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 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 188 206 238
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +32
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1624 1734 1489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.81% 1.64% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 1.87% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1378 1417 1253
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
78959 92614 97304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.07% 87.58% 85.70%
Number of salaries quoted 65112 76492 80079
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 £77,500 £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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +9 1516 £46,500 +3.33% 194
London -14 482 £57,500 +9.52% 62
South East -9 263 £44,500 +4.70% 21
North West +32 171 £45,000 +13.92% 23
Yorkshire +37 158 £45,000 -18.18% 28
Manchester +50 142 £45,000 +17.64% 15
East of England -1 138 £45,344 -4.53% 14
West Yorkshire +24 117 £45,000 -18.18% 18
South West +50 109 £42,500 -5.55% 20
Leeds +16 100 £46,000 -16.36% 15
East Midlands +11 94 £39,500 -12.22% 9
West Midlands -12 87 £39,500 +21.53% 13
Surrey +34 70 £47,500 +15.15% 10
City of London +4 68 £56,250 +2.27% 9
Hampshire +3 62 £52,500 +22.09% 3
Cambridgeshire +7 51 £45,344 -17.55% 7
Hertfordshire +9 43 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Nottinghamshire +22 41 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Wales -4 41 £39,250 +12.14% 1
Nottingham +21 36 £48,750 +25.80% 6
Buckinghamshire +32 35 £36,250 +6.61% 2
Cambridge +7 35 £47,500 -9.52% 7
Leatherhead +22 34 £47,500 -2.56% 2
Gloucestershire -14 30 £42,000 -23.63% 5
Milton Keynes +37 29 £35,000 +1.44% 2
Bristol +21 29 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Birmingham -9 29 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Oxfordshire +26 28 £35,000 -20.45% 1
Berkshire +4 28 £41,000 -25.45% 1
Scotland -2 25 £45,000 +25.00% 3

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 2187 (66.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1145 (34.79%) Selenium
3 1138 (34.58%) Java
4 1046 (31.78%) SQL
5 994 (30.20%) QA
6 956 (29.05%) C#
7 878 (26.68%) Scrum
8 833 (25.31%) Continuous Integration
9 826 (25.10%) JavaScript
10 791 (24.04%) TDD
11 747 (22.70%) .NET
12 715 (21.73%) HTML
13 635 (19.30%) Finance
14 592 (17.99%) Manual Testing
15 588 (17.87%) Test Automation
16 584 (17.75%) Git (software)
17 565 (17.17%) Degree
18 545 (16.56%) OO
19 536 (16.29%) Software Engineering
20 515 (15.65%) Test Scripting
21 504 (15.31%) CSS
22 502 (15.25%) BDD
23 472 (14.34%) SDLC
24 465 (14.13%) Web Services
25 441 (13.40%) ISEB
26 440 (13.37%) SQL Server
27 422 (12.82%) Cucumber
28 421 (12.79%) Linux
29 414 (12.58%) Microsoft
30 412 (12.52%) Software Testing

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
1 106 (3.22%) IIS
2 82 (2.49%) CMS
3 74 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
4 58 (1.76%) SharePoint
5 55 (1.67%) Tomcat
6 50 (1.52%) JBoss
7 42 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 36 (1.09%) NServiceBus
9 35 (1.06%) Confluence
10 34 (1.03%) Apache
11 33 (1.00%) WebLogic
12 27 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
13 26 (0.79%) Umbraco
14 25 (0.76%) WebSphere
15 23 (0.70%) Apache Spark
16 20 (0.61%) Jetty
17 13 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
17 13 (0.40%) nginx
17 13 (0.40%) OpenStack
18 12 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 206 (6.26%) MS Excel
2 56 (1.70%) MS Office
3 23 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.46%) MS Project
5 11 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.18%) SPSS
8 1 (0.030%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 29 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 21 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.27%) Sonata
4 5 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.15%) MultiFonds
5 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.061%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.030%) BASE24
8 1 (0.030%) Beauchamp
8 1 (0.030%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.030%) Magento
8 1 (0.030%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.030%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.030%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 265 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
2 211 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 118 (3.59%) SaaS
4 62 (1.88%) GitHub
5 58 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 35 (1.06%) PaaS
7 30 (0.91%) Google Compute Engine
7 30 (0.91%) Office 365
8 24 (0.73%) IaaS
9 20 (0.61%) Heroku
10 16 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.30%) Google App Engine
12 6 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.15%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.15%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.15%) TestFlight
14 4 (0.12%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 114 (3.46%) Internet
2 103 (3.13%) HTTP
3 30 (0.91%) SSL
4 28 (0.85%) DNS
5 24 (0.73%) Firewall
5 24 (0.73%) HTTPS
6 23 (0.70%) TCP/IP
7 19 (0.58%) Wireless
8 9 (0.27%) ATM
9 8 (0.24%) AMQP
9 8 (0.24%) Bluetooth
9 8 (0.24%) Software-Defined Networking
9 8 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.18%) FTP
10 6 (0.18%) IPv4
10 6 (0.18%) SSH
10 6 (0.18%) Unicast
11 4 (0.12%) Intranet
12 3 (0.091%) Skype
12 3 (0.091%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 440 (13.37%) SQL Server
2 362 (11.00%) NoSQL
3 210 (6.38%) MySQL
4 190 (5.77%) Relational Database
5 183 (5.56%) MongoDB
6 124 (3.77%) Hadoop
7 102 (3.10%) Redis
8 96 (2.92%) Big Data
9 86 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
10 83 (2.52%) RDBMS
11 82 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
12 52 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
13 46 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 42 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
15 39 (1.19%) CouchDB
16 35 (1.06%) Couchbase
17 30 (0.91%) RavenDB
18 26 (0.79%) Riak
19 25 (0.76%) Event Store
20 24 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1145 (34.79%) Selenium
2 584 (17.75%) Git (software)
3 422 (12.82%) Cucumber
4 353 (10.73%) Jenkins
5 341 (10.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 338 (10.27%) JIRA
7 289 (8.78%) Subversion
8 272 (8.26%) WebDriver
9 190 (5.77%) JUnit
10 169 (5.14%) SoapUI
11 150 (4.56%) TeamCity
12 144 (4.38%) Visual Studio
13 130 (3.95%) NUnit
14 128 (3.89%) SpecFlow
15 127 (3.86%) HP UFT
16 111 (3.37%) Mercurial
17 103 (3.13%) JMeter
18 102 (3.10%) Appium
19 87 (2.64%) Maven
20 80 (2.43%) TestNG
General
1 635 (19.30%) Finance
2 174 (5.29%) Banking
3 121 (3.68%) Retail
4 120 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 112 (3.40%) Games
6 91 (2.77%) Marketing
7 58 (1.76%) Investment Banking
8 56 (1.70%) Advertising
9 54 (1.64%) Electronics
10 52 (1.58%) Manufacturing
11 43 (1.31%) Legal
12 38 (1.15%) Front Office
13 27 (0.82%) Automotive
14 25 (0.76%) Publishing
15 23 (0.70%) Financial Institution
16 20 (0.61%) Back Office
17 17 (0.52%) Multimedia
18 14 (0.43%) Billing
18 14 (0.43%) Law
18 14 (0.43%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1044 (31.72%) Developer
2 540 (16.41%) Analyst
3 491 (14.92%) Tester
4 457 (13.89%) Test Analyst
5 341 (10.36%) Test Engineer
6 331 (10.06%) Java Developer
7 282 (8.57%) Senior Developer
8 265 (8.05%) Automation Tester
9 259 (7.87%) C# Developer
10 244 (7.41%) .NET Developer
11 221 (6.72%) QA Engineer
12 205 (6.23%) Software Engineer
13 197 (5.99%) Software Tester
14 186 (5.65%) QA Tester
15 180 (5.47%) Test Automation Engineer
16 174 (5.29%) C# .NET Developer
17 160 (4.86%) Automation Test Analyst
18 135 (4.10%) Test Leader
19 131 (3.98%) Java Engineer
20 125 (3.80%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 747 (22.70%) .NET
2 715 (21.73%) HTML
3 504 (15.31%) CSS
4 465 (14.13%) Web Services
5 365 (11.09%) ASP.NET
6 336 (10.21%) AngularJS
7 331 (10.06%) HTML5
8 294 (8.93%) XML
9 258 (7.84%) jQuery
10 237 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC
11 234 (7.11%) .NET Framework
12 226 (6.87%) ASP.NET Web API
13 209 (6.35%) REST
14 205 (6.23%) WCF
15 201 (6.11%) RESTful
16 187 (5.68%) Spring
17 178 (5.41%) CSS3
18 160 (4.86%) JSON
18 160 (4.86%) Node.js
19 159 (4.83%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 308 (9.36%) Computer Science
2 292 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
3 266 (8.08%) Mobile App
4 173 (5.26%) User Experience
5 137 (4.16%) Algorithms
6 134 (4.07%) Data Structures
7 106 (3.22%) Enterprise Software
8 78 (2.37%) Fintech
9 61 (1.85%) Blog
10 52 (1.58%) Client/Server
11 40 (1.22%) Mathematics
12 37 (1.12%) iPad
13 34 (1.03%) Virtual Team
14 28 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 28 (0.85%) Management Information System
15 25 (0.76%) Visualisation
16 21 (0.64%) Cryptography
17 20 (0.61%) Data Centre
17 20 (0.61%) Online Games
18 19 (0.58%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 421 (12.79%) Linux
2 395 (12.00%) Windows
3 177 (5.38%) Android
4 174 (5.29%) Unix
5 173 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 82 (2.49%) Windows Server
7 45 (1.37%) Mac OS X
8 34 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (0.58%) Windows Phone
9 19 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (0.55%) CentOS
10 18 (0.55%) Windows 10
11 16 (0.49%) Solaris
12 11 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.30%) VMS
14 9 (0.27%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.21%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
17 3 (0.091%) Embedded Linux
18 2 (0.061%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2187 (66.45%) Agile Software Development
2 878 (26.68%) Scrum
3 833 (25.31%) Continuous Integration
4 791 (24.04%) TDD
5 592 (17.99%) Manual Testing
6 588 (17.87%) Test Automation
7 545 (16.56%) OO
8 536 (16.29%) Software Engineering
9 515 (15.65%) Test Scripting
10 502 (15.25%) BDD
11 472 (14.34%) SDLC
12 412 (12.52%) Software Testing
13 353 (10.73%) Regression Testing
14 348 (10.57%) MVC
15 341 (10.36%) Unit Testing
16 336 (10.21%) DevOps
17 299 (9.09%) Automation Testing
18 295 (8.96%) Kanban
19 278 (8.45%) Mentoring
20 268 (8.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1138 (34.58%) Java
2 1046 (31.78%) SQL
3 956 (29.05%) C#
4 826 (25.10%) JavaScript
5 407 (12.37%) Python
6 244 (7.41%) Ruby
7 241 (7.32%) C++
8 239 (7.26%) PHP
9 136 (4.13%) C
10 132 (4.01%) T-SQL
11 100 (3.04%) Scala
12 94 (2.86%) PowerShell
13 70 (2.13%) Bash Shell
14 69 (2.10%) Perl
15 65 (1.98%) Shell Script
16 55 (1.67%) Groovy
17 44 (1.34%) PL/SQL
18 39 (1.19%) Objective-C
19 36 (1.09%) TypeScript
19 36 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 565 (17.17%) Degree
2 441 (13.40%) ISEB
3 361 (10.97%) ISTQB
4 149 (4.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 124 (3.77%) Security Cleared
6 78 (2.37%) SC Cleared
7 25 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 18 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 11 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.24%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.18%) PhD
12 5 (0.15%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.12%) MCSD
14 3 (0.091%) GIAC
14 3 (0.091%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.061%) CISSP
15 2 (0.061%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 994 (30.20%) QA
2 33 (1.00%) SDET
3 18 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.091%) SLA
6 1 (0.030%) GCP
6 1 (0.030%) MiFID
6 1 (0.030%) WCAG
System Software
1 152 (4.62%) Docker
2 35 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.64%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (0.24%) HDFS
4 8 (0.24%) VirtualBox
5 7 (0.21%) Firmware
5 7 (0.21%) KVM
6 5 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.091%) XenServer
9 2 (0.061%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.030%) RACF
10 1 (0.030%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.030%) Varnish
10 1 (0.030%) vSphere
10 1 (0.030%) Xen
Systems Management
1 138 (4.19%) Puppet
2 103 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 82 (2.49%) Ansible
4 70 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
5 28 (0.85%) Packer
6 9 (0.27%) Nagios
7 8 (0.24%) CFEngine
7 8 (0.24%) HAProxy
7 8 (0.24%) Kibana
7 8 (0.24%) Salt
8 6 (0.18%) Ambari
8 6 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
8 6 (0.18%) Mesos
9 5 (0.15%) Consul
9 5 (0.15%) Rundeck
10 3 (0.091%) Grafana
10 3 (0.091%) Terraform
11 2 (0.061%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.061%) Nexpose
11 2 (0.061%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 414 (12.58%) Microsoft
2 273 (8.30%) Oracle
3 99 (3.01%) Google
4 74 (2.25%) HP
5 55 (1.67%) SAP
6 51 (1.55%) Xamarin
7 44 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
8 39 (1.19%) VMware
9 36 (1.09%) Atlassian
10 31 (0.94%) Sitecore
11 25 (0.76%) Informatica
12 21 (0.64%) Red Hat
13 19 (0.58%) Rackspace
14 17 (0.52%) Zend
15 15 (0.46%) Adobe
16 13 (0.40%) Cisco
17 12 (0.36%) Borland
17 12 (0.36%) Infobright
17 12 (0.36%) MEDITECH
17 12 (0.36%) TIBCO
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £34000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Tec Partners
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Including Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Orpington, Kent
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Flexi-time, 25 Hols, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Engage PSG
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Health Scheme, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Talent Cluster
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Colston Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £150 - £175 per annum + 37000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45k-55k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago