Period
to 12 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 197 257 252
Rank change year-on-year +60 -5 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 38 81 93
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 0.75% 0.79% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.82% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 32 56 75
Median annual salary £50,000 £41,000 £42,028
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.95% -2.44% +12.07%
10th Percentile £43,750 £30,000 £31,750
90th Percentile £63,853 £58,750 £57,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 4,875 9,877 10,624
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.59% 96.69% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3,946 7,901 8,826
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +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 proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020. 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
Wiltshire +57 15 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Bristol +51 15 £52,500 +40.00%
Gloucestershire +35 4 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Devon - 3 £50,000 -
Cornwall +16 1 £40,000 +33.33%
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 38 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 33 (86.84%) Selenium
3 30 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (63.16%) Java
5 22 (57.89%) C#
6 21 (55.26%) JavaScript
6 21 (55.26%) Cucumber
7 17 (44.74%) SoapUI
8 16 (42.11%) Python
9 15 (39.47%) SOAP
9 15 (39.47%) TypeScript
10 12 (31.58%) Finance
11 11 (28.95%) Retail
11 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
11 11 (28.95%) eggPlant
12 10 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (26.32%) JIRA
12 10 (26.32%) QA
12 10 (26.32%) .NET
13 9 (23.68%) ISEB
13 9 (23.68%) Git (software)
14 8 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (21.05%) Sauce Labs
14 8 (21.05%) Client/Server
14 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
15 7 (18.42%) ISEB Practitioner
15 7 (18.42%) Mainframe
15 7 (18.42%) SDLC
15 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
15 7 (18.42%) Non-Functional Testing

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 4 (10.53%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (5.26%) Confluence
3 1 (2.63%) CMS
3 1 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (2.63%) AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Azure
2 1 (2.63%) BlazeMeter
2 1 (2.63%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) MySQL
2 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (86.84%) Selenium
2 21 (55.26%) Cucumber
3 17 (44.74%) SoapUI
4 11 (28.95%) eggPlant
5 10 (26.32%) JIRA
5 10 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (23.68%) Git (software)
7 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
8 4 (10.53%) JMeter
8 4 (10.53%) PHPUnit
8 4 (10.53%) SpecFlow
9 2 (5.26%) Appium
9 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
9 2 (5.26%) JUnit
9 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
9 2 (5.26%) Maven
9 2 (5.26%) TestRail
9 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
10 1 (2.63%) Jasmine
10 1 (2.63%) REST Assured
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 11 (28.95%) Retail
3 4 (10.53%) Banking
3 4 (10.53%) General Ledger
3 4 (10.53%) Marketing
3 4 (10.53%) Publishing
4 2 (5.26%) Legal
5 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) SOAP
2 10 (26.32%) .NET
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.89%) JSON
4 3 (7.89%) XML
5 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.26%) HTML
5 2 (5.26%) REST
5 2 (5.26%) Web Services
6 1 (2.63%) GraphQL
6 1 (2.63%) Jest
6 1 (2.63%) Middleware
6 1 (2.63%) Nightwatchjs
6 1 (2.63%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Client/Server
2 7 (18.42%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) CentOS
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
1 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 30 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
4 7 (18.42%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 7 (18.42%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (18.42%) SDLC
4 7 (18.42%) Technical Leadership
4 7 (18.42%) Waterfall
5 6 (15.79%) Agile Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (15.79%) DevOps
5 6 (15.79%) Scrum
5 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 5 (13.16%) API Testing
6 5 (13.16%) BDD
6 5 (13.16%) QA Automation
6 5 (13.16%) TDD
7 4 (10.53%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 24 (63.16%) Java
2 22 (57.89%) C#
3 21 (55.26%) JavaScript
4 16 (42.11%) Python
5 15 (39.47%) TypeScript
6 6 (15.79%) PHP
7 3 (7.89%) C
7 3 (7.89%) C++
8 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
8 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
8 2 (5.26%) SQL
8 2 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
2 9 (23.68%) ISEB
3 7 (18.42%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
4 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.26%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (5.26%) Atlassian
2 2 (5.26%) HP
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Sitecore