The median annual salary for a Senior Automation Tester was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Automation Tester
UK
Rank 749 891 914
Rank change year-on-year +142 +23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Automation Tester 108 57 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.055% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.057% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 104 51 30
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +18.91%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,500 £38,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +29.41% -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 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
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%  

Senior Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Automation Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Automation Tester in the UK

Senior Automation Tester
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Automation Tester in the UK

Senior Automation Tester
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Automation Tester over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Automation Tester in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Automation Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +152 106 £55,000 - 13
London +64 38 £52,500 -4.54% 4
Yorkshire +48 28 £55,000 +32.53% 1
North West +4 26 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Manchester +3 24 £55,000 +4.76% 1
West Yorkshire +33 16 £55,000 +32.53% 1
Leeds +25 16 £55,000 +32.53% 1
Chiswick - 13 £52,500 -
Sheffield - 9 £45,000 -
South Yorkshire - 9 £45,000 -
South East +63 5 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Sussex - 5 £55,000 -
East of England +26 4 £46,250 +8.82% 2
City of London +52 3 £62,500 +13.63%
Cambridge - 3 £45,000 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £32,500 -
Harrogate - 3 £32,500 -
Bristol - 3 £60,000 - 2
South West - 3 £60,000 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 3 £45,000 -
Scotland +22 2 - -
Ealing +18 2 £57,500 +4.54%
Edinburgh - 2 - -
West Midlands +27 1 £40,000 -27.92%
Hertfordshire +13 1 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Cheshire +3 1 £35,000 -17.64%
Lancashire - 1 £30,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £40,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £60,000 -
Altrincham - 1 £39,000 -

Senior Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Automation Tester in the job title.

1 146 (78.49%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (76.88%) Selenium
3 120 (64.52%) Java
4 112 (60.22%) Cucumber
5 108 (58.06%) BDD
6 103 (55.38%) TDD
7 102 (54.84%) QA
8 98 (52.69%) C#
9 94 (50.54%) Test Automation
10 88 (47.31%) WebDriver
11 85 (45.70%) Automated Testing
12 75 (40.32%) Automation Testing
13 64 (34.41%) Jenkins
14 58 (31.18%) SDLC
15 56 (30.11%) Gherkin
15 56 (30.11%) Configuration Management
16 55 (29.57%) Test Scripting
17 48 (25.81%) SQL
17 48 (25.81%) HTTP
18 47 (25.27%) System Integration Testing
19 45 (24.19%) Web Services
19 45 (24.19%) Software Testing
20 44 (23.66%) GitHub
21 40 (21.51%) E-Commerce
22 39 (20.97%) Scrum
23 37 (19.89%) Relational Database
24 36 (19.35%) Linux
25 33 (17.74%) Unix
25 33 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
25 33 (17.74%) SDET

Senior Automation Tester 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 (5.38%) CMS
2 9 (4.84%) Sitecore CMS
2 9 (4.84%) Umbraco
3 5 (2.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 44 (23.66%) GitHub
2 14 (7.53%) SaaS
3 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (25.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (19.89%) Relational Database
2 25 (13.44%) MySQL
2 25 (13.44%) NoSQL
3 16 (8.60%) MongoDB
4 14 (7.53%) Apache Cassandra
4 14 (7.53%) HBase
4 14 (7.53%) RDBMS
5 11 (5.91%) Redis
6 6 (3.23%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 143 (76.88%) Selenium
2 112 (60.22%) Cucumber
3 88 (47.31%) WebDriver
4 64 (34.41%) Jenkins
5 27 (14.52%) Git (software)
5 27 (14.52%) JMeter
5 27 (14.52%) JUnit
6 25 (13.44%) SoapUI
6 25 (13.44%) SpecFlow
7 18 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (7.53%) Hamcrest
8 14 (7.53%) JIRA
8 14 (7.53%) jMock
9 10 (5.38%) Capybara
10 9 (4.84%) WATIR
11 7 (3.76%) Visual Studio
12 5 (2.69%) FitNesse
12 5 (2.69%) Protractor
13 4 (2.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (2.15%) TestNG
General
1 18 (9.68%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (30.11%) Gherkin
2 45 (24.19%) Web Services
3 27 (14.52%) RESTful
4 20 (10.75%) XML
5 17 (9.14%) HTML
6 16 (8.60%) REST
7 14 (7.53%) SOAP
8 13 (6.99%) .NET
9 11 (5.91%) ActiveMQ
9 11 (5.91%) JSON
9 11 (5.91%) JSON Schema
9 11 (5.91%) JSON-LD
10 7 (3.76%) CSS
11 5 (2.69%) Play Framework
12 4 (2.15%) Behat
12 4 (2.15%) WSDL
12 4 (2.15%) XSD
13 3 (1.61%) AngularJS
13 3 (1.61%) DOM
13 3 (1.61%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.69%) Fintech
2 3 (1.61%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.61%) iPad
3 2 (1.08%) Blog
4 1 (0.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.54%) AS400
4 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.54%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.35%) Linux
2 33 (17.74%) Unix
3 23 (12.37%) Windows
4 11 (5.91%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.08%) Android
5 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (78.49%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (58.06%) BDD
3 103 (55.38%) TDD
4 94 (50.54%) Test Automation
5 85 (45.70%) Automated Testing
6 75 (40.32%) Automation Testing
7 58 (31.18%) SDLC
8 56 (30.11%) Configuration Management
9 55 (29.57%) Test Scripting
10 47 (25.27%) System Integration Testing
11 45 (24.19%) Software Testing
12 40 (21.51%) E-Commerce
13 39 (20.97%) Scrum
14 33 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (17.20%) Mentoring
16 31 (16.67%) QA Automation
17 29 (15.59%) Kanban
18 28 (15.05%) Continuous Delivery
19 25 (13.44%) SOA
20 24 (12.90%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 120 (64.52%) Java
2 98 (52.69%) C#
3 48 (25.81%) SQL
4 29 (15.59%) Python
5 18 (9.68%) JavaScript
5 18 (9.68%) Ruby
6 6 (3.23%) Scala
7 5 (2.69%) VBScript
8 3 (1.61%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.61%) VB
9 2 (1.08%) AWK
9 2 (1.08%) Perl
9 2 (1.08%) PHP
9 2 (1.08%) sed
9 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.54%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 30 (16.13%) ISEB
2 9 (4.84%) Degree
3 8 (4.30%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.54%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (54.84%) QA
2 33 (17.74%) SDET
3 11 (5.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.61%) Hyper-V
1 3 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (5.91%) Grafana
1 11 (5.91%) Puppet
1 11 (5.91%) StatsD
2 2 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (6.99%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.91%) Splunk
3 9 (4.84%) Sitecore
4 6 (3.23%) Oracle
5 3 (1.61%) VMware
6 2 (1.08%) HP
6 2 (1.08%) Perforce
7 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.54%) IBM
7 1 (0.54%) Xamarin
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