The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 202 219 213
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -6
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1649 1402 1517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.42% 1.29% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.64% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1408 1196 1320
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,750
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93489 85651 91195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.39% 78.67% 77.33%
Number of salaries quoted 75403 70134 77725
Average salary £48,000 £46,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 23 July 2014 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 23 July 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
England +8 1505 £42,500 +2.40% 202
London -11 673 £50,000 - 77
South East +39 285 £38,000 +4.10% 31
City of London -13 146 £48,750 -2.50% 25
East of England -34 123 £35,000 -12.50% 28
South West +12 108 £35,000 - 15
North West +43 102 £35,000 +7.69% 17
Scotland +38 94 £36,250 +3.57% 11
East Midlands +26 82 £34,000 +4.61% 3
Cambridgeshire +14 75 £35,000 -13.58% 21
Surrey +29 73 £37,500 -16.66% 4
Yorkshire -33 73 £33,000 -5.71% 24
Berkshire +19 67 £42,500 -7.60% 6
West Midlands -7 67 £37,000 +5.71% 5
Cambridge +23 66 £34,000 -15.00% 20
Manchester +35 58 £38,750 -3.12% 11
West Yorkshire -34 44 £35,000 - 16
Edinburgh +20 42 £36,000 +2.85% 5
Bristol -12 42 £38,500 +13.23% 3
Leicestershire +22 41 £34,000 +17.24%
Hampshire +22 39 £40,000 +33.33% 9
Glasgow +1 35 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Wales +3 33 £30,000 -7.69% 5
South Wales +7 31 £30,000 -7.69% 4
Reading +17 29 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Somerset -7 29 £30,000 -17.80% 3
Leeds -45 28 £42,500 +21.42% 14
Cardiff +5 26 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Nottinghamshire -11 24 £35,000 +7.69% 1
East Sussex -25 24 £37,500 +2.73% 2

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 1375 (39.90%) QA
2 1191 (34.56%) Agile Software Development
3 1160 (33.66%) Selenium
4 1107 (32.12%) SQL
5 962 (27.92%) Java
6 847 (24.58%) C#
7 791 (22.95%) .NET
8 696 (20.20%) Scrum
9 691 (20.05%) TDD
10 687 (19.94%) JavaScript
11 663 (19.24%) Test Scripting
12 628 (18.22%) Finance
13 612 (17.76%) HTML
14 596 (17.30%) ISEB
14 596 (17.30%) Degree
15 524 (15.21%) Software Testing
16 519 (15.06%) BDD
17 515 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
17 515 (14.94%) Test Automation
18 475 (13.78%) E-Commerce
19 462 (13.41%) SQL Server
20 457 (13.26%) CSS
21 436 (12.65%) Manual Testing
22 427 (12.39%) Microsoft
23 426 (12.36%) Windows
24 423 (12.28%) Web Services
25 407 (11.81%) OO
26 396 (11.49%) Linux
27 386 (11.20%) ISTQB
28 369 (10.71%) Test Strategy

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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
1 109 (3.16%) Apache
2 66 (1.92%) Apache Solr
3 59 (1.71%) Node.js
4 49 (1.42%) IIS
5 48 (1.39%) Confluence
6 39 (1.13%) Tomcat
7 38 (1.10%) SharePoint
7 38 (1.10%) Drupal
8 25 (0.73%) CMS
9 24 (0.70%) WebSphere
10 23 (0.67%) WebLogic
11 11 (0.32%) nginx
12 10 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (0.20%) LiveLink
13 7 (0.20%) ColdFusion
13 7 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.17%) Jetty
14 6 (0.17%) Alfresco
Applications
1 185 (5.37%) MS Excel
2 83 (2.41%) MS Office
3 27 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.29%) Mingle
6 8 (0.23%) GIMP
7 7 (0.20%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.17%) MS Project
9 4 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.087%) Maya
Business Applications
1 25 (0.73%) Magento
2 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.15%) Pivotal CRM
3 5 (0.15%) Monis
3 5 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
4 4 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.12%) Endur
4 4 (0.12%) Summit
4 4 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.087%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 3 (0.087%) SunGard APT
5 3 (0.087%) FastVal
6 2 (0.058%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.058%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.058%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.058%) RMDS
7 1 (0.029%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.029%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.029%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 86 (2.50%) SaaS
2 47 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (1.19%) PaaS
4 33 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (0.67%) Rackspace Cloud
7 22 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (0.46%) Basecamp
9 15 (0.44%) GitHub
10 10 (0.29%) Joyent
11 4 (0.12%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.087%) IaaS
13 1 (0.029%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 181 (5.25%) Internet
2 101 (2.93%) HTTP
3 51 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 29 (0.84%) Wireless
5 15 (0.44%) LAN
6 14 (0.41%) Firewall
7 12 (0.35%) DNS
8 11 (0.32%) SSH
9 10 (0.29%) SSL
10 8 (0.23%) X.509
10 8 (0.23%) LDAP
11 7 (0.20%) Ethernet
11 7 (0.20%) Intranet
11 7 (0.20%) AMQP
12 6 (0.17%) STUN
12 6 (0.17%) Wireshark
12 6 (0.17%) WAN
12 6 (0.17%) DHCP
13 4 (0.12%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.12%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 462 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 237 (6.88%) MySQL
3 187 (5.43%) Relational Database
4 75 (2.18%) Oracle Database
5 70 (2.03%) RDBMS
5 70 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 66 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
7 57 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 57 (1.65%) Big Data
8 44 (1.28%) MongoDB
9 41 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
9 41 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 40 (1.16%) NoSQL
11 37 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
12 31 (0.90%) Hadoop
13 30 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 24 (0.70%) DB2
15 22 (0.64%) MarkLogic
16 17 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
16 17 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1160 (33.66%) Selenium
2 366 (10.62%) WebDriver
3 347 (10.07%) Git (software)
4 344 (9.98%) QuickTest Pro
5 331 (9.61%) JIRA
6 280 (8.13%) Cucumber
7 267 (7.75%) Jenkins
8 256 (7.43%) Subversion
9 248 (7.20%) Visual Studio
10 233 (6.76%) JUnit
11 216 (6.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 200 (5.80%) Maven
13 174 (5.05%) NUnit
14 159 (4.61%) SoapUI
15 139 (4.03%) SpecFlow
16 130 (3.77%) FitNesse
17 116 (3.37%) JMeter
18 113 (3.28%) Ant
19 104 (3.02%) LoadRunner
20 96 (2.79%) TeamCity
General
1 628 (18.22%) Finance
2 196 (5.69%) Banking
3 149 (4.32%) Games
4 132 (3.83%) Retail
5 98 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 91 (2.64%) Marketing
7 70 (2.03%) Investment Banking
8 56 (1.63%) Publishing
9 51 (1.48%) Advertising
10 37 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 36 (1.04%) Front Office
12 28 (0.81%) Electronics
13 24 (0.70%) Law
14 23 (0.67%) Back Office
15 19 (0.55%) Legal
16 13 (0.38%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.32%) Military
18 10 (0.29%) Aerospace
19 7 (0.20%) Automotive
20 6 (0.17%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 889 (25.80%) Developer
2 732 (21.24%) Analyst
3 652 (18.92%) Tester
4 631 (18.31%) Test Analyst
5 423 (12.28%) Test Engineer
6 289 (8.39%) Software Engineer
7 266 (7.72%) QA Engineer
8 214 (6.21%) Software Tester
9 167 (4.85%) Java Developer
9 167 (4.85%) QA Analyst
10 165 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
11 160 (4.64%) QA Tester
12 150 (4.35%) Test Manager
13 136 (3.95%) Senior Test Analyst
14 133 (3.86%) Senior Developer
15 132 (3.83%) Software Test Engineer
16 130 (3.77%) Software Developer
17 112 (3.25%) .NET Developer
18 104 (3.02%) Senior Test Engineer
19 103 (2.99%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 791 (22.95%) .NET
2 612 (17.76%) HTML
3 457 (13.26%) CSS
4 423 (12.28%) Web Services
5 364 (10.56%) XML
6 263 (7.63%) HTML5
7 236 (6.85%) SOAP
8 232 (6.73%) jQuery
9 223 (6.47%) ASP.NET
10 143 (4.15%) .NET Framework
11 135 (3.92%) CSS3
12 129 (3.74%) RESTful
13 123 (3.57%) Gherkin
14 120 (3.48%) WCF
15 113 (3.28%) REST
16 111 (3.22%) Spring
17 108 (3.13%) Ajax
18 86 (2.50%) J2EE
19 82 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
20 81 (2.35%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 283 (8.21%) Computer Science
2 229 (6.65%) Mobile App
3 191 (5.54%) Open Source
4 101 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
5 98 (2.84%) Client/Server
6 74 (2.15%) Mathematics
7 58 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 56 (1.63%) Social Media
9 45 (1.31%) Equities
10 40 (1.16%) N-Tier
11 39 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 35 (1.02%) Physics
13 32 (0.93%) Taxonomies
14 30 (0.87%) Digital Media
15 28 (0.81%) Statistics
16 25 (0.73%) Biometrics
16 25 (0.73%) Smartcard
17 24 (0.70%) Derivative
18 23 (0.67%) Visualisation
19 22 (0.64%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 426 (12.36%) Windows
2 396 (11.49%) Linux
3 231 (6.70%) UNIX
4 125 (3.63%) Apple iOS
5 119 (3.45%) Android
6 55 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 49 (1.42%) Windows XP
9 47 (1.36%) Windows Vista
10 16 (0.46%) Windows Phone
11 13 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (0.38%) Mac OS
12 11 (0.32%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.32%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.29%) Debian
14 9 (0.26%) Solaris
15 6 (0.17%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1191 (34.56%) Agile Software Development
2 696 (20.20%) Scrum
3 691 (20.05%) TDD
4 663 (19.24%) Test Scripting
5 524 (15.21%) Software Testing
6 519 (15.06%) BDD
7 515 (14.94%) Test Automation
7 515 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
8 475 (13.78%) E-Commerce
9 436 (12.65%) Manual Testing
10 407 (11.81%) OO
11 369 (10.71%) Test Strategy
12 307 (8.91%) Software Engineering
13 287 (8.33%) Performance Testing
14 262 (7.60%) Automation Testing
15 248 (7.20%) User Acceptance Testing
16 239 (6.94%) MVC
17 238 (6.91%) Regression Testing
18 233 (6.76%) Unit Testing
19 197 (5.72%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1107 (32.12%) SQL
2 962 (27.92%) Java
3 847 (24.58%) C#
4 687 (19.94%) JavaScript
5 336 (9.75%) Python
6 324 (9.40%) PHP
7 271 (7.86%) Ruby
8 200 (5.80%) C++
9 145 (4.21%) Perl
10 88 (2.55%) VB
11 84 (2.44%) VBScript
12 83 (2.41%) T-SQL
13 77 (2.23%) C
14 66 (1.92%) Groovy
15 53 (1.54%) Objective-C
16 50 (1.45%) Scala
17 49 (1.42%) Bash Shell
18 38 (1.10%) VBA
19 35 (1.02%) XPath
20 29 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 596 (17.30%) ISEB
1 596 (17.30%) Degree
2 386 (11.20%) ISTQB
3 210 (6.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 54 (1.57%) Security Cleared
5 28 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 21 (0.61%) SC Cleared
7 18 (0.52%) PhD
8 14 (0.41%) Postgraduate
9 10 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
10 8 (0.23%) HND
11 4 (0.12%) MCAD
11 4 (0.12%) MCSD
11 4 (0.12%) HNC
11 4 (0.12%) CISSP
11 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.12%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.087%) PMP
12 3 (0.087%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.087%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1375 (39.90%) QA
2 34 (0.99%) ISO 9001
3 25 (0.73%) TickIT
4 7 (0.20%) ISO 9000
5 5 (0.15%) SLA
5 5 (0.15%) WCAG
5 5 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.087%) WAI
6 3 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.029%) GAMP
System Software
1 20 (0.58%) VirtualBox
2 18 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.35%) Varnish
6 7 (0.20%) KVM
7 4 (0.12%) Squid
8 3 (0.087%) Nmap
9 2 (0.058%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.029%) Xen
10 1 (0.029%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.029%) zsh
10 1 (0.029%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 182 (5.28%) HP Quality Center
2 50 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (0.99%) Puppet
4 12 (0.35%) Nagios
5 8 (0.23%) Ansible
6 6 (0.17%) Control-M
7 5 (0.15%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.087%) Ganglia
8 3 (0.087%) Nessus
8 3 (0.087%) collectd
9 2 (0.058%) logstash
9 2 (0.058%) Opsview
9 2 (0.058%) Zenoss
9 2 (0.058%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.058%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.058%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.029%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.029%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.029%) WMI
10 1 (0.029%) SCCM
Vendors
1 427 (12.39%) Microsoft
2 251 (7.28%) Oracle
3 140 (4.06%) HP
4 60 (1.74%) Google
5 40 (1.16%) VMware
6 38 (1.10%) Adobe
7 36 (1.04%) Facebook
8 32 (0.93%) SAP
9 30 (0.87%) Zend
10 29 (0.84%) Citrix
11 26 (0.75%) IBM
12 23 (0.67%) Telerik
13 17 (0.49%) Cognos
14 16 (0.46%) Business Objects
14 16 (0.46%) JD Edwards
14 16 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
14 16 (0.46%) T-Plan
15 15 (0.44%) Xamarin
15 15 (0.44%) Siebel
15 15 (0.44%) JBoss
Cambridgeshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 35 minutes ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
East Riding
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Fraser Munro IT Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent bonus and benefits package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Attractive Salary & Benefits Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + bonus + Pension + Health etc
Posted: 8 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago