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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 239 270 288
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1232 1053 977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.14% 1.03% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.30% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1013 897 813
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
87003 81075 87515
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.74% 79.39% 77.90%
Number of salaries quoted 70060 66935 74947
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -9 598 £52,500 +5.00% 71
South East +52 263 £42,500 -5.55% 44
East of England +16 102 £42,500 - 12
South West +14 86 £40,000 +6.66% 20
Yorkshire -39 56 £36,500 +7.35% 9
North West -7 53 £34,075 +6.48% 4
East Midlands -4 31 £37,500 +15.38% 6
West Midlands +8 29 £42,500 +13.33% 3
North East +2 8 £27,500 +1.85% 7
Midlands - 4 £35,000 -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1213 (45.19%) Selenium
2 1189 (44.30%) QA
3 1068 (39.79%) Java
4 1052 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
5 890 (33.16%) SQL
6 723 (26.94%) C#
7 666 (24.81%) TDD
8 627 (23.36%) BDD
9 626 (23.32%) Finance
10 613 (22.84%) Degree
11 604 (22.50%) Scrum
12 548 (20.42%) WebDriver
13 540 (20.12%) .NET
14 521 (19.41%) Test Scripting
15 517 (19.26%) ISEB
16 499 (18.59%) Continuous Integration
17 476 (17.73%) Automated Testing
18 464 (17.29%) Software Testing
19 398 (14.83%) Test Strategy
20 388 (14.46%) Cucumber
21 383 (14.27%) QuickTest Pro
22 380 (14.16%) Regression Testing
23 373 (13.90%) Web Services
24 360 (13.41%) Automation Testing
25 353 (13.15%) ISTQB
26 352 (13.11%) JavaScript
27 330 (12.30%) Linux
28 316 (11.77%) XML
29 313 (11.66%) HTML
30 311 (11.59%) JIRA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 54 (2.01%) Confluence
2 49 (1.83%) Tomcat
3 43 (1.60%) IIS
3 43 (1.60%) Node.js
4 28 (1.04%) Apache
4 28 (1.04%) WebLogic
4 28 (1.04%) WebSphere
5 22 (0.82%) CMS
6 16 (0.60%) SharePoint
7 12 (0.45%) WorkSite
8 11 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (0.34%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.30%) Alfresco
10 8 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.26%) EPiServer CMS
12 6 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.19%) Documentum
14 4 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 116 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 77 (2.87%) MS Office
3 7 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.037%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.41%) Endur
2 10 (0.37%) Magento
3 9 (0.34%) JDE OneWorld
3 9 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
4 7 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.037%) Cordys
8 1 (0.037%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.037%) Summit
8 1 (0.037%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 47 (1.75%) SaaS
2 45 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.63%) Basecamp
5 13 (0.48%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 5 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.15%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.075%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.037%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.037%) Office 365
9 1 (0.037%) Route 53
9 1 (0.037%) GitHub
9 1 (0.037%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.037%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 108 (4.02%) HTTP
2 69 (2.57%) Internet
3 36 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 31 (1.15%) MPLS
4 31 (1.15%) BGP
5 17 (0.63%) Wireless
6 14 (0.52%) Broadband
7 12 (0.45%) LAN
7 12 (0.45%) WAN
8 10 (0.37%) Firewall
9 8 (0.30%) SAN
10 7 (0.26%) DNS
10 7 (0.26%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.26%) SSL
11 6 (0.22%) VPN
11 6 (0.22%) Intranet
12 5 (0.19%) Wireshark
12 5 (0.19%) LDAP
12 5 (0.19%) NAS
13 4 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 97 (3.61%) MySQL
3 65 (2.42%) Big Data
4 58 (2.16%) MongoDB
5 52 (1.94%) Relational Database
6 45 (1.68%) NoSQL
7 44 (1.64%) Oracle Database
8 32 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 25 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
10 24 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (0.67%) Hazelcast
14 14 (0.52%) Redis
14 14 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (0.52%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.45%) Hadoop
16 9 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
17 8 (0.30%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 1213 (45.19%) Selenium
2 548 (20.42%) WebDriver
3 388 (14.46%) Cucumber
4 383 (14.27%) QuickTest Pro
5 311 (11.59%) JIRA
6 292 (10.88%) Jenkins
7 283 (10.54%) JUnit
8 200 (7.45%) SoapUI
9 198 (7.38%) Git (software)
10 176 (6.56%) JMeter
11 149 (5.55%) Visual Studio
12 128 (4.77%) SpecFlow
13 127 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
14 126 (4.69%) NUnit
15 123 (4.58%) Subversion
16 122 (4.55%) TestNG
17 121 (4.51%) FitNesse
18 117 (4.36%) Hudson
19 111 (4.14%) TeamCity
20 105 (3.91%) Maven
General
1 626 (23.32%) Finance
2 159 (5.92%) Banking
3 153 (5.70%) Retail
4 125 (4.66%) Games
5 109 (4.06%) Telecoms
6 77 (2.87%) Marketing
7 50 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 48 (1.79%) Publishing
9 42 (1.56%) Law
10 38 (1.42%) Manufacturing
11 37 (1.38%) Legal
12 36 (1.34%) Front Office
13 34 (1.27%) Back Office
14 32 (1.19%) Electronics
15 19 (0.71%) Advertising
16 15 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
16 15 (0.56%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.45%) Automotive
18 11 (0.41%) Retail Banking
19 10 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 608 (22.65%) Analyst
2 596 (22.21%) Tester
3 497 (18.52%) Test Analyst
3 497 (18.52%) Test Engineer
4 473 (17.62%) Developer
5 265 (9.87%) Automation Engineer
6 243 (9.05%) QA Engineer
7 185 (6.89%) Automation Tester
8 182 (6.78%) QA Analyst
9 168 (6.26%) Software Engineer
10 150 (5.59%) Test Manager
11 147 (5.48%) QA Tester
12 140 (5.22%) Automation Analyst
13 122 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
14 115 (4.28%) QA Automation Engineer
15 106 (3.95%) Test Leader
16 104 (3.87%) Automation Test Analyst
17 103 (3.84%) Software Tester
18 101 (3.76%) Senior Test Engineer
19 96 (3.58%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 540 (20.12%) .NET
2 373 (13.90%) Web Services
3 316 (11.77%) XML
4 313 (11.66%) HTML
5 184 (6.86%) CSS
6 182 (6.78%) SOAP
7 152 (5.66%) REST
8 135 (5.03%) RESTful
9 122 (4.55%) .NET Framework
10 121 (4.51%) ASP.NET
11 118 (4.40%) Gherkin
12 110 (4.10%) HTML5
13 109 (4.06%) JSON
14 105 (3.91%) jQuery
15 81 (3.02%) Spring
16 73 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC
17 70 (2.61%) CSS3
17 70 (2.61%) J2EE
18 62 (2.31%) Ajax
19 57 (2.12%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 251 (9.35%) Computer Science
2 245 (9.13%) Open Source
3 204 (7.60%) Mobile App
4 117 (4.36%) Mathematics
5 60 (2.24%) Client/Server
6 55 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
7 43 (1.60%) Inversion of Control
8 39 (1.45%) Blog
9 37 (1.38%) Visualisation
10 35 (1.30%) iPhone
11 34 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 33 (1.23%) Management Information System
13 32 (1.19%) N-Tier
13 32 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
14 31 (1.15%) Derivative
15 29 (1.08%) Blackberry
16 27 (1.01%) iPad
17 25 (0.93%) Video on Demand
18 24 (0.89%) DTV
19 22 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 330 (12.30%) Linux
2 306 (11.40%) Windows
3 234 (8.72%) UNIX
4 178 (6.63%) Apple iOS
5 149 (5.55%) Android
6 26 (0.97%) Windows 7
7 20 (0.75%) Mac OS X
7 20 (0.75%) Windows XP
8 18 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
9 13 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.37%) Solaris
11 9 (0.34%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.19%) Windows NT
12 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.075%) Debian
14 2 (0.075%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.037%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.037%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1052 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
2 666 (24.81%) TDD
3 627 (23.36%) BDD
4 604 (22.50%) Scrum
5 521 (19.41%) Test Scripting
6 499 (18.59%) Continuous Integration
7 476 (17.73%) Automated Testing
8 464 (17.29%) Software Testing
9 398 (14.83%) Test Strategy
10 380 (14.16%) Regression Testing
11 360 (13.41%) Automation Testing
12 303 (11.29%) Software Engineering
13 271 (10.10%) Performance Testing
14 269 (10.02%) E-Commerce
15 255 (9.50%) Test Management
16 248 (9.24%) Manual Testing
17 245 (9.13%) OO
18 206 (7.68%) User Stories
19 185 (6.89%) User Acceptance Testing
20 162 (6.04%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1068 (39.79%) Java
2 890 (33.16%) SQL
3 723 (26.94%) C#
4 352 (13.11%) JavaScript
5 288 (10.73%) Python
6 268 (9.99%) Ruby
7 203 (7.56%) C++
8 192 (7.15%) Perl
9 154 (5.74%) PHP
10 109 (4.06%) VBScript
11 85 (3.17%) VB
12 76 (2.83%) Shell Script
13 74 (2.76%) Groovy
14 68 (2.53%) C
15 54 (2.01%) Bash Shell
16 51 (1.90%) T-SQL
17 46 (1.71%) Scala
18 45 (1.68%) PowerShell
19 34 (1.27%) Objective-C
20 32 (1.19%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 613 (22.84%) Degree
2 517 (19.26%) ISEB
3 353 (13.15%) ISTQB
4 147 (5.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 95 (3.54%) Security Cleared
6 49 (1.83%) SC Cleared
7 36 (1.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 22 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (0.60%) CISSP
9 16 (0.60%) CCNP
10 15 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
11 13 (0.48%) CCIP
12 11 (0.41%) PhD
12 11 (0.41%) CISM
12 11 (0.41%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.30%) Sun Certification
13 8 (0.30%) HND
14 7 (0.26%) Brainbench
15 6 (0.22%) Postgraduate
16 5 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1189 (44.30%) QA
2 15 (0.56%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.41%) TickIT
4 3 (0.11%) COBIT
4 3 (0.11%) JTAG
4 3 (0.11%) SLA
5 2 (0.075%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.037%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.037%) Section 508
6 1 (0.037%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 42 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (1.15%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.37%) KVM
4 9 (0.34%) XenDesktop
5 8 (0.30%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.26%) XenApp
7 6 (0.22%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.037%) vSphere
9 1 (0.037%) NFS
Systems Management
1 311 (11.59%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.60%) Puppet
3 12 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.41%) SCCM
5 6 (0.22%) Netcool
5 6 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.075%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.075%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.037%) Ansible
8 1 (0.037%) logstash
8 1 (0.037%) Kibana
8 1 (0.037%) Graylog2
8 1 (0.037%) Control-M
8 1 (0.037%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.037%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 302 (11.25%) Microsoft
2 224 (8.35%) HP
3 202 (7.53%) Oracle
4 48 (1.79%) VMware
5 40 (1.49%) SAP
5 40 (1.49%) Facebook
6 31 (1.15%) Citrix
7 27 (1.01%) Cisco
8 23 (0.86%) Telerik
9 22 (0.82%) Twitter
10 20 (0.75%) Business Objects
11 19 (0.71%) Adobe
12 18 (0.67%) Teradata
13 15 (0.56%) JBoss
13 15 (0.56%) Red Hat
14 14 (0.52%) NetApp
15 13 (0.48%) Atlassian
15 13 (0.48%) Jaspersoft
15 13 (0.48%) Green Hat
16 12 (0.45%) Google
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
TUI Travel PLC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
WTG (Web Technology Group)
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £55000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
East London
Aston Carter
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + annual bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Tyneside
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: Up to £35, 000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Great package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + options
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday