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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 202 219 212
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1750 1673 1772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 1.51% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.76% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1467 1336 1436
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
90517 95084 102220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.61% 85.94% 85.32%
Number of salaries quoted 75230 76808 82364
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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 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 +20 1680 £45,000 - 215
London +18 708 £55,000 +4.76% 75
South East +2 303 £40,000 -11.11% 39
East of England +46 158 £40,000 -11.11% 13
South West +82 127 £39,750 -6.47% 15
Yorkshire -31 122 £40,000 +14.28% 33
City of London +33 112 £60,000 +10.59% 14
North West +5 93 £37,500 +7.14% 25
West Yorkshire -5 92 £45,000 +20.00% 22
West Midlands +5 87 £35,000 - 9
Leeds -6 80 £50,000 +33.33% 18
Manchester +1 76 £39,250 +10.56% 19
Berkshire +23 64 £45,000 -14.28% 5
Cambridgeshire +4 62 £42,500 -5.55% 6
East Midlands -10 62 £39,690 -4.36% 2
Cambridge +13 61 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Hampshire +10 61 £42,500 +13.33% 16
Bristol +17 42 £32,500 -26.13% 4
Hertfordshire +33 40 £37,500 -21.05% 3
Oxfordshire +17 39 £37,500 +25.00% 4
West Sussex +4 39 £45,000 +26.76% 4
East Sussex -21 37 £36,250 -30.95% 3
Surrey -9 36 £37,000 -17.77% 3
Scotland -32 36 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Suffolk +33 35 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Gloucestershire +39 34 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Reading +20 32 £41,500 -20.95% 2
Somerset +23 31 £36,250 +11.53% 3
North East +29 28 £45,000 +38.46% 4
North Yorkshire 0 27 £31,500 -3.07% 8

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2076 (61.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1127 (33.54%) QA
3 1065 (31.70%) SQL
4 1049 (31.22%) Selenium
5 978 (29.11%) C#
6 973 (28.96%) Java
7 850 (25.30%) .NET
8 811 (24.14%) TDD
9 781 (23.24%) Finance
10 776 (23.10%) JavaScript
10 776 (23.10%) Continuous Integration
11 765 (22.77%) Manual Testing
12 731 (21.76%) Scrum
13 677 (20.15%) HTML
14 624 (18.57%) Degree
15 591 (17.59%) Web Services
16 563 (16.76%) Software Testing
17 546 (16.25%) Test Scripting
18 541 (16.10%) SDLC
19 535 (15.92%) SQL Server
20 521 (15.51%) ISEB
21 514 (15.30%) Test Automation
22 488 (14.52%) Windows
23 481 (14.32%) BDD
24 463 (13.78%) Software Engineering
25 458 (13.63%) ISTQB
26 449 (13.36%) XML
27 435 (12.95%) CSS
28 422 (12.56%) Microsoft
28 422 (12.56%) Git (software)

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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
1 127 (3.78%) Node.js
2 85 (2.53%) IIS
3 66 (1.96%) Tomcat
4 61 (1.82%) Apache
5 54 (1.61%) CMS
6 51 (1.52%) NServiceBus
7 49 (1.46%) JBoss
8 46 (1.37%) SharePoint
9 45 (1.34%) WebLogic
10 41 (1.22%) Apache Spark
10 41 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
11 35 (1.04%) Confluence
12 33 (0.98%) CICS
13 20 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
14 19 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
15 18 (0.54%) Drupal
16 17 (0.51%) WebSphere
17 13 (0.39%) ColdFusion
18 12 (0.36%) nginx
19 11 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 275 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 99 (2.95%) MS Office
3 29 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.42%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.36%) MS Project
7 7 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.060%) HipChat
9 1 (0.030%) Maya
9 1 (0.030%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 63 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.77%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 25 (0.74%) VisionPLUS
4 23 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
5 21 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 12 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 9 (0.27%) Misys Midas
7 9 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.21%) Beauchamp
8 7 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
9 6 (0.18%) Eloqua
10 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.12%) MultiFonds
10 4 (0.12%) Sonata
11 3 (0.089%) RMDS
12 2 (0.060%) Endur
12 2 (0.060%) Markit EDM
12 2 (0.060%) SAP SCM
12 2 (0.060%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 162 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (2.44%) SaaS
4 36 (1.07%) PaaS
5 29 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
6 26 (0.77%) GitHub
7 18 (0.54%) IaaS
8 15 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 14 (0.42%) Heroku
10 9 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.18%) Office 365
12 4 (0.12%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.089%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.089%) Yammer
14 2 (0.060%) Amazon CloudSearch
14 2 (0.060%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.060%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.060%) Firebase
14 2 (0.060%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 86 (2.56%) Internet
2 51 (1.52%) HTTP
3 32 (0.95%) Wireshark
4 31 (0.92%) Firewall
5 29 (0.86%) DNS
6 18 (0.54%) TCP/IP
7 14 (0.42%) SSH
7 14 (0.42%) VPN
8 13 (0.39%) Intranet
8 13 (0.39%) PuTTY
8 13 (0.39%) SSL
9 11 (0.33%) Network Security
10 9 (0.27%) Diameter Protocol
10 9 (0.27%) SNMP
10 9 (0.27%) Telnet
11 8 (0.24%) IPv4
11 8 (0.24%) Multicast
12 7 (0.21%) Unicast
13 6 (0.18%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 535 (15.92%) SQL Server
2 197 (5.86%) MySQL
3 196 (5.83%) Relational Database
4 144 (4.29%) Big Data
5 140 (4.17%) NoSQL
6 122 (3.63%) MongoDB
7 94 (2.80%) RDBMS
8 89 (2.65%) Oracle Database
9 69 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
10 66 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
11 63 (1.88%) Hadoop
12 59 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 57 (1.70%) DB2
14 54 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
15 43 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 35 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 33 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
18 30 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
19 24 (0.71%) Redis
20 20 (0.60%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1049 (31.22%) Selenium
2 422 (12.56%) Git (software)
3 419 (12.47%) JIRA
4 368 (10.95%) WebDriver
5 352 (10.48%) Jenkins
6 347 (10.33%) Cucumber
7 281 (8.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 229 (6.82%) HP UFT
9 189 (5.63%) Visual Studio
10 187 (5.57%) Subversion
11 168 (5.00%) JUnit
12 141 (4.20%) JMeter
13 139 (4.14%) TeamCity
14 138 (4.11%) NUnit
15 127 (3.78%) Maven
16 108 (3.21%) SoapUI
17 97 (2.89%) Appium
18 86 (2.56%) SpecFlow
19 79 (2.35%) Mercurial
20 74 (2.20%) TestNG
General
1 781 (23.24%) Finance
2 165 (4.91%) Banking
3 129 (3.84%) Telecoms
4 117 (3.48%) Retail
5 86 (2.56%) Games
6 85 (2.53%) Marketing
7 58 (1.73%) Advertising
8 43 (1.28%) Electronics
9 42 (1.25%) Back Office
10 38 (1.13%) Front Office
10 38 (1.13%) Legal
11 33 (0.98%) Publishing
12 29 (0.86%) Financial Institution
13 26 (0.77%) Manufacturing
14 24 (0.71%) Investment Banking
15 16 (0.48%) Automotive
16 13 (0.39%) Polish Language
17 12 (0.36%) Law
18 8 (0.24%) Local Government
19 7 (0.21%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1014 (30.18%) Developer
2 664 (19.76%) Analyst
3 575 (17.11%) Tester
4 547 (16.28%) Test Analyst
5 325 (9.67%) Test Engineer
6 308 (9.17%) C# Developer
7 278 (8.27%) .NET Developer
8 262 (7.80%) Senior Developer
9 258 (7.68%) Automation Tester
9 258 (7.68%) QA Engineer
10 213 (6.34%) Software Engineer
11 196 (5.83%) Software Tester
12 193 (5.74%) C# .NET Developer
13 186 (5.54%) QA Tester
14 153 (4.55%) Java Developer
15 149 (4.43%) QA Analyst
16 143 (4.26%) Test Leader
17 137 (4.08%) Java Engineer
18 131 (3.90%) Automation Test Analyst
19 127 (3.78%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 850 (25.30%) .NET
2 677 (20.15%) HTML
3 591 (17.59%) Web Services
4 449 (13.36%) XML
5 435 (12.95%) CSS
6 305 (9.08%) ASP.NET
7 288 (8.57%) SOAP
8 268 (7.98%) HTML5
9 262 (7.80%) .NET Framework
10 257 (7.65%) jQuery
11 229 (6.82%) REST
12 224 (6.67%) JSON
13 221 (6.58%) AngularJS
14 204 (6.07%) ASP.NET MVC
15 199 (5.92%) WCF
16 184 (5.48%) ASP.NET Web API
17 167 (4.97%) RESTful
18 134 (3.99%) Spring
19 121 (3.60%) Entity Framework
20 119 (3.54%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 338 (10.06%) Computer Science
2 309 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
3 148 (4.40%) Mobile App
4 127 (3.78%) User Experience
5 101 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
6 85 (2.53%) Visualisation
7 80 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 76 (2.26%) Algorithms
8 76 (2.26%) Mathematics
9 61 (1.82%) Data Structures
10 55 (1.64%) Cybercrime
11 48 (1.43%) Fintech
12 46 (1.37%) Mainframe
13 45 (1.34%) iPad
14 43 (1.28%) Social Media
15 42 (1.25%) Client/Server
16 41 (1.22%) iPhone
17 37 (1.10%) Physics
18 35 (1.04%) N-Tier
19 31 (0.92%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 488 (14.52%) Windows
2 355 (10.57%) Linux
3 230 (6.85%) Unix
4 205 (6.10%) Android
5 152 (4.52%) Apple iOS
6 86 (2.56%) Windows Server
7 45 (1.34%) Windows Phone
8 33 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (0.95%) CentOS
10 28 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 25 (0.74%) Mac OS X
13 24 (0.71%) Windows 10
14 21 (0.63%) Amazon Linux
15 20 (0.60%) Solaris
16 18 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (0.33%) Windows 7
18 10 (0.30%) Debian
18 10 (0.30%) Windows 8
19 8 (0.24%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2076 (61.79%) Agile Software Development
2 811 (24.14%) TDD
3 776 (23.10%) Continuous Integration
4 765 (22.77%) Manual Testing
5 731 (21.76%) Scrum
6 563 (16.76%) Software Testing
7 546 (16.25%) Test Scripting
8 541 (16.10%) SDLC
9 514 (15.30%) Test Automation
10 481 (14.32%) BDD
11 463 (13.78%) Software Engineering
12 417 (12.41%) OO
13 389 (11.58%) User Acceptance Testing
14 363 (10.80%) Unit Testing
15 362 (10.77%) MVC
16 352 (10.48%) Regression Testing
17 344 (10.24%) Functional Testing
18 286 (8.51%) Automation Testing
19 264 (7.86%) Waterfall
20 261 (7.77%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1065 (31.70%) SQL
2 978 (29.11%) C#
3 973 (28.96%) Java
4 776 (23.10%) JavaScript
5 360 (10.71%) Python
6 230 (6.85%) Ruby
7 225 (6.70%) PHP
8 223 (6.64%) C++
9 161 (4.79%) T-SQL
10 96 (2.86%) PL/SQL
11 92 (2.74%) PowerShell
12 90 (2.68%) Objective-C
13 80 (2.38%) VB.NET
14 67 (1.99%) Groovy
15 62 (1.85%) C
16 61 (1.82%) Perl
17 60 (1.79%) Bash Shell
18 59 (1.76%) Scala
19 54 (1.61%) Shell Script
20 50 (1.49%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 624 (18.57%) Degree
2 521 (15.51%) ISEB
3 458 (13.63%) ISTQB
4 161 (4.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 143 (4.26%) Security Cleared
6 82 (2.44%) SC Cleared
7 62 (1.85%) DV Cleared
8 52 (1.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 14 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
10 13 (0.39%) CISSP
11 11 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (0.27%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.27%) PMP
13 7 (0.21%) HND
14 6 (0.18%) MySQL Certification
15 5 (0.15%) CCA
15 5 (0.15%) CLAS
15 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (0.15%) SANS
16 3 (0.089%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1127 (33.54%) QA
2 24 (0.71%) SDET
3 23 (0.68%) SLA
4 18 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.27%) EMIR
6 9 (0.27%) MiFID
6 9 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
8 7 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.15%) TickIT
10 3 (0.089%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.060%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.060%) ISO20022
System Software
1 67 (1.99%) Docker
2 35 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.65%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.42%) HDFS
5 9 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (0.24%) KVM
6 8 (0.24%) VirtualBox
7 6 (0.18%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.12%) Firmware
8 4 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.089%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.060%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.030%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 157 (4.67%) HP Quality Center
2 62 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (1.34%) Ansible
4 44 (1.31%) Puppet
5 28 (0.83%) Mesos
6 25 (0.74%) Nagios
7 16 (0.48%) ZABBIX
8 11 (0.33%) Graphite
9 10 (0.30%) Ambari
9 10 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
9 10 (0.30%) Salt
9 10 (0.30%) yum
10 9 (0.27%) OpenNMS
10 9 (0.27%) Packer
11 8 (0.24%) Kibana
12 6 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 6 (0.18%) Capistrano
12 6 (0.18%) MOM
12 6 (0.18%) OpenVAS
13 5 (0.15%) Control-M
Vendors
1 422 (12.56%) Microsoft
2 384 (11.43%) Oracle
3 173 (5.15%) HP
4 87 (2.59%) SAP
5 70 (2.08%) Google
6 52 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
7 43 (1.28%) Atlassian
8 42 (1.25%) VMware
9 32 (0.95%) IBM
10 30 (0.89%) Apple
10 30 (0.89%) Red Hat
11 27 (0.80%) Zend
12 26 (0.77%) Perforce
13 22 (0.65%) TSYS
14 21 (0.63%) Rally
15 20 (0.60%) New Relic
16 17 (0.51%) Adobe
16 17 (0.51%) Sophos
17 16 (0.48%) Splunk
18 14 (0.42%) TIBCO
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £47500.00 - £53000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Great Office
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum Up to £35K
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32211 per annum + Flexitime, Pension & More
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum Up to £45K Plus Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: excellent salary, bonus, bens, training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £70k - 80k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £035000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Technology
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hainton Recruitment
Salary: £25500 - £35500 per annum + 34 Days Holiday + Generous Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Hainton Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago