The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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 Engineer
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 534 671 682
Rank change year-on-year +137 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 361 267 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.28% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 297 245 246
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £33,900 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

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 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69638 80091 87142
Median salary £47,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 28 June 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 28 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 +120 343 £42,500 -15.00% 60
London +6 96 £55,000 -8.33% 20
South East +86 87 £40,000 -5.88% 10
South West +31 49 £40,000 -11.11% 6
North West -6 33 £37,500 - 10
Yorkshire +5 28 £43,750 +9.37% 4
Somerset +22 26 £35,000 -6.66%
Manchester -8 25 £37,500 -14.28% 8
West Yorkshire +21 22 £45,000 +12.50% 3
City of London +36 21 £65,000 - 7
Leeds +14 20 £46,250 +15.62% 3
Hampshire +29 19 £40,000 +25.00% 3
West Sussex +21 19 £37,500 -31.81% 2
East Midlands +43 18 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Oxfordshire +26 17 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Oxford - 17 £40,000 - 2
East of England -30 16 £45,000 - 8
West Midlands +24 15 £40,625 +4.83%
Surrey +26 14 £36,000 -28.00%
Bristol -9 14 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Scotland +25 12 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Bath -1 10 £42,500 -
Nottingham - 10 £42,500 - 1
Worthing - 10 £37,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 10 £42,500 - 1
Berkshire +31 9 £47,500 +15.15% 2
Cambridge -23 9 £47,500 - 6
Cambridgeshire -25 9 £47,500 - 7
Northamptonshire +10 7 £35,000 -6.66%
Walton-on-Thames - 7 £36,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 712 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 517 (72.61%) Agile Software Development
3 504 (70.79%) Selenium
4 348 (48.88%) Java
5 271 (38.06%) C#
6 251 (35.25%) QA
7 238 (33.43%) Cucumber
8 234 (32.87%) BDD
9 228 (32.02%) WebDriver
10 221 (31.04%) Test Scripting
11 203 (28.51%) Scrum
12 195 (27.39%) Python
13 183 (25.70%) SQL
14 178 (25.00%) TDD
15 154 (21.63%) Continuous Integration
16 152 (21.35%) ISEB
17 135 (18.96%) Finance
18 133 (18.68%) ISTQB
19 127 (17.84%) Ruby
20 119 (16.71%) Jenkins
21 113 (15.87%) SpecFlow
22 105 (14.75%) Degree
23 104 (14.61%) Windows
24 102 (14.33%) Software Testing
25 100 (14.04%) Non-Functional Testing
26 94 (13.20%) Linux
27 92 (12.92%) .NET
28 91 (12.78%) JIRA
29 87 (12.22%) Software Engineering
29 87 (12.22%) JUnit

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 19 (2.67%) Confluence
2 3 (0.42%) Apache Pig
2 3 (0.42%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.28%) JBoss
4 1 (0.14%) Apache
4 1 (0.14%) CMS
4 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.14%) FileNet
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.56%) Magento
3 3 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.54%) BrowserStack
3 11 (1.54%) SaaS
4 10 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.98%) GitHub
5 7 (0.98%) Sauce Labs
6 6 (0.84%) IaaS
6 6 (0.84%) PaaS
7 1 (0.14%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.07%) Internet
2 18 (2.53%) HTTP
3 11 (1.54%) VoIP
4 6 (0.84%) SSL
5 3 (0.42%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.42%) RS-232
5 3 (0.42%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.28%) Firewall
6 2 (0.28%) Skype
6 2 (0.28%) Wireless
7 1 (0.14%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.14%) FTP
7 1 (0.14%) ICMP
7 1 (0.14%) SSH
7 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.81%) Relational Database
3 17 (2.39%) Big Data
4 9 (1.26%) MySQL
5 7 (0.98%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.70%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.56%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.42%) DB2
8 3 (0.42%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.28%) MarkLogic
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.14%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 504 (70.79%) Selenium
2 238 (33.43%) Cucumber
3 228 (32.02%) WebDriver
4 119 (16.71%) Jenkins
5 113 (15.87%) SpecFlow
6 91 (12.78%) JIRA
7 87 (12.22%) JUnit
8 85 (11.94%) JMeter
9 81 (11.38%) SoapUI
10 72 (10.11%) Visual Studio
11 53 (7.44%) Appium
11 53 (7.44%) HP UFT
11 53 (7.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 51 (7.16%) Git (software)
13 41 (5.76%) TestNG
14 38 (5.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 36 (5.06%) JBehave
16 34 (4.78%) Calabash
17 31 (4.35%) LoadRunner
18 27 (3.79%) Eclipse
General
1 135 (18.96%) Finance
2 54 (7.58%) Retail
3 53 (7.44%) Banking
4 44 (6.18%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.95%) Marketing
6 18 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 16 (2.25%) Aerospace
7 16 (2.25%) Automotive
7 16 (2.25%) Electronics
8 13 (1.83%) Legal
9 12 (1.69%) Advertising
10 10 (1.40%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.40%) Retail Banking
11 8 (1.12%) Games
11 8 (1.12%) Publishing
12 4 (0.56%) Military
13 3 (0.42%) Back Office
13 3 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.28%) Law
14 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (12.92%) .NET
2 78 (10.96%) Gherkin
3 71 (9.97%) HTML
4 67 (9.41%) Web Services
5 66 (9.27%) REST
6 65 (9.13%) XML
7 54 (7.58%) SOAP
8 45 (6.32%) CSS
9 40 (5.62%) RESTful
10 24 (3.37%) DOM
11 17 (2.39%) AngularJS
12 16 (2.25%) JSON
13 12 (1.69%) Behat
13 12 (1.69%) React
14 11 (1.54%) ASP.NET
14 11 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (1.26%) Node.js
16 6 (0.84%) JMS
16 6 (0.84%) Symfony
17 5 (0.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.78%) Mobile App
3 30 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 20 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (1.97%) Fintech
5 14 (1.97%) RIA
6 13 (1.83%) User Experience
7 10 (1.40%) Algorithms
8 7 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.84%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.84%) iPad
9 6 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
9 6 (0.84%) Online Banking
10 5 (0.70%) Cyber Defence
10 5 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (0.70%) Fat Client
10 5 (0.70%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (0.42%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 104 (14.61%) Windows
2 94 (13.20%) Linux
3 45 (6.32%) Unix
4 25 (3.51%) Android
4 25 (3.51%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.54%) Solaris
6 1 (0.14%) AIX
6 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 712 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 517 (72.61%) Agile Software Development
3 234 (32.87%) BDD
4 221 (31.04%) Test Scripting
5 203 (28.51%) Scrum
6 178 (25.00%) TDD
7 154 (21.63%) Continuous Integration
8 102 (14.33%) Software Testing
9 100 (14.04%) Non-Functional Testing
10 87 (12.22%) Software Engineering
11 86 (12.08%) Functional Testing
12 77 (10.81%) SDLC
13 73 (10.25%) Test Strategy
14 72 (10.11%) Manual Testing
15 65 (9.13%) OO
16 63 (8.85%) E-Commerce
16 63 (8.85%) SDET
17 62 (8.71%) API Testing
17 62 (8.71%) User Stories
18 61 (8.57%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 348 (48.88%) Java
2 271 (38.06%) C#
3 195 (27.39%) Python
4 183 (25.70%) SQL
5 127 (17.84%) Ruby
6 85 (11.94%) JavaScript
7 57 (8.01%) C
7 57 (8.01%) C++
8 45 (6.32%) Perl
9 44 (6.18%) PHP
10 28 (3.93%) Bash Shell
11 15 (2.11%) Groovy
12 10 (1.40%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.26%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.98%) VBScript
15 6 (0.84%) Scala
16 5 (0.70%) VB
16 5 (0.70%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.56%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.42%) VC++
Qualifications
1 152 (21.35%) ISEB
2 133 (18.68%) ISTQB
3 105 (14.75%) Degree
4 72 (10.11%) Security Cleared
5 35 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 31 (4.35%) DV Cleared
7 21 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (2.67%) SC Cleared
9 8 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.70%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 251 (35.25%) QA
2 1 (0.14%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.14%) MiFID
2 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.56%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.42%) Docker
3 3 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.14%) KVM
4 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.28%) Kibana
2 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.28%) Puppet
3 1 (0.14%) Nagios
3 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 65 (9.13%) HP
2 60 (8.43%) Microsoft
3 22 (3.09%) Oracle
4 13 (1.83%) SAP
5 11 (1.54%) Red Hat
6 10 (1.40%) ServiceNow
7 7 (0.98%) VMware
8 6 (0.84%) Atlassian
8 6 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.56%) Apiary
10 2 (0.28%) F5
10 2 (0.28%) Sybase
10 2 (0.28%) Zend
11 1 (0.14%) Apple
11 1 (0.14%) Cisco
11 1 (0.14%) Google
11 1 (0.14%) Informatica
11 1 (0.14%) Perforce
11 1 (0.14%) Splunk
11 1 (0.14%) Telerik
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £29,000 per annum 26 days holiday, Bonus, Private Heal
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50k-70k + benefits + stock options
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
octopus
Salary: Market rates
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Bonus, 26 days holiday, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + 15% bonus, 5% pension, other benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + plus benefits plus bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30 - 45k plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 6 days ago