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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 208 254 292
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +38
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1566 1259 971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.53% 1.15% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.39% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1326 1056 833
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
86787 90709 82543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.73% 82.80% 81.03%
Number of salaries quoted 71851 73761 68268
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +31 737 £57,500 +9.52% 88
South East +24 289 £50,000 +17.64% 28
South West +45 163 £42,500 +6.25% 8
East of England -9 93 £41,250 -0.60% 12
North West +52 84 £37,500 +7.14% 19
Yorkshire +34 84 £40,000 -5.88% 10
West Midlands +14 59 £39,500 -7.05% 5
East Midlands +25 48 £41,000 +17.14% 8
North East -14 5 £35,000 +18.24% 3
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1964 (66.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1401 (47.78%) Selenium
3 1270 (43.32%) QA
4 1214 (41.41%) Java
5 908 (30.97%) SQL
6 805 (27.46%) C#
7 756 (25.78%) TDD
8 742 (25.31%) BDD
9 741 (25.27%) Scrum
10 701 (23.91%) WebDriver
11 691 (23.57%) Continuous Integration
11 691 (23.57%) Finance
12 621 (21.18%) Cucumber
13 508 (17.33%) Test Scripting
14 485 (16.54%) Software Testing
15 481 (16.41%) Degree
16 474 (16.17%) Automated Testing
17 467 (15.93%) JavaScript
18 429 (14.63%) Python
19 426 (14.53%) .NET
20 421 (14.36%) HTML
21 407 (13.88%) Ruby
22 399 (13.61%) ISEB
22 399 (13.61%) Jenkins
23 396 (13.51%) ISTQB
24 388 (13.23%) Linux
25 382 (13.03%) Web Services
26 380 (12.96%) SDLC
27 377 (12.86%) Software Engineering
28 354 (12.07%) XML

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 39 (1.33%) CMS
2 37 (1.26%) Confluence
3 36 (1.23%) Tomcat
4 34 (1.16%) IIS
5 32 (1.09%) WebLogic
6 31 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 27 (0.92%) JBoss
8 26 (0.89%) Node.js
9 25 (0.85%) SharePoint
10 17 (0.58%) Apache
11 15 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
11 15 (0.51%) Umbraco
12 10 (0.34%) nginx
12 10 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (0.31%) CICS
14 7 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.20%) Oracle Application Server
16 5 (0.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 104 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 45 (1.53%) MS Office
3 6 (0.20%) MS Project
4 3 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.034%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (0.92%) Temenos T24
1 27 (0.92%) Oracle Cash Management
2 14 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.20%) Summit
5 5 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.10%) Magento
7 3 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.068%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.068%) AWD
8 2 (0.068%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.068%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.068%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.034%) Workday HCM
9 1 (0.034%) VisionPLUS
9 1 (0.034%) Endur
9 1 (0.034%) Primavera
9 1 (0.034%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 69 (2.35%) SaaS
2 61 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.27%) Amazon S3
5 8 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.24%) GitHub
7 5 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.14%) Heroku
8 4 (0.14%) Engine Yard
9 3 (0.10%) IaaS
9 3 (0.10%) Veeva
10 2 (0.068%) Route 53
10 2 (0.068%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.068%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.068%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.068%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.034%) PaaS
11 1 (0.034%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.034%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 101 (3.44%) Internet
2 75 (2.56%) HTTP
3 47 (1.60%) TCP/IP
4 30 (1.02%) DNS
5 18 (0.61%) VoIP
6 16 (0.55%) Firewall
7 14 (0.48%) HTTPS
8 12 (0.41%) LDAP
8 12 (0.41%) Unified Communications
9 10 (0.34%) SSL
9 10 (0.34%) Wireless
9 10 (0.34%) VPN
10 9 (0.31%) FTP
10 9 (0.31%) Wireshark
10 9 (0.31%) ATM
11 8 (0.27%) ICMP
12 7 (0.24%) Intranet
12 7 (0.24%) GSM
13 6 (0.20%) LTE
14 5 (0.17%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 146 (4.98%) MySQL
2 146 (4.98%) Relational Database
3 56 (1.91%) Oracle Database
3 56 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
4 50 (1.71%) MongoDB
5 49 (1.67%) Big Data
6 44 (1.50%) RDBMS
7 39 (1.33%) NoSQL
8 35 (1.19%) OLTP
9 26 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 24 (0.82%) DB2
12 22 (0.75%) Hadoop
13 18 (0.61%) Neo4j
14 17 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
14 17 (0.58%) Hazelcast
15 14 (0.48%) OLAP Cube
15 14 (0.48%) OLAP
15 14 (0.48%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1401 (47.78%) Selenium
2 701 (23.91%) WebDriver
3 621 (21.18%) Cucumber
4 399 (13.61%) Jenkins
5 344 (11.73%) JIRA
6 323 (11.02%) JUnit
7 287 (9.79%) HP UFT
8 254 (8.66%) Git (software)
9 202 (6.89%) JMeter
10 199 (6.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 175 (5.97%) NUnit
12 164 (5.59%) SpecFlow
13 162 (5.53%) SoapUI
14 153 (5.22%) Subversion
15 147 (5.01%) Maven
16 137 (4.67%) TestNG
17 136 (4.64%) Visual Studio
18 134 (4.57%) FitNesse
19 99 (3.38%) TeamCity
20 80 (2.73%) WATIR
General
1 691 (23.57%) Finance
2 245 (8.36%) Banking
3 155 (5.29%) Retail
4 128 (4.37%) Games
5 117 (3.99%) Telecoms
6 68 (2.32%) Marketing
7 64 (2.18%) Investment Banking
8 54 (1.84%) Financial Institution
8 54 (1.84%) Back Office
9 36 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 33 (1.13%) Electronics
11 26 (0.89%) Legal
12 24 (0.82%) Publishing
12 24 (0.82%) Front Office
13 19 (0.65%) Automotive
13 19 (0.65%) Law
14 18 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (0.55%) Retail Banking
16 15 (0.51%) Advertising
17 11 (0.38%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 680 (23.19%) Developer
2 610 (20.80%) Analyst
3 513 (17.50%) Test Analyst
4 492 (16.78%) Tester
5 490 (16.71%) Test Engineer
6 269 (9.17%) Automation Engineer
7 226 (7.71%) QA Engineer
8 220 (7.50%) Software Engineer
9 216 (7.37%) Test Automation Engineer
10 214 (7.30%) Automation Tester
11 154 (5.25%) Test Manager
12 129 (4.40%) Software Tester
13 128 (4.37%) QA Analyst
14 126 (4.30%) Java Developer
15 125 (4.26%) Senior Developer
16 107 (3.65%) Test Leader
17 106 (3.62%) Automation Analyst
18 97 (3.31%) AWS Developer
19 94 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
20 89 (3.04%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 426 (14.53%) .NET
2 421 (14.36%) HTML
3 382 (13.03%) Web Services
4 354 (12.07%) XML
5 248 (8.46%) CSS
6 179 (6.11%) SOAP
6 179 (6.11%) REST
7 176 (6.00%) ASP.NET
8 144 (4.91%) HTML5
9 143 (4.88%) RESTful
10 126 (4.30%) Gherkin
11 120 (4.09%) jQuery
12 110 (3.75%) Spring
13 108 (3.68%) AngularJS
14 106 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC
15 90 (3.07%) .NET Framework
16 73 (2.49%) JSON
17 66 (2.25%) Ajax
18 65 (2.22%) CSS3
19 64 (2.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 212 (7.23%) Computer Science
1 212 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
2 174 (5.93%) Mobile App
3 97 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 78 (2.66%) User Experience
5 73 (2.49%) Client/Server
6 58 (1.98%) Equities
7 55 (1.88%) N-Tier
8 50 (1.71%) Algorithms
9 49 (1.67%) Mathematics
10 44 (1.50%) Fixed Income
10 44 (1.50%) Derivative
11 38 (1.30%) Blog
12 30 (1.02%) Data Integration
13 26 (0.89%) Xbox
14 25 (0.85%) iPad
15 24 (0.82%) iPhone
16 23 (0.78%) Data Structures
17 22 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
18 21 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 388 (13.23%) Linux
2 351 (11.97%) Windows
3 301 (10.27%) UNIX
4 210 (7.16%) Apple iOS
5 182 (6.21%) Android
6 36 (1.23%) Windows 8
7 30 (1.02%) Windows Phone
8 26 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
9 15 (0.51%) Solaris
10 13 (0.44%) Mac OS X
11 12 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.27%) VMS
13 4 (0.14%) Windows CE
14 3 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.10%) Windows Phone 8
15 1 (0.034%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.034%) CentOS
15 1 (0.034%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.034%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.034%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 1964 (66.98%) Agile Software Development
2 756 (25.78%) TDD
3 742 (25.31%) BDD
4 741 (25.27%) Scrum
5 691 (23.57%) Continuous Integration
6 508 (17.33%) Test Scripting
7 485 (16.54%) Software Testing
8 474 (16.17%) Automated Testing
9 380 (12.96%) SDLC
10 377 (12.86%) Software Engineering
11 354 (12.07%) OO
12 340 (11.60%) Test Strategy
13 326 (11.12%) Automation Testing
14 316 (10.78%) E-Commerce
15 298 (10.16%) Manual Testing
16 297 (10.13%) User Acceptance Testing
17 295 (10.06%) Open Source
18 270 (9.21%) Performance Testing
19 258 (8.80%) Mentoring
20 248 (8.46%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1214 (41.41%) Java
2 908 (30.97%) SQL
3 805 (27.46%) C#
4 467 (15.93%) JavaScript
5 429 (14.63%) Python
6 407 (13.88%) Ruby
7 197 (6.72%) C++
8 177 (6.04%) PHP
9 133 (4.54%) C
10 125 (4.26%) Perl
11 96 (3.27%) T-SQL
11 96 (3.27%) Groovy
12 56 (1.91%) VBScript
13 55 (1.88%) VB
14 47 (1.60%) Bash Shell
15 37 (1.26%) Scala
15 37 (1.26%) Shell Script
16 31 (1.06%) PL/SQL
17 22 (0.75%) PowerShell
18 20 (0.68%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 481 (16.41%) Degree
2 399 (13.61%) ISEB
3 396 (13.51%) ISTQB
4 180 (6.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 82 (2.80%) Security Cleared
6 53 (1.81%) SC Cleared
7 23 (0.78%) DV Cleared
8 22 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (0.41%) PhD
10 10 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 7 (0.24%) HND
12 5 (0.17%) MCP
12 5 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.14%) HNC
14 3 (0.10%) Siebel Certification
14 3 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.10%) PMP
14 3 (0.10%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.068%) MBA
15 2 (0.068%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1270 (43.32%) QA
2 9 (0.31%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.24%) SLA
4 6 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.17%) EMIR
5 5 (0.17%) WAI
6 4 (0.14%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.034%) JTAG
8 1 (0.034%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.034%) COBIT
8 1 (0.034%) MiFID
System Software
1 33 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.34%) Hyper-V
2 10 (0.34%) Docker
3 9 (0.31%) RACF
3 9 (0.31%) VMware ESX
4 7 (0.24%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.20%) Oracle Clusterware
6 4 (0.14%) HDFS
7 3 (0.10%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.068%) Firmware
9 1 (0.034%) NDS
9 1 (0.034%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 155 (5.29%) HP Quality Center
2 49 (1.67%) Puppet
3 47 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (0.78%) Ansible
5 18 (0.61%) Vagrant
6 11 (0.38%) Capistrano
7 9 (0.31%) WMI
7 9 (0.31%) CA Endevor
8 7 (0.24%) Oozie
9 6 (0.20%) Oracle Flashback
9 6 (0.20%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.14%) SCCM
11 3 (0.10%) Nagios
12 2 (0.068%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 2 (0.068%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.034%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 257 (8.77%) Oracle
2 249 (8.49%) Microsoft
3 131 (4.47%) HP
4 81 (2.76%) IBM
5 64 (2.18%) Google
6 44 (1.50%) VMware
7 41 (1.40%) SAP
8 30 (1.02%) Green Hat
9 29 (0.99%) Red Hat
10 27 (0.92%) Perforce
11 26 (0.89%) WorldPay
12 25 (0.85%) Facebook
12 25 (0.85%) Apple
13 22 (0.75%) ForgeRock
14 21 (0.72%) Atlassian
15 18 (0.61%) Terracotta
16 16 (0.55%) Informatica
17 15 (0.51%) Xamarin
18 11 (0.38%) F5
19 10 (0.34%) Cognizant
Redhill, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 Per Annum Plus Bonus Plus Car Plus Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
North London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 16 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £38551 - £47308 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k-35k + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k - 55k + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Nationwide
Salary: £53162 - £79744 per annum + Status Car
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + 10% bonus + bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: £dependant on experience + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £62500 per annum + inc benefits, + bonus
Posted: Yesterday