The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Test Automation Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Specialist
Rank 870 963 978
Rank change year-on-year
+93 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Specialist 8 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.005% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.005% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 2
Median salary £45,000 - £41,750
90% offered a salary of more than £35,100 - £41,150
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 - £42,350
UK excluding London median salary £43,750 - £41,750

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
87772 104579 111319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.42% 96.52% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 72875 87237 92130
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Test Automation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Test Automation Specialist in the job title.

Test Automation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Automation Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation Specialist within the UK.

Test Automation Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Test Automation Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation Specialist over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 within the UK.

Test Automation Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Automation Specialist
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +91 6 £42,500 - 2
South West - 3 £42,500 -
London +63 2 £67,500 -
County Antrim - 2 £45,000 -
Belfast - 2 £45,000 -
Stroud - 2 £40,500 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £40,500 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £45,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £30,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £30,000 -
Bristol - 1 £52,500 -
Mansfield - 1 £30,000 -

Test Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, Test Automation Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Test Automation Specialist in the job title.

1 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 8 (57.14%) Java
3 6 (42.86%) Degree
3 6 (42.86%) DevOps
4 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) QA
4 5 (35.71%) Rational Functional Tester
4 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
5 4 (28.57%) C#
5 4 (28.57%) Python
5 4 (28.57%) JMeter
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
5 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
6 3 (21.43%) Test Management
6 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
6 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (21.43%) SDLC
6 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
6 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
6 3 (21.43%) CSS
6 3 (21.43%) Web Services

Test Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 5 (35.71%) Rational Functional Tester
3 4 (28.57%) JMeter
3 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
4 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
4 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
4 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
5 2 (14.29%) eggPlant
5 2 (14.29%) HP UFT
5 2 (14.29%) JBehave
5 2 (14.29%) LabVIEW
5 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
5 2 (14.29%) Ranorex
5 2 (14.29%) RSpec
5 2 (14.29%) SilkPerformer
5 2 (14.29%) Subversion
5 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (7.14%) Mockito
6 1 (7.14%) Moq
6 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Games
3 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) CSS
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) Ajax
2 2 (14.29%) RESTful
2 2 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) BBC
3 1 (7.14%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 6 (42.86%) DevOps
4 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) SDLC
6 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Test Management
6 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
6 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 3 (21.43%) Use Case
6 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
7 2 (14.29%) Logistics
7 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 2 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) C
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) C++
4 2 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) HP
1 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) BT
2 1 (7.14%) Intel Security
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
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