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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 404 499 474
Rank change year-on-year
+95 -25
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 699 426 515
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.39% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.50% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 649 379 471
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 £29,000 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94579 85669 91251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.38% 78.68% 77.38%
Number of salaries quoted 76287 70054 77728
Average salary £48,000 £46,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +94 668 £42,500 -5.55% 81
London +20 306 £47,500 -5.00% 34
South East +39 133 £42,000 +29.23% 16
City of London +24 77 £47,500 -5.00% 13
Yorkshire +30 69 £35,000 +27.27% 9
West Yorkshire 0 53 £35,000 +23.89% 5
East of England +18 52 £42,500 +16.43% 8
Leeds +9 50 £35,000 +18.64% 2
Berkshire +45 42 £40,000 -8.57% 7
North West +11 40 £32,500 - 5
Reading +25 32 £40,750 -22.38% 1
South West -5 26 £38,500 +2.66% 4
Hampshire +18 24 £42,500 +84.78% 2
East Midlands +6 22 £35,000 +2.94% 5
Cambridgeshire +21 21 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Wales 0 20 £29,129 -14.32% 2
South Wales +1 19 £29,129 -10.37% 1
West Midlands +17 18 £40,500 +1.25% 1
Bristol +8 18 £36,000 -4.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 17 £45,000 +48.76% 1
Surrey -5 17 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Manchester +10 16 £32,500 -40.90% 2
Cardiff 0 16 £29,129 -10.37%
Milton Keynes -7 15 £45,000 +60.71% 1
Merseyside +10 14 £51,250 +78.26% 1
Nottinghamshire +9 14 £35,000 +5.26% 2
Nottingham +5 14 £35,000 +5.26% 2
Cambridge -1 14 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Kent -1 14 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Hertfordshire -16 14 £42,500 +21.42% 2

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 720 (47.59%) QA
2 715 (47.26%) Selenium
3 492 (32.52%) Agile Software Development
4 420 (27.76%) Java
5 403 (26.64%) SQL
6 396 (26.17%) Test Scripting
7 387 (25.58%) Finance
8 382 (25.25%) C#
9 379 (25.05%) ISEB
10 376 (24.85%) Test Automation
11 272 (17.98%) BDD
12 261 (17.25%) Automated Testing
13 256 (16.92%) WebDriver
14 252 (16.66%) TDD
15 247 (16.33%) .NET
16 246 (16.26%) QuickTest Pro
16 246 (16.26%) Scrum
17 219 (14.47%) Software Testing
18 218 (14.41%) Manual Testing
19 210 (13.88%) Degree
20 205 (13.55%) Cucumber
21 197 (13.02%) SQL Server
22 185 (12.23%) ISTQB
23 167 (11.04%) Ruby
24 165 (10.91%) JavaScript
25 157 (10.38%) Windows
26 155 (10.24%) Web Services
27 151 (9.98%) Test Strategy
28 144 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
29 143 (9.45%) Python

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 27 (1.78%) CMS
2 15 (0.99%) SharePoint
3 14 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (0.66%) IIS
5 9 (0.59%) Node.js
6 5 (0.33%) Drupal
7 3 (0.20%) ColdFusion
7 3 (0.20%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.13%) Mule
8 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.066%) Apache
9 1 (0.066%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.066%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.066%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.066%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.066%) Confluence
Applications
1 57 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 48 (3.17%) MS Office
3 10 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.59%) MS Project
5 1 (0.066%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.066%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.40%) Magento
2 5 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.33%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
3 3 (0.20%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.13%) SAP FI-AR
4 2 (0.13%) Cordys
4 2 (0.13%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.13%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.066%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.066%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.066%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.066%) RMDS
5 1 (0.066%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.066%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.066%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.066%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.46%) SaaS
4 4 (0.26%) GitHub
5 3 (0.20%) Office 365
6 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.86%) Internet
2 11 (0.73%) Bluetooth
2 11 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (0.73%) Wireless
3 10 (0.66%) HTTP
4 6 (0.40%) Firewall
4 6 (0.40%) LAN
5 5 (0.33%) FTP
5 5 (0.33%) RFID
6 4 (0.26%) MVNO
7 2 (0.13%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.13%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.13%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.066%) VPN
8 1 (0.066%) DNS
8 1 (0.066%) DHCP
8 1 (0.066%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.066%) SMTP
8 1 (0.066%) Intranet
8 1 (0.066%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (13.02%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.31%) Big Data
3 30 (1.98%) Relational Database
4 21 (1.39%) NoSQL
5 20 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (1.32%) Hadoop
6 19 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (0.99%) MySQL
8 10 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.66%) Oracle Database
9 9 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (0.59%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (0.40%) Neo4j
12 6 (0.40%) Hazelcast
12 6 (0.40%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.40%) DB2
13 4 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 715 (47.26%) Selenium
2 256 (16.92%) WebDriver
3 246 (16.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 205 (13.55%) Cucumber
5 110 (7.27%) SoapUI
5 110 (7.27%) Jenkins
6 95 (6.28%) JUnit
7 94 (6.21%) JIRA
8 84 (5.55%) Visual Studio
9 81 (5.35%) SpecFlow
10 65 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
11 59 (3.90%) Hudson
11 59 (3.90%) LoadRunner
12 58 (3.83%) WATIR
12 58 (3.83%) JBehave
13 57 (3.77%) TeamCity
14 53 (3.50%) FitNesse
15 51 (3.37%) Selenium IDE
16 48 (3.17%) Bugzilla
17 41 (2.71%) JMeter
General
1 387 (25.58%) Finance
2 127 (8.39%) Banking
3 52 (3.44%) Retail
4 40 (2.64%) Games
5 34 (2.25%) Financial Institution
5 34 (2.25%) Investment Banking
6 31 (2.05%) Telecoms
7 24 (1.59%) Law
8 20 (1.32%) Advertising
9 18 (1.19%) Publishing
10 17 (1.12%) Marketing
11 9 (0.59%) Front Office
12 5 (0.33%) Electronics
13 4 (0.26%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.26%) Legal
14 3 (0.20%) Back Office
14 3 (0.20%) Online Betting
15 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 549 (36.29%) Analyst
2 433 (28.62%) Test Analyst
3 294 (19.43%) Tester
4 231 (15.27%) Test Engineer
5 191 (12.62%) Developer
6 137 (9.05%) QA Analyst
7 118 (7.80%) Senior Analyst
8 111 (7.34%) Automation Engineer
9 109 (7.20%) Test Manager
9 109 (7.20%) QA Engineer
10 100 (6.61%) Automation Tester
11 92 (6.08%) Automation Analyst
11 92 (6.08%) Senior Test Analyst
12 76 (5.02%) QA Tester
13 75 (4.96%) Automation Test Analyst
14 62 (4.10%) Test Leader
15 55 (3.64%) Software Tester
16 45 (2.97%) Senior Test Engineer
17 44 (2.91%) Senior Developer
18 41 (2.71%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (16.33%) .NET
2 155 (10.24%) Web Services
3 133 (8.79%) HTML
4 132 (8.72%) SOAP
5 103 (6.81%) XML
6 82 (5.42%) ASP.NET
7 76 (5.02%) REST
8 72 (4.76%) CSS
9 57 (3.77%) WCF
10 51 (3.37%) Gherkin
11 50 (3.30%) .NET Framework
11 50 (3.30%) jQuery
12 48 (3.17%) HTML5
13 47 (3.11%) ASP.NET MVC
14 40 (2.64%) RESTful
15 38 (2.51%) Apache Flex
16 35 (2.31%) CSS3
17 33 (2.18%) Ajax
17 33 (2.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 30 (1.98%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 92 (6.08%) Computer Science
2 87 (5.75%) Mobile App
3 62 (4.10%) Open Source
4 40 (2.64%) Client/Server
5 37 (2.45%) Blackberry
6 33 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (1.72%) Mathematics
8 25 (1.65%) Mobile Banking
9 21 (1.39%) Online Games
10 20 (1.32%) Spread Betting
11 16 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
12 14 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 13 (0.86%) iPad
14 12 (0.79%) Digital Media
15 11 (0.73%) Social Media
16 10 (0.66%) Mobile Payment
16 10 (0.66%) iPhone
16 10 (0.66%) Management Information System
17 8 (0.53%) Smartphone
17 8 (0.53%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 157 (10.38%) Windows
2 93 (6.15%) UNIX
2 93 (6.15%) Apple iOS
3 90 (5.95%) Android
4 75 (4.96%) Linux
5 22 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (0.53%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.33%) Windows NT
8 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.33%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.20%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.066%) Debian
11 1 (0.066%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.066%) CentOS
11 1 (0.066%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.066%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (32.52%) Agile Software Development
2 396 (26.17%) Test Scripting
3 376 (24.85%) Test Automation
4 272 (17.98%) BDD
5 261 (17.25%) Automated Testing
6 252 (16.66%) TDD
7 246 (16.26%) Scrum
8 219 (14.47%) Software Testing
9 218 (14.41%) Manual Testing
10 151 (9.98%) Test Strategy
11 140 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
12 137 (9.05%) User Acceptance Testing
13 121 (8.00%) Performance Testing
14 115 (7.60%) E-Commerce
15 114 (7.53%) Web Testing
15 114 (7.53%) System Testing
16 113 (7.47%) Regression Testing
17 89 (5.88%) Unit Testing
18 87 (5.75%) Test Management
19 82 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 420 (27.76%) Java
2 403 (26.64%) SQL
3 382 (25.25%) C#
4 167 (11.04%) Ruby
5 165 (10.91%) JavaScript
6 143 (9.45%) Python
7 73 (4.82%) C++
8 71 (4.69%) VBScript
9 59 (3.90%) PHP
10 57 (3.77%) T-SQL
11 55 (3.64%) Perl
12 52 (3.44%) Groovy
13 49 (3.24%) VB
14 23 (1.52%) Tcl
15 19 (1.26%) VB.NET
15 19 (1.26%) C
15 19 (1.26%) Shell Script
16 18 (1.19%) Bash Shell
16 18 (1.19%) XPath
17 15 (0.99%) F#
Qualifications
1 379 (25.05%) ISEB
2 210 (13.88%) Degree
3 185 (12.23%) ISTQB
4 78 (5.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 38 (2.51%) Security Cleared
6 33 (2.18%) SC Cleared
7 15 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 14 (0.93%) MBA
9 7 (0.46%) Sun Certification
10 6 (0.40%) PhD
11 5 (0.33%) HND
12 3 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 720 (47.59%) QA
2 3 (0.20%) ISO 9002
3 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (0.59%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.33%) XenApp
2 5 (0.33%) XenDesktop
2 5 (0.33%) vSphere
3 4 (0.26%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.066%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 144 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.66%) Puppet
3 5 (0.33%) SCCM
4 3 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.13%) Salt
5 2 (0.13%) Opsview
5 2 (0.13%) Ansible
5 2 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 117 (7.73%) Microsoft
2 107 (7.07%) HP
3 57 (3.77%) Oracle
4 23 (1.52%) IBM
5 22 (1.45%) Citrix
6 15 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (0.79%) Telerik
8 11 (0.73%) VMware
8 11 (0.73%) Altiris
9 10 (0.66%) SAP
10 8 (0.53%) Zend
10 8 (0.53%) JBoss
11 7 (0.46%) Adobe
12 6 (0.40%) Green Hat
12 6 (0.40%) Capita
12 6 (0.40%) Informatica
13 5 (0.33%) Business Objects
13 5 (0.33%) Apple
14 4 (0.26%) T-Plan
15 3 (0.20%) Siebel
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Jambo Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £55000 - £71000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, etc
Posted: 16 hours ago
Suffolk
Capita IT Professional Services
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £55000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Fraser Munro IT Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent bonus and benefits package
Posted: Yesterday