The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Test Automation Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Developer
UK
Rank 797 853 846
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Developer 56 94 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.094% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.097% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 48 88 90
Median salary £53,750 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.15% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,050 £35,000 £33,850
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -

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
80056 96820 101312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 66472 81235 84186
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 £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Test Automation Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Test Automation Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Automation Developer
Salary Trend

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

Test Automation Developer Salary Trend in the UK

Test Automation Developer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation Developer over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 within the UK.

Test Automation Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Automation Developer
Top 28 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 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 +53 54 £55,000 +15.78% 3
London +51 24 £60,000 +14.28%
South East +62 18 £50,000 +42.85% 1
City of London +49 6 £60,000 -
East of England +13 6 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Hampshire +12 6 £45,000 +28.57%
Cambridgeshire +5 6 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Berkshire - 6 £65,000 - 1
Reading - 6 £65,000 - 1
Surrey +44 5 £50,000 -6.97%
Fareham - 4 £32,500 -
Yorkshire +30 3 £45,000 -
Peterborough - 3 £45,000 -
Leeds - 3 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £45,000 -
Scotland +31 2 £40,000 -11.11%
South West +14 2 £46,250 -2.63%
Edinburgh +13 2 £40,000 -11.11%
Woking - 2 £50,000 -
Guildford +27 1 £41,500 -12.63%
Cambridge +2 1 £65,000 +23.80% 1
Bristol -5 1 £40,000 -15.78%
North West -17 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Manchester -25 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £37,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £52,500 -
Farnborough - 1 £55,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £37,500 -

Test Automation Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, Test Automation Developer 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 Developer in the job title.

1 102 (72.34%) Test Automation
2 98 (69.50%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (65.25%) Java
4 91 (64.54%) Selenium
5 81 (57.45%) C#
6 60 (42.55%) TDD
7 56 (39.72%) Cucumber
8 52 (36.88%) BDD
9 41 (29.08%) Automated Testing
10 40 (28.37%) Manual Testing
11 38 (26.95%) Scrum
12 37 (26.24%) QA
13 36 (25.53%) Finance
14 31 (21.99%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (21.99%) Ruby
15 30 (21.28%) SQL
16 29 (20.57%) JavaScript
16 29 (20.57%) Jenkins
17 28 (19.86%) Test Scripting
18 27 (19.15%) SDET
19 26 (18.44%) .NET
20 25 (17.73%) Automation Testing
20 25 (17.73%) WebDriver
21 24 (17.02%) Linux
21 24 (17.02%) Python
22 22 (15.60%) XML
23 21 (14.89%) Software Engineering
23 21 (14.89%) SoapUI
24 20 (14.18%) Web Services
24 20 (14.18%) E-Commerce

Test Automation Developer 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 4 (2.84%) CMS
2 2 (1.42%) Confluence
2 2 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.38%) GitHub
2 5 (3.55%) SaaS
3 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.38%) HTTP
2 6 (4.26%) ATM
2 6 (4.26%) FTP
3 4 (2.84%) Internet
3 4 (2.84%) SSH
4 3 (2.13%) SSL
5 1 (0.71%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.13%) MySQL
1 3 (2.13%) NoSQL
1 3 (2.13%) Relational Database
1 3 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.42%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.42%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 91 (64.54%) Selenium
2 56 (39.72%) Cucumber
3 29 (20.57%) Jenkins
4 25 (17.73%) WebDriver
5 21 (14.89%) SoapUI
6 19 (13.48%) Maven
7 14 (9.93%) JIRA
7 14 (9.93%) TestNG
8 13 (9.22%) Git (software)
8 13 (9.22%) NUnit
8 13 (9.22%) SpecFlow
9 12 (8.51%) Ant
9 12 (8.51%) FitNesse
9 12 (8.51%) JUnit
10 11 (7.80%) Appium
11 10 (7.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (6.38%) Mockito
13 8 (5.67%) Gradle
13 8 (5.67%) JMeter
14 7 (4.96%) Moq
General
1 36 (25.53%) Finance
2 10 (7.09%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.26%) Banking
3 6 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.55%) Games
4 5 (3.55%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.55%) Marketing
5 4 (2.84%) Retail
6 3 (2.13%) Electronics
7 2 (1.42%) Advertising
7 2 (1.42%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.71%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.44%) .NET
2 22 (15.60%) XML
3 20 (14.18%) Web Services
4 14 (9.93%) RESTful
5 13 (9.22%) REST
5 13 (9.22%) SOAP
6 9 (6.38%) Node.js
7 8 (5.67%) JMS
8 5 (3.55%) JSON
9 4 (2.84%) CSS
9 4 (2.84%) HTML
10 3 (2.13%) Ajax
10 3 (2.13%) DOM
10 3 (2.13%) Gherkin
10 3 (2.13%) Silverlight
11 2 (1.42%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.42%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.42%) Drools
12 1 (0.71%) J2EE
12 1 (0.71%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.77%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.96%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.26%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.55%) Mathematics
4 5 (3.55%) Physics
5 4 (2.84%) BBC
5 4 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.84%) New Media
5 4 (2.84%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.13%) Mobile Games
6 3 (2.13%) Online Games
7 2 (1.42%) Equities
7 2 (1.42%) Fintech
7 2 (1.42%) Statistics
7 2 (1.42%) User Experience
8 1 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.71%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.71%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.02%) Linux
2 16 (11.35%) Unix
3 12 (8.51%) Windows
4 7 (4.96%) Android
4 7 (4.96%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.42%) CentOS
5 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (72.34%) Test Automation
2 98 (69.50%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (42.55%) TDD
4 52 (36.88%) BDD
5 41 (29.08%) Automated Testing
6 40 (28.37%) Manual Testing
7 38 (26.95%) Scrum
8 31 (21.99%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (19.86%) Test Scripting
10 25 (17.73%) Automation Testing
11 21 (14.89%) Software Engineering
12 20 (14.18%) E-Commerce
13 17 (12.06%) Microservices
14 14 (9.93%) Build Automation
14 14 (9.93%) OO
14 14 (9.93%) Software Testing
15 13 (9.22%) Kanban
16 12 (8.51%) Non-Functional Testing
17 11 (7.80%) Functional Testing
18 10 (7.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 92 (65.25%) Java
2 81 (57.45%) C#
3 31 (21.99%) Ruby
4 30 (21.28%) SQL
5 29 (20.57%) JavaScript
6 24 (17.02%) Python
7 16 (11.35%) C++
8 10 (7.09%) Perl
8 10 (7.09%) PHP
9 9 (6.38%) C
10 7 (4.96%) VB
11 6 (4.26%) Tcl
12 5 (3.55%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.84%) Groovy
13 4 (2.84%) Objective-C
13 4 (2.84%) PowerShell
13 4 (2.84%) Scala
14 2 (1.42%) Apple Swift
14 2 (1.42%) Korn
14 2 (1.42%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 14 (9.93%) Degree
2 10 (7.09%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.67%) ISEB
4 3 (2.13%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (26.24%) QA
2 27 (19.15%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (4.96%) Docker
2 4 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.42%) Puppet
2 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.55%) SAP
3 4 (2.84%) BT
3 4 (2.84%) Intel Security
4 3 (2.13%) HP
4 3 (2.13%) Oracle
4 3 (2.13%) Sun
5 2 (1.42%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.42%) Solace
5 2 (1.42%) VMware
6 1 (0.71%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.71%) Informatica
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £28k-£36k DoE + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago