Period
to 6 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 572 523 596
Rank change year-on-year -49 +73 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 308 738 761
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.51% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.53% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 283 617 686
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £35,250 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 82,408 137,994 166,782
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.96% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 66,025 109,657 135,534
Median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 2020. 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 -35 278 £50,000 - 15
UK excluding London +12 204 £47,500 +5.56% 11
London -27 98 £65,000 +8.33% 4
South East +58 65 £47,500 +5.56% 3
North of England +82 56 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire +79 32 £45,000 - 1
South West +26 31 £50,000 +25.00% 3
North West +63 19 £42,500 -5.56%
Work from Home +49 17 £47,500 -2.56% 3
Midlands +72 16 £36,250 -3.33% 2
West Midlands +60 14 £34,500 -8.00% 1
Scotland +58 12 £41,250 -8.33%
East of England +50 12 £56,250 +25.00% 2
Wales -8 11 £47,500 +22.58%
North East +17 5 £50,000 +11.11%
East Midlands +50 2 £56,250 +18.42% 1
Northern Ireland +20 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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.

1 308 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 226 (73.38%) Selenium
3 218 (70.78%) Agile Software Development
4 166 (53.90%) Java
5 121 (39.29%) C#
6 110 (35.71%) Cucumber
7 90 (29.22%) Jenkins
8 83 (26.95%) QA
9 78 (25.32%) BDD
9 78 (25.32%) DevOps
10 72 (23.38%) Test Scripting
11 69 (22.40%) JIRA
12 66 (21.43%) WebDriver
13 64 (20.78%) API Testing
14 62 (20.13%) JavaScript
14 62 (20.13%) Python
15 60 (19.48%) Finance
16 59 (19.16%) Scrum
17 52 (16.88%) SoapUI
18 51 (16.56%) Performance Testing
18 51 (16.56%) SQL
19 50 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
20 48 (15.58%) Software Testing
20 48 (15.58%) Git (software)
20 48 (15.58%) Maven
21 47 (15.26%) TDD
22 46 (14.94%) JUnit
23 45 (14.61%) Web Services
23 45 (14.61%) SpecFlow
24 44 (14.29%) .NET

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 28 (9.09%) Confluence
2 23 (7.47%) Apache
3 15 (4.87%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.62%) CMS
6 4 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.65%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.65%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (2.92%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.71%) Azure
2 18 (5.84%) AWS
3 12 (3.90%) BlazeMeter
4 10 (3.25%) SaaS
5 9 (2.92%) BrowserStack
6 8 (2.60%) Sauce Labs
7 7 (2.27%) GitHub
8 6 (1.95%) Serverless
9 2 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.65%) GCP
9 2 (0.65%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.95%) HTTP
1 6 (1.95%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.30%) Internet
2 4 (1.30%) IPsec
2 4 (1.30%) IPv4
2 4 (1.30%) IPv6
2 4 (1.30%) LTE
2 4 (1.30%) Multicast
2 4 (1.30%) PPP
2 4 (1.30%) UPnP
2 4 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.65%) Firewall
3 2 (0.65%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.19%) MarkLogic
3 14 (4.55%) MySQL
4 9 (2.92%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.60%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.95%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.65%) Big Data
10 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 226 (73.38%) Selenium
2 110 (35.71%) Cucumber
3 90 (29.22%) Jenkins
4 69 (22.40%) JIRA
5 66 (21.43%) WebDriver
6 52 (16.88%) SoapUI
7 48 (15.58%) Git (software)
7 48 (15.58%) Maven
8 46 (14.94%) JUnit
9 45 (14.61%) SpecFlow
10 38 (12.34%) JMeter
11 32 (10.39%) Team Foundation Server
12 29 (9.42%) Postman
12 29 (9.42%) TestNG
13 24 (7.79%) Gradle
14 21 (6.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 19 (6.17%) Visual Studio
16 15 (4.87%) Appium
17 14 (4.55%) eggPlant
18 12 (3.90%) Protractor
General
1 60 (19.48%) Finance
2 11 (3.57%) Public Sector
3 9 (2.92%) Banking
3 9 (2.92%) Retail
4 8 (2.60%) Electronics
5 6 (1.95%) Automotive
5 6 (1.95%) Legal
6 5 (1.62%) Police
6 5 (1.62%) Publishing
7 4 (1.30%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.30%) Marketing
8 3 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.97%) Front Office
8 3 (0.97%) Law
9 2 (0.65%) Advertising
9 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.61%) Web Services
2 44 (14.29%) .NET
3 40 (12.99%) RESTful
4 39 (12.66%) XML
5 30 (9.74%) REST
5 30 (9.74%) Spring
6 21 (6.82%) Gherkin
7 18 (5.84%) HTML
7 18 (5.84%) SOAP
8 17 (5.52%) AngularJS
8 17 (5.52%) JSON
9 16 (5.19%) Apache POI
9 16 (5.19%) Spring Boot
9 16 (5.19%) Spring Cloud
9 16 (5.19%) Spring Security
10 13 (4.22%) CSS
11 12 (3.90%) Node.js
12 9 (2.92%) React
13 8 (2.60%) .NET Framework
14 7 (2.27%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.19%) Data Structures
3 8 (2.60%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.27%) NHS
4 7 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.27%) Virtual Team
5 5 (1.62%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.62%) LIMS
6 4 (1.30%) Internet of Things
7 3 (0.97%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.97%) User Experience
8 2 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.65%) Replication
8 2 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.32%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.32%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.32%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.32%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.82%) Linux
1 21 (6.82%) Windows
2 6 (1.95%) CentOS
2 6 (1.95%) Ubuntu
3 3 (0.97%) Unix
4 2 (0.65%) Android
4 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 218 (70.78%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (25.32%) BDD
3 78 (25.32%) DevOps
4 72 (23.38%) Test Scripting
5 64 (20.78%) API Testing
6 59 (19.16%) Scrum
7 51 (16.56%) Performance Testing
8 50 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (15.58%) Software Testing
10 47 (15.26%) TDD
11 43 (13.96%) Regression Testing
12 41 (13.31%) Non-Functional Testing
12 41 (13.31%) SDET
13 39 (12.66%) Microservices
14 38 (12.34%) Test Strategy
15 36 (11.69%) Manual Testing
16 32 (10.39%) Software Engineering
17 26 (8.44%) Problem-Solving
18 21 (6.82%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 166 (53.90%) Java
2 121 (39.29%) C#
3 62 (20.13%) JavaScript
3 62 (20.13%) Python
4 51 (16.56%) SQL
5 17 (5.52%) C
6 14 (4.55%) Ruby
7 13 (4.22%) PHP
8 12 (3.90%) C++
8 12 (3.90%) PowerShell
9 11 (3.57%) TypeScript
10 9 (2.92%) VB
11 7 (2.27%) Java 8
12 6 (1.95%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.95%) VBScript
13 4 (1.30%) Perl
13 4 (1.30%) Tcl
14 3 (0.97%) Groovy
14 3 (0.97%) XPath
15 1 (0.32%) Lua
Qualifications
1 42 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 33 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 26 (8.44%) Degree
3 26 (8.44%) SC Cleared
4 19 (6.17%) ISEB
5 6 (1.95%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.30%) PhD
7 3 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.65%) CCNA
8 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.65%) CISSP
8 2 (0.65%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.65%) GIAC
8 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.65%) Linux+ Certification
8 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.65%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.65%) SANS
8 2 (0.65%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (26.95%) QA
2 7 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (7.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (6.49%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.25%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.95%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.97%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.65%) Ansible
5 2 (0.65%) Kibana
5 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (9.74%) Oracle
2 14 (4.55%) HP
2 14 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.27%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.30%) T-Plan
5 3 (0.97%) BT
5 3 (0.97%) CA
5 3 (0.97%) Perfecto Mobile
5 3 (0.97%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.65%) Cognizant
6 2 (0.65%) Google
7 1 (0.32%) Citrix
7 1 (0.32%) Netsparker
7 1 (0.32%) New Relic
7 1 (0.32%) OutSystems
7 1 (0.32%) Pega
7 1 (0.32%) Sitecore