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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 576 654 736
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +82
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 323 325 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.30% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.31% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 286 289 233
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
86247 103892 110745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.55% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 71633 86643 91629
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +85 299 £45,000 +5.88% 39
London +50 81 £55,000 +4.76% 10
Yorkshire +54 53 £45,000 +12.50% 6
West Yorkshire +53 46 £45,000 +12.50% 6
South East +51 46 £40,000 -5.88% 5
East of England +9 45 £45,000 +24.13% 3
Leeds +51 38 £46,000 +33.33% 6
Cambridgeshire +8 28 £47,500 +26.66% 3
South West +28 26 £40,000 -5.88% 4
North West -6 26 £48,750 +39.28% 6
Cambridge +10 25 £47,500 +26.66% 2
Manchester +1 23 £50,000 +25.00% 5
West Midlands -18 18 £40,000 +18.51% 2
Scotland +42 16 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Edinburgh +27 15 £45,000 - 4
Hampshire +3 15 £39,000 -29.09% 1
Hertfordshire +14 13 £45,000 +12.50%
East Midlands +15 10 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Andover - 9 £39,000 - 1
Berkshire +47 8 £40,000 -11.11%
Gloucestershire -8 8 £40,000 - 1
St Albans - 8 £45,000 -
Bradford 0 7 £42,500 +6.25%
Bristol +9 6 £52,500 +23.52% 2
Somerset +8 6 £32,500 -13.33% 1
North Yorkshire - 6 - -
York - 6 - -
City of London +23 5 £55,000 -4.34% 1
Buckinghamshire +21 5 £32,500 -
Surrey +17 5 £47,500 -9.52% 1

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 432 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 383 (64.48%) Selenium
3 354 (59.60%) Test Automation
4 250 (42.09%) QA
5 232 (39.06%) Java
6 194 (32.66%) BDD
7 176 (29.63%) TDD
8 174 (29.29%) Cucumber
9 167 (28.11%) C#
10 166 (27.95%) Automated Testing
11 157 (26.43%) Scrum
12 143 (24.07%) Finance
12 143 (24.07%) Python
13 140 (23.57%) SQL
14 139 (23.40%) Test Scripting
15 135 (22.73%) Automation Testing
16 131 (22.05%) ISEB
17 125 (21.04%) ISTQB
18 122 (20.54%) WebDriver
19 97 (16.33%) Ruby
20 93 (15.66%) Degree
21 84 (14.14%) JIRA
21 84 (14.14%) Software Testing
21 84 (14.14%) Functional Testing
22 79 (13.30%) Linux
23 76 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
24 75 (12.63%) SoapUI
25 70 (11.78%) Manual Testing
26 67 (11.28%) .NET
27 65 (10.94%) Banking

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 14 (2.36%) Confluence
2 4 (0.67%) IIS
3 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.17%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.17%) Apache
4 1 (0.17%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 11 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 11 (1.85%) MS Office
2 1 (0.17%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.85%) SaaS
3 6 (1.01%) GitHub
4 4 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.38%) Internet
2 6 (1.01%) HTTP
3 5 (0.84%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.34%) DSL
5 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.17%) Profibus
5 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.85%) Big Data
3 7 (1.18%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.01%) MySQL
5 5 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.67%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.67%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.51%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.34%) Apache Accumulo
8 2 (0.34%) DB2
8 2 (0.34%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 383 (64.48%) Selenium
2 174 (29.29%) Cucumber
3 122 (20.54%) WebDriver
4 84 (14.14%) JIRA
5 75 (12.63%) SoapUI
6 61 (10.27%) Jenkins
7 59 (9.93%) JUnit
8 52 (8.75%) Git (software)
9 40 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 39 (6.57%) HP UFT
11 33 (5.56%) SpecFlow
12 26 (4.38%) JMeter
13 25 (4.21%) JBehave
14 24 (4.04%) Appium
14 24 (4.04%) Robot Framework
15 23 (3.87%) Calabash
16 21 (3.54%) NUnit
16 21 (3.54%) Subversion
16 21 (3.54%) WATIR
17 20 (3.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 143 (24.07%) Finance
2 65 (10.94%) Banking
3 56 (9.43%) Retail
4 44 (7.41%) Legal
5 31 (5.22%) Telecoms
6 22 (3.70%) Games
7 14 (2.36%) Back Office
7 14 (2.36%) Marketing
8 8 (1.35%) Electronics
8 8 (1.35%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.01%) Law
10 5 (0.84%) Advertising
10 5 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.67%) Publishing
12 3 (0.51%) Automotive
13 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (11.28%) .NET
2 57 (9.60%) Web Services
3 55 (9.26%) REST
4 49 (8.25%) XML
5 46 (7.74%) SOAP
6 36 (6.06%) RESTful
7 33 (5.56%) Gherkin
8 31 (5.22%) HTML
9 16 (2.69%) CSS
10 12 (2.02%) Node.js
11 11 (1.85%) Spring
12 10 (1.68%) AngularJS
13 7 (1.18%) Hibernate
14 6 (1.01%) Guice
14 6 (1.01%) React
15 5 (0.84%) .NET Framework
15 5 (0.84%) Ajax
15 5 (0.84%) ASP.NET
15 5 (0.84%) Ruby on Rails
16 4 (0.67%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.58%) Mobile App
2 41 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 25 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.54%) RIA
5 14 (2.36%) Client/Server
6 11 (1.85%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.68%) Fintech
7 10 (1.68%) Mathematics
8 9 (1.52%) Health Informatics
8 9 (1.52%) Informatics
9 8 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.01%) iPad
11 5 (0.84%) Online Games
12 4 (0.67%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.67%) Mobile Games
12 4 (0.67%) Online Gambling
12 4 (0.67%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.67%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.51%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 79 (13.30%) Linux
2 43 (7.24%) Windows
3 28 (4.71%) Android
4 27 (4.55%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.85%) Unix
6 4 (0.67%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.34%) CentOS
7 2 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.34%) Solaris
7 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.17%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 354 (59.60%) Test Automation
3 194 (32.66%) BDD
4 176 (29.63%) TDD
5 166 (27.95%) Automated Testing
6 157 (26.43%) Scrum
7 139 (23.40%) Test Scripting
8 135 (22.73%) Automation Testing
9 84 (14.14%) Functional Testing
9 84 (14.14%) Software Testing
10 76 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
11 70 (11.78%) Manual Testing
12 65 (10.94%) SDLC
13 63 (10.61%) Test Strategy
14 60 (10.10%) Software Engineering
15 58 (9.76%) Regression Testing
16 57 (9.60%) E-Commerce
16 57 (9.60%) Non-Functional Testing
17 56 (9.43%) QA Automation
18 49 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 232 (39.06%) Java
2 167 (28.11%) C#
3 143 (24.07%) Python
4 140 (23.57%) SQL
5 97 (16.33%) Ruby
6 64 (10.77%) JavaScript
7 40 (6.73%) C++
7 40 (6.73%) Perl
8 36 (6.06%) Bash Shell
9 25 (4.21%) PHP
10 20 (3.37%) C
11 14 (2.36%) Groovy
12 7 (1.18%) VB
13 6 (1.01%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.84%) ActionScript
14 5 (0.84%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.51%) Korn
15 3 (0.51%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.34%) Scala
16 2 (0.34%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 131 (22.05%) ISEB
2 125 (21.04%) ISTQB
3 93 (15.66%) Degree
4 41 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (2.02%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.52%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 250 (42.09%) QA
2 42 (7.07%) SDET
3 4 (0.67%) ISO 14001
3 4 (0.67%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.51%) Section 508
System Software
1 12 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.84%) Docker
3 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.17%) Firmware
4 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (5.05%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.51%) Puppet
3 1 (0.17%) Kibana
3 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (6.06%) HP
2 31 (5.22%) Microsoft
3 17 (2.86%) Oracle
4 12 (2.02%) VMware
5 10 (1.68%) Atlassian
6 7 (1.18%) CA Agile Central
7 6 (1.01%) Cadence
8 4 (0.67%) IBM
8 4 (0.67%) Sun
8 4 (0.67%) TOWER Software
9 3 (0.51%) Google
10 2 (0.34%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.34%) SAP
11 1 (0.17%) Coverity
11 1 (0.17%) Facebook
11 1 (0.17%) Intel
11 1 (0.17%) Xamarin
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Cloudscope
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Michael Page International
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Awesome Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Michael Page International
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Awesome Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Middletons Assured Talent
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £37000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
JM
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum + bonus, penison and shares
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Be-IT Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £100k + equity
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: c£45K negotiable + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare + Life Insurance
Posted: 6 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + Benifits
Posted: 5 days ago