Period
to 16 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Test Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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

Test Automation Analyst
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 779 788 702
Rank change year-on-year +9 -86 +33
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 389 406 601
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.23% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.24% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 341 339 550
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,950 £29,975
90th Percentile £64,500 £61,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 157,980 168,274 183,899
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.95% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 127,315 134,818 154,230
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Automation Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Analyst in the UK

Automation Test Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Automation Test Analyst in the UK

Automation Test Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Automation Test Analyst in the UK

Automation Test Analyst
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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
England +29 357 £45,000 +5.88% 43
UK excluding London +14 283 £40,000 - 31
London +20 103 £52,500 +5.00% 13
South East +45 99 £50,000 +17.65% 4
North of England +21 60 £35,000 - 11
Yorkshire +27 36 £40,000 +14.29% 6
South West -7 34 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Midlands +1 32 £40,000 -4.76% 6
East of England +27 28 £45,000 +12.50% 2
West Midlands +18 23 £39,750 -5.36% 5
Wales +6 16 £31,500 -8.70%
Scotland +4 14 £38,750 -8.82% 1
North West -2 13 £35,500 -16.47% 5
North East +2 11 £35,000 -15.66%
East Midlands -18 9 £40,000 -4.76% 1

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, Automation Test Analyst 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 featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 383 (98.46%) Test Automation
2 277 (71.21%) Agile Software Development
3 272 (69.92%) Selenium
4 174 (44.73%) C#
5 163 (41.90%) QA
6 154 (39.59%) Java
7 133 (34.19%) BDD
8 106 (27.25%) Cucumber
9 99 (25.45%) WebDriver
10 98 (25.19%) SQL
11 89 (22.88%) Manual Testing
11 89 (22.88%) SpecFlow
12 87 (22.37%) Scrum
13 86 (22.11%) Finance
14 84 (21.59%) Software Testing
14 84 (21.59%) Gherkin
15 83 (21.34%) Continuous Integration
16 79 (20.31%) JIRA
17 78 (20.05%) Test Scripting
18 76 (19.54%) ISEB
19 71 (18.25%) TDD
19 71 (18.25%) ISTQB
20 68 (17.48%) .NET
21 67 (17.22%) Python
22 65 (16.71%) Continuous Improvement
23 61 (15.68%) Jenkins
24 57 (14.65%) Regression Testing
25 52 (13.37%) JavaScript
25 52 (13.37%) Non-Functional Testing
25 52 (13.37%) API Testing

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 31 (7.97%) Confluence
2 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.26%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.03%) BrowserStack
3 4 (1.03%) SaaS
4 1 (0.26%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (0.26%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.77%) Internet
2 2 (0.51%) HTTP
3 1 (0.26%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.57%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.77%) Big Data
3 3 (0.77%) Blockchain
3 3 (0.77%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.51%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 272 (69.92%) Selenium
2 106 (27.25%) Cucumber
3 99 (25.45%) WebDriver
4 89 (22.88%) SpecFlow
5 79 (20.31%) JIRA
6 61 (15.68%) Jenkins
7 44 (11.31%) HP UFT
8 38 (9.77%) SoapUI
9 35 (9.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 31 (7.97%) Visual Studio
11 26 (6.68%) JUnit
12 25 (6.43%) Git (software)
12 25 (6.43%) LoadRunner
13 24 (6.17%) TeamCity
14 22 (5.66%) JMeter
14 22 (5.66%) Maven
14 22 (5.66%) NUnit
15 20 (5.14%) Appium
16 17 (4.37%) MSTest
17 15 (3.86%) Gatling
General
1 86 (22.11%) Finance
2 22 (5.66%) Banking
3 11 (2.83%) Marketing
4 7 (1.80%) Front Office
4 7 (1.80%) Retail
5 6 (1.54%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.77%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.51%) Games
7 2 (0.51%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Electronics
8 1 (0.26%) French Language
8 1 (0.26%) German Language
8 1 (0.26%) Law
8 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (21.59%) Gherkin
2 68 (17.48%) .NET
3 30 (7.71%) Web Services
4 29 (7.46%) SOAP
5 14 (3.60%) AngularJS
6 12 (3.08%) HTML
7 11 (2.83%) CSS
8 8 (2.06%) .NET Framework
8 8 (2.06%) REST
8 8 (2.06%) RESTful
9 5 (1.29%) XML
10 4 (1.03%) HTML5
10 4 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
12 2 (0.51%) JSON
12 2 (0.51%) Spring
13 1 (0.26%) Hibernate
13 1 (0.26%) Kafka
13 1 (0.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.94%) Computer Science
2 23 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (4.11%) Mobile App
3 16 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (3.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (2.83%) Fintech
6 9 (2.31%) User Experience
7 7 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.03%) Life Science
9 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.51%) Equities
9 2 (0.51%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.51%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.51%) Online Games
9 2 (0.51%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.26%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.26%) Derivative
10 1 (0.26%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.94%) Linux
2 21 (5.40%) Unix
3 9 (2.31%) Windows
4 7 (1.80%) CentOS
4 7 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.29%) Android
5 5 (1.29%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.51%) Solaris
6 2 (0.51%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (98.46%) Test Automation
2 277 (71.21%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (34.19%) BDD
4 89 (22.88%) Manual Testing
5 87 (22.37%) Scrum
6 84 (21.59%) Software Testing
7 83 (21.34%) Continuous Integration
8 78 (20.05%) Test Scripting
9 71 (18.25%) TDD
10 65 (16.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 57 (14.65%) Regression Testing
12 52 (13.37%) API Testing
12 52 (13.37%) Non-Functional Testing
13 51 (13.11%) Functional Testing
13 51 (13.11%) SDLC
14 46 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
15 43 (11.05%) Test Strategy
16 35 (9.00%) Performance Testing
17 33 (8.48%) Integration Testing
18 31 (7.97%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 174 (44.73%) C#
2 154 (39.59%) Java
3 98 (25.19%) SQL
4 67 (17.22%) Python
5 52 (13.37%) JavaScript
6 18 (4.63%) Bash Shell
7 14 (3.60%) Ruby
7 14 (3.60%) VB
8 9 (2.31%) C
9 8 (2.06%) C++
10 7 (1.80%) Korn
10 7 (1.80%) Perl
11 3 (0.77%) Groovy
11 3 (0.77%) VBScript
12 2 (0.51%) PHP
12 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.26%) ABAP
13 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 76 (19.54%) ISEB
2 71 (18.25%) ISTQB
3 37 (9.51%) Degree
4 17 (4.37%) Security Cleared
5 13 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (2.57%) DV Cleared
6 10 (2.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.80%) CCNA
7 7 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.29%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (41.90%) QA
2 3 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.51%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.29%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.26%) Ansible
3 1 (0.26%) Kibana
3 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 47 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 9 (2.31%) HP
3 8 (2.06%) Talend
4 7 (1.80%) Red Hat
5 6 (1.54%) Oracle
6 4 (1.03%) WorldPay
7 3 (0.77%) SAP
8 2 (0.51%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.51%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.51%) Google
9 1 (0.26%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.26%) New Relic
9 1 (0.26%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.26%) Workday