Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Test Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 800 704 704
Rank change year-on-year -96 0 +75
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 401 597 695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.33% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 329 550 649
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,975 £28,000
90th Percentile £62,600 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%

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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -120 377 £42,500 +6.25% 34
UK excluding London -75 276 £40,000 +2.56% 27
London -33 119 £50,000 +5.26% 9
South East -45 84 £40,750 -4.12% 5
North of England -65 54 £35,000 - 7
South West +28 53 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Midlands +20 50 £35,000 -10.26% 6
West Midlands +20 38 £35,000 -10.26% 2
Yorkshire -27 31 £35,000 -6.67% 2
North West -23 23 £32,500 - 5
East of England -13 17 £40,000 +10.34% 4
East Midlands +24 12 £38,750 -3.13% 4
Scotland +1 11 - - 2
Wales +18 5 £31,500 -3.08% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Automation Test Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 400 (99.75%) Test Automation
2 308 (76.81%) Selenium
3 260 (64.84%) Agile Software Development
4 193 (48.13%) QA
5 175 (43.64%) C#
6 142 (35.41%) SQL
7 135 (33.67%) Cucumber
8 133 (33.17%) Finance
9 126 (31.42%) Java
10 114 (28.43%) Test Scripting
11 100 (24.94%) BDD
12 96 (23.94%) Scrum
13 90 (22.44%) JIRA
14 88 (21.95%) WebDriver
15 82 (20.45%) Jenkins
16 78 (19.45%) SoapUI
17 75 (18.70%) .NET
18 69 (17.21%) TDD
18 69 (17.21%) Continuous Integration
19 67 (16.71%) Software Testing
20 66 (16.46%) ISEB
21 63 (15.71%) Regression Testing
21 63 (15.71%) ISTQB
22 60 (14.96%) Banking
22 60 (14.96%) Manual Testing
23 57 (14.21%) Functional Testing
24 53 (13.22%) HP UFT
25 49 (12.22%) JavaScript
25 49 (12.22%) Test Strategy
26 48 (11.97%) SpecFlow

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 29 (7.23%) Confluence
2 6 (1.50%) Drupal
3 3 (0.75%) MQSeries
3 3 (0.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.50%) Apache
4 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.25%) JBoss
5 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.50%) Endur
3 2 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (5.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.99%) BrowserStack
4 12 (2.99%) BlazeMeter
5 10 (2.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (2.24%) SaaS
7 4 (1.00%) G Suite
7 4 (1.00%) GitHub
7 4 (1.00%) Office 365
7 4 (1.00%) Slack
8 3 (0.75%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.50%) SMS
2 1 (0.25%) Skype
2 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.98%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.50%) Blockchain
3 5 (1.25%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.00%) Big Data
4 4 (1.00%) MySQL
5 3 (0.75%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 308 (76.81%) Selenium
2 135 (33.67%) Cucumber
3 90 (22.44%) JIRA
4 88 (21.95%) WebDriver
5 82 (20.45%) Jenkins
6 78 (19.45%) SoapUI
7 53 (13.22%) HP UFT
8 48 (11.97%) SpecFlow
9 43 (10.72%) Appium
10 36 (8.98%) JUnit
10 36 (8.98%) Visual Studio
11 34 (8.48%) JMeter
12 29 (7.23%) Git (software)
13 25 (6.23%) Team Foundation Server
14 20 (4.99%) NUnit
15 19 (4.74%) Calabash
16 18 (4.49%) JBehave
17 17 (4.24%) TeamCity
18 14 (3.49%) TestNG
18 14 (3.49%) Zephyr
General
1 133 (33.17%) Finance
2 60 (14.96%) Banking
3 16 (3.99%) Marketing
4 14 (3.49%) Retail
5 9 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.50%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.00%) Advertising
7 4 (1.00%) Back Office
7 4 (1.00%) Electronics
7 4 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.75%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.50%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.25%) Law
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (18.70%) .NET
2 46 (11.47%) XML
3 38 (9.48%) SOAP
4 34 (8.48%) Gherkin
5 30 (7.48%) RESTful
5 30 (7.48%) Web Services
6 28 (6.98%) REST
7 23 (5.74%) HTML
8 21 (5.24%) RabbitMQ
9 20 (4.99%) MSMQ
9 20 (4.99%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (2.24%) Behat
11 8 (2.00%) ASP.NET
11 8 (2.00%) CSS
12 5 (1.25%) AngularJS
12 5 (1.25%) JSON
13 4 (1.00%) .NET Framework
14 3 (0.75%) jQuery
14 3 (0.75%) Middleware
14 3 (0.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.74%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.49%) User Experience
4 11 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.49%) Fintech
6 8 (2.00%) iPad
7 7 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.25%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (1.00%) Xbox
11 3 (0.75%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.75%) Credit Derivative
11 3 (0.75%) Derivative
11 3 (0.75%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.75%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.50%) Equities
12 2 (0.50%) Marketing Technology
12 2 (0.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.23%) Windows
2 24 (5.99%) Android
2 24 (5.99%) Apple iOS
3 14 (3.49%) Linux
4 11 (2.74%) Unix
5 4 (1.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.75%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (99.75%) Test Automation
2 260 (64.84%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (28.43%) Test Scripting
4 100 (24.94%) BDD
5 96 (23.94%) Scrum
6 69 (17.21%) Continuous Integration
6 69 (17.21%) TDD
7 67 (16.71%) Software Testing
8 63 (15.71%) Regression Testing
9 60 (14.96%) Manual Testing
10 57 (14.21%) Functional Testing
11 49 (12.22%) Test Strategy
12 48 (11.97%) User Acceptance Testing
13 46 (11.47%) Test Management
14 44 (10.97%) Performance Testing
14 44 (10.97%) SDLC
15 37 (9.23%) Scenario Testing
16 33 (8.23%) Kanban
17 28 (6.98%) E-Commerce
18 25 (6.23%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 175 (43.64%) C#
2 142 (35.41%) SQL
3 126 (31.42%) Java
4 49 (12.22%) JavaScript
5 34 (8.48%) Python
5 34 (8.48%) Ruby
6 15 (3.74%) C++
7 10 (2.49%) PHP
7 10 (2.49%) VB.NET
8 7 (1.75%) ES6
8 7 (1.75%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.50%) C
9 6 (1.50%) Scala
10 4 (1.00%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.75%) Groovy
11 3 (0.75%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.75%) VB
11 3 (0.75%) VBScript
12 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 66 (16.46%) ISEB
2 63 (15.71%) ISTQB
3 38 (9.48%) Degree
4 37 (9.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.25%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (1.00%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) HP AIS
8 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (48.13%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 39 (9.73%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.50%) Ansible
3 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.25%) Mesos
3 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.24%) HP
3 14 (3.49%) Google
4 13 (3.24%) Oracle
5 12 (2.99%) Atlassian
6 9 (2.24%) Cognizant
7 6 (1.50%) Talend
8 5 (1.25%) IBM
9 4 (1.00%) Cadence
9 4 (1.00%) SAP
10 2 (0.50%) OpenLink
10 2 (0.50%) WorldPay
11 1 (0.25%) Borland
11 1 (0.25%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.25%) ForgeRock
11 1 (0.25%) New Relic
11 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.25%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.25%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.25%) Xamarin