Period
to 18 January 2019

The median annual salary for an Automation Test Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 718 807 693
Rank change year-on-year +89 -114 +11
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 408 399 549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.23% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.24% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 353 341 516
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £63,500 £63,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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 145,255 167,294 171,193
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,140 135,774 142,579
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Automation Test Analyst in the UK

Automation Test Analyst
Top 16 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 18 January 2019. 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 +93 380 £45,000 +5.88% 41
UK excluding London +41 267 £40,000 - 31
London +68 137 £55,000 +10.00% 10
South East +32 88 £45,000 +12.50% 12
North of England +22 50 £35,000 -6.67% 9
East of England +66 45 £45,000 +5.88%
Midlands +19 33 £33,250 -11.33% 4
South West +28 26 £37,500 -8.54% 6
North East +34 23 £35,000 +15.70% 3
East Midlands +19 18 £32,500 -14.47% 1
Yorkshire -11 17 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Scotland +16 16 £40,000 -
West Midlands +15 15 £35,000 -4.11% 3
North West +9 10 £40,750 +2.52% 3
Wales +13 6 £30,000 -4.76%
Northern Ireland -7 3 £40,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 403 (98.77%) Test Automation
2 305 (74.75%) Agile Software Development
3 292 (71.57%) Selenium
4 182 (44.61%) Java
5 167 (40.93%) C#
6 151 (37.01%) BDD
7 148 (36.27%) QA
8 118 (28.92%) SQL
9 115 (28.19%) ISTQB
10 107 (26.23%) Software Testing
11 105 (25.74%) Scrum
12 103 (25.25%) Cucumber
13 101 (24.75%) WebDriver
14 97 (23.77%) ISEB
15 87 (21.32%) SpecFlow
16 86 (21.08%) Non-Functional Testing
17 82 (20.10%) Gherkin
17 82 (20.10%) Test Scripting
18 80 (19.61%) TDD
19 73 (17.89%) Python
20 71 (17.40%) Continuous Improvement
21 70 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
22 68 (16.67%) Manual Testing
23 62 (15.20%) Functional Testing
23 62 (15.20%) Regression Testing
24 59 (14.46%) JIRA
25 58 (14.22%) Finance
26 51 (12.50%) SDLC
26 51 (12.50%) Waterfall
27 50 (12.25%) Microsoft

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 19 (4.66%) Confluence
2 8 (1.96%) MQSeries
3 7 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.96%) SaaS
3 4 (0.98%) GitHub
4 1 (0.25%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (0.25%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.49%) HTTP
2 1 (0.25%) DSL
2 1 (0.25%) Firewall
2 1 (0.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.72%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.74%) Big Data
4 2 (0.49%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.49%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.49%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 292 (71.57%) Selenium
2 103 (25.25%) Cucumber
3 101 (24.75%) WebDriver
4 87 (21.32%) SpecFlow
5 59 (14.46%) JIRA
6 49 (12.01%) SoapUI
7 45 (11.03%) HP UFT
8 43 (10.54%) Visual Studio
9 39 (9.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 38 (9.31%) Jenkins
10 38 (9.31%) JUnit
11 34 (8.33%) NUnit
12 30 (7.35%) Appium
13 23 (5.64%) MSTest
14 20 (4.90%) JMeter
15 18 (4.41%) LoadRunner
16 17 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
16 17 (4.17%) WatiN
17 16 (3.92%) JBehave
17 16 (3.92%) TeamCity
General
1 58 (14.22%) Finance
2 25 (6.13%) Banking
3 8 (1.96%) Marketing
4 7 (1.72%) Publishing
5 3 (0.74%) Front Office
6 2 (0.49%) Back Office
6 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.49%) Law
7 1 (0.25%) Advertising
7 1 (0.25%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.25%) Games
7 1 (0.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (20.10%) Gherkin
2 44 (10.78%) .NET
3 27 (6.62%) SOAP
3 27 (6.62%) Web Services
4 26 (6.37%) AngularJS
5 12 (2.94%) REST
6 10 (2.45%) HTML
7 8 (1.96%) CSS
7 8 (1.96%) RESTful
8 6 (1.47%) HTML5
8 6 (1.47%) Jest
8 6 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (1.23%) .NET Framework
9 5 (1.23%) JMS
9 5 (1.23%) Silverlight
9 5 (1.23%) WPF
10 4 (0.98%) Enzyme
10 4 (0.98%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (0.98%) JDBC
11 3 (0.74%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.62%) Fintech
3 13 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (2.94%) User Experience
5 11 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 11 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.47%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
8 5 (1.23%) Tandem
9 3 (0.74%) Life Science
9 3 (0.74%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.49%) Equities
10 2 (0.49%) Replication
11 1 (0.25%) Derivative
11 1 (0.25%) NHS
11 1 (0.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (3.92%) Linux
2 14 (3.43%) Unix
3 10 (2.45%) Android
4 6 (1.47%) Windows
5 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.25%) CentOS
6 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (98.77%) Test Automation
2 305 (74.75%) Agile Software Development
3 151 (37.01%) BDD
4 107 (26.23%) Software Testing
5 105 (25.74%) Scrum
6 86 (21.08%) Non-Functional Testing
7 82 (20.10%) Test Scripting
8 80 (19.61%) TDD
9 71 (17.40%) Continuous Improvement
10 70 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
11 68 (16.67%) Manual Testing
12 62 (15.20%) Functional Testing
12 62 (15.20%) Regression Testing
13 51 (12.50%) SDLC
13 51 (12.50%) Waterfall
14 46 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
15 45 (11.03%) User Acceptance Testing
16 44 (10.78%) API Testing
17 41 (10.05%) Test Strategy
18 35 (8.58%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 182 (44.61%) Java
2 167 (40.93%) C#
3 118 (28.92%) SQL
4 73 (17.89%) Python
5 45 (11.03%) JavaScript
6 25 (6.13%) VB
7 21 (5.15%) Ruby
8 10 (2.45%) VBScript
9 9 (2.21%) C++
10 8 (1.96%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.96%) VBA
11 6 (1.47%) Scala
12 5 (1.23%) C
13 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.74%) Groovy
13 3 (0.74%) Perl
13 3 (0.74%) PHP
13 3 (0.74%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.49%) Korn
14 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 115 (28.19%) ISTQB
2 97 (23.77%) ISEB
3 43 (10.54%) Degree
4 25 (6.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (5.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (3.43%) Security Cleared
7 7 (1.72%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.23%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) CCNA
9 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.25%) CSQA
9 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (36.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (4.90%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.70%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.25%) Opsview
Vendors
1 50 (12.25%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.90%) Oracle
3 16 (3.92%) WorldPay
4 15 (3.68%) HP
5 3 (0.74%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (0.49%) GUPTA
6 2 (0.49%) SAP
6 2 (0.49%) Talend
6 2 (0.49%) Workday
7 1 (0.25%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.25%) Perforce
7 1 (0.25%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.25%) Splunk