Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £50,000 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.

Automation Tester
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 467 566 566
Rank change year-on-year +99 0 +143
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 1073 860 1015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.45% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.47% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 997 741 947
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £64,325 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -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 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 Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in the UK

Automation Tester
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester.

Salary trend for Automation Tester in the UK

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Tester in the UK

Automation Tester
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 Tester 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 +76 1024 £50,000 +11.11% 80
UK excluding London +92 695 £45,000 +20.00% 55
London +30 352 £55,000 +4.76% 26
North of England +108 271 £45,000 +20.00% 14
South East +2 155 £45,000 +12.50% 14
North West +44 138 £40,000 +3.90% 5
Midlands +57 135 £46,500 +29.17% 14
Yorkshire +99 127 £50,000 +38.89% 8
South West +47 73 £50,000 +42.86% 4
West Midlands +31 73 £47,000 +34.29% 5
East Midlands +55 62 £45,000 +28.57% 9
East of England -17 39 £37,500 -25.00% 8
Scotland -13 16 £45,000 +7.78% 1
North East +7 6 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Wales +20 5 £41,250 -
Northern Ireland -22 2 - -

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Automation Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 1073 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 801 (74.65%) Selenium
3 710 (66.17%) Agile Software Development
4 572 (53.31%) Java
5 540 (50.33%) Cucumber
6 448 (41.75%) C#
7 395 (36.81%) QA
8 393 (36.63%) WebDriver
9 349 (32.53%) BDD
10 299 (27.87%) Test Scripting
11 284 (26.47%) SQL
12 272 (25.35%) Jenkins
13 253 (23.58%) TDD
14 233 (21.71%) Scrum
15 199 (18.55%) Python
16 187 (17.43%) Software Testing
16 187 (17.43%) JIRA
17 186 (17.33%) Ruby
18 179 (16.68%) Finance
19 178 (16.59%) SpecFlow
20 175 (16.31%) Gherkin
21 171 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
22 147 (13.70%) Git (software)
23 140 (13.05%) Manual Testing
24 132 (12.30%) SDLC
25 120 (11.18%) JavaScript
26 119 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
27 118 (11.00%) E-Commerce
28 115 (10.72%) Regression Testing
28 115 (10.72%) GitHub

Automation Tester 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 59 (5.50%) Confluence
2 20 (1.86%) Apache Spark
3 9 (0.84%) WebSphere
4 7 (0.65%) CMS
5 2 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.19%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.19%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.093%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.093%) MTS
6 1 (0.093%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.093%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 115 (10.72%) GitHub
2 58 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (2.33%) SaaS
5 10 (0.93%) PaaS
6 9 (0.84%) IaaS
6 9 (0.84%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.28%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.093%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.093%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.093%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.093%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.01%) HTTP
2 11 (1.03%) Internet
3 9 (0.84%) SSL
4 6 (0.56%) VoIP
5 5 (0.47%) SMS
6 3 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (0.28%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.28%) VSAT
7 2 (0.19%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.093%) DSL
8 1 (0.093%) RTP
8 1 (0.093%) Skype
8 1 (0.093%) SSH
8 1 (0.093%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 69 (6.43%) Big Data
3 45 (4.19%) MySQL
4 42 (3.91%) Relational Database
5 10 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 10 (0.93%) NoSQL
6 9 (0.84%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.65%) Blockchain
8 5 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.37%) DB2
9 4 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.28%) HBase
10 3 (0.28%) Power BI
11 2 (0.19%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.093%) Apache Accumulo
12 1 (0.093%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 801 (74.65%) Selenium
2 540 (50.33%) Cucumber
3 393 (36.63%) WebDriver
4 272 (25.35%) Jenkins
5 187 (17.43%) JIRA
6 178 (16.59%) SpecFlow
7 147 (13.70%) Git (software)
8 110 (10.25%) JMeter
9 108 (10.07%) JUnit
10 95 (8.85%) Appium
11 85 (7.92%) TeamCity
12 84 (7.83%) Calabash
13 71 (6.62%) Visual Studio
14 66 (6.15%) Protractor
15 65 (6.06%) SoapUI
16 62 (5.78%) TestNG
17 56 (5.22%) HP UFT
17 56 (5.22%) JBehave
18 52 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
19 35 (3.26%) Capybara
General
1 179 (16.68%) Finance
2 43 (4.01%) Retail
3 30 (2.80%) Banking
4 23 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.40%) Advertising
6 14 (1.30%) Marketing
7 13 (1.21%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.93%) Electronics
8 10 (0.93%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.65%) Games
10 4 (0.37%) Digital Economy
10 4 (0.37%) Publishing
11 3 (0.28%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.19%) Law
12 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.093%) Automotive
13 1 (0.093%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (16.31%) Gherkin
2 107 (9.97%) .NET
3 85 (7.92%) Web Services
4 82 (7.64%) REST
5 51 (4.75%) HTML
6 49 (4.57%) XML
7 32 (2.98%) Node.js
8 31 (2.89%) SOAP
9 30 (2.80%) RESTful
10 27 (2.52%) Behat
10 27 (2.52%) CSS
10 27 (2.52%) JSON
11 19 (1.77%) AngularJS
12 16 (1.49%) Apache Flex
13 15 (1.40%) .NET Framework
14 9 (0.84%) React
14 9 (0.84%) WSDL
15 7 (0.65%) Kafka
15 7 (0.65%) XSD
16 6 (0.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 119 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (5.87%) Computer Science
3 46 (4.29%) Mobile App
4 45 (4.19%) Fintech
5 41 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
6 25 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
7 22 (2.05%) Client/Server
8 11 (1.03%) User Experience
9 7 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.65%) Equities
9 7 (0.65%) Fixed Income
9 7 (0.65%) Internet of Things
10 6 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.37%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.37%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.28%) Credit Derivative
12 3 (0.28%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (0.28%) Derivative
12 3 (0.28%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.28%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 88 (8.20%) Linux
2 67 (6.24%) Windows
3 39 (3.63%) Unix
4 23 (2.14%) Apple iOS
5 22 (2.05%) Android
6 3 (0.28%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.093%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1073 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 710 (66.17%) Agile Software Development
3 349 (32.53%) BDD
4 299 (27.87%) Test Scripting
5 253 (23.58%) TDD
6 233 (21.71%) Scrum
7 187 (17.43%) Software Testing
8 171 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
9 140 (13.05%) Manual Testing
10 132 (12.30%) SDLC
11 118 (11.00%) E-Commerce
12 115 (10.72%) Regression Testing
13 110 (10.25%) Test Strategy
14 109 (10.16%) Open Source
15 105 (9.79%) Scenario Testing
16 100 (9.32%) Continuous Delivery
17 93 (8.67%) Exploratory Testing
18 89 (8.29%) SDET
19 82 (7.64%) Configuration Management
20 77 (7.18%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 572 (53.31%) Java
2 448 (41.75%) C#
3 284 (26.47%) SQL
4 199 (18.55%) Python
5 186 (17.33%) Ruby
6 120 (11.18%) JavaScript
7 53 (4.94%) PHP
8 36 (3.36%) C++
9 23 (2.14%) Bash Shell
10 22 (2.05%) Scala
11 18 (1.68%) C
12 10 (0.93%) PowerShell
13 8 (0.75%) ES6
14 7 (0.65%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.65%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.37%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.28%) Groovy
16 3 (0.28%) VB
17 2 (0.19%) Perl
17 2 (0.19%) R
Qualifications
1 113 (10.53%) Degree
2 111 (10.34%) ISTQB
3 90 (8.39%) ISEB
4 41 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 30 (2.80%) Security Cleared
6 23 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (1.68%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.28%) HNC
9 2 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.093%) HND
10 1 (0.093%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.093%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.093%) MCSD
10 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 395 (36.81%) QA
2 2 (0.19%) ISO 14001
2 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (3.36%) Docker
2 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.12%) Kubernetes
3 11 (1.03%) Marathon
3 11 (1.03%) Mesos
4 6 (0.56%) Kibana
5 5 (0.47%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 5 (0.47%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.19%) Puppet
7 1 (0.093%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 99 (9.23%) Microsoft
2 42 (3.91%) HP
3 20 (1.86%) Atlassian
4 19 (1.77%) Google
5 17 (1.58%) Capita
6 16 (1.49%) Oracle
7 9 (0.84%) SAP
7 9 (0.84%) Twitter
8 3 (0.28%) Cisco
8 3 (0.28%) Tableau
9 2 (0.19%) Mapbox
9 2 (0.19%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.093%) Apple
10 1 (0.093%) Blue Prism
10 1 (0.093%) BT
10 1 (0.093%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (0.093%) McAfee
10 1 (0.093%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.093%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.093%) Xamarin