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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 203 204 222
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +18
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1703 1734 1425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 1.47% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.77% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1355 1432 1255
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -

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
90830 97762 87292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.06% 82.69% 80.75%
Number of salaries quoted 73793 79516 71777
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +16 1585 £45,000 +5.88% 192
London +10 695 £52,500 +5.00% 78
South East +40 336 £45,000 +20.00% 42
Yorkshire +60 149 £40,000 +19.40% 6
City of London +11 132 £55,000 +15.78% 21
East of England +29 120 £45,000 +28.57% 20
North West +9 99 £35,750 +10.00% 22
West Yorkshire +35 94 £40,000 +19.40% 6
East Midlands +11 84 £43,250 +27.20% 10
East Sussex +49 80 £50,000 +25.00% 11
Scotland -1 73 £40,000 +11.11% 12
Leeds +35 70 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Manchester +17 65 £36,500 -14.11% 13
Hampshire +35 63 £40,000 +33.33% 9
Berkshire -5 60 £55,000 +29.41% 6
West Midlands -8 60 £32,500 -13.90% 4
Surrey +10 51 £42,500 +17.24% 3
Cambridgeshire +5 51 £45,000 +8.43% 13
Brighton +40 46 £48,750 +45.52% 10
Cambridge +12 45 £45,000 +23.28% 9
South West -79 37 £42,000 +20.00% 7
Edinburgh -8 33 £40,000 +10.34% 4
Glasgow +13 32 £37,500 +15.38% 6
Hertfordshire +28 30 £47,500 +86.27% 3
Northamptonshire +16 30 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Nottingham +16 30 £45,000 +38.46% 6
Nottinghamshire +12 30 £45,000 +38.46% 7
Northampton +18 28 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Cheshire +7 28 £32,500 +8.33% 6
Reading -6 27 £52,500 +23.52% 3

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1861 (58.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1176 (37.14%) QA
3 1149 (36.29%) SQL
4 1022 (32.28%) Java
5 999 (31.55%) Selenium
6 820 (25.90%) C#
7 814 (25.71%) TDD
8 805 (25.43%) .NET
9 743 (23.47%) Manual Testing
10 719 (22.71%) Finance
11 678 (21.42%) HTML
12 672 (21.23%) Scrum
13 659 (20.81%) JavaScript
14 638 (20.15%) Continuous Integration
15 571 (18.04%) Test Scripting
16 536 (16.93%) BDD
17 509 (16.08%) Test Automation
18 496 (15.67%) ISEB
19 474 (14.97%) Linux
20 471 (14.88%) Web Services
21 454 (14.34%) XML
22 449 (14.18%) Unit Testing
23 441 (13.93%) Software Testing
24 440 (13.90%) CSS
25 420 (13.27%) Degree
26 410 (12.95%) SQL Server
27 406 (12.82%) Windows
28 399 (12.60%) Microsoft
29 394 (12.44%) SDLC
30 371 (11.72%) Cucumber

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 88 (2.78%) WebSphere
2 83 (2.62%) Tomcat
3 81 (2.56%) IIS
4 75 (2.37%) Apache
5 47 (1.48%) JBoss
6 44 (1.39%) Node.js
7 39 (1.23%) CMS
8 34 (1.07%) Confluence
9 33 (1.04%) WebLogic
10 31 (0.98%) nginx
11 28 (0.88%) SharePoint
12 24 (0.76%) MQSeries
13 20 (0.63%) Drupal
14 16 (0.51%) Umbraco
15 15 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
16 14 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
17 11 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
18 9 (0.28%) Jetty
19 8 (0.25%) OpenStack
20 7 (0.22%) CICS
Applications
1 160 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 55 (1.74%) MS Office
3 6 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.19%) Mingle
4 4 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.095%) MS Project
6 2 (0.063%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.47%) Magento
2 9 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
4 7 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
5 6 (0.19%) Workday HCM
5 6 (0.19%) MultiFonds
6 4 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.095%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.095%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.095%) Sage CRM
8 2 (0.063%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.063%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.063%) SAP InfiniteInsight
8 2 (0.063%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.063%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.063%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 2 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.032%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 68 (2.15%) SaaS
2 62 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 40 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (0.79%) PaaS
6 15 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.25%) Rackspace Cloud
8 8 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
9 7 (0.22%) GitHub
10 5 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.13%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.095%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.095%) Joyent
12 3 (0.095%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.032%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.032%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.032%) IaaS
13 1 (0.032%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 86 (2.72%) Internet
2 85 (2.68%) HTTP
3 58 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 34 (1.07%) DNS
5 23 (0.73%) HTTPS
6 17 (0.54%) SSL
6 17 (0.54%) FTP
6 17 (0.54%) Wireless
7 13 (0.41%) DHCP
8 10 (0.32%) IPsec
9 9 (0.28%) Unified Communications
10 7 (0.22%) Network Security
11 6 (0.19%) Firewall
12 4 (0.13%) ATM
13 3 (0.095%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.095%) LDAP
13 3 (0.095%) Intranet
13 3 (0.095%) VPN
13 3 (0.095%) DSL
13 3 (0.095%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 410 (12.95%) SQL Server
2 184 (5.81%) MySQL
3 179 (5.65%) Relational Database
4 110 (3.47%) Oracle Database
5 78 (2.46%) Big Data
6 70 (2.21%) RDBMS
7 68 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 67 (2.12%) DB2
9 61 (1.93%) NoSQL
10 58 (1.83%) MongoDB
11 55 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
12 43 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 41 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 29 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
15 28 (0.88%) MarkLogic
16 27 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
17 24 (0.76%) Hadoop
18 23 (0.73%) DbVisualizer
19 17 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
20 16 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 999 (31.55%) Selenium
2 371 (11.72%) Cucumber
3 348 (10.99%) WebDriver
4 292 (9.22%) Git (software)
5 291 (9.19%) Jenkins
6 273 (8.62%) QuickTest Pro
7 271 (8.56%) JIRA
8 230 (7.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 197 (6.22%) Subversion
10 193 (6.10%) JUnit
11 165 (5.21%) Visual Studio
12 161 (5.09%) SpecFlow
13 142 (4.49%) SoapUI
14 133 (4.20%) JMeter
15 127 (4.01%) Maven
16 126 (3.98%) LoadRunner
17 107 (3.38%) TeamCity
18 91 (2.87%) FitNesse
19 88 (2.78%) NUnit
20 75 (2.37%) Eclipse
General
1 719 (22.71%) Finance
2 193 (6.10%) Banking
3 137 (4.33%) Retail
4 79 (2.50%) Games
5 60 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 53 (1.67%) Marketing
7 37 (1.17%) Investment Banking
7 37 (1.17%) Financial Institution
7 37 (1.17%) Back Office
8 36 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 35 (1.11%) Front Office
10 32 (1.01%) Advertising
11 28 (0.88%) Law
11 28 (0.88%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.54%) Publishing
13 16 (0.51%) Automotive
14 15 (0.47%) Billing
15 13 (0.41%) Electronics
16 11 (0.35%) Legal
16 11 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 804 (25.39%) Developer
2 723 (22.84%) Analyst
3 570 (18.00%) Tester
4 542 (17.12%) Test Analyst
5 251 (7.93%) Software Engineer
6 229 (7.23%) QA Engineer
7 195 (6.16%) Software Tester
8 194 (6.13%) Test Engineer
9 173 (5.46%) QA Analyst
10 172 (5.43%) Senior Developer
11 158 (4.99%) Java Developer
12 147 (4.64%) .NET Developer
13 129 (4.07%) Automation Tester
14 113 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
15 108 (3.41%) Test Leader
16 105 (3.32%) Test Manager
17 103 (3.25%) QA Tester
18 99 (3.13%) Team Leader
19 92 (2.91%) Senior Tester
20 88 (2.78%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 805 (25.43%) .NET
2 678 (21.42%) HTML
3 471 (14.88%) Web Services
4 454 (14.34%) XML
5 440 (13.90%) CSS
6 271 (8.56%) HTML5
7 227 (7.17%) ASP.NET
8 219 (6.92%) jQuery
9 197 (6.22%) SOAP
10 194 (6.13%) .NET Framework
11 165 (5.21%) Spring
11 165 (5.21%) WCF
12 128 (4.04%) RESTful
13 119 (3.76%) Ajax
14 115 (3.63%) WPF
15 107 (3.38%) REST
16 105 (3.32%) Gherkin
17 104 (3.28%) Hibernate
18 89 (2.81%) J2EE
19 86 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 282 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 236 (7.45%) Computer Science
3 175 (5.53%) Mobile App
4 104 (3.28%) User Experience
5 73 (2.31%) Client/Server
6 64 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 55 (1.74%) Data Structures
8 45 (1.42%) Mathematics
9 43 (1.36%) N-Tier
10 40 (1.26%) Social Media
11 37 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 36 (1.14%) Replication
13 35 (1.11%) Algorithms
14 32 (1.01%) Visualisation
15 30 (0.95%) Hedge funds
16 29 (0.92%) Mainframe
16 29 (0.92%) Management Information System
17 26 (0.82%) Equities
18 22 (0.69%) Derivative
19 20 (0.63%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 474 (14.97%) Linux
2 406 (12.82%) Windows
3 263 (8.31%) UNIX
4 150 (4.74%) Apple iOS
5 140 (4.42%) Android
6 48 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (0.88%) Windows 8
8 27 (0.85%) Windows Phone
9 26 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (0.82%) Ubuntu
10 23 (0.73%) Windows 7
11 19 (0.60%) CentOS
12 18 (0.57%) Windows Phone 8
13 17 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (0.47%) Debian
15 14 (0.44%) Windows Vista
15 14 (0.44%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.35%) AIX
16 11 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1861 (58.78%) Agile Software Development
2 814 (25.71%) TDD
3 743 (23.47%) Manual Testing
4 672 (21.23%) Scrum
5 638 (20.15%) Continuous Integration
6 571 (18.04%) Test Scripting
7 536 (16.93%) BDD
8 509 (16.08%) Test Automation
9 449 (14.18%) Unit Testing
10 441 (13.93%) Software Testing
11 394 (12.44%) SDLC
12 364 (11.50%) Regression Testing
13 345 (10.90%) OO
13 345 (10.90%) Software Engineering
14 318 (10.04%) E-Commerce
15 306 (9.67%) User Acceptance Testing
16 280 (8.84%) Test Strategy
17 258 (8.15%) Mentoring
18 252 (7.96%) MVC
19 241 (7.61%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1149 (36.29%) SQL
2 1022 (32.28%) Java
3 820 (25.90%) C#
4 659 (20.81%) JavaScript
5 295 (9.32%) Python
6 233 (7.36%) PHP
7 199 (6.29%) C++
8 193 (6.10%) Ruby
9 114 (3.60%) T-SQL
9 114 (3.60%) C
10 112 (3.54%) PL/SQL
11 88 (2.78%) Perl
12 64 (2.02%) VB.NET
13 62 (1.96%) VB
14 58 (1.83%) Shell Script
15 53 (1.67%) XPath
16 48 (1.52%) PowerShell
17 40 (1.26%) Bash Shell
17 40 (1.26%) VBScript
18 38 (1.20%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 496 (15.67%) ISEB
2 420 (13.27%) Degree
3 336 (10.61%) ISTQB
4 145 (4.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (0.63%) CISA
5 20 (0.63%) CISSP
6 19 (0.60%) HND
7 14 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
8 13 (0.41%) Security Cleared
9 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 8 (0.25%) HP ASE
12 7 (0.22%) IC3 Certification
13 6 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.19%) SC Cleared
13 6 (0.19%) PhD
14 5 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.13%) CSQA
16 2 (0.063%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1176 (37.14%) QA
2 16 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.19%) FATCA
4 5 (0.16%) SLA
4 5 (0.16%) TickIT
5 3 (0.095%) WAI
6 2 (0.063%) WCAG
6 2 (0.063%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.032%) EMIR
7 1 (0.032%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 42 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 22 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 20 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
5 15 (0.47%) Varnish
6 10 (0.32%) Docker
7 7 (0.22%) RACF
8 5 (0.16%) Firmware
9 4 (0.13%) Xen
9 4 (0.13%) vSphere
10 3 (0.095%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.095%) KVM
11 2 (0.063%) QEMU
11 2 (0.063%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.032%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.032%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 124 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
2 78 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
3 73 (2.31%) Puppet
4 40 (1.26%) Ansible
5 22 (0.69%) Vagrant
6 7 (0.22%) CA LISA
6 7 (0.22%) CA Endevor
7 6 (0.19%) OpenNMS
7 6 (0.19%) Salt
8 4 (0.13%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.095%) CA Wily
9 3 (0.095%) Control-M
9 3 (0.095%) Nmap
10 2 (0.063%) WMI
11 1 (0.032%) Netcool
Vendors
1 399 (12.60%) Microsoft
2 311 (9.82%) Oracle
3 144 (4.55%) HP
4 69 (2.18%) IBM
5 55 (1.74%) VMware
6 54 (1.71%) SAP
7 39 (1.23%) Google
8 34 (1.07%) Zend
9 26 (0.82%) Apple
10 24 (0.76%) Informatica
10 24 (0.76%) Sybase
10 24 (0.76%) Telerik
11 20 (0.63%) Pega
12 19 (0.60%) TIBCO
13 16 (0.51%) New Relic
14 14 (0.44%) Red Hat
15 12 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
16 11 (0.35%) Citrix
16 11 (0.35%) Perforce
17 10 (0.32%) Facebook
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Bonus + 25 Days Holiday + Pension +
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: c£45K + 10% Bonus + Flexible working
Posted: 3 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £60000 - £75000 Per Annum Up to £75000 + 15% bonus + ex
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 to 70,000 + EXCELLENT package and benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus(10%),shares, pension, health
Posted: 5 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 25 days A/L
Posted: 5 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £60000 - £75000 Per Annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum + 15% bonus + benefits + pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Superb benefits package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago