The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 87 97
Rank change year-on-year -20 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 13 26 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.95% 1.87% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.93% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 13 25 17
Median salary £47,500 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -15.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £33,000 £34,800
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,400 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1327 1345 1490
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 96.58% 96.69% 98.54%
Number of salaries quoted 976 1081 1254
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Cambridge

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in Cambridge

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in Cambridge over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 25 April 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 across the Cambridge region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (87.10%) Test Automation
2 22 (70.97%) Python
3 18 (58.06%) Degree
4 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (48.39%) Test Scripting
5 15 (48.39%) Linux
6 12 (38.71%) QA
7 11 (35.48%) Scrum
7 11 (35.48%) Windows
8 10 (32.26%) C#
8 10 (32.26%) Automated Testing
8 10 (32.26%) Mobile App
9 7 (22.58%) Selenium
9 7 (22.58%) Perl
9 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
10 6 (19.35%) Bugzilla
10 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
10 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
10 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
10 6 (19.35%) Defect Tracking
11 5 (16.13%) Exploratory Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
11 5 (16.13%) C
12 4 (12.90%) Web Services
12 4 (12.90%) Thin Client
12 4 (12.90%) RESTful
12 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
12 4 (12.90%) Fat Client
12 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
13 3 (9.68%) Cucumber

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 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) ICMP
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Selenium
2 6 (19.35%) Bugzilla
3 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.68%) HP UFT
3 3 (9.68%) JIRA
3 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.45%) JUnit
4 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.23%) JMeter
5 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.23%) NUnit
5 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 3 (9.68%) Automotive
2 2 (6.45%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) RESTful
1 4 (12.90%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Mobile App
2 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.90%) Fat Client
2 4 (12.90%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Linux
2 11 (35.48%) Windows
3 3 (9.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (87.10%) Test Automation
2 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (48.39%) Test Scripting
4 11 (35.48%) Scrum
5 10 (32.26%) Automated Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Defect Tracking
7 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
8 5 (16.13%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
9 3 (9.68%) QA Automation
9 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (6.45%) Automation Testing
10 2 (6.45%) Defect Management
10 2 (6.45%) TDD
10 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (6.45%) Workflow
11 1 (3.23%) OO
11 1 (3.23%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) Python
2 10 (32.26%) C#
3 7 (22.58%) Perl
4 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
5 5 (16.13%) C
6 3 (9.68%) Ruby
7 1 (3.23%) C++
7 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (58.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Firmware
1 1 (3.23%) KVM
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.23%) Xen
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.23%) VMware
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