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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 385 418 450
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +32
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 602 549 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.56% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.69% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 563 480 472
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
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
80359 80047 83600
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.71% 82.35% 80.20%
Number of salaries quoted 66729 64585 71490
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £75,000
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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -64 242 £50,000 - 49
South East +35 122 £42,500 - 19
North West +59 79 £35,000 +27.27% 9
Yorkshire -3 55 £34,000 -2.85% 5
East of England -6 30 £38,000 +1.33% 5
West Midlands +10 26 £45,000 +50.00% 2
East Midlands +19 24 £35,000 -24.32% 3
South West -23 23 £37,500 +20.96% 2
North East -5 1 £26,500 -3.63%
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 783 (62.14%) Agile Software Development
2 703 (55.79%) Selenium
3 644 (51.11%) QA
4 396 (31.43%) SQL
5 395 (31.35%) Java
6 332 (26.35%) WebDriver
7 323 (25.63%) C#
8 289 (22.94%) Finance
9 288 (22.86%) Test Automation
10 272 (21.59%) ISEB
11 269 (21.35%) BDD
12 260 (20.63%) Test Scripting
13 252 (20.00%) Scrum
14 250 (19.84%) Automated Testing
15 246 (19.52%) Manual Testing
16 245 (19.44%) TDD
17 241 (19.13%) Software Testing
18 196 (15.56%) QuickTest Pro
19 195 (15.48%) Cucumber
20 193 (15.32%) ISTQB
21 162 (12.86%) Degree
22 160 (12.70%) JavaScript
23 156 (12.38%) Regression Testing
24 150 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
25 149 (11.83%) .NET
26 146 (11.59%) Ruby
27 144 (11.43%) JIRA
28 139 (11.03%) User Acceptance Testing
29 138 (10.95%) Windows
30 133 (10.56%) Web Services

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 14 (1.11%) Drupal
2 11 (0.87%) Confluence
2 11 (0.87%) CMS
2 11 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (0.56%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.32%) Node.js
5 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.16%) IIS
6 2 (0.16%) JBoss
6 2 (0.16%) WordPress
6 2 (0.16%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.079%) Apache
7 1 (0.079%) WebLogic
Applications
1 33 (2.62%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.38%) MS Office
3 4 (0.32%) MS Project
4 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.079%) Mingle
5 1 (0.079%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 5 (0.40%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.24%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.079%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.079%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.079%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.95%) SaaS
2 10 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.24%) Force.com
6 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.079%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.079%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.62%) TCP/IP
2 17 (1.35%) Wireshark
3 16 (1.27%) VoIP
3 16 (1.27%) WAN
4 15 (1.19%) VLAN
4 15 (1.19%) H.323
4 15 (1.19%) RTP
4 15 (1.19%) HTTP
4 15 (1.19%) DHCP
5 6 (0.48%) Internet
6 5 (0.40%) FTP
7 4 (0.32%) MVNO
7 4 (0.32%) LAN
8 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.079%) DSL
9 1 (0.079%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (1.83%) NoSQL
4 21 (1.67%) MySQL
5 17 (1.35%) Big Data
5 17 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (0.95%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.48%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.48%) Hazelcast
10 6 (0.48%) Neo4j
10 6 (0.48%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.40%) QlikView
11 5 (0.40%) SSDT
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 703 (55.79%) Selenium
2 332 (26.35%) WebDriver
3 196 (15.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 195 (15.48%) Cucumber
5 144 (11.43%) JIRA
6 109 (8.65%) Jenkins
7 95 (7.54%) TeamCity
8 89 (7.06%) SpecFlow
9 87 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
10 77 (6.11%) JUnit
10 77 (6.11%) SoapUI
11 74 (5.87%) Visual Studio
12 68 (5.40%) JMeter
13 62 (4.92%) Git (software)
14 58 (4.60%) Hudson
15 51 (4.05%) FitNesse
16 45 (3.57%) JBehave
17 36 (2.86%) Bugzilla
18 35 (2.78%) Calabash
19 33 (2.62%) LoadRunner
General
1 289 (22.94%) Finance
2 57 (4.52%) Telecoms
3 45 (3.57%) Retail
4 42 (3.33%) Banking
5 18 (1.43%) Games
6 15 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 12 (0.95%) Front Office
7 12 (0.95%) Back Office
8 11 (0.87%) Advertising
9 10 (0.79%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.71%) Publishing
11 7 (0.56%) Legal
12 4 (0.32%) Law
13 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.24%) Marketing
13 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.24%) Electronics
13 3 (0.24%) Billing
13 3 (0.24%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 464 (36.83%) Analyst
2 386 (30.63%) Test Analyst
3 320 (25.40%) Tester
4 224 (17.78%) Test Engineer
5 142 (11.27%) Automation Tester
6 127 (10.08%) Developer
7 123 (9.76%) QA Analyst
8 117 (9.29%) Automation Engineer
9 105 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
10 100 (7.94%) QA Engineer
11 89 (7.06%) Software Tester
12 78 (6.19%) Senior Test Analyst
13 71 (5.63%) Software Engineer
14 65 (5.16%) Test Manager
14 65 (5.16%) Software Test Engineer
14 65 (5.16%) QA Tester
15 56 (4.44%) Test Leader
16 49 (3.89%) Automation Analyst
17 45 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
18 40 (3.17%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (11.83%) .NET
2 133 (10.56%) Web Services
3 93 (7.38%) XML
4 86 (6.83%) HTML
5 68 (5.40%) CSS
6 57 (4.52%) SOAP
7 33 (2.62%) Gherkin
8 30 (2.38%) ASP.NET
9 28 (2.22%) J2EE
10 21 (1.67%) jQuery
11 20 (1.59%) RESTful
12 18 (1.43%) REST
13 17 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (1.27%) XSLT
15 15 (1.19%) JSON
15 15 (1.19%) LAMP
16 14 (1.11%) Spring
17 13 (1.03%) WCF
17 13 (1.03%) HTML5
17 13 (1.03%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (6.51%) Mobile App
3 76 (6.03%) Open Source
4 47 (3.73%) Computer Science
5 35 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 21 (1.67%) Client/Server
7 21 (1.67%) iPad
7 21 (1.67%) User Experience
8 18 (1.43%) iPhone
9 16 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 16 (1.27%) Replication
10 11 (0.87%) Mathematics
11 10 (0.79%) Fixed Income
11 10 (0.79%) Derivative
12 9 (0.71%) Equities
13 8 (0.63%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.63%) Social Network
13 8 (0.63%) Online Games
14 7 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 138 (10.95%) Windows
2 95 (7.54%) Linux
3 77 (6.11%) Android
4 72 (5.71%) Apple iOS
5 60 (4.76%) UNIX
6 13 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.079%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.079%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.079%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 783 (62.14%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (22.86%) Test Automation
3 269 (21.35%) BDD
4 260 (20.63%) Test Scripting
5 252 (20.00%) Scrum
6 250 (19.84%) Automated Testing
7 246 (19.52%) Manual Testing
8 245 (19.44%) TDD
9 241 (19.13%) Software Testing
10 156 (12.38%) Regression Testing
11 150 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
12 139 (11.03%) User Acceptance Testing
13 99 (7.86%) System Testing
14 96 (7.62%) E-Commerce
15 89 (7.06%) Test Strategy
16 73 (5.79%) User Stories
17 71 (5.63%) Integration Testing
18 63 (5.00%) Web Testing
19 58 (4.60%) Software Engineering
19 58 (4.60%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 396 (31.43%) SQL
2 395 (31.35%) Java
3 323 (25.63%) C#
4 160 (12.70%) JavaScript
5 146 (11.59%) Ruby
6 91 (7.22%) Python
7 68 (5.40%) PHP
8 35 (2.78%) C++
9 28 (2.22%) Perl
10 26 (2.06%) VBScript
11 25 (1.98%) T-SQL
12 22 (1.75%) Groovy
13 14 (1.11%) C
14 11 (0.87%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.79%) VB
15 10 (0.79%) Objective-C
15 10 (0.79%) XPath
16 7 (0.56%) Scala
16 7 (0.56%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.48%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 272 (21.59%) ISEB
2 193 (15.32%) ISTQB
3 162 (12.86%) Degree
4 102 (8.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (1.75%) Security Cleared
6 18 (1.43%) SC Cleared
7 16 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (1.19%) MCITP
8 15 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (1.19%) CCNA
8 15 (1.19%) MCSE
9 3 (0.24%) PMP
9 3 (0.24%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.16%) APMP
11 1 (0.079%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 644 (51.11%) QA
2 5 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.079%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.19%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.079%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.079%) KVM
Systems Management
1 80 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.079%) SCCM
3 1 (0.079%) Puppet
3 1 (0.079%) Ansible
Vendors
1 106 (8.41%) Microsoft
2 65 (5.16%) HP
3 58 (4.60%) Oracle
4 24 (1.90%) VMware
5 18 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (1.43%) Green Hat
6 17 (1.35%) SAP
7 15 (1.19%) Avaya
7 15 (1.19%) Cisco
8 12 (0.95%) Cerillion
8 12 (0.95%) Google
9 8 (0.63%) IBM
10 7 (0.56%) Telerik
11 4 (0.32%) Altiris
12 3 (0.24%) Zend
12 3 (0.24%) Capita
12 3 (0.24%) Citrix
13 2 (0.16%) AppDynamics
13 2 (0.16%) Pegasus
13 2 (0.16%) hybris
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