Period
to 25 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Test Engineer
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 666 520 578
Rank change year-on-year -146 +58 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 380 174 628
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.36% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.38% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 303 134 541
10th Percentile £31,331 £40,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £49,362
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +6.36% +5.03%
75th Percentile £57,500 £63,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £67,250 £69,250 £76,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.22% - -

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 111,569 46,329 134,796
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.38% 94.82% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 77,638 38,446 108,598
10th Percentile £31,759 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £69,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +5.56% -

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation Engineer.

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation Engineer over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Engineer in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 2021. 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 -137 340 £50,000 -4.76% 76
UK excluding London -92 259 £48,250 +7.22% 53
London -199 92 £57,500 -4.17% 25
South East -114 88 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Work from Home -222 78 £50,000 -4.76% 30
North of England -60 70 £45,000 +4.65% 15
North West -69 43 £42,500 -5.56% 7
Midlands -83 38 £40,000 -27.59% 7
South West -94 26 £45,000 -14.29% 4
East Midlands -58 23 £37,500 -13.79% 6
Scotland -79 20 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Yorkshire -82 17 £55,000 +29.41% 7
West Midlands -84 15 £50,000 -13.04%
North East -23 10 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East of England -97 9 £60,000 +17.07% 7
Wales -36 6 £45,000 -21.74% 1
Northern Ireland -47 2 £27,250 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, Test Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 380 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 234 (61.58%) Selenium
3 208 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
4 184 (48.42%) C#
5 146 (38.42%) QA
6 129 (33.95%) Software Testing
7 116 (30.53%) BDD
8 112 (29.47%) DevOps
9 110 (28.95%) Java
10 96 (25.26%) JIRA
11 91 (23.95%) Cucumber
12 84 (22.11%) Social Skills
13 83 (21.84%) Azure
14 78 (20.53%) JavaScript
15 76 (20.00%) WebDriver
16 75 (19.74%) Python
17 74 (19.47%) Postman
18 70 (18.42%) Manual Testing
19 65 (17.11%) TDD
20 63 (16.58%) SQL
20 63 (16.58%) SpecFlow
20 63 (16.58%) Functional Testing
21 61 (16.05%) Finance
22 59 (15.53%) Non-Functional Testing
23 56 (14.74%) Scrum
24 55 (14.47%) AWS
25 53 (13.95%) Jenkins
26 52 (13.68%) .NET
27 50 (13.16%) SDET
28 49 (12.89%) Appium

Test Automation Engineer 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 7 (1.84%) Confluence
1 7 (1.84%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 83 (21.84%) Azure
2 55 (14.47%) AWS
3 22 (5.79%) GCP
4 15 (3.95%) Serverless
5 10 (2.63%) GitHub
6 7 (1.84%) BlazeMeter
7 6 (1.58%) BrowserStack
7 6 (1.58%) SaaS
8 5 (1.32%) IBM Cloud
9 4 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.79%) Microsoft 365
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.26%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.21%) HTTP
2 5 (1.32%) Internet
3 2 (0.53%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.47%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (2.37%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.58%) Big Data
4 6 (1.58%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.32%) BigQuery
6 4 (1.05%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.05%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.05%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.79%) MariaDB
7 3 (0.79%) MySQL
8 2 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon Athena
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.26%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 234 (61.58%) Selenium
2 96 (25.26%) JIRA
3 91 (23.95%) Cucumber
4 76 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 74 (19.47%) Postman
6 63 (16.58%) SpecFlow
7 53 (13.95%) Jenkins
8 49 (12.89%) Appium
9 48 (12.63%) Git (software)
10 41 (10.79%) Cypress.io
11 32 (8.42%) REST Assured
12 28 (7.37%) JMeter
13 18 (4.74%) TestRail
14 17 (4.47%) Visual Studio
15 14 (3.68%) SoapUI
16 13 (3.42%) TeamCity
17 10 (2.63%) TestNG
17 10 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
18 9 (2.37%) Serenity BDD
19 8 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 84 (22.11%) Social Skills
2 61 (16.05%) Finance
3 17 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 13 (3.42%) Automotive
6 11 (2.89%) Public Sector
7 7 (1.84%) Retail
8 6 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.32%) Electronics
9 5 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (1.05%) Back Office
10 4 (1.05%) Games
11 2 (0.53%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.53%) Banking
11 2 (0.53%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.26%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Marketing
12 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (13.68%) .NET
2 32 (8.42%) REST
3 29 (7.63%) Gherkin
4 24 (6.32%) Web Services
5 19 (5.00%) HTML
6 16 (4.21%) .NET Core
7 12 (3.16%) React
7 12 (3.16%) Spring
8 11 (2.89%) Node.js
9 10 (2.63%) Swagger
9 10 (2.63%) WireMock
10 9 (2.37%) .NET Framework
10 9 (2.37%) HTML5
11 8 (2.11%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.84%) JSON
12 7 (1.84%) Middleware
13 6 (1.58%) CSS
13 6 (1.58%) XML
14 5 (1.32%) RESTful
14 5 (1.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.79%) Mobile App
2 16 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (2.63%) User Experience
5 6 (1.58%) Video\Live Streaming
6 5 (1.32%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.32%) iPhone
7 4 (1.05%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.05%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.05%) PMI
8 3 (0.79%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.53%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.53%) NHS
9 2 (0.53%) Social Media
10 1 (0.26%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.26%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.26%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.26%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.26%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.74%) Android
2 13 (3.42%) Linux
3 10 (2.63%) Unix
4 5 (1.32%) Windows
5 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 208 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (33.95%) Software Testing
4 116 (30.53%) BDD
5 112 (29.47%) DevOps
6 70 (18.42%) Manual Testing
7 65 (17.11%) TDD
8 63 (16.58%) Functional Testing
9 59 (15.53%) Non-Functional Testing
10 56 (14.74%) Scrum
11 50 (13.16%) SDET
12 44 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
13 43 (11.32%) Microservices
14 41 (10.79%) Artificial Intelligence
14 41 (10.79%) Exploratory Testing
14 41 (10.79%) Test Scripting
15 40 (10.53%) API Testing
16 37 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
17 36 (9.47%) Performance Testing
18 33 (8.68%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 184 (48.42%) C#
2 110 (28.95%) Java
3 78 (20.53%) JavaScript
4 75 (19.74%) Python
5 63 (16.58%) SQL
6 18 (4.74%) C
7 11 (2.89%) VBScript
8 10 (2.63%) Kotlin
9 9 (2.37%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.84%) Perl
11 6 (1.58%) C++
11 6 (1.58%) Go
11 6 (1.58%) PHP
12 5 (1.32%) Ruby
13 4 (1.05%) Scala
13 4 (1.05%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.79%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.53%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.53%) VBA
16 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (8.68%) Security Cleared
2 29 (7.63%) ISTQB
3 24 (6.32%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.47%) Degree
5 13 (3.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.05%) ISEB
7 4 (1.05%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.53%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.53%) MBA
10 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (38.42%) QA
2 5 (1.32%) Accessibility
System Software
1 26 (6.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (6.05%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.58%) Consul
3 6 (1.58%) HP ALM
3 6 (1.58%) Packer
4 4 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.05%) Puppet
5 3 (0.79%) Ansible
6 1 (0.26%) Grafana
6 1 (0.26%) Kibana
6 1 (0.26%) Nessus
Vendors
1 45 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.21%) HP
3 15 (3.95%) Google
4 14 (3.68%) Oracle
5 5 (1.32%) IBM
6 4 (1.05%) Cadence
6 4 (1.05%) Guidewire
7 3 (0.79%) SaltStack
8 2 (0.53%) Pega
8 2 (0.53%) Sun
8 2 (0.53%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.26%) Databricks
9 1 (0.26%) Informatica
9 1 (0.26%) SAP
9 1 (0.26%) Splunk
9 1 (0.26%) Talend