The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Test Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Engineer
UK
Rank 521 643 714
Rank change year-on-year
+122 +71
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 350 317 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.31% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.32% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 309 292 215
Median salary £46,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.23% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,200 £35,000 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +13.33%

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
79912 98784 103035
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 66327 82822 84904
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 Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Test Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Test Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 within the UK.

Test Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +123 326 £46,000 +2.22% 50
London +66 77 £60,000 +14.28% 16
South East +90 67 £43,250 +13.81% 10
South West +27 48 £42,500 - 8
West Yorkshire +21 33 £46,000 +31.42% 5
Yorkshire +15 33 £46,000 +22.66% 7
Leeds +9 31 £46,000 +31.42% 4
North West +3 31 £40,000 -11.11% 1
West Sussex - 31 £45,000 - 2
Manchester -10 30 £40,000 -11.11%
East of England +30 29 £45,000 +10.42% 7
Cambridgeshire +1 20 £46,250 +15.62% 5
East Midlands +25 19 £60,000 +88.97%
Scotland +29 17 £43,750 +2.94%
Somerset - 17 £32,500 - 4
Nottingham +20 16 £60,000 +88.97%
Nottinghamshire +9 16 £60,000 +88.97%
Gloucestershire 0 16 £41,750 -1.76% 1
West Midlands +37 15 £37,500 -9.09%
Cambridge -3 15 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Berkshire +54 14 £44,000 -2.22% 3
Edinburgh +14 14 £45,000 +20.00%
Bristol -3 12 £56,250 +32.35% 1
Haywards Heath - 12 £52,500 -
Worthing - 11 £37,500 - 1
Surrey +60 10 £52,500 +66.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +28 10 £38,000 -8.43% 1
Gloucester - 9 £47,500 -
City of London +33 8 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Milton Keynes +10 8 £37,500 +5.63% 1

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, Test Automation Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 492 (73.65%) Agile Software Development
2 446 (66.77%) Selenium
3 414 (61.98%) Test Automation
4 274 (41.02%) Java
5 227 (33.98%) QA
6 219 (32.78%) C#
7 217 (32.49%) TDD
8 215 (32.19%) BDD
9 199 (29.79%) Test Scripting
10 196 (29.34%) Cucumber
11 186 (27.84%) Automated Testing
12 180 (26.95%) Scrum
13 164 (24.55%) Python
14 163 (24.40%) WebDriver
15 162 (24.25%) SQL
16 159 (23.80%) Finance
16 159 (23.80%) Automation Testing
17 147 (22.01%) ISEB
18 116 (17.37%) ISTQB
19 98 (14.67%) .NET
20 95 (14.22%) SoapUI
21 91 (13.62%) Ruby
22 88 (13.17%) Non-Functional Testing
23 86 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
24 84 (12.57%) Degree
24 84 (12.57%) Functional Testing
25 82 (12.28%) Banking
26 79 (11.83%) Software Testing
27 77 (11.53%) SpecFlow
28 75 (11.23%) Linux

Test Automation Engineer 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 21 (3.14%) Confluence
2 3 (0.45%) Apache
3 2 (0.30%) JBoss
4 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.15%) FileNet
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (0.90%) MS Office
2 3 (0.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.35%) SaaS
3 6 (0.90%) GitHub
4 5 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.15%) IaaS
6 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.69%) Internet
2 17 (2.54%) HTTP
3 4 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.30%) Firewall
4 2 (0.30%) FTP
4 2 (0.30%) SSH
5 1 (0.15%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.15%) Profibus
5 1 (0.15%) RS-232
5 1 (0.15%) SSL
5 1 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.34%) Big Data
2 26 (3.89%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.35%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.20%) MySQL
5 6 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.90%) RDBMS
6 5 (0.75%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.75%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.45%) DB2
7 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Accumulo
8 1 (0.15%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 446 (66.77%) Selenium
2 196 (29.34%) Cucumber
3 163 (24.40%) WebDriver
4 95 (14.22%) SoapUI
5 77 (11.53%) SpecFlow
6 70 (10.48%) JIRA
7 55 (8.23%) Git (software)
8 52 (7.78%) JMeter
8 52 (7.78%) JUnit
9 51 (7.63%) Jenkins
10 48 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
11 46 (6.89%) HP UFT
12 44 (6.59%) Visual Studio
13 40 (5.99%) Appium
14 23 (3.44%) Calabash
15 22 (3.29%) TestNG
16 21 (3.14%) LoadRunner
17 20 (2.99%) Maven
17 20 (2.99%) TeamCity
18 18 (2.69%) NUnit
General
1 159 (23.80%) Finance
2 82 (12.28%) Banking
3 60 (8.98%) Retail
4 51 (7.63%) Telecoms
5 38 (5.69%) Legal
6 21 (3.14%) Marketing
7 12 (1.80%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.65%) Electronics
8 11 (1.65%) Games
9 9 (1.35%) Advertising
9 9 (1.35%) Back Office
10 7 (1.05%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.60%) Military
11 4 (0.60%) Publishing
12 3 (0.45%) Automotive
13 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.30%) Law
14 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (14.67%) .NET
2 67 (10.03%) SOAP
3 59 (8.83%) REST
4 47 (7.04%) XML
5 38 (5.69%) Gherkin
6 33 (4.94%) Web Services
7 30 (4.49%) HTML
8 23 (3.44%) CSS
9 15 (2.25%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (2.10%) RESTful
11 13 (1.95%) ASP.NET
11 13 (1.95%) DOM
12 12 (1.80%) AngularJS
13 9 (1.35%) JSON
14 6 (0.90%) Guice
14 6 (0.90%) J2EE
15 5 (0.75%) XML Messaging
16 4 (0.60%) HTML5
16 4 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
16 4 (0.60%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.19%) Mobile App
2 39 (5.84%) Computer Science
3 24 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.10%) Fintech
5 13 (1.95%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.35%) RIA
7 5 (0.75%) iPad
8 4 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (0.60%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (0.60%) Online Banking
9 3 (0.45%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.45%) IPTV
9 3 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.30%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.30%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.30%) Social Network
10 2 (0.30%) User Experience
10 2 (0.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 75 (11.23%) Linux
2 56 (8.38%) Windows
3 23 (3.44%) Android
4 22 (3.29%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.80%) Unix
6 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.15%) AIX
8 1 (0.15%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (73.65%) Agile Software Development
2 414 (61.98%) Test Automation
3 217 (32.49%) TDD
4 215 (32.19%) BDD
5 199 (29.79%) Test Scripting
6 186 (27.84%) Automated Testing
7 180 (26.95%) Scrum
8 159 (23.80%) Automation Testing
9 88 (13.17%) Non-Functional Testing
10 86 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
11 84 (12.57%) Functional Testing
12 79 (11.83%) Software Testing
13 71 (10.63%) SDLC
14 69 (10.33%) Software Engineering
15 68 (10.18%) Manual Testing
15 68 (10.18%) Waterfall
16 63 (9.43%) E-Commerce
17 59 (8.83%) User Stories
18 56 (8.38%) OO
19 53 (7.93%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 274 (41.02%) Java
2 219 (32.78%) C#
3 164 (24.55%) Python
4 162 (24.25%) SQL
5 91 (13.62%) Ruby
6 62 (9.28%) JavaScript
7 55 (8.23%) Perl
8 51 (7.63%) C++
9 32 (4.79%) C
10 28 (4.19%) Bash Shell
11 25 (3.74%) PHP
12 16 (2.40%) Groovy
13 7 (1.05%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.60%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.60%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.45%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.45%) XPath
16 2 (0.30%) ActionScript
16 2 (0.30%) Go
16 2 (0.30%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 147 (22.01%) ISEB
2 116 (17.37%) ISTQB
3 84 (12.57%) Degree
4 34 (5.09%) Security Cleared
5 33 (4.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 22 (3.29%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.60%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (33.98%) QA
2 29 (4.34%) SDET
3 3 (0.45%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.30%) Section 508
5 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.90%) Docker
3 4 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 37 (5.54%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.60%) Puppet
4 3 (0.45%) Kibana
5 1 (0.15%) Nagios
5 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 61 (9.13%) HP
2 45 (6.74%) Microsoft
3 12 (1.80%) Oracle
4 8 (1.20%) Atlassian
4 8 (1.20%) VMware
5 6 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (0.90%) SAP
6 5 (0.75%) Cadence
7 2 (0.30%) Apiary
7 2 (0.30%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (0.30%) F5
7 2 (0.30%) Perforce
8 1 (0.15%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.15%) Coverity
8 1 (0.15%) IBM
8 1 (0.15%) Informatica
8 1 (0.15%) Intel
8 1 (0.15%) New Relic
8 1 (0.15%) Splunk
8 1 (0.15%) Xamarin
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50,000 DOE + Brilliant Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25k- £40k + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30 - 45k plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £45k per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £37000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bonus & Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25k-35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stott & May
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-45k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension. Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Salary review every 6 months + ben
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago