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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation Engineer
Rank 846 872 833
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 47 39 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.035% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.037% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 42 30 37
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £39,250 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-1.91% -31.73%

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
107809 104785 105042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.70% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 89260 86303 89863
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 21 November 2014 within the UK.

Test Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Top 23 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 21 November 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 -10 44 £40,000 - 7
London -3 16 £48,750 -13.33% 2
East of England -7 14 £65,000 +44.44% 3
South East -23 9 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Watford - 8 £65,000 -
Hertfordshire - 8 £65,000 -
City of London +34 7 £62,500 +8.69% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 6 £33,000 -26.66% 3
Cambridge +1 6 £33,000 -26.66% 3
Buckinghamshire - 6 £38,500 -
High Wycombe - 5 £38,500 -
Yorkshire - 4 £38,000 - 1
Surrey +12 3 £30,000 - 1
Scotland +5 3 £67,500 +35.00% 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £38,000 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £38,000 - 1
Chertsey - 3 £30,000 - 1
Glasgow +8 2 £67,500 +35.00%
South West -23 1 - -
Harrogate - 1 £32,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 £40,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 132 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 89 (67.42%) Java
3 77 (58.33%) QA
4 72 (54.55%) Selenium
5 65 (49.24%) SQL
6 64 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (34.09%) C#
8 44 (33.33%) Finance
9 39 (29.55%) Automation Testing
10 35 (26.52%) BDD
10 35 (26.52%) Test Scripting
11 32 (24.24%) UNIX
11 32 (24.24%) Jenkins
12 30 (22.73%) Software Testing
13 29 (21.97%) Cucumber
13 29 (21.97%) RESTful
14 28 (21.21%) JUnit
15 27 (20.45%) Degree
15 27 (20.45%) Test Strategy
16 26 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (19.70%) Perl
17 25 (18.94%) Linux
17 25 (18.94%) Python
17 25 (18.94%) Ruby
18 24 (18.18%) ISEB
19 23 (17.42%) TDD
20 22 (16.67%) XML
21 20 (15.15%) Regression Testing
22 19 (14.39%) JavaScript
22 19 (14.39%) Automated Testing

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2 (1.52%) JBoss
1 2 (1.52%) Apache
1 2 (1.52%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.76%) IIS
2 1 (0.76%) Drupal
2 1 (0.76%) GlassFish
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.79%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.03%) IPv6
2 4 (3.03%) VLAN
2 4 (3.03%) iSCSI
2 4 (3.03%) NAS
3 2 (1.52%) Internet
4 1 (0.76%) 3G
4 1 (0.76%) 2G
4 1 (0.76%) RNC
4 1 (0.76%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.76%) Network Security
4 1 (0.76%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.76%) DHCP
4 1 (0.76%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.03%) MySQL
3 3 (2.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 72 (54.55%) Selenium
2 32 (24.24%) Jenkins
3 29 (21.97%) Cucumber
4 28 (21.21%) JUnit
5 18 (13.64%) JBehave
6 17 (12.88%) JIRA
7 15 (11.36%) WebDriver
8 12 (9.09%) Hudson
9 10 (7.58%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (7.58%) NUnit
10 9 (6.82%) SoapUI
10 9 (6.82%) SpecFlow
11 8 (6.06%) Calabash
11 8 (6.06%) WATIR
12 7 (5.30%) jMock
12 7 (5.30%) Bugzilla
13 6 (4.55%) Subversion
13 6 (4.55%) TeamCity
13 6 (4.55%) FitNesse
14 4 (3.03%) Maven
General
1 44 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (5.30%) Banking
3 5 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.03%) Games
4 4 (3.03%) Retail
4 4 (3.03%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.27%) Back Office
6 2 (1.52%) Welsh Language
7 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.97%) RESTful
2 22 (16.67%) XML
3 15 (11.36%) Gherkin
4 12 (9.09%) Web Services
5 10 (7.58%) HTML
6 7 (5.30%) JSON
6 7 (5.30%) Spring
7 3 (2.27%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.27%) .NET
7 3 (2.27%) CSS
7 3 (2.27%) SOAP
7 3 (2.27%) REST
8 2 (1.52%) XSLT
8 2 (1.52%) JMS
8 2 (1.52%) FIXML
8 2 (1.52%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (1.52%) jQuery
9 1 (0.76%) Zend Framework
9 1 (0.76%) LAMP
9 1 (0.76%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.12%) Computer Science
1 16 (12.12%) Open Source
2 12 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.55%) iPad
4 5 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.27%) iPhone
6 3 (2.27%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.52%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.52%) User Experience
7 2 (1.52%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.52%) Spread Betting
7 2 (1.52%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.76%) DTV
8 1 (0.76%) Handset
8 1 (0.76%) STB
8 1 (0.76%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 32 (24.24%) UNIX
2 25 (18.94%) Linux
3 14 (10.61%) Android
3 14 (10.61%) Apple iOS
4 8 (6.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 64 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (29.55%) Automation Testing
4 35 (26.52%) BDD
4 35 (26.52%) Test Scripting
5 30 (22.73%) Software Testing
6 27 (20.45%) Test Strategy
7 26 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (17.42%) TDD
9 20 (15.15%) Regression Testing
10 19 (14.39%) Automated Testing
11 17 (12.88%) Scrum
12 15 (11.36%) Software Engineering
13 10 (7.58%) E-Commerce
14 9 (6.82%) OO
15 7 (5.30%) Performance Testing
16 6 (4.55%) OOP
16 6 (4.55%) User Stories
17 5 (3.79%) User Acceptance Testing
17 5 (3.79%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (67.42%) Java
2 65 (49.24%) SQL
3 45 (34.09%) C#
4 26 (19.70%) Perl
5 25 (18.94%) Python
5 25 (18.94%) Ruby
6 19 (14.39%) JavaScript
7 16 (12.12%) Shell Script
8 15 (11.36%) Tcl
9 9 (6.82%) C++
9 9 (6.82%) Bash Shell
10 8 (6.06%) C
11 6 (4.55%) Groovy
12 5 (3.79%) PowerShell
13 4 (3.03%) Korn
14 2 (1.52%) SPARQL
14 2 (1.52%) PHP
14 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (20.45%) Degree
2 24 (18.18%) ISEB
3 12 (9.09%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (58.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.52%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 15 (11.36%) Oracle
2 6 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.52%) HP
3 2 (1.52%) Telerik
3 2 (1.52%) T-Plan
4 1 (0.76%) Zend
4 1 (0.76%) MKS
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AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45k + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum - Competitive Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago