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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 195 213 213
Rank change year-on-year
+18 0
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1633 1733 1766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.68% 1.57% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.80% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1377 1386 1492
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
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
85300 96063 103309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.87% 86.80% 85.46%
Number of salaries quoted 71291 78493 83654
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
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 +20 1566 £47,500 +5.55% 192
London -15 583 £60,000 +14.28% 70
South East +23 271 £40,000 -5.32% 26
South West +103 155 £42,500 +25.00% 21
Yorkshire +13 140 £47,500 +11.76% 16
East of England +45 122 £42,500 -3.40% 8
West Midlands +9 108 £35,000 +7.69% 10
West Yorkshire +3 95 £50,000 +17.64% 14
City of London -10 90 £62,500 +13.63% 22
Leeds +27 85 £50,000 +15.60% 11
East Midlands -2 85 £40,000 -3.61% 10
North West -8 83 £37,500 -2.59% 26
Manchester -1 70 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Berkshire +17 55 £45,000 -18.18% 5
Hampshire +3 52 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Cambridgeshire +12 50 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Bristol +50 48 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Cambridge +13 46 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Somerset +35 44 £40,000 +10.34% 6
East Sussex +11 44 £35,000 -18.60% 4
North Yorkshire +32 42 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Gloucestershire +36 41 £50,000 +47.05% 6
Brighton +23 39 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Surrey +7 39 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Scotland -36 38 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Nottinghamshire +5 32 £47,500 +15.15% 6
York +25 29 £45,000 +63.63% 1
Nottingham +4 29 £45,000 +2.27% 6
Birmingham -19 29 £37,557 +15.55% 3
Reading +24 27 £40,000 -23.80% 3

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 2085 (62.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1089 (32.43%) QA
3 1046 (31.15%) SQL
4 1030 (30.67%) Selenium
5 982 (29.24%) Java
6 976 (29.06%) C#
7 862 (25.67%) .NET
8 850 (25.31%) JavaScript
9 828 (24.66%) Scrum
10 783 (23.32%) Finance
11 773 (23.02%) Continuous Integration
12 770 (22.93%) TDD
13 749 (22.30%) HTML
14 741 (22.07%) Manual Testing
15 617 (18.37%) Degree
16 557 (16.59%) Web Services
16 557 (16.59%) SDLC
17 529 (15.75%) Software Testing
18 526 (15.66%) ISEB
19 512 (15.25%) Test Scripting
20 491 (14.62%) CSS
21 490 (14.59%) Test Automation
22 481 (14.32%) SQL Server
23 477 (14.20%) Software Engineering
24 473 (14.09%) Windows
25 467 (13.91%) BDD
26 443 (13.19%) ISTQB
27 439 (13.07%) XML
28 438 (13.04%) Microsoft
29 437 (13.01%) Git (software)

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 90 (2.68%) IIS
2 79 (2.35%) CMS
3 62 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 56 (1.67%) Apache
5 55 (1.64%) Tomcat
6 47 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
7 43 (1.28%) Confluence
8 38 (1.13%) Apache Spark
9 35 (1.04%) NServiceBus
10 31 (0.92%) JBoss
11 29 (0.86%) CICS
12 27 (0.80%) WebLogic
13 22 (0.66%) WebSphere
14 19 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
15 16 (0.48%) Drupal
16 14 (0.42%) nginx
17 13 (0.39%) OpenStack
18 12 (0.36%) Jetty
19 9 (0.27%) Umbraco
20 7 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 253 (7.53%) MS Excel
2 108 (3.22%) MS Office
3 38 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (0.77%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.51%) MS Project
6 9 (0.27%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.030%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 64 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 22 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 22 (0.66%) VisionPLUS
4 13 (0.39%) Beauchamp
5 12 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 11 (0.33%) MultiFonds
6 11 (0.33%) Sonata
7 9 (0.27%) Misys Midas
7 9 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.18%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.089%) Endur
10 3 (0.089%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.060%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 2 (0.060%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 201 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
2 133 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (2.35%) SaaS
4 47 (1.40%) PaaS
5 39 (1.16%) GitHub
6 36 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
7 23 (0.68%) IaaS
8 21 (0.63%) Heroku
9 17 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (0.24%) Google Compute Engine
13 7 (0.21%) Google Play
14 6 (0.18%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.18%) Google App Engine
14 6 (0.18%) TestFlight
15 5 (0.15%) Google Apps
16 4 (0.12%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.12%) Office 365
17 3 (0.089%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 92 (2.74%) Internet
2 83 (2.47%) HTTP
3 41 (1.22%) Firewall
4 39 (1.16%) DNS
5 31 (0.92%) TCP/IP
6 19 (0.57%) SSL
7 18 (0.54%) SSH
8 15 (0.45%) Intranet
8 15 (0.45%) Wireshark
9 13 (0.39%) VPN
10 10 (0.30%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.27%) Diameter Protocol
11 9 (0.27%) PuTTY
11 9 (0.27%) SNMP
12 8 (0.24%) IPv4
12 8 (0.24%) Telnet
13 7 (0.21%) Network Security
13 7 (0.21%) Software-Defined Networking
14 6 (0.18%) AMQP
14 6 (0.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 481 (14.32%) SQL Server
2 204 (6.08%) MySQL
3 188 (5.60%) Relational Database
4 174 (5.18%) NoSQL
5 138 (4.11%) MongoDB
6 131 (3.90%) Big Data
7 77 (2.29%) RDBMS
8 74 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
9 68 (2.03%) Hadoop
10 67 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 66 (1.97%) Oracle Database
12 55 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
13 52 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 42 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
15 38 (1.13%) DB2
16 33 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 32 (0.95%) Redis
18 31 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
19 29 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 22 (0.66%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1030 (30.67%) Selenium
2 437 (13.01%) Git (software)
3 361 (10.75%) JIRA
4 357 (10.63%) Cucumber
5 350 (10.42%) Jenkins
6 318 (9.47%) WebDriver
7 285 (8.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 204 (6.08%) HP UFT
9 181 (5.39%) Visual Studio
10 178 (5.30%) Subversion
11 177 (5.27%) JUnit
12 155 (4.62%) NUnit
13 119 (3.54%) Appium
13 119 (3.54%) JMeter
14 109 (3.25%) TeamCity
15 102 (3.04%) SoapUI
16 92 (2.74%) TestNG
17 83 (2.47%) Maven
17 83 (2.47%) SpecFlow
18 82 (2.44%) gulp
General
1 783 (23.32%) Finance
2 173 (5.15%) Banking
3 128 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 116 (3.45%) Retail
5 107 (3.19%) Games
6 88 (2.62%) Marketing
7 56 (1.67%) Back Office
8 52 (1.55%) Front Office
9 47 (1.40%) Electronics
10 46 (1.37%) Advertising
11 32 (0.95%) Legal
12 30 (0.89%) Investment Banking
12 30 (0.89%) Manufacturing
13 29 (0.86%) Publishing
14 26 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 19 (0.57%) Automotive
16 11 (0.33%) Law
16 11 (0.33%) Polish Language
17 9 (0.27%) Billing
17 9 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1046 (31.15%) Developer
2 672 (20.01%) Analyst
3 585 (17.42%) Tester
4 550 (16.38%) Test Analyst
5 317 (9.44%) C# Developer
6 286 (8.52%) Test Engineer
7 271 (8.07%) Senior Developer
8 265 (7.89%) Automation Tester
9 254 (7.56%) .NET Developer
10 212 (6.31%) Software Tester
11 201 (5.99%) QA Engineer
12 195 (5.81%) QA Tester
13 190 (5.66%) Software Engineer
14 177 (5.27%) C# .NET Developer
15 169 (5.03%) QA Analyst
16 162 (4.82%) Java Developer
17 148 (4.41%) Automation Test Analyst
18 135 (4.02%) Test Leader
19 130 (3.87%) Test Manager
20 128 (3.81%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 862 (25.67%) .NET
2 749 (22.30%) HTML
3 557 (16.59%) Web Services
4 491 (14.62%) CSS
5 439 (13.07%) XML
6 311 (9.26%) ASP.NET
7 289 (8.61%) jQuery
8 277 (8.25%) HTML5
9 261 (7.77%) AngularJS
9 261 (7.77%) SOAP
10 218 (6.49%) JSON
11 216 (6.43%) .NET Framework
12 202 (6.02%) REST
13 179 (5.33%) Node.js
14 174 (5.18%) ASP.NET MVC
15 166 (4.94%) WCF
16 162 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web API
17 161 (4.79%) RESTful
18 126 (3.75%) CSS3
19 114 (3.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 300 (8.93%) Computer Science
2 297 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
3 175 (5.21%) Mobile App
4 140 (4.17%) User Experience
5 98 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
6 77 (2.29%) Management Information System
7 71 (2.11%) Fintech
8 70 (2.08%) Algorithms
9 63 (1.88%) Mathematics
10 62 (1.85%) Data Structures
11 61 (1.82%) iPad
12 57 (1.70%) Visualisation
13 55 (1.64%) Client/Server
14 41 (1.22%) Social Media
15 38 (1.13%) iPhone
15 38 (1.13%) Mainframe
16 35 (1.04%) Cybercrime
17 34 (1.01%) Hedge funds
18 30 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 28 (0.83%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 473 (14.09%) Windows
2 390 (11.61%) Linux
3 208 (6.19%) Unix
4 191 (5.69%) Android
5 160 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 93 (2.77%) Windows Server
7 36 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 31 (0.92%) Mac OS X
10 30 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 28 (0.83%) CentOS
11 28 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (0.74%) Windows 10
13 23 (0.68%) Solaris
14 21 (0.63%) Windows Phone
15 16 (0.48%) Windows 7
16 12 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
17 10 (0.30%) Windows 8
18 8 (0.24%) Kali Linux
19 7 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2085 (62.09%) Agile Software Development
2 828 (24.66%) Scrum
3 773 (23.02%) Continuous Integration
4 770 (22.93%) TDD
5 741 (22.07%) Manual Testing
6 557 (16.59%) SDLC
7 529 (15.75%) Software Testing
8 512 (15.25%) Test Scripting
9 490 (14.59%) Test Automation
10 477 (14.20%) Software Engineering
11 467 (13.91%) BDD
12 412 (12.27%) Unit Testing
13 403 (12.00%) OO
14 373 (11.11%) MVC
15 370 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
16 361 (10.75%) Regression Testing
17 323 (9.62%) Functional Testing
18 275 (8.19%) Mentoring
19 273 (8.13%) Waterfall
20 268 (7.98%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1046 (31.15%) SQL
2 982 (29.24%) Java
3 976 (29.06%) C#
4 850 (25.31%) JavaScript
5 330 (9.83%) Python
6 247 (7.36%) Ruby
7 220 (6.55%) PHP
8 214 (6.37%) C++
9 153 (4.56%) T-SQL
10 99 (2.95%) VB.NET
11 90 (2.68%) C
12 89 (2.65%) PL/SQL
13 77 (2.29%) Objective-C
14 76 (2.26%) Bash Shell
15 68 (2.03%) PowerShell
16 60 (1.79%) Perl
16 60 (1.79%) VB
17 59 (1.76%) Scala
18 57 (1.70%) Shell Script
19 53 (1.58%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 617 (18.37%) Degree
2 526 (15.66%) ISEB
3 443 (13.19%) ISTQB
4 165 (4.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 152 (4.53%) Security Cleared
6 77 (2.29%) SC Cleared
7 42 (1.25%) DV Cleared
8 41 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 21 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
9 21 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.36%) MCSD
11 9 (0.27%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.27%) PMP
12 7 (0.21%) CISSP
13 6 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.18%) MySQL Certification
14 5 (0.15%) CCA
14 5 (0.15%) CLAS
14 5 (0.15%) MBA
15 4 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1089 (32.43%) QA
2 27 (0.80%) Data Quality
3 20 (0.60%) SDET
4 16 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.48%) SLA
5 10 (0.30%) MiFID
6 9 (0.27%) EMIR
7 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
8 2 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.060%) TickIT
9 1 (0.030%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.030%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.030%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 110 (3.28%) Docker
2 38 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.57%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.42%) HDFS
5 8 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (0.24%) KVM
5 8 (0.24%) VirtualBox
6 7 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.12%) Firmware
8 3 (0.089%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.089%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.089%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (0.060%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.030%) etcd
10 1 (0.030%) RACF
10 1 (0.030%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 153 (4.56%) HP Quality Center
2 89 (2.65%) Puppet
3 77 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
4 65 (1.94%) Ansible
5 27 (0.80%) Packer
6 26 (0.77%) Mesos
7 20 (0.60%) Nagios
8 11 (0.33%) ZABBIX
9 10 (0.30%) Ambari
9 10 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
10 9 (0.27%) OpenNMS
10 9 (0.27%) Salt
11 8 (0.24%) Kibana
12 7 (0.21%) Graphite
12 7 (0.21%) Rundeck
13 6 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 6 (0.18%) CFEngine
13 6 (0.18%) MOM
14 5 (0.15%) Control-M
14 5 (0.15%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 438 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 359 (10.69%) Oracle
3 165 (4.91%) HP
4 98 (2.92%) SAP
5 87 (2.59%) Google
6 48 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
7 45 (1.34%) Zend
8 42 (1.25%) VMware
9 38 (1.13%) Red Hat
10 34 (1.01%) Apple
10 34 (1.01%) Atlassian
11 33 (0.98%) Adobe
12 30 (0.89%) IBM
13 26 (0.77%) Perforce
14 21 (0.63%) New Relic
15 20 (0.60%) Siebel
15 20 (0.60%) TIBCO
16 19 (0.57%) OpenText
16 19 (0.57%) TSYS
17 17 (0.51%) SaltStack
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Michael Page International
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000- £65,000 (flexible for the right candidate and has an extremel
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Michael Page International
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000- £95,000 (flexible for the right candidate and has an extremel
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £47000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum and good bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £38000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
KnownFour
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £100000 per annum + 10% Pension* and wider benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25-32K + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday