Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Specialist was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1150 1206 1271
Rank change year-on-year +56 +65 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Specialist 48 12 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.006% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.007% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 26 4 28
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% -40.77% +44.44%
10th Percentile £34,375 £29,825 £39,575
90th Percentile £56,250 £60,650 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -40.77% +48.57%

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Test Automation Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Specialist in the UK

Test Automation Specialist
Top 11 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 6 months to 19 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
UK excluding London +74 41 £40,000 +3.90% 1
England +70 41 £40,000 +3.90% 1
South East +74 21 £40,000 - 1
London +7 7 £65,000 -3.70%
Northern Ireland - 6 - -
Midlands +39 5 - -
South West +32 5 £37,500 -2.60%
West Midlands - 4 - -
East of England - 3 £52,500 -
East Midlands +33 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £47,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 48 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 34 (70.83%) Selenium
3 29 (60.42%) TDD
4 24 (50.00%) Java
5 21 (43.75%) SDLC
6 20 (41.67%) SQL
7 17 (35.42%) C#
7 17 (35.42%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (33.33%) Test Strategy
8 16 (33.33%) Jenkins
8 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (33.33%) QA
9 14 (29.17%) Degree
10 12 (25.00%) Finance
10 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 12 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
11 11 (22.92%) BDD
11 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (22.92%) Visual Studio
11 11 (22.92%) .NET
11 11 (22.92%) Unit Testing
11 11 (22.92%) Computer Science
12 10 (20.83%) T-SQL
12 10 (20.83%) API Testing
12 10 (20.83%) Cucumber
12 10 (20.83%) AngularJS
12 10 (20.83%) Manual Testing
12 10 (20.83%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (18.75%) Web Services

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 8 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.50%) Amazon S3
3 4 (8.33%) GitHub
4 3 (6.25%) Tricentis Tosca
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) SSH
1 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 6 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (70.83%) Selenium
2 16 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 11 (22.92%) Visual Studio
4 10 (20.83%) Cucumber
5 8 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 8 (16.67%) JIRA
6 6 (12.50%) Robot Framework
7 5 (10.42%) JMeter
7 5 (10.42%) Subversion
7 5 (10.42%) WebDriver
8 4 (8.33%) Appium
8 4 (8.33%) GoCD
9 3 (6.25%) HP UFT
9 3 (6.25%) JBehave
9 3 (6.25%) NUnit
9 3 (6.25%) Ranorex
9 3 (6.25%) RSpec
9 3 (6.25%) SpecFlow
10 2 (4.17%) Eclipse
10 2 (4.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (18.75%) Retail
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Games
3 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) .NET
2 10 (20.83%) AngularJS
3 9 (18.75%) Web Services
4 6 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 5 (10.42%) Gherkin
5 5 (10.42%) SOAP
6 3 (6.25%) Ajax
6 3 (6.25%) CSS
6 3 (6.25%) HTML
7 1 (2.08%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (22.92%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.17%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.17%) Fintech
3 2 (4.17%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.17%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 29 (60.42%) TDD
3 21 (43.75%) SDLC
4 17 (35.42%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 12 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 11 (22.92%) BDD
7 11 (22.92%) Unit Testing
8 10 (20.83%) API Testing
8 10 (20.83%) Manual Testing
9 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 8 (16.67%) Test Management
10 7 (14.58%) Mentoring
11 6 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (12.50%) DevOps
11 6 (12.50%) User Stories
12 5 (10.42%) Coaching
12 5 (10.42%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 24 (50.00%) Java
2 20 (41.67%) SQL
3 17 (35.42%) C#
4 10 (20.83%) T-SQL
5 7 (14.58%) C++
6 6 (12.50%) Groovy
6 6 (12.50%) Python
7 3 (6.25%) C
7 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) Degree
2 10 (20.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Cognizant
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.17%) Cadence
4 1 (2.08%) Xamarin