The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 194 193 187
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1800 1569 1810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.41% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 1.79% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1451 1338 1610
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
97509 87535 96223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.37% 78.84% 76.56%
Number of salaries quoted 78334 71800 81781
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +5 1676 £41,875 +4.68% 198
London +14 802 £50,000 - 84
South East -6 248 £37,500 -6.25% 30
City of London -11 161 £47,500 -5.00% 32
Yorkshire -30 132 £33,500 -4.28% 14
East of England -43 124 £35,000 -12.50% 22
North West +62 122 £32,500 -4.41% 15
West Yorkshire -29 104 £33,000 -5.71% 11
South West -12 99 £35,000 +2.18% 20
Leeds -33 91 £33,500 -4.28% 9
Scotland +35 84 £36,250 -9.37% 8
East Midlands +4 70 £33,500 +3.07% 6
Cambridgeshire -27 68 £34,000 -20.00% 17
West Midlands +5 62 £33,000 +1.53% 4
Manchester +32 58 £37,500 +8.69% 6
Bristol +20 54 £40,000 +10.34% 5
Cambridge -25 53 £32,500 -18.75% 13
Edinburgh +19 51 £36,572 -13.94% 2
Berkshire -8 51 £45,000 - 8
Buckinghamshire +25 39 £34,000 -2.85% 1
Surrey -39 36 £35,000 -17.64% 9
Hampshire +9 33 £30,000 +9.09% 5
Milton Keynes +23 30 £36,250 +11.53% 1
East Sussex +7 27 £32,000 -36.00% 3
Lancashire +26 26 £40,000 -
Brighton +6 24 £32,000 -14.66% 2
Nottinghamshire -2 23 £32,500 - 1
Tyne and Wear +11 22 £28,636 -11.88% 2
Nottingham +3 22 £32,500 -
North East +2 22 £28,636 -11.88% 2

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1258 (38.20%) QA
2 1190 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1112 (33.77%) Selenium
4 1002 (30.43%) SQL
5 926 (28.12%) Java
6 880 (26.72%) C#
7 800 (24.29%) .NET
8 678 (20.59%) TDD
9 638 (19.37%) Test Scripting
10 637 (19.34%) Finance
11 631 (19.16%) JavaScript
12 630 (19.13%) Scrum
13 601 (18.25%) ISEB
14 526 (15.97%) SQL Server
15 511 (15.52%) Degree
16 505 (15.34%) Continuous Integration
17 496 (15.06%) HTML
18 483 (14.67%) Test Automation
19 473 (14.36%) BDD
20 456 (13.85%) Software Testing
21 412 (12.51%) E-Commerce
22 409 (12.42%) Linux
23 401 (12.18%) Microsoft
24 397 (12.06%) OO
25 390 (11.84%) Test Strategy
26 388 (11.78%) Manual Testing
27 384 (11.66%) XML
28 382 (11.60%) Windows
29 364 (11.05%) CSS
30 353 (10.72%) Web Services

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 105 (3.19%) Apache
2 61 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 51 (1.55%) Apache Solr
4 48 (1.46%) Drupal
5 42 (1.28%) Tomcat
6 39 (1.18%) IIS
7 38 (1.15%) Node.js
8 34 (1.03%) CMS
9 27 (0.82%) WebSphere
9 27 (0.82%) Confluence
10 19 (0.58%) LiveLink
10 19 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
12 15 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
13 13 (0.39%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (0.33%) nginx
14 11 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.24%) Alfresco
16 6 (0.18%) Jetty
Applications
1 197 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 68 (2.06%) MS Office
3 23 (0.70%) Photoshop
3 23 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (0.64%) MS Project
5 9 (0.27%) Mingle
6 8 (0.24%) GIMP
7 6 (0.18%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.15%) SPSS
9 3 (0.091%) Maya
10 2 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.39%) Magento
2 10 (0.30%) Monis
3 7 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.18%) Temenos T24
4 6 (0.18%) Pivotal CRM
5 4 (0.12%) SunGard APT
5 4 (0.12%) FastVal
5 4 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.091%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.091%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.091%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.091%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.091%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.091%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.091%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.061%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.061%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 105 (3.19%) SaaS
2 46 (1.40%) PaaS
3 39 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (1.06%) Rackspace Cloud
6 26 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
7 23 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (0.52%) Joyent
9 7 (0.21%) IaaS
10 4 (0.12%) Basecamp
11 3 (0.091%) GitHub
12 2 (0.061%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.030%) Route 53
13 1 (0.030%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.030%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.030%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.030%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.030%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 179 (5.44%) Internet
2 116 (3.52%) HTTP
3 41 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.39%) Wireless
5 11 (0.33%) SSL
6 9 (0.27%) DNS
7 8 (0.24%) AMQP
7 8 (0.24%) LDAP
8 7 (0.21%) Firewall
8 7 (0.21%) STUN
8 7 (0.21%) X.509
9 6 (0.18%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.15%) DHCP
10 5 (0.15%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.12%) LAN
11 4 (0.12%) Intranet
12 3 (0.091%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.091%) SMS
13 2 (0.061%) ZigBee
14 1 (0.030%) TDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 526 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 267 (8.11%) MySQL
3 219 (6.65%) Relational Database
4 106 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 101 (3.07%) RDBMS
6 85 (2.58%) Oracle Database
7 79 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 71 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
9 53 (1.61%) Big Data
9 53 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
10 51 (1.55%) MongoDB
11 47 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 42 (1.28%) NoSQL
13 39 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 29 (0.88%) DB2
15 28 (0.85%) Hadoop
16 20 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 15 (0.46%) OLAP
18 15 (0.46%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 1112 (33.77%) Selenium
2 326 (9.90%) Git (software)
3 316 (9.60%) WebDriver
4 264 (8.02%) QuickTest Pro
5 248 (7.53%) JIRA
6 237 (7.20%) Cucumber
7 235 (7.14%) Jenkins
8 228 (6.92%) Visual Studio
9 223 (6.77%) Subversion
10 216 (6.56%) Maven
11 210 (6.38%) JUnit
12 198 (6.01%) NUnit
13 195 (5.92%) Team Foundation Server
14 167 (5.07%) SoapUI
15 145 (4.40%) Ant
16 128 (3.89%) FitNesse
16 128 (3.89%) JMeter
17 123 (3.74%) SpecFlow
18 100 (3.04%) LoadRunner
19 98 (2.98%) Hudson
General
1 637 (19.34%) Finance
2 212 (6.44%) Banking
3 163 (4.95%) Games
4 127 (3.86%) Telecoms
5 121 (3.67%) Marketing
6 110 (3.34%) Retail
7 68 (2.06%) Investment Banking
8 45 (1.37%) Legal
9 42 (1.28%) Publishing
10 37 (1.12%) Front Office
11 33 (1.00%) Advertising
12 32 (0.97%) Manufacturing
13 28 (0.85%) Financial Institution
14 26 (0.79%) Automotive
15 23 (0.70%) Back Office
16 20 (0.61%) Electronics
17 12 (0.36%) German Language
17 12 (0.36%) Law
17 12 (0.36%) Aerospace
18 8 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 898 (27.27%) Developer
2 712 (21.62%) Analyst
3 586 (17.80%) Tester
4 576 (17.49%) Test Analyst
5 382 (11.60%) Test Engineer
6 287 (8.72%) Software Engineer
7 259 (7.87%) QA Engineer
8 202 (6.13%) Software Tester
9 188 (5.71%) QA Analyst
10 160 (4.86%) Senior Analyst
11 151 (4.59%) Test Manager
12 144 (4.37%) QA Tester
13 138 (4.19%) Software Test Engineer
14 136 (4.13%) Software Developer
15 135 (4.10%) Java Developer
16 122 (3.70%) Senior Developer
16 122 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
17 113 (3.43%) C# Developer
18 105 (3.19%) .NET Developer
19 91 (2.76%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 800 (24.29%) .NET
2 496 (15.06%) HTML
3 384 (11.66%) XML
4 364 (11.05%) CSS
5 353 (10.72%) Web Services
6 282 (8.56%) SOAP
7 240 (7.29%) jQuery
8 229 (6.95%) HTML5
9 195 (5.92%) ASP.NET
10 160 (4.86%) Spring
10 160 (4.86%) .NET Framework
11 144 (4.37%) Ajax
12 128 (3.89%) REST
13 115 (3.49%) Hibernate
14 114 (3.46%) JSON
15 102 (3.10%) WCF
16 99 (3.01%) Gherkin
17 95 (2.88%) RESTful
18 94 (2.85%) LAMP
19 92 (2.79%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 256 (7.77%) Computer Science
2 242 (7.35%) Mobile App
3 174 (5.28%) Open Source
4 89 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 65 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 59 (1.79%) Mathematics
7 56 (1.70%) Social Media
8 53 (1.61%) Client/Server
9 52 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 41 (1.25%) N-Tier
11 39 (1.18%) Digital Media
12 37 (1.12%) Taxonomies
13 35 (1.06%) Statistics
14 28 (0.85%) Online Games
15 25 (0.76%) Replication
16 23 (0.70%) Biometrics
16 23 (0.70%) Xbox
17 22 (0.67%) Derivative
17 22 (0.67%) Blog
17 22 (0.67%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 409 (12.42%) Linux
2 382 (11.60%) Windows
3 217 (6.59%) UNIX
4 141 (4.28%) Android
5 132 (4.01%) Apple iOS
6 52 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 40 (1.21%) Windows XP
9 37 (1.12%) Windows Vista
10 22 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (0.67%) Windows 7
11 19 (0.58%) Mac OS
12 18 (0.55%) Windows 8
13 16 (0.49%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.43%) Windows Phone
15 9 (0.27%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.21%) CentOS
16 7 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.18%) AIX
17 6 (0.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1190 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
2 678 (20.59%) TDD
3 638 (19.37%) Test Scripting
4 630 (19.13%) Scrum
5 505 (15.34%) Continuous Integration
6 483 (14.67%) Test Automation
7 473 (14.36%) BDD
8 456 (13.85%) Software Testing
9 412 (12.51%) E-Commerce
10 397 (12.06%) OO
11 390 (11.84%) Test Strategy
12 388 (11.78%) Manual Testing
13 315 (9.57%) Software Engineering
14 270 (8.20%) MVC
15 261 (7.93%) Unit Testing
15 261 (7.93%) Automation Testing
16 256 (7.77%) Performance Testing
17 199 (6.04%) Regression Testing
17 199 (6.04%) User Acceptance Testing
18 174 (5.28%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1002 (30.43%) SQL
2 926 (28.12%) Java
3 880 (26.72%) C#
4 631 (19.16%) JavaScript
5 314 (9.54%) PHP
6 276 (8.38%) Python
7 232 (7.05%) Ruby
8 200 (6.07%) C++
9 121 (3.67%) Perl
10 91 (2.76%) Groovy
11 78 (2.37%) T-SQL
12 76 (2.31%) VB
13 67 (2.03%) Scala
14 55 (1.67%) C
15 52 (1.58%) VBScript
15 52 (1.58%) Shell Script
16 37 (1.12%) XPath
17 34 (1.03%) PHP5
18 33 (1.00%) Objective-C
19 28 (0.85%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 601 (18.25%) ISEB
2 511 (15.52%) Degree
3 304 (9.23%) ISTQB
4 27 (0.82%) Security Cleared
5 24 (0.73%) PhD
6 16 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
7 11 (0.33%) HND
8 6 (0.18%) Postgraduate
8 6 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.12%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.12%) HNC
9 4 (0.12%) PMP
9 4 (0.12%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.091%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.061%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.061%) OCPJP
12 1 (0.030%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.030%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1258 (38.20%) QA
2 23 (0.70%) ISO 9001
3 17 (0.52%) TickIT
4 15 (0.46%) SLA
5 6 (0.18%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.091%) ISO 8583
7 3 (0.091%) WAI
8 2 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.030%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.030%) WCAG
System Software
1 27 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (0.52%) Varnish
3 6 (0.18%) VirtualBox
4 5 (0.15%) KVM
5 4 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.091%) Squid
7 2 (0.061%) XenServer
7 2 (0.061%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.061%) Nmap
8 1 (0.030%) Xen
Systems Management
1 174 (5.28%) HP Quality Center
2 73 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (1.82%) Puppet
4 28 (0.85%) Nagios
5 7 (0.21%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.18%) Capistrano
6 6 (0.18%) Control-M
7 4 (0.12%) Zenoss
7 4 (0.12%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.12%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.091%) collectd
8 3 (0.091%) Ganglia
9 2 (0.061%) Nessus
10 1 (0.030%) Ansible
10 1 (0.030%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 401 (12.18%) Microsoft
2 304 (9.23%) Oracle
3 137 (4.16%) HP
4 52 (1.58%) Zend
5 40 (1.21%) Adobe
6 38 (1.15%) Google
6 38 (1.15%) Cognos
7 34 (1.03%) VMware
8 25 (0.76%) ServiceNow
8 25 (0.76%) SAP
9 21 (0.64%) JBoss
10 20 (0.61%) Facebook
10 20 (0.61%) IBM
11 19 (0.58%) Apple
11 19 (0.58%) Siebel
12 18 (0.55%) Citrix
13 17 (0.52%) Telerik
13 17 (0.52%) Sybase
13 17 (0.52%) Foundry
13 17 (0.52%) Atlassian
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FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: Annually
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York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum +bonus + health + pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Northamptonshire
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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