Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Test Automation Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 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 Test Engineer
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1110 1123 1197
Rank change year-on-year +13 +74 +80
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Automation Engineer 88 95 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.050% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.052% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 84 101 111
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -17.07%
10th Percentile £37,063 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £68,375 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -3.61%

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
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 Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Test Automation Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Automation Engineer
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 Test Automation Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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 +35 86 £50,000 +11.11% 14
UK excluding London +27 69 £50,000 +17.65% 12
South East +67 42 £55,000 +15.79% 2
London +10 18 £65,000 -7.14% 3
North of England -17 10 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Midlands +35 7 £41,250 +26.92% 3
Yorkshire +13 7 £42,500 - 3
South West +33 6 £37,500 +15.38%
West Midlands - 6 £42,500 - 2
East of England +2 3 £45,000 +38.46% 1
North West -10 3 £39,375 -1.56% 2
East Midlands +27 1 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Scotland -6 1 £45,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 88 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 72 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (68.18%) Selenium
4 54 (61.36%) Java
5 50 (56.82%) QA
6 46 (52.27%) Scrum
7 36 (40.91%) Python
8 33 (37.50%) C#
9 31 (35.23%) Degree
9 31 (35.23%) Jenkins
10 30 (34.09%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (34.09%) JavaScript
11 29 (32.95%) SQL
12 28 (31.82%) TDD
13 27 (30.68%) Cucumber
14 26 (29.55%) WebDriver
15 25 (28.41%) JUnit
16 22 (25.00%) BDD
17 21 (23.86%) Manual Testing
18 19 (21.59%) Finance
18 19 (21.59%) Mentoring
19 18 (20.45%) Software Testing
20 17 (19.32%) JMeter
20 17 (19.32%) Continuous Improvement
21 16 (18.18%) SDET
22 15 (17.05%) SDLC
22 15 (17.05%) CSS
22 15 (17.05%) Web Services
22 15 (17.05%) Amazon AWS
23 14 (15.91%) Google

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 7 (7.95%) Confluence
2 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.05%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (13.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (5.68%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) Internet
1 1 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.68%) MySQL
1 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.14%) Big Data
3 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 60 (68.18%) Selenium
2 31 (35.23%) Jenkins
3 27 (30.68%) Cucumber
4 26 (29.55%) WebDriver
5 25 (28.41%) JUnit
6 17 (19.32%) JMeter
7 13 (14.77%) SoapUI
8 11 (12.50%) Git (software)
8 11 (12.50%) JIRA
8 11 (12.50%) TestNG
9 9 (10.23%) Maven
10 8 (9.09%) SpecFlow
10 8 (9.09%) Visual Studio
11 7 (7.95%) Eclipse
11 7 (7.95%) NUnit
11 7 (7.95%) Protractor
11 7 (7.95%) PyCharm
12 6 (6.82%) Jasmine
12 6 (6.82%) Talend Open Studio
13 5 (5.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 19 (21.59%) Finance
2 2 (2.27%) Banking
2 2 (2.27%) Retail
3 1 (1.14%) Electronics
3 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.05%) CSS
1 15 (17.05%) Web Services
2 9 (10.23%) AngularJS
2 9 (10.23%) SOAP
3 8 (9.09%) HTML
3 8 (9.09%) jQuery
3 8 (9.09%) Velocity
4 7 (7.95%) .NET
4 7 (7.95%) Ajax
5 6 (6.82%) JSON
5 6 (6.82%) REST
6 5 (5.68%) Gherkin
6 5 (5.68%) RESTful
7 3 (3.41%) Behat
7 3 (3.41%) phpspec
8 2 (2.27%) DOM
8 2 (2.27%) LAMP
8 2 (2.27%) XML
9 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.55%) Fintech
4 1 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.14%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.95%) Windows
2 5 (5.68%) Android
2 5 (5.68%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.68%) Linux
3 4 (4.55%) Unix
4 2 (2.27%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 72 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (52.27%) Scrum
4 30 (34.09%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (31.82%) TDD
6 22 (25.00%) BDD
7 21 (23.86%) Manual Testing
8 19 (21.59%) Mentoring
9 18 (20.45%) Software Testing
10 17 (19.32%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (18.18%) SDET
12 15 (17.05%) SDLC
13 13 (14.77%) API Testing
13 13 (14.77%) OOP
14 12 (13.64%) Acceptance Criteria
14 12 (13.64%) Kanban
14 12 (13.64%) Process Improvement
15 11 (12.50%) Software Engineering
16 10 (11.36%) QA Automation
16 10 (11.36%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 54 (61.36%) Java
2 36 (40.91%) Python
3 33 (37.50%) C#
4 30 (34.09%) JavaScript
5 29 (32.95%) SQL
6 12 (13.64%) C++
7 9 (10.23%) Ruby
8 8 (9.09%) C
8 8 (9.09%) Shell Script
8 8 (9.09%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.41%) PHP
10 2 (2.27%) Scala
10 2 (2.27%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.27%) VBScript
11 1 (1.14%) Go
11 1 (1.14%) Groovy
11 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (35.23%) Degree
2 13 (14.77%) ISTQB
3 9 (10.23%) ISEB
4 7 (7.95%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (56.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) Mesos
1 1 (1.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (15.91%) Google
2 6 (6.82%) Talend
2 6 (6.82%) TOWER Software
3 5 (5.68%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.41%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.41%) HP