Period
to 18 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 555 662 697
Rank change year-on-year +107 +35 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 273 198 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.28% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 229 156 182
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £41,300
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £77,375
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - -

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 66,544 70,456 77,772
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.54% 94.99% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 53,993 55,919 67,608
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
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 18 August 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 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
Central London -18 44 £53,750 -2.27% 13
West London +34 29 £52,500 - 3
South London -4 8 £58,750 -6.00% 3
North London +5 1 £82,500 +26.92%
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 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 London region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 273 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 200 (73.26%) Selenium
3 172 (63.00%) Agile Software Development
4 169 (61.90%) Java
5 147 (53.85%) QA
6 134 (49.08%) Cucumber
7 102 (37.36%) BDD
8 90 (32.97%) C#
9 89 (32.60%) WebDriver
10 82 (30.04%) Jenkins
11 81 (29.67%) Continuous Integration
12 79 (28.94%) JavaScript
13 60 (21.98%) Ruby
14 59 (21.61%) Finance
14 59 (21.61%) Python
15 57 (20.88%) TDD
16 48 (17.58%) E-Commerce
17 46 (16.85%) Git (software)
18 43 (15.75%) Linux
19 42 (15.38%) Windows
20 40 (14.65%) SQL
20 40 (14.65%) QA Automation
21 39 (14.29%) DevOps
21 39 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
22 38 (13.92%) .NET
22 38 (13.92%) SDLC
23 37 (13.55%) Web Services
23 37 (13.55%) JIRA
24 36 (13.19%) Appium
25 35 (12.82%) 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 5 (1.83%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.47%) Ethereum
3 3 (1.10%) Confluence
4 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 39 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (10.62%) Sauce Labs
3 12 (4.40%) BrowserStack
3 12 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (4.03%) GitHub
5 5 (1.83%) G Suite
5 5 (1.83%) Office 365
5 5 (1.83%) Slack
6 3 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.10%) SaaS
7 1 (0.37%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.10%) HTTP
1 3 (1.10%) VoIP
2 2 (0.73%) 3G
2 2 (0.73%) Wireless
2 2 (0.73%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.37%) 4G
3 1 (0.37%) GSM
3 1 (0.37%) Internet
3 1 (0.37%) LTE
3 1 (0.37%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.66%) Blockchain
2 8 (2.93%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.10%) MySQL
5 2 (0.73%) Big Data
6 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 200 (73.26%) Selenium
2 134 (49.08%) Cucumber
3 89 (32.60%) WebDriver
4 82 (30.04%) Jenkins
5 46 (16.85%) Git (software)
6 37 (13.55%) JIRA
7 36 (13.19%) Appium
8 27 (9.89%) SpecFlow
9 25 (9.16%) JMeter
10 21 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 20 (7.33%) TeamCity
12 19 (6.96%) Protractor
12 19 (6.96%) SoapUI
13 18 (6.59%) JUnit
13 18 (6.59%) Visual Studio
14 15 (5.49%) Jasmine
15 14 (5.13%) Capybara
15 14 (5.13%) Gerrit
15 14 (5.13%) NUnit
16 13 (4.76%) Calabash
General
1 59 (21.61%) Finance
2 30 (10.99%) Retail
3 18 (6.59%) Banking
4 5 (1.83%) Advertising
4 5 (1.83%) Law
5 4 (1.47%) Marketing
5 4 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.73%) Electronics
6 2 (0.73%) Publishing
7 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.37%) Front Office
7 1 (0.37%) Games
7 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (13.92%) .NET
2 37 (13.55%) Web Services
3 31 (11.36%) SOAP
4 28 (10.26%) REST
5 27 (9.89%) Nightwatchjs
6 19 (6.96%) Gherkin
7 17 (6.23%) AngularJS
8 16 (5.86%) HTML
9 15 (5.49%) CSS
10 13 (4.76%) Node.js
10 13 (4.76%) React
11 11 (4.03%) WebdriverIO
12 8 (2.93%) XML
13 6 (2.20%) .NET Framework
13 6 (2.20%) Kafka
14 5 (1.83%) J2EE
14 5 (1.83%) pytest
15 4 (1.47%) Razor View Engine
15 4 (1.47%) RESTful
16 3 (1.10%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.79%) Fintech
2 23 (8.42%) Linux Command Line
3 22 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.49%) Computer Science
5 12 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (4.03%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.93%) User Experience
8 5 (1.83%) NHS
9 4 (1.47%) LIMS
9 4 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.73%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.73%) Derivative
10 2 (0.73%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.37%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.37%) Equities
11 1 (0.37%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.37%) STB
11 1 (0.37%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.37%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.75%) Linux
2 42 (15.38%) Windows
3 29 (10.62%) Android
4 28 (10.26%) Apple iOS
5 11 (4.03%) Unix
6 5 (1.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 172 (63.00%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (37.36%) BDD
4 81 (29.67%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (20.88%) TDD
6 48 (17.58%) E-Commerce
7 40 (14.65%) QA Automation
8 39 (14.29%) DevOps
9 38 (13.92%) SDLC
10 35 (12.82%) Manual Testing
10 35 (12.82%) SDET
10 35 (12.82%) Test Scripting
11 33 (12.09%) Scrum
12 27 (9.89%) API Testing
12 27 (9.89%) Software Testing
13 26 (9.52%) Test Strategy
14 24 (8.79%) Mentoring
15 22 (8.06%) Regression Testing
16 20 (7.33%) Acceptance Criteria
17 19 (6.96%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 169 (61.90%) Java
2 90 (32.97%) C#
3 79 (28.94%) JavaScript
4 60 (21.98%) Ruby
5 59 (21.61%) Python
6 40 (14.65%) SQL
7 15 (5.49%) C
8 13 (4.76%) C++
8 13 (4.76%) Scala
9 10 (3.66%) PHP
10 6 (2.20%) Go
11 5 (1.83%) Perl
12 4 (1.47%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.73%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.73%) XPath
14 1 (0.37%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.37%) Groovy
14 1 (0.37%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.37%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (9.16%) Degree
2 8 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.20%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.10%) ISEB
4 3 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.10%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.73%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (53.85%) QA
2 6 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.37%) MiFID
System Software
1 16 (5.86%) Docker
2 5 (1.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.73%) Kibana
3 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (6.96%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.59%) Oracle
3 12 (4.40%) Google
4 11 (4.03%) New Relic
5 2 (0.73%) hybris
5 2 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.37%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.37%) HP
6 1 (0.37%) SAP
6 1 (0.37%) Sun