Period
to 24 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 464 610 492
Rank change year-on-year +146 -118 -7
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 329 466 885
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.37% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.39% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 328 443 796
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - -7.22%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.94% -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 60,490 120,158 145,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.57% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,048 97,321 117,815
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 24 January 2021.

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 24 January 2021. 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 +164 301 £55,000 +22.22% 20
UK excluding London +85 180 £48,000 +12.94% 13
London +222 136 £62,500 +8.70% 8
North of England +34 68 £48,000 +12.94% 4
South East +117 53 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Work from Home -30 48 £45,000 -14.29% 1
Yorkshire +11 36 £48,000 +12.94% 3
South West +64 28 £46,250 +15.63% 1
North West +56 25 £45,000 +9.76% 1
Scotland +40 18 £43,750 +16.67% 1
Midlands +51 8 £40,000 +17.65% 3
North East +20 7 £41,250 +10.00%
East of England +89 5 £35,000 -26.32%
West Midlands +71 4 £40,000 -3.03% 2
East Midlands +38 4 £43,750 +28.68% 1
Wales +24 1 £50,000 +17.65%

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, Automation Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 329 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 263 (79.94%) Selenium
3 206 (62.61%) Agile Software Development
4 181 (55.02%) Java
5 143 (43.47%) C#
5 143 (43.47%) Cucumber
6 132 (40.12%) JavaScript
7 112 (34.04%) BDD
8 96 (29.18%) QA
9 90 (27.36%) Appium
10 87 (26.44%) API Testing
11 79 (24.01%) DevOps
12 78 (23.71%) SQL
13 76 (23.10%) Jenkins
14 68 (20.67%) WebDriver
15 65 (19.76%) Azure
16 64 (19.45%) SDET
17 61 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
18 58 (17.63%) SpecFlow
19 57 (17.33%) Postman
20 55 (16.72%) JIRA
21 53 (16.11%) .NET
22 51 (15.50%) Python
23 45 (13.68%) Mobile App
23 45 (13.68%) Git (software)
24 44 (13.37%) Microservices
25 43 (13.07%) TDD
26 42 (12.77%) Scrum
26 42 (12.77%) AWS
27 38 (11.55%) ISTQB

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 7 (2.13%) Confluence
2 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.30%) Drupal
2 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 65 (19.76%) Azure
2 42 (12.77%) AWS
3 18 (5.47%) BrowserStack
4 11 (3.34%) SaaS
5 10 (3.04%) Amazon SQS
6 9 (2.74%) Sauce Labs
7 6 (1.82%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.52%) Serverless
9 4 (1.22%) GCP
10 3 (0.91%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (0.91%) GitHub
11 2 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.61%) AWS CodePipeline
11 2 (0.61%) npm
11 2 (0.61%) Tricentis Tosca
12 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.22%) HTTP
2 1 (0.30%) 2G
2 1 (0.30%) 3G
2 1 (0.30%) 4G
2 1 (0.30%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (0.30%) INAP
2 1 (0.30%) Internet
2 1 (0.30%) LTE
2 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.30%) VoLTE
2 1 (0.30%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.43%) Big Data
2 5 (1.52%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.22%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.22%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.61%) MySQL
5 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.30%) Bigtable
6 1 (0.30%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 263 (79.94%) Selenium
2 143 (43.47%) Cucumber
3 90 (27.36%) Appium
4 76 (23.10%) Jenkins
5 68 (20.67%) WebDriver
6 58 (17.63%) SpecFlow
7 57 (17.33%) Postman
8 55 (16.72%) JIRA
9 45 (13.68%) Git (software)
10 34 (10.33%) SoapUI
11 25 (7.60%) JMeter
12 20 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (5.47%) Cypress.io
14 16 (4.86%) Protractor
15 11 (3.34%) eggPlant
15 11 (3.34%) TeamCity
16 9 (2.74%) Gatling
16 9 (2.74%) JUnit
16 9 (2.74%) Mocha
16 9 (2.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (8.51%) Finance
2 15 (4.56%) Marketing
3 13 (3.95%) Pharmaceutical
4 11 (3.34%) Retail
5 9 (2.74%) Public Sector
6 7 (2.13%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.82%) Banking
7 6 (1.82%) Electronics
7 6 (1.82%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.61%) Law
8 2 (0.61%) Legal
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (16.11%) .NET
2 31 (9.42%) REST
3 23 (6.99%) RESTful
4 18 (5.47%) SOAP
4 18 (5.47%) Swagger
4 18 (5.47%) Web Services
5 15 (4.56%) Gherkin
6 14 (4.26%) React
7 12 (3.65%) JSON
7 12 (3.65%) WebdriverIO
7 12 (3.65%) XML
8 11 (3.34%) .NET Framework
9 9 (2.74%) JAXB
9 9 (2.74%) Node.js
10 5 (1.52%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.52%) Kafka
11 4 (1.22%) Jest
11 4 (1.22%) Lambda Expressions
12 3 (0.91%) .NET Core
12 3 (0.91%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.68%) Mobile App
2 20 (6.08%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.74%) Client/Server
4 9 (2.74%) EPoS
4 9 (2.74%) Mainframe
5 8 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.13%) LIMS
7 4 (1.22%) Blog
7 4 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.30%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.30%) Life Science
8 1 (0.30%) PMI
8 1 (0.30%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.30%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.12%) Android
2 26 (7.90%) Apple iOS
3 9 (2.74%) Linux
4 7 (2.13%) Windows
5 1 (0.30%) Unix
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 206 (62.61%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (34.04%) BDD
4 87 (26.44%) API Testing
5 79 (24.01%) DevOps
6 64 (19.45%) SDET
7 61 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (13.37%) Microservices
9 43 (13.07%) TDD
10 42 (12.77%) Scrum
11 37 (11.25%) Mentoring
12 35 (10.64%) Coaching
13 33 (10.03%) Regression Testing
13 33 (10.03%) SDLC
13 33 (10.03%) Test Scripting
14 29 (8.81%) Manual Testing
14 29 (8.81%) Non-Functional Testing
14 29 (8.81%) Performance Testing
15 28 (8.51%) Fintech
15 28 (8.51%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 181 (55.02%) Java
2 143 (43.47%) C#
3 132 (40.12%) JavaScript
4 78 (23.71%) SQL
5 51 (15.50%) Python
6 19 (5.78%) TypeScript
7 10 (3.04%) PHP
8 4 (1.22%) Go
8 4 (1.22%) Ruby
9 3 (0.91%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.91%) Scala
10 2 (0.61%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.61%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (0.61%) Groovy
10 2 (0.61%) Java 8
10 2 (0.61%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.61%) VB
11 1 (0.30%) F#
11 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (11.55%) ISTQB
2 37 (11.25%) ISEB
3 18 (5.47%) Degree
4 9 (2.74%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (1.82%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.22%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (29.18%) QA
2 3 (0.91%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.61%) GDPR
4 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 35 (10.64%) Docker
2 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.74%) Ansible
1 9 (2.74%) Puppet
2 4 (1.22%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.61%) Terraform
5 1 (0.30%) SCCM
5 1 (0.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (6.99%) Microsoft
2 6 (1.82%) SAP
3 4 (1.22%) Xamarin
4 3 (0.91%) Micro Focus
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle
5 2 (0.61%) Cadence
5 2 (0.61%) Perfecto Mobile
5 2 (0.61%) Splunk
6 1 (0.30%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.30%) Google
6 1 (0.30%) HP
6 1 (0.30%) OpenLink
6 1 (0.30%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.30%) VMware