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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 228 208 218
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +10
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1325 1445 1474
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.27% 1.42% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.73% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1122 1108 1329
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
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
85818 83344 86450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.33% 81.90% 79.77%
Number of salaries quoted 71347 67480 74235
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 -68 496 £52,500 -0.94% 43
South East -11 243 £40,000 - 28
East of England +24 148 £40,000 +14.28% 12
Yorkshire +38 143 £35,000 +16.66% 27
North West -16 121 £35,500 +4.41% 17
South West 0 58 £37,500 - 13
East Midlands +28 53 £40,000 +25.98% 2
West Midlands -27 51 £35,000 -6.66% 5
North East -2 16 £30,000 -38.14% 2
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 1493 (53.38%) Agile Software Development
2 1064 (38.04%) QA
3 1016 (36.32%) SQL
4 854 (30.53%) Selenium
5 769 (27.49%) C#
6 754 (26.96%) Java
7 698 (24.96%) Manual Testing
8 628 (22.45%) .NET
9 600 (21.45%) Scrum
10 591 (21.13%) Finance
11 570 (20.38%) TDD
12 549 (19.63%) JavaScript
13 545 (19.49%) Test Scripting
14 492 (17.59%) ISEB
15 478 (17.09%) Windows
16 470 (16.80%) HTML
17 456 (16.30%) Test Automation
18 455 (16.27%) Continuous Integration
19 445 (15.91%) BDD
20 429 (15.34%) Software Testing
21 413 (14.77%) Degree
22 400 (14.30%) Microsoft
23 382 (13.66%) Linux
24 378 (13.51%) Web Services
25 335 (11.98%) Regression Testing
26 332 (11.87%) SQL Server
27 316 (11.30%) XML
28 313 (11.19%) JIRA
29 311 (11.12%) CSS
30 310 (11.08%) Software Engineering

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 69 (2.47%) Node.js
2 59 (2.11%) Apache
3 52 (1.86%) IIS
4 47 (1.68%) Tomcat
5 41 (1.47%) CMS
5 41 (1.47%) WebSphere
6 34 (1.22%) JBoss
7 29 (1.04%) SharePoint
8 18 (0.64%) MQSeries
8 18 (0.64%) Apache Solr
9 16 (0.57%) Confluence
10 13 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
10 13 (0.46%) nginx
11 10 (0.36%) Drupal
11 10 (0.36%) Jetty
11 10 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 8 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 171 (6.11%) MS Excel
2 53 (1.89%) MS Office
3 11 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.14%) Mingle
7 1 (0.036%) SPSS
7 1 (0.036%) Maya
7 1 (0.036%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.036%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.036%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.036%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 31 (1.11%) Endur
2 9 (0.32%) Magento
3 8 (0.29%) Summit
4 6 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (0.18%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.11%) SAP ECC
7 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.11%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.11%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.11%) SAP Retail
7 3 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.072%) TIBCO iProcess
8 2 (0.072%) Servitor
9 1 (0.036%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.036%) SAP InfiniteInsight
9 1 (0.036%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 69 (2.47%) SaaS
2 61 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (0.72%) PaaS
5 20 (0.72%) GitHub
6 17 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (0.39%) Rackspace Cloud
8 10 (0.36%) Google App Engine
9 8 (0.29%) Basecamp
10 6 (0.21%) IaaS
11 4 (0.14%) Trello
12 2 (0.072%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.072%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.072%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.036%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 93 (3.32%) Internet
2 71 (2.54%) HTTP
3 61 (2.18%) TCP/IP
4 35 (1.25%) Wireless
5 18 (0.64%) DNS
6 10 (0.36%) SNMP
6 10 (0.36%) LAN
7 9 (0.32%) DHCP
8 7 (0.25%) FTP
8 7 (0.25%) Firewall
9 6 (0.21%) Intranet
9 6 (0.21%) ATM
9 6 (0.21%) SSL
10 5 (0.18%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.18%) DSL
10 5 (0.18%) IPsec
10 5 (0.18%) SSH
11 4 (0.14%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.11%) WAN
13 2 (0.072%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (11.87%) SQL Server
2 154 (5.51%) MySQL
3 95 (3.40%) Relational Database
4 89 (3.18%) Big Data
5 73 (2.61%) MongoDB
6 68 (2.43%) Oracle Database
7 63 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 61 (2.18%) NoSQL
9 48 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
10 42 (1.50%) Hadoop
10 42 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 35 (1.25%) RDBMS
12 34 (1.22%) Redis
13 32 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 27 (0.97%) DB2
15 19 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
15 19 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 18 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 15 (0.54%) MS Access
18 14 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 854 (30.53%) Selenium
2 313 (11.19%) JIRA
3 307 (10.98%) WebDriver
4 283 (10.12%) Cucumber
5 262 (9.37%) Git (software)
5 262 (9.37%) QuickTest Pro
6 253 (9.05%) Jenkins
7 222 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 201 (7.19%) JUnit
9 177 (6.33%) Subversion
10 176 (6.29%) SpecFlow
11 167 (5.97%) Visual Studio
12 145 (5.18%) TeamCity
13 132 (4.72%) NUnit
14 122 (4.36%) SoapUI
15 106 (3.79%) JMeter
16 96 (3.43%) Maven
17 81 (2.90%) Hudson
18 77 (2.75%) FitNesse
19 67 (2.40%) Moq
General
1 591 (21.13%) Finance
2 133 (4.76%) Banking
2 133 (4.76%) Retail
3 102 (3.65%) Games
4 52 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 51 (1.82%) Marketing
6 48 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 44 (1.57%) Investment Banking
8 42 (1.50%) Advertising
9 41 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.11%) Front Office
11 23 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
12 19 (0.68%) Publishing
13 18 (0.64%) Back Office
13 18 (0.64%) Electronics
14 16 (0.57%) Law
14 16 (0.57%) Legal
15 9 (0.32%) Military
16 8 (0.29%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 706 (25.24%) Developer
2 631 (22.56%) Analyst
3 520 (18.59%) Test Analyst
4 502 (17.95%) Tester
5 329 (11.76%) Test Engineer
6 249 (8.90%) Software Engineer
7 195 (6.97%) Software Tester
8 187 (6.69%) QA Engineer
9 165 (5.90%) QA Analyst
10 158 (5.65%) Java Developer
10 158 (5.65%) Senior Developer
11 143 (5.11%) Senior Analyst
12 120 (4.29%) Software Test Engineer
13 115 (4.11%) QA Tester
14 111 (3.97%) Team Leader
15 110 (3.93%) Senior Test Analyst
16 108 (3.86%) Test Leader
17 107 (3.83%) Senior Tester
18 101 (3.61%) Test Manager
19 77 (2.75%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 628 (22.45%) .NET
2 470 (16.80%) HTML
3 378 (13.51%) Web Services
4 316 (11.30%) XML
5 311 (11.12%) CSS
6 172 (6.15%) HTML5
7 171 (6.11%) SOAP
8 168 (6.01%) WCF
9 164 (5.86%) RESTful
10 159 (5.68%) ASP.NET
11 134 (4.79%) jQuery
12 132 (4.72%) .NET Framework
13 131 (4.68%) REST
14 114 (4.08%) Spring
15 98 (3.50%) Gherkin
16 81 (2.90%) Hibernate
17 80 (2.86%) Ajax
18 79 (2.82%) AngularJS
19 76 (2.72%) J2EE
20 75 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 215 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 194 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 179 (6.40%) Open Source
4 127 (4.54%) Mobile App
5 110 (3.93%) Client/Server
6 78 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
7 74 (2.65%) User Experience
8 56 (2.00%) Mathematics
9 51 (1.82%) N-Tier
10 29 (1.04%) Algorithms
11 28 (1.00%) Data Structures
11 28 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 25 (0.89%) Management Information System
13 19 (0.68%) Biometrics
13 19 (0.68%) Smartcard
14 18 (0.64%) Physics
15 17 (0.61%) Life Science
15 17 (0.61%) Statistics
16 16 (0.57%) Blackberry
16 16 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 478 (17.09%) Windows
2 382 (13.66%) Linux
3 159 (5.68%) UNIX
4 122 (4.36%) Apple iOS
5 116 (4.15%) Android
6 46 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (1.14%) Mac OS X
9 25 (0.89%) Windows XP
10 22 (0.79%) Windows Vista
11 12 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 11 (0.39%) CentOS
13 9 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.32%) Windows Phone
14 7 (0.25%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.21%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.14%) Fedora
16 4 (0.14%) Solaris
17 3 (0.11%) AIX
17 3 (0.11%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1493 (53.38%) Agile Software Development
2 698 (24.96%) Manual Testing
3 600 (21.45%) Scrum
4 570 (20.38%) TDD
5 545 (19.49%) Test Scripting
6 456 (16.30%) Test Automation
7 455 (16.27%) Continuous Integration
8 445 (15.91%) BDD
9 429 (15.34%) Software Testing
10 335 (11.98%) Regression Testing
11 310 (11.08%) Software Engineering
12 293 (10.48%) OO
13 289 (10.33%) Unit Testing
14 283 (10.12%) E-Commerce
15 268 (9.58%) User Acceptance Testing
16 227 (8.12%) Test Strategy
16 227 (8.12%) Automation Testing
17 222 (7.94%) Mentoring
18 203 (7.26%) MVC
19 175 (6.26%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1016 (36.32%) SQL
2 769 (27.49%) C#
3 754 (26.96%) Java
4 549 (19.63%) JavaScript
5 266 (9.51%) Python
6 245 (8.76%) Ruby
7 232 (8.29%) C++
8 161 (5.76%) PHP
9 104 (3.72%) C
10 61 (2.18%) T-SQL
11 60 (2.15%) Perl
11 60 (2.15%) PowerShell
12 57 (2.04%) PL/SQL
13 46 (1.64%) VBScript
14 42 (1.50%) VB.NET
15 38 (1.36%) VB
16 35 (1.25%) Shell Script
16 35 (1.25%) Bash Shell
17 31 (1.11%) XPath
18 28 (1.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 492 (17.59%) ISEB
2 413 (14.77%) Degree
3 300 (10.73%) ISTQB
4 189 (6.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (0.72%) Security Cleared
6 19 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 18 (0.64%) HND
8 17 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.25%) SC Cleared
9 7 (0.25%) Brainbench
10 5 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 5 (0.18%) MCAD
10 5 (0.18%) MCSD
11 4 (0.14%) PhD
12 3 (0.11%) HNC
12 3 (0.11%) CISSP
12 3 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.072%) MCP
13 2 (0.072%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.036%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1064 (38.04%) QA
2 28 (1.00%) ISO 9001
3 19 (0.68%) TickIT
4 15 (0.54%) SLA
5 6 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.11%) GAMP
8 1 (0.036%) JTAG
8 1 (0.036%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (0.68%) Hyper-V
3 12 (0.43%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.32%) Firmware
5 7 (0.25%) Varnish
6 5 (0.18%) Xen
6 5 (0.18%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.18%) vSphere
7 3 (0.11%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.072%) KVM
8 2 (0.072%) zsh
8 2 (0.072%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.036%) Nmap
9 1 (0.036%) Docker
9 1 (0.036%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 107 (3.83%) HP Quality Center
2 50 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (1.47%) Puppet
4 21 (0.75%) Ansible
5 5 (0.18%) AppDNA
6 2 (0.072%) Opsview
6 2 (0.072%) Nagios
7 1 (0.036%) Nessus
7 1 (0.036%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.036%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.036%) Netcool
Vendors
1 400 (14.30%) Microsoft
2 218 (7.79%) Oracle
3 95 (3.40%) HP
4 56 (2.00%) Google
5 36 (1.29%) VMware
6 34 (1.22%) IBM
7 31 (1.11%) OpenLink
8 29 (1.04%) SAP
9 28 (1.00%) Telerik
10 22 (0.79%) Apple
11 20 (0.72%) Informatica
12 19 (0.68%) Sybase
13 18 (0.64%) Sitecore
13 18 (0.64%) Appcelerator
14 17 (0.61%) Zend
15 12 (0.43%) TIBCO
16 11 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
16 11 (0.39%) Business Objects
17 10 (0.36%) Adobe
17 10 (0.36%) Remedy
North East
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £450000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dunnhumby
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: Market rates depending
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: Market rates depending
Posted: 7 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-40,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Orpington, Kent
Stratospherec
Salary: £30k - 60k per year + exc Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £45k
Posted: 3 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + standard big company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago