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 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 215 195 204
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1463 1579 1516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.39% 1.48% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.80% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1178 1243 1309
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
87309 87741 87304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.85% 82.34% 80.03%
Number of salaries quoted 71233 69554 72985
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,919 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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
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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 -19 1371 £41,000 -3.52% 213
London -67 514 £50,000 - 75
South East +17 271 £42,500 +6.25% 37
Yorkshire +41 175 £35,000 +11.11% 27
East of England +23 134 £42,500 +11.84% 13
North West -6 118 £35,500 +9.23% 24
City of London -9 110 £47,500 -5.00% 21
West Yorkshire +15 103 £35,000 +12.90% 23
Manchester +46 91 £36,000 +2.85% 17
Leeds +25 90 £35,000 +16.66% 18
Cambridgeshire +23 76 £40,000 +6.66% 10
Surrey +41 74 £42,500 +8.97% 7
South West -18 59 £40,000 +10.34% 15
Cambridge +10 56 £40,000 +12.67% 9
Scotland +5 52 £40,000 +8.41% 11
East Midlands +23 51 £37,500 +15.38% 11
Berkshire -6 50 £42,500 -5.55% 4
North Yorkshire +60 49 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Hampshire +15 48 £35,125 +27.72% 11
West Midlands -39 47 £35,000 +9.37% 4
East Sussex -4 43 £39,500 -7.60% 8
Bristol -9 34 £44,000 +6.02% 6
Brighton -15 31 £38,500 -9.41% 6
Hertfordshire -1 26 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Harrogate - 26 £30,000 - 1
Leicestershire +25 22 £40,000 +23.07% 1
South Yorkshire +15 22 £36,500 +24.78% 2
Reading +14 21 £45,000 -18.18% 2
West Sussex +15 20 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Edinburgh -16 20 £32,500 -11.91% 6

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 1558 (53.08%) Agile Software Development
2 1054 (35.91%) SQL
3 1053 (35.88%) QA
4 913 (31.11%) Selenium
5 851 (28.99%) Java
6 833 (28.38%) C#
7 709 (24.16%) Manual Testing
8 707 (24.09%) .NET
9 682 (23.24%) TDD
10 612 (20.85%) Scrum
11 595 (20.27%) Finance
12 570 (19.42%) JavaScript
13 533 (18.16%) Test Scripting
14 529 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
15 528 (17.99%) ISEB
16 519 (17.68%) HTML
17 493 (16.80%) Test Automation
18 483 (16.46%) BDD
18 483 (16.46%) Windows
19 443 (15.09%) Linux
20 426 (14.51%) Software Testing
21 409 (13.94%) Microsoft
22 405 (13.80%) Web Services
23 401 (13.66%) Degree
24 372 (12.67%) Regression Testing
25 362 (12.33%) SQL Server
26 336 (11.45%) XML
27 333 (11.35%) CSS
28 325 (11.07%) ISTQB
29 322 (10.97%) Cucumber

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 67 (2.28%) Tomcat
2 62 (2.11%) Apache
3 52 (1.77%) WebSphere
4 51 (1.74%) Node.js
5 46 (1.57%) IIS
6 40 (1.36%) CMS
7 33 (1.12%) JBoss
8 32 (1.09%) SharePoint
9 22 (0.75%) MQSeries
10 17 (0.58%) nginx
11 14 (0.48%) Confluence
12 13 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
13 12 (0.41%) Drupal
14 11 (0.37%) Umbraco
14 11 (0.37%) SAS
14 11 (0.37%) Apache Solr
15 10 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
16 9 (0.31%) TIBCO EMS
17 6 (0.20%) Jetty
Applications
1 148 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 47 (1.60%) MS Office
3 6 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.17%) Mingle
5 2 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.068%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.068%) SPSS
5 2 (0.068%) MS Project
6 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (0.65%) Endur
2 14 (0.48%) Magento
3 8 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
4 7 (0.24%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
4 7 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.10%) Summit
6 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.068%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.068%) SAP PP
7 2 (0.068%) SAP WM
7 2 (0.068%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.068%) SAP APO
7 2 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.068%) SAP InfiniteInsight
7 2 (0.068%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.068%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.068%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 61 (2.08%) SaaS
2 58 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (0.82%) PaaS
5 23 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.61%) Rackspace Cloud
7 14 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (0.37%) GitHub
10 7 (0.24%) Google Compute Engine
11 4 (0.14%) IaaS
12 3 (0.10%) Trello
12 3 (0.10%) Joyent
13 2 (0.068%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.068%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.068%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.034%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.034%) ElastiCache
14 1 (0.034%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 78 (2.66%) Internet
2 71 (2.42%) HTTP
3 58 (1.98%) TCP/IP
4 23 (0.78%) DNS
5 15 (0.51%) FTP
6 14 (0.48%) HTTPS
7 12 (0.41%) DHCP
8 11 (0.37%) Wireless
9 9 (0.31%) SSL
10 8 (0.27%) iSCSI
10 8 (0.27%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (0.24%) IPsec
11 7 (0.24%) SNMP
12 5 (0.17%) Firewall
13 4 (0.14%) DSL
13 4 (0.14%) ATM
13 4 (0.14%) LAN
14 3 (0.10%) VPN
14 3 (0.10%) Network Security
15 2 (0.068%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 189 (6.44%) MySQL
3 160 (5.45%) Relational Database
4 93 (3.17%) Big Data
5 81 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 74 (2.52%) Oracle Database
7 68 (2.32%) MongoDB
8 59 (2.01%) NoSQL
9 55 (1.87%) RDBMS
10 47 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
11 46 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
12 38 (1.29%) DB2
13 37 (1.26%) Hadoop
14 31 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 30 (1.02%) Redis
16 21 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 20 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
18 16 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 13 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
19 13 (0.44%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 913 (31.11%) Selenium
2 322 (10.97%) Cucumber
3 320 (10.90%) WebDriver
4 283 (9.64%) QuickTest Pro
5 277 (9.44%) JIRA
6 254 (8.65%) Git (software)
7 239 (8.14%) Jenkins
8 211 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 199 (6.78%) JUnit
10 193 (6.58%) SpecFlow
11 157 (5.35%) Subversion
12 150 (5.11%) TeamCity
13 145 (4.94%) Visual Studio
14 133 (4.53%) NUnit
15 131 (4.46%) SoapUI
16 126 (4.29%) JMeter
17 104 (3.54%) Maven
18 97 (3.30%) FitNesse
19 86 (2.93%) LoadRunner
20 74 (2.52%) Eclipse
General
1 595 (20.27%) Finance
2 127 (4.33%) Banking
3 125 (4.26%) Retail
4 93 (3.17%) Games
5 59 (2.01%) Marketing
6 47 (1.60%) Advertising
7 46 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 45 (1.53%) Investment Banking
9 39 (1.33%) Financial Institution
10 34 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 33 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
12 22 (0.75%) Front Office
13 16 (0.55%) Law
13 16 (0.55%) Billing
14 15 (0.51%) Publishing
15 11 (0.37%) Legal
15 11 (0.37%) Electronics
16 9 (0.31%) Automotive
17 8 (0.27%) Aerospace
17 8 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 718 (24.46%) Developer
2 680 (23.17%) Analyst
3 558 (19.01%) Test Analyst
4 537 (18.30%) Tester
5 282 (9.61%) Software Engineer
6 280 (9.54%) Test Engineer
7 215 (7.33%) Software Tester
8 173 (5.89%) Java Developer
9 172 (5.86%) QA Analyst
10 160 (5.45%) QA Engineer
11 145 (4.94%) Senior Developer
12 123 (4.19%) Senior Analyst
13 112 (3.82%) Test Manager
14 108 (3.68%) Software Test Engineer
15 104 (3.54%) Team Leader
16 101 (3.44%) .NET Developer
16 101 (3.44%) Test Leader
16 101 (3.44%) Automation Tester
17 97 (3.30%) QA Tester
18 93 (3.17%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 707 (24.09%) .NET
2 519 (17.68%) HTML
3 405 (13.80%) Web Services
4 336 (11.45%) XML
5 333 (11.35%) CSS
6 199 (6.78%) HTML5
7 186 (6.34%) WCF
8 179 (6.10%) ASP.NET
9 177 (6.03%) jQuery
10 169 (5.76%) SOAP
11 144 (4.91%) .NET Framework
12 139 (4.74%) REST
13 137 (4.67%) RESTful
14 120 (4.09%) Spring
15 107 (3.65%) WPF
16 106 (3.61%) Ajax
17 97 (3.30%) Gherkin
18 89 (3.03%) Hibernate
19 82 (2.79%) ASP.NET MVC
20 73 (2.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 223 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
2 207 (7.05%) Computer Science
3 178 (6.06%) Open Source
4 159 (5.42%) Mobile App
5 93 (3.17%) Client/Server
6 82 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
7 58 (1.98%) User Experience
8 37 (1.26%) N-Tier
8 37 (1.26%) Mathematics
9 30 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 28 (0.95%) Data Structures
10 28 (0.95%) Algorithms
11 24 (0.82%) Social Media
12 23 (0.78%) Management Information System
13 21 (0.72%) Replication
13 21 (0.72%) Hedge funds
14 18 (0.61%) SWIFT
14 18 (0.61%) Equities
14 18 (0.61%) GIS
15 15 (0.51%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 483 (16.46%) Windows
2 443 (15.09%) Linux
3 215 (7.33%) UNIX
4 142 (4.84%) Apple iOS
5 135 (4.60%) Android
6 40 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (0.75%) Mac OS X
10 19 (0.65%) Windows XP
11 18 (0.61%) CentOS
11 18 (0.61%) Windows Vista
12 17 (0.58%) Windows Phone
13 14 (0.48%) Mac OS
14 13 (0.44%) Debian
14 13 (0.44%) Ubuntu
15 12 (0.41%) Windows Phone 8
16 11 (0.37%) Windows 7
17 10 (0.34%) Windows 8
17 10 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1558 (53.08%) Agile Software Development
2 709 (24.16%) Manual Testing
3 682 (23.24%) TDD
4 612 (20.85%) Scrum
5 533 (18.16%) Test Scripting
6 529 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
7 493 (16.80%) Test Automation
8 483 (16.46%) BDD
9 426 (14.51%) Software Testing
10 372 (12.67%) Regression Testing
11 322 (10.97%) Software Engineering
12 315 (10.73%) OO
13 309 (10.53%) E-Commerce
14 302 (10.29%) Unit Testing
15 290 (9.88%) User Acceptance Testing
16 260 (8.86%) Test Strategy
17 249 (8.48%) Mentoring
18 247 (8.42%) Automation Testing
19 227 (7.73%) MVC
20 185 (6.30%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1054 (35.91%) SQL
2 851 (28.99%) Java
3 833 (28.38%) C#
4 570 (19.42%) JavaScript
5 266 (9.06%) Python
6 244 (8.31%) Ruby
7 237 (8.07%) C++
8 163 (5.55%) PHP
9 104 (3.54%) C
10 76 (2.59%) Perl
11 71 (2.42%) T-SQL
12 63 (2.15%) PL/SQL
13 60 (2.04%) PowerShell
14 59 (2.01%) VB.NET
15 47 (1.60%) VBScript
16 46 (1.57%) VB
17 39 (1.33%) Bash Shell
18 36 (1.23%) XPath
19 35 (1.19%) Shell Script
20 28 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 528 (17.99%) ISEB
2 401 (13.66%) Degree
3 325 (11.07%) ISTQB
4 173 (5.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (1.06%) VCP4
6 20 (0.68%) HND
7 15 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 13 (0.44%) Security Cleared
9 7 (0.24%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 5 (0.17%) CISSP
11 4 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.14%) CISA
11 4 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.10%) HNC
12 3 (0.10%) HP ASE
13 2 (0.068%) MCP
14 1 (0.034%) CISM
14 1 (0.034%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1053 (35.88%) QA
2 25 (0.85%) ISO 9001
3 15 (0.51%) TickIT
4 6 (0.20%) SLA
4 6 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.17%) FATCA
6 2 (0.068%) GAMP
6 2 (0.068%) WAI
7 1 (0.034%) JTAG
7 1 (0.034%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (0.89%) Hyper-V
2 23 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.37%) Varnish
5 10 (0.34%) Firmware
6 5 (0.17%) vSphere
7 4 (0.14%) Docker
7 4 (0.14%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.068%) KVM
9 1 (0.034%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.034%) QEMU
9 1 (0.034%) HDFS
9 1 (0.034%) Nmap
9 1 (0.034%) Xen
Systems Management
1 101 (3.44%) HP Quality Center
2 58 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (1.50%) Puppet
4 24 (0.82%) Ansible
5 6 (0.20%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.14%) CFEngine
6 4 (0.14%) AppDNA
7 3 (0.10%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.068%) Netcool
9 1 (0.034%) Nessus
9 1 (0.034%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.034%) Salt
Vendors
1 409 (13.94%) Microsoft
2 241 (8.21%) Oracle
3 114 (3.88%) HP
4 48 (1.64%) SAP
5 47 (1.60%) IBM
6 38 (1.29%) VMware
7 33 (1.12%) Google
8 31 (1.06%) Zend
9 29 (0.99%) Apple
10 28 (0.95%) Telerik
11 23 (0.78%) Sybase
12 20 (0.68%) Informatica
13 19 (0.65%) OpenLink
14 15 (0.51%) TIBCO
14 15 (0.51%) Sitecore
15 12 (0.41%) Appcelerator
15 12 (0.41%) Citrix
16 11 (0.37%) Red Hat
17 8 (0.27%) Perforce
18 7 (0.24%) Rackspace
Hessle, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: c£35-£40K + 10% Bonus + Flexible working
Posted: 10 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ComputAppoint
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits +Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hampshire
Barclaycard
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
Barclaycard
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Pension scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday