Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 381 472 508
Rank change year-on-year +91 +36 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 173 118 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 0.34% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.35% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 159 124 144
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -7.51% +9.49%
10th Percentile £30,800 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,000 £62,125 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29564 33620 41518
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.97% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24692 28198 34628
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley +85 83 £50,000 +42.86% 7
Oxfordshire +49 49 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Hampshire +33 34 £35,000 -10.26% 3
Surrey -16 28 £50,000 - 1
Berkshire +52 25 £45,000 +12.50% 3
West Sussex +10 20 £45,000 -18.18%
Buckinghamshire +12 9 £49,500 +52.31% 1
East Sussex +5 7 - -
Kent +6 1 £30,000 -38.46%
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 173 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 137 (79.19%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (69.94%) Selenium
4 90 (52.02%) QA
5 81 (46.82%) Java
6 79 (45.66%) Python
7 71 (41.04%) C#
8 61 (35.26%) WebDriver
9 60 (34.68%) Manual Testing
10 57 (32.95%) Scrum
11 56 (32.37%) Degree
12 52 (30.06%) Jenkins
13 48 (27.75%) Test Scripting
14 41 (23.70%) BDD
15 39 (22.54%) JUnit
16 37 (21.39%) Software Testing
16 37 (21.39%) Cucumber
17 36 (20.81%) SQL
17 36 (20.81%) Windows
17 36 (20.81%) Finance
18 35 (20.23%) Git (software)
19 34 (19.65%) TDD
20 32 (18.50%) SoapUI
21 31 (17.92%) Continuous Improvement
21 31 (17.92%) JIRA
21 31 (17.92%) ISTQB
22 30 (17.34%) Unit Testing
22 30 (17.34%) HP UFT
23 27 (15.61%) User Stories
23 27 (15.61%) ISEB

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 7 (4.05%) Confluence
2 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.87%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (9.25%) Google Cloud Platform
2 16 (9.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.73%) VoIP
2 1 (0.58%) HTTP
2 1 (0.58%) SSL
2 1 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.47%) MySQL
2 3 (1.73%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.16%) GIS
4 1 (0.58%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 121 (69.94%) Selenium
2 61 (35.26%) WebDriver
3 52 (30.06%) Jenkins
4 39 (22.54%) JUnit
5 37 (21.39%) Cucumber
6 35 (20.23%) Git (software)
7 32 (18.50%) SoapUI
8 31 (17.92%) JIRA
9 30 (17.34%) HP UFT
10 25 (14.45%) JMeter
11 18 (10.40%) Eclipse
12 16 (9.25%) PyCharm
12 16 (9.25%) Visual Studio
13 13 (7.51%) TestNG
14 12 (6.94%) SpecFlow
15 9 (5.20%) Maven
16 8 (4.62%) Appium
17 6 (3.47%) Talend Open Studio
18 5 (2.89%) RSpec
19 4 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 36 (20.81%) Finance
2 7 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.47%) Aerospace
4 5 (2.89%) Marketing
5 4 (2.31%) Back Office
5 4 (2.31%) Retail
6 3 (1.73%) Automotive
6 3 (1.73%) Electronics
6 3 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.16%) Local Government
7 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.67%) CSS
1 15 (8.67%) REST
2 14 (8.09%) SOAP
3 13 (7.51%) .NET
4 12 (6.94%) Web Services
5 10 (5.78%) XML
6 8 (4.62%) Gherkin
6 8 (4.62%) HTML
7 7 (4.05%) Ajax
7 7 (4.05%) AngularJS
7 7 (4.05%) DOM
7 7 (4.05%) jQuery
8 6 (3.47%) Velocity
9 5 (2.89%) React Native
9 5 (2.89%) RESTful
10 4 (2.31%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.73%) Apache Flex
11 3 (1.73%) Behat
11 3 (1.73%) GWT
11 3 (1.73%) phpspec
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.83%) Computer Science
2 16 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.78%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.31%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.16%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.81%) Windows
2 10 (5.78%) Apple iOS
3 9 (5.20%) Linux
4 6 (3.47%) Android
5 4 (2.31%) Unix
6 3 (1.73%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.73%) Solaris
6 3 (1.73%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 137 (79.19%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (34.68%) Manual Testing
4 57 (32.95%) Scrum
5 48 (27.75%) Test Scripting
6 41 (23.70%) BDD
7 37 (21.39%) Software Testing
8 34 (19.65%) TDD
9 31 (17.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 30 (17.34%) Unit Testing
11 27 (15.61%) User Stories
12 25 (14.45%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (13.29%) Functional Testing
13 23 (13.29%) Non-Functional Testing
14 21 (12.14%) Software Engineering
15 20 (11.56%) Process Improvement
16 19 (10.98%) Requirements Analysis
17 18 (10.40%) Mentoring
18 17 (9.83%) SDET
19 16 (9.25%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (46.82%) Java
2 79 (45.66%) Python
3 71 (41.04%) C#
4 36 (20.81%) SQL
5 21 (12.14%) C++
6 20 (11.56%) Ruby
7 17 (9.83%) JavaScript
8 14 (8.09%) C
9 13 (7.51%) PHP
9 13 (7.51%) VBScript
10 11 (6.36%) T-SQL
11 8 (4.62%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.89%) Perl
13 4 (2.31%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.73%) Scala
15 2 (1.16%) Groovy
16 1 (0.58%) F#
Qualifications
1 56 (32.37%) Degree
2 31 (17.92%) ISTQB
3 27 (15.61%) ISEB
4 13 (7.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (5.78%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (3.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.16%) HP AIS
7 2 (1.16%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (52.02%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (8.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.58%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.58%) Mesos
2 1 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (12.14%) HP
2 18 (10.40%) Google
3 8 (4.62%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.47%) Talend
4 6 (3.47%) TOWER Software
5 5 (2.89%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.73%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.73%) SAP