Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Tester
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 518 552 515
Rank change year-on-year +34 -37 +116
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 347 306 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.40% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.42% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 317 275 414
London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £71,750 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +14.94% -3.33% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70770 72897 85692
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.34% 95.96% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 55623 62964 72725
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in London

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester in London.

Salary trend for Automation Tester in London

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Tester in London

Automation Tester
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the London region over the 6 months to 18 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
West London +13 49 £58,000 +0.87% 5
Central London -7 31 £47,500 -3.55% 5
South London +18 12 £35,000 -12.50%
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Automation Tester 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 London region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 347 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 259 (74.64%) Selenium
3 243 (70.03%) Agile Software Development
4 202 (58.21%) QA
5 175 (50.43%) Java
6 172 (49.57%) Cucumber
7 134 (38.62%) BDD
8 130 (37.46%) WebDriver
9 113 (32.56%) Scrum
9 113 (32.56%) SQL
10 108 (31.12%) C#
11 95 (27.38%) Finance
12 91 (26.22%) Jenkins
13 84 (24.21%) TDD
14 76 (21.90%) Git (software)
15 72 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
16 68 (19.60%) Python
17 67 (19.31%) JavaScript
17 67 (19.31%) Ruby
17 67 (19.31%) JIRA
18 58 (16.71%) Scenario Testing
19 57 (16.43%) Manual Testing
20 56 (16.14%) Test Scripting
21 55 (15.85%) SpecFlow
22 52 (14.99%) E-Commerce
23 51 (14.70%) Analytical Skills
24 46 (13.26%) Regression Testing
25 44 (12.68%) SDET
26 43 (12.39%) JUnit
27 42 (12.10%) Software Engineering

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 23 (6.63%) Confluence
2 11 (3.17%) Apache Spark
3 8 (2.31%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.02%) CMS
5 2 (0.58%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.58%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.09%) GitHub
2 17 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (3.46%) SaaS
5 3 (0.86%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.29%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.29%) PaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.29%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.36%) HTTP
2 5 (1.44%) Internet
3 4 (1.15%) VoIP
4 3 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (0.86%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.86%) VSAT
5 1 (0.29%) DSL
5 1 (0.29%) RTP
5 1 (0.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.34%) Big Data
2 19 (5.48%) Relational Database
3 18 (5.19%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.75%) MySQL
5 5 (1.44%) Blockchain
6 4 (1.15%) DB2
6 4 (1.15%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.86%) HBase
7 3 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.29%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 259 (74.64%) Selenium
2 172 (49.57%) Cucumber
3 130 (37.46%) WebDriver
4 91 (26.22%) Jenkins
5 76 (21.90%) Git (software)
6 67 (19.31%) JIRA
7 55 (15.85%) SpecFlow
8 43 (12.39%) JUnit
9 38 (10.95%) HP UFT
10 35 (10.09%) TeamCity
11 31 (8.93%) TestNG
12 28 (8.07%) Calabash
13 27 (7.78%) Appium
14 25 (7.20%) Protractor
15 23 (6.63%) Visual Studio
16 20 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (4.90%) Hudson
17 17 (4.90%) JMeter
17 17 (4.90%) SoapUI
18 14 (4.03%) WATIR
General
1 95 (27.38%) Finance
2 23 (6.63%) Banking
2 23 (6.63%) Retail
3 13 (3.75%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.17%) Advertising
4 11 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.88%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.44%) Games
7 4 (1.15%) Publishing
8 1 (0.29%) Law
8 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (11.82%) REST
2 38 (10.95%) Gherkin
3 35 (10.09%) Web Services
4 25 (7.20%) RESTful
5 22 (6.34%) .NET
5 22 (6.34%) HTML
6 18 (5.19%) XML
7 16 (4.61%) Node.js
8 14 (4.03%) JSON
9 12 (3.46%) Apache Flex
10 9 (2.59%) SOAP
11 8 (2.31%) AngularJS
11 8 (2.31%) Behat
12 6 (1.73%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.73%) CSS
13 4 (1.15%) .NET Framework
14 3 (0.86%) pytest
14 3 (0.86%) WebSockets
15 2 (0.58%) Nightwatchjs
15 2 (0.58%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 51 (14.70%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (9.51%) Fintech
3 31 (8.93%) Computer Science
4 28 (8.07%) Mobile App
5 19 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.31%) Equities
6 8 (2.31%) Fixed Income
7 7 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.15%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.15%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.86%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.58%) Credit Derivative
11 2 (0.58%) Derivative
11 2 (0.58%) iPad
11 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.58%) STB
12 1 (0.29%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 29 (8.36%) Linux
2 19 (5.48%) Unix
2 19 (5.48%) Windows
3 14 (4.03%) Apple iOS
4 13 (3.75%) Android
5 2 (0.58%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 243 (70.03%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (38.62%) BDD
4 113 (32.56%) Scrum
5 84 (24.21%) TDD
6 72 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
7 58 (16.71%) Scenario Testing
8 57 (16.43%) Manual Testing
9 56 (16.14%) Test Scripting
10 52 (14.99%) E-Commerce
11 46 (13.26%) Regression Testing
12 44 (12.68%) SDET
13 42 (12.10%) Software Engineering
14 40 (11.53%) QA Automation
15 38 (10.95%) Continuous Delivery
15 38 (10.95%) Kanban
16 37 (10.66%) API Testing
16 37 (10.66%) Performance Testing
17 36 (10.37%) Analytical Thinking
17 36 (10.37%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 175 (50.43%) Java
2 113 (32.56%) SQL
3 108 (31.12%) C#
4 68 (19.60%) Python
5 67 (19.31%) JavaScript
5 67 (19.31%) Ruby
6 23 (6.63%) PHP
7 12 (3.46%) Bash Shell
7 12 (3.46%) Scala
8 11 (3.17%) C++
9 5 (1.44%) C
10 2 (0.58%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.29%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.29%) ES6
11 1 (0.29%) Groovy
11 1 (0.29%) Lua
11 1 (0.29%) Perl
11 1 (0.29%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.29%) VB
11 1 (0.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (7.78%) Degree
2 26 (7.49%) ISTQB
3 25 (7.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (6.05%) ISEB
5 8 (2.31%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.15%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.29%) MCSD
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (58.21%) QA
System Software
1 17 (4.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (3.17%) Marathon
1 11 (3.17%) Mesos
2 3 (0.86%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.29%) Kibana
4 1 (0.29%) Puppet
4 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (7.20%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.19%) HP
3 8 (2.31%) Atlassian
4 6 (1.73%) Oracle
5 4 (1.15%) Capita
5 4 (1.15%) Google
6 3 (0.86%) Cisco
7 2 (0.58%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.29%) BT
8 1 (0.29%) McAfee
8 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.29%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.29%) Tableau
8 1 (0.29%) VMware