The median annual salary for a Automation Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
England / East of England
Rank 221 264 237
Rank change year-on-year +43 -27  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 21 11 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.35% 0.15% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.16% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 19 10 30
Median salary £42,500 £35,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.56% -11.87%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £39,350 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +19.71% -8.97%  

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 5775 7042 7151
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 96.07% 96.28% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4619 5689 5743
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 23 March 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 23 March 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
Hertfordshire +19 7 £42,500 +41.66% 3
Cambridgeshire - 7 £60,000 - 3
Bedfordshire +17 4 £37,500 -3.84%
Essex +8 2 - -
Suffolk - 1 £25,000 - 1
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 37 (68.52%) Agile Software Development
1 37 (68.52%) Selenium
2 34 (62.96%) C#
3 26 (48.15%) Scrum
4 24 (44.44%) Test Scripting
5 20 (37.04%) Test Automation
5 20 (37.04%) BDD
6 19 (35.19%) Test Strategy
7 15 (27.78%) Automation Testing
7 15 (27.78%) Ruby
7 15 (27.78%) Regression Testing
8 14 (25.93%) .NET
8 14 (25.93%) WebDriver
9 13 (24.07%) QA
10 12 (22.22%) Finance
10 12 (22.22%) ISEB
10 12 (22.22%) SpecFlow
11 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
11 10 (18.52%) Java
11 10 (18.52%) SQL
11 10 (18.52%) JIRA
11 10 (18.52%) ISTQB
12 9 (16.67%) SilkTest
12 9 (16.67%) Ranorex
12 9 (16.67%) Cucumber
13 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
13 7 (12.96%) TDD
14 6 (11.11%) Software Testing
14 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
14 6 (11.11%) E-Commerce

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 37 (68.52%) Selenium
2 14 (25.93%) WebDriver
3 12 (22.22%) SpecFlow
4 10 (18.52%) JIRA
5 9 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 9 (16.67%) Ranorex
5 9 (16.67%) SilkTest
6 5 (9.26%) HP UFT
6 5 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (5.56%) JBehave
7 3 (5.56%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.85%) JMeter
8 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) .NET
2 6 (11.11%) RESTful
3 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET
3 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (9.26%) Gherkin
4 4 (7.41%) Web Services
5 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.26%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.41%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (68.52%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (48.15%) Scrum
3 24 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 20 (37.04%) BDD
4 20 (37.04%) Test Automation
5 19 (35.19%) Test Strategy
6 15 (27.78%) Automation Testing
6 15 (27.78%) Regression Testing
7 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
7 7 (12.96%) TDD
8 6 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 6 (11.11%) Software Testing
9 5 (9.26%) Agile Testing
9 5 (9.26%) MVC
9 5 (9.26%) Performance Testing
9 5 (9.26%) Software Delivery
9 5 (9.26%) Web Development
10 4 (7.41%) Functional Testing
10 4 (7.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (7.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 34 (62.96%) C#
2 15 (27.78%) Ruby
3 10 (18.52%) Java
3 10 (18.52%) SQL
4 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) C
6 1 (1.85%) Tcl
6 1 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) ISEB
2 10 (18.52%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.07%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) SDET
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) HP
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.85%) Atlassian
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