The median annual salary for a Test Automation Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 826 882 853
Rank change year-on-year +56 -29  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Developer 32 72 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.069% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.072% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 30 61 109
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £42,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00%  

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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
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 Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Developer in the UK

Test Automation Developer
Top 19 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 3 months to 28 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 +66 32 £50,000 +9.89% 6
London +67 16 £61,250 +11.36% 4
South East +43 12 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Berkshire - 8 £47,500 - 1
City of London +40 4 £47,500 -20.83% 2
Reading - 4 £65,000 -
Newbury - 3 £40,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire +10 2 £42,500 +23.18%
East Midlands +8 2 £42,500 +23.18% 1
Nottingham +7 2 £42,500 +21.42%
Gatwick - 2 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £35,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £50,000 -
South West +23 1 £47,500 -
East of England +17 1 £45,000 -5.26%
Cambridgeshire +11 1 £45,000 -5.26%
Bristol +2 1 £47,500 -
Peterborough - 1 £45,000 -
Slough - 1 £44,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 66 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 65 (72.22%) Java
3 61 (67.78%) Selenium
4 59 (65.56%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (50.00%) C#
6 36 (40.00%) Cucumber
7 27 (30.00%) Finance
8 26 (28.89%) Manual Testing
9 25 (27.78%) TDD
9 25 (27.78%) QA
10 23 (25.56%) BDD
11 22 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (24.44%) Automated Testing
12 20 (22.22%) XML
13 19 (21.11%) RESTful
14 18 (20.00%) SQL
15 17 (18.89%) Maven
16 16 (17.78%) WebDriver
16 16 (17.78%) Jenkins
16 16 (17.78%) Ant
17 15 (16.67%) Python
17 15 (16.67%) Scrum
17 15 (16.67%) Degree
18 13 (14.44%) Ruby
18 13 (14.44%) Software Testing
18 13 (14.44%) Linux
18 13 (14.44%) Web Services
18 13 (14.44%) OO
18 13 (14.44%) C++
19 12 (13.33%) Telecoms

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.22%) GitHub
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.78%) HTTP
2 6 (6.67%) FTP
3 4 (4.44%) ATM
3 4 (4.44%) Internet
4 3 (3.33%) SSL
5 1 (1.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.11%) SSH
5 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) NoSQL
1 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.11%) MySQL
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 61 (67.78%) Selenium
2 36 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 17 (18.89%) Maven
4 16 (17.78%) Ant
4 16 (17.78%) Jenkins
4 16 (17.78%) WebDriver
5 10 (11.11%) TestNG
6 9 (10.00%) JIRA
7 8 (8.89%) FitNesse
8 7 (7.78%) Git (software)
8 7 (7.78%) JUnit
8 7 (7.78%) Mockito
9 6 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (6.67%) Moq
9 6 (6.67%) SoapUI
10 5 (5.56%) Appium
10 5 (5.56%) Gradle
10 5 (5.56%) Grunt
10 5 (5.56%) Mocha
10 5 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 27 (30.00%) Finance
2 12 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.44%) Electronics
4 4 (4.44%) Marketing
5 3 (3.33%) Advertising
6 2 (2.22%) Banking
7 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.22%) XML
2 19 (21.11%) RESTful
3 13 (14.44%) Web Services
4 9 (10.00%) .NET
5 6 (6.67%) JMS
5 6 (6.67%) SOAP
6 5 (5.56%) REST
7 4 (4.44%) JDBC
8 3 (3.33%) Ajax
8 3 (3.33%) Gherkin
8 3 (3.33%) HTML
8 3 (3.33%) HTML5
8 3 (3.33%) JSON
9 2 (2.22%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.22%) Drools
10 1 (1.11%) COM
10 1 (1.11%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.11%) J2EE
10 1 (1.11%) Node.js
10 1 (1.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 9 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.67%) BBC
3 6 (6.67%) New Media
4 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.22%) Equities
6 1 (1.11%) Fintech
6 1 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.44%) Linux
2 9 (10.00%) Unix
3 7 (7.78%) Windows
4 5 (5.56%) Android
4 5 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 59 (65.56%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (28.89%) Manual Testing
4 25 (27.78%) TDD
5 23 (25.56%) BDD
6 22 (24.44%) Automated Testing
6 22 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (16.67%) Scrum
8 13 (14.44%) OO
8 13 (14.44%) Software Testing
9 12 (13.33%) Automation Testing
9 12 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (11.11%) Build Automation
11 9 (10.00%) Microservices
11 9 (10.00%) SOA
11 9 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 9 (10.00%) Test Scripting
11 9 (10.00%) User Stories
12 8 (8.89%) Waterfall
13 7 (7.78%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 65 (72.22%) Java
2 45 (50.00%) C#
3 18 (20.00%) SQL
4 15 (16.67%) Python
5 13 (14.44%) C++
5 13 (14.44%) Ruby
6 8 (8.89%) C
6 8 (8.89%) Perl
7 7 (7.78%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.56%) VB
9 4 (4.44%) Groovy
9 4 (4.44%) PHP
9 4 (4.44%) Tcl
10 3 (3.33%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.22%) Apple Swift
11 2 (2.22%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.11%) Delphi
12 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (16.67%) Degree
2 5 (5.56%) ISEB
2 5 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (27.78%) QA
2 12 (13.33%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.11%) Ansible
2 1 (1.11%) Puppet
2 1 (1.11%) Rancher
Vendors
1 6 (6.67%) BT
1 6 (6.67%) Intel Security
2 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.56%) SAP
3 2 (2.22%) HP
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle
3 2 (2.22%) Solace
4 1 (1.11%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.11%) SaltStack
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