The median annual salary for a Senior Test Automation Engineer was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Automation Test Engineer
UK
Rank 799 921 951
Rank change year-on-year +122 +30  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Automation Engineer 61 35 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.034% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.035% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 57 33 13
Median salary £46,000 £55,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.36% -12.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,289 £45,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - -30.76%  

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 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
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 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 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Test Automation Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Top 27 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 26 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 +134 61 £46,000 -16.36% 11
London +73 18 £60,000 -7.69% 5
West Yorkshire +32 11 £46,000 +2.22%
Leeds +25 11 £46,000 +2.22%
Yorkshire +20 11 £46,000 +2.22%
South West - 11 £32,039 - 4
Somerset - 9 £32,000 - 3
Manchester - 6 £42,750 -
North West - 6 £42,750 -
South East - 6 £60,000 -
East of England +22 5 £57,500 +7.98% 2
Cambridgeshire +13 5 £57,500 +7.98% 2
City of London +45 4 £60,000 -17.24% 1
Cambridge +13 3 £57,500 +7.98% 2
Hampshire - 3 £60,000 -
West Midlands +38 2 £45,000 +5.88%
Coventry +17 2 £45,000 +5.88%
Bristol - 2 £47,500 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £35,000 -
Peterborough - 2 £40,000 -
Surrey - 2 £62,500 -
North East - 2 £35,000 -
Chiswick - 2 £62,500 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £35,000 -
Taunton - 1 £32,429 - 3
Windsor - 1 £45,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £45,000 -

Senior Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (71.54%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (66.67%) Selenium
3 60 (48.78%) Test Automation
4 52 (42.28%) Cucumber
5 51 (41.46%) Java
6 49 (39.84%) SQL
7 45 (36.59%) TDD
8 43 (34.96%) C#
9 42 (34.15%) QA
10 39 (31.71%) Scrum
11 37 (30.08%) ISEB
11 37 (30.08%) ISTQB
11 37 (30.08%) BDD
12 32 (26.02%) E-Commerce
13 31 (25.20%) Finance
13 31 (25.20%) WebDriver
14 29 (23.58%) Waterfall
14 29 (23.58%) Retail
15 28 (22.76%) SoapUI
16 27 (21.95%) Functional Testing
16 27 (21.95%) SOAP
17 26 (21.14%) Non-Functional Testing
17 26 (21.14%) Automation Testing
18 25 (20.33%) Automated Testing
19 24 (19.51%) Test Scripting
20 23 (18.70%) Software Testing
20 23 (18.70%) Stakeholder Management
21 22 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
22 21 (17.07%) Test Strategy
23 20 (16.26%) Banking

Senior Test Automation Engineer 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 3 (2.44%) Apache
2 2 (1.63%) Confluence
2 2 (1.63%) JBoss
3 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (2.44%) MS Office
2 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.63%) IaaS
1 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.63%) PaaS
1 2 (1.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.63%) Firewall
1 2 (1.63%) HTTP
1 2 (1.63%) Internet
1 2 (1.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.25%) MySQL
2 3 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 82 (66.67%) Selenium
2 52 (42.28%) Cucumber
3 31 (25.20%) WebDriver
4 28 (22.76%) SoapUI
5 17 (13.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (13.01%) SpecFlow
7 12 (9.76%) Jenkins
8 9 (7.32%) Appium
8 9 (7.32%) Visual Studio
9 8 (6.50%) Eclipse
9 8 (6.50%) IntelliJ
10 6 (4.88%) HP UFT
10 6 (4.88%) JIRA
10 6 (4.88%) Ranorex
11 4 (3.25%) TestNG
12 3 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (2.44%) Capybara
12 3 (2.44%) Gradle
12 3 (2.44%) Robot Framework
12 3 (2.44%) WATIR
General
1 31 (25.20%) Finance
2 29 (23.58%) Retail
3 20 (16.26%) Banking
4 19 (15.45%) Legal
5 4 (3.25%) Advertising
6 3 (2.44%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) Electronics
7 1 (0.81%) Games
7 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.95%) SOAP
2 10 (8.13%) XML
3 9 (7.32%) REST
4 8 (6.50%) .NET
4 8 (6.50%) Gherkin
5 7 (5.69%) HTML
5 7 (5.69%) Web Services
6 5 (4.07%) CSS
6 5 (4.07%) JSON
7 4 (3.25%) J2EE
8 3 (2.44%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.44%) DOM
8 3 (2.44%) RESTful
9 2 (1.63%) Behat
9 2 (1.63%) React
10 1 (0.81%) Guava
10 1 (0.81%) Guice
10 1 (0.81%) JMS
10 1 (0.81%) RESTEasy
10 1 (0.81%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.69%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.25%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.25%) iPad
5 3 (2.44%) Fintech
6 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.01%) Windows
2 14 (11.38%) Linux
3 4 (3.25%) Android
3 4 (3.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (71.54%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (48.78%) Test Automation
3 45 (36.59%) TDD
4 39 (31.71%) Scrum
5 37 (30.08%) BDD
6 32 (26.02%) E-Commerce
7 29 (23.58%) Waterfall
8 27 (21.95%) Functional Testing
9 26 (21.14%) Automation Testing
9 26 (21.14%) Non-Functional Testing
10 25 (20.33%) Automated Testing
11 24 (19.51%) Test Scripting
12 23 (18.70%) Software Testing
12 23 (18.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (17.07%) Test Strategy
15 18 (14.63%) Regression Testing
16 17 (13.82%) Web Testing
17 14 (11.38%) DevOps
18 13 (10.57%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (41.46%) Java
2 49 (39.84%) SQL
3 43 (34.96%) C#
4 18 (14.63%) Python
5 14 (11.38%) Ruby
6 9 (7.32%) C
6 9 (7.32%) C++
7 7 (5.69%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.69%) PHP
8 4 (3.25%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.81%) Groovy
9 1 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (30.08%) ISEB
1 37 (30.08%) ISTQB
2 18 (14.63%) Degree
3 10 (8.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (34.15%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) SDET
Systems Management
1 8 (6.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.81%) Nagios
3 1 (0.81%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (7.32%) HP
2 8 (6.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.63%) F5
4 1 (0.81%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.81%) Google
4 1 (0.81%) New Relic
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle
4 1 (0.81%) Splunk
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