The median annual salary for a Test Automation Specialist was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Specialist
UK
Rank 852 934 934
Rank change year-on-year +82 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Specialist 12 15 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.015% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.015% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 16
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £46,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -14.43% +16.87%  

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
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 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 March 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 3 months to 27 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
Cardiff - 6 £30,000 -
South Wales - 6 £30,000 -
Wales - 6 £30,000 -
England +78 4 £45,000 -10.00% 1
South West +19 2 £40,000 -25.23%
Gloucestershire - 2 £40,000 -
Stroud - 2 £40,000 -
London +75 1 £65,000 +30.00% 1
South East +65 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Buckinghamshire +18 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Milton Keynes +6 1 £50,000 +25.00%

Test Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (59.09%) Java
4 12 (54.55%) Selenium
5 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
6 8 (36.36%) C#
7 7 (31.82%) JMeter
7 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Waterfall
8 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
8 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Banking
9 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (22.73%) Scrum
9 5 (22.73%) Python
9 5 (22.73%) SoapUI
9 5 (22.73%) BDD
10 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
10 4 (18.18%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
10 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
10 4 (18.18%) Smoke Testing
10 4 (18.18%) .NET
10 4 (18.18%) Finance
10 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
10 4 (18.18%) Degree
10 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
11 3 (13.64%) QA

Test Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Selenium
2 7 (31.82%) JMeter
3 5 (22.73%) SoapUI
4 4 (18.18%) Selenium IDE
4 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 3 (13.64%) HP UFT
5 3 (13.64%) LabVIEW
6 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
7 1 (4.55%) Appium
7 1 (4.55%) Calabash
7 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
7 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
7 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
7 1 (4.55%) JIRA
7 1 (4.55%) Mockito
7 1 (4.55%) Moq
7 1 (4.55%) SilkTest
General
1 5 (22.73%) Banking
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
3 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Advertising
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) Gherkin
3 2 (9.09%) RESTful
3 2 (9.09%) XML
4 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) BBC
2 1 (4.55%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
4 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Waterfall
5 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
6 5 (22.73%) BDD
6 5 (22.73%) Scrum
6 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
7 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Smoke Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
8 3 (13.64%) TDD
8 3 (13.64%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) Java
2 8 (36.36%) C#
3 5 (22.73%) Python
4 3 (13.64%) C++
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) BT
2 1 (4.55%) Intel Security
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
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