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 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Engineer
UK
Rank 522 615 701
Rank change year-on-year
+93 +86
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 347 330 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.33% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.34% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 301 301 237
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 £34,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £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
81391 96427 101725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.46% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 67597 80923 84638
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,999 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 January 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 January 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 +92 320 £45,500 +7.05% 30
London +51 75 £55,000 +4.76% 8
South East +75 55 £40,000 +5.26% 5
Yorkshire +27 40 £46,000 +31.42% 2
West Yorkshire +32 39 £46,000 +31.42% 2
Leeds +26 39 £46,000 +31.42% 2
Manchester +4 36 £42,500 -5.55% 4
North West +4 36 £42,500 - 4
South West +14 35 £40,000 -5.88% 4
East of England +4 34 £45,000 +20.00% 5
West Midlands +15 28 £39,000 -2.50%
Cambridgeshire -2 22 £46,250 +23.33% 4
West Sussex - 20 £40,000 - 2
Cambridge -1 19 £47,500 +26.66% 2
Scotland +32 17 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Edinburgh +20 14 £41,250 - 1
East Midlands +19 14 £60,000 +71.42% 1
Gloucestershire -8 14 £40,000 - 2
Hampshire +9 12 £39,500 -28.18%
Bristol -1 11 £56,250 +32.35% 2
Nottingham +4 10 £60,000 +54.83%
Nottinghamshire +2 10 £60,000 +54.83%
Hertfordshire 0 10 £45,000 +12.50%
Warwickshire - 10 £40,000 -
Somerset +10 8 £32,500 -13.33%
Surrey +39 7 £57,500 +82.53%
Haywards Heath - 7 £52,500 - 1
Warwick - 7 - -
Berkshire +50 6 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +24 6 £38,000 +7.04% 2

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 471 (73.82%) Agile Software Development
2 415 (65.05%) Selenium
3 387 (60.66%) Test Automation
4 248 (38.87%) Java
5 238 (37.30%) QA
6 203 (31.82%) TDD
7 193 (30.25%) C#
7 193 (30.25%) BDD
8 185 (29.00%) Automated Testing
8 185 (29.00%) Test Scripting
9 178 (27.90%) Cucumber
10 172 (26.96%) Scrum
11 164 (25.71%) Python
12 154 (24.14%) Finance
13 148 (23.20%) SQL
14 144 (22.57%) ISEB
14 144 (22.57%) Automation Testing
15 133 (20.85%) WebDriver
16 123 (19.28%) ISTQB
17 96 (15.05%) Ruby
18 92 (14.42%) SoapUI
19 90 (14.11%) Degree
20 87 (13.64%) Functional Testing
21 85 (13.32%) .NET
22 84 (13.17%) Linux
23 83 (13.01%) Software Testing
24 78 (12.23%) Banking
25 77 (12.07%) Non-Functional Testing
26 76 (11.91%) Manual Testing
27 72 (11.29%) SDLC

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 11 (1.72%) Confluence
2 3 (0.47%) Apache
3 2 (0.31%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.16%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (1.41%) MS Office
2 7 (1.10%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.16%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.04%) SaaS
3 5 (0.78%) GitHub
4 3 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.51%) Internet
2 10 (1.57%) HTTP
3 6 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.31%) FTP
4 2 (0.31%) SSH
5 1 (0.16%) Firewall
5 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.16%) Profibus
5 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.13%) Big Data
2 17 (2.66%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.25%) MySQL
4 7 (1.10%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.94%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.78%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.63%) DB2
7 4 (0.63%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.31%) Apache Accumulo
8 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 415 (65.05%) Selenium
2 178 (27.90%) Cucumber
3 133 (20.85%) WebDriver
4 92 (14.42%) SoapUI
5 65 (10.19%) JIRA
6 51 (7.99%) Git (software)
7 47 (7.37%) JUnit
8 46 (7.21%) Jenkins
9 45 (7.05%) SpecFlow
10 43 (6.74%) HP UFT
11 40 (6.27%) JMeter
12 39 (6.11%) Team Foundation Server
13 34 (5.33%) Visual Studio
14 30 (4.70%) Appium
15 24 (3.76%) Robot Framework
16 19 (2.98%) NUnit
16 19 (2.98%) Subversion
17 18 (2.82%) Bugzilla
17 18 (2.82%) Ranorex
18 17 (2.66%) TestNG
General
1 154 (24.14%) Finance
2 78 (12.23%) Banking
3 67 (10.50%) Retail
4 44 (6.90%) Legal
5 43 (6.74%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.82%) Games
7 16 (2.51%) Marketing
8 13 (2.04%) Back Office
9 10 (1.57%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.25%) Electronics
10 8 (1.25%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.94%) Advertising
12 5 (0.78%) Law
13 3 (0.47%) Automotive
14 2 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.31%) Military
15 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (13.32%) .NET
2 63 (9.87%) SOAP
3 52 (8.15%) REST
4 50 (7.84%) XML
5 35 (5.49%) Web Services
6 30 (4.70%) Gherkin
7 26 (4.08%) HTML
8 17 (2.66%) CSS
9 16 (2.51%) RESTful
10 11 (1.72%) AngularJS
11 10 (1.57%) ASP.NET
12 9 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (1.25%) DOM
14 7 (1.10%) Guice
15 6 (0.94%) JSON
15 6 (0.94%) Node.js
16 5 (0.78%) React
16 5 (0.78%) XML Messaging
17 4 (0.63%) HTML5
17 4 (0.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.68%) Mobile App
2 40 (6.27%) Computer Science
3 24 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.04%) Fintech
5 12 (1.88%) Client/Server
6 11 (1.72%) RIA
7 8 (1.25%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.25%) Health Informatics
7 8 (1.25%) Informatics
8 7 (1.10%) Mathematics
9 5 (0.78%) iPad
10 4 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (0.63%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.63%) Online Gambling
10 4 (0.63%) Online Games
11 3 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.47%) IPTV
11 3 (0.47%) Mobile Games
11 3 (0.47%) User Experience
12 2 (0.31%) Home Automation
Operating Systems
1 84 (13.17%) Linux
2 51 (7.99%) Windows
3 28 (4.39%) Android
4 26 (4.08%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.57%) Unix
6 4 (0.63%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.31%) CentOS
7 2 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (73.82%) Agile Software Development
2 387 (60.66%) Test Automation
3 203 (31.82%) TDD
4 193 (30.25%) BDD
5 185 (29.00%) Automated Testing
5 185 (29.00%) Test Scripting
6 172 (26.96%) Scrum
7 144 (22.57%) Automation Testing
8 87 (13.64%) Functional Testing
9 83 (13.01%) Software Testing
10 77 (12.07%) Non-Functional Testing
11 76 (11.91%) Manual Testing
12 72 (11.29%) SDLC
13 69 (10.82%) Continuous Integration
14 68 (10.66%) E-Commerce
15 61 (9.56%) Software Engineering
16 57 (8.93%) Regression Testing
16 57 (8.93%) Test Strategy
17 56 (8.78%) Waterfall
18 52 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 248 (38.87%) Java
2 193 (30.25%) C#
3 164 (25.71%) Python
4 148 (23.20%) SQL
5 96 (15.05%) Ruby
6 57 (8.93%) JavaScript
7 53 (8.31%) C++
8 48 (7.52%) Perl
9 34 (5.33%) Bash Shell
10 27 (4.23%) C
11 26 (4.08%) PHP
12 12 (1.88%) Groovy
13 8 (1.25%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.78%) ActionScript
15 4 (0.63%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.63%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.47%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.47%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.47%) VB
16 3 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 144 (22.57%) ISEB
2 123 (19.28%) ISTQB
3 90 (14.11%) Degree
4 37 (5.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (3.76%) Security Cleared
6 18 (2.82%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (37.30%) QA
2 31 (4.86%) SDET
3 4 (0.63%) ISO 14001
3 4 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.31%) Section 508
System Software
1 10 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.78%) Docker
3 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 36 (5.64%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.63%) Puppet
3 1 (0.16%) Kibana
Vendors
1 52 (8.15%) HP
2 33 (5.17%) Microsoft
3 10 (1.57%) Oracle
3 10 (1.57%) VMware
4 7 (1.10%) Atlassian
5 6 (0.94%) Cadence
6 4 (0.63%) SAP
7 3 (0.47%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (0.47%) Sun
8 2 (0.31%) Google
8 2 (0.31%) IBM
8 2 (0.31%) Perforce
8 2 (0.31%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.31%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.16%) Apiary
9 1 (0.16%) Coverity
9 1 (0.16%) F5
9 1 (0.16%) Intel
9 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.16%) Telerik
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leicestershire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £46,000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits+Perks
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, pension, medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £37000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + Benifits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
The App Business
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Stratospherec
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30 - 45k plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 42k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago