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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 400 471 466
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -5
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 655 426 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.43% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.53% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 628 374 435
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 £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
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
87621 79888 86640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.09% 81.22% 79.26%
Number of salaries quoted 70650 66239 73920
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +2.15%
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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +6 307 £50,000 - 26
South East +65 134 £40,000 +14.28% 15
Yorkshire +15 61 £33,750 +5.46% 4
North West -6 41 £37,500 +15.38% 3
East of England -11 41 £38,500 +4.76% 2
East Midlands +4 32 £39,500 +21.53% 2
South West +5 25 £32,500 -18.75% 5
West Midlands -21 16 £38,000 +4.82% 1
North East +1 8 £34,500 -37.27% 2
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (60.22%) Agile Software Development
2 683 (49.49%) QA
3 661 (47.90%) Selenium
4 398 (28.84%) SQL
5 390 (28.26%) Java
6 349 (25.29%) C#
7 347 (25.14%) Finance
8 331 (23.99%) ISEB
9 328 (23.77%) Test Automation
10 325 (23.55%) Test Scripting
11 284 (20.58%) WebDriver
12 266 (19.28%) Manual Testing
13 248 (17.97%) BDD
14 244 (17.68%) Automated Testing
15 236 (17.10%) QuickTest Pro
16 219 (15.87%) Scrum
17 218 (15.80%) Software Testing
18 217 (15.72%) TDD
19 196 (14.20%) .NET
20 193 (13.99%) Cucumber
21 181 (13.12%) Degree
22 176 (12.75%) Regression Testing
23 172 (12.46%) Ruby
24 162 (11.74%) ISTQB
25 157 (11.38%) JavaScript
26 155 (11.23%) Test Strategy
27 153 (11.09%) SQL Server
28 152 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
29 150 (10.87%) Python
30 143 (10.36%) HP Quality Center

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (1.23%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.16%) CMS
4 6 (0.43%) Drupal
5 4 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.22%) Node.js
7 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.14%) Confluence
7 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.14%) Mule
7 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.14%) IIS
8 1 (0.072%) Apache
8 1 (0.072%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.072%) GlassFish
Applications
1 47 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 42 (3.04%) MS Office
3 5 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.22%) MS Project
5 1 (0.072%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.072%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 6 (0.43%) JDE OneWorld
2 5 (0.36%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.14%) Magento
4 1 (0.072%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.072%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.072%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.072%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.072%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.072%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.65%) SaaS
4 4 (0.29%) GitHub
5 3 (0.22%) Office 365
6 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.072%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.072%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.16%) TCP/IP
2 13 (0.94%) HTTP
2 13 (0.94%) Internet
3 12 (0.87%) Wireshark
4 10 (0.72%) DHCP
4 10 (0.72%) LAN
4 10 (0.72%) VoIP
4 10 (0.72%) WAN
5 9 (0.65%) H.323
5 9 (0.65%) RTP
5 9 (0.65%) VLAN
6 8 (0.58%) MVNO
6 8 (0.58%) FTP
7 6 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (0.43%) Wireless
7 6 (0.43%) Firewall
7 6 (0.43%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.14%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.072%) DNS
9 1 (0.072%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (11.09%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.46%) Big Data
3 19 (1.38%) NoSQL
3 19 (1.38%) Relational Database
4 15 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (1.01%) Hadoop
5 14 (1.01%) MySQL
6 12 (0.87%) MongoDB
6 12 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (0.58%) Neo4j
7 8 (0.58%) Hazelcast
8 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.36%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.14%) Redis
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 661 (47.90%) Selenium
2 284 (20.58%) WebDriver
3 236 (17.10%) QuickTest Pro
4 193 (13.99%) Cucumber
5 123 (8.91%) JIRA
6 102 (7.39%) Jenkins
7 96 (6.96%) JUnit
8 74 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 74 (5.36%) TeamCity
9 68 (4.93%) Visual Studio
9 68 (4.93%) SoapUI
10 63 (4.57%) SpecFlow
11 62 (4.49%) LoadRunner
12 54 (3.91%) Git (software)
13 53 (3.84%) FitNesse
13 53 (3.84%) Bugzilla
13 53 (3.84%) Selenium IDE
14 51 (3.70%) Hudson
15 50 (3.62%) JBehave
15 50 (3.62%) WATIR
General
1 347 (25.14%) Finance
2 62 (4.49%) Banking
3 43 (3.12%) Retail
4 35 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.17%) Games
6 28 (2.03%) Law
7 22 (1.59%) Financial Institution
8 20 (1.45%) Investment Banking
9 15 (1.09%) Advertising
10 13 (0.94%) Front Office
10 13 (0.94%) Back Office
11 12 (0.87%) Publishing
12 6 (0.43%) Marketing
13 4 (0.29%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.29%) Legal
14 3 (0.22%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.14%) Billing
15 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.072%) Electronics
16 1 (0.072%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 504 (36.52%) Analyst
2 412 (29.86%) Test Analyst
3 290 (21.01%) Tester
4 218 (15.80%) Test Engineer
5 151 (10.94%) Developer
6 134 (9.71%) Automation Engineer
7 130 (9.42%) Senior Analyst
8 121 (8.77%) QA Analyst
9 104 (7.54%) Senior Test Analyst
10 99 (7.17%) QA Engineer
11 95 (6.88%) Test Manager
12 94 (6.81%) Automation Tester
13 64 (4.64%) QA Tester
14 62 (4.49%) Automation Analyst
15 56 (4.06%) Software Tester
16 53 (3.84%) Automation Test Analyst
17 49 (3.55%) Test Leader
18 44 (3.19%) Senior Test Engineer
19 43 (3.12%) Senior Tester
20 41 (2.97%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (14.20%) .NET
2 126 (9.13%) XML
3 112 (8.12%) Web Services
4 95 (6.88%) HTML
5 89 (6.45%) SOAP
6 61 (4.42%) ASP.NET
7 58 (4.20%) CSS
8 41 (2.97%) REST
9 38 (2.75%) Gherkin
10 34 (2.46%) WCF
11 31 (2.25%) J2EE
12 29 (2.10%) jQuery
13 27 (1.96%) .NET Framework
14 26 (1.88%) ASP.NET MVC
15 23 (1.67%) RESTful
16 22 (1.59%) Spring
17 19 (1.38%) Apache Flex
17 19 (1.38%) HTML5
18 15 (1.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 15 (1.09%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 94 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (5.14%) Open Source
3 64 (4.64%) Computer Science
4 49 (3.55%) Mobile App
5 38 (2.75%) User Experience
6 34 (2.46%) Client/Server
6 34 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 21 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (1.09%) Online Games
9 13 (0.94%) iPad
10 12 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
11 11 (0.80%) Derivative
12 10 (0.72%) iPhone
12 10 (0.72%) Spread Betting
12 10 (0.72%) Mathematics
13 9 (0.65%) Blackberry
13 9 (0.65%) Digital Media
14 8 (0.58%) Social Media
15 7 (0.51%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 131 (9.49%) Windows
2 91 (6.59%) UNIX
3 83 (6.01%) Linux
4 39 (2.83%) Apple iOS
4 39 (2.83%) Android
5 16 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (0.51%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.43%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.36%) Windows NT
8 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.072%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.072%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.072%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.072%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 831 (60.22%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (23.77%) Test Automation
3 325 (23.55%) Test Scripting
4 266 (19.28%) Manual Testing
5 248 (17.97%) BDD
6 244 (17.68%) Automated Testing
7 219 (15.87%) Scrum
8 218 (15.80%) Software Testing
9 217 (15.72%) TDD
10 176 (12.75%) Regression Testing
11 155 (11.23%) Test Strategy
12 152 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
13 139 (10.07%) User Acceptance Testing
14 120 (8.70%) System Testing
15 106 (7.68%) E-Commerce
16 104 (7.54%) Web Testing
17 91 (6.59%) Performance Testing
18 85 (6.16%) Software Engineering
19 81 (5.87%) Test Management
20 80 (5.80%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 398 (28.84%) SQL
2 390 (28.26%) Java
3 349 (25.29%) C#
4 172 (12.46%) Ruby
5 157 (11.38%) JavaScript
6 150 (10.87%) Python
7 77 (5.58%) PHP
8 72 (5.22%) VBScript
9 70 (5.07%) C++
10 59 (4.28%) Perl
11 40 (2.90%) VB
12 31 (2.25%) T-SQL
13 25 (1.81%) XPath
14 24 (1.74%) Tcl
14 24 (1.74%) Shell Script
14 24 (1.74%) Groovy
15 20 (1.45%) VB.NET
16 17 (1.23%) C
16 17 (1.23%) F#
17 14 (1.01%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 331 (23.99%) ISEB
2 181 (13.12%) Degree
3 162 (11.74%) ISTQB
4 83 (6.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 51 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 43 (3.12%) SC Cleared
7 9 (0.65%) MCSE
7 9 (0.65%) CCNA
7 9 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.65%) MCITP
8 6 (0.43%) MBA
9 5 (0.36%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.29%) HND
11 3 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.072%) PhD
12 1 (0.072%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 683 (49.49%) QA
2 3 (0.22%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.072%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (0.87%) Hyper-V
2 11 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.36%) XenApp
4 5 (0.36%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.36%) vSphere
5 1 (0.072%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.072%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.072%) KVM
Systems Management
1 143 (10.36%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.43%) SCCM
3 3 (0.22%) Puppet
4 2 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.14%) Opsview
4 2 (0.14%) Ansible
4 2 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.072%) Salt
Vendors
1 96 (6.96%) HP
2 93 (6.74%) Microsoft
3 42 (3.04%) Oracle
4 21 (1.52%) VMware
4 21 (1.52%) Citrix
5 15 (1.09%) Altiris
6 13 (0.94%) IBM
6 13 (0.94%) Green Hat
7 12 (0.87%) Zend
7 12 (0.87%) SAP
8 10 (0.72%) Avaya
9 9 (0.65%) Cisco
10 8 (0.58%) Telerik
11 6 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.43%) Adobe
12 5 (0.36%) Apple
13 3 (0.22%) Informatica
14 2 (0.14%) Red Gate
14 2 (0.14%) Atlassian
14 2 (0.14%) Orchard
West London
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Computer People
Salary: £50000.00 - £69000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TRG
Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus and excellent bonus and benefit
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago