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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 393 392 516
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +124
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 697 767 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.65% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.79% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 633 685 380
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% -4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £59,400 £57,500 £60,250
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £36,500 £34,250
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +6.56%

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
89503 97151 86101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.18% 82.70% 80.76%
Number of salaries quoted 72819 78976 70889
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 2 June 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 2 June 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
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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 -4 649 £42,500 -2.85% 93
London -77 253 £50,000 +5.26% 37
South East +61 166 £42,500 +13.33% 17
Surrey +60 64 £50,000 +21.95% 7
Yorkshire -2 63 £37,500 +7.14% 4
North West +22 62 £37,500 +15.38% 14
City of London -6 51 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Manchester +35 46 £37,500 +4.89% 9
West Midlands +23 40 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Berkshire +5 38 £45,000 +23.28% 3
West Yorkshire +2 34 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Wales +19 26 £35,000 +6.06% 3
South Wales +12 26 £35,000 +5.26% 3
North Yorkshire +22 24 £32,500 - 3
East Midlands +11 21 £35,000 +3.70% 5
East of England -28 21 £37,500 -16.66% 8
Hampshire +2 20 £36,750 -11.97% 4
Leeds -24 20 £43,750 +25.00% 1
South West -11 18 £43,750 +13.63% 4
Scotland +22 17 £41,250 +26.92% 5
East Sussex +10 15 £44,000 +35.38% 2
Edinburgh +21 14 £42,500 +41.66% 4
Brighton +12 14 £44,000 +35.38% 2
Harrogate +6 14 £32,500 - 2
Cardiff -2 13 £30,000 -10.44% 1
Reading -16 13 £31,500 -13.69% 2
Southampton +15 12 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Wigan +12 12 £39,000 +73.33% 2
Bristol -11 12 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Solihull - 12 £32,500 -

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 722 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
2 626 (48.60%) Selenium
3 571 (44.33%) QA
4 470 (36.49%) Java
5 367 (28.49%) SQL
6 335 (26.01%) C#
7 307 (23.84%) Finance
8 304 (23.60%) Test Automation
9 275 (21.35%) Test Scripting
9 275 (21.35%) ISEB
10 272 (21.12%) WebDriver
11 263 (20.42%) Scrum
12 254 (19.72%) Manual Testing
13 239 (18.56%) Automated Testing
14 232 (18.01%) Software Testing
15 224 (17.39%) BDD
16 215 (16.69%) TDD
17 209 (16.23%) .NET
18 192 (14.91%) Degree
19 190 (14.75%) ISTQB
20 173 (13.43%) Regression Testing
20 173 (13.43%) Cucumber
21 166 (12.89%) QuickTest Pro
22 152 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
23 149 (11.57%) JavaScript
24 142 (11.02%) Microsoft
25 140 (10.87%) SDLC
26 137 (10.64%) Web Services
26 137 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
27 123 (9.55%) Ruby

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 23 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.09%) CMS
3 11 (0.85%) Tomcat
3 11 (0.85%) WebLogic
4 9 (0.70%) Confluence
5 6 (0.47%) IIS
5 6 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.39%) Node.js
7 4 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.31%) WordPress
7 4 (0.31%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.23%) Drupal
8 3 (0.23%) JBoss
8 3 (0.23%) MTS
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.16%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.16%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.078%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 57 (4.43%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.94%) MS Office
3 5 (0.39%) MS Project
4 4 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.16%) Mingle
6 1 (0.078%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 4 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (0.31%) thinkFolio
1 4 (0.31%) SimCorp Dimension
1 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.23%) Summit
3 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.078%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.078%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 36 (2.80%) SaaS
2 6 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.31%) Trello
4 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.55%) HTTP
2 12 (0.93%) TCP/IP
2 12 (0.93%) Internet
3 9 (0.70%) RFID
4 5 (0.39%) VPN
5 4 (0.31%) Network Security
6 3 (0.23%) DSL
7 2 (0.16%) DNS
7 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.078%) xDSL
8 1 (0.078%) ADSL2
8 1 (0.078%) Firewall
8 1 (0.078%) SSL
8 1 (0.078%) SMTP
8 1 (0.078%) ADSL
8 1 (0.078%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.64%) MySQL
3 31 (2.41%) NoSQL
4 23 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 23 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (1.71%) MongoDB
6 17 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (1.01%) Neo4j
7 13 (1.01%) Hazelcast
8 10 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (0.70%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.62%) Big Data
11 5 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.31%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.23%) Oracle ODI
13 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.16%) SQLPlus
14 2 (0.16%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 626 (48.60%) Selenium
2 272 (21.12%) WebDriver
3 173 (13.43%) Cucumber
4 166 (12.89%) QuickTest Pro
5 116 (9.01%) SoapUI
6 101 (7.84%) Jenkins
7 90 (6.99%) JIRA
8 80 (6.21%) SpecFlow
9 74 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 66 (5.12%) Visual Studio
11 65 (5.05%) Git (software)
12 55 (4.27%) JUnit
13 50 (3.88%) JMeter
14 48 (3.73%) Calabash
15 47 (3.65%) TeamCity
16 46 (3.57%) FitNesse
16 46 (3.57%) Maven
17 44 (3.42%) Hudson
18 40 (3.11%) RSpec
19 39 (3.03%) Appium
General
1 307 (23.84%) Finance
2 55 (4.27%) Banking
3 49 (3.80%) Games
4 46 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 35 (2.72%) Retail
6 14 (1.09%) Electronics
6 14 (1.09%) Front Office
7 13 (1.01%) Investment Banking
8 12 (0.93%) Advertising
9 11 (0.85%) Marketing
9 11 (0.85%) Law
10 10 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.78%) Publishing
11 9 (0.70%) Legal
11 9 (0.70%) Back Office
12 5 (0.39%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.16%) Automotive
14 1 (0.078%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.078%) Local Government
14 1 (0.078%) Billing
Job Titles
1 444 (34.47%) Analyst
2 372 (28.88%) Test Analyst
3 369 (28.65%) Tester
4 185 (14.36%) Test Engineer
5 159 (12.34%) Automation Tester
6 139 (10.79%) Developer
7 133 (10.33%) QA Engineer
8 119 (9.24%) Automation Engineer
9 117 (9.08%) QA Analyst
10 100 (7.76%) Software Tester
11 67 (5.20%) Test Leader
11 67 (5.20%) Senior Analyst
12 65 (5.05%) QA Tester
12 65 (5.05%) Test Manager
13 64 (4.97%) Automation Analyst
14 59 (4.58%) Automation Test Analyst
15 58 (4.50%) Senior Test Analyst
16 53 (4.11%) Software Engineer
17 45 (3.49%) Senior QA Engineer
18 40 (3.11%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (16.23%) .NET
2 137 (10.64%) Web Services
3 110 (8.54%) XML
4 95 (7.38%) HTML
5 61 (4.74%) CSS
6 57 (4.43%) SOAP
7 46 (3.57%) REST
8 36 (2.80%) Gherkin
9 28 (2.17%) ASP.NET
10 27 (2.10%) RESTful
11 21 (1.63%) .NET Framework
12 20 (1.55%) XSLT
13 18 (1.40%) JSON
13 18 (1.40%) Ajax
13 18 (1.40%) HTML5
14 17 (1.32%) JSP
15 16 (1.24%) Spring
16 15 (1.16%) jQuery
17 14 (1.09%) XSL
17 14 (1.09%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 88 (6.83%) Mobile App
2 73 (5.67%) Computer Science
3 70 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (2.56%) User Experience
5 24 (1.86%) Replication
6 18 (1.40%) Online Games
6 18 (1.40%) Client/Server
7 15 (1.16%) Mathematics
8 13 (1.01%) DTV
9 12 (0.93%) Equities
10 11 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (0.70%) Web 2.0
12 8 (0.62%) AS400
12 8 (0.62%) Management Information System
12 8 (0.62%) Fixed Income
12 8 (0.62%) Statistics
13 7 (0.54%) iSeries
13 7 (0.54%) Social Media
14 6 (0.47%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 110 (8.54%) Linux
2 79 (6.13%) Windows
3 77 (5.98%) Apple iOS
4 75 (5.82%) Android
5 67 (5.20%) UNIX
6 9 (0.70%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.31%) VMS
8 3 (0.23%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.23%) Debian
8 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.078%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.078%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.078%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 722 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (23.60%) Test Automation
3 275 (21.35%) Test Scripting
4 263 (20.42%) Scrum
5 254 (19.72%) Manual Testing
6 239 (18.56%) Automated Testing
7 232 (18.01%) Software Testing
8 224 (17.39%) BDD
9 215 (16.69%) TDD
10 173 (13.43%) Regression Testing
11 152 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
12 140 (10.87%) SDLC
13 137 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
14 99 (7.69%) System Testing
15 84 (6.52%) E-Commerce
16 70 (5.43%) Performance Testing
17 69 (5.36%) Test Strategy
18 67 (5.20%) OO
19 61 (4.74%) Software Engineering
20 59 (4.58%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 470 (36.49%) Java
2 367 (28.49%) SQL
3 335 (26.01%) C#
4 149 (11.57%) JavaScript
5 123 (9.55%) Ruby
6 78 (6.06%) Python
7 60 (4.66%) C++
8 40 (3.11%) PHP
9 30 (2.33%) Perl
10 28 (2.17%) VBScript
11 27 (2.10%) Groovy
12 26 (2.02%) T-SQL
13 20 (1.55%) Bash Shell
14 19 (1.48%) PL/SQL
15 15 (1.16%) C
15 15 (1.16%) VB
16 13 (1.01%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.85%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.70%) Embedded C
18 9 (0.70%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 275 (21.35%) ISEB
2 192 (14.91%) Degree
3 190 (14.75%) ISTQB
4 94 (7.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
6 13 (1.01%) Security Cleared
7 11 (0.85%) SC Cleared
8 9 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (0.47%) PhD
10 4 (0.31%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.23%) APMP
12 2 (0.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 2 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 571 (44.33%) QA
2 5 (0.39%) WAI
3 2 (0.16%) WCAG
4 1 (0.078%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (0.70%) Firmware
2 3 (0.23%) Docker
3 1 (0.078%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 69 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.93%) Puppet
3 8 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.47%) Ansible
5 5 (0.39%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 142 (11.02%) Microsoft
2 109 (8.46%) Oracle
3 80 (6.21%) HP
4 28 (2.17%) IBM
5 20 (1.55%) SAP
6 9 (0.70%) WorldPay
7 6 (0.47%) Google
8 5 (0.39%) Telerik
8 5 (0.39%) VMware
8 5 (0.39%) Charles River
9 4 (0.31%) Bloomberg
9 4 (0.31%) SimCorp
10 3 (0.23%) Capita
10 3 (0.23%) Murex
10 3 (0.23%) Calypso
10 3 (0.23%) Remedy
10 3 (0.23%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.16%) Apple
11 2 (0.16%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.16%) Sitecore
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