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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 638 685 736
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 285 291 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.28% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 256 270 234
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £65,000 £53,250
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
91719 105001 110310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.26% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76765 87557 89208
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +55 272 £45,000 - 45
South East +47 71 £43,000 -9.47% 5
London -12 63 £50,000 -13.04% 20
Yorkshire +48 48 £42,500 +6.25% 7
East of England +35 47 £45,000 +36.36% 6
West Yorkshire +46 40 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Surrey +37 29 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Cambridgeshire +16 29 £47,500 +26.66% 5
Cambridge +10 27 £47,500 +26.66% 5
Leeds +57 26 £45,000 - 5
North West +12 16 £42,500 +6.25% 3
East Midlands +29 14 £34,250 +5.38% 1
Berkshire +20 14 £40,000 -5.88%
Manchester +6 14 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Bradford -15 13 £42,500 +6.25%
Hertfordshire +25 12 £43,500 +2.35%
South West +6 12 £31,250 -21.87% 3
Woking - 12 £52,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +12 8 £32,500 -
Kent +12 7 £47,500 +5.55%
West Malling +5 7 £47,500 +5.55%
West Midlands -11 7 £42,500 +2.40%
Nottingham - 7 £40,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 7 £40,000 - 1
Scotland +20 6 £47,500 +26.66%
Edinburgh +18 6 £47,500 +46.15%
Bedfordshire +15 6 £32,500 - 1
Bedford +12 6 £32,500 -
South Wales +1 6 £40,000 +14.28%
Wales -5 6 £40,000 +14.28%

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 407 (72.94%) Agile Software Development
2 361 (64.70%) Test Automation
3 342 (61.29%) Selenium
4 272 (48.75%) Java
5 262 (46.95%) QA
6 192 (34.41%) BDD
7 179 (32.08%) Cucumber
8 158 (28.32%) TDD
8 158 (28.32%) Finance
9 155 (27.78%) Automation Testing
10 154 (27.60%) SQL
11 148 (26.52%) Python
12 146 (26.16%) Scrum
13 144 (25.81%) C#
14 128 (22.94%) Automated Testing
15 117 (20.97%) WebDriver
16 112 (20.07%) ISEB
17 110 (19.71%) Ruby
18 109 (19.53%) ISTQB
19 103 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
20 101 (18.10%) JIRA
21 98 (17.56%) Jenkins
22 95 (17.03%) Test Scripting
23 89 (15.95%) Software Testing
24 87 (15.59%) Degree
25 86 (15.41%) Linux
26 78 (13.98%) Test Strategy
27 73 (13.08%) SoapUI
27 73 (13.08%) Software Engineering
28 71 (12.72%) JUnit

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 (2.15%) Confluence
2 6 (1.08%) IIS
3 2 (0.36%) Apache
3 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.18%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.18%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 17 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.18%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.51%) SaaS
2 10 (1.79%) GitHub
3 9 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.56%) Internet
2 5 (0.90%) HTTP
2 5 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.54%) DSL
3 3 (0.54%) SSH
4 1 (0.18%) ATM
4 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.18%) RS-232
4 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.61%) Big Data
3 7 (1.25%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.08%) MySQL
5 5 (0.90%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.72%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.36%) Apache Accumulo
7 2 (0.36%) Biml
7 2 (0.36%) DB2
7 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.36%) Power BI
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 342 (61.29%) Selenium
2 179 (32.08%) Cucumber
3 117 (20.97%) WebDriver
4 101 (18.10%) JIRA
5 98 (17.56%) Jenkins
6 73 (13.08%) SoapUI
7 71 (12.72%) JUnit
8 61 (10.93%) Git (software)
9 43 (7.71%) SpecFlow
10 42 (7.53%) HP UFT
11 39 (6.99%) JMeter
12 37 (6.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 34 (6.09%) JBehave
14 31 (5.56%) Subversion
15 27 (4.84%) Maven
16 24 (4.30%) TestNG
17 19 (3.41%) Appium
17 19 (3.41%) Calabash
18 18 (3.23%) NUnit
18 18 (3.23%) WATIR
General
1 158 (28.32%) Finance
2 51 (9.14%) Banking
3 46 (8.24%) Retail
4 42 (7.53%) Legal
5 23 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 19 (3.41%) Games
7 14 (2.51%) Marketing
8 12 (2.15%) Back Office
8 12 (2.15%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.61%) Electronics
9 9 (1.61%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.25%) Law
11 6 (1.08%) Front Office
11 6 (1.08%) Publishing
12 3 (0.54%) Advertising
13 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.36%) Automotive
14 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (12.37%) Web Services
2 64 (11.47%) .NET
2 64 (11.47%) RESTful
3 61 (10.93%) REST
4 56 (10.04%) XML
5 44 (7.89%) Gherkin
6 41 (7.35%) SOAP
7 31 (5.56%) HTML
8 19 (3.41%) Spring
9 18 (3.23%) CSS
10 16 (2.87%) ASP.NET
11 15 (2.69%) Hibernate
12 13 (2.33%) .NET Framework
12 13 (2.33%) Node.js
13 8 (1.43%) Ajax
14 7 (1.25%) AngularJS
14 7 (1.25%) Java EE
14 7 (1.25%) JMS
14 7 (1.25%) JSON
14 7 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.99%) Mobile App
2 35 (6.27%) Computer Science
3 28 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.30%) RIA
5 16 (2.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (2.15%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.97%) Data Centre
7 11 (1.97%) Fintech
8 10 (1.79%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.43%) iPad
10 7 (1.25%) Health Informatics
10 7 (1.25%) Informatics
10 7 (1.25%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.90%) Online Games
12 4 (0.72%) Home Automation
12 4 (0.72%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.72%) Mobile Games
12 4 (0.72%) Online Gambling
12 4 (0.72%) Smart Meter
13 3 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 86 (15.41%) Linux
2 42 (7.53%) Windows
3 39 (6.99%) Unix
4 28 (5.02%) Android
5 27 (4.84%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.15%) Solaris
7 5 (0.90%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.36%) CentOS
8 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (72.94%) Agile Software Development
2 361 (64.70%) Test Automation
3 192 (34.41%) BDD
4 158 (28.32%) TDD
5 155 (27.78%) Automation Testing
6 146 (26.16%) Scrum
7 128 (22.94%) Automated Testing
8 103 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
9 95 (17.03%) Test Scripting
10 89 (15.95%) Software Testing
11 78 (13.98%) Test Strategy
12 73 (13.08%) Software Engineering
13 68 (12.19%) Manual Testing
14 66 (11.83%) Functional Testing
15 57 (10.22%) QA Automation
16 56 (10.04%) API Testing
17 52 (9.32%) Regression Testing
18 47 (8.42%) Open Source
19 45 (8.06%) E-Commerce
19 45 (8.06%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 272 (48.75%) Java
2 154 (27.60%) SQL
3 148 (26.52%) Python
4 144 (25.81%) C#
5 110 (19.71%) Ruby
6 51 (9.14%) JavaScript
7 40 (7.17%) Perl
8 36 (6.45%) Bash Shell
9 33 (5.91%) C++
10 27 (4.84%) PHP
11 16 (2.87%) VB
12 15 (2.69%) Groovy
13 8 (1.43%) C
13 8 (1.43%) VBScript
14 7 (1.25%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.90%) ActionScript
15 5 (0.90%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.90%) XPath
16 4 (0.72%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 112 (20.07%) ISEB
2 109 (19.53%) ISTQB
3 87 (15.59%) Degree
4 37 (6.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (1.61%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.36%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.18%) HND
10 1 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 262 (46.95%) QA
2 45 (8.06%) SDET
3 6 (1.08%) Section 508
4 4 (0.72%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.90%) Docker
3 4 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.18%) Firmware
4 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.18%) vSphere
4 1 (0.18%) Xen
4 1 (0.18%) XenApp
4 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.54%) Puppet
3 1 (0.18%) Ansible
Vendors
1 45 (8.06%) Microsoft
2 40 (7.17%) HP
3 23 (4.12%) Oracle
4 13 (2.33%) VMware
5 7 (1.25%) Rally
6 6 (1.08%) Atlassian
6 6 (1.08%) SAP
7 5 (0.90%) Cadence
8 4 (0.72%) IBM
8 4 (0.72%) Sun
8 4 (0.72%) TOWER Software
9 3 (0.54%) Google
10 2 (0.36%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.36%) Sophos
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco
11 1 (0.18%) Citrix
11 1 (0.18%) Dell
11 1 (0.18%) Facebook
11 1 (0.18%) NetApp
11 1 (0.18%) Xamarin
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum £30k - £50k basic salary + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Cloudscope
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
South East London
Good & Co
Salary: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday & Group Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k DoE + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Package/Pension/Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-55k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
South East London
Good & Co
Salary: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 22 days ago