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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
UK
Rank 172 213 244
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +31
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1616 1606 1383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 1.61% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 1.83% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1359 1328 1132
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%

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
74379 87644 90527
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.14% 87.68% 86.05%
Number of salaries quoted 61268 72885 74721
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 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 20 January 2017 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +50 1517 £47,500 +5.55% 192
London +9 462 £57,500 +9.52% 52
South East +35 276 £42,500 - 36
Yorkshire +34 164 £46,000 -8.00% 33
North West +34 164 £52,500 +40.00% 17
Manchester +52 141 £55,000 +42.85% 17
South West +63 139 £42,500 -5.55% 14
East of England +5 132 £45,000 - 20
West Midlands +19 105 £42,500 +13.33% 11
West Yorkshire +7 102 £52,500 -4.54% 27
Leeds 0 91 £55,000 - 22
City of London +22 82 £55,000 -2.22% 8
Hampshire +32 76 £52,500 +16.66% 10
East Midlands +18 63 £39,500 -12.22% 7
Surrey +32 61 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Cambridgeshire +11 57 £47,500 -7.49% 7
Buckinghamshire +55 45 £37,500 +10.29% 5
Milton Keynes +44 45 £37,500 +10.29% 4
Bristol +22 43 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Hertfordshire -9 41 £40,000 -23.80% 8
Berkshire +38 40 £37,500 -37.50% 7
Cambridge +1 39 £47,500 -8.52% 6
Birmingham -4 36 £45,000 +28.57% 6
South Yorkshire +37 35 £46,250 +2.77% 3
Sheffield - 35 £46,250 - 3
Somerset +34 34 £40,750 +30.40% 2
Nottinghamshire +12 31 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Gloucestershire -20 29 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Scotland -23 29 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Wales -1 27 £40,000 +11.11% 1

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 2159 (66.72%) Agile Software Development
2 1095 (33.84%) Selenium
3 1090 (33.68%) Java
4 1068 (33.00%) SQL
5 981 (30.32%) QA
6 891 (27.53%) C#
7 877 (27.10%) Continuous Integration
8 844 (26.08%) Scrum
9 799 (24.69%) TDD
10 746 (23.05%) JavaScript
11 682 (21.08%) .NET
12 641 (19.81%) HTML
13 633 (19.56%) Finance
14 608 (18.79%) Test Automation
15 605 (18.70%) Git (software)
15 605 (18.70%) Manual Testing
16 564 (17.43%) Test Scripting
17 562 (17.37%) OO
18 548 (16.93%) Degree
19 513 (15.85%) Software Engineering
20 498 (15.39%) BDD
21 471 (14.56%) SDLC
22 431 (13.32%) ISEB
23 430 (13.29%) SQL Server
24 422 (13.04%) CSS
25 416 (12.86%) Web Services
26 414 (12.79%) Microsoft
27 403 (12.45%) Software Testing
28 398 (12.30%) Python
29 394 (12.18%) Linux

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
1 100 (3.09%) IIS
2 69 (2.13%) CMS
3 68 (2.10%) Tomcat
4 63 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
5 56 (1.73%) SharePoint
6 47 (1.45%) JBoss
7 38 (1.17%) Confluence
7 38 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 37 (1.14%) NServiceBus
9 35 (1.08%) WebLogic
10 34 (1.05%) Apache
11 32 (0.99%) Jetty
12 29 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
13 27 (0.83%) WebSphere
14 23 (0.71%) Apache Spark
15 17 (0.53%) Umbraco
16 16 (0.49%) CoreMedia CMS
17 13 (0.40%) nginx
18 11 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
19 10 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 208 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 47 (1.45%) MS Office
3 34 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.40%) MS Project
5 10 (0.31%) SPSS
6 6 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.031%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 31 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.28%) Sonata
4 6 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.093%) Magento
5 3 (0.093%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.062%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.062%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.062%) MultiFonds
7 1 (0.031%) BASE24
7 1 (0.031%) Beauchamp
7 1 (0.031%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.031%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.031%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.031%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 228 (7.05%) Amazon AWS
2 200 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 120 (3.71%) SaaS
4 64 (1.98%) GitHub
5 42 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 33 (1.02%) Office 365
7 26 (0.80%) PaaS
8 20 (0.62%) IaaS
9 18 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (0.49%) Google Compute Engine
11 11 (0.34%) TestFlight
12 9 (0.28%) Heroku
13 7 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.22%) Lucidchart
14 6 (0.19%) Force.com
15 5 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
16 4 (0.12%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.12%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 104 (3.21%) HTTP
2 94 (2.90%) Internet
3 27 (0.83%) SSL
3 27 (0.83%) Wireless
4 21 (0.65%) HTTPS
5 20 (0.62%) DNS
6 17 (0.53%) TCP/IP
7 13 (0.40%) Firewall
8 10 (0.31%) ATM
8 10 (0.31%) IPv4
9 8 (0.25%) Bluetooth
9 8 (0.25%) FTP
9 8 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.19%) LDAP
10 6 (0.19%) Skype
11 5 (0.15%) Network Security
11 5 (0.15%) SSH
12 4 (0.12%) Intranet
12 4 (0.12%) IPv6
12 4 (0.12%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 430 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 367 (11.34%) NoSQL
3 202 (6.24%) Relational Database
4 167 (5.16%) MySQL
5 161 (4.98%) MongoDB
6 111 (3.43%) Hadoop
7 94 (2.90%) Redis
8 90 (2.78%) RDBMS
9 76 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 71 (2.19%) Big Data
11 58 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
12 54 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
13 44 (1.36%) CouchDB
14 42 (1.30%) Couchbase
15 39 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 33 (1.02%) RavenDB
17 28 (0.87%) Event Store
18 27 (0.83%) Oracle Database
18 27 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
19 23 (0.71%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1095 (33.84%) Selenium
2 605 (18.70%) Git (software)
3 393 (12.14%) Cucumber
4 348 (10.75%) JIRA
5 335 (10.35%) Jenkins
6 330 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 304 (9.39%) Subversion
8 263 (8.13%) WebDriver
9 191 (5.90%) SoapUI
10 142 (4.39%) TeamCity
11 141 (4.36%) JUnit
12 135 (4.17%) Mercurial
13 127 (3.92%) Visual Studio
14 116 (3.58%) HP UFT
15 112 (3.46%) JMeter
16 111 (3.43%) SpecFlow
17 99 (3.06%) NUnit
18 87 (2.69%) Maven
19 85 (2.63%) Appium
20 79 (2.44%) Jasmine
General
1 633 (19.56%) Finance
2 195 (6.03%) Banking
3 136 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 132 (4.08%) Retail
5 99 (3.06%) Games
6 93 (2.87%) Marketing
7 58 (1.79%) Electronics
8 56 (1.73%) Manufacturing
9 50 (1.55%) Investment Banking
10 47 (1.45%) Advertising
11 37 (1.14%) Legal
12 35 (1.08%) Front Office
13 33 (1.02%) Financial Institution
14 30 (0.93%) Automotive
15 27 (0.83%) Publishing
16 21 (0.65%) Back Office
17 20 (0.62%) Online Betting
18 14 (0.43%) Billing
18 14 (0.43%) Law
19 13 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 996 (30.78%) Developer
2 543 (16.78%) Analyst
3 486 (15.02%) Tester
4 460 (14.22%) Test Analyst
5 351 (10.85%) Test Engineer
6 326 (10.07%) Java Developer
7 283 (8.75%) Senior Developer
8 281 (8.68%) QA Engineer
9 259 (8.00%) Automation Tester
10 230 (7.11%) .NET Developer
11 225 (6.95%) C# Developer
12 207 (6.40%) Software Engineer
13 185 (5.72%) Test Automation Engineer
14 180 (5.56%) Software Tester
15 166 (5.13%) QA Tester
16 150 (4.64%) C# .NET Developer
17 147 (4.54%) Automation Test Analyst
18 132 (4.08%) Java Engineer
19 128 (3.96%) Test Leader
20 124 (3.83%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 682 (21.08%) .NET
2 641 (19.81%) HTML
3 422 (13.04%) CSS
4 416 (12.86%) Web Services
5 310 (9.58%) ASP.NET
6 308 (9.52%) AngularJS
7 294 (9.09%) HTML5
8 276 (8.53%) XML
9 215 (6.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 215 (6.64%) REST
10 213 (6.58%) jQuery
11 212 (6.55%) .NET Framework
12 209 (6.46%) ASP.NET Web API
13 204 (6.30%) RESTful
14 201 (6.21%) Spring
15 194 (6.00%) WCF
16 157 (4.85%) SOAP
17 148 (4.57%) CSS3
18 145 (4.48%) JSON
19 142 (4.39%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 290 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 279 (8.62%) Computer Science
3 266 (8.22%) Mobile App
4 189 (5.84%) User Experience
5 163 (5.04%) Algorithms
6 155 (4.79%) Data Structures
7 107 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
8 71 (2.19%) Fintech
9 63 (1.95%) Blog
10 58 (1.79%) Management Information System
11 46 (1.42%) Client/Server
12 38 (1.17%) iPad
13 37 (1.14%) Virtual Team
14 36 (1.11%) Mathematics
15 24 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
15 24 (0.74%) Online Games
16 23 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 21 (0.65%) Visualisation
18 17 (0.53%) Cryptography
19 15 (0.46%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 394 (12.18%) Linux
2 368 (11.37%) Windows
3 164 (5.07%) Unix
4 149 (4.60%) Apple iOS
5 146 (4.51%) Android
6 87 (2.69%) Windows Server
7 42 (1.30%) Mac OS X
8 35 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (0.65%) CentOS
11 16 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 16 (0.49%) Windows Phone
12 12 (0.37%) Solaris
12 12 (0.37%) Windows 10
13 10 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.15%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.15%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2159 (66.72%) Agile Software Development
2 877 (27.10%) Continuous Integration
3 844 (26.08%) Scrum
4 799 (24.69%) TDD
5 608 (18.79%) Test Automation
6 605 (18.70%) Manual Testing
7 564 (17.43%) Test Scripting
8 562 (17.37%) OO
9 513 (15.85%) Software Engineering
10 498 (15.39%) BDD
11 471 (14.56%) SDLC
12 403 (12.45%) Software Testing
13 333 (10.29%) Regression Testing
14 329 (10.17%) DevOps
15 326 (10.07%) Unit Testing
16 310 (9.58%) Automation Testing
17 293 (9.05%) MVC
18 290 (8.96%) Kanban
19 273 (8.44%) Test Strategy
20 264 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1090 (33.68%) Java
2 1068 (33.00%) SQL
3 891 (27.53%) C#
4 746 (23.05%) JavaScript
5 398 (12.30%) Python
6 224 (6.92%) Ruby
7 216 (6.67%) PHP
8 208 (6.43%) C++
9 127 (3.92%) C
9 127 (3.92%) T-SQL
10 112 (3.46%) Scala
11 90 (2.78%) PowerShell
12 62 (1.92%) Shell Script
13 61 (1.89%) Perl
14 60 (1.85%) Bash Shell
14 60 (1.85%) Groovy
15 41 (1.27%) PL/SQL
16 38 (1.17%) TypeScript
17 35 (1.08%) Objective-C
18 33 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 548 (16.93%) Degree
2 431 (13.32%) ISEB
3 370 (11.43%) ISTQB
4 137 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 132 (4.08%) Security Cleared
6 82 (2.53%) SC Cleared
7 23 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 19 (0.59%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.31%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.15%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (0.15%) Sun Certification
14 3 (0.093%) GIAC
15 2 (0.062%) CISM
15 2 (0.062%) CISSP
15 2 (0.062%) ISSAP
15 2 (0.062%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 981 (30.32%) QA
2 28 (0.87%) SDET
3 24 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.093%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.093%) MiFID
6 1 (0.031%) GCP
6 1 (0.031%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.031%) WCAG
System Software
1 148 (4.57%) Docker
2 39 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.71%) Active Directory
4 19 (0.59%) VirtualBox
5 8 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (0.22%) Firmware
6 7 (0.22%) KVM
6 7 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.19%) HDFS
8 4 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.093%) XenServer
10 1 (0.031%) etcd
10 1 (0.031%) Varnish
10 1 (0.031%) Xen
Systems Management
1 134 (4.14%) Puppet
2 81 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (1.73%) Ansible
4 52 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
5 22 (0.68%) Nagios
6 19 (0.59%) Consul
7 16 (0.49%) Kubernetes
7 16 (0.49%) Terraform
8 14 (0.43%) Packer
9 13 (0.40%) Mesos
10 12 (0.37%) StatsD
11 9 (0.28%) Kibana
12 8 (0.25%) HAProxy
13 6 (0.19%) Ambari
13 6 (0.19%) Grafana
13 6 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
13 6 (0.19%) Salt
14 3 (0.093%) Capistrano
15 2 (0.062%) CFEngine
15 2 (0.062%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 414 (12.79%) Microsoft
2 261 (8.07%) Oracle
3 73 (2.26%) Google
4 62 (1.92%) HP
5 54 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
5 54 (1.67%) Xamarin
6 45 (1.39%) SAP
7 42 (1.30%) VMware
8 38 (1.17%) Atlassian
9 32 (0.99%) Sitecore
10 21 (0.65%) Informatica
11 15 (0.46%) Rackspace
12 14 (0.43%) Borland
12 14 (0.43%) Cisco
13 13 (0.40%) New Relic
13 13 (0.40%) Red Hat
14 12 (0.37%) EPiServer
15 11 (0.34%) MEDITECH
15 11 (0.34%) Perforce
16 10 (0.31%) Remedy
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bath, Avon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £28k-£36k DoE + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hertfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £42,000 to £52,000 per annum + bonuses
Posted: 2 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Shares, Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Networking People
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + pension,health,life,flexi work
Posted: 23 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, life cover plus others
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leicestershire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Intelletec
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday