Period
to 17 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 17 December 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 166 126
Rank change year-on-year +33 -40 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 48 47 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.56% 1.10% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.13% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 47 45 52
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £35,250 £37,500 £31,200
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £58,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +28.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Permanent vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 2,978 4,176 3,345
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.07% 97.30% 97.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2,155 3,185 2,772
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +2.27%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation Engineer
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +39 46 £47,500 +5.56% 15
Peterborough - 1 £60,000 -
Test Automation Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 48 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 41 (85.42%) Python
3 25 (52.08%) Jenkins
4 24 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (37.50%) Linux
5 18 (37.50%) OOP
6 16 (33.33%) Scrum
7 15 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (31.25%) Java
8 14 (29.17%) C#
8 14 (29.17%) C++
8 14 (29.17%) Software Testing
9 13 (27.08%) Manual Testing
10 12 (25.00%) Selenium
11 11 (22.92%) Windows
12 9 (18.75%) Software Engineering
12 9 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (18.75%) Bash Shell
13 8 (16.67%) Machine Learning
13 8 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
13 8 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
13 8 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
13 8 (16.67%) JIRA
13 8 (16.67%) Unix
13 8 (16.67%) OO
14 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
14 7 (14.58%) Collaborative Working
14 7 (14.58%) Gherkin
15 6 (12.50%) QA

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (6.25%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (8.33%) GitHub
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) Wireless
2 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (52.08%) Jenkins
2 12 (25.00%) Selenium
3 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 8 (16.67%) JIRA
4 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 4 (8.33%) JUnit
5 4 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.25%) Pylint
6 3 (6.25%) Ranorex
6 3 (6.25%) Subversion
6 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.17%) SonarQube
7 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.08%) Appium
8 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.08%) Gradle
8 1 (2.08%) Maven
8 1 (2.08%) NUnit
8 1 (2.08%) TestComplete
8 1 (2.08%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) Gherkin
2 4 (8.33%) RESTful
3 3 (6.25%) Web Services
3 3 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (10.42%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.25%) Animation
3 3 (6.25%) Photography
4 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.08%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.08%) Fintech
4 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.08%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Linux
2 11 (22.92%) Windows
3 8 (16.67%) Unix
4 3 (6.25%) Android
4 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 24 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (37.50%) OOP
4 16 (33.33%) Scrum
5 15 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (29.17%) Software Testing
7 13 (27.08%) Manual Testing
8 9 (18.75%) Software Engineering
9 8 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
9 8 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
9 8 (16.67%) Machine Learning
9 8 (16.67%) OO
10 7 (14.58%) Collaborative Working
11 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
12 5 (10.42%) BDD
13 3 (6.25%) Case Management
13 3 (6.25%) Critical Thinking
13 3 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
13 3 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 41 (85.42%) Python
2 15 (31.25%) Java
3 14 (29.17%) C#
3 14 (29.17%) C++
4 9 (18.75%) Bash Shell
5 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.33%) Perl
6 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.25%) PHP
8 2 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Degree
1 3 (6.25%) ISEB
1 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Firmware
2 3 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.08%) Citrix
2 1 (2.08%) VMware