Period
to 18 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Test Automation Engineer was £51,250 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1045 1042 1183
Rank change year-on-year -3 +141 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Automation Engineer 108 105 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.067% 0.065% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.067% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 90 94 70
England median annual salary £51,250 £46,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.41% -23.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £36,700 £31,520 £45,000
90th Percentile £70,250 £67,500 £76,625
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% -23.33% +20.00%

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 154,991 155,912 181,493
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.34% 96.28% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 126,930 129,335 154,119
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -1 37 £57,500 -6.12% 7
South East +10 22 £55,000 -8.33% 2
South West -8 16 £37,745 +12.67% 1
Midlands +12 11 £40,000 -11.60%
East of England -2 11 £47,500 -17.39% 3
North of England -12 11 £40,250 -12.50%
West Midlands +16 7 £40,000 -11.11%
Yorkshire +14 7 £65,125 +41.58%
East Midlands +3 4 £39,750 -12.64%
North West -4 4 £35,000 -17.65%
Senior Test Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 77 (71.30%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (67.59%) Selenium
4 52 (48.15%) Java
5 50 (46.30%) QA
6 44 (40.74%) C#
7 42 (38.89%) Cucumber
7 42 (38.89%) BDD
8 40 (37.04%) WebDriver
9 35 (32.41%) Python
10 32 (29.63%) Manual Testing
11 28 (25.93%) Scrum
12 27 (25.00%) TDD
13 25 (23.15%) JavaScript
13 25 (23.15%) Mentoring
14 23 (21.30%) Ruby
15 22 (20.37%) Jenkins
16 21 (19.44%) Windows
17 19 (17.59%) Software Testing
18 17 (15.74%) Test Scripting
18 17 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (15.74%) API Testing
18 17 (15.74%) ISTQB
19 16 (14.81%) NUnit
19 16 (14.81%) SQL
20 15 (13.89%) Retail
20 15 (13.89%) Software Engineering
20 15 (13.89%) Degree
20 15 (13.89%) Mobile App
21 14 (12.96%) SpecFlow

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 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (3.70%) Confluence
2 1 (0.93%) CICS
2 1 (0.93%) SAS
2 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Chatbot
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) G Suite
1 5 (4.63%) Office 365
1 5 (4.63%) Slack
2 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.93%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) 3G
1 3 (2.78%) LTE
2 2 (1.85%) DHCP
2 2 (1.85%) DNS
2 2 (1.85%) ICMP
2 2 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.93%) 4G
3 1 (0.93%) Broadband
3 1 (0.93%) GSM
3 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.85%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (1.85%) MySQL
2 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.93%) DB2
3 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 73 (67.59%) Selenium
2 42 (38.89%) Cucumber
3 40 (37.04%) WebDriver
4 22 (20.37%) Jenkins
5 16 (14.81%) NUnit
6 14 (12.96%) SpecFlow
7 13 (12.04%) Appium
7 13 (12.04%) SoapUI
8 12 (11.11%) Git (software)
9 9 (8.33%) JIRA
9 9 (8.33%) Robot Framework
9 9 (8.33%) TeamCity
10 8 (7.41%) JUnit
11 7 (6.48%) JMeter
12 6 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (5.56%) Buildbot
12 6 (5.56%) Ranorex
13 5 (4.63%) Gatling
13 5 (4.63%) WATIR
13 5 (4.63%) WebLOAD
General
1 15 (13.89%) Retail
2 13 (12.04%) Finance
3 5 (4.63%) Banking
4 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.78%) Electronics
6 2 (1.85%) Law
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.96%) SOAP
2 13 (12.04%) REST
3 12 (11.11%) JSON
3 12 (11.11%) Web Services
4 8 (7.41%) CSS
5 7 (6.48%) XML
6 5 (4.63%) .NET
6 5 (4.63%) Nightwatchjs
7 4 (3.70%) Gherkin
7 4 (3.70%) RESTful
8 3 (2.78%) HTML
9 2 (1.85%) LAMP
9 2 (1.85%) Node.js
9 2 (1.85%) React
9 2 (1.85%) Sass
10 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.93%) Ajax
10 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.93%) iOS SDK
10 1 (0.93%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.48%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.48%) User Experience
3 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.85%) Robotics
5 1 (0.93%) Fintech
5 1 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.93%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.44%) Windows
2 12 (11.11%) Linux
3 10 (9.26%) Android
3 10 (9.26%) Apple iOS
4 7 (6.48%) Unix
5 5 (4.63%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.85%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.85%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.85%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 77 (71.30%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (38.89%) BDD
4 32 (29.63%) Manual Testing
5 28 (25.93%) Scrum
6 27 (25.00%) TDD
7 25 (23.15%) Mentoring
8 19 (17.59%) Software Testing
9 17 (15.74%) API Testing
9 17 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (15.74%) Test Scripting
10 15 (13.89%) Software Engineering
11 13 (12.04%) E-Commerce
11 13 (12.04%) Exploratory Testing
12 12 (11.11%) Coaching
12 12 (11.11%) Test Strategy
13 11 (10.19%) SDET
14 10 (9.26%) Kanban
14 10 (9.26%) SDLC
14 10 (9.26%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 52 (48.15%) Java
2 44 (40.74%) C#
3 35 (32.41%) Python
4 25 (23.15%) JavaScript
5 23 (21.30%) Ruby
6 16 (14.81%) SQL
7 8 (7.41%) C
8 7 (6.48%) PHP
9 6 (5.56%) C++
10 5 (4.63%) Apple Swift
10 5 (4.63%) Kotlin
10 5 (4.63%) Objective-C
10 5 (4.63%) Scala
11 3 (2.78%) VBScript
12 1 (0.93%) COBOL
12 1 (0.93%) Perl
12 1 (0.93%) PL/1
12 1 (0.93%) REXX
12 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (15.74%) ISTQB
2 15 (13.89%) Degree
3 14 (12.96%) ISEB
4 7 (6.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (46.30%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (1.85%) Docker
1 2 (1.85%) Firmware
2 1 (0.93%) ACF2
2 1 (0.93%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 9 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.41%) Google
3 3 (2.78%) HP
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle
3 3 (2.78%) Talend
4 2 (1.85%) hybris
5 1 (0.93%) IBM
5 1 (0.93%) SAP