Period
to 17 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 523 666 633
Rank change year-on-year +143 -33 +104
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 723 555 626
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.34% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.35% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 572 501 565
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £35,250 £32,750 £31,350
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +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 133,244 157,809 160,042
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.29% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 107,693 130,367 133,952
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +189 274 £57,500 - 43
South East +24 134 £47,500 - 23
South West +79 111 £47,265 +13.89% 23
North of England +63 101 £45,000 +12.50% 22
East of England +29 63 £45,000 -5.26% 30
Yorkshire +63 55 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Midlands +21 39 £43,750 +8.70% 6
North West +45 37 £45,000 +12.50% 8
East Midlands +9 27 £50,000 +5.26% 1
West Midlands +23 12 £37,500 -6.25% 5
North East +16 9 £37,000 +13.85% 1
Test Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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.

1 723 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 449 (62.10%) Agile Software Development
3 419 (57.95%) Selenium
4 376 (52.01%) Java
5 284 (39.28%) QA
6 252 (34.85%) Cucumber
7 239 (33.06%) BDD
8 231 (31.95%) Continuous Integration
9 224 (30.98%) C#
10 207 (28.63%) Python
11 177 (24.48%) Scrum
12 172 (23.79%) Jenkins
13 160 (22.13%) JavaScript
14 146 (20.19%) WebDriver
15 136 (18.81%) Amazon AWS
16 125 (17.29%) TDD
17 123 (17.01%) Web Services
18 118 (16.32%) JIRA
19 117 (16.18%) Software Testing
19 117 (16.18%) Test Scripting
20 116 (16.04%) Exploratory Testing
21 112 (15.49%) Test Strategy
22 111 (15.35%) REST
23 110 (15.21%) DevOps
24 106 (14.66%) Linux
24 106 (14.66%) SQL
25 104 (14.38%) SpecFlow
26 97 (13.42%) SDET
26 97 (13.42%) Mentoring
27 90 (12.45%) 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 35 (4.84%) Confluence
2 14 (1.94%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (0.55%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.41%) Apache
5 3 (0.41%) CMS
5 3 (0.41%) IIS
5 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.28%) Traffic Server
7 1 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 64 (8.85%) Chatbot
2 9 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.24%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 136 (18.81%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.87%) GitHub
4 13 (1.80%) BrowserStack
5 12 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (1.24%) Sauce Labs
7 7 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.83%) Tricentis Tosca
9 5 (0.69%) BlazeMeter
9 5 (0.69%) CloudBees
9 5 (0.69%) IaaS
9 5 (0.69%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.69%) PaaS
10 3 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.41%) SaaS
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.14%) npm
11 1 (0.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 73 (10.10%) HTTP
2 18 (2.49%) Wireless
3 16 (2.21%) Internet
4 12 (1.66%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.38%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.14%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.87%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.60%) Big Data
3 12 (1.66%) Hadoop
4 8 (1.11%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (0.83%) Geospatial Data
6 6 (0.83%) GIS
6 6 (0.83%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.69%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.55%) Apache Accumulo
8 4 (0.55%) NonStop SQL
8 4 (0.55%) Redis
9 3 (0.41%) MySQL
10 1 (0.14%) KDB
10 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 419 (57.95%) Selenium
2 252 (34.85%) Cucumber
3 172 (23.79%) Jenkins
4 146 (20.19%) WebDriver
5 118 (16.32%) JIRA
6 104 (14.38%) SpecFlow
7 90 (12.45%) SoapUI
8 89 (12.31%) Git (software)
9 86 (11.89%) JMeter
10 42 (5.81%) Appium
11 40 (5.53%) JUnit
12 33 (4.56%) LoadRunner
13 32 (4.43%) TeamCity
14 31 (4.29%) Protractor
15 30 (4.15%) HP UFT
15 30 (4.15%) Maven
15 30 (4.15%) NUnit
16 28 (3.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 27 (3.73%) TestNG
18 25 (3.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 79 (10.93%) Finance
2 41 (5.67%) Telecoms
3 30 (4.15%) Banking
4 28 (3.87%) Law
5 25 (3.46%) Marketing
6 24 (3.32%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.49%) Retail
8 15 (2.07%) Back Office
9 14 (1.94%) Electronics
9 14 (1.94%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.52%) Publishing
11 10 (1.38%) Advertising
11 10 (1.38%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.97%) Games
13 6 (0.83%) Legal
14 2 (0.28%) Digital Economy
14 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.14%) Front Office
15 1 (0.14%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (17.01%) Web Services
2 111 (15.35%) REST
3 76 (10.51%) Gherkin
4 63 (8.71%) .NET
5 44 (6.09%) SOAP
6 43 (5.95%) HTML
7 38 (5.26%) XML
8 34 (4.70%) Node.js
9 32 (4.43%) CSS
9 32 (4.43%) RESTful
9 32 (4.43%) WebdriverIO
10 16 (2.21%) JSON
11 15 (2.07%) .NET Framework
11 15 (2.07%) AngularJS
12 13 (1.80%) Middleware
13 12 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (1.66%) React
14 11 (1.52%) FIX Protocol
15 10 (1.38%) .NET Core
16 8 (1.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 60 (8.30%) Algorithms
2 37 (5.12%) Fintech
3 34 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
4 27 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
7 16 (2.21%) Internet of Things
7 16 (2.21%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.94%) User Experience
9 12 (1.66%) Equities
10 9 (1.24%) Animation
10 9 (1.24%) Photography
11 8 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.97%) Social Media
13 5 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (0.55%) Online Banking
15 3 (0.41%) Acoustics
15 3 (0.41%) Cloud Native
15 3 (0.41%) Data Structures
15 3 (0.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 106 (14.66%) Linux
2 59 (8.16%) Windows
3 25 (3.46%) Android
3 25 (3.46%) Apple iOS
4 18 (2.49%) Unix
5 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.41%) zOS
6 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 723 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 449 (62.10%) Agile Software Development
3 239 (33.06%) BDD
4 231 (31.95%) Continuous Integration
5 177 (24.48%) Scrum
6 125 (17.29%) TDD
7 117 (16.18%) Software Testing
7 117 (16.18%) Test Scripting
8 116 (16.04%) Exploratory Testing
9 112 (15.49%) Test Strategy
10 110 (15.21%) DevOps
11 97 (13.42%) Mentoring
11 97 (13.42%) SDET
12 90 (12.45%) API Testing
12 90 (12.45%) Manual Testing
13 87 (12.03%) SDLC
14 78 (10.79%) Performance Testing
15 75 (10.37%) Coaching
16 69 (9.54%) Functional Testing
17 67 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 376 (52.01%) Java
2 224 (30.98%) C#
3 207 (28.63%) Python
4 160 (22.13%) JavaScript
5 106 (14.66%) SQL
6 86 (11.89%) Ruby
7 52 (7.19%) Bash Shell
8 45 (6.22%) C
9 33 (4.56%) PHP
10 28 (3.87%) Perl
11 27 (3.73%) C++
12 24 (3.32%) PowerShell
13 19 (2.63%) Go
14 13 (1.80%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.97%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.83%) VBScript
17 5 (0.69%) Groovy
17 5 (0.69%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.55%) Delphi
19 3 (0.41%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 62 (8.58%) ISTQB
2 61 (8.44%) ISEB
3 41 (5.67%) Degree
4 37 (5.12%) Security Cleared
5 30 (4.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 26 (3.60%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.97%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (39.28%) QA
2 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 37 (5.12%) Docker
2 9 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.28%) Firmware
4 2 (0.28%) Postfix
5 1 (0.14%) Squid
Systems Management
1 28 (3.87%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (2.63%) HP ALM
3 7 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.83%) Ansible
5 5 (0.69%) Puppet
6 3 (0.41%) Grafana
6 3 (0.41%) Graphite
6 3 (0.41%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.28%) Terraform
8 1 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.14%) Consul
8 1 (0.14%) Packer
Vendors
1 45 (6.22%) HP
2 34 (4.70%) Microsoft
3 15 (2.07%) Oracle
3 15 (2.07%) SAP
4 13 (1.80%) New Relic
5 10 (1.38%) NVIDIA
5 10 (1.38%) VMware
6 8 (1.11%) Google
7 6 (0.83%) IBM
7 6 (0.83%) Reuters
8 5 (0.69%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (0.41%) Apple
9 3 (0.41%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 3 (0.41%) Dynatrace
9 3 (0.41%) MKS
10 2 (0.28%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.28%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.14%) hybris
11 1 (0.14%) Splunk
11 1 (0.14%) Twitter