Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Automation Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation QA Engineer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 908 972 1002
Rank change year-on-year +64 +30 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 284 248 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 255 217 294
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £69,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

QA Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured QA Automation Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for QA Automation Engineer in the UK

QA Automation Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer.

Salary trend for QA Automation Engineer in the UK

QA Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Automation Engineer in the UK

QA Automation Engineer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +84 276 £47,500 +5.56% 26
UK excluding London +65 166 £42,500 - 13
London -3 114 £55,000 +10.00% 14
South East +54 59 £44,000 -2.22% 7
North of England +21 41 £40,000 -5.88% 1
East of England +11 31 £40,000 -11.11% 2
North West 0 25 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Midlands +16 24 £65,000 +79.31% 1
East Midlands +37 21 £65,000 +80.56% 1
Yorkshire +14 15 £35,000 -12.50%
South West +15 7 £38,750 +19.23% 1
West Midlands +2 3 £37,500 -
Scotland -26 3 £40,000 +11.89% 1
North East -5 1 £47,500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, QA Automation Engineer 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 QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 284 (100.00%) QA
2 272 (95.77%) Test Automation
3 208 (73.24%) Selenium
4 200 (70.42%) Agile Software Development
5 159 (55.99%) Java
6 133 (46.83%) Cucumber
7 124 (43.66%) BDD
8 121 (42.61%) QA Automation
9 116 (40.85%) WebDriver
10 85 (29.93%) TDD
11 84 (29.58%) Scrum
12 75 (26.41%) Manual Testing
13 73 (25.70%) C#
14 67 (23.59%) Jenkins
15 65 (22.89%) Finance
16 63 (22.18%) SQL
17 62 (21.83%) JavaScript
18 61 (21.48%) JIRA
19 57 (20.07%) Continuous Integration
19 57 (20.07%) Test Strategy
20 51 (17.96%) Python
20 51 (17.96%) Ruby
21 48 (16.90%) Web Services
22 47 (16.55%) API Testing
23 40 (14.08%) RESTful
24 39 (13.73%) JUnit
24 39 (13.73%) Regression Testing
25 36 (12.68%) Software Testing
25 36 (12.68%) SDET
26 35 (12.32%) ISTQB

QA Automation Engineer 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 20 (7.04%) Confluence
2 4 (1.41%) CMS
3 2 (0.70%) IIS
4 1 (0.35%) Apache
4 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.97%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.52%) SaaS
4 6 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.41%) GitHub
6 3 (1.06%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.35%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.35%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.17%) Internet
2 6 (2.11%) HTTP
3 2 (0.70%) NGN
3 2 (0.70%) Skype
3 2 (0.70%) VoIP
4 1 (0.35%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.35%) MQTT
4 1 (0.35%) Network Security
4 1 (0.35%) RTP
4 1 (0.35%) SSL
4 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.87%) NoSQL
2 9 (3.17%) MySQL
2 9 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.41%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.06%) HBase
4 3 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.70%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.35%) Big Data
6 1 (0.35%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 208 (73.24%) Selenium
2 133 (46.83%) Cucumber
3 116 (40.85%) WebDriver
4 67 (23.59%) Jenkins
5 61 (21.48%) JIRA
6 39 (13.73%) JUnit
7 29 (10.21%) Git (software)
8 28 (9.86%) SoapUI
9 21 (7.39%) Appium
10 17 (5.99%) SpecFlow
11 16 (5.63%) JMeter
11 16 (5.63%) TeamCity
12 15 (5.28%) HP UFT
13 14 (4.93%) JBehave
13 14 (4.93%) Maven
14 11 (3.87%) Calabash
14 11 (3.87%) NUnit
15 9 (3.17%) PHPUnit
15 9 (3.17%) TestNG
16 6 (2.11%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 65 (22.89%) Finance
2 9 (3.17%) Banking
2 9 (3.17%) Retail
3 6 (2.11%) Electronics
3 6 (2.11%) Marketing
3 6 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.41%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.41%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.06%) Games
5 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.06%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.70%) Billing
7 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.35%) Automotive
7 1 (0.35%) Back Office
7 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.35%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (16.90%) Web Services
2 40 (14.08%) RESTful
3 35 (12.32%) .NET
4 31 (10.92%) REST
5 27 (9.51%) Gherkin
6 20 (7.04%) XML
7 17 (5.99%) Node.js
8 16 (5.63%) SOAP
9 13 (4.58%) HTML
10 11 (3.87%) AngularJS
11 9 (3.17%) CSS
11 9 (3.17%) React
12 8 (2.82%) Behat
13 5 (1.76%) Hibernate
13 5 (1.76%) HTML5
13 5 (1.76%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (1.76%) React Native
13 5 (1.76%) Spring
13 5 (1.76%) Symfony
13 5 (1.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.86%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (9.51%) Mobile App
3 23 (8.10%) Fintech
4 12 (4.23%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.52%) User Experience
7 8 (2.82%) RIA
8 7 (2.46%) Video\Live Streaming
9 6 (2.11%) Blog
9 6 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.41%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.70%) Replication
11 2 (0.70%) Robotics
11 2 (0.70%) Smart Home
11 2 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.35%) iPad
12 1 (0.35%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.35%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.80%) Apple iOS
2 20 (7.04%) Windows
3 15 (5.28%) Linux
4 13 (4.58%) Unix
5 12 (4.23%) Android
6 3 (1.06%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.70%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.70%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (95.77%) Test Automation
2 200 (70.42%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (43.66%) BDD
4 121 (42.61%) QA Automation
5 85 (29.93%) TDD
6 84 (29.58%) Scrum
7 75 (26.41%) Manual Testing
8 57 (20.07%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (20.07%) Test Strategy
9 47 (16.55%) API Testing
10 39 (13.73%) Regression Testing
11 36 (12.68%) SDET
11 36 (12.68%) Software Testing
12 32 (11.27%) Software Engineering
13 31 (10.92%) Performance Testing
14 26 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
14 26 (9.15%) Defect Management
15 24 (8.45%) Acceptance Criteria
15 24 (8.45%) Continuous Delivery
16 23 (8.10%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 159 (55.99%) Java
2 73 (25.70%) C#
3 63 (22.18%) SQL
4 62 (21.83%) JavaScript
5 51 (17.96%) Python
5 51 (17.96%) Ruby
6 13 (4.58%) C++
6 13 (4.58%) PHP
7 6 (2.11%) C
7 6 (2.11%) Groovy
7 6 (2.11%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.76%) ES6
8 5 (1.76%) Perl
9 3 (1.06%) VBScript
10 2 (0.70%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.70%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.70%) R
10 2 (0.70%) Scala
11 1 (0.35%) Go
Qualifications
1 35 (12.32%) ISTQB
2 28 (9.86%) Degree
3 26 (9.15%) ISEB
4 14 (4.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.41%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.35%) MCITP
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.46%) Docker
2 1 (0.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.41%) Puppet
2 2 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.35%) Ansible
3 1 (0.35%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (3.87%) Google
2 10 (3.52%) Atlassian
3 9 (3.17%) HP
4 6 (2.11%) Talend
5 5 (1.76%) Capita
5 5 (1.76%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.41%) Sophos
7 3 (1.06%) SAP
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle
9 1 (0.35%) CA
9 1 (0.35%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.35%) IBM
9 1 (0.35%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.35%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.35%) VMware