The median annual salary for a Test Automation Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Consultant
UK
Rank 817 907 935
Rank change year-on-year +90 +28  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Consultant 47 42 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.041% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.042% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 36 5 3
Median salary £57,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.29% +21.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,000 £32,200
10% offered a salary of more than £78,750 £55,500 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year -5.88% +27.81%  

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
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%  

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 27 March 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 3 months to 27 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 +94 47 £57,500 +35.29% 3
London +105 38 £70,000 +33.33% 3
West Yorkshire +30 6 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +18 6 £40,000 -
Leeds +17 6 £40,000 -
North West -15 1 £39,000 -8.23%
Manchester -26 1 £39,000 -8.23%
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £35,000 -

Test Automation Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 52 (76.47%) Selenium
2 46 (67.65%) Test Automation
3 45 (66.18%) Java
4 38 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (50.00%) Test Strategy
6 31 (45.59%) Automation Testing
6 31 (45.59%) Finance
7 24 (35.29%) SQL
8 22 (32.35%) C#
8 22 (32.35%) Cucumber
9 21 (30.88%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (27.94%) Open Source
11 18 (26.47%) SDLC
12 15 (22.06%) Test Management
13 14 (20.59%) DevOps
14 13 (19.12%) Waterfall
14 13 (19.12%) .NET
15 12 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (17.65%) Degree
15 12 (17.65%) BDD
15 12 (17.65%) QA
16 11 (16.18%) Performance Testing
16 11 (16.18%) Jasmine
16 11 (16.18%) JUnit
16 11 (16.18%) JavaScript
16 11 (16.18%) Protractor
17 10 (14.71%) Appium
17 10 (14.71%) HTML
17 10 (14.71%) CSS
17 10 (14.71%) HP UFT

Test Automation Consultant 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 1 (1.47%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) G Suite
1 2 (2.94%) Office 365
1 2 (2.94%) Slack
2 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 52 (76.47%) Selenium
2 22 (32.35%) Cucumber
3 11 (16.18%) Jasmine
3 11 (16.18%) JUnit
3 11 (16.18%) Protractor
4 10 (14.71%) Appium
4 10 (14.71%) HP UFT
4 10 (14.71%) TestNG
5 9 (13.24%) JIRA
6 8 (11.76%) Calabash
6 8 (11.76%) Jenkins
7 7 (10.29%) LoadRunner
8 6 (8.82%) SilkTest
9 4 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (5.88%) SoapUI
9 4 (5.88%) TeamCity
10 3 (4.41%) Mockito
10 3 (4.41%) Moq
10 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
General
1 31 (45.59%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
3 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.12%) .NET
2 10 (14.71%) CSS
2 10 (14.71%) HTML
3 3 (4.41%) RESTful
3 3 (4.41%) Web Services
3 3 (4.41%) XML
4 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.47%) Behat
4 1 (1.47%) Node.js
4 1 (1.47%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) BBC
2 3 (4.41%) New Media
3 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (1.47%) Linux
2 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (67.65%) Test Automation
2 38 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 31 (45.59%) Automation Testing
5 21 (30.88%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (27.94%) Open Source
7 18 (26.47%) SDLC
8 15 (22.06%) Test Management
9 14 (20.59%) DevOps
10 13 (19.12%) Waterfall
11 12 (17.65%) BDD
11 12 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (16.18%) Performance Testing
13 10 (14.71%) Scrum
14 9 (13.24%) Coaching
14 9 (13.24%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (13.24%) Kanban
14 9 (13.24%) Mentoring
14 9 (13.24%) TDD
15 8 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 45 (66.18%) Java
2 24 (35.29%) SQL
3 22 (32.35%) C#
4 11 (16.18%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.82%) Ruby
6 5 (7.35%) Python
7 4 (5.88%) C++
8 3 (4.41%) C
9 2 (2.94%) PHP
9 2 (2.94%) Scala
9 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.94%) VBScript
10 1 (1.47%) AWK
10 1 (1.47%) Perl
10 1 (1.47%) sed
10 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) Degree
2 7 (10.29%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.94%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.65%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.82%) Oracle
2 4 (5.88%) HP
3 3 (4.41%) BT
3 3 (4.41%) Intel Security
4 2 (2.94%) Google
5 1 (1.47%) IBM
5 1 (1.47%) Perforce
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