The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 462 508 578
Rank change year-on-year +46 +70  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 496 487 435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.49% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.51% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 448 405 395
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -2.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69638 80091 87142
Median salary £47,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Tester in the UK

Automation Tester
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +35 475 £47,500 +11.76% 67
London +46 160 £55,000 +4.76% 20
Yorkshire +53 72 £45,000 +28.57% 9
South East -31 69 £43,750 +2.94% 8
South West +23 48 £45,000 +24.13% 4
North West -26 47 £44,250 +18.00% 10
West Yorkshire +52 43 £50,000 +42.85% 5
Manchester -17 40 £44,250 +10.62% 7
West Midlands +6 38 £36,500 +12.30% 4
Leeds +41 37 £52,500 +50.00% 5
Bristol +6 30 £50,000 +33.33% 4
East of England -10 30 £47,500 +18.75% 6
City of London +40 27 £57,500 +15.00% 4
Berkshire -5 20 £45,000 - 1
Reading +19 17 £50,000 - 1
East Midlands +30 16 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Hampshire +16 16 £40,000 +12.67% 4
Sheffield +10 14 £45,000 +56.52% 1
South Yorkshire +6 14 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 14 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Basingstoke - 13 £40,000 - 4
Scotland +21 12 £40,250 -3.59% 1
East Sussex -4 12 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Brighton -8 12 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Coventry +7 11 £34,000 -18.56%
Buckinghamshire +6 11 £40,000 +14.28%
Birmingham +19 10 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Nottinghamshire +10 10 £47,500 +21.79% 3
Nottingham +10 10 £47,500 +21.79% 3
Chiswick - 9 £52,500 -

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1018 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 748 (73.48%) Selenium
3 703 (69.06%) Agile Software Development
4 541 (53.14%) Java
5 486 (47.74%) QA
6 433 (42.53%) C#
7 422 (41.45%) Cucumber
8 359 (35.27%) WebDriver
9 347 (34.09%) BDD
10 325 (31.93%) Test Scripting
11 287 (28.19%) TDD
12 257 (25.25%) SQL
13 203 (19.94%) Finance
14 190 (18.66%) Software Testing
15 186 (18.27%) SDLC
16 174 (17.09%) Scrum
17 172 (16.90%) Continuous Integration
18 169 (16.60%) Jenkins
19 154 (15.13%) Gherkin
20 149 (14.64%) Python
21 142 (13.95%) Manual Testing
22 136 (13.36%) JIRA
23 132 (12.97%) Ruby
24 130 (12.77%) JavaScript
24 130 (12.77%) QA Automation
25 122 (11.98%) ISEB
26 119 (11.69%) Regression Testing
27 115 (11.30%) ISTQB
28 111 (10.90%) E-Commerce
29 110 (10.81%) System Integration 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 29 (2.85%) Confluence
2 11 (1.08%) CMS
3 5 (0.49%) Apache
3 5 (0.49%) Apache Spark
3 5 (0.49%) IIS
4 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.098%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.098%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 97 (9.53%) GitHub
2 33 (3.24%) SaaS
3 28 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.79%) BrowserStack
6 7 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.20%) IaaS
7 2 (0.20%) PaaS
8 1 (0.098%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.098%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.098%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 46 (4.52%) HTTP
2 14 (1.38%) Internet
3 5 (0.49%) SSH
4 2 (0.20%) SSL
4 2 (0.20%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.20%) VoIP
5 1 (0.098%) MQTT
5 1 (0.098%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 57 (5.60%) MySQL
3 43 (4.22%) Big Data
4 29 (2.85%) Relational Database
5 22 (2.16%) NoSQL
6 15 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (1.47%) HBase
6 15 (1.47%) MongoDB
7 9 (0.88%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.49%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.39%) Redis
10 3 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.20%) Power BI
12 1 (0.098%) KDB
12 1 (0.098%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.098%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 748 (73.48%) Selenium
2 422 (41.45%) Cucumber
3 359 (35.27%) WebDriver
4 169 (16.60%) Jenkins
5 136 (13.36%) JIRA
6 95 (9.33%) SpecFlow
7 88 (8.64%) JMeter
8 86 (8.45%) JUnit
9 84 (8.25%) Appium
10 81 (7.96%) Git (software)
11 72 (7.07%) Calabash
12 65 (6.39%) HP UFT
13 64 (6.29%) SoapUI
14 52 (5.11%) Visual Studio
15 44 (4.32%) TestNG
16 42 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
17 38 (3.73%) Gatling
18 35 (3.44%) Protractor
19 29 (2.85%) Capybara
20 26 (2.55%) Jasmine
General
1 203 (19.94%) Finance
2 42 (4.13%) Banking
3 40 (3.93%) Financial Institution
4 32 (3.14%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.95%) Investment Banking
6 29 (2.85%) Retail
7 19 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.87%) Marketing
8 13 (1.28%) Electronics
9 7 (0.69%) Automotive
10 5 (0.49%) Games
11 4 (0.39%) Advertising
11 4 (0.39%) Legal
12 3 (0.29%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.29%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.20%) Back Office
13 2 (0.20%) Front Office
13 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.20%) Publishing
14 1 (0.098%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (15.13%) Gherkin
2 105 (10.31%) Web Services
3 101 (9.92%) .NET
4 61 (5.99%) REST
5 60 (5.89%) HTML
6 39 (3.83%) XML
7 37 (3.63%) CSS
7 37 (3.63%) RESTful
8 34 (3.34%) SOAP
9 17 (1.67%) JSON
9 17 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails
10 14 (1.38%) AngularJS
11 13 (1.28%) .NET Framework
12 11 (1.08%) Node.js
13 10 (0.98%) Apache Flex
14 6 (0.59%) React
14 6 (0.59%) WPF
15 5 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC
15 5 (0.49%) Behat
15 5 (0.49%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 60 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
3 33 (3.24%) Client/Server
3 33 (3.24%) Computer Science
4 28 (2.75%) Mobile App
5 22 (2.16%) Fintech
6 21 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 19 (1.87%) Equities
7 19 (1.87%) Fixed Income
8 14 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.28%) iPad
10 12 (1.18%) User Experience
11 8 (0.79%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.59%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.39%) Internet of Things
14 3 (0.29%) Embedded Systems
14 3 (0.29%) iPhone
14 3 (0.29%) Smartphone
14 3 (0.29%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 101 (9.92%) Linux
2 97 (9.53%) Unix
3 64 (6.29%) Windows
4 29 (2.85%) Android
5 27 (2.65%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.47%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.79%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.39%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.39%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.098%) Solaris
11 1 (0.098%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1018 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 703 (69.06%) Agile Software Development
3 347 (34.09%) BDD
4 325 (31.93%) Test Scripting
5 287 (28.19%) TDD
6 190 (18.66%) Software Testing
7 186 (18.27%) SDLC
8 174 (17.09%) Scrum
9 172 (16.90%) Continuous Integration
10 142 (13.95%) Manual Testing
11 130 (12.77%) QA Automation
12 119 (11.69%) Regression Testing
13 111 (10.90%) E-Commerce
14 110 (10.81%) System Integration Testing
15 96 (9.43%) Test Strategy
16 94 (9.23%) Open Source
17 89 (8.74%) Configuration Management
18 85 (8.35%) Performance Testing
19 84 (8.25%) Continuous Delivery
20 73 (7.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 541 (53.14%) Java
2 433 (42.53%) C#
3 257 (25.25%) SQL
4 149 (14.64%) Python
5 132 (12.97%) Ruby
6 130 (12.77%) JavaScript
7 20 (1.96%) PHP
8 18 (1.77%) VBScript
9 15 (1.47%) Groovy
10 14 (1.38%) C++
11 12 (1.18%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.18%) Scala
11 12 (1.18%) VB
12 11 (1.08%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.69%) Perl
14 6 (0.59%) C
14 6 (0.59%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.39%) ES6
16 3 (0.29%) XPath
17 2 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 122 (11.98%) ISEB
2 115 (11.30%) ISTQB
3 103 (10.12%) Degree
4 47 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (1.67%) Security Cleared
6 16 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (0.88%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.49%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.49%) HNC
9 2 (0.20%) HND
10 1 (0.098%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.098%) GNVQ
10 1 (0.098%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.098%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.098%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 486 (47.74%) QA
2 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.098%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.098%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (0.79%) Docker
2 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.098%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.88%) Puppet
3 4 (0.39%) Grafana
3 4 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.39%) StatsD
4 1 (0.098%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.098%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.098%) Rancher
Vendors
1 79 (7.76%) Microsoft
2 54 (5.30%) Oracle
3 21 (2.06%) HP
4 18 (1.77%) Atlassian
5 14 (1.38%) SAP
6 9 (0.88%) Borland
7 7 (0.69%) Xamarin
8 6 (0.59%) TOWER Software
9 4 (0.39%) Splunk
10 2 (0.20%) Google
10 2 (0.20%) Tableau
10 2 (0.20%) Twitter
10 2 (0.20%) VMware
11 1 (0.098%) CA
11 1 (0.098%) IBM
11 1 (0.098%) Informatica
11 1 (0.098%) Perforce
11 1 (0.098%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.098%) Salesforce.com
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Training + Benefits
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Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
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London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
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Oscar
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