The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 225 229
Rank change year-on-year +29 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 48 11 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.90% 0.21% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.22% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 45 11 20
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £32,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,500 £57,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

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 5151 5050 5839
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.06% 97.62% 97.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4281 4276 4924
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 June 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 June 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 +21 26 £35,000 -6.66%
Bristol -11 13 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Gloucestershire -4 5 £37,500 -31.81% 2
Wiltshire +4 2 £43,750 -2.77%
Dorset - 2 £32,500 - 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 26 June 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.

1 105 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 83 (79.05%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (65.71%) Java
4 64 (60.95%) C#
4 64 (60.95%) Cucumber
5 53 (50.48%) Selenium
6 49 (46.67%) Scrum
7 46 (43.81%) BDD
8 45 (42.86%) ISEB
9 42 (40.00%) ISTQB
9 42 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 37 (35.24%) SpecFlow
11 33 (31.43%) Windows
12 32 (30.48%) SQL
12 32 (30.48%) Security Cleared
13 30 (28.57%) Test Scripting
14 29 (27.62%) Software Testing
15 28 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
16 27 (25.71%) Exploratory Testing
17 24 (22.86%) Waterfall
17 24 (22.86%) Python
18 23 (21.90%) OO
18 23 (21.90%) Ruby
18 23 (21.90%) TDD
18 23 (21.90%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (21.90%) User Stories
18 23 (21.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 22 (20.95%) Microsoft
20 20 (19.05%) Test Management
21 19 (18.10%) QA

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 (3.81%) Confluence
2 3 (2.86%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.95%) CMS
3 1 (0.95%) FileNet
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.71%) SaaS
3 5 (4.76%) IaaS
3 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) SSL
2 3 (2.86%) Ethernet
2 3 (2.86%) RS-232
3 1 (0.95%) FTP
3 1 (0.95%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.76%) Big Data
3 3 (2.86%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.86%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.86%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.95%) DB2
Development Applications
1 64 (60.95%) Cucumber
2 53 (50.48%) Selenium
3 37 (35.24%) SpecFlow
4 28 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (18.10%) JUnit
6 18 (17.14%) Visual Studio
7 14 (13.33%) JBehave
7 14 (13.33%) JIRA
8 12 (11.43%) Eclipse
8 12 (11.43%) IntelliJ
8 12 (11.43%) Jenkins
9 9 (8.57%) JMeter
9 9 (8.57%) LoadRunner
9 9 (8.57%) WebDriver
10 8 (7.62%) Capybara
10 8 (7.62%) WATIR
11 7 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (5.71%) Jasmine
12 6 (5.71%) Protractor
13 4 (3.81%) TestNG
General
1 9 (8.57%) Finance
2 7 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.71%) Banking
4 5 (4.76%) Advertising
5 3 (2.86%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.86%) Electronics
5 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.90%) Marketing
7 1 (0.95%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.14%) .NET
2 9 (8.57%) Behat
3 8 (7.62%) Gherkin
4 7 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 7 (6.67%) REST
5 5 (4.76%) JSON
5 5 (4.76%) React
6 3 (2.86%) HTML
6 3 (2.86%) J2EE
7 2 (1.90%) CSS
7 2 (1.90%) SOAP
8 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.95%) EJB
8 1 (0.95%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.95%) jQuery
8 1 (0.95%) RESTful
8 1 (0.95%) Web Services
8 1 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (2.86%) Algorithms
3 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.90%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (0.95%) CAN bus
4 1 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (31.43%) Windows
2 17 (16.19%) Unix
3 14 (13.33%) Linux
4 1 (0.95%) AIX
4 1 (0.95%) Android
4 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 83 (79.05%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (46.67%) Scrum
4 46 (43.81%) BDD
5 42 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 30 (28.57%) Test Scripting
7 29 (27.62%) Software Testing
8 27 (25.71%) Exploratory Testing
9 24 (22.86%) Waterfall
10 23 (21.90%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (21.90%) OO
10 23 (21.90%) TDD
10 23 (21.90%) User Stories
11 20 (19.05%) Test Management
12 19 (18.10%) Load Testing
12 19 (18.10%) Performance Testing
12 19 (18.10%) Security Testing
13 18 (17.14%) Test Strategy
14 17 (16.19%) DevOps
15 15 (14.29%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (65.71%) Java
2 64 (60.95%) C#
3 32 (30.48%) SQL
4 24 (22.86%) Python
5 23 (21.90%) Ruby
6 19 (18.10%) C
7 17 (16.19%) C++
8 9 (8.57%) PHP
9 8 (7.62%) Perl
10 6 (5.71%) JavaScript
11 4 (3.81%) Bash Shell
11 4 (3.81%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.86%) VC++
13 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.95%) VB
14 1 (0.95%) VB6
14 1 (0.95%) VBA
14 1 (0.95%) VBScript
14 1 (0.95%) XPath
Qualifications
1 45 (42.86%) ISEB
2 42 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 32 (30.48%) Security Cleared
4 23 (21.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 12 (11.43%) SC Cleared
7 9 (8.57%) Degree
8 2 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.10%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (20.95%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.19%) Oracle
3 15 (14.29%) HP
4 4 (3.81%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.90%) SAP
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