Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Automation Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation QA Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 140 142
Rank change year-on-year -31 +2 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 14 8 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.45% 0.35% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.36% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 14 8 19
Cambridge median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +33.33% -21.05%
10th Percentile £32,500 £45,125 £30,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £59,500 £51,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £38,750 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -22.50% +33.33% -21.05%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 3046 2237 2727
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.29% 97.39% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2319 1864 2365
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

QA Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured QA Automation Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for QA Automation Engineer in Cambridge

QA Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer in Cambridge.

Salary trend for QA Automation Engineer in Cambridge

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, QA 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 across the Cambridge region featuring QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) QA
1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) JIRA
3 9 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (57.14%) BDD
4 8 (57.14%) Selenium
4 8 (57.14%) Python
5 7 (50.00%) TDD
5 7 (50.00%) WebDriver
6 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Scrum
7 5 (35.71%) Java
7 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
7 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
7 5 (35.71%) SDLC
7 5 (35.71%) API Integration
7 5 (35.71%) Fintech
8 3 (21.43%) Ruby
8 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
8 3 (21.43%) NUnit
8 3 (21.43%) C#
8 3 (21.43%) SOA
8 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (21.43%) QA Automation
8 3 (21.43%) Microservices
8 3 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Jenkins

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) JIRA
2 8 (57.14%) Selenium
3 7 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
5 3 (21.43%) NUnit
6 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
7 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
7 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
7 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (57.14%) BDD
5 7 (50.00%) TDD
6 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Scrum
7 5 (35.71%) API Integration
7 5 (35.71%) SDLC
7 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
8 3 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Microservices
8 3 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (21.43%) QA Automation
8 3 (21.43%) SOA
8 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Python
2 5 (35.71%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) Ruby
4 2 (14.29%) R
5 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) QA