Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Architect was £70,000 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.

Automation Test Architect
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1164 1209 1284
Rank change year-on-year +45 +75 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Architect 25 10 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.005% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.006% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 17
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -12.50% -1.54%
10th Percentile £50,875 £47,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,250 £110,000 £83,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £50,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +35.00% -23.08% -

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%

Test Automation Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Architect in the UK

Test Automation Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Architect in the UK

Test Automation Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Architect over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Architect in the UK

Test Automation Architect
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Architect 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 +61 24 £70,000 - 1
UK excluding London +44 16 £67,500 +35.00%
London 0 8 £70,000 -12.50% 1
Midlands - 8 £73,750 -
West Midlands - 8 £73,750 -
South East +47 7 £57,500 +15.00%
North of England +8 1 £47,500 -5.00%
North East - 1 £47,500 -

Test Automation Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Test Automation Architect 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 Test Automation Architect in the job title.

1 25 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (80.00%) Selenium
3 16 (64.00%) C#
4 15 (60.00%) Cucumber
5 14 (56.00%) Java
6 13 (52.00%) BDD
6 13 (52.00%) Jenkins
7 11 (44.00%) WebDriver
7 11 (44.00%) TDD
8 10 (40.00%) HP UFT
9 9 (36.00%) Protractor
9 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
9 9 (36.00%) .NET
9 9 (36.00%) JUnit
9 9 (36.00%) Scala
9 9 (36.00%) Groovy
10 8 (32.00%) Functional Testing
10 8 (32.00%) Ranorex
10 8 (32.00%) SpecFlow
10 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
10 8 (32.00%) Mentoring
11 7 (28.00%) IBM
12 6 (24.00%) Windows
12 6 (24.00%) RPG
12 6 (24.00%) Degree
12 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
12 6 (24.00%) Web Testing
13 5 (20.00%) WPF
13 5 (20.00%) iSeries
13 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server

Test Automation Architect 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 (8.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) AWS OpsWorks
2 1 (4.00%) Slack
2 1 (4.00%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) DSL
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (80.00%) Selenium
2 15 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 13 (52.00%) Jenkins
4 11 (44.00%) WebDriver
5 10 (40.00%) HP UFT
6 9 (36.00%) JUnit
6 9 (36.00%) Protractor
7 8 (32.00%) Ranorex
7 8 (32.00%) SpecFlow
8 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
10 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
11 2 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (8.00%) JIRA
11 2 (8.00%) Maven
11 2 (8.00%) NUnit
11 2 (8.00%) SilkTest
11 2 (8.00%) TestComplete
11 2 (8.00%) TestNG
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 5 (20.00%) Node.js
2 5 (20.00%) WPF
3 3 (12.00%) Web Services
4 2 (8.00%) HTML
4 2 (8.00%) Middleware
4 2 (8.00%) REST
5 1 (4.00%) Ajax
5 1 (4.00%) CSS
5 1 (4.00%) JSON
5 1 (4.00%) Nightwatchjs
5 1 (4.00%) SOAP
5 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) iSeries
1 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (52.00%) BDD
3 11 (44.00%) TDD
4 8 (32.00%) Functional Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Web Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.00%) Open Source
7 4 (16.00%) Scrum
8 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (12.00%) DevOps
8 3 (12.00%) Microservices
8 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
9 2 (8.00%) API Design
9 2 (8.00%) API Testing
9 2 (8.00%) IT Strategy
9 2 (8.00%) SDET
9 2 (8.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) C#
2 14 (56.00%) Java
3 9 (36.00%) Groovy
3 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (36.00%) Scala
4 6 (24.00%) RPG
5 5 (20.00%) Delphi
6 3 (12.00%) Ruby
6 3 (12.00%) SQL
7 1 (4.00%) Python
7 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (24.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) ISEB
4 2 (8.00%) CITP
5 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.00%) Puppet
2 1 (4.00%) Ansible
2 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) IBM
2 2 (8.00%) webMethods
3 1 (4.00%) CA
3 1 (4.00%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) Micro Focus
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Perfecto Mobile