The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 225 194 211
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +17
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1307 1451 1456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.33% 1.50% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.82% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1097 1110 1318
Average salary £40,000 £42,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.43% +6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,650 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Automated Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
81372 79754 83882
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.68% 82.32% 80.16%
Number of salaries quoted 67586 64366 71825
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the England region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in England

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in England

Automated Testing
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -61 504 £50,000 -4.76% 80
South East -8 252 £40,000 - 32
Yorkshire +42 144 £35,000 +14.75% 16
East of England +25 137 £40,000 +8.84% 15
North West -2 117 £35,500 +9.23% 25
South West -14 60 £38,500 +2.66% 27
West Midlands -31 45 £35,000 +7.69% 6
East Midlands +5 44 £37,500 +15.38% 10
North East 0 9 £30,000 +4.34% 5
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 1454 (52.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1044 (37.59%) QA
3 997 (35.90%) SQL
4 868 (31.26%) Selenium
5 785 (28.27%) C#
6 752 (27.08%) Java
7 685 (24.67%) Manual Testing
8 646 (23.26%) .NET
9 601 (21.64%) TDD
10 590 (21.25%) Scrum
11 586 (21.10%) Finance
12 540 (19.45%) Test Scripting
13 529 (19.05%) JavaScript
14 488 (17.57%) ISEB
15 482 (17.36%) Windows
16 477 (17.18%) Test Automation
17 470 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
18 467 (16.82%) HTML
19 449 (16.17%) BDD
20 423 (15.23%) Software Testing
21 401 (14.44%) Linux
22 388 (13.97%) Microsoft
23 384 (13.83%) Degree
24 362 (13.04%) Web Services
25 349 (12.57%) Regression Testing
26 326 (11.74%) Software Engineering
26 326 (11.74%) WebDriver
27 318 (11.45%) SQL Server
28 305 (10.98%) XML
28 305 (10.98%) JIRA

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 62 (2.23%) Node.js
2 54 (1.94%) IIS
2 54 (1.94%) Apache
3 48 (1.73%) Tomcat
4 42 (1.51%) CMS
4 42 (1.51%) WebSphere
5 34 (1.22%) JBoss
5 34 (1.22%) SharePoint
6 20 (0.72%) MQSeries
7 17 (0.61%) nginx
8 16 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
9 14 (0.50%) Apache Solr
10 12 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (0.36%) Confluence
11 10 (0.36%) Jetty
12 9 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 8 (0.29%) TIBCO EMS
14 6 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.22%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 157 (5.65%) MS Excel
2 49 (1.76%) MS Office
3 9 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.18%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.18%) Mingle
5 2 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.072%) SPSS
5 2 (0.072%) MS Project
6 1 (0.036%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.036%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.036%) Maya
6 1 (0.036%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 28 (1.01%) Endur
2 8 (0.29%) Magento
2 8 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
3 7 (0.25%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.22%) Summit
5 4 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.11%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.11%) SAP ECC
7 2 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.072%) SAP InfiniteInsight
7 2 (0.072%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.072%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.036%) Servitor
8 1 (0.036%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.036%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 71 (2.56%) SaaS
2 60 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (0.61%) GitHub
6 16 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (0.54%) PaaS
7 15 (0.54%) Rackspace Cloud
8 8 (0.29%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.14%) IaaS
9 4 (0.14%) Trello
10 3 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
11 2 (0.072%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.072%) Basecamp
11 2 (0.072%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.072%) Joyent
12 1 (0.036%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 81 (2.92%) Internet
2 74 (2.66%) HTTP
3 58 (2.09%) TCP/IP
4 25 (0.90%) Wireless
5 21 (0.76%) DNS
6 11 (0.40%) SNMP
7 9 (0.32%) SSL
7 9 (0.32%) DHCP
7 9 (0.32%) FTP
8 7 (0.25%) ATM
8 7 (0.25%) IPsec
9 5 (0.18%) DSL
9 5 (0.18%) Firewall
10 4 (0.14%) Intranet
10 4 (0.14%) LAN
10 4 (0.14%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.11%) VPN
11 3 (0.11%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.11%) Network Security
12 2 (0.072%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 156 (5.62%) MySQL
3 102 (3.67%) Relational Database
4 89 (3.20%) Big Data
5 74 (2.66%) MongoDB
6 67 (2.41%) Oracle Database
7 65 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 62 (2.23%) NoSQL
9 43 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 38 (1.37%) Hadoop
10 38 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
11 34 (1.22%) Redis
12 32 (1.15%) RDBMS
13 28 (1.01%) DB2
13 28 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
15 17 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (0.58%) MS Access
17 14 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 12 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 868 (31.26%) Selenium
2 326 (11.74%) WebDriver
3 305 (10.98%) JIRA
4 298 (10.73%) Cucumber
5 253 (9.11%) QuickTest Pro
6 247 (8.89%) Jenkins
7 241 (8.68%) Git (software)
8 216 (7.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 194 (6.99%) JUnit
10 188 (6.77%) SpecFlow
11 158 (5.69%) Subversion
12 153 (5.51%) TeamCity
13 142 (5.11%) Visual Studio
14 137 (4.93%) NUnit
15 129 (4.65%) SoapUI
16 105 (3.78%) JMeter
17 89 (3.20%) FitNesse
18 80 (2.88%) Maven
19 71 (2.56%) Hudson
20 64 (2.30%) Eclipse
General
1 586 (21.10%) Finance
2 130 (4.68%) Retail
3 117 (4.21%) Banking
4 94 (3.38%) Games
5 49 (1.76%) Marketing
6 48 (1.73%) Financial Institution
7 46 (1.66%) Telecoms
8 40 (1.44%) Advertising
9 38 (1.37%) Investment Banking
10 31 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
11 26 (0.94%) Front Office
12 16 (0.58%) Law
12 16 (0.58%) Billing
13 15 (0.54%) Legal
14 13 (0.47%) Publishing
15 12 (0.43%) Back Office
15 12 (0.43%) Electronics
16 8 (0.29%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 684 (24.63%) Developer
2 643 (23.15%) Analyst
3 521 (18.76%) Test Analyst
4 514 (18.51%) Tester
5 285 (10.26%) Test Engineer
6 272 (9.79%) Software Engineer
7 205 (7.38%) Software Tester
8 182 (6.55%) QA Engineer
9 171 (6.16%) QA Analyst
10 149 (5.37%) Java Developer
11 142 (5.11%) Senior Developer
12 138 (4.97%) Senior Analyst
13 114 (4.11%) Software Test Engineer
14 107 (3.85%) Team Leader
15 104 (3.75%) QA Tester
16 102 (3.67%) Senior Test Analyst
17 101 (3.64%) Senior Tester
18 100 (3.60%) Test Manager
19 96 (3.46%) Test Leader
20 83 (2.99%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 646 (23.26%) .NET
2 467 (16.82%) HTML
3 362 (13.04%) Web Services
4 305 (10.98%) XML
5 303 (10.91%) CSS
6 178 (6.41%) HTML5
7 168 (6.05%) WCF
8 163 (5.87%) SOAP
9 157 (5.65%) RESTful
10 153 (5.51%) ASP.NET
11 135 (4.86%) REST
12 133 (4.79%) jQuery
13 127 (4.57%) .NET Framework
14 110 (3.96%) Spring
15 95 (3.42%) Gherkin
16 94 (3.38%) Ajax
17 91 (3.28%) WPF
18 83 (2.99%) Hibernate
19 76 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
20 75 (2.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 198 (7.13%) Computer Science
2 194 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
3 183 (6.59%) Open Source
4 132 (4.75%) Mobile App
5 92 (3.31%) Client/Server
6 79 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
7 61 (2.20%) User Experience
8 44 (1.58%) Mathematics
9 40 (1.44%) N-Tier
10 31 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 28 (1.01%) Management Information System
12 24 (0.86%) Data Structures
12 24 (0.86%) Algorithms
13 17 (0.61%) Biometrics
13 17 (0.61%) Smartcard
13 17 (0.61%) Social Media
14 16 (0.58%) GIS
15 15 (0.54%) Hedge funds
15 15 (0.54%) Blog
16 14 (0.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 482 (17.36%) Windows
2 401 (14.44%) Linux
3 176 (6.34%) UNIX
4 127 (4.57%) Apple iOS
5 123 (4.43%) Android
6 42 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (1.04%) Mac OS X
8 19 (0.68%) Windows XP
9 17 (0.61%) Windows Vista
10 15 (0.54%) CentOS
10 15 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.43%) Mac OS
11 12 (0.43%) Windows Phone
12 9 (0.32%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.25%) Fedora
13 7 (0.25%) Windows Phone 8
14 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1454 (52.36%) Agile Software Development
2 685 (24.67%) Manual Testing
3 601 (21.64%) TDD
4 590 (21.25%) Scrum
5 540 (19.45%) Test Scripting
6 477 (17.18%) Test Automation
7 470 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
8 449 (16.17%) BDD
9 423 (15.23%) Software Testing
10 349 (12.57%) Regression Testing
11 326 (11.74%) Software Engineering
12 291 (10.48%) OO
13 290 (10.44%) Unit Testing
14 280 (10.08%) User Acceptance Testing
15 270 (9.72%) E-Commerce
16 249 (8.97%) Automation Testing
17 241 (8.68%) Test Strategy
18 224 (8.07%) Mentoring
19 208 (7.49%) MVC
20 185 (6.66%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 997 (35.90%) SQL
2 785 (28.27%) C#
3 752 (27.08%) Java
4 529 (19.05%) JavaScript
5 259 (9.33%) Python
6 258 (9.29%) Ruby
7 228 (8.21%) C++
8 150 (5.40%) PHP
9 104 (3.75%) C
10 64 (2.30%) PowerShell
11 60 (2.16%) PL/SQL
12 59 (2.12%) T-SQL
13 55 (1.98%) Perl
14 46 (1.66%) VB.NET
15 42 (1.51%) VB
16 37 (1.33%) VBScript
17 36 (1.30%) Shell Script
18 28 (1.01%) XPath
18 28 (1.01%) Scala
19 27 (0.97%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 488 (17.57%) ISEB
2 384 (13.83%) Degree
3 292 (10.51%) ISTQB
4 178 (6.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (0.72%) HND
6 18 (0.65%) Security Cleared
7 16 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 15 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.25%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 4 (0.14%) HNC
11 4 (0.14%) Brainbench
12 3 (0.11%) MCAD
12 3 (0.11%) MCSD
12 3 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.072%) MCP
13 2 (0.072%) CISSP
14 1 (0.036%) PhD
14 1 (0.036%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1044 (37.59%) QA
2 26 (0.94%) ISO 9001
3 17 (0.61%) TickIT
4 12 (0.43%) SLA
5 6 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.072%) GAMP
8 1 (0.036%) JTAG
8 1 (0.036%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (0.90%) Hyper-V
2 23 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.43%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.36%) Firmware
5 7 (0.25%) Varnish
6 5 (0.18%) Xen
6 5 (0.18%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.18%) vSphere
7 2 (0.072%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.072%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.036%) Docker
8 1 (0.036%) zsh
8 1 (0.036%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 95 (3.42%) HP Quality Center
2 54 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (1.51%) Puppet
4 24 (0.86%) Ansible
5 5 (0.18%) AppDNA
6 3 (0.11%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.072%) Netcool
8 1 (0.036%) Nessus
8 1 (0.036%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 388 (13.97%) Microsoft
2 212 (7.63%) Oracle
3 88 (3.17%) HP
4 50 (1.80%) Google
5 36 (1.30%) VMware
6 32 (1.15%) IBM
7 29 (1.04%) Apple
8 28 (1.01%) OpenLink
8 28 (1.01%) SAP
9 26 (0.94%) Telerik
10 24 (0.86%) Zend
11 21 (0.76%) Sitecore
12 19 (0.68%) Sybase
13 18 (0.65%) Informatica
13 18 (0.65%) Appcelerator
14 11 (0.40%) TIBCO
15 9 (0.32%) Remedy
15 9 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
16 7 (0.25%) Facebook
16 7 (0.25%) Business Objects
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Premier IT
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 40,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + Bens, bonus, equity
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ProCook
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £50700 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £100,000 to £150,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Tonbridge, Kent
IT Connections
Salary: to £28,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Networking People
Salary: bonus + excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: Market rates depending
Posted: 3 days ago