The median annual salary for a QA Automation Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London 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 QA Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 215 257 315
Rank change year-on-year +42 +58  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 3 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.059% 0.17% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.18% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 2
Median salary £70,000 £46,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +51.35% +23.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £31,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £50,750 £43,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.35% -5.55%  

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 4868 6762 9714
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.94% 95.63% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4467 6044 8273
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 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Automation Engineer in the City of London

QA Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for QA Automation Engineer in the City of London

QA Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Automation Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, QA 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 City of London region featuring QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (90.00%) Java
3 8 (80.00%) SQL
3 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (50.00%) QA Automation
4 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (50.00%) HTML5
4 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (50.00%) Selenium
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (50.00%) HTML
4 5 (50.00%) Unix
4 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Back Office
5 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 4 (40.00%) Fixed Income
5 4 (40.00%) Credit Derivative
5 4 (40.00%) SOAP
5 4 (40.00%) HP
5 4 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (40.00%) VBScript
5 4 (40.00%) C++
5 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Derivative
5 4 (40.00%) Interest Rate Derivative

QA Automation Engineer 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
1 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (30.00%) FitNesse
3 3 (30.00%) Hudson
3 3 (30.00%) JUnit
4 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (10.00%) Maven
4 1 (10.00%) Mocha
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Back Office
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
1 5 (50.00%) HTML5
2 4 (40.00%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (40.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Credit Derivative
1 4 (40.00%) Derivative
1 4 (40.00%) Fixed Income
1 4 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (40.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (30.00%) Android
2 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (50.00%) QA Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Analytics
3 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (40.00%) BDD
3 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) API Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (30.00%) Kanban
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) Stress Testing
4 3 (30.00%) System Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (30.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) Java
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) C++
4 4 (40.00%) VBScript
5 2 (20.00%) Python
6 1 (10.00%) C#
6 1 (10.00%) Groovy
6 1 (10.00%) Perl
6 1 (10.00%) PHP
6 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (10.00%) Ruby
6 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) HP
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Training budget, pension
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Cross Training on Python
Posted: 15 days ago