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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation Engineer
Rank 818 847 808
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 63 45 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.043% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.045% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 49 32 48
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,550 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,150 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
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 £27,500 £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 27 February 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 February 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 +8 59 £42,000 +5.00% 2
South East +2 24 £42,250 +5.62%
Berkshire - 20 £43,900 -
Reading - 17 £43,900 -
London +17 15 £50,000 -9.09% 2
City of London +11 11 £62,500 - 1
East of England +4 8 £33,000 -23.69%
Cambridgeshire +8 7 £33,000 -29.03%
Cambridge +5 7 £33,000 -29.03%
Yorkshire - 6 £32,500 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £32,500 -
Harrogate - 5 £32,500 -
Surrey -7 4 £37,500 -11.76%
Scotland - 4 £45,000 -
Chertsey - 4 £37,500 -
North West -9 3 £32,500 -
Chester - 3 £32,500 -
Cheshire - 3 £32,500 -
Bracknell - 2 £55,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £36,250 -
Glasgow - 2 £57,500 -
East Midlands +21 1 £32,500 +10.16%
Bristol -13 1 £45,000 +12.50%
West Midlands -20 1 £35,000 -17.64%
South West -21 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Northamptonshire - 1 £32,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Coventry - 1 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £65,000 -
Northampton - 1 £32,500 -

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 75 (68.81%) Java
2 75 (68.81%) SQL
3 57 (52.29%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (50.46%) Selenium
5 49 (44.95%) QA
6 38 (34.86%) Software Testing
6 38 (34.86%) C#
7 35 (32.11%) UNIX
8 34 (31.19%) Perl
9 32 (29.36%) BDD
10 31 (28.44%) Test Scripting
11 30 (27.52%) WebDriver
11 30 (27.52%) Jenkins
12 29 (26.61%) Cucumber
13 28 (25.69%) Degree
14 27 (24.77%) TDD
15 24 (22.02%) Maven
15 24 (22.02%) Finance
15 24 (22.02%) Python
16 23 (21.10%) ISTQB
16 23 (21.10%) Automation Testing
17 20 (18.35%) JUnit
17 20 (18.35%) Subversion
17 20 (18.35%) Git (software)
17 20 (18.35%) RESTful
17 20 (18.35%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (17.43%) Automated Testing
18 19 (17.43%) Web Services
18 19 (17.43%) Shell Script

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (3.67%) Apache
1 4 (3.67%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.83%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.83%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) GitHub
2 2 (1.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) MPLS
2 2 (1.83%) Internet
3 1 (0.92%) 3G
3 1 (0.92%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.92%) DHCP
3 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.92%) 2G
3 1 (0.92%) RNC
3 1 (0.92%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.92%) Network Security
3 1 (0.92%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.59%) MySQL
1 5 (4.59%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 55 (50.46%) Selenium
2 30 (27.52%) WebDriver
2 30 (27.52%) Jenkins
3 29 (26.61%) Cucumber
4 24 (22.02%) Maven
5 20 (18.35%) JUnit
5 20 (18.35%) Git (software)
5 20 (18.35%) Subversion
6 18 (16.51%) JIRA
7 13 (11.93%) JBehave
7 13 (11.93%) Hudson
7 13 (11.93%) SoapUI
8 11 (10.09%) SpecFlow
9 10 (9.17%) Calabash
9 10 (9.17%) WATIR
9 10 (9.17%) NUnit
9 10 (9.17%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (7.34%) JMeter
11 6 (5.50%) Bugzilla
12 4 (3.67%) TestNG
General
1 24 (22.02%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) Banking
3 4 (3.67%) Games
3 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.75%) Back Office
5 1 (0.92%) Legal
5 1 (0.92%) Retail
5 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.35%) RESTful
2 19 (17.43%) Web Services
3 17 (15.60%) Struts
3 17 (15.60%) Swing
3 17 (15.60%) SWT
4 15 (13.76%) XML
5 10 (9.17%) Gherkin
6 7 (6.42%) .NET
7 6 (5.50%) HTML
8 5 (4.59%) CSS
8 5 (4.59%) REST
9 4 (3.67%) SOAP
10 2 (1.83%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (1.83%) JMS
10 2 (1.83%) FIXML
10 2 (1.83%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.92%) Ajax
11 1 (0.92%) XML Schema
11 1 (0.92%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) Open Source
2 9 (8.26%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.34%) Mobile Banking
3 8 (7.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (4.59%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.83%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.83%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.92%) User Experience
6 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.92%) DTV
6 1 (0.92%) STB
6 1 (0.92%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 35 (32.11%) UNIX
2 8 (7.34%) Windows
3 5 (4.59%) Linux
4 2 (1.83%) Android
4 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 57 (52.29%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (34.86%) Software Testing
4 32 (29.36%) BDD
5 31 (28.44%) Test Scripting
6 27 (24.77%) TDD
7 23 (21.10%) Automation Testing
8 20 (18.35%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (17.43%) Automated Testing
9 19 (17.43%) Waterfall
10 18 (16.51%) Validation
10 18 (16.51%) Test Planning
11 17 (15.60%) Software Engineering
12 12 (11.01%) Scrum
13 11 (10.09%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (8.26%) Load Testing
14 9 (8.26%) Unit Testing
15 8 (7.34%) Performance Testing
16 4 (3.67%) Manual Testing
17 2 (1.83%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 75 (68.81%) Java
1 75 (68.81%) SQL
2 38 (34.86%) C#
3 34 (31.19%) Perl
4 24 (22.02%) Python
5 19 (17.43%) Shell Script
6 18 (16.51%) T-SQL
7 14 (12.84%) Ruby
8 9 (8.26%) Bash Shell
9 8 (7.34%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.67%) Tcl
11 3 (2.75%) C++
12 2 (1.83%) C
13 1 (0.92%) XQuery
13 1 (0.92%) XPath
13 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.92%) TTCN
13 1 (0.92%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (25.69%) Degree
2 23 (21.10%) ISTQB
3 18 (16.51%) ISEB
4 3 (2.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.92%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (44.95%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.59%) HP
2 5 (4.59%) Oracle
3 1 (0.92%) Hyland
3 1 (0.92%) Google
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