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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 206 191 215
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +24
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1657 1581 1533
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.48% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.82% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1394 1314 1301
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%

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
93849 86638 91621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.98% 81.20% 79.06%
Number of salaries quoted 74909 71197 77439
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014 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 19 September 2014. 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 -21 1477 £42,500 -5.55% 176
London -58 600 £52,500 +1.94% 50
South East +32 283 £37,500 -6.25% 38
East of England -13 131 £35,000 - 10
Scotland +51 119 £35,000 - 6
South West -29 112 £35,000 - 29
North West +13 111 £37,500 +15.38% 18
Yorkshire -1 105 £33,500 -4.28% 18
City of London -45 104 £50,000 -9.09% 9
Cambridgeshire +22 86 £35,000 -12.50% 8
West Midlands +20 86 £38,000 +10.94% 4
Cambridge +33 77 £35,000 -11.39% 7
Manchester +55 76 £50,000 +42.85% 10
Surrey +46 70 £35,000 -12.50% 11
Hampshire +24 64 £42,500 -10.52% 8
West Yorkshire -24 58 £35,000 -6.66% 13
Glasgow +34 56 £32,500 -18.75%
Berkshire +3 56 £40,000 -20.00% 10
East Midlands -16 52 £35,000 +4.47% 3
Bristol -1 46 £37,500 +10.29% 14
Leeds -22 44 £33,500 -4.28% 9
East Sussex -11 42 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Brighton -8 41 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Edinburgh +9 35 £35,000 - 2
North Yorkshire 0 31 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Buckinghamshire +23 29 £38,500 +20.31% 4
Cheshire +1 29 £31,500 -3.07% 3
Somerset -3 25 £31,500 +2.43% 3
Leicestershire +22 24 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Birmingham -5 24 £37,500 -6.25%

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1923 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1330 (38.84%) QA
3 1226 (35.81%) SQL
4 1089 (31.80%) Selenium
5 995 (29.06%) Java
6 850 (24.82%) C#
7 847 (24.74%) Manual Testing
8 773 (22.58%) .NET
9 704 (20.56%) Scrum
10 699 (20.41%) Test Scripting
11 670 (19.57%) Finance
12 669 (19.54%) JavaScript
13 667 (19.48%) TDD
14 618 (18.05%) ISEB
15 587 (17.14%) Degree
16 585 (17.09%) HTML
17 572 (16.71%) Software Testing
18 507 (14.81%) BDD
19 494 (14.43%) Continuous Integration
20 488 (14.25%) Test Automation
21 485 (14.16%) Windows
22 461 (13.46%) Microsoft
23 457 (13.35%) Web Services
24 426 (12.44%) E-Commerce
25 417 (12.18%) ISTQB
26 409 (11.95%) SQL Server
27 407 (11.89%) CSS
28 390 (11.39%) OO
29 379 (11.07%) Software Engineering
29 379 (11.07%) WebDriver

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 94 (2.75%) Apache
2 77 (2.25%) Node.js
3 68 (1.99%) IIS
4 64 (1.87%) Tomcat
5 43 (1.26%) SharePoint
6 40 (1.17%) Apache Solr
7 36 (1.05%) Confluence
8 35 (1.02%) CMS
9 34 (0.99%) WebSphere
10 28 (0.82%) Drupal
11 17 (0.50%) WebLogic
12 16 (0.47%) nginx
13 12 (0.35%) Jetty
13 12 (0.35%) SAS
14 10 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
15 9 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
15 9 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
16 8 (0.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 7 (0.20%) ColdFusion
17 7 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 194 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 81 (2.37%) MS Office
3 22 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.26%) Mingle
5 7 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.12%) MS Project
8 2 (0.058%) Maya
9 1 (0.029%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.029%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.029%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (0.82%) Magento
2 24 (0.70%) Endur
3 7 (0.20%) Summit
3 7 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.088%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.088%) SAP Retail
5 3 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.088%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.088%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 3 (0.088%) SAP ECC
6 2 (0.058%) Monis
6 2 (0.058%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.058%) Servitor
6 2 (0.058%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.058%) MFGPRO
6 2 (0.058%) Pivotal CRM
6 2 (0.058%) RMDS
6 2 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.058%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 87 (2.54%) SaaS
2 73 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (0.96%) PaaS
5 32 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
7 28 (0.82%) GitHub
8 19 (0.55%) Basecamp
9 15 (0.44%) Google App Engine
10 11 (0.32%) Rackspace Cloud
11 7 (0.20%) Joyent
11 7 (0.20%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.058%) IaaS
13 1 (0.029%) Trello
13 1 (0.029%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 170 (4.96%) Internet
2 103 (3.01%) HTTP
3 58 (1.69%) TCP/IP
4 43 (1.26%) Wireless
5 19 (0.55%) DNS
5 19 (0.55%) LAN
6 16 (0.47%) DHCP
6 16 (0.47%) FTP
7 11 (0.32%) Intranet
7 11 (0.32%) SSH
8 9 (0.26%) Firewall
8 9 (0.26%) IPsec
8 9 (0.26%) Ethernet
9 7 (0.20%) ATM
9 7 (0.20%) iSCSI
9 7 (0.20%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (0.18%) Wireshark
10 6 (0.18%) WAN
10 6 (0.18%) SNMP
11 5 (0.15%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 409 (11.95%) SQL Server
2 184 (5.37%) MySQL
3 175 (5.11%) Relational Database
4 77 (2.25%) Oracle Database
5 69 (2.02%) RDBMS
6 67 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
7 66 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 61 (1.78%) Big Data
9 58 (1.69%) NoSQL
10 53 (1.55%) MongoDB
11 43 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
11 43 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 40 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
13 38 (1.11%) Hadoop
14 24 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 20 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
16 18 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
17 17 (0.50%) DB2
18 16 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
18 16 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1089 (31.80%) Selenium
2 379 (11.07%) WebDriver
3 366 (10.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 355 (10.37%) JIRA
5 313 (9.14%) Cucumber
6 298 (8.70%) Git (software)
7 283 (8.27%) Jenkins
8 263 (7.68%) JUnit
9 257 (7.51%) Subversion
10 235 (6.86%) Visual Studio
11 234 (6.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 180 (5.26%) Maven
13 154 (4.50%) NUnit
14 152 (4.44%) SpecFlow
15 138 (4.03%) SoapUI
16 114 (3.33%) TeamCity
17 105 (3.07%) JMeter
18 104 (3.04%) FitNesse
19 97 (2.83%) Hudson
20 87 (2.54%) LoadRunner
General
1 670 (19.57%) Finance
2 185 (5.40%) Banking
3 153 (4.47%) Retail
4 123 (3.59%) Games
5 77 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 68 (1.99%) Marketing
7 66 (1.93%) Investment Banking
8 47 (1.37%) Advertising
9 40 (1.17%) Publishing
9 40 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 38 (1.11%) Front Office
11 30 (0.88%) Electronics
12 29 (0.85%) Back Office
13 28 (0.82%) Law
14 26 (0.76%) Financial Institution
15 21 (0.61%) Legal
16 9 (0.26%) Turkish Language
16 9 (0.26%) German Language
16 9 (0.26%) Italian Language
17 8 (0.23%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 879 (25.67%) Developer
2 695 (20.30%) Analyst
3 652 (19.04%) Tester
4 593 (17.32%) Test Analyst
5 404 (11.80%) Test Engineer
6 277 (8.09%) Software Engineer
7 266 (7.77%) QA Engineer
8 230 (6.72%) Software Tester
9 189 (5.52%) Java Developer
10 175 (5.11%) Senior Developer
11 156 (4.56%) QA Analyst
12 152 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
13 151 (4.41%) QA Tester
14 146 (4.26%) Test Manager
15 124 (3.62%) Senior Tester
16 121 (3.53%) Senior Test Analyst
17 111 (3.24%) Test Leader
18 105 (3.07%) Software Test Engineer
18 105 (3.07%) Team Leader
19 104 (3.04%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 773 (22.58%) .NET
2 585 (17.09%) HTML
3 457 (13.35%) Web Services
4 407 (11.89%) CSS
5 362 (10.57%) XML
6 227 (6.63%) SOAP
7 226 (6.60%) HTML5
8 215 (6.28%) ASP.NET
9 172 (5.02%) jQuery
10 169 (4.94%) RESTful
11 150 (4.38%) .NET Framework
12 146 (4.26%) WCF
13 127 (3.71%) Gherkin
14 126 (3.68%) Spring
15 119 (3.48%) REST
16 118 (3.45%) CSS3
17 96 (2.80%) J2EE
18 92 (2.69%) ASP.NET MVC
19 91 (2.66%) Hibernate
20 90 (2.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 257 (7.51%) Computer Science
2 250 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 213 (6.22%) Open Source
4 190 (5.55%) Mobile App
5 133 (3.88%) User Experience
6 115 (3.36%) Client/Server
7 102 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
8 70 (2.04%) Mathematics
9 46 (1.34%) N-Tier
10 43 (1.26%) Equities
11 39 (1.14%) Physics
12 37 (1.08%) Social Media
13 35 (1.02%) Management Information System
14 34 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 26 (0.76%) Life Science
16 25 (0.73%) Statistics
17 24 (0.70%) Taxonomies
17 24 (0.70%) Biometrics
17 24 (0.70%) Smartcard
18 23 (0.67%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 485 (14.16%) Windows
2 361 (10.54%) Linux
3 227 (6.63%) UNIX
4 109 (3.18%) Android
5 108 (3.15%) Apple iOS
6 50 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 48 (1.40%) Windows XP
9 44 (1.29%) Windows Vista
10 23 (0.67%) Mac OS X
11 14 (0.41%) Debian
11 14 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.32%) Solaris
13 9 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.26%) Windows Phone
14 7 (0.20%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.20%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.18%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.15%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.058%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1923 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
2 847 (24.74%) Manual Testing
3 704 (20.56%) Scrum
4 699 (20.41%) Test Scripting
5 667 (19.48%) TDD
6 572 (16.71%) Software Testing
7 507 (14.81%) BDD
8 494 (14.43%) Continuous Integration
9 488 (14.25%) Test Automation
10 426 (12.44%) E-Commerce
11 390 (11.39%) OO
12 379 (11.07%) Software Engineering
13 370 (10.81%) Regression Testing
14 353 (10.31%) Test Strategy
15 301 (8.79%) Mentoring
16 283 (8.27%) User Acceptance Testing
17 276 (8.06%) Performance Testing
18 275 (8.03%) Unit Testing
19 257 (7.51%) Automation Testing
20 203 (5.93%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1226 (35.81%) SQL
2 995 (29.06%) Java
3 850 (24.82%) C#
4 669 (19.54%) JavaScript
5 345 (10.08%) Python
6 276 (8.06%) Ruby
7 266 (7.77%) PHP
8 244 (7.13%) C++
9 127 (3.71%) Perl
10 106 (3.10%) C
11 92 (2.69%) T-SQL
12 85 (2.48%) VBScript
13 78 (2.28%) VB
14 49 (1.43%) Bash Shell
15 47 (1.37%) VB.NET
16 44 (1.29%) Groovy
16 44 (1.29%) PowerShell
17 42 (1.23%) Objective-C
18 38 (1.11%) Scala
19 35 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 618 (18.05%) ISEB
2 587 (17.14%) Degree
3 417 (12.18%) ISTQB
4 242 (7.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 48 (1.40%) Security Cleared
6 29 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 22 (0.64%) SC Cleared
8 14 (0.41%) Postgraduate
9 13 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
11 9 (0.26%) PhD
12 7 (0.20%) MCAD
12 7 (0.20%) MCSD
12 7 (0.20%) Brainbench
13 5 (0.15%) HND
13 5 (0.15%) CISSP
14 4 (0.12%) HNC
15 2 (0.058%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.058%) ISEB Practitioner
15 2 (0.058%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1330 (38.84%) QA
2 30 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 24 (0.70%) TickIT
4 15 (0.44%) SLA
5 7 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.12%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.12%) WCAG
6 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.058%) GAMP
9 1 (0.029%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (0.76%) VirtualBox
2 21 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.55%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.26%) Xen
4 9 (0.26%) Varnish
5 7 (0.20%) KVM
6 5 (0.15%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.12%) Squid
8 3 (0.088%) Nmap
8 3 (0.088%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.058%) zsh
10 1 (0.029%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.029%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 167 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
2 58 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 49 (1.43%) Puppet
4 21 (0.61%) Ansible
5 8 (0.23%) Nagios
6 7 (0.20%) CFEngine
7 4 (0.12%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.088%) CA LISA
8 3 (0.088%) AppDNA
8 3 (0.088%) Nessus
9 2 (0.058%) collectd
9 2 (0.058%) Opsview
9 2 (0.058%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.029%) WMI
10 1 (0.029%) SCCM
10 1 (0.029%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 461 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 249 (7.27%) Oracle
3 135 (3.94%) HP
4 87 (2.54%) Google
5 48 (1.40%) SAP
6 37 (1.08%) VMware
7 28 (0.82%) Telerik
7 28 (0.82%) Facebook
8 25 (0.73%) Adobe
9 24 (0.70%) OpenLink
9 24 (0.70%) Zend
10 23 (0.67%) IBM
11 22 (0.64%) Business Objects
11 22 (0.64%) T-Plan
12 20 (0.58%) Citrix
12 20 (0.58%) JBoss
12 20 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (0.53%) Informatica
14 16 (0.47%) Sitecore
15 13 (0.38%) Cerillion
Telford, Shropshire
Parity Resources
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Pension, Holiday, Healthcare options
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum 20% bonus, private health care, 25 d
Posted: Yesterday
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
QUANTICA
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £28500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Best Practice IFA Group Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum Healthcare,Pension,Lifecover,bonus,on site par
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dunfermline, Fife
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £37000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum 5k benefits package ontop
Posted: Yesterday