The median annual salary for a QA Automation Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

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

Automation QA Engineer
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 252 275
Rank change year-on-year +8 +23  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 13 14 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.21% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 13 14 12
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% -8.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,000 £49,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -10.52%  

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 5937 7025 7858
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 96.44% 95.93% 97.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4749 5753 6397
Median salary £45,000 £43,641 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.11% +2.68%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Automation Engineer in the East of England

QA Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for QA Automation Engineer in the East of England

QA Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Automation Engineer in the East of England

QA Automation Engineer
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 QA Automation Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 April 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 +18 6 £45,000 +18.42% 4
Cambridgeshire -5 6 £43,750 -25.84% 4
Suffolk +21 1 £25,000 -28.57%
QA Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, QA 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 East of England region featuring QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (81.82%) Selenium
3 13 (59.09%) Scrum
4 10 (45.45%) C#
4 10 (45.45%) TDD
5 9 (40.91%) SQL
5 9 (40.91%) WebDriver
5 9 (40.91%) BDD
6 8 (36.36%) Cucumber
6 8 (36.36%) QA Automation
6 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
6 8 (36.36%) RESTful
6 8 (36.36%) Web Services
7 7 (31.82%) Java
8 6 (27.27%) Gherkin
9 5 (22.73%) SpecFlow
9 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
9 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
9 5 (22.73%) JUnit
9 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
9 5 (22.73%) JIRA
10 4 (18.18%) Fat Client
10 4 (18.18%) RIA
10 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
10 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
10 4 (18.18%) Thin Client
10 4 (18.18%) Internet
10 4 (18.18%) XML
10 4 (18.18%) Python

QA Automation Engineer 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (81.82%) Selenium
2 9 (40.91%) WebDriver
3 8 (36.36%) Cucumber
4 5 (22.73%) JIRA
4 5 (22.73%) JUnit
4 5 (22.73%) SpecFlow
5 4 (18.18%) JBehave
6 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
6 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
6 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
7 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
7 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 2 (9.09%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) RESTful
1 8 (36.36%) Web Services
2 6 (27.27%) Gherkin
3 4 (18.18%) REST
3 4 (18.18%) XML
4 2 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Fat Client
1 4 (18.18%) RIA
1 4 (18.18%) Thin Client
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) iPad
2 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) Scrum
3 10 (45.45%) TDD
4 9 (40.91%) BDD
5 8 (36.36%) QA Automation
5 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
6 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
7 4 (18.18%) API Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
9 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
9 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) C#
2 9 (40.91%) SQL
3 7 (31.82%) Java
4 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
5 4 (18.18%) Python
6 2 (9.09%) Ruby
6 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (18.18%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle
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