Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 652 703 730
Rank change year-on-year +51 +27 +90
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 600 581 652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 511 529 599
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,450 £30,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £65,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +2.56%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Engineer in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Top 16 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 18 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 +30 553 £45,000 - 43
UK excluding London +64 443 £44,000 +3.53% 33
South East +84 174 £45,000 +12.50% 7
London -3 151 £53,750 -2.27% 12
North of England -36 85 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Midlands +33 50 £42,500 +21.43% 4
East of England -27 49 £45,000 - 7
South West +9 47 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Yorkshire -6 46 £42,500 -5.56% 6
Scotland +16 37 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North West -24 34 £40,000 -5.88% 4
West Midlands +20 28 £40,000 - 3
East Midlands +45 22 £47,500 +46.15% 1
North East +11 5 £32,500 - 2
Wales +13 3 £42,500 +6.25%
Northern Ireland -22 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 600 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 434 (72.33%) Agile Software Development
3 413 (68.83%) Selenium
4 313 (52.17%) Java
5 225 (37.50%) QA
6 215 (35.83%) C#
7 204 (34.00%) Cucumber
8 184 (30.67%) Scrum
9 180 (30.00%) BDD
10 159 (26.50%) WebDriver
11 157 (26.17%) Python
12 152 (25.33%) TDD
13 145 (24.17%) SQL
14 140 (23.33%) Jenkins
15 133 (22.17%) Test Scripting
16 131 (21.83%) Continuous Integration
17 129 (21.50%) Degree
18 117 (19.50%) JUnit
19 116 (19.33%) Manual Testing
20 105 (17.50%) Finance
21 100 (16.67%) JavaScript
21 100 (16.67%) JIRA
22 96 (16.00%) SDLC
23 81 (13.50%) Ruby
24 80 (13.33%) Software Testing
24 80 (13.33%) .NET
25 78 (13.00%) Windows
26 76 (12.67%) Web Services
27 73 (12.17%) Git (software)
28 72 (12.00%) Software Engineering

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 18 (3.00%) Confluence
2 2 (0.33%) Apache Spark
2 2 (0.33%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.17%) Apache
3 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.17%) CMS
3 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.17%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (0.83%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Magento
2 1 (0.17%) assyst
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 44 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (1.50%) GitHub
5 8 (1.33%) SaaS
6 6 (1.00%) BrowserStack
7 5 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.50%) IaaS
8 3 (0.50%) PaaS
8 3 (0.50%) Sauce Labs
9 2 (0.33%) Slack
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.17%) BlazeMeter
10 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.67%) Internet
2 8 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (1.00%) HTTP
3 6 (1.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.00%) Wireless
4 5 (0.83%) Bluetooth
4 5 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.67%) SSH
5 4 (0.67%) VoIP
5 4 (0.67%) WAN
6 3 (0.50%) SSL
7 2 (0.33%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.17%) MQTT
8 1 (0.17%) RTP
8 1 (0.17%) snoop
8 1 (0.17%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.67%) MySQL
3 8 (1.33%) MongoDB
3 8 (1.33%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.17%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.83%) Big Data
6 3 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.50%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.33%) GIS
7 2 (0.33%) MarkLogic
7 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.17%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 413 (68.83%) Selenium
2 204 (34.00%) Cucumber
3 159 (26.50%) WebDriver
4 140 (23.33%) Jenkins
5 117 (19.50%) JUnit
6 100 (16.67%) JIRA
7 73 (12.17%) Git (software)
8 71 (11.83%) SoapUI
9 63 (10.50%) SpecFlow
10 56 (9.33%) JMeter
11 53 (8.83%) TestNG
12 47 (7.83%) Protractor
13 45 (7.50%) HP UFT
14 43 (7.17%) Jasmine
15 38 (6.33%) Visual Studio
16 31 (5.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 30 (5.00%) Appium
18 27 (4.50%) JBehave
19 25 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
20 22 (3.67%) TeamCity
General
1 105 (17.50%) Finance
2 24 (4.00%) Retail
3 22 (3.67%) Electronics
4 20 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.83%) Marketing
6 16 (2.67%) Banking
6 16 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.50%) Aerospace
8 8 (1.33%) Legal
9 6 (1.00%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.83%) Automotive
10 5 (0.83%) Games
11 4 (0.67%) Back Office
11 4 (0.67%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.67%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.50%) Advertising
12 3 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.33%) Law
13 2 (0.33%) Local Government
14 1 (0.17%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (13.33%) .NET
2 76 (12.67%) Web Services
3 66 (11.00%) Gherkin
4 62 (10.33%) REST
5 57 (9.50%) HTML
6 53 (8.83%) CSS
7 43 (7.17%) RESTful
8 38 (6.33%) XML
9 36 (6.00%) SOAP
10 23 (3.83%) AngularJS
11 17 (2.83%) Behat
12 11 (1.83%) Velocity
13 10 (1.67%) DOM
14 9 (1.50%) JSON
15 8 (1.33%) jQuery
15 8 (1.33%) React
16 7 (1.17%) Ajax
16 7 (1.17%) Node.js
17 6 (1.00%) WebdriverIO
17 6 (1.00%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 62 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (7.00%) Computer Science
3 28 (4.67%) Greenfield Project
3 28 (4.67%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.83%) RIA
5 16 (2.67%) Fintech
6 7 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (0.83%) Tandem
9 4 (0.67%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.67%) User Experience
9 4 (0.67%) Video\Live Streaming
10 3 (0.50%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.50%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.17%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.17%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 78 (13.00%) Windows
2 52 (8.67%) Linux
3 28 (4.67%) Apple iOS
4 24 (4.00%) Android
5 19 (3.17%) Unix
6 7 (1.17%) Mac OS X
7 6 (1.00%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.50%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.50%) Solaris
9 3 (0.50%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 600 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 434 (72.33%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (30.67%) Scrum
4 180 (30.00%) BDD
5 152 (25.33%) TDD
6 133 (22.17%) Test Scripting
7 131 (21.83%) Continuous Integration
8 116 (19.33%) Manual Testing
9 96 (16.00%) SDLC
10 80 (13.33%) Software Testing
11 72 (12.00%) Software Engineering
12 66 (11.00%) SDET
13 59 (9.83%) API Testing
14 56 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement
15 54 (9.00%) Open Source
16 50 (8.33%) Performance Testing
17 49 (8.17%) Unit Testing
18 48 (8.00%) OO
18 48 (8.00%) Test Strategy
19 47 (7.83%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 313 (52.17%) Java
2 215 (35.83%) C#
3 157 (26.17%) Python
4 145 (24.17%) SQL
5 100 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 81 (13.50%) Ruby
7 39 (6.50%) C
7 39 (6.50%) C++
8 36 (6.00%) PHP
9 19 (3.17%) Bash Shell
10 17 (2.83%) VBScript
11 12 (2.00%) Groovy
11 12 (2.00%) Scala
11 12 (2.00%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.83%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.50%) Perl
14 6 (1.00%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.00%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.67%) VB
15 4 (0.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 129 (21.50%) Degree
2 70 (11.67%) ISTQB
3 64 (10.67%) ISEB
4 27 (4.50%) Security Cleared
5 23 (3.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (2.00%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.67%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.33%) HP AIS
9 2 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.17%) IBM WebSphere Certification
10 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (0.17%) DO-178B
System Software
1 12 (2.00%) Docker
2 3 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.33%) Firmware
4 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.50%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.50%) Puppet
4 2 (0.33%) Ansible
4 2 (0.33%) Terraform
5 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.17%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.17%) Mesos
Vendors
1 41 (6.83%) HP
2 31 (5.17%) Microsoft
3 25 (4.17%) Google
4 14 (2.33%) SAP
5 9 (1.50%) Atlassian
6 7 (1.17%) Oracle
7 6 (1.00%) Talend
7 6 (1.00%) TOWER Software
7 6 (1.00%) Xamarin
8 5 (0.83%) VMware
9 4 (0.67%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.67%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.50%) Cisco
10 3 (0.50%) IBM
11 2 (0.33%) CA
11 2 (0.33%) CA Agile Central
11 2 (0.33%) Micro Focus
11 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.33%) Telerik
11 2 (0.33%) Zend