The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 244 278
Rank change year-on-year +29 +34  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 22 15 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.24% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.24% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 38
Median salary £65,000 £65,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.93%  
90% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £37,500 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

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 4949 6138 9863
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.30% 96.22% 94.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4425 5605 8439
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 34 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 30 (88.24%) Selenium
3 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (70.59%) Java
5 19 (55.88%) Python
6 18 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (47.06%) QA
7 16 (47.06%) Cucumber
8 15 (44.12%) WebDriver
8 15 (44.12%) Ruby
8 15 (44.12%) Linux
9 14 (41.18%) Jenkins
10 13 (38.24%) HTML
11 11 (32.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
12 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
12 10 (29.41%) ISEB
13 9 (26.47%) Scrum
13 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (26.47%) Degree
13 9 (26.47%) BDD
13 9 (26.47%) Gatling
14 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
14 8 (23.53%) Windows
14 8 (23.53%) SQL
15 7 (20.59%) C
15 7 (20.59%) Configuration Management
15 7 (20.59%) TDD
15 7 (20.59%) BrowserStack
15 7 (20.59%) SDLC

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.82%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
2 1 (2.94%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) Internet
2 5 (14.71%) HTTP
3 1 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.82%) Big Data
2 3 (8.82%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.88%) MySQL
4 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (88.24%) Selenium
2 16 (47.06%) Cucumber
3 15 (44.12%) WebDriver
4 14 (41.18%) Jenkins
5 11 (32.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (26.47%) Gatling
7 3 (8.82%) Appium
8 2 (5.88%) Mink
8 2 (5.88%) PHPUnit
8 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
8 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.94%) Calabash
9 1 (2.94%) Capybara
9 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
9 1 (2.94%) Jasmine
9 1 (2.94%) JBehave
9 1 (2.94%) Protractor
9 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.94%) The Grinder
9 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (17.65%) Retail
2 5 (14.71%) Advertising
3 4 (11.76%) Finance
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) HTML
2 6 (17.65%) XML
3 5 (14.71%) Gherkin
4 4 (11.76%) .NET
5 2 (5.88%) Behat
5 2 (5.88%) JSON
6 1 (2.94%) Guice
6 1 (2.94%) REST
6 1 (2.94%) RESTful
6 1 (2.94%) SOAP
6 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Linux
2 8 (23.53%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Android
3 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
5 9 (26.47%) BDD
5 9 (26.47%) Scrum
5 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Configuration Management
6 7 (20.59%) Microservices
6 7 (20.59%) SDLC
6 7 (20.59%) TDD
7 6 (17.65%) E-Commerce
7 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (14.71%) Manual Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Performance Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Workflow
9 3 (8.82%) DevOps
9 3 (8.82%) MapReduce
9 3 (8.82%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 24 (70.59%) Java
2 19 (55.88%) Python
3 15 (44.12%) Ruby
4 8 (23.53%) SQL
5 7 (20.59%) C
6 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.88%) PHP
8 1 (2.94%) C#
8 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 10 (29.41%) ISEB
3 9 (26.47%) Degree
4 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
5 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
5 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (47.06%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.94%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) HP
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 15 days ago
City, London
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Salary: From £31,424 to £36,725 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago