The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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 Engineer
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 680 751
Rank change year-on-year +154 +71  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 349 275 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.27% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 312 249 180
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £33,400 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,200 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  

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 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
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 £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Engineer in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +133 337 £46,000 +2.22% 46
London +71 92 £60,000 +9.09% 15
South East +105 77 £44,000 +23.94% 4
South West +55 56 £38,750 -8.82% 11
North West -6 29 £39,250 -12.77% 4
Manchester -21 27 £40,000 -11.11% 2
East of England +13 25 £45,000 +8.43% 8
West Sussex - 25 £50,000 - 1
Somerset - 25 £32,500 - 4
Yorkshire +14 24 £46,000 +22.66% 4
West Yorkshire +1 23 £46,000 +22.66% 4
Berkshire +47 21 £45,000 -
Leeds +3 21 £46,000 +22.66% 4
West Midlands +41 16 £32,500 -23.52%
Cambridgeshire +2 15 £45,000 +4.04% 5
Surrey +51 14 £52,500 +50.00% 2
Gloucestershire +3 14 £40,000 -5.88% 1
City of London +49 13 £60,000 -17.24% 4
East Midlands +12 13 £52,500 +47.88%
Bristol +5 13 £50,000 +17.64% 4
Nottingham +17 11 £60,000 +110.52%
Nottinghamshire +15 11 £60,000 +110.52%
Cambridge -11 10 £47,500 +9.82% 5
Worthing - 10 £37,500 -
Hampshire +32 9 £47,500 +43.93% 1
Scotland +28 9 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +22 9 £40,000 +23.07%
Haywards Heath - 9 £52,500 -
Windsor - 9 £45,000 -
Milton Keynes +19 7 £37,500 +5.63%

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Test Automation Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 498 (71.97%) Agile Software Development
2 463 (66.91%) Selenium
3 422 (60.98%) Test Automation
4 314 (45.38%) Java
5 245 (35.40%) C#
6 237 (34.25%) QA
7 224 (32.37%) BDD
8 214 (30.92%) Test Scripting
9 212 (30.64%) TDD
10 206 (29.77%) Cucumber
11 197 (28.47%) WebDriver
12 190 (27.46%) Scrum
13 186 (26.88%) Automated Testing
14 181 (26.16%) Python
15 172 (24.86%) Automation Testing
16 171 (24.71%) SQL
17 157 (22.69%) ISEB
18 150 (21.68%) Finance
19 130 (18.79%) ISTQB
20 113 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
21 106 (15.32%) .NET
22 104 (15.03%) Ruby
23 102 (14.74%) Non-Functional Testing
24 95 (13.73%) Functional Testing
25 90 (13.01%) SoapUI
26 88 (12.72%) SpecFlow
27 81 (11.71%) Software Testing
27 81 (11.71%) Linux
28 79 (11.42%) Degree
29 76 (10.98%) Test Strategy

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 24 (3.47%) Confluence
2 3 (0.43%) Apache
3 2 (0.29%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.29%) JBoss
4 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.14%) FileNet
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (0.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.30%) SaaS
3 7 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.01%) GitHub
4 4 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.29%) IaaS
5 2 (0.29%) PaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.03%) Internet
2 19 (2.75%) HTTP
3 4 (0.58%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.58%) VoIP
4 3 (0.43%) Ethernet
4 3 (0.43%) RS-232
5 2 (0.29%) Firewall
5 2 (0.29%) FTP
5 2 (0.29%) SSH
5 2 (0.29%) SSL
6 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.14%) ICMP
6 1 (0.14%) Profibus
6 1 (0.14%) Skype
6 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.19%) Big Data
1 29 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.88%) Relational Database
3 9 (1.30%) MySQL
4 7 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.01%) RDBMS
5 6 (0.87%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.72%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.58%) DB2
8 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.14%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 463 (66.91%) Selenium
2 206 (29.77%) Cucumber
3 197 (28.47%) WebDriver
4 90 (13.01%) SoapUI
5 88 (12.72%) SpecFlow
6 73 (10.55%) JIRA
7 66 (9.54%) Jenkins
7 66 (9.54%) JMeter
8 61 (8.82%) Visual Studio
9 60 (8.67%) JUnit
10 52 (7.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 51 (7.37%) Git (software)
12 49 (7.08%) Appium
13 47 (6.79%) HP UFT
14 28 (4.05%) LoadRunner
15 25 (3.61%) TestNG
16 23 (3.32%) Calabash
16 23 (3.32%) TeamCity
17 21 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 21 (3.03%) JBehave
General
1 150 (21.68%) Finance
2 72 (10.40%) Banking
3 54 (7.80%) Retail
4 52 (7.51%) Telecoms
5 26 (3.76%) Legal
6 19 (2.75%) Marketing
7 11 (1.59%) Electronics
7 11 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.45%) Advertising
9 9 (1.30%) Games
10 8 (1.16%) Automotive
11 6 (0.87%) Publishing
12 5 (0.72%) Back Office
13 4 (0.58%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.58%) Military
14 3 (0.43%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.14%) Local Government
16 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (15.32%) .NET
2 59 (8.53%) SOAP
3 55 (7.95%) REST
4 54 (7.80%) XML
5 44 (6.36%) Gherkin
6 40 (5.78%) HTML
6 40 (5.78%) Web Services
7 28 (4.05%) CSS
8 19 (2.75%) RESTful
9 16 (2.31%) DOM
10 15 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (1.88%) ASP.NET
12 12 (1.73%) AngularJS
12 12 (1.73%) JSON
13 7 (1.01%) J2EE
14 5 (0.72%) Behat
14 5 (0.72%) Guice
14 5 (0.72%) Node.js
14 5 (0.72%) React
14 5 (0.72%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.36%) Mobile App
2 35 (5.06%) Computer Science
3 28 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.02%) Client/Server
5 13 (1.88%) Fintech
6 9 (1.30%) RIA
7 6 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.72%) iPad
8 5 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
8 5 (0.72%) Online Banking
9 4 (0.58%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.43%) IPTV
10 3 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.29%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.29%) Equities
11 2 (0.29%) Social Network
12 1 (0.14%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.14%) FMCG
12 1 (0.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 81 (11.71%) Linux
2 70 (10.12%) Windows
3 25 (3.61%) Unix
4 20 (2.89%) Android
5 19 (2.75%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.58%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.58%) Solaris
7 2 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.14%) AIX
8 1 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (71.97%) Agile Software Development
2 422 (60.98%) Test Automation
3 224 (32.37%) BDD
4 214 (30.92%) Test Scripting
5 212 (30.64%) TDD
6 190 (27.46%) Scrum
7 186 (26.88%) Automated Testing
8 172 (24.86%) Automation Testing
9 113 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
10 102 (14.74%) Non-Functional Testing
11 95 (13.73%) Functional Testing
12 81 (11.71%) Software Testing
13 76 (10.98%) Test Strategy
14 75 (10.84%) SDLC
15 73 (10.55%) Software Engineering
15 73 (10.55%) Waterfall
16 70 (10.12%) User Stories
17 68 (9.83%) Manual Testing
18 66 (9.54%) E-Commerce
19 60 (8.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 314 (45.38%) Java
2 245 (35.40%) C#
3 181 (26.16%) Python
4 171 (24.71%) SQL
5 104 (15.03%) Ruby
6 66 (9.54%) JavaScript
7 59 (8.53%) C++
7 59 (8.53%) Perl
8 48 (6.94%) C
9 32 (4.62%) PHP
10 24 (3.47%) Bash Shell
11 16 (2.31%) Groovy
12 9 (1.30%) PowerShell
12 9 (1.30%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.58%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.43%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.43%) VB
14 3 (0.43%) VC++
14 3 (0.43%) XPath
15 2 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 157 (22.69%) ISEB
2 130 (18.79%) ISTQB
3 79 (11.42%) Degree
4 44 (6.36%) Security Cleared
5 34 (4.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (4.05%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.01%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (34.25%) QA
2 34 (4.91%) SDET
3 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (0.72%) Docker
1 5 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.58%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.14%) Firmware
3 1 (0.14%) KVM
3 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (5.35%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.43%) Kibana
3 3 (0.43%) Puppet
4 1 (0.14%) Nagios
4 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 66 (9.54%) HP
2 53 (7.66%) Microsoft
3 12 (1.73%) Oracle
4 10 (1.45%) Atlassian
5 6 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (0.87%) SAP
6 5 (0.72%) VMware
7 4 (0.58%) Apiary
7 4 (0.58%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.29%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.29%) F5
8 2 (0.29%) Perforce
8 2 (0.29%) Sybase
9 1 (0.14%) Apple
9 1 (0.14%) Cadence
9 1 (0.14%) Google
9 1 (0.14%) IBM
9 1 (0.14%) Informatica
9 1 (0.14%) Intel
9 1 (0.14%) Telerik
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Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Additional Benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
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Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: 55k + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Training + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + Salary review every 6 months + ben
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Industry Leading Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
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Taunton, Somerset
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
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London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
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Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50K DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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