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

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 340 386 457
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +71
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 844 849 686
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.77% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.89% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 781 787 636
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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
86057 95763 100141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.87% 87.26% 85.38%
Number of salaries quoted 71845 78422 80737
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 £31,000
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 July 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 July 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 +41 791 £45,000 - 119
London +7 310 £55,000 +10.00% 65
South East +23 181 £42,500 +2.40% 22
Yorkshire +57 89 £37,750 +7.85% 5
East of England +60 65 £35,000 -2.77% 8
Berkshire +37 63 £45,000 - 4
City of London +43 58 £55,000 +10.00% 14
West Midlands -1 44 £40,000 +0.62% 6
Leeds +41 42 £35,000 -6.66% 2
West Yorkshire +23 42 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Surrey -12 40 £43,500 -8.42% 8
North West -12 38 £41,000 +9.33% 5
Reading +31 37 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Manchester -1 33 £41,000 +9.33% 4
East Midlands -1 32 £35,000 - 6
Scotland +27 31 £39,000 -8.23% 2
Hampshire +7 29 £32,000 -5.88% 4
North Yorkshire +28 25 £40,000 +23.07%
South West +12 24 £40,500 +5.19% 1
Hertfordshire +40 21 £32,500 -35.00% 1
South Yorkshire +24 18 £41,250 +41.02% 1
Birmingham -4 18 £39,500 -16.84% 3
Nottinghamshire +11 17 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Buckinghamshire +27 16 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Suffolk +16 16 £35,000 -11.94% 3
Nottingham +8 16 £38,250 -4.37% 3
Gloucestershire +12 15 £52,500 +16.66%
West Sussex +10 14 £42,500 +70.00%
Ealing +21 13 £60,000 +14.28%
Ipswich +21 13 £35,000 -17.15% 1

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1093 (64.03%) Agile Software Development
2 935 (54.77%) Selenium
3 813 (47.63%) QA
4 594 (34.80%) Java
5 544 (31.87%) SQL
6 452 (26.48%) C#
7 445 (26.07%) Test Automation
8 415 (24.31%) Finance
9 397 (23.26%) BDD
10 389 (22.79%) Scrum
11 380 (22.26%) Test Scripting
12 376 (22.03%) Manual Testing
13 374 (21.91%) Cucumber
14 371 (21.73%) TDD
15 336 (19.68%) WebDriver
16 309 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
17 308 (18.04%) ISEB
18 286 (16.75%) ISTQB
19 283 (16.58%) Software Testing
20 271 (15.88%) JIRA
21 259 (15.17%) Automated Testing
22 248 (14.53%) .NET
23 236 (13.83%) SDLC
24 234 (13.71%) Microsoft
25 233 (13.65%) Regression Testing
26 220 (12.89%) Test Strategy
27 211 (12.36%) JavaScript
28 206 (12.07%) Functional Testing
29 197 (11.54%) Degree
30 189 (11.07%) Python

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 27 (1.58%) Confluence
2 13 (0.76%) IIS
3 11 (0.64%) Tomcat
4 9 (0.53%) Drupal
5 8 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.41%) Apache Solr
6 7 (0.41%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.35%) CMS
8 5 (0.29%) Apache
9 4 (0.23%) WordPress
10 3 (0.18%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.12%) JBoss
11 2 (0.12%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.059%) CICS
12 1 (0.059%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.059%) MTS
12 1 (0.059%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.059%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.059%) WebSphere
Applications
1 78 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.58%) MS Office
3 8 (0.47%) 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 8 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.23%) FastStats
4 3 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.12%) Magento
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.059%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.70%) SaaS
2 28 (1.64%) GitHub
3 22 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
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%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.059%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.059%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.70%) HTTP
2 21 (1.23%) Internet
3 12 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.53%) SMTP
4 9 (0.53%) VoIP
5 8 (0.47%) SSL
6 6 (0.35%) SAN
7 5 (0.29%) Skype
8 4 (0.23%) Broadband
8 4 (0.23%) LAN
8 4 (0.23%) WAN
8 4 (0.23%) Wireless
9 3 (0.18%) Firewall
10 2 (0.12%) IPv4
11 1 (0.059%) ATM
11 1 (0.059%) DNS
11 1 (0.059%) FTP
11 1 (0.059%) Intranet
11 1 (0.059%) Telnet
11 1 (0.059%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 67 (3.93%) Relational Database
3 48 (2.81%) MongoDB
3 48 (2.81%) NoSQL
4 34 (1.99%) Oracle Database
5 23 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (1.29%) Big Data
6 22 (1.29%) Hazelcast
6 22 (1.29%) MySQL
6 22 (1.29%) Neo4j
6 22 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
8 16 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (0.64%) Data Mining
10 9 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.35%) DB2
11 6 (0.35%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.35%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.29%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 935 (54.77%) Selenium
2 374 (21.91%) Cucumber
3 336 (19.68%) WebDriver
4 271 (15.88%) JIRA
5 183 (10.72%) Jenkins
6 179 (10.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 170 (9.96%) HP UFT
8 167 (9.78%) SoapUI
9 149 (8.73%) Git (software)
10 140 (8.20%) SpecFlow
11 93 (5.45%) JMeter
12 73 (4.28%) Maven
13 68 (3.98%) Appium
14 62 (3.63%) JUnit
14 62 (3.63%) Visual Studio
15 50 (2.93%) NUnit
16 39 (2.28%) LoadRunner
17 37 (2.17%) TeamCity
18 34 (1.99%) Gradle
18 34 (1.99%) Hudson
General
1 415 (24.31%) Finance
2 97 (5.68%) Banking
3 79 (4.63%) Games
4 48 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 47 (2.75%) Marketing
6 42 (2.46%) Law
7 35 (2.05%) Retail
8 17 (1.00%) Advertising
9 16 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 16 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.88%) Automotive
10 15 (0.88%) Back Office
11 13 (0.76%) Front Office
12 11 (0.64%) Legal
13 10 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.47%) Electronics
15 7 (0.41%) Music Industry
16 6 (0.35%) Publishing
17 5 (0.29%) German Language
17 5 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 582 (34.09%) Analyst
2 534 (31.28%) Test Analyst
3 479 (28.06%) Tester
4 344 (20.15%) Test Engineer
5 280 (16.40%) Automation Tester
6 257 (15.06%) Automation Test Analyst
7 195 (11.42%) QA Engineer
8 189 (11.07%) Developer
9 180 (10.54%) QA Tester
10 171 (10.02%) QA Analyst
11 157 (9.20%) Test Automation Engineer
12 145 (8.49%) Software Tester
13 130 (7.62%) QA Test Analyst
14 110 (6.44%) QA Test Engineer
15 100 (5.86%) QA Automation Tester
16 84 (4.92%) Software Analyst
17 83 (4.86%) Test Leader
18 82 (4.80%) Java Engineer
19 79 (4.63%) Selenium Test Analyst
19 79 (4.63%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (14.53%) .NET
2 160 (9.37%) HTML
3 149 (8.73%) Web Services
4 115 (6.74%) XML
5 113 (6.62%) CSS
6 102 (5.98%) REST
7 100 (5.86%) SOAP
8 80 (4.69%) Gherkin
9 71 (4.16%) Spring
10 66 (3.87%) ASP.NET
11 47 (2.75%) RESTful
12 45 (2.64%) .NET Framework
13 40 (2.34%) AngularJS
13 40 (2.34%) HTML5
14 35 (2.05%) jQuery
15 33 (1.93%) JSON
16 30 (1.76%) Hibernate
16 30 (1.76%) JDBC
17 29 (1.70%) J2EE
18 26 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 127 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (6.09%) Computer Science
3 67 (3.93%) Mobile App
4 44 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
5 39 (2.28%) User Experience
6 37 (2.17%) Fintech
7 35 (2.05%) iPad
8 33 (1.93%) Online Games
9 30 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 24 (1.41%) Client/Server
11 23 (1.35%) N-Tier
12 16 (0.94%) Derivative
13 14 (0.82%) Virtual Team
14 13 (0.76%) NHS
14 13 (0.76%) Replication
15 10 (0.59%) Mathematics
16 9 (0.53%) Algorithms
17 8 (0.47%) Mainframe
18 7 (0.41%) Digital Media
18 7 (0.41%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 179 (10.49%) Windows
2 172 (10.08%) Linux
3 113 (6.62%) Unix
4 92 (5.39%) Apple iOS
5 89 (5.21%) Android
6 11 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.59%) Windows NT
7 10 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.47%) Solaris
9 8 (0.47%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.23%) CentOS
11 4 (0.23%) Kali Linux
12 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.059%) AIX
13 1 (0.059%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.059%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.059%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.059%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1093 (64.03%) Agile Software Development
2 445 (26.07%) Test Automation
3 397 (23.26%) BDD
4 389 (22.79%) Scrum
5 380 (22.26%) Test Scripting
6 376 (22.03%) Manual Testing
7 371 (21.73%) TDD
8 309 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
9 283 (16.58%) Software Testing
10 259 (15.17%) Automated Testing
11 236 (13.83%) SDLC
12 233 (13.65%) Regression Testing
13 220 (12.89%) Test Strategy
14 206 (12.07%) Functional Testing
15 167 (9.78%) User Acceptance Testing
16 144 (8.44%) Performance Testing
17 135 (7.91%) Integration Testing
18 115 (6.74%) Waterfall
19 111 (6.50%) Test Management
20 107 (6.27%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 594 (34.80%) Java
2 544 (31.87%) SQL
3 452 (26.48%) C#
4 211 (12.36%) JavaScript
5 189 (11.07%) Python
6 141 (8.26%) Ruby
7 81 (4.75%) Perl
8 59 (3.46%) PHP
9 57 (3.34%) C++
10 44 (2.58%) VB
11 40 (2.34%) C
12 38 (2.23%) Bash Shell
13 24 (1.41%) Groovy
14 21 (1.23%) PL/SQL
15 20 (1.17%) VB.NET
16 19 (1.11%) PowerShell
17 18 (1.05%) Shell Script
18 14 (0.82%) T-SQL
18 14 (0.82%) VBScript
19 13 (0.76%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 308 (18.04%) ISEB
2 286 (16.75%) ISTQB
3 197 (11.54%) Degree
4 108 (6.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 59 (3.46%) Security Cleared
6 26 (1.52%) SC Cleared
7 17 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 17 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.29%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.23%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.18%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.059%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 813 (47.63%) QA
2 26 (1.52%) SDET
3 7 (0.41%) Section 508
4 4 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.18%) SLA
6 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.059%) SEPA
System Software
1 10 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.53%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.23%) Docker
4 4 (0.23%) 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
6 2 (0.12%) vSphere
7 1 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 79 (4.63%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.53%) Puppet
3 8 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.35%) CA Service Virtualization
4 6 (0.35%) Capistrano
5 5 (0.29%) SCCM
6 4 (0.23%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.12%) Ansible
8 1 (0.059%) Graphite
8 1 (0.059%) vRealize
Vendors
1 234 (13.71%) Microsoft
2 138 (8.08%) HP
3 132 (7.73%) Oracle
4 24 (1.41%) SAP
5 13 (0.76%) Rally
5 13 (0.76%) Xamarin
6 12 (0.70%) Atlassian
6 12 (0.70%) IBM
6 12 (0.70%) Red Hat
7 11 (0.64%) VMware
8 10 (0.59%) CA
8 10 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.47%) AppDynamics
9 8 (0.47%) Informatica
9 8 (0.47%) Splunk
9 8 (0.47%) StreamBase
10 7 (0.41%) Borland
10 7 (0.41%) Google
11 6 (0.35%) Siebel
11 6 (0.35%) TIBCO
West Malling, Kent
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 + 10%
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
The People Network
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 20% Bonus, Pension, medical, etc
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Intelletec
Salary: From £80,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £100k + equity
Posted: Yesterday
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 48,000
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago