Period
to 18 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

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

Automation Test Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 98 105
Rank change year-on-year +41 +7 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 5 23 51
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.97% 1.48% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.56% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4 22 52
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £40,500 £40,500 £37,575
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 480 1,470 2,372
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.57% 94.29% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 345 927 1,715
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.27%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £70,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Cambridge

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in Cambridge

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Engineer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, Test Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) Python
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (40.00%) SDET
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) OOP
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Bioinformatics
5 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) AWS
5 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (20.00%) User Stories
5 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (20.00%) Docker
5 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Kubernetes
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) API Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving

Test 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (40.00%) OOP
4 2 (40.00%) SDET
5 1 (20.00%) API Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Bioinformatics
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Kubernetes