Period
to 23 June 2021

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 636 567 565
Rank change year-on-year -69 -2 -61
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 332 312 706
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.39% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.40% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 283 275 579
10th Percentile £33,700 £32,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,875 £36,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £66,000 £66,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

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 95,829 77,064 138,086
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.87% 95.14% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 68,659 62,642 111,216
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,120
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -56 288 £50,000 +5.26% 45
UK excluding London -86 221 £45,000 +5.88% 28
London -16 98 £63,500 +10.43% 18
Work from Home -134 75 £48,750 +2.63% 11
South East -16 67 £47,500 +5.56% 11
North of England -58 66 £44,000 +3.53% 8
Yorkshire -68 37 £46,500 +9.41% 3
South West -50 35 £47,500 -2.56% 6
Scotland -35 25 £40,000 - 1
North West -18 23 £44,000 +3.53% 5
Midlands -59 14 £45,000 +32.35% 1
Wales -8 13 £40,000 -13.51%
West Midlands -32 8 £41,250 -6.78% 1
North East -9 6 £33,500 -18.79%
East Midlands -37 6 £47,500 +39.71%
East of England -25 2 £56,250 +12.50% 1

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 332 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 234 (70.48%) Selenium
3 216 (65.06%) Agile Software Development
4 170 (51.20%) Java
5 130 (39.16%) QA
6 129 (38.86%) Cucumber
7 122 (36.75%) C#
8 102 (30.72%) Software Testing
9 96 (28.92%) JavaScript
10 94 (28.31%) BDD
11 86 (25.90%) SQL
12 81 (24.40%) Social Skills
13 77 (23.19%) DevOps
14 70 (21.08%) Postman
15 68 (20.48%) WebDriver
16 66 (19.88%) Scrum
17 62 (18.67%) Azure
17 62 (18.67%) Jenkins
18 60 (18.07%) Regression Testing
19 59 (17.77%) Python
20 56 (16.87%) Test Scripting
21 52 (15.66%) Functional Testing
22 51 (15.36%) REST
22 51 (15.36%) API Testing
23 49 (14.76%) SpecFlow
24 47 (14.16%) Continuous Integration
24 47 (14.16%) JMeter
25 45 (13.55%) TDD
26 43 (12.95%) SDET
27 41 (12.35%) SDLC

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 5 (1.51%) Confluence
2 4 (1.20%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.30%) Drupal
3 1 (0.30%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.60%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 62 (18.67%) Azure
2 28 (8.43%) AWS
3 16 (4.82%) BrowserStack
4 15 (4.52%) SaaS
5 11 (3.31%) Serverless
6 10 (3.01%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (2.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (2.41%) GitHub
8 7 (2.11%) AWS CodePipeline
9 6 (1.81%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (1.51%) GCP
11 4 (1.20%) Azure Storage
12 3 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.90%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.90%) Azure Stack
13 2 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.60%) Tricentis Tosca
14 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.30%) Lucidchart
14 1 (0.30%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.12%) Broadband
2 10 (3.01%) HTTP
3 4 (1.20%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.71%) Azure SQL Database
1 9 (2.71%) Big Data
2 7 (2.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 6 (1.81%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (1.20%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.90%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.30%) DB2
6 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.30%) Power BI
6 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 234 (70.48%) Selenium
2 129 (38.86%) Cucumber
3 70 (21.08%) Postman
4 68 (20.48%) WebDriver
5 62 (18.67%) Jenkins
6 49 (14.76%) SpecFlow
7 47 (14.16%) JMeter
8 39 (11.75%) Git (software)
8 39 (11.75%) JIRA
9 32 (9.64%) Cypress.io
10 29 (8.73%) Appium
11 18 (5.42%) Visual Studio
12 16 (4.82%) NUnit
12 16 (4.82%) SoapUI
13 14 (4.22%) TestNG
14 13 (3.92%) JUnit
14 13 (3.92%) Maven
14 13 (3.92%) Protractor
14 13 (3.92%) REST Assured
15 12 (3.61%) IntelliJ
General
1 81 (24.40%) Social Skills
2 37 (11.14%) Finance
3 26 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.42%) Public Sector
5 14 (4.22%) Games
6 11 (3.31%) Banking
7 10 (3.01%) Marketing
8 8 (2.41%) Telecoms
9 7 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.20%) Advertising
11 3 (0.90%) Electronics
11 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.90%) Retail
12 2 (0.60%) Law
12 2 (0.60%) Legal
13 1 (0.30%) Local Government
13 1 (0.30%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (15.36%) REST
2 36 (10.84%) .NET
3 32 (9.64%) Gherkin
4 27 (8.13%) Web Services
5 26 (7.83%) RESTful
6 25 (7.53%) JSON
7 20 (6.02%) SOAP
8 19 (5.72%) XML
9 15 (4.52%) HTML
10 14 (4.22%) CSS
11 12 (3.61%) Node.js
11 12 (3.61%) React
12 8 (2.41%) Swagger
13 7 (2.11%) .NET Core
13 7 (2.11%) .NET Framework
13 7 (2.11%) WebdriverIO
14 6 (1.81%) AngularJS
15 5 (1.51%) CSS3
15 5 (1.51%) HTML5
15 5 (1.51%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.42%) Mobile App
2 17 (5.12%) Social Media
3 6 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (1.51%) EPoS
5 4 (1.20%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.20%) User Experience
6 3 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (0.90%) LIMS
6 3 (0.90%) NHS
6 3 (0.90%) PlayStation
7 2 (0.60%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.60%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.30%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.30%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.30%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.22%) Android
1 14 (4.22%) Apple iOS
2 12 (3.61%) Linux
3 11 (3.31%) Windows
4 6 (1.81%) Unix
5 3 (0.90%) Tizen
5 3 (0.90%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 216 (65.06%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (30.72%) Software Testing
4 94 (28.31%) BDD
5 77 (23.19%) DevOps
6 66 (19.88%) Scrum
7 60 (18.07%) Regression Testing
8 56 (16.87%) Test Scripting
9 52 (15.66%) Functional Testing
10 51 (15.36%) API Testing
11 47 (14.16%) Continuous Integration
12 45 (13.55%) TDD
13 43 (12.95%) SDET
14 41 (12.35%) SDLC
15 35 (10.54%) Manual Testing
16 34 (10.24%) Mentoring
17 31 (9.34%) Performance Testing
17 31 (9.34%) Test Strategy
18 30 (9.04%) Integration Testing
18 30 (9.04%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 170 (51.20%) Java
2 122 (36.75%) C#
3 96 (28.92%) JavaScript
4 86 (25.90%) SQL
5 59 (17.77%) Python
6 12 (3.61%) TypeScript
7 11 (3.31%) PowerShell
8 9 (2.71%) PHP
9 7 (2.11%) Ruby
10 6 (1.81%) VB
11 5 (1.51%) XPath
12 4 (1.20%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.20%) C
12 4 (1.20%) CoffeeScript
12 4 (1.20%) F#
12 4 (1.20%) Perl
13 3 (0.90%) Java 8
14 2 (0.60%) Groovy
14 2 (0.60%) VBScript
15 1 (0.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (7.23%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.02%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.12%) ISTQB
4 16 (4.82%) Degree
5 10 (3.01%) ISEB
6 7 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (39.16%) QA
2 11 (3.31%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.30%) SEPA
System Software
1 31 (9.34%) Docker
2 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (4.22%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.60%) Ansible
3 2 (0.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (3.01%) Microsoft
2 6 (1.81%) Oracle
3 5 (1.51%) SAP
3 5 (1.51%) Splunk
4 3 (0.90%) Sony
4 3 (0.90%) VMware
5 2 (0.60%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.60%) Databricks
5 2 (0.60%) Dell
5 2 (0.60%) OpenLink
6 1 (0.30%) Cadence
6 1 (0.30%) Google
6 1 (0.30%) IBM
6 1 (0.30%) Perfecto Mobile
6 1 (0.30%) Spotify
6 1 (0.30%) Sybase