Period
to 16 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 526 702 687
Rank change year-on-year +176 -15 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 256 119 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.41% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 220 104 137
London median annual salary £57,500 £56,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,000
90th Percentile £80,125 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 59,858 66,803 67,767
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 95.10% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 48,974 54,103 58,023
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 +38 32 £55,000 +22.22% 12
West London +31 22 £52,500 +16.67% 13
South London - 13 £60,000 - 1
East London - 12 £60,000 - 5
North London - 1 £47,500 -
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 256 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 167 (65.23%) Selenium
3 162 (63.28%) Agile Software Development
4 159 (62.11%) Java
5 110 (42.97%) QA
6 102 (39.84%) BDD
7 92 (35.94%) Cucumber
8 89 (34.77%) JavaScript
9 84 (32.81%) C#
9 84 (32.81%) Continuous Integration
10 75 (29.30%) Python
11 71 (27.73%) Jenkins
12 66 (25.78%) WebDriver
13 55 (21.48%) Test Strategy
14 52 (20.31%) Scrum
15 51 (19.92%) Ruby
16 50 (19.53%) Finance
17 48 (18.75%) Git (software)
17 48 (18.75%) Test Scripting
17 48 (18.75%) SDET
18 45 (17.58%) SQL
19 42 (16.41%) .NET
20 40 (15.63%) DevOps
20 40 (15.63%) TDD
20 40 (15.63%) Manual Testing
21 38 (14.84%) JIRA
22 37 (14.45%) Microservices
23 35 (13.67%) SpecFlow
23 35 (13.67%) Functional Testing
23 35 (13.67%) JMeter

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 14 (5.47%) Confluence
2 8 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.95%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.17%) IIS
4 3 (1.17%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.39%) Apache
5 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.39%) nginx
5 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 33 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.69%) Dynamics 365
3 12 (4.69%) GitHub
4 9 (3.52%) Sauce Labs
5 8 (3.13%) BrowserStack
6 6 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.95%) CloudBees
7 5 (1.95%) IaaS
7 5 (1.95%) OpenShift
7 5 (1.95%) PaaS
8 1 (0.39%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.39%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.69%) HTTP
2 6 (2.34%) Internet
2 6 (2.34%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.39%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.56%) Big Data
2 4 (1.56%) Redis
3 3 (1.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 167 (65.23%) Selenium
2 92 (35.94%) Cucumber
3 71 (27.73%) Jenkins
4 66 (25.78%) WebDriver
5 48 (18.75%) Git (software)
6 38 (14.84%) JIRA
7 35 (13.67%) JMeter
7 35 (13.67%) SpecFlow
8 26 (10.16%) HP UFT
9 25 (9.77%) Appium
9 25 (9.77%) SoapUI
10 21 (8.20%) JUnit
10 21 (8.20%) TeamCity
11 19 (7.42%) Hudson
12 17 (6.64%) Calabash
12 17 (6.64%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (5.47%) LoadRunner
13 14 (5.47%) TestNG
14 12 (4.69%) Maven
14 12 (4.69%) Protractor
General
1 50 (19.53%) Finance
2 24 (9.38%) Banking
3 19 (7.42%) Law
4 13 (5.08%) Back Office
5 12 (4.69%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.34%) Retail
7 5 (1.95%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.17%) Advertising
9 2 (0.78%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.78%) Games
9 2 (0.78%) Marketing
9 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.39%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (16.41%) .NET
2 32 (12.50%) Web Services
3 30 (11.72%) WebdriverIO
4 29 (11.33%) HTML
4 29 (11.33%) Node.js
5 28 (10.94%) SOAP
6 27 (10.55%) REST
7 25 (9.77%) Gherkin
8 21 (8.20%) CSS
9 19 (7.42%) RESTful
10 18 (7.03%) XML
11 17 (6.64%) .NET Framework
12 13 (5.08%) JSON
13 11 (4.30%) AngularJS
13 11 (4.30%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (4.30%) FIX Protocol
14 10 (3.91%) .NET Core
15 8 (3.13%) Middleware
15 8 (3.13%) React
16 5 (1.95%) Nightwatchjs
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.20%) Self-Motivation
2 17 (6.64%) Fintech
3 14 (5.47%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (5.08%) User Experience
5 12 (4.69%) Equities
6 10 (3.91%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.34%) Internet of Things
9 4 (1.56%) Online Banking
9 4 (1.56%) Social Media
10 3 (1.17%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.17%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.78%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.39%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.39%) Mobile Banking
12 1 (0.39%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.94%) Linux
2 16 (6.25%) Android
2 16 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 13 (5.08%) Windows
4 2 (0.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 162 (63.28%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (39.84%) BDD
4 84 (32.81%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (21.48%) Test Strategy
6 52 (20.31%) Scrum
7 48 (18.75%) SDET
7 48 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 40 (15.63%) DevOps
8 40 (15.63%) Manual Testing
8 40 (15.63%) TDD
9 37 (14.45%) Microservices
10 35 (13.67%) Functional Testing
11 32 (12.50%) API Testing
11 32 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
11 32 (12.50%) Performance Testing
12 29 (11.33%) SDLC
13 26 (10.16%) E-Commerce
14 25 (9.77%) Mentoring
14 25 (9.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 159 (62.11%) Java
2 89 (34.77%) JavaScript
3 84 (32.81%) C#
4 75 (29.30%) Python
5 51 (19.92%) Ruby
6 45 (17.58%) SQL
7 35 (13.67%) C
8 18 (7.03%) Go
9 16 (6.25%) T-SQL
10 12 (4.69%) Bash Shell
10 12 (4.69%) PowerShell
11 10 (3.91%) Perl
12 9 (3.52%) C++
13 5 (1.95%) Groovy
13 5 (1.95%) PHP
14 4 (1.56%) XPath
15 2 (0.78%) Java 8
15 2 (0.78%) VBScript
16 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (5.86%) Degree
2 10 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.56%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (42.97%) QA
2 3 (1.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (7.03%) Docker
2 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.39%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.73%) HP ALM
3 3 (1.17%) Grafana
3 3 (1.17%) Graphite
4 1 (0.39%) Ansible
4 1 (0.39%) Consul
4 1 (0.39%) Packer
4 1 (0.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (8.98%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.86%) HP
3 11 (4.30%) New Relic
4 8 (3.13%) Google
5 7 (2.73%) Oracle
6 6 (2.34%) NVIDIA
7 3 (1.17%) Dynatrace
7 3 (1.17%) MKS
8 2 (0.78%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 1 (0.39%) hybris
9 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.39%) Splunk
9 1 (0.39%) Telerik