The median annual salary for a Automation Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in 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
UK / England
Rank 414 577 601
Rank change year-on-year +163 +24  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 489 364 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.38% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.39% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 448 331 299
Median salary £50,000 £41,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.48% -1.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 75739 92695 95199
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.28% 96.42% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 63358 78403 78502
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 England

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in England

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Automation Tester in England

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Tester in England

Automation Tester
Job Locations in 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 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
London +81 178 £52,500 -4.54% 20
South East +85 89 £40,000 +1.26% 14
Yorkshire +64 62 £47,500 +35.71% 12
North West -7 56 £45,000 +28.57% 7
South West +55 42 £40,000 +33.33% 10
West Midlands +39 27 £38,750 +2.64% 3
East of England +43 21 £42,500 +20.56% 7
East Midlands +5 10 £42,500 +2.40% 2
North East 0 5 £40,000 +33.33% 4
Automation Tester
UK

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in 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 England region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 636 (71.38%) Selenium
2 629 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 439 (49.27%) QA
4 403 (45.23%) Java
5 365 (40.97%) Cucumber
6 364 (40.85%) Test Automation
7 342 (38.38%) BDD
8 337 (37.82%) C#
9 303 (34.01%) WebDriver
10 277 (31.09%) Automation Testing
10 277 (31.09%) Automated Testing
11 258 (28.96%) Test Scripting
11 258 (28.96%) TDD
12 205 (23.01%) SQL
13 199 (22.33%) Scrum
14 171 (19.19%) Finance
15 158 (17.73%) Ruby
16 157 (17.62%) Software Testing
17 150 (16.84%) Python
18 140 (15.71%) QA Automation
19 136 (15.26%) SDLC
19 136 (15.26%) Manual Testing
20 134 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
21 124 (13.92%) ISEB
22 122 (13.69%) Jenkins
23 114 (12.79%) Regression Testing
23 114 (12.79%) SpecFlow
24 109 (12.23%) E-Commerce
25 108 (12.12%) Web Services
26 104 (11.67%) JavaScript

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 27 (3.03%) Confluence
2 9 (1.01%) CMS
3 7 (0.79%) Umbraco
4 6 (0.67%) IIS
4 6 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.34%) Apache
5 3 (0.34%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (3.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.56%) MS Office
3 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 53 (5.95%) GitHub
2 33 (3.70%) SaaS
3 14 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 59 (6.62%) HTTP
2 16 (1.80%) Internet
3 5 (0.56%) SSL
4 4 (0.45%) SSH
5 2 (0.22%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.11%) Intranet
6 1 (0.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.05%) MySQL
3 38 (4.26%) NoSQL
3 38 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 22 (2.47%) Big Data
5 21 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
5 21 (2.36%) HBase
6 18 (2.02%) MongoDB
7 13 (1.46%) RDBMS
7 13 (1.46%) Redis
8 5 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.34%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.34%) MS Access
9 3 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.11%) KDB
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 636 (71.38%) Selenium
2 365 (40.97%) Cucumber
3 303 (34.01%) WebDriver
4 122 (13.69%) Jenkins
5 114 (12.79%) SpecFlow
6 102 (11.45%) JIRA
7 86 (9.65%) SoapUI
8 84 (9.43%) JUnit
9 72 (8.08%) Git (software)
9 72 (8.08%) JMeter
10 68 (7.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 55 (6.17%) HP UFT
12 53 (5.95%) Appium
13 45 (5.05%) Visual Studio
14 40 (4.49%) Calabash
15 36 (4.04%) Ranorex
16 27 (3.03%) Capybara
16 27 (3.03%) FitNesse
17 25 (2.81%) Gatling
17 25 (2.81%) Maven
General
1 171 (19.19%) Finance
2 30 (3.37%) Banking
3 27 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 26 (2.92%) Retail
5 19 (2.13%) Financial Institution
5 19 (2.13%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.02%) Marketing
7 9 (1.01%) Advertising
7 9 (1.01%) Electronics
7 9 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.79%) Games
9 5 (0.56%) Automotive
10 3 (0.34%) Legal
11 2 (0.22%) Back Office
11 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.22%) Publishing
12 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.11%) Front Office
12 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (12.12%) Web Services
2 103 (11.56%) Gherkin
3 98 (11.00%) .NET
4 65 (7.30%) SOAP
5 58 (6.51%) RESTful
6 56 (6.29%) XML
7 52 (5.84%) REST
8 45 (5.05%) HTML
9 27 (3.03%) CSS
9 27 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
10 22 (2.47%) JSON
11 13 (1.46%) ActiveMQ
11 13 (1.46%) AngularJS
11 13 (1.46%) JSON Schema
11 13 (1.46%) JSON-LD
12 10 (1.12%) ASP.NET
13 9 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (1.01%) HTML5
14 8 (0.90%) WPF
15 7 (0.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 38 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (3.93%) Mobile App
3 25 (2.81%) Client/Server
4 20 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.02%) Fintech
7 17 (1.91%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.01%) Digital Media
8 9 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (0.90%) iPad
10 7 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (0.79%) User Experience
11 6 (0.67%) Equities
11 6 (0.67%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.56%) Online Games
13 4 (0.45%) Arduino
13 4 (0.45%) Raspberry Pi
13 4 (0.45%) Xbox
14 3 (0.34%) iPhone
14 3 (0.34%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 97 (10.89%) Linux
2 96 (10.77%) Unix
3 79 (8.87%) Windows
4 36 (4.04%) Android
5 31 (3.48%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.80%) Mac OS X
7 10 (1.12%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.45%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.45%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.11%) Solaris
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 629 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 364 (40.85%) Test Automation
3 342 (38.38%) BDD
4 277 (31.09%) Automated Testing
4 277 (31.09%) Automation Testing
5 258 (28.96%) TDD
5 258 (28.96%) Test Scripting
6 199 (22.33%) Scrum
7 157 (17.62%) Software Testing
8 140 (15.71%) QA Automation
9 136 (15.26%) Manual Testing
9 136 (15.26%) SDLC
10 134 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
11 114 (12.79%) Regression Testing
12 109 (12.23%) E-Commerce
13 80 (8.98%) System Integration Testing
14 77 (8.64%) Continuous Delivery
15 75 (8.42%) Kanban
16 70 (7.86%) Configuration Management
17 67 (7.52%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 403 (45.23%) Java
2 337 (37.82%) C#
3 205 (23.01%) SQL
4 158 (17.73%) Ruby
5 150 (16.84%) Python
6 104 (11.67%) JavaScript
7 28 (3.14%) Groovy
8 18 (2.02%) Perl
9 16 (1.80%) C++
9 16 (1.80%) PHP
10 14 (1.57%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.35%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.35%) VBScript
12 10 (1.12%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.12%) VB
13 9 (1.01%) C
13 9 (1.01%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.79%) Scala
15 4 (0.45%) XPath
16 2 (0.22%) AWK
Qualifications
1 124 (13.92%) ISEB
2 98 (11.00%) ISTQB
3 78 (8.75%) Degree
4 42 (4.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (0.67%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.56%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.22%) HND
8 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.11%) GNVQ
9 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 439 (49.27%) QA
2 68 (7.63%) SDET
3 13 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) SLA
4 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (1.57%) Docker
2 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (2.02%) Puppet
2 13 (1.46%) Grafana
2 13 (1.46%) StatsD
3 10 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.11%) Rancher
5 1 (0.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 71 (7.97%) Microsoft
2 37 (4.15%) Oracle
3 15 (1.68%) HP
4 13 (1.46%) Atlassian
4 13 (1.46%) Splunk
4 13 (1.46%) TOWER Software
5 11 (1.23%) SAP
6 8 (0.90%) Xamarin
7 6 (0.67%) Borland
7 6 (0.67%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.34%) BT
8 3 (0.34%) Intel Security
9 2 (0.22%) Perforce
10 1 (0.11%) CA
10 1 (0.11%) Google
10 1 (0.11%) IBM
10 1 (0.11%) Informatica
10 1 (0.11%) Qualys
10 1 (0.11%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.11%) Sybase
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum + Bonus + pension
Posted: 5 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £26000 - £36000 per annum + 34 days holiday, pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10%
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus ,shares,Pension,health
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £275 - £310 Per Annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £32,500 per annum Pension, Gym, Healthcare, Flexi-working
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + bonus, pension, h/c
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Flexi-time, pension
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Outstanding + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £35000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago