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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 386 488 449
Rank change year-on-year
+102 -39
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 678 411 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.40% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.51% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 648 370 456
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £28,150
10% offered a salary of more than £55,400 £60,050 £59,700
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
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
88348 80777 86180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.76% 79.43% 77.93%
Number of salaries quoted 71077 66715 73803
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +25 313 £47,750 -4.50% 41
South East +60 133 £41,500 +18.57% 11
Yorkshire +22 65 £35,000 -22.22% 5
East of England +25 51 £40,000 +8.10% 4
North West -6 40 £35,000 +8.52% 3
South West +3 27 £33,750 -10.00% 6
East Midlands +1 26 £35,000 +7.69% 1
West Midlands 0 17 £41,000 +2.50% 2
North East +6 13 £34,500 +27.77% 1
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 696 (49.01%) QA
2 663 (46.69%) Selenium
3 460 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
4 402 (28.31%) Java
4 402 (28.31%) SQL
5 367 (25.85%) Finance
6 361 (25.42%) C#
7 352 (24.79%) ISEB
8 351 (24.72%) Test Automation
9 348 (24.51%) Test Scripting
10 268 (18.87%) WebDriver
11 253 (17.82%) BDD
12 242 (17.04%) Automated Testing
13 241 (16.97%) QuickTest Pro
14 228 (16.06%) TDD
15 226 (15.92%) Manual Testing
15 226 (15.92%) Scrum
16 213 (15.00%) Software Testing
17 211 (14.86%) .NET
18 201 (14.15%) Cucumber
19 194 (13.66%) Degree
20 185 (13.03%) Regression Testing
21 172 (12.11%) Ruby
22 170 (11.97%) SQL Server
23 163 (11.48%) ISTQB
24 157 (11.06%) Test Strategy
25 154 (10.85%) JavaScript
26 146 (10.28%) Python
27 145 (10.21%) Continuous Integration
28 138 (9.72%) HP Quality Center

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 23 (1.62%) CMS
2 22 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (1.06%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.35%) Drupal
4 5 (0.35%) IIS
5 3 (0.21%) Node.js
5 3 (0.21%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.14%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.14%) Mule
6 2 (0.14%) Confluence
6 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.070%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.070%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.070%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.070%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.070%) Apache
Applications
1 52 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 46 (3.24%) MS Office
3 7 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.35%) MS Project
5 1 (0.070%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.070%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.35%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.28%) Magento
3 3 (0.21%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.070%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.070%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.070%) Cordys
5 1 (0.070%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.070%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.070%) RMDS
5 1 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.070%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.070%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.070%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.070%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.42%) SaaS
4 4 (0.28%) GitHub
5 3 (0.21%) Office 365
6 1 (0.070%) Trello
6 1 (0.070%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.99%) Internet
2 11 (0.77%) HTTP
3 9 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (0.63%) Wireless
3 9 (0.63%) Bluetooth
3 9 (0.63%) LAN
4 8 (0.56%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.42%) Firewall
6 5 (0.35%) MVNO
6 5 (0.35%) Wireshark
6 5 (0.35%) DHCP
6 5 (0.35%) FTP
6 5 (0.35%) VoIP
6 5 (0.35%) WAN
7 4 (0.28%) RTP
7 4 (0.28%) H.323
7 4 (0.28%) VLAN
8 2 (0.14%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.070%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.070%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.39%) Big Data
3 22 (1.55%) Relational Database
4 19 (1.34%) NoSQL
4 19 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (1.27%) Hadoop
6 13 (0.92%) MySQL
7 9 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 9 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.42%) Neo4j
8 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.42%) Hazelcast
9 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.35%) DB2
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.21%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 663 (46.69%) Selenium
2 268 (18.87%) WebDriver
3 241 (16.97%) QuickTest Pro
4 201 (14.15%) Cucumber
5 107 (7.54%) JIRA
6 103 (7.25%) Jenkins
7 99 (6.97%) JUnit
8 80 (5.63%) SoapUI
9 75 (5.28%) Visual Studio
10 71 (5.00%) SpecFlow
11 66 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
12 65 (4.58%) TeamCity
13 64 (4.51%) LoadRunner
14 57 (4.01%) Hudson
15 51 (3.59%) FitNesse
15 51 (3.59%) WATIR
15 51 (3.59%) Bugzilla
15 51 (3.59%) Selenium IDE
16 49 (3.45%) JBehave
17 45 (3.17%) Git (software)
General
1 367 (25.85%) Finance
2 81 (5.70%) Banking
3 46 (3.24%) Retail
4 34 (2.39%) Games
5 33 (2.32%) Financial Institution
6 27 (1.90%) Law
7 26 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.83%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.27%) Publishing
9 15 (1.06%) Advertising
10 11 (0.77%) Front Office
11 9 (0.63%) Marketing
11 9 (0.63%) Back Office
12 4 (0.28%) Legal
12 4 (0.28%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.14%) Billing
13 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.070%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.070%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 520 (36.62%) Analyst
2 423 (29.79%) Test Analyst
3 295 (20.77%) Tester
4 216 (15.21%) Test Engineer
5 159 (11.20%) Developer
6 131 (9.23%) QA Analyst
6 131 (9.23%) Automation Engineer
7 116 (8.17%) Senior Analyst
8 103 (7.25%) QA Engineer
9 98 (6.90%) Test Manager
9 98 (6.90%) Automation Tester
10 93 (6.55%) Senior Test Analyst
11 71 (5.00%) QA Tester
11 71 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
12 58 (4.08%) Automation Test Analyst
13 55 (3.87%) Test Leader
14 54 (3.80%) Software Tester
15 44 (3.10%) Senior Test Engineer
16 41 (2.89%) QA Automation Engineer
17 37 (2.61%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (14.86%) .NET
2 125 (8.80%) Web Services
3 120 (8.45%) XML
4 110 (7.75%) SOAP
5 109 (7.68%) HTML
6 69 (4.86%) ASP.NET
7 64 (4.51%) CSS
8 57 (4.01%) REST
9 44 (3.10%) WCF
9 44 (3.10%) Gherkin
10 37 (2.61%) jQuery
11 36 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 36 (2.54%) .NET Framework
12 33 (2.32%) RESTful
13 30 (2.11%) HTML5
14 29 (2.04%) J2EE
15 25 (1.76%) Apache Flex
16 24 (1.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 22 (1.55%) CSS3
18 21 (1.48%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.49%) Computer Science
2 67 (4.72%) Open Source
3 54 (3.80%) Mobile App
4 39 (2.75%) Client/Server
5 32 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (1.27%) Mathematics
7 17 (1.20%) Blackberry
8 15 (1.06%) Online Games
8 15 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (0.99%) Management Information System
10 13 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
10 13 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
10 13 (0.92%) Spread Betting
11 12 (0.85%) iPhone
11 12 (0.85%) Digital Media
11 12 (0.85%) iPad
12 11 (0.77%) Social Media
13 8 (0.56%) AS400
13 8 (0.56%) Derivative
14 7 (0.49%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 133 (9.37%) Windows
2 88 (6.20%) UNIX
3 82 (5.77%) Linux
4 57 (4.01%) Apple iOS
5 56 (3.94%) Android
6 18 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (0.56%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.49%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.35%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.070%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.070%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.070%) CentOS
11 1 (0.070%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.070%) Debian
11 1 (0.070%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.070%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (24.72%) Test Automation
3 348 (24.51%) Test Scripting
4 253 (17.82%) BDD
5 242 (17.04%) Automated Testing
6 228 (16.06%) TDD
7 226 (15.92%) Manual Testing
7 226 (15.92%) Scrum
8 213 (15.00%) Software Testing
9 185 (13.03%) Regression Testing
10 157 (11.06%) Test Strategy
11 145 (10.21%) Continuous Integration
12 137 (9.65%) User Acceptance Testing
13 118 (8.31%) System Testing
14 110 (7.75%) Web Testing
15 105 (7.39%) Performance Testing
16 102 (7.18%) E-Commerce
17 86 (6.06%) Unit Testing
18 81 (5.70%) Test Management
19 80 (5.63%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 402 (28.31%) Java
1 402 (28.31%) SQL
2 361 (25.42%) C#
3 172 (12.11%) Ruby
4 154 (10.85%) JavaScript
5 146 (10.28%) Python
6 72 (5.07%) VBScript
7 69 (4.86%) C++
8 67 (4.72%) PHP
9 58 (4.08%) Perl
10 45 (3.17%) VB
11 41 (2.89%) T-SQL
12 32 (2.25%) Groovy
13 27 (1.90%) Tcl
14 24 (1.69%) Shell Script
15 23 (1.62%) XPath
16 20 (1.41%) VB.NET
17 18 (1.27%) C
18 16 (1.13%) Bash Shell
18 16 (1.13%) F#
Qualifications
1 352 (24.79%) ISEB
2 194 (13.66%) Degree
3 163 (11.48%) ISTQB
4 84 (5.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 52 (3.66%) Security Cleared
6 44 (3.10%) SC Cleared
7 10 (0.70%) MBA
8 9 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (0.42%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.28%) PhD
10 4 (0.28%) MCSE
10 4 (0.28%) HND
10 4 (0.28%) CCNA
10 4 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.28%) MCITP
11 2 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.070%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 696 (49.01%) QA
2 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (0.70%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.35%) vSphere
2 5 (0.35%) XenApp
2 5 (0.35%) XenDesktop
2 5 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.070%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 138 (9.72%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.42%) SCCM
3 5 (0.35%) Puppet
4 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.14%) Salt
5 2 (0.14%) Opsview
5 2 (0.14%) Ansible
6 1 (0.070%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 100 (7.04%) Microsoft
2 97 (6.83%) HP
3 46 (3.24%) Oracle
4 20 (1.41%) Citrix
5 19 (1.34%) IBM
6 15 (1.06%) VMware
7 14 (0.99%) Altiris
8 11 (0.77%) Zend
8 11 (0.77%) SAP
9 9 (0.63%) Green Hat
10 8 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.56%) Telerik
11 7 (0.49%) Adobe
12 5 (0.35%) Avaya
12 5 (0.35%) Informatica
12 5 (0.35%) Apple
13 4 (0.28%) Business Objects
13 4 (0.28%) Cisco
14 2 (0.14%) JBoss
14 2 (0.14%) Remedy
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + stock options + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Roc Search
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits (Healthcare, Pension)
Posted: 2 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £55000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package
Posted: 3 days ago