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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 232 199 216
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +17
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1358 1502 1392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.27% 1.45% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.78% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1170 1218 1234
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 £28,780 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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
88037 84419 82650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.28% 81.67% 79.48%
Number of salaries quoted 72767 69574 70462
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +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 £72,500
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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -74 512 £52,500 -2.77% 64
South East -2 254 £40,000 -4.76% 23
North West -16 124 £37,500 +8.69% 25
East of England -3 123 £35,750 +2.14% 17
Yorkshire +18 121 £33,500 +11.66% 18
South West -8 86 £37,500 +7.14% 24
West Midlands +6 66 £37,750 +0.66% 14
East Midlands +23 58 £40,000 +28.00% 4
North East -4 20 £32,500 -25.28% 3
South Coast - 1 £35,000 -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1594 (55.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1150 (39.88%) QA
3 1039 (36.03%) SQL
4 891 (30.89%) Selenium
5 777 (26.94%) Java
6 738 (25.59%) C#
7 723 (25.07%) Manual Testing
8 638 (22.12%) .NET
9 619 (21.46%) Finance
10 617 (21.39%) Scrum
11 580 (20.11%) JavaScript
12 574 (19.90%) TDD
13 561 (19.45%) Test Scripting
14 514 (17.82%) ISEB
15 506 (17.55%) Windows
16 479 (16.61%) HTML
17 456 (15.81%) Software Testing
18 452 (15.67%) Continuous Integration
19 451 (15.64%) BDD
20 443 (15.36%) Degree
21 442 (15.33%) Test Automation
22 389 (13.49%) Microsoft
23 387 (13.42%) Web Services
24 359 (12.45%) Linux
25 343 (11.89%) SQL Server
26 337 (11.69%) E-Commerce
27 333 (11.55%) ISTQB
28 331 (11.48%) Regression Testing
29 329 (11.41%) CSS
30 318 (11.03%) WebDriver

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 73 (2.53%) Node.js
2 64 (2.22%) Apache
3 56 (1.94%) IIS
4 40 (1.39%) CMS
5 38 (1.32%) Tomcat
6 32 (1.11%) Apache Solr
7 30 (1.04%) WebSphere
8 29 (1.01%) JBoss
9 28 (0.97%) SharePoint
10 24 (0.83%) Confluence
11 15 (0.52%) Drupal
12 12 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
13 10 (0.35%) nginx
13 10 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (0.31%) Jetty
15 8 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
15 8 (0.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 7 (0.24%) SAS
16 7 (0.24%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 167 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 60 (2.08%) MS Office
3 11 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.24%) Mingle
5 6 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.035%) SPSS
6 1 (0.035%) Maya
6 1 (0.035%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.035%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.035%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 32 (1.11%) Endur
2 12 (0.42%) Magento
3 10 (0.35%) Summit
4 7 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.14%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.10%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.10%) SAP Retail
6 3 (0.10%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.10%) SAP ECC
6 3 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.069%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.069%) TIBCO iProcess
7 2 (0.069%) Servitor
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.035%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.035%) SAP InfiniteInsight
8 1 (0.035%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.035%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 72 (2.50%) SaaS
2 59 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (0.94%) GitHub
5 23 (0.80%) PaaS
6 20 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 18 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.49%) Rackspace Cloud
9 13 (0.45%) Basecamp
10 11 (0.38%) Google App Engine
11 6 (0.21%) IaaS
12 4 (0.14%) Trello
13 3 (0.10%) Joyent
14 2 (0.069%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.069%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 110 (3.81%) Internet
2 79 (2.74%) HTTP
3 59 (2.05%) TCP/IP
4 36 (1.25%) Wireless
5 15 (0.52%) DNS
6 14 (0.49%) LAN
7 10 (0.35%) SNMP
7 10 (0.35%) Intranet
8 9 (0.31%) DHCP
8 9 (0.31%) Firewall
9 8 (0.28%) SSH
10 7 (0.24%) Ethernet
10 7 (0.24%) FTP
10 7 (0.24%) ATM
11 5 (0.17%) WAN
11 5 (0.17%) IPsec
12 4 (0.14%) DSL
12 4 (0.14%) SMS
13 3 (0.10%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 343 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 165 (5.72%) MySQL
3 102 (3.54%) Relational Database
4 71 (2.46%) Big Data
5 68 (2.36%) MongoDB
6 64 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 62 (2.15%) Oracle Database
8 57 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
9 55 (1.91%) NoSQL
10 43 (1.49%) Hadoop
11 40 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 38 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 37 (1.28%) RDBMS
14 31 (1.07%) Redis
15 27 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
16 22 (0.76%) DB2
17 21 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 17 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 14 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
19 14 (0.49%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 891 (30.89%) Selenium
2 318 (11.03%) WebDriver
3 316 (10.96%) JIRA
4 282 (9.78%) QuickTest Pro
5 276 (9.57%) Git (software)
6 274 (9.50%) Cucumber
7 242 (8.39%) Jenkins
8 227 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 204 (7.07%) JUnit
10 199 (6.90%) Subversion
11 186 (6.45%) Visual Studio
12 164 (5.69%) SpecFlow
13 146 (5.06%) TeamCity
14 131 (4.54%) NUnit
15 114 (3.95%) Maven
16 110 (3.81%) SoapUI
17 107 (3.71%) JMeter
18 88 (3.05%) Hudson
19 80 (2.77%) FitNesse
20 66 (2.29%) CruiseControl
General
1 619 (21.46%) Finance
2 134 (4.65%) Banking
3 132 (4.58%) Retail
4 113 (3.92%) Games
5 60 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 56 (1.94%) Marketing
7 44 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 41 (1.42%) Advertising
9 39 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 38 (1.32%) Front Office
10 38 (1.32%) Investment Banking
11 31 (1.07%) Publishing
12 25 (0.87%) Back Office
13 20 (0.69%) Law
14 16 (0.55%) Legal
15 15 (0.52%) Electronics
16 8 (0.28%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.28%) Military
17 7 (0.24%) German Language
17 7 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 728 (25.24%) Developer
2 644 (22.33%) Analyst
3 543 (18.83%) Test Analyst
4 530 (18.38%) Tester
5 345 (11.96%) Test Engineer
6 211 (7.32%) Software Engineer
7 198 (6.87%) QA Engineer
8 195 (6.76%) Software Tester
9 164 (5.69%) Java Developer
10 162 (5.62%) QA Analyst
11 156 (5.41%) Senior Developer
12 140 (4.85%) Senior Analyst
13 126 (4.37%) QA Tester
14 110 (3.81%) Senior Test Analyst
15 107 (3.71%) Team Leader
15 107 (3.71%) Test Leader
16 106 (3.68%) Senior Tester
17 105 (3.64%) Test Manager
18 103 (3.57%) Software Test Engineer
19 88 (3.05%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 638 (22.12%) .NET
2 479 (16.61%) HTML
3 387 (13.42%) Web Services
4 329 (11.41%) CSS
5 308 (10.68%) XML
6 180 (6.24%) SOAP
7 174 (6.03%) ASP.NET
8 173 (6.00%) HTML5
9 169 (5.86%) RESTful
10 163 (5.65%) WCF
11 145 (5.03%) jQuery
12 140 (4.85%) .NET Framework
13 121 (4.20%) REST
14 108 (3.74%) Spring
15 92 (3.19%) Gherkin
16 89 (3.09%) J2EE
17 87 (3.02%) CSS3
18 84 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC
19 79 (2.74%) AngularJS
20 77 (2.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 217 (7.52%) Computer Science
2 202 (7.00%) Open Source
3 180 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
4 139 (4.82%) Mobile App
5 121 (4.20%) Client/Server
6 92 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
7 79 (2.74%) User Experience
8 63 (2.18%) Mathematics
9 54 (1.87%) N-Tier
10 33 (1.14%) Data Structures
10 33 (1.14%) Algorithms
11 31 (1.07%) Management Information System
12 26 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 25 (0.87%) Physics
14 24 (0.83%) Equities
15 21 (0.73%) Biometrics
15 21 (0.73%) Smartcard
16 20 (0.69%) W3C
17 19 (0.66%) Statistics
17 19 (0.66%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 506 (17.55%) Windows
2 359 (12.45%) Linux
3 158 (5.48%) UNIX
4 106 (3.68%) Android
4 106 (3.68%) Apple iOS
5 50 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (1.18%) Mac OS X
8 33 (1.14%) Windows XP
9 29 (1.01%) Windows Vista
10 11 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.24%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.24%) Solaris
12 6 (0.21%) Windows NT
13 5 (0.17%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.14%) Debian
14 4 (0.14%) CentOS
15 3 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.10%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1594 (55.27%) Agile Software Development
2 723 (25.07%) Manual Testing
3 617 (21.39%) Scrum
4 574 (19.90%) TDD
5 561 (19.45%) Test Scripting
6 456 (15.81%) Software Testing
7 452 (15.67%) Continuous Integration
8 451 (15.64%) BDD
9 442 (15.33%) Test Automation
10 337 (11.69%) E-Commerce
11 331 (11.48%) Regression Testing
12 309 (10.71%) OO
13 286 (9.92%) Software Engineering
14 273 (9.47%) Unit Testing
15 262 (9.08%) User Acceptance Testing
16 236 (8.18%) Automation Testing
17 220 (7.63%) Test Strategy
18 214 (7.42%) Mentoring
19 206 (7.14%) MVC
20 158 (5.48%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1039 (36.03%) SQL
2 777 (26.94%) Java
3 738 (25.59%) C#
4 580 (20.11%) JavaScript
5 267 (9.26%) Python
6 244 (8.46%) Ruby
7 232 (8.04%) C++
8 189 (6.55%) PHP
9 106 (3.68%) C
10 76 (2.64%) Perl
11 75 (2.60%) T-SQL
12 57 (1.98%) PowerShell
13 53 (1.84%) VBScript
14 50 (1.73%) VB
15 46 (1.60%) VB.NET
16 40 (1.39%) Bash Shell
17 37 (1.28%) PL/SQL
18 30 (1.04%) Scala
19 29 (1.01%) XPath
20 27 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 514 (17.82%) ISEB
2 443 (15.36%) Degree
3 333 (11.55%) ISTQB
4 198 (6.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 26 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 26 (0.90%) Security Cleared
6 19 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.35%) HND
7 10 (0.35%) SC Cleared
8 7 (0.24%) PhD
8 7 (0.24%) MCAD
8 7 (0.24%) MCSD
8 7 (0.24%) Brainbench
9 6 (0.21%) CISSP
10 5 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (0.10%) HNC
12 2 (0.069%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.069%) MCP
12 2 (0.069%) HP ASE
13 1 (0.035%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1150 (39.88%) QA
2 29 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 21 (0.73%) TickIT
4 18 (0.62%) SLA
5 6 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.10%) GAMP
8 1 (0.035%) JTAG
8 1 (0.035%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.31%) Firmware
4 9 (0.31%) Varnish
5 6 (0.21%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.17%) KVM
6 5 (0.17%) Xen
7 4 (0.14%) vSphere
7 4 (0.14%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.069%) zsh
9 1 (0.035%) Docker
9 1 (0.035%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.035%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 123 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
2 49 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (1.25%) Puppet
4 20 (0.69%) Ansible
5 6 (0.21%) AppDNA
6 2 (0.069%) Nagios
6 2 (0.069%) Opsview
7 1 (0.035%) Netcool
7 1 (0.035%) Nessus
7 1 (0.035%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.035%) WMI
7 1 (0.035%) SCCM
7 1 (0.035%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 389 (13.49%) Microsoft
2 204 (7.07%) Oracle
3 92 (3.19%) HP
4 63 (2.18%) Google
5 34 (1.18%) VMware
6 32 (1.11%) OpenLink
7 30 (1.04%) SAP
8 28 (0.97%) IBM
9 23 (0.80%) Telerik
10 19 (0.66%) Appcelerator
11 17 (0.59%) Facebook
11 17 (0.59%) Sitecore
11 17 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
12 16 (0.55%) Informatica
13 15 (0.52%) Zend
14 14 (0.49%) Business Objects
15 11 (0.38%) Adobe
16 10 (0.35%) Sybase
16 10 (0.35%) Citrix
17 9 (0.31%) Netezza
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits AND bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £25000 to £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 33k per year + Company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60,000 DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + 10% bonus & equity
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50k - 55k per year
Posted: 2 days ago