The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 223 280 305
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +25
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1399 969 954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.26% 0.94% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.19% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1116 801 835
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,397
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,900 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -5.62%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
89145 81724 90046
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.38% 78.93% 76.78%
Number of salaries quoted 72330 67844 77060
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% -3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Test Automation
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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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +31 722 £50,000 - 48
South East +59 290 £45,000 -3.74% 23
East of England +29 150 £40,000 - 4
South West +24 75 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Yorkshire -41 75 £34,000 -2.85% 6
North West +25 47 £32,250 +7.50% 1
East Midlands -9 27 £35,500 +9.23% 3
West Midlands +11 18 £37,500 +7.14% 4
North East -13 3 £28,636 -4.54% 2
Test Automation
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1115 (45.81%) Selenium
2 1020 (41.91%) Agile Software Development
3 1017 (41.78%) QA
4 931 (38.25%) Java
5 816 (33.53%) SQL
6 730 (29.99%) C#
7 620 (25.47%) Finance
8 599 (24.61%) TDD
9 574 (23.58%) .NET
10 563 (23.13%) Degree
11 528 (21.69%) BDD
12 515 (21.16%) Test Scripting
13 485 (19.93%) Scrum
14 470 (19.31%) ISEB
15 460 (18.90%) WebDriver
16 456 (18.73%) Automated Testing
17 402 (16.52%) Software Testing
18 386 (15.86%) Web Services
19 378 (15.53%) Windows
20 366 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
21 364 (14.95%) QuickTest Pro
22 335 (13.76%) Automation Testing
23 334 (13.72%) Cucumber
24 329 (13.52%) Test Strategy
25 300 (12.33%) Microsoft
26 293 (12.04%) ISTQB
27 288 (11.83%) JavaScript
28 275 (11.30%) Python
29 272 (11.18%) Linux
30 269 (11.05%) HP Quality Center

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 76 (3.12%) IIS
2 39 (1.60%) Tomcat
3 33 (1.36%) Node.js
4 31 (1.27%) Confluence
5 25 (1.03%) CMS
6 19 (0.78%) Apache
7 14 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (0.53%) Alfresco
8 13 (0.53%) Apache Solr
8 13 (0.53%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.49%) SharePoint
10 11 (0.45%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.29%) EPiServer CMS
12 6 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
13 5 (0.21%) OpenEdge
13 5 (0.21%) TWiki
14 4 (0.16%) MQSeries
15 3 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 125 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 44 (1.81%) MS Office
3 11 (0.45%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.082%) MS Project
6 1 (0.041%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.33%) Magento
2 8 (0.33%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.082%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.041%) Summit
5 1 (0.041%) BASE24
5 1 (0.041%) Beauchamp
5 1 (0.041%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.041%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.041%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (1.19%) SaaS
3 28 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.25%) Google Apps
5 6 (0.25%) Basecamp
6 4 (0.16%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.041%) Office 365
7 1 (0.041%) GitHub
7 1 (0.041%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 124 (5.09%) HTTP
2 60 (2.47%) Internet
3 48 (1.97%) TCP/IP
4 20 (0.82%) Wireless
5 16 (0.66%) Firewall
6 14 (0.58%) MPLS
7 13 (0.53%) BGP
8 12 (0.49%) NAS
8 12 (0.49%) SAN
9 11 (0.45%) FTP
10 10 (0.41%) HTTPS
10 10 (0.41%) Broadband
11 9 (0.37%) DNS
11 9 (0.37%) VPN
11 9 (0.37%) Wireshark
12 6 (0.25%) SSL
13 5 (0.21%) Ethernet
13 5 (0.21%) LAN
14 4 (0.16%) LDAP
14 4 (0.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 78 (3.20%) MySQL
3 60 (2.47%) Relational Database
4 43 (1.77%) NoSQL
5 42 (1.73%) Big Data
6 38 (1.56%) MongoDB
7 32 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (0.90%) Oracle Database
9 22 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (0.66%) Riak
10 16 (0.66%) RDBMS
11 14 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 13 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
13 12 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (0.49%) Hazelcast
13 12 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1115 (45.81%) Selenium
2 460 (18.90%) WebDriver
3 364 (14.95%) QuickTest Pro
4 334 (13.72%) Cucumber
5 222 (9.12%) Jenkins
6 220 (9.04%) SoapUI
7 203 (8.34%) JIRA
8 200 (8.22%) JUnit
9 187 (7.68%) FitNesse
10 170 (6.98%) Git (software)
11 158 (6.49%) NUnit
12 144 (5.92%) Visual Studio
13 142 (5.83%) SpecFlow
14 140 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
15 129 (5.30%) Subversion
16 107 (4.40%) JBehave
17 98 (4.03%) Maven
18 95 (3.90%) JMeter
19 93 (3.82%) Hudson
20 89 (3.66%) Calabash
General
1 620 (25.47%) Finance
2 234 (9.61%) Banking
3 130 (5.34%) Retail
4 118 (4.85%) Telecoms
5 95 (3.90%) Games
6 94 (3.86%) Marketing
7 54 (2.22%) Investment Banking
8 47 (1.93%) Back Office
9 46 (1.89%) Financial Institution
10 31 (1.27%) Publishing
11 25 (1.03%) Law
12 24 (0.99%) Front Office
12 24 (0.99%) Automotive
13 21 (0.86%) Manufacturing
14 18 (0.74%) Electronics
15 15 (0.62%) Legal
16 12 (0.49%) Retail Banking
16 12 (0.49%) Advertising
17 7 (0.29%) Military
18 5 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 606 (24.90%) Analyst
2 512 (21.04%) Test Analyst
3 502 (20.62%) Tester
4 499 (20.50%) Developer
5 493 (20.25%) Test Engineer
6 191 (7.85%) QA Engineer
7 188 (7.72%) Automation Engineer
8 159 (6.53%) Software Engineer
9 158 (6.49%) QA Analyst
10 145 (5.96%) QA Tester
11 143 (5.88%) Automation Tester
12 118 (4.85%) Test Leader
13 114 (4.68%) Automation Analyst
14 110 (4.52%) Test Manager
15 107 (4.40%) Software Test Engineer
16 101 (4.15%) Senior Analyst
17 98 (4.03%) Senior Test Engineer
18 91 (3.74%) QA Automation Engineer
19 89 (3.66%) Test Automation Engineer
20 88 (3.62%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 574 (23.58%) .NET
2 386 (15.86%) Web Services
3 266 (10.93%) HTML
4 255 (10.48%) XML
5 224 (9.20%) SOAP
6 157 (6.45%) REST
7 146 (6.00%) CSS
8 139 (5.71%) .NET Framework
9 120 (4.93%) JSON
10 104 (4.27%) ASP.NET
11 103 (4.23%) jQuery
12 100 (4.11%) HTML5
13 89 (3.66%) Gherkin
14 75 (3.08%) RESTful
15 68 (2.79%) WCF
16 66 (2.71%) CSS3
17 63 (2.59%) Ajax
18 61 (2.51%) Spring
19 58 (2.38%) XSD
19 58 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 253 (10.39%) Mobile App
2 187 (7.68%) Computer Science
3 149 (6.12%) Open Source
4 142 (5.83%) Enterprise Software
5 112 (4.60%) Mathematics
6 101 (4.15%) Blackberry
7 71 (2.92%) iPhone
8 58 (2.38%) Mobile Banking
9 49 (2.01%) Digital Media
10 48 (1.97%) Client/Server
11 47 (1.93%) iPad
12 37 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
13 34 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 34 (1.40%) Blog
14 30 (1.23%) Mobile Payment
15 28 (1.15%) Equities
16 27 (1.11%) Video on Demand
17 26 (1.07%) Visualisation
18 25 (1.03%) Management Information System
18 25 (1.03%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 378 (15.53%) Windows
2 272 (11.18%) Linux
3 232 (9.53%) Apple iOS
4 204 (8.38%) Android
5 184 (7.56%) UNIX
6 44 (1.81%) Mac OS X
7 25 (1.03%) Windows Phone
8 18 (0.74%) Windows 8
9 11 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
10 9 (0.37%) Debian
10 9 (0.37%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.29%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.25%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.21%) AIX
14 4 (0.16%) Solaris
15 3 (0.12%) VMS
15 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1020 (41.91%) Agile Software Development
2 599 (24.61%) TDD
3 528 (21.69%) BDD
4 515 (21.16%) Test Scripting
5 485 (19.93%) Scrum
6 456 (18.73%) Automated Testing
7 402 (16.52%) Software Testing
8 366 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
9 335 (13.76%) Automation Testing
10 329 (13.52%) Test Strategy
11 264 (10.85%) OO
12 246 (10.11%) Performance Testing
13 241 (9.90%) E-Commerce
14 204 (8.38%) Manual Testing
15 203 (8.34%) Test Management
16 181 (7.44%) Software Engineering
17 168 (6.90%) User Stories
18 151 (6.20%) Regression Testing
19 141 (5.79%) User Acceptance Testing
20 132 (5.42%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 931 (38.25%) Java
2 816 (33.53%) SQL
3 730 (29.99%) C#
4 288 (11.83%) JavaScript
5 275 (11.30%) Python
6 233 (9.57%) Ruby
7 219 (9.00%) C++
8 170 (6.98%) Perl
9 137 (5.63%) VBScript
10 117 (4.81%) PHP
11 103 (4.23%) C
12 101 (4.15%) Groovy
13 98 (4.03%) VB
14 56 (2.30%) Shell Script
15 49 (2.01%) Objective-C
16 44 (1.81%) Bash Shell
17 38 (1.56%) Scala
18 35 (1.44%) T-SQL
19 29 (1.19%) Delphi
20 25 (1.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 563 (23.13%) Degree
2 470 (19.31%) ISEB
3 293 (12.04%) ISTQB
4 39 (1.60%) Security Cleared
5 19 (0.78%) SC Cleared
6 17 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
7 11 (0.45%) Sun Certification
8 10 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.29%) Postgraduate
9 7 (0.29%) HND
10 6 (0.25%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.21%) PhD
11 5 (0.21%) CCNP
11 5 (0.21%) CCIP
11 5 (0.21%) CISSP
11 5 (0.21%) CISM
12 3 (0.12%) HP AIS
12 3 (0.12%) HP ASE
13 2 (0.082%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.082%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1017 (41.78%) QA
2 8 (0.33%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.29%) TickIT
4 5 (0.21%) ISO 9002
4 5 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.082%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.082%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.041%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.041%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.041%) SLA
6 1 (0.041%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.49%) NFS
4 10 (0.41%) KVM
5 8 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.21%) XenApp
6 5 (0.21%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.082%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 269 (11.05%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.74%) Puppet
3 15 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.33%) Legato
5 4 (0.16%) BladeLogic
5 4 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.12%) Netcool
6 3 (0.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.082%) SCCM
7 2 (0.082%) CA LISA
7 2 (0.082%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.082%) WMI
8 1 (0.041%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 300 (12.33%) Microsoft
2 221 (9.08%) HP
3 172 (7.07%) Oracle
4 46 (1.89%) VMware
5 37 (1.52%) SAP
6 25 (1.03%) Twitter
6 25 (1.03%) Google
7 21 (0.86%) Citrix
8 20 (0.82%) Hitachi
8 20 (0.82%) Cisco
9 19 (0.78%) Facebook
10 14 (0.58%) JBoss
11 13 (0.53%) Business Objects
12 12 (0.49%) Red Hat
12 12 (0.49%) Adobe
13 11 (0.45%) Sun
13 11 (0.45%) Jaspersoft
14 10 (0.41%) IBM
14 10 (0.41%) JD Edwards
14 10 (0.41%) Omniture
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Great Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30 - £32 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Nexmo
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 10 hours ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £24k - 28k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus + Equity
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + options
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Berkshire
Stott & May
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Open Select Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits / Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £21,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday