The median annual salary for a Senior Test Automation Engineer was £47,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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 Test Engineer
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 891 940
Rank change year-on-year +48 +49  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Automation Engineer 40 32 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.032% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.034% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 34 32 33
Median salary £47,750 £65,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.53% +30.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,650 £45,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £59,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,514 £59,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -34.72% +24.21%  

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 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
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 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Automation Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Test Automation Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Automation Engineer over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Test Automation Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Top 28 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Automation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +60 40 £47,750 -26.53% 4
London +22 15 £63,750 -1.92% 1
South West +19 12 £34,000 +4.61%
Somerset +8 10 £34,000 +4.61%
City of London +24 5 £65,000 - 1
North West - 4 £42,500 -
Chiswick - 4 £63,750 -
Manchester - 4 £42,500 -
Coventry - 3 £48,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £48,000 -
South East +47 2 £47,500 -9.52% 1
East of England -4 2 £50,000 -15.25% 1
Bristol - 2 £47,500 -
Taunton - 2 £37,014 -
West Yorkshire +14 1 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Leeds +8 1 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Yorkshire +3 1 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Cambridgeshire -14 1 £60,000 +1.69% 1
Cambridge -16 1 £60,000 +1.69% 1
West End of London - 1 £55,000 -
Hammersmith - 1 £62,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £45,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £60,000 - 1
Norfolk - 1 £40,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £35,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £45,500 -
Oxford - 1 £60,000 -
Derby - 1 £45,500 -

Senior Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Senior Test 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 Senior Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 102 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 69 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (65.69%) Selenium
4 57 (55.88%) Java
5 45 (44.12%) Cucumber
6 42 (41.18%) BDD
7 40 (39.22%) C#
8 36 (35.29%) SQL
8 36 (35.29%) QA
9 34 (33.33%) WebDriver
10 31 (30.39%) Scrum
11 30 (29.41%) ISTQB
11 30 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (29.41%) TDD
12 27 (26.47%) ISEB
13 24 (23.53%) E-Commerce
14 23 (22.55%) SpecFlow
15 22 (21.57%) Waterfall
16 20 (19.61%) Non-Functional Testing
16 20 (19.61%) Retail
16 20 (19.61%) Software Testing
17 19 (18.63%) Test Scripting
18 18 (17.65%) SoapUI
19 16 (15.69%) Manual Testing
19 16 (15.69%) Ruby
19 16 (15.69%) Finance
19 16 (15.69%) SOAP
19 16 (15.69%) Visual Studio
20 15 (14.71%) Test Strategy
20 15 (14.71%) Jenkins

Senior Test 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 2 (1.96%) JBoss
2 1 (0.98%) Apache
2 1 (0.98%) Confluence
2 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.92%) BrowserStack
1 4 (3.92%) IaaS
1 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.92%) PaaS
1 4 (3.92%) SaaS
2 1 (0.98%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) HTTP
1 4 (3.92%) SSL
2 2 (1.96%) Firewall
2 2 (1.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.98%) MySQL
3 1 (0.98%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 67 (65.69%) Selenium
2 45 (44.12%) Cucumber
3 34 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 23 (22.55%) SpecFlow
5 18 (17.65%) SoapUI
6 16 (15.69%) Visual Studio
7 15 (14.71%) Jenkins
8 14 (13.73%) Eclipse
8 14 (13.73%) IntelliJ
8 14 (13.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (8.82%) JIRA
10 8 (7.84%) Protractor
11 7 (6.86%) Appium
12 6 (5.88%) Jasmine
12 6 (5.88%) JMeter
13 5 (4.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (4.90%) Capybara
13 5 (4.90%) TestNG
13 5 (4.90%) WATIR
14 4 (3.92%) Gradle
General
1 20 (19.61%) Retail
2 16 (15.69%) Finance
3 12 (11.76%) Banking
4 11 (10.78%) Legal
5 6 (5.88%) Advertising
6 2 (1.96%) Games
6 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.98%) Electronics
7 1 (0.98%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.69%) SOAP
2 11 (10.78%) Web Services
3 10 (9.80%) Gherkin
4 9 (8.82%) HTML
5 7 (6.86%) CSS
5 7 (6.86%) JSON
6 6 (5.88%) .NET
6 6 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 6 (5.88%) REST
7 5 (4.90%) React
7 5 (4.90%) XML
8 4 (3.92%) Behat
8 4 (3.92%) DOM
8 4 (3.92%) J2EE
9 3 (2.94%) RESTful
9 3 (2.94%) Silverlight
10 2 (1.96%) JMS
10 2 (1.96%) Node.js
11 1 (0.98%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (3.92%) Computer Science
1 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
2 1 (0.98%) Algorithms
2 1 (0.98%) Digital Media
2 1 (0.98%) iPad
2 1 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.75%) Windows
2 8 (7.84%) Linux
3 3 (2.94%) Android
3 3 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 69 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (41.18%) BDD
4 31 (30.39%) Scrum
5 30 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (29.41%) TDD
6 24 (23.53%) E-Commerce
7 22 (21.57%) Waterfall
8 20 (19.61%) Non-Functional Testing
8 20 (19.61%) Software Testing
9 19 (18.63%) Test Scripting
10 16 (15.69%) Manual Testing
11 15 (14.71%) DevOps
11 15 (14.71%) Test Strategy
12 14 (13.73%) Exploratory Testing
13 13 (12.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (11.76%) Functional Testing
14 12 (11.76%) Performance Testing
15 11 (10.78%) User Stories
15 11 (10.78%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (55.88%) Java
2 40 (39.22%) C#
3 36 (35.29%) SQL
4 16 (15.69%) Ruby
5 13 (12.75%) Python
6 10 (9.80%) JavaScript
7 9 (8.82%) C
8 6 (5.88%) PHP
9 4 (3.92%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.94%) C++
11 1 (0.98%) Groovy
11 1 (0.98%) Perl
11 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 27 (26.47%) ISEB
3 8 (7.84%) Degree
4 7 (6.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (6.86%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.98%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (35.29%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.98%) Nagios
1 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.98%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (10.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.92%) HP
3 2 (1.96%) F5
4 1 (0.98%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.98%) New Relic
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle
4 1 (0.98%) Splunk
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bicester, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £31,424 to £36,725 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago