The median annual salary for a Senior Automation Tester was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 753 852 919
Rank change year-on-year +99 +67  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Automation Tester 117 61 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.062% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.064% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 103 45 64
Median salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £33,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% +12.50%  

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 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +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 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 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 +108 113 £55,000 +22.22% 5
London +41 44 £55,000 -2.22% 2
Yorkshire - 32 £55,000 -
Manchester +2 24 £51,250 +47.48% 1
North West -26 24 £51,250 +40.41% 1
West Yorkshire - 19 £55,000 -
Leeds - 19 £55,000 -
Sheffield - 12 £45,000 -
South Yorkshire - 12 £45,000 -
Chiswick - 9 £52,500 -
South West - 8 £60,000 -
Bristol - 5 £60,000 -
Somerset - 3 £35,000 -
Bath - 3 £35,000 -
South East +39 2 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Ipswich - 2 £37,500 - 1
East of England - 2 £37,500 - 1
Suffolk - 2 £37,500 - 1
Surrey +34 1 £55,000 +27.90%
Reading +25 1 £50,000 +11.11%
City of London +22 1 £62,500 +25.00%
Berkshire +16 1 £50,000 +11.11%
Wales - 1 £45,000 -
South Wales - 1 £45,000 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £39,500 -
York - 1 £39,500 -
Reigate - 1 £55,000 -
Nottingham - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 224 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 179 (79.91%) Selenium
3 177 (79.02%) Agile Software Development
4 169 (75.45%) Java
5 162 (72.32%) Cucumber
6 134 (59.82%) C#
7 124 (55.36%) BDD
8 115 (51.34%) TDD
9 111 (49.55%) WebDriver
10 105 (46.88%) QA
11 98 (43.75%) Test Scripting
12 91 (40.63%) Jenkins
13 85 (37.95%) Gherkin
14 82 (36.61%) SDLC
15 80 (35.71%) System Integration Testing
16 72 (32.14%) Configuration Management
17 69 (30.80%) GitHub
18 65 (29.02%) SQL
19 51 (22.77%) Continuous Integration
20 41 (18.30%) Python
21 38 (16.96%) Web Services
21 38 (16.96%) Software Testing
22 37 (16.52%) E-Commerce
23 36 (16.07%) HTTP
23 36 (16.07%) Continuous Delivery
24 34 (15.18%) Scrum
25 31 (13.84%) Unix
25 31 (13.84%) RESTful
26 29 (12.95%) MySQL
26 29 (12.95%) JUnit

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 10 (4.46%) CMS
2 5 (2.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 69 (30.80%) GitHub
2 16 (7.14%) SaaS
3 2 (0.89%) BrowserStack
3 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (16.07%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.95%) MySQL
2 20 (8.93%) NoSQL
3 16 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 16 (7.14%) HBase
4 10 (4.46%) MongoDB
4 10 (4.46%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.57%) Big Data
5 8 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.68%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.79%) Redis
8 3 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.89%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 179 (79.91%) Selenium
2 162 (72.32%) Cucumber
3 111 (49.55%) WebDriver
4 91 (40.63%) Jenkins
5 29 (12.95%) JUnit
6 23 (10.27%) SoapUI
7 20 (8.93%) Git (software)
8 19 (8.48%) JMeter
9 16 (7.14%) Hamcrest
9 16 (7.14%) JIRA
9 16 (7.14%) jMock
10 12 (5.36%) SpecFlow
11 8 (3.57%) Protractor
11 8 (3.57%) TestNG
12 7 (3.13%) NUnit
13 6 (2.68%) HP UFT
13 6 (2.68%) Hudson
14 5 (2.23%) Appium
14 5 (2.23%) FitNesse
14 5 (2.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (8.93%) Finance
2 2 (0.89%) Games
2 2 (0.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (37.95%) Gherkin
2 38 (16.96%) Web Services
3 31 (13.84%) RESTful
4 16 (7.14%) REST
5 12 (5.36%) HTML
6 10 (4.46%) Apache Flex
7 8 (3.57%) CSS
8 7 (3.13%) XML
9 6 (2.68%) .NET
10 5 (2.23%) Play Framework
10 5 (2.23%) SOAP
11 4 (1.79%) ActiveMQ
11 4 (1.79%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.79%) JSON
11 4 (1.79%) JSON Schema
11 4 (1.79%) JSON-LD
12 3 (1.34%) LAMP
12 3 (1.34%) React
13 2 (0.89%) DOM
13 2 (0.89%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.68%) Fintech
4 5 (2.23%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.34%) iPad
6 2 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.89%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.89%) Xbox
7 1 (0.45%) AS400
7 1 (0.45%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.84%) Unix
2 24 (10.71%) Linux
3 13 (5.80%) Windows
4 7 (3.13%) Android
4 7 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.79%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.34%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.34%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.34%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 177 (79.02%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (55.36%) BDD
4 115 (51.34%) TDD
5 98 (43.75%) Test Scripting
6 82 (36.61%) SDLC
7 80 (35.71%) System Integration Testing
8 72 (32.14%) Configuration Management
9 51 (22.77%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (16.96%) Software Testing
11 37 (16.52%) E-Commerce
12 36 (16.07%) Continuous Delivery
13 34 (15.18%) Scrum
14 28 (12.50%) Mentoring
15 24 (10.71%) Kanban
16 22 (9.82%) Unit Testing
17 20 (8.93%) SDET
17 20 (8.93%) SOA
18 18 (8.04%) QA Automation
19 16 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 169 (75.45%) Java
2 134 (59.82%) C#
3 65 (29.02%) SQL
4 41 (18.30%) Python
5 21 (9.38%) JavaScript
6 17 (7.59%) Ruby
7 8 (3.57%) PHP
7 8 (3.57%) VBScript
8 7 (3.13%) Scala
9 5 (2.23%) Groovy
10 3 (1.34%) VB
11 2 (0.89%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.45%) AWK
12 1 (0.45%) C
12 1 (0.45%) C++
12 1 (0.45%) Perl
12 1 (0.45%) sed
12 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (8.04%) ISEB
2 11 (4.91%) ISTQB
3 8 (3.57%) Degree
4 2 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.89%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.89%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (46.88%) QA
2 4 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.89%) Hyper-V
1 2 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.79%) Grafana
1 4 (1.79%) Puppet
1 4 (1.79%) StatsD
2 2 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (4.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.46%) Oracle
3 4 (1.79%) HP
3 4 (1.79%) Splunk
4 2 (0.89%) Tableau
4 2 (0.89%) VMware
5 1 (0.45%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.45%) IBM
5 1 (0.45%) Perforce
5 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
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