Period
to 21 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 566 638 676
Rank change year-on-year +72 +38 +74
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 264 186 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.38% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 219 154 193
London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% - +15.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £76,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

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 66,404 66,905 79,090
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 95.47% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 54,265 55,450 68,518
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -31 41 £52,500 -4.55% 13
West London +27 34 £53,750 -6.52% 2
South London -4 8 £50,000 -20.00% 2
North London +1 1 £82,500 +37.50% 1
East London -5 1 £65,000 +36.84% 2
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 264 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 198 (75.00%) Selenium
3 167 (63.26%) Agile Software Development
4 155 (58.71%) Java
5 141 (53.41%) QA
6 129 (48.86%) Cucumber
7 97 (36.74%) BDD
8 90 (34.09%) WebDriver
9 77 (29.17%) C#
10 73 (27.65%) Jenkins
11 67 (25.38%) Continuous Integration
12 66 (25.00%) JavaScript
13 59 (22.35%) TDD
14 55 (20.83%) Python
15 51 (19.32%) Ruby
16 49 (18.56%) Windows
16 49 (18.56%) Linux
17 47 (17.80%) Finance
18 46 (17.42%) DevOps
19 43 (16.29%) Web Services
20 41 (15.53%) E-Commerce
21 40 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
22 37 (14.02%) Scrum
22 37 (14.02%) Android
23 36 (13.64%) Manual Testing
23 36 (13.64%) Test Scripting
23 36 (13.64%) SQL
24 35 (13.26%) Apple iOS
25 34 (12.88%) SDLC
25 34 (12.88%) SDET

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 7 (2.65%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.27%) Confluence
3 4 (1.52%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.38%) Apache
4 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (12.12%) Sauce Labs
3 12 (4.55%) BrowserStack
4 10 (3.79%) GitHub
4 10 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (2.65%) Slack
6 5 (1.89%) G Suite
6 5 (1.89%) Office 365
7 3 (1.14%) BlazeMeter
7 3 (1.14%) SaaS
8 2 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.14%) 3G
1 3 (1.14%) VoIP
2 2 (0.76%) LTE
2 2 (0.76%) Wireless
2 2 (0.76%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.38%) 4G
3 1 (0.38%) DHCP
3 1 (0.38%) DNS
3 1 (0.38%) GSM
3 1 (0.38%) HTTP
3 1 (0.38%) ICMP
3 1 (0.38%) Internet
3 1 (0.38%) RTP
3 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.03%) Blockchain
2 7 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (1.89%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.14%) MySQL
5 2 (0.76%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 198 (75.00%) Selenium
2 129 (48.86%) Cucumber
3 90 (34.09%) WebDriver
4 73 (27.65%) Jenkins
5 33 (12.50%) JIRA
6 32 (12.12%) Git (software)
7 31 (11.74%) Appium
8 30 (11.36%) JMeter
9 25 (9.47%) SpecFlow
10 23 (8.71%) SoapUI
11 21 (7.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 21 (7.95%) JUnit
12 19 (7.20%) Gatling
13 18 (6.82%) Protractor
14 17 (6.44%) TeamCity
15 15 (5.68%) Maven
15 15 (5.68%) Visual Studio
16 14 (5.30%) Jasmine
17 12 (4.55%) GitLab
17 12 (4.55%) Robot Framework
General
1 47 (17.80%) Finance
2 33 (12.50%) Retail
3 22 (8.33%) Banking
4 6 (2.27%) Law
4 6 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.89%) Advertising
6 4 (1.52%) Marketing
7 2 (0.76%) Electronics
7 2 (0.76%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.76%) Legal
7 2 (0.76%) Publishing
7 2 (0.76%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Front Office
8 1 (0.38%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (16.29%) Web Services
2 31 (11.74%) REST
3 30 (11.36%) .NET
3 30 (11.36%) Nightwatchjs
4 24 (9.09%) SOAP
5 15 (5.68%) AngularJS
6 12 (4.55%) Gherkin
6 12 (4.55%) Node.js
7 10 (3.79%) React
8 9 (3.41%) HTML
9 8 (3.03%) CSS
9 8 (3.03%) Kafka
10 7 (2.65%) J2EE
10 7 (2.65%) pytest
11 6 (2.27%) RESTful
11 6 (2.27%) WebdriverIO
12 3 (1.14%) Apache CXF
12 3 (1.14%) ASP.NET
12 3 (1.14%) XML
13 2 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.85%) Linux Command Line
2 20 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.20%) Fintech
4 16 (6.06%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.79%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.79%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.27%) User Experience
7 5 (1.89%) NHS
8 4 (1.52%) LIMS
8 4 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.14%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.76%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.76%) Derivative
10 2 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.76%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.38%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.38%) Equities
11 1 (0.38%) Smart City
11 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (18.56%) Linux
1 49 (18.56%) Windows
2 37 (14.02%) Android
3 35 (13.26%) Apple iOS
4 10 (3.79%) Unix
5 5 (1.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 167 (63.26%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (36.74%) BDD
4 67 (25.38%) Continuous Integration
5 59 (22.35%) TDD
6 46 (17.42%) DevOps
7 41 (15.53%) E-Commerce
8 37 (14.02%) Scrum
9 36 (13.64%) Manual Testing
9 36 (13.64%) Test Scripting
10 34 (12.88%) SDET
10 34 (12.88%) SDLC
11 32 (12.12%) QA Automation
12 31 (11.74%) API Testing
13 29 (10.98%) Software Testing
14 26 (9.85%) Test Strategy
15 22 (8.33%) Mentoring
16 21 (7.95%) Software Engineering
17 20 (7.58%) Acceptance Criteria
18 16 (6.06%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 155 (58.71%) Java
2 77 (29.17%) C#
3 66 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 55 (20.83%) Python
5 51 (19.32%) Ruby
6 36 (13.64%) SQL
7 15 (5.68%) C++
7 15 (5.68%) Scala
8 14 (5.30%) C
9 12 (4.55%) PHP
10 5 (1.89%) Go
10 5 (1.89%) Groovy
10 5 (1.89%) Perl
11 2 (0.76%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.76%) COBOL
11 2 (0.76%) Java 8
11 2 (0.76%) Pascal
11 2 (0.76%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (5.68%) Degree
2 8 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 5 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (1.89%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.52%) ISEB
5 3 (1.14%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (53.41%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.38%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (6.44%) Docker
2 6 (2.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.14%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.76%) Kibana
3 2 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.76%) Puppet
4 1 (0.38%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 12 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 12 (4.55%) Oracle
2 11 (4.17%) Google
3 10 (3.79%) New Relic
4 4 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.14%) SAP
5 3 (1.14%) Sun
6 2 (0.76%) CA
6 2 (0.76%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (0.76%) HP
6 2 (0.76%) hybris
6 2 (0.76%) IBM
6 2 (0.76%) Micro Focus