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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 646 705 773
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +68
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 302 233 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.23% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 290 217 126
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £26,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016 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 11 February 2016. 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 +68 273 £44,000 +3.52% 42
London +21 88 £52,500 +10.52% 15
Yorkshire +45 46 £36,250 +11.53% 6
Leeds - 43 £35,000 - 4
West Yorkshire - 43 £35,000 - 5
East of England +3 41 £39,250 -7.64% 6
South West +17 37 £42,500 - 4
South East -29 31 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Cambridgeshire +3 24 £38,500 -9.41% 6
Cambridge -5 24 £38,500 -9.41% 6
North West +37 19 £45,000 +38.46% 5
Manchester +30 16 £45,000 +23.28% 4
Bristol -3 15 £42,500 - 1
Dorset - 13 £45,000 - 1
Bournemouth - 13 £45,000 - 1
City of London +45 11 £50,000 - 4
Hertfordshire +7 11 £40,000 -5.88%
Northern Ireland - 11 £42,500 -
East Sussex +19 10 £35,000 -17.64%
West Midlands -7 10 £40,000 -5.88%
South Wales +15 9 £35,000 +2.94% 1
Wales +13 9 £35,000 +2.94% 1
Brighton +8 8 £35,000 -22.22%
Scotland +5 8 £42,500 +6.25%
Glasgow -15 8 £42,500 -26.08%
Berkshire -36 8 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Newport +13 7 £35,000 +2.94% 1
Kent +8 7 £36,000 -10.00%
Coventry -1 7 £42,500 +21.42%
Gloucestershire - 7 £42,500 - 2

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 392 (68.89%) Selenium
2 376 (66.08%) Agile Software Development
3 362 (63.62%) Test Automation
4 275 (48.33%) Java
5 245 (43.06%) QA
6 175 (30.76%) WebDriver
6 175 (30.76%) Cucumber
7 165 (29.00%) Scrum
8 153 (26.89%) Automation Testing
9 151 (26.54%) BDD
10 144 (25.31%) C#
11 123 (21.62%) Python
12 122 (21.44%) Automated Testing
13 110 (19.33%) Finance
14 107 (18.80%) Linux
15 105 (18.45%) TDD
16 104 (18.28%) Web Services
17 103 (18.10%) SQL
18 100 (17.57%) Ruby
19 88 (15.47%) JIRA
19 88 (15.47%) Continuous Integration
20 87 (15.29%) Degree
21 85 (14.94%) Software Testing
21 85 (14.94%) Test Scripting
22 83 (14.59%) Jenkins
23 72 (12.65%) Functional Testing
24 68 (11.95%) Test Management
25 66 (11.60%) SDLC
26 64 (11.25%) Manual Testing
27 63 (11.07%) JavaScript

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 13 (2.28%) Confluence
2 5 (0.88%) Apache
3 3 (0.53%) CMS
4 2 (0.35%) Drupal
4 2 (0.35%) IIS
5 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (1.58%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.93%) SaaS
2 7 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.28%) Internet
2 7 (1.23%) HTTP
3 2 (0.35%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.35%) VoIP
3 2 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.34%) MySQL
3 14 (2.46%) Big Data
4 9 (1.58%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.88%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.88%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 392 (68.89%) Selenium
2 175 (30.76%) Cucumber
2 175 (30.76%) WebDriver
3 88 (15.47%) JIRA
4 83 (14.59%) Jenkins
5 58 (10.19%) Git (software)
6 55 (9.67%) JUnit
7 54 (9.49%) JMeter
8 52 (9.14%) SoapUI
9 49 (8.61%) HP UFT
10 42 (7.38%) SpecFlow
11 39 (6.85%) Visual Studio
12 38 (6.68%) FitNesse
13 32 (5.62%) Subversion
14 30 (5.27%) Team Foundation Server
15 29 (5.10%) Appium
16 28 (4.92%) JBehave
17 26 (4.57%) Maven
18 22 (3.87%) NUnit
18 22 (3.87%) TestNG
General
1 110 (19.33%) Finance
2 59 (10.37%) Telecoms
3 27 (4.75%) Banking
4 14 (2.46%) Marketing
5 13 (2.28%) Games
6 12 (2.11%) Retail
7 7 (1.23%) Electronics
7 7 (1.23%) Law
7 7 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.88%) Automotive
10 4 (0.70%) Legal
11 3 (0.53%) Front Office
12 2 (0.35%) Publishing
12 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) German Language
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (18.28%) Web Services
2 60 (10.54%) REST
3 54 (9.49%) .NET
4 51 (8.96%) SOAP
5 41 (7.21%) XML
6 33 (5.80%) HTML
7 32 (5.62%) RESTful
8 22 (3.87%) Gherkin
9 19 (3.34%) JSON
10 12 (2.11%) CSS
11 8 (1.41%) AngularJS
11 8 (1.41%) LAMP
12 7 (1.23%) J2EE
13 5 (0.88%) ASP.NET
13 5 (0.88%) J2SE
13 5 (0.88%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (0.88%) React
14 4 (0.70%) Spring
15 2 (0.35%) HTML5
15 2 (0.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.62%) Mobile App
2 29 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.92%) Digital Media
4 27 (4.75%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.81%) DTV
6 15 (2.64%) Wiki
7 10 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.76%) Semantic Web
7 10 (1.76%) User Experience
8 7 (1.23%) iPad
8 7 (1.23%) Mobile Payment
9 6 (1.05%) Fintech
9 6 (1.05%) RIA
10 5 (0.88%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.70%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.70%) Online Games
12 3 (0.53%) Artificial Intelligence
13 2 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.35%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 107 (18.80%) Linux
2 59 (10.37%) Windows
3 43 (7.56%) Unix
4 33 (5.80%) Android
5 28 (4.92%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.23%) Windows Phone
7 5 (0.88%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.35%) Solaris
8 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (66.08%) Agile Software Development
2 362 (63.62%) Test Automation
3 165 (29.00%) Scrum
4 153 (26.89%) Automation Testing
5 151 (26.54%) BDD
6 122 (21.44%) Automated Testing
7 105 (18.45%) TDD
8 88 (15.47%) Continuous Integration
9 85 (14.94%) Software Testing
9 85 (14.94%) Test Scripting
10 72 (12.65%) Functional Testing
11 68 (11.95%) Test Management
12 66 (11.60%) SDLC
13 64 (11.25%) Manual Testing
14 60 (10.54%) Test Strategy
15 56 (9.84%) Continuous Delivery
15 56 (9.84%) QA Automation
16 52 (9.14%) Software Engineering
17 47 (8.26%) OO
18 46 (8.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 275 (48.33%) Java
2 144 (25.31%) C#
3 123 (21.62%) Python
4 103 (18.10%) SQL
5 100 (17.57%) Ruby
6 63 (11.07%) JavaScript
7 44 (7.73%) Perl
8 37 (6.50%) Bash Shell
9 28 (4.92%) PHP
10 21 (3.69%) C++
11 19 (3.34%) C
12 12 (2.11%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.58%) VBScript
14 8 (1.41%) VB
15 7 (1.23%) Scala
15 7 (1.23%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.05%) Groovy
16 6 (1.05%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.53%) MATLAB
17 3 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 87 (15.29%) Degree
2 58 (10.19%) ISEB
3 56 (9.84%) ISTQB
4 15 (2.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (0.88%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.53%) HNC
8 2 (0.35%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.35%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) HP AIS
9 1 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (43.06%) QA
2 17 (2.99%) SDET
3 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.53%) Docker
3 2 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.70%) Capistrano
3 4 (0.70%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 42 (7.38%) Oracle
2 39 (6.85%) Microsoft
3 16 (2.81%) HP
4 15 (2.64%) SAP
5 7 (1.23%) Perforce
5 7 (1.23%) Rally
6 5 (0.88%) Google
6 5 (0.88%) VMware
7 2 (0.35%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.35%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.35%) Splunk
7 2 (0.35%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.18%) Apple
8 1 (0.18%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.18%) IBM
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 3 hours ago
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £65,000 to £80,000 + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent + extensive benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Package/Pension/Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-42k + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Avecto Limited
Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum Salary is negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton
OCC Computer Personnel
Salary: £0 per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
OCC Computer Personnel
Salary: £0 per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Salary: Highly Attractive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
Aston Carter
Salary: £2164.80 - £3066.80 per month
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth
The People Network
Posted: 4 days ago