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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 356 417 437
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +20
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 822 758 742
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.68% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.79% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 765 698 683
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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
86175 96499 101637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.87% 86.85% 85.48%
Number of salaries quoted 72066 78843 82351
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +57 772 £45,000 +5.88% 115
London +48 336 £53,000 +6.00% 43
South East +35 164 £42,500 +6.25% 28
Yorkshire +39 82 £35,500 -5.33% 12
East of England +62 61 £39,000 +11.42% 6
City of London +52 53 £60,000 +20.00% 7
Berkshire +43 51 £45,000 - 7
West Midlands -23 46 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Surrey -15 38 £40,000 -5.88% 10
North West +3 35 £41,000 +9.33% 9
Leeds +37 34 £35,000 -26.31% 7
West Yorkshire +3 34 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Reading +43 32 £48,750 +14.70% 5
Scotland +26 31 £39,000 -8.23% 5
South West +34 30 £44,250 +6.62% 5
North Yorkshire +15 29 £33,000 +1.53% 2
Hampshire +7 29 £32,000 -15.78% 5
Manchester -18 28 £41,000 +17.14% 7
Gloucestershire +21 22 £47,500 +5.55% 1
South Yorkshire +36 18 £42,500 +3.03% 1
Birmingham -1 18 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Hertfordshire +39 17 £50,000 - 2
York +18 17 £32,500 -13.33%
Cambridgeshire +8 17 £37,500 +5.63% 1
East Midlands -1 16 £32,000 -8.57% 4
Buckinghamshire +31 14 £45,000 +23.28% 3
Cambridge +12 13 £37,500 +4.16% 1
Glasgow - 11 £39,000 -
Milton Keynes +27 10 £45,500 +24.65% 2
Suffolk +15 10 £35,000 -

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 1072 (62.91%) Agile Software Development
2 949 (55.69%) Selenium
3 793 (46.54%) QA
4 581 (34.10%) Java
5 541 (31.75%) SQL
6 452 (26.53%) Test Automation
7 438 (25.70%) Finance
8 436 (25.59%) C#
9 394 (23.12%) BDD
10 386 (22.65%) TDD
11 385 (22.59%) Scrum
12 380 (22.30%) Manual Testing
13 364 (21.36%) Test Scripting
14 352 (20.66%) Cucumber
15 332 (19.48%) WebDriver
16 327 (19.19%) ISEB
17 287 (16.84%) .NET
17 287 (16.84%) ISTQB
18 286 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
19 280 (16.43%) Software Testing
20 273 (16.02%) JIRA
21 267 (15.67%) Automated Testing
22 241 (14.14%) Microsoft
23 223 (13.09%) SDLC
24 213 (12.50%) Test Strategy
25 203 (11.91%) Python
26 197 (11.56%) Degree
27 191 (11.21%) SQL Server
28 189 (11.09%) JavaScript
29 188 (11.03%) Functional Testing

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 21 (1.23%) Confluence
2 19 (1.12%) Tomcat
3 12 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (0.65%) Apache Solr
5 9 (0.53%) Apache
5 9 (0.53%) Drupal
6 8 (0.47%) IIS
7 7 (0.41%) MQSeries
8 6 (0.35%) CMS
9 5 (0.29%) Jetty
10 4 (0.23%) JBoss
10 4 (0.23%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.23%) WordPress
11 3 (0.18%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.18%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.12%) nginx
12 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.059%) CICS
13 1 (0.059%) Mule ESB
13 1 (0.059%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 94 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.53%) MS Office
3 5 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.059%) Mingle
5 1 (0.059%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 15 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
2 7 (0.41%) Temenos T24
3 6 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.12%) Magento
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.059%) BASE24
6 1 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.059%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.47%) GitHub
1 25 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (1.41%) SaaS
3 23 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.12%) Google Play
6 2 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.12%) IaaS
6 2 (0.12%) PaaS
7 1 (0.059%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.059%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.059%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.35%) HTTP
1 23 (1.35%) Internet
2 13 (0.76%) TCP/IP
3 12 (0.70%) VoIP
4 7 (0.41%) Broadband
4 7 (0.41%) SAN
5 5 (0.29%) Skype
5 5 (0.29%) SMTP
6 4 (0.23%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.23%) LAN
6 4 (0.23%) WAN
6 4 (0.23%) Wireless
7 3 (0.18%) SSL
8 2 (0.12%) ATM
8 2 (0.12%) Firewall
8 2 (0.12%) IPv4
9 1 (0.059%) DNS
9 1 (0.059%) Intranet
9 1 (0.059%) Telnet
9 1 (0.059%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 72 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 45 (2.64%) MongoDB
4 43 (2.52%) NoSQL
5 42 (2.46%) Oracle Database
6 22 (1.29%) Hazelcast
6 22 (1.29%) Neo4j
7 21 (1.23%) Big Data
8 19 (1.12%) MySQL
8 19 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
13 10 (0.59%) Data Mining
13 10 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.41%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 949 (55.69%) Selenium
2 352 (20.66%) Cucumber
3 332 (19.48%) WebDriver
4 273 (16.02%) JIRA
5 175 (10.27%) HP UFT
6 173 (10.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 172 (10.09%) Jenkins
8 166 (9.74%) SoapUI
9 152 (8.92%) Git (software)
10 132 (7.75%) SpecFlow
11 83 (4.87%) Maven
12 82 (4.81%) JMeter
13 74 (4.34%) Appium
14 67 (3.93%) JUnit
15 63 (3.70%) Visual Studio
16 47 (2.76%) NUnit
17 37 (2.17%) Gradle
18 35 (2.05%) TestNG
19 34 (2.00%) FitNesse
20 33 (1.94%) Subversion
General
1 438 (25.70%) Finance
2 109 (6.40%) Banking
3 71 (4.17%) Games
4 57 (3.35%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.41%) Marketing
6 37 (2.17%) Retail
7 36 (2.11%) Law
8 21 (1.23%) Advertising
9 19 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 19 (1.12%) Front Office
10 15 (0.88%) Automotive
11 13 (0.76%) Back Office
11 13 (0.76%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.70%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.65%) Legal
14 9 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.47%) Publishing
16 7 (0.41%) Electronics
17 6 (0.35%) Music Industry
18 5 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 608 (35.68%) Analyst
2 564 (33.10%) Test Analyst
3 479 (28.11%) Tester
4 362 (21.24%) Test Engineer
5 271 (15.90%) Automation Test Analyst
6 267 (15.67%) Automation Tester
7 192 (11.27%) Developer
7 192 (11.27%) QA Engineer
8 185 (10.86%) QA Tester
9 171 (10.04%) QA Analyst
10 161 (9.45%) Test Automation Engineer
11 137 (8.04%) Software Tester
12 134 (7.86%) QA Test Analyst
13 112 (6.57%) QA Test Engineer
14 94 (5.52%) QA Automation Tester
15 92 (5.40%) Test Leader
16 89 (5.22%) Selenium Test Analyst
17 85 (4.99%) Software Analyst
18 80 (4.69%) Java Engineer
19 79 (4.64%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (16.84%) .NET
2 148 (8.69%) Web Services
3 135 (7.92%) HTML
4 120 (7.04%) XML
5 106 (6.22%) CSS
6 93 (5.46%) SOAP
7 89 (5.22%) REST
8 69 (4.05%) Spring
9 68 (3.99%) Gherkin
10 67 (3.93%) ASP.NET
11 51 (2.99%) RESTful
12 49 (2.88%) .NET Framework
13 44 (2.58%) AngularJS
14 40 (2.35%) HTML5
15 37 (2.17%) jQuery
16 35 (2.05%) JDBC
16 35 (2.05%) JSON
17 31 (1.82%) J2EE
18 27 (1.58%) ActiveMQ
19 24 (1.41%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 131 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (5.99%) Computer Science
3 77 (4.52%) Mobile App
4 37 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 36 (2.11%) Fintech
5 36 (2.11%) Online Games
6 33 (1.94%) User Experience
7 31 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 30 (1.76%) iPad
9 24 (1.41%) Client/Server
10 22 (1.29%) N-Tier
11 19 (1.12%) Virtual Team
12 16 (0.94%) Derivative
13 13 (0.76%) Mathematics
14 12 (0.70%) Digital Media
15 11 (0.65%) Replication
16 10 (0.59%) NHS
16 10 (0.59%) Social Media
17 9 (0.53%) Algorithms
18 8 (0.47%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 178 (10.45%) Windows
2 175 (10.27%) Linux
3 120 (7.04%) Unix
4 88 (5.16%) Apple iOS
5 87 (5.11%) Android
6 10 (0.59%) Solaris
6 10 (0.59%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.53%) Mac OS X
7 9 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.47%) Windows NT
8 8 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.23%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.12%) CentOS
11 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.059%) AIX
12 1 (0.059%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.059%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.059%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1072 (62.91%) Agile Software Development
2 452 (26.53%) Test Automation
3 394 (23.12%) BDD
4 386 (22.65%) TDD
5 385 (22.59%) Scrum
6 380 (22.30%) Manual Testing
7 364 (21.36%) Test Scripting
8 286 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
9 280 (16.43%) Software Testing
10 267 (15.67%) Automated Testing
11 223 (13.09%) SDLC
12 213 (12.50%) Test Strategy
13 188 (11.03%) Functional Testing
14 187 (10.97%) User Acceptance Testing
15 185 (10.86%) Regression Testing
16 148 (8.69%) Performance Testing
17 125 (7.34%) Integration Testing
18 116 (6.81%) Test Management
19 114 (6.69%) E-Commerce
20 112 (6.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 581 (34.10%) Java
2 541 (31.75%) SQL
3 436 (25.59%) C#
4 203 (11.91%) Python
5 189 (11.09%) JavaScript
6 149 (8.74%) Ruby
7 91 (5.34%) Perl
8 65 (3.81%) C++
9 58 (3.40%) PHP
10 39 (2.29%) Bash Shell
10 39 (2.29%) C
11 36 (2.11%) PL/SQL
11 36 (2.11%) VB
12 22 (1.29%) Groovy
13 18 (1.06%) PowerShell
14 17 (1.00%) VB.NET
15 16 (0.94%) Shell Script
16 11 (0.65%) Objective-C
17 10 (0.59%) VBScript
18 9 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 327 (19.19%) ISEB
2 287 (16.84%) ISTQB
3 197 (11.56%) Degree
4 105 (6.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 61 (3.58%) Security Cleared
6 25 (1.47%) SC Cleared
7 16 (0.94%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.29%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.18%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.18%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.059%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 793 (46.54%) QA
2 20 (1.17%) SDET
3 7 (0.41%) Section 508
4 4 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.059%) SEPA
6 1 (0.059%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.18%) Docker
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
6 2 (0.12%) vSphere
7 1 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 64 (3.76%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (0.47%) Puppet
3 6 (0.35%) CA Service Virtualization
3 6 (0.35%) CA Wily
4 5 (0.29%) Capistrano
4 5 (0.29%) SCCM
5 2 (0.12%) Ansible
6 1 (0.059%) Graphite
6 1 (0.059%) vRealize
Vendors
1 241 (14.14%) Microsoft
2 137 (8.04%) HP
3 136 (7.98%) Oracle
4 20 (1.17%) SAP
5 18 (1.06%) IBM
6 13 (0.76%) StreamBase
7 12 (0.70%) CA
7 12 (0.70%) Red Hat
7 12 (0.70%) Xamarin
8 11 (0.65%) Rally
9 10 (0.59%) Atlassian
10 9 (0.53%) VMware
11 8 (0.47%) Google
11 8 (0.47%) Informatica
11 8 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.47%) webMethods
12 7 (0.41%) AppDynamics
12 7 (0.41%) Borland
12 7 (0.41%) Green Hat
12 7 (0.41%) Twitter
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £29000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 51 minutes ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 50k per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Life assurance an
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits (pro-rata)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
The People Network
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 20% Bonus, Pension, medical, etc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £50,000 to £61,000 per annum including Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + 20% bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £38k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Capita ITPS
Salary: £38000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago