The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 219 200 208
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1406 1541 1551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.48% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.80% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1155 1180 1384
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
87161 85486 88774
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.66% 82.26% 80.06%
Number of salaries quoted 71806 68211 75331
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,600 £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%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automated Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the UK.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in the UK

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 within the UK.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 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
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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
England -31 1307 £40,000 -6.43% 217
London -61 504 £50,000 -4.76% 80
South East -8 252 £40,000 - 32
Yorkshire +42 144 £35,000 +14.75% 16
East of England +25 137 £40,000 +8.84% 15
North West -2 117 £35,500 +9.23% 26
City of London -60 93 £50,000 -4.76% 20
Manchester +27 88 £35,500 +1.42% 20
Cambridgeshire +34 80 £40,000 +8.84% 11
West Yorkshire +15 80 £35,000 +15.70% 11
Surrey +31 74 £42,500 +8.97% 6
Leeds +37 68 £35,000 +16.66% 10
Cambridge +21 61 £40,000 +5.96% 11
South West -14 60 £38,500 +2.66% 27
Scotland +14 59 £35,750 +0.70% 11
North Yorkshire +57 49 £25,000 -26.47%
Hampshire +9 48 £37,000 +34.54% 5
Berkshire -19 48 £42,500 - 5
West Midlands -31 45 £35,000 +7.69% 6
East Midlands +5 44 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Bristol -10 35 £40,000 -3.61% 10
Glasgow +26 29 £36,000 +20.00% 2
Hertfordshire -3 28 £45,000 +5.88%
East Sussex -16 24 £41,250 -17.50% 3
Leicestershire +27 22 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Harrogate +21 22 £25,000 -26.47%
Buckinghamshire +11 22 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Brighton -14 20 £42,500 -0.58% 2
Middlesbrough - 20 £25,000 -
Milton Keynes +9 17 £40,000 +25.00% 2

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 1545 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1100 (36.33%) QA
3 1096 (36.20%) SQL
4 928 (30.65%) Selenium
5 852 (28.14%) Java
6 842 (27.81%) C#
7 747 (24.67%) Manual Testing
8 702 (23.18%) .NET
9 638 (21.07%) TDD
10 637 (21.04%) Finance
11 619 (20.44%) Scrum
12 579 (19.12%) JavaScript
13 569 (18.79%) Test Scripting
14 539 (17.80%) ISEB
15 523 (17.27%) HTML
16 518 (17.11%) Windows
17 502 (16.58%) Continuous Integration
17 502 (16.58%) Test Automation
18 471 (15.55%) BDD
19 463 (15.29%) Software Testing
20 444 (14.66%) Linux
21 434 (14.33%) Degree
22 430 (14.20%) Microsoft
23 417 (13.77%) Web Services
24 369 (12.19%) Regression Testing
25 360 (11.89%) Software Engineering
26 343 (11.33%) SQL Server
27 336 (11.10%) XML
28 335 (11.06%) ISTQB
29 334 (11.03%) CSS

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 74 (2.44%) Tomcat
2 72 (2.38%) Apache
3 62 (2.05%) Node.js
4 58 (1.92%) IIS
5 51 (1.68%) WebSphere
6 43 (1.42%) CMS
7 36 (1.19%) JBoss
7 36 (1.19%) SharePoint
8 21 (0.69%) nginx
9 20 (0.66%) MQSeries
10 16 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
11 14 (0.46%) Jetty
11 14 (0.46%) Apache Solr
12 13 (0.43%) SAS
13 12 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (0.36%) Confluence
15 9 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (0.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 8 (0.26%) TIBCO EMS
17 7 (0.23%) Drupal
Applications
1 167 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 53 (1.75%) MS Office
3 12 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.17%) Mingle
6 3 (0.099%) MS Project
7 2 (0.066%) SPSS
7 2 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.033%) Maya
8 1 (0.033%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.033%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.033%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 28 (0.92%) Endur
2 8 (0.26%) Magento
2 8 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
3 7 (0.23%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.20%) Summit
5 4 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.099%) SAP ECC
6 3 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.099%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.099%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.099%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.066%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.066%) SAP APO
7 2 (0.066%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.066%) SAP PP
7 2 (0.066%) SAP WM
7 2 (0.066%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.066%) TIBCO iProcess
7 2 (0.066%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 72 (2.38%) SaaS
2 68 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 20 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (0.66%) PaaS
7 17 (0.56%) GitHub
8 15 (0.50%) Rackspace Cloud
9 12 (0.40%) Google App Engine
10 11 (0.36%) Google Compute Engine
11 4 (0.13%) Trello
11 4 (0.13%) IaaS
12 2 (0.066%) Basecamp
12 2 (0.066%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.066%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.066%) Joyent
13 1 (0.033%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 92 (3.04%) Internet
2 88 (2.91%) HTTP
3 65 (2.15%) TCP/IP
4 26 (0.86%) Wireless
5 25 (0.83%) DNS
6 22 (0.73%) FTP
7 13 (0.43%) DHCP
8 11 (0.36%) SNMP
8 11 (0.36%) IPsec
8 11 (0.36%) iSCSI
8 11 (0.36%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (0.30%) SSL
10 7 (0.23%) ATM
11 5 (0.17%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.17%) DSL
11 5 (0.17%) Firewall
12 4 (0.13%) Intranet
12 4 (0.13%) LAN
13 3 (0.099%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.099%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 343 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 175 (5.78%) MySQL
3 160 (5.28%) Relational Database
4 94 (3.10%) Big Data
5 77 (2.54%) Oracle Database
6 76 (2.51%) MongoDB
7 73 (2.41%) NoSQL
8 70 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
9 64 (2.11%) RDBMS
10 46 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
11 41 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
12 39 (1.29%) Hadoop
13 34 (1.12%) Redis
14 28 (0.92%) DB2
14 28 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (0.53%) MS Access
17 16 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 16 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 928 (30.65%) Selenium
2 330 (10.90%) JIRA
3 327 (10.80%) WebDriver
4 323 (10.67%) Cucumber
5 288 (9.51%) QuickTest Pro
6 271 (8.95%) Git (software)
7 264 (8.72%) Jenkins
8 225 (7.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 223 (7.36%) JUnit
10 189 (6.24%) SpecFlow
11 167 (5.52%) Subversion
12 157 (5.18%) Visual Studio
12 157 (5.18%) TeamCity
13 137 (4.52%) NUnit
14 136 (4.49%) SoapUI
15 114 (3.76%) JMeter
16 106 (3.50%) Maven
17 93 (3.07%) FitNesse
18 75 (2.48%) LoadRunner
19 71 (2.34%) Hudson
General
1 637 (21.04%) Finance
2 142 (4.69%) Retail
3 128 (4.23%) Banking
4 98 (3.24%) Games
5 61 (2.01%) Marketing
6 51 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 48 (1.59%) Financial Institution
8 45 (1.49%) Advertising
8 45 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 31 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 31 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
10 28 (0.92%) Front Office
11 17 (0.56%) Billing
12 16 (0.53%) Law
13 15 (0.50%) Legal
14 14 (0.46%) Back Office
15 13 (0.43%) Electronics
15 13 (0.43%) Publishing
16 11 (0.36%) German Language
17 9 (0.30%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 755 (24.93%) Developer
2 678 (22.39%) Analyst
3 554 (18.30%) Test Analyst
4 547 (18.06%) Tester
5 323 (10.67%) Test Engineer
6 302 (9.97%) Software Engineer
7 218 (7.20%) Software Tester
8 197 (6.51%) QA Engineer
9 184 (6.08%) Java Developer
10 172 (5.68%) QA Analyst
11 160 (5.28%) Senior Developer
12 144 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
13 121 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
14 108 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
14 108 (3.57%) QA Tester
14 108 (3.57%) Test Manager
15 107 (3.53%) Team Leader
16 103 (3.40%) Senior Tester
17 99 (3.27%) Test Leader
18 90 (2.97%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 702 (23.18%) .NET
2 523 (17.27%) HTML
3 417 (13.77%) Web Services
4 336 (11.10%) XML
5 334 (11.03%) CSS
6 200 (6.61%) HTML5
7 186 (6.14%) SOAP
8 180 (5.94%) WCF
9 177 (5.85%) ASP.NET
10 165 (5.45%) RESTful
11 154 (5.09%) jQuery
12 151 (4.99%) REST
12 151 (4.99%) .NET Framework
13 127 (4.19%) Spring
14 97 (3.20%) Hibernate
15 95 (3.14%) Ajax
15 95 (3.14%) Gherkin
16 92 (3.04%) WPF
17 79 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
17 79 (2.61%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 218 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 215 (7.10%) Computer Science
3 184 (6.08%) Open Source
4 143 (4.72%) Mobile App
5 99 (3.27%) Client/Server
6 83 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
7 67 (2.21%) User Experience
8 46 (1.52%) Mathematics
9 40 (1.32%) N-Tier
10 32 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 29 (0.96%) Management Information System
12 24 (0.79%) Data Structures
12 24 (0.79%) Algorithms
13 20 (0.66%) Social Media
14 19 (0.63%) Blog
15 17 (0.56%) GIS
15 17 (0.56%) Biometrics
15 17 (0.56%) Smartcard
16 15 (0.50%) Hedge funds
17 14 (0.46%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 518 (17.11%) Windows
2 444 (14.66%) Linux
3 208 (6.87%) UNIX
4 133 (4.39%) Android
4 133 (4.39%) Apple iOS
5 42 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (0.96%) Mac OS X
6 29 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (0.66%) Windows XP
9 18 (0.59%) Windows Vista
10 17 (0.56%) CentOS
11 13 (0.43%) Windows Phone
12 12 (0.40%) Mac OS
13 11 (0.36%) Debian
14 10 (0.33%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.30%) Windows 7
16 8 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (0.23%) Windows Phone 8
17 7 (0.23%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1545 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
2 747 (24.67%) Manual Testing
3 638 (21.07%) TDD
4 619 (20.44%) Scrum
5 569 (18.79%) Test Scripting
6 502 (16.58%) Continuous Integration
6 502 (16.58%) Test Automation
7 471 (15.55%) BDD
8 463 (15.29%) Software Testing
9 369 (12.19%) Regression Testing
10 360 (11.89%) Software Engineering
11 325 (10.73%) OO
12 299 (9.87%) Unit Testing
13 293 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
14 287 (9.48%) E-Commerce
15 285 (9.41%) Test Strategy
16 256 (8.45%) Automation Testing
17 252 (8.32%) Mentoring
18 219 (7.23%) MVC
19 191 (6.31%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1096 (36.20%) SQL
2 852 (28.14%) Java
3 842 (27.81%) C#
4 579 (19.12%) JavaScript
5 287 (9.48%) Python
6 266 (8.78%) Ruby
7 252 (8.32%) C++
8 151 (4.99%) PHP
9 112 (3.70%) C
10 82 (2.71%) Perl
11 65 (2.15%) T-SQL
11 65 (2.15%) PowerShell
12 64 (2.11%) PL/SQL
13 54 (1.78%) VB.NET
14 45 (1.49%) VBScript
15 43 (1.42%) VB
16 40 (1.32%) Shell Script
16 40 (1.32%) Bash Shell
17 37 (1.22%) XPath
18 29 (0.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 539 (17.80%) ISEB
2 434 (14.33%) Degree
3 335 (11.06%) ISTQB
4 196 (6.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (0.66%) HND
6 19 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (0.63%) Security Cleared
7 18 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (0.26%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 4 (0.13%) HNC
10 4 (0.13%) Brainbench
11 3 (0.099%) MCAD
11 3 (0.099%) MCSD
11 3 (0.099%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.099%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.066%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.066%) MCP
12 2 (0.066%) CISSP
13 1 (0.033%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1100 (36.33%) QA
2 26 (0.86%) ISO 9001
3 17 (0.56%) TickIT
4 12 (0.40%) SLA
5 6 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.066%) GAMP
7 1 (0.033%) JTAG
7 1 (0.033%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 27 (0.89%) Hyper-V
2 12 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.33%) Firmware
4 9 (0.30%) Xen
5 8 (0.26%) VirtualBox
6 7 (0.23%) Varnish
7 5 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.17%) vSphere
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.033%) Nmap
9 1 (0.033%) Docker
9 1 (0.033%) zsh
Systems Management
1 121 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
2 66 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (1.78%) Puppet
4 28 (0.92%) Ansible
5 8 (0.26%) CFEngine
6 5 (0.17%) AppDNA
7 3 (0.099%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.099%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.066%) Netcool
8 2 (0.066%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.033%) Nessus
9 1 (0.033%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 430 (14.20%) Microsoft
2 242 (7.99%) Oracle
3 120 (3.96%) HP
4 62 (2.05%) Google
5 52 (1.72%) SAP
6 41 (1.35%) IBM
7 40 (1.32%) VMware
8 29 (0.96%) Apple
9 28 (0.92%) OpenLink
9 28 (0.92%) Telerik
10 24 (0.79%) Zend
10 24 (0.79%) Informatica
11 21 (0.69%) Sybase
11 21 (0.69%) Sitecore
12 18 (0.59%) Appcelerator
13 13 (0.43%) TIBCO
14 10 (0.33%) Business Objects
15 9 (0.30%) Remedy
15 9 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (0.26%) Perforce
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Premier IT
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 40,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + Bens, bonus, equity
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ProCook
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £50700 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £100,000 to £150,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Tonbridge, Kent
IT Connections
Salary: to £28,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stirlingshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + bens + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago