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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 402 472 488
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +16
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 691 472 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.44% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.54% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 667 415 392
Average salary £40,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,300 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%

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
93611 87345 89294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.03% 81.54% 79.00%
Number of salaries quoted 75601 71738 75250
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +87 659 £41,500 -7.77% 73
London +37 319 £52,500 +5.00% 31
South East +45 128 £39,000 +9.85% 13
City of London +50 83 £52,500 +5.00% 17
Yorkshire +6 66 £33,750 +8.00% 9
West Yorkshire +3 47 £35,000 +12.00% 8
Leeds -2 46 £35,000 +12.00% 7
Berkshire +35 45 £40,750 -9.44% 4
East of England -6 45 £38,500 +4.76% 4
North West -9 45 £37,500 +4.16% 7
East Midlands +28 35 £40,000 +23.07%
Reading +19 29 £41,500 -2.35% 2
Manchester +3 27 £40,000 +3.89% 5
Scotland +4 22 £38,750 +29.16% 4
Hampshire +6 21 £35,000 +18.64% 5
Nottinghamshire +12 17 £40,000 +23.07%
Nottingham +10 16 £40,000 +23.07%
South West -18 16 £31,250 -24.69% 5
Kent +23 15 £30,000 -14.28%
Surrey -11 15 £40,000 +14.28% 3
North Yorkshire - 14 £32,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +14 13 £40,000 -
Essex +4 13 £38,500 +13.23%
Southampton - 13 £35,000 - 2
Harrogate - 13 £32,500 - 1
Milton Keynes +1 12 £39,500 +16.17%
Hertfordshire -8 12 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands -24 12 £39,250 +4.66% 4
Colchester - 12 £38,500 -
Cambridgeshire +1 11 £34,000 -7.48% 3

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 870 (62.95%) Agile Software Development
2 703 (50.87%) Selenium
3 689 (49.86%) QA
4 415 (30.03%) SQL
5 382 (27.64%) Java
6 342 (24.75%) C#
7 333 (24.10%) ISEB
8 328 (23.73%) Finance
9 313 (22.65%) Test Scripting
10 302 (21.85%) WebDriver
11 301 (21.78%) Test Automation
12 274 (19.83%) Manual Testing
13 267 (19.32%) BDD
14 239 (17.29%) Automated Testing
15 238 (17.22%) QuickTest Pro
16 229 (16.57%) Scrum
16 229 (16.57%) TDD
16 229 (16.57%) Software Testing
17 200 (14.47%) Cucumber
18 198 (14.33%) ISTQB
19 174 (12.59%) Ruby
20 171 (12.37%) Regression Testing
20 171 (12.37%) .NET
21 170 (12.30%) JavaScript
22 165 (11.94%) Degree
23 158 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
24 154 (11.14%) JIRA
25 147 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
25 147 (10.64%) Test Strategy
26 140 (10.13%) Python

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 24 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
2 16 (1.16%) SharePoint
3 11 (0.80%) CMS
4 10 (0.72%) Drupal
5 6 (0.43%) Node.js
6 5 (0.36%) JBoss
7 4 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.22%) Confluence
9 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.072%) uiautomator
10 1 (0.072%) Apache
10 1 (0.072%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.072%) Mule
Applications
1 43 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 35 (2.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.072%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.072%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.36%) JDE OneWorld
1 5 (0.36%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.29%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.072%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.072%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.65%) SaaS
4 4 (0.29%) GitHub
5 3 (0.22%) Force.com
6 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.14%) Office 365
7 1 (0.072%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.072%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.072%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.30%) TCP/IP
2 15 (1.09%) Wireshark
2 15 (1.09%) HTTP
3 13 (0.94%) DHCP
3 13 (0.94%) VoIP
3 13 (0.94%) WAN
4 12 (0.87%) RTP
4 12 (0.87%) H.323
4 12 (0.87%) Internet
4 12 (0.87%) VLAN
5 10 (0.72%) LAN
6 8 (0.58%) FTP
7 6 (0.43%) Firewall
7 6 (0.43%) MVNO
8 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.14%) Wireless
8 2 (0.14%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.072%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.072%) SMTP
9 1 (0.072%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.10%) Big Data
3 19 (1.37%) NoSQL
4 17 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (1.01%) Relational Database
6 13 (0.94%) MongoDB
7 12 (0.87%) Hadoop
7 12 (0.87%) MySQL
8 8 (0.58%) Hazelcast
8 8 (0.58%) Neo4j
9 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.43%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.22%) QlikView
14 2 (0.14%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.14%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 703 (50.87%) Selenium
2 302 (21.85%) WebDriver
3 238 (17.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 200 (14.47%) Cucumber
5 154 (11.14%) JIRA
6 114 (8.25%) Jenkins
7 99 (7.16%) TeamCity
8 85 (6.15%) JUnit
9 80 (5.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 70 (5.07%) SpecFlow
11 69 (4.99%) Visual Studio
12 65 (4.70%) LoadRunner
13 62 (4.49%) Git (software)
14 60 (4.34%) SoapUI
15 57 (4.12%) Bugzilla
16 54 (3.91%) JMeter
16 54 (3.91%) FitNesse
17 53 (3.84%) JBehave
18 49 (3.55%) Hudson
18 49 (3.55%) Selenium IDE
General
1 328 (23.73%) Finance
2 55 (3.98%) Banking
3 49 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 44 (3.18%) Retail
5 25 (1.81%) Law
6 21 (1.52%) Games
7 17 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.09%) Front Office
8 15 (1.09%) Advertising
9 14 (1.01%) Back Office
9 14 (1.01%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.72%) Legal
11 9 (0.65%) Multimedia
12 8 (0.58%) Publishing
13 4 (0.29%) Marketing
13 4 (0.29%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.14%) Electronics
15 2 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 496 (35.89%) Analyst
2 411 (29.74%) Test Analyst
3 277 (20.04%) Tester
4 245 (17.73%) Test Engineer
5 139 (10.06%) Automation Engineer
6 137 (9.91%) Developer
6 137 (9.91%) Senior Analyst
7 121 (8.76%) QA Analyst
8 110 (7.96%) Senior Test Analyst
9 103 (7.45%) QA Engineer
10 99 (7.16%) Automation Tester
11 97 (7.02%) Test Manager
12 65 (4.70%) Test Leader
13 62 (4.49%) QA Tester
14 58 (4.20%) Software Tester
15 54 (3.91%) Automation Analyst
16 44 (3.18%) Automation Test Analyst
17 41 (2.97%) Senior Tester
18 38 (2.75%) QA Automation Engineer
19 37 (2.68%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (12.37%) .NET
2 115 (8.32%) XML
3 109 (7.89%) Web Services
4 86 (6.22%) HTML
5 64 (4.63%) SOAP
6 54 (3.91%) CSS
7 52 (3.76%) ASP.NET
8 40 (2.89%) Gherkin
9 37 (2.68%) J2EE
10 32 (2.32%) REST
11 28 (2.03%) jQuery
12 26 (1.88%) WCF
13 25 (1.81%) Spring
14 22 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (1.30%) .NET Framework
16 16 (1.16%) RESTful
17 15 (1.09%) Symfony
18 14 (1.01%) Hibernate
19 13 (0.94%) LAMP
19 13 (0.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (5.28%) Open Source
3 56 (4.05%) Computer Science
4 53 (3.84%) Mobile App
5 41 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
6 40 (2.89%) User Experience
7 33 (2.39%) Client/Server
8 22 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 20 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (0.87%) Derivative
11 11 (0.80%) Mathematics
11 11 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
11 11 (0.80%) iPad
12 10 (0.72%) Online Games
13 9 (0.65%) Blackberry
14 8 (0.58%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.51%) Equities
15 7 (0.51%) iPhone
15 7 (0.51%) Social Media
16 6 (0.43%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 137 (9.91%) Windows
2 96 (6.95%) Linux
3 89 (6.44%) UNIX
4 36 (2.60%) Apple iOS
4 36 (2.60%) Android
5 12 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (0.51%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.36%) Windows NT
9 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.072%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.072%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.072%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.072%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.072%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 870 (62.95%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (22.65%) Test Scripting
3 301 (21.78%) Test Automation
4 274 (19.83%) Manual Testing
5 267 (19.32%) BDD
6 239 (17.29%) Automated Testing
7 229 (16.57%) Software Testing
7 229 (16.57%) TDD
7 229 (16.57%) Scrum
8 171 (12.37%) Regression Testing
9 158 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
10 147 (10.64%) Test Strategy
10 147 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 108 (7.81%) E-Commerce
12 104 (7.53%) System Testing
13 93 (6.73%) Web Testing
14 87 (6.30%) User Stories
15 82 (5.93%) Software Engineering
16 78 (5.64%) Test Management
17 75 (5.43%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 415 (30.03%) SQL
2 382 (27.64%) Java
3 342 (24.75%) C#
4 174 (12.59%) Ruby
5 170 (12.30%) JavaScript
6 140 (10.13%) Python
7 86 (6.22%) PHP
8 75 (5.43%) C++
9 60 (4.34%) Perl
10 53 (3.84%) VBScript
11 33 (2.39%) VB
12 25 (1.81%) XPath
13 23 (1.66%) Shell Script
13 23 (1.66%) T-SQL
14 21 (1.52%) Tcl
15 20 (1.45%) VB.NET
16 17 (1.23%) C
17 16 (1.16%) Groovy
17 16 (1.16%) F#
18 10 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 333 (24.10%) ISEB
2 198 (14.33%) ISTQB
3 165 (11.94%) Degree
4 87 (6.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 50 (3.62%) Security Cleared
6 41 (2.97%) SC Cleared
7 12 (0.87%) MCITP
7 12 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.87%) MCSE
7 12 (0.87%) CCNA
8 2 (0.14%) HND
8 2 (0.14%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.072%) CISSP
9 1 (0.072%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 689 (49.86%) QA
2 3 (0.22%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (0.94%) Active Directory
1 13 (0.94%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.36%) vSphere
3 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.14%) XenApp
3 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.072%) KVM
4 1 (0.072%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 139 (10.06%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.51%) Puppet
3 6 (0.43%) SCCM
4 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.072%) Ansible
5 1 (0.072%) Opsview
Vendors
1 101 (7.31%) HP
2 87 (6.30%) Microsoft
3 35 (2.53%) Oracle
4 22 (1.59%) Green Hat
5 21 (1.52%) VMware
6 16 (1.16%) Citrix
7 15 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (1.09%) Altiris
8 13 (0.94%) SAP
9 12 (0.87%) Cisco
9 12 (0.87%) Avaya
9 12 (0.87%) Zend
10 10 (0.72%) Telerik
11 9 (0.65%) Informatica
12 8 (0.58%) Business Objects
12 8 (0.58%) Cerillion
13 5 (0.36%) IBM
14 4 (0.29%) Adobe
15 3 (0.22%) Red Hat
16 2 (0.14%) Apple
Castleford, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £39000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum GBP 25 - 30K +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits package / Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + ote £85K
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago