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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 243 283 272
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1247 1005 1117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.19% 0.98% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.20% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1050 765 950
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £34,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
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
86422 83683 86901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.28% 81.85% 79.70%
Number of salaries quoted 71808 67811 74641
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -4 534 £50,000 -9.09% 57
South East +97 314 £42,500 -0.58% 26
East of England +4 108 £42,500 -5.55% 11
Yorkshire +1 93 £33,000 -2.94% 8
South West +19 82 £45,000 +28.57% 11
North West +11 61 £33,000 -5.71% 4
West Midlands +25 34 £35,000 -6.66% 2
East Midlands +32 16 £40,000 +14.28% 2
North East -8 5 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1504 (60.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1050 (42.02%) QA
3 1049 (41.98%) Selenium
4 874 (34.97%) SQL
5 821 (32.85%) Java
6 647 (25.89%) C#
7 599 (23.97%) Test Scripting
8 598 (23.93%) TDD
9 577 (23.09%) BDD
10 519 (20.77%) WebDriver
11 511 (20.45%) Finance
12 502 (20.09%) ISEB
13 490 (19.61%) Software Testing
14 463 (18.53%) Scrum
15 458 (18.33%) Automated Testing
16 416 (16.65%) Continuous Integration
17 406 (16.25%) Cucumber
18 392 (15.69%) JIRA
19 389 (15.57%) Degree
20 388 (15.53%) Test Strategy
21 367 (14.69%) Windows
22 364 (14.57%) Web Services
22 364 (14.57%) QuickTest Pro
23 358 (14.33%) ISTQB
24 354 (14.17%) JavaScript
25 344 (13.77%) Software Engineering
25 344 (13.77%) HP Quality Center
26 343 (13.73%) .NET
27 342 (13.69%) XML
28 314 (12.57%) Manual Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 40 (1.60%) IIS
2 39 (1.56%) Tomcat
3 38 (1.52%) WebLogic
4 36 (1.44%) Confluence
4 36 (1.44%) Node.js
5 32 (1.28%) SharePoint
6 24 (0.96%) WebSphere
7 21 (0.84%) CMS
8 20 (0.80%) Apache
9 19 (0.76%) MS Exchange
10 17 (0.68%) JBoss
10 17 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
11 15 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
12 14 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (0.36%) WorkSite
15 8 (0.32%) Drupal
16 6 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 123 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 83 (3.32%) MS Office
3 4 (0.16%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.12%) MS Project
4 3 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.12%) Mingle
5 1 (0.040%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.040%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 34 (1.36%) Endur
2 12 (0.48%) Markit EDM
3 10 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.20%) Magento
6 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.12%) Summit
7 2 (0.080%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.040%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.36%) SaaS
2 27 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (0.52%) Basecamp
5 9 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.20%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.20%) Route 53
7 4 (0.16%) Trello
7 4 (0.16%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 3 (0.12%) Heroku
9 2 (0.080%) GitHub
10 1 (0.040%) IaaS
10 1 (0.040%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.040%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.040%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (2.64%) HTTP
2 59 (2.36%) Internet
3 38 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 30 (1.20%) LAN
4 30 (1.20%) WAN
5 17 (0.68%) MPLS
5 17 (0.68%) BGP
6 13 (0.52%) Broadband
7 7 (0.28%) DNS
7 7 (0.28%) VLAN
8 6 (0.24%) Intranet
8 6 (0.24%) Firewall
8 6 (0.24%) Wireless
8 6 (0.24%) SSL
8 6 (0.24%) IPv4
9 5 (0.20%) FTP
10 4 (0.16%) IPv6
10 4 (0.16%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.16%) ICMP
10 4 (0.16%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 115 (4.60%) MySQL
3 48 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (1.76%) MongoDB
5 40 (1.60%) NoSQL
6 39 (1.56%) Oracle Database
7 38 (1.52%) Big Data
8 32 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 20 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (0.80%) Relational Database
10 17 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (0.52%) MS Access
12 13 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 12 (0.48%) QlikView
14 11 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 10 (0.40%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 1049 (41.98%) Selenium
2 519 (20.77%) WebDriver
3 406 (16.25%) Cucumber
4 392 (15.69%) JIRA
5 364 (14.57%) QuickTest Pro
6 274 (10.96%) Jenkins
7 249 (9.96%) JUnit
8 220 (8.80%) JMeter
9 172 (6.88%) SpecFlow
10 165 (6.60%) SoapUI
11 159 (6.36%) Git (software)
12 158 (6.32%) Visual Studio
13 154 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
14 130 (5.20%) NUnit
15 129 (5.16%) TestNG
16 105 (4.20%) Calabash
17 101 (4.04%) TeamCity
18 92 (3.68%) Subversion
19 88 (3.52%) LoadRunner
20 77 (3.08%) JBehave
General
1 511 (20.45%) Finance
2 154 (6.16%) Retail
3 142 (5.68%) Banking
4 95 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 76 (3.04%) Games
6 65 (2.60%) Marketing
7 46 (1.84%) Investment Banking
8 35 (1.40%) Back Office
9 34 (1.36%) Legal
10 26 (1.04%) Publishing
11 23 (0.92%) Financial Institution
12 21 (0.84%) Front Office
12 21 (0.84%) Electronics
12 21 (0.84%) Advertising
13 15 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.48%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.48%) Multimedia
15 11 (0.44%) Law
16 10 (0.40%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 525 (21.01%) Analyst
2 447 (17.89%) Tester
3 433 (17.33%) Test Analyst
4 404 (16.17%) Test Engineer
5 400 (16.01%) Developer
6 219 (8.76%) Automation Engineer
7 208 (8.32%) QA Engineer
8 192 (7.68%) Software Engineer
9 140 (5.60%) Test Manager
10 135 (5.40%) Automation Tester
11 118 (4.72%) QA Analyst
12 115 (4.60%) Software Tester
13 110 (4.40%) Test Automation Engineer
14 104 (4.16%) Software Test Engineer
15 99 (3.96%) QA Tester
16 97 (3.88%) Team Leader
17 84 (3.36%) Senior Tester
17 84 (3.36%) Test Leader
18 83 (3.32%) Test Team Leader
19 72 (2.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 364 (14.57%) Web Services
2 343 (13.73%) .NET
3 342 (13.69%) XML
4 256 (10.24%) HTML
5 148 (5.92%) CSS
6 129 (5.16%) RESTful
7 120 (4.80%) Gherkin
8 119 (4.76%) ASP.NET
9 110 (4.40%) SOAP
10 94 (3.76%) .NET Framework
11 81 (3.24%) REST
12 77 (3.08%) jQuery
13 74 (2.96%) Spring
14 73 (2.92%) WCF
15 64 (2.56%) JSON
16 61 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
17 59 (2.36%) LAMP
18 56 (2.24%) J2EE
19 52 (2.08%) HTML5
20 38 (1.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 235 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 231 (9.24%) Open Source
3 229 (9.16%) Computer Science
4 199 (7.96%) Mobile App
5 73 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
6 69 (2.76%) Client/Server
7 63 (2.52%) Mathematics
8 60 (2.40%) User Experience
9 58 (2.32%) Management Information System
10 53 (2.12%) N-Tier
11 36 (1.44%) Blog
12 30 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
13 27 (1.08%) iPhone
14 25 (1.00%) Clustering
15 22 (0.88%) Online Games
16 21 (0.84%) iPad
17 20 (0.80%) Derivative
17 20 (0.80%) Data Structures
18 19 (0.76%) Algorithms
19 18 (0.72%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 367 (14.69%) Windows
2 296 (11.84%) Linux
3 238 (9.52%) UNIX
4 160 (6.40%) Apple iOS
5 140 (5.60%) Android
6 58 (2.32%) Windows XP
7 56 (2.24%) Solaris
8 48 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (1.88%) Windows 7
10 40 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.60%) AIX
12 11 (0.44%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (0.32%) Windows Phone
15 7 (0.28%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.24%) HPUX
17 5 (0.20%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
18 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1504 (60.18%) Agile Software Development
2 599 (23.97%) Test Scripting
3 598 (23.93%) TDD
4 577 (23.09%) BDD
5 490 (19.61%) Software Testing
6 463 (18.53%) Scrum
7 458 (18.33%) Automated Testing
8 416 (16.65%) Continuous Integration
9 388 (15.53%) Test Strategy
10 344 (13.77%) Software Engineering
11 314 (12.57%) Manual Testing
12 304 (12.16%) Test Management
13 298 (11.92%) Regression Testing
14 285 (11.40%) Automation Testing
15 263 (10.52%) Performance Testing
16 257 (10.28%) E-Commerce
17 230 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
18 203 (8.12%) Mentoring
19 168 (6.72%) Integration Testing
20 161 (6.44%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 874 (34.97%) SQL
2 821 (32.85%) Java
3 647 (25.89%) C#
4 354 (14.17%) JavaScript
5 278 (11.12%) Python
6 238 (9.52%) Ruby
7 197 (7.88%) C++
8 165 (6.60%) Perl
9 158 (6.32%) PHP
10 80 (3.20%) PowerShell
11 74 (2.96%) C
12 64 (2.56%) Shell Script
13 61 (2.44%) VBScript
14 52 (2.08%) VB
15 47 (1.88%) T-SQL
16 46 (1.84%) Bash Shell
17 35 (1.40%) Tcl
18 32 (1.28%) PL/SQL
19 28 (1.12%) VBA
20 27 (1.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 502 (20.09%) ISEB
2 389 (15.57%) Degree
3 358 (14.33%) ISTQB
4 154 (6.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 115 (4.60%) Security Cleared
6 67 (2.68%) SC Cleared
7 30 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 21 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
9 13 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (0.52%) CCNP
9 13 (0.52%) CCIP
10 11 (0.44%) DV Cleared
11 9 (0.36%) PhD
11 9 (0.36%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.28%) Brainbench
13 6 (0.24%) Sun Certification
13 6 (0.24%) MCP
13 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.12%) CISSP
14 3 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1050 (42.02%) QA
2 8 (0.32%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.20%) JTAG
4 5 (0.20%) EMIR
4 5 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.12%) COBIT
6 2 (0.080%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.080%) TickIT
6 2 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 2 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.040%) Data Quality
System Software
1 40 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 32 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.44%) VMware ESX
3 11 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
4 8 (0.32%) Firmware
5 7 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.24%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.20%) KVM
8 4 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.16%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.12%) vSphere
10 1 (0.040%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.040%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 344 (13.77%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
2 19 (0.76%) Netcool
2 19 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 18 (0.72%) Puppet
4 10 (0.40%) SCCM
5 8 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (0.24%) Control-M
8 4 (0.16%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.040%) Salt
9 1 (0.040%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.040%) Nagios
9 1 (0.040%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.040%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.040%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 301 (12.04%) Microsoft
2 251 (10.04%) HP
3 230 (9.20%) Oracle
4 45 (1.80%) VMware
5 32 (1.28%) OpenLink
6 31 (1.24%) Telerik
7 26 (1.04%) Red Hat
8 24 (0.96%) Citrix
9 23 (0.92%) Green Hat
10 20 (0.80%) Google
11 19 (0.76%) Adobe
11 19 (0.76%) McAfee
11 19 (0.76%) Veritas
12 15 (0.60%) SunGard
12 15 (0.60%) Cisco
12 15 (0.60%) IBM
13 14 (0.56%) NetApp
14 13 (0.52%) Atlassian
15 12 (0.48%) Fujitsu
15 12 (0.48%) Facebook
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
techfolk Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + equity, + relocation
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Tiro Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k - 55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Windsor, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 Per Annum + equity, + relocation
Posted: 2 days ago