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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 415 474 461
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -13
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 693 455 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.43% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.53% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 665 393 437
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,065 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -2.59%

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
93666 85404 91608
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.98% 81.22% 79.07%
Number of salaries quoted 74832 70100 77443
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +71 655 £41,500 -7.77% 61
London +6 307 £50,000 - 26
South East +65 134 £40,000 +14.28% 15
City of London +7 67 £47,500 -5.00% 7
Yorkshire +15 61 £33,750 +5.46% 5
Berkshire +31 51 £42,500 -10.52% 3
North West -6 41 £37,500 +15.38% 3
West Yorkshire -8 41 £35,000 +9.37% 3
East of England -11 41 £38,500 +4.76% 2
Leeds -1 39 £35,000 +9.37% 2
Reading +27 37 £50,000 -4.76% 1
East Midlands +4 32 £39,500 +21.53% 2
South West +5 25 £32,500 -18.75% 5
Scotland -5 24 £40,000 +28.00% 1
Manchester -5 21 £54,000 +57.66% 3
Kent +17 19 £30,000 +1.69% 1
Nottinghamshire +12 19 £35,000 +13.82% 1
Hampshire - 19 £35,000 - 4
Nottingham +6 18 £35,000 +13.82% 1
Hertfordshire -1 17 £42,500 - 1
Surrey -4 17 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 16 £40,500 +1.25% 1
West Midlands -21 16 £38,000 +4.82% 1
Bristol -2 15 £30,000 - 1
Southampton - 15 £35,000 - 2
North Yorkshire - 15 £32,500 - 2
Milton Keynes -6 14 £40,500 +19.11%
South Wales +2 12 £30,815 -12.12% 4
Wales +2 12 £30,815 -12.12% 4
Cheshire -13 11 £29,000 -17.14%

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 879 (60.75%) Agile Software Development
2 695 (48.03%) QA
3 694 (47.96%) Selenium
4 421 (29.09%) SQL
5 407 (28.13%) Java
6 360 (24.88%) Finance
7 356 (24.60%) C#
8 349 (24.12%) ISEB
9 335 (23.15%) Test Scripting
9 335 (23.15%) Test Automation
10 290 (20.04%) WebDriver
11 273 (18.87%) Manual Testing
12 256 (17.69%) BDD
13 254 (17.55%) Automated Testing
14 246 (17.00%) QuickTest Pro
15 242 (16.72%) Scrum
16 228 (15.76%) Software Testing
16 228 (15.76%) TDD
17 201 (13.89%) .NET
18 200 (13.82%) Cucumber
19 191 (13.20%) Degree
20 189 (13.06%) Regression Testing
21 177 (12.23%) ISTQB
22 176 (12.16%) Ruby
23 167 (11.54%) JavaScript
24 158 (10.92%) Python
25 157 (10.85%) Test Strategy
26 155 (10.71%) SQL Server
26 155 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
27 149 (10.30%) User Acceptance Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (1.17%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.11%) CMS
4 6 (0.41%) Node.js
4 6 (0.41%) Drupal
5 4 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.14%) IIS
6 2 (0.14%) Confluence
6 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.14%) Mule
6 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.069%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.069%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.069%) Apache
Applications
1 48 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 43 (2.97%) MS Office
3 5 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.21%) MS Project
5 1 (0.069%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.069%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.41%) JDE OneWorld
2 5 (0.35%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.14%) Magento
4 1 (0.069%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.069%) RMDS
4 1 (0.069%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.069%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.069%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.069%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.069%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.62%) SaaS
4 4 (0.28%) GitHub
5 3 (0.21%) Office 365
6 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.069%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.069%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.11%) HTTP
1 16 (1.11%) TCP/IP
2 13 (0.90%) Internet
3 12 (0.83%) Wireshark
4 10 (0.69%) LAN
4 10 (0.69%) DHCP
4 10 (0.69%) VoIP
4 10 (0.69%) WAN
5 9 (0.62%) VLAN
5 9 (0.62%) H.323
5 9 (0.62%) RTP
6 8 (0.55%) MVNO
6 8 (0.55%) FTP
7 6 (0.41%) Firewall
7 6 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (0.41%) Wireless
7 6 (0.41%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.14%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.069%) RNC
9 1 (0.069%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.35%) Big Data
3 21 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 19 (1.31%) NoSQL
5 15 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (0.97%) MySQL
6 14 (0.97%) Hadoop
7 13 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (0.83%) MongoDB
8 12 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (0.55%) Neo4j
9 8 (0.55%) Hazelcast
10 7 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (0.41%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.21%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.14%) Redis
15 2 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 694 (47.96%) Selenium
2 290 (20.04%) WebDriver
3 246 (17.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 200 (13.82%) Cucumber
5 131 (9.05%) JIRA
6 112 (7.74%) Jenkins
7 100 (6.91%) JUnit
8 76 (5.25%) SoapUI
9 75 (5.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 74 (5.11%) TeamCity
11 70 (4.84%) LoadRunner
12 69 (4.77%) Visual Studio
13 63 (4.35%) SpecFlow
14 55 (3.80%) Selenium IDE
14 55 (3.80%) Bugzilla
14 55 (3.80%) Git (software)
15 54 (3.73%) JBehave
16 53 (3.66%) FitNesse
17 52 (3.59%) WATIR
17 52 (3.59%) Hudson
General
1 360 (24.88%) Finance
2 73 (5.04%) Banking
3 44 (3.04%) Telecoms
4 43 (2.97%) Retail
5 30 (2.07%) Games
6 28 (1.94%) Law
7 22 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 20 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 15 (1.04%) Advertising
10 13 (0.90%) Front Office
10 13 (0.90%) Back Office
11 12 (0.83%) Publishing
12 9 (0.62%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.48%) Marketing
14 4 (0.28%) Legal
14 4 (0.28%) Online Betting
15 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Billing
16 1 (0.069%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.069%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 521 (36.01%) Analyst
2 429 (29.65%) Test Analyst
3 298 (20.59%) Tester
4 242 (16.72%) Test Engineer
5 159 (10.99%) Developer
6 140 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
7 139 (9.61%) Automation Engineer
8 122 (8.43%) QA Analyst
9 114 (7.88%) Senior Test Analyst
10 104 (7.19%) QA Engineer
11 103 (7.12%) Test Manager
12 96 (6.63%) Automation Tester
13 64 (4.42%) QA Tester
14 62 (4.28%) Automation Analyst
15 58 (4.01%) Software Tester
16 53 (3.66%) Automation Test Analyst
17 50 (3.46%) Test Leader
18 46 (3.18%) Senior Test Engineer
19 44 (3.04%) Senior Tester
20 41 (2.83%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (13.89%) .NET
2 126 (8.71%) XML
3 119 (8.22%) Web Services
4 103 (7.12%) HTML
5 94 (6.50%) SOAP
6 63 (4.35%) ASP.NET
7 60 (4.15%) CSS
8 43 (2.97%) REST
9 38 (2.63%) Gherkin
10 35 (2.42%) jQuery
11 34 (2.35%) WCF
12 31 (2.14%) J2EE
13 27 (1.87%) .NET Framework
13 27 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC
14 24 (1.66%) Spring
14 24 (1.66%) RESTful
15 23 (1.59%) Apache Flex
16 21 (1.45%) HTML5
17 15 (1.04%) Symfony
17 15 (1.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 97 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (4.98%) Open Source
3 67 (4.63%) Computer Science
4 58 (4.01%) Mobile App
5 39 (2.70%) User Experience
6 37 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (2.35%) Client/Server
8 21 (1.45%) Management Information System
8 21 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 15 (1.04%) Online Games
10 13 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
10 13 (0.90%) iPad
10 13 (0.90%) Blackberry
11 12 (0.83%) Mathematics
12 11 (0.76%) Derivative
13 10 (0.69%) iPhone
13 10 (0.69%) Spread Betting
14 9 (0.62%) Digital Media
15 8 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
15 8 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 139 (9.61%) Windows
2 97 (6.70%) UNIX
3 87 (6.01%) Linux
4 47 (3.25%) Android
4 47 (3.25%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (0.48%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.35%) Windows NT
9 3 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.21%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.069%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.069%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 879 (60.75%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (23.15%) Test Scripting
2 335 (23.15%) Test Automation
3 273 (18.87%) Manual Testing
4 256 (17.69%) BDD
5 254 (17.55%) Automated Testing
6 242 (16.72%) Scrum
7 228 (15.76%) Software Testing
7 228 (15.76%) TDD
8 189 (13.06%) Regression Testing
9 157 (10.85%) Test Strategy
10 155 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
11 149 (10.30%) User Acceptance Testing
12 121 (8.36%) System Testing
13 108 (7.46%) E-Commerce
14 105 (7.26%) Web Testing
15 91 (6.29%) Performance Testing
16 88 (6.08%) Integration Testing
17 87 (6.01%) Software Engineering
18 81 (5.60%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 421 (29.09%) SQL
2 407 (28.13%) Java
3 356 (24.60%) C#
4 176 (12.16%) Ruby
5 167 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 158 (10.92%) Python
7 77 (5.32%) PHP
8 76 (5.25%) C++
9 72 (4.98%) VBScript
10 62 (4.28%) Perl
11 40 (2.76%) VB
12 31 (2.14%) T-SQL
13 29 (2.00%) Groovy
14 25 (1.73%) XPath
14 25 (1.73%) Shell Script
15 24 (1.66%) Tcl
16 22 (1.52%) VB.NET
17 18 (1.24%) C
17 18 (1.24%) Bash Shell
18 17 (1.17%) F#
Qualifications
1 349 (24.12%) ISEB
2 191 (13.20%) Degree
3 177 (12.23%) ISTQB
4 83 (5.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 52 (3.59%) Security Cleared
6 44 (3.04%) SC Cleared
7 9 (0.62%) MCITP
7 9 (0.62%) MCSE
7 9 (0.62%) CCNA
7 9 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.41%) MBA
9 5 (0.35%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.28%) HND
11 3 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.069%) PhD
12 1 (0.069%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 695 (48.03%) QA
2 3 (0.21%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (0.83%) Hyper-V
2 11 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.35%) vSphere
4 5 (0.35%) XenApp
4 5 (0.35%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.28%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.069%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.069%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.069%) KVM
Systems Management
1 146 (10.09%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.48%) Puppet
3 6 (0.41%) SCCM
4 2 (0.14%) Opsview
4 2 (0.14%) Ansible
4 2 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.069%) Salt
Vendors
1 99 (6.84%) HP
2 97 (6.70%) Microsoft
3 44 (3.04%) Oracle
4 21 (1.45%) VMware
4 21 (1.45%) Citrix
5 15 (1.04%) Altiris
6 13 (0.90%) IBM
6 13 (0.90%) Green Hat
7 12 (0.83%) SAP
7 12 (0.83%) Zend
8 11 (0.76%) Informatica
9 10 (0.69%) Avaya
9 10 (0.69%) Business Objects
10 9 (0.62%) Cisco
11 8 (0.55%) Telerik
12 6 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.41%) Adobe
13 5 (0.35%) Apple
14 4 (0.28%) T-Plan
14 4 (0.28%) JBoss
West London
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Posted: 47 minutes ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Computer People
Salary: £50000.00 - £69000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Weybridge, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TRG
Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago