The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

Automation Tester
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 246 284
Rank change year-on-year +42 +38  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 27 15 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.52% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 25 15 18
Median salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £37,500 £40,250
10% offered a salary of more than £68,400 £61,000 £57,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4908 6053 9822
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.36% 96.19% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4380 5522 8417
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 25 June 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 55 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 46 (83.64%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (67.27%) QA
4 30 (54.55%) Selenium
5 25 (45.45%) SQL
6 23 (41.82%) WebDriver
7 19 (34.55%) Cucumber
7 19 (34.55%) JIRA
8 18 (32.73%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (32.73%) C#
8 18 (32.73%) TDD
8 18 (32.73%) Finance
9 17 (30.91%) BDD
10 15 (27.27%) Linux
11 14 (25.45%) ISEB
12 12 (21.82%) Java
12 12 (21.82%) Jenkins
13 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
14 10 (18.18%) OO
14 10 (18.18%) Ruby
14 10 (18.18%) Software Testing
14 10 (18.18%) Atlassian
15 9 (16.36%) Waterfall
15 9 (16.36%) SilkPerformer
15 9 (16.36%) SilkTest
15 9 (16.36%) Python
15 9 (16.36%) Borland
15 9 (16.36%) Windows
16 8 (14.55%) Oracle
16 8 (14.55%) ISTQB

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.45%) Confluence
2 2 (3.64%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) BrowserStack
2 3 (5.45%) SaaS
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.82%) GitHub
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.82%) KDB
3 1 (1.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (54.55%) Selenium
2 23 (41.82%) WebDriver
3 19 (34.55%) Cucumber
3 19 (34.55%) JIRA
4 12 (21.82%) Jenkins
5 9 (16.36%) SilkPerformer
5 9 (16.36%) SilkTest
6 7 (12.73%) Subversion
6 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
7 5 (9.09%) Capybara
7 5 (9.09%) Eclipse
7 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
7 5 (9.09%) Protractor
8 4 (7.27%) Appium
8 4 (7.27%) Calabash
8 4 (7.27%) JMeter
8 4 (7.27%) JUnit
8 4 (7.27%) TestComplete
9 3 (5.45%) Fiddler
9 3 (5.45%) Gatling
General
1 18 (32.73%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Back Office
3 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) Gherkin
2 5 (9.09%) .NET
2 5 (9.09%) HTML
3 4 (7.27%) AngularJS
3 4 (7.27%) CSS
4 3 (5.45%) React
5 1 (1.82%) HTML5
5 1 (1.82%) JSON
5 1 (1.82%) Node.js
5 1 (1.82%) Pyramid
5 1 (1.82%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.82%) SOAP
5 1 (1.82%) Web Services
5 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (5.45%) Fintech
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Linux
2 9 (16.36%) Windows
3 7 (12.73%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.64%) Android
4 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 46 (83.64%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (32.73%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (32.73%) TDD
4 17 (30.91%) BDD
5 10 (18.18%) OO
5 10 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 9 (16.36%) Waterfall
7 7 (12.73%) Scrum
7 7 (12.73%) Web Testing
8 6 (10.91%) Continuous Deployment
8 6 (10.91%) Manual Testing
9 5 (9.09%) OOD
9 5 (9.09%) Performance Testing
9 5 (9.09%) QA Automation
9 5 (9.09%) Regression Testing
9 5 (9.09%) SDET
10 4 (7.27%) Agile Testing
10 4 (7.27%) E-Commerce
10 4 (7.27%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 25 (45.45%) SQL
2 18 (32.73%) C#
3 12 (21.82%) Java
4 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 10 (18.18%) Ruby
6 9 (16.36%) Python
7 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.64%) PHP
9 1 (1.82%) C++
9 1 (1.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) ISEB
2 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (67.27%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Atlassian
2 9 (16.36%) Borland
3 8 (14.55%) Oracle
4 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.64%) TOWER Software
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago