Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Automation Tester
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 307 309 393
Rank change year-on-year +2 +84 +13
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 17 41 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.35% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.36% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 16 34 19
City of London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +2.33% +26.47%
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £44,813
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,125 £66,500
Central London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% -13.04% +35.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9701 11267 16153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 96.40% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8787 10272 14032
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +1.85%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in the City of London

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the City of London.

Salary trend for Automation Tester in the City of London

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Tester in the City of London

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Automation Tester 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 City of London region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (94.12%) Selenium
3 12 (70.59%) WebDriver
4 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (47.06%) Java
5 8 (47.06%) Cucumber
5 8 (47.06%) Manual Testing
5 8 (47.06%) QA
6 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
6 6 (35.29%) BDD
6 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
6 6 (35.29%) C#
6 6 (35.29%) TDD
7 5 (29.41%) JIRA
7 5 (29.41%) SQL
7 5 (29.41%) .NET
7 5 (29.41%) Python
8 4 (23.53%) API Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
8 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
8 4 (23.53%) Finance
8 4 (23.53%) Scrum
9 3 (17.65%) Web Services
9 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
9 3 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
10 2 (11.76%) SDLC
10 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
10 2 (11.76%) Selenium IDE

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (11.76%) SaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) BrowserStack
2 1 (5.88%) GitHub
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (94.12%) Selenium
2 12 (70.59%) WebDriver
3 8 (47.06%) Cucumber
4 5 (29.41%) JIRA
5 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
6 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
7 2 (11.76%) Hudson
7 2 (11.76%) Mercurial
7 2 (11.76%) NUnit
7 2 (11.76%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (11.76%) Subversion
8 1 (5.88%) Appium
8 1 (5.88%) CruiseControl
8 1 (5.88%) Gatling
8 1 (5.88%) GoCD
8 1 (5.88%) JMeter
8 1 (5.88%) Maven
8 1 (5.88%) Protractor
8 1 (5.88%) TestRail
8 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Law
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (5.88%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.88%) Equities
1 1 (5.88%) Fintech
1 1 (5.88%) Fixed Income
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Manual Testing
4 6 (35.29%) BDD
4 6 (35.29%) TDD
4 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
5 4 (23.53%) API Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
7 2 (11.76%) MVC
7 2 (11.76%) Open Source
7 2 (11.76%) Project Management
7 2 (11.76%) SDET
7 2 (11.76%) SDLC
7 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 5 (29.41%) Python
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) PHP
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) Lua
5 1 (5.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA