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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 407 475 473
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -2
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 647 436 480
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.43% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.53% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 620 384 414
Average salary £42,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,065 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -2.59%
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
86490 81595 87043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.11% 81.34% 79.28%
Number of salaries quoted 69851 67651 73993
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 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 1 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 +35 304 £50,000 - 28
South East +74 134 £40,000 +14.28% 17
Yorkshire +8 61 £34,000 +7.93% 5
East of England +1 43 £38,500 +4.76% 4
North West -1 40 £37,500 +11.11% 3
East Midlands +11 36 £39,500 +21.53% 1
South West -3 19 £32,500 -18.75% 7
West Midlands -15 15 £37,500 +7.14% 3
North East -6 8 £34,500 -37.27%
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 831 (61.60%) Agile Software Development
2 683 (50.63%) QA
3 660 (48.93%) Selenium
4 380 (28.17%) SQL
5 374 (27.72%) Java
6 345 (25.57%) C#
7 331 (24.54%) Finance
8 322 (23.87%) ISEB
9 321 (23.80%) Test Automation
10 316 (23.42%) Test Scripting
11 287 (21.28%) WebDriver
12 262 (19.42%) Manual Testing
13 248 (18.38%) BDD
14 238 (17.64%) Automated Testing
15 236 (17.49%) QuickTest Pro
16 220 (16.31%) Software Testing
17 219 (16.23%) Scrum
18 214 (15.86%) TDD
19 188 (13.94%) Cucumber
20 187 (13.86%) .NET
21 178 (13.19%) Degree
22 171 (12.68%) Ruby
23 168 (12.45%) ISTQB
24 166 (12.31%) JavaScript
25 165 (12.23%) Regression Testing
26 147 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
27 146 (10.82%) Test Strategy
28 143 (10.60%) Python
28 143 (10.60%) HP Quality Center
29 142 (10.53%) SQL Server

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (1.26%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.04%) CMS
4 7 (0.52%) Drupal
5 5 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.30%) Node.js
7 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.15%) Confluence
7 2 (0.15%) Mule
7 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.074%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.074%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.074%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.074%) IIS
8 1 (0.074%) Apache
8 1 (0.074%) Tomcat
Applications
1 44 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 38 (2.82%) MS Office
3 2 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.074%) Mingle
4 1 (0.074%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 6 (0.44%) JDE OneWorld
2 5 (0.37%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.22%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.074%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.074%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.074%) RMDS
4 1 (0.074%) Magento
4 1 (0.074%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.074%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.074%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.074%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.67%) SaaS
4 4 (0.30%) GitHub
5 3 (0.22%) Office 365
6 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.074%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.074%) Trello
7 1 (0.074%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.074%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.26%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.04%) Wireshark
3 13 (0.96%) Internet
4 12 (0.89%) HTTP
4 12 (0.89%) DHCP
4 12 (0.89%) VoIP
4 12 (0.89%) WAN
5 11 (0.82%) VLAN
5 11 (0.82%) H.323
5 11 (0.82%) RTP
6 10 (0.74%) LAN
7 8 (0.59%) MVNO
8 7 (0.52%) FTP
9 6 (0.44%) Firewall
10 3 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.22%) Wireless
10 3 (0.22%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.074%) RNC
11 1 (0.074%) LTE
11 1 (0.074%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.45%) Big Data
3 20 (1.48%) NoSQL
4 18 (1.33%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.04%) MySQL
5 14 (1.04%) MongoDB
6 13 (0.96%) Hadoop
6 13 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (0.67%) Neo4j
7 9 (0.67%) Hazelcast
8 8 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.37%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.15%) QlikView
13 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.15%) Redis
14 1 (0.074%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 660 (48.93%) Selenium
2 287 (21.28%) WebDriver
3 236 (17.49%) QuickTest Pro
4 188 (13.94%) Cucumber
5 129 (9.56%) JIRA
6 98 (7.26%) Jenkins
7 90 (6.67%) JUnit
8 83 (6.15%) TeamCity
9 75 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 67 (4.97%) Visual Studio
11 62 (4.60%) SpecFlow
12 59 (4.37%) Git (software)
12 59 (4.37%) SoapUI
13 57 (4.23%) LoadRunner
14 56 (4.15%) FitNesse
15 54 (4.00%) Bugzilla
15 54 (4.00%) Selenium IDE
16 51 (3.78%) JBehave
16 51 (3.78%) WATIR
17 48 (3.56%) JMeter
General
1 331 (24.54%) Finance
2 50 (3.71%) Banking
3 43 (3.19%) Retail
4 36 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 28 (2.08%) Law
6 25 (1.85%) Games
7 20 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.26%) Investment Banking
9 16 (1.19%) Advertising
10 14 (1.04%) Front Office
10 14 (1.04%) Back Office
11 10 (0.74%) Publishing
12 6 (0.44%) Legal
13 4 (0.30%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.30%) Marketing
14 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.22%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.15%) Billing
16 1 (0.074%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 494 (36.62%) Analyst
2 403 (29.87%) Test Analyst
3 278 (20.61%) Tester
4 217 (16.09%) Test Engineer
5 145 (10.75%) Developer
6 133 (9.86%) Automation Engineer
7 129 (9.56%) Senior Analyst
8 125 (9.27%) QA Analyst
9 101 (7.49%) Senior Test Analyst
9 101 (7.49%) QA Engineer
10 98 (7.26%) Automation Tester
11 94 (6.97%) Test Manager
12 64 (4.74%) QA Tester
13 60 (4.45%) Automation Analyst
14 54 (4.00%) Software Tester
15 51 (3.78%) Test Leader
15 51 (3.78%) Automation Test Analyst
16 43 (3.19%) Senior Tester
16 43 (3.19%) QA Automation Engineer
17 41 (3.04%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (13.86%) .NET
2 121 (8.97%) XML
3 101 (7.49%) Web Services
4 94 (6.97%) HTML
5 74 (5.49%) SOAP
6 59 (4.37%) ASP.NET
6 59 (4.37%) CSS
7 37 (2.74%) REST
8 36 (2.67%) Gherkin
9 35 (2.59%) J2EE
10 30 (2.22%) WCF
11 29 (2.15%) jQuery
12 24 (1.78%) Spring
13 23 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC
13 23 (1.70%) .NET Framework
14 18 (1.33%) RESTful
15 16 (1.19%) Apache Flex
15 16 (1.19%) HTML5
16 15 (1.11%) Symfony
17 14 (1.04%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (5.26%) Open Source
3 59 (4.37%) Computer Science
4 45 (3.34%) Mobile App
5 40 (2.97%) User Experience
6 37 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
7 33 (2.45%) Client/Server
8 23 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (1.48%) Management Information System
10 13 (0.96%) iPad
11 12 (0.89%) Derivative
11 12 (0.89%) Online Games
12 11 (0.82%) Inversion of Control
13 10 (0.74%) Mathematics
14 9 (0.67%) iPhone
15 8 (0.59%) Social Media
16 7 (0.52%) Digital Media
16 7 (0.52%) Spread Betting
16 7 (0.52%) Blackberry
16 7 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 127 (9.41%) Windows
2 88 (6.52%) UNIX
3 84 (6.23%) Linux
4 33 (2.45%) Apple iOS
4 33 (2.45%) Android
5 15 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (0.52%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.37%) Windows NT
8 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.074%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.074%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.074%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.074%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 831 (61.60%) Agile Software Development
2 321 (23.80%) Test Automation
3 316 (23.42%) Test Scripting
4 262 (19.42%) Manual Testing
5 248 (18.38%) BDD
6 238 (17.64%) Automated Testing
7 220 (16.31%) Software Testing
8 219 (16.23%) Scrum
9 214 (15.86%) TDD
10 165 (12.23%) Regression Testing
11 147 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
12 146 (10.82%) Test Strategy
13 141 (10.45%) User Acceptance Testing
14 112 (8.30%) System Testing
15 104 (7.71%) E-Commerce
16 97 (7.19%) Web Testing
17 89 (6.60%) Software Engineering
18 87 (6.45%) Performance Testing
19 79 (5.86%) Test Management
20 77 (5.71%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 380 (28.17%) SQL
2 374 (27.72%) Java
3 345 (25.57%) C#
4 171 (12.68%) Ruby
5 166 (12.31%) JavaScript
6 143 (10.60%) Python
7 77 (5.71%) PHP
8 72 (5.34%) C++
9 69 (5.11%) VBScript
10 59 (4.37%) Perl
11 38 (2.82%) VB
12 26 (1.93%) T-SQL
13 25 (1.85%) XPath
14 23 (1.70%) Shell Script
15 22 (1.63%) Tcl
16 19 (1.41%) F#
16 19 (1.41%) Groovy
16 19 (1.41%) VB.NET
17 18 (1.33%) C
18 12 (0.89%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 322 (23.87%) ISEB
2 178 (13.19%) Degree
3 168 (12.45%) ISTQB
4 84 (6.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 52 (3.85%) Security Cleared
6 43 (3.19%) SC Cleared
7 11 (0.82%) MCITP
7 11 (0.82%) CCNA
7 11 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.82%) MCSE
8 5 (0.37%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.30%) HND
10 3 (0.22%) MBA
11 2 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.074%) CISSP
12 1 (0.074%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 683 (50.63%) QA
2 3 (0.22%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.074%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (0.96%) Hyper-V
1 13 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.37%) XenApp
3 5 (0.37%) XenDesktop
3 5 (0.37%) vSphere
4 1 (0.074%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.074%) KVM
Systems Management
1 143 (10.60%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.44%) SCCM
3 3 (0.22%) Puppet
3 3 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.15%) Ansible
4 2 (0.15%) Opsview
5 1 (0.074%) Salt
Vendors
1 97 (7.19%) HP
2 89 (6.60%) Microsoft
3 35 (2.59%) Oracle
4 23 (1.70%) VMware
5 21 (1.56%) Citrix
6 18 (1.33%) Green Hat
7 15 (1.11%) Altiris
8 13 (0.96%) SAP
9 12 (0.89%) Zend
10 11 (0.82%) Avaya
10 11 (0.82%) Cisco
11 10 (0.74%) IBM
12 8 (0.59%) Telerik
13 6 (0.44%) Adobe
14 5 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
15 4 (0.30%) Apple
16 2 (0.15%) Remedy
16 2 (0.15%) Orchard
16 2 (0.15%) Atlassian
16 2 (0.15%) Red Gate
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 25 days holiday, pension scheme, par
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + 10% On target Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 - Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits package attached
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago