Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 570 616 751
Rank change year-on-year +46 +135 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 702 637 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.38% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.40% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 595 533 482
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,300 £31,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - -

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 150,148 159,883 176,771
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.13% 95.98% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 121,926 129,092 150,069
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 19 September 2018.

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 19 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 +129 255 £60,000 +9.09% 39
South East -47 117 £45,500 +1.11% 25
North of England +43 109 £45,000 +12.50% 21
Midlands +48 87 £45,000 +5.88% 17
South West +3 80 £42,500 +6.25% 19
Yorkshire +26 58 £45,000 +5.88% 7
East of England +23 54 £50,000 +11.11% 21
East Midlands +27 50 £52,500 +23.53% 6
North West +3 42 £45,000 +20.00% 14
West Midlands +32 37 £42,500 +1.19% 11
North East -11 9 £35,000 -15.15%
Test Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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 Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 702 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 498 (70.94%) Selenium
3 459 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
4 358 (51.00%) Java
5 299 (42.59%) Cucumber
6 282 (40.17%) QA
7 250 (35.61%) C#
8 239 (34.05%) BDD
9 196 (27.92%) Continuous Integration
10 191 (27.21%) Jenkins
11 190 (27.07%) WebDriver
12 156 (22.22%) Python
13 144 (20.51%) JavaScript
14 132 (18.80%) Scrum
15 125 (17.81%) TDD
16 118 (16.81%) JIRA
17 115 (16.38%) Git (software)
18 114 (16.24%) Software Testing
19 110 (15.67%) Ruby
20 99 (14.10%) SDLC
21 97 (13.82%) SpecFlow
22 96 (13.68%) SQL
23 95 (13.53%) Test Scripting
24 94 (13.39%) Gherkin
25 92 (13.11%) Manual Testing
26 91 (12.96%) Finance
27 88 (12.54%) API Testing
28 84 (11.97%) Linux
29 83 (11.82%) SDET
30 80 (11.40%) JMeter

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 (2.28%) Confluence
2 4 (0.57%) Apache Spark
2 4 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.43%) Ethereum
4 2 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.14%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Blender
1 1 (0.14%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 64 (9.12%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.70%) Sauce Labs
4 15 (2.14%) GitHub
5 12 (1.71%) BrowserStack
6 11 (1.57%) SaaS
7 9 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.14%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.57%) Internet
2 10 (1.42%) Wireless
3 7 (1.00%) HTTP
4 4 (0.57%) VoIP
5 3 (0.43%) SMS
5 3 (0.43%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.28%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.14%) 3G
7 1 (0.14%) 4G
7 1 (0.14%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.14%) GSM
7 1 (0.14%) LTE
7 1 (0.14%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.42%) Big Data
2 14 (1.99%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.14%) Hadoop
4 6 (0.85%) Blockchain
4 6 (0.85%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.71%) MySQL
5 5 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.57%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.43%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (0.28%) DB2
8 2 (0.28%) GIS
8 2 (0.28%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 498 (70.94%) Selenium
2 299 (42.59%) Cucumber
3 191 (27.21%) Jenkins
4 190 (27.07%) WebDriver
5 118 (16.81%) JIRA
6 115 (16.38%) Git (software)
7 97 (13.82%) SpecFlow
8 80 (11.40%) JMeter
9 48 (6.84%) Appium
10 46 (6.55%) SoapUI
11 44 (6.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 43 (6.13%) Visual Studio
13 42 (5.98%) NUnit
14 40 (5.70%) JUnit
15 36 (5.13%) Maven
16 35 (4.99%) GitLab
16 35 (4.99%) TeamCity
17 33 (4.70%) JBehave
18 30 (4.27%) Protractor
19 29 (4.13%) HP UFT
General
1 91 (12.96%) Finance
2 24 (3.42%) Marketing
3 23 (3.28%) Banking
4 18 (2.56%) Retail
5 15 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.85%) Electronics
7 9 (1.28%) Advertising
8 8 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.00%) Law
10 6 (0.85%) Games
11 4 (0.57%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.28%) Publishing
13 1 (0.14%) Front Office
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (13.39%) Gherkin
2 78 (11.11%) .NET
3 64 (9.12%) Web Services
4 48 (6.84%) REST
5 46 (6.55%) HTML
6 43 (6.13%) CSS
7 40 (5.70%) SOAP
8 24 (3.42%) Nightwatchjs
9 20 (2.85%) .NET Framework
10 19 (2.71%) WebdriverIO
10 19 (2.71%) XML
11 18 (2.56%) AngularJS
11 18 (2.56%) Node.js
12 17 (2.42%) React
13 16 (2.28%) RESTful
14 9 (1.28%) JSON
15 8 (1.14%) ASP.NET
16 7 (1.00%) HTML5
16 7 (1.00%) J2EE
17 5 (0.71%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.13%) Mobile App
3 32 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (4.13%) Computer Science
4 29 (4.13%) Fintech
4 29 (4.13%) Linux Command Line
5 23 (3.28%) User Experience
6 20 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.00%) Virtual Team
9 6 (0.85%) Internet of Things
10 5 (0.71%) NHS
11 4 (0.57%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.57%) LIMS
11 4 (0.57%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.57%) Smart Home
12 3 (0.43%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.28%) Acoustics
13 2 (0.28%) Cyber Defence
13 2 (0.28%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 84 (11.97%) Linux
2 62 (8.83%) Windows
3 40 (5.70%) Android
4 38 (5.41%) Apple iOS
5 18 (2.56%) Unix
6 3 (0.43%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 702 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 459 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 239 (34.05%) BDD
4 196 (27.92%) Continuous Integration
5 132 (18.80%) Scrum
6 125 (17.81%) TDD
7 114 (16.24%) Software Testing
8 99 (14.10%) SDLC
9 95 (13.53%) Test Scripting
10 92 (13.11%) Manual Testing
11 88 (12.54%) API Testing
12 83 (11.82%) SDET
13 77 (10.97%) Open Source
14 74 (10.54%) Test Strategy
15 72 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
16 66 (9.40%) Software Engineering
17 64 (9.12%) Regression Testing
18 62 (8.83%) Functional Testing
19 61 (8.69%) Exploratory Testing
20 58 (8.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 358 (51.00%) Java
2 250 (35.61%) C#
3 156 (22.22%) Python
4 144 (20.51%) JavaScript
5 110 (15.67%) Ruby
6 96 (13.68%) SQL
7 30 (4.27%) C++
8 21 (2.99%) Bash Shell
9 19 (2.71%) C
9 19 (2.71%) Perl
10 14 (1.99%) PHP
11 6 (0.85%) Apple Swift
11 6 (0.85%) Kotlin
11 6 (0.85%) Objective-C
11 6 (0.85%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.85%) Scala
12 5 (0.71%) Go
13 4 (0.57%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.43%) ES6
14 3 (0.43%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 70 (9.97%) Degree
2 50 (7.12%) ISTQB
3 43 (6.13%) ISEB
4 36 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 22 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 18 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.57%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.57%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.28%) PMP
10 1 (0.14%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 282 (40.17%) QA
2 6 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.14%) GDPR
3 1 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 21 (2.99%) Docker
2 11 (1.57%) Firmware
3 2 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.14%) ACF2
4 1 (0.14%) RACF
4 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.71%) Puppet
3 2 (0.28%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.28%) Kibana
4 1 (0.14%) Ansible
4 1 (0.14%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 34 (4.84%) Microsoft
2 24 (3.42%) Oracle
3 23 (3.28%) HP
4 17 (2.42%) Google
5 15 (2.14%) New Relic
6 11 (1.57%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.57%) SAP
8 3 (0.43%) Apple
8 3 (0.43%) Reuters
9 2 (0.28%) Facebook
9 2 (0.28%) hybris
9 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.14%) Capita
10 1 (0.14%) Citrix
10 1 (0.14%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.14%) Sun
10 1 (0.14%) Twitter
10 1 (0.14%) VMware