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

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 327 388 463
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +75
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 833 837 676
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.79% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.90% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 754 744 632
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
79108 93200 97300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.07% 87.55% 85.72%
Number of salaries quoted 65148 76972 80013
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 £31,000
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 7 December 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 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
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 +43 768 £42,500 - 133
London -33 250 £50,000 - 48
South East +28 124 £42,500 +6.25% 18
Yorkshire +80 114 £41,250 +3.12% 8
West Yorkshire +82 84 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Leeds +72 75 £45,000 +5.88% 7
East of England +9 74 £35,000 -6.66% 16
North West -5 59 £41,250 +17.85% 18
West Midlands +2 54 £37,750 +7.85% 11
East Midlands +22 50 £35,000 - 6
South West +26 45 £37,500 - 5
Hampshire +1 37 £50,000 +42.85% 5
Manchester -10 35 £42,500 +17.24% 9
Hertfordshire +20 34 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Berkshire +53 31 £50,000 +14.94% 1
Nottinghamshire +14 31 £40,000 -3.03% 6
City of London +16 30 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Nottingham +8 30 £40,000 -3.03% 6
Scotland +39 27 £44,000 +35.38% 3
Surrey +17 24 £41,500 -12.63% 4
Wales +6 24 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Birmingham -10 24 £40,000 +14.28% 4
South Wales +9 23 £33,000 -5.71% 2
Cardiff +20 19 £32,500 +11.11% 1
Watford +9 19 £35,000 +60.00% 2
Reading +42 16 £45,500 +4.59% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 16 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Edinburgh +21 15 £48,000 +41.17% 2
Milton Keynes +12 15 £35,000 +40.00% 1
South Yorkshire -2 14 £37,500 -6.25%

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 1110 (67.23%) Agile Software Development
2 911 (55.18%) Selenium
3 713 (43.19%) QA
4 579 (35.07%) Java
5 468 (28.35%) C#
6 457 (27.68%) SQL
7 429 (25.98%) BDD
8 423 (25.62%) Scrum
9 384 (23.26%) Test Automation
10 382 (23.14%) Cucumber
11 373 (22.59%) TDD
12 360 (21.80%) Finance
13 352 (21.32%) Manual Testing
14 350 (21.20%) Test Scripting
15 322 (19.50%) ISTQB
16 303 (18.35%) Automated Testing
17 296 (17.93%) Software Testing
18 285 (17.26%) ISEB
19 284 (17.20%) WebDriver
20 270 (16.35%) JIRA
21 244 (14.78%) Continuous Integration
22 237 (14.35%) JavaScript
23 231 (13.99%) .NET
24 217 (13.14%) SDLC
25 211 (12.78%) Regression Testing
26 196 (11.87%) SoapUI
27 193 (11.69%) Team Foundation Server
28 184 (11.14%) Linux
29 177 (10.72%) Jenkins
30 174 (10.54%) 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 39 (2.36%) Confluence
2 21 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 19 (1.15%) IIS
4 16 (0.97%) SharePoint
5 9 (0.55%) CMS
5 9 (0.55%) JBoss
6 8 (0.48%) GlassFish
6 8 (0.48%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.42%) Apache
8 6 (0.36%) NServiceBus
8 6 (0.36%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.18%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.061%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.061%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.061%) CICS
11 1 (0.061%) Drupal
11 1 (0.061%) WebSphere
Applications
1 74 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 39 (2.36%) MS Office
3 7 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (0.42%) MS Project
4 1 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.24%) FastStats
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.061%) Magento
4 1 (0.061%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.061%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.70%) SaaS
2 20 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.03%) GitHub
4 9 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.55%) G Suite
4 9 (0.55%) Office 365
4 9 (0.55%) Slack
5 1 (0.061%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.061%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.061%) Google Play
5 1 (0.061%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.67%) HTTP
2 24 (1.45%) Internet
3 19 (1.15%) SSL
4 17 (1.03%) SMTP
5 15 (0.91%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.36%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.36%) SSH
7 4 (0.24%) LAN
8 3 (0.18%) WAN
8 3 (0.18%) Wireless
9 2 (0.12%) Firewall
9 2 (0.12%) Intranet
10 1 (0.061%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.061%) FTP
10 1 (0.061%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 48 (2.91%) MongoDB
2 48 (2.91%) NoSQL
3 42 (2.54%) Relational Database
4 35 (2.12%) Big Data
5 34 (2.06%) MySQL
6 27 (1.64%) Oracle Database
7 21 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (1.15%) Hazelcast
8 19 (1.15%) Neo4j
8 19 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (0.61%) RDBMS
10 10 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.48%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.42%) Redis
14 6 (0.36%) DB2
14 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 911 (55.18%) Selenium
2 382 (23.14%) Cucumber
3 284 (17.20%) WebDriver
4 270 (16.35%) JIRA
5 196 (11.87%) SoapUI
6 193 (11.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 177 (10.72%) Jenkins
8 129 (7.81%) Git (software)
9 127 (7.69%) SpecFlow
10 123 (7.45%) HP UFT
11 102 (6.18%) JUnit
12 96 (5.81%) JMeter
13 76 (4.60%) Maven
14 52 (3.15%) Appium
14 52 (3.15%) Visual Studio
15 48 (2.91%) Ranorex
15 48 (2.91%) TeamCity
16 45 (2.73%) LoadRunner
17 44 (2.67%) Eclipse
18 39 (2.36%) Robot Framework
General
1 360 (21.80%) Finance
2 87 (5.27%) Games
3 80 (4.85%) Banking
4 65 (3.94%) Telecoms
5 55 (3.33%) Retail
6 48 (2.91%) Marketing
7 41 (2.48%) Law
8 22 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.97%) Investment Banking
10 15 (0.91%) Advertising
11 14 (0.85%) Electronics
12 9 (0.55%) Automotive
13 7 (0.42%) Legal
14 6 (0.36%) Back Office
14 6 (0.36%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.24%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.24%) Music Industry
15 4 (0.24%) Online Betting
15 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.12%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 502 (30.41%) Analyst
2 460 (27.86%) Test Analyst
3 363 (21.99%) Tester
4 254 (15.38%) Test Engineer
5 239 (14.48%) Automation Tester
6 233 (14.11%) Developer
7 194 (11.75%) Automation Test Analyst
8 141 (8.54%) QA Engineer
9 136 (8.24%) Test Automation Engineer
10 125 (7.57%) QA Analyst
11 118 (7.15%) Software Tester
12 106 (6.42%) Test Manager
13 105 (6.36%) QA Tester
14 101 (6.12%) Test Leader
15 95 (5.75%) QA Test Analyst
16 89 (5.39%) Developer in Test
17 82 (4.97%) Java Developer
18 73 (4.42%) Java Engineer
19 69 (4.18%) QA Automation Tester
20 67 (4.06%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (13.99%) .NET
2 158 (9.57%) HTML
3 154 (9.33%) Web Services
4 138 (8.36%) REST
5 131 (7.93%) XML
6 129 (7.81%) Gherkin
7 126 (7.63%) SOAP
8 108 (6.54%) CSS
9 71 (4.30%) ASP.NET
10 70 (4.24%) Spring
11 48 (2.91%) RESTful
12 47 (2.85%) AngularJS
13 43 (2.60%) HTML5
14 41 (2.48%) JSON
15 37 (2.24%) Ajax
16 30 (1.82%) jQuery
17 29 (1.76%) ActiveMQ
17 29 (1.76%) ASP.NET Web API
18 28 (1.70%) Hibernate
19 27 (1.64%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 116 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (4.85%) Mobile App
3 74 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 50 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 47 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
6 29 (1.76%) iPad
7 28 (1.70%) Online Games
8 27 (1.64%) Fintech
9 23 (1.39%) User Experience
10 18 (1.09%) Virtual Team
11 17 (1.03%) N-Tier
12 14 (0.85%) Mathematics
13 11 (0.67%) Blackberry
13 11 (0.67%) Replication
14 9 (0.55%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.55%) Health Informatics
14 9 (0.55%) Informatics
14 9 (0.55%) Visualisation
15 8 (0.48%) Algorithms
15 8 (0.48%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 184 (11.14%) Linux
2 144 (8.72%) Windows
3 117 (7.09%) Apple iOS
4 103 (6.24%) Android
5 102 (6.18%) Unix
6 22 (1.33%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.36%) Solaris
8 6 (0.36%) Windows NT
8 6 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.18%) CentOS
10 2 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.061%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.061%) VMS
11 1 (0.061%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1110 (67.23%) Agile Software Development
2 429 (25.98%) BDD
3 423 (25.62%) Scrum
4 384 (23.26%) Test Automation
5 373 (22.59%) TDD
6 352 (21.32%) Manual Testing
7 350 (21.20%) Test Scripting
8 303 (18.35%) Automated Testing
9 296 (17.93%) Software Testing
10 244 (14.78%) Continuous Integration
11 217 (13.14%) SDLC
12 211 (12.78%) Regression Testing
13 163 (9.87%) Test Strategy
14 158 (9.57%) Functional Testing
15 151 (9.15%) Performance Testing
16 130 (7.87%) User Acceptance Testing
17 120 (7.27%) Mentoring
17 120 (7.27%) Software Engineering
18 112 (6.78%) E-Commerce
19 109 (6.60%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 579 (35.07%) Java
2 468 (28.35%) C#
3 457 (27.68%) SQL
4 237 (14.35%) JavaScript
5 174 (10.54%) Python
6 116 (7.03%) Ruby
7 68 (4.12%) C++
8 54 (3.27%) PHP
9 51 (3.09%) C
10 38 (2.30%) Perl
11 29 (1.76%) T-SQL
12 28 (1.70%) VB
13 27 (1.64%) Groovy
14 24 (1.45%) Objective-C
15 21 (1.27%) VB.NET
16 19 (1.15%) PowerShell
17 18 (1.09%) Apple Swift
17 18 (1.09%) Bash Shell
18 15 (0.91%) Scala
18 15 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 322 (19.50%) ISTQB
2 285 (17.26%) ISEB
3 158 (9.57%) Degree
4 115 (6.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (1.76%) Security Cleared
6 19 (1.15%) SC Cleared
7 16 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 12 (0.73%) ISEB Practitioner
9 10 (0.61%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.18%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 713 (43.19%) QA
2 54 (3.27%) SDET
3 12 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.61%) SLA
5 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.12%) Section 508
System Software
1 12 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.30%) Docker
4 4 (0.24%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.18%) Firmware
5 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.18%) XenApp
5 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 80 (4.85%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (1.21%) Puppet
3 13 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.42%) Grafana
4 7 (0.42%) StatsD
5 6 (0.36%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.12%) Ansible
6 2 (0.12%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.061%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.061%) WMI
Vendors
1 171 (10.36%) Microsoft
2 105 (6.36%) Oracle
3 82 (4.97%) HP
4 18 (1.09%) SAP
5 13 (0.79%) VMware
6 12 (0.73%) Google
6 12 (0.73%) Splunk
7 11 (0.67%) Atlassian
8 9 (0.55%) CA Agile Central
9 7 (0.42%) Remedy
10 6 (0.36%) Cognizant
10 6 (0.36%) Pega
10 6 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.36%) Telerik
10 6 (0.36%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.30%) AppDynamics
11 5 (0.30%) Cadence
11 5 (0.30%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.24%) Facebook
12 4 (0.24%) Xamarin
Cramlington, Northumberland
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Freshtechit
Salary: From £0 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 38k per year + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + pension,health,life,flexi work
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 23 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £18.000 - £28.000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, and more!
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £44,000 per annum Upto 44K + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southport, Merseyside
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum Upto 75K + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 19 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
Bedford, Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Great Package and benefits - free lunch!
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: Excellent package available!
Posted: Yesterday