Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Automation Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Automation QA Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 313 342 404
Rank change year-on-year +29 +62 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 9 8 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.089% 0.069% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.071% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 26
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £45,625 £39,750 £34,375
90th Percentile £71,000 £88,000 £70,000
Central London median annual salary £48,750 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -11.36% +15.79% -5.00%

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 9600 11206 16467
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 96.39% 95.78%
Number of salaries quoted 8698 10212 14302
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% +0.92%

QA Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Automation Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 9 (100.00%) QA
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (77.78%) Java
3 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 7 (77.78%) Cucumber
4 6 (66.67%) BDD
4 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (66.67%) JUnit
4 6 (66.67%) Regression Testing
4 6 (66.67%) TDD
4 6 (66.67%) QA Automation
5 5 (55.56%) ES6
5 5 (55.56%) Docker
5 5 (55.56%) Appium
5 5 (55.56%) React
5 5 (55.56%) Spring
5 5 (55.56%) Hibernate
5 5 (55.56%) Apple iOS
5 5 (55.56%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (55.56%) Node.js
5 5 (55.56%) ATDD
5 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
5 5 (55.56%) User Stories
5 5 (55.56%) Mobile App
5 5 (55.56%) RESTful
5 5 (55.56%) Android
6 2 (22.22%) JIRA
6 2 (22.22%) ISTQB

QA Automation Engineer 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 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 7 (77.78%) Cucumber
3 6 (66.67%) JUnit
4 5 (55.56%) Appium
4 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
5 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
6 1 (11.11%) Firebug
6 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
6 1 (11.11%) JBehave
6 1 (11.11%) JMeter
6 1 (11.11%) TestNG
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Hibernate
1 5 (55.56%) Node.js
1 5 (55.56%) RabbitMQ
1 5 (55.56%) React
1 5 (55.56%) RESTful
1 5 (55.56%) Spring
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) J2EE
3 1 (11.11%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Credit Derivative
2 1 (11.11%) Derivative
2 1 (11.11%) Fixed Income
2 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (11.11%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 1 (11.11%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Android
1 5 (55.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) BDD
3 6 (66.67%) QA Automation
3 6 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 6 (66.67%) TDD
4 5 (55.56%) ATDD
4 5 (55.56%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (55.56%) ES6
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Scala
4 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP