Period
to 18 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 6 months to 18 August 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
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 130 142
Rank change year-on-year +12 +12 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 15 18 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.89% 1.08% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.12% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 11 15 10
Gloucestershire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -15.79% +52.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £33,750 £36,675
90th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £61,250
South West median annual salary £42,028 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.07% -5.88% +2.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. 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
Gloucestershire
Permanent vacancies in Gloucestershire with a recognized job title 1,617 1,612 2,057
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.64% 97.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,317 1,317 1,562
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Gloucestershire

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in Gloucestershire

Test Automation Engineer
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 18 August 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
Cheltenham +2 8 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Gloucester +4 3 £42,500 +13.33%
Tetbury - 2 £32,500 -
Test Automation Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 Gloucestershire region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (66.67%) Selenium
3 9 (60.00%) ISTQB
4 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (53.33%) Cucumber
5 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) Python
6 5 (33.33%) Java
6 5 (33.33%) Ruby
6 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (33.33%) Bash Shell
7 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Puppet
7 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
7 4 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (26.67%) SDLC
7 4 (26.67%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
7 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (26.67%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
7 4 (26.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (26.67%) Perl
7 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
8 3 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
8 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (6.67%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Selenium
2 8 (53.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (26.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) JMeter
4 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (26.67%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (26.67%) SDLC
4 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) Analytics
7 1 (6.67%) DevOps
7 1 (6.67%) SDET
7 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
7 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Python
2 5 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 5 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) Ruby
3 4 (26.67%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) HP ALM
2 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Google
1 2 (13.33%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (6.67%) Twitter