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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 242 273 301
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +28
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1247 1025 971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.17% 1.03% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.27% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1007 858 811
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,950
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
87394 80699 88080
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.00% 81.13% 79.20%
Number of salaries quoted 70405 66847 75264
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -7 592 £52,500 +0.96% 49
South East +65 301 £42,500 -5.55% 43
East of England -12 93 £43,500 -3.33% 7
South West +1 81 £40,000 +14.28% 17
Yorkshire -28 63 £35,000 +2.94% 4
North West -7 49 £32,500 +1.56% 4
East Midlands -3 31 £38,500 +20.31% 2
West Midlands -1 28 £46,250 +38.05% 3
North East - 5 £27,500 - 7
Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1677 (63.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1166 (44.05%) Selenium
3 1142 (43.14%) QA
4 1002 (37.85%) Java
5 890 (33.62%) SQL
6 681 (25.73%) C#
7 649 (24.52%) TDD
8 624 (23.57%) Finance
9 622 (23.50%) BDD
10 568 (21.46%) Degree
11 567 (21.42%) Scrum
12 553 (20.89%) Test Scripting
13 533 (20.14%) WebDriver
14 504 (19.04%) ISEB
15 497 (18.78%) Continuous Integration
16 477 (18.02%) .NET
17 463 (17.49%) Software Testing
18 452 (17.08%) Automated Testing
19 395 (14.92%) QuickTest Pro
20 385 (14.54%) Cucumber
21 379 (14.32%) Test Strategy
22 376 (14.20%) Regression Testing
23 356 (13.45%) Web Services
24 347 (13.11%) JavaScript
25 344 (13.00%) JIRA
26 343 (12.96%) ISTQB
27 337 (12.73%) HP Quality Center
28 336 (12.69%) Software Engineering
29 335 (12.66%) Automation Testing
30 324 (12.24%) XML

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 53 (2.00%) Confluence
2 50 (1.89%) Tomcat
3 45 (1.70%) IIS
4 44 (1.66%) Node.js
5 29 (1.10%) WebLogic
5 29 (1.10%) WebSphere
6 28 (1.06%) Apache
7 20 (0.76%) SharePoint
8 19 (0.72%) CMS
9 13 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (0.45%) WorkSite
11 11 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
12 10 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (0.26%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.23%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.19%) Documentum
16 5 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 116 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 80 (3.02%) MS Office
3 6 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.038%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.038%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (0.91%) Endur
2 10 (0.38%) Magento
3 9 (0.34%) JDE OneWorld
4 7 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
4 7 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.15%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.038%) RMDS
7 1 (0.038%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 48 (1.81%) SaaS
2 43 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (0.79%) Basecamp
5 11 (0.42%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 9 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.038%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.038%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.038%) Route 53
9 1 (0.038%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 106 (4.00%) HTTP
2 65 (2.46%) Internet
3 34 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 30 (1.13%) BGP
4 30 (1.13%) MPLS
5 16 (0.60%) Broadband
5 16 (0.60%) LAN
5 16 (0.60%) WAN
6 12 (0.45%) Wireless
7 7 (0.26%) Intranet
7 7 (0.26%) SAN
7 7 (0.26%) Firewall
8 6 (0.23%) SSL
8 6 (0.23%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.19%) DNS
9 5 (0.19%) VPN
9 5 (0.19%) LTE
9 5 (0.19%) NAS
10 4 (0.15%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (9.10%) SQL Server
2 102 (3.85%) MySQL
3 66 (2.49%) Big Data
4 51 (1.93%) MongoDB
5 46 (1.74%) Oracle Database
5 46 (1.74%) Relational Database
6 45 (1.70%) NoSQL
7 32 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 23 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 23 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
9 19 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 18 (0.68%) Hazelcast
11 12 (0.45%) Redis
11 12 (0.45%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.38%) Hadoop
12 10 (0.38%) InterSystems Cache
13 8 (0.30%) BusinessObjects XI
13 8 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1166 (44.05%) Selenium
2 533 (20.14%) WebDriver
3 395 (14.92%) QuickTest Pro
4 385 (14.54%) Cucumber
5 344 (13.00%) JIRA
6 291 (10.99%) Jenkins
7 283 (10.69%) JUnit
8 192 (7.25%) SoapUI
8 192 (7.25%) Git (software)
9 191 (7.22%) JMeter
10 162 (6.12%) Visual Studio
11 148 (5.59%) SpecFlow
12 135 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
13 124 (4.68%) TestNG
13 124 (4.68%) Subversion
14 115 (4.34%) TeamCity
14 115 (4.34%) NUnit
15 107 (4.04%) Hudson
16 103 (3.89%) FitNesse
17 100 (3.78%) Calabash
General
1 624 (23.57%) Finance
2 165 (6.23%) Retail
3 154 (5.82%) Banking
4 110 (4.16%) Games
4 110 (4.16%) Telecoms
5 69 (2.61%) Marketing
6 52 (1.96%) Investment Banking
7 38 (1.44%) Front Office
7 38 (1.44%) Legal
8 37 (1.40%) Publishing
9 36 (1.36%) Law
10 33 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 33 (1.25%) Back Office
10 33 (1.25%) Electronics
11 21 (0.79%) Advertising
12 14 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (0.45%) Retail Banking
14 10 (0.38%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.34%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 564 (21.31%) Analyst
2 549 (20.74%) Tester
3 482 (18.21%) Test Engineer
4 464 (17.53%) Test Analyst
5 461 (17.42%) Developer
6 280 (10.58%) Automation Engineer
7 253 (9.56%) QA Engineer
8 169 (6.38%) Automation Tester
9 167 (6.31%) Software Engineer
10 162 (6.12%) QA Analyst
11 150 (5.67%) Test Manager
12 130 (4.91%) QA Tester
13 127 (4.80%) Test Automation Engineer
14 125 (4.72%) Automation Analyst
15 116 (4.38%) QA Automation Engineer
16 104 (3.93%) Software Tester
17 102 (3.85%) Test Leader
18 94 (3.55%) Automation Test Analyst
19 92 (3.48%) Senior Test Engineer
20 90 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 477 (18.02%) .NET
2 356 (13.45%) Web Services
3 324 (12.24%) XML
4 297 (11.22%) HTML
5 175 (6.61%) CSS
6 164 (6.20%) SOAP
7 142 (5.36%) RESTful
8 141 (5.33%) REST
9 121 (4.57%) Gherkin
10 115 (4.34%) .NET Framework
10 115 (4.34%) ASP.NET
11 105 (3.97%) JSON
12 101 (3.82%) jQuery
13 97 (3.66%) HTML5
14 78 (2.95%) Spring
15 69 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
16 61 (2.30%) J2EE
17 58 (2.19%) Ajax
18 57 (2.15%) CSS3
19 56 (2.12%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 281 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 259 (9.78%) Open Source
3 254 (9.60%) Computer Science
4 201 (7.59%) Mobile App
5 103 (3.89%) Mathematics
6 90 (3.40%) User Experience
7 58 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
8 56 (2.12%) Client/Server
9 44 (1.66%) Management Information System
9 44 (1.66%) Blog
10 42 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
11 39 (1.47%) N-Tier
12 36 (1.36%) Visualisation
13 35 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 33 (1.25%) Derivative
15 28 (1.06%) Mobile Banking
16 27 (1.02%) iPhone
17 26 (0.98%) Video on Demand
18 21 (0.79%) DTV
19 20 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 313 (11.82%) Linux
2 303 (11.45%) Windows
3 227 (8.58%) UNIX
4 180 (6.80%) Apple iOS
5 142 (5.36%) Android
6 32 (1.21%) Windows 7
7 31 (1.17%) Windows XP
8 30 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
11 13 (0.49%) Solaris
12 11 (0.42%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.26%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.19%) Windows NT
14 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.076%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.076%) AIX
16 1 (0.038%) VMS
16 1 (0.038%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1677 (63.35%) Agile Software Development
2 649 (24.52%) TDD
3 622 (23.50%) BDD
4 567 (21.42%) Scrum
5 553 (20.89%) Test Scripting
6 497 (18.78%) Continuous Integration
7 463 (17.49%) Software Testing
8 452 (17.08%) Automated Testing
9 379 (14.32%) Test Strategy
10 376 (14.20%) Regression Testing
11 336 (12.69%) Software Engineering
12 335 (12.66%) Automation Testing
13 279 (10.54%) Manual Testing
14 274 (10.35%) Test Management
14 274 (10.35%) Performance Testing
15 272 (10.28%) E-Commerce
16 221 (8.35%) OO
17 217 (8.20%) Mentoring
18 202 (7.63%) User Stories
19 191 (7.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1002 (37.85%) Java
2 890 (33.62%) SQL
3 681 (25.73%) C#
4 347 (13.11%) JavaScript
5 272 (10.28%) Python
6 252 (9.52%) Ruby
7 189 (7.14%) C++
8 172 (6.50%) Perl
9 163 (6.16%) PHP
10 100 (3.78%) VBScript
11 80 (3.02%) VB
12 68 (2.57%) Shell Script
13 62 (2.34%) PowerShell
14 59 (2.23%) Groovy
15 55 (2.08%) C
16 52 (1.96%) T-SQL
17 50 (1.89%) Bash Shell
18 45 (1.70%) Scala
19 35 (1.32%) Tcl
20 32 (1.21%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 568 (21.46%) Degree
2 504 (19.04%) ISEB
3 343 (12.96%) ISTQB
4 154 (5.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 116 (4.38%) Security Cleared
6 65 (2.46%) SC Cleared
7 34 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 24 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (0.68%) CCNP
10 17 (0.64%) CISSP
10 17 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
11 15 (0.57%) CCIP
12 13 (0.49%) DV Cleared
13 11 (0.42%) PhD
13 11 (0.42%) CISM
14 8 (0.30%) HND
15 7 (0.26%) Sun Certification
15 7 (0.26%) Brainbench
16 5 (0.19%) Postgraduate
16 5 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1142 (43.14%) QA
2 14 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.42%) TickIT
5 3 (0.11%) COBIT
5 3 (0.11%) JTAG
6 2 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.076%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 2 (0.076%) SLA
7 1 (0.038%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.038%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.038%) Section 508
7 1 (0.038%) EMIR
7 1 (0.038%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 46 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.34%) VMware ESX
3 9 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
3 9 (0.34%) XenDesktop
4 8 (0.30%) KVM
4 8 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.26%) XenApp
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.038%) NFS
8 1 (0.038%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 337 (12.73%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.45%) Puppet
3 11 (0.42%) Netcool
3 11 (0.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (0.42%) SCCM
4 8 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.076%) AppDNA
7 2 (0.076%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.076%) Control-M
7 2 (0.076%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.038%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.038%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.038%) Ansible
8 1 (0.038%) logstash
8 1 (0.038%) Kibana
8 1 (0.038%) Graylog2
Vendors
1 304 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 240 (9.07%) HP
3 203 (7.67%) Oracle
4 51 (1.93%) VMware
5 37 (1.40%) Facebook
6 35 (1.32%) Citrix
7 34 (1.28%) SAP
8 29 (1.10%) Telerik
9 26 (0.98%) Cisco
10 25 (0.94%) Adobe
11 22 (0.83%) Twitter
11 22 (0.83%) OpenLink
12 18 (0.68%) Teradata
12 18 (0.68%) Business Objects
13 17 (0.64%) Green Hat
14 16 (0.60%) NetApp
15 14 (0.53%) Red Hat
16 13 (0.49%) JBoss
16 13 (0.49%) Fujitsu
17 12 (0.45%) IBM
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum plus package
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26000 to £29000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £33000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + bonus + health + bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
North London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 7 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum Superb base with guaranteed bonus an
Posted: 23 hours ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday