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The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £57,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

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
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 820 658 562
Rank change year-on-year -162 -96 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 415 393 234
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.38% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 338 321 189
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £37,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.00% - -
75th Percentile £70,000 £57,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £66,250 £70,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 155,319 104,329 60,084
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.96% 91.18% 94.89%
Number of salaries quoted 84,237 73,913 49,059
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,560 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,106 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.70% - +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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -216 341 £57,500 +15.00% 30
UK excluding London -151 200 £50,000 - 25
Work from Home -188 195 £55,000 +10.00% 16
London -133 165 £69,078 +22.80% 8
South East -104 54 £55,000 +10.00% 3
North of England -80 52 £50,000 +11.11% 6
South West -30 28 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire -23 27 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Midlands -77 24 £48,000 +12.94% 5
North West -88 20 £43,000 -4.44% 4
Scotland -38 17 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Wales -5 16 £50,000 +22.12% 1
East Midlands -35 14 £45,000 +20.00% 4
West Midlands -66 10 £48,500 -3.00% 1
East of England -74 9 £47,500 -20.83% 4
North East -12 5 £50,000 +11.11% 1

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

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, Test Automation Engineer job roles required the following 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.

1 415 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 260 (62.65%) Selenium
3 247 (59.52%) Agile
4 197 (47.47%) Java
5 164 (39.52%) Cucumber
6 146 (35.18%) CI/CD
7 140 (33.73%) JavaScript
8 138 (33.25%) DevOps
9 127 (30.60%) C#
10 126 (30.36%) Finance
10 126 (30.36%) Software Testing
11 125 (30.12%) QA
12 124 (29.88%) Azure
13 121 (29.16%) BDD
14 119 (28.67%) Python
15 118 (28.43%) JIRA
16 108 (26.02%) Jenkins
17 94 (22.65%) API Testing
18 91 (21.93%) SpecFlow
18 91 (21.93%) Social Skills
18 91 (21.93%) Postman
18 91 (21.93%) ISTQB
19 89 (21.45%) TDD
20 88 (21.20%) Git (software)
21 80 (19.28%) Non-Functional Testing
22 79 (19.04%) SQL
23 73 (17.59%) Manual Testing
24 72 (17.35%) AWS
25 71 (17.11%) Functional Testing
26 69 (16.63%) 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 35 (8.43%) Confluence
2 12 (2.89%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.45%) CMS
3 6 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (0.72%) IIS
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.24%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.24%) OpenZeppelin
6 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.20%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 124 (29.88%) Azure
2 72 (17.35%) AWS
3 46 (11.08%) Azure DevOps
4 36 (8.67%) GitHub
5 34 (8.19%) Sauce Labs
6 28 (6.75%) SaaS
7 13 (3.13%) BrowserStack
8 11 (2.65%) GCP
9 7 (1.69%) BlazeMeter
9 7 (1.69%) Snowflake
10 5 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.72%) Azure Pipelines
11 3 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.72%) Microsoft 365
12 1 (0.24%) Bitrise
12 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.24%) Firebase
12 1 (0.24%) PaaS
12 1 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.41%) HTTP
2 7 (1.69%) BGP
2 7 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
2 7 (1.69%) IOS XR
2 7 (1.69%) MPLS
3 6 (1.45%) IPsec
3 6 (1.45%) IPv4
3 6 (1.45%) IPv6
3 6 (1.45%) LAN
3 6 (1.45%) PPP
3 6 (1.45%) UPnP
3 6 (1.45%) WAN
3 6 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.96%) Broadband
5 1 (0.24%) 4G
5 1 (0.24%) 5G
5 1 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.78%) MongoDB
3 20 (4.82%) NoSQL
4 16 (3.86%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.61%) RDBMS
6 10 (2.41%) Big Data
6 10 (2.41%) MySQL
6 10 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.69%) DynamoDB
8 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.48%) Redis
10 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.24%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 260 (62.65%) Selenium
2 164 (39.52%) Cucumber
3 118 (28.43%) JIRA
4 108 (26.02%) Jenkins
5 91 (21.93%) Postman
5 91 (21.93%) SpecFlow
6 88 (21.20%) Git (software)
7 59 (14.22%) Cypress.io
7 59 (14.22%) WebDriver
8 47 (11.33%) SoapUI
9 36 (8.67%) JUnit
9 36 (8.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 35 (8.43%) Protractor
11 28 (6.75%) Appium
12 26 (6.27%) JMeter
13 24 (5.78%) eggPlant
14 21 (5.06%) Mocha
15 19 (4.58%) Jasmine
15 19 (4.58%) REST Assured
16 18 (4.34%) Bitbucket
General
1 126 (30.36%) Finance
2 91 (21.93%) Social Skills
3 49 (11.81%) Banking
4 34 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (4.34%) Retail
6 17 (4.10%) Retail Banking
7 16 (3.86%) Games
8 13 (3.13%) Public Sector
9 12 (2.89%) Organisational Skills
10 9 (2.17%) Telecoms
11 7 (1.69%) Influencing Skills
11 7 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
12 6 (1.45%) Front Office
12 6 (1.45%) Law
13 5 (1.20%) Tech for Good
14 4 (0.96%) Advertising
14 4 (0.96%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 3 (0.72%) Documentation Skills
16 2 (0.48%) Electronics
16 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (13.25%) REST
2 49 (11.81%) Node.js
3 42 (10.12%) Gherkin
4 41 (9.88%) SOAP
5 31 (7.47%) React
6 26 (6.27%) JSON
6 26 (6.27%) WebdriverIO
7 25 (6.02%) .NET
8 16 (3.86%) Chai
8 16 (3.86%) Kafka
8 16 (3.86%) Web Services
9 15 (3.61%) AngularJS
9 15 (3.61%) HTML
9 15 (3.61%) Spring
10 14 (3.37%) CSS
10 14 (3.37%) RESTful
11 13 (3.13%) Jest
12 12 (2.89%) pytest
13 11 (2.65%) XML
14 9 (2.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.88%) Mobile App
2 26 (6.27%) Mainframe
3 24 (5.78%) Client/Server
4 16 (3.86%) Analytical Mindset
5 14 (3.37%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.17%) Public Cloud
7 9 (2.17%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.69%) Legacy Applications
9 7 (1.69%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.20%) User Experience
12 4 (0.96%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.96%) Social Media
13 3 (0.72%) Hackathon
13 3 (0.72%) Life Science
13 3 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
13 3 (0.72%) Renewable Energy
13 3 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.27%) Android
2 23 (5.54%) Linux
3 20 (4.82%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.89%) Windows
5 3 (0.72%) Unix
5 3 (0.72%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 247 (59.52%) Agile
3 146 (35.18%) CI/CD
4 138 (33.25%) DevOps
5 126 (30.36%) Software Testing
6 121 (29.16%) BDD
7 94 (22.65%) API Testing
8 89 (21.45%) TDD
9 80 (19.28%) Non-Functional Testing
10 73 (17.59%) Manual Testing
11 71 (17.11%) Functional Testing
12 69 (16.63%) SDLC
12 69 (16.63%) Test Strategy
13 66 (15.90%) Test Scripting
14 65 (15.66%) Regression Testing
15 58 (13.98%) Microservices
16 57 (13.73%) SDET
17 50 (12.05%) Exploratory Testing
18 47 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
19 46 (11.08%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 197 (47.47%) Java
2 140 (33.73%) JavaScript
3 127 (30.60%) C#
4 119 (28.67%) Python
5 79 (19.04%) SQL
6 41 (9.88%) TypeScript
7 29 (6.99%) Bash
8 12 (2.89%) Go
9 9 (2.17%) XPath
10 7 (1.69%) Groovy
10 7 (1.69%) Kotlin
10 7 (1.69%) Ruby
11 6 (1.45%) C++
11 6 (1.45%) ES6
11 6 (1.45%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.96%) PHP
13 3 (0.72%) C
13 3 (0.72%) Scala
13 3 (0.72%) VBScript
14 1 (0.24%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 91 (21.93%) ISTQB
2 38 (9.16%) ISEB
3 30 (7.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 24 (5.78%) Degree
5 22 (5.30%) ISEB Practitioner
5 22 (5.30%) Security Cleared
6 12 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.69%) CCIE
7 7 (1.69%) CCIE Data Center
7 7 (1.69%) CCIE Service Provider
7 7 (1.69%) CCNP
7 7 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.20%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.96%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (30.12%) QA
2 18 (4.34%) Accessibility
3 4 (0.96%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.48%) NCSC
System Software
1 58 (13.98%) Docker
2 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 39 (9.40%) Kubernetes
2 26 (6.27%) Puppet
3 6 (1.45%) Terraform
4 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.24%) Ansible
5 1 (0.24%) Grafana
5 1 (0.24%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 36 (8.67%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.10%) Oracle
3 15 (3.61%) Pega
3 15 (3.61%) Perfecto Mobile
4 9 (2.17%) Atlassian
5 7 (1.69%) Cisco
5 7 (1.69%) F5
5 7 (1.69%) Palo Alto
6 6 (1.45%) Google
6 6 (1.45%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.72%) HP
8 2 (0.48%) Cadence
8 2 (0.48%) SAP
8 2 (0.48%) Sybase
8 2 (0.48%) VMware
9 1 (0.24%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.24%) Xamarin