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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 406 438 472
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +34
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 633 512 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.51% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.62% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 593 448 411
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
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
85300 82408 85840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.36% 81.93% 79.78%
Number of salaries quoted 70869 66754 73764
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%

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 24 December 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 24 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 -21 272 £52,500 +5.00% 15
South East +18 111 £40,000 +14.28% 4
North West +34 73 £35,500 +18.33% 9
Yorkshire +6 60 £34,000 +1.49% 6
East of England -6 44 £38,500 +2.66% 3
East Midlands +36 28 £38,250 -15.00%
West Midlands +3 28 £45,000 +50.00%
South West -12 19 £35,500 +1.42% 5
North East -17 2 £38,750 -6.06%
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 796 (62.28%) Agile Software Development
2 700 (54.77%) Selenium
3 666 (52.11%) QA
4 399 (31.22%) SQL
5 398 (31.14%) Java
6 327 (25.59%) C#
7 323 (25.27%) WebDriver
8 303 (23.71%) Finance
9 283 (22.14%) Test Automation
10 276 (21.60%) ISEB
11 274 (21.44%) BDD
12 266 (20.81%) Test Scripting
13 242 (18.94%) Manual Testing
14 237 (18.54%) Software Testing
15 236 (18.47%) TDD
16 227 (17.76%) Automated Testing
17 226 (17.68%) Scrum
18 199 (15.57%) QuickTest Pro
18 199 (15.57%) ISTQB
19 194 (15.18%) Cucumber
20 170 (13.30%) JavaScript
21 158 (12.36%) Ruby
22 154 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
23 153 (11.97%) JIRA
24 150 (11.74%) Degree
25 149 (11.66%) Regression Testing
26 138 (10.80%) User Acceptance Testing
27 135 (10.56%) Windows
28 133 (10.41%) .NET
29 132 (10.33%) Web Services

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (1.10%) Drupal
3 10 (0.78%) Confluence
4 9 (0.70%) CMS
5 8 (0.63%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.31%) Node.js
7 3 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.078%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.078%) Apache
8 1 (0.078%) Tomcat
Applications
1 37 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 36 (2.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.078%) MS Project
3 1 (0.078%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.078%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.078%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.39%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.23%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.078%) BASE24
3 1 (0.078%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.078%) RMDS
3 1 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.078%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.02%) SaaS
2 12 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.23%) Force.com
5 3 (0.23%) GitHub
6 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.078%) Trello
7 1 (0.078%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.35%) TCP/IP
2 17 (1.33%) HTTP
2 17 (1.33%) Wireshark
3 16 (1.25%) VoIP
3 16 (1.25%) WAN
4 15 (1.17%) DHCP
4 15 (1.17%) VLAN
4 15 (1.17%) RTP
4 15 (1.17%) H.323
5 9 (0.70%) Internet
6 8 (0.63%) FTP
7 7 (0.55%) LAN
8 4 (0.31%) MVNO
9 2 (0.16%) Firewall
10 1 (0.078%) IPsec
10 1 (0.078%) VPN
10 1 (0.078%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.80%) Big Data
3 21 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (1.64%) NoSQL
4 18 (1.41%) MySQL
5 15 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (0.70%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.63%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.39%) QlikView
11 5 (0.39%) SSDT
12 4 (0.31%) Hazelcast
12 4 (0.31%) Neo4j
12 4 (0.31%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
14 1 (0.078%) SQLPlus
14 1 (0.078%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 700 (54.77%) Selenium
2 323 (25.27%) WebDriver
3 199 (15.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 194 (15.18%) Cucumber
5 153 (11.97%) JIRA
6 107 (8.37%) Jenkins
7 97 (7.59%) TeamCity
8 82 (6.42%) SpecFlow
8 82 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 76 (5.95%) JUnit
10 74 (5.79%) Visual Studio
11 68 (5.32%) SoapUI
12 63 (4.93%) JMeter
13 60 (4.69%) Git (software)
14 54 (4.23%) Hudson
15 49 (3.83%) JBehave
16 47 (3.68%) FitNesse
17 43 (3.36%) Bugzilla
18 40 (3.13%) LoadRunner
19 34 (2.66%) Calabash
General
1 303 (23.71%) Finance
2 57 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 45 (3.52%) Retail
4 38 (2.97%) Banking
5 16 (1.25%) Games
6 14 (1.10%) Front Office
6 14 (1.10%) Back Office
7 11 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 11 (0.86%) Advertising
7 11 (0.86%) Publishing
8 10 (0.78%) Law
9 8 (0.63%) Legal
9 8 (0.63%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.23%) Marketing
10 3 (0.23%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.23%) Electronics
10 3 (0.23%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.16%) Billing
11 2 (0.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 445 (34.82%) Analyst
2 366 (28.64%) Test Analyst
3 298 (23.32%) Tester
4 234 (18.31%) Test Engineer
5 133 (10.41%) Automation Engineer
6 131 (10.25%) Developer
7 120 (9.39%) Automation Tester
8 119 (9.31%) QA Analyst
9 112 (8.76%) Senior Analyst
10 106 (8.29%) QA Engineer
11 85 (6.65%) Senior Test Analyst
12 73 (5.71%) Software Tester
13 67 (5.24%) Test Manager
13 67 (5.24%) QA Tester
14 65 (5.09%) Software Engineer
15 63 (4.93%) Test Leader
16 57 (4.46%) Software Test Engineer
17 45 (3.52%) Automation Analyst
18 39 (3.05%) Automation Test Analyst
19 35 (2.74%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (10.41%) .NET
2 132 (10.33%) Web Services
3 107 (8.37%) XML
4 78 (6.10%) HTML
5 62 (4.85%) CSS
6 61 (4.77%) SOAP
7 39 (3.05%) J2EE
8 36 (2.82%) Gherkin
9 32 (2.50%) ASP.NET
10 24 (1.88%) jQuery
11 22 (1.72%) REST
12 19 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (1.33%) RESTful
13 17 (1.33%) WCF
13 17 (1.33%) LAMP
13 17 (1.33%) Spring
14 16 (1.25%) Symfony
15 12 (0.94%) Hibernate
15 12 (0.94%) CSS3
15 12 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 102 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (5.95%) Mobile App
2 76 (5.95%) Open Source
3 48 (3.76%) Computer Science
4 43 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (2.19%) Client/Server
6 27 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 25 (1.96%) User Experience
8 21 (1.64%) iPad
9 20 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 19 (1.49%) iPhone
11 12 (0.94%) Derivative
12 10 (0.78%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.70%) Mathematics
13 9 (0.70%) Inversion of Control
14 8 (0.63%) Equities
15 7 (0.55%) Replication
16 6 (0.47%) Smartphone
16 6 (0.47%) Wiki
16 6 (0.47%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 135 (10.56%) Windows
2 105 (8.22%) Linux
3 77 (6.03%) UNIX
4 62 (4.85%) Android
5 56 (4.38%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.47%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.078%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 796 (62.28%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (22.14%) Test Automation
3 274 (21.44%) BDD
4 266 (20.81%) Test Scripting
5 242 (18.94%) Manual Testing
6 237 (18.54%) Software Testing
7 236 (18.47%) TDD
8 227 (17.76%) Automated Testing
9 226 (17.68%) Scrum
10 154 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
11 149 (11.66%) Regression Testing
12 138 (10.80%) User Acceptance Testing
13 111 (8.69%) E-Commerce
14 102 (7.98%) Test Strategy
15 97 (7.59%) System Testing
16 79 (6.18%) Web Testing
17 70 (5.48%) Integration Testing
18 68 (5.32%) User Stories
18 68 (5.32%) Software Engineering
19 59 (4.62%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 399 (31.22%) SQL
2 398 (31.14%) Java
3 327 (25.59%) C#
4 170 (13.30%) JavaScript
5 158 (12.36%) Ruby
6 116 (9.08%) Python
7 88 (6.89%) PHP
8 48 (3.76%) Perl
9 44 (3.44%) C++
10 29 (2.27%) VBScript
11 23 (1.80%) T-SQL
12 19 (1.49%) XPath
12 19 (1.49%) Shell Script
13 17 (1.33%) Groovy
13 17 (1.33%) C
14 15 (1.17%) Tcl
15 14 (1.10%) VB
16 12 (0.94%) Objective-C
17 7 (0.55%) Scala
17 7 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 276 (21.60%) ISEB
2 199 (15.57%) ISTQB
3 150 (11.74%) Degree
4 95 (7.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (2.43%) Security Cleared
6 27 (2.11%) SC Cleared
7 16 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (1.17%) CCNA
8 15 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (1.17%) MCSE
8 15 (1.17%) MCITP
9 3 (0.23%) PMP
9 3 (0.23%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.078%) PhD
11 1 (0.078%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 666 (52.11%) QA
2 5 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.078%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (1.25%) Hyper-V
1 16 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.078%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.078%) vSphere
2 1 (0.078%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.078%) KVM
Systems Management
1 91 (7.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.16%) Puppet
2 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.16%) SCCM
3 1 (0.078%) Ansible
Vendors
1 98 (7.67%) Microsoft
2 75 (5.87%) HP
3 44 (3.44%) Oracle
4 25 (1.96%) VMware
5 21 (1.64%) Green Hat
6 18 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (1.17%) SAP
7 15 (1.17%) Cisco
7 15 (1.17%) Avaya
8 12 (0.94%) Cerillion
9 9 (0.70%) Zend
10 8 (0.63%) Google
10 8 (0.63%) Telerik
10 8 (0.63%) Altiris
11 6 (0.47%) Citrix
11 6 (0.47%) IBM
12 2 (0.16%) Pegasus
12 2 (0.16%) Orchard
12 2 (0.16%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.16%) hybris
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £25k - 35k per year
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Salary: £30k - 45k per year
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West Yorkshire
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Salary: £30k - 45k per year
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum
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Manchester
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Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £25 - 30k
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
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