Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 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 Developer
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1077 1075 1035
Rank change year-on-year -2 -40 +127
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Developer 129 168 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.089% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.092% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 118 148 256
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,625 £73,625 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% -

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 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
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 Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Developer in the UK

Test Automation Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Developer in the UK

Test Automation Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Developer over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Developer in the UK

Test Automation Developer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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 -15 122 £52,500 - 9
UK excluding London +20 79 £52,500 +23.53% 4
London -8 50 £65,000 +4.00% 5
North of England +18 22 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Midlands +52 18 £52,500 +16.67% 1
South West +22 17 £52,500 +5.00%
North West +13 17 £37,500 -11.76% 1
East Midlands +55 15 £52,500 +34.62% 1
South East +15 11 £50,750 +45.00% 1
Scotland -16 5 £48,750 +21.88%
Yorkshire +18 4 £55,000 -45.00%
East of England +1 4 £26,500 -44.21%
West Midlands +16 3 £50,000 +5.26%
Wales +15 2 - -
North East +5 1 £62,500 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Test Automation Developer 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 Developer in the job title.

1 129 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 93 (72.09%) Java
3 86 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (55.04%) C#
5 70 (54.26%) Cucumber
6 57 (44.19%) Selenium
7 52 (40.31%) Python
8 50 (38.76%) Jenkins
9 42 (32.56%) JUnit
9 42 (32.56%) Ruby
10 39 (30.23%) SQL
11 35 (27.13%) JMeter
11 35 (27.13%) JIRA
11 35 (27.13%) BDD
12 34 (26.36%) SpecFlow
13 32 (24.81%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (24.03%) TeamCity
14 31 (24.03%) Appium
15 30 (23.26%) Gatling
15 30 (23.26%) JBehave
15 30 (23.26%) Confluence
15 30 (23.26%) TDD
16 29 (22.48%) Calabash
17 27 (20.93%) WebDriver
17 27 (20.93%) OO
18 23 (17.83%) Test Scripting
19 21 (16.28%) QA
20 20 (15.50%) Finance
20 20 (15.50%) SDET
21 16 (12.40%) Scrum

Test Automation Developer 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 30 (23.26%) Confluence
2 2 (1.55%) Documentum
3 1 (0.78%) JBoss
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.85%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.55%) SaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.78%) DigitalOcean
4 1 (0.78%) IaaS
4 1 (0.78%) PaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.98%) HTTP
2 4 (3.10%) Ethernet
2 4 (3.10%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.78%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) SSL
3 1 (0.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.98%) Big Data
2 6 (4.65%) MySQL
3 4 (3.10%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.10%) SQLite
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.78%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 70 (54.26%) Cucumber
2 57 (44.19%) Selenium
3 50 (38.76%) Jenkins
4 42 (32.56%) JUnit
5 35 (27.13%) JIRA
5 35 (27.13%) JMeter
6 34 (26.36%) SpecFlow
7 31 (24.03%) Appium
7 31 (24.03%) TeamCity
8 30 (23.26%) Gatling
8 30 (23.26%) JBehave
9 29 (22.48%) Calabash
10 27 (20.93%) WebDriver
11 15 (11.63%) Visual Studio
12 10 (7.75%) NUnit
13 9 (6.98%) FogBugz
13 9 (6.98%) Git (software)
13 9 (6.98%) TestNG
14 7 (5.43%) Mockito
15 5 (3.88%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (15.50%) Finance
2 6 (4.65%) Retail
3 5 (3.88%) Games
4 3 (2.33%) Banking
4 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.30%) REST
1 12 (9.30%) Web Services
2 11 (8.53%) Gherkin
3 10 (7.75%) Node.js
4 5 (3.88%) CSS
4 5 (3.88%) HTML
4 5 (3.88%) RESTful
4 5 (3.88%) WebdriverIO
4 5 (3.88%) WebSockets
5 4 (3.10%) .NET
5 4 (3.10%) HTML5
5 4 (3.10%) XML
6 3 (2.33%) Android SDK
6 3 (2.33%) JSON
7 2 (1.55%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.55%) SOAP
8 1 (0.78%) Behat
8 1 (0.78%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.78%) React
8 1 (0.78%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.08%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (6.98%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (3.88%) BBC
4 4 (3.10%) STB
5 2 (1.55%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.55%) Robotics
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.78%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.78%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.53%) Linux
2 4 (3.10%) Android
2 4 (3.10%) Fedora
2 4 (3.10%) Windows
3 2 (1.55%) Unix
4 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 86 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (27.13%) BDD
4 32 (24.81%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (23.26%) TDD
6 27 (20.93%) OO
7 23 (17.83%) Test Scripting
8 20 (15.50%) SDET
9 16 (12.40%) Scrum
10 15 (11.63%) E-Commerce
11 14 (10.85%) Test Strategy
12 13 (10.08%) Manual Testing
12 13 (10.08%) Scenario Testing
12 13 (10.08%) SDLC
12 13 (10.08%) Software Testing
13 12 (9.30%) Machine Learning
14 11 (8.53%) Mentoring
14 11 (8.53%) Release Management
15 10 (7.75%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (7.75%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 93 (72.09%) Java
2 71 (55.04%) C#
3 52 (40.31%) Python
4 42 (32.56%) Ruby
5 39 (30.23%) SQL
6 13 (10.08%) Bash Shell
7 12 (9.30%) JavaScript
8 9 (6.98%) C++
9 5 (3.88%) C
9 5 (3.88%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.78%) Groovy
10 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.78%) Perl
10 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (6.98%) Degree
2 7 (5.43%) ISEB
3 6 (4.65%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.28%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (4.65%) Puppet
2 4 (3.10%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (3.88%) BT
2 4 (3.10%) Arqiva
3 3 (2.33%) Capita
3 3 (2.33%) Oracle
4 2 (1.55%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.55%) Pega
5 1 (0.78%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.78%) McAfee
5 1 (0.78%) Xamarin