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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 197 207 195
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1789 1642 1527
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.63% 1.43% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.73% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1441 1383 1259
Average salary £43,500 £41,688 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -1.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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
93272 94978 86805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.77% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 76819 75777 71033
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
(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 +24 1677 £45,000 +5.88% 232
London +33 719 £52,500 +0.47% 84
South East +35 316 £41,500 +10.66% 42
City of London +64 170 £52,500 +5.00% 23
East of England -8 142 £42,500 +21.42% 24
Yorkshire +41 141 £45,000 +36.36% 10
North West +16 136 £37,500 - 40
West Yorkshire +49 109 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Manchester +17 87 £40,000 +3.22% 26
Leeds +55 86 £45,000 +20.80% 6
East Midlands +10 75 £35,000 - 5
Cambridgeshire -6 70 £43,500 +24.28% 15
South West -54 67 £40,000 +14.28% 7
West Midlands -24 66 £31,000 -17.33% 14
Scotland -27 65 £35,000 - 5
Hampshire +16 64 £42,500 - 9
West Sussex +34 55 £37,750 +16.15% 3
Cambridge -11 52 £43,500 +24.28% 12
Berkshire +5 48 £47,500 +18.75% 12
East Sussex +30 40 £43,500 +24.28% 5
Surrey -24 39 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Hertfordshire +7 38 £45,000 +42.85% 6
Oxfordshire +28 37 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Nottinghamshire -2 37 £35,000 -
Nottingham +6 34 £35,000 -
Birmingham +18 30 £30,000 -10.44% 5
Cheshire +1 30 £32,000 +6.66% 7
Edinburgh -3 29 £35,000 +1.44% 1
Glasgow -21 29 £36,000 +10.76% 3
Brighton +18 26 £40,500 +15.71% 1

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2141 (61.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1289 (37.24%) QA
3 1137 (32.85%) Java
4 1116 (32.25%) SQL
5 1092 (31.55%) Selenium
6 913 (26.38%) TDD
7 884 (25.54%) Finance
8 876 (25.31%) C#
9 837 (24.18%) Manual Testing
10 783 (22.62%) Scrum
11 777 (22.45%) .NET
12 767 (22.16%) HTML
13 754 (21.79%) Continuous Integration
14 748 (21.61%) JavaScript
15 631 (18.23%) Web Services
16 585 (16.90%) Test Scripting
17 547 (15.80%) Degree
18 532 (15.37%) Test Automation
19 522 (15.08%) BDD
20 511 (14.76%) CSS
21 502 (14.50%) Software Testing
22 500 (14.45%) ISEB
23 479 (13.84%) Software Engineering
24 476 (13.75%) Linux
25 467 (13.49%) Unit Testing
26 463 (13.38%) XML
27 462 (13.35%) Windows
28 461 (13.32%) Microsoft
29 457 (13.20%) SDLC
30 455 (13.15%) SQL Server

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 112 (3.24%) Tomcat
2 106 (3.06%) IIS
3 96 (2.77%) Apache
4 89 (2.57%) Node.js
5 77 (2.22%) JBoss
6 74 (2.14%) WebSphere
7 55 (1.59%) WebLogic
8 48 (1.39%) Confluence
9 41 (1.18%) CMS
10 28 (0.81%) SharePoint
11 25 (0.72%) nginx
12 21 (0.61%) Drupal
13 17 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
14 16 (0.46%) Jetty
14 16 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
15 15 (0.43%) Apache Spark
16 13 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
17 11 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
18 10 (0.29%) CICS
18 10 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 245 (7.08%) MS Excel
2 78 (2.25%) MS Office
3 15 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.17%) Mingle
6 5 (0.14%) MS Project
7 3 (0.087%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.058%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.058%) SPSS
9 1 (0.029%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 18 (0.52%) Magento
2 15 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.23%) MultiFonds
5 7 (0.20%) Workday HCM
6 6 (0.17%) Beauchamp
7 3 (0.087%) VisionPLUS
7 3 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.058%) Summit
8 2 (0.058%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.058%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.029%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.029%) SAP InfiniteInsight
9 1 (0.029%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.029%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 1 (0.029%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 100 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (2.60%) SaaS
3 73 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 24 (0.69%) PaaS
7 20 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (0.43%) IaaS
9 13 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (0.35%) Google Compute Engine
11 7 (0.20%) Firebase
12 6 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (0.14%) GitHub
13 5 (0.14%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.12%) Sumo Logic
15 3 (0.087%) Amazon Kinesis
15 3 (0.087%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.087%) Amazon SQS
16 2 (0.058%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 108 (3.12%) Internet
2 69 (1.99%) HTTP
3 31 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 25 (0.72%) DNS
5 16 (0.46%) Wireless
6 15 (0.43%) FTP
7 14 (0.40%) SSL
8 12 (0.35%) HTTPS
8 12 (0.35%) Unified Communications
9 11 (0.32%) Network Security
9 11 (0.32%) LAN
10 10 (0.29%) WAN
11 9 (0.26%) SSH
12 7 (0.20%) Telnet
12 7 (0.20%) PuTTY
13 6 (0.17%) Firewall
14 5 (0.14%) Multicast
15 4 (0.12%) Wireshark
15 4 (0.12%) MVNO
15 4 (0.12%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 455 (13.15%) SQL Server
2 217 (6.27%) MySQL
3 211 (6.10%) Relational Database
4 124 (3.58%) Oracle Database
5 104 (3.00%) NoSQL
6 99 (2.86%) Big Data
7 91 (2.63%) MongoDB
8 77 (2.22%) RDBMS
9 57 (1.65%) DB2
10 56 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
11 45 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 44 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 40 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
14 36 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
15 32 (0.92%) Hadoop
15 32 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
16 23 (0.66%) DbVisualizer
17 20 (0.58%) QlikView
17 20 (0.58%) MarkLogic
17 20 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1092 (31.55%) Selenium
2 392 (11.33%) Git (software)
3 358 (10.34%) Cucumber
4 356 (10.29%) WebDriver
5 325 (9.39%) Jenkins
6 315 (9.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 306 (8.84%) HP UFT
8 305 (8.81%) JIRA
9 237 (6.85%) JUnit
10 234 (6.76%) Visual Studio
11 215 (6.21%) Subversion
12 188 (5.43%) JMeter
13 153 (4.42%) Maven
14 151 (4.36%) SpecFlow
15 141 (4.07%) SoapUI
16 135 (3.90%) LoadRunner
17 112 (3.24%) NUnit
18 83 (2.40%) TeamCity
19 76 (2.20%) Ant
20 73 (2.11%) FitNesse
General
1 884 (25.54%) Finance
2 229 (6.62%) Banking
3 168 (4.85%) Retail
4 108 (3.12%) Games
5 94 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 69 (1.99%) Marketing
7 58 (1.68%) Front Office
8 54 (1.56%) Back Office
9 39 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 35 (1.01%) Publishing
11 31 (0.90%) Advertising
12 26 (0.75%) Law
13 25 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 25 (0.72%) Investment Banking
14 23 (0.66%) Automotive
15 19 (0.55%) Legal
16 16 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
16 16 (0.46%) Electronics
17 14 (0.40%) Polish Language
18 13 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 993 (28.69%) Developer
2 721 (20.83%) Analyst
3 580 (16.76%) Tester
4 549 (15.86%) Test Analyst
5 265 (7.66%) QA Engineer
6 242 (6.99%) Test Engineer
7 226 (6.53%) Senior Developer
8 225 (6.50%) Java Developer
9 220 (6.36%) Software Engineer
10 202 (5.84%) Software Tester
11 165 (4.77%) QA Analyst
12 148 (4.28%) .NET Developer
13 132 (3.81%) QA Tester
14 124 (3.58%) Automation Tester
15 123 (3.55%) C# Developer
15 123 (3.55%) Senior Analyst
16 116 (3.35%) Team Leader
17 109 (3.15%) Test Leader
18 105 (3.03%) Test Manager
19 97 (2.80%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 777 (22.45%) .NET
2 767 (22.16%) HTML
3 631 (18.23%) Web Services
4 511 (14.76%) CSS
5 463 (13.38%) XML
6 327 (9.45%) HTML5
7 267 (7.71%) ASP.NET
8 240 (6.93%) SOAP
9 239 (6.91%) jQuery
10 221 (6.39%) Spring
11 208 (6.01%) .NET Framework
12 205 (5.92%) AngularJS
13 180 (5.20%) RESTful
14 156 (4.51%) WCF
15 136 (3.93%) REST
16 131 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC
17 123 (3.55%) Hibernate
18 112 (3.24%) Gherkin
19 106 (3.06%) Entity Framework
20 100 (2.89%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 387 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 309 (8.93%) Computer Science
3 172 (4.97%) Mobile App
4 163 (4.71%) User Experience
5 104 (3.00%) Client/Server
6 77 (2.22%) Data Structures
7 69 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
8 64 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 59 (1.70%) Mathematics
10 51 (1.47%) Visualisation
11 46 (1.33%) Algorithms
12 45 (1.30%) N-Tier
13 36 (1.04%) Social Media
14 35 (1.01%) Derivative
15 34 (0.98%) Semantic Web
16 32 (0.92%) Hedge funds
16 32 (0.92%) Equities
17 29 (0.84%) Replication
17 29 (0.84%) iSeries
18 26 (0.75%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 476 (13.75%) Linux
2 462 (13.35%) Windows
3 258 (7.45%) UNIX
4 171 (4.94%) Android
5 154 (4.45%) Apple iOS
6 41 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 38 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (1.04%) Windows 7
9 35 (1.01%) Windows 8
9 35 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 33 (0.95%) Mac OS X
11 27 (0.78%) Windows Vista
11 27 (0.78%) Windows XP
12 24 (0.69%) Debian
13 21 (0.61%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.40%) Windows Phone
15 8 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
16 7 (0.20%) CentOS
17 6 (0.17%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2141 (61.86%) Agile Software Development
2 913 (26.38%) TDD
3 837 (24.18%) Manual Testing
4 783 (22.62%) Scrum
5 754 (21.79%) Continuous Integration
6 585 (16.90%) Test Scripting
7 532 (15.37%) Test Automation
8 522 (15.08%) BDD
9 502 (14.50%) Software Testing
10 479 (13.84%) Software Engineering
11 467 (13.49%) Unit Testing
12 457 (13.20%) SDLC
13 382 (11.04%) OO
14 334 (9.65%) Regression Testing
15 319 (9.22%) E-Commerce
16 316 (9.13%) User Acceptance Testing
17 292 (8.44%) MVC
17 292 (8.44%) Mentoring
18 271 (7.83%) Performance Testing
19 253 (7.31%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1137 (32.85%) Java
2 1116 (32.25%) SQL
3 876 (25.31%) C#
4 748 (21.61%) JavaScript
5 317 (9.16%) Python
6 257 (7.43%) PHP
7 189 (5.46%) Ruby
8 186 (5.37%) C++
9 143 (4.13%) T-SQL
10 129 (3.73%) PL/SQL
11 120 (3.47%) Perl
12 93 (2.69%) C
13 69 (1.99%) Shell Script
14 61 (1.76%) VB
15 60 (1.73%) VB.NET
16 51 (1.47%) Scala
17 45 (1.30%) Groovy
18 44 (1.27%) COBOL
19 40 (1.16%) XPath
20 38 (1.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 547 (15.80%) Degree
2 500 (14.45%) ISEB
3 401 (11.59%) ISTQB
4 181 (5.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (0.69%) HND
6 22 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 22 (0.64%) Security Cleared
7 20 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
8 16 (0.46%) CISA
8 16 (0.46%) CISSP
9 11 (0.32%) PhD
10 10 (0.29%) SC Cleared
11 9 (0.26%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.20%) IC3 Certification
13 6 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.14%) CSQA
14 5 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.12%) HP ASE
16 3 (0.087%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1289 (37.24%) QA
2 9 (0.26%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.23%) SLA
4 7 (0.20%) WCAG
5 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.029%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.029%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.029%) FATCA
6 1 (0.029%) EMIR
6 1 (0.029%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.029%) WAI
6 1 (0.029%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 50 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (0.81%) Docker
3 26 (0.75%) Active Directory
4 20 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (0.46%) Varnish
6 10 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.26%) RACF
7 9 (0.26%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.26%) VirtualBox
8 7 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (0.20%) vSphere
9 6 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (0.14%) Xen
10 5 (0.14%) HDFS
11 2 (0.058%) KVM
12 1 (0.029%) LXC
12 1 (0.029%) QEMU
12 1 (0.029%) Squid
12 1 (0.029%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 152 (4.39%) HP Quality Center
2 82 (2.37%) Puppet
3 78 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (1.36%) Ansible
5 33 (0.95%) Vagrant
6 12 (0.35%) Salt
7 10 (0.29%) CA LISA
8 9 (0.26%) Mesos
8 9 (0.26%) WMI
8 9 (0.26%) CA Endevor
9 6 (0.17%) ZABBIX
9 6 (0.17%) OpenNMS
9 6 (0.17%) Capistrano
9 6 (0.17%) Nagios
10 4 (0.12%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.087%) Control-M
11 3 (0.087%) Nmap
11 3 (0.087%) Oracle ZFS
12 1 (0.029%) Zenoss
12 1 (0.029%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 461 (13.32%) Microsoft
2 358 (10.34%) Oracle
3 161 (4.65%) HP
4 86 (2.48%) Google
5 74 (2.14%) SAP
6 71 (2.05%) IBM
7 56 (1.62%) VMware
8 41 (1.18%) Zend
9 36 (1.04%) Pega
10 32 (0.92%) Telerik
11 29 (0.84%) New Relic
12 26 (0.75%) Atlassian
13 17 (0.49%) Informatica
14 15 (0.43%) Cognos
15 14 (0.40%) TIBCO
16 13 (0.38%) AppDynamics
17 12 (0.35%) Adobe
17 12 (0.35%) hybris
18 11 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
19 10 (0.29%) Red Hat
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
East Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-40,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-40k
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, FlexTime, Life Assurance
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £15,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £33000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Felixstowe, Suffolk
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Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 10 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £60000 - £75000 Per Annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-40k
Posted: 10 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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