The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 365 439 450
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +11
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 854 569 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.50% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.64% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 732 524 531
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,375 £34,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.79% -0.71%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
98637 89146 96305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.36% 78.84% 76.59%
Number of salaries quoted 79209 73162 81821
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%

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 16 April 2014 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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +70 808 £45,000 +5.88% 87
London +48 486 £50,000 +5.26% 47
City of London +52 124 £47,500 - 19
South East -14 84 £38,000 +16.92% 9
Yorkshire -11 79 £32,500 -27.77% 8
East of England +19 67 £41,000 +13.88% 2
West Yorkshire -9 61 £32,875 -26.94% 7
Leeds 0 52 £33,500 -25.55% 5
North West +29 41 £32,500 -18.75% 5
Berkshire +14 29 £38,250 -23.50% 4
Scotland +8 27 £32,500 - 3
South West +11 25 £36,000 +10.76% 6
Manchester +20 22 £44,500 +117.07% 2
Hertfordshire +17 20 £40,000 +23.07%
North Yorkshire 0 20 £32,500 +25.00% 1
Watford - 18 £41,250 -
Reading +9 17 £41,250 -19.51% 2
Cambridgeshire -2 17 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Cheshire +19 16 £30,000 +20.00% 3
Docklands, London +8 15 £52,500 +30.43%
Surrey -9 15 £41,000 +13.10% 5
Kent -9 15 £37,500 +7.14%
Cambridge +11 14 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Glasgow -1 14 £40,000 +14.28% 3
East Midlands -18 14 £36,750 +13.07% 6
Edinburgh -15 13 £27,500 -8.33%
Harrogate - 13 £32,500 -
Wilmslow - 13 £30,000 - 1
Bristol +8 12 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Essex -15 12 £45,000 -33.33% 1

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

1 740 (53.86%) Selenium
2 648 (47.16%) QA
3 523 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
4 397 (28.89%) Java
5 380 (27.66%) C#
6 374 (27.22%) Test Scripting
7 364 (26.49%) ISEB
8 347 (25.25%) Finance
9 340 (24.75%) Test Automation
10 337 (24.53%) SQL
11 266 (19.36%) .NET
12 264 (19.21%) BDD
13 259 (18.85%) Automated Testing
14 250 (18.20%) TDD
15 219 (15.94%) Scrum
16 216 (15.72%) WebDriver
17 211 (15.36%) Degree
18 193 (14.05%) QuickTest Pro
19 186 (13.54%) Web Services
20 182 (13.25%) Cucumber
21 180 (13.10%) ISTQB
22 171 (12.45%) Software Testing
23 160 (11.64%) SQL Server
24 157 (11.43%) Manual Testing
25 154 (11.21%) SOAP
26 150 (10.92%) Microsoft
27 145 (10.55%) Banking
28 140 (10.19%) Ruby
29 134 (9.75%) Windows
30 131 (9.53%) E-Commerce

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 30 (2.18%) CMS
2 28 (2.04%) IIS
3 14 (1.02%) Node.js
4 12 (0.87%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.36%) ColdFusion
6 4 (0.29%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.29%) Drupal
6 4 (0.29%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.073%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.073%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.073%) Confluence
8 1 (0.073%) Mule
8 1 (0.073%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.073%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.073%) MQSeries
Applications
1 67 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 37 (2.69%) MS Office
3 10 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.66%) MS Project
5 3 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.073%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 18 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.58%) Magento
3 3 (0.22%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.15%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.15%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.15%) SAP FI-AR
5 1 (0.073%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.073%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.073%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.073%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.073%) Summit
5 1 (0.073%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.97%) SaaS
2 24 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.29%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.073%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.66%) Bluetooth
1 9 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
1 9 (0.66%) Wireless
2 6 (0.44%) RFID
3 3 (0.22%) Internet
4 2 (0.15%) FTP
4 2 (0.15%) HTTP
5 1 (0.073%) MVNO
5 1 (0.073%) SSH
5 1 (0.073%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.073%) Intranet
5 1 (0.073%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.073%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.82%) Relational Database
3 21 (1.53%) NoSQL
4 19 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (1.31%) Big Data
6 17 (1.24%) MySQL
7 15 (1.09%) Hadoop
7 15 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (0.95%) Oracle Database
9 10 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (0.44%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.44%) DB2
13 5 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
15 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 2 (0.15%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 740 (53.86%) Selenium
2 216 (15.72%) WebDriver
3 193 (14.05%) QuickTest Pro
4 182 (13.25%) Cucumber
5 128 (9.32%) SoapUI
6 113 (8.22%) Visual Studio
7 95 (6.91%) JUnit
8 89 (6.48%) Jenkins
9 83 (6.04%) JIRA
10 69 (5.02%) SpecFlow
11 62 (4.51%) LoadRunner
12 60 (4.37%) Hudson
12 60 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
13 57 (4.15%) FitNesse
14 53 (3.86%) JBehave
14 53 (3.86%) Calabash
14 53 (3.86%) eggPlant
15 42 (3.06%) WATIR
16 36 (2.62%) Maven
17 34 (2.47%) Bugzilla
General
1 347 (25.25%) Finance
2 145 (10.55%) Banking
3 58 (4.22%) Games
4 55 (4.00%) Retail
5 40 (2.91%) Financial Institution
6 36 (2.62%) Investment Banking
7 30 (2.18%) Telecoms
8 29 (2.11%) Marketing
9 22 (1.60%) Publishing
10 12 (0.87%) Advertising
10 12 (0.87%) Front Office
11 8 (0.58%) Electronics
12 7 (0.51%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.36%) Back Office
14 4 (0.29%) Billing
15 3 (0.22%) Law
16 2 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.15%) Private Banking
17 1 (0.073%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.073%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 435 (31.66%) Analyst
2 331 (24.09%) Test Analyst
3 292 (21.25%) Tester
4 202 (14.70%) Developer
5 129 (9.39%) Test Engineer
6 126 (9.17%) QA Analyst
7 123 (8.95%) QA Engineer
8 110 (8.01%) Automation Tester
9 107 (7.79%) Test Manager
10 96 (6.99%) Senior Analyst
11 88 (6.40%) QA Tester
12 87 (6.33%) Test Leader
13 78 (5.68%) Automation Analyst
14 68 (4.95%) Senior Test Analyst
15 65 (4.73%) Automation Test Analyst
16 57 (4.15%) Software Tester
17 54 (3.93%) Automation Engineer
18 50 (3.64%) C# Developer
19 45 (3.28%) .NET Developer
19 45 (3.28%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (19.36%) .NET
2 186 (13.54%) Web Services
3 154 (11.21%) SOAP
4 113 (8.22%) HTML
5 108 (7.86%) REST
6 84 (6.11%) ASP.NET
7 80 (5.82%) XML
8 56 (4.08%) .NET Framework
9 55 (4.00%) HTML5
10 54 (3.93%) CSS
11 52 (3.78%) WCF
12 45 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
13 42 (3.06%) jQuery
13 42 (3.06%) Gherkin
14 36 (2.62%) Apache Flex
15 34 (2.47%) Ajax
16 33 (2.40%) RESTful
17 31 (2.26%) CSS3
18 28 (2.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 28 (2.04%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 115 (8.37%) Mobile App
2 94 (6.84%) Computer Science
3 53 (3.86%) Blackberry
4 46 (3.35%) Open Source
5 37 (2.69%) Mathematics
6 34 (2.47%) Mobile Banking
7 29 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
8 28 (2.04%) Client/Server
9 27 (1.97%) Inversion of Control
10 19 (1.38%) Online Games
10 19 (1.38%) Spread Betting
10 19 (1.38%) Digital Media
11 15 (1.09%) Derivative
11 15 (1.09%) Statistics
12 13 (0.95%) Equities
13 12 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
14 11 (0.80%) Wiki
15 10 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 9 (0.66%) Replication
16 9 (0.66%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 134 (9.75%) Windows
2 115 (8.37%) Android
3 112 (8.15%) Apple iOS
4 54 (3.93%) UNIX
5 46 (3.35%) Linux
6 12 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.44%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.44%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.22%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.15%) Debian
10 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.073%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.073%) CentOS
11 1 (0.073%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
2 374 (27.22%) Test Scripting
3 340 (24.75%) Test Automation
4 264 (19.21%) BDD
5 259 (18.85%) Automated Testing
6 250 (18.20%) TDD
7 219 (15.94%) Scrum
8 171 (12.45%) Software Testing
9 157 (11.43%) Manual Testing
10 131 (9.53%) E-Commerce
11 130 (9.46%) Test Strategy
12 119 (8.66%) Performance Testing
13 104 (7.57%) Unit Testing
14 94 (6.84%) User Acceptance Testing
15 82 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
16 81 (5.90%) Regression Testing
17 74 (5.39%) Web Testing
18 69 (5.02%) OO
19 66 (4.80%) Software Engineering
20 65 (4.73%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 397 (28.89%) Java
2 380 (27.66%) C#
3 337 (24.53%) SQL
4 140 (10.19%) Ruby
5 128 (9.32%) JavaScript
6 105 (7.64%) Python
7 71 (5.17%) Groovy
8 63 (4.59%) VBScript
9 50 (3.64%) T-SQL
10 47 (3.42%) VB
11 38 (2.77%) PHP
12 37 (2.69%) C++
13 34 (2.47%) Perl
14 21 (1.53%) PL/SQL
15 20 (1.46%) C
16 12 (0.87%) Shell Script
17 11 (0.80%) Bash Shell
17 11 (0.80%) XPath
18 10 (0.73%) PowerHouse
18 10 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 364 (26.49%) ISEB
2 211 (15.36%) Degree
3 180 (13.10%) ISTQB
4 18 (1.31%) Security Cleared
5 15 (1.09%) PhD
6 14 (1.02%) SC Cleared
7 13 (0.95%) MBA
8 11 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (0.36%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.29%) HND
11 1 (0.073%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 648 (47.16%) QA
2 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.22%) ISO 9002
4 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (0.80%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.15%) ISA Server
2 2 (0.15%) XenApp
2 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.073%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.073%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.073%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 89 (6.48%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.66%) Puppet
3 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.073%) Ansible
Vendors
1 150 (10.92%) Microsoft
2 68 (4.95%) HP
3 67 (4.88%) Oracle
4 32 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (1.24%) IBM
6 16 (1.16%) Siebel
7 14 (1.02%) Telerik
8 10 (0.73%) Capita
9 9 (0.66%) NetSuite
10 8 (0.58%) Adobe
11 7 (0.51%) Citrix
12 6 (0.44%) Google
13 5 (0.36%) Business Objects
13 5 (0.36%) JBoss
13 5 (0.36%) Informatica
14 4 (0.29%) SAP
15 3 (0.22%) VMware
16 2 (0.15%) Progress
16 2 (0.15%) Apple
16 2 (0.15%) Cordys
London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Venator Recruitment Limited
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus; pension; negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Posted: 18 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum + Bonus and benefits and Training
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum - excellent company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: upto 30,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis IT
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + bonus + package
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday