The median annual salary for a Test Automation Specialist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Automation Test Specialist
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 876 929 962
Rank change year-on-year +53 +33  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Specialist 14 3 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.003% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.003% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 17
Median salary £50,000 £37,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -42.30%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +33.33% -11.76%  

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 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Automation Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Specialist in the UK

Test Automation Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Specialist in the UK

Test Automation Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Specialist over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Specialist in the UK

Test Automation Specialist
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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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 +54 12 £51,250 +36.66% 6
South East +47 6 £51,250 +36.66%
Berkshire +28 5 £52,500 -
Reading +26 5 £52,500 -
London - 4 £65,000 - 3
South West - 2 £40,000 - 2
Scotland - 2 £48,750 -
Aberdeen - 1 £47,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £40,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £50,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Taunton - 1 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £50,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Test Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 26 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (53.85%) Selenium
3 14 (53.85%) Java
4 11 (42.31%) Test Scripting
5 10 (38.46%) C#
5 10 (38.46%) BDD
5 10 (38.46%) Defect Management
6 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
6 8 (30.77%) JMeter
6 8 (30.77%) Performance Testing
6 8 (30.77%) Degree
7 7 (26.92%) Banking
7 7 (26.92%) WebDriver
8 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
8 6 (23.08%) DevOps
8 6 (23.08%) SDLC
8 6 (23.08%) Test Management
8 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
8 6 (23.08%) Finance
9 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (19.23%) Scrum
9 5 (19.23%) HP UFT
9 5 (19.23%) SQL
9 5 (19.23%) Web Services
9 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
9 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (19.23%) Retail
9 5 (19.23%) Subversion
9 5 (19.23%) API Testing

Test Automation Specialist 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (53.85%) Selenium
2 8 (30.77%) JMeter
3 7 (26.92%) WebDriver
4 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
5 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
5 5 (19.23%) HP UFT
5 5 (19.23%) Subversion
6 4 (15.38%) JIRA
7 3 (11.54%) Bugzilla
7 3 (11.54%) Eclipse
7 3 (11.54%) Gatling
7 3 (11.54%) IntelliJ
7 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
7 3 (11.54%) LoadRunner
7 3 (11.54%) Maven
7 3 (11.54%) NetBeans
7 3 (11.54%) Protractor
7 3 (11.54%) Rational Functional Tester
7 3 (11.54%) TestLink
8 2 (7.69%) Ranorex
General
1 7 (26.92%) Banking
2 6 (23.08%) Finance
3 5 (19.23%) Retail
4 2 (7.69%) Games
4 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Web Services
2 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) Gherkin
2 3 (11.54%) SOAP
3 2 (7.69%) Ajax
3 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.69%) CSS
3 2 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
2 3 (11.54%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Test Scripting
4 10 (38.46%) BDD
4 10 (38.46%) Defect Management
5 8 (30.77%) Performance Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
6 6 (23.08%) DevOps
6 6 (23.08%) SDLC
6 6 (23.08%) Test Management
7 5 (19.23%) API Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Build Automation
7 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (19.23%) Open Source
7 5 (19.23%) Scrum
7 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
8 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
9 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) Java
2 10 (38.46%) C#
3 5 (19.23%) SQL
4 4 (15.38%) C
4 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Degree
2 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 3 (11.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (11.54%) ISEB
5 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) HP
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Flexi-time, work from home
Posted: 19 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £31,424 to £36,725 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago