The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 348 384 453
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +69
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 797 858 684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.78% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.90% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 714 799 655
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
83182 95685 97432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.24% 87.46% 85.30%
Number of salaries quoted 69302 79068 77875
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 24 September 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 +26 763 £43,500 -3.33% 130
London +3 295 £52,500 +5.00% 63
South East +17 160 £42,500 +1.19% 9
Yorkshire +47 82 £39,500 +12.85% 11
City of London +70 72 £50,000 -2.43% 21
East of England +32 66 £32,500 -23.52% 8
Berkshire +42 51 £45,000 -3.22% 3
West Yorkshire +26 50 £37,500 +7.14% 9
North West -2 47 £40,000 +14.28% 9
East Midlands +8 43 £35,500 +1.42% 3
Leeds +32 40 £37,500 +7.14% 9
South West +18 35 £40,000 +14.28% 16
Surrey -13 35 £42,750 -22.27% 1
Reading +39 33 £42,500 -11.45% 2
Manchester -16 32 £42,500 +21.42% 6
West Midlands -16 31 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Nottinghamshire +12 29 £37,500 -2.59% 2
Hampshire -2 27 £37,500 +22.95% 5
Nottingham +2 24 £40,000 +3.89% 1
Hertfordshire +28 21 £31,500 -64.00%
Buckinghamshire +17 20 £37,500 +15.38%
Scotland +25 19 £36,750 -6.96% 5
Gloucestershire - 19 £40,000 - 6
Suffolk +13 18 £27,500 -34.52% 1
Bedfordshire +22 14 £40,000 +23.07% 2
South Yorkshire +9 14 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Ipswich +10 13 £27,500 -34.52% 1
Ealing +26 12 £60,000 +14.28%
West Sussex +22 11 £45,000 +5.88%
North Yorkshire +17 11 £56,000 +40.00% 1

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, IT jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 1061 (65.37%) Agile Software Development
2 880 (54.22%) Selenium
3 762 (46.95%) QA
4 569 (35.06%) Java
5 499 (30.75%) SQL
6 461 (28.40%) C#
7 425 (26.19%) BDD
8 411 (25.32%) Scrum
9 397 (24.46%) Test Automation
10 389 (23.97%) Finance
11 373 (22.98%) TDD
12 368 (22.67%) Cucumber
13 343 (21.13%) Manual Testing
14 338 (20.83%) Test Scripting
15 294 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
16 290 (17.87%) WebDriver
17 279 (17.19%) ISEB
18 268 (16.51%) ISTQB
19 266 (16.39%) JIRA
20 265 (16.33%) Software Testing
21 254 (15.65%) Automated Testing
22 238 (14.66%) .NET
23 209 (12.88%) Regression Testing
24 208 (12.82%) JavaScript
25 207 (12.75%) Test Strategy
26 200 (12.32%) Microsoft
27 199 (12.26%) SoapUI
28 192 (11.83%) SDLC
29 190 (11.71%) Team Foundation Server
30 176 (10.84%) Jenkins

Automation 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 29 (1.79%) Confluence
2 12 (0.74%) IIS
3 9 (0.55%) CMS
3 9 (0.55%) SharePoint
4 8 (0.49%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.43%) Umbraco
6 6 (0.37%) NServiceBus
7 5 (0.31%) Apache
8 4 (0.25%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.25%) Drupal
8 4 (0.25%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.18%) WordPress
10 2 (0.12%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.062%) CICS
11 1 (0.062%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.062%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.062%) WebSphere
Applications
1 57 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.73%) MS Office
3 6 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.062%) Mingle
5 1 (0.062%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.25%) FastStats
4 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.12%) Magento
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.062%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.79%) SaaS
2 22 (1.36%) GitHub
3 19 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.43%) Google Apps
4 7 (0.43%) Office 365
4 7 (0.43%) Slack
5 5 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.12%) IaaS
6 2 (0.12%) PaaS
7 1 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.062%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.062%) Google Play
7 1 (0.062%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.40%) HTTP
2 28 (1.73%) Internet
3 20 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 19 (1.17%) SMTP
5 14 (0.86%) SSL
6 5 (0.31%) SSH
7 4 (0.25%) Firewall
7 4 (0.25%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.18%) LAN
8 3 (0.18%) Skype
8 3 (0.18%) WAN
8 3 (0.18%) Wireless
9 2 (0.12%) IPv4
10 1 (0.062%) ATM
10 1 (0.062%) DNS
10 1 (0.062%) FTP
10 1 (0.062%) Intranet
10 1 (0.062%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.062%) Telnet
10 1 (0.062%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.08%) Relational Database
3 44 (2.71%) MongoDB
4 39 (2.40%) NoSQL
5 32 (1.97%) Oracle Database
6 22 (1.36%) Big Data
7 21 (1.29%) MySQL
8 19 (1.17%) Hazelcast
8 19 (1.17%) Neo4j
9 18 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (0.80%) Data Mining
13 12 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (0.43%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.37%) DB2
17 4 (0.25%) HBase
17 4 (0.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 880 (54.22%) Selenium
2 368 (22.67%) Cucumber
3 290 (17.87%) WebDriver
4 266 (16.39%) JIRA
5 199 (12.26%) SoapUI
6 190 (11.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 176 (10.84%) Jenkins
8 140 (8.63%) SpecFlow
9 135 (8.32%) HP UFT
10 125 (7.70%) Git (software)
11 91 (5.61%) JMeter
12 69 (4.25%) JUnit
13 61 (3.76%) Visual Studio
14 60 (3.70%) Appium
15 58 (3.57%) Maven
16 52 (3.20%) NUnit
17 44 (2.71%) Eclipse
18 43 (2.65%) LoadRunner
19 39 (2.40%) TeamCity
20 37 (2.28%) Ranorex
General
1 389 (23.97%) Finance
2 91 (5.61%) Banking
3 79 (4.87%) Games
4 53 (3.27%) Law
5 52 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 46 (2.83%) Marketing
7 44 (2.71%) Retail
8 22 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 15 (0.92%) Legal
10 14 (0.86%) Advertising
11 12 (0.74%) Electronics
12 10 (0.62%) Back Office
13 9 (0.55%) Automotive
14 8 (0.49%) Front Office
14 8 (0.49%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.31%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.31%) Music Industry
16 5 (0.31%) Publishing
17 4 (0.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 508 (31.30%) Analyst
2 468 (28.84%) Test Analyst
3 417 (25.69%) Tester
4 307 (18.92%) Test Engineer
5 258 (15.90%) Automation Tester
6 216 (13.31%) Automation Test Analyst
7 197 (12.14%) Developer
8 161 (9.92%) QA Engineer
9 155 (9.55%) Test Automation Engineer
10 149 (9.18%) QA Tester
11 146 (9.00%) QA Analyst
12 140 (8.63%) Software Tester
13 114 (7.02%) QA Test Analyst
14 93 (5.73%) QA Automation Tester
15 92 (5.67%) Test Leader
15 92 (5.67%) Test Manager
16 89 (5.48%) QA Test Engineer
17 83 (5.11%) Java Engineer
17 83 (5.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
18 73 (4.50%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (14.66%) .NET
2 169 (10.41%) HTML
3 144 (8.87%) Web Services
4 120 (7.39%) CSS
5 119 (7.33%) SOAP
6 112 (6.90%) REST
7 102 (6.28%) XML
8 101 (6.22%) Gherkin
9 74 (4.56%) ASP.NET
10 73 (4.50%) Spring
11 47 (2.90%) AngularJS
12 43 (2.65%) RESTful
13 39 (2.40%) .NET Framework
14 38 (2.34%) HTML5
15 34 (2.09%) jQuery
16 31 (1.91%) Ajax
16 31 (1.91%) Hibernate
17 24 (1.48%) JSON
18 23 (1.42%) ActiveMQ
18 23 (1.42%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 120 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (5.18%) Computer Science
3 67 (4.13%) Mobile App
4 47 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 37 (2.28%) Client/Server
6 32 (1.97%) Fintech
7 29 (1.79%) Online Games
8 27 (1.66%) User Experience
9 24 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 24 (1.48%) iPad
10 19 (1.17%) Virtual Team
11 17 (1.05%) N-Tier
12 16 (0.99%) Mathematics
13 13 (0.80%) Replication
14 11 (0.68%) Derivative
15 9 (0.55%) Fixed Income
16 8 (0.49%) Mainframe
17 6 (0.37%) Informatics
17 6 (0.37%) Management Information System
17 6 (0.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 168 (10.35%) Linux
2 167 (10.29%) Windows
3 104 (6.41%) Apple iOS
4 103 (6.35%) Unix
5 95 (5.85%) Android
6 12 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (0.68%) Windows NT
7 11 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.55%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.31%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.25%) CentOS
11 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.062%) AIX
13 1 (0.062%) Solaris
13 1 (0.062%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.062%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.062%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.062%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.062%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1061 (65.37%) Agile Software Development
2 425 (26.19%) BDD
3 411 (25.32%) Scrum
4 397 (24.46%) Test Automation
5 373 (22.98%) TDD
6 343 (21.13%) Manual Testing
7 338 (20.83%) Test Scripting
8 294 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
9 265 (16.33%) Software Testing
10 254 (15.65%) Automated Testing
11 209 (12.88%) Regression Testing
12 207 (12.75%) Test Strategy
13 192 (11.83%) SDLC
14 164 (10.10%) Functional Testing
15 146 (9.00%) Performance Testing
16 138 (8.50%) User Acceptance Testing
17 111 (6.84%) Integration Testing
18 101 (6.22%) E-Commerce
19 99 (6.10%) Mentoring
19 99 (6.10%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 569 (35.06%) Java
2 499 (30.75%) SQL
3 461 (28.40%) C#
4 208 (12.82%) JavaScript
5 150 (9.24%) Python
6 123 (7.58%) Ruby
7 57 (3.51%) PHP
8 53 (3.27%) Perl
9 47 (2.90%) VB
10 46 (2.83%) C++
11 38 (2.34%) C
12 29 (1.79%) VB.NET
13 26 (1.60%) Bash Shell
14 23 (1.42%) Groovy
15 22 (1.36%) T-SQL
16 18 (1.11%) PowerShell
17 16 (0.99%) Objective-C
18 15 (0.92%) Shell Script
18 15 (0.92%) VBScript
19 14 (0.86%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 279 (17.19%) ISEB
2 268 (16.51%) ISTQB
3 159 (9.80%) Degree
4 105 (6.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 53 (3.27%) Security Cleared
6 30 (1.85%) SC Cleared
7 16 (0.99%) DV Cleared
8 15 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 11 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.31%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.18%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.062%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 762 (46.95%) QA
2 32 (1.97%) SDET
3 9 (0.55%) Section 508
4 8 (0.49%) SLA
5 7 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.062%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.062%) SEPA
System Software
1 15 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (0.55%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.25%) Docker
4 4 (0.25%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.18%) Firmware
5 3 (0.18%) XenApp
5 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.12%) KVM
6 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.062%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 82 (5.05%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.62%) Puppet
3 9 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.37%) CA Service Virtualization
4 6 (0.37%) Capistrano
5 5 (0.31%) SCCM
6 1 (0.062%) Ansible
6 1 (0.062%) Graphite
6 1 (0.062%) vRealize
Vendors
1 200 (12.32%) Microsoft
2 127 (7.83%) Oracle
3 117 (7.21%) HP
4 24 (1.48%) SAP
5 17 (1.05%) VMware
6 13 (0.80%) Atlassian
7 12 (0.74%) Google
8 9 (0.55%) Rally
8 9 (0.55%) Splunk
8 9 (0.55%) Xamarin
9 8 (0.49%) IBM
9 8 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.43%) Borland
11 6 (0.37%) CA
11 6 (0.37%) Informatica
11 6 (0.37%) Pega
11 6 (0.37%) TIBCO
12 5 (0.31%) AppDynamics
12 5 (0.31%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.25%) Sitecore
South West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: with benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Up to 30 days
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £33,000 per annum + Excellent Bens and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + start up mentality
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £15,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 48,000
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago