The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 398 473 485
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +12
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 660 448 455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.44% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.54% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 636 401 393
Average salary £40,500 £43,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.89% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,065 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -6.49%
Automation 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
87519 82414 85838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.06% 81.55% 79.19%
Number of salaries quoted 71255 68412 72904
Average salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,673
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.21% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in England

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

Automation Testing Salary Trend in England

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in England

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 21 October 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 +30 317 £52,500 +5.00% 26
South East +54 132 £39,000 +11.42% 14
Yorkshire +23 68 £33,750 +7.14% 6
North West +6 44 £37,500 +7.14% 8
East of England -15 44 £38,500 +4.76% 5
East Midlands +16 34 £40,000 +23.07% 1
South West -14 16 £31,250 -11.97% 5
West Midlands -22 12 £39,250 -1.87% 3
North East -19 7 £38,750 -29.54%
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 819 (62.05%) Agile Software Development
2 678 (51.36%) QA
3 672 (50.91%) Selenium
4 386 (29.24%) SQL
5 364 (27.58%) Java
6 336 (25.45%) C#
7 320 (24.24%) ISEB
8 318 (24.09%) Finance
9 306 (23.18%) Test Scripting
10 295 (22.35%) Test Automation
11 294 (22.27%) WebDriver
12 264 (20.00%) Manual Testing
13 257 (19.47%) BDD
14 230 (17.42%) Automated Testing
15 229 (17.35%) QuickTest Pro
16 221 (16.74%) Software Testing
17 219 (16.59%) TDD
18 210 (15.91%) Scrum
19 190 (14.39%) Cucumber
20 184 (13.94%) ISTQB
21 167 (12.65%) Ruby
21 167 (12.65%) .NET
22 163 (12.35%) Regression Testing
23 160 (12.12%) JavaScript
24 156 (11.82%) Degree
25 153 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
26 147 (11.14%) Test Strategy
27 145 (10.98%) JIRA
28 136 (10.30%) User Acceptance Testing
29 135 (10.23%) HP Quality Center

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
2 16 (1.21%) SharePoint
3 11 (0.83%) CMS
4 9 (0.68%) Drupal
5 4 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.23%) Confluence
6 3 (0.23%) Node.js
7 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.076%) Apache
8 1 (0.076%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.076%) Mule
Applications
1 40 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.58%) MS Office
3 1 (0.076%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.076%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (0.45%) JDE OneWorld
2 5 (0.38%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.30%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.076%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.076%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.68%) SaaS
4 4 (0.30%) GitHub
5 3 (0.23%) Force.com
6 2 (0.15%) Office 365
6 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.076%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.076%) Trello
7 1 (0.076%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.36%) TCP/IP
2 15 (1.14%) Wireshark
3 13 (0.98%) VoIP
3 13 (0.98%) WAN
3 13 (0.98%) DHCP
4 12 (0.91%) VLAN
4 12 (0.91%) HTTP
4 12 (0.91%) Internet
4 12 (0.91%) H.323
4 12 (0.91%) RTP
5 10 (0.76%) LAN
6 8 (0.61%) FTP
7 7 (0.53%) MVNO
8 6 (0.45%) Firewall
9 2 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.15%) Wireless
9 2 (0.15%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.076%) 3GPP
10 1 (0.076%) SMTP
10 1 (0.076%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.20%) Big Data
3 19 (1.44%) NoSQL
4 16 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (0.98%) MongoDB
5 13 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 12 (0.91%) Hadoop
6 12 (0.91%) MySQL
7 8 (0.61%) Neo4j
7 8 (0.61%) Hazelcast
8 6 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.38%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.23%) QlikView
10 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.076%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.076%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 672 (50.91%) Selenium
2 294 (22.27%) WebDriver
3 229 (17.35%) QuickTest Pro
4 190 (14.39%) Cucumber
5 145 (10.98%) JIRA
6 101 (7.65%) Jenkins
7 95 (7.20%) TeamCity
8 82 (6.21%) JUnit
9 80 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 68 (5.15%) Visual Studio
11 66 (5.00%) SpecFlow
12 61 (4.62%) Git (software)
13 58 (4.39%) LoadRunner
14 57 (4.32%) SoapUI
15 55 (4.17%) FitNesse
16 54 (4.09%) Bugzilla
17 52 (3.94%) JMeter
18 49 (3.71%) JBehave
18 49 (3.71%) Selenium IDE
19 48 (3.64%) WATIR
General
1 318 (24.09%) Finance
2 45 (3.41%) Banking
2 45 (3.41%) Retail
3 40 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 26 (1.97%) Law
5 21 (1.59%) Games
6 17 (1.29%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.14%) Front Office
7 15 (1.14%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.06%) Back Office
9 13 (0.98%) Advertising
10 9 (0.68%) Legal
11 8 (0.61%) Publishing
12 4 (0.30%) Online Betting
12 4 (0.30%) Marketing
13 3 (0.23%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.23%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.15%) Billing
15 1 (0.076%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 483 (36.59%) Analyst
2 398 (30.15%) Test Analyst
3 267 (20.23%) Tester
4 223 (16.89%) Test Engineer
5 131 (9.92%) Developer
6 130 (9.85%) Automation Engineer
7 129 (9.77%) Senior Analyst
8 122 (9.24%) QA Analyst
9 101 (7.65%) Senior Test Analyst
10 96 (7.27%) QA Engineer
11 95 (7.20%) Automation Tester
12 92 (6.97%) Test Manager
13 61 (4.62%) QA Tester
14 60 (4.55%) Test Leader
15 59 (4.47%) Automation Analyst
16 56 (4.24%) Software Tester
17 49 (3.71%) Automation Test Analyst
18 40 (3.03%) Senior Tester
19 38 (2.88%) QA Automation Engineer
20 37 (2.80%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (12.65%) .NET
2 115 (8.71%) XML
3 104 (7.88%) Web Services
4 80 (6.06%) HTML
5 61 (4.62%) SOAP
6 53 (4.02%) CSS
7 51 (3.86%) ASP.NET
8 39 (2.95%) Gherkin
9 37 (2.80%) J2EE
10 31 (2.35%) REST
11 26 (1.97%) WCF
12 24 (1.82%) jQuery
13 23 (1.74%) Spring
14 22 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (1.36%) .NET Framework
16 15 (1.14%) RESTful
16 15 (1.14%) Symfony
17 14 (1.06%) Hibernate
18 13 (0.98%) XSLT
18 13 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 98 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (5.53%) Open Source
3 52 (3.94%) Computer Science
4 47 (3.56%) Mobile App
5 40 (3.03%) User Experience
6 37 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
7 33 (2.50%) Client/Server
8 21 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 20 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (0.91%) Derivative
11 11 (0.83%) iPad
12 10 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
12 10 (0.76%) Online Games
13 9 (0.68%) Mathematics
14 8 (0.61%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.53%) Equities
15 7 (0.53%) Social Media
15 7 (0.53%) iPhone
16 6 (0.45%) Fixed Income
17 5 (0.38%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 132 (10.00%) Windows
2 90 (6.82%) Linux
3 85 (6.44%) UNIX
4 30 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 30 (2.27%) Android
5 11 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.38%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.076%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.076%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.076%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.076%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.076%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 819 (62.05%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (23.18%) Test Scripting
3 295 (22.35%) Test Automation
4 264 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 257 (19.47%) BDD
6 230 (17.42%) Automated Testing
7 221 (16.74%) Software Testing
8 219 (16.59%) TDD
9 210 (15.91%) Scrum
10 163 (12.35%) Regression Testing
11 153 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
12 147 (11.14%) Test Strategy
13 136 (10.30%) User Acceptance Testing
14 105 (7.95%) E-Commerce
15 102 (7.73%) System Testing
16 92 (6.97%) Web Testing
17 82 (6.21%) Software Engineering
18 79 (5.98%) Test Management
19 78 (5.91%) Performance Testing
19 78 (5.91%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 386 (29.24%) SQL
2 364 (27.58%) Java
3 336 (25.45%) C#
4 167 (12.65%) Ruby
5 160 (12.12%) JavaScript
6 133 (10.08%) Python
7 85 (6.44%) PHP
8 70 (5.30%) C++
9 57 (4.32%) Perl
10 54 (4.09%) VBScript
11 33 (2.50%) VB
12 25 (1.89%) XPath
13 22 (1.67%) Shell Script
13 22 (1.67%) T-SQL
14 21 (1.59%) Tcl
15 18 (1.36%) VB.NET
16 17 (1.29%) C
16 17 (1.29%) F#
17 11 (0.83%) Groovy
18 10 (0.76%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 320 (24.24%) ISEB
2 184 (13.94%) ISTQB
3 156 (11.82%) Degree
4 86 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 49 (3.71%) Security Cleared
6 40 (3.03%) SC Cleared
7 12 (0.91%) MCITP
7 12 (0.91%) MCSE
7 12 (0.91%) CCNA
7 12 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.23%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.23%) HND
9 2 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.076%) CISSP
10 1 (0.076%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 678 (51.36%) QA
2 3 (0.23%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (0.98%) Active Directory
1 13 (0.98%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.38%) vSphere
2 5 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.23%) XenApp
3 3 (0.23%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.076%) KVM
Systems Management
1 135 (10.23%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.45%) SCCM
3 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.15%) Puppet
3 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.076%) Opsview
4 1 (0.076%) Ansible
Vendors
1 96 (7.27%) HP
2 84 (6.36%) Microsoft
3 32 (2.42%) Oracle
4 22 (1.67%) Green Hat
4 22 (1.67%) VMware
5 18 (1.36%) Citrix
6 15 (1.14%) Altiris
7 14 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (0.91%) Zend
8 12 (0.91%) SAP
8 12 (0.91%) Cisco
8 12 (0.91%) Avaya
9 10 (0.76%) Telerik
10 7 (0.53%) Cerillion
11 6 (0.45%) IBM
12 4 (0.30%) Adobe
13 2 (0.15%) Red Gate
13 2 (0.15%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.15%) Orchard
13 2 (0.15%) Apple
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Salary: £50000 per annum
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Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus and benefits and training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Package
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Salary: £40000 Per Annum + 10% On target Bonus + Benefits
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