The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 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 / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 320 413 409
Rank change year-on-year +93 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 76 35 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.51% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 68 33 37
Median salary £44,000 £35,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.94% +1.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,700 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
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 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 14466 18825 20301
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.49% 96.68% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12097 16070 16349
Median salary £43,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.16% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 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 28 March 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 28 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
West Sussex - 25 £50,000 - 2
Berkshire +47 21 £45,000 -
Surrey +58 13 £51,250 +46.42% 2
Hampshire +26 9 £47,500 +43.93% 1
Buckinghamshire +18 9 £40,000 +23.07%
East Sussex +5 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 88 (73.95%) Selenium
2 84 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (61.34%) Test Automation
4 49 (41.18%) WebDriver
4 49 (41.18%) C#
4 49 (41.18%) Java
5 41 (34.45%) SQL
6 39 (32.77%) QA
6 39 (32.77%) Automation Testing
7 37 (31.09%) Automated Testing
8 32 (26.89%) Visual Studio
9 31 (26.05%) HP UFT
10 30 (25.21%) REST
11 29 (24.37%) Test Scripting
12 28 (23.53%) TDD
13 27 (22.69%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (21.85%) Software Engineering
14 26 (21.85%) ISTQB
15 25 (21.01%) BDD
16 24 (20.17%) Scrum
16 24 (20.17%) JMeter
17 23 (19.33%) XML
17 23 (19.33%) JIRA
18 22 (18.49%) ISEB
19 21 (17.65%) Microsoft
19 21 (17.65%) HP
19 21 (17.65%) .NET
20 20 (16.81%) HTML
20 20 (16.81%) CSS
20 20 (16.81%) Manual 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 12 (10.08%) Confluence
2 2 (1.68%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.84%) SaaS
3 1 (0.84%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.08%) HTTP
2 4 (3.36%) VoIP
3 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.68%) Firewall
5 1 (0.84%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.68%) MySQL
3 1 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.84%) Big Data
3 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 88 (73.95%) Selenium
2 49 (41.18%) WebDriver
3 32 (26.89%) Visual Studio
4 31 (26.05%) HP UFT
5 24 (20.17%) JMeter
6 23 (19.33%) JIRA
7 19 (15.97%) SpecFlow
8 16 (13.45%) SoapUI
9 13 (10.92%) TeamCity
10 12 (10.08%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (7.56%) Jenkins
13 8 (6.72%) LoadRunner
14 7 (5.88%) Cucumber
15 5 (4.20%) Git (software)
15 5 (4.20%) JUnit
15 5 (4.20%) WatiN
15 5 (4.20%) Zephyr
16 4 (3.36%) Eclipse
16 4 (3.36%) IntelliJ
General
1 14 (11.76%) Finance
2 12 (10.08%) Marketing
3 9 (7.56%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.04%) Retail
5 5 (4.20%) Automotive
6 4 (3.36%) Aerospace
6 4 (3.36%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.52%) Electronics
8 2 (1.68%) Games
9 1 (0.84%) Advertising
9 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.21%) REST
2 23 (19.33%) XML
3 21 (17.65%) .NET
4 20 (16.81%) CSS
4 20 (16.81%) HTML
5 18 (15.13%) SOAP
6 13 (10.92%) ASP.NET
6 13 (10.92%) DOM
7 12 (10.08%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (5.88%) Web Services
9 4 (3.36%) JMS
10 2 (1.68%) J2EE
10 2 (1.68%) JSON
10 2 (1.68%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (1.68%) XSLT
11 1 (0.84%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.84%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.20%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.84%) FMCG
4 1 (0.84%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.24%) Windows
2 7 (5.88%) Unix
3 5 (4.20%) Linux
4 4 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.36%) Solaris
5 1 (0.84%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (61.34%) Test Automation
3 39 (32.77%) Automation Testing
4 37 (31.09%) Automated Testing
5 29 (24.37%) Test Scripting
6 28 (23.53%) TDD
7 27 (22.69%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (21.85%) Software Engineering
9 25 (21.01%) BDD
10 24 (20.17%) Scrum
11 20 (16.81%) Manual Testing
12 18 (15.13%) Software Testing
12 18 (15.13%) Web Development
13 16 (13.45%) Performance Testing
13 16 (13.45%) User Stories
14 15 (12.61%) Regression Testing
14 15 (12.61%) Test Strategy
15 13 (10.92%) SDLC
16 12 (10.08%) Functional Testing
16 12 (10.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (41.18%) C#
1 49 (41.18%) Java
2 41 (34.45%) SQL
3 14 (11.76%) Python
4 13 (10.92%) C++
5 11 (9.24%) Ruby
6 6 (5.04%) Perl
7 5 (4.20%) C
7 5 (4.20%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.68%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.68%) VB
9 1 (0.84%) PHP
9 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (21.85%) ISTQB
2 22 (18.49%) ISEB
3 16 (13.45%) Degree
4 5 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (32.77%) QA
2 4 (3.36%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (17.65%) HP
1 21 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.04%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (3.36%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.52%) SAP
5 2 (1.68%) F5
6 1 (0.84%) Cadence
6 1 (0.84%) Informatica
6 1 (0.84%) Telerik
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