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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
UK
Rank 294 364 461
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +97
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 872 833 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.04% 0.83% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.95% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 799 736 556
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%

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
74108 87810 88690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.15% 87.70% 86.04%
Number of salaries quoted 61013 73052 73139
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 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £72,500 £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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +72 818 £45,000 +5.88% 130
London +21 285 £50,000 -0.49% 47
South East +51 136 £37,500 -6.25% 19
Yorkshire +39 90 £45,000 +28.57% 10
East of England +29 71 £35,000 - 9
West Midlands +28 67 £40,000 - 5
West Yorkshire +28 63 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Leeds +39 62 £45,000 +28.57% 5
North West -3 62 £39,500 +12.85% 14
East Midlands +43 55 £36,000 +2.85% 11
South West +24 47 £40,000 +1.26% 13
Manchester -14 43 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Birmingham +10 42 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Hertfordshire +33 36 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Nottinghamshire +23 35 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Hampshire +19 35 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Nottingham +23 34 £47,500 +35.71% 5
Berkshire +50 32 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Reading +59 26 £42,500 +21.42%
Buckinghamshire +29 24 £35,750 +24.34% 4
Bristol +23 24 £47,500 +21.79% 6
Milton Keynes +26 22 £35,250 +28.18% 3
Watford +15 21 £35,000 +64.70% 1
Scotland +29 20 £47,500 +46.15% 1
North Yorkshire +6 20 £55,000 +69.23% 5
Surrey +8 18 £40,000 -18.36% 1
City of London -8 17 £50,000 - 5
Edinburgh +16 15 £47,500 +39.70%
Wales +14 15 £33,500 -4.28% 2
South Wales +18 14 £33,500 -4.28% 1

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 1151 (68.84%) Agile Software Development
2 955 (57.12%) Selenium
3 725 (43.36%) QA
4 621 (37.14%) Java
5 495 (29.61%) C#
6 450 (26.91%) BDD
7 441 (26.38%) SQL
8 423 (25.30%) Scrum
9 406 (24.28%) Test Automation
10 389 (23.27%) TDD
11 388 (23.21%) Cucumber
12 382 (22.85%) Test Scripting
13 375 (22.43%) Finance
14 348 (20.81%) Manual Testing
15 328 (19.62%) ISTQB
16 317 (18.96%) WebDriver
17 306 (18.30%) Automated Testing
18 301 (18.00%) Software Testing
19 278 (16.63%) JIRA
19 278 (16.63%) ISEB
20 261 (15.61%) .NET
21 233 (13.94%) JavaScript
22 221 (13.22%) Python
23 211 (12.62%) SDLC
24 208 (12.44%) Regression Testing
25 207 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
26 201 (12.02%) SoapUI
27 186 (11.12%) Team Foundation Server
27 186 (11.12%) Linux
28 175 (10.47%) Jenkins

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 40 (2.39%) Confluence
2 16 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (0.78%) IIS
3 13 (0.78%) Tomcat
4 12 (0.72%) SharePoint
5 10 (0.60%) CMS
5 10 (0.60%) GlassFish
6 9 (0.54%) JBoss
7 7 (0.42%) Apache
8 6 (0.36%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.36%) NServiceBus
8 6 (0.36%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.12%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.12%) Jetty
9 2 (0.12%) nginx
9 2 (0.12%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.060%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.060%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 69 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 32 (1.91%) MS Office
3 7 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (0.42%) MS Project
4 1 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.12%) FastStats
5 1 (0.060%) Magento
5 1 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 27 (1.61%) SaaS
2 21 (1.26%) GitHub
3 14 (0.84%) G Suite
3 14 (0.84%) Office 365
3 14 (0.84%) Slack
4 8 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.060%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.060%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.27%) HTTP
2 17 (1.02%) Internet
3 14 (0.84%) SSL
4 12 (0.72%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.66%) SMTP
6 6 (0.36%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.36%) SSH
7 3 (0.18%) Skype
7 3 (0.18%) Wireless
8 2 (0.12%) Intranet
8 2 (0.12%) LAN
8 2 (0.12%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.12%) WebEx
9 1 (0.060%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.060%) Firewall
9 1 (0.060%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 49 (2.93%) Relational Database
3 48 (2.87%) NoSQL
4 47 (2.81%) Big Data
5 45 (2.69%) MongoDB
6 44 (2.63%) MySQL
7 23 (1.38%) Oracle Database
8 21 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (1.02%) Hazelcast
9 17 (1.02%) Neo4j
10 15 (0.90%) RDBMS
10 15 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (0.78%) Redis
12 9 (0.54%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (0.24%) Apache Accumulo
15 4 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 3 (0.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 955 (57.12%) Selenium
2 388 (23.21%) Cucumber
3 317 (18.96%) WebDriver
4 278 (16.63%) JIRA
5 201 (12.02%) SoapUI
6 186 (11.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 175 (10.47%) Jenkins
8 143 (8.55%) Git (software)
9 134 (8.01%) HP UFT
9 134 (8.01%) SpecFlow
10 107 (6.40%) JUnit
11 103 (6.16%) JMeter
12 78 (4.67%) Maven
13 68 (4.07%) Appium
14 57 (3.41%) Visual Studio
15 54 (3.23%) Ranorex
16 48 (2.87%) TeamCity
17 42 (2.51%) Robot Framework
18 41 (2.45%) Calabash
18 41 (2.45%) Subversion
General
1 375 (22.43%) Finance
2 92 (5.50%) Banking
3 79 (4.72%) Games
4 73 (4.37%) Retail
4 73 (4.37%) Telecoms
5 44 (2.63%) Marketing
6 36 (2.15%) Law
7 24 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.26%) Investment Banking
9 16 (0.96%) Advertising
10 14 (0.84%) Automotive
10 14 (0.84%) Back Office
11 13 (0.78%) Electronics
11 13 (0.78%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.42%) Legal
13 5 (0.30%) Front Office
14 4 (0.24%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.24%) Online Betting
15 3 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 509 (30.44%) Analyst
2 460 (27.51%) Test Analyst
3 367 (21.95%) Tester
4 270 (16.15%) Test Engineer
5 247 (14.77%) Automation Tester
6 228 (13.64%) Developer
7 184 (11.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 148 (8.85%) QA Engineer
9 143 (8.55%) Test Automation Engineer
10 138 (8.25%) QA Analyst
11 112 (6.70%) Software Tester
12 111 (6.64%) Test Manager
13 107 (6.40%) QA Tester
14 102 (6.10%) Test Leader
15 101 (6.04%) QA Test Analyst
16 84 (5.02%) Java Developer
17 83 (4.96%) Developer in Test
18 76 (4.55%) QA Automation Tester
19 74 (4.43%) Senior Analyst
20 70 (4.19%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (15.61%) .NET
2 147 (8.79%) Gherkin
3 142 (8.49%) HTML
4 135 (8.07%) Web Services
5 132 (7.89%) XML
6 129 (7.72%) REST
7 121 (7.24%) SOAP
8 105 (6.28%) CSS
9 77 (4.61%) ASP.NET
10 60 (3.59%) RESTful
10 60 (3.59%) Spring
11 45 (2.69%) JSON
12 44 (2.63%) AngularJS
13 41 (2.45%) HTML5
14 30 (1.79%) ActiveMQ
15 29 (1.73%) ASP.NET Web API
16 28 (1.67%) jQuery
17 27 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
17 27 (1.61%) CSS3
18 25 (1.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 128 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (5.02%) Mobile App
3 66 (3.95%) Computer Science
4 46 (2.75%) Client/Server
5 43 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (1.61%) Fintech
7 26 (1.56%) iPad
8 22 (1.32%) Online Games
9 21 (1.26%) Virtual Team
10 15 (0.90%) Mathematics
10 15 (0.90%) User Experience
11 13 (0.78%) Blackberry
12 12 (0.72%) Fixed Income
12 12 (0.72%) Visualisation
13 10 (0.60%) Informatics
13 10 (0.60%) N-Tier
14 9 (0.54%) Algorithms
15 8 (0.48%) Artificial Intelligence
15 8 (0.48%) Health Informatics
15 8 (0.48%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 186 (11.12%) Linux
2 133 (7.95%) Windows
3 101 (6.04%) Apple iOS
4 97 (5.80%) Unix
5 91 (5.44%) Android
6 25 (1.50%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.36%) Solaris
9 2 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.12%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.060%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1151 (68.84%) Agile Software Development
2 450 (26.91%) BDD
3 423 (25.30%) Scrum
4 406 (24.28%) Test Automation
5 389 (23.27%) TDD
6 382 (22.85%) Test Scripting
7 348 (20.81%) Manual Testing
8 306 (18.30%) Automated Testing
9 301 (18.00%) Software Testing
10 211 (12.62%) SDLC
11 208 (12.44%) Regression Testing
12 207 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
13 149 (8.91%) Performance Testing
14 148 (8.85%) Test Strategy
15 144 (8.61%) E-Commerce
16 140 (8.37%) Software Engineering
17 139 (8.31%) Functional Testing
18 125 (7.48%) User Acceptance Testing
19 117 (7.00%) Mentoring
20 103 (6.16%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 621 (37.14%) Java
2 495 (29.61%) C#
3 441 (26.38%) SQL
4 233 (13.94%) JavaScript
5 221 (13.22%) Python
6 127 (7.60%) Ruby
7 92 (5.50%) C++
8 56 (3.35%) C
9 50 (2.99%) Perl
10 45 (2.69%) PHP
11 28 (1.67%) T-SQL
12 25 (1.50%) PowerShell
13 21 (1.26%) Objective-C
13 21 (1.26%) Scala
14 20 (1.20%) Groovy
14 20 (1.20%) VB.NET
15 18 (1.08%) Bash Shell
16 17 (1.02%) VB
16 17 (1.02%) VBScript
17 15 (0.90%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 328 (19.62%) ISTQB
2 278 (16.63%) ISEB
3 156 (9.33%) Degree
4 104 (6.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 27 (1.61%) Security Cleared
6 16 (0.96%) SC Cleared
7 12 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (0.42%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.24%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 725 (43.36%) QA
2 74 (4.43%) SDET
3 17 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.60%) SLA
5 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.12%) Section 508
System Software
1 11 (0.66%) Docker
2 7 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.060%) Firmware
4 1 (0.060%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.060%) XenApp
4 1 (0.060%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (3.47%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (1.67%) Puppet
3 15 (0.90%) Grafana
4 14 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (0.78%) StatsD
6 4 (0.24%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.12%) Ansible
7 2 (0.12%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.060%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.060%) WMI
Vendors
1 157 (9.39%) Microsoft
2 92 (5.50%) Oracle
3 65 (3.89%) HP
4 17 (1.02%) SAP
5 16 (0.96%) Google
5 16 (0.96%) Splunk
6 12 (0.72%) TOWER Software
7 11 (0.66%) Cognizant
8 10 (0.60%) Atlassian
9 9 (0.54%) Cadence
10 8 (0.48%) VMware
11 7 (0.42%) Facebook
11 7 (0.42%) Remedy
11 7 (0.42%) Telerik
12 6 (0.36%) CA Agile Central
13 4 (0.24%) SOASTA, Inc
13 4 (0.24%) Xamarin
14 3 (0.18%) AppDynamics
14 3 (0.18%) Tableau
15 2 (0.12%) Concur
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + 20%+ bonus + other benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Package + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Posted: 10 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Including Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Health care
Posted: 11 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Flexible working + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Full package on offer
Posted: 10 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Technical Team Solutions
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum bonus, pension, childcare vouchers, shares
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Amazing Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive + bonus + pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £44000 per annum + bonus, training, pension ect
Posted: Yesterday
London
Energon People
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday