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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 199 190 213
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +23
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1643 1562 1555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.43% 1.44% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.82% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1384 1292 1336
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%

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
92437 86019 92024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.64% 79.56% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 73692 70342 78027
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
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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 -21 1484 £42,500 - 166
London -44 617 £50,000 - 55
South East +18 262 £37,500 -6.25% 27
East of England +2 144 £35,000 -2.77% 15
City of London -29 118 £50,000 - 17
North West +29 116 £37,500 +15.38% 20
Scotland +46 104 £35,000 - 6
South West -8 103 £35,000 - 26
Yorkshire -12 102 £33,000 -5.71% 13
Cambridgeshire +22 98 £35,000 -12.50% 12
Cambridge +38 88 £35,000 -12.50% 12
West Midlands +25 86 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Manchester +47 72 £38,750 +10.71% 14
Surrey +35 67 £35,000 -20.00% 5
East Midlands -13 63 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Glasgow +25 56 £32,500 -18.75% 2
West Yorkshire -23 56 £35,000 - 8
Berkshire +2 54 £40,000 -17.52% 5
Hampshire +11 53 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Leeds -35 40 £37,250 +6.42% 5
Bristol -5 38 £37,750 +11.02% 9
Cheshire +8 34 £30,000 +7.14% 4
East Sussex -24 29 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Leicestershire +23 28 £34,000 -6.20% 1
Wales +2 28 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Brighton -24 28 £35,000 -12.50% 1
South Wales +6 27 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Edinburgh +4 27 £34,500 -1.42% 1
Somerset -2 27 £30,500 -3.17% 3
North Yorkshire -5 27 £32,500 -7.14% 3

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1361 (39.64%) QA
2 1192 (34.72%) SQL
3 1150 (33.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1133 (33.00%) Selenium
5 986 (28.72%) Java
6 840 (24.47%) C#
7 796 (23.19%) .NET
8 688 (20.04%) Test Scripting
9 680 (19.81%) Scrum
10 677 (19.72%) JavaScript
11 666 (19.40%) TDD
12 649 (18.90%) Finance
13 621 (18.09%) ISEB
14 605 (17.62%) Degree
15 595 (17.33%) HTML
16 558 (16.25%) Software Testing
17 512 (14.91%) Continuous Integration
18 504 (14.68%) Test Automation
19 491 (14.30%) BDD
20 469 (13.66%) Windows
21 463 (13.49%) Microsoft
22 451 (13.14%) Manual Testing
23 448 (13.05%) Web Services
24 436 (12.70%) SQL Server
25 429 (12.50%) E-Commerce
26 428 (12.47%) CSS
27 409 (11.91%) ISTQB
28 385 (11.21%) Regression Testing
29 381 (11.10%) OO
30 380 (11.07%) WebDriver

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 94 (2.74%) Apache
2 75 (2.18%) Node.js
3 67 (1.95%) IIS
4 53 (1.54%) Tomcat
5 45 (1.31%) Confluence
6 42 (1.22%) SharePoint
7 39 (1.14%) Apache Solr
8 34 (0.99%) Drupal
9 32 (0.93%) WebSphere
10 31 (0.90%) CMS
11 19 (0.55%) WebLogic
12 17 (0.50%) nginx
13 13 (0.38%) Jetty
14 9 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
15 8 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
15 8 (0.23%) SAS
16 7 (0.20%) ColdFusion
16 7 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
17 6 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
17 6 (0.17%) MQSeries
Applications
1 191 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 81 (2.36%) MS Office
3 22 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.26%) Mingle
6 4 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.12%) MS Project
7 3 (0.087%) Maya
8 1 (0.029%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.029%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 26 (0.76%) Magento
2 13 (0.38%) Endur
3 7 (0.20%) Summit
3 7 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
4 4 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.087%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 3 (0.087%) Pivotal CRM
5 3 (0.087%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.087%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.058%) Monis
6 2 (0.058%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.058%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.058%) SAP ECC
6 2 (0.058%) RMDS
6 2 (0.058%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.058%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.058%) MFGPRO
7 1 (0.029%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.029%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 87 (2.53%) SaaS
2 59 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (1.08%) PaaS
4 35 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 30 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 27 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (0.67%) GitHub
8 19 (0.55%) Basecamp
9 14 (0.41%) Rackspace Cloud
10 13 (0.38%) Google App Engine
11 8 (0.23%) Joyent
12 4 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
13 2 (0.058%) IaaS
14 1 (0.029%) Trello
14 1 (0.029%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 168 (4.89%) Internet
2 113 (3.29%) HTTP
3 56 (1.63%) TCP/IP
4 42 (1.22%) Wireless
5 17 (0.50%) DNS
6 16 (0.47%) LAN
7 14 (0.41%) DHCP
8 12 (0.35%) FTP
9 11 (0.32%) Intranet
9 11 (0.32%) SSH
10 10 (0.29%) Firewall
11 9 (0.26%) Ethernet
12 8 (0.23%) IPsec
13 7 (0.20%) ATM
14 6 (0.17%) WAN
14 6 (0.17%) SNMP
14 6 (0.17%) Wireshark
15 5 (0.15%) SSL
16 4 (0.12%) HTTPS
16 4 (0.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 436 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 181 (5.27%) MySQL
3 180 (5.24%) Relational Database
4 77 (2.24%) Oracle Database
5 68 (1.98%) RDBMS
6 65 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
7 59 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 53 (1.54%) NoSQL
9 51 (1.49%) Big Data
10 49 (1.43%) MongoDB
11 43 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
12 42 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 42 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
13 32 (0.93%) Hadoop
14 27 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
15 25 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 20 (0.58%) DB2
16 20 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
17 19 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
17 19 (0.55%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 1133 (33.00%) Selenium
2 380 (11.07%) WebDriver
3 356 (10.37%) QuickTest Pro
4 348 (10.14%) JIRA
5 318 (9.26%) Git (software)
6 299 (8.71%) Cucumber
7 298 (8.68%) Jenkins
8 267 (7.78%) Subversion
9 261 (7.60%) JUnit
10 254 (7.40%) Visual Studio
11 229 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 185 (5.39%) Maven
13 152 (4.43%) SoapUI
14 145 (4.22%) NUnit
15 134 (3.90%) SpecFlow
16 106 (3.09%) FitNesse
17 104 (3.03%) JMeter
18 99 (2.88%) TeamCity
19 94 (2.74%) Ant
20 93 (2.71%) LoadRunner
General
1 649 (18.90%) Finance
2 180 (5.24%) Banking
3 155 (4.52%) Retail
4 125 (3.64%) Games
5 86 (2.51%) Telecoms
6 66 (1.92%) Marketing
7 63 (1.84%) Investment Banking
8 47 (1.37%) Publishing
9 44 (1.28%) Advertising
10 41 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 38 (1.11%) Front Office
12 29 (0.84%) Electronics
13 28 (0.82%) Back Office
14 25 (0.73%) Law
15 23 (0.67%) Financial Institution
16 20 (0.58%) Legal
17 9 (0.26%) Aerospace
18 8 (0.23%) Turkish Language
18 8 (0.23%) Welsh Language
18 8 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 878 (25.58%) Developer
2 716 (20.86%) Analyst
3 678 (19.75%) Tester
4 616 (17.94%) Test Analyst
5 396 (11.54%) Test Engineer
6 276 (8.04%) Software Engineer
7 269 (7.84%) QA Engineer
8 233 (6.79%) Software Tester
9 174 (5.07%) Java Developer
10 162 (4.72%) Senior Developer
11 160 (4.66%) QA Analyst
12 159 (4.63%) QA Tester
13 158 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
14 139 (4.05%) Test Manager
15 129 (3.76%) Senior Test Analyst
16 124 (3.61%) Senior Tester
17 109 (3.18%) Software Developer
18 106 (3.09%) Software Test Engineer
19 103 (3.00%) Senior Test Engineer
19 103 (3.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 796 (23.19%) .NET
2 595 (17.33%) HTML
3 448 (13.05%) Web Services
4 428 (12.47%) CSS
5 368 (10.72%) XML
6 242 (7.05%) HTML5
7 227 (6.61%) ASP.NET
7 227 (6.61%) SOAP
8 182 (5.30%) jQuery
9 150 (4.37%) .NET Framework
10 149 (4.34%) RESTful
11 130 (3.79%) CSS3
12 129 (3.76%) WCF
13 124 (3.61%) Spring
14 120 (3.50%) REST
15 119 (3.47%) Gherkin
16 93 (2.71%) Ajax
17 92 (2.68%) J2EE
18 90 (2.62%) ASP.NET MVC
19 85 (2.48%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 270 (7.86%) Computer Science
2 206 (6.00%) Mobile App
3 203 (5.91%) Open Source
4 104 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 102 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
6 71 (2.07%) Mathematics
7 49 (1.43%) Social Media
8 44 (1.28%) N-Tier
9 43 (1.25%) Equities
10 40 (1.17%) Management Information System
11 36 (1.05%) Physics
12 32 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 28 (0.82%) Taxonomies
14 25 (0.73%) Statistics
15 24 (0.70%) Derivative
15 24 (0.70%) Biometrics
15 24 (0.70%) Smartcard
16 22 (0.64%) W3C
17 21 (0.61%) Life Science
17 21 (0.61%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 469 (13.66%) Windows
2 366 (10.66%) Linux
3 231 (6.73%) UNIX
4 121 (3.52%) Apple iOS
5 120 (3.50%) Android
6 50 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 47 (1.37%) Windows XP
9 44 (1.28%) Windows Vista
10 20 (0.58%) Mac OS X
11 11 (0.32%) Windows Phone
12 10 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.29%) Solaris
13 8 (0.23%) Debian
13 8 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.17%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.17%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.15%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.058%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1150 (33.50%) Agile Software Development
2 688 (20.04%) Test Scripting
3 680 (19.81%) Scrum
4 666 (19.40%) TDD
5 558 (16.25%) Software Testing
6 512 (14.91%) Continuous Integration
7 504 (14.68%) Test Automation
8 491 (14.30%) BDD
9 451 (13.14%) Manual Testing
10 429 (12.50%) E-Commerce
11 385 (11.21%) Regression Testing
12 381 (11.10%) OO
13 362 (10.54%) Test Strategy
14 351 (10.22%) Software Engineering
15 293 (8.53%) Performance Testing
16 266 (7.75%) Unit Testing
17 264 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
18 253 (7.37%) Automation Testing
19 216 (6.29%) MVC
20 188 (5.48%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1192 (34.72%) SQL
2 986 (28.72%) Java
3 840 (24.47%) C#
4 677 (19.72%) JavaScript
5 341 (9.93%) Python
6 289 (8.42%) PHP
7 271 (7.89%) Ruby
8 226 (6.58%) C++
9 126 (3.67%) Perl
10 95 (2.77%) C
11 90 (2.62%) T-SQL
12 83 (2.42%) VBScript
13 82 (2.39%) VB
14 54 (1.57%) Groovy
15 49 (1.43%) Bash Shell
16 48 (1.40%) Objective-C
17 44 (1.28%) Scala
18 40 (1.17%) VB.NET
19 38 (1.11%) VBA
20 36 (1.05%) XPath
Qualifications
1 621 (18.09%) ISEB
2 605 (17.62%) Degree
3 409 (11.91%) ISTQB
4 233 (6.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 53 (1.54%) Security Cleared
6 29 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 22 (0.64%) SC Cleared
8 14 (0.41%) Postgraduate
8 14 (0.41%) PhD
9 10 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
10 8 (0.23%) HND
11 7 (0.20%) MCAD
11 7 (0.20%) MCSD
11 7 (0.20%) Brainbench
12 5 (0.15%) HNC
12 5 (0.15%) CISSP
13 3 (0.087%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.087%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.058%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1361 (39.64%) QA
2 29 (0.84%) ISO 9001
3 24 (0.70%) TickIT
4 13 (0.38%) SLA
5 7 (0.20%) ISO 9000
6 5 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.12%) WCAG
8 3 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.029%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.029%) GAMP
System Software
1 25 (0.73%) VirtualBox
2 22 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.29%) Varnish
5 8 (0.23%) Xen
6 7 (0.20%) KVM
7 5 (0.15%) Active Directory
8 4 (0.12%) Squid
9 3 (0.087%) Nmap
10 2 (0.058%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.058%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.058%) zsh
11 1 (0.029%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 172 (5.01%) HP Quality Center
2 57 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (1.40%) Puppet
4 16 (0.47%) Ansible
5 9 (0.26%) Nagios
6 6 (0.17%) Control-M
7 4 (0.12%) Capistrano
7 4 (0.12%) CFEngine
8 3 (0.087%) CA LISA
8 3 (0.087%) collectd
8 3 (0.087%) Ganglia
8 3 (0.087%) Nessus
9 2 (0.058%) Opsview
9 2 (0.058%) AppDNA
9 2 (0.058%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.029%) WMI
10 1 (0.029%) SCCM
Vendors
1 463 (13.49%) Microsoft
2 241 (7.02%) Oracle
3 137 (3.99%) HP
4 85 (2.48%) Google
5 41 (1.19%) SAP
6 40 (1.17%) VMware
7 37 (1.08%) Facebook
8 29 (0.84%) Adobe
9 28 (0.82%) Telerik
10 24 (0.70%) Citrix
11 23 (0.67%) Zend
12 22 (0.64%) IBM
13 21 (0.61%) T-Plan
14 20 (0.58%) JBoss
15 19 (0.55%) Business Objects
15 19 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
16 14 (0.41%) Informatica
16 14 (0.41%) JD Edwards
16 14 (0.41%) Xamarin
17 13 (0.38%) OpenLink
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