The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £36,000 in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 28 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
South East / Surrey
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 174 201
Rank change year-on-year +26 +27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 14 17 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.52% 0.46% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.48% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 11 17 21
Median salary £36,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,750 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £62,500 £57,500
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 Surrey. 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
Surrey
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2623 3577 4495
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 96.75% 97.10% 98.23%
Number of salaries quoted 9530 14909 19881
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £26,250 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 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
Walton-on-Thames - 7 £36,000 -
Test Automation Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Surrey region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 25 (92.59%) Selenium
3 22 (81.48%) Java
4 16 (59.26%) Python
4 16 (59.26%) QA
5 15 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (55.56%) Software Testing
5 15 (55.56%) Regression Testing
6 14 (51.85%) Ruby
7 13 (48.15%) Test Strategy
7 13 (48.15%) Finance
7 13 (48.15%) Functional Testing
7 13 (48.15%) Jenkins
8 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (40.74%) ISTQB
9 11 (40.74%) Software Engineering
9 11 (40.74%) Degree
9 11 (40.74%) Time Management
9 11 (40.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (40.74%) C++
9 11 (40.74%) Aerospace
9 11 (40.74%) Automotive
9 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
9 11 (40.74%) InstallShield
9 11 (40.74%) ISEB
9 11 (40.74%) Red Hat
9 11 (40.74%) VoIP
9 11 (40.74%) XML
9 11 (40.74%) Unix
9 11 (40.74%) Windows

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (92.59%) Selenium
2 13 (48.15%) Jenkins
3 11 (40.74%) InstallShield
4 8 (29.63%) JIRA
4 8 (29.63%) WebDriver
5 4 (14.81%) HP UFT
5 4 (14.81%) LoadRunner
6 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
6 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 11 (40.74%) Aerospace
2 11 (40.74%) Automotive
2 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
3 3 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) XML
2 4 (14.81%) .NET
2 4 (14.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Linux
1 11 (40.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 11 (40.74%) Solaris
1 11 (40.74%) Unix
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (55.56%) Regression Testing
2 15 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 15 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (48.15%) Functional Testing
3 13 (48.15%) Test Strategy
4 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (40.74%) Non-Functional Testing
5 11 (40.74%) Software Engineering
5 11 (40.74%) Time Management
6 9 (33.33%) System Testing
7 6 (22.22%) BDD
8 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (18.52%) OO
9 4 (14.81%) Compatibility Testing
9 4 (14.81%) DevOps
9 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Scrum
9 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
9 4 (14.81%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (81.48%) Java
2 16 (59.26%) Python
3 14 (51.85%) Ruby
4 11 (40.74%) C
4 11 (40.74%) C++
4 11 (40.74%) Perl
5 3 (11.11%) C#
6 2 (7.41%) PHP
6 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Degree
1 11 (40.74%) ISEB
1 11 (40.74%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (59.26%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Red Hat
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft