The median annual salary for a Test Automation Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 855 920 929
Rank change year-on-year +65 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Specialist 4 15 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.015% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.016% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 13
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -13.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £53,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £46,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -14.43% +16.87%  

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 77326 94599 97418
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.30% 96.46% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 64770 80048 80399
Median salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Test Automation Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Test Automation Specialist in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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
South West +28 2 £40,000 -25.23%
London +62 1 £65,000 +30.00% 1
South East +57 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Test Automation Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 10 (90.91%) Selenium
2 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Automated Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
3 5 (45.45%) SoapUI
4 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Selenium IDE
4 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
4 4 (36.36%) Smoke Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) QA
6 2 (18.18%) RESTful
6 2 (18.18%) Ruby
6 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
6 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
6 2 (18.18%) JMeter
6 2 (18.18%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) XML
6 2 (18.18%) OO
6 2 (18.18%) Python
6 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
6 2 (18.18%) DevOps
7 1 (9.09%) Business Process Modelling
7 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (9.09%) Relational Database

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) SoapUI
3 4 (36.36%) Selenium IDE
3 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 2 (18.18%) JMeter
4 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
4 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 1 (9.09%) Appium
5 1 (9.09%) Calabash
5 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
5 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
5 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 1 (9.09%) JIRA
5 1 (9.09%) Mockito
5 1 (9.09%) Moq
5 1 (9.09%) SilkTest
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) RESTful
1 2 (18.18%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) BBC
1 1 (9.09%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Automated Testing
1 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
3 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
3 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Smoke Testing
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Data Entry
5 1 (9.09%) Data Management
5 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) BT
1 1 (9.09%) Intel Security
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
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