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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 680 753 727
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 256 195 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 233 165 230
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%

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
94892 102869 114926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79750 84327 94069
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 May 2016 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 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +112 244 £47,500 +5.55% 47
London +70 113 £60,000 +20.00% 22
East of England +43 36 £45,000 +5.88% 6
South East +30 36 £36,500 -28.78% 3
Yorkshire +27 27 £40,000 +23.07% 6
Cambridge +11 26 £45,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire +7 26 £45,000 +2.85% 3
West Yorkshire +27 18 £45,000 +42.85% 5
Leeds +27 17 £45,000 +42.85% 5
City of London +34 15 £65,000 +18.18% 4
South West +6 14 £45,000 +5.88% 7
North West +31 13 £45,000 +33.33% 2
Manchester +12 12 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Berkshire +11 10 £41,250 -9.34% 2
Surrey +2 10 £38,750 -29.54% 1
Gloucestershire - 8 £51,250 - 2
Hertfordshire +18 7 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Scotland -8 6 £30,750 -25.00%
North Yorkshire +1 5 £35,000 +7.69%
Glasgow -19 4 - -
Skipton - 4 £35,000 -
Tring - 4 £32,500 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £32,500 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £41,250 - 1
Buckinghamshire +26 3 £32,500 -9.09%
Hampshire +9 3 £35,000 -36.36%
Wales +1 3 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Kent -2 3 £40,000 -11.11%
South Wales -3 3 £32,500 -7.14% 1
West Midlands -13 3 £45,000 +12.50% 1

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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.

1 389 (67.42%) Test Automation
2 364 (63.08%) Agile Software Development
3 332 (57.54%) Selenium
4 266 (46.10%) Java
5 225 (38.99%) QA
6 191 (33.10%) BDD
7 170 (29.46%) Cucumber
8 168 (29.12%) Automation Testing
9 148 (25.65%) Scrum
10 135 (23.40%) Finance
11 134 (23.22%) WebDriver
12 131 (22.70%) Python
13 127 (22.01%) C#
14 121 (20.97%) TDD
15 114 (19.76%) SQL
16 111 (19.24%) Automated Testing
17 102 (17.68%) Linux
18 96 (16.64%) Jenkins
18 96 (16.64%) Software Testing
18 96 (16.64%) Degree
19 95 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
20 90 (15.60%) Test Scripting
21 85 (14.73%) Test Strategy
22 83 (14.38%) Ruby
23 82 (14.21%) Web Services
24 74 (12.82%) ISEB
25 73 (12.65%) Microsoft
26 72 (12.48%) ISTQB
27 71 (12.31%) JIRA
28 69 (11.96%) SoapUI

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 5 (0.87%) CMS
2 2 (0.35%) Apache
2 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
2 2 (0.35%) Drupal
2 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.17%) Confluence
3 1 (0.17%) IIS
3 1 (0.17%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (1.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.17%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.43%) SaaS
2 4 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.81%) Internet
2 9 (1.56%) HTTP
3 4 (0.69%) SSH
4 2 (0.35%) VoIP
5 1 (0.17%) ATM
5 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.17%) RS-232
5 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.43%) MySQL
2 14 (2.43%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.08%) Big Data
4 6 (1.04%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.04%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.35%) Apache Accumulo
6 2 (0.35%) Biml
6 2 (0.35%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.35%) Power BI
6 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 332 (57.54%) Selenium
2 170 (29.46%) Cucumber
3 134 (23.22%) WebDriver
4 96 (16.64%) Jenkins
5 71 (12.31%) JIRA
6 69 (11.96%) SoapUI
7 68 (11.79%) JUnit
8 58 (10.05%) SpecFlow
9 53 (9.19%) Git (software)
10 39 (6.76%) HP UFT
10 39 (6.76%) JMeter
11 36 (6.24%) Visual Studio
12 34 (5.89%) JBehave
12 34 (5.89%) Team Foundation Server
13 32 (5.55%) Subversion
14 30 (5.20%) FitNesse
15 28 (4.85%) Maven
16 27 (4.68%) TestNG
17 17 (2.95%) Appium
18 15 (2.60%) Selenium IDE
General
1 135 (23.40%) Finance
2 47 (8.15%) Telecoms
3 39 (6.76%) Banking
4 12 (2.08%) Marketing
5 11 (1.91%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.73%) Electronics
6 10 (1.73%) Front Office
6 10 (1.73%) Games
6 10 (1.73%) Retail
7 6 (1.04%) Back Office
7 6 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.04%) Law
7 6 (1.04%) Legal
8 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.35%) Automotive
9 2 (0.35%) Publishing
9 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (14.21%) Web Services
2 58 (10.05%) RESTful
3 57 (9.88%) .NET
4 47 (8.15%) XML
5 46 (7.97%) REST
6 35 (6.07%) SOAP
7 32 (5.55%) Gherkin
8 17 (2.95%) HTML
9 16 (2.77%) J2EE
10 14 (2.43%) JSON
11 13 (2.25%) ASP.NET
12 10 (1.73%) CSS
13 9 (1.56%) AngularJS
13 9 (1.56%) Spring
14 7 (1.21%) FIX Protocol
14 7 (1.21%) Hibernate
15 5 (0.87%) .NET Framework
15 5 (0.87%) KnockoutJS
15 5 (0.87%) LAMP
15 5 (0.87%) React
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.24%) Computer Science
2 31 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.37%) Mobile App
3 18 (3.12%) Digital Media
4 14 (2.43%) RIA
5 12 (2.08%) Client/Server
5 12 (2.08%) Fintech
6 11 (1.91%) iPad
7 10 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.39%) User Experience
9 7 (1.21%) DTV
10 5 (0.87%) Wiki
11 4 (0.69%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.69%) NHS
11 4 (0.69%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.52%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.35%) Artificial Intelligence
13 2 (0.35%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.35%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 102 (17.68%) Linux
2 60 (10.40%) Unix
2 60 (10.40%) Windows
3 19 (3.29%) Android
4 18 (3.12%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.95%) Solaris
6 7 (1.21%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (67.42%) Test Automation
2 364 (63.08%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (33.10%) BDD
4 168 (29.12%) Automation Testing
5 148 (25.65%) Scrum
6 121 (20.97%) TDD
7 111 (19.24%) Automated Testing
8 96 (16.64%) Software Testing
9 95 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
10 90 (15.60%) Test Scripting
11 85 (14.73%) Test Strategy
12 63 (10.92%) Test Management
13 59 (10.23%) Manual Testing
14 56 (9.71%) Software Engineering
15 52 (9.01%) User Acceptance Testing
16 51 (8.84%) Functional Testing
17 50 (8.67%) QA Automation
17 50 (8.67%) User Stories
18 48 (8.32%) SDLC
19 46 (7.97%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 266 (46.10%) Java
2 131 (22.70%) Python
3 127 (22.01%) C#
4 114 (19.76%) SQL
5 83 (14.38%) Ruby
6 45 (7.80%) Perl
7 42 (7.28%) JavaScript
8 31 (5.37%) Bash Shell
9 22 (3.81%) PHP
10 18 (3.12%) C++
11 12 (2.08%) VB
12 11 (1.91%) VBScript
13 7 (1.21%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.04%) C
14 6 (1.04%) Groovy
14 6 (1.04%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.04%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.87%) XPath
16 3 (0.52%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 96 (16.64%) Degree
2 74 (12.82%) ISEB
3 72 (12.48%) ISTQB
4 17 (2.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (1.39%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.52%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.35%) PhD
9 2 (0.35%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) HND
10 1 (0.17%) HP AIS
10 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (38.99%) QA
2 22 (3.81%) SDET
3 2 (0.35%) Section 508
4 1 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.35%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (0.35%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.35%) Puppet
4 1 (0.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 73 (12.65%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.20%) Oracle
3 21 (3.64%) HP
4 14 (2.43%) SAP
5 10 (1.73%) Rally
6 3 (0.52%) Apple
6 3 (0.52%) Coverity
6 3 (0.52%) Google
6 3 (0.52%) Perforce
7 2 (0.35%) CA
7 2 (0.35%) IBM
7 2 (0.35%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.35%) Sophos
8 1 (0.17%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.17%) Citrix
8 1 (0.17%) Xamarin
Ipswich, Suffolk
Kyna Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 58k-60k + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Energon People
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spencer Knight Recruitment
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Yoh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Interquest - ECOM
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford
Capita Internal Resourcing
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + employer only pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £28,000 - £35,000 + STRONG PACKAGE
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Excellent bens
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Best in Industry Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Rathbone Place, London
Centrica
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago
East London
Pirean Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Bens package includes bonus, healthc
Posted: 13 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Nagra Media UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago