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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 354 417 510
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +93
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 853 707 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.61% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.74% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 793 676 381
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
94169 96137 88067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.15% 82.80% 81.74%
Number of salaries quoted 77699 76727 72090
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +53 806 £45,000 +5.88% 123
London +37 355 £50,000 - 35
South East +11 168 £42,500 +2.40% 28
Surrey +59 71 £55,000 +29.41% 6
Yorkshire +16 66 £35,000 - 12
North West +19 63 £35,000 - 21
City of London +10 55 £47,813 +0.65% 11
East Midlands +18 51 £35,000 - 5
East of England +10 51 £37,500 -6.25% 16
West Midlands +21 42 £39,750 - 1
West Yorkshire +9 42 £35,000 - 5
Manchester +21 36 £35,000 - 8
Hampshire +27 29 £30,000 -17.24% 12
Cambridgeshire +42 28 £37,500 +3.87% 6
Leeds -3 28 £35,000 - 4
Wales +4 27 £35,000 +20.15%
South Wales +3 26 £35,000 +20.15%
Nottingham +4 25 £38,500 +10.00% 2
Nottinghamshire -4 25 £38,500 +10.00% 2
Birmingham - 21 £45,000 -
Cambridge +29 20 £37,500 +3.87% 4
Berkshire -25 20 £46,500 +9.41% 5
South West -25 19 £38,500 +10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 18 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Milton Keynes -16 18 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Ealing - 18 £52,500 - 1
Northamptonshire +23 17 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Northampton +19 17 £32,500 -18.75% 1
North Yorkshire +3 15 £32,500 -
Egham - 15 £55,000 -

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 895 (57.74%) Agile Software Development
2 798 (51.48%) Selenium
3 680 (43.87%) QA
4 590 (38.06%) Java
5 413 (26.65%) C#
6 408 (26.32%) SQL
7 378 (24.39%) Finance
8 375 (24.19%) Test Automation
9 374 (24.13%) Scrum
10 330 (21.29%) ISEB
11 301 (19.42%) Manual Testing
12 294 (18.97%) TDD
13 283 (18.26%) BDD
14 280 (18.06%) WebDriver
15 265 (17.10%) Test Scripting
16 256 (16.52%) Degree
17 255 (16.45%) Software Testing
18 253 (16.32%) Automated Testing
19 248 (16.00%) ISTQB
20 237 (15.29%) Cucumber
21 224 (14.45%) Continuous Integration
22 204 (13.16%) Linux
23 200 (12.90%) .NET
24 194 (12.52%) HP UFT
25 172 (11.10%) Microsoft
26 165 (10.65%) Ruby
27 159 (10.26%) Regression Testing
28 144 (9.29%) Jenkins
29 135 (8.71%) SDLC
29 135 (8.71%) JavaScript

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 24 (1.55%) SharePoint
2 15 (0.97%) Tomcat
2 15 (0.97%) Confluence
3 12 (0.77%) JBoss
4 11 (0.71%) WebLogic
4 11 (0.71%) WebSphere
4 11 (0.71%) Node.js
5 9 (0.58%) CMS
6 6 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.32%) IIS
8 3 (0.19%) MTS
8 3 (0.19%) Mule
8 3 (0.19%) Mule ESB
8 3 (0.19%) nginx
9 2 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.13%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.065%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.065%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.065%) Drupal
Applications
1 80 (5.16%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.03%) MS Office
3 13 (0.84%) FastStats
4 5 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.19%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.26%) SimCorp Dimension
2 4 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.26%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.26%) Magento
3 3 (0.19%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.19%) Summit
3 3 (0.19%) Primavera
4 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.065%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.065%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.065%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 52 (3.35%) SaaS
2 10 (0.65%) GitHub
3 8 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.23%) HTTP
2 13 (0.84%) VPN
3 10 (0.65%) Internet
4 8 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.52%) Network Security
5 6 (0.39%) CTI
6 4 (0.26%) WAN
6 4 (0.26%) MPLS
7 3 (0.19%) Broadband
7 3 (0.19%) RFID
8 2 (0.13%) SSH
8 2 (0.13%) GSM
8 2 (0.13%) PSTN
8 2 (0.13%) VoIP
8 2 (0.13%) DSL
9 1 (0.065%) DVB
9 1 (0.065%) DNS
9 1 (0.065%) SSL
9 1 (0.065%) LDAP
9 1 (0.065%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 63 (4.06%) Relational Database
3 47 (3.03%) MySQL
4 37 (2.39%) NoSQL
5 31 (2.00%) MongoDB
6 25 (1.61%) Big Data
7 22 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (1.23%) RDBMS
9 18 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 17 (1.10%) Hazelcast
10 17 (1.10%) Neo4j
11 13 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (0.71%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.45%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.39%) Oracle ODI
15 5 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
16 4 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 798 (51.48%) Selenium
2 280 (18.06%) WebDriver
3 237 (15.29%) Cucumber
4 194 (12.52%) HP UFT
5 144 (9.29%) Jenkins
6 128 (8.26%) JIRA
7 116 (7.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 109 (7.03%) Git (software)
9 106 (6.84%) SoapUI
10 101 (6.52%) SpecFlow
11 71 (4.58%) RSpec
11 71 (4.58%) Visual Studio
12 69 (4.45%) JMeter
13 64 (4.13%) FitNesse
14 60 (3.87%) Maven
15 55 (3.55%) Subversion
16 54 (3.48%) LoadRunner
17 52 (3.35%) JUnit
18 41 (2.65%) WATIR
19 36 (2.32%) Calabash
General
1 378 (24.39%) Finance
2 74 (4.77%) Telecoms
3 63 (4.06%) Games
4 41 (2.65%) Banking
5 32 (2.06%) Marketing
6 29 (1.87%) Retail
7 17 (1.10%) Electronics
8 15 (0.97%) Legal
9 14 (0.90%) Publishing
10 12 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.71%) Back Office
12 9 (0.58%) Front Office
12 9 (0.58%) Law
13 7 (0.45%) Advertising
13 7 (0.45%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.39%) Automotive
15 3 (0.19%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.065%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.065%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 496 (32.00%) Analyst
2 470 (30.32%) Tester
3 414 (26.71%) Test Analyst
4 223 (14.39%) Test Engineer
5 179 (11.55%) Developer
6 178 (11.48%) Automation Tester
7 135 (8.71%) Automation Engineer
8 134 (8.65%) Software Tester
9 123 (7.94%) QA Analyst
10 118 (7.61%) QA Engineer
11 97 (6.26%) Test Automation Engineer
12 95 (6.13%) Automation Analyst
13 88 (5.68%) QA Tester
14 87 (5.61%) Automation Test Analyst
15 81 (5.23%) Test Leader
16 76 (4.90%) Test Manager
17 69 (4.45%) Senior Analyst
18 59 (3.81%) Java Developer
18 59 (3.81%) Senior Tester
19 58 (3.74%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (12.90%) .NET
2 131 (8.45%) Web Services
3 111 (7.16%) XML
4 78 (5.03%) HTML
5 66 (4.26%) REST
6 58 (3.74%) Gherkin
7 46 (2.97%) CSS
7 46 (2.97%) SOAP
8 38 (2.45%) Spring
8 38 (2.45%) .NET Framework
8 38 (2.45%) ASP.NET
9 31 (2.00%) AngularJS
10 28 (1.81%) RESTful
11 24 (1.55%) JSON
11 24 (1.55%) JSP
12 19 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
12 19 (1.23%) Apache Flex
12 19 (1.23%) Apache Camel
13 18 (1.16%) jQuery
13 18 (1.16%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 128 (8.26%) Computer Science
2 86 (5.55%) Mobile App
3 70 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (2.13%) User Experience
5 30 (1.94%) DTV
6 27 (1.74%) AS400
7 24 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 21 (1.35%) Client/Server
8 21 (1.35%) Mathematics
9 19 (1.23%) iSeries
10 17 (1.10%) Online Games
11 16 (1.03%) Replication
12 15 (0.97%) Digital Media
13 11 (0.71%) Fixed Income
13 11 (0.71%) Equities
14 9 (0.58%) Java Card
14 9 (0.58%) Derivative
15 8 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.45%) Statistics
17 6 (0.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 204 (13.16%) Linux
2 114 (7.35%) UNIX
3 86 (5.55%) Windows
4 67 (4.32%) Apple iOS
5 65 (4.19%) Android
6 22 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (1.16%) Windows XP
7 18 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.16%) Windows Vista
7 18 (1.16%) Windows 8
7 18 (1.16%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.26%) VMS
11 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.13%) Solaris
13 1 (0.065%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.065%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.065%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.065%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 895 (57.74%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (24.19%) Test Automation
3 374 (24.13%) Scrum
4 301 (19.42%) Manual Testing
5 294 (18.97%) TDD
6 283 (18.26%) BDD
7 265 (17.10%) Test Scripting
8 255 (16.45%) Software Testing
9 253 (16.32%) Automated Testing
10 224 (14.45%) Continuous Integration
11 159 (10.26%) Regression Testing
12 135 (8.71%) SDLC
13 126 (8.13%) User Acceptance Testing
14 110 (7.10%) E-Commerce
15 103 (6.65%) Software Engineering
16 101 (6.52%) Performance Testing
17 97 (6.26%) Test Strategy
18 83 (5.35%) System Testing
18 83 (5.35%) OO
19 78 (5.03%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 590 (38.06%) Java
2 413 (26.65%) C#
3 408 (26.32%) SQL
4 165 (10.65%) Ruby
5 135 (8.71%) JavaScript
6 100 (6.45%) Python
7 71 (4.58%) C++
8 51 (3.29%) PHP
9 41 (2.65%) Perl
9 41 (2.65%) Bash Shell
10 27 (1.74%) VBScript
11 22 (1.42%) Groovy
12 21 (1.35%) T-SQL
13 19 (1.23%) PL/SQL
14 16 (1.03%) C
15 13 (0.84%) VB
16 11 (0.71%) Scala
17 8 (0.52%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.52%) Shell Script
18 5 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 330 (21.29%) ISEB
2 256 (16.52%) Degree
3 248 (16.00%) ISTQB
4 111 (7.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (1.35%) Security Cleared
5 21 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
6 12 (0.77%) SC Cleared
7 11 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (0.39%) PhD
9 4 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.26%) HP ASE
10 2 (0.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 680 (43.87%) QA
2 5 (0.32%) WAI
3 3 (0.19%) SLA
4 2 (0.13%) WCAG
5 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.065%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (0.65%) Docker
2 6 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (0.26%) Firmware
4 1 (0.065%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 91 (5.87%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (1.23%) Puppet
3 12 (0.77%) Vagrant
3 12 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.39%) Ansible
5 1 (0.065%) Salt
5 1 (0.065%) SCCM
5 1 (0.065%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 172 (11.10%) Microsoft
2 126 (8.13%) Oracle
3 102 (6.58%) HP
4 33 (2.13%) IBM
5 28 (1.81%) SAP
6 13 (0.84%) Charles River
7 9 (0.58%) VMware
7 9 (0.58%) GoldenSource
7 9 (0.58%) WorldPay
8 8 (0.52%) Wall Street Systems
8 8 (0.52%) Telerik
9 6 (0.39%) Google
10 5 (0.32%) Remedy
11 4 (0.26%) SimCorp
11 4 (0.26%) ATG
11 4 (0.26%) Apple
11 4 (0.26%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.19%) Murex
12 3 (0.19%) Calypso
12 3 (0.19%) Cognos
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Venturi
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Venturi
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Package/Pension/Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Private Healthca
Posted: 9 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 45,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £32k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
Alton, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday