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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 193 209 217
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +8
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1585 1597 1358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.57% 1.45% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.75% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1280 1335 1204
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -
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
84540 91393 81953
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.95% 82.74% 80.94%
Number of salaries quoted 69498 74949 68149
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,284 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +10 695 £52,500 +5.00% 79
South East +40 336 £45,000 +20.00% 43
Yorkshire +60 149 £40,000 +19.40% 7
East of England +29 120 £45,000 +28.57% 21
North West +9 99 £35,750 +10.00% 22
East Midlands +11 84 £43,250 +27.20% 11
West Midlands -8 60 £32,500 -13.90% 5
South West -79 37 £42,000 +20.00% 6
North East -16 5 £32,750 +14.36% 3
Midlands - 1 £37,000 -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1764 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1100 (37.21%) QA
3 1054 (35.66%) SQL
4 973 (32.92%) Java
5 933 (31.56%) Selenium
6 787 (26.62%) TDD
7 778 (26.32%) C#
8 758 (25.64%) .NET
9 712 (24.09%) Manual Testing
10 666 (22.53%) Finance
11 637 (21.55%) Scrum
12 621 (21.01%) HTML
13 615 (20.81%) JavaScript
14 607 (20.53%) Continuous Integration
15 540 (18.27%) Test Scripting
16 525 (17.76%) BDD
17 460 (15.56%) ISEB
18 454 (15.36%) Test Automation
19 440 (14.88%) Linux
20 435 (14.72%) Unit Testing
21 425 (14.38%) Web Services
22 420 (14.21%) XML
23 409 (13.84%) CSS
24 401 (13.57%) Software Testing
25 394 (13.33%) Windows
26 374 (12.65%) SQL Server
27 370 (12.52%) Degree
28 364 (12.31%) Microsoft
29 356 (12.04%) SDLC
30 352 (11.91%) Regression Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 88 (2.98%) WebSphere
2 72 (2.44%) IIS
3 68 (2.30%) Tomcat
4 62 (2.10%) Apache
5 46 (1.56%) JBoss
6 43 (1.45%) Node.js
7 37 (1.25%) CMS
8 34 (1.15%) Confluence
9 31 (1.05%) nginx
10 26 (0.88%) WebLogic
11 24 (0.81%) MQSeries
12 23 (0.78%) SharePoint
13 20 (0.68%) Drupal
14 15 (0.51%) Umbraco
14 15 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
15 14 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
17 9 (0.30%) Jetty
18 7 (0.24%) CICS
19 6 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 155 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 54 (1.83%) MS Office
3 6 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.20%) Mingle
4 4 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.10%) MS Project
6 2 (0.068%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.51%) Magento
2 9 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
4 7 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.20%) MultiFonds
6 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.10%) Sage CRM
7 3 (0.10%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.10%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.068%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.068%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 2 (0.068%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.068%) SAP InfiniteInsight
8 2 (0.068%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.068%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.034%) SmartPlant
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 61 (2.06%) SaaS
2 55 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (0.74%) PaaS
6 13 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.27%) Google Compute Engine
8 8 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
9 7 (0.24%) GitHub
10 4 (0.14%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.10%) Joyent
12 1 (0.034%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.034%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.034%) IaaS
12 1 (0.034%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 79 (2.67%) HTTP
2 70 (2.37%) Internet
3 54 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 34 (1.15%) DNS
5 23 (0.78%) HTTPS
6 17 (0.58%) FTP
6 17 (0.58%) Wireless
7 15 (0.51%) SSL
8 13 (0.44%) DHCP
9 10 (0.34%) IPsec
10 9 (0.30%) Unified Communications
11 7 (0.24%) Network Security
12 6 (0.20%) Firewall
13 4 (0.14%) ATM
14 3 (0.10%) Ethernet
14 3 (0.10%) Intranet
14 3 (0.10%) VPN
14 3 (0.10%) DSL
15 2 (0.068%) SSH
15 2 (0.068%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 374 (12.65%) SQL Server
2 164 (5.55%) MySQL
3 153 (5.18%) Relational Database
4 103 (3.48%) Oracle Database
5 68 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 67 (2.27%) DB2
7 66 (2.23%) Big Data
8 53 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
9 52 (1.76%) RDBMS
9 52 (1.76%) NoSQL
10 47 (1.59%) MongoDB
11 43 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 29 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
13 28 (0.95%) MarkLogic
14 27 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
14 27 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 23 (0.78%) DbVisualizer
16 16 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
16 16 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 15 (0.51%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 933 (31.56%) Selenium
2 344 (11.64%) WebDriver
3 333 (11.27%) Cucumber
4 282 (9.54%) Jenkins
5 259 (8.76%) Git (software)
6 252 (8.53%) JIRA
7 233 (7.88%) QuickTest Pro
8 225 (7.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 181 (6.12%) Subversion
10 175 (5.92%) JUnit
11 151 (5.11%) SpecFlow
12 144 (4.87%) Visual Studio
13 141 (4.77%) SoapUI
14 130 (4.40%) JMeter
15 115 (3.89%) Maven
16 90 (3.04%) FitNesse
17 88 (2.98%) LoadRunner
17 88 (2.98%) TeamCity
18 87 (2.94%) NUnit
19 73 (2.47%) Eclipse
General
1 666 (22.53%) Finance
2 175 (5.92%) Banking
3 132 (4.47%) Retail
4 74 (2.50%) Games
5 57 (1.93%) Telecoms
6 49 (1.66%) Marketing
7 37 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 37 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 37 (1.25%) Back Office
8 36 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 35 (1.18%) Front Office
10 28 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 28 (0.95%) Advertising
11 27 (0.91%) Law
12 17 (0.58%) Publishing
13 16 (0.54%) Automotive
14 14 (0.47%) Billing
15 13 (0.44%) Electronics
16 11 (0.37%) Legal
16 11 (0.37%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 742 (25.10%) Developer
2 674 (22.80%) Analyst
3 539 (18.23%) Tester
4 510 (17.25%) Test Analyst
5 236 (7.98%) Software Engineer
6 215 (7.27%) QA Engineer
7 190 (6.43%) Software Tester
8 172 (5.82%) Test Engineer
9 152 (5.14%) QA Analyst
10 150 (5.07%) Senior Developer
11 140 (4.74%) Java Developer
12 125 (4.23%) .NET Developer
13 117 (3.96%) Automation Tester
14 107 (3.62%) Test Leader
15 100 (3.38%) Test Manager
16 99 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
17 93 (3.15%) Team Leader
17 93 (3.15%) QA Tester
18 82 (2.77%) Senior Tester
18 82 (2.77%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 758 (25.64%) .NET
2 621 (21.01%) HTML
3 425 (14.38%) Web Services
4 420 (14.21%) XML
5 409 (13.84%) CSS
6 240 (8.12%) HTML5
7 201 (6.80%) jQuery
7 201 (6.80%) ASP.NET
8 170 (5.75%) SOAP
9 164 (5.55%) .NET Framework
10 158 (5.35%) WCF
10 158 (5.35%) Spring
11 119 (4.03%) RESTful
12 115 (3.89%) Ajax
13 113 (3.82%) WPF
14 105 (3.55%) Gherkin
15 103 (3.48%) REST
16 97 (3.28%) Hibernate
17 85 (2.88%) J2EE
18 84 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 259 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 204 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 165 (5.58%) Mobile App
4 98 (3.32%) User Experience
5 72 (2.44%) Client/Server
6 62 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
7 54 (1.83%) Data Structures
8 43 (1.45%) N-Tier
9 40 (1.35%) Social Media
9 40 (1.35%) Mathematics
10 37 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 34 (1.15%) Replication
11 34 (1.15%) Algorithms
12 31 (1.05%) Visualisation
13 30 (1.01%) Hedge funds
14 29 (0.98%) Mainframe
15 26 (0.88%) Equities
16 23 (0.78%) Management Information System
17 22 (0.74%) Derivative
18 19 (0.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 440 (14.88%) Linux
2 394 (13.33%) Windows
3 232 (7.85%) UNIX
4 143 (4.84%) Apple iOS
5 133 (4.50%) Android
6 36 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (0.95%) Windows 8
8 26 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (0.88%) Windows Phone
8 26 (0.88%) Ubuntu
9 25 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (0.74%) Windows 7
11 18 (0.61%) CentOS
11 18 (0.61%) Windows Phone 8
12 17 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (0.47%) Windows Vista
13 14 (0.47%) Windows XP
14 11 (0.37%) AIX
15 10 (0.34%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.30%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1764 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 787 (26.62%) TDD
3 712 (24.09%) Manual Testing
4 637 (21.55%) Scrum
5 607 (20.53%) Continuous Integration
6 540 (18.27%) Test Scripting
7 525 (17.76%) BDD
8 454 (15.36%) Test Automation
9 435 (14.72%) Unit Testing
10 401 (13.57%) Software Testing
11 356 (12.04%) SDLC
12 352 (11.91%) Regression Testing
13 329 (11.13%) Software Engineering
14 323 (10.93%) OO
15 305 (10.32%) E-Commerce
16 286 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
17 248 (8.39%) Test Strategy
18 236 (7.98%) Automation Testing
18 236 (7.98%) Mentoring
19 230 (7.78%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1054 (35.66%) SQL
2 973 (32.92%) Java
3 778 (26.32%) C#
4 615 (20.81%) JavaScript
5 273 (9.24%) Python
6 222 (7.51%) PHP
7 185 (6.26%) C++
8 181 (6.12%) Ruby
9 110 (3.72%) C
10 103 (3.48%) T-SQL
11 99 (3.35%) PL/SQL
12 65 (2.20%) Perl
13 62 (2.10%) VB
14 59 (2.00%) VB.NET
15 57 (1.93%) Shell Script
16 47 (1.59%) PowerShell
17 46 (1.56%) XPath
18 39 (1.32%) VBScript
19 36 (1.22%) XQuery
20 33 (1.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 460 (15.56%) ISEB
2 370 (12.52%) Degree
3 306 (10.35%) ISTQB
4 139 (4.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (0.51%) CISA
5 15 (0.51%) CISSP
6 14 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
7 12 (0.41%) HND
7 12 (0.41%) Security Cleared
8 9 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (0.27%) HP ASE
9 8 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.24%) IC3 Certification
11 6 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (0.20%) PhD
12 5 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (0.17%) SC Cleared
13 4 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.068%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.068%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1100 (37.21%) QA
2 16 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.20%) FATCA
4 5 (0.17%) TickIT
5 3 (0.10%) WAI
6 2 (0.068%) WCAG
6 2 (0.068%) SLA
7 1 (0.034%) EMIR
7 1 (0.034%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.034%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.71%) Hyper-V
4 20 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
5 15 (0.51%) Varnish
6 10 (0.34%) Docker
7 7 (0.24%) RACF
8 5 (0.17%) Firmware
9 4 (0.14%) vSphere
10 3 (0.10%) KVM
11 2 (0.068%) QEMU
11 2 (0.068%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.034%) Xen
12 1 (0.034%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.034%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 91 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
2 78 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
3 73 (2.47%) Puppet
4 40 (1.35%) Ansible
5 22 (0.74%) Vagrant
6 7 (0.24%) CA Endevor
6 7 (0.24%) CA LISA
7 6 (0.20%) Salt
7 6 (0.20%) OpenNMS
8 4 (0.14%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.10%) Control-M
10 2 (0.068%) WMI
11 1 (0.034%) Netcool
Vendors
1 364 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 279 (9.44%) Oracle
3 114 (3.86%) HP
4 65 (2.20%) IBM
5 51 (1.73%) VMware
6 38 (1.29%) Google
7 34 (1.15%) Zend
8 28 (0.95%) SAP
9 26 (0.88%) Apple
10 24 (0.81%) Telerik
11 20 (0.68%) Pega
11 20 (0.68%) Sybase
12 16 (0.54%) New Relic
13 14 (0.47%) Informatica
14 13 (0.44%) Red Hat
15 12 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
16 10 (0.34%) Citrix
16 10 (0.34%) Perforce
16 10 (0.34%) Atlassian
17 9 (0.30%) Facebook
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35 - 50k + Bonus, Flexitime, 25 days and more!
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Phasefocus
Salary: A competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Bonus + 25 Days Holiday + Pension +
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: c£45K + 10% Bonus + Flexible working
Posted: 6 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £60000 - £75000 Per Annum Up to £75000 + 15% bonus + ex
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 to 70,000 + EXCELLENT package and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus(10%),shares, pension, health
Posted: 8 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 25 days A/L
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £60000 - £75000 Per Annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum + 15% bonus + benefits + pension
Posted: 18 hours ago