The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

Automation Tester
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 220 246
Rank change year-on-year -10 +26  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 30 32 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.49% 0.47% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.49% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 27 30 26
Median salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £35,000 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £53,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5998 6560 7914
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 97.29% 96.27% 97.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4910 5575 6530
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in the East of England

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the East of England.

Salary trend for Automation Tester in the East of England

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the East of England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Tester in the East of England

Automation Tester
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -1 14 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Hertfordshire +9 7 £41,250 +16.19% 1
Essex +4 6 £57,500 -
Suffolk -3 3 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Automation Tester 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 East of England region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 53 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 38 (71.70%) Selenium
3 37 (69.81%) C#
4 31 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (49.06%) QA
6 23 (43.40%) Java
7 16 (30.19%) TDD
7 16 (30.19%) Software Testing
7 16 (30.19%) WebDriver
8 15 (28.30%) BDD
9 14 (26.42%) Finance
9 14 (26.42%) Scrum
10 13 (24.53%) .NET
10 13 (24.53%) ISEB
10 13 (24.53%) JIRA
11 12 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (22.64%) Cucumber
12 11 (20.75%) SQL
12 11 (20.75%) Degree
13 10 (18.87%) ISTQB
13 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
14 9 (16.98%) Test Strategy
14 9 (16.98%) SpecFlow
14 9 (16.98%) Gherkin
15 7 (13.21%) Regression Testing
15 7 (13.21%) SDET
15 7 (13.21%) Test Scripting
16 6 (11.32%) Performance Testing
16 6 (11.32%) Mathematics
16 6 (11.32%) Continuous Delivery

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 38 (71.70%) Selenium
2 16 (30.19%) WebDriver
3 13 (24.53%) JIRA
4 12 (22.64%) Cucumber
5 9 (16.98%) SpecFlow
6 5 (9.43%) Ranorex
7 4 (7.55%) JBehave
7 4 (7.55%) SilkTest
8 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
9 2 (3.77%) JMeter
9 2 (3.77%) LoadRunner
9 2 (3.77%) TestComplete
10 1 (1.89%) Appium
10 1 (1.89%) Calabash
10 1 (1.89%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.89%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (26.42%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) .NET
2 9 (16.98%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.89%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (7.55%) Client/Server
2 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Xbox
4 1 (1.89%) Fintech
4 1 (1.89%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Unix
1 5 (9.43%) Windows
2 4 (7.55%) Linux
3 2 (3.77%) Android
3 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 31 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (30.19%) Software Testing
3 16 (30.19%) TDD
4 15 (28.30%) BDD
5 14 (26.42%) Scrum
6 12 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (16.98%) Test Strategy
8 7 (13.21%) Regression Testing
8 7 (13.21%) SDET
8 7 (13.21%) Test Scripting
9 6 (11.32%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (11.32%) Mathematics
9 6 (11.32%) Performance Testing
10 5 (9.43%) Integration Testing
10 5 (9.43%) Kanban
10 5 (9.43%) OO
11 4 (7.55%) E-Commerce
11 4 (7.55%) Risk Analysis
11 4 (7.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (69.81%) C#
2 23 (43.40%) Java
3 11 (20.75%) SQL
4 6 (11.32%) Python
5 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.66%) C++
7 2 (3.77%) VB
8 1 (1.89%) Perl
8 1 (1.89%) PHP
8 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) ISEB
2 11 (20.75%) Degree
3 10 (18.87%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.89%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (49.06%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle
3 2 (3.77%) HP
4 1 (1.89%) Atlassian
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