The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 399 487 454
Rank change year-on-year
+88 -33
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 706 433 517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.40% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.50% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 675 388 461
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £59,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%

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
93065 86613 92507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.64% 79.38% 77.74%
Number of salaries quoted 74277 70760 78574
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automation Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the UK.

Automation Testing Salary Trend in the UK

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 within the UK.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 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
(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 +111 670 £42,500 -5.55% 78
London +27 309 £48,000 -4.00% 39
South East +72 131 £41,500 +18.57% 11
City of London +5 70 £47,500 -5.00% 19
Yorkshire +20 63 £35,000 -9.67% 5
East of England +24 52 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Berkshire +30 51 £42,500 -15.00% 5
West Yorkshire +10 45 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Leeds +9 41 £35,000 -22.22% 3
North West +3 40 £35,000 +8.52% 4
Reading +35 39 £50,000 -4.76% 1
East Midlands -3 27 £35,000 +7.69% 3
South West +7 25 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Scotland -3 20 £37,500 +20.00% 3
Hertfordshire +9 19 £42,500 - 5
Hampshire - 19 £42,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire +10 18 £45,000 +34.32% 1
Manchester +1 18 £35,000 +2.18% 4
West Midlands +9 17 £41,000 +2.50% 2
Milton Keynes +2 17 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Nottinghamshire +11 16 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Cambridgeshire +6 16 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Nottingham 0 16 £35,000 +7.69%
Surrey -6 16 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Bristol +11 15 £30,000 -20.00% 4
North Yorkshire - 15 £32,500 - 2
Kent +8 14 £30,000 +1.69% 1
Wales -1 14 £29,129 -14.95% 2
South Wales -3 14 £29,129 -10.37% 1
North East +5 13 £34,500 +27.77% 2

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 719 (47.77%) QA
2 693 (46.05%) Selenium
3 487 (32.36%) Agile Software Development
4 428 (28.44%) Java
5 422 (28.04%) SQL
6 391 (25.98%) Finance
7 370 (24.58%) C#
8 369 (24.52%) Test Automation
9 366 (24.32%) Test Scripting
9 366 (24.32%) ISEB
10 268 (17.81%) WebDriver
11 259 (17.21%) BDD
12 251 (16.68%) Automated Testing
13 248 (16.48%) Scrum
14 247 (16.41%) QuickTest Pro
15 243 (16.15%) TDD
16 232 (15.42%) Manual Testing
17 227 (15.08%) Software Testing
18 219 (14.55%) .NET
19 209 (13.89%) Cucumber
20 206 (13.69%) Degree
21 199 (13.22%) Regression Testing
22 178 (11.83%) SQL Server
23 177 (11.76%) ISTQB
24 175 (11.63%) Ruby
25 168 (11.16%) JavaScript
26 162 (10.76%) Python
27 160 (10.63%) Test Strategy
28 146 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
29 145 (9.63%) Windows

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (1.73%) CMS
2 21 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (0.93%) SharePoint
4 8 (0.53%) Node.js
5 6 (0.40%) IIS
6 5 (0.33%) Drupal
7 3 (0.20%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.13%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.13%) Mule
8 2 (0.13%) Confluence
8 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.066%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.066%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.066%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.066%) Apache
9 1 (0.066%) WorkSite
Applications
1 53 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 48 (3.19%) MS Office
3 8 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.40%) MS Project
5 1 (0.066%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.066%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 5 (0.33%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.27%) Magento
3 3 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.066%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.066%) Cordys
5 1 (0.066%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.066%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.066%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.066%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.066%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.066%) RMDS
5 1 (0.066%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.066%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.40%) SaaS
4 4 (0.27%) GitHub
5 3 (0.20%) Office 365
6 1 (0.066%) Trello
6 1 (0.066%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.00%) HTTP
2 14 (0.93%) Internet
3 10 (0.66%) Bluetooth
3 10 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (0.66%) Wireless
4 9 (0.60%) LAN
5 6 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.40%) Firewall
6 5 (0.33%) Wireshark
6 5 (0.33%) MVNO
6 5 (0.33%) FTP
7 4 (0.27%) DHCP
7 4 (0.27%) RFID
7 4 (0.27%) VoIP
7 4 (0.27%) WAN
8 3 (0.20%) H.323
8 3 (0.20%) VLAN
8 3 (0.20%) RTP
9 2 (0.13%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.066%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.26%) Big Data
3 27 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 20 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (1.26%) NoSQL
6 18 (1.20%) Hadoop
7 13 (0.86%) MySQL
8 10 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
9 9 (0.60%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.47%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.40%) Hazelcast
11 6 (0.40%) Neo4j
11 6 (0.40%) DB2
12 5 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.27%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 693 (46.05%) Selenium
2 268 (17.81%) WebDriver
3 247 (16.41%) QuickTest Pro
4 209 (13.89%) Cucumber
5 113 (7.51%) Jenkins
6 111 (7.38%) JIRA
7 104 (6.91%) JUnit
8 91 (6.05%) SoapUI
9 76 (5.05%) Visual Studio
10 73 (4.85%) SpecFlow
11 68 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 67 (4.45%) LoadRunner
13 64 (4.25%) TeamCity
14 57 (3.79%) Hudson
15 54 (3.59%) JBehave
16 53 (3.52%) Bugzilla
16 53 (3.52%) WATIR
16 53 (3.52%) Selenium IDE
17 51 (3.39%) FitNesse
18 45 (2.99%) Git (software)
General
1 391 (25.98%) Finance
2 96 (6.38%) Banking
3 48 (3.19%) Retail
4 36 (2.39%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.26%) Games
6 33 (2.19%) Financial Institution
7 27 (1.79%) Law
7 27 (1.79%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.26%) Publishing
9 18 (1.20%) Advertising
10 11 (0.73%) Front Office
10 11 (0.73%) Marketing
11 9 (0.60%) Back Office
12 8 (0.53%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.33%) Electronics
14 4 (0.27%) Legal
14 4 (0.27%) Online Betting
15 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.13%) Billing
16 1 (0.066%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 544 (36.15%) Analyst
2 444 (29.50%) Test Analyst
3 305 (20.27%) Tester
4 241 (16.01%) Test Engineer
5 175 (11.63%) Developer
6 135 (8.97%) QA Analyst
6 135 (8.97%) Automation Engineer
7 126 (8.37%) Senior Analyst
8 108 (7.18%) QA Engineer
9 105 (6.98%) Test Manager
10 103 (6.84%) Senior Test Analyst
11 100 (6.64%) Automation Tester
12 72 (4.78%) Automation Analyst
12 72 (4.78%) QA Tester
13 59 (3.92%) Automation Test Analyst
14 57 (3.79%) Software Tester
15 56 (3.72%) Test Leader
16 48 (3.19%) Senior Test Engineer
17 40 (2.66%) Senior Developer
17 40 (2.66%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (14.55%) .NET
2 139 (9.24%) Web Services
3 122 (8.11%) HTML
4 121 (8.04%) XML
4 121 (8.04%) SOAP
5 73 (4.85%) ASP.NET
6 70 (4.65%) CSS
7 60 (3.99%) REST
8 49 (3.26%) WCF
9 47 (3.12%) jQuery
9 47 (3.12%) Gherkin
10 40 (2.66%) ASP.NET MVC
11 38 (2.52%) HTML5
11 38 (2.52%) .NET Framework
12 37 (2.46%) RESTful
13 31 (2.06%) Apache Flex
14 30 (1.99%) J2EE
15 27 (1.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 27 (1.79%) CSS3
16 24 (1.59%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 83 (5.51%) Computer Science
2 68 (4.52%) Open Source
3 65 (4.32%) Mobile App
4 38 (2.52%) Client/Server
5 35 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (1.53%) Blackberry
7 22 (1.46%) Mathematics
8 16 (1.06%) Online Games
9 15 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 14 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
10 14 (0.93%) Spread Betting
10 14 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
11 13 (0.86%) Digital Media
11 13 (0.86%) Management Information System
12 12 (0.80%) iPad
12 12 (0.80%) iPhone
13 10 (0.66%) Social Media
14 8 (0.53%) Derivative
14 8 (0.53%) AS400
15 7 (0.47%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 145 (9.63%) Windows
2 96 (6.38%) UNIX
3 89 (5.91%) Linux
4 67 (4.45%) Apple iOS
5 66 (4.39%) Android
6 18 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (0.53%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.33%) Windows NT
10 4 (0.27%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.066%) Debian
13 1 (0.066%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.066%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.066%) CentOS
13 1 (0.066%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (32.36%) Agile Software Development
2 369 (24.52%) Test Automation
3 366 (24.32%) Test Scripting
4 259 (17.21%) BDD
5 251 (16.68%) Automated Testing
6 248 (16.48%) Scrum
7 243 (16.15%) TDD
8 232 (15.42%) Manual Testing
9 227 (15.08%) Software Testing
10 199 (13.22%) Regression Testing
11 160 (10.63%) Test Strategy
12 146 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
13 143 (9.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 119 (7.91%) System Testing
15 110 (7.31%) Web Testing
15 110 (7.31%) Performance Testing
16 103 (6.84%) E-Commerce
17 89 (5.91%) Unit Testing
18 82 (5.45%) Integration Testing
18 82 (5.45%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 428 (28.44%) Java
2 422 (28.04%) SQL
3 370 (24.58%) C#
4 175 (11.63%) Ruby
5 168 (11.16%) JavaScript
6 162 (10.76%) Python
7 76 (5.05%) C++
8 73 (4.85%) VBScript
9 68 (4.52%) PHP
10 61 (4.05%) Perl
11 46 (3.06%) VB
12 44 (2.92%) T-SQL
13 40 (2.66%) Groovy
14 27 (1.79%) Tcl
15 25 (1.66%) Shell Script
16 22 (1.46%) VB.NET
16 22 (1.46%) XPath
17 20 (1.33%) Bash Shell
18 19 (1.26%) C
19 15 (1.00%) F#
Qualifications
1 366 (24.32%) ISEB
2 206 (13.69%) Degree
3 177 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 83 (5.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 51 (3.39%) Security Cleared
6 43 (2.86%) SC Cleared
7 11 (0.73%) MBA
8 10 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (0.40%) Sun Certification
10 5 (0.33%) PhD
11 4 (0.27%) HND
12 3 (0.20%) MCSE
12 3 (0.20%) CCNA
12 3 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.20%) MCITP
13 2 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
14 1 (0.066%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 719 (47.77%) QA
2 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
2 2 (0.13%) ISO 9002
3 1 (0.066%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (0.66%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.33%) XenApp
2 5 (0.33%) XenDesktop
2 5 (0.33%) vSphere
2 5 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.27%) VirtualBox
3 4 (0.27%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 142 (9.44%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.66%) Puppet
3 6 (0.40%) SCCM
4 3 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.13%) Ansible
5 2 (0.13%) Salt
5 2 (0.13%) Opsview
5 2 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 105 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 103 (6.84%) HP
3 50 (3.32%) Oracle
4 22 (1.46%) Citrix
5 19 (1.26%) IBM
6 14 (0.93%) VMware
6 14 (0.93%) Altiris
7 11 (0.73%) Zend
8 10 (0.66%) SAP
9 9 (0.60%) Green Hat
10 8 (0.53%) Informatica
10 8 (0.53%) Telerik
10 8 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.47%) Adobe
11 7 (0.47%) JBoss
11 7 (0.47%) Business Objects
12 5 (0.33%) Apple
13 4 (0.27%) Avaya
13 4 (0.27%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.27%) Capita
London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 22 minutes ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 48 minutes ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 32k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Engage PSG
Salary: £32000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday