Period
to 20 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £42,029 in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 90 111
Rank change year-on-year +25 +21 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 19 28 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.20% 2.12% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 2.17% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 17 27 3
Somerset median annual salary £42,029 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.08% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £34,129 £31,000 £30,250
90th Percentile £50,744 £43,750 £45,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%

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 836 1,288 1,283
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.87% 97.72% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 708 1,025 1,125
Somerset median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £24,856 £26,250 £25,550
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,000 £57,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 20 September 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 +20 17 £44,000 +18.87% 7
Bath +28 1 £35,000 -17.65%
Test Automation Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 19 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (94.74%) C#
3 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (78.95%) Software Testing
5 14 (73.68%) Java
6 12 (63.16%) Selenium
7 11 (57.89%) Cucumber
7 11 (57.89%) Jenkins
8 10 (52.63%) Big Data
8 10 (52.63%) SoapUI
8 10 (52.63%) Ruby
9 9 (47.37%) Hadoop
9 9 (47.37%) SpecFlow
9 9 (47.37%) BDD
9 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (47.37%) Visual Studio
9 9 (47.37%) JMeter
9 9 (47.37%) DevOps
10 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
11 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
12 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
12 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
12 6 (31.58%) Software Delivery
12 6 (31.58%) Data Science
13 4 (21.05%) ISEB
13 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
13 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
13 4 (21.05%) Exploratory Testing
13 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (15.79%) BPSS Clearance

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) Big Data
2 9 (47.37%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Selenium
2 11 (57.89%) Cucumber
2 11 (57.89%) Jenkins
3 10 (52.63%) SoapUI
4 9 (47.37%) JMeter
4 9 (47.37%) SpecFlow
4 9 (47.37%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.26%) GitLab
General
1 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (78.95%) Software Testing
4 9 (47.37%) BDD
4 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (47.37%) DevOps
5 6 (31.58%) Data Science
5 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
5 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Software Delivery
6 4 (21.05%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
8 2 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
9 1 (5.26%) Analytics
9 1 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (5.26%) Digital Analytics
9 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Scenario Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) C#
2 14 (73.68%) Java
3 10 (52.63%) Ruby
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) ISEB
3 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
3 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (15.79%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) GDPR