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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 189 216 221
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +5
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1684 1757 1652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.76% 1.62% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 1.86% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1393 1428 1392
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
84459 94716 97476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.26% 87.50% 85.31%
Number of salaries quoted 70336 78260 78020
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 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 26 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 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
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statistics and trends)
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 +19 1604 £45,000 - 191
London -10 589 £60,000 +9.09% 59
South East -22 259 £40,000 -5.88% 33
South West +73 169 £42,500 - 16
Yorkshire +36 143 £40,000 -6.97% 26
East Midlands +60 124 £42,500 +19.71% 8
North West -2 114 £39,375 +2.27% 28
West Yorkshire +25 103 £40,000 -11.11% 21
East of England -10 102 £45,000 - 13
West Midlands +22 97 £35,500 +18.33% 7
City of London +11 96 £62,500 +8.69% 15
Nottinghamshire +51 93 £50,000 +42.85% 6
Nottingham +50 88 £50,000 +42.85% 6
Manchester +1 88 £40,000 - 21
Leeds +24 74 £40,000 -11.11% 19
Surrey +33 60 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Somerset +38 57 £42,500 - 3
Berkshire +5 47 £45,000 - 2
Bristol +30 45 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Hampshire -15 42 £32,500 -23.52% 6
Cambridgeshire -29 41 £47,500 +5.55% 9
Oxfordshire +4 39 £44,500 +4.70% 10
Gloucestershire +3 36 £42,000 -30.00% 3
Birmingham -15 36 £39,500 +37.97% 2
Cambridge -12 35 £47,500 +6.74% 8
Oxford +11 30 £44,500 +4.70% 4
Hertfordshire +4 28 £42,500 -20.93% 1
Scotland +4 27 £40,000 +14.28% 3
East Sussex -13 27 £37,500 -16.66% 5
Wales +10 26 £33,000 +1.53% 6

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 2126 (64.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1121 (33.84%) Java
3 1061 (32.03%) Selenium
4 1056 (31.87%) QA
5 1029 (31.06%) SQL
6 1019 (30.76%) C#
7 974 (29.40%) Scrum
8 874 (26.38%) JavaScript
9 823 (24.84%) .NET
10 780 (23.54%) Continuous Integration
11 760 (22.94%) TDD
12 747 (22.55%) HTML
13 700 (21.13%) Finance
14 635 (19.17%) Manual Testing
15 597 (18.02%) Degree
16 529 (15.97%) Software Engineering
17 516 (15.58%) SDLC
18 504 (15.21%) CSS
18 504 (15.21%) Test Automation
19 497 (15.00%) Git (software)
20 494 (14.91%) ISEB
21 485 (14.64%) Test Scripting
22 472 (14.25%) Web Services
23 470 (14.19%) Software Testing
24 460 (13.88%) BDD
25 448 (13.52%) SQL Server
26 444 (13.40%) OO
27 408 (12.32%) Linux
28 406 (12.25%) Windows
28 406 (12.25%) Microsoft

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
1 101 (3.05%) IIS
2 96 (2.90%) CMS
3 68 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
4 54 (1.63%) SharePoint
5 36 (1.09%) Tomcat
6 34 (1.03%) Apache
7 32 (0.97%) JBoss
8 31 (0.94%) Confluence
9 24 (0.72%) Apache Spark
9 24 (0.72%) NServiceBus
10 23 (0.69%) Umbraco
11 22 (0.66%) WebLogic
12 19 (0.57%) WebSphere
13 15 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
13 15 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
13 15 (0.45%) nginx
14 14 (0.42%) CICS
14 14 (0.42%) Jetty
15 12 (0.36%) Apache Qpid
15 12 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 207 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 84 (2.54%) MS Office
3 25 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.30%) MS Project
5 10 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.15%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.091%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 41 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (0.42%) Beauchamp
3 14 (0.42%) Sonata
4 13 (0.39%) MultiFonds
5 11 (0.33%) VisionPLUS
6 7 (0.21%) Misys Midas
6 7 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.091%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.060%) Eloqua
10 2 (0.060%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.060%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.060%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 1 (0.030%) Endur
11 1 (0.030%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 1 (0.030%) Payment Gateway
11 1 (0.030%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.030%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 263 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
2 167 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (2.81%) SaaS
4 58 (1.75%) GitHub
5 48 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 47 (1.42%) PaaS
7 34 (1.03%) Google Compute Engine
8 30 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
9 27 (0.81%) Heroku
10 23 (0.69%) IaaS
11 19 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.36%) Google App Engine
13 9 (0.27%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.27%) Google Analytics
13 9 (0.27%) Office 365
14 8 (0.24%) TestFlight
15 6 (0.18%) MailChimp
16 5 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (0.15%) Google Apps
17 4 (0.12%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 109 (3.29%) Internet
2 95 (2.87%) HTTP
3 49 (1.48%) Firewall
4 43 (1.30%) DNS
4 43 (1.30%) TCP/IP
5 30 (0.91%) SSL
6 20 (0.60%) HTTPS
7 15 (0.45%) SSH
8 12 (0.36%) AMQP
8 12 (0.36%) Intranet
8 12 (0.36%) Software-Defined Networking
9 9 (0.27%) Wireless
10 7 (0.21%) Kerberos
10 7 (0.21%) SMPP
11 6 (0.18%) Unicast
11 6 (0.18%) VoIP
11 6 (0.18%) VPN
12 5 (0.15%) IPv4
12 5 (0.15%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.12%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 448 (13.52%) SQL Server
2 314 (9.48%) NoSQL
3 227 (6.85%) MySQL
4 189 (5.70%) MongoDB
5 184 (5.55%) Relational Database
6 110 (3.32%) Big Data
7 101 (3.05%) Hadoop
8 99 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
9 74 (2.23%) Redis
10 69 (2.08%) RDBMS
11 68 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
12 61 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
13 51 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 36 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
15 33 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 28 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
16 28 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
17 25 (0.75%) Riak
18 23 (0.69%) CouchDB
18 23 (0.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1061 (32.03%) Selenium
2 497 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 389 (11.74%) Cucumber
4 353 (10.65%) Jenkins
5 314 (9.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 308 (9.30%) JIRA
7 265 (8.00%) WebDriver
8 216 (6.52%) JUnit
9 204 (6.16%) Subversion
10 173 (5.22%) Visual Studio
11 156 (4.71%) NUnit
12 148 (4.47%) HP UFT
13 125 (3.77%) Appium
13 125 (3.77%) JMeter
14 124 (3.74%) SoapUI
15 123 (3.71%) TeamCity
16 114 (3.44%) SpecFlow
17 112 (3.38%) TestNG
18 83 (2.51%) Maven
19 77 (2.32%) MSTest
General
1 700 (21.13%) Finance
2 158 (4.77%) Banking
3 124 (3.74%) Games
4 114 (3.44%) Retail
5 106 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 83 (2.51%) Marketing
7 57 (1.72%) Electronics
8 53 (1.60%) Investment Banking
9 50 (1.51%) Back Office
10 41 (1.24%) Front Office
11 35 (1.06%) Manufacturing
12 34 (1.03%) Publishing
13 33 (1.00%) Advertising
14 31 (0.94%) Legal
15 24 (0.72%) Automotive
16 21 (0.63%) Law
17 13 (0.39%) Billing
18 12 (0.36%) Financial Institution
19 11 (0.33%) Multimedia
20 7 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1071 (32.33%) Developer
2 564 (17.02%) Analyst
3 547 (16.51%) Tester
4 484 (14.61%) Test Analyst
5 310 (9.36%) C# Developer
6 295 (8.90%) Test Engineer
7 287 (8.66%) Java Developer
8 285 (8.60%) Automation Tester
9 257 (7.76%) Senior Developer
10 246 (7.43%) .NET Developer
11 229 (6.91%) Software Tester
12 194 (5.86%) QA Tester
13 192 (5.80%) Software Engineer
14 187 (5.64%) C# .NET Developer
15 179 (5.40%) Automation Test Analyst
16 171 (5.16%) QA Engineer
17 143 (4.32%) Test Leader
18 138 (4.17%) QA Analyst
19 127 (3.83%) Java Engineer
19 127 (3.83%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 823 (24.84%) .NET
2 747 (22.55%) HTML
3 504 (15.21%) CSS
4 472 (14.25%) Web Services
5 364 (10.99%) XML
6 339 (10.23%) ASP.NET
7 306 (9.24%) HTML5
8 287 (8.66%) jQuery
9 286 (8.63%) AngularJS
10 213 (6.43%) .NET Framework
11 198 (5.98%) JSON
11 198 (5.98%) Node.js
12 185 (5.58%) SOAP
13 178 (5.37%) ASP.NET MVC
14 175 (5.28%) REST
15 172 (5.19%) ASP.NET Web API
16 167 (5.04%) WCF
17 164 (4.95%) RESTful
18 153 (4.62%) CSS3
19 131 (3.95%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 308 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 288 (8.69%) Computer Science
3 256 (7.73%) Mobile App
4 152 (4.59%) User Experience
5 100 (3.02%) Algorithms
6 96 (2.90%) Data Structures
7 90 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
8 85 (2.57%) Fintech
9 56 (1.69%) Client/Server
9 56 (1.69%) iPad
10 52 (1.57%) Mathematics
11 38 (1.15%) Blog
12 37 (1.12%) Management Information System
13 36 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 33 (1.00%) iPhone
15 32 (0.97%) Hedge funds
16 31 (0.94%) Social Media
17 30 (0.91%) Visualisation
18 25 (0.75%) Virtual Team
19 23 (0.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 408 (12.32%) Linux
2 406 (12.25%) Windows
3 189 (5.70%) Android
4 183 (5.52%) Apple iOS
5 169 (5.10%) Unix
6 81 (2.44%) Windows Server
7 34 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (0.97%) Mac OS X
9 31 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (0.63%) CentOS
10 21 (0.63%) Windows 10
11 20 (0.60%) Windows Phone
12 17 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (0.42%) Solaris
14 12 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (0.27%) Windows 7
16 8 (0.24%) VMS
17 5 (0.15%) Windows NT
18 4 (0.12%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2126 (64.17%) Agile Software Development
2 974 (29.40%) Scrum
3 780 (23.54%) Continuous Integration
4 760 (22.94%) TDD
5 635 (19.17%) Manual Testing
6 529 (15.97%) Software Engineering
7 516 (15.58%) SDLC
8 504 (15.21%) Test Automation
9 485 (14.64%) Test Scripting
10 470 (14.19%) Software Testing
11 460 (13.88%) BDD
12 444 (13.40%) OO
13 406 (12.25%) Unit Testing
14 379 (11.44%) Regression Testing
15 349 (10.53%) MVC
16 328 (9.90%) DevOps
17 291 (8.78%) Mentoring
18 279 (8.42%) Functional Testing
18 279 (8.42%) Kanban
19 260 (7.85%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1121 (33.84%) Java
2 1029 (31.06%) SQL
3 1019 (30.76%) C#
4 874 (26.38%) JavaScript
5 397 (11.98%) Python
6 258 (7.79%) Ruby
7 224 (6.76%) PHP
8 222 (6.70%) C++
9 155 (4.68%) T-SQL
10 131 (3.95%) C
11 86 (2.60%) PowerShell
12 80 (2.41%) Scala
13 76 (2.29%) Bash Shell
14 74 (2.23%) VB.NET
15 68 (2.05%) Perl
16 65 (1.96%) VB
17 64 (1.93%) Groovy
17 64 (1.93%) Objective-C
17 64 (1.93%) PL/SQL
18 61 (1.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 597 (18.02%) Degree
2 494 (14.91%) ISEB
3 386 (11.65%) ISTQB
4 175 (5.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 151 (4.56%) Security Cleared
6 86 (2.60%) SC Cleared
7 30 (0.91%) DV Cleared
8 26 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 20 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
10 19 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.33%) MCSD
12 8 (0.24%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.18%) PhD
15 5 (0.15%) BC Cleared
15 5 (0.15%) MBA
16 3 (0.091%) PMP
16 3 (0.091%) RHCE
17 2 (0.060%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1056 (31.87%) QA
2 31 (0.94%) SDET
3 23 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.15%) SLA
6 4 (0.12%) MiFID
7 3 (0.091%) EMIR
8 2 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.030%) WCAG
System Software
1 171 (5.16%) Docker
2 38 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (0.81%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.24%) HDFS
5 7 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.15%) Firmware
7 5 (0.15%) KVM
7 5 (0.15%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.091%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.060%) XenServer
11 1 (0.030%) etcd
11 1 (0.030%) RACF
11 1 (0.030%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.030%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 125 (3.77%) Puppet
2 112 (3.38%) HP Quality Center
3 106 (3.20%) Ansible
3 106 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (1.21%) Packer
5 12 (0.36%) CFEngine
6 11 (0.33%) Mesos
7 10 (0.30%) Rundeck
8 8 (0.24%) HAProxy
9 7 (0.21%) Salt
10 6 (0.18%) Kibana
10 6 (0.18%) Nagios
11 5 (0.15%) Ambari
11 5 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
12 4 (0.12%) Consul
12 4 (0.12%) Graphite
13 3 (0.091%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 3 (0.091%) HP Data Protector
13 3 (0.091%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.091%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 406 (12.25%) Microsoft
2 284 (8.57%) Oracle
3 121 (3.65%) Google
4 119 (3.59%) HP
5 80 (2.41%) SAP
6 41 (1.24%) VMware
7 39 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
8 35 (1.06%) Zend
9 31 (0.94%) Xamarin
10 29 (0.88%) Adobe
11 28 (0.85%) Red Hat
12 23 (0.69%) Apple
12 23 (0.69%) Atlassian
13 22 (0.66%) Informatica
14 20 (0.60%) Perforce
15 17 (0.51%) Rackspace
15 17 (0.51%) Telerik
16 14 (0.42%) SaltStack
16 14 (0.42%) Siebel
16 14 (0.42%) TIBCO
Manchester, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £49000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40249.00 - £45280.00 per annum + potential market supplement
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £58000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
East Riding
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - Please contact for details
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-55k + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £highly competitive + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-45K + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Options
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Stratospherec
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum excellent Benefits & Bonus package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70,000 to 100,000 + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £42500 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Resource Management
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Fuse
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Pension* and wider benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £39000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago