Period
to 30 May 2020

The median annual salary for an Automation Test Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

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
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 703 742 779
Rank change year-on-year +39 +37 -42
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 188 388 444
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.28% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 144 311 402
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £30,525
90th Percentile £66,000 £63,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +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 85,421 137,911 166,308
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 95.98% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 68,544 109,531 135,147
Median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Automation Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Analyst in the UK

Automation Test Analyst
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Automation Test Analyst.

Salary trend for Automation Test Analyst in the UK

Automation Test Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Automation Test Analyst over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

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 30 May 2020. 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
UK excluding London +83 161 £45,000 +5.88% 9
England -6 151 £45,000 - 10
South East +63 41 £45,000 - 6
Wales +29 29 £45,000 +57.89%
North of England +103 28 £40,000 +14.29%
East of England +72 27 £50,000 +29.03%
South West +100 24 £45,000 +12.50% 1
London +51 21 £52,500 +2.44% 1
North West +82 13 £37,500 -11.76%
Yorkshire +97 9 £52,500 +31.25%
Work from Home +42 8 £45,000 +40.63%
Midlands +41 7 £37,500 -6.25% 2
North East +3 6 £40,000 +25.00%
West Midlands +66 5 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Scotland +51 5 £37,500 -19.79%
East Midlands +25 2 £37,500 +0.67% 1

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, 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.

1 188 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 144 (76.60%) Selenium
3 126 (67.02%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (46.81%) Java
5 73 (38.83%) C#
6 64 (34.04%) Cucumber
7 56 (29.79%) ISTQB
8 54 (28.72%) WebDriver
9 51 (27.13%) Jenkins
10 48 (25.53%) ISEB
11 46 (24.47%) JIRA
12 45 (23.94%) Test Scripting
13 42 (22.34%) BDD
14 38 (20.21%) Finance
14 38 (20.21%) Scrum
15 36 (19.15%) SpecFlow
16 33 (17.55%) Software Testing
17 31 (16.49%) Regression Testing
18 28 (14.89%) SQL
19 25 (13.30%) .NET
19 25 (13.30%) Python
19 25 (13.30%) QA
20 24 (12.77%) Degree
21 23 (12.23%) TDD
21 23 (12.23%) Test Strategy
21 23 (12.23%) Non-Functional Testing
22 22 (11.70%) Exploratory Testing
23 21 (11.17%) Functional Testing
24 20 (10.64%) DevOps
24 20 (10.64%) JavaScript

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 16 (8.51%) Confluence
2 6 (3.19%) CICS
2 6 (3.19%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.53%) CMS
Business Applications
1 10 (5.32%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.85%) AWS
2 10 (5.32%) Azure
3 7 (3.72%) BlazeMeter
4 4 (2.13%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.53%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.26%) Skype
2 4 (2.13%) IPsec
2 4 (2.13%) IPv4
2 4 (2.13%) IPv6
2 4 (2.13%) LTE
2 4 (2.13%) Multicast
2 4 (2.13%) PPP
2 4 (2.13%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.13%) UPnP
2 4 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.53%) PBX
3 1 (0.53%) RTP
3 1 (0.53%) STUN
3 1 (0.53%) VoIP
3 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.19%) DB2
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 144 (76.60%) Selenium
2 64 (34.04%) Cucumber
3 54 (28.72%) WebDriver
4 51 (27.13%) Jenkins
5 46 (24.47%) JIRA
6 36 (19.15%) SpecFlow
7 16 (8.51%) JMeter
8 14 (7.45%) JBehave
9 13 (6.91%) Git (software)
9 13 (6.91%) LoadRunner
9 13 (6.91%) Visual Studio
10 11 (5.85%) JUnit
10 11 (5.85%) REST Assured
11 10 (5.32%) HP UFT
11 10 (5.32%) SoapUI
11 10 (5.32%) Zephyr
12 9 (4.79%) Maven
12 9 (4.79%) TeamCity
13 8 (4.26%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (20.21%) Finance
2 15 (7.98%) Banking
3 9 (4.79%) Games
4 5 (2.66%) Electronics
4 5 (2.66%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.53%) Advertising
5 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.53%) Law
5 1 (0.53%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.30%) .NET
2 14 (7.45%) ASP.NET
2 14 (7.45%) React
3 11 (5.85%) REST
3 11 (5.85%) Web Services
4 8 (4.26%) Gherkin
5 6 (3.19%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (2.66%) AngularJS
6 5 (2.66%) SOAP
7 3 (1.60%) CSS
7 3 (1.60%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (1.60%) HTML
7 3 (1.60%) Middleware
7 3 (1.60%) Node.js
7 3 (1.60%) RESTful
8 2 (1.06%) Apache Flex
8 2 (1.06%) JSON
8 2 (1.06%) XML
9 1 (0.53%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.53%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.45%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.19%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (3.19%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (3.19%) Mainframe
3 6 (3.19%) User Experience
4 4 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.60%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.60%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.06%) Derivative
6 2 (1.06%) EPoS
7 1 (0.53%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.53%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.57%) Linux
2 8 (4.26%) Windows
3 4 (2.13%) Unix
4 1 (0.53%) Android
4 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 126 (67.02%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (23.94%) Test Scripting
4 42 (22.34%) BDD
5 38 (20.21%) Scrum
6 33 (17.55%) Software Testing
7 31 (16.49%) Regression Testing
8 23 (12.23%) Non-Functional Testing
8 23 (12.23%) TDD
8 23 (12.23%) Test Strategy
9 22 (11.70%) Exploratory Testing
10 21 (11.17%) Functional Testing
11 20 (10.64%) DevOps
12 19 (10.11%) API Testing
12 19 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (9.57%) Computer Science
14 16 (8.51%) SDLC
14 16 (8.51%) Test Planning
15 15 (7.98%) Acceptance Criteria
15 15 (7.98%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 88 (46.81%) Java
2 73 (38.83%) C#
3 28 (14.89%) SQL
4 25 (13.30%) Python
5 20 (10.64%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.85%) VB
7 10 (5.32%) Perl
8 9 (4.79%) C
8 9 (4.79%) PHP
9 8 (4.26%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.19%) Assembly Language
10 6 (3.19%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.19%) C++
10 6 (3.19%) COBOL
10 6 (3.19%) HLASM
10 6 (3.19%) PL/1
10 6 (3.19%) REXX
11 5 (2.66%) Scala
11 5 (2.66%) TypeScript
12 4 (2.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 56 (29.79%) ISTQB
2 48 (25.53%) ISEB
3 24 (12.77%) Degree
4 12 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (4.26%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (3.19%) PMI Certification
6 6 (3.19%) PMP
7 4 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.30%) QA
System Software
1 13 (6.91%) Docker
2 6 (3.19%) ACF2
2 6 (3.19%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (4.26%) Ansible
1 8 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (4.26%) Puppet
2 7 (3.72%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.13%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 13 (6.91%) HP
2 10 (5.32%) FIS
2 10 (5.32%) WorldPay
3 9 (4.79%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.19%) IBM
4 6 (3.19%) Oracle
5 4 (2.13%) Cognizant
5 4 (2.13%) Guidewire
5 4 (2.13%) SAP
5 4 (2.13%) T-Plan
6 3 (1.60%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.60%) BT