Period
to 16 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £48,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 544 688 712
Rank change year-on-year +144 +24 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 732 555 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.33% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.34% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 611 473 516
England median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% - -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 145,608 162,037 173,821
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.97% 95.89% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 118,294 130,986 146,731
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +144 262 £60,000 +14.29% 48
South East -3 132 £46,000 +2.22% 26
North of England +75 131 £45,000 +12.50% 19
Midlands +57 80 £45,000 +5.88% 10
South West +31 73 £46,000 +15.00% 9
Yorkshire +56 69 £45,000 +5.88% 6
East of England +29 54 £47,500 +5.56% 20
North West +28 50 £45,000 +12.50% 5
East Midlands +27 44 £52,500 +7.69% 2
West Midlands +35 36 £42,500 +6.25% 8
North East 0 12 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Test Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 732 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 487 (66.53%) Selenium
3 459 (62.70%) Agile Software Development
4 379 (51.78%) Java
5 296 (40.44%) Cucumber
6 277 (37.84%) QA
7 251 (34.29%) BDD
8 245 (33.47%) C#
9 209 (28.55%) Continuous Integration
10 200 (27.32%) Jenkins
11 198 (27.05%) WebDriver
12 178 (24.32%) Python
13 162 (22.13%) JavaScript
14 146 (19.95%) Scrum
15 121 (16.53%) Software Testing
16 120 (16.39%) TDD
17 119 (16.26%) Ruby
17 119 (16.26%) JIRA
18 114 (15.57%) Git (software)
19 109 (14.89%) Gherkin
20 104 (14.21%) Amazon AWS
21 100 (13.66%) JMeter
22 99 (13.52%) SQL
23 98 (13.39%) SDLC
24 97 (13.25%) SpecFlow
24 97 (13.25%) Manual Testing
25 96 (13.11%) Linux
26 93 (12.70%) Finance
27 90 (12.30%) SDET
28 89 (12.16%) API Testing

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 22 (3.01%) Confluence
2 5 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (0.68%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.41%) CMS
3 3 (0.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.27%) Apache
4 2 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.14%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.14%) nginx
5 1 (0.14%) Traffic Server
Applications
1 25 (3.42%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.14%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 104 (14.21%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (6.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.73%) GitHub
4 13 (1.78%) Sauce Labs
5 11 (1.50%) BrowserStack
6 9 (1.23%) SaaS
7 7 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.68%) CloudBees
8 5 (0.68%) IaaS
8 5 (0.68%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.68%) PaaS
9 4 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.41%) Tricentis Tosca
11 2 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.14%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.55%) HTTP
2 16 (2.19%) Wireless
3 11 (1.50%) Internet
4 5 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.27%) SMS
5 2 (0.27%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.14%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.73%) Big Data
3 10 (1.37%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (0.96%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.82%) MySQL
7 4 (0.55%) Blockchain
7 4 (0.55%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.41%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.27%) DB2
9 2 (0.27%) GIS
9 2 (0.27%) NonStop SQL
9 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.14%) Redis
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 487 (66.53%) Selenium
2 296 (40.44%) Cucumber
3 200 (27.32%) Jenkins
4 198 (27.05%) WebDriver
5 119 (16.26%) JIRA
6 114 (15.57%) Git (software)
7 100 (13.66%) JMeter
8 97 (13.25%) SpecFlow
9 70 (9.56%) SoapUI
10 50 (6.83%) Appium
11 46 (6.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 45 (6.15%) Maven
13 40 (5.46%) NUnit
14 39 (5.33%) JUnit
14 39 (5.33%) Visual Studio
15 38 (5.19%) GitLab
15 38 (5.19%) LoadRunner
16 37 (5.05%) JBehave
17 33 (4.51%) Protractor
18 31 (4.23%) TeamCity
General
1 93 (12.70%) Finance
2 31 (4.23%) Banking
3 30 (4.10%) Marketing
4 22 (3.01%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.60%) Electronics
6 16 (2.19%) Law
7 14 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.50%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.23%) Back Office
9 9 (1.23%) Retail
10 7 (0.96%) Advertising
10 7 (0.96%) Games
11 5 (0.68%) Publishing
12 2 (0.27%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.14%) Front Office
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (14.89%) Gherkin
2 89 (12.16%) Web Services
3 69 (9.43%) REST
4 64 (8.74%) .NET
5 51 (6.97%) SOAP
6 48 (6.56%) HTML
7 40 (5.46%) CSS
8 34 (4.64%) WebdriverIO
9 31 (4.23%) XML
10 27 (3.69%) RESTful
11 24 (3.28%) Node.js
12 20 (2.73%) AngularJS
12 20 (2.73%) React
13 14 (1.91%) .NET Framework
14 12 (1.64%) JSON
14 12 (1.64%) Nightwatchjs
15 8 (1.09%) FIX Protocol
16 6 (0.82%) jQuery
17 5 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
17 5 (0.68%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 39 (5.33%) Mobile App
2 36 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.64%) Computer Science
3 34 (4.64%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (4.51%) Fintech
5 28 (3.83%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (3.14%) Algorithms
6 23 (3.14%) Linux Command Line
7 22 (3.01%) User Experience
8 8 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.09%) Equities
8 8 (1.09%) Internet of Things
9 5 (0.68%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.55%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.55%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.55%) Smart Home
10 4 (0.55%) Social Media
11 3 (0.41%) LIMS
11 3 (0.41%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 96 (13.11%) Linux
2 61 (8.33%) Windows
3 33 (4.51%) Android
3 33 (4.51%) Apple iOS
4 23 (3.14%) Unix
5 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 732 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 459 (62.70%) Agile Software Development
3 251 (34.29%) BDD
4 209 (28.55%) Continuous Integration
5 146 (19.95%) Scrum
6 121 (16.53%) Software Testing
7 120 (16.39%) TDD
8 98 (13.39%) SDLC
9 97 (13.25%) Manual Testing
10 90 (12.30%) SDET
11 89 (12.16%) API Testing
12 85 (11.61%) Test Scripting
13 83 (11.34%) Performance Testing
13 83 (11.34%) Test Strategy
14 82 (11.20%) Open Source
15 78 (10.66%) Exploratory Testing
16 69 (9.43%) Functional Testing
16 69 (9.43%) Mentoring
17 64 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
18 63 (8.61%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 379 (51.78%) Java
2 245 (33.47%) C#
3 178 (24.32%) Python
4 162 (22.13%) JavaScript
5 119 (16.26%) Ruby
6 99 (13.52%) SQL
7 31 (4.23%) C++
8 24 (3.28%) C
9 22 (3.01%) Bash Shell
10 20 (2.73%) Perl
11 14 (1.91%) PHP
12 12 (1.64%) Go
13 10 (1.37%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.82%) Groovy
14 6 (0.82%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.68%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.55%) ES6
16 4 (0.55%) Java 8
17 3 (0.41%) Scala
17 3 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 70 (9.56%) Degree
2 44 (6.01%) ISEB
3 39 (5.33%) Security Cleared
4 33 (4.51%) ISTQB
5 27 (3.69%) SC Cleared
6 14 (1.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.14%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 277 (37.84%) QA
2 6 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 31 (4.23%) Docker
2 10 (1.37%) Firmware
3 6 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.41%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.14%) Postfix
5 1 (0.14%) Squid
Systems Management
1 11 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.68%) Ansible
3 3 (0.41%) Grafana
3 3 (0.41%) Graphite
4 2 (0.27%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.14%) Consul
5 1 (0.14%) Kibana
5 1 (0.14%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.14%) Packer
5 1 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (5.33%) Microsoft
2 24 (3.28%) HP
3 17 (2.32%) Oracle
4 15 (2.05%) Google
5 13 (1.78%) New Relic
6 10 (1.37%) Atlassian
6 10 (1.37%) SAP
7 8 (1.09%) VMware
8 6 (0.82%) Reuters
9 3 (0.41%) Dynatrace
9 3 (0.41%) MKS
10 2 (0.27%) Apple
10 2 (0.27%) Facebook
10 2 (0.27%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.27%) Twitter
11 1 (0.14%) CA
11 1 (0.14%) Citrix
11 1 (0.14%) NVIDIA
11 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.14%) Splunk