Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 99 114
Rank change year-on-year -28 +15 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 52 47 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.66% 2.13% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 2.19% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 50 44 50
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +26.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,375 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £51,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +26.67% -11.76%

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 3,035 2,150 2,852
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.78% 97.33% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,253 1,820 2,399
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% +11.25%
10th Percentile £29,550 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018, 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 52 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 43 (82.69%) Python
3 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (38.46%) Java
4 20 (38.46%) C#
4 20 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (38.46%) Jenkins
5 19 (36.54%) Linux
6 18 (34.62%) OOP
7 16 (30.77%) Degree
8 14 (26.92%) Scrum
8 14 (26.92%) Bash Shell
9 13 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 13 (25.00%) JIRA
10 12 (23.08%) Selenium
10 12 (23.08%) C
10 12 (23.08%) C++
11 11 (21.15%) Software Engineering
12 10 (19.23%) JavaScript
12 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
12 10 (19.23%) Mobile App
13 9 (17.31%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (17.31%) Machine Learning
13 9 (17.31%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (17.31%) Cucumber
13 9 (17.31%) Windows
13 9 (17.31%) Internet
13 9 (17.31%) Artificial Intelligence
14 8 (15.38%) NUnit
14 8 (15.38%) TeamCity

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.85%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) Internet
2 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.69%) WAN
4 2 (3.85%) Bluetooth
4 2 (3.85%) Wireless
5 1 (1.92%) HTTP
5 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.92%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 13 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 13 (25.00%) JIRA
3 12 (23.08%) Selenium
4 9 (17.31%) Cucumber
5 8 (15.38%) NUnit
5 8 (15.38%) Protractor
5 8 (15.38%) TeamCity
6 5 (9.62%) Appium
6 5 (9.62%) JUnit
7 4 (7.69%) JMeter
7 4 (7.69%) LoadRunner
8 3 (5.77%) SpecFlow
8 3 (5.77%) WebDriver
9 2 (3.85%) HP UFT
9 2 (3.85%) LabVIEW
9 2 (3.85%) Mocha
9 2 (3.85%) Subversion
9 2 (3.85%) TestComplete
10 1 (1.92%) Fiddler
General
1 6 (11.54%) Electronics
2 4 (7.69%) Games
2 4 (7.69%) Multimedia
3 3 (5.77%) Finance
4 2 (3.85%) Automotive
4 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) AngularJS
1 5 (9.62%) Web Services
2 2 (3.85%) Node.js
3 1 (1.92%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.92%) REST
3 1 (1.92%) RESTful
3 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
1 10 (19.23%) Mobile App
2 9 (17.31%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (3.85%) Internet of Things
3 2 (3.85%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 19 (36.54%) Linux
2 9 (17.31%) Windows
3 8 (15.38%) Android
4 6 (11.54%) Apple iOS
4 6 (11.54%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.92%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (34.62%) OOP
5 14 (26.92%) Scrum
6 11 (21.15%) Software Engineering
7 9 (17.31%) Artificial Intelligence
7 9 (17.31%) Machine Learning
8 5 (9.62%) Software Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Test Scripting
9 4 (7.69%) API Testing
9 4 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (7.69%) Cross-Platform Development
9 4 (7.69%) OO
9 4 (7.69%) SDET
10 2 (3.85%) Collaborative Working
10 2 (3.85%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (3.85%) Exploratory Testing
10 2 (3.85%) Manual Testing
10 2 (3.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 43 (82.69%) Python
2 20 (38.46%) C#
2 20 (38.46%) Java
3 14 (26.92%) Bash Shell
4 12 (23.08%) C
4 12 (23.08%) C++
5 10 (19.23%) JavaScript
6 6 (11.54%) Ruby
7 2 (3.85%) Perl
8 1 (1.92%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) Degree
2 5 (9.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (5.77%) ISEB
3 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.92%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Docker
2 2 (3.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Xamarin
2 1 (1.92%) Huawei
2 1 (1.92%) IBM