Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 24 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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 232 280
Rank change year-on-year +3 +48 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 29 44 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.47% 0.67% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.68% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 25 44 32
Surrey median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £31,750 £33,750 £43,875
90th Percentile £53,750 £62,500 £57,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year +12.50% -7.51% +9.49%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey. 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
Surrey
Permanent vacancies in Surrey with a recognized job title 6032 6430 8362
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 97.51% 97.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4933 5464 7265
Surrey median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £66,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Surrey

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Surrey

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in Surrey

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in Surrey

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in Surrey over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Engineer in Surrey

Test Automation Engineer
Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 6 months to 24 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
Redhill - 6 £50,000 -
Reigate -31 4 £51,250 +34.87%
Guildford -9 3 £52,500 +22.09% 2
Walton-on-Thames - 3 £35,000 -
Godalming - 2 £50,000 -
Woking +8 1 £40,000 -23.81% 1
Dorking - 1 £40,000 -
Test Automation Engineer
South East

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 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 Surrey region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (68.97%) Finance
4 18 (62.07%) Scrum
4 18 (62.07%) Java
4 18 (62.07%) QA
5 16 (55.17%) C#
6 15 (51.72%) Python
7 14 (48.28%) TDD
7 14 (48.28%) WebDriver
8 13 (44.83%) BDD
8 13 (44.83%) Degree
8 13 (44.83%) ISTQB
9 12 (41.38%) Selenium
10 11 (37.93%) Manual Testing
10 11 (37.93%) Functional Testing
10 11 (37.93%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (34.48%) Software Testing
11 10 (34.48%) OOP
12 9 (31.03%) ISEB
12 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
12 9 (31.03%) User Stories
12 9 (31.03%) Acceptance Criteria
13 8 (27.59%) AngularJS
13 8 (27.59%) SDLC
13 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio
13 8 (27.59%) SQL
13 8 (27.59%) T-SQL
14 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
14 7 (24.14%) CSS

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.90%) GIS
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (48.28%) WebDriver
2 12 (41.38%) Selenium
3 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
4 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio
5 7 (24.14%) Eclipse
5 7 (24.14%) PyCharm
6 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
7 3 (10.34%) InstallShield
7 3 (10.34%) JMeter
7 3 (10.34%) Maven
7 3 (10.34%) NUnit
7 3 (10.34%) PHPUnit
7 3 (10.34%) TeamCity
8 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
General
1 20 (68.97%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Aerospace
3 3 (10.34%) Automotive
3 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.90%) Local Government
4 2 (6.90%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) AngularJS
2 7 (24.14%) Ajax
2 7 (24.14%) CSS
2 7 (24.14%) jQuery
3 6 (20.69%) Velocity
4 3 (10.34%) Behat
4 3 (10.34%) phpspec
4 3 (10.34%) RESTful
4 3 (10.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
1 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (10.34%) Solaris
1 3 (10.34%) Unix
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (62.07%) Scrum
4 14 (48.28%) TDD
5 13 (44.83%) BDD
6 11 (37.93%) Functional Testing
6 11 (37.93%) Manual Testing
6 11 (37.93%) Non-Functional Testing
7 10 (34.48%) OOP
7 10 (34.48%) Software Testing
8 9 (31.03%) Acceptance Criteria
8 9 (31.03%) User Stories
9 8 (27.59%) SDLC
10 7 (24.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (24.14%) Database Optimisation
10 7 (24.14%) Exploratory Testing
10 7 (24.14%) Mentoring
10 7 (24.14%) SDET
10 7 (24.14%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) Java
2 16 (55.17%) C#
3 15 (51.72%) Python
4 8 (27.59%) SQL
4 8 (27.59%) T-SQL
5 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
6 5 (17.24%) PHP
7 3 (10.34%) C
7 3 (10.34%) C++
7 3 (10.34%) Perl
7 3 (10.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Degree
1 13 (44.83%) ISTQB
2 9 (31.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (62.07%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) TOWER Software
2 3 (10.34%) Red Hat