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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation Specialist
Rank 875 923 899
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Specialist 15 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.008% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.009% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 5
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £46,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 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 24 April 2015 within the UK.

Test Automation Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Automation Specialist
Top 10 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 24 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 +14 11 £65,000 +36.84% 1
London +37 9 £66,250 +6.00% 1
City of London +39 7 £67,500 +8.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £40,000 -
South West - 2 £47,500 -
Somerset - 1 £37,500 -
County Antrim - 1 £42,500 -
Bath - 1 £37,500 -
Belfast - 1 £42,500 -
Bristol - 1 £57,500 -

Test Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (96.30%) Java
3 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (74.07%) C#
4 20 (74.07%) Cucumber
4 20 (74.07%) Selenium
5 19 (70.37%) WebDriver
5 19 (70.37%) Python
6 17 (62.96%) Ruby
7 15 (55.56%) Scrum
7 15 (55.56%) SpecFlow
8 14 (51.85%) Groovy
9 12 (44.44%) TestNG
9 12 (44.44%) JUnit
9 12 (44.44%) UNIX
10 11 (40.74%) BDD
11 10 (37.04%) Eclipse
11 10 (37.04%) NUnit
11 10 (37.04%) Retail
11 10 (37.04%) Mentoring
12 9 (33.33%) Jenkins
12 9 (33.33%) Perl
13 8 (29.63%) Banking
13 8 (29.63%) TDD
13 8 (29.63%) Oracle
13 8 (29.63%) Automation Testing
14 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
14 7 (25.93%) SQL
14 7 (25.93%) C++
14 7 (25.93%) Hudson

Test Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 3 (11.11%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) MySQL
1 5 (18.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (74.07%) Selenium
1 20 (74.07%) Cucumber
2 19 (70.37%) WebDriver
3 15 (55.56%) SpecFlow
4 12 (44.44%) TestNG
4 12 (44.44%) JUnit
5 10 (37.04%) Eclipse
5 10 (37.04%) NUnit
6 9 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 7 (25.93%) Hudson
7 7 (25.93%) TeamCity
8 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
8 5 (18.52%) Maven
8 5 (18.52%) Calabash
8 5 (18.52%) Appium
9 3 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
9 3 (11.11%) JIRA
9 3 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (7.41%) JMeter
10 2 (7.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (37.04%) Retail
2 8 (29.63%) Banking
3 5 (18.52%) Investment Banking
4 3 (11.11%) Marketing
5 2 (7.41%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
1 4 (14.81%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) UNIX
2 5 (18.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (55.56%) Scrum
4 11 (40.74%) BDD
5 10 (37.04%) Mentoring
6 8 (29.63%) Automation Testing
6 8 (29.63%) TDD
7 7 (25.93%) Performance Testing
7 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
8 5 (18.52%) OO
8 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (14.81%) User Stories
9 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
9 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
10 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
10 3 (11.11%) People Management
11 2 (7.41%) Agile Testing
11 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (96.30%) Java
2 20 (74.07%) C#
3 19 (70.37%) Python
4 17 (62.96%) Ruby
5 14 (51.85%) Groovy
6 9 (33.33%) Perl
7 7 (25.93%) SQL
7 7 (25.93%) C++
8 5 (18.52%) PL/SQL
9 3 (11.11%) VBScript
9 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) IBM
2 3 (11.11%) WorldPay
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