The median annual salary for a Test Automation Consultant was £68,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 812 891 971
Rank change year-on-year +79 +80  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Consultant 62 42 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.043% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.045% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 58 26 8
Median salary £68,750 £75,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +48.51%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £58,750 £39,200
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £100,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £87,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year -48.57% +136.48%  

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 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Automation Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Consultant in the UK

Test Automation Consultant
Top 13 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 3 months to 26 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 +58 60 £70,000 -6.66% 5
London +63 56 £70,000 +7.69% 4
South East +61 2 £48,750 - 1
Hammersmith - 2 £50,000 -
City of London +21 1 - - 1
Hampshire +20 1 £57,500 -
East Midlands +15 1 £45,000 -40.00%
Northamptonshire -1 1 £45,000 -40.00%
Manchester -36 1 £45,000 -55.00%
North West -38 1 £45,000 -55.00%
Surrey - 1 £40,000 -
Andover - 1 £57,500 -
Guildford - 1 £40,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 98 (90.74%) Selenium
3 70 (64.81%) Java
4 58 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (39.81%) Test Strategy
6 42 (38.89%) C#
7 40 (37.04%) Open Source
8 39 (36.11%) SQL
8 39 (36.11%) SDLC
9 35 (32.41%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (29.63%) .NET
11 31 (28.70%) JavaScript
12 30 (27.78%) Finance
13 29 (26.85%) Jasmine
13 29 (26.85%) Degree
13 29 (26.85%) JUnit
13 29 (26.85%) Protractor
14 28 (25.93%) HTML
14 28 (25.93%) CSS
14 28 (25.93%) TestNG
15 25 (23.15%) Cucumber
15 25 (23.15%) HP UFT
16 24 (22.22%) DevOps
17 22 (20.37%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (16.67%) Mentoring
19 17 (15.74%) Coaching
19 17 (15.74%) ISTQB
19 17 (15.74%) Test Management
20 16 (14.81%) QA
20 16 (14.81%) Analytical Skills

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.93%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 98 (90.74%) Selenium
2 29 (26.85%) Jasmine
2 29 (26.85%) JUnit
2 29 (26.85%) Protractor
3 28 (25.93%) TestNG
4 25 (23.15%) Cucumber
4 25 (23.15%) HP UFT
5 14 (12.96%) Appium
6 13 (12.04%) Calabash
7 10 (9.26%) eggPlant
7 10 (9.26%) SilkTest
8 8 (7.41%) JIRA
9 7 (6.48%) Jenkins
9 7 (6.48%) LoadRunner
9 7 (6.48%) WebDriver
10 4 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.78%) Mockito
11 3 (2.78%) Moq
11 3 (2.78%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.85%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (27.78%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Banking
3 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.70%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.78%) Retail
6 2 (1.85%) Front Office
6 2 (1.85%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (29.63%) .NET
2 28 (25.93%) CSS
2 28 (25.93%) HTML
3 5 (4.63%) RESTful
4 3 (2.78%) Web Services
4 3 (2.78%) XML
5 2 (1.85%) JSON
6 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.93%) Node.js
6 1 (0.93%) React
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.78%) BBC
2 3 (2.78%) New Media
3 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.93%) Linux
1 1 (0.93%) Windows
1 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 58 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (39.81%) Test Strategy
4 40 (37.04%) Open Source
5 39 (36.11%) SDLC
6 35 (32.41%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (22.22%) DevOps
8 22 (20.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (16.67%) Mentoring
10 17 (15.74%) Coaching
10 17 (15.74%) Test Management
11 13 (12.04%) BDD
12 12 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (10.19%) Performance Testing
13 11 (10.19%) TDD
14 10 (9.26%) Waterfall
15 8 (7.41%) Kanban
15 8 (7.41%) Scrum
16 7 (6.48%) Software Testing
17 6 (5.56%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (64.81%) Java
2 42 (38.89%) C#
3 39 (36.11%) SQL
4 31 (28.70%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.63%) Ruby
6 3 (2.78%) C++
7 2 (1.85%) Python
8 1 (0.93%) C
8 1 (0.93%) F#
8 1 (0.93%) PHP
8 1 (0.93%) Scala
8 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (26.85%) Degree
2 17 (15.74%) ISTQB
3 11 (10.19%) ISEB
4 7 (6.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (8.33%) Oracle
2 3 (2.78%) BT
2 3 (2.78%) McAfee
3 2 (1.85%) HP
3 2 (1.85%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.85%) SAP
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