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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Specialist
UK
Rank 824 932 949
Rank change year-on-year
+108 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Specialist 17 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.007% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.007% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 16 6 14
Median salary £42,500 £51,750 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.87% -15.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £45,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £55,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-20.56% +1.90%

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
79883 98427 103086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.32% 96.43% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 66300 82530 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 25 February 2017 within the UK.

Test Automation Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Automation Specialist
Top 15 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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +101 8 £41,250 -20.28% 1
South West +19 6 £40,000 -25.23%
Cardiff - 5 £32,000 -
Wales - 5 £32,000 -
Stroud - 5 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £40,000 -
South Wales - 5 £32,000 -
Belfast - 2 £45,000 -
County Antrim - 2 £45,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £45,000 -
London +78 1 £65,000 +30.00% 1
South East +63 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Milton Keynes +13 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Buckinghamshire +13 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Bristol - 1 £52,500 -

Test Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 16 (69.57%) Test Automation
2 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (56.52%) Selenium
3 13 (56.52%) Java
4 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
5 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
5 8 (34.78%) C#
5 8 (34.78%) Waterfall
6 7 (30.43%) JMeter
7 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
7 6 (26.09%) SoapUI
7 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
7 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
8 5 (21.74%) Smoke Testing
8 5 (21.74%) BDD
8 5 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (21.74%) Banking
8 5 (21.74%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Python
9 4 (17.39%) SQL
9 4 (17.39%) .NET
9 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
9 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (17.39%) Scrum
9 4 (17.39%) Degree
9 4 (17.39%) QA
9 4 (17.39%) Selenium IDE
10 3 (13.04%) DevOps

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 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Selenium
2 7 (30.43%) JMeter
3 6 (26.09%) SoapUI
4 5 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
5 4 (17.39%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
6 3 (13.04%) LabVIEW
6 3 (13.04%) SpecFlow
6 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
7 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
8 1 (4.35%) Appium
8 1 (4.35%) Calabash
8 1 (4.35%) JBehave
8 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
8 1 (4.35%) Mockito
8 1 (4.35%) Moq
8 1 (4.35%) Ranorex
8 1 (4.35%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (4.35%) RSpec
General
1 5 (21.74%) Banking
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Advertising
4 1 (4.35%) Games
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) CSS
2 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) RESTful
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) Ajax
3 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) BBC
2 1 (4.35%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Test Automation
2 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
4 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Waterfall
5 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
5 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
6 5 (21.74%) BDD
6 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Smoke Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Scrum
7 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
8 3 (13.04%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (13.04%) DevOps
8 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
8 3 (13.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) C#
3 5 (21.74%) Python
4 4 (17.39%) SQL
5 3 (13.04%) C++
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) BT
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) Intel Security
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft