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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation Engineer
Rank 816 835 850
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 83 38 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.036% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.038% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 73 32 39
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £32,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £38,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -23.00%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -1 70 £46,250 +10.11% 6
London +28 41 £52,500 +16.66% 5
City of London +9 15 £52,500 +16.66% 3
South Wales - 10 £32,000 -
Wales - 10 £32,000 -
South West -14 9 £35,000 -9.09%
East of England - 8 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 7 £35,000 -
South East -28 6 £38,500 +10.00%
Yorkshire -40 6 £32,500 -23.52%
North Yorkshire - 6 £32,500 -
Harrogate - 6 £32,500 -
Buckinghamshire -1 5 £38,500 -3.75%
Cambridgeshire - 5 £40,000 -
Newport - 5 £32,000 -
Cambridge - 5 £40,000 -
Scotland -17 3 £40,000 -
Ipswich - 3 £40,000 -
Suffolk - 3 £40,000 -
Bristol -7 2 £35,000 -9.09%
Cardiff - 2 £30,000 -
High Wycombe - 2 £38,500 -
Kent -6 1 £29,000 -10.76%
Milton Keynes -16 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Edinburgh - 1 £40,000 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £52,500 -

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 91 (61.90%) Java
3 79 (53.74%) QA
3 79 (53.74%) Selenium
4 52 (35.37%) SQL
5 51 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (32.65%) C#
7 42 (28.57%) Finance
8 39 (26.53%) Automation Testing
9 37 (25.17%) Linux
10 35 (23.81%) Test Strategy
11 32 (21.77%) BDD
11 32 (21.77%) TDD
12 31 (21.09%) JUnit
12 31 (21.09%) Test Scripting
13 30 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (20.41%) Python
14 29 (19.73%) Degree
15 27 (18.37%) Scrum
15 27 (18.37%) Regression Testing
15 27 (18.37%) UNIX
16 25 (17.01%) XML
16 25 (17.01%) JavaScript
16 25 (17.01%) Perl
16 25 (17.01%) Cucumber
17 24 (16.33%) RESTful
18 23 (15.65%) Jenkins
19 22 (14.97%) Automated Testing
19 22 (14.97%) Ruby
19 22 (14.97%) OO

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (6.12%) Apache
2 3 (2.04%) IIS
3 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.68%) Drupal
3 1 (0.68%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.68%) Lync
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.44%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.72%) IPv6
2 4 (2.72%) VLAN
2 4 (2.72%) iSCSI
2 4 (2.72%) NAS
3 1 (0.68%) LTE
3 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.68%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.68%) DHCP
3 1 (0.68%) HTTP
3 1 (0.68%) 3G
3 1 (0.68%) 2G
3 1 (0.68%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.08%) MySQL
2 5 (3.40%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.72%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 79 (53.74%) Selenium
2 31 (21.09%) JUnit
3 25 (17.01%) Cucumber
4 23 (15.65%) Jenkins
5 18 (12.24%) WebDriver
6 14 (9.52%) JBehave
7 13 (8.84%) jMock
8 11 (7.48%) Visual Studio
9 10 (6.80%) Behat
10 9 (6.12%) Maven
10 9 (6.12%) Hudson
10 9 (6.12%) TeamCity
11 8 (5.44%) SoapUI
11 8 (5.44%) JIRA
12 7 (4.76%) FitNesse
13 6 (4.08%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (4.08%) Ant
13 6 (4.08%) Xcode
14 5 (3.40%) Bugzilla
14 5 (3.40%) Subversion
General
1 42 (28.57%) Finance
2 7 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.72%) Banking
3 4 (2.72%) Retail
3 4 (2.72%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.04%) Advertising
4 3 (2.04%) Games
5 2 (1.36%) Welsh Language
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.01%) XML
2 24 (16.33%) RESTful
3 13 (8.84%) JSON
3 13 (8.84%) Spring
4 12 (8.16%) .NET
5 11 (7.48%) .NET Framework
6 10 (6.80%) HTML
7 9 (6.12%) Web Services
7 9 (6.12%) Gherkin
8 5 (3.40%) SOAP
9 4 (2.72%) XSLT
9 4 (2.72%) Middleware
10 3 (2.04%) XSD
10 3 (2.04%) jQuery
11 2 (1.36%) REST
12 1 (0.68%) HTML5
12 1 (0.68%) iOS SDK
12 1 (0.68%) Java EE
12 1 (0.68%) Apache Flex
12 1 (0.68%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.61%) Computer Science
1 20 (13.61%) Open Source
2 15 (10.20%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.44%) iPad
4 6 (4.08%) Video on Demand
5 5 (3.40%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.72%) iPhone
6 4 (2.72%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.72%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.04%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.36%) Spread Betting
8 2 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.68%) DTV
9 1 (0.68%) Handset
9 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.68%) STB
9 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 37 (25.17%) Linux
2 27 (18.37%) UNIX
3 18 (12.24%) Android
3 18 (12.24%) Apple iOS
4 10 (6.80%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 51 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (26.53%) Automation Testing
4 35 (23.81%) Test Strategy
5 32 (21.77%) BDD
5 32 (21.77%) TDD
6 31 (21.09%) Test Scripting
7 30 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (18.37%) Scrum
8 27 (18.37%) Regression Testing
9 22 (14.97%) OO
9 22 (14.97%) Automated Testing
10 20 (13.61%) Software Testing
11 14 (9.52%) Software Engineering
12 12 (8.16%) OOP
13 10 (6.80%) User Stories
14 9 (6.12%) E-Commerce
15 6 (4.08%) Integration Testing
16 5 (3.40%) Information Security
17 4 (2.72%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 91 (61.90%) Java
2 52 (35.37%) SQL
3 48 (32.65%) C#
4 30 (20.41%) Python
5 25 (17.01%) JavaScript
5 25 (17.01%) Perl
6 22 (14.97%) Ruby
7 16 (10.88%) Tcl
7 16 (10.88%) Shell Script
8 11 (7.48%) Groovy
8 11 (7.48%) C++
9 9 (6.12%) PHP
9 9 (6.12%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.76%) C
10 7 (4.76%) Korn
11 4 (2.72%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.72%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.04%) Scala
13 1 (0.68%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (19.73%) Degree
2 20 (13.61%) ISEB
3 6 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.72%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.68%) HND
5 1 (0.68%) CISSP
5 1 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (53.74%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.36%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (8.16%) Oracle
2 6 (4.08%) VMware
3 5 (3.40%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.04%) Telerik
5 2 (1.36%) HP
5 2 (1.36%) JBoss
5 2 (1.36%) T-Plan
6 1 (0.68%) Compuware
6 1 (0.68%) MKS
6 1 (0.68%) Zend
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