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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation Engineer
Rank 837 884 855
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 55 62 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.052% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.055% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 46 58 33
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,025 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +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
102183 111859 102313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 83932 91897 85042
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
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 27 May 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 27 May 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
(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 +35 42 £45,000 - 9
London +31 25 £50,000 -2.43% 6
City of London +53 10 £55,000 - 2
Wales +2 9 £35,000 +9.37%
South Wales -2 9 £35,000 +9.37%
South East +13 5 £55,000 +61.76%
Cwmbran -15 4 £35,000 +14.75%
Torfaen -15 4 £35,000 +14.75%
Nottingham - 4 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £40,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 £40,000 - 1
Bristol -3 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Newport -6 3 £35,000 +9.37%
South West -18 3 £45,000 +28.57%
Surrey - 3 £55,000 -
Cambridgeshire +17 2 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Cambridge +13 2 £35,000 -30.00% 1
East of England +11 2 £35,000 -12.50% 1
West Midlands -6 2 £40,000 -20.00%
Scotland - 2 £44,500 - 1
Cardiff - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £44,500 - 1
Worcester - 2 £40,000 -
Worcestershire - 2 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire +4 1 £40,000 -11.11%
Milton Keynes -21 1 £40,000 -11.11%
Hampshire - 1 £55,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £35,000 - 1
North West - 1 £35,000 - 1
Farnborough - 1 £55,000 -

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 118 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 85 (72.03%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (56.78%) Java
4 63 (53.39%) SQL
4 63 (53.39%) Selenium
5 40 (33.90%) WebDriver
6 38 (32.20%) QA
7 37 (31.36%) C#
7 37 (31.36%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (29.66%) Perl
9 34 (28.81%) Cucumber
10 32 (27.12%) Git (software)
10 32 (27.12%) TDD
11 31 (26.27%) BDD
12 30 (25.42%) Jenkins
12 30 (25.42%) Python
13 29 (24.58%) Subversion
13 29 (24.58%) Degree
14 26 (22.03%) Software Testing
14 26 (22.03%) UNIX
15 25 (21.19%) Automation Testing
16 24 (20.34%) Maven
17 22 (18.64%) T-SQL
17 22 (18.64%) SDLC
18 21 (17.80%) Test Scripting
18 21 (17.80%) JIRA
19 20 (16.95%) Software Engineering
19 20 (16.95%) Validation
19 20 (16.95%) Waterfall
20 19 (16.10%) Shell Script

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 4 (3.39%) Apache
1 4 (3.39%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.54%) JBoss
3 1 (0.85%) CMS
3 1 (0.85%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.39%) GitHub
2 3 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.39%) MPLS
2 2 (1.69%) LDAP
2 2 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.85%) RNC
3 1 (0.85%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.85%) LTE
3 1 (0.85%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.85%) DHCP
3 1 (0.85%) HTTP
3 1 (0.85%) 3G
3 1 (0.85%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.39%) MySQL
3 2 (1.69%) Big Data
3 2 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 63 (53.39%) Selenium
2 40 (33.90%) WebDriver
3 34 (28.81%) Cucumber
4 32 (27.12%) Git (software)
5 30 (25.42%) Jenkins
6 29 (24.58%) Subversion
7 24 (20.34%) Maven
8 21 (17.80%) JIRA
9 18 (15.25%) JUnit
10 15 (12.71%) Hudson
11 14 (11.86%) Bugzilla
12 11 (9.32%) FitNesse
12 11 (9.32%) JMeter
13 10 (8.47%) SoapUI
13 10 (8.47%) JBehave
13 10 (8.47%) WATIR
14 9 (7.63%) NUnit
15 8 (6.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 7 (5.93%) ClearQuest
16 7 (5.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (16.10%) Finance
2 6 (5.08%) Banking
3 3 (2.54%) Marketing
3 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.85%) Legal
4 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.41%) Struts
1 17 (14.41%) Swing
1 17 (14.41%) SWT
2 13 (11.02%) Web Services
2 13 (11.02%) RESTful
3 10 (8.47%) .NET
4 8 (6.78%) XML
4 8 (6.78%) REST
5 6 (5.08%) Gherkin
6 5 (4.24%) CSS
6 5 (4.24%) HTML
7 4 (3.39%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.39%) WinForms
7 4 (3.39%) WPF
7 4 (3.39%) jQuery
8 3 (2.54%) Ajax
8 3 (2.54%) Dojo
8 3 (2.54%) EJB
9 2 (1.69%) SOAP
9 2 (1.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.47%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (5.93%) DTV
3 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.08%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.69%) User Experience
6 2 (1.69%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.03%) UNIX
2 16 (13.56%) Linux
3 12 (10.17%) Windows
4 3 (2.54%) Android
4 3 (2.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 85 (72.03%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (31.36%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (27.12%) TDD
5 31 (26.27%) BDD
6 26 (22.03%) Software Testing
7 25 (21.19%) Automation Testing
8 22 (18.64%) SDLC
9 21 (17.80%) Test Scripting
10 20 (16.95%) Waterfall
10 20 (16.95%) Software Engineering
10 20 (16.95%) Validation
11 18 (15.25%) Test Planning
12 17 (14.41%) Automated Testing
13 15 (12.71%) Scrum
14 14 (11.86%) OO
14 14 (11.86%) Continuous Delivery
15 13 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (10.17%) Performance Testing
17 8 (6.78%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (56.78%) Java
2 63 (53.39%) SQL
3 37 (31.36%) C#
4 35 (29.66%) Perl
5 30 (25.42%) Python
6 22 (18.64%) T-SQL
7 19 (16.10%) Shell Script
8 17 (14.41%) JavaScript
9 15 (12.71%) Ruby
10 11 (9.32%) Bash Shell
11 8 (6.78%) C++
12 4 (3.39%) Tcl
12 4 (3.39%) Groovy
13 3 (2.54%) PHP
14 2 (1.69%) Erlang
15 1 (0.85%) XPath
15 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.85%) XQuery
15 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (24.58%) Degree
2 17 (14.41%) ISEB
3 16 (13.56%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (32.20%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) VMware ESX
1 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.69%) WMI
2 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.85%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (12.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.24%) HP
3 2 (1.69%) VMware
3 2 (1.69%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle
4 1 (0.85%) Hyland
4 1 (0.85%) Google
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
ROQ IT Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-40k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Modis International - London
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Modis International - London
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Orion Enterprise Software Services
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago