Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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 > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 341 319 328
Rank change year-on-year -22 +9 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 33 39 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.25% 0.31% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.32% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 28 34 25
North West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £30,650 £33,750 £26,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £58,000 £45,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12804 12127 12519
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.98% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10248 10191 10390
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in the North West

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in the North West

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Engineer in the North West

Test Automation Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Manchester -21 27 £42,500 -10.53% 3
Cheshire -27 5 £40,000 -5.88%
Merseyside - 1 £32,500 -
Test Automation Engineer
England

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Test Automation Engineer 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 North West region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 28 (84.85%) Selenium
3 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (42.42%) QA
4 14 (42.42%) Cucumber
5 13 (39.39%) Test Scripting
6 12 (36.36%) Java
7 11 (33.33%) Jenkins
8 9 (27.27%) Finance
9 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
9 8 (24.24%) SDLC
10 7 (21.21%) SoapUI
10 7 (21.21%) WebDriver
10 7 (21.21%) C#
10 7 (21.21%) SQL
10 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
10 7 (21.21%) TeamCity
10 7 (21.21%) TDD
11 6 (18.18%) RESTful
11 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
11 6 (18.18%) Task Automation
12 5 (15.15%) Fintech
12 5 (15.15%) Python
12 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
12 5 (15.15%) SOAP
12 5 (15.15%) ISEB
12 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
12 5 (15.15%) ISTQB

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (9.09%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) BrowserStack
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 28 (84.85%) Selenium
2 14 (42.42%) Cucumber
3 11 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 7 (21.21%) SoapUI
4 7 (21.21%) TeamCity
4 7 (21.21%) WebDriver
5 3 (9.09%) Appium
5 3 (9.09%) Calabash
5 3 (9.09%) JIRA
5 3 (9.09%) JMeter
5 3 (9.09%) SpecFlow
6 2 (6.06%) Gatling
6 2 (6.06%) Gradle
6 2 (6.06%) JBehave
6 2 (6.06%) JUnit
6 2 (6.06%) NUnit
6 2 (6.06%) Ranorex
6 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.06%) TestNG
7 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Games
2 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) RESTful
2 5 (15.15%) SOAP
2 5 (15.15%) WCF
3 4 (12.12%) Node.js
4 2 (6.06%) CSS
4 2 (6.06%) DOM
4 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
4 2 (6.06%) HTML
4 2 (6.06%) Web Services
5 1 (3.03%) .NET
5 1 (3.03%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Fintech
2 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.03%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (39.39%) Test Scripting
4 8 (24.24%) SDLC
5 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
5 7 (21.21%) TDD
6 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 6 (18.18%) Task Automation
7 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
8 4 (12.12%) SDET
9 3 (9.09%) BDD
9 3 (9.09%) Scrum
10 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (6.06%) Functional Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Load Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Machine Learning
10 2 (6.06%) Regression Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
10 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) Java
2 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.21%) C#
3 7 (21.21%) SQL
4 5 (15.15%) Python
5 3 (9.09%) PHP
5 3 (9.09%) Ruby
6 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) ISEB
1 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (42.42%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) HP