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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 205 230 207
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -23
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1661 1449 1572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.64% 1.36% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.60% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1393 1179 1220
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%

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
87935 90766 89428
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.82% 85.27% 84.97%
Number of salaries quoted 72987 74501 71137
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 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 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
(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 +33 1535 £45,000 +12.50% 223
London +41 623 £52,500 +5.00% 80
South East +20 280 £40,000 -4.76% 40
East of England +5 150 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Yorkshire -5 139 £47,500 +35.71% 24
West Yorkshire +31 122 £50,000 +42.85% 15
Leeds +37 114 £50,000 +42.85% 12
City of London +63 107 £57,500 +15.00% 21
West Midlands +37 102 £40,000 +14.28% 10
North West +3 100 £38,000 +7.04% 25
South West +8 83 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Scotland +14 71 £40,000 +11.11% 4
Manchester -15 58 £38,500 +6.94% 19
Hampshire +30 56 £45,000 +23.28% 8
Surrey -9 54 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Cambridgeshire -21 51 £51,350 +28.37% 8
Hertfordshire +24 50 £48,000 -12.72% 7
Cambridge -13 49 £51,350 +28.37% 6
East Midlands +3 48 £40,000 +6.66% 11
Kent +38 46 £38,000 +52.00% 1
Glasgow -6 44 £35,000 -13.58% 1
Berkshire -16 42 £58,750 +38.23% 13
Gloucestershire +28 32 £52,500 +40.00% 4
Birmingham +23 30 £37,500 +32.74% 3
Oxfordshire +15 30 £41,750 +50.45% 7
Wales +23 28 £36,000 -4.00% 6
Bristol -20 27 £45,000 +2.27% 4
West Sussex +2 25 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Suffolk -3 25 £44,500 +48.33% 1
Coventry +11 23 £42,500 +30.76%

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 2118 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1239 (35.75%) QA
3 1154 (33.29%) Selenium
4 1097 (31.65%) SQL
5 1091 (31.48%) Java
6 1033 (29.80%) C#
7 855 (24.67%) TDD
8 821 (23.69%) .NET
9 819 (23.63%) JavaScript
10 809 (23.34%) Continuous Integration
11 805 (23.23%) Manual Testing
12 762 (21.98%) HTML
13 709 (20.46%) Finance
14 700 (20.20%) Scrum
15 640 (18.47%) Degree
16 626 (18.06%) Web Services
17 592 (17.08%) Software Testing
18 591 (17.05%) SQL Server
19 560 (16.16%) Test Scripting
20 553 (15.95%) SDLC
21 551 (15.90%) Software Engineering
22 544 (15.70%) Test Automation
23 536 (15.46%) ISEB
24 517 (14.92%) CSS
25 504 (14.54%) Windows
26 486 (14.02%) BDD
27 455 (13.13%) ISTQB
28 441 (12.72%) JIRA
29 427 (12.32%) Git (software)
30 418 (12.06%) XML

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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
1 117 (3.38%) Node.js
2 82 (2.37%) Tomcat
3 73 (2.11%) IIS
4 62 (1.79%) Apache
5 53 (1.53%) CMS
5 53 (1.53%) JBoss
6 49 (1.41%) WebLogic
7 46 (1.33%) NServiceBus
8 39 (1.13%) Confluence
9 36 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
10 34 (0.98%) SharePoint
11 29 (0.84%) Apache Spark
12 23 (0.66%) ColdFusion
13 21 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
13 21 (0.61%) WebSphere
14 19 (0.55%) Drupal
15 16 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (0.38%) CICS
17 12 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 11 (0.32%) nginx
Applications
1 264 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 59 (1.70%) MS Office
3 29 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.14%) Mingle
8 3 (0.087%) MS Project
9 2 (0.058%) HipChat
10 1 (0.029%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.029%) Maya
Business Applications
1 36 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 23 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
4 19 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 12 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
6 10 (0.29%) VisionPLUS
7 9 (0.26%) MultiFonds
7 9 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (0.26%) Sonata
8 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.12%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.087%) SAP SCM
10 2 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.058%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 1 (0.029%) Fredhopper
11 1 (0.029%) ION MarketView
11 1 (0.029%) RMDS
11 1 (0.029%) Sage 200
11 1 (0.029%) Sage CRM
11 1 (0.029%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 157 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 147 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
3 99 (2.86%) SaaS
4 31 (0.89%) GitHub
5 20 (0.58%) IaaS
6 17 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
6 17 (0.49%) PaaS
7 16 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 11 (0.32%) Heroku
10 10 (0.29%) Firebase
11 9 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.20%) Office 365
13 6 (0.17%) Google App Engine
13 6 (0.17%) Google Compute Engine
14 5 (0.14%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.12%) Yammer
16 3 (0.087%) DigitalOcean
17 2 (0.058%) Google Tag Manager
17 2 (0.058%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 95 (2.74%) Internet
2 52 (1.50%) HTTP
3 38 (1.10%) Wireshark
4 23 (0.66%) PuTTY
5 20 (0.58%) SSH
6 19 (0.55%) Network Security
7 18 (0.52%) DNS
8 17 (0.49%) Telnet
9 16 (0.46%) Firewall
10 15 (0.43%) TCP/IP
11 12 (0.35%) Multicast
12 11 (0.32%) Intranet
12 11 (0.32%) Unicast
12 11 (0.32%) VPN
13 7 (0.20%) Diameter Protocol
13 7 (0.20%) Extranet
13 7 (0.20%) SNMP
13 7 (0.20%) VLAN
14 6 (0.17%) WinSCP
15 4 (0.12%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 591 (17.05%) SQL Server
2 216 (6.23%) MySQL
3 205 (5.91%) Relational Database
4 130 (3.75%) Big Data
5 124 (3.58%) MongoDB
6 121 (3.49%) NoSQL
7 89 (2.57%) RDBMS
8 88 (2.54%) Oracle Database
9 60 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
10 53 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
11 52 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 49 (1.41%) Hadoop
13 48 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 46 (1.33%) DB2
14 46 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
15 42 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 31 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
17 23 (0.66%) Redis
17 23 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
18 22 (0.63%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1154 (33.29%) Selenium
2 441 (12.72%) JIRA
3 427 (12.32%) Git (software)
4 383 (11.05%) WebDriver
5 376 (10.85%) Jenkins
6 360 (10.39%) Cucumber
7 298 (8.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 243 (7.01%) HP UFT
9 228 (6.58%) Subversion
10 220 (6.35%) Visual Studio
11 199 (5.74%) JUnit
12 163 (4.70%) NUnit
13 156 (4.50%) JMeter
13 156 (4.50%) Maven
14 134 (3.87%) SpecFlow
15 129 (3.72%) TeamCity
16 121 (3.49%) SoapUI
17 79 (2.28%) Eclipse
18 77 (2.22%) Appium
19 74 (2.14%) FitNesse
General
1 709 (20.46%) Finance
2 140 (4.04%) Retail
3 135 (3.89%) Banking
4 100 (2.89%) Telecoms
5 93 (2.68%) Marketing
6 76 (2.19%) Games
7 49 (1.41%) Advertising
8 47 (1.36%) Front Office
9 46 (1.33%) Legal
10 36 (1.04%) Electronics
11 31 (0.89%) Publishing
12 29 (0.84%) Manufacturing
13 27 (0.78%) Investment Banking
14 20 (0.58%) Automotive
15 16 (0.46%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.32%) Back Office
17 11 (0.32%) Polish Language
18 10 (0.29%) Law
19 7 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 985 (28.42%) Developer
2 689 (19.88%) Analyst
3 627 (18.09%) Tester
4 589 (16.99%) Test Analyst
5 317 (9.15%) Test Engineer
6 297 (8.57%) C# Developer
7 273 (7.88%) QA Engineer
8 264 (7.62%) .NET Developer
9 245 (7.07%) Senior Developer
10 238 (6.87%) Software Engineer
10 238 (6.87%) Software Tester
11 224 (6.46%) QA Tester
12 197 (5.68%) Automation Tester
13 190 (5.48%) C# .NET Developer
14 186 (5.37%) Java Developer
15 170 (4.90%) Automation Engineer
16 169 (4.88%) Test Leader
17 148 (4.27%) Automated Tester
18 134 (3.87%) Java Engineer
19 133 (3.84%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 821 (23.69%) .NET
2 762 (21.98%) HTML
3 626 (18.06%) Web Services
4 517 (14.92%) CSS
5 418 (12.06%) XML
6 328 (9.46%) HTML5
7 316 (9.12%) ASP.NET
8 272 (7.85%) .NET Framework
9 250 (7.21%) jQuery
10 248 (7.16%) SOAP
11 245 (7.07%) AngularJS
12 230 (6.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 220 (6.35%) WCF
14 201 (5.80%) REST
15 196 (5.65%) RESTful
16 191 (5.51%) JSON
17 184 (5.31%) ASP.NET Web API
18 149 (4.30%) Spring
19 147 (4.24%) Entity Framework
20 115 (3.32%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 359 (10.36%) Computer Science
2 328 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
3 135 (3.89%) User Experience
4 123 (3.55%) Mobile App
5 104 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
6 88 (2.54%) Data Structures
7 78 (2.25%) Mathematics
8 76 (2.19%) Visualisation
9 75 (2.16%) Client/Server
10 73 (2.11%) Algorithms
11 57 (1.64%) N-Tier
12 47 (1.36%) Physics
13 45 (1.30%) Management Information System
14 40 (1.15%) Social Media
15 33 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 33 (0.95%) iPhone
15 33 (0.95%) Semantic Web
16 31 (0.89%) Cybercrime
16 31 (0.89%) Fintech
17 30 (0.87%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 504 (14.54%) Windows
2 353 (10.18%) Linux
3 273 (7.88%) Unix
4 230 (6.64%) Android
5 178 (5.14%) Apple iOS
6 74 (2.14%) Windows Server
7 50 (1.44%) Mac OS X
8 48 (1.38%) Windows Phone
9 29 (0.84%) CentOS
10 26 (0.75%) Windows 10
11 24 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (0.66%) Solaris
13 20 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (0.49%) Amazon Linux
15 14 (0.40%) Debian
16 11 (0.32%) Windows 7
17 10 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
19 6 (0.17%) Ubuntu
20 5 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2118 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 855 (24.67%) TDD
3 809 (23.34%) Continuous Integration
4 805 (23.23%) Manual Testing
5 700 (20.20%) Scrum
6 592 (17.08%) Software Testing
7 560 (16.16%) Test Scripting
8 553 (15.95%) SDLC
9 551 (15.90%) Software Engineering
10 544 (15.70%) Test Automation
11 486 (14.02%) BDD
12 407 (11.74%) Functional Testing
12 407 (11.74%) MVC
13 383 (11.05%) OO
14 327 (9.43%) Unit Testing
15 326 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
16 316 (9.12%) Regression Testing
17 288 (8.31%) Automation Testing
18 275 (7.93%) Test Strategy
19 274 (7.91%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1097 (31.65%) SQL
2 1091 (31.48%) Java
3 1033 (29.80%) C#
4 819 (23.63%) JavaScript
5 390 (11.25%) Python
6 247 (7.13%) Ruby
7 234 (6.75%) PHP
8 215 (6.20%) C++
9 145 (4.18%) T-SQL
10 104 (3.00%) PL/SQL
11 94 (2.71%) Perl
11 94 (2.71%) PowerShell
12 72 (2.08%) Scala
13 71 (2.05%) C
14 68 (1.96%) Objective-C
15 55 (1.59%) Groovy
16 54 (1.56%) VB.NET
17 51 (1.47%) Shell Script
18 45 (1.30%) VB
19 42 (1.21%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 640 (18.47%) Degree
2 536 (15.46%) ISEB
3 455 (13.13%) ISTQB
4 189 (5.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 79 (2.28%) Security Cleared
6 53 (1.53%) SC Cleared
7 50 (1.44%) DV Cleared
8 37 (1.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 14 (0.40%) CISSP
9 14 (0.40%) HND
10 12 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
11 11 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.26%) MySQL Certification
13 7 (0.20%) PhD
14 5 (0.14%) SANS
15 3 (0.087%) CBAP
15 3 (0.087%) IIBA
15 3 (0.087%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.087%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1239 (35.75%) QA
2 26 (0.75%) ISO 9001
3 17 (0.49%) SLA
4 16 (0.46%) SDET
5 15 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
7 7 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.17%) TickIT
9 5 (0.14%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.087%) WCAG
11 2 (0.058%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.058%) ISO20022
12 1 (0.029%) EMIR
12 1 (0.029%) MiFID
12 1 (0.029%) MISRA
System Software
1 64 (1.85%) Docker
2 38 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 35 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.14%) Firmware
5 5 (0.14%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.12%) Varnish
6 4 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.058%) HDFS
7 2 (0.058%) vSphere
7 2 (0.058%) Xen
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 173 (4.99%) HP Quality Center
2 78 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (1.56%) Ansible
4 52 (1.50%) Puppet
5 29 (0.84%) Mesos
6 20 (0.58%) Nagios
7 17 (0.49%) yum
8 13 (0.38%) ZABBIX
9 10 (0.29%) Graphite
10 7 (0.20%) OpenNMS
10 7 (0.20%) Salt
11 6 (0.17%) Capistrano
12 5 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
12 5 (0.14%) HAProxy
13 4 (0.12%) OpenVAS
14 2 (0.058%) Control-M
14 2 (0.058%) Kubernetes
15 1 (0.029%) Nessus
15 1 (0.029%) SCVMM
15 1 (0.029%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 405 (11.68%) Microsoft
2 382 (11.02%) Oracle
3 188 (5.42%) HP
4 91 (2.63%) Google
5 78 (2.25%) SAP
6 50 (1.44%) IBM
7 47 (1.36%) VMware
8 43 (1.24%) Atlassian
8 43 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
9 29 (0.84%) Zend
10 26 (0.75%) hybris
11 25 (0.72%) Rally
12 23 (0.66%) New Relic
13 21 (0.61%) Telerik
14 20 (0.58%) Perforce
15 14 (0.40%) Adobe
15 14 (0.40%) Apple
16 13 (0.38%) Splunk
16 13 (0.38%) TIBCO
17 12 (0.35%) Red Hat
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
AAP3
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum Up to £45K Plus Great Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £31000 per annum + Excellent benefits + 25 days hol
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bupa+Pension,etc.
Posted: 6 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Wiser Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Superb Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: BENEFITS
Posted: 22 hours ago
South West
Sanderson
Salary: £35 - £50 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Qualserv
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum plus bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,0000 - 75,000 + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Tui
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pentasia Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eaglecliff
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday