Period
to 24 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Test Automation Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

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

Senior Automation Test Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1002 1079 1131
Rank change year-on-year +77 +52 +83
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Automation Engineer 118 87 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.076% 0.053% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.055% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 99 79 87
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £42,500 £34,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,750 £69,250 £74,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £53,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% +17.65%

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 149,264 157,329 175,667
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 95.96% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,214 127,003 149,044
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Automation Engineer in England

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Senior Test Automation Engineer in England

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Automation Engineer in England over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Test Automation Engineer in England

Senior Test 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 Senior Test Automation Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. 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 +59 49 £65,000 - 11
South East -3 25 £46,000 -16.36% 5
North of England +29 15 £45,000 +12.50% 1
South West +1 15 £43,873 +29.04% 4
Yorkshire +37 9 £45,000 +12.50%
Midlands +22 8 £50,000 +7.53% 8
North West +14 6 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East of England +12 6 £55,000 +10.00% 1
West Midlands +22 4 - - 5
East Midlands +6 4 £50,000 +9.89% 3
Senior Test Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, Senior Test Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Senior Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 118 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 82 (69.49%) Selenium
3 76 (64.41%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (54.24%) Java
5 52 (44.07%) C#
6 45 (38.14%) WebDriver
7 42 (35.59%) QA
8 40 (33.90%) Cucumber
9 36 (30.51%) BDD
10 30 (25.42%) Manual Testing
11 28 (23.73%) Open Source
12 27 (22.88%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (22.88%) TDD
12 27 (22.88%) JavaScript
12 27 (22.88%) Python
13 25 (21.19%) Scrum
14 24 (20.34%) API Testing
15 23 (19.49%) Ruby
16 22 (18.64%) NUnit
17 21 (17.80%) Degree
18 19 (16.10%) Software Testing
18 19 (16.10%) Test Strategy
19 18 (15.25%) Windows
20 17 (14.41%) Gherkin
20 17 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
21 16 (13.56%) REST
21 16 (13.56%) Mobile App
21 16 (13.56%) Mentoring
22 15 (12.71%) Linux
23 14 (11.86%) Microsoft

Senior Test 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 4 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.93%) Wireless
2 3 (2.54%) HTTP
3 1 (0.85%) 3G
3 1 (0.85%) 4G
3 1 (0.85%) GSM
3 1 (0.85%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.54%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.69%) GIS
4 2 (1.69%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 82 (69.49%) Selenium
2 45 (38.14%) WebDriver
3 40 (33.90%) Cucumber
4 22 (18.64%) NUnit
5 13 (11.02%) SpecFlow
6 12 (10.17%) Jenkins
6 12 (10.17%) JUnit
7 9 (7.63%) Appium
7 9 (7.63%) SoapUI
7 9 (7.63%) TestNG
8 7 (5.93%) TeamCity
9 6 (5.08%) Bitbucket
9 6 (5.08%) JIRA
10 5 (4.24%) Jasmine
10 5 (4.24%) Protractor
10 5 (4.24%) Robot Framework
10 5 (4.24%) UI Automator
10 5 (4.24%) Zephyr
11 4 (3.39%) Git (software)
11 4 (3.39%) Hudson
General
1 9 (7.63%) Finance
2 5 (4.24%) Banking
3 2 (1.69%) Retail
4 1 (0.85%) Law
4 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.41%) Gherkin
2 16 (13.56%) REST
3 11 (9.32%) .NET
3 11 (9.32%) CSS
3 11 (9.32%) SOAP
4 10 (8.47%) HTML
5 9 (7.63%) Web Services
6 7 (5.93%) XML
7 5 (4.24%) JSON
7 5 (4.24%) Nightwatchjs
7 5 (4.24%) RESTful
8 4 (3.39%) Node.js
9 3 (2.54%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.54%) GWT
9 3 (2.54%) Razor View Engine
9 3 (2.54%) React
9 3 (2.54%) WebdriverIO
10 2 (1.69%) Middleware
10 2 (1.69%) Sass
11 1 (0.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.56%) Mobile App
2 10 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.63%) User Experience
4 7 (5.93%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.39%) Fintech
7 3 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.69%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.25%) Windows
2 15 (12.71%) Linux
3 13 (11.02%) Android
3 13 (11.02%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.54%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 76 (64.41%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (30.51%) BDD
4 30 (25.42%) Manual Testing
5 28 (23.73%) Open Source
6 27 (22.88%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (22.88%) TDD
7 25 (21.19%) Scrum
8 24 (20.34%) API Testing
9 19 (16.10%) Software Testing
9 19 (16.10%) Test Strategy
10 16 (13.56%) Mentoring
11 14 (11.86%) Exploratory Testing
11 14 (11.86%) Mobile Development
12 11 (9.32%) Coaching
12 11 (9.32%) SDLC
12 11 (9.32%) Software Delivery
12 11 (9.32%) Test Scripting
13 10 (8.47%) E-Commerce
13 10 (8.47%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (54.24%) Java
2 52 (44.07%) C#
3 27 (22.88%) JavaScript
3 27 (22.88%) Python
4 23 (19.49%) Ruby
5 10 (8.47%) SQL
6 5 (4.24%) Apple Swift
6 5 (4.24%) Kotlin
6 5 (4.24%) Objective-C
7 4 (3.39%) C
8 3 (2.54%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.69%) Go
10 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.85%) C++
10 1 (0.85%) Perl
10 1 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (17.80%) Degree
2 7 (5.93%) ISEB
2 7 (5.93%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.24%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.39%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (35.59%) QA
2 3 (2.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (5.08%) Docker
2 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.54%) Reuters
3 2 (1.69%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.69%) Google
3 2 (1.69%) hybris
4 1 (0.85%) New Relic
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle
4 1 (0.85%) Red Hat