The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Automation Test Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 659 757
Rank change year-on-year +133 +98  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 337 260 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.28% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 302 234 169
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  

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 77233 94416 96917
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.29% 96.45% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64704 79862 79959
Median salary £45,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.08% +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in England

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in England

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Engineer in England

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 Test Automation Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 29 March 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 +71 92 £60,000 +9.09% 16
South East +105 77 £44,000 +23.94% 4
South West +55 56 £38,750 -8.82% 11
North West -6 29 £39,250 -12.77% 4
East of England +13 25 £45,000 +8.43% 9
Yorkshire +14 24 £46,000 +22.66% 4
West Midlands +41 16 £32,500 -23.52%
East Midlands +12 13 £52,500 +47.88%
North East - 5 £35,000 -
Test Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Test 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 Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 471 (72.24%) Agile Software Development
2 433 (66.41%) Selenium
3 392 (60.12%) Test Automation
4 307 (47.09%) Java
5 229 (35.12%) QA
6 218 (33.44%) C#
7 216 (33.13%) BDD
8 207 (31.75%) TDD
9 203 (31.13%) Test Scripting
10 201 (30.83%) Cucumber
11 185 (28.37%) WebDriver
12 175 (26.84%) Python
13 174 (26.69%) Scrum
13 174 (26.69%) Automated Testing
14 171 (26.23%) Automation Testing
15 157 (24.08%) SQL
16 144 (22.09%) ISEB
17 127 (19.48%) Finance
18 125 (19.17%) ISTQB
19 112 (17.18%) Continuous Integration
20 103 (15.80%) Ruby
21 100 (15.34%) Non-Functional Testing
22 91 (13.96%) Functional Testing
23 86 (13.19%) SoapUI
24 82 (12.58%) .NET
25 80 (12.27%) Linux
26 76 (11.66%) Software Testing
27 73 (11.20%) Degree
27 73 (11.20%) SpecFlow
28 72 (11.04%) SDLC

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 24 (3.68%) Confluence
2 3 (0.46%) Apache
3 2 (0.31%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.31%) JBoss
4 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.15%) FileNet
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (0.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.31%) MS Office
3 1 (0.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (1.07%) GitHub
2 7 (1.07%) SaaS
3 4 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.31%) IaaS
4 2 (0.31%) PaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.22%) Internet
2 17 (2.61%) HTTP
3 4 (0.61%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.61%) VoIP
4 3 (0.46%) Ethernet
4 3 (0.46%) RS-232
5 2 (0.31%) Firewall
5 2 (0.31%) FTP
5 2 (0.31%) SSH
5 2 (0.31%) SSL
6 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.15%) ICMP
6 1 (0.15%) Profibus
6 1 (0.15%) Skype
6 1 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.45%) Big Data
2 26 (3.99%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.99%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.38%) MySQL
5 7 (1.07%) RDBMS
6 6 (0.92%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.77%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.61%) DB2
9 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.15%) Apache Accumulo
10 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.15%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 433 (66.41%) Selenium
2 201 (30.83%) Cucumber
3 185 (28.37%) WebDriver
4 86 (13.19%) SoapUI
5 73 (11.20%) SpecFlow
6 70 (10.74%) JIRA
7 65 (9.97%) Jenkins
7 65 (9.97%) JMeter
8 58 (8.90%) JUnit
9 49 (7.52%) Appium
9 49 (7.52%) Visual Studio
10 47 (7.21%) HP UFT
11 42 (6.44%) Git (software)
11 42 (6.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 28 (4.29%) LoadRunner
13 25 (3.83%) TestNG
14 23 (3.53%) Calabash
15 22 (3.37%) TeamCity
16 21 (3.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (3.22%) JBehave
General
1 127 (19.48%) Finance
2 71 (10.89%) Banking
3 53 (8.13%) Retail
4 52 (7.98%) Telecoms
5 26 (3.99%) Legal
6 19 (2.91%) Marketing
7 11 (1.69%) Electronics
7 11 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.53%) Advertising
9 9 (1.38%) Games
10 8 (1.23%) Automotive
11 6 (0.92%) Publishing
12 5 (0.77%) Back Office
13 4 (0.61%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.61%) Military
14 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.15%) Local Government
16 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (12.58%) .NET
2 56 (8.59%) SOAP
3 52 (7.98%) REST
4 51 (7.82%) XML
5 40 (6.13%) HTML
6 38 (5.83%) Web Services
7 31 (4.75%) Gherkin
8 28 (4.29%) CSS
9 18 (2.76%) RESTful
10 16 (2.45%) DOM
11 15 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (1.99%) ASP.NET
13 12 (1.84%) AngularJS
13 12 (1.84%) JSON
14 7 (1.07%) J2EE
15 5 (0.77%) Behat
15 5 (0.77%) Guice
15 5 (0.77%) Node.js
15 5 (0.77%) React
15 5 (0.77%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.75%) Mobile App
2 29 (4.45%) Computer Science
3 19 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.15%) Client/Server
5 9 (1.38%) RIA
6 8 (1.23%) Fintech
7 6 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.77%) iPad
8 5 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
8 5 (0.77%) Online Banking
9 4 (0.61%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.46%) IPTV
10 3 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.31%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.31%) Equities
11 2 (0.31%) Social Network
12 1 (0.15%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.15%) FMCG
12 1 (0.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 80 (12.27%) Linux
2 68 (10.43%) Windows
3 25 (3.83%) Unix
4 20 (3.07%) Android
5 19 (2.91%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.61%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.61%) Solaris
7 2 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.15%) AIX
8 1 (0.15%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (72.24%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (60.12%) Test Automation
3 216 (33.13%) BDD
4 207 (31.75%) TDD
5 203 (31.13%) Test Scripting
6 174 (26.69%) Automated Testing
6 174 (26.69%) Scrum
7 171 (26.23%) Automation Testing
8 112 (17.18%) Continuous Integration
9 100 (15.34%) Non-Functional Testing
10 91 (13.96%) Functional Testing
11 76 (11.66%) Software Testing
12 72 (11.04%) SDLC
12 72 (11.04%) Software Engineering
13 70 (10.74%) Test Strategy
14 66 (10.12%) E-Commerce
14 66 (10.12%) Manual Testing
15 60 (9.20%) User Stories
15 60 (9.20%) Waterfall
16 51 (7.82%) OO
Programming Languages
1 307 (47.09%) Java
2 218 (33.44%) C#
3 175 (26.84%) Python
4 157 (24.08%) SQL
5 103 (15.80%) Ruby
6 63 (9.66%) JavaScript
7 59 (9.05%) Perl
8 58 (8.90%) C++
9 47 (7.21%) C
10 31 (4.75%) PHP
11 23 (3.53%) Bash Shell
12 16 (2.45%) Groovy
13 9 (1.38%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.38%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.46%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.46%) VB
14 3 (0.46%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.46%) VC++
14 3 (0.46%) XPath
15 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 144 (22.09%) ISEB
2 125 (19.17%) ISTQB
3 73 (11.20%) Degree
4 44 (6.75%) Security Cleared
5 34 (5.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (4.29%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.07%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (35.12%) QA
2 34 (5.21%) SDET
3 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.61%) Docker
2 4 (0.61%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.15%) Firmware
3 1 (0.15%) KVM
3 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (3.99%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.46%) Kibana
3 3 (0.46%) Puppet
4 1 (0.15%) Nagios
4 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (8.44%) HP
2 44 (6.75%) Microsoft
3 12 (1.84%) Oracle
4 10 (1.53%) Atlassian
5 6 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (0.92%) SAP
6 5 (0.77%) VMware
7 4 (0.61%) Apiary
7 4 (0.61%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.31%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.31%) F5
8 2 (0.31%) Perforce
8 2 (0.31%) Sybase
9 1 (0.15%) Apple
9 1 (0.15%) Cadence
9 1 (0.15%) Google
9 1 (0.15%) IBM
9 1 (0.15%) Informatica
9 1 (0.15%) Intel
9 1 (0.15%) Telerik
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Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
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Salary: 55k + benefits
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Salary: £55000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Training + Benefits
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Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
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Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 plus benefits
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Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
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Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + Salary review every 6 months + ben
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Taunton, Somerset
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Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
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London
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London
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London
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
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