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The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

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
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 768 681 499
Rank change year-on-year -87 -182 +117
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 494 344 285
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.30% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.33% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 319 286 250
10th Percentile £36,875 £34,375 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,750 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £74,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 154,129 105,398 59,022
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.94% 91.14% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 83,523 74,437 48,237
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,200 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% - +5.56%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in the UK

Automation Tester
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Automation Tester in the UK

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Automation Tester over the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

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 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -77 400 £52,500 +10.53% 20
Work from Home -79 294 £57,500 +27.78% 7
UK excluding London -47 263 £47,500 +5.56% 25
London -100 183 £65,000 +4.00% 3
North of England -33 85 £45,000 - 3
South East -44 72 £52,500 +16.67% 3
Yorkshire +7 65 £50,000 +12.36% 1
South West -40 29 £42,500 -10.53% 9
Scotland -36 28 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Midlands -41 19 £47,000 -1.05% 1
North West -56 19 £42,500 -5.56% 1
East of England -49 16 £45,500 +1.11% 1
Wales -16 15 £48,750 +21.88% 3
East Midlands -11 11 £50,000 +8.11% 1
West Midlands -49 8 £32,500 -38.10%
North East -17 1 - - 1

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, Automation Tester job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 494 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 274 (55.47%) Selenium
3 273 (55.26%) Agile
4 257 (52.02%) Java
5 239 (48.38%) QA
6 189 (38.26%) JavaScript
7 175 (35.43%) C#
7 175 (35.43%) Software Testing
8 165 (33.40%) CI/CD
9 141 (28.54%) BDD
10 138 (27.94%) Cucumber
11 131 (26.52%) Manual Testing
12 113 (22.87%) Finance
13 112 (22.67%) Social Skills
14 111 (22.47%) DevOps
14 111 (22.47%) API Testing
15 110 (22.27%) Postman
16 104 (21.05%) Regression Testing
17 102 (20.65%) Jenkins
18 99 (20.04%) Test Scripting
19 95 (19.23%) REST Assured
20 94 (19.03%) Cypress.io
21 93 (18.83%) Azure
21 93 (18.83%) Microservices
22 91 (18.42%) Performance Testing
23 87 (17.61%) JIRA
24 86 (17.41%) TDD
25 79 (15.99%) Inclusion and Diversity
26 77 (15.59%) SDLC
27 76 (15.38%) Functional Testing

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 32 (6.48%) Confluence
2 3 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 93 (18.83%) Azure
2 66 (13.36%) AWS
3 49 (9.92%) GitHub
4 41 (8.30%) Azure DevOps
5 23 (4.66%) SaaS
6 15 (3.04%) Serverless
7 10 (2.02%) Azure Functions
7 10 (2.02%) Azure Service Bus
7 10 (2.02%) BrowserStack
8 9 (1.82%) Heroku
8 9 (1.82%) npm
9 6 (1.21%) GCP
10 5 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (1.01%) BlazeMeter
10 5 (1.01%) Tricentis Tosca
11 3 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.61%) Yammer
12 2 (0.40%) AWS Data Pipeline
13 1 (0.20%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 46 (9.31%) Broadband
2 34 (6.88%) HTTP
3 8 (1.62%) 5G
4 1 (0.20%) Firewall
4 1 (0.20%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (2.02%) NoSQL
3 9 (1.82%) DynamoDB
3 9 (1.82%) Redis
3 9 (1.82%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.42%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.81%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.81%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.40%) MySQL
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.20%) Big Data
8 1 (0.20%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 274 (55.47%) Selenium
2 138 (27.94%) Cucumber
3 110 (22.27%) Postman
4 102 (20.65%) Jenkins
5 95 (19.23%) REST Assured
6 94 (19.03%) Cypress.io
7 87 (17.61%) JIRA
8 75 (15.18%) Git (software)
9 67 (13.56%) JMeter
10 65 (13.16%) WebDriver
11 56 (11.34%) Protractor
12 55 (11.13%) Visual Studio
13 50 (10.12%) TestNG
14 40 (8.10%) JUnit
15 39 (7.89%) Mocha
16 38 (7.69%) SpecFlow
17 30 (6.07%) Maven
18 24 (4.86%) SoapUI
19 23 (4.66%) TestCafe
20 21 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 113 (22.87%) Finance
2 112 (22.67%) Social Skills
3 79 (15.99%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 72 (14.57%) Public Sector
5 45 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
6 43 (8.70%) Games
7 34 (6.88%) Organisational Skills
8 30 (6.07%) Electronics
9 13 (2.63%) Banking
9 13 (2.63%) Marketing
10 9 (1.82%) Automotive
10 9 (1.82%) Retail
11 7 (1.42%) Local Government
11 7 (1.42%) Police
12 3 (0.61%) Aviation
12 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.40%) Legal
13 2 (0.40%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (14.37%) REST
2 66 (13.36%) RESTful
3 59 (11.94%) .NET
4 49 (9.92%) Node.js
5 38 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 37 (7.49%) Chai
7 31 (6.28%) Spring
8 30 (6.07%) COM
8 30 (6.07%) WPF
9 29 (5.87%) Puppeteer
9 29 (5.87%) Swagger
10 27 (5.47%) Spring Boot
11 25 (5.06%) Express
11 25 (5.06%) JSON
12 24 (4.86%) React
13 21 (4.25%) Web Services
13 21 (4.25%) WireMock
14 20 (4.05%) OAuth
14 20 (4.05%) OAuth2
15 17 (3.44%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.70%) User Experience
2 36 (7.29%) Virtual Team
3 32 (6.48%) Mobile App
4 25 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (5.06%) Social Media
5 22 (4.45%) Cyberattack
6 14 (2.83%) Cyber Defence
7 11 (2.23%) Cybercrime
7 11 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.82%) Legacy Systems
9 7 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.42%) NHS
10 4 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (0.81%) Replication
11 3 (0.61%) Digital TV
11 3 (0.61%) MPEG
11 3 (0.61%) Oculus
11 3 (0.61%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.61%) STB
11 3 (0.61%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 45 (9.11%) Windows
2 30 (6.07%) VMS
3 27 (5.47%) Linux
4 17 (3.44%) Android
5 16 (3.24%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 273 (55.26%) Agile
3 175 (35.43%) Software Testing
4 165 (33.40%) CI/CD
5 141 (28.54%) BDD
6 131 (26.52%) Manual Testing
7 111 (22.47%) API Testing
7 111 (22.47%) DevOps
8 104 (21.05%) Regression Testing
9 99 (20.04%) Test Scripting
10 93 (18.83%) Microservices
11 91 (18.42%) Performance Testing
12 86 (17.41%) TDD
13 77 (15.59%) SDLC
14 76 (15.38%) Functional Testing
15 75 (15.18%) Scrum
16 74 (14.98%) Test Strategy
17 70 (14.17%) SDET
18 67 (13.56%) Acceptance Criteria
19 63 (12.75%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 257 (52.02%) Java
2 189 (38.26%) JavaScript
3 175 (35.43%) C#
4 75 (15.18%) SQL
5 60 (12.15%) Python
6 44 (8.91%) TypeScript
7 36 (7.29%) C++
8 16 (3.24%) C
9 12 (2.43%) Bash
10 9 (1.82%) Ruby
10 9 (1.82%) VB.NET
11 8 (1.62%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.01%) PHP
13 4 (0.81%) BeanShell
14 3 (0.61%) Delphi
14 3 (0.61%) Perl
15 2 (0.40%) VBScript
16 1 (0.20%) Groovy
16 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 48 (9.72%) Degree
2 31 (6.28%) ISTQB
3 25 (5.06%) Security Cleared
4 18 (3.64%) ISEB
5 16 (3.24%) SC Cleared
6 11 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 239 (48.38%) QA
2 42 (8.50%) Accessibility
3 4 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (3.04%) Docker
2 8 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.40%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (1.82%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.61%) Ansible
2 3 (0.61%) Foglight
2 3 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.07%) ANSYS
2 30 (6.07%) Bloomberg
3 20 (4.05%) Atlassian
4 13 (2.63%) Oracle
5 8 (1.62%) SAP
5 8 (1.62%) VMware
6 6 (1.21%) Sun
7 5 (1.01%) UiPath
8 2 (0.40%) Automation Anywhere
8 2 (0.40%) Blue Prism
8 2 (0.40%) Civica
8 2 (0.40%) Dell
8 2 (0.40%) HP
8 2 (0.40%) HubSpot
8 2 (0.40%) Micro Focus
8 2 (0.40%) Pega
8 2 (0.40%) Perfecto Mobile
8 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.20%) Google