Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Automation Tester was £55,000 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.

Senior Automation Tester
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 947 1112 1190
Rank change year-on-year +165 +78 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Automation Tester 242 107 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.057% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.059% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 220 89 118
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% +20.48%
10th Percentile £38,500 £35,950 £39,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +12.50%

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%

Senior Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Automation Tester in the UK

Senior Automation Tester
Top 13 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 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 +184 237 £55,000 +22.22% 13
UK excluding London +86 123 £52,500 +16.67% 7
London +79 116 £60,000 +4.35% 6
North of England +82 83 £55,000 +22.22% 3
North West +32 50 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Yorkshire +40 33 £55,000 +22.22% 2
South East +30 20 £45,750 +1.67% 1
Midlands +3 11 £45,000 +14.65% 1
West Midlands -4 6 £45,000 +16.88%
East Midlands +29 5 - - 1
South West +14 4 £51,000 +45.71% 1
East of England - 3 £37,500 - 1
Wales - 2 £43,750 -

Senior Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 242 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 192 (79.34%) Selenium
3 172 (71.07%) Agile Software Development
4 169 (69.83%) Cucumber
5 165 (68.18%) Java
6 138 (57.02%) QA
7 119 (49.17%) C#
8 107 (44.21%) WebDriver
9 103 (42.56%) BDD
10 90 (37.19%) TDD
11 86 (35.54%) SQL
12 74 (30.58%) Jenkins
13 72 (29.75%) Gherkin
13 72 (29.75%) Test Scripting
14 60 (24.79%) SDLC
15 59 (24.38%) System Integration Testing
16 52 (21.49%) GitHub
17 48 (19.83%) Analytical Skills
17 48 (19.83%) Configuration Management
18 46 (19.01%) Scrum
19 42 (17.36%) E-Commerce
19 42 (17.36%) SDET
20 40 (16.53%) Finance
21 39 (16.12%) Analytical Thinking
22 38 (15.70%) Validation
23 36 (14.88%) Software Engineering
24 35 (14.46%) Python
24 35 (14.46%) Exploratory Testing
25 34 (14.05%) Scenario Testing
25 34 (14.05%) Ruby

Senior 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 8 (3.31%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.83%) CMS
2 2 (0.83%) EPiServer
2 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 52 (21.49%) GitHub
2 7 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.07%) SaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.41%) PaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (0.41%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.61%) MySQL
2 11 (4.55%) Big Data
3 4 (1.65%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.65%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.24%) HBase
4 3 (1.24%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.24%) Power BI
5 1 (0.41%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.41%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 192 (79.34%) Selenium
2 169 (69.83%) Cucumber
3 107 (44.21%) WebDriver
4 74 (30.58%) Jenkins
5 33 (13.64%) Git (software)
6 30 (12.40%) SpecFlow
7 28 (11.57%) JUnit
8 24 (9.92%) TestNG
9 21 (8.68%) SoapUI
10 16 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (6.61%) TeamCity
11 12 (4.96%) MSTest
12 11 (4.55%) JIRA
13 9 (3.72%) Appium
14 7 (2.89%) JMeter
14 7 (2.89%) Visual Studio
15 6 (2.48%) NUnit
16 5 (2.07%) HP UFT
16 5 (2.07%) Protractor
17 4 (1.65%) Eclipse
General
1 40 (16.53%) Finance
2 11 (4.55%) Retail
3 9 (3.72%) Advertising
4 6 (2.48%) Banking
5 2 (0.83%) Games
6 1 (0.41%) Marketing
6 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (29.75%) Gherkin
2 26 (10.74%) REST
3 19 (7.85%) RESTful
4 16 (6.61%) Web Services
5 15 (6.20%) SOAP
6 12 (4.96%) Apache Flex
7 9 (3.72%) .NET
8 6 (2.48%) HTML
8 6 (2.48%) XML
9 3 (1.24%) Behat
9 3 (1.24%) Node.js
9 3 (1.24%) WSDL
10 2 (0.83%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.83%) Apache CXF
10 2 (0.83%) JSON
11 1 (0.41%) CSS
11 1 (0.41%) Google Maps API
11 1 (0.41%) GWT
11 1 (0.41%) Mason
11 1 (0.41%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 48 (19.83%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.20%) Fintech
3 10 (4.13%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.89%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.07%) User Experience
6 3 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.83%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (0.83%) Derivative
7 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.83%) Xbox
8 1 (0.41%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.41%) Life Science
8 1 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.72%) Linux
2 4 (1.65%) Android
2 4 (1.65%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 172 (71.07%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (42.56%) BDD
4 90 (37.19%) TDD
5 72 (29.75%) Test Scripting
6 60 (24.79%) SDLC
7 59 (24.38%) System Integration Testing
8 48 (19.83%) Configuration Management
9 46 (19.01%) Scrum
10 42 (17.36%) E-Commerce
10 42 (17.36%) SDET
11 39 (16.12%) Analytical Thinking
12 38 (15.70%) Validation
13 36 (14.88%) Software Engineering
14 35 (14.46%) Exploratory Testing
15 34 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (14.05%) Scenario Testing
16 29 (11.98%) Mentoring
17 26 (10.74%) Software Testing
18 25 (10.33%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 165 (68.18%) Java
2 119 (49.17%) C#
3 86 (35.54%) SQL
4 35 (14.46%) Python
5 34 (14.05%) Ruby
6 14 (5.79%) PHP
7 4 (1.65%) C
7 4 (1.65%) C++
7 4 (1.65%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.41%) Scala
9 1 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (6.20%) ISTQB
2 13 (5.37%) ISEB
3 7 (2.89%) Degree
4 3 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.83%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (57.02%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.24%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (8.68%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.48%) Google
3 4 (1.65%) Atlassian
3 4 (1.65%) Oracle
4 3 (1.24%) HP
4 3 (1.24%) Tableau
5 2 (0.83%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.41%) Mapbox
6 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com