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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 240 279 307
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +28
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1256 999 952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.18% 1.00% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.23% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1001 847 796
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,550 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
87531 81269 87492
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.11% 81.29% 79.26%
Number of salaries quoted 70660 67401 74411
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +3.26%
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%

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 30 September 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 30 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 -17 565 £52,500 - 64
South East +100 328 £42,500 -5.55% 47
East of England +6 96 £43,750 +2.33% 11
South West +3 81 £40,000 +14.28% 22
Yorkshire -26 63 £32,750 -3.67% 7
North West 0 54 £35,000 +3.70% 8
East Midlands +4 34 £38,250 +21.42% 1
West Midlands -2 28 £42,500 +32.81% 2
North East - 5 £27,500 - 4
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1609 (61.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1131 (43.57%) Selenium
3 1113 (42.87%) QA
4 950 (36.59%) Java
5 882 (33.98%) SQL
6 660 (25.42%) C#
7 623 (24.00%) TDD
8 601 (23.15%) Finance
9 597 (23.00%) BDD
10 567 (21.84%) Test Scripting
11 546 (21.03%) Scrum
12 531 (20.45%) Degree
13 514 (19.80%) WebDriver
14 496 (19.11%) ISEB
15 472 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
16 456 (17.57%) Software Testing
17 441 (16.99%) .NET
18 439 (16.91%) Automated Testing
19 407 (15.68%) QuickTest Pro
20 376 (14.48%) Cucumber
21 367 (14.14%) Test Strategy
22 364 (14.02%) Regression Testing
23 349 (13.44%) HP Quality Center
23 349 (13.44%) JIRA
24 346 (13.33%) Web Services
25 340 (13.10%) Software Engineering
26 337 (12.98%) JavaScript
27 330 (12.71%) ISTQB
28 322 (12.40%) Automation Testing
29 316 (12.17%) XML

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (2.04%) Confluence
2 51 (1.96%) Tomcat
3 44 (1.69%) IIS
4 41 (1.58%) Node.js
5 35 (1.35%) WebLogic
6 33 (1.27%) WebSphere
7 24 (0.92%) Apache
8 23 (0.89%) SharePoint
9 16 (0.62%) CMS
10 15 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
11 13 (0.50%) MS Exchange
11 13 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (0.46%) WorkSite
13 10 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (0.27%) Drupal
16 5 (0.19%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.19%) Mule
16 5 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
16 5 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 114 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 79 (3.04%) MS Office
3 6 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.039%) MS Project
4 1 (0.039%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (1.16%) Endur
2 9 (0.35%) Magento
2 9 (0.35%) JDE OneWorld
3 7 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.27%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
5 4 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.077%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.039%) Summit
7 1 (0.039%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 47 (1.81%) SaaS
2 39 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (0.81%) Basecamp
5 11 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.27%) AWS Data Pipeline
7 5 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.12%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.039%) PaaS
9 1 (0.039%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.039%) Route 53
9 1 (0.039%) IaaS
9 1 (0.039%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.039%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 97 (3.74%) HTTP
2 60 (2.31%) Internet
3 32 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 27 (1.04%) MPLS
4 27 (1.04%) BGP
5 20 (0.77%) WAN
5 20 (0.77%) LAN
6 15 (0.58%) Broadband
7 12 (0.46%) Wireless
8 7 (0.27%) Intranet
9 5 (0.19%) SAN
9 5 (0.19%) Firewall
9 5 (0.19%) VLAN
9 5 (0.19%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.19%) LTE
10 4 (0.15%) NAS
10 4 (0.15%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.15%) DNS
10 4 (0.15%) IPv6
10 4 (0.15%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 106 (4.08%) MySQL
3 62 (2.39%) Big Data
4 48 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 46 (1.77%) MongoDB
5 46 (1.77%) NoSQL
6 43 (1.66%) Relational Database
7 34 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 19 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
11 19 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
12 14 (0.54%) Hazelcast
13 12 (0.46%) Redis
14 11 (0.42%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.39%) InterSystems Cache
15 10 (0.39%) QlikView
16 8 (0.31%) DB2
16 8 (0.31%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1131 (43.57%) Selenium
2 514 (19.80%) WebDriver
3 407 (15.68%) QuickTest Pro
4 376 (14.48%) Cucumber
5 349 (13.44%) JIRA
6 281 (10.82%) JUnit
7 274 (10.55%) Jenkins
8 202 (7.78%) JMeter
9 181 (6.97%) SoapUI
10 180 (6.93%) Git (software)
11 154 (5.93%) SpecFlow
12 153 (5.89%) Visual Studio
13 129 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
14 122 (4.70%) TestNG
15 117 (4.51%) NUnit
16 116 (4.47%) TeamCity
17 112 (4.31%) Subversion
18 98 (3.78%) FitNesse
19 97 (3.74%) Hudson
20 93 (3.58%) Calabash
General
1 601 (23.15%) Finance
2 168 (6.47%) Retail
3 146 (5.62%) Banking
4 103 (3.97%) Games
5 102 (3.93%) Telecoms
6 66 (2.54%) Marketing
7 51 (1.96%) Investment Banking
8 38 (1.46%) Legal
9 37 (1.43%) Front Office
10 34 (1.31%) Publishing
11 32 (1.23%) Manufacturing
11 32 (1.23%) Law
11 32 (1.23%) Electronics
12 29 (1.12%) Back Office
13 22 (0.85%) Advertising
14 16 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.46%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.35%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.31%) Multimedia
18 7 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 553 (21.30%) Analyst
2 527 (20.30%) Tester
3 453 (17.45%) Test Analyst
4 452 (17.41%) Test Engineer
5 442 (17.03%) Developer
6 269 (10.36%) Automation Engineer
7 249 (9.59%) QA Engineer
8 164 (6.32%) Automation Tester
9 163 (6.28%) Software Engineer
10 156 (6.01%) QA Analyst
11 148 (5.70%) Test Manager
12 126 (4.85%) QA Tester
13 122 (4.70%) Automation Analyst
14 120 (4.62%) Test Automation Engineer
15 107 (4.12%) QA Automation Engineer
16 104 (4.01%) Software Tester
17 99 (3.81%) Test Leader
18 92 (3.54%) Automation Test Analyst
18 92 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
19 87 (3.35%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 441 (16.99%) .NET
2 346 (13.33%) Web Services
3 316 (12.17%) XML
4 284 (10.94%) HTML
5 164 (6.32%) CSS
6 145 (5.59%) SOAP
7 141 (5.43%) RESTful
8 129 (4.97%) REST
9 122 (4.70%) Gherkin
10 107 (4.12%) ASP.NET
11 102 (3.93%) .NET Framework
12 97 (3.74%) jQuery
13 95 (3.66%) HTML5
13 95 (3.66%) JSON
14 80 (3.08%) Spring
15 69 (2.66%) J2EE
16 62 (2.39%) ASP.NET MVC
17 58 (2.23%) CSS3
18 55 (2.12%) Ajax
19 48 (1.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 266 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
2 257 (9.90%) Open Source
3 247 (9.51%) Computer Science
4 190 (7.32%) Mobile App
5 90 (3.47%) User Experience
6 89 (3.43%) Mathematics
7 55 (2.12%) Client/Server
7 55 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
8 48 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 44 (1.69%) Blog
10 43 (1.66%) N-Tier
11 38 (1.46%) Inversion of Control
12 35 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 34 (1.31%) Derivative
14 32 (1.23%) Visualisation
15 23 (0.89%) Video on Demand
15 23 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
16 21 (0.81%) Social Media
17 20 (0.77%) iPhone
18 18 (0.69%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 301 (11.59%) Windows
1 301 (11.59%) Linux
2 227 (8.74%) UNIX
3 166 (6.39%) Apple iOS
4 130 (5.01%) Android
5 42 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (1.58%) Windows XP
7 36 (1.39%) Windows 7
8 26 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (0.69%) Solaris
10 10 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
11 8 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.31%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.19%) Windows NT
13 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.12%) AIX
15 2 (0.077%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.039%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.039%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1609 (61.98%) Agile Software Development
2 623 (24.00%) TDD
3 597 (23.00%) BDD
4 567 (21.84%) Test Scripting
5 546 (21.03%) Scrum
6 472 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 456 (17.57%) Software Testing
8 439 (16.91%) Automated Testing
9 367 (14.14%) Test Strategy
10 364 (14.02%) Regression Testing
11 340 (13.10%) Software Engineering
12 322 (12.40%) Automation Testing
13 287 (11.06%) Manual Testing
14 283 (10.90%) Performance Testing
15 274 (10.55%) Test Management
16 270 (10.40%) E-Commerce
17 205 (7.90%) OO
17 205 (7.90%) Mentoring
18 197 (7.59%) User Stories
19 190 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 950 (36.59%) Java
2 882 (33.98%) SQL
3 660 (25.42%) C#
4 337 (12.98%) JavaScript
5 262 (10.09%) Python
6 245 (9.44%) Ruby
7 182 (7.01%) C++
8 164 (6.32%) Perl
9 162 (6.24%) PHP
10 98 (3.78%) VBScript
11 79 (3.04%) VB
12 68 (2.62%) PowerShell
13 65 (2.50%) Shell Script
14 48 (1.85%) C
15 46 (1.77%) Groovy
16 45 (1.73%) Bash Shell
17 44 (1.69%) Scala
18 41 (1.58%) T-SQL
19 35 (1.35%) Tcl
20 28 (1.08%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 531 (20.45%) Degree
2 496 (19.11%) ISEB
3 330 (12.71%) ISTQB
4 154 (5.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 127 (4.89%) Security Cleared
6 73 (2.81%) SC Cleared
7 33 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 22 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (0.69%) CCNP
10 17 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
11 16 (0.62%) CISSP
12 14 (0.54%) CCIP
12 14 (0.54%) DV Cleared
13 10 (0.39%) PhD
13 10 (0.39%) CISM
14 7 (0.27%) HND
14 7 (0.27%) Brainbench
15 6 (0.23%) Sun Certification
16 5 (0.19%) PMI Certification
17 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1113 (42.87%) QA
2 14 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.42%) TickIT
3 11 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.12%) JTAG
4 3 (0.12%) EMIR
4 3 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.12%) COBIT
5 2 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.077%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 2 (0.077%) SLA
6 1 (0.039%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.039%) Section 508
6 1 (0.039%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 45 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (1.62%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.42%) VMware ESX
3 11 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
4 9 (0.35%) Firmware
4 9 (0.35%) XenDesktop
5 8 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.27%) XenApp
7 6 (0.23%) KVM
8 3 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.039%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.039%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 349 (13.44%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.65%) Netcool
2 17 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (0.42%) Puppet
4 11 (0.42%) SCCM
5 6 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.12%) Control-M
7 2 (0.077%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.077%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.077%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.039%) Ansible
8 1 (0.039%) logstash
8 1 (0.039%) Kibana
8 1 (0.039%) Graylog2
8 1 (0.039%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.039%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 295 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 247 (9.51%) HP
3 215 (8.28%) Oracle
4 51 (1.96%) VMware
5 42 (1.62%) Citrix
6 34 (1.31%) Facebook
7 32 (1.23%) SAP
8 30 (1.16%) Telerik
9 28 (1.08%) OpenLink
10 26 (1.00%) Adobe
11 23 (0.89%) Cisco
12 22 (0.85%) Twitter
13 19 (0.73%) Green Hat
14 16 (0.62%) NetApp
15 15 (0.58%) Red Hat
15 15 (0.58%) Business Objects
15 15 (0.58%) JBoss
15 15 (0.58%) Teradata
15 15 (0.58%) Fujitsu
16 12 (0.46%) IBM
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West
ISL
Salary: £3700.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits ( Dep on Exp )
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
North West London
asos
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West London
asos
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Accenture
Salary: £45,000 per annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
North London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000, DOE Per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday