Test Automation Engineer Jobs

Automation Test Engineer
UK

The median Automation Test Engineer salary in the UK is £52,500 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 16 July 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
16 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 838 739 879
Rank change year-on-year -99 +140 -224
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 48 151 435
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 29 135 339
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,885 £37,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £42,687 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - -4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £57,500 £65,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £68,000 £69,000 £78,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,250 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -17.50% - -

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 95,221 77,630 172,276
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 91.62% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 66,169 53,196 89,143
10th Percentile £29,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £39,439 £44,192 £43,263
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,000 £51,125
% change year-on-year -5.66% +3.67% +7.63%

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 16 July 2024.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Engineer in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Top 14 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 16 July 2024. 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 -92 34 £42,500 -19.05% 10
UK excluding London -101 29 £41,250 -17.50% 10
Work from Home -29 20 £52,500 -4.55% 10
London +14 11 £55,000 -4.35% 2
South East -33 7 £37,500 -16.67%
Scotland -64 7 £55,000 +24.91% 1
North of England -14 6 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Yorkshire +35 3 £42,500 -5.67% 1
North West -19 3 £43,750 -2.78%
East of England -23 3 £37,500 +2.74% 4
South West -34 3 £52,500 +10.53% 2
Midlands -51 3 £40,000 -38.46% 2
East Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
West Midlands -18 1 £40,000 -38.46% 2

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 16 July 2024, Test Automation Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 48 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 28 (58.33%) Agile
2 28 (58.33%) Selenium
3 24 (50.00%) Python
4 21 (43.75%) QA
5 18 (37.50%) CI/CD
6 16 (33.33%) AWS
6 16 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 16 (33.33%) Java
7 13 (27.08%) Azure
8 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 11 (22.92%) JIRA
9 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
9 11 (22.92%) End-to-End Testing
10 10 (20.83%) SDET
10 10 (20.83%) ISTQB
11 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
11 9 (18.75%) Docker
11 9 (18.75%) Playwright
12 8 (16.67%) Social Skills
12 8 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (16.67%) DevOps
12 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (16.67%) REST
12 8 (16.67%) Degree
12 8 (16.67%) Performance Testing
12 8 (16.67%) C#
12 8 (16.67%) Finance
13 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
13 7 (14.58%) TDD

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.33%) WildFly
2 2 (4.17%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 16 (33.33%) AWS
2 13 (27.08%) Azure
3 7 (14.58%) SaaS
4 5 (10.42%) Azure DevOps
4 5 (10.42%) GitHub
5 4 (8.33%) Datadog
5 4 (8.33%) GitHub Actions
6 1 (2.08%) BrowserStack
6 1 (2.08%) Firebase
6 1 (2.08%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.08%) MySQL
2 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (58.33%) Selenium
2 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 11 (22.92%) JIRA
4 7 (14.58%) Git
4 7 (14.58%) Postman
5 6 (12.50%) Cypress.io
6 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
6 5 (10.42%) SpecFlow
7 4 (8.33%) JMeter
8 3 (6.25%) Appium
8 3 (6.25%) TestRail
9 2 (4.17%) REST Assured
9 2 (4.17%) TestComplete
9 2 (4.17%) UI Automator
10 1 (2.08%) JBehave
10 1 (2.08%) Mocha
10 1 (2.08%) MSTest
10 1 (2.08%) PHPUnit
10 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
1 8 (16.67%) Social Skills
2 7 (14.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 5 (10.42%) Automotive
4 4 (8.33%) Banking
5 3 (6.25%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (4.17%) Financial Institution
6 2 (4.17%) Public Sector
7 1 (2.08%) Retail
7 1 (2.08%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) Playwright
2 8 (16.67%) REST
3 6 (12.50%) pytest
4 5 (10.42%) ADO
4 5 (10.42%) SOAP
4 5 (10.42%) Spring
4 5 (10.42%) Spring Boot
5 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
5 4 (8.33%) Gherkin
5 4 (8.33%) Java EE
5 4 (8.33%) OpenJDK
6 2 (4.17%) .NET
6 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.17%) Web Services
7 1 (2.08%) Behat
7 1 (2.08%) Kafka
7 1 (2.08%) Node.js
7 1 (2.08%) Puppeteer
7 1 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (2.08%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.17%) Product Ownership
2 2 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.08%) Bitcoin
3 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.08%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Android
2 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Mac OS
3 2 (4.17%) Mac OS X
3 2 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 28 (58.33%) Agile
3 18 (37.50%) CI/CD
4 16 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 11 (22.92%) End-to-End Testing
5 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
6 10 (20.83%) SDET
7 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
8 8 (16.67%) DevOps
8 8 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 8 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (14.58%) BDD
9 7 (14.58%) Containerisation
9 7 (14.58%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (14.58%) Functional Testing
9 7 (14.58%) TDD
10 6 (12.50%) Manual Testing
10 6 (12.50%) OOP
10 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 6 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 24 (50.00%) Python
2 16 (33.33%) Java
3 8 (16.67%) C#
4 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.33%) C++
6 3 (6.25%) TypeScript
7 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.17%) SQL
8 1 (2.08%) Go
8 1 (2.08%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) ISTQB
2 8 (16.67%) Degree
3 5 (10.42%) ISEB
4 4 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (43.75%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) Accessibility
2 1 (2.08%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) Docker
2 3 (6.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.08%) Ansible
2 1 (2.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.08%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (2.08%) CyberTech
2 1 (2.08%) New Relic
2 1 (2.08%) SaltStack