The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation Specialist
Rank 881 916 887
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Specialist 21 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.007% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.007% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 20 2 2
Average salary £65,000 £68,750 £66,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.45% +3.77%
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 - -

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
104155 109749 101582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86857 88754 84247
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Test Automation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 September 2015 within the UK.

Test Automation Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Automation Specialist
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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 +32 15 £65,000 -5.45% 2
London +19 12 £65,000 -5.45%
City of London +29 6 £65,000 -5.45%
Scotland - 6 £65,000 -
Edinburgh - 6 £65,000 -
North West - 3 £34,000 - 1
Warrington - 2 £34,000 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £34,000 - 1
Manchester - 1 £37,500 -

Test Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 38 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 32 (84.21%) Java
3 31 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (78.95%) Selenium
5 29 (76.32%) Cucumber
6 27 (71.05%) BDD
7 26 (68.42%) WebDriver
8 24 (63.16%) Open Source
9 19 (50.00%) Git (software)
10 18 (47.37%) Groovy
10 18 (47.37%) Unit Testing
11 16 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (42.11%) Mockito
11 16 (42.11%) SoapUI
11 16 (42.11%) Jenkins
11 16 (42.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 16 (42.11%) E-Commerce
12 11 (28.95%) Finance
12 11 (28.95%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (21.05%) Financial Institution
13 8 (21.05%) Client/Server
13 8 (21.05%) FitNesse
14 7 (18.42%) C#
15 6 (15.79%) C++
15 6 (15.79%) HP UFT
16 5 (13.16%) .NET
17 4 (10.53%) Banking
17 4 (10.53%) Python
17 4 (10.53%) Functional Testing
18 3 (7.89%) People Management

Test Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
1 3 (7.89%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (78.95%) Selenium
2 29 (76.32%) Cucumber
3 26 (68.42%) WebDriver
4 19 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 16 (42.11%) Jenkins
5 16 (42.11%) SoapUI
5 16 (42.11%) Mockito
5 16 (42.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (21.05%) FitNesse
7 6 (15.79%) HP UFT
8 3 (7.89%) Rational Functional Tester
8 3 (7.89%) JIRA
9 2 (5.26%) JUnit
9 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
9 2 (5.26%) TestNG
9 2 (5.26%) NUnit
9 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Financial Institution
3 4 (10.53%) Banking
4 3 (7.89%) Retail
5 2 (5.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) WinForms
2 2 (5.26%) WCF
2 2 (5.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 31 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (71.05%) BDD
4 24 (63.16%) Open Source
5 18 (47.37%) Unit Testing
6 16 (42.11%) E-Commerce
6 16 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (28.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.53%) Functional Testing
9 3 (7.89%) User Stories
9 3 (7.89%) Automation Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
9 3 (7.89%) TDD
9 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
9 3 (7.89%) People Management
10 2 (5.26%) Automated Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Scrum
10 2 (5.26%) MVVM
10 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
11 1 (2.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (84.21%) Java
2 18 (47.37%) Groovy
3 7 (18.42%) C#
4 6 (15.79%) C++
5 4 (10.53%) Python
6 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.89%) VBScript
7 2 (5.26%) SQL
7 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) ISEB
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle
1 3 (7.89%) IBM
1 3 (7.89%) WorldPay
2 2 (5.26%) HP
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