Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Specialist was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 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 Specialist
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1133 1186 1253
Rank change year-on-year +53 +67 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Specialist 41 12 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.024% 0.007% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.007% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 25 4 19
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% -40.77% +44.44%
10th Percentile £34,000 £29,825 £35,400
90th Percentile £56,750 £60,650 £67,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -40.77% +44.44%

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 162309 172056 197302
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131276 145303 165484
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 Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Specialist in England

Test Automation Specialist
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation Specialist in England.

Salary trend for Test Automation Specialist in England

Test Automation Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Specialist in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Specialist in England

Test Automation Specialist
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 Specialist within the England region over the 6 months to 21 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 +63 21 £40,000 - 1
London +25 7 £65,000 -3.70%
Midlands +42 5 - -
South West +16 5 £37,500 -2.60%
West Midlands - 4 - -
East of England - 3 £52,500 -
East Midlands +41 1 - -
Test Automation Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Test Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 41 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 34 (82.93%) Selenium
3 23 (56.10%) TDD
4 21 (51.22%) SDLC
5 20 (48.78%) SQL
6 18 (43.90%) Java
7 16 (39.02%) C#
7 16 (39.02%) QA
7 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (29.27%) Test Scripting
8 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
9 11 (26.83%) Visual Studio
9 11 (26.83%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (26.83%) Unit Testing
9 11 (26.83%) BDD
10 10 (24.39%) Cucumber
10 10 (24.39%) AngularJS
10 10 (24.39%) Jenkins
10 10 (24.39%) API Testing
10 10 (24.39%) T-SQL
11 9 (21.95%) Web Services
11 9 (21.95%) Manual Testing
11 9 (21.95%) Retail
11 9 (21.95%) Test Strategy
12 8 (19.51%) Test Management
12 8 (19.51%) Git (software)
12 8 (19.51%) JIRA
13 7 (17.07%) Degree
13 7 (17.07%) Mentoring

Test Automation Specialist 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) GitHub
2 3 (7.32%) Tricentis Tosca
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (82.93%) Selenium
2 11 (26.83%) Visual Studio
3 10 (24.39%) Cucumber
3 10 (24.39%) Jenkins
4 8 (19.51%) Git (software)
4 8 (19.51%) JIRA
5 5 (12.20%) JMeter
5 5 (12.20%) Subversion
5 5 (12.20%) WebDriver
6 4 (9.76%) Appium
6 4 (9.76%) GoCD
7 3 (7.32%) HP UFT
7 3 (7.32%) JBehave
7 3 (7.32%) NUnit
7 3 (7.32%) Ranorex
7 3 (7.32%) RSpec
7 3 (7.32%) SpecFlow
8 2 (4.88%) Bugzilla
8 2 (4.88%) Maven
8 2 (4.88%) NetBeans
General
1 9 (21.95%) Retail
2 6 (14.63%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Games
3 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) AngularJS
2 9 (21.95%) Web Services
3 5 (12.20%) Gherkin
3 5 (12.20%) SOAP
4 4 (9.76%) .NET
5 3 (7.32%) Ajax
5 3 (7.32%) CSS
5 3 (7.32%) HTML
6 1 (2.44%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.88%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.88%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.88%) Fintech
4 2 (4.88%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.88%) Robotics
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 23 (56.10%) TDD
3 21 (51.22%) SDLC
4 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (29.27%) Test Scripting
6 11 (26.83%) BDD
6 11 (26.83%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (26.83%) Unit Testing
7 10 (24.39%) API Testing
8 9 (21.95%) Manual Testing
8 9 (21.95%) Test Strategy
9 8 (19.51%) Test Management
10 7 (17.07%) Mentoring
11 6 (14.63%) Acceptance Criteria
11 6 (14.63%) DevOps
12 5 (12.20%) Coaching
12 5 (12.20%) OOP
12 5 (12.20%) Open Source
12 5 (12.20%) Scrum
13 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) SQL
2 18 (43.90%) Java
3 16 (39.02%) C#
4 10 (24.39%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.32%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.88%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (39.02%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Cognizant
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) Cadence
4 1 (2.44%) Xamarin