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

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Engineer
UK
Rank 510 640 720
Rank change year-on-year
+130 +80
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 363 321 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.32% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.33% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 318 299 224
Median salary £45,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.05% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £34,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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
81623 97249 103130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.46% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67793 81597 85223
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 £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 20 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 20 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 +130 338 £46,000 +2.22% 36
London +34 79 £60,000 +14.28% 15
South East +86 68 £42,500 +6.25% 5
South West +35 48 £42,500 - 8
West Yorkshire +14 37 £46,000 +31.42% 2
Yorkshire +6 37 £46,000 +31.42% 3
Leeds +10 35 £46,000 +31.42% 1
East of England +26 32 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North West -3 32 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Manchester -16 31 £40,000 -11.11%
West Sussex - 30 £40,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire +7 22 £46,250 +15.62%
East Midlands +19 19 £60,000 +88.97% 1
Somerset - 18 £32,500 - 3
Scotland +30 17 £43,750 +2.94% 2
Cambridge -2 17 £47,500 +18.75%
West Midlands +36 16 £32,500 -18.75%
Gloucestershire +3 16 £41,750 -1.76% 1
Berkshire +51 15 £44,500 -1.11% 2
Nottingham +16 15 £60,000 +88.97%
Nottinghamshire +15 15 £60,000 +88.97%
Edinburgh +12 14 £45,000 - 2
Bristol -1 12 £60,000 +41.17% 2
Haywards Heath - 11 £52,500 - 1
Surrey +54 10 £52,500 +66.66%
Buckinghamshire +28 10 £38,000 -8.43%
Worthing - 10 £37,500 - 1
Gloucester - 9 £47,500 -
Milton Keynes +20 8 £37,500 +5.63%
Warwickshire +39 7 £40,000 -5.88%

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 490 (73.35%) Agile Software Development
2 445 (66.62%) Selenium
3 415 (62.13%) Test Automation
4 274 (41.02%) Java
5 229 (34.28%) QA
6 215 (32.19%) TDD
7 213 (31.89%) C#
8 212 (31.74%) BDD
9 198 (29.64%) Test Scripting
10 190 (28.44%) Cucumber
11 189 (28.29%) Automated Testing
12 180 (26.95%) Scrum
13 170 (25.45%) Python
14 160 (23.95%) Finance
15 157 (23.50%) WebDriver
16 156 (23.35%) SQL
17 155 (23.20%) Automation Testing
18 145 (21.71%) ISEB
19 115 (17.22%) ISTQB
20 96 (14.37%) SoapUI
21 95 (14.22%) .NET
22 92 (13.77%) Ruby
23 86 (12.87%) Degree
23 86 (12.87%) Non-Functional Testing
24 83 (12.43%) Banking
25 81 (12.13%) Functional Testing
26 80 (11.98%) Software Testing
27 79 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
28 78 (11.68%) Linux
29 72 (10.78%) Manual Testing

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 16 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.35%) SaaS
3 7 (1.05%) GitHub
4 4 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.40%) Internet
2 15 (2.25%) HTTP
3 5 (0.75%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.30%) Firewall
4 2 (0.30%) FTP
4 2 (0.30%) SSH
5 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.15%) Profibus
5 1 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.34%) Big Data
2 25 (3.74%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.20%) MySQL
3 8 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 6 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.90%) RDBMS
5 5 (0.75%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.75%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.45%) DB2
6 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.15%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (0.15%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 445 (66.62%) Selenium
2 190 (28.44%) Cucumber
3 157 (23.50%) WebDriver
4 96 (14.37%) SoapUI
5 71 (10.63%) SpecFlow
6 70 (10.48%) JIRA
7 52 (7.78%) Git (software)
7 52 (7.78%) JMeter
8 51 (7.63%) JUnit
9 47 (7.04%) Jenkins
10 46 (6.89%) HP UFT
11 45 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
12 39 (5.84%) Visual Studio
13 36 (5.39%) Appium
14 22 (3.29%) LoadRunner
15 21 (3.14%) TestNG
16 20 (2.99%) Calabash
16 20 (2.99%) Maven
17 19 (2.84%) NUnit
17 19 (2.84%) Robot Framework
General
1 160 (23.95%) Finance
2 83 (12.43%) Banking
3 63 (9.43%) Retail
4 52 (7.78%) Telecoms
5 40 (5.99%) Legal
6 21 (3.14%) Marketing
7 13 (1.95%) Games
8 12 (1.80%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.65%) Electronics
10 10 (1.50%) Back Office
11 8 (1.20%) Advertising
11 8 (1.20%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.60%) Military
13 3 (0.45%) Automotive
13 3 (0.45%) Publishing
14 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.30%) Law
15 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (14.22%) .NET
2 66 (9.88%) SOAP
3 55 (8.23%) REST
4 46 (6.89%) XML
5 35 (5.24%) Gherkin
6 34 (5.09%) Web Services
7 28 (4.19%) HTML
8 22 (3.29%) CSS
9 15 (2.25%) RESTful
10 14 (2.10%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (1.80%) ASP.NET
11 12 (1.80%) DOM
12 11 (1.65%) AngularJS
13 8 (1.20%) 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 49 (7.34%) Mobile App
2 38 (5.69%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (1.95%) Client/Server
4 13 (1.95%) Fintech
5 9 (1.35%) RIA
6 5 (0.75%) Data Centre
6 5 (0.75%) iPad
7 4 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (0.45%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.45%) IPTV
8 3 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (0.45%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.30%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.30%) Online Gambling
9 2 (0.30%) Social Network
9 2 (0.30%) User Experience
9 2 (0.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 78 (11.68%) Linux
2 54 (8.08%) Windows
3 23 (3.44%) Android
4 22 (3.29%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.65%) 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
1 490 (73.35%) Agile Software Development
2 415 (62.13%) Test Automation
3 215 (32.19%) TDD
4 212 (31.74%) BDD
5 198 (29.64%) Test Scripting
6 189 (28.29%) Automated Testing
7 180 (26.95%) Scrum
8 155 (23.20%) Automation Testing
9 86 (12.87%) Non-Functional Testing
10 81 (12.13%) Functional Testing
11 80 (11.98%) Software Testing
12 79 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
13 72 (10.78%) Manual Testing
14 71 (10.63%) SDLC
15 69 (10.33%) Software Engineering
16 66 (9.88%) Waterfall
17 64 (9.58%) E-Commerce
18 55 (8.23%) User Stories
19 53 (7.93%) OO
19 53 (7.93%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 274 (41.02%) Java
2 213 (31.89%) C#
3 170 (25.45%) Python
4 156 (23.35%) SQL
5 92 (13.77%) Ruby
6 62 (9.28%) JavaScript
7 54 (8.08%) Perl
8 53 (7.93%) C++
9 31 (4.64%) C
10 28 (4.19%) Bash Shell
11 25 (3.74%) PHP
12 16 (2.40%) Groovy
13 8 (1.20%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.60%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.60%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.45%) ActionScript
15 3 (0.45%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.45%) XPath
16 2 (0.30%) SPARQL
16 2 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 145 (21.71%) ISEB
2 115 (17.22%) ISTQB
3 86 (12.87%) Degree
4 33 (4.94%) Security Cleared
5 32 (4.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 22 (3.29%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.45%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (34.28%) QA
2 29 (4.34%) SDET
3 4 (0.60%) ISO 14001
3 4 (0.60%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.30%) Section 508
5 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.90%) Docker
3 4 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 36 (5.39%) 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 59 (8.83%) HP
2 42 (6.29%) Microsoft
3 10 (1.50%) Oracle
4 9 (1.35%) VMware
5 8 (1.20%) Atlassian
6 6 (0.90%) Cadence
6 6 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (0.90%) SAP
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%) Facebook
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
Yeovil, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-£70,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Chiswick
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Oakham, Leicestershire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £35000 Per Annum bonuses+excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Source Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 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: 4 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: Cometetive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 Per Annum + excllenent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension. Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus,
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Kindred Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Piksel
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Somerset
Pearson Frank
Salary: £30000 - £34157 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago