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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 212 246 302
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +56
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1464 1342 933
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.42% 1.19% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.44% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1228 1118 807
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
87132 92976 83422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.34% 82.70% 80.93%
Number of salaries quoted 72017 75970 69435
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +8 682 £55,000 +10.00% 85
South East +4 272 £47,500 +11.76% 32
South West +34 143 £42,500 +6.25% 20
East of England -1 108 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Yorkshire +42 86 £35,000 -2.09% 7
North West +51 72 £37,500 +7.14% 19
East Midlands +21 44 £40,000 +14.28% 2
West Midlands +15 41 £40,000 - 11
North East -5 8 £32,500 -5.45% 4
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 1919 (67.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1351 (47.54%) Selenium
3 1239 (43.60%) QA
4 1184 (41.66%) Java
5 909 (31.98%) SQL
6 759 (26.71%) C#
7 748 (26.32%) Scrum
8 739 (26.00%) TDD
9 709 (24.95%) BDD
10 690 (24.28%) WebDriver
11 661 (23.26%) Finance
12 651 (22.91%) Continuous Integration
13 586 (20.62%) Cucumber
14 525 (18.47%) Test Scripting
15 495 (17.42%) Degree
16 491 (17.28%) JavaScript
17 478 (16.82%) Software Testing
18 476 (16.75%) Automated Testing
19 436 (15.34%) HTML
19 436 (15.34%) ISEB
20 420 (14.78%) .NET
21 407 (14.32%) Python
22 396 (13.93%) ISTQB
23 388 (13.65%) Software Engineering
24 377 (13.27%) Ruby
24 377 (13.27%) Jenkins
25 370 (13.02%) XML
26 360 (12.67%) Web Services
27 359 (12.63%) SDLC
28 356 (12.53%) Linux

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 42 (1.48%) Confluence
2 41 (1.44%) CMS
3 37 (1.30%) IIS
4 35 (1.23%) WebSphere
5 31 (1.09%) Node.js
6 30 (1.06%) SharePoint
7 28 (0.99%) Tomcat
8 25 (0.88%) JBoss
8 25 (0.88%) WebLogic
9 23 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
10 21 (0.74%) Apache
11 15 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
11 15 (0.53%) Umbraco
12 12 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (0.32%) CICS
13 9 (0.32%) nginx
14 8 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
16 5 (0.18%) Drupal
16 5 (0.18%) GlassFish
Applications
1 114 (4.01%) MS Excel
2 51 (1.79%) MS Office
3 8 (0.28%) MS Project
4 4 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 21 (0.74%) Temenos T24
1 21 (0.74%) Oracle Cash Management
2 9 (0.32%) Summit
3 8 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.14%) Magento
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.070%) AWD
7 2 (0.070%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.035%) VisionPLUS
8 1 (0.035%) BASE24
8 1 (0.035%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 69 (2.43%) SaaS
2 56 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.32%) Amazon S3
5 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (0.32%) GitHub
6 5 (0.18%) Heroku
7 4 (0.14%) IaaS
7 4 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.11%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.11%) Engine Yard
8 3 (0.11%) Route 53
8 3 (0.11%) Veeva
9 2 (0.070%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.070%) PaaS
10 1 (0.035%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.035%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 102 (3.59%) Internet
2 78 (2.74%) HTTP
3 46 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 34 (1.20%) DNS
5 18 (0.63%) VoIP
6 17 (0.60%) Firewall
7 15 (0.53%) Wireless
8 12 (0.42%) HTTPS
9 10 (0.35%) SSL
9 10 (0.35%) ATM
10 9 (0.32%) LDAP
10 9 (0.32%) FTP
10 9 (0.32%) VPN
10 9 (0.32%) ICMP
10 9 (0.32%) Unified Communications
11 7 (0.25%) Intranet
12 5 (0.18%) Extranet
12 5 (0.18%) Wireshark
12 5 (0.18%) GSM
13 4 (0.14%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 148 (5.21%) MySQL
3 122 (4.29%) Relational Database
4 63 (2.22%) MongoDB
5 58 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
6 49 (1.72%) NoSQL
7 46 (1.62%) Oracle Database
8 39 (1.37%) Big Data
9 34 (1.20%) RDBMS
10 31 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 30 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 26 (0.91%) OLTP
13 23 (0.81%) DB2
14 22 (0.77%) Hadoop
15 17 (0.60%) Neo4j
15 17 (0.60%) Hazelcast
16 14 (0.49%) OLAP Cube
16 14 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
16 14 (0.49%) OLAP
16 14 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1351 (47.54%) Selenium
2 690 (24.28%) WebDriver
3 586 (20.62%) Cucumber
4 377 (13.27%) Jenkins
5 328 (11.54%) JIRA
6 309 (10.87%) HP UFT
7 283 (9.96%) JUnit
8 234 (8.23%) Git (software)
9 210 (7.39%) JMeter
10 188 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 156 (5.49%) SoapUI
12 147 (5.17%) NUnit
13 145 (5.10%) TestNG
14 144 (5.07%) SpecFlow
15 143 (5.03%) Subversion
16 139 (4.89%) Maven
17 113 (3.98%) Visual Studio
18 110 (3.87%) FitNesse
19 96 (3.38%) TeamCity
20 85 (2.99%) Calabash
General
1 661 (23.26%) Finance
2 228 (8.02%) Banking
3 172 (6.05%) Retail
4 119 (4.19%) Games
5 108 (3.80%) Telecoms
6 67 (2.36%) Marketing
7 60 (2.11%) Back Office
8 54 (1.90%) Financial Institution
9 53 (1.86%) Investment Banking
10 29 (1.02%) Legal
10 29 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 25 (0.88%) Electronics
12 22 (0.77%) Publishing
13 20 (0.70%) Advertising
13 20 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
14 18 (0.63%) Front Office
15 17 (0.60%) Law
15 17 (0.60%) Retail Banking
15 17 (0.60%) Online Betting
16 14 (0.49%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 640 (22.52%) Analyst
2 637 (22.41%) Developer
3 541 (19.04%) Test Analyst
4 493 (17.35%) Tester
5 444 (15.62%) Test Engineer
6 239 (8.41%) Automation Engineer
7 237 (8.34%) Software Engineer
8 226 (7.95%) QA Engineer
9 207 (7.28%) Automation Tester
10 189 (6.65%) Test Automation Engineer
11 154 (5.42%) Test Manager
12 133 (4.68%) Software Tester
13 122 (4.29%) Java Developer
14 118 (4.15%) QA Analyst
15 114 (4.01%) Senior Developer
16 107 (3.76%) Automation Analyst
17 97 (3.41%) Test Leader
18 88 (3.10%) Automation Test Analyst
18 88 (3.10%) Software Test Engineer
19 84 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 436 (15.34%) HTML
2 420 (14.78%) .NET
3 370 (13.02%) XML
4 360 (12.67%) Web Services
5 250 (8.80%) CSS
6 170 (5.98%) ASP.NET
7 149 (5.24%) RESTful
8 148 (5.21%) SOAP
9 147 (5.17%) REST
10 137 (4.82%) HTML5
11 126 (4.43%) Gherkin
12 118 (4.15%) ASP.NET MVC
13 110 (3.87%) jQuery
14 108 (3.80%) AngularJS
15 101 (3.55%) Spring
16 97 (3.41%) .NET Framework
17 82 (2.89%) JSON
18 76 (2.67%) WCF
19 70 (2.46%) Ajax
20 60 (2.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 222 (7.81%) Computer Science
2 185 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 174 (6.12%) Mobile App
4 72 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 67 (2.36%) User Experience
6 60 (2.11%) Client/Server
7 50 (1.76%) N-Tier
8 48 (1.69%) Mathematics
8 48 (1.69%) Algorithms
9 45 (1.58%) Blog
10 43 (1.51%) Equities
11 35 (1.23%) Derivative
12 32 (1.13%) Fixed Income
13 31 (1.09%) Management Information System
14 28 (0.99%) Data Integration
15 23 (0.81%) Xbox
16 22 (0.77%) iPhone
16 22 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (0.77%) Inversion of Control
17 20 (0.70%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 356 (12.53%) Linux
2 325 (11.44%) Windows
3 291 (10.24%) UNIX
4 214 (7.53%) Apple iOS
5 183 (6.44%) Android
6 32 (1.13%) Windows Phone
7 22 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
8 19 (0.67%) Solaris
8 19 (0.67%) Windows 8
9 8 (0.28%) VMS
9 8 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
11 5 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.18%) Windows CE
12 3 (0.11%) AIX
12 3 (0.11%) HPUX
13 2 (0.070%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.070%) CentOS
14 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.035%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1919 (67.52%) Agile Software Development
2 748 (26.32%) Scrum
3 739 (26.00%) TDD
4 709 (24.95%) BDD
5 651 (22.91%) Continuous Integration
6 525 (18.47%) Test Scripting
7 478 (16.82%) Software Testing
8 476 (16.75%) Automated Testing
9 388 (13.65%) Software Engineering
10 359 (12.63%) SDLC
11 331 (11.65%) Test Strategy
12 317 (11.15%) Automation Testing
13 316 (11.12%) User Acceptance Testing
14 310 (10.91%) OO
15 298 (10.49%) Manual Testing
16 294 (10.34%) E-Commerce
17 292 (10.27%) Open Source
18 273 (9.61%) Performance Testing
19 255 (8.97%) Regression Testing
20 242 (8.52%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1184 (41.66%) Java
2 909 (31.98%) SQL
3 759 (26.71%) C#
4 491 (17.28%) JavaScript
5 407 (14.32%) Python
6 377 (13.27%) Ruby
7 201 (7.07%) C++
8 175 (6.16%) PHP
9 133 (4.68%) C
10 129 (4.54%) Perl
11 86 (3.03%) T-SQL
12 83 (2.92%) Groovy
13 56 (1.97%) VB
14 55 (1.94%) VBScript
15 47 (1.65%) Bash Shell
16 45 (1.58%) Shell Script
17 40 (1.41%) Scala
18 32 (1.13%) PL/SQL
19 20 (0.70%) PowerShell
20 19 (0.67%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 495 (17.42%) Degree
2 436 (15.34%) ISEB
3 396 (13.93%) ISTQB
4 180 (6.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 52 (1.83%) Security Cleared
6 28 (0.99%) SC Cleared
7 17 (0.60%) DV Cleared
8 14 (0.49%) PhD
9 12 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (0.35%) HND
11 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.18%) MCP
13 5 (0.18%) HNC
14 4 (0.14%) Sun Certification
14 4 (0.14%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.11%) Siebel Certification
16 2 (0.070%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 2 (0.070%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1239 (43.60%) QA
2 13 (0.46%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.25%) SLA
3 7 (0.25%) ISO 14001
4 5 (0.18%) WAI
5 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.11%) EMIR
5 3 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.035%) COBIT
6 1 (0.035%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.035%) JTAG
6 1 (0.035%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 34 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.35%) Hyper-V
3 9 (0.32%) RACF
3 9 (0.32%) Docker
4 7 (0.25%) VMware ESX
4 7 (0.25%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.14%) HDFS
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Clusterware
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.11%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.11%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.070%) Firmware
8 1 (0.035%) NDS
Systems Management
1 156 (5.49%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (1.41%) Puppet
3 28 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (0.60%) Vagrant
5 10 (0.35%) Capistrano
6 9 (0.32%) Ansible
6 9 (0.32%) CA Endevor
7 7 (0.25%) WMI
7 7 (0.25%) Oozie
8 4 (0.14%) SCCM
9 3 (0.11%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle Flashback
10 2 (0.070%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.070%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.035%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.035%) OpenNMS
11 1 (0.035%) logstash
11 1 (0.035%) Kibana
Vendors
1 253 (8.90%) Microsoft
2 250 (8.80%) Oracle
3 136 (4.79%) HP
4 77 (2.71%) IBM
5 70 (2.46%) Google
6 41 (1.44%) VMware
7 28 (0.99%) Green Hat
8 27 (0.95%) SAP
8 27 (0.95%) Perforce
9 25 (0.88%) Facebook
10 24 (0.84%) ForgeRock
10 24 (0.84%) WorldPay
11 21 (0.74%) Red Hat
12 20 (0.70%) Atlassian
13 17 (0.60%) Terracotta
14 15 (0.53%) Informatica
15 13 (0.46%) Xamarin
16 12 (0.42%) Apple
17 11 (0.39%) F5
18 10 (0.35%) New Relic
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