The median annual salary for a Automation Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
London / City of London
Rank 192 255 280
Rank change year-on-year +63 +25  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 27 15 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.54% 0.21% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.22% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 26 13 33
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -1.96%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £34,800 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +19.71% -8.97%  

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 4808 6716 9658
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.97% 95.56% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4412 6000 8224
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £81,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Tester in the City of London

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 37 (71.15%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (55.77%) QA
3 28 (53.85%) Selenium
4 26 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 26 (50.00%) SQL
5 20 (38.46%) WebDriver
6 19 (36.54%) Automated Testing
7 17 (32.69%) Ruby
7 17 (32.69%) Java
8 16 (30.77%) BDD
9 15 (28.85%) Test Automation
9 15 (28.85%) Automation Testing
9 15 (28.85%) Linux
10 14 (26.92%) SOAP
10 14 (26.92%) Jenkins
10 14 (26.92%) Capybara
11 13 (25.00%) ISEB
11 13 (25.00%) Finance
11 13 (25.00%) TDD
12 12 (23.08%) HTTP
12 12 (23.08%) SoapUI
13 11 (21.15%) JIRA
13 11 (21.15%) C#
14 10 (19.23%) Web Testing
14 10 (19.23%) QA Automation
15 9 (17.31%) ISTQB
15 9 (17.31%) WATIR
15 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
16 8 (15.38%) JMeter
16 8 (15.38%) HTML

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (9.62%) CMS
1 5 (9.62%) Sitecore CMS
1 5 (9.62%) Umbraco
2 3 (5.77%) IIS
3 2 (3.85%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.08%) HTTP
2 5 (9.62%) SSL
3 3 (5.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.92%) KDB
4 1 (1.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (53.85%) Selenium
2 26 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 20 (38.46%) WebDriver
4 14 (26.92%) Capybara
4 14 (26.92%) Jenkins
5 12 (23.08%) SoapUI
6 11 (21.15%) JIRA
7 9 (17.31%) WATIR
8 8 (15.38%) Git (software)
8 8 (15.38%) JMeter
9 6 (11.54%) SilkPerformer
9 6 (11.54%) SilkTest
10 5 (9.62%) JUnit
10 5 (9.62%) Visual Studio
11 4 (7.69%) Subversion
12 3 (5.77%) Calabash
12 3 (5.77%) Eclipse
12 3 (5.77%) FitNesse
12 3 (5.77%) HP UFT
12 3 (5.77%) Hudson
General
1 13 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Back Office
2 1 (1.92%) Banking
2 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.92%) SOAP
2 8 (15.38%) HTML
3 7 (13.46%) XML
4 5 (9.62%) Ajax
4 5 (9.62%) REST
5 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.85%) CSS
5 2 (3.85%) React
6 1 (1.92%) .NET
6 1 (1.92%) Guice
6 1 (1.92%) HTML5
6 1 (1.92%) Node.js
6 1 (1.92%) RESTful
6 1 (1.92%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.85%) Linux
2 6 (11.54%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.77%) Android
3 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (71.15%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) Automated Testing
3 16 (30.77%) BDD
4 15 (28.85%) Automation Testing
4 15 (28.85%) Test Automation
5 13 (25.00%) TDD
6 10 (19.23%) QA Automation
6 10 (19.23%) Web Testing
7 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (13.46%) OO
8 7 (13.46%) Regression Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Security Testing
9 6 (11.54%) Mentoring
9 6 (11.54%) Performance Testing
9 6 (11.54%) Waterfall
10 5 (9.62%) Analytics
10 5 (9.62%) Coaching
10 5 (9.62%) Defect Management
10 5 (9.62%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.00%) SQL
2 17 (32.69%) Java
2 17 (32.69%) Ruby
3 11 (21.15%) C#
4 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
4 6 (11.54%) Python
5 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.92%) Groovy
7 1 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) ISEB
2 9 (17.31%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (55.77%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) SDET
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Atlassian
1 6 (11.54%) Borland
1 6 (11.54%) Oracle
2 5 (9.62%) Sitecore
3 3 (5.77%) TOWER Software
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