Period
to 18 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £39,869 in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 98 98
Rank change year-on-year +47 0 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 48 12 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 4.30% 0.98% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.63% 1.01% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 15
Somerset median annual salary £39,869 £39,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.93% +21.54% -13.33%
10th Percentile £33,938 £36,250 £31,016
90th Percentile £50,146 £44,000 £36,100
South West median annual salary £47,265 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.89% +3.75% -5.88%

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 1,036 1,192 1,225
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.91% 97.62% 97.77%
Number of salaries quoted 763 1,004 1,032
Somerset median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,825 £24,017
90th Percentile £68,750 £59,750 £57,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 18 February 2019. 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 +7 16 £37,738 - 1
Bath +12 11 - - 1
Weston-super-Mare - 9 - -
Test Automation Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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 48 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 37 (77.08%) Exploratory Testing
3 35 (72.92%) Mentoring
4 34 (70.83%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (64.58%) Web Services
5 31 (64.58%) DNA
5 31 (64.58%) HTTP
5 31 (64.58%) B2B
5 31 (64.58%) Coaching
5 31 (64.58%) Algorithms
5 31 (64.58%) Chatbot
5 31 (64.58%) Amazon AWS
5 31 (64.58%) REST
5 31 (64.58%) Conversational UI
6 17 (35.42%) C#
6 17 (35.42%) Java
7 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 12 (25.00%) Selenium
8 12 (25.00%) BDD
9 11 (22.92%) Cucumber
10 10 (20.83%) DevOps
10 10 (20.83%) Scrum
11 9 (18.75%) Jenkins
11 9 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (16.67%) Software Delivery
12 8 (16.67%) QA
12 8 (16.67%) Hadoop
12 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 8 (16.67%) SoapUI

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 31 (64.58%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 31 (64.58%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (64.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 5 (10.42%) Geospatial Data
2 5 (10.42%) GIS
3 4 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Selenium
2 11 (22.92%) Cucumber
3 9 (18.75%) Jenkins
4 8 (16.67%) JMeter
4 8 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 8 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 8 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (2.08%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (64.58%) REST
1 31 (64.58%) Web Services
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (64.58%) Algorithms
2 5 (10.42%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 37 (77.08%) Exploratory Testing
3 35 (72.92%) Mentoring
4 34 (70.83%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (64.58%) B2B
5 31 (64.58%) Coaching
5 31 (64.58%) Conversational UI
5 31 (64.58%) DNA
6 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (25.00%) BDD
7 12 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 10 (20.83%) DevOps
8 10 (20.83%) Scrum
9 9 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
10 8 (16.67%) Software Delivery
10 8 (16.67%) TDD
11 5 (10.42%) Data Protection
12 2 (4.17%) Performance Testing
12 2 (4.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) C#
1 17 (35.42%) Java
2 8 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) Docker