The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 200 211 220
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +9
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1672 1685 1741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.68% 1.58% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.83% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1388 1344 1436
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +18.57%

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
87668 92318 100837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.86% 86.37% 85.33%
Number of salaries quoted 73071 74999 82059
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 1610 £45,000 - 196
London -8 637 £55,000 +4.76% 63
South East -13 289 £40,000 -11.11% 28
East of England +34 141 £40,000 -11.11% 20
South West +94 135 £40,000 -4.76% 15
Yorkshire -7 133 £46,414 +16.03% 23
North West +21 98 £37,500 +7.14% 19
City of London +9 96 £62,500 +13.63% 16
West Yorkshire +7 96 £50,000 +25.00% 17
West Midlands +12 92 £35,000 +7.69% 14
Leeds +14 83 £50,000 +25.00% 17
Manchester +21 81 £42,500 +16.43% 16
East Midlands -6 61 £39,345 -7.42% 10
Berkshire +8 59 £45,000 -18.18% 6
Hampshire +9 57 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Cambridgeshire +3 56 £41,250 -8.33% 9
Cambridge +6 52 £43,000 -4.44% 5
Bristol +33 47 £43,750 +2.94% 1
Gloucestershire +37 40 £50,000 +51.51% 7
East Sussex -13 40 £35,000 -30.00% 6
Surrey -4 39 £37,500 -11.76% 3
West Sussex +9 36 £46,000 +41.53%
North Yorkshire +18 35 £32,500 -3.70% 3
Scotland -48 35 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Brighton +3 34 £35,000 -28.20% 6
Suffolk +36 32 £35,000 +26.12% 4
Hertfordshire +20 32 £40,000 -15.78% 3
Oxfordshire +2 31 £37,500 +25.00% 3
Reading +20 29 £41,500 -20.95% 3
North East +25 28 £45,000 +37.40% 5

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 2064 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1090 (32.74%) QA
3 1077 (32.35%) SQL
4 1002 (30.10%) C#
5 999 (30.01%) Selenium
6 958 (28.78%) Java
7 867 (26.04%) .NET
8 799 (24.00%) JavaScript
9 777 (23.34%) Finance
9 777 (23.34%) Scrum
10 774 (23.25%) TDD
11 756 (22.71%) Continuous Integration
12 737 (22.14%) Manual Testing
13 712 (21.39%) HTML
14 617 (18.53%) Degree
15 567 (17.03%) Web Services
16 551 (16.55%) SDLC
17 521 (15.65%) Software Testing
18 518 (15.56%) ISEB
19 516 (15.50%) Test Scripting
20 504 (15.14%) SQL Server
21 493 (14.81%) Test Automation
22 482 (14.48%) Windows
23 457 (13.73%) CSS
24 450 (13.52%) ISTQB
25 449 (13.49%) BDD
26 446 (13.40%) Software Engineering
27 444 (13.34%) XML
28 426 (12.80%) Microsoft
29 422 (12.68%) Git (software)

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 150 (4.51%) Node.js
2 84 (2.52%) IIS
3 63 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 62 (1.86%) CMS
5 59 (1.77%) Apache
6 55 (1.65%) SharePoint
7 48 (1.44%) JBoss
8 42 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
8 42 (1.26%) NServiceBus
9 40 (1.20%) Apache Spark
10 39 (1.17%) WebLogic
11 33 (0.99%) Confluence
12 30 (0.90%) CICS
13 20 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
14 19 (0.57%) WebSphere
15 18 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
16 16 (0.48%) Drupal
17 13 (0.39%) nginx
18 11 (0.33%) Jetty
18 11 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 270 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 105 (3.15%) MS Office
3 32 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (0.66%) Photoshop
5 14 (0.42%) MS Project
6 11 (0.33%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.030%) HipChat
9 1 (0.030%) Maya
9 1 (0.030%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 66 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 25 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 23 (0.69%) VisionPLUS
5 21 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
6 13 (0.39%) Beauchamp
7 12 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 9 (0.27%) Misys Midas
8 9 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
8 9 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
9 8 (0.24%) MultiFonds
9 8 (0.24%) Sonata
10 6 (0.18%) Eloqua
11 5 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
13 3 (0.090%) Endur
14 2 (0.060%) Markit EDM
14 2 (0.060%) PeopleSoft HCM
14 2 (0.060%) RMDS
14 2 (0.060%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 175 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 137 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (2.22%) SaaS
4 42 (1.26%) PaaS
5 34 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
6 29 (0.87%) GitHub
7 19 (0.57%) IaaS
8 18 (0.54%) Heroku
9 15 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 12 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.18%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.18%) Google Play
13 5 (0.15%) Office 365
14 4 (0.12%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.090%) Google Apps
16 2 (0.060%) Amazon CloudSearch
16 2 (0.060%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 2 (0.060%) Amazon SQS
16 2 (0.060%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 84 (2.52%) Internet
2 63 (1.89%) HTTP
3 37 (1.11%) Firewall
4 34 (1.02%) DNS
5 23 (0.69%) TCP/IP
5 23 (0.69%) Wireshark
6 17 (0.51%) SSH
7 16 (0.48%) SSL
8 14 (0.42%) VPN
9 13 (0.39%) Intranet
10 9 (0.27%) Diameter Protocol
10 9 (0.27%) PuTTY
10 9 (0.27%) SNMP
11 8 (0.24%) HTTPS
11 8 (0.24%) IPv4
11 8 (0.24%) Network Security
11 8 (0.24%) Telnet
12 6 (0.18%) VLAN
13 5 (0.15%) Kerberos
13 5 (0.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 504 (15.14%) SQL Server
2 200 (6.01%) Relational Database
3 187 (5.62%) MySQL
4 151 (4.54%) NoSQL
5 137 (4.12%) Big Data
6 124 (3.72%) MongoDB
7 97 (2.91%) RDBMS
8 88 (2.64%) Oracle Database
9 71 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
10 66 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
11 63 (1.89%) Hadoop
12 61 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 54 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
14 45 (1.35%) DB2
15 40 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
16 39 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 36 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 27 (0.81%) Redis
19 23 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
20 22 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 999 (30.01%) Selenium
2 422 (12.68%) Git (software)
3 389 (11.69%) JIRA
4 330 (9.91%) Cucumber
5 328 (9.85%) Jenkins
5 328 (9.85%) WebDriver
6 270 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 216 (6.49%) HP UFT
8 188 (5.65%) Visual Studio
9 186 (5.59%) Subversion
10 161 (4.84%) JUnit
11 143 (4.30%) NUnit
12 129 (3.88%) TeamCity
13 117 (3.51%) JMeter
14 109 (3.27%) Appium
15 108 (3.24%) Maven
16 99 (2.97%) SoapUI
17 80 (2.40%) SpecFlow
18 77 (2.31%) TestNG
19 74 (2.22%) Grunt
General
1 777 (23.34%) Finance
2 169 (5.08%) Banking
3 136 (4.09%) Telecoms
4 110 (3.30%) Retail
5 91 (2.73%) Games
6 90 (2.70%) Marketing
7 54 (1.62%) Back Office
8 51 (1.53%) Advertising
9 46 (1.38%) Electronics
9 46 (1.38%) Front Office
10 31 (0.93%) Legal
10 31 (0.93%) Publishing
11 30 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 28 (0.84%) Investment Banking
13 26 (0.78%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.51%) Automotive
15 15 (0.45%) Polish Language
16 13 (0.39%) Law
17 8 (0.24%) Local Government
17 8 (0.24%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1031 (30.97%) Developer
2 667 (20.04%) Analyst
3 578 (17.36%) Tester
4 550 (16.52%) Test Analyst
5 321 (9.64%) C# Developer
6 300 (9.01%) Test Engineer
7 272 (8.17%) .NET Developer
7 272 (8.17%) Senior Developer
8 256 (7.69%) Automation Tester
9 220 (6.61%) QA Engineer
10 197 (5.92%) Software Tester
11 190 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
12 188 (5.65%) QA Tester
12 188 (5.65%) Software Engineer
13 156 (4.69%) QA Analyst
14 155 (4.66%) Java Developer
15 146 (4.39%) Automation Test Analyst
16 130 (3.91%) Test Leader
17 123 (3.69%) Java Engineer
17 123 (3.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 867 (26.04%) .NET
2 712 (21.39%) HTML
3 567 (17.03%) Web Services
4 457 (13.73%) CSS
5 444 (13.34%) XML
6 301 (9.04%) ASP.NET
7 278 (8.35%) jQuery
8 272 (8.17%) HTML5
9 269 (8.08%) SOAP
10 249 (7.48%) AngularJS
11 244 (7.33%) .NET Framework
12 213 (6.40%) JSON
13 205 (6.16%) REST
14 189 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC
15 178 (5.35%) WCF
16 167 (5.02%) ASP.NET Web API
17 162 (4.87%) RESTful
18 122 (3.66%) CSS3
19 121 (3.63%) Spring
20 111 (3.33%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 306 (9.19%) Computer Science
2 301 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
3 158 (4.75%) Mobile App
4 133 (4.00%) User Experience
5 99 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
6 86 (2.58%) Management Information System
7 72 (2.16%) Visualisation
8 71 (2.13%) Algorithms
9 67 (2.01%) Mathematics
10 60 (1.80%) Fintech
11 58 (1.74%) Data Structures
12 54 (1.62%) iPad
13 50 (1.50%) Cybercrime
14 49 (1.47%) Client/Server
15 46 (1.38%) iPhone
16 42 (1.26%) Social Media
17 40 (1.20%) Mainframe
18 34 (1.02%) N-Tier
19 31 (0.93%) Hedge funds
20 28 (0.84%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 482 (14.48%) Windows
2 370 (11.11%) Linux
3 220 (6.61%) Unix
4 200 (6.01%) Android
5 152 (4.57%) Apple iOS
6 96 (2.88%) Windows Server
7 34 (1.02%) Windows Phone
8 33 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (0.87%) CentOS
10 29 (0.87%) Mac OS X
10 29 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (0.81%) Windows 10
12 26 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (0.57%) Solaris
14 17 (0.51%) Amazon Linux
15 13 (0.39%) Windows 7
16 10 (0.30%) Debian
16 10 (0.30%) Windows 8
17 8 (0.24%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2064 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
2 777 (23.34%) Scrum
3 774 (23.25%) TDD
4 756 (22.71%) Continuous Integration
5 737 (22.14%) Manual Testing
6 551 (16.55%) SDLC
7 521 (15.65%) Software Testing
8 516 (15.50%) Test Scripting
9 493 (14.81%) Test Automation
10 449 (13.49%) BDD
11 446 (13.40%) Software Engineering
12 420 (12.62%) OO
13 393 (11.81%) Unit Testing
14 370 (11.11%) MVC
15 366 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
16 356 (10.69%) Regression Testing
17 328 (9.85%) Functional Testing
18 273 (8.20%) Waterfall
19 267 (8.02%) Automation Testing
20 263 (7.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1077 (32.35%) SQL
2 1002 (30.10%) C#
3 958 (28.78%) Java
4 799 (24.00%) JavaScript
5 346 (10.39%) Python
6 237 (7.12%) Ruby
7 218 (6.55%) C++
8 213 (6.40%) PHP
9 173 (5.20%) T-SQL
10 106 (3.18%) PL/SQL
11 93 (2.79%) VB.NET
12 89 (2.67%) Objective-C
13 84 (2.52%) PowerShell
14 69 (2.07%) C
15 68 (2.04%) Groovy
16 67 (2.01%) Bash Shell
17 62 (1.86%) Scala
18 61 (1.83%) Perl
19 57 (1.71%) VB
20 56 (1.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 617 (18.53%) Degree
2 518 (15.56%) ISEB
3 450 (13.52%) ISTQB
4 151 (4.54%) Security Cleared
5 150 (4.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 79 (2.37%) SC Cleared
7 60 (1.80%) DV Cleared
8 51 (1.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 16 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
11 11 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (0.27%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.27%) PMP
13 8 (0.24%) CISSP
13 8 (0.24%) MCSD
14 6 (0.18%) MySQL Certification
15 5 (0.15%) CCA
15 5 (0.15%) CLAS
15 5 (0.15%) HND
15 5 (0.15%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1090 (32.74%) QA
2 21 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.57%) SDET
4 18 (0.54%) SLA
5 14 (0.42%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.27%) EMIR
6 9 (0.27%) MiFID
7 8 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
10 4 (0.12%) TickIT
11 2 (0.060%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.030%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.030%) ISO20022
System Software
1 82 (2.46%) Docker
2 39 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.69%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.42%) HDFS
5 8 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (0.24%) KVM
5 8 (0.24%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.12%) Firmware
7 3 (0.090%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.090%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.060%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.060%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.030%) etcd
Systems Management
1 156 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
2 64 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 58 (1.74%) Puppet
4 48 (1.44%) Ansible
5 27 (0.81%) Mesos
6 25 (0.75%) Nagios
7 17 (0.51%) Packer
8 16 (0.48%) ZABBIX
9 10 (0.30%) Ambari
9 10 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
10 9 (0.27%) OpenNMS
11 8 (0.24%) Graphite
11 8 (0.24%) Kibana
11 8 (0.24%) Salt
11 8 (0.24%) yum
12 6 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 6 (0.18%) MOM
13 5 (0.15%) Control-M
13 5 (0.15%) HAProxy
13 5 (0.15%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 426 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 384 (11.53%) Oracle
3 160 (4.81%) HP
4 94 (2.82%) SAP
5 75 (2.25%) Google
6 55 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
7 42 (1.26%) VMware
8 39 (1.17%) Atlassian
9 38 (1.14%) Apple
10 37 (1.11%) Zend
11 32 (0.96%) Red Hat
12 30 (0.90%) IBM
13 29 (0.87%) Perforce
14 25 (0.75%) Adobe
15 21 (0.63%) New Relic
16 20 (0.60%) TSYS
17 18 (0.54%) Rally
17 18 (0.54%) Siebel
18 17 (0.51%) OpenText
18 17 (0.51%) TIBCO
Manchester, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £33800.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37700 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + BUPA, PENSION, BONUS + MORE
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £28,000 to £34,900 per annum Excellent benefits packages
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + great benefits and package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
IntaPeople
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Canterbury, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + 10% Pension* and wider benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Runpath
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago