The median annual salary for a Automation Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 427 590 621
Rank change year-on-year +163 +31  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 522 394 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.38% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.39% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 473 357 325
Median salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,450 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,900 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +19.71% -10.12%  

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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 March 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 March 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 +162 495 £50,000 +20.48% 68
London +75 181 £52,500 -4.54% 19
South East +68 88 £40,000 +3.22% 12
Yorkshire +68 63 £47,500 +35.71% 11
North West -2 55 £46,250 +27.58% 7
Manchester +7 52 £47,500 +31.03% 6
South West +62 43 £42,500 +41.66% 9
West Yorkshire +52 41 £55,000 +57.14% 7
Leeds +45 39 £55,000 +57.14% 7
West Midlands +49 28 £37,500 +5.63% 2
City of London +48 26 £55,000 +10.00% 1
East of England +30 23 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Bristol +23 22 £50,000 +42.85% 4
West Sussex +29 21 £51,250 +32.25%
Berkshire +32 20 £43,250 +2.97% 1
Surrey +46 16 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Reading +44 14 £38,250 -10.00%
Sheffield +20 14 £45,000 +44.00% 1
South Yorkshire +16 14 £45,000 +44.00% 1
Somerset -2 14 £35,000 +16.66% 4
Scotland +32 12 £35,000 -2.77% 2
Chiswick - 12 £52,500 -
Birmingham +14 10 £40,000 -
East Midlands +9 9 £42,500 +2.40% 2
Edinburgh - 9 £35,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 9 £55,000 - 2
Kent +29 8 £35,000 -18.60%
Hampshire +21 8 £36,500 +4.28% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 8 £35,750 -10.62% 2
Milton Keynes +16 8 £35,750 +0.70% 1

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 683 (72.28%) Selenium
2 666 (70.48%) Agile Software Development
3 461 (48.78%) QA
4 426 (45.08%) Java
5 379 (40.11%) Cucumber
6 377 (39.89%) Test Automation
7 360 (38.10%) C#
8 357 (37.78%) BDD
9 312 (33.02%) WebDriver
10 293 (31.01%) Automation Testing
11 289 (30.58%) Automated Testing
12 282 (29.84%) Test Scripting
13 276 (29.21%) TDD
14 224 (23.70%) SQL
15 209 (22.12%) Scrum
16 182 (19.26%) Finance
17 166 (17.57%) Software Testing
18 160 (16.93%) Ruby
18 160 (16.93%) Python
19 153 (16.19%) SDLC
20 145 (15.34%) QA Automation
21 142 (15.03%) Manual Testing
22 141 (14.92%) Continuous Integration
23 132 (13.97%) Jenkins
24 125 (13.23%) ISEB
25 115 (12.17%) SpecFlow
25 115 (12.17%) Regression Testing
26 112 (11.85%) E-Commerce
27 110 (11.64%) Web Services
28 108 (11.43%) Gherkin

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 27 (2.86%) Confluence
2 13 (1.38%) CMS
3 9 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (0.95%) Umbraco
4 6 (0.63%) IIS
5 3 (0.32%) Apache
5 3 (0.32%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 55 (5.82%) GitHub
2 32 (3.39%) SaaS
3 15 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.11%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 65 (6.88%) HTTP
2 16 (1.69%) Internet
3 5 (0.53%) SSL
4 4 (0.42%) SSH
5 2 (0.21%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.11%) Intranet
6 1 (0.11%) MQTT
6 1 (0.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.87%) Relational Database
3 44 (4.66%) MySQL
4 37 (3.92%) NoSQL
5 26 (2.75%) Big Data
6 20 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
6 20 (2.12%) HBase
6 20 (2.12%) MongoDB
7 19 (2.01%) RDBMS
8 13 (1.38%) Redis
9 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.32%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.32%) MS Access
10 3 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.11%) KDB
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 683 (72.28%) Selenium
2 379 (40.11%) Cucumber
3 312 (33.02%) WebDriver
4 132 (13.97%) Jenkins
5 115 (12.17%) SpecFlow
6 107 (11.32%) JIRA
7 89 (9.42%) SoapUI
8 87 (9.21%) JUnit
9 76 (8.04%) JMeter
10 75 (7.94%) Git (software)
11 67 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
12 61 (6.46%) HP UFT
13 59 (6.24%) Appium
14 46 (4.87%) Visual Studio
15 45 (4.76%) Calabash
16 38 (4.02%) Ranorex
17 30 (3.17%) Capybara
18 27 (2.86%) FitNesse
19 25 (2.65%) Maven
20 24 (2.54%) Gatling
General
1 182 (19.26%) Finance
2 33 (3.49%) Banking
3 28 (2.96%) Telecoms
4 27 (2.86%) Retail
5 20 (2.12%) Financial Institution
5 20 (2.12%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.12%) Marketing
6 11 (1.16%) Advertising
7 10 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.95%) Electronics
9 8 (0.85%) Games
10 5 (0.53%) Automotive
11 4 (0.42%) Legal
12 3 (0.32%) Front Office
13 2 (0.21%) Back Office
13 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.21%) Publishing
14 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (11.64%) Web Services
2 108 (11.43%) Gherkin
3 104 (11.01%) .NET
4 67 (7.09%) SOAP
5 60 (6.35%) XML
6 56 (5.93%) RESTful
7 52 (5.50%) REST
8 51 (5.40%) HTML
9 30 (3.17%) CSS
10 27 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
11 22 (2.33%) JSON
12 13 (1.38%) ActiveMQ
12 13 (1.38%) AngularJS
12 13 (1.38%) JSON Schema
12 13 (1.38%) JSON-LD
13 12 (1.27%) ASP.NET
14 10 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (0.95%) HTML5
16 8 (0.85%) WPF
17 7 (0.74%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 45 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (3.92%) Mobile App
3 27 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 20 (2.12%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (1.90%) Fintech
7 17 (1.80%) Virtual Team
8 9 (0.95%) Digital Media
8 9 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (0.85%) iPad
10 7 (0.74%) Equities
10 7 (0.74%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.74%) User Experience
11 4 (0.42%) Arduino
11 4 (0.42%) Online Games
11 4 (0.42%) Raspberry Pi
12 3 (0.32%) BBC
12 3 (0.32%) Blog
12 3 (0.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 101 (10.69%) Linux
2 95 (10.05%) Unix
3 80 (8.47%) Windows
4 35 (3.70%) Android
5 30 (3.17%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.69%) Mac OS X
7 10 (1.06%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.42%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.42%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.11%) Solaris
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 666 (70.48%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (39.89%) Test Automation
3 357 (37.78%) BDD
4 293 (31.01%) Automation Testing
5 289 (30.58%) Automated Testing
6 282 (29.84%) Test Scripting
7 276 (29.21%) TDD
8 209 (22.12%) Scrum
9 166 (17.57%) Software Testing
10 153 (16.19%) SDLC
11 145 (15.34%) QA Automation
12 142 (15.03%) Manual Testing
13 141 (14.92%) Continuous Integration
14 115 (12.17%) Regression Testing
15 112 (11.85%) E-Commerce
16 84 (8.89%) System Integration Testing
17 78 (8.25%) Continuous Delivery
18 74 (7.83%) Kanban
19 73 (7.72%) Configuration Management
20 71 (7.51%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 426 (45.08%) Java
2 360 (38.10%) C#
3 224 (23.70%) SQL
4 160 (16.93%) Python
4 160 (16.93%) Ruby
5 106 (11.22%) JavaScript
6 27 (2.86%) Groovy
7 18 (1.90%) Perl
8 17 (1.80%) C++
9 15 (1.59%) Bash Shell
9 15 (1.59%) PHP
10 14 (1.48%) VBScript
11 12 (1.27%) PowerShell
11 12 (1.27%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.06%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.06%) VB
13 9 (0.95%) C
14 8 (0.85%) Scala
15 4 (0.42%) XPath
16 2 (0.21%) AWK
Qualifications
1 125 (13.23%) ISEB
2 101 (10.69%) ISTQB
3 87 (9.21%) Degree
4 44 (4.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (0.95%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.63%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.21%) HND
8 2 (0.21%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.11%) GNVQ
9 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 461 (48.78%) QA
2 66 (6.98%) SDET
3 13 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) SLA
4 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (1.48%) Docker
2 3 (0.32%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (2.12%) Puppet
2 13 (1.38%) Grafana
2 13 (1.38%) StatsD
3 10 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.11%) HockeyApp
5 1 (0.11%) Rancher
5 1 (0.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 73 (7.72%) Microsoft
2 39 (4.13%) Oracle
3 17 (1.80%) HP
4 13 (1.38%) Atlassian
4 13 (1.38%) Splunk
4 13 (1.38%) TOWER Software
5 11 (1.16%) SAP
6 9 (0.95%) Sitecore
6 9 (0.95%) Xamarin
7 6 (0.63%) Borland
8 3 (0.32%) BT
8 3 (0.32%) Intel Security
8 3 (0.32%) VMware
9 2 (0.21%) Perforce
10 1 (0.11%) CA
10 1 (0.11%) IBM
10 1 (0.11%) Informatica
10 1 (0.11%) Qualys
10 1 (0.11%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.11%) Sybase
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