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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 220 261 267
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1333 1029 1085
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.35% 1.06% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.29% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1127 763 928
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
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
81572 79828 82463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.71% 82.32% 80.17%
Number of salaries quoted 67788 64492 70597
Average salary £48,250 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.57% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +9 603 £50,000 -4.76% 96
South East +74 302 £40,000 -11.11% 35
Yorkshire +20 102 £35,000 +2.94% 10
East of England -16 100 £45,000 - 18
South West +23 88 £42,000 +5.00% 13
North West +11 59 £32,500 -7.14% 7
West Midlands +18 49 £37,500 -11.76% 3
East Midlands +30 18 £37,500 +20.96% 2
North East -6 7 £30,000 -17.24% 1
Midlands - 2 £45,000 - 1
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1568 (61.64%) Agile Software Development
2 1104 (43.40%) QA
3 1048 (41.19%) Selenium
4 888 (34.91%) SQL
5 848 (33.33%) Java
6 660 (25.94%) C#
7 616 (24.21%) TDD
8 603 (23.70%) BDD
9 600 (23.58%) Test Scripting
10 541 (21.27%) WebDriver
11 522 (20.52%) Finance
12 514 (20.20%) ISEB
13 510 (20.05%) Scrum
14 490 (19.26%) Software Testing
15 479 (18.83%) Automated Testing
16 439 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
17 430 (16.90%) Cucumber
18 410 (16.12%) Degree
19 392 (15.41%) Software Engineering
20 376 (14.78%) Web Services
21 374 (14.70%) Windows
22 370 (14.54%) QuickTest Pro
23 364 (14.31%) JavaScript
23 364 (14.31%) JIRA
23 364 (14.31%) Test Strategy
24 361 (14.19%) .NET
25 357 (14.03%) ISTQB
26 339 (13.33%) XML
27 322 (12.66%) Manual Testing
28 310 (12.19%) HP Quality Center

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 44 (1.73%) IIS
2 39 (1.53%) Confluence
3 37 (1.45%) WebLogic
4 34 (1.34%) SharePoint
4 34 (1.34%) Node.js
5 32 (1.26%) Tomcat
6 28 (1.10%) WebSphere
7 23 (0.90%) CMS
8 21 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
9 20 (0.79%) Apache
10 18 (0.71%) MS Exchange
11 17 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
12 16 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
13 15 (0.59%) JBoss
14 10 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
14 10 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.31%) GlassFish
16 7 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
16 7 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (0.28%) Drupal
Applications
1 134 (5.27%) MS Excel
2 74 (2.91%) MS Office
3 6 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.20%) MS Project
5 4 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.12%) Mingle
7 1 (0.039%) Simulink
7 1 (0.039%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (1.14%) Endur
2 14 (0.55%) Markit EDM
3 11 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.24%) Summit
5 6 (0.24%) Magento
6 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.079%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.079%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.039%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.039%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.039%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.039%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.039%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.039%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.38%) SaaS
2 30 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.31%) Basecamp
7 6 (0.24%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.24%) GitHub
7 6 (0.24%) Route 53
8 5 (0.20%) Heroku
9 4 (0.16%) Trello
10 2 (0.079%) IaaS
10 2 (0.079%) PaaS
11 1 (0.039%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.039%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.039%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.039%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.039%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 74 (2.91%) HTTP
2 62 (2.44%) Internet
3 39 (1.53%) TCP/IP
4 31 (1.22%) LAN
4 31 (1.22%) WAN
5 16 (0.63%) MPLS
6 12 (0.47%) Broadband
6 12 (0.47%) BGP
7 11 (0.43%) DNS
8 9 (0.35%) IPv4
8 9 (0.35%) Wireless
9 8 (0.31%) VLAN
9 8 (0.31%) Firewall
10 6 (0.24%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.24%) Intranet
11 5 (0.20%) ICMP
11 5 (0.20%) SSL
12 4 (0.16%) IPv6
12 4 (0.16%) iSCSI
12 4 (0.16%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 132 (5.19%) MySQL
3 58 (2.28%) MongoDB
4 52 (2.04%) NoSQL
5 46 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 37 (1.45%) Oracle Database
7 35 (1.38%) Big Data
7 35 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 26 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (0.94%) Relational Database
10 18 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (0.59%) MS Access
12 14 (0.55%) QlikView
13 13 (0.51%) Redis
13 13 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 12 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1048 (41.19%) Selenium
2 541 (21.27%) WebDriver
3 430 (16.90%) Cucumber
4 370 (14.54%) QuickTest Pro
5 364 (14.31%) JIRA
6 278 (10.93%) Jenkins
7 226 (8.88%) JUnit
8 206 (8.10%) JMeter
9 167 (6.56%) SpecFlow
10 166 (6.53%) Git (software)
11 159 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 150 (5.90%) Visual Studio
13 141 (5.54%) SoapUI
14 120 (4.72%) NUnit
15 117 (4.60%) TestNG
16 112 (4.40%) Calabash
17 102 (4.01%) TeamCity
18 94 (3.69%) Subversion
19 83 (3.26%) LoadRunner
20 78 (3.07%) JBehave
General
1 522 (20.52%) Finance
2 169 (6.64%) Retail
3 145 (5.70%) Banking
4 89 (3.50%) Telecoms
5 81 (3.18%) Games
6 68 (2.67%) Marketing
7 49 (1.93%) Back Office
8 40 (1.57%) Investment Banking
9 35 (1.38%) Legal
10 33 (1.30%) Financial Institution
11 23 (0.90%) Advertising
12 21 (0.83%) Publishing
13 20 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (0.59%) Electronics
15 13 (0.51%) Online Betting
15 13 (0.51%) Front Office
16 11 (0.43%) Aerospace
17 10 (0.39%) Multimedia
17 10 (0.39%) Automotive
18 9 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 569 (22.37%) Analyst
2 466 (18.32%) Test Analyst
3 428 (16.82%) Tester
4 420 (16.51%) Developer
5 406 (15.96%) Test Engineer
6 228 (8.96%) Software Engineer
7 216 (8.49%) Automation Engineer
8 203 (7.98%) QA Engineer
9 143 (5.62%) Test Manager
10 134 (5.27%) Automation Tester
11 123 (4.83%) QA Analyst
12 116 (4.56%) Software Tester
13 114 (4.48%) Software Test Engineer
14 107 (4.21%) Test Automation Engineer
15 96 (3.77%) QA Tester
16 91 (3.58%) Team Leader
17 89 (3.50%) Consultant
18 70 (2.75%) Test Team Leader
19 68 (2.67%) Senior Tester
20 66 (2.59%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 376 (14.78%) Web Services
2 361 (14.19%) .NET
3 339 (13.33%) XML
4 283 (11.12%) HTML
5 163 (6.41%) CSS
6 130 (5.11%) ASP.NET
7 127 (4.99%) RESTful
8 113 (4.44%) Gherkin
9 92 (3.62%) .NET Framework
10 89 (3.50%) SOAP
11 88 (3.46%) jQuery
12 85 (3.34%) WCF
13 80 (3.14%) REST
14 77 (3.03%) JSON
15 76 (2.99%) Spring
16 73 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC
17 64 (2.52%) HTML5
18 63 (2.48%) LAMP
19 52 (2.04%) J2EE
20 43 (1.69%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 237 (9.32%) Computer Science
1 237 (9.32%) Open Source
2 231 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
3 192 (7.55%) Mobile App
4 77 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 67 (2.63%) User Experience
6 66 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 64 (2.52%) Client/Server
8 62 (2.44%) Mathematics
9 47 (1.85%) N-Tier
9 47 (1.85%) Blog
10 30 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
11 28 (1.10%) iPhone
12 24 (0.94%) Clustering
12 24 (0.94%) Algorithms
13 22 (0.86%) Online Games
14 20 (0.79%) iPad
15 19 (0.75%) Data Structures
16 18 (0.71%) Derivative
16 18 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 374 (14.70%) Windows
2 288 (11.32%) Linux
3 237 (9.32%) UNIX
4 174 (6.84%) Apple iOS
5 152 (5.97%) Android
6 62 (2.44%) Solaris
7 55 (2.16%) Windows XP
8 47 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 40 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (1.57%) Windows 7
10 19 (0.75%) Windows Phone
11 17 (0.67%) AIX
12 14 (0.55%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
15 9 (0.35%) HPUX
16 7 (0.28%) Windows NT
17 6 (0.24%) Windows Phone 8
18 5 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
18 5 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1568 (61.64%) Agile Software Development
2 616 (24.21%) TDD
3 603 (23.70%) BDD
4 600 (23.58%) Test Scripting
5 510 (20.05%) Scrum
6 490 (19.26%) Software Testing
7 479 (18.83%) Automated Testing
8 439 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
9 392 (15.41%) Software Engineering
10 364 (14.31%) Test Strategy
11 322 (12.66%) Manual Testing
12 305 (11.99%) Test Management
13 294 (11.56%) Automation Testing
14 286 (11.24%) Regression Testing
15 283 (11.12%) Performance Testing
16 265 (10.42%) E-Commerce
17 253 (9.94%) User Acceptance Testing
18 195 (7.67%) Mentoring
19 173 (6.80%) Integration Testing
20 171 (6.72%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 888 (34.91%) SQL
2 848 (33.33%) Java
3 660 (25.94%) C#
4 364 (14.31%) JavaScript
5 305 (11.99%) Python
6 269 (10.57%) Ruby
7 192 (7.55%) C++
8 163 (6.41%) Perl
9 150 (5.90%) PHP
10 85 (3.34%) C
11 75 (2.95%) PowerShell
12 58 (2.28%) Shell Script
13 54 (2.12%) T-SQL
14 50 (1.97%) Bash Shell
15 47 (1.85%) VBScript
16 42 (1.65%) VB
17 37 (1.45%) PL/SQL
18 31 (1.22%) Scala
19 30 (1.18%) Tcl
20 25 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 514 (20.20%) ISEB
2 410 (16.12%) Degree
3 357 (14.03%) ISTQB
4 159 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 110 (4.32%) Security Cleared
6 60 (2.36%) SC Cleared
7 20 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 16 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
9 13 (0.51%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.51%) PhD
10 12 (0.47%) CCNP
10 12 (0.47%) CCIP
10 12 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.43%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.35%) Sun Certification
13 8 (0.31%) HND
14 7 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.24%) MCP
15 6 (0.24%) PMP
16 4 (0.16%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1104 (43.40%) QA
2 11 (0.43%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.20%) EMIR
4 5 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.16%) JTAG
6 3 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.12%) COBIT
6 3 (0.12%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 2 (0.079%) TickIT
7 2 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.079%) Solvency II
System Software
1 39 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 36 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.43%) VMware ESX
3 11 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
4 9 (0.35%) VirtualBox
4 9 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.20%) KVM
7 4 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.16%) Firmware
7 4 (0.16%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.079%) vSphere
10 1 (0.039%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 310 (12.19%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.71%) Netcool
2 18 (0.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 18 (0.71%) Puppet
2 18 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (0.20%) Control-M
5 4 (0.16%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.12%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.12%) SCCM
7 1 (0.039%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.039%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.039%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.039%) Nagios
7 1 (0.039%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.039%) Kibana
7 1 (0.039%) Graylog2
7 1 (0.039%) Ansible
7 1 (0.039%) logstash
Vendors
1 297 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 238 (9.36%) Oracle
3 230 (9.04%) HP
4 50 (1.97%) VMware
5 33 (1.30%) Google
6 31 (1.22%) Red Hat
7 28 (1.10%) OpenLink
8 27 (1.06%) Telerik
9 25 (0.98%) Green Hat
10 23 (0.90%) Citrix
11 18 (0.71%) McAfee
11 18 (0.71%) Veritas
12 17 (0.67%) IBM
13 15 (0.59%) SunGard
13 15 (0.59%) Apple
14 14 (0.55%) NetApp
14 14 (0.55%) Adobe
14 14 (0.55%) Atlassian
15 13 (0.51%) Cisco
16 12 (0.47%) Fujitsu
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum GBP To 45k +Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £70000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum BONUS, 25 days holiday, Pension, Pri
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: to £35,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago