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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 221 203 212
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +9
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1418 1533 1580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.28% 1.42% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.74% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1181 1171 1402
Average salary £42,000 £42,750 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.75% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
90932 88246 90704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 81.87% 79.61%
Number of salaries quoted 74972 70714 77273
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -25 1322 £42,500 -5.55% 119
London -66 503 £52,500 -0.47% 30
South East -18 240 £40,000 -1.84% 29
East of England +29 147 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Yorkshire +46 143 £35,000 +16.66% 17
North West -16 120 £35,500 +4.41% 13
Cambridgeshire +34 85 £40,000 +14.28% 6
West Yorkshire +28 84 £35,000 +16.66% 11
City of London -56 83 £52,500 -12.50% 8
Manchester +11 81 £35,500 +0.70% 8
Surrey +31 73 £40,000 +2.56% 7
Leeds +34 71 £35,000 +16.66% 9
Cambridge +22 65 £37,500 +8.69% 3
Hampshire +25 60 £42,500 +30.76% 11
South West -10 56 £37,500 - 10
Scotland +19 54 £36,000 +2.85% 6
East Midlands +30 53 £40,000 +25.00% 3
West Midlands -24 51 £35,000 -1.40% 4
Berkshire -19 45 £37,500 -11.76% 2
North Yorkshire +35 34 £27,500 -9.09% 3
Hertfordshire -2 30 £42,500 - 2
Bristol -11 30 £39,250 +4.66% 3
Glasgow +24 24 £35,750 +19.16%
Cheshire 0 24 £35,000 -2.09% 5
Buckinghamshire +7 23 £40,000 +24.03% 1
South Yorkshire -2 23 £30,250 -9.70% 3
Newbury +22 21 £26,500 -33.75% 1
Sheffield -7 21 £27,500 -17.91% 3
Leicestershire +30 19 £40,000 +23.07%
Watford 0 19 £42,500 -

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1579 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1121 (36.69%) QA
3 1107 (36.24%) SQL
4 914 (29.92%) Selenium
5 862 (28.22%) Java
6 820 (26.84%) C#
7 765 (25.04%) Manual Testing
8 677 (22.16%) .NET
9 638 (20.88%) Finance
10 625 (20.46%) Scrum
11 607 (19.87%) TDD
12 600 (19.64%) JavaScript
13 583 (19.08%) Test Scripting
14 543 (17.77%) ISEB
15 527 (17.25%) HTML
16 513 (16.79%) Windows
17 483 (15.81%) Test Automation
18 482 (15.78%) Continuous Integration
19 472 (15.45%) Software Testing
20 464 (15.19%) BDD
21 462 (15.12%) Degree
22 441 (14.44%) Microsoft
23 429 (14.04%) Web Services
24 428 (14.01%) Linux
25 352 (11.52%) Regression Testing
26 351 (11.49%) SQL Server
27 347 (11.36%) ISTQB
28 346 (11.33%) Software Engineering
29 344 (11.26%) XML
30 341 (11.16%) CSS

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 76 (2.49%) Apache
2 75 (2.45%) Tomcat
3 68 (2.23%) Node.js
4 55 (1.80%) IIS
5 49 (1.60%) WebSphere
6 41 (1.34%) CMS
7 37 (1.21%) JBoss
8 30 (0.98%) SharePoint
9 18 (0.59%) MQSeries
10 17 (0.56%) nginx
11 16 (0.52%) Apache Solr
11 16 (0.52%) Confluence
11 16 (0.52%) SAS
12 14 (0.46%) Jetty
13 13 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
14 10 (0.33%) Drupal
14 10 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (0.29%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 8 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 181 (5.92%) MS Excel
2 60 (1.96%) MS Office
3 15 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.13%) Mingle
7 2 (0.065%) MS Project
8 1 (0.033%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.033%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.033%) SPSS
8 1 (0.033%) Maya
8 1 (0.033%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 31 (1.01%) Endur
2 9 (0.29%) Magento
3 7 (0.23%) Summit
4 6 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.098%) SAP ECC
7 3 (0.098%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.098%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.098%) SAP Retail
7 3 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.098%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.065%) MFGPRO
8 2 (0.065%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.065%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.065%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.065%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 70 (2.29%) SaaS
2 69 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
5 25 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (0.82%) PaaS
6 21 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (0.65%) GitHub
8 14 (0.46%) Google App Engine
9 11 (0.36%) Rackspace Cloud
10 10 (0.33%) Google Compute Engine
11 7 (0.23%) Basecamp
12 6 (0.20%) IaaS
13 4 (0.13%) Trello
14 2 (0.065%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.065%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.033%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 103 (3.37%) Internet
2 86 (2.82%) HTTP
3 68 (2.23%) TCP/IP
4 35 (1.15%) Wireless
5 22 (0.72%) DNS
6 20 (0.65%) FTP
7 13 (0.43%) DHCP
8 11 (0.36%) iSCSI
8 11 (0.36%) Fibre Channel
9 10 (0.33%) LAN
9 10 (0.33%) SNMP
10 9 (0.29%) IPsec
11 7 (0.23%) Firewall
12 6 (0.20%) SSL
13 5 (0.16%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.16%) ATM
13 5 (0.16%) Ethernet
13 5 (0.16%) Intranet
13 5 (0.16%) DSL
14 4 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 169 (5.53%) MySQL
3 153 (5.01%) Relational Database
4 93 (3.04%) Big Data
5 78 (2.55%) Oracle Database
6 74 (2.42%) MongoDB
7 73 (2.39%) NoSQL
8 67 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 65 (2.13%) RDBMS
10 48 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
11 46 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
12 42 (1.37%) Hadoop
13 34 (1.11%) Redis
14 31 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 26 (0.85%) DB2
16 20 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
17 18 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
17 18 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 17 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 15 (0.49%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 914 (29.92%) Selenium
2 341 (11.16%) JIRA
3 313 (10.25%) WebDriver
4 310 (10.15%) Cucumber
5 294 (9.62%) QuickTest Pro
6 288 (9.43%) Git (software)
7 270 (8.84%) Jenkins
8 231 (7.56%) JUnit
9 229 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 181 (5.92%) Subversion
11 176 (5.76%) Visual Studio
12 175 (5.73%) SpecFlow
13 147 (4.81%) TeamCity
14 131 (4.29%) NUnit
15 130 (4.26%) SoapUI
16 126 (4.12%) Maven
17 113 (3.70%) JMeter
18 82 (2.68%) FitNesse
19 81 (2.65%) Hudson
20 74 (2.42%) LoadRunner
General
1 638 (20.88%) Finance
2 149 (4.88%) Retail
3 144 (4.71%) Banking
4 105 (3.44%) Games
5 65 (2.13%) Marketing
6 57 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 50 (1.64%) Investment Banking
8 48 (1.57%) Financial Institution
9 47 (1.54%) Advertising
10 41 (1.34%) Manufacturing
11 33 (1.08%) Front Office
12 23 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
13 20 (0.65%) Back Office
14 18 (0.59%) Electronics
14 18 (0.59%) Publishing
15 16 (0.52%) Law
15 16 (0.52%) Legal
16 11 (0.36%) German Language
17 9 (0.29%) Italian Language
17 9 (0.29%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 775 (25.37%) Developer
2 666 (21.80%) Analyst
3 554 (18.13%) Test Analyst
4 532 (17.41%) Tester
5 373 (12.21%) Test Engineer
6 283 (9.26%) Software Engineer
7 210 (6.87%) Software Tester
8 207 (6.78%) QA Engineer
9 196 (6.42%) Java Developer
10 174 (5.70%) Senior Developer
11 168 (5.50%) QA Analyst
12 149 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
13 127 (4.16%) Software Test Engineer
14 117 (3.83%) QA Tester
15 115 (3.76%) Senior Test Analyst
16 113 (3.70%) Team Leader
17 111 (3.63%) Senior Tester
17 111 (3.63%) Test Manager
18 110 (3.60%) Test Leader
19 85 (2.78%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 677 (22.16%) .NET
2 527 (17.25%) HTML
3 429 (14.04%) Web Services
4 344 (11.26%) XML
5 341 (11.16%) CSS
6 194 (6.35%) HTML5
7 191 (6.25%) SOAP
8 177 (5.79%) ASP.NET
9 176 (5.76%) WCF
10 175 (5.73%) RESTful
11 155 (5.07%) jQuery
12 147 (4.81%) REST
12 147 (4.81%) .NET Framework
13 134 (4.39%) Spring
14 98 (3.21%) Gherkin
15 97 (3.18%) Hibernate
16 86 (2.82%) J2EE
17 82 (2.68%) AngularJS
18 80 (2.62%) Ajax
19 78 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 232 (7.59%) Computer Science
2 219 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 180 (5.89%) Open Source
4 137 (4.48%) Mobile App
5 116 (3.80%) Client/Server
6 84 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
7 82 (2.68%) User Experience
8 57 (1.87%) Mathematics
9 51 (1.67%) N-Tier
10 29 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 29 (0.95%) Algorithms
11 28 (0.92%) Data Structures
12 26 (0.85%) Management Information System
13 20 (0.65%) Social Media
14 18 (0.59%) Physics
14 18 (0.59%) Biometrics
14 18 (0.59%) Smartcard
14 18 (0.59%) Statistics
15 17 (0.56%) Blackberry
16 16 (0.52%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 513 (16.79%) Windows
2 428 (14.01%) Linux
3 193 (6.32%) UNIX
4 127 (4.16%) Android
4 127 (4.16%) Apple iOS
5 43 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (1.05%) Mac OS X
6 32 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (0.85%) Windows XP
8 24 (0.79%) Windows Vista
9 23 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.46%) CentOS
11 13 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 11 (0.36%) Debian
13 10 (0.33%) Windows Phone
14 9 (0.29%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.23%) Solaris
16 6 (0.20%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
17 4 (0.13%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1579 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
2 765 (25.04%) Manual Testing
3 625 (20.46%) Scrum
4 607 (19.87%) TDD
5 583 (19.08%) Test Scripting
6 483 (15.81%) Test Automation
7 482 (15.78%) Continuous Integration
8 472 (15.45%) Software Testing
9 464 (15.19%) BDD
10 352 (11.52%) Regression Testing
11 346 (11.33%) Software Engineering
12 326 (10.67%) OO
13 303 (9.92%) E-Commerce
14 294 (9.62%) Unit Testing
15 277 (9.07%) User Acceptance Testing
15 277 (9.07%) Test Strategy
16 258 (8.45%) Mentoring
17 237 (7.76%) Automation Testing
18 210 (6.87%) MVC
19 190 (6.22%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1107 (36.24%) SQL
2 862 (28.22%) Java
3 820 (26.84%) C#
4 600 (19.64%) JavaScript
5 295 (9.66%) Python
6 256 (8.38%) C++
7 251 (8.22%) Ruby
8 159 (5.20%) PHP
9 113 (3.70%) C
10 90 (2.95%) Perl
11 65 (2.13%) T-SQL
12 62 (2.03%) PowerShell
13 58 (1.90%) PL/SQL
14 55 (1.80%) VBScript
15 51 (1.67%) VB.NET
15 51 (1.67%) Bash Shell
16 39 (1.28%) XPath
16 39 (1.28%) VB
17 38 (1.24%) Shell Script
18 29 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 543 (17.77%) ISEB
2 462 (15.12%) Degree
3 347 (11.36%) ISTQB
4 210 (6.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 22 (0.72%) Security Cleared
6 20 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (0.59%) HND
8 9 (0.29%) SC Cleared
9 7 (0.23%) Brainbench
10 5 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 4 (0.13%) PhD
11 4 (0.13%) MCAD
11 4 (0.13%) MCSD
12 3 (0.098%) HNC
12 3 (0.098%) CISSP
12 3 (0.098%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.065%) MCP
13 2 (0.065%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.065%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1121 (36.69%) QA
2 26 (0.85%) ISO 9001
3 18 (0.59%) TickIT
4 15 (0.49%) SLA
5 7 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.098%) GAMP
8 2 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.033%) JTAG
9 1 (0.033%) Solvency II
System Software
1 24 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 12 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.39%) VirtualBox
4 9 (0.29%) Firmware
4 9 (0.29%) Xen
5 7 (0.23%) Varnish
6 5 (0.16%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.16%) vSphere
7 2 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.065%) Nmap
7 2 (0.065%) zsh
8 1 (0.033%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.033%) KVM
8 1 (0.033%) Docker
Systems Management
1 122 (3.99%) HP Quality Center
2 63 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (1.77%) Puppet
4 26 (0.85%) Ansible
5 8 (0.26%) CFEngine
6 5 (0.16%) AppDNA
7 3 (0.098%) CA Wily
7 3 (0.098%) CA LISA
8 2 (0.065%) Opsview
8 2 (0.065%) Nagios
8 2 (0.065%) Nessus
9 1 (0.033%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.033%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.033%) Netcool
Vendors
1 441 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 243 (7.95%) Oracle
3 119 (3.90%) HP
4 68 (2.23%) Google
5 49 (1.60%) SAP
6 42 (1.37%) IBM
7 39 (1.28%) VMware
8 31 (1.01%) OpenLink
9 30 (0.98%) Telerik
10 25 (0.82%) Informatica
11 22 (0.72%) Apple
12 21 (0.69%) Sybase
13 18 (0.59%) Sitecore
13 18 (0.59%) Appcelerator
14 17 (0.56%) Zend
15 13 (0.43%) Business Objects
16 12 (0.39%) TIBCO
17 11 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
18 10 (0.33%) Remedy
18 10 (0.33%) Adobe
Crawley, West Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Periscopix
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33950 - £35733 per annum + Pension, 28 days hol, Medical
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £48k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Type Agency
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + comprehensive benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Kainos
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40 - £45 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum + Discretionary relocation assistanc
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum + relocation assistance (discretionary)
Posted: 4 days ago