Period
to 18 November 2019

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 18 November 2019.

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
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 264 252 303
Rank change year-on-year -12 +51 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 52 71 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.53% 0.71% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.73% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 48 44 43
South West median annual salary £40,000 £46,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,100 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -

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 9,362 9,707 10,030
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.49% 97.67%
Number of salaries quoted 7,540 7,872 8,319
South West median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,364 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.73% - +5.26%

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 18 November 2019.

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 18 November 2019. 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 +9 22 £37,500 -28.57% 6
Gloucestershire -7 17 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Somerset -9 7 £42,557 -1.64% 6
Cornwall - 3 £30,500 -
Wiltshire -6 2 £57,500 +15.00% 4
Dorset -5 1 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, Test Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South West region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 52 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 31 (59.62%) Java
3 30 (57.69%) Selenium
4 28 (53.85%) Scrum
5 27 (51.92%) BDD
6 26 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (46.15%) Git (software)
8 23 (44.23%) Software Engineering
9 21 (40.38%) Cucumber
9 21 (40.38%) C#
9 21 (40.38%) Docker
10 19 (36.54%) TDD
11 16 (30.77%) QA
12 15 (28.85%) Python
12 15 (28.85%) Jenkins
13 14 (26.92%) DevOps
13 14 (26.92%) Degree
13 14 (26.92%) JIRA
13 14 (26.92%) Big Data
14 13 (25.00%) .NET
15 12 (23.08%) C++
15 12 (23.08%) Software Testing
16 11 (21.15%) Cybersecurity
17 10 (19.23%) Spring
17 10 (19.23%) SQL
17 10 (19.23%) Linux
17 10 (19.23%) Bitbucket
17 10 (19.23%) REST
17 10 (19.23%) Azure
17 10 (19.23%) Test Management

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 9 (17.31%) Apache Spark
1 9 (17.31%) Elasticsearch
1 9 (17.31%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.23%) Azure
2 9 (17.31%) AWS
2 9 (17.31%) GCP
2 9 (17.31%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.92%) Serverless
3 1 (1.92%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) Firewall
1 9 (17.31%) HTTPS
1 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.92%) Big Data
2 5 (9.62%) GIS
3 4 (7.69%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.92%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (57.69%) Selenium
2 24 (46.15%) Git (software)
3 21 (40.38%) Cucumber
4 15 (28.85%) Jenkins
5 14 (26.92%) JIRA
6 10 (19.23%) Bitbucket
7 9 (17.31%) git-flow
7 9 (17.31%) JMeter
8 8 (15.38%) SpecFlow
8 8 (15.38%) Visual Studio
9 6 (11.54%) SoapUI
10 5 (9.62%) eggPlant
10 5 (9.62%) WebDriver
11 4 (7.69%) Appium
11 4 (7.69%) Subversion
12 3 (5.77%) Eclipse
12 3 (5.77%) MSTest
12 3 (5.77%) NUnit
12 3 (5.77%) TestRail
12 3 (5.77%) Trac
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
1 5 (9.62%) Retail
2 2 (3.85%) Electronics
2 2 (3.85%) Marketing
2 2 (3.85%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) .NET
2 10 (19.23%) REST
2 10 (19.23%) Spring
3 9 (17.31%) AngularJS
3 9 (17.31%) ASP.NET
3 9 (17.31%) GraphQL
3 9 (17.31%) Kafka
3 9 (17.31%) Node.js
3 9 (17.31%) React
3 9 (17.31%) Spring MVC
3 9 (17.31%) Vue.js
4 4 (7.69%) WebdriverIO
5 3 (5.77%) CSS
5 3 (5.77%) HTML
5 3 (5.77%) JSON
5 3 (5.77%) RESTful
5 3 (5.77%) XML
6 2 (3.85%) Gherkin
6 2 (3.85%) SOAP
6 2 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) User Experience
2 4 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Linux
2 9 (17.31%) Android
2 9 (17.31%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 28 (53.85%) Scrum
3 27 (51.92%) BDD
4 26 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (44.23%) Software Engineering
6 19 (36.54%) TDD
7 14 (26.92%) DevOps
8 12 (23.08%) Software Testing
9 11 (21.15%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (19.23%) Kanban
10 10 (19.23%) Test Management
11 9 (17.31%) API Design
11 9 (17.31%) Ethical Hacking
11 9 (17.31%) Malware Analysis
11 9 (17.31%) MVC
11 9 (17.31%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (17.31%) Reverse Engineering
12 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (13.46%) Validation
13 6 (11.54%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (59.62%) Java
2 21 (40.38%) C#
3 15 (28.85%) Python
4 12 (23.08%) C++
5 10 (19.23%) SQL
6 9 (17.31%) C
7 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
8 5 (9.62%) Ruby
9 4 (7.69%) PHP
10 2 (3.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) Degree
2 9 (17.31%) CCNA
2 9 (17.31%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (17.31%) CISSP
2 9 (17.31%) CompTIA Security+
2 9 (17.31%) GIAC
2 9 (17.31%) Linux+ Certification
2 9 (17.31%) MCSE
2 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (17.31%) Network+ Certification
2 9 (17.31%) SANS
2 9 (17.31%) SSCP
3 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.92%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (30.77%) QA
System Software
1 21 (40.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (17.31%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Google
2 1 (1.92%) Apple
2 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.92%) Pinterest
2 1 (1.92%) SAP