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 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 350 415 504
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +89
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 810 671 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.78% 0.62% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.74% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 754 641 358
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
88161 90095 81343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 85.06% 82.88% 81.70%
Number of salaries quoted 73560 72570 67236
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 September 2015.

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 September 2015. 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 +28 356 £50,000 - 35
South East +38 169 £42,500 +2.40% 29
North West +28 66 £35,000 - 18
Yorkshire +9 64 £35,000 - 10
East Midlands +32 52 £36,000 +2.85% 5
East of England +8 51 £37,500 -6.25% 14
West Midlands +20 42 £39,750 +3.24% 1
South West -29 19 £38,500 +10.00% 2
North East -12 5 £30,000 -13.04% 3
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

1 833 (57.37%) Agile Software Development
2 777 (53.51%) Selenium
3 661 (45.52%) QA
4 555 (38.22%) Java
5 396 (27.27%) SQL
6 389 (26.79%) C#
7 354 (24.38%) Scrum
8 353 (24.31%) Finance
9 351 (24.17%) Test Automation
10 306 (21.07%) ISEB
11 290 (19.97%) TDD
12 286 (19.70%) Manual Testing
13 276 (19.01%) WebDriver
13 276 (19.01%) BDD
14 251 (17.29%) Test Scripting
15 247 (17.01%) Automated Testing
16 229 (15.77%) Degree
16 229 (15.77%) ISTQB
17 225 (15.50%) Software Testing
18 223 (15.36%) Cucumber
19 218 (15.01%) Continuous Integration
20 188 (12.95%) .NET
21 187 (12.88%) HP UFT
22 176 (12.12%) Linux
23 166 (11.43%) Microsoft
24 159 (10.95%) Regression Testing
25 157 (10.81%) Ruby
26 140 (9.64%) Jenkins
27 127 (8.75%) JIRA
28 123 (8.47%) SDLC

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 (1.65%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.03%) Tomcat
2 15 (1.03%) Confluence
3 11 (0.76%) WebLogic
4 10 (0.69%) Node.js
5 8 (0.55%) CMS
6 6 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.34%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.34%) JBoss
8 3 (0.21%) IIS
8 3 (0.21%) MTS
8 3 (0.21%) Mule
8 3 (0.21%) Mule ESB
8 3 (0.21%) nginx
9 2 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.14%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.069%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.069%) Drupal
10 1 (0.069%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 72 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.10%) MS Office
3 13 (0.90%) FastStats
4 5 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.21%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.28%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.28%) Magento
2 4 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (0.21%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.21%) Summit
3 3 (0.21%) Primavera
4 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.069%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.069%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.069%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 51 (3.51%) SaaS
2 10 (0.69%) GitHub
3 7 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.34%) Trello
6 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.24%) HTTP
2 13 (0.90%) VPN
3 9 (0.62%) Internet
4 8 (0.55%) Network Security
5 7 (0.48%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.28%) MPLS
6 4 (0.28%) WAN
7 3 (0.21%) Broadband
8 2 (0.14%) GSM
8 2 (0.14%) PSTN
8 2 (0.14%) VoIP
8 2 (0.14%) DSL
8 2 (0.14%) SSH
9 1 (0.069%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.069%) DNS
9 1 (0.069%) SSL
9 1 (0.069%) DVB
9 1 (0.069%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.069%) ADSL
9 1 (0.069%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 56 (3.86%) Relational Database
3 47 (3.24%) MySQL
4 37 (2.55%) NoSQL
5 31 (2.13%) MongoDB
6 24 (1.65%) Big Data
7 22 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 17 (1.17%) Hazelcast
9 17 (1.17%) Neo4j
10 12 (0.83%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (0.76%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.48%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.41%) Oracle ODI
14 5 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 777 (53.51%) Selenium
2 276 (19.01%) WebDriver
3 223 (15.36%) Cucumber
4 187 (12.88%) HP UFT
5 140 (9.64%) Jenkins
6 127 (8.75%) JIRA
7 110 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 104 (7.16%) SoapUI
9 101 (6.96%) SpecFlow
10 85 (5.85%) Git (software)
11 71 (4.89%) RSpec
12 67 (4.61%) Visual Studio
13 64 (4.41%) JMeter
14 62 (4.27%) FitNesse
15 56 (3.86%) Maven
16 52 (3.58%) LoadRunner
17 50 (3.44%) JUnit
18 41 (2.82%) WATIR
19 35 (2.41%) Calabash
19 35 (2.41%) Selenium IDE
General
1 353 (24.31%) Finance
2 63 (4.34%) Games
3 54 (3.72%) Telecoms
4 32 (2.20%) Banking
5 30 (2.07%) Marketing
6 29 (2.00%) Retail
7 15 (1.03%) Legal
8 14 (0.96%) Publishing
8 14 (0.96%) Electronics
9 12 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.76%) Back Office
11 10 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.62%) Law
12 9 (0.62%) Front Office
13 6 (0.41%) Automotive
13 6 (0.41%) Advertising
13 6 (0.41%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.069%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.069%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 454 (31.27%) Analyst
2 451 (31.06%) Tester
3 376 (25.90%) Test Analyst
4 208 (14.33%) Test Engineer
5 175 (12.05%) Developer
6 173 (11.91%) Automation Tester
7 122 (8.40%) Automation Engineer
7 122 (8.40%) Software Tester
8 118 (8.13%) QA Analyst
9 114 (7.85%) QA Engineer
10 87 (5.99%) Automation Analyst
11 85 (5.85%) QA Tester
12 84 (5.79%) Test Automation Engineer
13 79 (5.44%) Automation Test Analyst
14 77 (5.30%) Test Manager
15 73 (5.03%) Test Leader
16 59 (4.06%) Senior Analyst
16 59 (4.06%) Java Developer
17 58 (3.99%) Senior Tester
18 48 (3.31%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (12.95%) .NET
2 111 (7.64%) XML
3 108 (7.44%) Web Services
4 67 (4.61%) HTML
5 54 (3.72%) Gherkin
6 45 (3.10%) SOAP
7 43 (2.96%) REST
8 38 (2.62%) Spring
9 36 (2.48%) .NET Framework
10 35 (2.41%) ASP.NET
11 34 (2.34%) CSS
12 31 (2.13%) AngularJS
13 25 (1.72%) RESTful
14 24 (1.65%) JSON
15 19 (1.31%) ActiveMQ
15 19 (1.31%) Apache Camel
16 18 (1.24%) Apache Flex
16 18 (1.24%) JSP
16 18 (1.24%) XSL
17 17 (1.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.85%) Computer Science
2 84 (5.79%) Mobile App
3 65 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (2.13%) User Experience
5 24 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 22 (1.52%) Mathematics
7 21 (1.45%) Client/Server
7 21 (1.45%) AS400
8 19 (1.31%) iSeries
9 17 (1.17%) Online Games
9 17 (1.17%) Replication
10 11 (0.76%) Fixed Income
10 11 (0.76%) Equities
11 9 (0.62%) Derivative
11 9 (0.62%) DTV
11 9 (0.62%) Java Card
12 7 (0.48%) Statistics
12 7 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.41%) iPad
13 6 (0.41%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 176 (12.12%) Linux
2 110 (7.58%) UNIX
3 78 (5.37%) Windows
4 60 (4.13%) Apple iOS
5 59 (4.06%) Android
6 22 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (1.24%) Windows XP
7 18 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.24%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.24%) Windows Vista
7 18 (1.24%) Windows 8
8 17 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.28%) VMS
11 2 (0.14%) Solaris
12 1 (0.069%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.069%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.069%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.069%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 833 (57.37%) Agile Software Development
2 354 (24.38%) Scrum
3 351 (24.17%) Test Automation
4 290 (19.97%) TDD
5 286 (19.70%) Manual Testing
6 276 (19.01%) BDD
7 251 (17.29%) Test Scripting
8 247 (17.01%) Automated Testing
9 225 (15.50%) Software Testing
10 218 (15.01%) Continuous Integration
11 159 (10.95%) Regression Testing
12 123 (8.47%) SDLC
13 122 (8.40%) User Acceptance Testing
14 109 (7.51%) E-Commerce
15 97 (6.68%) Performance Testing
16 92 (6.34%) Software Engineering
16 92 (6.34%) Test Strategy
17 80 (5.51%) System Testing
18 79 (5.44%) OO
19 55 (3.79%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 555 (38.22%) Java
2 396 (27.27%) SQL
3 389 (26.79%) C#
4 157 (10.81%) Ruby
5 96 (6.61%) JavaScript
6 69 (4.75%) C++
7 68 (4.68%) Python
8 51 (3.51%) PHP
9 27 (1.86%) VBScript
10 22 (1.52%) Groovy
11 20 (1.38%) T-SQL
12 19 (1.31%) Bash Shell
13 18 (1.24%) PL/SQL
14 14 (0.96%) Perl
14 14 (0.96%) VB
14 14 (0.96%) C
15 11 (0.76%) Scala
16 8 (0.55%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.41%) Shell Script
18 5 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 306 (21.07%) ISEB
2 229 (15.77%) ISTQB
2 229 (15.77%) Degree
3 108 (7.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
5 20 (1.38%) Security Cleared
6 12 (0.83%) SC Cleared
7 8 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (0.41%) PhD
9 4 (0.28%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.28%) HP ASE
10 2 (0.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 661 (45.52%) QA
2 5 (0.34%) WAI
3 3 (0.21%) SLA
4 2 (0.14%) WCAG
5 1 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (0.69%) Docker
2 6 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.069%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.069%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 88 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (1.31%) Puppet
3 12 (0.83%) Vagrant
3 12 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.41%) Ansible
5 1 (0.069%) Salt
5 1 (0.069%) SCCM
5 1 (0.069%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 166 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 117 (8.06%) Oracle
3 99 (6.82%) HP
4 34 (2.34%) IBM
5 28 (1.93%) SAP
6 12 (0.83%) Charles River
7 9 (0.62%) VMware
7 9 (0.62%) GoldenSource
7 9 (0.62%) WorldPay
8 8 (0.55%) Wall Street Systems
9 7 (0.48%) Telerik
10 6 (0.41%) Google
11 5 (0.34%) Remedy
12 4 (0.28%) SimCorp
12 4 (0.28%) ATG
12 4 (0.28%) Bloomberg
13 3 (0.21%) Apple
13 3 (0.21%) Murex
13 3 (0.21%) Calypso
13 3 (0.21%) Cognos
London
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £37,000 to £47,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Bens Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
North London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Bens Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £40-50,000 + 25 days holiday
Posted: 13 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £600000 per annum + company car
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing
Salary: excellent benefits
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago