The median annual salary for a QA Automation Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation QA Engineer
UK / England
Rank 636 830 844
Rank change year-on-year +194 +14  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 198 112 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.12% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 178 104 94
Median salary £47,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.35% -5.55%  

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 75889 93457 96279
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.43% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 63471 79007 79398
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
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%  

QA Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Automation Engineer in England

QA Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for QA Automation Engineer in England

QA Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Automation Engineer in England

QA Automation Engineer
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 26 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 +95 81 £57,500 +15.00% 10
South East +90 53 £37,500 -16.66% 2
North West -2 19 £42,500 +11.11% 1
West Midlands +47 15 £45,000 +5.88%
East of England +22 10 £42,500 -1.16% 4
Yorkshire - 8 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands - 7 £60,000 -
South West +22 2 £41,250 -2.94% 1
North East - 1 £40,000 -
QA Automation Engineer
UK

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 England region featuring QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 339 (100.00%) QA
2 262 (77.29%) Agile Software Development
3 259 (76.40%) Selenium
4 216 (63.72%) Java
5 142 (41.89%) BDD
6 131 (38.64%) Cucumber
7 129 (38.05%) QA Automation
8 124 (36.58%) Automated Testing
9 113 (33.33%) Test Automation
10 108 (31.86%) Scrum
11 106 (31.27%) SQL
12 102 (30.09%) WebDriver
13 101 (29.79%) TDD
14 94 (27.73%) Finance
15 88 (25.96%) Automation Testing
16 76 (22.42%) Python
17 74 (21.83%) C#
18 73 (21.53%) Test Scripting
19 69 (20.35%) Continuous Integration
20 68 (20.06%) Regression Testing
21 61 (17.99%) JMeter
21 61 (17.99%) JavaScript
22 56 (16.52%) JUnit
23 55 (16.22%) Kanban
24 50 (14.75%) Software Engineering
24 50 (14.75%) Ruby
25 48 (14.16%) JIRA
25 48 (14.16%) Git (software)
26 47 (13.86%) Appium
27 46 (13.57%) Test Strategy

QA Automation Engineer 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 10 (2.95%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (0.88%) MS Excel
1 3 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.42%) SaaS
2 12 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.06%) GitHub
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.24%) Internet
2 2 (0.59%) HTTP
3 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.26%) MySQL
2 13 (3.83%) NoSQL
3 11 (3.24%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (3.24%) Big Data
3 11 (3.24%) HBase
4 7 (2.06%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.47%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.59%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.59%) InfluxDB
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.29%) DB2
7 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 259 (76.40%) Selenium
2 131 (38.64%) Cucumber
3 102 (30.09%) WebDriver
4 61 (17.99%) JMeter
5 56 (16.52%) JUnit
6 48 (14.16%) Git (software)
6 48 (14.16%) JIRA
7 47 (13.86%) Appium
8 43 (12.68%) Jenkins
9 40 (11.80%) SoapUI
10 25 (7.37%) SpecFlow
11 22 (6.49%) Gatling
12 20 (5.90%) Maven
13 16 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (4.13%) jMock
14 14 (4.13%) TestNG
15 12 (3.54%) Hudson
15 12 (3.54%) NUnit
16 11 (3.24%) Calabash
16 11 (3.24%) Hamcrest
General
1 94 (27.73%) Finance
2 18 (5.31%) Banking
2 18 (5.31%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.13%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.18%) Back Office
4 4 (1.18%) Games
4 4 (1.18%) Retail
5 3 (0.88%) Advertising
6 2 (0.59%) Electronics
6 2 (0.59%) Front Office
6 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.29%) Automotive
7 1 (0.29%) Legal
7 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.14%) Web Services
2 29 (8.55%) REST
3 27 (7.96%) Gherkin
3 27 (7.96%) XML
4 26 (7.67%) .NET
5 19 (5.60%) RESTful
6 14 (4.13%) SOAP
7 12 (3.54%) HTML
8 8 (2.36%) HTML5
9 7 (2.06%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (2.06%) Node.js
10 6 (1.77%) CSS
11 5 (1.47%) Play Framework
11 5 (1.47%) React
12 4 (1.18%) pytest
12 4 (1.18%) Swagger
13 3 (0.88%) Spring
13 3 (0.88%) WireMock
14 2 (0.59%) J2EE
14 2 (0.59%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.50%) Mobile App
2 18 (5.31%) Computer Science
3 17 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.65%) iPad
5 8 (2.36%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.47%) RIA
8 4 (1.18%) Arduino
8 4 (1.18%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (1.18%) Derivative
8 4 (1.18%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.18%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 4 (1.18%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.18%) Raspberry Pi
9 3 (0.88%) Fintech
10 1 (0.29%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.29%) Online Games
10 1 (0.29%) Social Media
10 1 (0.29%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 42 (12.39%) Linux
1 42 (12.39%) Unix
2 37 (10.91%) Apple iOS
3 36 (10.62%) Android
4 25 (7.37%) Windows
5 1 (0.29%) Debian
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (77.29%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (41.89%) BDD
3 129 (38.05%) QA Automation
4 124 (36.58%) Automated Testing
5 113 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 108 (31.86%) Scrum
7 101 (29.79%) TDD
8 88 (25.96%) Automation Testing
9 73 (21.53%) Test Scripting
10 69 (20.35%) Continuous Integration
11 68 (20.06%) Regression Testing
12 55 (16.22%) Kanban
13 50 (14.75%) Software Engineering
14 46 (13.57%) Test Strategy
15 45 (13.27%) Functional Testing
16 42 (12.39%) Manual Testing
17 39 (11.50%) API Testing
17 39 (11.50%) OO
18 34 (10.03%) Defect Management
19 31 (9.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 216 (63.72%) Java
2 106 (31.27%) SQL
3 76 (22.42%) Python
4 74 (21.83%) C#
5 61 (17.99%) JavaScript
6 50 (14.75%) Ruby
7 22 (6.49%) PHP
8 17 (5.01%) Groovy
8 17 (5.01%) PL/SQL
9 14 (4.13%) C++
9 14 (4.13%) Shell Script
10 11 (3.24%) Perl
11 8 (2.36%) Scala
12 5 (1.47%) Go
13 4 (1.18%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.18%) VBScript
14 1 (0.29%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.29%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 26 (7.67%) Degree
1 26 (7.67%) ISEB
2 13 (3.83%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.29%) HND
3 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 339 (100.00%) QA
2 45 (13.27%) SDET
3 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.29%) Docker
2 1 (0.29%) Firmware
2 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.18%) Ansible
4 3 (0.88%) Capistrano
4 3 (0.88%) Puppet
4 3 (0.88%) Salt
5 2 (0.59%) Grafana
Vendors
1 21 (6.19%) Oracle
2 15 (4.42%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.77%) HP
4 4 (1.18%) Apiary
5 1 (0.29%) Apple
5 1 (0.29%) Sybase
5 1 (0.29%) VMware
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