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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 349 427 516
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +89
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 855 685 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.59% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.71% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 791 641 373
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,969 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.24% +15.38%

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
92903 96809 88106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.83% 82.75% 81.03%
Number of salaries quoted 76050 77958 72052
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +64 800 £45,000 +5.88% 108
London +68 369 £50,000 +5.26% 44
South East +33 170 £41,500 - 13
Surrey +75 77 £47,500 +5.55% 7
North West +25 65 £37,500 +15.38% 22
Yorkshire +1 65 £35,000 - 7
City of London +13 63 £50,000 +5.26% 7
East Midlands +18 41 £35,000 - 9
West Yorkshire +1 41 £40,000 +14.28% 4
East of England -2 40 £36,000 -15.29% 7
Manchester +31 39 £35,000 +7.69% 12
West Midlands +8 35 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Wales +12 31 £35,000 +20.15% 4
South Wales +7 31 £35,000 +20.15% 3
Berkshire -12 26 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Hampshire +2 25 £33,250 -21.76% 3
Leeds -7 24 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Cambridgeshire +18 22 £36,000 -24.21% 4
North Yorkshire +9 22 £32,500 - 1
South West -18 22 £38,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire +3 20 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Nottingham +2 20 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Camberley - 20 £40,000 -
Scotland +19 17 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Northamptonshire +16 17 £32,500 -35.00% 2
Cambridge +15 17 £36,000 -20.00% 2
Northampton +13 16 £32,500 -35.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 16 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Milton Keynes -7 16 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Ealing - 15 £52,500 -

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 849 (57.17%) Agile Software Development
2 755 (50.84%) Selenium
3 647 (43.57%) QA
4 563 (37.91%) Java
5 395 (26.60%) C#
6 393 (26.46%) SQL
7 362 (24.38%) Finance
8 352 (23.70%) Test Automation
9 330 (22.22%) Scrum
10 317 (21.35%) ISEB
11 302 (20.34%) Manual Testing
12 291 (19.60%) WebDriver
13 284 (19.12%) Test Scripting
14 274 (18.45%) TDD
15 272 (18.32%) BDD
16 255 (17.17%) Automated Testing
17 246 (16.57%) Software Testing
18 240 (16.16%) Degree
19 218 (14.68%) ISTQB
20 214 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
21 211 (14.21%) Cucumber
22 210 (14.14%) .NET
23 185 (12.46%) HP UFT
24 168 (11.31%) Microsoft
25 165 (11.11%) Linux
26 151 (10.17%) JavaScript
27 150 (10.10%) Regression Testing
28 149 (10.03%) Ruby
29 137 (9.23%) SDLC
30 130 (8.75%) Jenkins

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (1.68%) SharePoint
2 14 (0.94%) Tomcat
3 13 (0.88%) WebLogic
3 13 (0.88%) CMS
4 12 (0.81%) Confluence
5 9 (0.61%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.47%) JBoss
7 6 (0.40%) IIS
7 6 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.40%) Node.js
7 6 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.20%) MTS
9 2 (0.13%) Drupal
9 2 (0.13%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.13%) WordPress
9 2 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.067%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.067%) Kentico
Applications
1 72 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.41%) MS Office
3 12 (0.81%) FastStats
4 3 (0.20%) Mingle
5 2 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.067%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.27%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (0.20%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.20%) Summit
3 3 (0.20%) Primavera
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.067%) AWD
5 1 (0.067%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.067%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 49 (3.30%) SaaS
2 9 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.47%) GitHub
4 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.34%) Trello
6 2 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.88%) HTTP
1 13 (0.88%) VPN
2 12 (0.81%) Internet
3 8 (0.54%) Network Security
3 8 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.34%) CTI
5 4 (0.27%) MPLS
5 4 (0.27%) RFID
5 4 (0.27%) WAN
6 3 (0.20%) Broadband
7 2 (0.13%) GSM
7 2 (0.13%) PSTN
7 2 (0.13%) DSL
8 1 (0.067%) xDSL
8 1 (0.067%) ADSL2
8 1 (0.067%) VoIP
8 1 (0.067%) SMTP
8 1 (0.067%) ADSL
8 1 (0.067%) ATM
8 1 (0.067%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.43%) Relational Database
3 47 (3.16%) MySQL
4 31 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 30 (2.02%) NoSQL
6 26 (1.75%) MongoDB
7 21 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (1.08%) Hazelcast
9 16 (1.08%) Neo4j
9 16 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (1.08%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (0.94%) Big Data
12 10 (0.67%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
14 5 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (0.27%) Hadoop
16 3 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
16 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 755 (50.84%) Selenium
2 291 (19.60%) WebDriver
3 211 (14.21%) Cucumber
4 185 (12.46%) HP UFT
5 130 (8.75%) Jenkins
6 118 (7.95%) JIRA
7 114 (7.68%) SoapUI
8 99 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 95 (6.40%) Git (software)
10 89 (5.99%) SpecFlow
11 71 (4.78%) Visual Studio
12 65 (4.38%) FitNesse
13 64 (4.31%) JMeter
14 62 (4.18%) RSpec
15 60 (4.04%) JUnit
16 59 (3.97%) Maven
17 46 (3.10%) LoadRunner
17 46 (3.10%) Calabash
18 41 (2.76%) Subversion
19 37 (2.49%) TeamCity
General
1 362 (24.38%) Finance
2 70 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 64 (4.31%) Games
4 45 (3.03%) Banking
5 31 (2.09%) Marketing
6 27 (1.82%) Retail
7 14 (0.94%) Legal
7 14 (0.94%) Electronics
8 13 (0.88%) Front Office
8 13 (0.88%) Advertising
9 11 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.74%) Law
10 10 (0.67%) Back Office
10 10 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.61%) Publishing
12 8 (0.54%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.27%) Automotive
14 1 (0.067%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.067%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.067%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 473 (31.85%) Analyst
2 459 (30.91%) Tester
3 390 (26.26%) Test Analyst
4 208 (14.01%) Test Engineer
5 174 (11.72%) Developer
6 173 (11.65%) Automation Tester
7 139 (9.36%) Automation Engineer
8 131 (8.82%) Software Tester
9 124 (8.35%) QA Engineer
10 123 (8.28%) QA Analyst
11 97 (6.53%) Test Automation Engineer
12 90 (6.06%) QA Tester
13 87 (5.86%) Automation Analyst
14 82 (5.52%) Test Manager
14 82 (5.52%) Test Leader
15 79 (5.32%) Automation Test Analyst
16 66 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
17 59 (3.97%) Java Developer
18 54 (3.64%) Senior Test Analyst
19 50 (3.37%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (14.14%) .NET
2 125 (8.42%) Web Services
3 117 (7.88%) XML
4 84 (5.66%) HTML
5 62 (4.18%) REST
6 54 (3.64%) Gherkin
7 52 (3.50%) SOAP
8 48 (3.23%) CSS
9 37 (2.49%) .NET Framework
10 33 (2.22%) Spring
10 33 (2.22%) ASP.NET
11 31 (2.09%) RESTful
12 25 (1.68%) JSP
13 24 (1.62%) AngularJS
14 20 (1.35%) Apache Flex
15 18 (1.21%) Apache Camel
15 18 (1.21%) XSLT
15 18 (1.21%) ActiveMQ
16 17 (1.14%) XSL
16 17 (1.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 106 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 96 (6.46%) Mobile App
3 59 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (2.49%) User Experience
5 24 (1.62%) DTV
5 24 (1.62%) AS400
6 22 (1.48%) Client/Server
7 20 (1.35%) Online Games
8 19 (1.28%) iSeries
8 19 (1.28%) Replication
9 18 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 18 (1.21%) Mathematics
10 11 (0.74%) Fixed Income
10 11 (0.74%) Equities
11 10 (0.67%) Digital Media
11 10 (0.67%) Social Media
12 9 (0.61%) Java Card
13 8 (0.54%) Derivative
13 8 (0.54%) Statistics
14 6 (0.40%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 165 (11.11%) Linux
2 94 (6.33%) UNIX
3 78 (5.25%) Windows
4 72 (4.85%) Apple iOS
5 71 (4.78%) Android
6 20 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (1.08%) Windows XP
7 16 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (1.08%) Windows Vista
7 16 (1.08%) Windows 8
7 16 (1.08%) Windows 7
8 15 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.61%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.27%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.27%) VMS
11 3 (0.20%) Debian
12 2 (0.13%) Solaris
13 1 (0.067%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.067%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.067%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 849 (57.17%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (23.70%) Test Automation
3 330 (22.22%) Scrum
4 302 (20.34%) Manual Testing
5 284 (19.12%) Test Scripting
6 274 (18.45%) TDD
7 272 (18.32%) BDD
8 255 (17.17%) Automated Testing
9 246 (16.57%) Software Testing
10 214 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
11 150 (10.10%) Regression Testing
12 137 (9.23%) SDLC
13 124 (8.35%) User Acceptance Testing
14 100 (6.73%) E-Commerce
15 98 (6.60%) Test Strategy
16 93 (6.26%) Performance Testing
17 89 (5.99%) System Testing
18 83 (5.59%) OO
19 79 (5.32%) Software Engineering
20 68 (4.58%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 563 (37.91%) Java
2 395 (26.60%) C#
3 393 (26.46%) SQL
4 151 (10.17%) JavaScript
5 149 (10.03%) Ruby
6 90 (6.06%) Python
7 65 (4.38%) C++
8 46 (3.10%) PHP
9 35 (2.36%) Perl
9 35 (2.36%) Bash Shell
10 31 (2.09%) VBScript
11 24 (1.62%) Groovy
12 22 (1.48%) T-SQL
13 19 (1.28%) PL/SQL
14 15 (1.01%) VB
15 13 (0.88%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.67%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.61%) C
18 8 (0.54%) Scala
19 5 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 317 (21.35%) ISEB
2 240 (16.16%) Degree
3 218 (14.68%) ISTQB
4 96 (6.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (1.48%) ISEB Practitioner
6 19 (1.28%) Security Cleared
7 14 (0.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 14 (0.94%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.40%) PhD
9 4 (0.27%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (0.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.067%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 647 (43.57%) QA
2 6 (0.40%) WAI
3 2 (0.13%) WCAG
3 2 (0.13%) SLA
4 1 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.067%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (0.67%) Docker
2 7 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.27%) Firmware
4 2 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 86 (5.79%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (1.28%) Puppet
3 12 (0.81%) Vagrant
3 12 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.40%) Ansible
5 1 (0.067%) Salt
5 1 (0.067%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 168 (11.31%) Microsoft
2 121 (8.15%) Oracle
3 100 (6.73%) HP
4 38 (2.56%) IBM
5 24 (1.62%) SAP
6 11 (0.74%) WorldPay
7 10 (0.67%) VMware
8 9 (0.61%) Charles River
9 8 (0.54%) GoldenSource
10 7 (0.47%) Telerik
11 6 (0.40%) Google
12 5 (0.34%) Remedy
13 4 (0.27%) SimCorp
13 4 (0.27%) Wall Street Systems
13 4 (0.27%) Apple
13 4 (0.27%) Bloomberg
14 3 (0.20%) Murex
14 3 (0.20%) Calypso
15 2 (0.13%) Cognos
15 2 (0.13%) Cisco
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Data Idols
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Erin Associates
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago