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 27 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 665 693 714
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 261 282 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.27% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 240 244 245
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,450 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
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
94900 105542 116515
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 80031 87022 95416
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +30 248 £50,000 +11.11% 38
London +42 119 £60,000 +20.00% 11
South East +35 43 £42,500 -6.59% 9
East of England +53 38 £45,000 +2.85% 5
Yorkshire +39 27 £40,000 +23.07% 7
Cambridge +11 23 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Cambridgeshire +7 23 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Surrey +13 16 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Leeds +20 15 £40,000 -11.11% 6
West Yorkshire +15 15 £40,000 - 7
City of London +30 13 £65,000 +18.18% 2
South West +4 11 £45,000 +9.09% 2
Berkshire +15 10 £41,250 +3.12% 4
Hertfordshire +27 8 £44,250 +14.19% 1
Hampshire +8 7 £32,000 -26.43% 2
North Yorkshire +9 6 £35,000 +7.69%
Scotland -4 6 £30,000 -28.99%
Bedfordshire - 6 £42,500 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £42,500 -
Egham - 6 £60,000 - 1
Gloucestershire +5 5 £55,000 +61.76%
Glasgow -12 5 - -
North West +8 4 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Cardiff +3 4 £35,000 -
Wales +1 4 £35,000 -
South Wales -3 4 £35,000 -
West Sussex -8 4 £47,500 +63.79%
Oxfordshire - 4 £32,500 -
Skipton - 4 £35,000 -
Rotherham - 4 £42,500 -

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 372 (68.51%) Test Automation
2 352 (64.83%) Agile Software Development
3 313 (57.64%) Selenium
4 271 (49.91%) Java
5 214 (39.41%) QA
6 195 (35.91%) BDD
7 169 (31.12%) Cucumber
8 160 (29.47%) Automation Testing
9 139 (25.60%) Finance
10 136 (25.05%) Scrum
11 127 (23.39%) C#
12 123 (22.65%) WebDriver
13 121 (22.28%) SQL
14 120 (22.10%) Python
14 120 (22.10%) TDD
15 102 (18.78%) Jenkins
16 101 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
17 100 (18.42%) Automated Testing
18 95 (17.50%) Software Testing
19 90 (16.57%) Test Scripting
20 85 (15.65%) Degree
21 84 (15.47%) Linux
22 83 (15.29%) Ruby
23 80 (14.73%) JIRA
24 79 (14.55%) Web Services
25 75 (13.81%) Microsoft
25 75 (13.81%) Test Strategy
26 71 (13.08%) JUnit
27 68 (12.52%) SoapUI
28 67 (12.34%) RESTful

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 6 (1.10%) Confluence
2 3 (0.55%) CMS
3 2 (0.37%) Apache
3 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.37%) IIS
3 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.18%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.18%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.18%) Drupal
Applications
1 15 (2.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (1.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.18%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.58%) SaaS
2 8 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.10%) GitHub
4 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.05%) Internet
2 11 (2.03%) HTTP
3 4 (0.74%) SSH
4 3 (0.55%) DSL
5 2 (0.37%) VoIP
6 1 (0.18%) ATM
6 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.18%) RS-232
6 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.58%) Big Data
3 12 (2.21%) MySQL
4 10 (1.84%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.47%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.29%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.37%) Apache Accumulo
8 2 (0.37%) Biml
8 2 (0.37%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.37%) Power BI
8 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 313 (57.64%) Selenium
2 169 (31.12%) Cucumber
3 123 (22.65%) WebDriver
4 102 (18.78%) Jenkins
5 80 (14.73%) JIRA
6 71 (13.08%) JUnit
7 68 (12.52%) SoapUI
8 56 (10.31%) SpecFlow
9 50 (9.21%) Git (software)
10 38 (7.00%) HP UFT
11 36 (6.63%) Team Foundation Server
12 34 (6.26%) Subversion
13 33 (6.08%) JBehave
14 31 (5.71%) JMeter
14 31 (5.71%) TestNG
15 30 (5.52%) Maven
16 28 (5.16%) Visual Studio
17 20 (3.68%) FitNesse
18 17 (3.13%) Appium
19 16 (2.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 139 (25.60%) Finance
2 38 (7.00%) Banking
3 37 (6.81%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.76%) Retail
5 14 (2.58%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.39%) Legal
7 11 (2.03%) Electronics
7 11 (2.03%) Marketing
8 10 (1.84%) Front Office
9 9 (1.66%) Games
10 7 (1.29%) Back Office
11 6 (1.10%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.10%) Law
11 6 (1.10%) Publishing
12 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (14.55%) Web Services
2 67 (12.34%) RESTful
3 58 (10.68%) .NET
4 47 (8.66%) XML
5 42 (7.73%) REST
6 34 (6.26%) Gherkin
6 34 (6.26%) SOAP
7 23 (4.24%) HTML
8 16 (2.95%) ASP.NET
9 15 (2.76%) Spring
10 14 (2.58%) CSS
10 14 (2.58%) J2EE
10 14 (2.58%) JSON
11 11 (2.03%) .NET Framework
12 10 (1.84%) AngularJS
13 9 (1.66%) Hibernate
14 8 (1.47%) FIX Protocol
14 8 (1.47%) Node.js
15 7 (1.29%) LAMP
16 5 (0.92%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
1 31 (5.71%) Computer Science
2 29 (5.34%) Mobile App
3 14 (2.58%) RIA
4 13 (2.39%) Digital Media
4 13 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (2.03%) Client/Server
6 10 (1.84%) Fintech
7 8 (1.47%) iPad
8 6 (1.10%) User Experience
8 6 (1.10%) Wiki
9 5 (0.92%) DTV
10 4 (0.74%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.74%) NHS
10 4 (0.74%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.55%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.55%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.37%) Artificial Intelligence
12 2 (0.37%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 84 (15.47%) Linux
2 63 (11.60%) Unix
3 58 (10.68%) Windows
4 21 (3.87%) Solaris
5 15 (2.76%) Android
5 15 (2.76%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.29%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (68.51%) Test Automation
2 352 (64.83%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (35.91%) BDD
4 160 (29.47%) Automation Testing
5 136 (25.05%) Scrum
6 120 (22.10%) TDD
7 101 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
8 100 (18.42%) Automated Testing
9 95 (17.50%) Software Testing
10 90 (16.57%) Test Scripting
11 75 (13.81%) Test Strategy
12 55 (10.13%) Software Engineering
12 55 (10.13%) Test Management
13 52 (9.58%) Unit Testing
14 49 (9.02%) User Acceptance Testing
15 48 (8.84%) Functional Testing
16 47 (8.66%) Manual Testing
17 45 (8.29%) API Testing
17 45 (8.29%) QA Automation
18 44 (8.10%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 271 (49.91%) Java
2 127 (23.39%) C#
3 121 (22.28%) SQL
4 120 (22.10%) Python
5 83 (15.29%) Ruby
6 43 (7.92%) JavaScript
6 43 (7.92%) Perl
7 23 (4.24%) PHP
8 20 (3.68%) Bash Shell
9 19 (3.50%) C++
10 15 (2.76%) VB
11 13 (2.39%) VBScript
12 9 (1.66%) Groovy
13 6 (1.10%) Scala
13 6 (1.10%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.10%) XPath
14 5 (0.92%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.74%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.55%) C
16 3 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (15.65%) Degree
2 67 (12.34%) ISEB
3 66 (12.15%) ISTQB
4 17 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (1.47%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.55%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.37%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) HND
9 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (39.41%) QA
2 32 (5.89%) SDET
3 4 (0.74%) Section 508
System Software
1 4 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) Docker
3 1 (0.18%) Firmware
3 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.18%) Xen
3 1 (0.18%) XenApp
3 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.37%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (0.37%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) Ansible
Vendors
1 75 (13.81%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.71%) Oracle
3 27 (4.97%) HP
4 11 (2.03%) SAP
5 6 (1.10%) Rally
6 3 (0.55%) Apple
6 3 (0.55%) Coverity
6 3 (0.55%) Google
6 3 (0.55%) IBM
7 2 (0.37%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.37%) CA
7 2 (0.37%) Perforce
7 2 (0.37%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.37%) Sophos
7 2 (0.37%) VMware
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco
8 1 (0.18%) Citrix
8 1 (0.18%) Dell
8 1 (0.18%) NetApp
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-55k + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds
Sky Betting & Gaming
Posted: 20 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Life assurance an
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough
Real Staffing
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 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
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Posted: 5 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £44,000 to £50,000 per annum + v strong Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Send
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Reco Group
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 17 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £42,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago