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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 200 199 199
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1589 1675 1485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.53% 1.49% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.81% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1290 1352 1279
Average salary £45,000 £41,938 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.30% +4.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,636 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
86364 92632 83663
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.19% 82.13% 80.38%
Number of salaries quoted 70700 75133 69495
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -17 641 £52,500 +5.00% 86
South East +50 344 £45,000 +20.00% 38
Yorkshire +38 184 £35,000 +4.47% 11
North West +10 121 £35,000 +7.69% 24
East of England +22 115 £45,000 +28.57% 13
East Midlands +11 74 £40,000 +19.40% 9
West Midlands -11 64 £35,000 +6.06% 5
South West -67 43 £41,875 +19.64% 11
North East -22 5 £32,750 +14.36% 4
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1674 (58.31%) Agile Software Development
2 1087 (37.86%) QA
3 1020 (35.53%) SQL
4 925 (32.22%) Selenium
5 911 (31.73%) Java
6 801 (27.90%) C#
7 754 (26.26%) .NET
8 727 (25.32%) TDD
9 706 (24.59%) Manual Testing
10 625 (21.77%) Finance
11 598 (20.83%) Scrum
12 584 (20.34%) HTML
13 583 (20.31%) JavaScript
14 574 (19.99%) Continuous Integration
15 539 (18.77%) Test Scripting
16 502 (17.49%) Test Automation
17 499 (17.38%) ISEB
18 490 (17.07%) BDD
19 448 (15.60%) Linux
20 417 (14.52%) Windows
21 408 (14.21%) Web Services
22 407 (14.18%) Software Testing
23 403 (14.04%) Unit Testing
24 385 (13.41%) Microsoft
25 382 (13.31%) CSS
25 382 (13.31%) Regression Testing
26 374 (13.03%) XML
27 366 (12.75%) Degree
28 353 (12.30%) SQL Server
29 331 (11.53%) WebDriver

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 73 (2.54%) WebSphere
2 67 (2.33%) IIS
3 55 (1.92%) Tomcat
4 44 (1.53%) Apache
5 36 (1.25%) Node.js
6 32 (1.11%) CMS
7 27 (0.94%) JBoss
8 26 (0.91%) Confluence
9 25 (0.87%) SharePoint
10 24 (0.84%) nginx
11 22 (0.77%) WebLogic
11 22 (0.77%) MQSeries
12 21 (0.73%) Drupal
13 18 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
14 15 (0.52%) Umbraco
15 10 (0.35%) Jetty
16 8 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
16 8 (0.28%) TIBCO EMS
16 8 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
17 6 (0.21%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 139 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 47 (1.64%) MS Office
3 7 (0.24%) Mingle
4 5 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.10%) MS Project
6 2 (0.070%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.035%) SPSS
7 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (0.56%) Magento
2 9 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
4 7 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.14%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.10%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.10%) Summit
6 3 (0.10%) Sage CRM
7 2 (0.070%) MultiFonds
7 2 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.070%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.035%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.035%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.035%) SmartPlant
8 1 (0.035%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 55 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (1.78%) SaaS
3 46 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (0.84%) PaaS
6 11 (0.38%) Rackspace Cloud
7 9 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.21%) Google Compute Engine
9 6 (0.21%) GitHub
10 4 (0.14%) IaaS
11 3 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.10%) Joyent
12 2 (0.070%) Trello
13 1 (0.035%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.035%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.035%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.035%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.035%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 86 (3.00%) HTTP
2 68 (2.37%) TCP/IP
3 62 (2.16%) Internet
4 31 (1.08%) DNS
5 22 (0.77%) HTTPS
6 17 (0.59%) Wireless
7 14 (0.49%) DHCP
8 10 (0.35%) FTP
8 10 (0.35%) SSL
8 10 (0.35%) IPsec
9 6 (0.21%) Network Security
9 6 (0.21%) Firewall
10 5 (0.17%) DSL
10 5 (0.17%) SNMP
11 4 (0.14%) ATM
11 4 (0.14%) VPN
11 4 (0.14%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.10%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.070%) Intranet
13 2 (0.070%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 168 (5.85%) MySQL
3 122 (4.25%) Relational Database
4 78 (2.72%) Oracle Database
5 65 (2.26%) Big Data
6 62 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 53 (1.85%) DB2
8 49 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
8 49 (1.71%) MongoDB
9 48 (1.67%) NoSQL
10 34 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 30 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
11 30 (1.04%) RDBMS
12 26 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
13 21 (0.73%) Hadoop
14 20 (0.70%) MarkLogic
14 20 (0.70%) Redis
15 18 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (0.56%) DbVisualizer
17 14 (0.49%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 925 (32.22%) Selenium
2 331 (11.53%) WebDriver
3 316 (11.01%) Cucumber
4 259 (9.02%) JIRA
5 252 (8.78%) Jenkins
6 246 (8.57%) Git (software)
7 240 (8.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 226 (7.87%) QuickTest Pro
9 173 (6.03%) JUnit
10 158 (5.50%) SpecFlow
11 154 (5.36%) Subversion
12 151 (5.26%) SoapUI
13 141 (4.91%) Visual Studio
14 126 (4.39%) JMeter
15 112 (3.90%) TeamCity
16 101 (3.52%) Maven
17 99 (3.45%) NUnit
18 89 (3.10%) FitNesse
19 80 (2.79%) LoadRunner
20 78 (2.72%) Eclipse
General
1 625 (21.77%) Finance
2 146 (5.09%) Banking
3 126 (4.39%) Retail
4 82 (2.86%) Games
5 58 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 54 (1.88%) Marketing
7 47 (1.64%) Financial Institution
8 40 (1.39%) Investment Banking
9 38 (1.32%) Advertising
10 32 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
11 31 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 25 (0.87%) Front Office
13 20 (0.70%) Law
14 16 (0.56%) Automotive
15 15 (0.52%) Back Office
15 15 (0.52%) Billing
16 14 (0.49%) Electronics
16 14 (0.49%) Publishing
17 13 (0.45%) Legal
18 8 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 686 (23.89%) Developer
2 668 (23.27%) Analyst
3 547 (19.05%) Tester
4 535 (18.63%) Test Analyst
5 255 (8.88%) Software Engineer
6 213 (7.42%) Test Engineer
7 205 (7.14%) Software Tester
8 202 (7.04%) QA Engineer
9 158 (5.50%) QA Analyst
10 136 (4.74%) Java Developer
11 134 (4.67%) Senior Developer
12 124 (4.32%) .NET Developer
13 112 (3.90%) Automation Tester
14 111 (3.87%) Test Leader
15 108 (3.76%) Senior Analyst
16 99 (3.45%) Test Manager
17 94 (3.27%) QA Tester
18 92 (3.20%) Senior Tester
19 89 (3.10%) Team Leader
20 81 (2.82%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 754 (26.26%) .NET
2 584 (20.34%) HTML
3 408 (14.21%) Web Services
4 382 (13.31%) CSS
5 374 (13.03%) XML
6 226 (7.87%) HTML5
7 198 (6.90%) jQuery
8 182 (6.34%) ASP.NET
9 172 (5.99%) WCF
10 167 (5.82%) SOAP
11 153 (5.33%) .NET Framework
12 142 (4.95%) Spring
13 118 (4.11%) REST
14 116 (4.04%) Ajax
15 112 (3.90%) WPF
16 103 (3.59%) RESTful
17 99 (3.45%) Gherkin
18 96 (3.34%) Hibernate
19 84 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC
20 77 (2.68%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 235 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
2 195 (6.79%) Computer Science
3 166 (5.78%) Mobile App
4 158 (5.50%) Open Source
5 75 (2.61%) User Experience
6 67 (2.33%) Client/Server
7 63 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
8 50 (1.74%) Data Structures
9 46 (1.60%) N-Tier
10 40 (1.39%) Social Media
11 35 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 31 (1.08%) Replication
12 31 (1.08%) Algorithms
13 27 (0.94%) Visualisation
13 27 (0.94%) Mathematics
14 22 (0.77%) Hedge funds
14 22 (0.77%) Management Information System
15 18 (0.63%) Mainframe
15 18 (0.63%) SWIFT
16 17 (0.59%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 448 (15.60%) Linux
2 417 (14.52%) Windows
3 229 (7.98%) UNIX
4 149 (5.19%) Apple iOS
5 140 (4.88%) Android
6 30 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (0.77%) Windows Phone
8 22 (0.77%) Ubuntu
9 19 (0.66%) Windows 8
10 18 (0.63%) CentOS
11 17 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (0.59%) Windows Phone 8
12 15 (0.52%) Mac OS
12 15 (0.52%) Windows 7
13 14 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.49%) Windows Vista
13 14 (0.49%) Windows XP
14 12 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1674 (58.31%) Agile Software Development
2 727 (25.32%) TDD
3 706 (24.59%) Manual Testing
4 598 (20.83%) Scrum
5 574 (19.99%) Continuous Integration
6 539 (18.77%) Test Scripting
7 502 (17.49%) Test Automation
8 490 (17.07%) BDD
9 407 (14.18%) Software Testing
10 403 (14.04%) Unit Testing
11 382 (13.31%) Regression Testing
12 314 (10.94%) Software Engineering
13 313 (10.90%) E-Commerce
14 294 (10.24%) OO
15 276 (9.61%) User Acceptance Testing
16 263 (9.16%) Mentoring
17 243 (8.46%) Test Strategy
18 227 (7.91%) MVC
19 226 (7.87%) Automation Testing
20 167 (5.82%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1020 (35.53%) SQL
2 911 (31.73%) Java
3 801 (27.90%) C#
4 583 (20.31%) JavaScript
5 279 (9.72%) Python
6 206 (7.18%) Ruby
7 203 (7.07%) PHP
8 195 (6.79%) C++
9 107 (3.73%) C
10 80 (2.79%) T-SQL
11 74 (2.58%) PL/SQL
12 63 (2.19%) Perl
13 55 (1.92%) VB
13 55 (1.92%) VB.NET
14 51 (1.78%) PowerShell
15 43 (1.50%) VBScript
16 36 (1.25%) XPath
17 31 (1.08%) Shell Script
18 27 (0.94%) Bash Shell
19 24 (0.84%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 499 (17.38%) ISEB
2 366 (12.75%) Degree
3 305 (10.62%) ISTQB
4 132 (4.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (0.56%) CISSP
6 15 (0.52%) CISA
7 14 (0.49%) HND
8 13 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
9 12 (0.42%) Security Cleared
10 9 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 8 (0.28%) HP ASE
11 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.24%) IC3 Certification
13 5 (0.17%) SC Cleared
14 4 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.10%) HNC
16 2 (0.070%) PhD
16 2 (0.070%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 1 (0.035%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1087 (37.86%) QA
2 18 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.28%) TickIT
4 6 (0.21%) FATCA
5 3 (0.10%) WAI
5 3 (0.10%) SLA
6 2 (0.070%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (1.01%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.63%) Varnish
5 16 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (0.35%) Docker
7 7 (0.24%) vSphere
7 7 (0.24%) Firmware
8 3 (0.10%) KVM
9 2 (0.070%) QEMU
10 1 (0.035%) Xen
10 1 (0.035%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 92 (3.20%) HP Quality Center
2 66 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
3 59 (2.06%) Puppet
4 27 (0.94%) Ansible
5 17 (0.59%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.21%) CA LISA
7 3 (0.10%) OpenNMS
7 3 (0.10%) Control-M
8 2 (0.070%) Salt
9 1 (0.035%) Nessus
9 1 (0.035%) Nmap
9 1 (0.035%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.035%) Netcool
Vendors
1 385 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 236 (8.22%) Oracle
3 112 (3.90%) HP
4 59 (2.06%) IBM
5 52 (1.81%) VMware
6 35 (1.22%) Google
7 32 (1.11%) Zend
8 28 (0.98%) Apple
9 24 (0.84%) Telerik
10 22 (0.77%) SAP
11 15 (0.52%) Sybase
12 14 (0.49%) Pega
13 12 (0.42%) Citrix
14 11 (0.38%) Sitecore
15 10 (0.35%) Perforce
15 10 (0.35%) TIBCO
16 9 (0.31%) Remedy
16 9 (0.31%) Informatica
16 9 (0.31%) Red Hat
16 9 (0.31%) Sun
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 36 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 51 minutes ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: bonus, shares
Posted: 10 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Enorth Staffing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kent
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 28,000 - 33,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fabric
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £38k + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hertfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Data Idols
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago