) Software Testing
12 19 (13.29%) Automated Testing
13 16 (11.19%) OO
14 15 (10.49%) Software Engineering
15 10 (6.99%) E-Commerce
16 9 (6.29%) OOP
17 7 (4.90%) User Stories
18 6 (4.20%) Mentoring
19 5 (3.50%) Integration Testing
19 5 (3.50%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 89 (62.24%) Java
2 61 (42.66%) SQL
3 44 (30.77%) C#
4 28 (19.58%) Perl
5 25 (17.48%) JavaScript
6 24 (16.78%) Ruby
6 24 (16.78%) Python
7 16 (11.19%) Tcl
7 16 (11.19%) Shell Script
8 11 (7.69%) Groovy
8 11 (7.69%) C++
9 10 (6.99%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.90%) C
10 7 (4.90%) Korn
11 4 (2.80%) PHP
11 4 (2.80%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.80%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.40%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.70%) Scala
13 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (20.28%) Degree
2 22 (15.38%) ISEB
3 6 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.50%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.40%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.70%) HND
6 1 (0.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (51.05%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.40%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (9.79%) Oracle
2 5 (3.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.50%) VMware
3 3 (2.10%) Telerik
4 2 (1.40%) HP
4 2 (1.40%) JBoss
4 2 (1.40%) T-Plan
5 1 (0.70%) MKS
5 1 (0.70%) Compuware
5 1 (0.70%) Zend
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