Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 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 West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 282 310 329
Rank change year-on-year +28 +19 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 46 29 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.45% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.27% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 42 22 24
South West median annual salary £40,000 £36,250 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.34% -6.45% +4.73%
10th Percentile £31,375 £24,225 £32,150
90th Percentile £55,000 £45,000 £43,750
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 West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10043 10599 11397
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.53% 96.99% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 8318 8956 9646
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in the South West

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in the South West

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Engineer in the South West

Test Automation Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 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
Bristol -2 24 £42,500 -
Somerset -3 11 £37,500 +11.11% 1
Gloucestershire +24 8 £40,000 -
Dorset - 3 £32,500 -
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 33 (71.74%) Selenium
3 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (50.00%) Java
5 22 (47.83%) C#
5 22 (47.83%) Cucumber
6 20 (43.48%) SQL
7 17 (36.96%) TDD
8 16 (34.78%) ISTQB
9 15 (32.61%) Degree
9 15 (32.61%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (30.43%) Ruby
10 14 (30.43%) Web Services
10 14 (30.43%) BDD
10 14 (30.43%) SDLC
11 13 (28.26%) QA
12 12 (26.09%) Performance Testing
13 11 (23.91%) JIRA
13 11 (23.91%) Software Testing
13 11 (23.91%) Scrum
13 11 (23.91%) ISEB
13 11 (23.91%) Non-Functional Testing
13 11 (23.91%) Jenkins
14 10 (21.74%) Jasmine
14 10 (21.74%) REST
14 10 (21.74%) SpecFlow
14 10 (21.74%) Protractor
14 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
14 10 (21.74%) JUnit
14 10 (21.74%) Atlassian Bamboo

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (2.17%) Apache
1 1 (2.17%) Apache Pig
1 1 (2.17%) CMS
1 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.70%) IaaS
3 4 (8.70%) PaaS
3 4 (8.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) SSH
2 2 (4.35%) SSL
3 1 (2.17%) PuTTY
3 1 (2.17%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.52%) MySQL
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 33 (71.74%) Selenium
2 22 (47.83%) Cucumber
3 11 (23.91%) Jenkins
3 11 (23.91%) JIRA
4 10 (21.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (21.74%) Jasmine
4 10 (21.74%) JUnit
4 10 (21.74%) Protractor
4 10 (21.74%) SpecFlow
4 10 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
5 7 (15.22%) TestNG
6 6 (13.04%) Zephyr
7 5 (10.87%) Bitbucket
7 5 (10.87%) SoapUI
7 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
8 4 (8.70%) Maven
8 4 (8.70%) Vagrant
9 3 (6.52%) JBehave
10 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (8.70%) Electronics
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
1 4 (8.70%) Manufacturing
1 4 (8.70%) Marketing
1 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.52%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (30.43%) Web Services
2 10 (21.74%) REST
3 8 (17.39%) .NET
3 8 (17.39%) HTML
4 7 (15.22%) CSS
5 6 (13.04%) Gherkin
5 6 (13.04%) SOAP
6 5 (10.87%) AngularJS
6 5 (10.87%) Behat
7 4 (8.70%) React
7 4 (8.70%) XML
8 3 (6.52%) LAMP
9 2 (4.35%) JSON
9 2 (4.35%) Velocity
10 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
10 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (2.17%) Entity Framework
10 1 (2.17%) HTML5
10 1 (2.17%) jQuery
10 1 (2.17%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.17%) CAN bus
5 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.17%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.17%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Linux
2 6 (13.04%) Windows
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.52%) Windows 10
4 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.35%) Unix
6 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.96%) TDD
4 15 (32.61%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (30.43%) BDD
5 14 (30.43%) SDLC
6 12 (26.09%) Performance Testing
7 11 (23.91%) Non-Functional Testing
7 11 (23.91%) Scrum
7 11 (23.91%) Software Testing
8 9 (19.57%) Manual Testing
8 9 (19.57%) OO
8 9 (19.57%) Test Strategy
9 8 (17.39%) Open Source
10 7 (15.22%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (15.22%) Defect Management
10 7 (15.22%) DevOps
11 6 (13.04%) Analytical Thinking
11 6 (13.04%) Kanban
11 6 (13.04%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (50.00%) Java
2 22 (47.83%) C#
3 20 (43.48%) SQL
4 14 (30.43%) Ruby
5 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
6 5 (10.87%) Python
7 4 (8.70%) XPath
8 3 (6.52%) VBScript
9 2 (4.35%) C++
10 1 (2.17%) F#
10 1 (2.17%) PHP
10 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 15 (32.61%) Degree
3 11 (23.91%) ISEB
4 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.26%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Docker
2 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) HP
3 4 (8.70%) SAP
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle
5 1 (2.17%) Google
5 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.17%) Software AG
5 1 (2.17%) VMware
5 1 (2.17%) webMethods