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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 202 251 281
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +30
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1629 1265 1009
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.60% 1.17% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.41% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1402 1036 856
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 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £63,600 £68,250
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
86526 89433 82017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 85.05% 82.85% 81.80%
Number of salaries quoted 72298 72039 67906
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +32 733 £58,000 +10.47% 86
South East +17 319 £47,500 +11.76% 51
South West +44 164 £40,000 - 12
North West +41 100 £40,000 +20.66% 19
Yorkshire +36 93 £42,500 +18.05% 8
East of England +4 93 £42,500 - 11
West Midlands +43 64 £37,500 -11.76% 4
East Midlands +36 54 £38,500 +1.31% 5
North East -6 2 - - 3
Midlands -12 1 £57,500 +64.28%
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 2023 (67.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1403 (46.81%) Selenium
3 1324 (44.18%) QA
4 1217 (40.61%) Java
5 874 (29.16%) SQL
6 846 (28.23%) C#
7 794 (26.49%) BDD
8 758 (25.29%) TDD
9 747 (24.92%) Scrum
10 726 (24.22%) Continuous Integration
11 692 (23.09%) Finance
12 657 (21.92%) WebDriver
13 638 (21.29%) Cucumber
14 504 (16.82%) Test Scripting
15 503 (16.78%) Software Testing
16 484 (16.15%) Degree
17 472 (15.75%) Automated Testing
18 454 (15.15%) .NET
19 445 (14.85%) JavaScript
20 428 (14.28%) Linux
21 420 (14.01%) ISTQB
22 417 (13.91%) Python
23 416 (13.88%) Web Services
24 413 (13.78%) Ruby
25 403 (13.45%) SDLC
26 401 (13.38%) HTML
27 393 (13.11%) ISEB
27 393 (13.11%) Jenkins
28 381 (12.71%) Software Engineering
29 379 (12.65%) Windows

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 46 (1.53%) WebLogic
2 41 (1.37%) Tomcat
3 37 (1.23%) Confluence
4 35 (1.17%) IIS
5 34 (1.13%) CMS
6 30 (1.00%) WebSphere
6 30 (1.00%) Node.js
7 28 (0.93%) JBoss
8 26 (0.87%) SharePoint
9 17 (0.57%) Apache
10 15 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
11 13 (0.43%) Umbraco
12 10 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (0.30%) nginx
13 9 (0.30%) CICS
14 8 (0.27%) Oracle Application Server
14 8 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.23%) Mule ESB
15 7 (0.23%) Mule
16 6 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 101 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 39 (1.30%) MS Office
3 5 (0.17%) MS Project
4 4 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.033%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.033%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 27 (0.90%) Temenos T24
1 27 (0.90%) Oracle Cash Management
2 24 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.13%) Summit
5 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.10%) Magento
6 2 (0.067%) AWD
7 1 (0.033%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.033%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.033%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.033%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.033%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.033%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 84 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (2.10%) SaaS
3 33 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (0.67%) GitHub
5 17 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.20%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.13%) Heroku
9 4 (0.13%) Engine Yard
10 2 (0.067%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.067%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.067%) Force.com
11 1 (0.033%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.033%) PaaS
11 1 (0.033%) Yammer
11 1 (0.033%) Office 365
11 1 (0.033%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (3.10%) Internet
2 76 (2.54%) HTTP
3 39 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 21 (0.70%) DNS
5 19 (0.63%) VoIP
6 15 (0.50%) Firewall
7 14 (0.47%) LDAP
8 12 (0.40%) Unified Communications
9 11 (0.37%) FTP
9 11 (0.37%) HTTPS
10 10 (0.33%) SSL
10 10 (0.33%) VPN
11 9 (0.30%) Broadband
12 8 (0.27%) IPv4
12 8 (0.27%) IPv6
12 8 (0.27%) MPLS
12 8 (0.27%) BGP
12 8 (0.27%) Wireless
12 8 (0.27%) SSH
13 7 (0.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 150 (5.01%) Relational Database
3 147 (4.90%) MySQL
4 71 (2.37%) Oracle Database
5 57 (1.90%) Big Data
6 52 (1.74%) RDBMS
7 48 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
8 47 (1.57%) MongoDB
9 40 (1.33%) NoSQL
10 37 (1.23%) OLTP
11 28 (0.93%) DB2
12 25 (0.83%) Hadoop
13 24 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 24 (0.80%) Neo4j
14 23 (0.77%) Hazelcast
15 22 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 22 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (0.47%) OLAP
16 14 (0.47%) DbVisualizer
16 14 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1403 (46.81%) Selenium
2 657 (21.92%) WebDriver
3 638 (21.29%) Cucumber
4 393 (13.11%) Jenkins
5 367 (12.25%) JIRA
6 321 (10.71%) JUnit
7 298 (9.94%) HP UFT
8 273 (9.11%) Git (software)
9 203 (6.77%) JMeter
10 199 (6.64%) SpecFlow
11 197 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 182 (6.07%) NUnit
13 174 (5.81%) SoapUI
14 154 (5.14%) Maven
15 150 (5.01%) FitNesse
16 138 (4.60%) Subversion
17 132 (4.40%) Visual Studio
18 122 (4.07%) TestNG
19 94 (3.14%) TeamCity
20 90 (3.00%) WATIR
General
1 692 (23.09%) Finance
2 231 (7.71%) Banking
3 142 (4.74%) Retail
4 135 (4.50%) Games
5 128 (4.27%) Telecoms
6 82 (2.74%) Marketing
7 66 (2.20%) Investment Banking
8 47 (1.57%) Back Office
8 47 (1.57%) Manufacturing
9 45 (1.50%) Financial Institution
10 42 (1.40%) Electronics
11 32 (1.07%) Front Office
12 26 (0.87%) Legal
13 24 (0.80%) Publishing
14 22 (0.73%) Automotive
15 20 (0.67%) Law
16 18 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
17 14 (0.47%) Retail Banking
18 11 (0.37%) Advertising
19 9 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 706 (23.56%) Developer
2 585 (19.52%) Analyst
3 498 (16.62%) Tester
4 490 (16.35%) Test Engineer
5 489 (16.32%) Test Analyst
6 269 (8.98%) Automation Engineer
7 233 (7.77%) Automation Tester
8 231 (7.71%) QA Engineer
9 216 (7.21%) Test Automation Engineer
10 203 (6.77%) Software Engineer
11 177 (5.91%) Test Manager
12 148 (4.94%) QA Analyst
13 146 (4.87%) Java Developer
14 132 (4.40%) Senior Analyst
15 131 (4.37%) Senior Developer
16 120 (4.00%) Test Leader
17 110 (3.67%) Software Tester
18 102 (3.40%) Automation Analyst
19 99 (3.30%) Senior Test Analyst
20 96 (3.20%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 454 (15.15%) .NET
2 416 (13.88%) Web Services
3 401 (13.38%) HTML
4 338 (11.28%) XML
5 229 (7.64%) CSS
6 211 (7.04%) REST
7 200 (6.67%) SOAP
8 177 (5.91%) ASP.NET
9 157 (5.24%) RESTful
10 151 (5.04%) Gherkin
11 144 (4.80%) HTML5
12 140 (4.67%) jQuery
13 118 (3.94%) AngularJS
14 117 (3.90%) Spring
15 103 (3.44%) ASP.NET MVC
16 89 (2.97%) .NET Framework
17 69 (2.30%) Java EE
17 69 (2.30%) CSS3
18 63 (2.10%) JSON
19 62 (2.07%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 256 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 206 (6.87%) Computer Science
3 154 (5.14%) Mobile App
4 113 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 98 (3.27%) Client/Server
6 91 (3.04%) User Experience
7 70 (2.34%) Equities
8 61 (2.04%) N-Tier
9 57 (1.90%) Fixed Income
9 57 (1.90%) Mathematics
10 55 (1.84%) Derivative
11 51 (1.70%) Algorithms
12 35 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
13 34 (1.13%) Blog
14 33 (1.10%) iPhone
15 32 (1.07%) Data Integration
16 26 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
16 26 (0.87%) iPad
17 25 (0.83%) Data Structures
18 24 (0.80%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 428 (14.28%) Linux
2 379 (12.65%) Windows
3 314 (10.48%) UNIX
4 193 (6.44%) Apple iOS
5 173 (5.77%) Android
6 36 (1.20%) Windows 8
7 28 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
8 27 (0.90%) Windows Phone
9 25 (0.83%) Ubuntu
10 20 (0.67%) Mac OS X
11 14 (0.47%) Solaris
12 4 (0.13%) Windows CE
13 3 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.067%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.067%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.067%) VMS
14 2 (0.067%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.033%) OS/400
15 1 (0.033%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.033%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2023 (67.50%) Agile Software Development
2 794 (26.49%) BDD
3 758 (25.29%) TDD
4 747 (24.92%) Scrum
5 726 (24.22%) Continuous Integration
6 504 (16.82%) Test Scripting
7 503 (16.78%) Software Testing
8 472 (15.75%) Automated Testing
9 403 (13.45%) SDLC
10 381 (12.71%) Software Engineering
11 367 (12.25%) Test Strategy
12 358 (11.95%) OO
13 355 (11.85%) Automation Testing
14 312 (10.41%) E-Commerce
15 308 (10.28%) Manual Testing
16 300 (10.01%) Mentoring
17 278 (9.28%) Performance Testing
18 275 (9.18%) User Acceptance Testing
19 268 (8.94%) Regression Testing
19 268 (8.94%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1217 (40.61%) Java
2 874 (29.16%) SQL
3 846 (28.23%) C#
4 445 (14.85%) JavaScript
5 417 (13.91%) Python
6 413 (13.78%) Ruby
7 190 (6.34%) C++
8 174 (5.81%) PHP
9 135 (4.50%) C
10 121 (4.04%) Perl
11 96 (3.20%) T-SQL
12 95 (3.17%) Groovy
13 53 (1.77%) VB
14 51 (1.70%) Bash Shell
15 48 (1.60%) VBScript
16 42 (1.40%) PL/SQL
16 42 (1.40%) Scala
17 38 (1.27%) Shell Script
18 33 (1.10%) VB.NET
19 25 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 484 (16.15%) Degree
2 420 (14.01%) ISTQB
3 393 (13.11%) ISEB
4 203 (6.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 99 (3.30%) Security Cleared
6 64 (2.14%) SC Cleared
7 29 (0.97%) DV Cleared
8 20 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
11 8 (0.27%) PhD
12 7 (0.23%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.20%) CCNP
13 6 (0.20%) CCIP
13 6 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.17%) PMP
15 3 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.10%) Siebel Certification
15 3 (0.10%) MCP
15 3 (0.10%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1324 (44.18%) QA
2 8 (0.27%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.23%) SLA
4 5 (0.17%) EMIR
5 4 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.10%) WAI
7 1 (0.033%) MiFID
7 1 (0.033%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.033%) JTAG
7 1 (0.033%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 31 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (0.67%) Docker
3 10 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.30%) RACF
4 9 (0.30%) VMware ESX
5 8 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.27%) Oracle Clusterware
6 4 (0.13%) HDFS
7 3 (0.10%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.10%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.10%) Firmware
8 1 (0.033%) NDS
Systems Management
1 159 (5.31%) HP Quality Center
2 64 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (1.67%) Puppet
4 40 (1.33%) Ansible
5 18 (0.60%) Vagrant
6 11 (0.37%) Capistrano
7 9 (0.30%) WMI
7 9 (0.30%) CA Endevor
8 8 (0.27%) Data Guard
8 8 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 8 (0.27%) Oracle Flashback
8 8 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.20%) Oozie
10 5 (0.17%) Nagios
11 4 (0.13%) SCCM
12 2 (0.067%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 1 (0.033%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 273 (9.11%) Oracle
2 256 (8.54%) Microsoft
3 158 (5.27%) HP
4 86 (2.87%) IBM
5 58 (1.94%) SAP
6 47 (1.57%) Google
7 41 (1.37%) Red Hat
8 38 (1.27%) VMware
9 30 (1.00%) Green Hat
10 27 (0.90%) WorldPay
11 26 (0.87%) Perforce
12 23 (0.77%) Apple
13 22 (0.73%) Facebook
14 21 (0.70%) Atlassian
15 18 (0.60%) Informatica
16 17 (0.57%) TOWER Software
16 17 (0.57%) Terracotta
16 17 (0.57%) Xamarin
16 17 (0.57%) hybris
17 15 (0.50%) ForgeRock
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
South West London
Robert Half
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £420000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £58,000 per annum + 29 days holiday + pension + share
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
PCR
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Gym, Pension, Bonus, other
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Poole and Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus 30% bonus & benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Poole and Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus 30% bonus & benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits, Gym
Posted: 10 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + training and development
Posted: 12 hours ago