Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Consultant was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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 Consultant
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1105 1146 1279
Rank change year-on-year +41 +133 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Consultant 72 76 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.040% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.041% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 71 50 24
UK median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +58.82% -10.53%
10th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £34,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £100,000 £65,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -16.67% +50.00% -15.79%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
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 Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Consultant in the UK

Test Automation Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Consultant in the UK

Test Automation Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Consultant over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Consultant in the UK

Test Automation Consultant
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 +21 70 £70,000 - 3
London +9 53 £70,000 - 2
UK excluding London +49 17 £50,000 -16.67% 1
North of England -1 11 £50,000 -16.67% 1
Yorkshire +22 8 £50,000 -16.67% 1
East Midlands +41 4 £55,000 -26.67%
South East +34 4 £52,500 +55.56%
Midlands +25 4 £55,000 -26.67%
North West - 3 £39,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Test Automation Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 72 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 63 (87.50%) Selenium
3 53 (73.61%) Java
4 42 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (51.39%) C#
6 31 (43.06%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (37.50%) JavaScript
7 27 (37.50%) JUnit
8 25 (34.72%) Open Source
9 23 (31.94%) .NET
10 22 (30.56%) SQL
10 22 (30.56%) TestNG
11 21 (29.17%) SDLC
12 20 (27.78%) Jasmine
12 20 (27.78%) Degree
13 19 (26.39%) Jenkins
13 19 (26.39%) Test Strategy
13 19 (26.39%) Cucumber
13 19 (26.39%) HTML
13 19 (26.39%) CSS
13 19 (26.39%) Protractor
14 17 (23.61%) TDD
15 16 (22.22%) BDD
16 15 (20.83%) Finance
17 14 (19.44%) Mentoring
18 13 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (18.06%) Stakeholder Management
18 13 (18.06%) Python
18 13 (18.06%) SoapUI
19 12 (16.67%) WebDriver

Test Automation Consultant 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) G Suite
1 4 (5.56%) Office 365
2 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.17%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.39%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (1.39%) Slack
3 1 (1.39%) Tricentis Tosca
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 63 (87.50%) Selenium
2 27 (37.50%) JUnit
3 22 (30.56%) TestNG
4 20 (27.78%) Jasmine
5 19 (26.39%) Cucumber
5 19 (26.39%) Jenkins
5 19 (26.39%) Protractor
6 13 (18.06%) SoapUI
7 12 (16.67%) WebDriver
8 11 (15.28%) Appium
9 10 (13.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (12.50%) Buildbot
11 8 (11.11%) HP UFT
12 7 (9.72%) JIRA
13 6 (8.33%) JMeter
13 6 (8.33%) Ranorex
13 6 (8.33%) SpecFlow
13 6 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (4.17%) Fiddler
15 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (20.83%) Finance
2 11 (15.28%) Retail
3 8 (11.11%) Banking
4 4 (5.56%) Automotive
4 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.94%) .NET
2 19 (26.39%) CSS
2 19 (26.39%) HTML
3 4 (5.56%) JSON
3 4 (5.56%) REST
4 3 (4.17%) Web Services
5 1 (1.39%) Behat
5 1 (1.39%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.39%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.17%) Social Media
3 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.17%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Unix
3 1 (1.39%) Linux
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 42 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (43.06%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (34.72%) Open Source
5 21 (29.17%) SDLC
6 19 (26.39%) Test Strategy
7 17 (23.61%) TDD
8 16 (22.22%) BDD
9 14 (19.44%) Mentoring
10 13 (18.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (13.89%) Coaching
11 10 (13.89%) Scrum
12 9 (12.50%) Analytical Thinking
13 8 (11.11%) DevOps
13 8 (11.11%) Test Management
14 6 (8.33%) DSDM
14 6 (8.33%) ERP
14 6 (8.33%) Kanban
15 5 (6.94%) OOP
15 5 (6.94%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 53 (73.61%) Java
2 37 (51.39%) C#
3 27 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 22 (30.56%) SQL
5 13 (18.06%) Python
6 12 (16.67%) Ruby
7 9 (12.50%) Scala
8 8 (11.11%) C++
9 6 (8.33%) C
9 6 (8.33%) PHP
10 1 (1.39%) AWK
10 1 (1.39%) F#
10 1 (1.39%) Perl
10 1 (1.39%) sed
10 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (27.78%) Degree
2 9 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.78%) ISEB
3 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.72%) Google
1 7 (9.72%) Oracle
2 6 (8.33%) SAP
3 2 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.39%) Perfecto Mobile