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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation Engineer
Rank 847 860 828
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 48 39 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.036% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.038% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 43 24 47
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £38,400
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £44,250 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £40,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -30.43%

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
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +15 45 £38,250 -4.37% 6
East of England -8 15 £45,000 - 1
South East +4 13 £37,500 - 1
London +28 11 £50,000 - 2
Cambridge +2 9 £33,000 -26.66% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 9 £33,000 -26.66% 1
Surrey +2 6 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £65,000 -
Watford - 6 £65,000 -
Chertsey - 6 £30,000 - 1
City of London - 5 £62,500 - 1
Sheffield - 4 £38,000 - 1
Berkshire - 4 £55,000 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £38,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £38,000 - 1
Scotland +12 3 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £38,500 -
Reading - 3 - -
High Wycombe - 2 £38,500 -
Edinburgh - 2 £36,250 -
Glasgow +5 1 £50,000 - 1
South West -12 1 - -
North West -23 1 £32,500 - 1
Chester - 1 £32,500 - 1
Bracknell - 1 £55,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £32,500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 122 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 82 (67.21%) Java
3 75 (61.48%) QA
4 67 (54.92%) Selenium
5 62 (50.82%) SQL
6 58 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (34.43%) Finance
8 40 (32.79%) C#
9 36 (29.51%) Software Testing
9 36 (29.51%) Automation Testing
10 35 (28.69%) Jenkins
10 35 (28.69%) Test Scripting
11 34 (27.87%) UNIX
12 33 (27.05%) BDD
13 29 (23.77%) Cucumber
14 27 (22.13%) Perl
14 27 (22.13%) JUnit
14 27 (22.13%) Degree
15 25 (20.49%) RESTful
15 25 (20.49%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (19.67%) Python
17 23 (18.85%) ISEB
18 21 (17.21%) Linux
18 21 (17.21%) Ruby
19 20 (16.39%) TDD
19 20 (16.39%) Automated Testing
19 20 (16.39%) XML
19 20 (16.39%) WebDriver
20 19 (15.57%) JIRA
21 18 (14.75%) ISTQB

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 3 (2.46%) JBoss
2 2 (1.64%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.82%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.10%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.28%) IPv6
2 4 (3.28%) VLAN
2 4 (3.28%) iSCSI
2 4 (3.28%) NAS
3 2 (1.64%) Internet
4 1 (0.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.56%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 67 (54.92%) Selenium
2 35 (28.69%) Jenkins
3 29 (23.77%) Cucumber
4 27 (22.13%) JUnit
5 20 (16.39%) WebDriver
6 19 (15.57%) JIRA
7 17 (13.93%) JBehave
8 14 (11.48%) Hudson
9 11 (9.02%) SoapUI
10 10 (8.20%) SpecFlow
11 9 (7.38%) Calabash
11 9 (7.38%) WATIR
11 9 (7.38%) NUnit
12 8 (6.56%) QuickTest Pro
13 7 (5.74%) Maven
14 6 (4.92%) TeamCity
14 6 (4.92%) Git (software)
14 6 (4.92%) JMeter
14 6 (4.92%) Bugzilla
14 6 (4.92%) Subversion
General
1 42 (34.43%) Finance
2 7 (5.74%) Banking
3 4 (3.28%) Multimedia
3 4 (3.28%) Games
3 4 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.46%) Back Office
5 2 (1.64%) Retail
5 2 (1.64%) Welsh Language
6 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.49%) RESTful
2 20 (16.39%) XML
3 15 (12.30%) Web Services
4 12 (9.84%) Gherkin
5 9 (7.38%) HTML
6 5 (4.10%) Spring
6 5 (4.10%) JSON
7 4 (3.28%) CSS
8 3 (2.46%) SOAP
8 3 (2.46%) Struts
8 3 (2.46%) Swing
8 3 (2.46%) SWT
8 3 (2.46%) REST
9 2 (1.64%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.64%) JMS
9 2 (1.64%) FIXML
10 1 (0.82%) LAMP
10 1 (0.82%) .NET
10 1 (0.82%) EJB
10 1 (0.82%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.30%) Open Source
2 14 (11.48%) Computer Science
3 10 (8.20%) Mobile App
4 8 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.10%) iPad
6 5 (4.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.46%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.46%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.64%) User Experience
8 2 (1.64%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.64%) Spread Betting
8 2 (1.64%) iPhone
8 2 (1.64%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.82%) DTV
9 1 (0.82%) STB
9 1 (0.82%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 34 (27.87%) UNIX
2 21 (17.21%) Linux
3 10 (8.20%) Android
3 10 (8.20%) Apple iOS
3 10 (8.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 58 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (29.51%) Software Testing
3 36 (29.51%) Automation Testing
4 35 (28.69%) Test Scripting
5 33 (27.05%) BDD
6 25 (20.49%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (16.39%) TDD
7 20 (16.39%) Automated Testing
8 18 (14.75%) Test Strategy
9 16 (13.11%) Regression Testing
10 14 (11.48%) Software Engineering
10 14 (11.48%) Scrum
11 9 (7.38%) Performance Testing
12 8 (6.56%) E-Commerce
13 6 (4.92%) Load Testing
13 6 (4.92%) Unit Testing
13 6 (4.92%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (4.92%) User Stories
14 5 (4.10%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (67.21%) Java
2 62 (50.82%) SQL
3 40 (32.79%) C#
4 27 (22.13%) Perl
5 24 (19.67%) Python
6 21 (17.21%) Ruby
7 17 (13.93%) Shell Script
8 15 (12.30%) JavaScript
9 13 (10.66%) Tcl
10 9 (7.38%) Bash Shell
11 8 (6.56%) C++
11 8 (6.56%) C
12 5 (4.10%) PowerShell
13 3 (2.46%) Korn
13 3 (2.46%) Groovy
13 3 (2.46%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.64%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 27 (22.13%) Degree
2 23 (18.85%) ISEB
3 18 (14.75%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.82%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (61.48%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.64%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 12 (9.84%) Oracle
2 7 (5.74%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.64%) T-Plan
4 1 (0.82%) Zend
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