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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 200 215 221
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +6
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1706 1649 1415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 1.41% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.70% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1359 1403 1198
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
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
92776 96821 88019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.86% 82.75% 81.05%
Number of salaries quoted 75982 77929 71900
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 3 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 3 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 +13 1592 £45,000 +5.88% 226
London +21 695 £52,500 +5.00% 97
South East +15 302 £41,000 +9.33% 32
City of London +48 167 £57,500 +17.94% 30
Yorkshire +49 138 £44,000 +33.33% 17
North West +19 121 £37,500 +7.14% 29
East of England +9 119 £37,500 +7.14% 16
West Yorkshire +60 108 £42,500 +21.42% 10
Manchester +31 87 £40,000 +6.66% 18
East Midlands +12 83 £40,000 +17.64% 9
Leeds +54 82 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Scotland -8 72 £36,000 -0.68% 4
Hampshire +36 69 £42,500 +0.59% 10
West Midlands -3 63 £30,500 -12.85% 7
South West -55 54 £34,000 -2.85% 13
Cambridgeshire -12 48 £37,500 +3.44% 8
Surrey -8 45 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Berkshire -11 45 £47,500 +11.76% 4
East Sussex +39 42 £41,250 +10.00% 2
Cambridge -8 38 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Nottinghamshire +10 36 £37,500 +7.14% 4
West Sussex +16 35 £38,000 +8.57% 2
Birmingham +14 34 £30,500 -8.95% 5
Nottingham +10 33 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Hertfordshire +8 33 £44,500 +44.71% 5
Edinburgh -6 33 £36,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +21 32 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Glasgow +6 32 £35,500 -5.33% 3
Winchester +10 27 £42,500 -
Brighton +28 25 £40,000 +6.66% 2

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 2107 (62.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1289 (38.02%) QA
3 1118 (32.98%) SQL
4 1114 (32.86%) Java
5 1077 (31.77%) Selenium
6 910 (26.84%) TDD
7 856 (25.25%) C#
8 851 (25.10%) Finance
9 828 (24.42%) Manual Testing
10 789 (23.27%) .NET
11 775 (22.86%) Scrum
12 732 (21.59%) HTML
13 731 (21.56%) Continuous Integration
14 727 (21.45%) JavaScript
15 611 (18.02%) Web Services
16 593 (17.49%) Test Scripting
17 539 (15.90%) BDD
18 532 (15.69%) Test Automation
19 524 (15.46%) Degree
20 514 (15.16%) ISEB
21 486 (14.34%) Software Testing
22 485 (14.31%) Unit Testing
23 483 (14.25%) CSS
24 478 (14.10%) Linux
25 470 (13.86%) XML
26 467 (13.78%) Microsoft
27 453 (13.36%) SQL Server
28 450 (13.27%) SDLC
29 432 (12.74%) Windows
30 424 (12.51%) Software Engineering

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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
1 106 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 103 (3.04%) IIS
3 96 (2.83%) Apache
4 79 (2.33%) WebSphere
5 74 (2.18%) JBoss
6 71 (2.09%) Node.js
7 49 (1.45%) WebLogic
8 40 (1.18%) CMS
9 39 (1.15%) Confluence
10 27 (0.80%) SharePoint
11 24 (0.71%) nginx
12 23 (0.68%) Drupal
13 18 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
14 17 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
15 16 (0.47%) Umbraco
16 15 (0.44%) Jetty
17 12 (0.35%) Apache Spark
18 11 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
19 10 (0.29%) MQSeries
19 10 (0.29%) CICS
Applications
1 218 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 74 (2.18%) MS Office
3 10 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.15%) Mingle
6 5 (0.15%) MS Project
7 2 (0.059%) SPSS
7 2 (0.059%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 24 (0.71%) Magento
2 14 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.21%) MultiFonds
4 7 (0.21%) Workday HCM
5 6 (0.18%) Beauchamp
6 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.088%) VisionPLUS
8 2 (0.059%) Sage CRM
8 2 (0.059%) Summit
8 2 (0.059%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 2 (0.059%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.059%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.059%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.059%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.029%) SmartPlant
9 1 (0.029%) SAP InfiniteInsight
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 90 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (2.42%) SaaS
3 69 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (0.59%) PaaS
6 16 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (0.24%) IaaS
9 7 (0.21%) Google Compute Engine
10 6 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 6 (0.18%) GitHub
11 4 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.12%) Sumo Logic
12 3 (0.088%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.088%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.088%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.059%) Rackspace Cloud
13 2 (0.059%) Office 365
13 2 (0.059%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 110 (3.24%) Internet
2 78 (2.30%) HTTP
3 36 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 27 (0.80%) DNS
5 22 (0.65%) HTTPS
6 19 (0.56%) Wireless
7 15 (0.44%) FTP
8 13 (0.38%) SSL
9 12 (0.35%) Unified Communications
10 9 (0.27%) Network Security
11 7 (0.21%) DHCP
12 6 (0.18%) WAN
12 6 (0.18%) LAN
12 6 (0.18%) IPsec
12 6 (0.18%) Firewall
13 5 (0.15%) Multicast
14 4 (0.12%) MVNO
14 4 (0.12%) Wireshark
14 4 (0.12%) SSH
15 3 (0.088%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 453 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 213 (6.28%) MySQL
3 209 (6.17%) Relational Database
4 118 (3.48%) Oracle Database
5 89 (2.63%) Big Data
6 85 (2.51%) NoSQL
7 77 (2.27%) RDBMS
8 72 (2.12%) MongoDB
9 69 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
10 64 (1.89%) DB2
11 52 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 47 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
13 44 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 32 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
15 31 (0.91%) Hadoop
16 26 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
17 24 (0.71%) MarkLogic
18 20 (0.59%) DbVisualizer
19 18 (0.53%) QlikView
20 17 (0.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1077 (31.77%) Selenium
2 361 (10.65%) Git (software)
3 360 (10.62%) WebDriver
3 360 (10.62%) Cucumber
4 308 (9.09%) HP UFT
5 299 (8.82%) Jenkins
6 294 (8.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 284 (8.38%) JIRA
8 217 (6.40%) Visual Studio
9 210 (6.19%) JUnit
10 204 (6.02%) Subversion
11 184 (5.43%) JMeter
12 150 (4.42%) Maven
13 148 (4.37%) LoadRunner
13 148 (4.37%) SpecFlow
14 135 (3.98%) SoapUI
15 91 (2.68%) NUnit
16 86 (2.54%) FitNesse
17 83 (2.45%) TeamCity
18 72 (2.12%) Eclipse
General
1 851 (25.10%) Finance
2 224 (6.61%) Banking
3 157 (4.63%) Retail
4 99 (2.92%) Games
5 92 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 61 (1.80%) Marketing
7 54 (1.59%) Back Office
8 48 (1.42%) Front Office
9 42 (1.24%) Financial Institution
10 30 (0.88%) Advertising
10 30 (0.88%) Publishing
11 29 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 26 (0.77%) Law
13 23 (0.68%) Investment Banking
14 21 (0.62%) Automotive
15 16 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
16 15 (0.44%) Polish Language
17 14 (0.41%) Retail Banking
18 13 (0.38%) Legal
19 12 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 941 (27.76%) Developer
2 731 (21.56%) Analyst
3 581 (17.14%) Tester
4 549 (16.19%) Test Analyst
5 251 (7.40%) QA Engineer
6 221 (6.52%) Test Engineer
7 211 (6.22%) Senior Developer
8 202 (5.96%) Java Developer
9 199 (5.87%) Software Tester
10 188 (5.55%) Software Engineer
11 174 (5.13%) QA Analyst
12 155 (4.57%) .NET Developer
13 133 (3.92%) QA Tester
14 121 (3.57%) Automation Tester
15 120 (3.54%) Test Leader
16 117 (3.45%) Team Leader
16 117 (3.45%) Test Manager
17 110 (3.24%) C# Developer
18 109 (3.22%) Senior Analyst
19 87 (2.57%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 789 (23.27%) .NET
2 732 (21.59%) HTML
3 611 (18.02%) Web Services
4 483 (14.25%) CSS
5 470 (13.86%) XML
6 308 (9.09%) HTML5
7 249 (7.35%) ASP.NET
8 239 (7.05%) jQuery
9 235 (6.93%) SOAP
10 211 (6.22%) .NET Framework
11 208 (6.14%) Spring
12 154 (4.54%) WCF
13 153 (4.51%) RESTful
14 151 (4.45%) AngularJS
15 121 (3.57%) Hibernate
16 112 (3.30%) REST
17 111 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC
17 111 (3.27%) Ajax
18 102 (3.01%) Gherkin
19 101 (2.98%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 353 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
2 296 (8.73%) Computer Science
3 185 (5.46%) Mobile App
4 146 (4.31%) User Experience
5 98 (2.89%) Client/Server
6 77 (2.27%) Data Structures
7 64 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
8 54 (1.59%) Mathematics
9 51 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 47 (1.39%) Visualisation
10 47 (1.39%) Algorithms
11 43 (1.27%) N-Tier
12 39 (1.15%) Social Media
13 37 (1.09%) Replication
14 34 (1.00%) Hedge funds
15 33 (0.97%) Derivative
16 32 (0.94%) Equities
17 30 (0.88%) Mainframe
18 28 (0.83%) iSeries
19 27 (0.80%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 478 (14.10%) Linux
2 432 (12.74%) Windows
3 253 (7.46%) UNIX
4 140 (4.13%) Android
5 130 (3.83%) Apple iOS
6 46 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (1.15%) Windows 8
7 39 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (1.06%) Windows 7
10 30 (0.88%) Windows XP
10 30 (0.88%) Windows Vista
11 25 (0.74%) Debian
12 23 (0.68%) Ubuntu
13 22 (0.65%) Mac OS X
14 18 (0.53%) Windows Phone
15 11 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
16 10 (0.29%) AIX
17 9 (0.27%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2107 (62.15%) Agile Software Development
2 910 (26.84%) TDD
3 828 (24.42%) Manual Testing
4 775 (22.86%) Scrum
5 731 (21.56%) Continuous Integration
6 593 (17.49%) Test Scripting
7 539 (15.90%) BDD
8 532 (15.69%) Test Automation
9 486 (14.34%) Software Testing
10 485 (14.31%) Unit Testing
11 450 (13.27%) SDLC
12 424 (12.51%) Software Engineering
13 377 (11.12%) OO
14 353 (10.41%) Regression Testing
15 328 (9.68%) E-Commerce
16 317 (9.35%) User Acceptance Testing
17 291 (8.58%) Mentoring
18 281 (8.29%) MVC
19 263 (7.76%) Performance Testing
20 250 (7.37%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1118 (32.98%) SQL
2 1114 (32.86%) Java
3 856 (25.25%) C#
4 727 (21.45%) JavaScript
5 299 (8.82%) Python
6 265 (7.82%) PHP
7 191 (5.63%) C++
8 182 (5.37%) Ruby
9 142 (4.19%) T-SQL
10 119 (3.51%) PL/SQL
11 108 (3.19%) Perl
12 92 (2.71%) C
13 64 (1.89%) VB.NET
14 59 (1.74%) VB
15 57 (1.68%) Shell Script
16 47 (1.39%) XPath
17 43 (1.27%) COBOL
18 40 (1.18%) Bash Shell
19 38 (1.12%) PowerShell
19 38 (1.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 524 (15.46%) Degree
2 514 (15.16%) ISEB
3 392 (11.56%) ISTQB
4 173 (5.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 22 (0.65%) HND
7 20 (0.59%) CISSP
7 20 (0.59%) CISA
8 16 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
9 13 (0.38%) Security Cleared
10 11 (0.32%) PhD
11 9 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.21%) HP ASE
12 7 (0.21%) IC3 Certification
13 6 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.15%) CSQA
14 5 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (0.15%) SC Cleared
14 5 (0.15%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.059%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1289 (38.02%) QA
2 9 (0.27%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.21%) SLA
4 5 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.15%) WCAG
4 5 (0.15%) FATCA
5 2 (0.059%) WAI
5 2 (0.059%) TickIT
6 1 (0.029%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.029%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.029%) EMIR
6 1 (0.029%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 48 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 25 (0.74%) Docker
4 22 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
5 17 (0.50%) Varnish
6 11 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.27%) RACF
7 9 (0.27%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.27%) VirtualBox
8 7 (0.21%) vSphere
9 5 (0.15%) HDFS
10 4 (0.12%) KVM
10 4 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.12%) Xen
11 2 (0.059%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.059%) QEMU
12 1 (0.029%) LXC
12 1 (0.029%) Squid
12 1 (0.029%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 136 (4.01%) HP Quality Center
2 82 (2.42%) Puppet
3 81 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (1.24%) Ansible
5 33 (0.97%) Vagrant
6 13 (0.38%) Salt
7 10 (0.29%) CA LISA
8 9 (0.27%) WMI
8 9 (0.27%) CA Endevor
9 6 (0.18%) ZABBIX
9 6 (0.18%) OpenNMS
9 6 (0.18%) Capistrano
9 6 (0.18%) Nagios
10 5 (0.15%) Mesos
11 4 (0.12%) Kubernetes
12 3 (0.088%) Control-M
12 3 (0.088%) Nmap
12 3 (0.088%) Oracle ZFS
13 1 (0.029%) Red Hat Satellite
13 1 (0.029%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 467 (13.78%) Microsoft
2 339 (10.00%) Oracle
3 144 (4.25%) HP
4 67 (1.98%) IBM
5 66 (1.95%) SAP
6 62 (1.83%) Google
7 56 (1.65%) VMware
8 39 (1.15%) Zend
9 35 (1.03%) Pega
10 31 (0.91%) New Relic
11 28 (0.83%) Telerik
12 22 (0.65%) Atlassian
13 19 (0.56%) Informatica
14 15 (0.44%) Red Hat
15 13 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (0.38%) Cognos
16 12 (0.35%) Sybase
16 12 (0.35%) TIBCO
17 11 (0.32%) Perforce
17 11 (0.32%) AppDynamics
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Energon People
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
BAE Systems
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 60k + bonus, 25 days, flexitime and more
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Salary circa 35,000 - 60,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + car
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + car
Posted: 12 hours ago