Period
to 9 December 2021

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 9 December 2021.

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
9 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 213 200 320
Rank change year-on-year -13 +120 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 46 8 14
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.74% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 42 8 11
10th Percentile £42,625 £46,750 £47,500
25th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £51,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -19.23% +6.12%
75th Percentile £77,813 £61,250 £69,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £71,250
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% - -15.38%

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 5,834 3,859 9,431
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.67% 93.37% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5,219 3,387 8,283
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
75th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £102,500 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

QA Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured QA Automation Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA Automation Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 9 December 2021.

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 9 December 2021, QA Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) QA
2 42 (91.30%) Test Automation
3 29 (63.04%) QA Automation
4 28 (60.87%) Selenium
5 27 (58.70%) SQL
6 26 (56.52%) Manual Testing
7 25 (54.35%) C#
8 22 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (45.65%) Finance
10 18 (39.13%) JIRA
11 16 (34.78%) Cucumber
11 16 (34.78%) Python
12 14 (30.43%) Test Management
12 14 (30.43%) Confluence
12 14 (30.43%) API Testing
12 14 (30.43%) Postman
13 13 (28.26%) Social Skills
13 13 (28.26%) Java
13 13 (28.26%) C
13 13 (28.26%) Regression Testing
14 12 (26.09%) Law
14 12 (26.09%) Legal
14 12 (26.09%) Test Scripting
14 12 (26.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (26.09%) Ranorex
14 12 (26.09%) Test Planning
15 11 (23.91%) SDLC
16 10 (21.74%) Kalman Filter
16 10 (21.74%) Data Lake
16 10 (21.74%) Self-Motivation

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:

Application Platforms
1 14 (30.43%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) AWS
2 6 (13.04%) Azure
3 3 (6.52%) Serverless
4 1 (2.17%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (21.74%) Data Lake
2 10 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.70%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.52%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (60.87%) Selenium
2 18 (39.13%) JIRA
3 16 (34.78%) Cucumber
4 14 (30.43%) Postman
5 12 (26.09%) Ranorex
6 10 (21.74%) Git (software)
6 10 (21.74%) REST Assured
6 10 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (17.39%) Cypress.io
8 6 (13.04%) GitLab
9 5 (10.87%) Jenkins
10 4 (8.70%) TestCafe
11 3 (6.52%) SoapUI
12 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (45.65%) Finance
2 13 (28.26%) Social Skills
3 12 (26.09%) Law
3 12 (26.09%) Legal
4 8 (17.39%) Games
5 6 (13.04%) Advertising
6 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.17%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) Gherkin
2 5 (10.87%) REST
3 4 (8.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (8.70%) Online Games
3 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Windows
2 6 (13.04%) Linux
2 6 (13.04%) Unix
3 3 (6.52%) Android
3 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (91.30%) Test Automation
2 29 (63.04%) QA Automation
3 26 (56.52%) Manual Testing
4 22 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (30.43%) API Testing
5 14 (30.43%) Test Management
6 13 (28.26%) Regression Testing
7 12 (26.09%) Test Planning
7 12 (26.09%) Test Scripting
8 11 (23.91%) SDLC
9 10 (21.74%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (19.57%) Test Strategy
11 4 (8.70%) Front End Development
11 4 (8.70%) Security Testing
12 3 (6.52%) Full Stack Development
12 3 (6.52%) Performance Testing
12 3 (6.52%) SDET
13 2 (4.35%) Fintech
13 2 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
14 1 (2.17%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 27 (58.70%) SQL
2 25 (54.35%) C#
3 16 (34.78%) Python
4 13 (28.26%) C
4 13 (28.26%) Java
5 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.52%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.17%) C++
7 1 (2.17%) Groovy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (100.00%) QA