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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 407 469 498
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +29
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 653 483 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.47% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.57% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 614 427 382
Average salary £41,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.18%
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
86778 84523 87075
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.31% 81.72% 79.55%
Number of salaries quoted 71891 69477 74460
Average salary £49,750 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.73% +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 £74,000
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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +17 301 £52,500 +5.00% 23
South East +23 110 £40,000 +14.28% 9
North West +22 66 £35,750 +2.14% 6
Yorkshire +3 66 £34,000 +7.93% 4
East of England -27 43 £39,000 +4.00% 6
East Midlands +36 32 £40,000 +23.07% 2
West Midlands +7 28 £45,000 +36.36% 5
South West -13 17 £35,500 -5.96% 1
North East -12 2 £38,750 -13.88% 1
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (62.43%) Agile Software Development
2 708 (53.19%) Selenium
3 686 (51.54%) QA
4 403 (30.28%) SQL
5 402 (30.20%) Java
6 331 (24.87%) C#
7 314 (23.59%) WebDriver
8 309 (23.22%) ISEB
8 309 (23.22%) Finance
9 301 (22.61%) Test Scripting
10 293 (22.01%) Test Automation
11 273 (20.51%) BDD
12 256 (19.23%) Manual Testing
13 238 (17.88%) Software Testing
14 237 (17.81%) TDD
15 234 (17.58%) Automated Testing
16 214 (16.08%) QuickTest Pro
17 208 (15.63%) Scrum
18 199 (14.95%) ISTQB
19 192 (14.43%) Cucumber
20 168 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
21 167 (12.55%) JavaScript
22 162 (12.17%) Ruby
23 161 (12.10%) JIRA
24 148 (11.12%) Regression Testing
25 146 (10.97%) Degree
26 141 (10.59%) Windows
27 140 (10.52%) User Acceptance Testing
28 134 (10.07%) .NET
29 124 (9.32%) Python

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (0.90%) Drupal
3 11 (0.83%) CMS
3 11 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.53%) Confluence
5 4 (0.30%) Node.js
6 3 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.075%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.075%) Apache
Applications
1 35 (2.63%) MS Office
1 35 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.075%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.38%) SAP ERP
1 5 (0.38%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.23%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.075%) BASE24
3 1 (0.075%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.075%) RMDS
3 1 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.75%) SaaS
4 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.30%) GitHub
6 3 (0.23%) Force.com
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.075%) Trello
8 1 (0.075%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.88%) TCP/IP
2 18 (1.35%) Wireshark
3 16 (1.20%) DHCP
3 16 (1.20%) VoIP
3 16 (1.20%) WAN
4 15 (1.13%) RTP
4 15 (1.13%) H.323
4 15 (1.13%) VLAN
5 12 (0.90%) HTTP
6 11 (0.83%) Internet
7 9 (0.68%) LAN
8 8 (0.60%) FTP
9 4 (0.30%) Firewall
9 4 (0.30%) MVNO
10 1 (0.075%) LTE
10 1 (0.075%) IPsec
10 1 (0.075%) 2G
10 1 (0.075%) RNC
10 1 (0.075%) 3G
10 1 (0.075%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.95%) Big Data
3 23 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (1.28%) NoSQL
5 11 (0.83%) MongoDB
5 11 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (0.83%) MySQL
6 10 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 9 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.53%) Hazelcast
8 7 (0.53%) Neo4j
9 6 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.45%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.38%) SSDT
10 5 (0.38%) QlikView
11 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.075%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 708 (53.19%) Selenium
2 314 (23.59%) WebDriver
3 214 (16.08%) QuickTest Pro
4 192 (14.43%) Cucumber
5 161 (12.10%) JIRA
6 112 (8.41%) Jenkins
7 103 (7.74%) TeamCity
8 82 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 82 (6.16%) JUnit
9 81 (6.09%) SpecFlow
10 72 (5.41%) Visual Studio
11 64 (4.81%) JMeter
12 62 (4.66%) Git (software)
12 62 (4.66%) SoapUI
13 55 (4.13%) Bugzilla
14 54 (4.06%) FitNesse
15 53 (3.98%) Hudson
16 51 (3.83%) JBehave
17 46 (3.46%) LoadRunner
18 36 (2.70%) Selenium IDE
General
1 309 (23.22%) Finance
2 55 (4.13%) Telecoms
3 44 (3.31%) Retail
4 40 (3.01%) Banking
5 21 (1.58%) Law
6 19 (1.43%) Games
7 18 (1.35%) Front Office
8 14 (1.05%) Back Office
8 14 (1.05%) Advertising
9 11 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.60%) Legal
10 8 (0.60%) Publishing
11 5 (0.38%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.30%) Marketing
13 3 (0.23%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.23%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.23%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.23%) Electronics
14 2 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 483 (36.29%) Analyst
2 401 (30.13%) Test Analyst
3 295 (22.16%) Tester
4 232 (17.43%) Test Engineer
5 139 (10.44%) Automation Engineer
6 136 (10.22%) Developer
7 132 (9.92%) Senior Analyst
8 117 (8.79%) QA Analyst
9 108 (8.11%) Automation Tester
10 102 (7.66%) QA Engineer
10 102 (7.66%) Senior Test Analyst
11 73 (5.48%) Software Tester
11 73 (5.48%) Test Manager
12 64 (4.81%) Test Leader
13 61 (4.58%) QA Tester
14 54 (4.06%) Automation Analyst
15 45 (3.38%) Automation Test Analyst
15 45 (3.38%) Software Engineer
16 39 (2.93%) Senior Tester
17 38 (2.85%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (10.07%) .NET
2 109 (8.19%) Web Services
2 109 (8.19%) XML
3 78 (5.86%) HTML
4 60 (4.51%) CSS
5 53 (3.98%) SOAP
6 42 (3.16%) ASP.NET
7 40 (3.01%) J2EE
8 38 (2.85%) Gherkin
9 24 (1.80%) REST
9 24 (1.80%) jQuery
10 23 (1.73%) Spring
11 22 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (1.50%) WCF
13 16 (1.20%) RESTful
13 16 (1.20%) Symfony
14 15 (1.13%) .NET Framework
14 15 (1.13%) LAMP
14 15 (1.13%) Hibernate
15 13 (0.98%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 107 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (6.31%) Open Source
3 70 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 49 (3.68%) Computer Science
5 40 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (2.25%) Client/Server
7 29 (2.18%) User Experience
8 28 (2.10%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 21 (1.58%) iPad
10 19 (1.43%) iPhone
11 12 (0.90%) Derivative
12 11 (0.83%) Mathematics
13 9 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
14 8 (0.60%) Online Games
14 8 (0.60%) Fixed Income
15 7 (0.53%) Equities
15 7 (0.53%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.53%) Social Media
15 7 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 141 (10.59%) Windows
2 102 (7.66%) Linux
3 86 (6.46%) UNIX
4 55 (4.13%) Android
5 51 (3.83%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.53%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.45%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.23%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.075%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.075%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.075%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 831 (62.43%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (22.61%) Test Scripting
3 293 (22.01%) Test Automation
4 273 (20.51%) BDD
5 256 (19.23%) Manual Testing
6 238 (17.88%) Software Testing
7 237 (17.81%) TDD
8 234 (17.58%) Automated Testing
9 208 (15.63%) Scrum
10 168 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
11 148 (11.12%) Regression Testing
12 140 (10.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 123 (9.24%) Test Strategy
14 108 (8.11%) E-Commerce
15 100 (7.51%) System Testing
16 87 (6.54%) Web Testing
17 72 (5.41%) User Stories
18 69 (5.18%) Integration Testing
19 68 (5.11%) Software Engineering
20 65 (4.88%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 403 (30.28%) SQL
2 402 (30.20%) Java
3 331 (24.87%) C#
4 167 (12.55%) JavaScript
5 162 (12.17%) Ruby
6 124 (9.32%) Python
7 86 (6.46%) PHP
8 54 (4.06%) Perl
9 53 (3.98%) C++
10 38 (2.85%) VBScript
11 25 (1.88%) XPath
12 24 (1.80%) T-SQL
13 20 (1.50%) VB
14 19 (1.43%) Shell Script
15 17 (1.28%) Tcl
15 17 (1.28%) C
16 16 (1.20%) Groovy
17 15 (1.13%) Objective-C
18 11 (0.83%) VB.NET
19 8 (0.60%) F#
Qualifications
1 309 (23.22%) ISEB
2 199 (14.95%) ISTQB
3 146 (10.97%) Degree
4 88 (6.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 44 (3.31%) Security Cleared
6 37 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 15 (1.13%) CCNA
7 15 (1.13%) MCITP
7 15 (1.13%) MCSE
7 15 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.23%) PMP
8 3 (0.23%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.075%) PhD
9 1 (0.075%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 686 (51.54%) QA
2 5 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.075%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (1.20%) Hyper-V
1 16 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.23%) vSphere
3 1 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.075%) KVM
Systems Management
1 108 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.45%) SCCM
3 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.15%) Puppet
3 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.075%) Ansible
Vendors
1 85 (6.39%) HP
2 78 (5.86%) Microsoft
3 38 (2.85%) Oracle
4 24 (1.80%) VMware
4 24 (1.80%) Green Hat
5 19 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (1.20%) SAP
7 15 (1.13%) Cisco
7 15 (1.13%) Avaya
8 14 (1.05%) Altiris
9 13 (0.98%) Telerik
10 12 (0.90%) Zend
10 12 (0.90%) Cerillion
11 8 (0.60%) Citrix
11 8 (0.60%) IBM
12 7 (0.53%) Google
13 2 (0.15%) AppDynamics
13 2 (0.15%) hybris
13 2 (0.15%) Red Gate
13 2 (0.15%) Atlassian
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