Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Manager was £62,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1115 1183 1196
Rank change year-on-year +68 +13 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Manager 74 54 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.028% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.029% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 60 47 90
UK median annual salary £62,250 £57,500 £69,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.26% -16.67% +16.95%
10th Percentile £41,250 £44,500 £45,225
90th Percentile £86,525 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £58,750
% change year-on-year -4.55% -6.38% +16.34%

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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Test Automation Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Test Automation Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Manager in the UK

Test Automation Manager
Top 12 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +53 70 £62,000 +7.83%
UK excluding London +50 41 £52,500 -4.55%
London +18 29 £71,500 +2.14%
South West - 15 £47,125 -
South East +31 13 £60,000 +14.29%
North of England +13 8 £42,500 -22.73%
North West -11 6 £42,500 -10.53%
Midlands +24 4 £50,625 -32.50%
West Midlands - 3 £48,750 -
Yorkshire +28 2 - -
East Midlands +29 1 £52,500 -30.00%
East of England -2 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 74 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 47 (63.51%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (59.46%) Selenium
4 33 (44.59%) Java
5 27 (36.49%) BDD
6 23 (31.08%) TDD
7 22 (29.73%) QA
7 22 (29.73%) HP UFT
7 22 (29.73%) Finance
7 22 (29.73%) Jenkins
8 21 (28.38%) .NET
8 21 (28.38%) SOAP
9 20 (27.03%) Cucumber
10 19 (25.68%) C#
11 18 (24.32%) Software Testing
12 17 (22.97%) JUnit
12 17 (22.97%) Test Strategy
12 17 (22.97%) Waterfall
13 16 (21.62%) JavaScript
13 16 (21.62%) JIRA
14 15 (20.27%) HTML
14 15 (20.27%) Visual Studio
14 15 (20.27%) Gherkin
15 14 (18.92%) SoapUI
15 14 (18.92%) CSS
15 14 (18.92%) SQL
15 14 (18.92%) Maven
15 14 (18.92%) Groovy
16 13 (17.57%) jQuery
16 13 (17.57%) Ruby

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 12 (16.22%) Tomcat
2 11 (14.86%) Apache
2 11 (14.86%) IIS
3 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) SaaS
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.57%) HTTP
2 1 (1.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (59.46%) Selenium
2 22 (29.73%) HP UFT
2 22 (29.73%) Jenkins
3 20 (27.03%) Cucumber
4 17 (22.97%) JUnit
5 16 (21.62%) JIRA
6 15 (20.27%) Visual Studio
7 14 (18.92%) Maven
7 14 (18.92%) SoapUI
8 13 (17.57%) Ant
8 13 (17.57%) Eclipse
9 8 (10.81%) WebDriver
10 7 (9.46%) TestNG
11 3 (4.05%) Appium
11 3 (4.05%) Calabash
11 3 (4.05%) JMeter
11 3 (4.05%) NUnit
11 3 (4.05%) Protractor
11 3 (4.05%) SpecFlow
12 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (29.73%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Banking
2 5 (6.76%) Retail
3 3 (4.05%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.70%) Back Office
5 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.38%) .NET
1 21 (28.38%) SOAP
2 15 (20.27%) Gherkin
2 15 (20.27%) HTML
3 14 (18.92%) CSS
4 13 (17.57%) jQuery
4 13 (17.57%) REST
4 13 (17.57%) XML
5 11 (14.86%) J2EE
6 6 (8.11%) Middleware
7 2 (2.70%) Web Services
8 1 (1.35%) Angular 2
8 1 (1.35%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.35%) HTML5
8 1 (1.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.11%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.05%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.70%) Fintech
5 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.35%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.35%) iPad
5 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.22%) Unix
1 12 (16.22%) Windows
2 11 (14.86%) Linux
2 11 (14.86%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.35%) Android
3 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 47 (63.51%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (36.49%) BDD
4 23 (31.08%) TDD
5 18 (24.32%) Software Testing
6 17 (22.97%) Test Strategy
6 17 (22.97%) Waterfall
7 13 (17.57%) Open Source
8 12 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (16.22%) Scrum
9 10 (13.51%) E-Commerce
9 10 (13.51%) Test Management
10 7 (9.46%) DevOps
10 7 (9.46%) SDLC
10 7 (9.46%) Test Planning
11 6 (8.11%) Mentoring
11 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (6.76%) Manual Testing
13 4 (5.41%) OO
13 4 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (44.59%) Java
2 19 (25.68%) C#
3 16 (21.62%) JavaScript
4 14 (18.92%) Groovy
4 14 (18.92%) SQL
5 13 (17.57%) C++
5 13 (17.57%) Jython
5 13 (17.57%) Python
5 13 (17.57%) Ruby
5 13 (17.57%) VBScript
6 1 (1.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (16.22%) ISTQB
2 11 (14.86%) Degree
3 9 (12.16%) ISEB
4 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (2.70%) CITP
6 2 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (29.73%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) GDPR
2 1 (1.35%) MiFID
2 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 13 (17.57%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) CA
1 13 (17.57%) HP
2 6 (8.11%) Citrix
3 4 (5.41%) hybris
4 2 (2.70%) webMethods
5 1 (1.35%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.35%) VMware