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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 405 436 445
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +9
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 645 568 537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.55% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.66% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 597 489 476
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%

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
87161 85486 88774
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.66% 82.26% 80.06%
Number of salaries quoted 71806 68211 75331
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 £30,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 26 January 2015 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 26 January 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
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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 +20 617 £40,000 -11.11% 97
London -42 250 £50,000 - 49
South East +21 119 £42,500 +9.67% 20
North West +55 82 £35,000 +16.66% 10
City of London +8 78 £50,000 -16.66% 19
Manchester +36 65 £35,250 -25.00% 8
Yorkshire +5 59 £34,000 -2.85% 7
Berkshire +45 56 £44,000 +3.52% 7
Surrey +9 39 £42,500 +54.54% 3
West Yorkshire +10 38 £35,000 +8.52% 6
Leeds +23 31 £34,750 +6.92% 4
East of England -12 29 £38,500 +2.66% 3
West Midlands +10 28 £45,000 +50.00% 4
South West -8 26 £37,000 +18.40% 2
Reading +22 24 £41,250 -2.94% 6
East Midlands +15 23 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Wales -3 15 £29,129 -28.07%
Warwickshire - 15 £45,000 - 2
North Yorkshire +13 13 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Cambridgeshire +9 13 £37,500 -1.31% 3
Bracknell - 13 £55,000 -
Nottinghamshire +23 12 £37,500 -9.09% 2
Nottingham +19 12 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Cambridge +11 12 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Harrogate +10 12 £32,500 - 1
Bristol +6 12 £36,000 -4.00% 2
Warwick - 12 £45,000 - 1
Scotland +1 11 £40,000 -15.78% 5
Stockport +4 10 £36,500 +21.66% 1
Northamptonshire +3 10 £35,000 -

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

1 840 (62.78%) Agile Software Development
2 744 (55.61%) Selenium
3 669 (50.00%) QA
4 421 (31.46%) SQL
5 409 (30.57%) Java
6 343 (25.64%) C#
7 335 (25.04%) WebDriver
8 307 (22.94%) Finance
9 296 (22.12%) Test Automation
10 286 (21.38%) ISEB
11 280 (20.93%) BDD
12 269 (20.10%) Test Scripting
13 265 (19.81%) Scrum
14 260 (19.43%) Manual Testing
15 256 (19.13%) Automated Testing
16 252 (18.83%) TDD
17 247 (18.46%) Software Testing
18 206 (15.40%) QuickTest Pro
18 206 (15.40%) Cucumber
19 203 (15.17%) ISTQB
20 174 (13.00%) JavaScript
21 169 (12.63%) Degree
22 164 (12.26%) Regression Testing
23 161 (12.03%) .NET
24 160 (11.96%) Ruby
25 156 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
26 151 (11.29%) User Acceptance Testing
27 149 (11.14%) JIRA
28 145 (10.84%) Windows
29 137 (10.24%) Web Services

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 14 (1.05%) Drupal
2 12 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (0.82%) CMS
3 11 (0.82%) Confluence
4 8 (0.60%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.37%) Node.js
6 4 (0.30%) JBoss
7 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.15%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.15%) WordPress
8 2 (0.15%) IIS
9 1 (0.075%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.075%) Apache
Applications
1 38 (2.84%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.32%) MS Office
3 4 (0.30%) MS Project
4 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.075%) Mingle
5 1 (0.075%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 5 (0.37%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.22%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.075%) BASE24
3 1 (0.075%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.97%) SaaS
2 10 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.22%) Force.com
5 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.075%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.075%) Joyent
6 1 (0.075%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.47%) TCP/IP
2 19 (1.42%) HTTP
3 17 (1.27%) Wireshark
4 16 (1.20%) VoIP
4 16 (1.20%) WAN
5 15 (1.12%) DHCP
5 15 (1.12%) H.323
5 15 (1.12%) VLAN
5 15 (1.12%) RTP
6 6 (0.45%) Internet
7 5 (0.37%) RFID
7 5 (0.37%) FTP
8 4 (0.30%) LAN
8 4 (0.30%) MVNO
9 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.075%) DSL
10 1 (0.075%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (1.64%) NoSQL
5 21 (1.57%) MySQL
6 18 (1.35%) Big Data
7 16 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (0.82%) MongoDB
9 10 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.52%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.45%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.37%) QlikView
13 5 (0.37%) SSDT
13 5 (0.37%) Hazelcast
13 5 (0.37%) Neo4j
14 2 (0.15%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 744 (55.61%) Selenium
2 335 (25.04%) WebDriver
3 206 (15.40%) Cucumber
3 206 (15.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 149 (11.14%) JIRA
5 115 (8.59%) Jenkins
6 96 (7.17%) TeamCity
7 89 (6.65%) SpecFlow
8 88 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 79 (5.90%) JUnit
10 76 (5.68%) SoapUI
11 75 (5.61%) Visual Studio
12 72 (5.38%) JMeter
13 62 (4.63%) Git (software)
14 58 (4.33%) Hudson
15 51 (3.81%) FitNesse
16 45 (3.36%) JBehave
17 43 (3.21%) LoadRunner
18 37 (2.77%) Bugzilla
19 35 (2.62%) Calabash
General
1 307 (22.94%) Finance
2 65 (4.86%) Telecoms
3 49 (3.66%) Banking
4 47 (3.51%) Retail
5 18 (1.35%) Games
6 15 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 13 (0.97%) Front Office
7 13 (0.97%) Back Office
7 13 (0.97%) Advertising
8 11 (0.82%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.75%) Publishing
10 8 (0.60%) Electronics
11 7 (0.52%) Legal
12 6 (0.45%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.30%) Law
14 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.22%) Marketing
14 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.15%) Billing
15 2 (0.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 481 (35.95%) Analyst
2 404 (30.19%) Test Analyst
3 332 (24.81%) Tester
4 234 (17.49%) Test Engineer
5 143 (10.69%) Automation Tester
6 133 (9.94%) Developer
7 124 (9.27%) QA Analyst
8 122 (9.12%) Automation Engineer
9 112 (8.37%) Senior Analyst
10 108 (8.07%) QA Engineer
11 90 (6.73%) Software Tester
12 85 (6.35%) Senior Test Analyst
13 79 (5.90%) Test Manager
14 73 (5.46%) Software Engineer
15 65 (4.86%) QA Tester
16 64 (4.78%) Software Test Engineer
17 60 (4.48%) Test Leader
18 49 (3.66%) Automation Analyst
19 45 (3.36%) Automation Test Analyst
20 42 (3.14%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (12.03%) .NET
2 137 (10.24%) Web Services
3 94 (7.03%) XML
3 94 (7.03%) HTML
4 73 (5.46%) CSS
5 58 (4.33%) SOAP
6 35 (2.62%) Gherkin
7 31 (2.32%) ASP.NET
8 28 (2.09%) J2EE
9 23 (1.72%) jQuery
9 23 (1.72%) RESTful
10 19 (1.42%) REST
11 17 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (1.20%) LAMP
12 16 (1.20%) JSON
13 15 (1.12%) XSLT
14 14 (1.05%) Spring
15 13 (0.97%) HTML5
15 13 (0.97%) WCF
15 13 (0.97%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 102 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (6.35%) Mobile App
3 78 (5.83%) Open Source
4 58 (4.33%) Computer Science
5 38 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
6 32 (2.39%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.64%) User Experience
8 21 (1.57%) Client/Server
8 21 (1.57%) iPad
9 18 (1.35%) iPhone
10 16 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 16 (1.20%) Replication
11 12 (0.90%) Mathematics
12 11 (0.82%) Derivative
13 10 (0.75%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.67%) Equities
15 8 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
15 8 (0.60%) Social Network
15 8 (0.60%) Algorithms
16 7 (0.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 145 (10.84%) Windows
2 104 (7.77%) Linux
3 78 (5.83%) Android
4 73 (5.46%) Apple iOS
5 67 (5.01%) UNIX
6 13 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.45%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.37%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.075%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.075%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.075%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 840 (62.78%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (22.12%) Test Automation
3 280 (20.93%) BDD
4 269 (20.10%) Test Scripting
5 265 (19.81%) Scrum
6 260 (19.43%) Manual Testing
7 256 (19.13%) Automated Testing
8 252 (18.83%) TDD
9 247 (18.46%) Software Testing
10 164 (12.26%) Regression Testing
11 156 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
12 151 (11.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 104 (7.77%) System Testing
14 99 (7.40%) E-Commerce
15 96 (7.17%) Test Strategy
16 79 (5.90%) User Stories
17 72 (5.38%) Integration Testing
18 65 (4.86%) Web Testing
19 61 (4.56%) Test Planning
19 61 (4.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 421 (31.46%) SQL
2 409 (30.57%) Java
3 343 (25.64%) C#
4 174 (13.00%) JavaScript
5 160 (11.96%) Ruby
6 111 (8.30%) Python
7 72 (5.38%) PHP
8 48 (3.59%) C++
9 41 (3.06%) Perl
10 27 (2.02%) VBScript
11 25 (1.87%) T-SQL
12 22 (1.64%) Groovy
13 19 (1.42%) C
14 13 (0.97%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.82%) XPath
15 11 (0.82%) VB
16 10 (0.75%) Objective-C
17 7 (0.52%) Scala
17 7 (0.52%) Tcl
17 7 (0.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 286 (21.38%) ISEB
2 203 (15.17%) ISTQB
3 169 (12.63%) Degree
4 103 (7.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (1.79%) Security Cleared
6 20 (1.49%) SC Cleared
7 16 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (1.12%) MCSE
8 15 (1.12%) CCNA
8 15 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (1.12%) MCITP
9 3 (0.22%) PMP
9 3 (0.22%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.15%) APMP
11 1 (0.075%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.075%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.075%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 669 (50.00%) QA
2 5 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.075%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.12%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.37%) Firmware
4 1 (0.075%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.075%) KVM
Systems Management
1 85 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.37%) Puppet
3 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.075%) SCCM
4 1 (0.075%) Ansible
Vendors
1 112 (8.37%) Microsoft
2 70 (5.23%) HP
3 57 (4.26%) Oracle
4 24 (1.79%) VMware
5 19 (1.42%) Green Hat
6 18 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (1.27%) SAP
8 15 (1.12%) Cisco
8 15 (1.12%) Avaya
9 12 (0.90%) Cerillion
9 12 (0.90%) Google
10 8 (0.60%) Informatica
10 8 (0.60%) IBM
10 8 (0.60%) Business Objects
11 7 (0.52%) Telerik
12 4 (0.30%) Altiris
12 4 (0.30%) Zend
13 3 (0.22%) Citrix
13 3 (0.22%) Capita
14 2 (0.15%) Orchard
Warwick, Warwickshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, pension, medical etc
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 per annum + Company shares
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £43,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stirlingshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + bens + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Networking People
Salary: bonus + excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £64,000 per annum including excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago