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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 216 241 281
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +40
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1479 1331 1072
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.56% 1.36% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.59% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1228 1139 794
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
82564 83454 82191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 86.87% 85.24% 84.95%
Number of salaries quoted 69342 69187 66079
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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 +23 685 £55,000 +10.00% 102
South East -42 246 £45,000 +12.50% 35
Yorkshire +35 130 £40,000 +14.28% 22
East of England +15 110 £40,000 -11.11% 17
South West +4 104 £42,500 +2.40% 19
North West +76 95 £40,000 +23.07% 16
West Midlands -12 62 £47,500 +26.66% 8
East Midlands -1 15 £45,000 +20.00% 2
North East +3 10 £30,000 - 3
Midlands +16 4 £32,500 -27.77%
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2127 (68.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1469 (47.39%) Selenium
3 1379 (44.48%) QA
4 1336 (43.10%) Java
5 974 (31.42%) C#
6 920 (29.68%) SQL
7 851 (27.45%) BDD
8 744 (24.00%) TDD
9 733 (23.65%) Scrum
10 725 (23.39%) Continuous Integration
11 689 (22.23%) Finance
12 671 (21.65%) WebDriver
13 653 (21.06%) Cucumber
14 602 (19.42%) Test Scripting
15 573 (18.48%) Degree
16 561 (18.10%) Software Testing
17 533 (17.19%) .NET
18 520 (16.77%) Automated Testing
19 476 (15.35%) ISTQB
20 475 (15.32%) Web Services
21 472 (15.23%) JavaScript
22 467 (15.06%) ISEB
23 455 (14.68%) Software Engineering
24 445 (14.35%) Functional Testing
25 444 (14.32%) Automation Testing
26 436 (14.06%) Ruby
27 426 (13.74%) JIRA
28 418 (13.48%) Windows
29 410 (13.23%) SDLC
30 403 (13.00%) Manual Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 99 (3.19%) Node.js
2 56 (1.81%) WebLogic
3 46 (1.48%) Confluence
4 44 (1.42%) CMS
5 39 (1.26%) IIS
6 33 (1.06%) SharePoint
7 29 (0.94%) nginx
8 26 (0.84%) Apache
9 19 (0.61%) JBoss
10 18 (0.58%) Tomcat
11 14 (0.45%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.39%) MQSeries
13 9 (0.29%) Mule
13 9 (0.29%) Mule ESB
13 9 (0.29%) WebLogic Portal
14 6 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
15 5 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.16%) Drupal
15 5 (0.16%) MS Project Server
15 5 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 121 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 48 (1.55%) MS Office
3 6 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.097%) Mingle
6 3 (0.097%) MS Project
7 2 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.39%) Temenos T24
3 9 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.097%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.097%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.032%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.032%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 118 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (2.65%) GitHub
3 65 (2.10%) SaaS
4 53 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.29%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
8 8 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
8 8 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (0.19%) Force.com
10 5 (0.16%) Yammer
11 3 (0.097%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.097%) Route 53
12 2 (0.065%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.065%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.065%) Trello
13 1 (0.032%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.032%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 80 (2.58%) HTTP
2 62 (2.00%) Internet
3 24 (0.77%) TCP/IP
4 17 (0.55%) VoIP
5 12 (0.39%) HTTPS
6 10 (0.32%) SNMP
7 9 (0.29%) SSH
8 8 (0.26%) 3G
8 8 (0.26%) Broadband
8 8 (0.26%) Firewall
8 8 (0.26%) MVNO
8 8 (0.26%) SMTP
8 8 (0.26%) Wireless
9 7 (0.23%) 2G
9 7 (0.23%) 4G
9 7 (0.23%) LTE
9 7 (0.23%) RNC
9 7 (0.23%) VoLTE
10 6 (0.19%) ASN.1
10 6 (0.19%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 130 (4.19%) Relational Database
3 106 (3.42%) MySQL
4 98 (3.16%) Oracle Database
5 64 (2.06%) Big Data
6 56 (1.81%) NoSQL
7 46 (1.48%) MongoDB
8 44 (1.42%) Redis
9 36 (1.16%) RDBMS
10 24 (0.77%) Hazelcast
11 21 (0.68%) Hadoop
11 21 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (0.61%) DB2
12 19 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (0.58%) DbVisualizer
13 18 (0.58%) Neo4j
14 16 (0.52%) Data Mining
15 13 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
16 9 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1469 (47.39%) Selenium
2 671 (21.65%) WebDriver
3 653 (21.06%) Cucumber
4 426 (13.74%) JIRA
5 396 (12.77%) Jenkins
6 365 (11.77%) HP UFT
7 312 (10.06%) SoapUI
8 300 (9.68%) Git (software)
9 271 (8.74%) JUnit
10 252 (8.13%) SpecFlow
11 240 (7.74%) JMeter
12 209 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
13 207 (6.68%) Visual Studio
14 151 (4.87%) Maven
15 126 (4.06%) NUnit
16 120 (3.87%) FitNesse
16 120 (3.87%) Subversion
17 102 (3.29%) Appium
18 101 (3.26%) TestNG
19 98 (3.16%) TeamCity
General
1 689 (22.23%) Finance
2 165 (5.32%) Retail
3 147 (4.74%) Banking
4 134 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 131 (4.23%) Games
6 122 (3.94%) Marketing
7 62 (2.00%) Electronics
8 48 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 44 (1.42%) Investment Banking
10 27 (0.87%) Advertising
11 25 (0.81%) Legal
12 24 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.68%) Automotive
13 21 (0.68%) Brand Awareness
14 19 (0.61%) Front Office
14 19 (0.61%) Publishing
15 16 (0.52%) Back Office
16 10 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.29%) Law
18 5 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 645 (20.81%) Developer
2 643 (20.74%) Analyst
3 640 (20.65%) Test Engineer
4 568 (18.32%) Test Analyst
5 519 (16.74%) Tester
6 399 (12.87%) Automation Engineer
7 336 (10.84%) Test Automation Engineer
8 329 (10.61%) QA Engineer
9 289 (9.32%) Automation Tester
10 253 (8.16%) Automation Analyst
11 243 (7.84%) Automation Test Analyst
12 210 (6.77%) Test Leader
13 203 (6.55%) Developer in Test
14 196 (6.32%) QA Analyst
15 192 (6.19%) Java Developer
16 172 (5.55%) Test Manager
17 167 (5.39%) QA Test Engineer
18 155 (5.00%) Test Automation Developer
19 141 (4.55%) QA Tester
19 141 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 533 (17.19%) .NET
2 475 (15.32%) Web Services
3 391 (12.61%) HTML
4 314 (10.13%) XML
5 254 (8.19%) CSS
6 225 (7.26%) SOAP
7 176 (5.68%) Gherkin
8 168 (5.42%) RESTful
9 161 (5.19%) jQuery
10 160 (5.16%) AngularJS
11 154 (4.97%) HTML5
12 151 (4.87%) REST
13 124 (4.00%) ASP.NET
14 119 (3.84%) Spring
15 113 (3.65%) CSS3
16 110 (3.55%) JSON
17 90 (2.90%) .NET Framework
18 67 (2.16%) Ajax
19 65 (2.10%) ASP.NET MVC
20 63 (2.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 275 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 261 (8.42%) Computer Science
3 163 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 119 (3.84%) Client/Server
5 84 (2.71%) N-Tier
6 77 (2.48%) User Experience
7 72 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 66 (2.13%) Blog
9 62 (2.00%) Digital Media
9 62 (2.00%) Mathematics
10 57 (1.84%) Fintech
11 47 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
12 44 (1.42%) Derivative
13 36 (1.16%) Equities
14 34 (1.10%) Fixed Income
15 32 (1.03%) Data Integration
16 28 (0.90%) Physics
17 26 (0.84%) iPad
18 25 (0.81%) iPhone
19 24 (0.77%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 418 (13.48%) Windows
2 366 (11.81%) Linux
3 259 (8.35%) Unix
4 163 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 153 (4.94%) Android
6 40 (1.29%) Ubuntu
7 37 (1.19%) Windows Server
8 19 (0.61%) Solaris
9 17 (0.55%) Mac OS X
10 14 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
10 14 (0.45%) Windows CE
11 13 (0.42%) Windows Phone
12 12 (0.39%) Windows 8
13 11 (0.35%) CentOS
14 8 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.19%) Kali Linux
16 4 (0.13%) AIX
17 3 (0.097%) Windows 7
18 2 (0.065%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2127 (68.61%) Agile Software Development
2 851 (27.45%) BDD
3 744 (24.00%) TDD
4 733 (23.65%) Scrum
5 725 (23.39%) Continuous Integration
6 602 (19.42%) Test Scripting
7 561 (18.10%) Software Testing
8 520 (16.77%) Automated Testing
9 455 (14.68%) Software Engineering
10 445 (14.35%) Functional Testing
11 444 (14.32%) Automation Testing
12 410 (13.23%) SDLC
13 403 (13.00%) Manual Testing
13 403 (13.00%) Test Strategy
14 370 (11.94%) Test Management
15 302 (9.74%) Non-Functional Testing
16 288 (9.29%) Regression Testing
17 286 (9.23%) E-Commerce
18 284 (9.16%) Performance Testing
19 278 (8.97%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1336 (43.10%) Java
2 974 (31.42%) C#
3 920 (29.68%) SQL
4 472 (15.23%) JavaScript
5 436 (14.06%) Ruby
6 392 (12.65%) Python
7 149 (4.81%) PHP
8 124 (4.00%) C++
9 101 (3.26%) C
10 94 (3.03%) Perl
11 80 (2.58%) Groovy
12 72 (2.32%) Scala
13 62 (2.00%) Shell Script
14 61 (1.97%) PL/SQL
15 52 (1.68%) Bash Shell
16 47 (1.52%) T-SQL
17 44 (1.42%) VB
18 35 (1.13%) VB.NET
18 35 (1.13%) VBScript
19 26 (0.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 573 (18.48%) Degree
2 476 (15.35%) ISTQB
3 467 (15.06%) ISEB
4 273 (8.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 87 (2.81%) Security Cleared
6 60 (1.94%) SC Cleared
7 29 (0.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 28 (0.90%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.39%) HNC
9 12 (0.39%) HND
10 9 (0.29%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.16%) CISSP
13 4 (0.13%) CCIP
13 4 (0.13%) CCNP
13 4 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.097%) CSQA
14 3 (0.097%) PMP
15 2 (0.065%) BPSS Clearance
15 2 (0.065%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1379 (44.48%) QA
2 115 (3.71%) SDET
3 27 (0.87%) ISO 9001
4 23 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.23%) SLA
6 6 (0.19%) PA-DSS
7 5 (0.16%) ISO 8583
7 5 (0.16%) ISO20022
8 2 (0.065%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.065%) WAI
9 1 (0.032%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.032%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 51 (1.65%) Docker
2 13 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.13%) Firmware
4 4 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.097%) Oracle Clusterware
6 2 (0.065%) LXC
7 1 (0.032%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.032%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 190 (6.13%) HP Quality Center
2 76 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
3 58 (1.87%) Ansible
4 37 (1.19%) Puppet
5 11 (0.35%) Salt
6 10 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 8 (0.26%) Terraform
8 7 (0.23%) CA Service Virtualization
9 5 (0.16%) nmon
9 5 (0.16%) yum
10 4 (0.13%) CA Wily
11 3 (0.097%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.097%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.097%) Nagios
11 3 (0.097%) Oracle Flashback
11 3 (0.097%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.065%) Cobbler
12 2 (0.065%) HP SiteScope
12 2 (0.065%) SCCM
13 1 (0.032%) Oozie
Vendors
1 303 (9.77%) Microsoft
2 292 (9.42%) Oracle
3 242 (7.81%) HP
4 88 (2.84%) SAP
5 61 (1.97%) Google
6 52 (1.68%) IBM
6 52 (1.68%) Red Hat
7 24 (0.77%) hybris
8 23 (0.74%) Facebook
8 23 (0.74%) Sophos
9 21 (0.68%) WorldPay
10 20 (0.65%) Citrix
11 16 (0.52%) Xamarin
12 15 (0.48%) VMware
13 13 (0.42%) Atlassian
13 13 (0.42%) Green Hat
13 13 (0.42%) TOWER Software
13 13 (0.42%) Twitter
14 12 (0.39%) webMethods
15 11 (0.35%) Rally
Warrington, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bright IT
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
DCM Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £110,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 20% bonus, 10% pension etc...
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Dunsdon Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent bonus + Benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Wiser Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Playtech
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Quant Capital
Salary: From £30,000 to £43,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Training Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: High & Depending on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Kuoni Travel Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - 60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - 60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £71000 - £95000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Posted: 2 days ago