The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 662 698
Rank change year-on-year +114 +36  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 340 245 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 281 231 233
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £34,500 £31,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

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 80714 88007 100448
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.53% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 66430 75068 83708
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +2 96 £55,000 -8.33% 19
South East +110 90 £40,000 -5.88% 11
South West +29 48 £40,000 -11.11% 6
North West -8 32 £37,500 - 10
Yorkshire -3 27 £43,750 +9.37% 5
East Midlands +37 17 £42,500 +13.33% 1
East of England -21 15 £45,000 - 7
West Midlands +25 14 £40,625 +4.83% 1
North East - 1 £47,500 - 1
Test Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 675 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 488 (72.30%) Agile Software Development
3 477 (70.67%) Selenium
4 333 (49.33%) Java
5 252 (37.33%) C#
6 240 (35.56%) QA
7 228 (33.78%) Cucumber
8 222 (32.89%) WebDriver
9 218 (32.30%) BDD
10 215 (31.85%) Test Scripting
11 192 (28.44%) Python
12 185 (27.41%) Scrum
13 172 (25.48%) TDD
14 170 (25.19%) SQL
15 148 (21.93%) Continuous Integration
16 145 (21.48%) ISEB
17 131 (19.41%) ISTQB
18 129 (19.11%) Finance
19 123 (18.22%) Ruby
20 112 (16.59%) Jenkins
21 104 (15.41%) SpecFlow
22 103 (15.26%) Windows
23 100 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
24 98 (14.52%) Software Testing
25 97 (14.37%) Degree
26 94 (13.93%) Linux
27 87 (12.89%) JIRA
28 86 (12.74%) Functional Testing
29 85 (12.59%) JMeter
30 82 (12.15%) .NET

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 19 (2.81%) Confluence
2 3 (0.44%) Apache Pig
2 3 (0.44%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.30%) JBoss
4 1 (0.15%) Apache
4 1 (0.15%) CMS
4 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.15%) FileNet
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (1.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.59%) Magento
3 3 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.63%) BrowserStack
4 10 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.48%) SaaS
5 7 (1.04%) GitHub
5 7 (1.04%) Sauce Labs
6 5 (0.74%) IaaS
6 5 (0.74%) PaaS
7 1 (0.15%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.85%) Internet
2 18 (2.67%) HTTP
3 11 (1.63%) VoIP
4 5 (0.74%) SSL
5 3 (0.44%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.44%) RS-232
5 3 (0.44%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.30%) Firewall
6 2 (0.30%) Skype
7 1 (0.15%) FTP
7 1 (0.15%) ICMP
7 1 (0.15%) SSH
7 1 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.11%) Relational Database
3 18 (2.67%) Big Data
4 8 (1.19%) MySQL
5 7 (1.04%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.74%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.74%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.59%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.44%) DB2
9 2 (0.30%) MarkLogic
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.15%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 477 (70.67%) Selenium
2 228 (33.78%) Cucumber
3 222 (32.89%) WebDriver
4 112 (16.59%) Jenkins
5 104 (15.41%) SpecFlow
6 87 (12.89%) JIRA
7 85 (12.59%) JMeter
8 80 (11.85%) JUnit
9 75 (11.11%) SoapUI
10 70 (10.37%) Visual Studio
11 53 (7.85%) Appium
11 53 (7.85%) HP UFT
12 52 (7.70%) Team Foundation Server
13 45 (6.67%) Git (software)
14 37 (5.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 37 (5.48%) TestNG
15 34 (5.04%) JBehave
16 31 (4.59%) Calabash
16 31 (4.59%) LoadRunner
17 27 (4.00%) Eclipse
General
1 129 (19.11%) Finance
2 54 (8.00%) Banking
3 53 (7.85%) Retail
4 45 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.11%) Marketing
6 18 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 16 (2.37%) Aerospace
7 16 (2.37%) Automotive
8 15 (2.22%) Electronics
9 13 (1.93%) Legal
10 12 (1.78%) Advertising
11 10 (1.48%) Investment Banking
11 10 (1.48%) Retail Banking
12 8 (1.19%) Games
12 8 (1.19%) Publishing
13 4 (0.59%) Military
14 3 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.30%) Back Office
15 2 (0.30%) Law
15 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (12.15%) .NET
2 66 (9.78%) HTML
3 63 (9.33%) XML
4 62 (9.19%) Gherkin
4 62 (9.19%) REST
5 58 (8.59%) Web Services
6 52 (7.70%) SOAP
7 40 (5.93%) CSS
8 32 (4.74%) RESTful
9 24 (3.56%) DOM
10 16 (2.37%) AngularJS
11 15 (2.22%) JSON
12 11 (1.63%) ASP.NET
12 11 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (1.63%) Behat
12 11 (1.63%) React
13 9 (1.33%) Node.js
14 6 (0.89%) J2EE
14 6 (0.89%) JMS
14 6 (0.89%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.89%) Mobile App
3 27 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 22 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (1.93%) User Experience
6 12 (1.78%) RIA
7 11 (1.63%) Fintech
8 10 (1.48%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.89%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.89%) iPad
10 6 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
10 6 (0.89%) Online Banking
11 5 (0.74%) Cyber Defence
11 5 (0.74%) Fat Client
11 5 (0.74%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (0.44%) Digital Media
14 2 (0.30%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 103 (15.26%) Windows
2 94 (13.93%) Linux
3 45 (6.67%) Unix
4 25 (3.70%) Android
4 25 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.63%) Solaris
6 1 (0.15%) AIX
6 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 675 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 488 (72.30%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (32.30%) BDD
4 215 (31.85%) Test Scripting
5 185 (27.41%) Scrum
6 172 (25.48%) TDD
7 148 (21.93%) Continuous Integration
8 100 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
9 98 (14.52%) Software Testing
10 86 (12.74%) Functional Testing
11 79 (11.70%) Software Engineering
12 71 (10.52%) Test Strategy
13 69 (10.22%) SDLC
14 68 (10.07%) Manual Testing
15 62 (9.19%) E-Commerce
15 62 (9.19%) OO
16 61 (9.04%) SDET
17 55 (8.15%) User Stories
18 54 (8.00%) Performance Testing
19 52 (7.70%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 333 (49.33%) Java
2 252 (37.33%) C#
3 192 (28.44%) Python
4 170 (25.19%) SQL
5 123 (18.22%) Ruby
6 76 (11.26%) JavaScript
7 56 (8.30%) C
7 56 (8.30%) C++
8 46 (6.81%) Perl
9 41 (6.07%) PHP
10 27 (4.00%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.48%) Groovy
11 10 (1.48%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.33%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.04%) VBScript
14 5 (0.74%) VB
14 5 (0.74%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.59%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.44%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.44%) VC++
Qualifications
1 145 (21.48%) ISEB
2 131 (19.41%) ISTQB
3 97 (14.37%) Degree
4 72 (10.67%) Security Cleared
5 34 (5.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 31 (4.59%) DV Cleared
7 19 (2.81%) SC Cleared
8 18 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.19%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.74%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (35.56%) QA
2 1 (0.15%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.15%) MiFID
2 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.59%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.30%) Docker
5 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.15%) KVM
5 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (4.59%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.30%) Kibana
2 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.30%) Puppet
3 1 (0.15%) Nagios
3 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 61 (9.04%) HP
2 60 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 20 (2.96%) Oracle
4 13 (1.93%) SAP
5 11 (1.63%) Red Hat
6 10 (1.48%) ServiceNow
7 7 (1.04%) VMware
8 6 (0.89%) Atlassian
8 6 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.59%) Apiary
10 2 (0.30%) F5
10 2 (0.30%) Sybase
11 1 (0.15%) Apple
11 1 (0.15%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.15%) Cisco
11 1 (0.15%) Google
11 1 (0.15%) Informatica
11 1 (0.15%) Perforce
11 1 (0.15%) Splunk
11 1 (0.15%) Telerik
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