The median annual salary for a QA Automation Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation QA Engineer
UK
Rank 665 822 851
Rank change year-on-year +157 +29  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 200 119 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 179 111 105
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,400
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.35% -5.55%  

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 80774 98602 101550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.35% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 66963 82534 82926
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%  

QA Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Automation Engineer in the UK

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 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 +193 198 £47,500 +5.55% 19
London +86 80 £56,250 +12.50% 6
South East +88 55 £37,500 -16.66% 4
Berkshire +49 22 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Buckinghamshire +38 22 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Milton Keynes +33 22 £37,500 -10.17% 1
North West -13 19 £42,500 +11.11% 2
Manchester -15 19 £42,500 +11.11% 2
West Midlands +38 13 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East of England +26 12 £42,500 - 3
Reading - 12 £50,000 - 2
Chiswick - 10 £52,500 -
Newbury +6 8 £35,000 -22.22%
Yorkshire +38 7 £40,000 -5.88% 3
East Midlands - 7 £60,000 -
Nottingham - 7 £60,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 7 £60,000 -
Hertfordshire +22 6 £45,000 +18.42%
Warwickshire +31 5 £45,000 -
Sussex - 5 £55,000 -
Cambridgeshire +7 4 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Warwick - 4 - -
Watford - 4 £47,500 -
City of London +35 3 £70,000 +51.35% 3
East Sussex +1 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Brighton -6 3 £32,500 -7.14%
York - 3 - - 3
Sheffield - 3 £40,000 -
North Yorkshire - 3 - - 3
South Yorkshire - 3 £40,000 -

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 343 (100.00%) QA
2 264 (76.97%) Agile Software Development
3 263 (76.68%) Selenium
4 215 (62.68%) Java
5 141 (41.11%) BDD
6 132 (38.48%) Cucumber
7 128 (37.32%) Automated Testing
7 128 (37.32%) QA Automation
8 118 (34.40%) Test Automation
9 109 (31.78%) Scrum
10 106 (30.90%) WebDriver
11 105 (30.61%) SQL
12 99 (28.86%) TDD
13 94 (27.41%) Finance
14 86 (25.07%) Automation Testing
15 76 (22.16%) Python
16 75 (21.87%) C#
16 75 (21.87%) Test Scripting
17 70 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
18 68 (19.83%) Regression Testing
19 61 (17.78%) JMeter
19 61 (17.78%) JavaScript
20 56 (16.33%) JUnit
20 56 (16.33%) Kanban
21 53 (15.45%) Git (software)
22 52 (15.16%) Ruby
23 49 (14.29%) JIRA
24 48 (13.99%) Software Engineering
24 48 (13.99%) Appium
25 45 (13.12%) Test Strategy

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 10 (2.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (0.87%) MS Excel
1 3 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.08%) SaaS
3 11 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.04%) GitHub
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.21%) Internet
2 2 (0.58%) HTTP
3 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.45%) MySQL
2 13 (3.79%) NoSQL
3 11 (3.21%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (3.21%) Big Data
3 11 (3.21%) HBase
4 7 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.46%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.58%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.58%) InfluxDB
6 2 (0.58%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.29%) DB2
7 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 263 (76.68%) Selenium
2 132 (38.48%) Cucumber
3 106 (30.90%) WebDriver
4 61 (17.78%) JMeter
5 56 (16.33%) JUnit
6 53 (15.45%) Git (software)
7 49 (14.29%) JIRA
8 48 (13.99%) Appium
9 43 (12.54%) Jenkins
10 39 (11.37%) SoapUI
11 29 (8.45%) SpecFlow
12 22 (6.41%) Gatling
13 20 (5.83%) Maven
14 19 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (4.08%) jMock
15 14 (4.08%) NUnit
15 14 (4.08%) Visual Studio
16 13 (3.79%) TestNG
17 12 (3.50%) Calabash
17 12 (3.50%) Hudson
General
1 94 (27.41%) Finance
2 19 (5.54%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.25%) Banking
4 14 (4.08%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.46%) Back Office
5 5 (1.46%) Games
5 5 (1.46%) Retail
6 3 (0.87%) Advertising
6 3 (0.87%) Marketing
7 2 (0.58%) Electronics
7 2 (0.58%) Front Office
7 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Automotive
8 1 (0.29%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.75%) Gherkin
1 30 (8.75%) Web Services
2 29 (8.45%) .NET
3 28 (8.16%) REST
4 27 (7.87%) XML
5 19 (5.54%) RESTful
6 14 (4.08%) SOAP
7 12 (3.50%) HTML
8 8 (2.33%) HTML5
9 7 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (2.04%) Node.js
10 6 (1.75%) CSS
11 5 (1.46%) Play Framework
11 5 (1.46%) React
12 4 (1.17%) pytest
12 4 (1.17%) Swagger
13 3 (0.87%) Spring
13 3 (0.87%) WireMock
14 2 (0.58%) J2EE
14 2 (0.58%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.66%) Mobile App
2 17 (4.96%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 8 (2.33%) iPad
5 7 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.46%) RIA
7 4 (1.17%) Arduino
7 4 (1.17%) Credit Derivative
7 4 (1.17%) Derivative
7 4 (1.17%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.17%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 4 (1.17%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.17%) Raspberry Pi
8 3 (0.87%) Fintech
9 1 (0.29%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.29%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.29%) Equities
9 1 (0.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 43 (12.54%) Linux
2 42 (12.24%) Unix
3 38 (11.08%) Apple iOS
4 37 (10.79%) Android
5 25 (7.29%) Windows
6 1 (0.29%) Debian
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (76.97%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (41.11%) BDD
3 128 (37.32%) Automated Testing
3 128 (37.32%) QA Automation
4 118 (34.40%) Test Automation
5 109 (31.78%) Scrum
6 99 (28.86%) TDD
7 86 (25.07%) Automation Testing
8 75 (21.87%) Test Scripting
9 70 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
10 68 (19.83%) Regression Testing
11 56 (16.33%) Kanban
12 48 (13.99%) Software Engineering
13 45 (13.12%) Test Strategy
14 44 (12.83%) Functional Testing
14 44 (12.83%) Manual Testing
15 43 (12.54%) OO
16 38 (11.08%) API Testing
17 34 (9.91%) Defect Management
18 30 (8.75%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 215 (62.68%) Java
2 105 (30.61%) SQL
3 76 (22.16%) Python
4 75 (21.87%) C#
5 61 (17.78%) JavaScript
6 52 (15.16%) Ruby
7 22 (6.41%) PHP
8 17 (4.96%) Groovy
8 17 (4.96%) PL/SQL
9 14 (4.08%) Shell Script
10 13 (3.79%) C++
11 11 (3.21%) Perl
12 8 (2.33%) Scala
13 5 (1.46%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.46%) Go
14 4 (1.17%) VBScript
15 1 (0.29%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.29%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 27 (7.87%) ISEB
2 23 (6.71%) Degree
3 15 (4.37%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.29%) HND
4 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 343 (100.00%) QA
2 44 (12.83%) SDET
3 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.29%) Docker
2 1 (0.29%) Firmware
2 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.17%) Ansible
4 3 (0.87%) Capistrano
4 3 (0.87%) Puppet
4 3 (0.87%) Salt
5 2 (0.58%) Grafana
Vendors
1 21 (6.12%) Oracle
2 19 (5.54%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.75%) HP
4 4 (1.17%) Apiary
5 2 (0.58%) VMware
6 1 (0.29%) Apple
6 1 (0.29%) Sybase
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