The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Engineer
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 108 111 103
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 15 27 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.87% 1.25% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.28% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 15 25 24
Median salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £30,900
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £49,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1644 2105 2015
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 95.53% 97.45% 98.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1249 1656 1654
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -10 10 £47,500 +14.45% 4
Peterborough - 4 £42,500 -
Test Automation Engineer
East of England

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 38 (95.00%) Test Automation
2 28 (70.00%) Python
3 25 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (52.50%) Degree
5 20 (50.00%) Scrum
6 19 (47.50%) Test Scripting
6 19 (47.50%) Linux
7 17 (42.50%) Mobile App
8 14 (35.00%) Automated Testing
8 14 (35.00%) Windows
9 12 (30.00%) C#
10 11 (27.50%) QA
11 10 (25.00%) Manual Testing
12 9 (22.50%) Selenium
12 9 (22.50%) Software Testing
12 9 (22.50%) Perl
12 9 (22.50%) Bugzilla
12 9 (22.50%) Defect Tracking
13 8 (20.00%) Test Strategy
13 8 (20.00%) Ruby
14 7 (17.50%) TDD
15 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
15 6 (15.00%) C
15 6 (15.00%) Exploratory Testing
16 4 (10.00%) BDD
16 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
16 4 (10.00%) HP UFT
16 4 (10.00%) Mac OS X
16 4 (10.00%) Internet
17 3 (7.50%) Automation Testing

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) ICMP
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Bugzilla
1 9 (22.50%) Selenium
2 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (5.00%) JUnit
4 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.50%) JIRA
5 1 (2.50%) JMeter
5 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.50%) NUnit
General
1 3 (7.50%) Automotive
2 2 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) CSS
1 2 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (42.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Linux
2 14 (35.00%) Windows
3 4 (10.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (95.00%) Test Automation
2 25 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (50.00%) Scrum
4 19 (47.50%) Test Scripting
5 14 (35.00%) Automated Testing
6 10 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Defect Tracking
7 9 (22.50%) Software Testing
8 8 (20.00%) Test Strategy
9 7 (17.50%) TDD
10 6 (15.00%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (10.00%) BDD
11 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
12 3 (7.50%) Automation Testing
12 3 (7.50%) Requirements Analysis
13 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
13 2 (5.00%) SOLID
14 1 (2.50%) Project Management
14 1 (2.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (70.00%) Python
2 12 (30.00%) C#
3 9 (22.50%) Perl
4 8 (20.00%) Ruby
5 6 (15.00%) C
6 2 (5.00%) SQL
7 1 (2.50%) C++
7 1 (2.50%) Java
7 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (52.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Firmware
1 1 (2.50%) KVM
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.50%) Xen
Vendors
1 1 (2.50%) IBM
1 1 (2.50%) Intel
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.50%) VMware
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