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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 420 374 441
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +67
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 637 842 556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.70% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.85% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 569 723 511
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,129 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,750 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+11.88% +3.62%

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
92626 99355 89014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.23% 82.06% 80.16%
Number of salaries quoted 74985 79810 73029
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 21 April 2015 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 21 April 2015. 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 -45 588 £42,500 -1.16% 74
London -113 229 £50,000 +5.26% 32
South East +87 172 £42,500 +13.33% 12
Surrey +67 65 £42,500 +3.65% 4
City of London -30 59 £51,250 +13.88% 9
Yorkshire -21 54 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Berkshire +23 50 £45,000 +17.64% 2
North West +15 48 £35,250 +12.80% 15
Manchester +26 42 £36,000 -4.00% 7
West Midlands +10 33 £40,000 +26.98% 2
Wales +17 25 £31,000 +12.72% 1
South Wales +3 25 £31,000 +12.72% 1
West Yorkshire -31 25 £40,000 +19.85% 3
Reading -4 24 £44,000 +6.66%
East of England -10 24 £35,000 -16.16% 2
North Yorkshire +21 22 £32,500 -
Scotland +13 18 £38,250 +24.39% 6
Harrogate +5 18 £32,500 -
South West -19 17 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Leeds -22 17 £40,000 +16.78% 3
Cardiff +8 15 £29,129 +5.92%
Hampshire 0 15 £38,000 -24.00% 2
Bristol +2 14 £41,250 +10.00% 3
East Sussex -5 14 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Brighton -8 13 £47,500 +46.15%
Guildford +23 11 £35,000 -17.64%
Egham - 11 £55,000 -
Edinburgh +7 10 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Kent +13 9 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Stockport +8 9 £36,500 +25.86% 4

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

1 734 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
2 643 (50.67%) Selenium
3 576 (45.39%) QA
4 436 (34.36%) Java
5 375 (29.55%) SQL
6 326 (25.69%) C#
7 307 (24.19%) WebDriver
8 305 (24.03%) Test Automation
9 294 (23.17%) Finance
10 263 (20.72%) Test Scripting
11 256 (20.17%) BDD
12 251 (19.78%) ISEB
13 245 (19.31%) Scrum
14 243 (19.15%) Software Testing
15 239 (18.83%) TDD
16 229 (18.05%) Automated Testing
17 213 (16.78%) Manual Testing
18 197 (15.52%) .NET
19 192 (15.13%) ISTQB
20 186 (14.66%) Cucumber
21 178 (14.03%) JavaScript
22 175 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
23 163 (12.84%) Degree
24 157 (12.37%) Regression Testing
25 155 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
26 144 (11.35%) User Acceptance Testing
27 142 (11.19%) Microsoft
28 140 (11.03%) Web Services
29 132 (10.40%) Ruby
30 112 (8.83%) SQL Server

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 14 (1.10%) SharePoint
2 11 (0.87%) CMS
2 11 (0.87%) Confluence
3 10 (0.79%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.55%) WebLogic
4 7 (0.55%) Drupal
4 7 (0.55%) Node.js
5 6 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.39%) IIS
7 4 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.32%) WordPress
8 2 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.16%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.16%) JBoss
8 2 (0.16%) MTS
9 1 (0.079%) Apache
9 1 (0.079%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.079%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 44 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 26 (2.05%) MS Office
3 5 (0.39%) MS Project
4 4 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.079%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (0.24%) Summit
1 3 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
1 3 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.24%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.16%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.079%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.079%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.89%) SaaS
2 13 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.079%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.65%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.58%) HTTP
3 12 (0.95%) Internet
4 9 (0.71%) RFID
5 4 (0.32%) VoIP
6 3 (0.24%) WAN
6 3 (0.24%) DHCP
6 3 (0.24%) H.323
6 3 (0.24%) DSL
6 3 (0.24%) RTP
6 3 (0.24%) VLAN
6 3 (0.24%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.16%) DNS
7 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.079%) SSL
8 1 (0.079%) VPN
8 1 (0.079%) SMTP
8 1 (0.079%) Skype
8 1 (0.079%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (8.83%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (2.13%) MySQL
4 25 (1.97%) NoSQL
5 21 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (1.42%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (0.87%) Big Data
9 10 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (0.71%) Neo4j
10 9 (0.71%) Hazelcast
10 9 (0.71%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.47%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.39%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.32%) SSDT
14 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.16%) QlikView
14 2 (0.16%) Snowflake Schema
14 2 (0.16%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 643 (50.67%) Selenium
2 307 (24.19%) WebDriver
3 186 (14.66%) Cucumber
4 175 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
5 104 (8.20%) SoapUI
6 103 (8.12%) Jenkins
7 90 (7.09%) SpecFlow
7 90 (7.09%) JIRA
8 76 (5.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 73 (5.75%) Visual Studio
10 69 (5.44%) JUnit
11 60 (4.73%) TeamCity
12 58 (4.57%) Git (software)
13 54 (4.26%) Calabash
14 53 (4.18%) JMeter
15 52 (4.10%) Hudson
16 44 (3.47%) Appium
17 36 (2.84%) FitNesse
18 32 (2.52%) LoadRunner
19 31 (2.44%) Maven
General
1 294 (23.17%) Finance
2 63 (4.96%) Banking
3 59 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 42 (3.31%) Retail
5 36 (2.84%) Games
6 16 (1.26%) Front Office
7 15 (1.18%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.02%) Electronics
8 13 (1.02%) Advertising
9 10 (0.79%) Publishing
9 10 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.79%) Law
9 10 (0.79%) Marketing
10 9 (0.71%) Back Office
11 7 (0.55%) Legal
12 5 (0.39%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.16%) Local Government
14 1 (0.079%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.079%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.079%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 448 (35.30%) Analyst
2 370 (29.16%) Test Analyst
3 344 (27.11%) Tester
4 201 (15.84%) Test Engineer
5 160 (12.61%) Automation Tester
6 144 (11.35%) Developer
7 127 (10.01%) QA Engineer
7 127 (10.01%) Automation Engineer
8 114 (8.98%) QA Analyst
9 99 (7.80%) Software Tester
10 74 (5.83%) Senior Analyst
11 66 (5.20%) Software Engineer
11 66 (5.20%) Automation Analyst
12 63 (4.96%) Test Manager
13 61 (4.81%) Senior Test Analyst
14 60 (4.73%) Automation Test Analyst
15 57 (4.49%) Software Test Engineer
16 56 (4.41%) QA Tester
16 56 (4.41%) Test Leader
17 36 (2.84%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (15.52%) .NET
2 140 (11.03%) Web Services
3 109 (8.59%) HTML
4 94 (7.41%) XML
5 75 (5.91%) CSS
6 54 (4.26%) SOAP
7 35 (2.76%) REST
8 33 (2.60%) Gherkin
9 29 (2.29%) RESTful
10 26 (2.05%) ASP.NET
11 21 (1.65%) JSON
12 20 (1.58%) jQuery
13 19 (1.50%) Ajax
14 18 (1.42%) HTML5
15 17 (1.34%) .NET Framework
16 16 (1.26%) XSLT
17 15 (1.18%) Middleware
18 14 (1.10%) WCF
18 14 (1.10%) CSS3
19 13 (1.02%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 104 (8.20%) Mobile App
2 88 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 55 (4.33%) Open Source
5 27 (2.13%) User Experience
6 23 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (1.81%) Replication
7 16 (1.26%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.26%) iPhone
8 14 (1.10%) iPad
8 14 (1.10%) Mathematics
8 14 (1.10%) Online Games
8 14 (1.10%) Client/Server
9 9 (0.71%) Fixed Income
9 9 (0.71%) Web 2.0
10 8 (0.63%) EPoS
11 7 (0.55%) Equities
11 7 (0.55%) Social Network
11 7 (0.55%) Social Media
12 6 (0.47%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 110 (8.67%) Windows
2 100 (7.88%) Linux
3 99 (7.80%) Android
4 98 (7.72%) Apple iOS
5 55 (4.33%) UNIX
6 9 (0.71%) Mac OS
7 7 (0.55%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.24%) Debian
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.079%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.079%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.079%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 734 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (24.03%) Test Automation
3 263 (20.72%) Test Scripting
4 256 (20.17%) BDD
5 245 (19.31%) Scrum
6 243 (19.15%) Software Testing
7 239 (18.83%) TDD
8 229 (18.05%) Automated Testing
9 213 (16.78%) Manual Testing
10 157 (12.37%) Regression Testing
11 155 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
12 144 (11.35%) User Acceptance Testing
13 99 (7.80%) System Testing
14 94 (7.41%) E-Commerce
15 66 (5.20%) Performance Testing
16 60 (4.73%) Test Strategy
17 57 (4.49%) Unit Testing
17 57 (4.49%) OO
18 52 (4.10%) Test Management
19 51 (4.02%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 436 (34.36%) Java
2 375 (29.55%) SQL
3 326 (25.69%) C#
4 178 (14.03%) JavaScript
5 132 (10.40%) Ruby
6 79 (6.23%) Python
7 45 (3.55%) C++
8 42 (3.31%) PHP
9 33 (2.60%) T-SQL
10 29 (2.29%) VBScript
10 29 (2.29%) Groovy
11 28 (2.21%) Perl
12 22 (1.73%) C
13 15 (1.18%) Objective-C
14 13 (1.02%) VB
14 13 (1.02%) PL/SQL
15 12 (0.95%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.79%) Scala
17 9 (0.71%) Embedded C
17 9 (0.71%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 251 (19.78%) ISEB
2 192 (15.13%) ISTQB
3 163 (12.84%) Degree
4 82 (6.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (0.87%) ISEB Practitioner
6 8 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (0.55%) Security Cleared
8 6 (0.47%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.24%) PMP
10 3 (0.24%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.24%) MCITP
10 3 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.24%) MCSE
10 3 (0.24%) APMP
10 3 (0.24%) CCNA
11 2 (0.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 2 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.16%) PhD
12 1 (0.079%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 576 (45.39%) QA
2 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.24%) WAI
3 1 (0.079%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (0.71%) Firmware
2 3 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.079%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 69 (5.44%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.16%) Puppet
2 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.16%) Ansible
Vendors
1 142 (11.19%) Microsoft
2 88 (6.93%) Oracle
3 77 (6.07%) HP
4 25 (1.97%) IBM
5 15 (1.18%) SAP
6 13 (1.02%) Google
7 12 (0.95%) VMware
8 9 (0.71%) Telerik
8 9 (0.71%) WorldPay
9 6 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.39%) Cerillion
11 4 (0.32%) Capita
11 4 (0.32%) Green Hat
12 3 (0.24%) AppDynamics
12 3 (0.24%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.24%) Avaya
12 3 (0.24%) SimCorp
12 3 (0.24%) Charles River
12 3 (0.24%) Cisco
12 3 (0.24%) Murex
Dover, Kent
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Pension & More
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Berkshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + bonus and benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum £70,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Newton Blue
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum 15% Bonus and benefit package
Posted: 4 days ago