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 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 193 207 225
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +18
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1688 1759 1678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.73% 1.63% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 1.87% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1408 1412 1415
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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
86091 94233 99323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.07% 87.58% 85.34%
Number of salaries quoted 72000 77563 79306
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 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +14 1614 £45,000 - 189
London -8 602 £60,000 +14.28% 63
South East -1 259 £40,000 -4.76% 29
South West +89 179 £42,500 +6.25% 21
East Midlands +44 131 £45,000 +28.57% 14
Yorkshire +1 126 £42,500 -5.55% 23
West Midlands +35 112 £36,750 +18.54% 5
City of London -6 102 £66,250 +23.25% 16
East of England -11 100 £42,500 - 11
North West -15 100 £38,750 +3.33% 23
Nottinghamshire +45 95 £45,000 +28.57% 8
Nottingham +41 90 £47,500 +35.71% 8
West Yorkshire -3 83 £40,000 -11.11% 21
Manchester -12 78 £40,000 - 17
Somerset +40 75 £41,000 -0.60% 5
Leeds +4 64 £40,000 -11.11% 19
Surrey +51 54 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Berkshire +8 54 £42,500 -10.52% 3
Hampshire -9 46 £33,500 -21.17% 6
Birmingham -10 43 £39,000 +27.86%
Cambridgeshire -19 43 £47,500 +9.19% 5
Bristol +33 41 £44,000 +0.57% 6
Cambridge -4 37 £47,500 +9.19% 5
Gloucestershire +15 35 £45,000 -25.00% 4
Scotland -25 33 £33,750 -3.57% 8
East Sussex -5 32 £35,000 -19.54% 4
Brighton +6 29 £35,000 -13.58% 4
Taunton - 29 £41,000 - 1
Oxfordshire -19 25 £44,500 +4.70% 7
North Yorkshire +20 24 £47,500 +18.75% 1

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2115 (63.63%) Agile Software Development
2 1145 (34.45%) Java
3 1061 (31.92%) Selenium
4 1056 (31.77%) QA
5 1035 (31.14%) SQL
6 1015 (30.54%) C#
7 938 (28.22%) Scrum
8 911 (27.41%) JavaScript
9 837 (25.18%) .NET
10 775 (23.32%) Continuous Integration
11 764 (22.98%) TDD
12 763 (22.95%) HTML
13 751 (22.59%) Finance
14 646 (19.43%) Manual Testing
15 586 (17.63%) Degree
16 545 (16.40%) Software Engineering
17 541 (16.28%) SDLC
18 503 (15.13%) CSS
19 502 (15.10%) Web Services
19 502 (15.10%) Test Scripting
20 500 (15.04%) ISEB
21 499 (15.01%) Test Automation
22 484 (14.56%) Software Testing
23 473 (14.23%) Git (software)
24 470 (14.14%) BDD
25 438 (13.18%) OO
26 435 (13.09%) SQL Server
27 433 (13.03%) Linux
28 424 (12.76%) Windows
29 420 (12.64%) Unit 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
1 107 (3.22%) IIS
2 99 (2.98%) CMS
3 65 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
4 60 (1.81%) SharePoint
5 47 (1.41%) Apache
6 39 (1.17%) Tomcat
7 33 (0.99%) Confluence
8 30 (0.90%) JBoss
9 29 (0.87%) Apache Spark
10 25 (0.75%) CICS
10 25 (0.75%) NServiceBus
11 22 (0.66%) Umbraco
11 22 (0.66%) WebLogic
12 21 (0.63%) WebSphere
13 20 (0.60%) nginx
14 16 (0.48%) OpenStack
15 15 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
15 15 (0.45%) Jetty
16 13 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 13 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 230 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 102 (3.07%) MS Office
3 36 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 14 (0.42%) MS Project
6 9 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.15%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.060%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 54 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 18 (0.54%) VisionPLUS
4 14 (0.42%) Beauchamp
5 12 (0.36%) MultiFonds
5 12 (0.36%) Sonata
6 9 (0.27%) Misys Midas
6 9 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
7 8 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
9 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.12%) Eloqua
9 4 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.090%) Endur
10 3 (0.090%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.060%) Markit EDM
11 2 (0.060%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 2 (0.060%) RMDS
12 1 (0.030%) Payment Gateway
12 1 (0.030%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 244 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 156 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (2.41%) SaaS
4 58 (1.74%) GitHub
5 56 (1.68%) PaaS
6 43 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 33 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 31 (0.93%) Heroku
9 30 (0.90%) Google Compute Engine
10 27 (0.81%) IaaS
11 18 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.36%) Google App Engine
13 9 (0.27%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.27%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.18%) MailChimp
14 6 (0.18%) TestFlight
15 5 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.15%) Google Apps
15 5 (0.15%) Google Play
16 4 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 107 (3.22%) HTTP
2 104 (3.13%) Internet
3 51 (1.53%) Firewall
4 43 (1.29%) TCP/IP
5 42 (1.26%) DNS
6 32 (0.96%) SSL
7 21 (0.63%) HTTPS
8 16 (0.48%) SSH
9 13 (0.39%) Software-Defined Networking
10 12 (0.36%) AMQP
10 12 (0.36%) Intranet
11 9 (0.27%) IPv4
12 8 (0.24%) VPN
13 7 (0.21%) Kerberos
13 7 (0.21%) SMPP
14 6 (0.18%) Unicast
14 6 (0.18%) VoIP
14 6 (0.18%) Wireless
14 6 (0.18%) Wireshark
15 4 (0.12%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 435 (13.09%) SQL Server
2 278 (8.36%) NoSQL
3 214 (6.44%) MySQL
4 186 (5.60%) MongoDB
5 176 (5.29%) Relational Database
6 122 (3.67%) Big Data
7 94 (2.83%) Hadoop
7 94 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
8 69 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 69 (2.08%) Redis
9 63 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
10 60 (1.81%) RDBMS
11 51 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 38 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
13 37 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
13 37 (1.11%) Oracle Database
14 34 (1.02%) DB2
15 33 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 27 (0.81%) Riak
17 22 (0.66%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1061 (31.92%) Selenium
2 473 (14.23%) Git (software)
3 382 (11.49%) Cucumber
4 367 (11.04%) Jenkins
5 323 (9.72%) JIRA
6 287 (8.63%) WebDriver
7 286 (8.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 216 (6.50%) JUnit
9 191 (5.75%) Subversion
10 183 (5.51%) Visual Studio
11 173 (5.20%) HP UFT
12 159 (4.78%) NUnit
13 134 (4.03%) JMeter
14 128 (3.85%) Appium
15 117 (3.52%) TeamCity
16 110 (3.31%) TestNG
17 101 (3.04%) SpecFlow
18 95 (2.86%) SoapUI
19 83 (2.50%) Maven
20 70 (2.11%) Calabash
General
1 751 (22.59%) Finance
2 160 (4.81%) Banking
3 133 (4.00%) Games
4 121 (3.64%) Retail
5 110 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 96 (2.89%) Marketing
7 58 (1.74%) Electronics
8 54 (1.62%) Back Office
9 46 (1.38%) Front Office
10 44 (1.32%) Investment Banking
11 37 (1.11%) Advertising
12 33 (0.99%) Manufacturing
13 27 (0.81%) Publishing
14 26 (0.78%) Legal
15 22 (0.66%) Automotive
16 20 (0.60%) Law
17 15 (0.45%) Financial Institution
18 14 (0.42%) Billing
19 9 (0.27%) Multimedia
20 7 (0.21%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 1076 (32.37%) Developer
2 567 (17.06%) Analyst
3 542 (16.31%) Tester
4 476 (14.32%) Test Analyst
5 305 (9.18%) Test Engineer
6 303 (9.12%) C# Developer
7 282 (8.48%) Automation Tester
8 270 (8.12%) Java Developer
9 258 (7.76%) Senior Developer
10 241 (7.25%) .NET Developer
11 209 (6.29%) Software Engineer
12 203 (6.11%) Software Tester
13 184 (5.54%) QA Tester
14 170 (5.11%) QA Engineer
15 167 (5.02%) C# .NET Developer
16 160 (4.81%) Automation Test Analyst
17 138 (4.15%) QA Analyst
18 136 (4.09%) Java Engineer
19 135 (4.06%) Test Leader
20 124 (3.73%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 837 (25.18%) .NET
2 763 (22.95%) HTML
3 503 (15.13%) CSS
4 502 (15.10%) Web Services
5 407 (12.24%) XML
6 337 (10.14%) ASP.NET
7 298 (8.97%) HTML5
8 294 (8.84%) AngularJS
9 287 (8.63%) jQuery
10 238 (7.16%) JSON
11 216 (6.50%) SOAP
12 214 (6.44%) .NET Framework
13 205 (6.17%) Node.js
14 192 (5.78%) REST
15 170 (5.11%) RESTful
16 167 (5.02%) ASP.NET MVC
17 166 (4.99%) ASP.NET Web API
18 162 (4.87%) WCF
19 144 (4.33%) CSS3
20 125 (3.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 317 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
2 282 (8.48%) Computer Science
3 237 (7.13%) Mobile App
4 140 (4.21%) User Experience
5 92 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
6 83 (2.50%) Fintech
7 82 (2.47%) Algorithms
8 77 (2.32%) Data Structures
9 65 (1.96%) iPad
10 59 (1.77%) Mathematics
11 57 (1.71%) Client/Server
12 56 (1.68%) Management Information System
13 39 (1.17%) Visualisation
14 37 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 35 (1.05%) Mainframe
16 34 (1.02%) iPhone
16 34 (1.02%) Social Media
17 32 (0.96%) Hedge funds
18 25 (0.75%) Blog
19 23 (0.69%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 433 (13.03%) Linux
2 424 (12.76%) Windows
3 204 (6.14%) Android
4 184 (5.54%) Unix
5 182 (5.48%) Apple iOS
6 92 (2.77%) Windows Server
7 36 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (0.96%) Mac OS X
10 22 (0.66%) Windows 10
10 22 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (0.60%) Windows Phone
12 19 (0.57%) CentOS
13 18 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (0.42%) Solaris
15 10 (0.30%) Windows 7
16 8 (0.24%) VMS
17 6 (0.18%) Kali Linux
18 5 (0.15%) Windows NT
19 4 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2115 (63.63%) Agile Software Development
2 938 (28.22%) Scrum
3 775 (23.32%) Continuous Integration
4 764 (22.98%) TDD
5 646 (19.43%) Manual Testing
6 545 (16.40%) Software Engineering
7 541 (16.28%) SDLC
8 502 (15.10%) Test Scripting
9 499 (15.01%) Test Automation
10 484 (14.56%) Software Testing
11 470 (14.14%) BDD
12 438 (13.18%) OO
13 420 (12.64%) Unit Testing
14 388 (11.67%) Regression Testing
15 360 (10.83%) MVC
16 320 (9.63%) DevOps
17 300 (9.03%) Functional Testing
18 283 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
19 278 (8.36%) Mentoring
20 277 (8.33%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1145 (34.45%) Java
2 1035 (31.14%) SQL
3 1015 (30.54%) C#
4 911 (27.41%) JavaScript
5 399 (12.00%) Python
6 260 (7.82%) Ruby
7 241 (7.25%) C++
8 223 (6.71%) PHP
9 144 (4.33%) T-SQL
10 125 (3.76%) C
11 92 (2.77%) VB.NET
12 87 (2.62%) Bash Shell
13 81 (2.44%) PowerShell
14 72 (2.17%) Scala
15 70 (2.11%) VB
16 66 (1.99%) Objective-C
17 64 (1.93%) PL/SQL
18 61 (1.84%) Perl
18 61 (1.84%) Shell Script
19 58 (1.74%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 586 (17.63%) Degree
2 500 (15.04%) ISEB
3 399 (12.00%) ISTQB
4 177 (5.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 172 (5.17%) Security Cleared
6 88 (2.65%) SC Cleared
7 37 (1.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 35 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 22 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
10 19 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.33%) MCSD
12 10 (0.30%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.18%) PhD
15 5 (0.15%) BC Cleared
15 5 (0.15%) CCA
15 5 (0.15%) MBA
15 5 (0.15%) PMP
16 4 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
16 4 (0.12%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1056 (31.77%) QA
2 35 (1.05%) SDET
3 27 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.30%) SLA
6 6 (0.18%) MiFID
7 5 (0.15%) EMIR
8 2 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 167 (5.02%) Docker
2 43 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (0.81%) Active Directory
4 15 (0.45%) HDFS
5 11 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (0.27%) KVM
6 9 (0.27%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.15%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.12%) Firmware
8 4 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.090%) Time Sharing Option
9 3 (0.090%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.030%) etcd
10 1 (0.030%) RACF
10 1 (0.030%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 125 (3.76%) HP Quality Center
2 118 (3.55%) Puppet
3 105 (3.16%) Ansible
4 99 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (1.26%) Packer
6 15 (0.45%) Mesos
7 12 (0.36%) CFEngine
8 10 (0.30%) Ambari
8 10 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
8 10 (0.30%) Kibana
8 10 (0.30%) Rundeck
9 8 (0.24%) HAProxy
10 7 (0.21%) Salt
11 6 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 6 (0.18%) MOM
12 4 (0.12%) Graphite
12 4 (0.12%) Nagios
12 4 (0.12%) OpenVAS
13 3 (0.090%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 3 (0.090%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 411 (12.36%) Microsoft
2 317 (9.54%) Oracle
3 136 (4.09%) HP
4 124 (3.73%) Google
5 97 (2.92%) SAP
6 45 (1.35%) VMware
7 41 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
8 39 (1.17%) Zend
9 37 (1.11%) Red Hat
10 34 (1.02%) Adobe
11 29 (0.87%) Apple
12 26 (0.78%) Perforce
13 24 (0.72%) Atlassian
13 24 (0.72%) TIBCO
14 22 (0.66%) Informatica
14 22 (0.66%) Xamarin
15 19 (0.57%) Siebel
16 18 (0.54%) Sybase
17 16 (0.48%) Rackspace
17 16 (0.48%) Telerik
East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £34000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
2i Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + employer only pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Resource Management
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Amazing Perks
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + flexibility
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Metaskil
Salary: £Competitive salary, bonus & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum and good bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: 6 days ago