The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 466 503 595
Rank change year-on-year +37 +92  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 464 458 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.56% 0.50% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.52% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 418 387 354
Median salary £47,500 £41,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.85% -8.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 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 79492 88017 100281
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.53% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 65375 75047 83568
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
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 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 25 June 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 25 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
London +39 157 £55,000 +4.76% 19
Yorkshire +63 72 £45,000 +28.57% 6
South East -21 68 £45,000 +12.50% 13
South West +34 47 £45,000 +20.00% 5
North West -31 43 £45,000 +20.00% 11
West Midlands +8 36 £36,500 +12.30% 5
East of England +7 31 £43,750 +9.37% 4
East Midlands +26 14 £50,000 +33.33% 4
North East +12 1 £35,000 +9.80% 3
Automation Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 959 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 700 (72.99%) Selenium
3 656 (68.40%) Agile Software Development
4 508 (52.97%) Java
5 463 (48.28%) QA
6 404 (42.13%) Cucumber
7 403 (42.02%) C#
8 342 (35.66%) WebDriver
9 330 (34.41%) BDD
10 311 (32.43%) Test Scripting
11 274 (28.57%) TDD
12 233 (24.30%) SQL
13 193 (20.13%) Finance
14 182 (18.98%) Software Testing
15 170 (17.73%) SDLC
16 166 (17.31%) Scrum
17 159 (16.58%) Continuous Integration
18 151 (15.75%) Jenkins
19 142 (14.81%) Gherkin
20 141 (14.70%) Python
21 131 (13.66%) Manual Testing
22 128 (13.35%) QA Automation
23 122 (12.72%) Ruby
24 120 (12.51%) JavaScript
25 119 (12.41%) JIRA
26 118 (12.30%) ISEB
27 111 (11.57%) E-Commerce
27 111 (11.57%) Regression Testing
27 111 (11.57%) ISTQB
27 111 (11.57%) System Integration Testing

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 23 (2.40%) Confluence
2 11 (1.15%) CMS
3 5 (0.52%) Apache
3 5 (0.52%) Apache Spark
3 5 (0.52%) IIS
4 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 90 (9.38%) GitHub
2 34 (3.55%) SaaS
3 22 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.83%) BrowserStack
6 7 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.21%) IaaS
7 2 (0.21%) PaaS
8 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.10%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.10%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.17%) HTTP
2 13 (1.36%) Internet
3 5 (0.52%) SSH
4 2 (0.21%) SSL
4 2 (0.21%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.21%) VoIP
5 1 (0.10%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (7.72%) SQL Server
2 57 (5.94%) MySQL
3 39 (4.07%) Big Data
4 24 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 23 (2.40%) NoSQL
6 16 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (1.67%) HBase
7 10 (1.04%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.52%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.42%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.42%) Redis
10 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.10%) KDB
12 1 (0.10%) Power BI
12 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 700 (72.99%) Selenium
2 404 (42.13%) Cucumber
3 342 (35.66%) WebDriver
4 151 (15.75%) Jenkins
5 119 (12.41%) JIRA
6 86 (8.97%) SpecFlow
7 79 (8.24%) JMeter
8 75 (7.82%) Git (software)
9 73 (7.61%) Appium
9 73 (7.61%) JUnit
10 62 (6.47%) SoapUI
11 61 (6.36%) Calabash
12 58 (6.05%) HP UFT
13 49 (5.11%) Visual Studio
14 43 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
15 34 (3.55%) Gatling
15 34 (3.55%) TestNG
16 30 (3.13%) Capybara
17 29 (3.02%) Protractor
18 24 (2.50%) NUnit
General
1 193 (20.13%) Finance
2 41 (4.28%) Banking
2 41 (4.28%) Financial Institution
3 33 (3.44%) Telecoms
4 29 (3.02%) Investment Banking
5 27 (2.82%) Retail
6 19 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 19 (1.98%) Marketing
7 13 (1.36%) Electronics
8 7 (0.73%) Automotive
9 5 (0.52%) Games
10 3 (0.31%) Advertising
10 3 (0.31%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.31%) Legal
11 2 (0.21%) Back Office
11 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.21%) Publishing
12 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.10%) Front Office
12 1 (0.10%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (14.81%) Gherkin
2 99 (10.32%) Web Services
3 89 (9.28%) .NET
4 54 (5.63%) REST
5 49 (5.11%) HTML
6 38 (3.96%) RESTful
7 35 (3.65%) SOAP
8 34 (3.55%) XML
9 28 (2.92%) CSS
10 18 (1.88%) Ruby on Rails
11 14 (1.46%) JSON
12 13 (1.36%) AngularJS
13 12 (1.25%) .NET Framework
14 10 (1.04%) Apache Flex
14 10 (1.04%) Node.js
15 6 (0.63%) React
15 6 (0.63%) WPF
16 5 (0.52%) Play Framework
17 4 (0.42%) ActiveMQ
17 4 (0.42%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 51 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (3.86%) Greenfield Project
3 31 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 30 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 29 (3.02%) Mobile App
6 22 (2.29%) Fintech
7 21 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 19 (1.98%) Equities
8 19 (1.98%) Fixed Income
9 13 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.25%) iPad
11 10 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (0.94%) User Experience
13 8 (0.83%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.63%) Digital Media
15 4 (0.42%) Xbox
16 3 (0.31%) Embedded Systems
16 3 (0.31%) Internet of Things
16 3 (0.31%) iPhone
16 3 (0.31%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 96 (10.01%) Linux
2 92 (9.59%) Unix
3 57 (5.94%) Windows
4 28 (2.92%) Android
5 26 (2.71%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.46%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.83%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.42%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.42%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.31%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.10%) Solaris
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 959 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 656 (68.40%) Agile Software Development
3 330 (34.41%) BDD
4 311 (32.43%) Test Scripting
5 274 (28.57%) TDD
6 182 (18.98%) Software Testing
7 170 (17.73%) SDLC
8 166 (17.31%) Scrum
9 159 (16.58%) Continuous Integration
10 131 (13.66%) Manual Testing
11 128 (13.35%) QA Automation
12 111 (11.57%) E-Commerce
12 111 (11.57%) Regression Testing
12 111 (11.57%) System Integration Testing
13 87 (9.07%) Test Strategy
14 84 (8.76%) Configuration Management
15 81 (8.45%) Continuous Delivery
16 78 (8.13%) Performance Testing
17 76 (7.92%) Open Source
18 70 (7.30%) OO
Programming Languages
1 508 (52.97%) Java
2 403 (42.02%) C#
3 233 (24.30%) SQL
4 141 (14.70%) Python
5 122 (12.72%) Ruby
6 120 (12.51%) JavaScript
7 21 (2.19%) PHP
8 18 (1.88%) VBScript
9 15 (1.56%) Groovy
10 12 (1.25%) C++
10 12 (1.25%) VB
11 11 (1.15%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.15%) Scala
12 9 (0.94%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.73%) Perl
14 6 (0.63%) C
14 6 (0.63%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.42%) ES6
16 3 (0.31%) XPath
17 2 (0.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 118 (12.30%) ISEB
2 111 (11.57%) ISTQB
3 93 (9.70%) Degree
4 46 (4.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.15%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.73%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.52%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.52%) HNC
9 2 (0.21%) HND
10 1 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.10%) GNVQ
10 1 (0.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.10%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 463 (48.28%) QA
2 4 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (0.83%) Docker
2 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.94%) Puppet
3 4 (0.42%) Grafana
3 4 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.42%) StatsD
4 1 (0.10%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.10%) Rancher
Vendors
1 74 (7.72%) Microsoft
2 50 (5.21%) Oracle
3 17 (1.77%) HP
4 15 (1.56%) Atlassian
5 14 (1.46%) SAP
6 9 (0.94%) Borland
7 7 (0.73%) TOWER Software
7 7 (0.73%) Xamarin
8 4 (0.42%) Splunk
9 2 (0.21%) Google
9 2 (0.21%) Twitter
10 1 (0.10%) CA
10 1 (0.10%) IBM
10 1 (0.10%) Informatica
10 1 (0.10%) Perforce
10 1 (0.10%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.10%) Tableau
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £25000 - £55000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonuses
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Industry Leading Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10%
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits & Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, healthcare, pension,
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Affecto Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 - £67000 per annum + excellent benefits, bonus etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Advento Staffing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, LIfe, ETC
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £34000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago