The median annual salary for a QA Automation Engineer was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 685 798 824
Rank change year-on-year +113 +26  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 172 111 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 160 104 122
Median salary £48,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £37,800 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  

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 79382 89280 100510
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.54% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 65298 76096 83752
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%  

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 24 June 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 24 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 +51 82 £55,000 +10.00% 7
South East +62 37 £50,000 +17.64% 7
East of England -1 21 £45,000 - 3
North West -29 14 £40,000 +2.56% 4
Yorkshire +12 8 £37,500 - 1
East Midlands +21 4 £65,000 +73.33%
West Midlands +13 3 £47,750 +19.37%
North East - 3 £35,000 -
QA Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 373 (100.00%) QA
2 366 (98.12%) Test Automation
3 314 (84.18%) Selenium
4 296 (79.36%) Agile Software Development
5 244 (65.42%) Java
6 170 (45.58%) QA Automation
7 155 (41.55%) BDD
8 154 (41.29%) WebDriver
9 143 (38.34%) SQL
10 141 (37.80%) Cucumber
11 131 (35.12%) Scrum
12 124 (33.24%) TDD
13 114 (30.56%) Finance
14 87 (23.32%) Test Scripting
15 73 (19.57%) JIRA
16 71 (19.03%) Python
17 70 (18.77%) SDET
18 69 (18.50%) JavaScript
18 69 (18.50%) C#
19 68 (18.23%) Continuous Integration
20 66 (17.69%) Test Strategy
21 64 (17.16%) Software Engineering
21 64 (17.16%) JMeter
22 61 (16.35%) JUnit
23 58 (15.55%) Regression Testing
23 58 (15.55%) RESTful
24 57 (15.28%) API Testing
25 54 (14.48%) Web Services
26 53 (14.21%) XML
27 51 (13.67%) Manual Testing

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 9 (2.41%) Confluence
2 2 (0.54%) CMS
3 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.83%) SaaS
2 14 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.95%) GitHub
4 5 (1.34%) BrowserStack
4 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.27%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.04%) Internet
2 7 (1.88%) HTTP
3 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.04%) MySQL
2 19 (5.09%) NoSQL
3 13 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
3 13 (3.49%) HBase
4 11 (2.95%) SQL Server
5 7 (1.88%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.34%) Big Data
7 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.27%) DB2
8 1 (0.27%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.27%) Redis
8 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 314 (84.18%) Selenium
2 154 (41.29%) WebDriver
3 141 (37.80%) Cucumber
4 73 (19.57%) JIRA
5 64 (17.16%) JMeter
6 61 (16.35%) JUnit
7 51 (13.67%) Jenkins
8 50 (13.40%) Appium
8 50 (13.40%) Git (software)
9 34 (9.12%) Gatling
9 34 (9.12%) SoapUI
10 27 (7.24%) JBehave
11 22 (5.90%) SpecFlow
12 15 (4.02%) jMock
12 15 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (4.02%) TeamCity
13 13 (3.49%) Calabash
13 13 (3.49%) Hamcrest
14 12 (3.22%) Maven
14 12 (3.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 114 (30.56%) Finance
2 24 (6.43%) Financial Institution
3 12 (3.22%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.68%) Banking
4 10 (2.68%) Retail
5 3 (0.80%) Games
6 2 (0.54%) Advertising
6 2 (0.54%) Back Office
6 2 (0.54%) Law
6 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.27%) Automotive
7 1 (0.27%) Electronics
7 1 (0.27%) Legal
7 1 (0.27%) Marketing
7 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (15.55%) RESTful
2 54 (14.48%) Web Services
3 53 (14.21%) XML
4 44 (11.80%) Gherkin
5 43 (11.53%) REST
6 30 (8.04%) .NET
7 12 (3.22%) HTML
8 11 (2.95%) SOAP
9 8 (2.14%) Node.js
10 7 (1.88%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.88%) CSS
10 7 (1.88%) React
11 6 (1.61%) JDBC
11 6 (1.61%) Symfony
12 5 (1.34%) Play Framework
13 4 (1.07%) Backbone.js
13 4 (1.07%) HTML5
13 4 (1.07%) pytest
13 4 (1.07%) Swagger
14 3 (0.80%) Polymer
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.85%) Mobile App
2 25 (6.70%) RIA
3 22 (5.90%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (4.29%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.22%) iPad
6 7 (1.88%) Fintech
7 6 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.34%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.34%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.34%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.80%) Replication
9 3 (0.80%) Robotics
9 3 (0.80%) Smart Home
10 2 (0.54%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.54%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.54%) Online Games
10 2 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.53%) Linux
2 39 (10.46%) Unix
3 36 (9.65%) Apple iOS
4 34 (9.12%) Android
5 31 (8.31%) Windows
6 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (98.12%) Test Automation
2 296 (79.36%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (45.58%) QA Automation
4 155 (41.55%) BDD
5 131 (35.12%) Scrum
6 124 (33.24%) TDD
7 87 (23.32%) Test Scripting
8 70 (18.77%) SDET
9 68 (18.23%) Continuous Integration
10 66 (17.69%) Test Strategy
11 64 (17.16%) Software Engineering
12 58 (15.55%) Regression Testing
13 57 (15.28%) API Testing
14 51 (13.67%) Manual Testing
15 42 (11.26%) Performance Testing
15 42 (11.26%) Software Testing
16 41 (10.99%) Defect Management
17 39 (10.46%) Kanban
18 37 (9.92%) Functional Testing
18 37 (9.92%) OO
Programming Languages
1 244 (65.42%) Java
2 143 (38.34%) SQL
3 71 (19.03%) Python
4 69 (18.50%) C#
4 69 (18.50%) JavaScript
5 50 (13.40%) Ruby
6 20 (5.36%) PHP
7 18 (4.83%) PL/SQL
8 12 (3.22%) Shell Script
9 10 (2.68%) C++
10 8 (2.14%) Groovy
11 7 (1.88%) Scala
12 6 (1.61%) Go
12 6 (1.61%) Perl
13 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.54%) VBScript
14 1 (0.27%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.27%) C
14 1 (0.27%) F#
Qualifications
1 26 (6.97%) ISEB
2 21 (5.63%) Degree
3 19 (5.09%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.80%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.54%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.27%) HND
8 1 (0.27%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 373 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) MiFID
2 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (0.80%) Docker
2 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.27%) Grafana
2 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (8.04%) Microsoft
1 30 (8.04%) Oracle
2 9 (2.41%) HP
3 4 (1.07%) Apiary
4 3 (0.80%) Google
5 1 (0.27%) Apple
5 1 (0.27%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.27%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.27%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.27%) Sybase
5 1 (0.27%) VMware
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