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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 220 239 264
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +25
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1400 1292 1040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.37% 1.21% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.47% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1200 1010 867
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
85018 87877 82701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.16% 82.35% 80.26%
Number of salaries quoted 69662 71213 68997
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,212 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -3 627 £50,000 - 88
South East +57 343 £45,000 - 31
East of England -22 114 £45,000 +9.09% 10
Yorkshire +22 102 £35,000 +5.26% 6
South West +16 91 £43,250 +4.84% 9
West Midlands +18 56 £38,500 -9.41% 5
North West -1 40 £30,000 -7.69% 3
East Midlands -1 16 £37,500 +7.14% 5
North East -6 9 £33,866 +18.26% 3
Midlands - 2 £45,000 -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 1719 (65.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1191 (45.30%) Selenium
3 1156 (43.97%) QA
4 1002 (38.11%) Java
5 925 (35.18%) SQL
6 693 (26.36%) C#
7 657 (24.99%) TDD
8 643 (24.46%) WebDriver
9 630 (23.96%) Scrum
10 608 (23.13%) BDD
11 570 (21.68%) Test Scripting
12 569 (21.64%) Finance
13 518 (19.70%) ISEB
13 518 (19.70%) Software Testing
14 506 (19.25%) Cucumber
15 499 (18.98%) Automated Testing
16 483 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
17 447 (17.00%) JavaScript
18 437 (16.62%) Degree
19 398 (15.14%) .NET
20 392 (14.91%) Web Services
21 378 (14.38%) ISTQB
22 375 (14.26%) Software Engineering
23 365 (13.88%) Windows
24 362 (13.77%) HTML
25 352 (13.39%) Python
26 351 (13.35%) Test Strategy
27 349 (13.28%) XML
28 342 (13.01%) QuickTest Pro
29 330 (12.55%) JIRA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 41 (1.56%) Confluence
2 36 (1.37%) Node.js
2 36 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
3 32 (1.22%) SharePoint
4 29 (1.10%) IIS
5 26 (0.99%) CMS
6 24 (0.91%) WebSphere
6 24 (0.91%) Tomcat
7 18 (0.68%) WebLogic
7 18 (0.68%) Apache
8 12 (0.46%) MS Exchange
9 11 (0.42%) JBoss
10 10 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (0.30%) GlassFish
12 6 (0.23%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.23%) nginx
13 5 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
14 4 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 125 (4.75%) MS Excel
2 66 (2.51%) MS Office
3 8 (0.30%) MS Project
4 6 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.11%) Mingle
7 1 (0.038%) Simulink
7 1 (0.038%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.38%) Summit
1 10 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.27%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.19%) Endur
5 5 (0.19%) Magento
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.11%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.038%) BASE24
8 1 (0.038%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.038%) AWD
8 1 (0.038%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (1.83%) SaaS
2 25 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.30%) Amazon S3
5 8 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (0.30%) Route 53
6 6 (0.23%) GitHub
7 5 (0.19%) Heroku
7 5 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.11%) Trello
9 3 (0.11%) IaaS
10 1 (0.038%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.038%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.038%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.038%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.038%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (3.35%) Internet
2 80 (3.04%) HTTP
3 44 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 27 (1.03%) DNS
5 13 (0.49%) LAN
5 13 (0.49%) WAN
6 12 (0.46%) HTTPS
6 12 (0.46%) VoIP
7 11 (0.42%) MPLS
7 11 (0.42%) Wireless
8 10 (0.38%) IPv4
9 8 (0.30%) Firewall
9 8 (0.30%) ICMP
10 7 (0.27%) BGP
10 7 (0.27%) Broadband
11 5 (0.19%) SSL
11 5 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.15%) ATM
13 3 (0.11%) LDAP
13 3 (0.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 123 (4.68%) MySQL
3 71 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 54 (2.05%) Relational Database
5 49 (1.86%) NoSQL
6 44 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 37 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 32 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 28 (1.07%) Oracle Database
10 27 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
11 23 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
12 20 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 19 (0.72%) Big Data
14 15 (0.57%) Redis
14 15 (0.57%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
16 13 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 11 (0.42%) Hazelcast
18 10 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1191 (45.30%) Selenium
2 643 (24.46%) WebDriver
3 506 (19.25%) Cucumber
4 342 (13.01%) QuickTest Pro
5 330 (12.55%) JIRA
6 314 (11.94%) Jenkins
7 234 (8.90%) JUnit
8 223 (8.48%) JMeter
9 189 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 177 (6.73%) Git (software)
11 143 (5.44%) SoapUI
12 140 (5.33%) SpecFlow
13 137 (5.21%) TestNG
14 135 (5.14%) Visual Studio
15 125 (4.75%) Subversion
16 124 (4.72%) NUnit
17 115 (4.37%) Maven
18 114 (4.34%) Calabash
19 93 (3.54%) TeamCity
20 92 (3.50%) FitNesse
General
1 569 (21.64%) Finance
2 168 (6.39%) Banking
3 155 (5.90%) Retail
4 99 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 89 (3.39%) Games
6 65 (2.47%) Back Office
7 59 (2.24%) Marketing
8 45 (1.71%) Financial Institution
9 39 (1.48%) Investment Banking
10 24 (0.91%) Advertising
11 20 (0.76%) Online Betting
12 18 (0.68%) Legal
12 18 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
13 16 (0.61%) Automotive
14 13 (0.49%) Publishing
14 13 (0.49%) Electronics
15 11 (0.42%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.34%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.27%) Billing
18 5 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 659 (25.07%) Analyst
2 548 (20.84%) Test Analyst
3 497 (18.90%) Developer
3 497 (18.90%) Tester
4 407 (15.48%) Test Engineer
5 244 (9.28%) Software Engineer
6 208 (7.91%) QA Engineer
7 207 (7.87%) Automation Engineer
8 176 (6.69%) Automation Tester
9 144 (5.48%) Software Tester
10 119 (4.53%) Software Test Engineer
10 119 (4.53%) QA Analyst
11 117 (4.45%) Test Manager
12 100 (3.80%) Automation Analyst
13 96 (3.65%) Test Automation Engineer
14 82 (3.12%) Automation Test Analyst
15 76 (2.89%) AWS Developer
15 76 (2.89%) Consultant
16 75 (2.85%) Test Leader
17 74 (2.81%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 398 (15.14%) .NET
2 392 (14.91%) Web Services
3 362 (13.77%) HTML
4 349 (13.28%) XML
5 208 (7.91%) CSS
6 138 (5.25%) ASP.NET
7 122 (4.64%) Gherkin
8 120 (4.56%) RESTful
9 98 (3.73%) .NET Framework
9 98 (3.73%) WCF
10 95 (3.61%) JSON
11 94 (3.58%) SOAP
12 93 (3.54%) REST
13 87 (3.31%) HTML5
14 85 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
15 84 (3.20%) jQuery
16 76 (2.89%) Spring
17 68 (2.59%) LAMP
18 63 (2.40%) AngularJS
19 60 (2.28%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 263 (10.00%) Open Source
2 219 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 197 (7.49%) Mobile App
4 193 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
5 70 (2.66%) Client/Server
6 64 (2.43%) Mathematics
7 59 (2.24%) User Experience
8 52 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
9 47 (1.79%) N-Tier
9 47 (1.79%) Management Information System
10 41 (1.56%) Blog
11 27 (1.03%) Algorithms
12 26 (0.99%) Online Games
12 26 (0.99%) iPhone
13 25 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 23 (0.87%) iPad
15 20 (0.76%) Data Structures
16 16 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
16 16 (0.61%) Equities
17 15 (0.57%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 365 (13.88%) Windows
2 305 (11.60%) Linux
3 273 (10.38%) UNIX
4 211 (8.03%) Apple iOS
5 173 (6.58%) Android
6 57 (2.17%) Solaris
7 27 (1.03%) Windows Phone
8 23 (0.87%) Windows XP
9 16 (0.61%) AIX
9 16 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (0.61%) Windows 8
10 15 (0.57%) Windows 7
11 13 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
12 12 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.38%) HPUX
15 9 (0.34%) Windows Phone 8
16 7 (0.27%) VMS
16 7 (0.27%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1719 (65.39%) Agile Software Development
2 657 (24.99%) TDD
3 630 (23.96%) Scrum
4 608 (23.13%) BDD
5 570 (21.68%) Test Scripting
6 518 (19.70%) Software Testing
7 499 (18.98%) Automated Testing
8 483 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
9 375 (14.26%) Software Engineering
10 351 (13.35%) Test Strategy
11 314 (11.94%) Manual Testing
12 312 (11.87%) User Acceptance Testing
13 299 (11.37%) Automation Testing
14 285 (10.84%) Performance Testing
15 262 (9.97%) E-Commerce
16 259 (9.85%) Test Management
17 237 (9.01%) Regression Testing
18 191 (7.27%) Mentoring
19 190 (7.23%) OO
20 176 (6.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1002 (38.11%) Java
2 925 (35.18%) SQL
3 693 (26.36%) C#
4 447 (17.00%) JavaScript
5 352 (13.39%) Python
6 325 (12.36%) Ruby
7 213 (8.10%) C++
8 152 (5.78%) Perl
9 138 (5.25%) PHP
10 111 (4.22%) C
11 67 (2.55%) T-SQL
12 62 (2.36%) Shell Script
13 51 (1.94%) Bash Shell
14 42 (1.60%) VBScript
15 39 (1.48%) PL/SQL
16 35 (1.33%) Groovy
17 29 (1.10%) Scala
18 27 (1.03%) PowerShell
19 25 (0.95%) Objective-C
19 25 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 518 (19.70%) ISEB
2 437 (16.62%) Degree
3 378 (14.38%) ISTQB
4 168 (6.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 60 (2.28%) Security Cleared
6 23 (0.87%) SC Cleared
7 18 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 18 (0.68%) PhD
8 13 (0.49%) HND
9 10 (0.38%) Sun Certification
10 9 (0.34%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 7 (0.27%) CCNP
11 7 (0.27%) CCIP
11 7 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.23%) PMP
13 5 (0.19%) MCP
14 4 (0.15%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1156 (43.97%) QA
2 14 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.27%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.15%) WAI
5 3 (0.11%) SLA
5 3 (0.11%) JTAG
5 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.076%) EMIR
6 2 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.076%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.038%) COBIT
System Software
1 22 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.38%) Hyper-V
3 10 (0.38%) VirtualBox
4 6 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (0.11%) Firmware
5 3 (0.11%) Terminal Server
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.076%) vSphere
7 1 (0.038%) KVM
7 1 (0.038%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 215 (8.18%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.61%) Puppet
3 10 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (0.27%) Netcool
4 7 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (0.23%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.11%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.11%) Control-M
6 3 (0.11%) Oozie
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Flashback
7 1 (0.038%) Nagios
7 1 (0.038%) SCCM
7 1 (0.038%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.038%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.038%) Ansible
7 1 (0.038%) logstash
7 1 (0.038%) Salt
Vendors
1 280 (10.65%) Microsoft
2 219 (8.33%) Oracle
3 171 (6.50%) HP
4 62 (2.36%) Google
5 41 (1.56%) VMware
6 34 (1.29%) Red Hat
7 26 (0.99%) IBM
8 22 (0.84%) Facebook
9 18 (0.68%) ForgeRock
9 18 (0.68%) Perforce
10 16 (0.61%) Green Hat
11 14 (0.53%) Atlassian
11 14 (0.53%) Apple
12 13 (0.49%) Telerik
12 13 (0.49%) SAP
13 12 (0.46%) SunGard
14 11 (0.42%) Sybase
14 11 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (0.38%) Bloomberg
15 10 (0.38%) NYFIX
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Bens + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £35000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits + training
Posted: 11 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Candidate Source
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45k-50k + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k-40k + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k - 55k + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000
Posted: Yesterday
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000
Posted: Yesterday