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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 194 214 220
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +6
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1666 1720 1646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.70% 1.57% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.80% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1394 1366 1403
Median salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.19% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £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
86036 95697 100006
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.86% 87.27% 85.36%
Number of salaries quoted 71823 78372 80573
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 £31,000
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +19 1589 £47,500 +5.55% 212
London -13 595 £61,250 +16.66% 77
South East -15 261 £40,000 -2.43% 27
South West +108 187 £42,750 +23.91% 18
West Midlands +53 124 £35,000 +12.90% 8
Yorkshire +20 113 £47,500 +11.11% 25
East Midlands +20 103 £39,000 -2.50% 17
East of England +7 103 £43,000 +14.66% 14
North West -6 93 £38,750 -3.12% 25
City of London +2 92 £66,250 +17.77% 16
West Yorkshire -6 78 £50,000 +17.64% 18
Manchester -14 76 £42,500 +6.25% 17
Somerset +43 69 £40,000 - 6
Leeds +7 67 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Nottinghamshire +29 58 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Nottingham +31 57 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Berkshire +10 56 £40,000 -13.51% 5
Bristol +51 51 £44,000 -2.22% 3
Hampshire -24 51 £35,000 -17.64% 9
Surrey +20 42 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Cambridgeshire +6 42 £47,500 +26.66% 7
Gloucestershire +32 39 £47,500 +39.70% 7
East Sussex +2 39 £35,000 -16.66% 4
Scotland -25 39 £40,000 +11.11% 6
Brighton +23 36 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Birmingham -12 35 £39,000 +25.80% 6
Cambridge +4 33 £47,500 +26.66% 6
North Yorkshire +30 27 £45,000 - 3
Warwickshire +23 27 £50,000 +33.33%
Bath +9 26 £40,000 - 4

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2138 (62.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1108 (32.44%) Java
3 1100 (32.20%) QA
4 1080 (31.62%) Selenium
5 1048 (30.68%) SQL
6 1023 (29.95%) C#
7 927 (27.14%) JavaScript
8 887 (25.97%) Scrum
9 886 (25.94%) .NET
10 798 (23.36%) TDD
11 796 (23.30%) HTML
12 788 (23.07%) Finance
13 750 (21.96%) Continuous Integration
14 681 (19.94%) Manual Testing
15 616 (18.03%) Degree
16 543 (15.90%) Web Services
17 540 (15.81%) SDLC
18 527 (15.43%) Software Engineering
19 524 (15.34%) CSS
20 517 (15.13%) Software Testing
21 507 (14.84%) Test Automation
22 506 (14.81%) ISEB
23 502 (14.70%) Test Scripting
24 476 (13.93%) SQL Server
25 472 (13.82%) Git (software)
26 470 (13.76%) BDD
27 452 (13.23%) Windows
28 441 (12.91%) Regression Testing
29 440 (12.88%) XML
30 438 (12.82%) Microsoft

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
1 106 (3.10%) IIS
2 97 (2.84%) CMS
3 67 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 53 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
5 52 (1.52%) Apache
6 46 (1.35%) Tomcat
7 39 (1.14%) Confluence
8 32 (0.94%) Apache Spark
9 29 (0.85%) JBoss
10 28 (0.82%) CICS
11 23 (0.67%) NServiceBus
11 23 (0.67%) WebSphere
12 20 (0.59%) WebLogic
13 19 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
13 19 (0.56%) Umbraco
14 17 (0.50%) nginx
15 16 (0.47%) Drupal
16 14 (0.41%) OpenStack
17 12 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 12 (0.35%) Jetty
Applications
1 255 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 112 (3.28%) MS Office
3 43 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.50%) MS Project
6 8 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.20%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 61 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 21 (0.61%) VisionPLUS
4 14 (0.41%) MultiFonds
4 14 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 14 (0.41%) Sonata
5 13 (0.38%) Beauchamp
6 12 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 9 (0.26%) Misys Midas
7 9 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.18%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
10 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
11 3 (0.088%) Endur
11 3 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
12 2 (0.059%) Markit EDM
12 2 (0.059%) PeopleSoft HCM
12 2 (0.059%) RMDS
12 2 (0.059%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 232 (6.79%) Amazon AWS
2 150 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (2.34%) SaaS
4 53 (1.55%) PaaS
5 50 (1.46%) GitHub
6 39 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 32 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
8 29 (0.85%) Heroku
9 26 (0.76%) IaaS
10 24 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
11 23 (0.67%) Google Compute Engine
12 11 (0.32%) Google App Engine
13 7 (0.20%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.20%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.18%) Google Play
14 6 (0.18%) TestFlight
15 5 (0.15%) Google Apps
16 4 (0.12%) MailChimp
17 3 (0.088%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 110 (3.22%) Internet
2 98 (2.87%) HTTP
3 45 (1.32%) Firewall
4 38 (1.11%) DNS
5 37 (1.08%) TCP/IP
6 24 (0.70%) SSL
7 15 (0.44%) HTTPS
7 15 (0.44%) Intranet
8 14 (0.41%) SSH
9 12 (0.35%) Software-Defined Networking
10 11 (0.32%) AMQP
11 8 (0.23%) IPv4
12 7 (0.20%) SMPP
12 7 (0.20%) VPN
12 7 (0.20%) Wireshark
13 6 (0.18%) VoIP
14 5 (0.15%) Kerberos
14 5 (0.15%) Network Security
14 5 (0.15%) Unicast
15 4 (0.12%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 476 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 222 (6.50%) NoSQL
3 219 (6.41%) MySQL
4 174 (5.09%) Relational Database
5 168 (4.92%) MongoDB
6 127 (3.72%) Big Data
7 92 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
8 84 (2.46%) Hadoop
9 76 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
10 59 (1.73%) RDBMS
11 57 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
12 52 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
13 51 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 50 (1.46%) Redis
15 48 (1.41%) Oracle Database
16 45 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
17 39 (1.14%) DB2
18 35 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 24 (0.70%) Riak
20 20 (0.59%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1080 (31.62%) Selenium
2 472 (13.82%) Git (software)
3 382 (11.18%) Cucumber
4 371 (10.86%) Jenkins
5 334 (9.78%) JIRA
6 308 (9.02%) WebDriver
7 294 (8.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 209 (6.12%) JUnit
9 199 (5.83%) Visual Studio
10 198 (5.80%) HP UFT
11 173 (5.06%) Subversion
12 159 (4.65%) NUnit
13 127 (3.72%) Appium
14 125 (3.66%) JMeter
15 106 (3.10%) TestNG
16 100 (2.93%) TeamCity
17 99 (2.90%) SoapUI
18 92 (2.69%) SpecFlow
19 83 (2.43%) Grunt
19 83 (2.43%) gulp
General
1 788 (23.07%) Finance
2 172 (5.04%) Banking
3 122 (3.57%) Games
4 121 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 110 (3.22%) Retail
6 90 (2.63%) Marketing
7 61 (1.79%) Back Office
8 55 (1.61%) Electronics
9 51 (1.49%) Front Office
10 41 (1.20%) Advertising
11 39 (1.14%) Investment Banking
12 32 (0.94%) Legal
12 32 (0.94%) Manufacturing
13 26 (0.76%) Publishing
14 24 (0.70%) Automotive
15 21 (0.61%) Financial Institution
16 16 (0.47%) Law
17 13 (0.38%) Billing
18 9 (0.26%) Polish Language
19 8 (0.23%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1112 (32.55%) Developer
2 620 (18.15%) Analyst
3 569 (16.66%) Tester
4 512 (14.99%) Test Analyst
5 333 (9.75%) C# Developer
6 300 (8.78%) Test Engineer
7 287 (8.40%) Senior Developer
8 276 (8.08%) Automation Tester
9 261 (7.64%) .NET Developer
10 220 (6.44%) Java Developer
11 212 (6.21%) Software Engineer
12 208 (6.09%) Software Tester
13 202 (5.91%) QA Tester
14 189 (5.53%) QA Engineer
15 184 (5.39%) C# .NET Developer
16 161 (4.71%) QA Analyst
17 157 (4.60%) Automation Test Analyst
18 138 (4.04%) Java Engineer
19 134 (3.92%) Test Manager
20 129 (3.78%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 886 (25.94%) .NET
2 796 (23.30%) HTML
3 543 (15.90%) Web Services
4 524 (15.34%) CSS
5 440 (12.88%) XML
6 350 (10.25%) ASP.NET
7 300 (8.78%) HTML5
8 298 (8.72%) jQuery
9 284 (8.31%) AngularJS
10 236 (6.91%) SOAP
11 227 (6.65%) JSON
12 224 (6.56%) .NET Framework
13 211 (6.18%) Node.js
14 194 (5.68%) REST
15 180 (5.27%) ASP.NET MVC
16 174 (5.09%) RESTful
17 169 (4.95%) WCF
18 162 (4.74%) ASP.NET Web API
19 148 (4.33%) CSS3
20 119 (3.48%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 318 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 300 (8.78%) Computer Science
3 198 (5.80%) Mobile App
4 145 (4.24%) User Experience
5 91 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
6 76 (2.22%) Fintech
7 70 (2.05%) iPad
8 67 (1.96%) Management Information System
9 65 (1.90%) Mathematics
10 63 (1.84%) Algorithms
11 60 (1.76%) Data Structures
12 58 (1.70%) Client/Server
13 48 (1.41%) Visualisation
14 41 (1.20%) Mainframe
15 38 (1.11%) Social Media
16 35 (1.02%) iPhone
17 33 (0.97%) Hedge funds
18 32 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 30 (0.88%) Cybercrime
20 28 (0.82%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 452 (13.23%) Windows
2 420 (12.30%) Linux
3 206 (6.03%) Unix
4 203 (5.94%) Android
5 177 (5.18%) Apple iOS
6 94 (2.75%) Windows Server
7 38 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 36 (1.05%) Mac OS X
9 35 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (0.79%) CentOS
11 27 (0.79%) Windows 10
12 24 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (0.53%) Windows Phone
14 17 (0.50%) Solaris
15 14 (0.41%) Windows 7
16 9 (0.26%) Windows 8
17 8 (0.23%) Amazon Linux
17 8 (0.23%) Kali Linux
18 7 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2138 (62.59%) Agile Software Development
2 887 (25.97%) Scrum
3 798 (23.36%) TDD
4 750 (21.96%) Continuous Integration
5 681 (19.94%) Manual Testing
6 540 (15.81%) SDLC
7 527 (15.43%) Software Engineering
8 517 (15.13%) Software Testing
9 507 (14.84%) Test Automation
10 502 (14.70%) Test Scripting
11 470 (13.76%) BDD
12 441 (12.91%) Regression Testing
13 434 (12.70%) OO
14 426 (12.47%) Unit Testing
15 386 (11.30%) MVC
16 323 (9.46%) Functional Testing
17 318 (9.31%) User Acceptance Testing
18 288 (8.43%) Mentoring
19 282 (8.26%) DevOps
20 260 (7.61%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1108 (32.44%) Java
2 1048 (30.68%) SQL
3 1023 (29.95%) C#
4 927 (27.14%) JavaScript
5 374 (10.95%) Python
6 262 (7.67%) Ruby
7 251 (7.35%) C++
8 225 (6.59%) PHP
9 143 (4.19%) T-SQL
10 113 (3.31%) C
11 102 (2.99%) VB.NET
12 87 (2.55%) Bash Shell
13 74 (2.17%) Objective-C
14 70 (2.05%) PowerShell
15 68 (1.99%) VB
16 67 (1.96%) Scala
17 64 (1.87%) PL/SQL
18 58 (1.70%) Groovy
19 57 (1.67%) Shell Script
20 56 (1.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 616 (18.03%) Degree
2 506 (14.81%) ISEB
3 418 (12.24%) ISTQB
4 182 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 166 (4.86%) Security Cleared
6 84 (2.46%) SC Cleared
7 38 (1.11%) DV Cleared
7 38 (1.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 23 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
9 20 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.35%) MCSD
11 11 (0.32%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.26%) PMP
13 6 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.15%) CCA
14 5 (0.15%) CISSP
14 5 (0.15%) CLAS
14 5 (0.15%) MBA
15 4 (0.12%) BC Cleared
15 4 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1100 (32.20%) QA
2 28 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 27 (0.79%) SDET
4 16 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.44%) SLA
6 10 (0.29%) MiFID
7 9 (0.26%) EMIR
8 2 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.029%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.029%) TickIT
System Software
1 142 (4.16%) Docker
2 39 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.61%) Active Directory
4 16 (0.47%) HDFS
5 8 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (0.23%) KVM
5 8 (0.23%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.15%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.12%) Firmware
8 3 (0.088%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.088%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (0.059%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.029%) etcd
10 1 (0.029%) RACF
10 1 (0.029%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.029%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 151 (4.42%) HP Quality Center
2 109 (3.19%) Puppet
3 92 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
4 91 (2.66%) Ansible
5 39 (1.14%) Packer
6 20 (0.59%) Mesos
7 11 (0.32%) CFEngine
7 11 (0.32%) Nagios
8 10 (0.29%) Ambari
8 10 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
8 10 (0.29%) Rundeck
9 8 (0.23%) Kibana
9 8 (0.23%) Salt
10 7 (0.20%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 6 (0.18%) HAProxy
11 6 (0.18%) MOM
12 5 (0.15%) Control-M
12 5 (0.15%) OpenVAS
13 4 (0.12%) Graphite
Vendors
1 438 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 344 (10.07%) Oracle
3 163 (4.77%) HP
4 112 (3.28%) Google
5 101 (2.96%) SAP
6 48 (1.41%) Zend
7 46 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
8 43 (1.26%) VMware
9 41 (1.20%) Adobe
10 39 (1.14%) Red Hat
11 31 (0.91%) Apple
12 28 (0.82%) Atlassian
13 26 (0.76%) Perforce
14 23 (0.67%) TIBCO
15 20 (0.59%) Informatica
15 20 (0.59%) Siebel
16 19 (0.56%) OpenText
17 18 (0.53%) IBM
17 18 (0.53%) Sybase
17 18 (0.53%) TSYS
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000.00 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-55k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hainton Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + 40 days+ Holidays & Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Pension & Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Adeptis Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
Posted: Yesterday