The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 231 228 293
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +65
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1332 1439 938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.29% 1.29% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.57% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1143 1161 783
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
Test Automation
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
85798 91789 83056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.25% 82.06% 80.38%
Number of salaries quoted 70149 74708 69088
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in England

Test Automation
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the England region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in England

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in England

Test Automation
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 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 -7 613 £50,000 - 76
South East +3 303 £45,000 +5.88% 23
East of England -16 110 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Yorkshire +26 88 £35,000 +2.94% 3
South West +6 87 £45,000 +12.50% 8
West Midlands +17 48 £38,500 +4.76% 3
North West -7 48 £32,500 +1.56% 12
East Midlands 0 22 £40,000 +14.28% 4
North East -3 9 £32,500 +13.49% 4
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 1795 (67.05%) Agile Software Development
2 1240 (46.32%) Selenium
3 1198 (44.75%) QA
4 1051 (39.26%) Java
5 911 (34.03%) SQL
6 721 (26.93%) C#
7 712 (26.60%) Scrum
8 673 (25.14%) TDD
9 653 (24.39%) WebDriver
10 648 (24.21%) BDD
11 589 (22.00%) Finance
12 558 (20.84%) Test Scripting
13 548 (20.47%) Cucumber
14 508 (18.98%) Software Testing
15 506 (18.90%) ISEB
16 500 (18.68%) Continuous Integration
17 484 (18.08%) JavaScript
18 483 (18.04%) Automated Testing
19 460 (17.18%) Degree
20 422 (15.76%) .NET
21 405 (15.13%) HTML
22 394 (14.72%) Software Engineering
23 392 (14.64%) Web Services
24 384 (14.34%) Python
24 384 (14.34%) ISTQB
25 356 (13.30%) XML
26 354 (13.22%) Ruby
27 336 (12.55%) QuickTest Pro
28 331 (12.36%) Windows
28 331 (12.36%) Test Strategy

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 44 (1.64%) Confluence
2 37 (1.38%) CMS
3 35 (1.31%) Node.js
3 35 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
3 35 (1.31%) IIS
4 31 (1.16%) WebSphere
5 27 (1.01%) SharePoint
6 23 (0.86%) Tomcat
7 17 (0.64%) WebLogic
8 16 (0.60%) Apache
9 12 (0.45%) JBoss
9 12 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
9 12 (0.45%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.30%) MS Exchange
10 8 (0.30%) GlassFish
11 5 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.15%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 115 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 60 (2.24%) MS Office
3 8 (0.30%) MS Project
4 6 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.037%) Mingle
5 1 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.26%) Summit
3 6 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
3 6 (0.22%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.15%) Magento
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.037%) AWD
6 1 (0.037%) BASE24
6 1 (0.037%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 60 (2.24%) SaaS
2 40 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.30%) GitHub
7 6 (0.22%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.19%) Heroku
9 4 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.15%) Route 53
10 3 (0.11%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.11%) IaaS
10 3 (0.11%) Veeva
11 2 (0.075%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.075%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.037%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.037%) PaaS
12 1 (0.037%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.037%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 91 (3.40%) Internet
2 81 (3.03%) HTTP
3 48 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 28 (1.05%) DNS
5 14 (0.52%) VoIP
6 13 (0.49%) Firewall
7 11 (0.41%) HTTPS
8 10 (0.37%) IPv4
8 10 (0.37%) MPLS
8 10 (0.37%) Wireless
9 9 (0.34%) ICMP
10 8 (0.30%) VPN
10 8 (0.30%) ATM
11 7 (0.26%) WAN
11 7 (0.26%) LAN
12 6 (0.22%) Broadband
12 6 (0.22%) BGP
12 6 (0.22%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.15%) SSL
14 3 (0.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 146 (5.45%) MySQL
3 78 (2.91%) Relational Database
4 71 (2.65%) MongoDB
5 56 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
6 48 (1.79%) NoSQL
7 38 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 38 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (1.05%) RDBMS
9 27 (1.01%) Big Data
9 27 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (1.01%) Oracle Database
10 26 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (0.49%) Hadoop
14 13 (0.49%) Redis
15 12 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (0.45%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 1240 (46.32%) Selenium
2 653 (24.39%) WebDriver
3 548 (20.47%) Cucumber
4 336 (12.55%) QuickTest Pro
5 327 (12.22%) Jenkins
6 311 (11.62%) JIRA
7 236 (8.82%) JUnit
8 208 (7.77%) JMeter
9 203 (7.58%) Git (software)
10 198 (7.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 151 (5.64%) SpecFlow
12 139 (5.19%) SoapUI
13 138 (5.16%) TestNG
14 127 (4.74%) Subversion
15 126 (4.71%) NUnit
15 126 (4.71%) Maven
16 116 (4.33%) Calabash
17 115 (4.30%) Visual Studio
18 104 (3.88%) FitNesse
19 98 (3.66%) TeamCity
General
1 589 (22.00%) Finance
2 203 (7.58%) Banking
3 177 (6.61%) Retail
4 105 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 102 (3.81%) Games
6 70 (2.61%) Back Office
7 67 (2.50%) Marketing
8 48 (1.79%) Financial Institution
9 40 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 26 (0.97%) Advertising
11 22 (0.82%) Online Betting
12 20 (0.75%) Electronics
13 19 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
14 18 (0.67%) Legal
15 17 (0.64%) Retail Banking
16 15 (0.56%) Manufacturing
16 15 (0.56%) Automotive
17 13 (0.49%) Aerospace
18 11 (0.41%) Law
19 10 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 657 (24.54%) Analyst
2 559 (20.88%) Developer
3 557 (20.81%) Test Analyst
4 498 (18.60%) Tester
5 426 (15.91%) Test Engineer
6 251 (9.38%) Software Engineer
7 229 (8.55%) QA Engineer
8 209 (7.81%) Automation Engineer
9 188 (7.02%) Automation Tester
10 137 (5.12%) Software Tester
11 120 (4.48%) Test Manager
12 111 (4.15%) Software Test Engineer
13 105 (3.92%) QA Analyst
14 101 (3.77%) Test Automation Engineer
15 100 (3.74%) Automation Analyst
16 89 (3.32%) Java Developer
17 86 (3.21%) Test Leader
18 80 (2.99%) Automation Test Analyst
19 76 (2.84%) Senior Developer
20 73 (2.73%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 422 (15.76%) .NET
2 405 (15.13%) HTML
3 392 (14.64%) Web Services
4 356 (13.30%) XML
5 236 (8.82%) CSS
6 158 (5.90%) ASP.NET
7 140 (5.23%) Gherkin
8 137 (5.12%) RESTful
9 119 (4.45%) REST
10 118 (4.41%) SOAP
11 112 (4.18%) HTML5
11 112 (4.18%) .NET Framework
12 106 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC
13 98 (3.66%) JSON
14 94 (3.51%) jQuery
15 93 (3.47%) WCF
16 86 (3.21%) AngularJS
17 81 (3.03%) Spring
18 72 (2.69%) Ajax
19 59 (2.20%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 278 (10.38%) Open Source
2 220 (8.22%) Computer Science
3 203 (7.58%) Mobile App
4 176 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (2.58%) User Experience
6 63 (2.35%) Client/Server
7 53 (1.98%) Mathematics
8 44 (1.64%) Blog
8 44 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
9 43 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 42 (1.57%) N-Tier
11 40 (1.49%) Management Information System
12 27 (1.01%) Online Games
12 27 (1.01%) Algorithms
13 26 (0.97%) Equities
14 22 (0.82%) Fixed Income
14 22 (0.82%) iPhone
15 18 (0.67%) Xbox
16 17 (0.64%) Derivative
16 17 (0.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 331 (12.36%) Windows
2 308 (11.51%) Linux
3 289 (10.80%) UNIX
4 222 (8.29%) Apple iOS
5 176 (6.57%) Android
6 40 (1.49%) Solaris
7 31 (1.16%) Windows Phone
8 17 (0.64%) Windows 8
9 14 (0.52%) AIX
10 12 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
11 10 (0.37%) HPUX
11 10 (0.37%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.34%) Windows Phone 8
12 9 (0.34%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.30%) VMS
13 8 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.22%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.19%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1795 (67.05%) Agile Software Development
2 712 (26.60%) Scrum
3 673 (25.14%) TDD
4 648 (24.21%) BDD
5 558 (20.84%) Test Scripting
6 508 (18.98%) Software Testing
7 500 (18.68%) Continuous Integration
8 483 (18.04%) Automated Testing
9 394 (14.72%) Software Engineering
10 331 (12.36%) Test Strategy
11 324 (12.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 291 (10.87%) Manual Testing
13 288 (10.76%) Automation Testing
14 281 (10.50%) Performance Testing
15 262 (9.79%) E-Commerce
16 255 (9.53%) Test Management
17 229 (8.55%) OO
18 228 (8.52%) Regression Testing
19 196 (7.32%) Mentoring
20 174 (6.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1051 (39.26%) Java
2 911 (34.03%) SQL
3 721 (26.93%) C#
4 484 (18.08%) JavaScript
5 384 (14.34%) Python
6 354 (13.22%) Ruby
7 215 (8.03%) C++
8 167 (6.24%) PHP
9 148 (5.53%) Perl
10 128 (4.78%) C
11 70 (2.61%) T-SQL
12 50 (1.87%) VBScript
13 46 (1.72%) Shell Script
14 43 (1.61%) Bash Shell
15 40 (1.49%) Groovy
16 39 (1.46%) VB
16 39 (1.46%) PL/SQL
17 28 (1.05%) Scala
18 25 (0.93%) XPath
19 23 (0.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 506 (18.90%) ISEB
2 460 (17.18%) Degree
3 384 (14.34%) ISTQB
4 173 (6.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 42 (1.57%) Security Cleared
6 18 (0.67%) SC Cleared
7 17 (0.64%) PhD
8 15 (0.56%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.52%) HND
10 12 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 10 (0.37%) Sun Certification
12 9 (0.34%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.22%) PMP
13 6 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.22%) CCNP
13 6 (0.22%) CCIP
13 6 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
14 5 (0.19%) HNC
15 4 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 3 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1198 (44.75%) QA
2 13 (0.49%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.26%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.15%) WAI
5 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.11%) SLA
6 2 (0.075%) EMIR
6 2 (0.075%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.037%) JTAG
7 1 (0.037%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.037%) COBIT
7 1 (0.037%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 27 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.37%) VirtualBox
3 10 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.15%) HDFS
4 4 (0.15%) Docker
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.11%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle Clusterware
6 2 (0.075%) RACF
6 2 (0.075%) vSphere
7 1 (0.037%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.037%) Firmware
7 1 (0.037%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.037%) NDS
Systems Management
1 176 (6.57%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (0.93%) Puppet
3 14 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.41%) Vagrant
5 9 (0.34%) Capistrano
6 7 (0.26%) Oozie
7 4 (0.15%) Ansible
8 3 (0.11%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.11%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.11%) Netcool
8 3 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Flashback
9 2 (0.075%) Control-M
9 2 (0.075%) CA Endevor
10 1 (0.037%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.037%) SCCM
10 1 (0.037%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 266 (9.94%) Microsoft
2 216 (8.07%) Oracle
3 146 (5.45%) HP
4 73 (2.73%) Google
5 41 (1.53%) IBM
5 41 (1.53%) VMware
6 27 (1.01%) Facebook
6 27 (1.01%) Perforce
7 26 (0.97%) Red Hat
8 22 (0.82%) ForgeRock
9 18 (0.67%) SAP
10 16 (0.60%) WorldPay
11 14 (0.52%) Telerik
12 12 (0.45%) Apple
13 11 (0.41%) Terracotta
13 11 (0.41%) Xamarin
14 10 (0.37%) Green Hat
14 10 (0.37%) Atlassian
15 9 (0.34%) BT
15 9 (0.34%) TIBCO
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