The median annual salary for a Test Automation Developer was £53,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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 Developer
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 847 861
Rank change year-on-year +17 +14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Developer 53 76 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.077% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.080% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 48 76 104
Median salary £53,750 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £100,000 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £51,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% -5.26%  

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 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £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 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 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Developer in the UK

Test Automation Developer
Top 30 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 24 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 +26 48 £55,000 +10.00% 4
London +29 24 £57,500 -14.81% 4
East Midlands +24 7 £45,000 +28.57%
Nottinghamshire +10 6 £55,000 +57.14%
Nottingham +9 6 £55,000 +57.14%
South East +33 5 £45,000 +28.57%
City of London +29 5 £57,500 +21.05%
Glasgow - 5 £52,500 -
Scotland - 5 £52,500 -
West Midlands +13 4 £50,000 -32.20%
Birmingham +9 3 £50,500 -31.52%
Berkshire +32 2 £42,500 -12.82%
West Yorkshire +10 2 £55,000 +10.00%
Leeds +4 2 £55,000 +10.00%
South West +3 2 £45,000 -18.18%
North Yorkshire 0 2 £55,000 +52.77%
East of England -3 2 £26,500 -44.21%
Yorkshire -5 2 £55,000 +10.00%
Cambridgeshire -9 2 £26,500 -44.21%
Cambridge -11 2 £26,500 -44.21%
North West -42 2 £37,500 -14.28%
Liverpool - 2 £37,500 -
Harrogate - 2 £55,000 -
Bristol - 2 £45,000 -
Croydon - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 £37,500 -
Surrey - 2 £55,000 -
Hampshire +3 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Winchester -12 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Staffordshire - 1 £45,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 86 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 55 (63.95%) Selenium
3 52 (60.47%) Java
4 51 (59.30%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (46.51%) C#
6 38 (44.19%) Cucumber
7 28 (32.56%) QA
8 27 (31.40%) SDET
9 26 (30.23%) WebDriver
9 26 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (26.74%) Jenkins
11 21 (24.42%) BDD
12 20 (23.26%) JIRA
12 20 (23.26%) Finance
13 18 (20.93%) OO
13 18 (20.93%) SQL
13 18 (20.93%) Degree
14 16 (18.60%) Git (software)
14 16 (18.60%) Python
15 15 (17.44%) Ruby
15 15 (17.44%) Maven
16 14 (16.28%) TDD
16 14 (16.28%) RESTful
17 13 (15.12%) SpecFlow
17 13 (15.12%) Ant
18 12 (13.95%) JUnit
18 12 (13.95%) Web Services
18 12 (13.95%) Computer Science
19 11 (12.79%) Test Management
19 11 (12.79%) Software Testing

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 5 (5.81%) Confluence
2 1 (1.16%) JBoss
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.16%) GitHub
3 1 (1.16%) IaaS
3 1 (1.16%) PaaS
3 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) FTP
2 1 (1.16%) SSL
2 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) MySQL
1 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 55 (63.95%) Selenium
2 38 (44.19%) Cucumber
3 26 (30.23%) WebDriver
4 23 (26.74%) Jenkins
5 20 (23.26%) JIRA
6 16 (18.60%) Git (software)
7 15 (17.44%) Maven
8 13 (15.12%) Ant
8 13 (15.12%) SpecFlow
9 12 (13.95%) JUnit
10 9 (10.47%) Subversion
11 7 (8.14%) Appium
11 7 (8.14%) FitNesse
11 7 (8.14%) NUnit
11 7 (8.14%) TestNG
12 6 (6.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (6.98%) JMeter
12 6 (6.98%) TeamCity
13 5 (5.81%) JBehave
13 5 (5.81%) Mocha
General
1 20 (23.26%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.49%) Advertising
3 3 (3.49%) Electronics
3 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.49%) Marketing
4 2 (2.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.28%) RESTful
2 12 (13.95%) Web Services
3 8 (9.30%) XML
4 7 (8.14%) .NET
4 7 (8.14%) JDBC
5 5 (5.81%) HTML
6 4 (4.65%) Gherkin
6 4 (4.65%) HTML5
6 4 (4.65%) JSON
6 4 (4.65%) SOAP
7 3 (3.49%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.49%) REST
8 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (2.33%) Drools
8 2 (2.33%) JMS
8 2 (2.33%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (2.33%) XSLT
9 1 (1.16%) COM
9 1 (1.16%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.14%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.65%) User Experience
5 3 (3.49%) BBC
5 3 (3.49%) New Media
6 2 (2.33%) Fintech
6 2 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.30%) Windows
2 7 (8.14%) Android
3 6 (6.98%) Apple iOS
4 5 (5.81%) Linux
5 4 (4.65%) Windows Phone
6 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 51 (59.30%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (31.40%) SDET
4 26 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (24.42%) BDD
6 18 (20.93%) OO
7 14 (16.28%) TDD
8 11 (12.79%) Manual Testing
8 11 (12.79%) Scrum
8 11 (12.79%) Software Testing
8 11 (12.79%) Test Management
8 11 (12.79%) User Stories
9 10 (11.63%) Software Engineering
9 10 (11.63%) Test Strategy
10 9 (10.47%) QA Automation
11 8 (9.30%) Defect Management
11 8 (9.30%) OOP
11 8 (9.30%) SDLC
11 8 (9.30%) Waterfall
12 7 (8.14%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 52 (60.47%) Java
2 40 (46.51%) C#
3 18 (20.93%) SQL
4 16 (18.60%) Python
5 15 (17.44%) Ruby
6 10 (11.63%) C++
6 10 (11.63%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.81%) C
8 3 (3.49%) Apple Swift
8 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.49%) Objective-C
8 3 (3.49%) Perl
9 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.33%) XPath
10 1 (1.16%) PHP
10 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (20.93%) Degree
2 9 (10.47%) ISEB
3 8 (9.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (8.14%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (32.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) Ansible
1 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.16%) Puppet
1 1 (1.16%) Rancher
Vendors
1 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.49%) BT
2 3 (3.49%) McAfee
2 3 (3.49%) SAP
3 2 (2.33%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.33%) Borland
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle
3 2 (2.33%) Solace
4 1 (1.16%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.16%) SaltStack
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