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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 226 230 315
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +85
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1317 1379 850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.33% 1.26% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.52% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1118 1138 734
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 £32,500 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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
83276 90851 80863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.09% 82.74% 80.98%
Number of salaries quoted 68571 74463 67326
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 2 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 2 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 +10 642 £52,500 +5.00% 97
South East -25 253 £45,000 +5.88% 30
East of England -9 101 £45,000 +12.50% 12
South West +18 99 £42,500 +6.25% 25
Yorkshire +17 77 £35,000 - 5
North West +26 57 £35,000 +5.26% 18
East Midlands +10 36 £40,000 +14.28% 4
West Midlands +5 33 £40,000 +3.89% 10
North East +1 10 £32,500 +13.49% 3
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 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 1818 (68.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1288 (48.22%) Selenium
3 1179 (44.14%) QA
4 1092 (40.88%) Java
5 894 (33.47%) SQL
6 741 (27.74%) Scrum
7 720 (26.96%) C#
8 690 (25.83%) TDD
9 687 (25.72%) BDD
10 658 (24.63%) WebDriver
11 603 (22.58%) Finance
12 570 (21.34%) Cucumber
13 538 (20.14%) Continuous Integration
14 526 (19.69%) Test Scripting
15 473 (17.71%) JavaScript
16 469 (17.56%) Software Testing
17 465 (17.41%) Degree
18 456 (17.07%) ISEB
19 454 (17.00%) Automated Testing
20 431 (16.14%) .NET
21 418 (15.65%) HTML
22 392 (14.68%) Software Engineering
23 377 (14.11%) Python
23 377 (14.11%) ISTQB
24 359 (13.44%) Web Services
25 357 (13.37%) XML
26 349 (13.07%) Ruby
27 338 (12.65%) SDLC
28 337 (12.62%) Jenkins
29 319 (11.94%) Linux

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 48 (1.80%) Confluence
2 40 (1.50%) CMS
3 38 (1.42%) IIS
4 36 (1.35%) WebSphere
5 28 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
5 28 (1.05%) Node.js
6 27 (1.01%) SharePoint
7 22 (0.82%) Tomcat
8 20 (0.75%) JBoss
9 19 (0.71%) WebLogic
9 19 (0.71%) Apache
10 15 (0.56%) Umbraco
11 14 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
12 12 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.30%) CICS
14 7 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.22%) GlassFish
16 5 (0.19%) MS Exchange
17 4 (0.15%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 109 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 51 (1.91%) MS Office
3 10 (0.37%) MS Project
4 6 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 9 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.30%) Summit
3 6 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.19%) Temenos T24
4 5 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.15%) Magento
6 3 (0.11%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.037%) AWD
7 1 (0.037%) BASE24
7 1 (0.037%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 70 (2.62%) SaaS
2 47 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.26%) GitHub
6 7 (0.26%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.15%) IaaS
8 3 (0.11%) Route 53
8 3 (0.11%) Heroku
8 3 (0.11%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.11%) Veeva
8 3 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.075%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.075%) PaaS
10 1 (0.037%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.037%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.037%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.037%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 97 (3.63%) Internet
2 84 (3.14%) HTTP
3 50 (1.87%) TCP/IP
4 33 (1.24%) DNS
5 16 (0.60%) Wireless
5 16 (0.60%) Firewall
6 14 (0.52%) VoIP
7 12 (0.45%) HTTPS
8 11 (0.41%) SSL
9 9 (0.34%) Unified Communications
9 9 (0.34%) ICMP
9 9 (0.34%) VPN
9 9 (0.34%) LDAP
10 8 (0.30%) FTP
10 8 (0.30%) ATM
11 6 (0.22%) IPv4
11 6 (0.22%) Intranet
11 6 (0.22%) MPLS
12 5 (0.19%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.15%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (10.41%) SQL Server
2 152 (5.69%) MySQL
3 96 (3.59%) Relational Database
4 69 (2.58%) MongoDB
5 59 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
6 54 (2.02%) NoSQL
7 36 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 35 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (1.24%) Big Data
9 33 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 32 (1.20%) RDBMS
11 20 (0.75%) DB2
12 19 (0.71%) Hadoop
12 19 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (0.60%) Hazelcast
13 16 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (0.56%) Neo4j
15 14 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
17 12 (0.45%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1288 (48.22%) Selenium
2 658 (24.63%) WebDriver
3 570 (21.34%) Cucumber
4 337 (12.62%) Jenkins
5 308 (11.53%) JIRA
5 308 (11.53%) QuickTest Pro
6 257 (9.62%) JUnit
7 205 (7.68%) Git (software)
8 192 (7.19%) JMeter
9 183 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 158 (5.92%) SpecFlow
11 147 (5.50%) SoapUI
12 140 (5.24%) TestNG
13 135 (5.05%) NUnit
14 133 (4.98%) Maven
15 131 (4.90%) Subversion
16 116 (4.34%) FitNesse
17 104 (3.89%) Visual Studio
18 102 (3.82%) Calabash
19 91 (3.41%) TeamCity
General
1 603 (22.58%) Finance
2 217 (8.12%) Banking
3 182 (6.81%) Retail
4 111 (4.16%) Games
5 103 (3.86%) Telecoms
6 69 (2.58%) Back Office
7 61 (2.28%) Marketing
8 49 (1.83%) Investment Banking
9 45 (1.68%) Financial Institution
10 24 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
11 23 (0.86%) Legal
11 23 (0.86%) Electronics
12 22 (0.82%) Advertising
13 21 (0.79%) Manufacturing
14 19 (0.71%) Online Betting
15 17 (0.64%) Retail Banking
15 17 (0.64%) Publishing
16 14 (0.52%) Law
17 13 (0.49%) Aerospace
18 12 (0.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 639 (23.92%) Analyst
2 582 (21.79%) Developer
3 542 (20.29%) Test Analyst
4 483 (18.08%) Tester
5 409 (15.31%) Test Engineer
6 241 (9.02%) Software Engineer
7 224 (8.39%) QA Engineer
8 212 (7.94%) Automation Engineer
9 193 (7.23%) Automation Tester
10 132 (4.94%) Software Tester
11 131 (4.90%) Test Manager
12 105 (3.93%) Automation Analyst
13 103 (3.86%) QA Analyst
14 102 (3.82%) Test Automation Engineer
15 101 (3.78%) Java Developer
16 92 (3.44%) Senior Developer
17 91 (3.41%) Software Test Engineer
18 85 (3.18%) Test Leader
19 84 (3.14%) Automation Test Analyst
20 76 (2.85%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 431 (16.14%) .NET
2 418 (15.65%) HTML
3 359 (13.44%) Web Services
4 357 (13.37%) XML
5 235 (8.80%) CSS
6 165 (6.18%) ASP.NET
7 140 (5.24%) Gherkin
8 138 (5.17%) RESTful
9 124 (4.64%) HTML5
10 123 (4.61%) REST
11 119 (4.46%) SOAP
12 114 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC
13 104 (3.89%) .NET Framework
14 98 (3.67%) AngularJS
15 97 (3.63%) jQuery
16 90 (3.37%) JSON
17 85 (3.18%) Spring
18 76 (2.85%) WCF
19 71 (2.66%) Ajax
20 54 (2.02%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 221 (8.27%) Computer Science
2 173 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
3 171 (6.40%) Mobile App
4 68 (2.55%) User Experience
5 59 (2.21%) Client/Server
6 56 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 47 (1.76%) Mathematics
8 46 (1.72%) Blog
9 44 (1.65%) N-Tier
10 37 (1.39%) Equities
11 35 (1.31%) Algorithms
12 33 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
12 33 (1.24%) Management Information System
13 26 (0.97%) Fixed Income
14 25 (0.94%) Derivative
15 20 (0.75%) Xbox
15 20 (0.75%) Smartphone
16 19 (0.71%) Online Games
16 19 (0.71%) Data Integration
17 16 (0.60%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 319 (11.94%) Linux
2 312 (11.68%) Windows
3 284 (10.63%) UNIX
4 206 (7.71%) Apple iOS
5 165 (6.18%) Android
6 31 (1.16%) Windows Phone
7 24 (0.90%) Solaris
8 18 (0.67%) Windows 8
9 16 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
10 9 (0.34%) Windows Phone 8
11 8 (0.30%) VMS
12 6 (0.22%) AIX
12 6 (0.22%) HPUX
12 6 (0.22%) Windows CE
13 5 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.19%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.19%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1818 (68.06%) Agile Software Development
2 741 (27.74%) Scrum
3 690 (25.83%) TDD
4 687 (25.72%) BDD
5 538 (20.14%) Continuous Integration
6 526 (19.69%) Test Scripting
7 469 (17.56%) Software Testing
8 454 (17.00%) Automated Testing
9 392 (14.68%) Software Engineering
10 338 (12.65%) SDLC
11 313 (11.72%) User Acceptance Testing
12 311 (11.64%) Test Strategy
13 288 (10.78%) Manual Testing
14 286 (10.71%) Automation Testing
15 270 (10.11%) Open Source
16 269 (10.07%) E-Commerce
17 266 (9.96%) Performance Testing
18 260 (9.73%) OO
19 248 (9.28%) Test Management
20 229 (8.57%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1092 (40.88%) Java
2 894 (33.47%) SQL
3 720 (26.96%) C#
4 473 (17.71%) JavaScript
5 377 (14.11%) Python
6 349 (13.07%) Ruby
7 194 (7.26%) C++
8 162 (6.07%) PHP
9 134 (5.02%) Perl
10 132 (4.94%) C
11 76 (2.85%) T-SQL
12 57 (2.13%) Groovy
13 53 (1.98%) VBScript
14 50 (1.87%) VB
15 48 (1.80%) Shell Script
16 45 (1.68%) Bash Shell
17 37 (1.39%) PL/SQL
18 34 (1.27%) Scala
19 22 (0.82%) XPath
20 17 (0.64%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 465 (17.41%) Degree
2 456 (17.07%) ISEB
3 377 (14.11%) ISTQB
4 176 (6.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 40 (1.50%) Security Cleared
6 17 (0.64%) SC Cleared
6 17 (0.64%) DV Cleared
6 17 (0.64%) PhD
7 15 (0.56%) HND
8 13 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.26%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.22%) HNC
10 6 (0.22%) Sun Certification
11 5 (0.19%) PMP
12 4 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.11%) Siebel Certification
13 3 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.075%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1179 (44.14%) QA
2 14 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.26%) ISO 14001
4 5 (0.19%) SLA
5 4 (0.15%) WAI
5 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.11%) EMIR
6 3 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.037%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.037%) COBIT
7 1 (0.037%) JTAG
7 1 (0.037%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (0.49%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.30%) RACF
4 6 (0.22%) Docker
4 6 (0.22%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.15%) Oracle Clusterware
5 4 (0.15%) HDFS
5 4 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.11%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.11%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.075%) vSphere
8 1 (0.037%) Firmware
8 1 (0.037%) NDS
Systems Management
1 154 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (1.24%) Puppet
3 21 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (0.60%) Vagrant
5 10 (0.37%) Capistrano
6 8 (0.30%) CA Endevor
7 7 (0.26%) Oozie
8 6 (0.22%) Ansible
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle Flashback
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.15%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.11%) WMI
10 3 (0.11%) SCCM
11 2 (0.075%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.037%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 1 (0.037%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.037%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.037%) logstash
12 1 (0.037%) Kibana
Vendors
1 248 (9.28%) Microsoft
2 231 (8.65%) Oracle
3 130 (4.87%) HP
4 71 (2.66%) Google
5 55 (2.06%) IBM
6 41 (1.54%) VMware
7 26 (0.97%) Perforce
8 24 (0.90%) Facebook
9 23 (0.86%) ForgeRock
10 22 (0.82%) Red Hat
11 21 (0.79%) SAP
12 20 (0.75%) WorldPay
13 15 (0.56%) Atlassian
13 15 (0.56%) Terracotta
14 14 (0.52%) Informatica
15 12 (0.45%) Green Hat
15 12 (0.45%) Apple
15 12 (0.45%) Xamarin
16 9 (0.34%) F5
16 9 (0.34%) Telerik
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