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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 369 455 454
Rank change year-on-year
+86 -1
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 865 608 598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.58% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.68% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 781 564 507
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%

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
88106 89047 87460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.81% 85.16% 84.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73200 73150 69679
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average 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 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 +95 811 £42,500 +6.25% 126
London +87 353 £52,500 +5.00% 51
South East +10 141 £40,000 -5.88% 15
Yorkshire +53 93 £35,000 +2.94% 16
West Yorkshire +42 72 £35,000 -4.10% 12
East of England +40 66 £35,000 -7.89% 6
Leeds +29 62 £35,000 - 12
Surrey +22 62 £47,750 +12.35% 2
City of London +40 54 £50,000 - 6
South West +14 47 £40,000 +6.66% 9
North West -24 47 £35,000 - 15
West Midlands -2 38 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Cambridgeshire +21 35 £37,500 - 3
Cambridge +23 34 £37,500 - 3
Manchester -14 28 £35,000 -1.40% 9
Dorset +20 24 £45,000 +32.35% 2
Reigate +5 24 £49,000 +15.29%
Bournemouth - 24 £45,000 - 2
Birmingham +11 22 £40,000 +8.10% 3
East Midlands -1 22 £35,000 - 4
Berkshire -35 19 £40,000 -11.11% 7
North Yorkshire +24 18 £32,500 - 1
Hampshire +24 18 £35,000 -1.40% 1
Scotland +7 18 £32,500 -17.72% 2
York - 18 £35,000 - 1
Suffolk +4 17 £35,000 +62.79% 1
East Sussex +20 15 £38,000 -11.62%
Brighton +17 15 £38,000 -11.62%
Ipswich -1 15 £35,000 +62.79% 1
South Wales +7 13 £35,000 +20.15% 1

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1063 (63.58%) Agile Software Development
2 876 (52.39%) Selenium
3 758 (45.33%) QA
4 551 (32.95%) Java
5 453 (27.09%) SQL
6 452 (27.03%) Test Automation
7 432 (25.84%) Scrum
8 427 (25.54%) TDD
9 419 (25.06%) C#
10 417 (24.94%) BDD
11 365 (21.83%) Finance
12 336 (20.10%) ISEB
13 335 (20.04%) WebDriver
14 319 (19.08%) Manual Testing
15 307 (18.36%) Cucumber
16 295 (17.64%) Test Scripting
17 293 (17.52%) ISTQB
18 281 (16.81%) Automated Testing
19 279 (16.69%) Software Testing
20 262 (15.67%) .NET
21 249 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
22 235 (14.06%) HP UFT
23 216 (12.92%) JIRA
24 200 (11.96%) SDLC
25 192 (11.48%) Degree
25 192 (11.48%) Microsoft
26 190 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
27 187 (11.18%) Python
28 186 (11.12%) Linux
29 179 (10.71%) Git (software)

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 30 (1.79%) Tomcat
2 21 (1.26%) Confluence
3 19 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (1.08%) Apache
4 18 (1.08%) Node.js
5 17 (1.02%) JBoss
6 15 (0.90%) IIS
6 15 (0.90%) Jetty
7 13 (0.78%) Apache Solr
8 12 (0.72%) MQSeries
9 11 (0.66%) nginx
10 10 (0.60%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.48%) CMS
11 8 (0.48%) Mule
11 8 (0.48%) Mule ESB
12 4 (0.24%) Tuxedo
13 3 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.18%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.18%) WebLogic Portal
14 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 94 (5.62%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.67%) MS Office
3 5 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (0.72%) Temenos T24
2 9 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.36%) Magento
5 4 (0.24%) BASE24
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.060%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.060%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.20%) SaaS
4 19 (1.14%) GitHub
5 8 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.24%) Sage Pay
7 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.85%) Internet
2 25 (1.50%) HTTP
2 25 (1.50%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.42%) VoIP
4 5 (0.30%) MVNO
5 4 (0.24%) ATM
5 4 (0.24%) Broadband
5 4 (0.24%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.12%) DVB
6 2 (0.12%) SSH
6 2 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.060%) CTI
7 1 (0.060%) LDAP
7 1 (0.060%) SAN
7 1 (0.060%) SSL
7 1 (0.060%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 59 (3.53%) Relational Database
3 52 (3.11%) MongoDB
4 49 (2.93%) NoSQL
5 39 (2.33%) Big Data
6 35 (2.09%) Oracle Database
7 23 (1.38%) Hazelcast
7 23 (1.38%) Neo4j
8 21 (1.26%) Oracle Database 12c
9 18 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (1.08%) MySQL
9 18 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.42%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.24%) HBase
14 4 (0.24%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 876 (52.39%) Selenium
2 335 (20.04%) WebDriver
3 307 (18.36%) Cucumber
4 235 (14.06%) HP UFT
5 216 (12.92%) JIRA
6 179 (10.71%) Git (software)
7 153 (9.15%) Jenkins
8 122 (7.30%) SpecFlow
9 118 (7.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 90 (5.38%) SoapUI
11 85 (5.08%) Maven
12 67 (4.01%) JUnit
13 61 (3.65%) JMeter
14 56 (3.35%) Visual Studio
15 53 (3.17%) Subversion
16 52 (3.11%) Hudson
17 42 (2.51%) LoadRunner
18 39 (2.33%) Appium
19 38 (2.27%) TeamCity
20 35 (2.09%) Eclipse
General
1 365 (21.83%) Finance
2 92 (5.50%) Banking
3 86 (5.14%) Telecoms
4 77 (4.61%) Games
5 59 (3.53%) Retail
6 22 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 22 (1.32%) Marketing
7 21 (1.26%) Advertising
7 21 (1.26%) Law
8 19 (1.14%) Financial Institution
9 18 (1.08%) Front Office
9 18 (1.08%) Publishing
10 15 (0.90%) Electronics
11 13 (0.78%) Legal
11 13 (0.78%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.42%) Automotive
12 7 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.36%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.30%) Back Office
15 4 (0.24%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 505 (30.20%) Analyst
2 467 (27.93%) Tester
3 463 (27.69%) Test Analyst
4 296 (17.70%) Test Engineer
5 254 (15.19%) Automation Tester
6 225 (13.46%) Developer
7 192 (11.48%) Automation Analyst
8 187 (11.18%) Automation Engineer
9 186 (11.12%) Automation Test Analyst
10 172 (10.29%) QA Engineer
11 165 (9.87%) QA Tester
12 149 (8.91%) Test Automation Engineer
13 134 (8.01%) Software Tester
14 118 (7.06%) QA Analyst
15 98 (5.86%) Test Leader
16 85 (5.08%) Java Developer
17 82 (4.90%) Senior Penetration Tester
17 82 (4.90%) Senior Tester
18 80 (4.78%) QA Test Analyst
19 78 (4.67%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (15.67%) .NET
2 172 (10.29%) Web Services
3 127 (7.60%) XML
4 97 (5.80%) HTML
5 79 (4.72%) REST
6 74 (4.43%) CSS
7 73 (4.37%) Gherkin
8 66 (3.95%) Spring
9 64 (3.83%) SOAP
10 49 (2.93%) .NET Framework
11 42 (2.51%) AngularJS
12 41 (2.45%) ASP.NET
13 40 (2.39%) JSON
14 37 (2.21%) RESTful
15 36 (2.15%) HTML5
16 32 (1.91%) JDBC
17 28 (1.67%) jQuery
18 25 (1.50%) Middleware
19 24 (1.44%) JSP
20 23 (1.38%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 110 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (6.10%) Computer Science
3 68 (4.07%) Mobile App
4 28 (1.67%) Digital Media
5 27 (1.61%) Online Games
6 26 (1.56%) User Experience
7 23 (1.38%) Client/Server
8 21 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.14%) iPad
9 19 (1.14%) N-Tier
10 18 (1.08%) Fintech
10 18 (1.08%) Mathematics
11 17 (1.02%) DTV
12 13 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (0.78%) Replication
12 13 (0.78%) Social Media
13 11 (0.66%) FMCG
13 11 (0.66%) Semantic Web
14 9 (0.54%) Hedge funds
15 7 (0.42%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 186 (11.12%) Linux
2 125 (7.48%) Windows
3 84 (5.02%) Android
3 84 (5.02%) Unix
4 83 (4.96%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.48%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.36%) Mac OS X
6 6 (0.36%) Solaris
6 6 (0.36%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.060%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.060%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.060%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.060%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.060%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1063 (63.58%) Agile Software Development
2 452 (27.03%) Test Automation
3 432 (25.84%) Scrum
4 427 (25.54%) TDD
5 417 (24.94%) BDD
6 319 (19.08%) Manual Testing
7 295 (17.64%) Test Scripting
8 281 (16.81%) Automated Testing
9 279 (16.69%) Software Testing
10 249 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
11 200 (11.96%) SDLC
12 190 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
13 150 (8.97%) Functional Testing
14 148 (8.85%) Test Strategy
15 139 (8.31%) E-Commerce
16 135 (8.07%) Regression Testing
17 134 (8.01%) Performance Testing
18 123 (7.36%) Software Engineering
19 119 (7.12%) Test Management
20 104 (6.22%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 551 (32.95%) Java
2 453 (27.09%) SQL
3 419 (25.06%) C#
4 187 (11.18%) Python
5 163 (9.75%) JavaScript
6 155 (9.27%) Ruby
7 62 (3.71%) C++
7 62 (3.71%) Perl
8 59 (3.53%) Bash Shell
9 55 (3.29%) PHP
10 46 (2.75%) PL/SQL
11 28 (1.67%) C
12 19 (1.14%) PowerShell
13 18 (1.08%) T-SQL
14 14 (0.84%) VBScript
15 12 (0.72%) Groovy
16 10 (0.60%) Scala
17 8 (0.48%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.48%) VB
18 7 (0.42%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 336 (20.10%) ISEB
2 293 (17.52%) ISTQB
3 192 (11.48%) Degree
4 147 (8.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 34 (2.03%) Security Cleared
6 9 (0.54%) SC Cleared
7 8 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (0.30%) HP ASE
9 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.24%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.12%) MCSA
10 2 (0.12%) MCSE
11 1 (0.060%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.060%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.060%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 758 (45.33%) QA
2 25 (1.50%) SDET
3 6 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.24%) SLA
5 2 (0.12%) WAI
6 1 (0.060%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (0.42%) Docker
2 5 (0.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.24%) vSphere
4 2 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 113 (6.76%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.78%) SCCM
3 12 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.60%) Puppet
5 6 (0.36%) Ansible
6 3 (0.18%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (0.12%) Graphite
7 2 (0.12%) Kibana
7 2 (0.12%) logstash
7 2 (0.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 192 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 136 (8.13%) HP
3 131 (7.83%) Oracle
4 14 (0.84%) IBM
5 13 (0.78%) SAP
5 13 (0.78%) webMethods
6 12 (0.72%) Google
6 12 (0.72%) Green Hat
6 12 (0.72%) WorldPay
7 11 (0.66%) Rally
8 8 (0.48%) VMware
9 7 (0.42%) Bloomberg
9 7 (0.42%) Cegedim Rx
9 7 (0.42%) FXall
9 7 (0.42%) MarketAxess
9 7 (0.42%) Red Hat
9 7 (0.42%) Tradeweb
10 6 (0.36%) Charles River
10 6 (0.36%) Twitter
10 6 (0.36%) Xamarin
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Energon People
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Huge Benefit package
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £46000 - £52000 per annum + Healthcare, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £48000 per annum + package and generous bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £33 - £38000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Harlow, Essex
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Shares, bonus, bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: GBP Negotiable on experience +Many benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 75,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Explore Recruitment Solutions
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West Midlands
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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