The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 209 254
Rank change year-on-year -9 +45  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 29 27 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.48% 0.47% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.49% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 23 26 2
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £34,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  

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 5897 5519 6450
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.80% 97.08% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4923 4630 5198
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -18 27 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Lancashire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £33,500 -
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 47 (77.05%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (67.21%) Selenium
2 41 (67.21%) Test Scripting
3 40 (65.57%) Test Automation
4 34 (55.74%) TDD
5 32 (52.46%) BDD
6 31 (50.82%) Java
7 28 (45.90%) SDLC
8 25 (40.98%) Automated Testing
9 22 (36.07%) Cucumber
10 20 (32.79%) C#
10 20 (32.79%) ISEB
10 20 (32.79%) Configuration Management
11 15 (24.59%) Scrum
12 14 (22.95%) Python
12 14 (22.95%) C++
13 13 (21.31%) Linux
13 13 (21.31%) Ruby
13 13 (21.31%) Software Testing
13 13 (21.31%) Test Strategy
14 12 (19.67%) Automation Testing
14 12 (19.67%) ISTQB
14 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (18.03%) SQL
16 10 (16.39%) QA
16 10 (16.39%) DevOps
16 10 (16.39%) System Integration Testing
17 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
17 9 (14.75%) Windows
18 8 (13.11%) Degree

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 (3.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) SaaS
2 1 (1.64%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Big Data
1 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (67.21%) Selenium
2 22 (36.07%) Cucumber
3 7 (11.48%) JMeter
3 7 (11.48%) WebDriver
4 6 (9.84%) LoadRunner
5 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
6 4 (6.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (6.56%) HP UFT
7 3 (4.92%) Gradle
7 3 (4.92%) JIRA
7 3 (4.92%) TestNG
8 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.28%) Ranorex
8 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.64%) Appium
9 1 (1.64%) Artifactory
9 1 (1.64%) Gatling
9 1 (1.64%) Maven
9 1 (1.64%) NUnit
9 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
1 4 (6.56%) Military
1 4 (6.56%) Retail
2 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) .NET
1 4 (6.56%) HTML
1 4 (6.56%) Web Services
2 3 (4.92%) CSS
2 3 (4.92%) DOM
3 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.64%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.64%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.64%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Client/Server
1 5 (8.20%) iPad
2 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.28%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (3.28%) Fintech
3 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.64%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.31%) Linux
2 9 (14.75%) Windows
3 2 (3.28%) Android
3 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (77.05%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (67.21%) Test Scripting
3 40 (65.57%) Test Automation
4 34 (55.74%) TDD
5 32 (52.46%) BDD
6 28 (45.90%) SDLC
7 25 (40.98%) Automated Testing
8 20 (32.79%) Configuration Management
9 15 (24.59%) Scrum
10 13 (21.31%) Software Testing
10 13 (21.31%) Test Strategy
11 12 (19.67%) Automation Testing
11 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (16.39%) DevOps
12 10 (16.39%) System Integration Testing
13 8 (13.11%) Cybersecurity
14 7 (11.48%) QA Automation
15 6 (9.84%) Non-Functional Testing
15 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing
16 5 (8.20%) OO
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.82%) Java
2 20 (32.79%) C#
3 14 (22.95%) C++
3 14 (22.95%) Python
4 13 (21.31%) Ruby
5 11 (18.03%) SQL
6 6 (9.84%) Perl
7 5 (8.20%) C
8 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
8 4 (6.56%) PHP
9 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (32.79%) ISEB
2 12 (19.67%) ISTQB
3 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
4 8 (13.11%) Degree
5 7 (11.48%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.39%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
1 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.64%) Kibana
2 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (9.84%) HP
2 4 (6.56%) VMware
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
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