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

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 682 785 729
Rank change year-on-year
+103 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 265 188 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.18% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 238 160 225
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,750 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +3.75%

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
99004 106428 116772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 83229 86820 94728
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 3 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 3 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 +108 256 £45,000 +4.65% 25
London +54 113 £57,500 +15.00% 12
East of England +31 36 £40,000 -15.78%
South East +21 34 £35,000 -22.22% 7
Yorkshire +24 28 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Cambridge +12 27 £40,000 -15.78%
Cambridgeshire +7 27 £40,000 -15.78%
West Yorkshire +37 23 £41,500 +31.74% 1
Leeds +19 22 £43,250 +37.30% 1
North West +45 20 £45,000 +14.64% 1
South West +11 19 £42,500 - 3
Manchester +26 18 £45,000 - 1
City of London +45 14 £65,000 +18.18% 3
Berkshire +11 12 £44,500 +1.36% 2
Gloucestershire - 11 £42,500 - 2
Hertfordshire +20 6 £32,500 -7.14%
Surrey +3 6 £35,000 -33.33% 2
Newbury +1 5 £45,000 -10.00%
North Yorkshire -8 4 £35,000 +7.69%
Oxfordshire - 4 £32,500 - 2
Kent - 4 £40,000 -
Tring - 4 £32,500 -
Skipton - 4 £35,000 -
Buckinghamshire +18 3 £32,500 -18.75%
East Midlands +4 3 £37,500 -
Wales +1 3 £35,000 - 2
South Wales -1 3 £35,000 - 2
West Midlands -18 3 £45,000 +20.00%
Wiltshire - 3 £45,000 -
Swindon - 3 £45,000 -

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 391 (65.94%) Test Automation
2 369 (62.23%) Agile Software Development
3 350 (59.02%) Selenium
4 258 (43.51%) Java
5 235 (39.63%) QA
6 190 (32.04%) BDD
7 173 (29.17%) Cucumber
8 170 (28.67%) Automation Testing
9 153 (25.80%) Scrum
10 144 (24.28%) WebDriver
11 134 (22.60%) C#
12 132 (22.26%) Python
13 129 (21.75%) Finance
14 127 (21.42%) Automated Testing
15 122 (20.57%) TDD
16 103 (17.37%) Software Testing
17 98 (16.53%) Linux
18 97 (16.36%) SQL
19 95 (16.02%) Degree
19 95 (16.02%) Jenkins
20 92 (15.51%) Continuous Integration
21 91 (15.35%) Test Scripting
22 88 (14.84%) Web Services
23 86 (14.50%) Ruby
24 84 (14.17%) Test Strategy
25 81 (13.66%) JIRA
26 74 (12.48%) ISEB
27 73 (12.31%) ISTQB
28 69 (11.64%) Test Management
29 67 (11.30%) Microsoft

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 7 (1.18%) CMS
2 3 (0.51%) Confluence
2 3 (0.51%) Drupal
3 2 (0.34%) Apache
3 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.34%) IIS
3 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (2.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.17%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.02%) SaaS
2 2 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.04%) Internet
2 11 (1.85%) HTTP
3 2 (0.34%) SSH
3 2 (0.34%) VoIP
4 1 (0.17%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.17%) RS-232
4 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.87%) MySQL
3 16 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.85%) Big Data
5 6 (1.01%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.84%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.34%) Apache Accumulo
7 2 (0.34%) Biml
7 2 (0.34%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.34%) Power BI
7 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.17%) HBase
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 350 (59.02%) Selenium
2 173 (29.17%) Cucumber
3 144 (24.28%) WebDriver
4 95 (16.02%) Jenkins
5 81 (13.66%) JIRA
6 64 (10.79%) SoapUI
7 61 (10.29%) JUnit
8 56 (9.44%) SpecFlow
9 50 (8.43%) Git (software)
10 41 (6.91%) HP UFT
10 41 (6.91%) JMeter
10 41 (6.91%) Visual Studio
11 33 (5.56%) FitNesse
11 33 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
12 30 (5.06%) JBehave
12 30 (5.06%) Subversion
13 24 (4.05%) TestNG
14 23 (3.88%) Maven
15 21 (3.54%) Appium
16 16 (2.70%) Selenium IDE
General
1 129 (21.75%) Finance
2 49 (8.26%) Telecoms
3 35 (5.90%) Banking
4 14 (2.36%) Retail
5 13 (2.19%) Marketing
6 11 (1.85%) Games
7 8 (1.35%) Electronics
7 8 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.35%) Front Office
7 8 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.18%) Law
9 6 (1.01%) Back Office
10 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.34%) Automotive
11 2 (0.34%) Legal
11 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (14.84%) Web Services
2 59 (9.95%) .NET
3 52 (8.77%) REST
4 46 (7.76%) RESTful
5 44 (7.42%) XML
6 41 (6.91%) SOAP
7 25 (4.22%) Gherkin
8 16 (2.70%) HTML
8 16 (2.70%) JSON
9 15 (2.53%) J2EE
10 12 (2.02%) ASP.NET
11 9 (1.52%) CSS
12 8 (1.35%) AngularJS
13 5 (0.84%) FIX Protocol
13 5 (0.84%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (0.84%) LAMP
13 5 (0.84%) React
13 5 (0.84%) Spring
14 4 (0.67%) jQuery
15 3 (0.51%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.07%) Computer Science
2 35 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (5.73%) Mobile App
4 24 (4.05%) Digital Media
5 13 (2.19%) iPad
6 12 (2.02%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.85%) User Experience
8 10 (1.69%) DTV
8 10 (1.69%) Fintech
8 10 (1.69%) RIA
9 7 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.18%) Wiki
10 4 (0.67%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.67%) NHS
10 4 (0.67%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.51%) Artificial Intelligence
11 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.51%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.34%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 98 (16.53%) Linux
2 59 (9.95%) Windows
3 49 (8.26%) Unix
4 29 (4.89%) Android
5 26 (4.38%) Apple iOS
6 13 (2.19%) Solaris
7 5 (0.84%) Windows Phone
7 5 (0.84%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (65.94%) Test Automation
2 369 (62.23%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (32.04%) BDD
4 170 (28.67%) Automation Testing
5 153 (25.80%) Scrum
6 127 (21.42%) Automated Testing
7 122 (20.57%) TDD
8 103 (17.37%) Software Testing
9 92 (15.51%) Continuous Integration
10 91 (15.35%) Test Scripting
11 84 (14.17%) Test Strategy
12 69 (11.64%) Test Management
13 63 (10.62%) Manual Testing
14 59 (9.95%) Functional Testing
14 59 (9.95%) QA Automation
15 58 (9.78%) SDLC
16 56 (9.44%) User Acceptance Testing
17 55 (9.27%) User Stories
18 52 (8.77%) Software Engineering
19 46 (7.76%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 258 (43.51%) Java
2 134 (22.60%) C#
3 132 (22.26%) Python
4 97 (16.36%) SQL
5 86 (14.50%) Ruby
6 51 (8.60%) JavaScript
7 45 (7.59%) Perl
8 35 (5.90%) Bash Shell
9 20 (3.37%) PHP
10 17 (2.87%) C++
11 10 (1.69%) C
11 10 (1.69%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.69%) VBScript
12 9 (1.52%) VB
13 7 (1.18%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.01%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.84%) XPath
16 4 (0.67%) Groovy
17 2 (0.34%) Go
17 2 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 95 (16.02%) Degree
2 74 (12.48%) ISEB
3 73 (12.31%) ISTQB
4 18 (3.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (1.18%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.34%) PhD
8 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.17%) HND
9 1 (0.17%) HP AIS
9 1 (0.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (39.63%) QA
2 22 (3.71%) SDET
3 1 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.34%) vSphere
2 1 (0.17%) Docker
2 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.67%) Capistrano
2 4 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.51%) Puppet
4 2 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 67 (11.30%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.40%) Oracle
3 18 (3.04%) HP
4 14 (2.36%) SAP
5 11 (1.85%) Rally
6 3 (0.51%) Apple
6 3 (0.51%) Coverity
6 3 (0.51%) Perforce
7 2 (0.34%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.34%) CA
7 2 (0.34%) Google
7 2 (0.34%) IBM
7 2 (0.34%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.34%) Sophos
7 2 (0.34%) VMware
7 2 (0.34%) Xamarin
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus
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Salary: £40000.00 - £44000.00 per annum + car, pension, benefits
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Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
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Venturi
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Salary: £20000 - £22500 per annum + Benefits
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