The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £38,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Engineer
England / South West
Rank 175 224 229
Rank change year-on-year +49 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 57 29 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.13% 0.49% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.51% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 50 25 17
Median salary £38,750 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.82% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £34,100 £35,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
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 West. 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 West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4855 5684 5853
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.66% 96.72% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4048 4697 4899
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £60,000
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 West

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

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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 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
Somerset - 26 £32,500 - 3
Bristol +11 14 £48,750 +14.70% 4
Gloucestershire +8 13 £40,000 -5.88%
Devon - 4 £42,500 - 1
Test Automation Engineer
England

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 72 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 59 (67.05%) Java
4 50 (56.82%) C#
5 46 (52.27%) Cucumber
6 40 (45.45%) ISEB
7 38 (43.18%) Selenium
8 37 (42.05%) ISTQB
9 36 (40.91%) Scrum
9 36 (40.91%) BDD
10 34 (38.64%) Non-Functional Testing
10 34 (38.64%) Python
11 31 (35.23%) Test Scripting
12 30 (34.09%) Security Cleared
13 29 (32.95%) SpecFlow
14 27 (30.68%) Waterfall
15 26 (29.55%) SQL
16 24 (27.27%) User Stories
17 23 (26.14%) Windows
17 23 (26.14%) HP
18 22 (25.00%) Software Testing
18 22 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
19 21 (23.86%) Ruby
19 21 (23.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 20 (22.73%) TDD
20 20 (22.73%) DV Cleared
21 19 (21.59%) Linux
21 19 (21.59%) C
21 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
21 19 (21.59%) Test Strategy

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (9.09%) Confluence
2 2 (2.27%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.14%) FileNet
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.41%) SaaS
3 2 (2.27%) IaaS
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.27%) PaaS
4 1 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) Ethernet
1 3 (3.41%) RS-232
2 2 (2.27%) FTP
2 2 (2.27%) SSH
2 2 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.09%) Big Data
2 7 (7.95%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.82%) RDBMS
3 6 (6.82%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.68%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.41%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.14%) Apache Accumulo
6 1 (1.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 46 (52.27%) Cucumber
2 38 (43.18%) Selenium
3 29 (32.95%) SpecFlow
4 22 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (19.32%) JIRA
6 13 (14.77%) JMeter
7 11 (12.50%) LoadRunner
7 11 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 7 (7.95%) Eclipse
8 7 (7.95%) Git (software)
8 7 (7.95%) IntelliJ
8 7 (7.95%) Jenkins
9 6 (6.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (6.82%) JUnit
10 4 (4.55%) JBehave
10 4 (4.55%) WATIR
11 3 (3.41%) Jasmine
11 3 (3.41%) Maven
11 3 (3.41%) Protractor
11 3 (3.41%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (18.18%) Finance
2 12 (13.64%) Banking
3 11 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.41%) Electronics
5 3 (3.41%) Marketing
6 2 (2.27%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.14%) Advertising
7 1 (1.14%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) .NET
2 9 (10.23%) Gherkin
3 7 (7.95%) AngularJS
4 4 (4.55%) HTML
4 4 (4.55%) J2EE
4 4 (4.55%) REST
5 3 (3.41%) Behat
5 3 (3.41%) XML
6 2 (2.27%) HTML5
6 2 (2.27%) JSON
6 2 (2.27%) React
6 2 (2.27%) SOAP
6 2 (2.27%) Web Services
7 1 (1.14%) CSS
7 1 (1.14%) EJB
7 1 (1.14%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.41%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.27%) Fintech
3 2 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.14%) Windows
2 19 (21.59%) Linux
3 6 (6.82%) Unix
4 2 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 36 (40.91%) BDD
3 36 (40.91%) Scrum
4 34 (38.64%) Non-Functional Testing
5 31 (35.23%) Test Scripting
6 27 (30.68%) Waterfall
7 24 (27.27%) User Stories
8 22 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 20 (22.73%) TDD
10 19 (21.59%) Test Strategy
11 18 (20.45%) Test Management
12 17 (19.32%) Automation Testing
12 17 (19.32%) Performance Testing
13 16 (18.18%) DevOps
13 16 (18.18%) Load Testing
13 16 (18.18%) Security Testing
14 14 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (15.91%) Exploratory Testing
15 12 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 59 (67.05%) Java
2 50 (56.82%) C#
3 34 (38.64%) Python
4 26 (29.55%) SQL
5 21 (23.86%) Ruby
6 19 (21.59%) C
7 17 (19.32%) C++
8 11 (12.50%) Perl
9 10 (11.36%) Bash Shell
10 9 (10.23%) JavaScript
10 9 (10.23%) PHP
11 8 (9.09%) PowerShell
12 3 (3.41%) VC++
13 2 (2.27%) XPath
14 1 (1.14%) VB
14 1 (1.14%) VB6
14 1 (1.14%) VBA
14 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (45.45%) ISEB
2 37 (42.05%) ISTQB
3 30 (34.09%) Security Cleared
4 21 (23.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (22.73%) DV Cleared
6 9 (10.23%) Degree
7 5 (5.68%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.23%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Docker
2 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (26.14%) HP
2 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.09%) Atlassian
3 8 (9.09%) Oracle
4 3 (3.41%) SAP
5 1 (1.14%) CA Agile Central
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