The median annual salary for a QA Automation Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 719 816 848
Rank change year-on-year +97 +32  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 172 116 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 160 108 121
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  

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 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 27 June 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 27 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 +105 171 £47,500 +5.55% 21
London +56 79 £52,500 +5.00% 5
South East +61 37 £50,000 +17.64% 7
Berkshire +38 23 £50,000 +14.28% 1
East of England -11 22 £45,000 - 4
North West -30 15 £40,000 +2.56% 3
Manchester -25 14 £40,000 +2.56% 1
Reading - 14 £50,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -7 12 £45,000 -
Cambridge -12 10 £42,500 -27.96% 4
Cambridgeshire -18 10 £42,500 -27.96% 4
Bracknell +27 9 £50,000 +11.11%
Watford -4 9 £45,000 -
Chiswick - 9 £52,500 -
Yorkshire +6 8 £37,500 - 2
City of London +33 7 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 7 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Milton Keynes 0 7 £42,500 -5.55% 2
York +17 6 £32,000 - 2
North Yorkshire +8 6 £32,000 - 2
East Midlands +17 4 £65,000 +73.33%
Nottinghamshire +5 4 £65,000 +73.33%
Nottingham +4 4 £65,000 +73.33%
West Midlands +9 3 £47,750 +19.37%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £35,000 -
Crawley - 3 £50,000 -
West Sussex - 3 £50,000 -
North East - 3 £35,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire +13 2 £40,000 +23.07% 1

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 373 (100.00%) QA
2 366 (98.12%) Test Automation
3 314 (84.18%) Selenium
4 294 (78.82%) Agile Software Development
5 242 (64.88%) Java
6 169 (45.31%) QA Automation
7 156 (41.82%) BDD
8 154 (41.29%) WebDriver
9 142 (38.07%) Cucumber
10 140 (37.53%) SQL
11 131 (35.12%) Scrum
12 125 (33.51%) TDD
13 112 (30.03%) Finance
14 84 (22.52%) Test Scripting
15 73 (19.57%) JIRA
16 71 (19.03%) Python
17 70 (18.77%) JavaScript
17 70 (18.77%) C#
17 70 (18.77%) SDET
18 69 (18.50%) Continuous Integration
19 66 (17.69%) Test Strategy
20 63 (16.89%) Software Engineering
21 62 (16.62%) JUnit
22 61 (16.35%) JMeter
23 59 (15.82%) Regression Testing
24 58 (15.55%) RESTful
24 58 (15.55%) API Testing
25 54 (14.48%) Web Services
25 54 (14.48%) XML
26 53 (14.21%) Jenkins

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 10 (2.68%) Confluence
2 2 (0.54%) CMS
3 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.83%) SaaS
2 15 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.95%) GitHub
4 7 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.34%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.27%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.04%) Internet
2 8 (2.14%) HTTP
3 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.04%) MySQL
2 19 (5.09%) NoSQL
3 13 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
3 13 (3.49%) HBase
4 11 (2.95%) SQL Server
5 7 (1.88%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.07%) Big Data
7 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.27%) DB2
8 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.27%) Redis
8 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 314 (84.18%) Selenium
2 154 (41.29%) WebDriver
3 142 (38.07%) Cucumber
4 73 (19.57%) JIRA
5 62 (16.62%) JUnit
6 61 (16.35%) JMeter
7 53 (14.21%) Jenkins
8 51 (13.67%) Git (software)
9 50 (13.40%) Appium
10 34 (9.12%) SoapUI
11 32 (8.58%) Gatling
12 28 (7.51%) JBehave
13 24 (6.43%) SpecFlow
14 16 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (4.02%) jMock
15 15 (4.02%) TeamCity
16 13 (3.49%) Calabash
16 13 (3.49%) Hamcrest
16 13 (3.49%) Visual Studio
17 12 (3.22%) TestNG
General
1 112 (30.03%) Finance
2 22 (5.90%) Financial Institution
3 11 (2.95%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.68%) Retail
5 9 (2.41%) Banking
6 3 (0.80%) Games
7 2 (0.54%) Advertising
7 2 (0.54%) Back Office
7 2 (0.54%) Electronics
7 2 (0.54%) Law
7 2 (0.54%) Marketing
7 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.27%) Automotive
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (15.55%) RESTful
2 54 (14.48%) Web Services
2 54 (14.48%) XML
3 45 (12.06%) Gherkin
4 44 (11.80%) REST
5 30 (8.04%) .NET
6 13 (3.49%) HTML
7 11 (2.95%) SOAP
8 8 (2.14%) CSS
8 8 (2.14%) Node.js
9 7 (1.88%) AngularJS
9 7 (1.88%) React
10 6 (1.61%) JDBC
10 6 (1.61%) Symfony
11 5 (1.34%) HTML5
11 5 (1.34%) Play Framework
12 4 (1.07%) Backbone.js
12 4 (1.07%) pytest
12 4 (1.07%) Swagger
13 3 (0.80%) Polymer
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.58%) Mobile App
2 25 (6.70%) RIA
3 21 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (4.29%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.22%) iPad
6 7 (1.88%) Fintech
7 6 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.34%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.34%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.34%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.80%) Replication
9 3 (0.80%) Robotics
9 3 (0.80%) Smart Home
9 3 (0.80%) User Experience
10 2 (0.54%) Derivative
10 2 (0.54%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 2 (0.54%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 41 (10.99%) Linux
2 39 (10.46%) Unix
3 36 (9.65%) Apple iOS
4 34 (9.12%) Android
5 32 (8.58%) Windows
6 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (98.12%) Test Automation
2 294 (78.82%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (45.31%) QA Automation
4 156 (41.82%) BDD
5 131 (35.12%) Scrum
6 125 (33.51%) TDD
7 84 (22.52%) Test Scripting
8 70 (18.77%) SDET
9 69 (18.50%) Continuous Integration
10 66 (17.69%) Test Strategy
11 63 (16.89%) Software Engineering
12 59 (15.82%) Regression Testing
13 58 (15.55%) API Testing
14 51 (13.67%) Manual Testing
15 42 (11.26%) Defect Management
15 42 (11.26%) Performance Testing
15 42 (11.26%) Software Testing
16 39 (10.46%) Kanban
17 37 (9.92%) OO
18 36 (9.65%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 242 (64.88%) Java
2 140 (37.53%) SQL
3 71 (19.03%) Python
4 70 (18.77%) C#
4 70 (18.77%) JavaScript
5 50 (13.40%) Ruby
6 20 (5.36%) PHP
7 18 (4.83%) PL/SQL
8 11 (2.95%) Shell Script
9 10 (2.68%) C++
10 8 (2.14%) Groovy
11 7 (1.88%) Scala
12 6 (1.61%) Go
13 5 (1.34%) Perl
14 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.54%) VBScript
15 1 (0.27%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.27%) C
15 1 (0.27%) F#
Qualifications
1 26 (6.97%) ISEB
2 20 (5.36%) Degree
2 20 (5.36%) ISTQB
3 7 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.80%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.54%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) HND
7 1 (0.27%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 373 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) MiFID
2 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (0.80%) Docker
2 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (8.04%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.51%) Oracle
3 9 (2.41%) HP
4 4 (1.07%) Apiary
5 3 (0.80%) Google
6 2 (0.54%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.27%) Apple
7 1 (0.27%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.27%) Sybase
7 1 (0.27%) VMware
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