The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 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 / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 307 397 432
Rank change year-on-year +90 +35  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 89 43 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.61% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 80 39 50
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -6.59%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,600 £31,350
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14137 17911 20464
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.62% 96.96% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11842 15249 16693
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in the South East

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in the South East

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Engineer in the South East

Test Automation Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Hampshire +28 20 £40,000 +25.00% 3
West Sussex +26 19 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Oxfordshire +26 17 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Surrey +33 14 £36,000 -28.00%
Berkshire +25 10 £47,500 +15.15% 2
East Sussex +23 6 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £37,500 - 1
Test Automation Engineer
England

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 164 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 120 (73.17%) Selenium
3 112 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (42.07%) C#
5 67 (40.85%) WebDriver
6 59 (35.98%) Java
6 59 (35.98%) Test Scripting
7 56 (34.15%) QA
8 49 (29.88%) Python
9 47 (28.66%) SQL
10 41 (25.00%) JIRA
11 40 (24.39%) HP UFT
12 38 (23.17%) Visual Studio
13 36 (21.95%) Software Testing
14 34 (20.73%) XML
14 34 (20.73%) REST
15 33 (20.12%) HP
16 32 (19.51%) Degree
16 32 (19.51%) Manual Testing
17 31 (18.90%) Jenkins
18 30 (18.29%) Software Engineering
18 30 (18.29%) Microsoft
19 29 (17.68%) Windows
20 28 (17.07%) JMeter
20 28 (17.07%) Scrum
21 27 (16.46%) Finance
21 27 (16.46%) Functional Testing
22 26 (15.85%) TDD
22 26 (15.85%) ISTQB
22 26 (15.85%) Regression Testing

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 13 (7.93%) Confluence
2 2 (1.22%) JBoss
3 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.71%) VoIP
2 10 (6.10%) HTTP
3 2 (1.22%) Firewall
3 2 (1.22%) Skype
3 2 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.05%) MySQL
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 120 (73.17%) Selenium
2 67 (40.85%) WebDriver
3 41 (25.00%) JIRA
4 40 (24.39%) HP UFT
5 38 (23.17%) Visual Studio
6 31 (18.90%) Jenkins
7 28 (17.07%) JMeter
8 23 (14.02%) SoapUI
9 18 (10.98%) SpecFlow
10 15 (9.15%) Eclipse
11 14 (8.54%) Git (software)
12 13 (7.93%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (6.71%) InstallShield
13 11 (6.71%) TeamCity
14 10 (6.10%) LoadRunner
15 9 (5.49%) Octopus Deploy
15 9 (5.49%) TestNG
16 8 (4.88%) JUnit
17 7 (4.27%) Zephyr
18 6 (3.66%) IntelliJ
General
1 27 (16.46%) Finance
2 15 (9.15%) Telecoms
3 12 (7.32%) Automotive
4 11 (6.71%) Aerospace
5 10 (6.10%) Marketing
6 5 (3.05%) Retail
7 3 (1.83%) Electronics
7 3 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.22%) Back Office
8 2 (1.22%) Games
8 2 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (20.73%) REST
1 34 (20.73%) XML
2 22 (13.41%) CSS
2 22 (13.41%) HTML
2 22 (13.41%) SOAP
3 20 (12.20%) DOM
4 17 (10.37%) Web Services
5 16 (9.76%) .NET
6 10 (6.10%) ASP.NET
7 9 (5.49%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (3.66%) JMS
9 2 (1.22%) J2EE
9 2 (1.22%) JSON
9 2 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.22%) XSLT
10 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.66%) Algorithms
2 6 (3.66%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.61%) Fintech
4 1 (0.61%) FMCG
4 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.61%) Social Network
4 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.68%) Windows
2 18 (10.98%) Linux
3 14 (8.54%) Unix
4 11 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (6.71%) Solaris
5 1 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 112 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (35.98%) Test Scripting
4 36 (21.95%) Software Testing
5 32 (19.51%) Manual Testing
6 30 (18.29%) Software Engineering
7 28 (17.07%) Scrum
8 27 (16.46%) Functional Testing
9 26 (15.85%) Regression Testing
9 26 (15.85%) TDD
10 25 (15.24%) Test Strategy
11 22 (13.41%) BDD
12 21 (12.80%) Non-Functional Testing
13 19 (11.59%) Performance Testing
13 19 (11.59%) Time Management
13 19 (11.59%) Unit Testing
14 18 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (10.37%) User Acceptance Testing
16 16 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (9.15%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 69 (42.07%) C#
2 59 (35.98%) Java
3 49 (29.88%) Python
4 47 (28.66%) SQL
5 20 (12.20%) Ruby
6 19 (11.59%) C++
7 14 (8.54%) C
8 13 (7.93%) Perl
9 9 (5.49%) PHP
10 8 (4.88%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.05%) JavaScript
12 4 (2.44%) VBScript
13 2 (1.22%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.22%) VB
14 1 (0.61%) F#
14 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (19.51%) Degree
2 26 (15.85%) ISTQB
3 24 (14.63%) ISEB
4 5 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.05%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.44%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (34.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (4.27%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (20.12%) HP
2 30 (18.29%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.71%) Red Hat
4 6 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.83%) SAP
6 2 (1.22%) F5
7 1 (0.61%) Informatica
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