The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 224 248
Rank change year-on-year -13 +24  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 32 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.47% 0.071% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.073% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 25 4 10
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,200 £35,000 £32,150
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6598 5504 6187
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.66% 97.74% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5394 4671 5060
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 23 £37,500 -11.76% 7
Cheshire - 6 £40,000 -
Merseyside - 3 £33,500 - 1
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 62 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 54 (87.10%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (77.42%) Selenium
4 40 (64.52%) Test Scripting
5 38 (61.29%) Cucumber
6 37 (59.68%) Java
7 28 (45.16%) ISEB
8 25 (40.32%) Python
8 25 (40.32%) C#
8 25 (40.32%) ISTQB
9 24 (38.71%) Linux
10 22 (35.48%) SDLC
11 21 (33.87%) Ruby
11 21 (33.87%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (29.03%) Degree
12 18 (29.03%) Windows
13 17 (27.42%) Scrum
13 17 (27.42%) Security Cleared
14 16 (25.81%) BDD
15 15 (24.19%) SQL
16 14 (22.58%) Test Strategy
16 14 (22.58%) Jenkins
16 14 (22.58%) Cybersecurity
17 13 (20.97%) C++
18 12 (19.35%) QA
19 11 (17.74%) HTML
19 11 (17.74%) JMeter
19 11 (17.74%) TDD
19 11 (17.74%) DV Cleared
20 10 (16.13%) Atlassian Bamboo

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 2 (3.23%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) SaaS
2 2 (3.23%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.61%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.61%) Big Data
2 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 48 (77.42%) Selenium
2 38 (61.29%) Cucumber
3 14 (22.58%) Jenkins
4 11 (17.74%) JMeter
5 10 (16.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (12.90%) LoadRunner
7 7 (11.29%) Gatling
8 6 (9.68%) WebDriver
9 5 (8.06%) JIRA
9 5 (8.06%) NUnit
10 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
10 4 (6.45%) Gradle
10 4 (6.45%) SpecFlow
10 4 (6.45%) TestNG
11 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (3.23%) Calabash
12 2 (3.23%) Ranorex
12 2 (3.23%) Subversion
13 1 (1.61%) Appium
13 1 (1.61%) Artifactory
General
1 6 (9.68%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.45%) Military
4 3 (4.84%) Electronics
4 3 (4.84%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Games
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) HTML
2 6 (9.68%) Gherkin
2 6 (9.68%) Web Services
3 4 (6.45%) .NET
3 4 (6.45%) CSS
3 4 (6.45%) DOM
4 3 (4.84%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (3.23%) XML
6 1 (1.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.84%) Cyber Defence
1 3 (4.84%) iPad
2 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.61%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 24 (38.71%) Linux
2 18 (29.03%) Windows
3 1 (1.61%) Android
3 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 54 (87.10%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (64.52%) Test Scripting
4 22 (35.48%) SDLC
5 21 (33.87%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (27.42%) Scrum
7 16 (25.81%) BDD
8 14 (22.58%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (22.58%) Test Strategy
9 11 (17.74%) TDD
10 9 (14.52%) Software Testing
11 8 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (11.29%) DevOps
12 7 (11.29%) E-Commerce
12 7 (11.29%) Microservices
13 6 (9.68%) Configuration Management
13 6 (9.68%) Regression Testing
14 5 (8.06%) Information Security
14 5 (8.06%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (59.68%) Java
2 25 (40.32%) C#
2 25 (40.32%) Python
3 21 (33.87%) Ruby
4 15 (24.19%) SQL
5 13 (20.97%) C++
6 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
7 7 (11.29%) C
8 6 (9.68%) Perl
9 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.61%) PHP
10 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (45.16%) ISEB
2 25 (40.32%) ISTQB
3 18 (29.03%) Degree
4 17 (27.42%) Security Cleared
5 11 (17.74%) DV Cleared
6 4 (6.45%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.61%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Hyper-V
1 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.61%) Kibana
2 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) HP
2 4 (6.45%) VMware
3 3 (4.84%) SAP
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