The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Automation Test Engineer
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 259 293
Rank change year-on-year +49 +34  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 13 9 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.25% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.13% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 26
Median salary £60,000 £72,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.24% +45.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £31,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,250 £73,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  

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 4931 6867 9910
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.84% 95.64% 95.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4530 6136 8443
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,780 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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

Test 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 Test Automation Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in the City of London

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Test 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 Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (94.12%) Selenium
2 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (58.82%) Java
3 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
3 10 (58.82%) WebDriver
4 9 (52.94%) Cucumber
5 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
5 8 (47.06%) QA
6 6 (35.29%) Automation Testing
7 5 (29.41%) Gatling
7 5 (29.41%) BDD
8 4 (23.53%) Finance
8 4 (23.53%) .NET
8 4 (23.53%) Linux
8 4 (23.53%) Python
8 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (23.53%) Guice
8 4 (23.53%) Ruby
8 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Security Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Web Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
8 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (23.53%) The Grinder
9 3 (17.65%) Appium
9 3 (17.65%) XML
9 3 (17.65%) HTML
9 3 (17.65%) ISEB
9 3 (17.65%) Internet

Test 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 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Internet
2 2 (11.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (94.12%) Selenium
2 10 (58.82%) WebDriver
3 9 (52.94%) Cucumber
4 5 (29.41%) Gatling
5 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
5 4 (23.53%) The Grinder
6 3 (17.65%) Appium
7 2 (11.76%) PHPUnit
7 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
8 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (5.88%) Calabash
8 1 (5.88%) Capybara
8 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
8 1 (5.88%) Jasmine
8 1 (5.88%) JBehave
8 1 (5.88%) Protractor
8 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Advertising
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
1 4 (23.53%) Guice
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) XML
3 2 (11.76%) Behat
3 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
3 2 (11.76%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) REST
4 1 (5.88%) RESTful
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
3 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Automation Testing
5 5 (29.41%) BDD
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Security Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Web Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Scrum
7 3 (17.65%) TDD
8 2 (11.76%) API Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (11.76%) Data Management
8 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
9 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (5.88%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) Python
2 4 (23.53%) Ruby
3 2 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) PHP
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) HP
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