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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 207 190 212
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +22
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1647 1565 1540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.42% 1.46% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.81% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1389 1295 1318
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,350
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
94022 86283 92102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.34% 80.36% 78.67%
Number of salaries quoted 74935 70632 78012
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,542
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £73,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -22 1484 £42,500 -1.16% 180
London -47 618 £52,500 +5.00% 65
South East +22 266 £37,500 -6.25% 32
East of England -16 136 £35,000 -1.40% 12
North West +11 115 £37,500 +15.38% 24
City of London -35 115 £50,000 - 15
Scotland +44 108 £35,000 -1.40% 4
Yorkshire -17 104 £33,000 -5.71% 15
South West -22 103 £35,000 - 22
West Midlands +31 89 £37,750 +12.68% 4
Cambridgeshire +17 89 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Cambridge +32 80 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Manchester +43 71 £45,000 +24.13% 18
Surrey +32 65 £35,000 -20.00% 6
East Midlands -12 62 £35,000 +7.69% 3
West Yorkshire -18 58 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Hampshire +19 57 £42,000 +5.00% 9
Glasgow +24 56 £32,500 -18.75%
Berkshire -11 52 £40,000 -20.00% 8
Leeds -33 41 £37,000 +5.71% 5
Bristol -1 40 £37,500 +10.29% 10
Cheshire +5 34 £30,000 -3.22% 2
East Sussex -21 34 £36,250 -6.45% 2
Brighton -13 33 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Edinburgh +6 29 £35,000 - 1
Leicestershire +24 28 £35,000 -3.44%
North Yorkshire 0 28 £32,500 - 5
Wales +9 27 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Somerset -1 27 £31,250 -0.79% 2
South Wales +5 26 £30,000 -7.69% 1

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1337 (39.11%) QA
2 1187 (34.72%) SQL
3 1142 (33.40%) Agile Software Development
4 1124 (32.88%) Selenium
5 980 (28.66%) Java
6 846 (24.74%) Manual Testing
7 835 (24.42%) C#
8 789 (23.08%) .NET
9 685 (20.04%) Scrum
10 684 (20.01%) Test Scripting
11 666 (19.48%) JavaScript
12 665 (19.45%) TDD
13 649 (18.98%) Finance
14 620 (18.13%) ISEB
15 596 (17.43%) Degree
16 591 (17.29%) HTML
17 557 (16.29%) Software Testing
18 510 (14.92%) Continuous Integration
19 497 (14.54%) Test Automation
20 495 (14.48%) BDD
21 470 (13.75%) Windows
22 462 (13.51%) Microsoft
23 449 (13.13%) Web Services
24 429 (12.55%) SQL Server
25 422 (12.34%) E-Commerce
26 418 (12.23%) CSS
27 412 (12.05%) ISTQB
28 390 (11.41%) OO
29 379 (11.09%) WebDriver
30 373 (10.91%) Regression Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 96 (2.81%) Apache
2 76 (2.22%) Node.js
3 68 (1.99%) IIS
4 56 (1.64%) Tomcat
5 42 (1.23%) SharePoint
6 41 (1.20%) Confluence
7 39 (1.14%) Apache Solr
8 34 (0.99%) Drupal
9 32 (0.94%) WebSphere
10 30 (0.88%) CMS
11 19 (0.56%) 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 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
17 6 (0.18%) MQSeries
Applications
1 192 (5.62%) MS Excel
2 79 (2.31%) MS Office
3 24 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.26%) Mingle
5 4 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.12%) MS Project
6 3 (0.088%) Maya
7 1 (0.029%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.029%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 26 (0.76%) Magento
2 16 (0.47%) Endur
3 7 (0.20%) Summit
3 7 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.088%) Pivotal CRM
5 3 (0.088%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.088%) SAP Retail
5 3 (0.088%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.058%) Monis
6 2 (0.058%) Servitor
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%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 87 (2.54%) SaaS
2 62 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (1.08%) PaaS
4 34 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 30 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (0.73%) GitHub
8 19 (0.56%) Basecamp
9 14 (0.41%) Google App Engine
10 13 (0.38%) Rackspace Cloud
11 8 (0.23%) Joyent
12 5 (0.15%) Google Compute Engine
13 2 (0.058%) IaaS
14 1 (0.029%) Trello
14 1 (0.029%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 169 (4.94%) Internet
2 112 (3.28%) HTTP
3 56 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 42 (1.23%) Wireless
5 17 (0.50%) DNS
5 17 (0.50%) LAN
6 14 (0.41%) DHCP
7 12 (0.35%) FTP
8 11 (0.32%) Intranet
8 11 (0.32%) SSH
9 10 (0.29%) Firewall
10 9 (0.26%) Ethernet
11 8 (0.23%) IPsec
12 7 (0.20%) ATM
13 6 (0.18%) WAN
13 6 (0.18%) SNMP
13 6 (0.18%) Wireshark
14 5 (0.15%) SSL
15 4 (0.12%) HTTPS
15 4 (0.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 429 (12.55%) SQL Server
2 185 (5.41%) MySQL
2 185 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 78 (2.28%) Oracle Database
4 70 (2.05%) RDBMS
5 67 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
6 62 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 55 (1.61%) NoSQL
8 54 (1.58%) Big Data
9 50 (1.46%) MongoDB
10 43 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
11 42 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 41 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
13 35 (1.02%) Hadoop
14 25 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
15 24 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 21 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
17 19 (0.56%) DB2
17 19 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
18 17 (0.50%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 1124 (32.88%) Selenium
2 379 (11.09%) WebDriver
3 355 (10.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 352 (10.30%) JIRA
5 312 (9.13%) Git (software)
6 300 (8.77%) Cucumber
7 293 (8.57%) Jenkins
8 265 (7.75%) Subversion
9 260 (7.60%) JUnit
10 254 (7.43%) Visual Studio
11 232 (6.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 184 (5.38%) Maven
13 149 (4.36%) NUnit
14 148 (4.33%) SoapUI
15 139 (4.07%) SpecFlow
16 107 (3.13%) FitNesse
17 104 (3.04%) JMeter
18 102 (2.98%) TeamCity
19 94 (2.75%) LoadRunner
19 94 (2.75%) Hudson
General
1 649 (18.98%) Finance
2 178 (5.21%) Banking
3 153 (4.47%) Retail
4 122 (3.57%) Games
5 83 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 70 (2.05%) Marketing
7 63 (1.84%) Investment Banking
8 46 (1.35%) Publishing
9 44 (1.29%) Advertising
10 41 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 39 (1.14%) Front Office
12 29 (0.85%) Electronics
13 28 (0.82%) Back Office
14 25 (0.73%) Law
15 22 (0.64%) Financial Institution
16 21 (0.61%) 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
1 875 (25.59%) Developer
2 713 (20.85%) Analyst
3 666 (19.48%) Tester
4 612 (17.90%) Test Analyst
5 394 (11.52%) Test Engineer
6 276 (8.07%) Software Engineer
7 267 (7.81%) QA Engineer
8 232 (6.79%) Software Tester
9 175 (5.12%) Java Developer
10 165 (4.83%) Senior Developer
11 160 (4.68%) QA Analyst
12 156 (4.56%) Senior Analyst
13 152 (4.45%) QA Tester
14 138 (4.04%) Test Manager
15 126 (3.69%) Senior Test Analyst
16 124 (3.63%) Senior Tester
17 105 (3.07%) Software Developer
18 104 (3.04%) Software Test Analyst
19 102 (2.98%) Software Test Engineer
20 101 (2.95%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 789 (23.08%) .NET
2 591 (17.29%) HTML
3 449 (13.13%) Web Services
4 418 (12.23%) CSS
5 365 (10.68%) XML
6 242 (7.08%) HTML5
7 226 (6.61%) SOAP
8 224 (6.55%) ASP.NET
9 178 (5.21%) jQuery
10 154 (4.50%) RESTful
11 150 (4.39%) .NET Framework
12 135 (3.95%) WCF
13 128 (3.74%) CSS3
14 125 (3.66%) Spring
15 120 (3.51%) REST
15 120 (3.51%) Gherkin
16 93 (2.72%) Ajax
16 93 (2.72%) J2EE
17 92 (2.69%) ASP.NET MVC
18 85 (2.49%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 265 (7.75%) Computer Science
2 207 (6.05%) Open Source
3 201 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 105 (3.07%) Client/Server
5 100 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
6 69 (2.02%) Mathematics
7 46 (1.35%) Social Media
8 45 (1.32%) N-Tier
9 43 (1.26%) Equities
10 39 (1.14%) Management Information System
11 36 (1.05%) Physics
12 32 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 28 (0.82%) Taxonomies
14 26 (0.76%) Statistics
15 25 (0.73%) Biometrics
15 25 (0.73%) Smartcard
16 24 (0.70%) Derivative
17 22 (0.64%) W3C
18 21 (0.61%) Life Science
19 20 (0.58%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 470 (13.75%) Windows
2 362 (10.59%) Linux
3 231 (6.76%) UNIX
4 117 (3.42%) Apple iOS
5 116 (3.39%) Android
6 51 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 49 (1.43%) Windows XP
9 45 (1.32%) Windows Vista
10 21 (0.61%) Mac OS X
11 12 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.29%) Windows Phone
12 10 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.29%) Debian
12 10 (0.29%) Solaris
13 7 (0.20%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.20%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.18%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.15%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.058%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1142 (33.40%) Agile Software Development
2 846 (24.74%) Manual Testing
3 685 (20.04%) Scrum
4 684 (20.01%) Test Scripting
5 665 (19.45%) TDD
6 557 (16.29%) Software Testing
7 510 (14.92%) Continuous Integration
8 497 (14.54%) Test Automation
9 495 (14.48%) BDD
10 422 (12.34%) E-Commerce
11 390 (11.41%) OO
12 373 (10.91%) Regression Testing
13 362 (10.59%) Test Strategy
14 356 (10.41%) Software Engineering
15 310 (9.07%) Mentoring
16 291 (8.51%) Performance Testing
17 269 (7.87%) Unit Testing
18 267 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
19 253 (7.40%) Automation Testing
20 213 (6.23%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1187 (34.72%) SQL
2 980 (28.66%) Java
3 835 (24.42%) C#
4 666 (19.48%) JavaScript
5 340 (9.94%) Python
6 283 (8.28%) PHP
7 275 (8.04%) Ruby
8 229 (6.70%) C++
9 126 (3.69%) Perl
10 97 (2.84%) C
11 91 (2.66%) T-SQL
12 80 (2.34%) VBScript
13 79 (2.31%) VB
14 50 (1.46%) Groovy
15 49 (1.43%) Bash Shell
16 47 (1.37%) Objective-C
17 41 (1.20%) Scala
18 38 (1.11%) VB.NET
19 37 (1.08%) VBA
20 34 (0.99%) XPath
Qualifications
1 620 (18.13%) ISEB
2 596 (17.43%) Degree
3 412 (12.05%) ISTQB
4 231 (6.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 53 (1.55%) Security Cleared
6 27 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 22 (0.64%) SC Cleared
8 14 (0.41%) Postgraduate
9 13 (0.38%) PhD
10 10 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
11 7 (0.20%) 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 (0.088%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.058%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.058%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1337 (39.11%) QA
2 30 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 25 (0.73%) TickIT
4 13 (0.38%) SLA
5 7 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.18%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.12%) WCAG
8 3 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.058%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.029%) GAMP
System Software
1 25 (0.73%) VirtualBox
2 23 (0.67%) 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 (0.088%) 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 (5.03%) HP Quality Center
2 57 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (1.37%) Puppet
4 18 (0.53%) Ansible
5 9 (0.26%) Nagios
6 6 (0.18%) Control-M
7 5 (0.15%) CFEngine
8 4 (0.12%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.088%) Ganglia
9 3 (0.088%) Nessus
9 3 (0.088%) CA LISA
9 3 (0.088%) collectd
10 2 (0.058%) Opsview
10 2 (0.058%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.029%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.029%) WMI
11 1 (0.029%) SCCM
Vendors
1 462 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 245 (7.17%) Oracle
3 136 (3.98%) HP
4 89 (2.60%) Google
5 42 (1.23%) SAP
6 41 (1.20%) VMware
7 36 (1.05%) Facebook
8 28 (0.82%) Adobe
9 27 (0.79%) Telerik
10 23 (0.67%) Zend
10 23 (0.67%) Citrix
11 21 (0.61%) IBM
11 21 (0.61%) T-Plan
12 20 (0.58%) JBoss
12 20 (0.58%) Business Objects
12 20 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
13 16 (0.47%) OpenLink
13 16 (0.47%) Informatica
14 14 (0.41%) JD Edwards
15 13 (0.38%) Xamarin
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, 23days
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Negotiable + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
Morpheus Search Partners Limited
Salary: £55000 to £60000 per annum - + bonus + full corp bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West London
Morpheus Search Partners Limited
Salary: £55000 to £65000 per annum - + bonus + full corp bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 38,000 - 45,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Type Agency
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + comprehensive benefits package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salt
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
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London
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Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
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Essex
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Salary: £45k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
UK
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Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Fife
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Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday