The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 205 217 211
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1646 1413 1521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.41% 1.30% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.65% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1402 1197 1321
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94020 85650 91144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.39% 78.78% 77.48%
Number of salaries quoted 75699 69888 77563
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 July 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 30 July 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
(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 +1 1496 £42,500 +2.40% 192
London -10 677 £50,000 - 79
South East +42 282 £37,750 +3.42% 27
City of London -22 142 £48,750 -2.50% 26
East of England -24 119 £35,000 -12.50% 15
South West +5 109 £35,000 - 12
North West +33 99 £35,000 +7.69% 20
Scotland +45 95 £36,250 +3.57% 9
Yorkshire -21 78 £33,000 -5.71% 24
East Midlands +12 75 £34,000 +4.61% 2
Cambridgeshire +6 72 £35,000 -13.58% 9
Surrey +26 70 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Berkshire +8 68 £42,500 -12.37% 6
Cambridge +29 64 £35,000 -12.50% 7
West Midlands -2 64 £37,000 +5.71% 5
Manchester +39 60 £37,500 -6.25% 12
West Yorkshire -44 46 £35,000 - 15
Hampshire +11 45 £41,000 +13.10% 8
Bristol -4 43 £38,500 +13.23% 3
Edinburgh +9 40 £36,000 +2.85% 1
Glasgow +3 38 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Leicestershire +28 36 £34,000 +17.24%
Wales +5 34 £30,500 -6.15% 3
South Wales +12 32 £30,250 -6.92% 3
Leeds -47 30 £40,000 +14.28% 13
Somerset -3 29 £30,000 -13.66% 3
Reading +13 27 £42,500 -15.00%
Cardiff +4 25 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Nottinghamshire -16 24 £35,000 +7.69% 1
East Sussex -22 24 £37,500 +2.73% 3

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1373 (39.90%) QA
2 1170 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1145 (33.28%) Selenium
4 1118 (32.49%) SQL
5 962 (27.96%) Java
6 832 (24.18%) C#
7 782 (22.73%) .NET
8 691 (20.08%) Scrum
9 686 (19.94%) TDD
10 679 (19.73%) JavaScript
11 664 (19.30%) Test Scripting
12 621 (18.05%) Finance
13 606 (17.61%) HTML
14 599 (17.41%) Degree
15 594 (17.26%) ISEB
16 525 (15.26%) Software Testing
17 517 (15.02%) Test Automation
18 514 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
19 506 (14.71%) BDD
20 469 (13.63%) E-Commerce
21 456 (13.25%) SQL Server
22 451 (13.11%) CSS
23 439 (12.76%) Manual Testing
24 433 (12.58%) Web Services
25 431 (12.53%) Windows
26 430 (12.50%) Microsoft
27 395 (11.48%) Linux
27 395 (11.48%) OO
28 389 (11.30%) ISTQB
29 372 (10.81%) WebDriver

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 104 (3.02%) Apache
2 62 (1.80%) Node.js
3 58 (1.69%) Apache Solr
4 50 (1.45%) IIS
5 47 (1.37%) Confluence
6 44 (1.28%) Tomcat
7 39 (1.13%) Drupal
8 38 (1.10%) SharePoint
9 28 (0.81%) CMS
10 27 (0.78%) WebSphere
11 24 (0.70%) WebLogic
12 13 (0.38%) nginx
13 10 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.23%) Jetty
15 7 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.20%) ColdFusion
15 7 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
16 6 (0.17%) Alfresco
16 6 (0.17%) LiveLink
Applications
1 172 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 77 (2.24%) MS Office
3 22 (0.64%) Photoshop
4 20 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.26%) Mingle
6 8 (0.23%) GIMP
7 6 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.12%) Maya
8 4 (0.12%) MS Project
9 1 (0.029%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.029%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 25 (0.73%) Magento
2 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.15%) Pivotal CRM
3 5 (0.15%) Summit
3 5 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.12%) Monis
4 4 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
4 4 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.12%) Endur
5 3 (0.087%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.058%) FastVal
6 2 (0.058%) SunGard APT
6 2 (0.058%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.058%) RMDS
6 2 (0.058%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.058%) MFGPRO
7 1 (0.029%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.029%) SmartPlant
7 1 (0.029%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 85 (2.47%) SaaS
2 47 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (1.25%) PaaS
4 31 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (0.64%) Rackspace Cloud
8 17 (0.49%) GitHub
8 17 (0.49%) Basecamp
9 10 (0.29%) Joyent
10 7 (0.20%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.087%) IaaS
12 1 (0.029%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 176 (5.11%) Internet
2 98 (2.85%) HTTP
3 53 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 31 (0.90%) Wireless
5 16 (0.46%) LAN
6 14 (0.41%) Firewall
6 14 (0.41%) DNS
7 11 (0.32%) SSH
8 9 (0.26%) Intranet
8 9 (0.26%) SSL
9 8 (0.23%) LDAP
9 8 (0.23%) DHCP
10 7 (0.20%) X.509
10 7 (0.20%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.17%) WAN
12 5 (0.15%) ATM
12 5 (0.15%) STUN
12 5 (0.15%) Wireshark
12 5 (0.15%) AMQP
13 4 (0.12%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 456 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 218 (6.34%) MySQL
3 182 (5.29%) Relational Database
4 75 (2.18%) Oracle Database
5 68 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 67 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
7 65 (1.89%) RDBMS
8 59 (1.71%) Big Data
9 55 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
10 46 (1.34%) MongoDB
11 42 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 39 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
13 37 (1.08%) NoSQL
13 37 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
14 32 (0.93%) Hadoop
15 28 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 24 (0.70%) DB2
17 22 (0.64%) MarkLogic
18 19 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
19 18 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1145 (33.28%) Selenium
2 372 (10.81%) WebDriver
3 350 (10.17%) QuickTest Pro
4 340 (9.88%) Git (software)
5 318 (9.24%) JIRA
6 282 (8.20%) Cucumber
7 277 (8.05%) Jenkins
8 263 (7.64%) Subversion
9 253 (7.35%) Visual Studio
10 240 (6.97%) JUnit
11 216 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
12 198 (5.75%) Maven
13 167 (4.85%) NUnit
14 163 (4.74%) SoapUI
15 136 (3.95%) SpecFlow
16 129 (3.75%) FitNesse
17 113 (3.28%) Ant
18 112 (3.25%) JMeter
19 105 (3.05%) LoadRunner
20 98 (2.85%) TeamCity
General
1 621 (18.05%) Finance
2 190 (5.52%) Banking
3 150 (4.36%) Games
4 134 (3.89%) Retail
5 93 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 80 (2.32%) Marketing
7 68 (1.98%) Investment Banking
8 55 (1.60%) Publishing
9 49 (1.42%) Advertising
10 40 (1.16%) Front Office
11 39 (1.13%) Manufacturing
12 29 (0.84%) Electronics
13 24 (0.70%) Law
14 23 (0.67%) Back Office
15 18 (0.52%) Legal
16 14 (0.41%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.32%) Military
18 10 (0.29%) Aerospace
19 7 (0.20%) Automotive
19 7 (0.20%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 893 (25.95%) Developer
2 733 (21.30%) Analyst
3 658 (19.12%) Tester
4 634 (18.42%) Test Analyst
5 416 (12.09%) Test Engineer
6 279 (8.11%) Software Engineer
7 266 (7.73%) QA Engineer
8 216 (6.28%) Software Tester
9 175 (5.09%) Java Developer
10 164 (4.77%) QA Analyst
11 163 (4.74%) Senior Analyst
12 162 (4.71%) QA Tester
13 142 (4.13%) Senior Developer
14 140 (4.07%) Test Manager
15 135 (3.92%) Senior Test Analyst
16 131 (3.81%) Software Developer
17 122 (3.55%) Software Test Engineer
18 111 (3.23%) .NET Developer
19 110 (3.20%) Senior Tester
20 104 (3.02%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 782 (22.73%) .NET
2 606 (17.61%) HTML
3 451 (13.11%) CSS
4 433 (12.58%) Web Services
5 367 (10.67%) XML
6 261 (7.59%) HTML5
7 238 (6.92%) SOAP
8 223 (6.48%) jQuery
9 222 (6.45%) ASP.NET
10 140 (4.07%) .NET Framework
11 136 (3.95%) CSS3
12 132 (3.84%) RESTful
13 122 (3.55%) WCF
14 121 (3.52%) Gherkin
15 116 (3.37%) REST
16 115 (3.34%) Spring
17 110 (3.20%) Ajax
18 90 (2.62%) J2EE
19 84 (2.44%) Hibernate
20 81 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 286 (8.31%) Computer Science
2 216 (6.28%) Mobile App
3 196 (5.70%) Open Source
4 99 (2.88%) Client/Server
5 98 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
6 76 (2.21%) Mathematics
7 57 (1.66%) Social Media
8 56 (1.63%) Management Information System
9 45 (1.31%) Equities
10 42 (1.22%) N-Tier
11 40 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 36 (1.05%) Physics
13 33 (0.96%) Taxonomies
14 30 (0.87%) Statistics
15 29 (0.84%) Digital Media
16 24 (0.70%) Derivative
16 24 (0.70%) Biometrics
16 24 (0.70%) Smartcard
17 21 (0.61%) Blackberry
17 21 (0.61%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 431 (12.53%) Windows
2 395 (11.48%) Linux
3 237 (6.89%) UNIX
4 122 (3.55%) Apple iOS
5 118 (3.43%) Android
6 53 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 48 (1.39%) Windows XP
8 46 (1.34%) Windows Vista
9 15 (0.44%) Mac OS X
10 13 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.32%) Windows Phone
12 11 (0.32%) Mac OS
13 10 (0.29%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.26%) Solaris
14 9 (0.26%) Debian
15 5 (0.15%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1170 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
2 691 (20.08%) Scrum
3 686 (19.94%) TDD
4 664 (19.30%) Test Scripting
5 525 (15.26%) Software Testing
6 517 (15.02%) Test Automation
7 514 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
8 506 (14.71%) BDD
9 469 (13.63%) E-Commerce
10 439 (12.76%) Manual Testing
11 395 (11.48%) OO
12 370 (10.75%) Test Strategy
13 307 (8.92%) Software Engineering
14 291 (8.46%) Performance Testing
15 257 (7.47%) Automation Testing
16 247 (7.18%) User Acceptance Testing
17 246 (7.15%) Unit Testing
18 227 (6.60%) Regression Testing
19 225 (6.54%) MVC
20 197 (5.73%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1118 (32.49%) SQL
2 962 (27.96%) Java
3 832 (24.18%) C#
4 679 (19.73%) JavaScript
5 335 (9.74%) Python
6 315 (9.15%) PHP
7 268 (7.79%) Ruby
8 203 (5.90%) C++
9 141 (4.10%) Perl
10 88 (2.56%) VB
11 86 (2.50%) VBScript
12 84 (2.44%) T-SQL
13 78 (2.27%) C
14 66 (1.92%) Groovy
15 54 (1.57%) Objective-C
16 50 (1.45%) Bash Shell
17 49 (1.42%) Scala
18 38 (1.10%) VBA
19 35 (1.02%) XPath
20 30 (0.87%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 599 (17.41%) Degree
2 594 (17.26%) ISEB
3 389 (11.30%) ISTQB
4 207 (6.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 51 (1.48%) Security Cleared
6 26 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 21 (0.61%) SC Cleared
8 17 (0.49%) PhD
9 14 (0.41%) Postgraduate
10 10 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
11 8 (0.23%) HND
12 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.15%) MCAD
12 5 (0.15%) MCSD
13 4 (0.12%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.12%) Brainbench
13 4 (0.12%) HNC
13 4 (0.12%) CISSP
14 3 (0.087%) PMP
14 3 (0.087%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1373 (39.90%) QA
2 33 (0.96%) ISO 9001
3 24 (0.70%) TickIT
4 7 (0.20%) ISO 9000
5 6 (0.17%) SLA
6 5 (0.15%) WCAG
6 5 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.029%) GAMP
System Software
1 21 (0.61%) VirtualBox
2 20 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.49%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.35%) Varnish
6 7 (0.20%) KVM
7 4 (0.12%) Squid
8 3 (0.087%) Nmap
8 3 (0.087%) Xen
9 2 (0.058%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.029%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.029%) zsh
10 1 (0.029%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 177 (5.14%) HP Quality Center
2 53 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (1.10%) Puppet
4 10 (0.29%) Nagios
4 10 (0.29%) Ansible
5 6 (0.17%) Control-M
6 5 (0.15%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.087%) collectd
7 3 (0.087%) Nessus
7 3 (0.087%) Ganglia
8 2 (0.058%) Opsview
8 2 (0.058%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.029%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.029%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.029%) SCCM
9 1 (0.029%) WMI
Vendors
1 430 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 247 (7.18%) Oracle
3 139 (4.04%) HP
4 65 (1.89%) Google
5 41 (1.19%) VMware
6 38 (1.10%) Adobe
7 37 (1.08%) Facebook
8 35 (1.02%) SAP
9 29 (0.84%) Citrix
10 28 (0.81%) Zend
11 25 (0.73%) IBM
12 24 (0.70%) Telerik
13 18 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
14 17 (0.49%) T-Plan
15 16 (0.46%) JD Edwards
15 16 (0.46%) Cognos
15 16 (0.46%) Business Objects
16 15 (0.44%) Siebel
16 15 (0.44%) JBoss
17 14 (0.41%) Xamarin
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