Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 309 338 354
Rank change year-on-year +29 +16 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 13 12 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.10% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 57
City of London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% -4.35% +21.05%
10th Percentile £43,250 £42,500 £39,000
90th Percentile £58,500 £77,500 £72,500
Central London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% - +10.00%

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 9729 11199 16304
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 96.39% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8814 10212 14168
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,250 £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% +1.85%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 21 November 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 13 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (92.31%) Selenium
2 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (76.92%) Test Scripting
3 10 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (76.92%) Java
3 10 (76.92%) Cucumber
4 9 (69.23%) Jenkins
4 9 (69.23%) SQL
4 9 (69.23%) Windows
4 9 (69.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (61.54%) Degree
5 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
5 8 (61.54%) HTML
5 8 (61.54%) Scrum
5 8 (61.54%) ISEB
6 7 (53.85%) Configuration Management
6 7 (53.85%) Linux
6 7 (53.85%) Python
6 7 (53.85%) C
6 7 (53.85%) Ruby
6 7 (53.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
6 7 (53.85%) Relational Database
6 7 (53.85%) Microservices
6 7 (53.85%) SDLC
6 7 (53.85%) Gatling
7 5 (38.46%) WebDriver
8 3 (23.08%) JIRA
8 3 (23.08%) QA

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 2 (15.38%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Selenium
2 10 (76.92%) Cucumber
3 9 (69.23%) Jenkins
4 7 (53.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (53.85%) Gatling
5 5 (38.46%) WebDriver
6 3 (23.08%) JIRA
7 2 (15.38%) Hudson
7 2 (15.38%) Mercurial
7 2 (15.38%) NUnit
7 2 (15.38%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
7 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
8 1 (7.69%) Firebug
8 1 (7.69%) JBehave
8 1 (7.69%) JMeter
8 1 (7.69%) JUnit
8 1 (7.69%) Protractor
8 1 (7.69%) TestNG
General
1 2 (15.38%) Advertising
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Law
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
4 1 (7.69%) J2EE
4 1 (7.69%) Java EE
4 1 (7.69%) Node.js
4 1 (7.69%) RESTful
4 1 (7.69%) Vue (Vue.js)
4 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (76.92%) Test Scripting
4 9 (69.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (61.54%) Scrum
6 7 (53.85%) Configuration Management
6 7 (53.85%) Microservices
6 7 (53.85%) SDLC
7 2 (15.38%) BDD
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (15.38%) CRM
7 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
7 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 2 (15.38%) Kanban
7 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 2 (15.38%) MVC
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) C
3 7 (53.85%) Python
3 7 (53.85%) Ruby
4 3 (23.08%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) Go
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Degree
1 8 (61.54%) ISEB
1 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) HP