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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
UK
Rank 281 364 485
Rank change year-on-year
+83 +121
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 890 856 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 0.84% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.95% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 785 774 551
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,250 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
73636 90103 92424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.79% 88.28% 86.67%
Number of salaries quoted 60524 74752 75526
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 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £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 25 February 2017 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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +79 840 £45,000 +5.88% 162
London +33 294 £50,500 -3.80% 51
South East +87 160 £37,500 -1.31% 25
Yorkshire +18 85 £45,000 +28.57% 22
East of England +26 66 £35,000 - 12
North West +8 65 £40,000 +14.28% 14
West Yorkshire -2 57 £45,000 +28.57% 12
Leeds +10 56 £45,000 +28.57% 11
West Midlands +61 55 £40,000 - 14
South West +22 55 £45,000 +12.50% 10
East Midlands +44 52 £40,000 +3.22% 12
Manchester -4 51 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Hampshire +55 47 £35,000 - 9
Berkshire +70 37 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Hertfordshire +35 35 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Nottingham +28 32 £60,000 +71.42% 5
Birmingham +27 32 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Nottinghamshire +18 32 £60,000 +71.42% 5
Buckinghamshire +36 30 £37,500 +12.78% 2
Milton Keynes +35 28 £37,500 +5.63% 1
Reading +67 27 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Bristol +14 26 £48,750 +62.50% 7
Watford +17 22 £35,000 +64.70% 2
North Yorkshire +3 21 £35,000 +7.69% 5
City of London +12 17 £50,000 - 15
Wales +12 17 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Surrey -1 16 £40,000 -15.78% 4
Basingstoke - 15 £32,500 - 1
Cardiff +24 14 £35,000 -
West Sussex +19 14 £37,500 - 2

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 1189 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1002 (58.63%) Selenium
3 740 (43.30%) QA
4 649 (37.98%) Java
5 490 (28.67%) C#
6 459 (26.86%) BDD
7 438 (25.63%) Test Automation
8 428 (25.04%) Test Scripting
9 417 (24.40%) TDD
10 415 (24.28%) Scrum
10 415 (24.28%) Cucumber
11 394 (23.05%) SQL
12 382 (22.35%) WebDriver
13 376 (22.00%) Finance
14 357 (20.89%) Manual Testing
15 326 (19.08%) ISTQB
16 319 (18.67%) Automated Testing
17 294 (17.20%) Software Testing
18 275 (16.09%) ISEB
19 272 (15.92%) .NET
20 271 (15.86%) JIRA
21 240 (14.04%) Python
22 221 (12.93%) SDLC
23 219 (12.81%) JavaScript
24 218 (12.76%) Regression Testing
25 192 (11.23%) SoapUI
26 191 (11.18%) Jenkins
26 191 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
27 173 (10.12%) Linux
28 172 (10.06%) E-Commerce

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 45 (2.63%) Confluence
2 22 (1.29%) Tomcat
3 14 (0.82%) IIS
4 11 (0.64%) JBoss
5 9 (0.53%) GlassFish
6 8 (0.47%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.47%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.41%) Apache
7 7 (0.41%) CMS
8 6 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.18%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.18%) Jetty
9 3 (0.18%) nginx
10 2 (0.12%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.12%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.12%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.059%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.059%) Drupal
Applications
1 72 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.52%) MS Office
3 7 (0.41%) MS Project
4 3 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.18%) Magento
4 1 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.059%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (2.46%) GitHub
2 31 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.64%) SaaS
4 17 (0.99%) G Suite
4 17 (0.99%) Office 365
4 17 (0.99%) Slack
5 12 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.12%) PaaS
7 1 (0.059%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.059%) Force.com
7 1 (0.059%) IaaS
7 1 (0.059%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.70%) HTTP
2 13 (0.76%) Internet
3 10 (0.59%) SSL
4 6 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.29%) HTTPS
5 5 (0.29%) SMTP
6 4 (0.23%) Wireless
7 3 (0.18%) Skype
7 3 (0.18%) SSH
8 2 (0.12%) Firewall
8 2 (0.12%) Intranet
8 2 (0.12%) LAN
8 2 (0.12%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.12%) WebEx
9 1 (0.059%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.059%) Cisco Wireless
9 1 (0.059%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.059%) VLAN
9 1 (0.059%) VPN
9 1 (0.059%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (6.26%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.04%) Relational Database
3 50 (2.93%) Big Data
4 48 (2.81%) MySQL
5 40 (2.34%) NoSQL
6 39 (2.28%) MongoDB
7 16 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (0.94%) RDBMS
8 14 (0.82%) Hazelcast
8 14 (0.82%) Neo4j
9 13 (0.76%) Redis
10 12 (0.70%) Hadoop
10 12 (0.70%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.29%) Apache Accumulo
14 3 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.18%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.18%) Spark SQL
14 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1002 (58.63%) Selenium
2 415 (24.28%) Cucumber
3 382 (22.35%) WebDriver
4 271 (15.86%) JIRA
5 192 (11.23%) SoapUI
6 191 (11.18%) Jenkins
7 167 (9.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 145 (8.48%) Git (software)
9 139 (8.13%) HP UFT
10 135 (7.90%) SpecFlow
11 120 (7.02%) JUnit
12 117 (6.85%) JMeter
13 83 (4.86%) Maven
14 80 (4.68%) Appium
15 65 (3.80%) Visual Studio
16 48 (2.81%) Ranorex
17 47 (2.75%) TeamCity
18 42 (2.46%) TestNG
19 41 (2.40%) Calabash
20 40 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 376 (22.00%) Finance
2 96 (5.62%) Banking
3 87 (5.09%) Retail
4 70 (4.10%) Telecoms
5 62 (3.63%) Games
6 29 (1.70%) Marketing
7 21 (1.23%) Back Office
7 21 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.11%) Advertising
9 17 (0.99%) Law
9 17 (0.99%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.82%) Automotive
10 14 (0.82%) Electronics
11 13 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.53%) Front Office
12 9 (0.53%) Legal
13 6 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.23%) Online Betting
15 2 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.12%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 521 (30.49%) Analyst
2 468 (27.38%) Test Analyst
3 392 (22.94%) Tester
4 299 (17.50%) Test Engineer
5 273 (15.97%) Automation Tester
6 205 (12.00%) Developer
7 170 (9.95%) Automation Test Analyst
8 166 (9.71%) QA Engineer
9 159 (9.30%) Test Automation Engineer
10 138 (8.07%) QA Analyst
11 118 (6.90%) QA Tester
12 110 (6.44%) Software Tester
13 99 (5.79%) Test Manager
14 98 (5.73%) QA Test Analyst
15 94 (5.50%) Test Leader
16 90 (5.27%) Selenium Tester
17 84 (4.92%) QA Automation Tester
18 83 (4.86%) Senior Analyst
19 79 (4.62%) Java Engineer
20 78 (4.56%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (15.92%) .NET
2 172 (10.06%) Gherkin
3 134 (7.84%) XML
4 123 (7.20%) HTML
5 120 (7.02%) Web Services
6 117 (6.85%) SOAP
7 111 (6.50%) REST
8 101 (5.91%) CSS
9 77 (4.51%) ASP.NET
10 69 (4.04%) RESTful
11 50 (2.93%) Spring
12 47 (2.75%) JSON
13 43 (2.52%) HTML5
14 41 (2.40%) AngularJS
15 28 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
16 27 (1.58%) ActiveMQ
17 26 (1.52%) CSS3
18 25 (1.46%) ASP.NET Web API
19 24 (1.40%) Hibernate
20 23 (1.35%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 112 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (4.97%) Mobile App
3 80 (4.68%) Computer Science
4 43 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
5 39 (2.28%) Client/Server
6 31 (1.81%) Virtual Team
7 25 (1.46%) iPad
8 24 (1.40%) Fintech
9 19 (1.11%) Online Games
10 15 (0.88%) User Experience
11 12 (0.70%) Blackberry
12 11 (0.64%) Fixed Income
12 11 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (0.53%) Equities
13 9 (0.53%) Online Banking
14 8 (0.47%) Derivative
15 7 (0.41%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.41%) Social Media
16 6 (0.35%) Algorithms
16 6 (0.35%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 173 (10.12%) Linux
2 119 (6.96%) Windows
3 87 (5.09%) Apple iOS
4 82 (4.80%) Android
5 79 (4.62%) Unix
6 24 (1.40%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.47%) Solaris
7 8 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.12%) VMS
10 1 (0.059%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.059%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1189 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 459 (26.86%) BDD
3 438 (25.63%) Test Automation
4 428 (25.04%) Test Scripting
5 417 (24.40%) TDD
6 415 (24.28%) Scrum
7 357 (20.89%) Manual Testing
8 319 (18.67%) Automated Testing
9 294 (17.20%) Software Testing
10 221 (12.93%) SDLC
11 218 (12.76%) Regression Testing
12 191 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
13 172 (10.06%) E-Commerce
14 150 (8.78%) Performance Testing
15 148 (8.66%) Functional Testing
16 142 (8.31%) Software Engineering
17 141 (8.25%) Test Strategy
18 124 (7.26%) QA Automation
19 123 (7.20%) User Acceptance Testing
20 119 (6.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 649 (37.98%) Java
2 490 (28.67%) C#
3 394 (23.05%) SQL
4 240 (14.04%) Python
5 219 (12.81%) JavaScript
6 147 (8.60%) Ruby
7 87 (5.09%) C++
8 59 (3.45%) C
9 57 (3.34%) Perl
10 51 (2.98%) PHP
11 25 (1.46%) Groovy
11 25 (1.46%) PowerShell
11 25 (1.46%) Scala
12 20 (1.17%) T-SQL
13 19 (1.11%) Bash Shell
13 19 (1.11%) VBScript
14 16 (0.94%) Objective-C
15 13 (0.76%) VB
15 13 (0.76%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 326 (19.08%) ISTQB
2 275 (16.09%) ISEB
3 164 (9.60%) Degree
4 80 (4.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (1.64%) Security Cleared
6 14 (0.82%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.29%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.12%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.12%) MBA
10 1 (0.059%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 740 (43.30%) QA
2 76 (4.45%) SDET
3 17 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.35%) PMO
5 5 (0.29%) SLA
6 3 (0.18%) WCAG
7 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.12%) Section 508
System Software
1 15 (0.88%) Docker
2 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.059%) Firmware
4 1 (0.059%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.059%) XenApp
4 1 (0.059%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 48 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (1.70%) Puppet
3 15 (0.88%) Grafana
4 13 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.76%) StatsD
5 5 (0.29%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.18%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.12%) Ansible
7 2 (0.12%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.059%) Consul
8 1 (0.059%) Packer
8 1 (0.059%) Terraform
8 1 (0.059%) WMI
Vendors
1 150 (8.78%) Microsoft
2 69 (4.04%) Oracle
3 54 (3.16%) HP
4 20 (1.17%) Atlassian
4 20 (1.17%) Google
5 13 (0.76%) Splunk
5 13 (0.76%) TOWER Software
6 11 (0.64%) Cognizant
7 9 (0.53%) CA Agile Central
7 9 (0.53%) Cadence
8 8 (0.47%) SAP
9 7 (0.41%) Remedy
9 7 (0.41%) Telerik
10 6 (0.35%) Facebook
11 5 (0.29%) SOASTA, Inc
12 4 (0.23%) VMware
12 4 (0.23%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.18%) Cisco
13 3 (0.18%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 38 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bangor, Gwynedd
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Great benefits package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35,000 + Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Freshtechit
Salary: From £0 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum 10% Bonus, Free parking, Fantastic p
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum 10% Bonus, Free parking, Fantastic p
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum 10% Bonus, Free parking, Fantastic p
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum 10% Bonus, Free parking, Fantastic p
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000 + package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30 - 45k plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + pension,health,life,flexi work
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £70,000 to £86,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
First Point
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, cycle to work
Posted: 20 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Recital Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Technical Team Solutions
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum pension, bonus, private health care
Posted: Yesterday