Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Automation Engineer was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 894 958 972
Rank change year-on-year +64 +14 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 274 246 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 248 219 294
England median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,650 £32,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -5.26%

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 161572 172869 197438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130677 145836 165635
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
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% -

QA Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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 +2 114 £55,000 +10.00% 15
South East +44 58 £44,000 -2.22% 7
North of England +18 39 £40,000 -5.88% 1
East of England +16 32 £40,000 -11.11% 2
North West -8 24 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Midlands +25 23 £65,000 +79.31% 2
East Midlands +40 20 £65,000 +80.56% 2
Yorkshire +34 15 £35,000 -12.50%
South West +13 8 £39,500 +21.54% 1
West Midlands +9 3 £37,500 -
QA Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 274 (100.00%) QA
2 262 (95.62%) Test Automation
3 198 (72.26%) Selenium
4 191 (69.71%) Agile Software Development
5 151 (55.11%) Java
6 129 (47.08%) Cucumber
7 118 (43.07%) BDD
8 113 (41.24%) QA Automation
9 109 (39.78%) WebDriver
10 81 (29.56%) TDD
11 80 (29.20%) Scrum
12 74 (27.01%) Manual Testing
13 68 (24.82%) C#
14 66 (24.09%) Finance
15 63 (22.99%) Jenkins
16 59 (21.53%) JIRA
17 57 (20.80%) JavaScript
18 56 (20.44%) SQL
19 55 (20.07%) Continuous Integration
20 52 (18.98%) Test Strategy
21 50 (18.25%) Ruby
22 49 (17.88%) Python
23 46 (16.79%) Web Services
24 42 (15.33%) Regression Testing
24 42 (15.33%) API Testing
25 38 (13.87%) ISTQB
26 37 (13.50%) Software Testing
27 35 (12.77%) RESTful
28 34 (12.41%) JUnit
29 33 (12.04%) SDET

QA Automation Engineer 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 18 (6.57%) Confluence
2 4 (1.46%) CMS
3 2 (0.73%) IIS
4 1 (0.36%) Apache
4 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.46%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.68%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.01%) SaaS
4 6 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.09%) BrowserStack
5 3 (1.09%) GitHub
6 2 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.36%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.55%) Internet
2 5 (1.82%) HTTP
3 2 (0.73%) NGN
3 2 (0.73%) VoIP
4 1 (0.36%) Network Security
4 1 (0.36%) RTP
4 1 (0.36%) Skype
4 1 (0.36%) SSL
4 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.01%) NoSQL
2 10 (3.65%) MySQL
3 9 (3.28%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.82%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.09%) HBase
6 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.73%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.36%) Big Data
8 1 (0.36%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 198 (72.26%) Selenium
2 129 (47.08%) Cucumber
3 109 (39.78%) WebDriver
4 63 (22.99%) Jenkins
5 59 (21.53%) JIRA
6 34 (12.41%) JUnit
7 30 (10.95%) Git (software)
8 27 (9.85%) SoapUI
9 20 (7.30%) Appium
10 16 (5.84%) SpecFlow
11 15 (5.47%) JMeter
12 14 (5.11%) HP UFT
12 14 (5.11%) TeamCity
13 13 (4.74%) Maven
14 12 (4.38%) Calabash
15 11 (4.01%) NUnit
16 10 (3.65%) JBehave
17 8 (2.92%) PHPUnit
18 6 (2.19%) Talend Open Studio
18 6 (2.19%) TestNG
General
1 66 (24.09%) Finance
2 9 (3.28%) Retail
3 8 (2.92%) Banking
4 6 (2.19%) Marketing
4 6 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.82%) Electronics
6 4 (1.46%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.46%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.09%) Games
7 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.73%) Billing
8 2 (0.73%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (16.79%) Web Services
2 35 (12.77%) RESTful
3 32 (11.68%) .NET
4 28 (10.22%) REST
5 25 (9.12%) Gherkin
6 16 (5.84%) Node.js
6 16 (5.84%) SOAP
6 16 (5.84%) XML
7 12 (4.38%) HTML
8 10 (3.65%) AngularJS
9 9 (3.28%) React
10 8 (2.92%) CSS
11 6 (2.19%) Behat
12 5 (1.82%) Hibernate
12 5 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (1.82%) React Native
12 5 (1.82%) Spring
12 5 (1.82%) WCF
13 4 (1.46%) HTML5
13 4 (1.46%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.68%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (9.49%) Mobile App
3 24 (8.76%) Fintech
4 13 (4.74%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.28%) User Experience
6 8 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.55%) Video\Live Streaming
8 6 (2.19%) Blog
8 6 (2.19%) RIA
9 4 (1.46%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.73%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.36%) Credit Derivative
11 1 (0.36%) Derivative
11 1 (0.36%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.36%) Online Games
11 1 (0.36%) Replication
11 1 (0.36%) Robotics
11 1 (0.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.49%) Apple iOS
2 18 (6.57%) Windows
3 14 (5.11%) Linux
4 12 (4.38%) Android
5 11 (4.01%) Unix
6 3 (1.09%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.09%) Windows Phone
6 3 (1.09%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (95.62%) Test Automation
2 191 (69.71%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (43.07%) BDD
4 113 (41.24%) QA Automation
5 81 (29.56%) TDD
6 80 (29.20%) Scrum
7 74 (27.01%) Manual Testing
8 55 (20.07%) Continuous Integration
9 52 (18.98%) Test Strategy
10 42 (15.33%) API Testing
10 42 (15.33%) Regression Testing
11 37 (13.50%) Software Testing
12 33 (12.04%) SDET
13 29 (10.58%) Performance Testing
14 27 (9.85%) Software Engineering
15 25 (9.12%) Defect Management
16 24 (8.76%) SDLC
17 23 (8.39%) Acceptance Criteria
17 23 (8.39%) Continuous Delivery
17 23 (8.39%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 151 (55.11%) Java
2 68 (24.82%) C#
3 57 (20.80%) JavaScript
4 56 (20.44%) SQL
5 50 (18.25%) Ruby
6 49 (17.88%) Python
7 12 (4.38%) PHP
8 11 (4.01%) C++
9 6 (2.19%) Groovy
10 5 (1.82%) C
10 5 (1.82%) ES6
10 5 (1.82%) Perl
10 5 (1.82%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.46%) VBScript
12 2 (0.73%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.73%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.73%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.73%) R
12 2 (0.73%) Scala
13 1 (0.36%) Go
Qualifications
1 38 (13.87%) ISTQB
2 29 (10.58%) Degree
3 28 (10.22%) ISEB
4 15 (5.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.19%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.36%) MCITP
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 274 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.46%) Puppet
2 2 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.36%) Ansible
3 1 (0.36%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (4.01%) Google
2 9 (3.28%) HP
3 8 (2.92%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.19%) Talend
5 5 (1.82%) Capita
5 5 (1.82%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.46%) Sophos
7 3 (1.09%) SAP
8 2 (0.73%) Oracle
9 1 (0.36%) CA
9 1 (0.36%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.36%) IBM
9 1 (0.36%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.36%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.36%) VMware