Period
to 27 May 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Test Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 756 716 682
Rank change year-on-year -40 -34 +78
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 444 483 699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.28% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.29% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 391 434 712
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,050 £28,750
90th Percentile £64,500 £57,125 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +8.45% +1.43%

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 165,992 164,539 193,821
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.36% 96.44% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 134,872 136,181 162,722
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -36 422 £41,000 +2.50% 52
UK excluding London -17 336 £40,000 +3.90% 49
South East +1 114 £42,500 - 14
London -31 106 £47,500 -5.00% 12
North of England -7 84 £40,000 +14.29% 14
Midlands +51 63 £38,000 -2.56% 5
Yorkshire +36 62 £40,000 +23.08% 7
West Midlands +21 34 £32,500 -18.75% 4
East Midlands +11 29 £38,000 +8.57% 1
East of England -8 28 £45,000 +12.50% 3
South West -36 28 £42,500 +21.43% 4
North West -19 20 £42,000 -1.18% 5
Wales +9 13 £31,500 -10.00% 3
Scotland -38 6 £40,000 -5.88% 6
North East -33 2 £30,250 -13.57% 2

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 443 (99.77%) Test Automation
2 317 (71.40%) Selenium
3 306 (68.92%) Agile Software Development
4 223 (50.23%) QA
5 185 (41.67%) Java
6 168 (37.84%) C#
7 149 (33.56%) BDD
8 138 (31.08%) JIRA
9 133 (29.95%) SQL
10 132 (29.73%) Cucumber
11 123 (27.70%) Finance
12 103 (23.20%) WebDriver
13 93 (20.95%) Scrum
14 89 (20.05%) TDD
15 85 (19.14%) Test Scripting
16 82 (18.47%) ISTQB
17 78 (17.57%) Manual Testing
18 75 (16.89%) JavaScript
18 75 (16.89%) Functional Testing
19 74 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
20 70 (15.77%) ISEB
20 70 (15.77%) Regression Testing
21 66 (14.86%) Software Testing
21 66 (14.86%) SoapUI
22 64 (14.41%) SpecFlow
22 64 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
23 63 (14.19%) Test Strategy
24 62 (13.96%) Confluence
25 61 (13.74%) Kanban
26 58 (13.06%) .NET

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 62 (13.96%) Confluence
2 17 (3.83%) MQSeries
3 6 (1.35%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.35%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.45%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.23%) Drupal
Applications
1 26 (5.86%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (7.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.03%) BrowserStack
4 8 (1.80%) BlazeMeter
5 5 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.68%) HTTP
1 3 (0.68%) Internet
2 1 (0.23%) Broadband
2 1 (0.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.80%) Hadoop
3 7 (1.58%) MySQL
4 6 (1.35%) Big Data
5 3 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 317 (71.40%) Selenium
2 138 (31.08%) JIRA
3 132 (29.73%) Cucumber
4 103 (23.20%) WebDriver
5 66 (14.86%) SoapUI
6 64 (14.41%) SpecFlow
7 50 (11.26%) HP UFT
8 43 (9.68%) Jenkins
9 34 (7.66%) Team Foundation Server
10 33 (7.43%) JUnit
11 32 (7.21%) Git (software)
12 26 (5.86%) Appium
13 23 (5.18%) Visual Studio
14 22 (4.95%) Bugzilla
14 22 (4.95%) JMeter
15 20 (4.50%) LoadRunner
15 20 (4.50%) TeamCity
16 18 (4.05%) Maven
16 18 (4.05%) Zephyr
17 15 (3.38%) Calabash
General
1 123 (27.70%) Finance
2 36 (8.11%) Retail
3 27 (6.08%) Banking
4 11 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.25%) Marketing
6 7 (1.58%) Electronics
6 7 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.35%) Back Office
8 5 (1.13%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.90%) Front Office
9 4 (0.90%) Legal
10 3 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Advertising
11 2 (0.45%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.45%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Law
12 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (13.06%) .NET
2 49 (11.04%) Web Services
3 44 (9.91%) Gherkin
4 31 (6.98%) SOAP
5 16 (3.60%) RESTful
6 13 (2.93%) XML
7 9 (2.03%) .NET Framework
7 9 (2.03%) HTML
8 7 (1.58%) CSS
8 7 (1.58%) REST
8 7 (1.58%) Spring
9 6 (1.35%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.13%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.90%) MSMQ
11 4 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.90%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (0.68%) HTML5
12 3 (0.68%) JSON
12 3 (0.68%) Node.js
13 2 (0.45%) React
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.08%) User Experience
3 21 (4.73%) Mobile App
4 20 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.03%) Fintech
7 8 (1.80%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.35%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.90%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.45%) Derivative
11 2 (0.45%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.23%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.23%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.23%) Equities
12 1 (0.23%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.23%) Online Banking
12 1 (0.23%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.23%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.63%) Linux
2 22 (4.95%) Unix
3 12 (2.70%) Windows
4 7 (1.58%) Android
4 7 (1.58%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.13%) CentOS
5 5 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (99.77%) Test Automation
2 306 (68.92%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (33.56%) BDD
4 93 (20.95%) Scrum
5 89 (20.05%) TDD
6 85 (19.14%) Test Scripting
7 78 (17.57%) Manual Testing
8 75 (16.89%) Functional Testing
9 74 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
10 70 (15.77%) Regression Testing
11 66 (14.86%) Software Testing
12 64 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
13 63 (14.19%) Test Strategy
14 61 (13.74%) Kanban
15 58 (13.06%) Continuous Improvement
16 54 (12.16%) Performance Testing
17 51 (11.49%) SDLC
18 48 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
19 46 (10.36%) API Testing
20 36 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 185 (41.67%) Java
2 168 (37.84%) C#
3 133 (29.95%) SQL
4 75 (16.89%) JavaScript
5 48 (10.81%) Python
6 30 (6.76%) Ruby
7 17 (3.83%) PL/SQL
8 14 (3.15%) C++
9 12 (2.70%) Bash Shell
9 12 (2.70%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.03%) C
11 8 (1.80%) Java 8
12 5 (1.13%) Korn
12 5 (1.13%) Perl
13 2 (0.45%) Groovy
13 2 (0.45%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.23%) ABAP
14 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.23%) VB
14 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 82 (18.47%) ISTQB
2 70 (15.77%) ISEB
3 43 (9.68%) Degree
4 33 (7.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.35%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.13%) CCNA
6 5 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.13%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.23%) HP AIS
8 1 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (50.23%) QA
2 2 (0.45%) WCAG
3 1 (0.23%) GDPR
3 1 (0.23%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (2.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (3.60%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.80%) HP ALM
3 6 (1.35%) Ansible
3 6 (1.35%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.68%) Kibana
5 2 (0.45%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (11.71%) Microsoft
2 37 (8.33%) HP
3 20 (4.50%) Oracle
4 13 (2.93%) Perforce
5 10 (2.25%) Micro Focus
6 8 (1.80%) SAP
7 6 (1.35%) Google
8 5 (1.13%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.13%) Talend
9 4 (0.90%) Capita
10 3 (0.68%) New Relic
10 3 (0.68%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.23%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.23%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.23%) Cisco
11 1 (0.23%) FXall
11 1 (0.23%) Perfecto Mobile
11 1 (0.23%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.23%) Sybase
11 1 (0.23%) Xamarin