Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Automation Tester
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 467 552 563
Rank change year-on-year +85 +11 +140
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 1015 813 969
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.46% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.48% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 948 707 903
England median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.94% -3.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +14.94% -3.33% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161257 170357 198528
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130412 143799 166492
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +30 350 £55,000 +10.00% 27
North of England +113 266 £45,000 +20.00% 22
South East +4 153 £45,000 +12.50% 10
North West +50 135 £41,250 +8.55% 11
Midlands +48 135 £46,500 +32.86% 15
Yorkshire +82 125 £50,000 +40.85% 9
South West +53 75 £50,000 +42.86% 3
West Midlands +26 74 £47,000 +34.29% 5
East Midlands +49 61 £46,500 +32.86% 10
East of England -21 37 £37,500 -25.00% 6
North East -3 6 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Automation Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 1015 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 760 (74.88%) Selenium
3 678 (66.80%) Agile Software Development
4 554 (54.58%) Java
5 505 (49.75%) Cucumber
6 419 (41.28%) C#
7 378 (37.24%) WebDriver
8 364 (35.86%) QA
9 327 (32.22%) BDD
10 292 (28.77%) Test Scripting
11 258 (25.42%) SQL
12 249 (24.53%) TDD
13 244 (24.04%) Jenkins
14 222 (21.87%) Scrum
15 195 (19.21%) Python
16 176 (17.34%) Software Testing
17 170 (16.75%) JIRA
18 167 (16.45%) Ruby
19 165 (16.26%) Continuous Integration
20 160 (15.76%) Finance
20 160 (15.76%) SpecFlow
20 160 (15.76%) Gherkin
21 136 (13.40%) Manual Testing
22 132 (13.00%) Git (software)
23 131 (12.91%) SDLC
24 118 (11.63%) E-Commerce
25 115 (11.33%) JavaScript
26 112 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
27 110 (10.84%) Regression Testing
28 108 (10.64%) Degree

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 50 (4.93%) Confluence
2 20 (1.97%) Apache Spark
3 8 (0.79%) WebSphere
4 7 (0.69%) CMS
5 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.20%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.20%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.099%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.099%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 104 (10.25%) GitHub
2 50 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (2.46%) SaaS
5 10 (0.99%) PaaS
6 9 (0.89%) IaaS
6 9 (0.89%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.30%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.099%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.099%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.099%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.099%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.04%) HTTP
2 11 (1.08%) Internet
3 9 (0.89%) SSL
4 6 (0.59%) VoIP
5 5 (0.49%) SMS
6 3 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (0.30%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.30%) VSAT
7 2 (0.20%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.099%) DSL
8 1 (0.099%) RTP
8 1 (0.099%) Skype
8 1 (0.099%) SSH
8 1 (0.099%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (7.39%) SQL Server
2 65 (6.40%) Big Data
3 45 (4.43%) MySQL
4 41 (4.04%) Relational Database
5 10 (0.99%) NoSQL
6 9 (0.89%) Hadoop
6 9 (0.89%) MongoDB
7 7 (0.69%) Blockchain
8 5 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.39%) DB2
10 3 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.30%) HBase
10 3 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.20%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.099%) Apache Accumulo
12 1 (0.099%) Cognos Impromptu
12 1 (0.099%) Power BI
12 1 (0.099%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 760 (74.88%) Selenium
2 505 (49.75%) Cucumber
3 378 (37.24%) WebDriver
4 244 (24.04%) Jenkins
5 170 (16.75%) JIRA
6 160 (15.76%) SpecFlow
7 132 (13.00%) Git (software)
8 104 (10.25%) JMeter
9 97 (9.56%) JUnit
10 89 (8.77%) Appium
11 80 (7.88%) Calabash
12 68 (6.70%) TeamCity
13 63 (6.21%) SoapUI
14 58 (5.71%) Visual Studio
15 56 (5.52%) HP UFT
15 56 (5.52%) TestNG
16 51 (5.02%) Protractor
17 48 (4.73%) JBehave
18 41 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
19 34 (3.35%) Capybara
General
1 160 (15.76%) Finance
2 38 (3.74%) Retail
3 29 (2.86%) Banking
4 22 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.28%) Advertising
5 13 (1.28%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 13 (1.28%) Marketing
6 11 (1.08%) Financial Institution
7 10 (0.99%) Electronics
8 7 (0.69%) Games
9 4 (0.39%) Digital Economy
9 4 (0.39%) Publishing
10 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.099%) Automotive
11 1 (0.099%) Law
11 1 (0.099%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (15.76%) Gherkin
2 97 (9.56%) .NET
3 84 (8.28%) Web Services
4 79 (7.78%) REST
5 48 (4.73%) XML
6 45 (4.43%) HTML
7 33 (3.25%) Node.js
8 30 (2.96%) SOAP
9 28 (2.76%) RESTful
10 26 (2.56%) JSON
11 22 (2.17%) CSS
12 21 (2.07%) Behat
13 19 (1.87%) AngularJS
14 16 (1.58%) .NET Framework
15 15 (1.48%) Apache Flex
16 9 (0.89%) React
16 9 (0.89%) WSDL
17 7 (0.69%) Kafka
17 7 (0.69%) XSD
18 6 (0.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 112 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (6.21%) Computer Science
3 45 (4.43%) Mobile App
4 44 (4.33%) Fintech
5 34 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (2.07%) Client/Server
7 19 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (0.99%) User Experience
9 8 (0.79%) Equities
9 8 (0.79%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (0.69%) Internet of Things
11 6 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.39%) iPad
12 4 (0.39%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.30%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (0.30%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.30%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.30%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.30%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 83 (8.18%) Linux
2 59 (5.81%) Windows
3 33 (3.25%) Unix
4 21 (2.07%) Apple iOS
5 20 (1.97%) Android
6 3 (0.30%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.099%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1015 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 678 (66.80%) Agile Software Development
3 327 (32.22%) BDD
4 292 (28.77%) Test Scripting
5 249 (24.53%) TDD
6 222 (21.87%) Scrum
7 176 (17.34%) Software Testing
8 165 (16.26%) Continuous Integration
9 136 (13.40%) Manual Testing
10 131 (12.91%) SDLC
11 118 (11.63%) E-Commerce
12 110 (10.84%) Regression Testing
13 105 (10.34%) Scenario Testing
14 101 (9.95%) Test Strategy
15 95 (9.36%) Continuous Delivery
16 92 (9.06%) Open Source
17 91 (8.97%) SDET
18 84 (8.28%) Configuration Management
19 72 (7.09%) System Integration Testing
20 71 (7.00%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 554 (54.58%) Java
2 419 (41.28%) C#
3 258 (25.42%) SQL
4 195 (19.21%) Python
5 167 (16.45%) Ruby
6 115 (11.33%) JavaScript
7 53 (5.22%) PHP
8 35 (3.45%) C++
9 23 (2.27%) Bash Shell
10 22 (2.17%) Scala
11 17 (1.67%) C
12 10 (0.99%) PowerShell
13 8 (0.79%) ES6
14 7 (0.69%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.69%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.39%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.30%) Groovy
17 2 (0.20%) Perl
17 2 (0.20%) R
17 2 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 108 (10.64%) Degree
2 103 (10.15%) ISTQB
3 85 (8.37%) ISEB
4 41 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (2.56%) Security Cleared
6 21 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (1.58%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.39%) HNC
9 2 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.20%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.099%) HND
10 1 (0.099%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.099%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.099%) MCSD
10 1 (0.099%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 364 (35.86%) QA
2 2 (0.20%) ISO 14001
2 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (3.55%) Docker
2 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
1 12 (1.18%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.08%) Marathon
2 11 (1.08%) Mesos
3 6 (0.59%) Kibana
4 5 (0.49%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 5 (0.49%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.20%) Puppet
6 1 (0.099%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 79 (7.78%) Microsoft
2 30 (2.96%) HP
3 16 (1.58%) Google
4 15 (1.48%) Capita
5 13 (1.28%) Oracle
6 11 (1.08%) Atlassian
7 9 (0.89%) SAP
8 8 (0.79%) Twitter
9 3 (0.30%) Cisco
10 2 (0.20%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.099%) Apple
11 1 (0.099%) Blue Prism
11 1 (0.099%) BT
11 1 (0.099%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.099%) Mapbox
11 1 (0.099%) McAfee
11 1 (0.099%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.099%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.099%) Tableau
11 1 (0.099%) Xamarin