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 29 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 649 632 713
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +81
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 273 332 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.31% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.32% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 244 301 249
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%

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
94167 103508 112247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.20% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 79244 85842 90577
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 -5 264 £45,000 - 45
London -21 76 £50,000 -9.09% 18
South East +27 68 £46,250 -2.63% 8
East of England +31 46 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Surrey +41 35 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Yorkshire +11 34 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Cambridgeshire +11 29 £47,500 +26.66% 1
West Yorkshire +18 27 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Cambridge +12 26 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Leeds +32 21 £45,000 - 5
Hertfordshire +24 11 £45,000 +5.88%
North West +11 11 £45,000 - 5
East Midlands +7 10 £39,000 +20.00% 3
Berkshire +3 10 £40,000 - 2
Woking - 10 £52,500 - 2
Egham +28 9 £60,000 +9.09%
Manchester -6 9 £47,500 +5.55% 4
West Midlands -7 9 £42,500 +21.42%
Nottingham +15 7 £40,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire +13 7 £40,000 - 2
South Wales +7 7 £40,000 +14.28%
Wales +3 7 £40,000 +14.28%
South West -3 7 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Watford - 7 £45,000 -
West Sussex - 7 £60,000 -
Bedfordshire +20 6 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Hampshire -7 6 £33,500 -23.86% 2
Bedford +13 5 £42,500 +30.76%
Cardiff +10 5 £41,250 -
City of London +8 5 £46,250 -15.90% 2

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 374 (70.57%) Agile Software Development
2 353 (66.60%) Test Automation
3 309 (58.30%) Selenium
4 278 (52.45%) Java
5 240 (45.28%) QA
6 185 (34.91%) BDD
7 171 (32.26%) Cucumber
8 147 (27.74%) Automation Testing
9 146 (27.55%) SQL
10 145 (27.36%) Finance
11 143 (26.98%) Python
12 141 (26.60%) Scrum
13 138 (26.04%) C#
14 134 (25.28%) TDD
15 115 (21.70%) Automated Testing
16 109 (20.57%) WebDriver
17 107 (20.19%) Jenkins
18 104 (19.62%) Ruby
18 104 (19.62%) Continuous Integration
19 102 (19.25%) ISEB
20 100 (18.87%) ISTQB
21 99 (18.68%) JIRA
22 94 (17.74%) Test Scripting
23 89 (16.79%) Degree
24 88 (16.60%) Software Testing
25 83 (15.66%) Linux
26 75 (14.15%) Test Strategy
27 73 (13.77%) JUnit
28 71 (13.40%) Web Services
29 65 (12.26%) Software Engineering

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 12 (2.26%) Confluence
2 6 (1.13%) IIS
3 3 (0.57%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.38%) Apache
4 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.19%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 17 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.64%) SaaS
2 8 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.32%) GitHub
4 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.09%) Internet
2 6 (1.13%) HTTP
3 4 (0.75%) SSH
3 4 (0.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.57%) DSL
5 1 (0.19%) ATM
5 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.19%) RS-232
5 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.45%) Big Data
3 10 (1.89%) MySQL
3 10 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.13%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.94%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.57%) Apache Accumulo
7 3 (0.57%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.38%) Biml
8 2 (0.38%) DB2
8 2 (0.38%) Power BI
8 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 309 (58.30%) Selenium
2 171 (32.26%) Cucumber
3 109 (20.57%) WebDriver
4 107 (20.19%) Jenkins
5 99 (18.68%) JIRA
6 73 (13.77%) JUnit
7 62 (11.70%) SoapUI
8 57 (10.75%) Git (software)
9 50 (9.43%) SpecFlow
10 42 (7.92%) HP UFT
11 40 (7.55%) JMeter
12 35 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
13 33 (6.23%) Subversion
14 32 (6.04%) JBehave
15 27 (5.09%) Maven
16 25 (4.72%) TestNG
17 21 (3.96%) Appium
18 20 (3.77%) NUnit
19 18 (3.40%) WATIR
20 17 (3.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 145 (27.36%) Finance
2 38 (7.17%) Banking
3 30 (5.66%) Retail
4 29 (5.47%) Legal
5 21 (3.96%) Telecoms
6 19 (3.58%) Games
7 13 (2.45%) Manufacturing
8 12 (2.26%) Marketing
9 11 (2.08%) Back Office
10 10 (1.89%) Electronics
10 10 (1.89%) Front Office
11 6 (1.13%) Law
11 6 (1.13%) Publishing
12 5 (0.94%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.38%) Automotive
13 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.19%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (13.40%) Web Services
2 64 (12.08%) RESTful
3 61 (11.51%) .NET
4 54 (10.19%) REST
5 53 (10.00%) XML
6 49 (9.25%) Gherkin
7 32 (6.04%) HTML
8 31 (5.85%) SOAP
9 19 (3.58%) CSS
10 18 (3.40%) Spring
11 16 (3.02%) ASP.NET
12 14 (2.64%) Hibernate
13 13 (2.45%) .NET Framework
14 12 (2.26%) Node.js
15 9 (1.70%) J2EE
16 8 (1.51%) Ajax
16 8 (1.51%) FIX Protocol
16 8 (1.51%) JSON
17 7 (1.32%) AngularJS
17 7 (1.32%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.74%) Mobile App
2 37 (6.98%) Computer Science
3 31 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.77%) RIA
5 16 (3.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (2.64%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.89%) Fintech
8 9 (1.70%) iPad
9 8 (1.51%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.32%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.13%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.94%) Online Games
13 4 (0.75%) Health Informatics
13 4 (0.75%) Home Automation
13 4 (0.75%) Informatics
13 4 (0.75%) Mobile Games
13 4 (0.75%) Online Gambling
13 4 (0.75%) Smart Meter
13 4 (0.75%) Wiki
14 3 (0.57%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 83 (15.66%) Linux
2 49 (9.25%) Unix
3 47 (8.87%) Windows
4 27 (5.09%) Android
5 26 (4.91%) Apple iOS
6 17 (3.21%) Solaris
7 5 (0.94%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.38%) CentOS
8 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (70.57%) Agile Software Development
2 353 (66.60%) Test Automation
3 185 (34.91%) BDD
4 147 (27.74%) Automation Testing
5 141 (26.60%) Scrum
6 134 (25.28%) TDD
7 115 (21.70%) Automated Testing
8 104 (19.62%) Continuous Integration
9 94 (17.74%) Test Scripting
10 88 (16.60%) Software Testing
11 75 (14.15%) Test Strategy
12 65 (12.26%) Software Engineering
13 60 (11.32%) Functional Testing
13 60 (11.32%) Manual Testing
14 53 (10.00%) Unit Testing
15 51 (9.62%) API Testing
16 50 (9.43%) Open Source
17 49 (9.25%) User Acceptance Testing
18 46 (8.68%) QA Automation
18 46 (8.68%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 278 (52.45%) Java
2 146 (27.55%) SQL
3 143 (26.98%) Python
4 138 (26.04%) C#
5 104 (19.62%) Ruby
6 44 (8.30%) JavaScript
7 41 (7.74%) Perl
8 33 (6.23%) C++
9 29 (5.47%) Bash Shell
10 28 (5.28%) PHP
11 18 (3.40%) VB
12 14 (2.64%) Groovy
13 10 (1.89%) VBScript
14 7 (1.32%) C
14 7 (1.32%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.13%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.13%) XPath
16 5 (0.94%) Scala
17 4 (0.75%) ActionScript
18 3 (0.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 102 (19.25%) ISEB
2 100 (18.87%) ISTQB
3 89 (16.79%) Degree
4 34 (6.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (1.70%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.94%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.38%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) HND
10 1 (0.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (45.28%) QA
2 39 (7.36%) SDET
3 5 (0.94%) Section 508
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.75%) Docker
2 4 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) Firmware
3 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.19%) vSphere
3 1 (0.19%) Xen
3 1 (0.19%) XenApp
3 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (3.58%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.57%) Puppet
3 1 (0.19%) Ansible
Vendors
1 55 (10.38%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.79%) HP
3 22 (4.15%) Oracle
4 9 (1.70%) VMware
5 8 (1.51%) Rally
6 7 (1.32%) SAP
7 6 (1.13%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.75%) IBM
8 4 (0.75%) Sun
8 4 (0.75%) TOWER Software
9 3 (0.57%) Google
10 2 (0.38%) Apple
10 2 (0.38%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.38%) Sophos
11 1 (0.19%) Cadence
11 1 (0.19%) Cisco
11 1 (0.19%) Citrix
11 1 (0.19%) Coverity
11 1 (0.19%) Dell
11 1 (0.19%) NetApp
East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £34000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum £30k - £55k basic salary + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + employer only pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Harleston, Norfolk
Energon People
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits 10% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £100k + equity
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (DOE)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: circa £40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
greywood
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Pro-Quest
Salary: 40000-45000 Per Annum +bonus+benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: £40,000 per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Talent Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Rotherham
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago