Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Automation Test Developer
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1033 1053 1019
Rank change year-on-year +20 -34 +124
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Developer 118 159 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.070% 0.089% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.092% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 110 140 254
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,875 £76,500 £69,625
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 161629 173153 199104
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 130679 146162 166923
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,013 £26,250
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% -

Test Automation Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Developer in England

Test Automation Developer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Developer in England

Test Automation Developer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Developer in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Developer in England

Test Automation Developer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 17 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 -17 48 £65,000 +4.00% 3
North of England +3 20 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Midlands +62 19 £52,500 +16.67% 1
South West +18 17 £52,500 +5.00%
East Midlands +49 15 £52,500 +34.62% 1
North West +5 15 £37,500 -11.76% 1
South East +10 10 £51,500 +47.14%
Yorkshire +22 4 £55,000 -45.00%
West Midlands +17 4 £50,500 +6.32%
East of England +4 4 £26,500 -44.21%
North East +9 1 £62,500 - 1
Test Automation Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Test Automation Developer 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 Test Automation Developer in the job title.

1 118 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 84 (71.19%) Java
3 80 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (55.93%) C#
5 64 (54.24%) Cucumber
6 50 (42.37%) Selenium
7 46 (38.98%) Python
8 45 (38.14%) Jenkins
9 39 (33.05%) JUnit
10 36 (30.51%) Ruby
11 35 (29.66%) SQL
12 33 (27.97%) SpecFlow
12 33 (27.97%) BDD
13 32 (27.12%) JMeter
13 32 (27.12%) JIRA
14 29 (24.58%) TeamCity
14 29 (24.58%) Appium
15 28 (23.73%) Gatling
15 28 (23.73%) JBehave
15 28 (23.73%) Confluence
15 28 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
16 27 (22.88%) TDD
16 27 (22.88%) Calabash
17 26 (22.03%) OO
18 24 (20.34%) WebDriver
19 19 (16.10%) SDET
19 19 (16.10%) Test Scripting
19 19 (16.10%) QA
20 17 (14.41%) Finance
21 16 (13.56%) Visual Studio

Test Automation Developer 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 28 (23.73%) Confluence
2 2 (1.69%) Documentum
3 1 (0.85%) JBoss
3 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.69%) SaaS
4 1 (0.85%) DigitalOcean
4 1 (0.85%) IaaS
4 1 (0.85%) PaaS
4 1 (0.85%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.63%) HTTP
2 4 (3.39%) Ethernet
2 4 (3.39%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.63%) Big Data
2 6 (5.08%) MySQL
3 4 (3.39%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.39%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.39%) SQLite
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 64 (54.24%) Cucumber
2 50 (42.37%) Selenium
3 45 (38.14%) Jenkins
4 39 (33.05%) JUnit
5 33 (27.97%) SpecFlow
6 32 (27.12%) JIRA
6 32 (27.12%) JMeter
7 29 (24.58%) Appium
7 29 (24.58%) TeamCity
8 28 (23.73%) Gatling
8 28 (23.73%) JBehave
9 27 (22.88%) Calabash
10 24 (20.34%) WebDriver
11 16 (13.56%) Visual Studio
12 10 (8.47%) NUnit
13 9 (7.63%) FogBugz
14 8 (6.78%) Git (software)
14 8 (6.78%) TestNG
15 7 (5.93%) Mockito
16 5 (4.24%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (14.41%) Finance
2 4 (3.39%) Games
2 4 (3.39%) Retail
3 3 (2.54%) Banking
3 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.85%) Advertising
4 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.17%) REST
1 12 (10.17%) Web Services
2 11 (9.32%) Gherkin
3 10 (8.47%) Node.js
4 5 (4.24%) .NET
4 5 (4.24%) CSS
4 5 (4.24%) HTML
4 5 (4.24%) WebdriverIO
4 5 (4.24%) WebSockets
5 4 (3.39%) HTML5
5 4 (3.39%) RESTful
6 3 (2.54%) Android SDK
6 3 (2.54%) JSON
6 3 (2.54%) XML
7 2 (1.69%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.69%) SOAP
8 1 (0.85%) Behat
8 1 (0.85%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.85%) React
8 1 (0.85%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.63%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (7.63%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (4.24%) BBC
4 4 (3.39%) STB
5 2 (1.69%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.69%) Robotics
6 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.85%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.85%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.47%) Linux
2 4 (3.39%) Android
2 4 (3.39%) Fedora
3 3 (2.54%) Windows
4 2 (1.69%) Unix
5 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 80 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (27.97%) BDD
4 28 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (22.88%) TDD
6 26 (22.03%) OO
7 19 (16.10%) SDET
7 19 (16.10%) Test Scripting
8 15 (12.71%) E-Commerce
9 14 (11.86%) Scrum
10 12 (10.17%) Machine Learning
10 12 (10.17%) Manual Testing
10 12 (10.17%) Scenario Testing
10 12 (10.17%) Software Testing
11 11 (9.32%) SDLC
11 11 (9.32%) Test Strategy
12 9 (7.63%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (7.63%) Mentoring
12 9 (7.63%) Open Source
12 9 (7.63%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (71.19%) Java
2 66 (55.93%) C#
3 46 (38.98%) Python
4 36 (30.51%) Ruby
5 35 (29.66%) SQL
6 13 (11.02%) Bash Shell
7 10 (8.47%) JavaScript
8 9 (7.63%) C++
9 5 (4.24%) C
9 5 (4.24%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.85%) Groovy
10 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.85%) Perl
10 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (6.78%) Degree
2 5 (4.24%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.39%) ISEB
4 2 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (16.10%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (5.08%) Puppet
2 4 (3.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (4.24%) BT
2 4 (3.39%) Arqiva
3 3 (2.54%) Capita
4 2 (1.69%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle
4 2 (1.69%) Pega
5 1 (0.85%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.85%) McAfee
5 1 (0.85%) Xamarin