Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 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 Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 655 700 738
Rank change year-on-year +45 +38 +99
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 550 545 612
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 472 498 567
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,125 £31,050
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £65,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 161257 170357 198528
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130412 143799 166492
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 £27,250 £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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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
South East +91 173 £45,000 +12.50% 11
London -1 151 £52,500 -4.55% 20
North of England -33 85 £40,000 -11.11% 14
Midlands +19 50 £42,500 +21.43% 5
East of England -36 49 £45,000 - 9
Yorkshire -30 46 £42,500 -5.56% 7
South West +28 45 £40,000 +6.67% 1
North West -14 34 £40,000 -5.88% 5
West Midlands +11 28 £40,000 - 4
East Midlands +31 22 £47,500 +46.15% 1
North East -1 5 £32,500 - 2
Test Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 550 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 397 (72.18%) Agile Software Development
3 377 (68.55%) Selenium
4 282 (51.27%) Java
5 211 (38.36%) QA
6 194 (35.27%) Cucumber
7 188 (34.18%) C#
8 165 (30.00%) Scrum
9 163 (29.64%) BDD
10 156 (28.36%) WebDriver
11 152 (27.64%) Python
12 146 (26.55%) TDD
13 133 (24.18%) Jenkins
14 129 (23.45%) SQL
15 122 (22.18%) Test Scripting
16 117 (21.27%) Manual Testing
17 109 (19.82%) Degree
18 108 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
19 102 (18.55%) Finance
20 97 (17.64%) JUnit
21 91 (16.55%) JIRA
22 85 (15.45%) JavaScript
23 79 (14.36%) Ruby
24 77 (14.00%) Software Testing
25 76 (13.82%) SDLC
26 75 (13.64%) Windows
27 70 (12.73%) ISTQB
28 68 (12.36%) Web Services
28 68 (12.36%) Git (software)
29 66 (12.00%) SDET

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 16 (2.91%) Confluence
2 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
2 2 (0.36%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.18%) Apache
3 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.18%) CMS
3 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (0.91%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Magento
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 42 (7.64%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (6.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (1.82%) SaaS
5 8 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.27%) BrowserStack
7 5 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.73%) IaaS
8 4 (0.73%) PaaS
9 3 (0.55%) Sauce Labs
10 2 (0.36%) GitHub
10 2 (0.36%) Slack
11 1 (0.18%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.09%) Internet
2 8 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (1.09%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.09%) Wireless
4 5 (0.91%) HTTP
5 4 (0.73%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.73%) SSH
5 4 (0.73%) VoIP
5 4 (0.73%) WAN
5 4 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.55%) SSL
7 1 (0.18%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.18%) RTP
7 1 (0.18%) snoop
7 1 (0.18%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.82%) MySQL
3 8 (1.45%) MongoDB
3 8 (1.45%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.91%) Big Data
6 3 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.55%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.36%) GIS
7 2 (0.36%) MarkLogic
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.18%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 377 (68.55%) Selenium
2 194 (35.27%) Cucumber
3 156 (28.36%) WebDriver
4 133 (24.18%) Jenkins
5 97 (17.64%) JUnit
6 91 (16.55%) JIRA
7 68 (12.36%) Git (software)
8 65 (11.82%) SoapUI
9 61 (11.09%) SpecFlow
10 57 (10.36%) JMeter
11 43 (7.82%) HP UFT
12 40 (7.27%) TestNG
13 35 (6.36%) Protractor
14 34 (6.18%) Visual Studio
15 31 (5.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 31 (5.64%) Jasmine
16 30 (5.45%) Appium
17 26 (4.73%) JBehave
18 22 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
19 20 (3.64%) NUnit
General
1 102 (18.55%) Finance
2 24 (4.36%) Retail
3 21 (3.82%) Electronics
4 20 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.09%) Marketing
6 16 (2.91%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.55%) Banking
8 9 (1.64%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.91%) Automotive
9 5 (0.91%) Games
9 5 (0.91%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.73%) Back Office
10 4 (0.73%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.55%) Advertising
11 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.36%) Local Government
13 1 (0.18%) Avionics
13 1 (0.18%) Law
13 1 (0.18%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (12.36%) Web Services
2 63 (11.45%) .NET
3 62 (11.27%) REST
4 56 (10.18%) Gherkin
5 43 (7.82%) HTML
6 39 (7.09%) CSS
7 37 (6.73%) XML
8 36 (6.55%) RESTful
9 35 (6.36%) SOAP
10 23 (4.18%) AngularJS
11 11 (2.00%) Velocity
12 10 (1.82%) JSON
13 9 (1.64%) Behat
13 9 (1.64%) DOM
13 9 (1.64%) React
14 8 (1.45%) jQuery
15 7 (1.27%) Ajax
15 7 (1.27%) Node.js
16 6 (1.09%) WebdriverIO
16 6 (1.09%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (7.09%) Computer Science
3 29 (5.27%) Greenfield Project
3 29 (5.27%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.09%) RIA
5 16 (2.91%) Fintech
6 7 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (0.91%) Tandem
8 4 (0.73%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.73%) Video\Live Streaming
9 3 (0.55%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.55%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.55%) User Experience
10 1 (0.18%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.18%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 75 (13.64%) Windows
2 50 (9.09%) Linux
3 29 (5.27%) Apple iOS
4 24 (4.36%) Android
5 18 (3.27%) Unix
6 7 (1.27%) Mac OS X
7 6 (1.09%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.55%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.55%) Solaris
9 3 (0.55%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 550 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 397 (72.18%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (30.00%) Scrum
4 163 (29.64%) BDD
5 146 (26.55%) TDD
6 122 (22.18%) Test Scripting
7 117 (21.27%) Manual Testing
8 108 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
9 77 (14.00%) Software Testing
10 76 (13.82%) SDLC
11 66 (12.00%) SDET
12 64 (11.64%) Software Engineering
13 52 (9.45%) API Testing
14 49 (8.91%) Continuous Improvement
15 48 (8.73%) OO
16 47 (8.55%) Test Strategy
17 45 (8.18%) QA Automation
18 44 (8.00%) Performance Testing
19 43 (7.82%) Unit Testing
20 42 (7.64%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 282 (51.27%) Java
2 188 (34.18%) C#
3 152 (27.64%) Python
4 129 (23.45%) SQL
5 85 (15.45%) JavaScript
6 79 (14.36%) Ruby
7 36 (6.55%) C
7 36 (6.55%) C++
8 27 (4.91%) PHP
9 18 (3.27%) Bash Shell
10 17 (3.09%) VBScript
11 12 (2.18%) T-SQL
12 11 (2.00%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.64%) Perl
14 6 (1.09%) Scala
15 5 (0.91%) Groovy
15 5 (0.91%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.73%) Assembly Language
16 4 (0.73%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.73%) XPath
Qualifications
1 109 (19.82%) Degree
2 70 (12.73%) ISTQB
3 63 (11.45%) ISEB
4 25 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 20 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (1.82%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (1.82%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.73%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.36%) HP AIS
9 2 (0.36%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (38.36%) QA
2 1 (0.18%) DO-178B
System Software
1 12 (2.18%) Docker
2 3 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.18%) Firmware
3 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.55%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.55%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) Ansible
4 1 (0.18%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.18%) Mesos
4 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (7.09%) HP
2 27 (4.91%) Microsoft
3 25 (4.55%) Google
4 14 (2.55%) SAP
5 7 (1.27%) Atlassian
6 6 (1.09%) Oracle
6 6 (1.09%) Talend
6 6 (1.09%) TOWER Software
6 6 (1.09%) Xamarin
7 5 (0.91%) VMware
8 4 (0.73%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.55%) Cisco
9 3 (0.55%) IBM
9 3 (0.55%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.36%) CA
10 2 (0.36%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (0.36%) Micro Focus
10 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.36%) Telerik
11 1 (0.18%) Huawei