The median annual salary for a Test Automation Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Test Manager
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 797 900 948
Rank change year-on-year +103 +48  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Manager 61 54 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.052% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.054% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 55 46 26
Median salary £65,000 £56,250 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.55% -16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £52,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £72,500 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £55,000 £69,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -20.28%  

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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Automation Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Test Automation Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Manager in the UK

Test Automation Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation Manager.

Salary trend for Test Automation Manager in the UK

Test Automation Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Manager over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Manager in the UK

Test Automation Manager
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 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 +112 58 £65,000 +13.04% 6
London +96 29 £76,000 +12.59% 2
Yorkshire +29 7 £65,000 +18.18%
West Yorkshire +25 7 £65,000 +18.18%
Leeds +21 7 £65,000 +18.18%
West Midlands +41 6 £65,000 -7.14% 1
Birmingham - 6 £65,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 £60,000 - 1
Nottingham - 5 £60,000 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £60,000 - 1
South East +34 4 £35,000 -33.33%
East of England +22 4 £71,250 +9.61%
Hertfordshire - 4 £71,250 -
North West -12 3 £62,500 +52.43% 2
Manchester -21 3 £62,500 +52.43% 1
Watford - 3 £72,500 -
Surrey - 2 £35,000 -
Cardiff - 2 £45,000 -
South Wales - 2 £45,000 -
Guildford - 2 £35,000 -
Wales - 2 £45,000 -
City of London +34 1 £65,000 -3.70% 1
Berkshire +34 1 - -
Hampshire +5 1 £50,000 -4.76%
Reading - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £50,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Test Automation Manager 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 Manager in the job title.

1 60 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (59.60%) Selenium
3 44 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 41 (41.41%) QA
5 36 (36.36%) Test Strategy
6 31 (31.31%) Automation Testing
7 28 (28.28%) Automated Testing
8 27 (27.27%) Cucumber
9 25 (25.25%) Java
10 24 (24.24%) BDD
10 24 (24.24%) SDLC
11 23 (23.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (23.23%) HP UFT
11 23 (23.23%) TDD
12 22 (22.22%) Finance
13 21 (21.21%) Test Management
14 19 (19.19%) ISTQB
15 18 (18.18%) ISEB
16 17 (17.17%) User Acceptance Testing
17 15 (15.15%) Continuous Delivery
18 14 (14.14%) WebDriver
18 14 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
19 13 (13.13%) Test Scripting
19 13 (13.13%) Integration Testing
19 13 (13.13%) SQL
20 12 (12.12%) Software Testing
20 12 (12.12%) Appium
21 11 (11.11%) Functional Testing
21 11 (11.11%) System Testing
22 10 (10.10%) C#

Test Automation Manager 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 2 (2.02%) Apache
1 2 (2.02%) Confluence
1 2 (2.02%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.01%) IIS
2 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.01%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.02%) FTP
1 2 (2.02%) Skype
1 2 (2.02%) Unified Communications
1 2 (2.02%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.03%) Big Data
3 2 (2.02%) MySQL
4 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 59 (59.60%) Selenium
2 27 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 23 (23.23%) HP UFT
4 14 (14.14%) WebDriver
5 12 (12.12%) Appium
6 9 (9.09%) SilkTest
7 8 (8.08%) Calabash
7 8 (8.08%) SpecFlow
8 7 (7.07%) Jenkins
8 7 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (6.06%) JBehave
10 5 (5.05%) JIRA
11 4 (4.04%) Git (software)
11 4 (4.04%) Maven
11 4 (4.04%) Robot Framework
11 4 (4.04%) SoapUI
12 3 (3.03%) NUnit
12 3 (3.03%) Subversion
12 3 (3.03%) TeamCity
12 3 (3.03%) TestNG
General
1 22 (22.22%) Finance
2 8 (8.08%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.06%) Retail
4 4 (4.04%) Banking
5 2 (2.02%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.10%) Gherkin
2 7 (7.07%) .NET
3 6 (6.06%) Web Services
4 3 (3.03%) SOAP
5 2 (2.02%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.02%) Ajax
5 2 (2.02%) CSS
5 2 (2.02%) HTML
5 2 (2.02%) JMS
5 2 (2.02%) RESTful
5 2 (2.02%) XML
6 1 (1.01%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.01%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.01%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.04%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.03%) Fintech
4 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.02%) Equities
4 2 (2.02%) Xbox
5 1 (1.01%) FMCG
5 1 (1.01%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.01%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.01%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (1.01%) Android
2 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.01%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 36 (36.36%) Test Strategy
4 31 (31.31%) Automation Testing
5 28 (28.28%) Automated Testing
6 24 (24.24%) BDD
6 24 (24.24%) SDLC
7 23 (23.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (23.23%) TDD
8 21 (21.21%) Test Management
9 17 (17.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (15.15%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (13.13%) Integration Testing
12 13 (13.13%) Test Scripting
13 12 (12.12%) Software Testing
14 11 (11.11%) Functional Testing
14 11 (11.11%) System Testing
15 10 (10.10%) E-Commerce
15 10 (10.10%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.25%) Java
2 13 (13.13%) SQL
3 10 (10.10%) C#
4 5 (5.05%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.05%) Scala
5 4 (4.04%) VBScript
6 3 (3.03%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.02%) C
7 2 (2.02%) C++
7 2 (2.02%) VB
7 2 (2.02%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.01%) Groovy
8 1 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (19.19%) ISTQB
2 18 (18.18%) ISEB
3 5 (5.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.04%) Degree
5 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (41.41%) QA
2 8 (8.08%) SDET
Vendors
1 7 (7.07%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.03%) Dynatrace
3 2 (2.02%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.02%) Cisco
3 2 (2.02%) HP
4 1 (1.01%) Murex
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle
4 1 (1.01%) Sybase
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Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
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