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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation Engineer
Rank 845 883 864
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 54 49 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.041% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.044% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 45 44 35
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,900 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%

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
104967 112334 104688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85785 91103 87039
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 27 April 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 April 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
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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 +31 47 £45,000 +5.88% 8
London +23 20 £50,000 - 3
South East +28 14 £43,900 +27.24% 1
Berkshire - 9 £43,200 -
City of London +28 8 £58,750 -2.08%
Reading - 8 £43,900 -
East Midlands +16 5 £40,000 +25.00%
South Wales - 5 £35,000 -
Wales - 5 £35,000 -
Nottinghamshire +3 4 £40,000 +25.00%
Bristol -3 4 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Nottingham -6 4 £40,000 +25.00%
South West -28 4 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Surrey - 3 £55,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £32,500 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £32,500 -
Scotland - 2 £52,500 -
Torfaen - 2 £35,000 -
Harrogate - 2 £32,500 -
Newport - 2 £35,000 -
Cwmbran - 2 £35,000 -
East of England +20 1 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Cambridge +12 1 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Cambridgeshire +12 1 £47,500 -5.00% 2
West Midlands -27 1 £35,000 -17.64%
Farnborough - 1 £55,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £32,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £40,000 - 1
Northampton - 1 £32,500 -

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 68 (60.18%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (59.29%) Java
4 66 (58.41%) SQL
5 59 (52.21%) Selenium
6 49 (43.36%) QA
7 38 (33.63%) C#
8 35 (30.97%) Perl
8 35 (30.97%) WebDriver
9 34 (30.09%) Software Testing
10 32 (28.32%) Cucumber
11 31 (27.43%) BDD
11 31 (27.43%) Jenkins
11 31 (27.43%) TDD
12 29 (25.66%) UNIX
13 28 (24.78%) Automation Testing
14 27 (23.89%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (23.01%) Git (software)
15 26 (23.01%) Subversion
16 25 (22.12%) Degree
17 23 (20.35%) Python
18 22 (19.47%) T-SQL
18 22 (19.47%) ISTQB
18 22 (19.47%) Maven
19 21 (18.58%) JIRA
19 21 (18.58%) Waterfall
20 20 (17.70%) Validation
21 19 (16.81%) Test Scripting
22 18 (15.93%) Automated Testing
22 18 (15.93%) Shell Script

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (3.54%) Apache
1 4 (3.54%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.88%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.54%) GitHub
2 2 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.77%) SaaS
3 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.54%) MPLS
2 1 (0.88%) 2G
2 1 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.88%) RNC
2 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.88%) LTE
2 1 (0.88%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.88%) DHCP
2 1 (0.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.42%) MySQL
1 5 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.77%) Big Data
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 59 (52.21%) Selenium
2 35 (30.97%) WebDriver
3 32 (28.32%) Cucumber
4 31 (27.43%) Jenkins
5 26 (23.01%) Git (software)
5 26 (23.01%) Subversion
6 22 (19.47%) Maven
7 21 (18.58%) JIRA
8 16 (14.16%) Hudson
9 14 (12.39%) JUnit
10 13 (11.50%) JMeter
10 13 (11.50%) SoapUI
11 12 (10.62%) JBehave
12 11 (9.73%) WATIR
13 10 (8.85%) Bugzilla
14 8 (7.08%) SpecFlow
15 7 (6.19%) Calabash
15 7 (6.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 6 (5.31%) ClearQuest
16 6 (5.31%) NUnit
General
1 16 (14.16%) Finance
2 8 (7.08%) Banking
3 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.88%) Back Office
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.04%) Struts
1 17 (15.04%) Swing
1 17 (15.04%) SWT
1 17 (15.04%) RESTful
2 15 (13.27%) Web Services
3 10 (8.85%) XML
4 9 (7.96%) .NET
5 8 (7.08%) Gherkin
6 7 (6.19%) REST
7 4 (3.54%) WPF
7 4 (3.54%) WinForms
7 4 (3.54%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.65%) HTML
8 3 (2.65%) CSS
9 2 (1.77%) SOAP
9 2 (1.77%) JSON
10 1 (0.88%) Dojo
10 1 (0.88%) jQuery
10 1 (0.88%) Ajax
10 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.96%) Enterprise Software
1 9 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.08%) Mobile Banking
2 8 (7.08%) Open Source
2 8 (7.08%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (3.54%) DTV
4 2 (1.77%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.66%) UNIX
2 8 (7.08%) Windows
3 7 (6.19%) Linux
4 3 (2.65%) Android
4 3 (2.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 68 (60.18%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (30.09%) Software Testing
4 31 (27.43%) TDD
4 31 (27.43%) BDD
5 28 (24.78%) Automation Testing
6 27 (23.89%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (18.58%) Waterfall
8 20 (17.70%) Validation
9 19 (16.81%) Test Scripting
10 18 (15.93%) Automated Testing
10 18 (15.93%) Test Planning
11 17 (15.04%) Software Engineering
12 14 (12.39%) Performance Testing
12 14 (12.39%) Scrum
13 13 (11.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (10.62%) Software Delivery
15 10 (8.85%) Unit Testing
16 9 (7.96%) Load Testing
16 9 (7.96%) OO
Programming Languages
1 67 (59.29%) Java
2 66 (58.41%) SQL
3 38 (33.63%) C#
4 35 (30.97%) Perl
5 23 (20.35%) Python
6 22 (19.47%) T-SQL
7 18 (15.93%) Shell Script
8 12 (10.62%) Ruby
9 11 (9.73%) JavaScript
9 11 (9.73%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.54%) Tcl
11 3 (2.65%) C++
12 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.88%) XPath
12 1 (0.88%) Erlang
12 1 (0.88%) TTCN
12 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.88%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 25 (22.12%) Degree
2 22 (19.47%) ISTQB
3 18 (15.93%) ISEB
4 3 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (43.36%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (15.93%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.42%) HP
3 1 (0.88%) Hyland
3 1 (0.88%) Google
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