Period
to 18 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Test Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 779 734 702
Rank change year-on-year -45 -32 +31
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 409 481 643
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.27% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.28% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 356 412 604
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.97% -2.50%
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £64,500 £61,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -

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 163,706 170,309 190,908
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.16% 96.08% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 131,888 137,543 160,592
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 £81,250 £78,000 £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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -25 382 £42,500 - 53
UK excluding London +10 309 £40,000 - 31
South East -11 104 £45,000 +5.88% 5
London -8 97 £52,500 +2.44% 24
North of England +13 70 £35,000 - 8
Yorkshire +36 46 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Midlands +7 43 £38,000 -5.00% 1
South West -9 38 £42,500 +13.33% 11
East of England +15 30 £45,000 -5.26% 4
West Midlands +20 25 £42,500 +6.25% 1
East Midlands +13 18 £38,000 -5.00%
North West -4 16 £35,500 -16.47% 2
Wales +5 13 £31,500 -7.35% 1
Scotland -2 11 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North East -13 8 £35,000 -8.50% 1

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 407 (99.51%) Test Automation
2 285 (69.68%) Selenium
3 277 (67.73%) Agile Software Development
4 196 (47.92%) QA
5 174 (42.54%) C#
6 169 (41.32%) Java
7 130 (31.78%) BDD
8 114 (27.87%) Cucumber
9 109 (26.65%) JIRA
10 107 (26.16%) SQL
11 106 (25.92%) Finance
12 98 (23.96%) Scrum
13 97 (23.72%) WebDriver
14 83 (20.29%) Manual Testing
15 76 (18.58%) Test Scripting
16 74 (18.09%) SpecFlow
17 72 (17.60%) TDD
18 71 (17.36%) ISEB
19 70 (17.11%) ISTQB
20 69 (16.87%) Continuous Integration
20 69 (16.87%) .NET
21 63 (15.40%) Python
21 63 (15.40%) Functional Testing
22 62 (15.16%) Jenkins
22 62 (15.16%) SDLC
22 62 (15.16%) Problem-Solving
22 62 (15.16%) Software Testing
23 60 (14.67%) Regression Testing
24 57 (13.94%) JavaScript
25 55 (13.45%) Gherkin

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 49 (11.98%) Confluence
2 8 (1.96%) MQSeries
3 4 (0.98%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (0.73%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.96%) BrowserStack
4 4 (0.98%) BlazeMeter
5 3 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.49%) HTTP
1 2 (0.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.47%) Big Data
3 6 (1.47%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.73%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.49%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 285 (69.68%) Selenium
2 114 (27.87%) Cucumber
3 109 (26.65%) JIRA
4 97 (23.72%) WebDriver
5 74 (18.09%) SpecFlow
6 62 (15.16%) Jenkins
7 52 (12.71%) SoapUI
8 33 (8.07%) HP UFT
8 33 (8.07%) JUnit
9 30 (7.33%) Git (software)
10 29 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
11 25 (6.11%) Appium
11 25 (6.11%) JMeter
11 25 (6.11%) Visual Studio
12 24 (5.87%) Maven
12 24 (5.87%) TeamCity
13 19 (4.65%) LoadRunner
14 15 (3.67%) NUnit
15 14 (3.42%) TestRail
16 13 (3.18%) Gatling
General
1 106 (25.92%) Finance
2 22 (5.38%) Banking
3 18 (4.40%) Retail
4 10 (2.44%) Marketing
5 9 (2.20%) Front Office
5 9 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.71%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.22%) Electronics
7 5 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.73%) Back Office
8 3 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.49%) Games
9 2 (0.49%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) French Language
10 1 (0.24%) German Language
10 1 (0.24%) Legal
10 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (16.87%) .NET
2 55 (13.45%) Gherkin
3 38 (9.29%) Web Services
4 36 (8.80%) SOAP
5 11 (2.69%) HTML
6 10 (2.44%) AngularJS
6 10 (2.44%) CSS
7 9 (2.20%) .NET Framework
8 8 (1.96%) RESTful
8 8 (1.96%) XML
9 4 (0.98%) REST
9 4 (0.98%) Spring
9 4 (0.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (0.73%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (0.73%) Hibernate
10 3 (0.73%) HTML5
11 2 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.49%) JSON
11 2 (0.49%) React
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.38%) User Experience
3 21 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 21 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 19 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (3.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (3.18%) Fintech
7 9 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (0.98%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.73%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.49%) Derivative
10 2 (0.49%) Equities
10 2 (0.49%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.49%) Life Science
10 2 (0.49%) Online Games
11 1 (0.24%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.24%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.24%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.24%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.11%) Linux
2 22 (5.38%) Unix
3 9 (2.20%) Windows
4 8 (1.96%) CentOS
4 8 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.71%) Android
5 7 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.49%) Solaris
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (99.51%) Test Automation
2 277 (67.73%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (31.78%) BDD
4 98 (23.96%) Scrum
5 83 (20.29%) Manual Testing
6 76 (18.58%) Test Scripting
7 72 (17.60%) TDD
8 69 (16.87%) Continuous Integration
9 63 (15.40%) Functional Testing
10 62 (15.16%) Problem-Solving
10 62 (15.16%) SDLC
10 62 (15.16%) Software Testing
11 60 (14.67%) Regression Testing
12 54 (13.20%) Continuous Improvement
13 51 (12.47%) API Testing
14 42 (10.27%) Kanban
15 41 (10.02%) Performance Testing
16 38 (9.29%) User Acceptance Testing
17 36 (8.80%) Test Strategy
18 33 (8.07%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 174 (42.54%) C#
2 169 (41.32%) Java
3 107 (26.16%) SQL
4 63 (15.40%) Python
5 57 (13.94%) JavaScript
6 20 (4.89%) Bash Shell
6 20 (4.89%) Ruby
7 11 (2.69%) C
7 11 (2.69%) C++
8 8 (1.96%) Korn
8 8 (1.96%) Perl
8 8 (1.96%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.71%) VB
10 3 (0.73%) Groovy
10 3 (0.73%) Java 8
10 3 (0.73%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.73%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.24%) ABAP
11 1 (0.24%) Scala
11 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (17.36%) ISEB
2 70 (17.11%) ISTQB
3 42 (10.27%) Degree
4 21 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (3.18%) Security Cleared
6 10 (2.44%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.96%) CCNA
7 8 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.73%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (47.92%) QA
2 3 (0.73%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.49%) WCAG
4 1 (0.24%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (1.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (2.69%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.98%) Ansible
2 4 (0.98%) HP ALM
2 4 (0.98%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.49%) Kibana
Vendors
1 46 (11.25%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.67%) HP
3 11 (2.69%) Oracle
4 8 (1.96%) Red Hat
4 8 (1.96%) Talend
5 6 (1.47%) SAP
6 4 (0.98%) Perforce
7 3 (0.73%) Capita
7 3 (0.73%) WorldPay
8 2 (0.49%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.49%) Google
8 2 (0.49%) New Relic
9 1 (0.24%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.24%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.24%) FXall
9 1 (0.24%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.24%) Sybase