Period
to 1 August 2021

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Test Engineer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 482 436 504
Rank change year-on-year -46 +68 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 265 168 413
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.45% 0.45% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.46% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 213 131 365
10th Percentile £32,300 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £40,625 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £54,000
90th Percentile £60,250 £60,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 54,331 36,138 79,329
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.45% 95.79% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 39,752 29,288 63,211
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Test Automation Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in the UK excluding London

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in the UK excluding London

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Engineer in the UK excluding London

Test Automation Engineer
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 1 August 2021. 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
South East -31 101 £50,000 +11.11% 14
North of England -44 66 £45,000 - 19
North West -22 37 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Midlands -62 35 £43,750 +9.38% 3
South West -85 26 £45,000 -10.00% 13
East Midlands -24 21 £37,500 -13.79% 2
East of England -28 21 £60,000 +17.07% 5
Yorkshire -62 21 £50,000 +11.11% 4
West Midlands -71 14 £50,000 +29.03% 1
Scotland -59 9 £42,500 -10.53% 6
North East -19 8 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Northern Ireland -26 4 £35,000 -
Wales -29 3 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Test Automation Engineer
UK

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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 UK excluding London region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 265 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 159 (60.00%) Selenium
3 156 (58.87%) Agile Software Development
4 155 (58.49%) C#
5 115 (43.40%) QA
6 82 (30.94%) Software Testing
7 80 (30.19%) DevOps
8 74 (27.92%) BDD
9 68 (25.66%) Social Skills
10 65 (24.53%) Java
11 64 (24.15%) Manual Testing
12 62 (23.40%) JavaScript
13 61 (23.02%) Azure
14 58 (21.89%) .NET
15 57 (21.51%) JIRA
15 57 (21.51%) Functional Testing
16 52 (19.62%) WebDriver
16 52 (19.62%) Microsoft
17 50 (18.87%) Scrum
18 48 (18.11%) Performance Testing
18 48 (18.11%) Cucumber
19 47 (17.74%) SpecFlow
19 47 (17.74%) Non-Functional Testing
19 47 (17.74%) Appium
19 47 (17.74%) TDD
20 46 (17.36%) AWS
21 45 (16.98%) SQL
22 44 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
22 44 (16.60%) Cypress.io
23 43 (16.23%) Postman

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 61 (23.02%) Azure
2 46 (17.36%) AWS
3 11 (4.15%) GitHub
4 10 (3.77%) GCP
5 8 (3.02%) Serverless
6 5 (1.89%) BrowserStack
7 3 (1.13%) SaaS
8 2 (0.75%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.15%) HTTP
2 5 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.72%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.30%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (4.15%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.64%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.26%) MariaDB
5 6 (2.26%) MySQL
6 4 (1.51%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.75%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.75%) Redis
8 1 (0.38%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 159 (60.00%) Selenium
2 57 (21.51%) JIRA
3 52 (19.62%) WebDriver
4 48 (18.11%) Cucumber
5 47 (17.74%) Appium
5 47 (17.74%) SpecFlow
6 44 (16.60%) Cypress.io
7 43 (16.23%) Postman
8 33 (12.45%) Jenkins
9 29 (10.94%) Git (software)
10 20 (7.55%) Visual Studio Team System
11 17 (6.42%) TeamCity
12 15 (5.66%) Visual Studio
13 14 (5.28%) JMeter
14 12 (4.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (4.53%) REST Assured
15 11 (4.15%) TestRail
16 10 (3.77%) Protractor
17 7 (2.64%) NUnit
17 7 (2.64%) SoapUI
General
1 68 (25.66%) Social Skills
2 34 (12.83%) Finance
3 15 (5.66%) Automotive
4 14 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.77%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 7 (2.64%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.51%) Electronics
9 3 (1.13%) Retail
10 2 (0.75%) Marketing
10 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.38%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.38%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.38%) Law
11 1 (0.38%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (21.89%) .NET
2 22 (8.30%) Gherkin
3 20 (7.55%) Web Services
4 18 (6.79%) REST
5 14 (5.28%) HTML
6 8 (3.02%) .NET Core
6 8 (3.02%) ASP.NET
7 7 (2.64%) WireMock
8 6 (2.26%) Apache Flex
8 6 (2.26%) SOAP
8 6 (2.26%) WebdriverIO
9 5 (1.89%) CSS
9 5 (1.89%) JSON
10 4 (1.51%) Node.js
10 4 (1.51%) WinForms
10 4 (1.51%) XML
11 3 (1.13%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.13%) jQuery
11 3 (1.13%) React
11 3 (1.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.04%) Mobile App
2 11 (4.15%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (2.26%) Algorithms
3 6 (2.26%) Data Structures
4 5 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.51%) iPhone
6 3 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.13%) User Experience
7 2 (0.75%) Blog
8 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.38%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.79%) Android
2 11 (4.15%) Windows
3 9 (3.40%) Linux
4 6 (2.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 156 (58.87%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (30.94%) Software Testing
4 80 (30.19%) DevOps
5 74 (27.92%) BDD
6 64 (24.15%) Manual Testing
7 57 (21.51%) Functional Testing
8 50 (18.87%) Scrum
9 48 (18.11%) Performance Testing
10 47 (17.74%) Non-Functional Testing
10 47 (17.74%) TDD
11 44 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (14.72%) Continuous Improvement
13 37 (13.96%) API Testing
14 33 (12.45%) Exploratory Testing
15 32 (12.08%) SDET
16 31 (11.70%) Regression Testing
17 29 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
18 27 (10.19%) Computer Science
19 23 (8.68%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 155 (58.49%) C#
2 65 (24.53%) Java
3 62 (23.40%) JavaScript
4 45 (16.98%) SQL
5 37 (13.96%) Python
6 10 (3.77%) C
6 10 (3.77%) Kotlin
7 8 (3.02%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.64%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.26%) C++
10 5 (1.89%) PHP
11 4 (1.51%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.75%) Perl
12 2 (0.75%) Ruby
13 1 (0.38%) Scala
13 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.38%) VBA
13 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (9.81%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.06%) ISTQB
3 21 (7.92%) Degree
4 19 (7.17%) SC Cleared
5 15 (5.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (5.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.13%) ISEB
8 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (43.40%) QA
2 5 (1.89%) Accessibility
System Software
1 13 (4.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (3.40%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.64%) Puppet
3 6 (2.26%) Ansible
3 6 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.75%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (19.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.40%) Google
3 6 (2.26%) ANSYS
3 6 (2.26%) Bloomberg
3 6 (2.26%) SaltStack
4 5 (1.89%) Oracle
5 3 (1.13%) HP
6 2 (0.75%) IBM
6 2 (0.75%) Sun
6 2 (0.75%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.38%) Databricks
7 1 (0.38%) Pega
7 1 (0.38%) SAP