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

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 362 437 431
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -6
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 844 681 776
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.64% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.74% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 780 613 685
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%

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
87668 92318 100837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.86% 86.37% 85.33%
Number of salaries quoted 73071 74999 82059
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 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +65 793 £42,500 - 113
London +119 383 £50,000 - 49
South East -14 140 £39,000 -8.23% 21
Yorkshire +14 74 £34,000 -9.33% 13
East of England +69 69 £38,250 +0.65% 7
City of London +43 50 £60,000 +20.00% 11
West Midlands -9 47 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Berkshire +9 38 £45,000 - 7
North West -2 38 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Surrey -22 37 £31,500 -37.00% 7
North Yorkshire +15 32 £32,500 - 6
Hampshire +22 28 £31,500 -16.00% 4
Scotland -5 28 £39,500 -7.05% 2
South West +11 27 £47,500 +5.55% 5
West Yorkshire +2 27 £35,000 -12.50% 5
York +20 26 £32,500 +22.64% 3
Leeds +6 26 £35,000 -20.00% 5
Manchester -14 26 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Hertfordshire +37 23 £50,000 -
Gloucestershire +17 22 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Reading +26 20 £50,000 +58.73% 4
Cambridgeshire +9 19 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Cambridge +8 15 £37,500 +9.48% 2
Walton-on-Thames - 15 £27,500 - 2
South Yorkshire +24 14 £42,500 +3.03% 1
Birmingham -2 14 £40,000 - 1
Glasgow -2 14 £39,000 +11.42%
Watford - 13 £50,000 -
Essex +17 12 £45,000 -33.33%
East Midlands +6 11 £32,500 -7.14% 5

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1073 (63.30%) Agile Software Development
2 955 (56.34%) Selenium
3 781 (46.08%) QA
4 548 (32.33%) SQL
5 542 (31.98%) Java
6 470 (27.73%) Test Automation
7 434 (25.60%) C#
8 425 (25.07%) Finance
9 402 (23.72%) BDD
10 397 (23.42%) TDD
11 385 (22.71%) Scrum
12 379 (22.36%) Manual Testing
13 350 (20.65%) WebDriver
14 348 (20.53%) Test Scripting
15 345 (20.35%) Cucumber
16 336 (19.82%) ISEB
17 290 (17.11%) .NET
18 286 (16.87%) ISTQB
19 282 (16.64%) Software Testing
20 274 (16.17%) Continuous Integration
21 267 (15.75%) Automated Testing
22 264 (15.58%) JIRA
23 243 (14.34%) SDLC
24 238 (14.04%) Microsoft
25 210 (12.39%) Test Strategy
26 208 (12.27%) User Acceptance Testing
27 202 (11.92%) Python
28 198 (11.68%) HP UFT
28 198 (11.68%) Degree
29 186 (10.97%) SQL Server

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 25 (1.47%) Tomcat
2 18 (1.06%) Confluence
3 17 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (0.94%) Node.js
5 14 (0.83%) Apache Solr
6 9 (0.53%) Apache
6 9 (0.53%) IIS
6 9 (0.53%) Jetty
6 9 (0.53%) MQSeries
7 8 (0.47%) Drupal
7 8 (0.47%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.35%) CMS
8 6 (0.35%) JBoss
9 5 (0.29%) WordPress
10 3 (0.18%) Mule
10 3 (0.18%) Mule ESB
11 2 (0.12%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.12%) nginx
11 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.12%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 96 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 31 (1.83%) MS Office
3 4 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.059%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 18 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
2 9 (0.53%) Temenos T24
3 5 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.12%) BASE24
5 2 (0.12%) Magento
6 1 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.36%) GitHub
3 18 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.00%) SaaS
5 5 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.12%) Google Play
7 2 (0.12%) IaaS
7 2 (0.12%) PaaS
7 2 (0.12%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.059%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.42%) Internet
2 17 (1.00%) HTTP
3 14 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.71%) VoIP
5 7 (0.41%) Broadband
5 7 (0.41%) SAN
6 5 (0.29%) Skype
7 4 (0.24%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.24%) Wireless
8 3 (0.18%) ATM
9 2 (0.12%) IPv4
9 2 (0.12%) LAN
9 2 (0.12%) WAN
10 1 (0.059%) DNS
10 1 (0.059%) Firewall
10 1 (0.059%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.059%) SSH
10 1 (0.059%) Telnet
10 1 (0.059%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.01%) Relational Database
3 48 (2.83%) Oracle Database
4 45 (2.65%) MongoDB
5 43 (2.54%) NoSQL
6 24 (1.42%) Big Data
7 22 (1.30%) Hazelcast
7 22 (1.30%) Neo4j
8 20 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (1.06%) MySQL
10 18 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
11 16 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (0.47%) Data Mining
15 8 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (0.41%) Hadoop
17 5 (0.29%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 955 (56.34%) Selenium
2 350 (20.65%) WebDriver
3 345 (20.35%) Cucumber
4 264 (15.58%) JIRA
5 198 (11.68%) HP UFT
6 177 (10.44%) Jenkins
7 163 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 162 (9.56%) Git (software)
9 151 (8.91%) SoapUI
10 129 (7.61%) SpecFlow
11 86 (5.07%) Maven
12 74 (4.37%) Appium
13 66 (3.89%) JMeter
13 66 (3.89%) JUnit
14 64 (3.78%) Visual Studio
15 43 (2.54%) NUnit
16 40 (2.36%) FitNesse
17 37 (2.18%) Gradle
17 37 (2.18%) TestNG
18 36 (2.12%) Subversion
General
1 425 (25.07%) Finance
2 111 (6.55%) Banking
3 70 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 65 (3.83%) Games
5 43 (2.54%) Retail
6 38 (2.24%) Law
6 38 (2.24%) Marketing
7 23 (1.36%) Advertising
8 21 (1.24%) Front Office
9 20 (1.18%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.88%) Automotive
10 15 (0.88%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.83%) Back Office
12 13 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.59%) Legal
13 10 (0.59%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.59%) Publishing
14 8 (0.47%) Electronics
15 6 (0.35%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 605 (35.69%) Analyst
2 559 (32.98%) Test Analyst
3 472 (27.85%) Tester
4 363 (21.42%) Test Engineer
5 258 (15.22%) Automation Test Analyst
6 245 (14.45%) Automation Tester
7 212 (12.51%) Developer
8 184 (10.86%) QA Engineer
8 184 (10.86%) QA Tester
9 168 (9.91%) Test Automation Engineer
10 154 (9.09%) QA Analyst
11 135 (7.96%) Software Tester
12 115 (6.78%) QA Test Analyst
13 106 (6.25%) QA Test Engineer
14 97 (5.72%) Test Leader
15 86 (5.07%) QA Automation Tester
16 83 (4.90%) Java Developer
17 81 (4.78%) Selenium Test Analyst
17 81 (4.78%) Software Analyst
18 80 (4.72%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (17.11%) .NET
2 148 (8.73%) Web Services
3 128 (7.55%) HTML
4 120 (7.08%) XML
5 103 (6.08%) CSS
6 78 (4.60%) SOAP
7 72 (4.25%) REST
8 66 (3.89%) Spring
9 64 (3.78%) ASP.NET
10 61 (3.60%) Gherkin
11 56 (3.30%) .NET Framework
12 55 (3.24%) RESTful
13 46 (2.71%) AngularJS
14 41 (2.42%) HTML5
15 39 (2.30%) jQuery
16 35 (2.06%) JDBC
17 30 (1.77%) JSON
18 25 (1.47%) ActiveMQ
19 24 (1.42%) Behat
19 24 (1.42%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 130 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (5.84%) Computer Science
3 72 (4.25%) Mobile App
4 37 (2.18%) Fintech
5 35 (2.06%) User Experience
6 33 (1.95%) iPad
6 33 (1.95%) Online Games
7 30 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 24 (1.42%) N-Tier
10 21 (1.24%) Client/Server
11 16 (0.94%) Digital Media
12 15 (0.88%) Social Media
13 14 (0.83%) Replication
14 13 (0.77%) Mathematics
15 12 (0.71%) Derivative
16 11 (0.65%) Algorithms
17 9 (0.53%) NHS
18 8 (0.47%) Equities
18 8 (0.47%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 170 (10.03%) Windows
2 167 (9.85%) Linux
3 114 (6.73%) Unix
4 101 (5.96%) Android
5 97 (5.72%) Apple iOS
6 15 (0.88%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.59%) Solaris
8 9 (0.53%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.35%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.24%) Kali Linux
10 4 (0.24%) Windows NT
10 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.059%) AIX
12 1 (0.059%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.059%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1073 (63.30%) Agile Software Development
2 470 (27.73%) Test Automation
3 402 (23.72%) BDD
4 397 (23.42%) TDD
5 385 (22.71%) Scrum
6 379 (22.36%) Manual Testing
7 348 (20.53%) Test Scripting
8 282 (16.64%) Software Testing
9 274 (16.17%) Continuous Integration
10 267 (15.75%) Automated Testing
11 243 (14.34%) SDLC
12 210 (12.39%) Test Strategy
13 208 (12.27%) User Acceptance Testing
14 180 (10.62%) Regression Testing
15 179 (10.56%) Functional Testing
16 146 (8.61%) Performance Testing
17 123 (7.26%) E-Commerce
18 121 (7.14%) Test Management
19 113 (6.67%) Software Engineering
19 113 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 548 (32.33%) SQL
2 542 (31.98%) Java
3 434 (25.60%) C#
4 202 (11.92%) Python
5 182 (10.74%) JavaScript
6 148 (8.73%) Ruby
7 91 (5.37%) Perl
8 62 (3.66%) C++
9 52 (3.07%) PHP
10 49 (2.89%) PL/SQL
11 38 (2.24%) Bash Shell
12 32 (1.89%) C
13 28 (1.65%) VB
14 22 (1.30%) PowerShell
15 17 (1.00%) Groovy
16 15 (0.88%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.77%) T-SQL
18 10 (0.59%) ActionScript
18 10 (0.59%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 336 (19.82%) ISEB
2 286 (16.87%) ISTQB
3 198 (11.68%) Degree
4 120 (7.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 52 (3.07%) Security Cleared
6 20 (1.18%) SC Cleared
7 12 (0.71%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.29%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.18%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.12%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.059%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 781 (46.08%) QA
2 18 (1.06%) SDET
3 6 (0.35%) Section 508
4 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.059%) SEPA
5 1 (0.059%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.18%) Docker
4 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.12%) KVM
4 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.12%) vSphere
5 1 (0.059%) XenApp
5 1 (0.059%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 72 (4.25%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.41%) Puppet
4 6 (0.35%) CA Wily
5 5 (0.29%) SCCM
6 4 (0.24%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
8 2 (0.12%) Ansible
8 2 (0.12%) Graphite
9 1 (0.059%) vRealize
Vendors
1 238 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 142 (8.38%) Oracle
3 139 (8.20%) HP
4 24 (1.42%) SAP
5 19 (1.12%) IBM
6 13 (0.77%) Rally
6 13 (0.77%) StreamBase
7 12 (0.71%) Xamarin
8 10 (0.59%) Red Hat
8 10 (0.59%) webMethods
9 9 (0.53%) CA
9 9 (0.53%) Green Hat
10 8 (0.47%) Atlassian
10 8 (0.47%) Informatica
10 8 (0.47%) WorldPay
11 7 (0.41%) Apple
11 7 (0.41%) Cegedim Rx
11 7 (0.41%) Dynatrace
11 7 (0.41%) Google
11 7 (0.41%) Twitter
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 38-40k
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Midlands
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warwickshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 50k per year
Posted: 17 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: Yesterday
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + great benefits and package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + equity
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Health/Life Insurance, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits, Flexi time
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum and good bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Life assurance an
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago