Period
to 21 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £43,265 in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 21 November 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
South West > Somerset
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 109 113
Rank change year-on-year +41 +4 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 23 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.37% 0.82% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 0.84% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 6
Somerset median annual salary £43,265 £37,500 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.37% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £40,107 £31,250 £30,625
90th Percentile £50,770 £43,750 £43,125
South West median annual salary £46,000 £40,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year +15.00% +10.34% -6.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset. 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
Somerset
Permanent vacancies in Somerset with a recognized job title 915 1,308 1,291
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 97.03% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 730 1,081 1,106
Somerset median annual salary £42,029 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.07% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,725 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £57,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Somerset

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in Somerset

Test Automation Engineer
Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Taunton +10 11 £44,500 +20.27% 3
Bath +29 4 - -
Weston-super-Mare - 3 - -
Test Automation Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Somerset region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (73.91%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (65.22%) Mentoring
4 12 (52.17%) C#
4 12 (52.17%) Exploratory Testing
5 11 (47.83%) Chatbot
5 11 (47.83%) Conversational UI
5 11 (47.83%) Coaching
5 11 (47.83%) Algorithms
5 11 (47.83%) REST
5 11 (47.83%) Java
5 11 (47.83%) Web Services
5 11 (47.83%) DNA
5 11 (47.83%) HTTP
5 11 (47.83%) B2B
5 11 (47.83%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (39.13%) Software Testing
7 9 (39.13%) Selenium
8 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
8 8 (34.78%) SoapUI
8 8 (34.78%) Big Data
8 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
8 8 (34.78%) Ruby
9 7 (30.43%) JMeter
9 7 (30.43%) Visual Studio
9 7 (30.43%) Hadoop
9 7 (30.43%) SpecFlow
10 6 (26.09%) DevOps
11 5 (21.74%) BDD

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 11 (47.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) Big Data
2 7 (30.43%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.35%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Selenium
2 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
2 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
2 8 (34.78%) SoapUI
3 7 (30.43%) JMeter
3 7 (30.43%) SpecFlow
3 7 (30.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) REST
1 11 (47.83%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (73.91%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (65.22%) Mentoring
4 12 (52.17%) Exploratory Testing
5 11 (47.83%) B2B
5 11 (47.83%) Coaching
5 11 (47.83%) Conversational UI
5 11 (47.83%) DNA
6 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (39.13%) Software Testing
8 6 (26.09%) DevOps
9 5 (21.74%) BDD
9 5 (21.74%) Software Delivery
10 4 (17.39%) Data Science
10 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
11 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
12 1 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
12 1 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
12 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) C#
2 11 (47.83%) Java
3 8 (34.78%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) GDPR