The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 239 288 294
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1264 930 954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.16% 0.91% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.16% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1067 801 817
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
87694 80306 85531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.41% 78.64% 77.26%
Number of salaries quoted 71414 66712 73612
Average salary £49,000 £46,500 £46,752
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.37% -0.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Test Automation
UK

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 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 +21 657 £52,500 - 69
South East +83 278 £42,500 -5.55% 44
East of England +22 111 £40,500 -4.70% 9
South West +18 82 £40,000 - 16
Yorkshire -46 45 £40,000 +14.28% 5
North West +1 34 £35,000 +16.66% 8
East Midlands -5 27 £35,000 +7.69% 5
West Midlands -5 26 £41,250 +10.00% 8
North East -5 7 £34,375 +27.31% 2
Midlands - 5 £35,000 -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 1249 (46.62%) Selenium
2 1190 (44.42%) QA
3 1078 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
4 1074 (40.09%) Java
5 891 (33.26%) SQL
6 755 (28.18%) C#
7 685 (25.57%) Finance
8 678 (25.31%) TDD
9 633 (23.63%) Degree
10 622 (23.22%) BDD
11 601 (22.43%) .NET
12 598 (22.32%) Scrum
13 550 (20.53%) WebDriver
14 522 (19.48%) Test Scripting
15 491 (18.33%) ISEB
15 491 (18.33%) Automated Testing
16 479 (17.88%) Continuous Integration
17 464 (17.32%) Software Testing
18 402 (15.01%) QuickTest Pro
19 394 (14.71%) Web Services
20 388 (14.48%) Cucumber
21 378 (14.11%) Automation Testing
22 361 (13.48%) Test Strategy
23 333 (12.43%) JavaScript
24 324 (12.09%) Windows
25 320 (11.94%) Linux
26 313 (11.68%) ISTQB
27 298 (11.12%) HTML
28 295 (11.01%) Microsoft
29 294 (10.97%) HP Quality Center

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 53 (1.98%) Tomcat
2 50 (1.87%) Confluence
3 45 (1.68%) IIS
4 42 (1.57%) Node.js
5 30 (1.12%) Apache
6 25 (0.93%) WebSphere
7 21 (0.78%) CMS
8 19 (0.71%) WebLogic
9 14 (0.52%) Apache Solr
10 13 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (0.49%) Alfresco
11 10 (0.37%) SharePoint
12 9 (0.34%) WorkSite
13 7 (0.26%) EPiServer CMS
14 6 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.19%) Documentum
16 4 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
16 4 (0.15%) MS Exchange
16 4 (0.15%) MQSeries
16 4 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 119 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 64 (2.39%) MS Office
3 10 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.075%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.37%) Oracle CRM
2 10 (0.37%) JDE OneWorld
2 10 (0.37%) Magento
3 7 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.11%) Endur
6 2 (0.075%) Cordys
6 2 (0.075%) Summit
7 1 (0.037%) RMDS
7 1 (0.037%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 44 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (1.49%) SaaS
3 31 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.34%) Basecamp
5 7 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.19%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.075%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.037%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.037%) Office 365
8 1 (0.037%) Route 53
8 1 (0.037%) GitHub
8 1 (0.037%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 111 (4.14%) HTTP
2 72 (2.69%) Internet
3 33 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 26 (0.97%) MPLS
4 26 (0.97%) BGP
5 20 (0.75%) Wireless
6 17 (0.63%) Firewall
7 12 (0.45%) Broadband
8 11 (0.41%) DNS
9 10 (0.37%) VPN
9 10 (0.37%) Wireshark
10 9 (0.34%) SAN
11 7 (0.26%) SSL
12 6 (0.22%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.19%) LDAP
13 5 (0.19%) LAN
14 4 (0.15%) WAN
15 3 (0.11%) Bluetooth
15 3 (0.11%) Ethernet
15 3 (0.11%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 91 (3.40%) MySQL
3 68 (2.54%) Big Data
4 59 (2.20%) MongoDB
5 58 (2.16%) Relational Database
6 48 (1.79%) NoSQL
7 40 (1.49%) Oracle Database
8 34 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 24 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
10 24 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 22 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (0.67%) Hazelcast
13 15 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (0.49%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.49%) Redis
16 12 (0.45%) Hadoop
17 9 (0.34%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1249 (46.62%) Selenium
2 550 (20.53%) WebDriver
3 402 (15.01%) QuickTest Pro
4 388 (14.48%) Cucumber
5 277 (10.34%) JUnit
6 265 (9.89%) Jenkins
7 262 (9.78%) JIRA
8 200 (7.47%) SoapUI
9 189 (7.05%) Git (software)
10 178 (6.64%) JMeter
11 154 (5.75%) FitNesse
12 140 (5.23%) NUnit
13 135 (5.04%) Visual Studio
14 124 (4.63%) SpecFlow
15 123 (4.59%) Subversion
16 122 (4.55%) Hudson
17 118 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
18 117 (4.37%) TeamCity
18 117 (4.37%) Maven
19 109 (4.07%) JBehave
General
1 685 (25.57%) Finance
2 198 (7.39%) Banking
3 161 (6.01%) Retail
4 121 (4.52%) Games
5 105 (3.92%) Telecoms
6 80 (2.99%) Marketing
7 55 (2.05%) Investment Banking
8 44 (1.64%) Publishing
9 42 (1.57%) Law
10 37 (1.38%) Manufacturing
10 37 (1.38%) Back Office
11 35 (1.31%) Front Office
12 23 (0.86%) Legal
13 22 (0.82%) Electronics
13 22 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.63%) Automotive
14 17 (0.63%) Advertising
15 15 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.37%) Military
16 10 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 648 (24.19%) Analyst
2 566 (21.13%) Tester
3 545 (20.34%) Test Analyst
4 540 (20.16%) Test Engineer
5 507 (18.92%) Developer
6 249 (9.29%) Automation Engineer
7 237 (8.85%) QA Engineer
8 184 (6.87%) QA Analyst
9 178 (6.64%) Automation Tester
10 172 (6.42%) Software Engineer
11 156 (5.82%) Automation Analyst
12 148 (5.52%) QA Tester
13 131 (4.89%) Test Manager
14 117 (4.37%) QA Automation Engineer
14 117 (4.37%) Automation Test Analyst
15 114 (4.26%) Test Automation Engineer
16 110 (4.11%) Test Leader
17 108 (4.03%) Senior Test Engineer
18 99 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
19 98 (3.66%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 601 (22.43%) .NET
2 394 (14.71%) Web Services
3 298 (11.12%) HTML
4 256 (9.56%) XML
5 189 (7.05%) SOAP
6 179 (6.68%) CSS
7 178 (6.64%) REST
8 128 (4.78%) .NET Framework
9 123 (4.59%) HTML5
10 117 (4.37%) Gherkin
11 116 (4.33%) jQuery
12 112 (4.18%) ASP.NET
12 112 (4.18%) RESTful
13 109 (4.07%) JSON
14 80 (2.99%) CSS3
15 79 (2.95%) Spring
16 67 (2.50%) Ajax
16 67 (2.50%) J2EE
17 65 (2.43%) ASP.NET MVC
18 56 (2.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 234 (8.73%) Open Source
2 230 (8.59%) Mobile App
3 223 (8.32%) Computer Science
4 132 (4.93%) Mathematics
5 73 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
6 67 (2.50%) Blackberry
7 61 (2.28%) Client/Server
8 56 (2.09%) Mobile Banking
9 49 (1.83%) iPhone
10 41 (1.53%) iPad
11 39 (1.46%) Inversion of Control
12 38 (1.42%) Visualisation
13 37 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 34 (1.27%) Blog
15 29 (1.08%) Digital Media
16 26 (0.97%) Social Media
17 25 (0.93%) Derivative
18 24 (0.90%) Management Information System
19 22 (0.82%) N-Tier
19 22 (0.82%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 324 (12.09%) Windows
2 320 (11.94%) Linux
3 218 (8.14%) UNIX
4 215 (8.03%) Apple iOS
5 179 (6.68%) Android
6 30 (1.12%) Mac OS X
7 13 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
8 10 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.37%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.34%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.26%) Windows Phone
10 7 (0.26%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.19%) Windows NT
12 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.15%) Solaris
14 3 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.075%) SUSE
15 2 (0.075%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1078 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
2 678 (25.31%) TDD
3 622 (23.22%) BDD
4 598 (22.32%) Scrum
5 522 (19.48%) Test Scripting
6 491 (18.33%) Automated Testing
7 479 (17.88%) Continuous Integration
8 464 (17.32%) Software Testing
9 378 (14.11%) Automation Testing
10 361 (13.48%) Test Strategy
11 291 (10.86%) Performance Testing
12 283 (10.56%) OO
13 254 (9.48%) E-Commerce
14 245 (9.15%) Software Engineering
15 236 (8.81%) Manual Testing
16 216 (8.06%) Test Management
17 214 (7.99%) Regression Testing
18 206 (7.69%) User Stories
19 168 (6.27%) User Acceptance Testing
20 153 (5.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1074 (40.09%) Java
2 891 (33.26%) SQL
3 755 (28.18%) C#
4 333 (12.43%) JavaScript
5 283 (10.56%) Python
6 256 (9.56%) Ruby
7 208 (7.76%) C++
8 181 (6.76%) Perl
9 130 (4.85%) PHP
10 119 (4.44%) VBScript
11 89 (3.32%) Groovy
12 85 (3.17%) VB
13 70 (2.61%) C
14 68 (2.54%) Shell Script
15 48 (1.79%) Bash Shell
16 43 (1.61%) Scala
17 41 (1.53%) Objective-C
17 41 (1.53%) T-SQL
18 28 (1.05%) PL/SQL
19 26 (0.97%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 633 (23.63%) Degree
2 491 (18.33%) ISEB
3 313 (11.68%) ISTQB
4 73 (2.72%) Security Cleared
5 37 (1.38%) SC Cleared
6 20 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (0.52%) CISSP
7 14 (0.52%) CCNP
8 12 (0.45%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.41%) CCIP
9 11 (0.41%) CISM
10 10 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
10 10 (0.37%) PhD
11 9 (0.34%) Sun Certification
11 9 (0.34%) HND
12 6 (0.22%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.075%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.075%) CEH
13 2 (0.075%) CSSLP
14 1 (0.037%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1190 (44.42%) QA
2 18 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.41%) TickIT
4 10 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.11%) SLA
6 2 (0.075%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.075%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.037%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.037%) JTAG
7 1 (0.037%) Section 508
System Software
1 36 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (0.71%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.37%) KVM
4 9 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.30%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.26%) XenApp
7 2 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.037%) vSphere
8 1 (0.037%) NFS
Systems Management
1 294 (10.97%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.63%) Puppet
3 14 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.30%) SCCM
5 6 (0.22%) Netcool
5 6 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.11%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.075%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.037%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.037%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.037%) Ansible
9 1 (0.037%) logstash
9 1 (0.037%) Kibana
9 1 (0.037%) Graylog2
9 1 (0.037%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 295 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 231 (8.62%) HP
3 189 (7.05%) Oracle
4 47 (1.75%) SAP
5 46 (1.72%) VMware
6 41 (1.53%) Facebook
7 34 (1.27%) Citrix
8 30 (1.12%) Twitter
9 26 (0.97%) Cisco
10 25 (0.93%) Business Objects
11 18 (0.67%) Teradata
12 17 (0.63%) Red Hat
12 17 (0.63%) JBoss
13 15 (0.56%) Sybase
13 15 (0.56%) Google
14 13 (0.49%) Atlassian
14 13 (0.49%) JD Edwards
14 13 (0.49%) Jaspersoft
15 12 (0.45%) IBM
15 12 (0.45%) Sun
Croydon, Surrey
Energon Technology
Salary: Up to £64,000 per annum + benefits + bonus + 6 weeks holiday + work li
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Avanade UK Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 5% bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum Bonus + Benefits Available
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £54,000 per annum plus great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Unspecified Excellent plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: excellent salary+ Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum (Dependent on Experience)
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Kainos Software
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Aglow Talent Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum +10% bonus+Share Options+Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Avantia Insurance
Salary: £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + 29 days + Share Ops + Pension + mo
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago