Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 October 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 571 681 695
Rank change year-on-year +110 +14 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 242 165 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.36% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 198 125 164
London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £41,075
90th Percentile £79,125 £73,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 64,651 70,326 74,131
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.28% 94.63% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 52,826 55,030 64,250
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,132 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in London

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in London

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in London over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Engineer in London

Test Automation Engineer
Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Central London -7 37 £52,500 -4.55% 16
West London +26 26 £52,500 +2.44% 6
South London - 6 £62,500 - 1
East London - 3 £65,000 - 3
North London - 1 £82,500 -
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 London region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 242 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 182 (75.21%) Selenium
3 157 (64.88%) Agile Software Development
4 153 (63.22%) Java
5 116 (47.93%) Cucumber
6 113 (46.69%) QA
7 104 (42.98%) BDD
8 91 (37.60%) JavaScript
9 87 (35.95%) WebDriver
10 81 (33.47%) Jenkins
11 79 (32.64%) Continuous Integration
12 73 (30.17%) C#
13 66 (27.27%) Ruby
14 58 (23.97%) Git (software)
15 57 (23.55%) Python
16 55 (22.73%) TDD
17 48 (19.83%) Finance
18 44 (18.18%) JIRA
19 43 (17.77%) E-Commerce
20 42 (17.36%) Appium
21 40 (16.53%) Web Services
22 39 (16.12%) Amazon AWS
23 37 (15.29%) SOAP
24 36 (14.88%) QA Automation
25 35 (14.46%) Test Strategy
26 34 (14.05%) Test Scripting
26 34 (14.05%) SQL
27 33 (13.64%) SDET
28 32 (13.22%) Windows
28 32 (13.22%) Linux

Test Automation Engineer 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 6 (2.48%) Confluence
2 5 (2.07%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (1.65%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.83%) Ethereum
Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 39 (16.12%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (9.09%) Sauce Labs
3 16 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (5.37%) BrowserStack
5 11 (4.55%) GitHub
6 5 (2.07%) CloudBees
6 5 (2.07%) IaaS
6 5 (2.07%) OpenShift
6 5 (2.07%) PaaS
7 4 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.65%) HTTP
2 2 (0.83%) Wireless
3 1 (0.41%) 3G
3 1 (0.41%) 4G
3 1 (0.41%) GSM
3 1 (0.41%) LTE
3 1 (0.41%) VoIP
3 1 (0.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.07%) Blockchain
1 5 (2.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (1.65%) Big Data
3 2 (0.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 182 (75.21%) Selenium
2 116 (47.93%) Cucumber
3 87 (35.95%) WebDriver
4 81 (33.47%) Jenkins
5 58 (23.97%) Git (software)
6 44 (18.18%) JIRA
7 42 (17.36%) Appium
8 32 (13.22%) JMeter
9 31 (12.81%) SpecFlow
10 23 (9.50%) Calabash
11 20 (8.26%) HP UFT
12 19 (7.85%) TeamCity
12 19 (7.85%) Visual Studio
13 18 (7.44%) Protractor
14 16 (6.61%) SoapUI
15 15 (6.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (6.20%) Jasmine
15 15 (6.20%) JUnit
16 14 (5.79%) Gerrit
16 14 (5.79%) Maven
General
1 48 (19.83%) Finance
2 20 (8.26%) Banking
3 11 (4.55%) Retail
4 4 (1.65%) Advertising
4 4 (1.65%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.65%) Law
4 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.24%) Back Office
6 2 (0.83%) Front Office
6 2 (0.83%) Games
6 2 (0.83%) Publishing
6 2 (0.83%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.41%) Electronics
7 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (16.53%) Web Services
2 37 (15.29%) SOAP
3 29 (11.98%) .NET
4 25 (10.33%) HTML
5 24 (9.92%) WebdriverIO
6 22 (9.09%) CSS
7 21 (8.68%) REST
8 19 (7.85%) Gherkin
8 19 (7.85%) Nightwatchjs
9 17 (7.02%) Node.js
10 15 (6.20%) XML
11 14 (5.79%) AngularJS
12 13 (5.37%) React
13 12 (4.96%) JSON
14 5 (2.07%) .NET Framework
14 5 (2.07%) Kafka
15 4 (1.65%) ASP.NET
15 4 (1.65%) FIX Protocol
15 4 (1.65%) J2EE
15 4 (1.65%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
2 18 (7.44%) Fintech
3 15 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.20%) User Experience
4 12 (4.96%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (4.55%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.65%) Equities
7 4 (1.65%) LIMS
7 4 (1.65%) NHS
7 4 (1.65%) Social Media
8 3 (1.24%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.24%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.41%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.41%) STB
10 1 (0.41%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.41%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.22%) Android
1 32 (13.22%) Apple iOS
1 32 (13.22%) Linux
1 32 (13.22%) Windows
2 7 (2.89%) Unix
3 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 157 (64.88%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (42.98%) BDD
4 79 (32.64%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (22.73%) TDD
6 43 (17.77%) E-Commerce
7 36 (14.88%) QA Automation
8 35 (14.46%) Test Strategy
9 34 (14.05%) Test Scripting
10 33 (13.64%) SDET
11 32 (13.22%) Scrum
12 31 (12.81%) Performance Testing
13 30 (12.40%) DevOps
13 30 (12.40%) Manual Testing
13 30 (12.40%) SDLC
14 22 (9.09%) Mentoring
14 22 (9.09%) Microservices
15 21 (8.68%) API Testing
15 21 (8.68%) Regression Testing
16 20 (8.26%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 153 (63.22%) Java
2 91 (37.60%) JavaScript
3 73 (30.17%) C#
4 66 (27.27%) Ruby
5 57 (23.55%) Python
6 34 (14.05%) SQL
7 12 (4.96%) C
8 10 (4.13%) Perl
9 8 (3.31%) Go
9 8 (3.31%) PHP
10 7 (2.89%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.48%) Scala
12 5 (2.07%) C++
13 4 (1.65%) Groovy
14 3 (1.24%) Java 8
14 3 (1.24%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.83%) XPath
16 1 (0.41%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (9.09%) Degree
2 7 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.07%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.24%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.83%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.83%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) ISEB
6 1 (0.41%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (46.69%) QA
2 6 (2.48%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.41%) MiFID
System Software
1 14 (5.79%) Docker
2 2 (0.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.41%) Grafana
2 1 (0.41%) Graphite
2 1 (0.41%) Kibana
Vendors
1 19 (7.85%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.61%) Oracle
3 15 (6.20%) New Relic
4 6 (2.48%) Google
5 4 (1.65%) HP
6 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.41%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.41%) hybris
6 1 (0.41%) MKS
6 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com