Period
to 22 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 109 121
Rank change year-on-year -41 +12 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 20 45 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.74% 1.75% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 1.80% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 20 44 37
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £37,375 £31,500 £31,400
90th Percentile £58,750 £59,500 £51,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%

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 2644 2496 2836
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 97.42% 97.12% 97.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2004 2030 2384
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £58,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 6 months to 22 July 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 22 July 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 20 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (60.00%) Python
3 9 (45.00%) C#
3 9 (45.00%) QA
4 8 (40.00%) Selenium
4 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (35.00%) Degree
5 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (35.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (30.00%) C
6 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (25.00%) Web Services
7 5 (25.00%) Thin Client
7 5 (25.00%) Fat Client
7 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
7 5 (25.00%) RESTful
7 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (20.00%) SpecFlow
8 4 (20.00%) QA Automation
8 4 (20.00%) JIRA
8 4 (20.00%) Wireless
8 4 (20.00%) Windows
8 4 (20.00%) Linux
9 3 (15.00%) Bluetooth
9 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (15.00%) Assembly Language
9 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Workflow
9 3 (15.00%) Scenario Testing

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 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Wireless
2 3 (15.00%) Bluetooth
2 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.00%) ICMP
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (20.00%) JIRA
3 4 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (15.00%) TeamCity
5 2 (10.00%) Bugzilla
5 2 (10.00%) NUnit
6 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
6 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.00%) JMeter
6 1 (5.00%) JUnit
6 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
6 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (10.00%) Law
2 1 (5.00%) Automotive
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) RESTful
1 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 5 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (15.00%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (15.00%) iPad
2 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Regression Testing
3 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (20.00%) QA Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Workflow
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (10.00%) OO
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 2 (10.00%) SDET
6 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.00%) TDD
7 1 (5.00%) Cross-Platform Development
7 1 (5.00%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) Python
2 9 (45.00%) C#
3 6 (30.00%) C
3 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) Assembly Language
5 2 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (5.00%) C++
6 1 (5.00%) Perl
6 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) KVM
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) Xen
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) VMware
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