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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 201 195 200
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1677 1784 1598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.51% 1.48% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.80% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1349 1441 1363
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,636 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £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
92198 99056 90547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.20% 82.02% 80.15%
Number of salaries quoted 74623 79502 74331
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 17 April 2015 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 17 April 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 1572 £45,000 +5.88% 193
London -26 626 £50,000 - 82
South East +51 342 £45,000 +20.00% 36
Yorkshire +40 182 £35,000 +4.47% 11
City of London +3 133 £50,000 +5.26% 25
North West +3 123 £35,000 +7.69% 21
East of England +23 116 £45,000 +28.57% 15
West Yorkshire +13 108 £37,500 +13.63% 8
Leeds +11 93 £37,500 +11.94% 7
East Sussex +35 91 £52,500 +64.06%
Manchester +27 82 £35,500 -5.33% 10
East Midlands +13 71 £40,000 +19.40% 9
Surrey +42 64 £45,000 +24.13% 9
West Midlands -12 63 £35,000 +9.37% 6
Scotland -7 62 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Berkshire +14 61 £52,500 +16.66% 16
Cambridgeshire +7 60 £45,000 +23.28% 12
Brighton +20 56 £44,000 +37.50%
Cambridge +14 53 £45,000 +37.40% 11
Hampshire +19 50 £37,750 +25.83% 4
South West -61 46 £41,250 +17.85% 10
South Yorkshire +25 38 £42,500 +63.46%
Nottinghamshire +14 33 £42,000 +29.23% 4
Nottingham +11 33 £42,000 +29.23% 4
Edinburgh -7 33 £38,750 +6.89% 5
Reading +13 32 £51,250 +20.58% 5
North Yorkshire +48 31 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Bristol -16 30 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Cheshire +13 27 £32,500 +8.33% 10
West Sussex +19 26 £42,500 - 1

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 1744 (56.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1138 (37.19%) QA
3 1104 (36.08%) SQL
4 975 (31.86%) Selenium
5 956 (31.24%) Java
6 846 (27.65%) C#
7 803 (26.24%) .NET
8 746 (24.38%) Manual Testing
9 744 (24.31%) TDD
10 667 (21.80%) Finance
11 629 (20.56%) HTML
12 624 (20.39%) JavaScript
13 621 (20.29%) Scrum
14 609 (19.90%) Continuous Integration
15 561 (18.33%) Test Scripting
16 536 (17.52%) Test Automation
17 531 (17.35%) ISEB
18 499 (16.31%) BDD
19 473 (15.46%) Linux
20 445 (14.54%) Web Services
21 443 (14.48%) Software Testing
22 435 (14.22%) Windows
23 416 (13.59%) Microsoft
24 411 (13.43%) CSS
25 405 (13.24%) Degree
26 400 (13.07%) Unit Testing
27 399 (13.04%) Regression Testing
28 395 (12.91%) XML
29 386 (12.61%) SQL Server
30 345 (11.27%) Cucumber

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 69 (2.25%) WebSphere
2 68 (2.22%) IIS
3 67 (2.19%) Tomcat
4 53 (1.73%) Apache
5 37 (1.21%) Node.js
6 34 (1.11%) CMS
7 31 (1.01%) SharePoint
8 29 (0.95%) JBoss
9 25 (0.82%) WebLogic
10 24 (0.78%) Confluence
11 23 (0.75%) nginx
12 22 (0.72%) MQSeries
13 20 (0.65%) Drupal
14 17 (0.56%) Umbraco
14 17 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.33%) Jetty
16 9 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
17 8 (0.26%) TIBCO EMS
17 8 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
18 6 (0.20%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 143 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 47 (1.54%) MS Office
3 7 (0.23%) Mingle
4 5 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.098%) MS Project
6 2 (0.065%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.033%) SPSS
7 1 (0.033%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (0.56%) Magento
2 9 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
4 7 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.13%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.13%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.13%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.098%) Sage CRM
6 3 (0.098%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.098%) Summit
7 2 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.065%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.033%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.033%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.033%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.033%) SmartPlant
8 1 (0.033%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 56 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (1.80%) SaaS
3 46 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (0.88%) PaaS
6 12 (0.39%) Rackspace Cloud
7 8 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.20%) Google Compute Engine
9 6 (0.20%) GitHub
10 4 (0.13%) IaaS
11 3 (0.098%) Joyent
12 2 (0.065%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.065%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.065%) Trello
13 1 (0.033%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.033%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.033%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.033%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.033%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 91 (2.97%) HTTP
2 70 (2.29%) Internet
3 67 (2.19%) TCP/IP
4 30 (0.98%) DNS
5 22 (0.72%) HTTPS
6 17 (0.56%) Wireless
7 14 (0.46%) DHCP
8 12 (0.39%) FTP
8 12 (0.39%) SSL
9 10 (0.33%) IPsec
10 6 (0.20%) Network Security
11 5 (0.16%) DSL
11 5 (0.16%) Firewall
11 5 (0.16%) SNMP
12 4 (0.13%) ATM
12 4 (0.13%) VPN
12 4 (0.13%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.098%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.098%) LDAP
14 2 (0.065%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 183 (5.98%) MySQL
3 152 (4.97%) Relational Database
4 86 (2.81%) Oracle Database
5 75 (2.45%) Big Data
6 63 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 60 (1.96%) MongoDB
8 52 (1.70%) NoSQL
9 51 (1.67%) DB2
10 50 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
11 44 (1.44%) RDBMS
12 34 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 30 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
13 30 (0.98%) Hadoop
14 25 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
15 24 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 21 (0.69%) Redis
17 20 (0.65%) MarkLogic
18 19 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 15 (0.49%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 975 (31.86%) Selenium
2 345 (11.27%) Cucumber
3 337 (11.01%) WebDriver
4 280 (9.15%) JIRA
5 271 (8.86%) Git (software)
6 259 (8.46%) Jenkins
7 257 (8.40%) QuickTest Pro
8 241 (7.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 197 (6.44%) JUnit
10 168 (5.49%) Subversion
10 168 (5.49%) SpecFlow
11 162 (5.29%) Visual Studio
12 154 (5.03%) SoapUI
13 132 (4.31%) JMeter
14 130 (4.25%) TeamCity
15 111 (3.63%) LoadRunner
16 110 (3.59%) Maven
17 99 (3.24%) NUnit
18 92 (3.01%) FitNesse
19 82 (2.68%) Eclipse
General
1 667 (21.80%) Finance
2 159 (5.20%) Banking
3 131 (4.28%) Retail
4 84 (2.75%) Games
5 60 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 57 (1.86%) Marketing
7 47 (1.54%) Financial Institution
8 45 (1.47%) Investment Banking
9 41 (1.34%) Advertising
10 33 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 32 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
12 24 (0.78%) Front Office
13 20 (0.65%) Law
14 17 (0.56%) Automotive
15 16 (0.52%) Billing
16 15 (0.49%) Back Office
17 14 (0.46%) Electronics
17 14 (0.46%) Publishing
18 13 (0.42%) Legal
19 8 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 739 (24.15%) Developer
2 707 (23.10%) Analyst
3 573 (18.73%) Tester
4 559 (18.27%) Test Analyst
5 271 (8.86%) Software Engineer
6 240 (7.84%) Test Engineer
7 217 (7.09%) QA Engineer
8 212 (6.93%) Software Tester
9 173 (5.65%) QA Analyst
10 156 (5.10%) Java Developer
10 156 (5.10%) Senior Developer
11 140 (4.58%) .NET Developer
12 118 (3.86%) Automation Tester
13 116 (3.79%) Senior Analyst
14 111 (3.63%) Test Leader
15 101 (3.30%) Test Manager
16 99 (3.24%) QA Tester
17 93 (3.04%) Senior Tester
18 92 (3.01%) Team Leader
19 83 (2.71%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 803 (26.24%) .NET
2 629 (20.56%) HTML
3 445 (14.54%) Web Services
4 411 (13.43%) CSS
5 395 (12.91%) XML
6 255 (8.33%) HTML5
7 214 (6.99%) jQuery
8 202 (6.60%) ASP.NET
9 188 (6.14%) SOAP
10 181 (5.92%) .NET Framework
11 177 (5.78%) WCF
12 151 (4.93%) Spring
13 123 (4.02%) REST
14 117 (3.82%) Ajax
15 111 (3.63%) WPF
16 110 (3.59%) RESTful
17 104 (3.40%) Hibernate
18 96 (3.14%) Gherkin
19 84 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
20 78 (2.55%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 252 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 212 (6.93%) Computer Science
3 174 (5.69%) Mobile App
4 161 (5.26%) Open Source
5 76 (2.48%) User Experience
6 70 (2.29%) Client/Server
7 67 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
8 51 (1.67%) Data Structures
9 46 (1.50%) N-Tier
10 38 (1.24%) Social Media
11 34 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 33 (1.08%) Replication
13 32 (1.05%) Algorithms
14 30 (0.98%) Mathematics
15 28 (0.92%) Visualisation
16 26 (0.85%) SWIFT
17 22 (0.72%) Management Information System
18 21 (0.69%) Hedge funds
19 17 (0.56%) Mainframe
19 17 (0.56%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 473 (15.46%) Linux
2 435 (14.22%) Windows
3 257 (8.40%) UNIX
4 157 (5.13%) Apple iOS
5 148 (4.84%) Android
6 35 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (0.75%) Windows Phone
9 20 (0.65%) Ubuntu
10 19 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (0.62%) CentOS
10 19 (0.62%) Windows 8
11 17 (0.56%) Windows Phone 8
12 16 (0.52%) Mac OS
13 15 (0.49%) Windows 7
14 14 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (0.46%) Windows Vista
14 14 (0.46%) Windows XP
15 13 (0.42%) Mac OS X
16 11 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1744 (56.99%) Agile Software Development
2 746 (24.38%) Manual Testing
3 744 (24.31%) TDD
4 621 (20.29%) Scrum
5 609 (19.90%) Continuous Integration
6 561 (18.33%) Test Scripting
7 536 (17.52%) Test Automation
8 499 (16.31%) BDD
9 443 (14.48%) Software Testing
10 400 (13.07%) Unit Testing
11 399 (13.04%) Regression Testing
12 323 (10.56%) E-Commerce
13 319 (10.42%) Software Engineering
14 316 (10.33%) OO
15 287 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
15 287 (9.38%) Mentoring
16 273 (8.92%) Test Strategy
17 245 (8.01%) MVC
18 229 (7.48%) Automation Testing
19 206 (6.73%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1104 (36.08%) SQL
2 956 (31.24%) Java
3 846 (27.65%) C#
4 624 (20.39%) JavaScript
5 284 (9.28%) Python
6 213 (6.96%) C++
7 207 (6.76%) PHP
8 204 (6.67%) Ruby
9 111 (3.63%) C
10 90 (2.94%) T-SQL
11 87 (2.84%) PL/SQL
12 75 (2.45%) Perl
13 63 (2.06%) VB.NET
14 54 (1.76%) VB
15 52 (1.70%) PowerShell
16 45 (1.47%) XPath
17 43 (1.41%) VBScript
18 32 (1.05%) Shell Script
19 31 (1.01%) Bash Shell
20 28 (0.92%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 531 (17.35%) ISEB
2 405 (13.24%) Degree
3 327 (10.69%) ISTQB
4 138 (4.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (0.69%) CISSP
6 20 (0.65%) CISA
7 19 (0.62%) HND
8 14 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
9 13 (0.42%) Security Cleared
10 10 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 8 (0.26%) HP ASE
12 7 (0.23%) IC3 Certification
13 6 (0.20%) SC Cleared
14 4 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.098%) HNC
16 2 (0.065%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 1 (0.033%) CEH
17 1 (0.033%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1138 (37.19%) QA
2 20 (0.65%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.26%) TickIT
4 6 (0.20%) FATCA
5 3 (0.098%) WAI
5 3 (0.098%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.098%) SLA
6 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.52%) Varnish
4 16 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (0.29%) Docker
6 7 (0.23%) vSphere
6 7 (0.23%) Firmware
7 3 (0.098%) KVM
8 2 (0.065%) QEMU
9 1 (0.033%) Xen
9 1 (0.033%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 124 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
2 65 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (1.83%) Puppet
4 26 (0.85%) Ansible
5 15 (0.49%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.13%) CA LISA
7 3 (0.098%) CA Wily
7 3 (0.098%) Control-M
8 2 (0.065%) OpenNMS
8 2 (0.065%) Salt
9 1 (0.033%) Netcool
9 1 (0.033%) Nessus
9 1 (0.033%) Nmap
9 1 (0.033%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 416 (13.59%) Microsoft
2 271 (8.86%) Oracle
3 139 (4.54%) HP
4 64 (2.09%) IBM
5 51 (1.67%) VMware
6 46 (1.50%) SAP
7 37 (1.21%) Google
8 32 (1.05%) Zend
9 28 (0.92%) Apple
10 27 (0.88%) Telerik
11 20 (0.65%) TIBCO
12 19 (0.62%) Informatica
12 19 (0.62%) Sybase
13 14 (0.46%) Citrix
14 12 (0.39%) Pega
14 12 (0.39%) Sitecore
15 11 (0.36%) Red Hat
15 11 (0.36%) Perforce
16 9 (0.29%) Remedy
16 9 (0.29%) Sun
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Newton Blue
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits etc
Posted: 17 hours ago
Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum 15% bonus and company pension
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 Per Annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnham, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Full benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum £30-50k depending on experience plus
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 to 70,000 + EXCELLENT package and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Masabi
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday