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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 408 479 488
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +9
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 693 477 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.44% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.54% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 669 420 391
Average salary £40,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.04% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,600 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%

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
93506 88688 89250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.05% 81.54% 78.98%
Number of salaries quoted 75545 72933 75228
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +86 661 £41,500 -7.77% 73
London +47 320 £52,500 +5.00% 30
South East +52 130 £40,000 +12.67% 13
City of London +54 84 £52,500 +5.00% 16
Yorkshire +4 65 £34,000 +8.80% 9
West Yorkshire -2 48 £35,000 +12.00% 8
Leeds +11 47 £35,000 +12.00% 7
Berkshire +21 45 £40,750 -9.44% 5
North West -4 45 £37,500 +4.16% 9
East of England -11 44 £38,500 +4.76% 4
East Midlands +25 36 £40,000 +23.07%
Reading +22 29 £41,500 -2.35% 3
Manchester +8 27 £40,000 +3.89% 6
Hampshire +9 22 £37,500 +27.11% 5
Scotland +5 22 £38,750 +29.16% 4
Nottinghamshire +14 17 £40,000 +23.07%
Nottingham +12 16 £40,000 +23.07%
Surrey 0 16 £41,250 +17.85% 2
South West -15 16 £31,250 -24.69% 5
Kent +16 15 £30,000 -14.28%
North Yorkshire - 14 £32,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +2 13 £40,000 -
Southampton - 13 £35,000 - 2
Harrogate - 13 £32,500 - 1
Essex +6 12 £38,500 +13.23%
Milton Keynes -2 12 £39,500 +16.17%
Hertfordshire -7 12 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands -19 12 £39,250 +4.66% 3
Colchester - 12 £38,500 -
Cambridgeshire +6 11 £34,000 -7.48% 3

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (63.15%) Agile Software Development
2 709 (50.93%) Selenium
3 696 (50.00%) QA
4 419 (30.10%) SQL
5 386 (27.73%) Java
6 347 (24.93%) C#
7 336 (24.14%) ISEB
8 330 (23.71%) Finance
9 315 (22.63%) Test Scripting
10 305 (21.91%) WebDriver
11 301 (21.62%) Test Automation
12 274 (19.68%) Manual Testing
13 269 (19.32%) BDD
14 241 (17.31%) Automated Testing
15 239 (17.17%) QuickTest Pro
16 232 (16.67%) TDD
17 231 (16.59%) Scrum
17 231 (16.59%) Software Testing
18 201 (14.44%) Cucumber
19 199 (14.30%) ISTQB
20 175 (12.57%) Ruby
21 172 (12.36%) JavaScript
21 172 (12.36%) .NET
22 171 (12.28%) Regression Testing
23 166 (11.93%) Degree
24 161 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
25 154 (11.06%) JIRA
26 148 (10.63%) User Acceptance Testing
27 146 (10.49%) Test Strategy
28 140 (10.06%) HP Quality Center

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
2 16 (1.15%) SharePoint
3 11 (0.79%) CMS
4 10 (0.72%) Drupal
5 6 (0.43%) Node.js
6 5 (0.36%) JBoss
7 4 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.22%) Confluence
9 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.072%) uiautomator
10 1 (0.072%) Apache
10 1 (0.072%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.072%) Mule
Applications
1 44 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 35 (2.51%) MS Office
3 1 (0.072%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.072%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.36%) JDE OneWorld
1 5 (0.36%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.29%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.072%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.072%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.65%) SaaS
4 4 (0.29%) GitHub
5 3 (0.22%) Force.com
6 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.14%) Office 365
7 1 (0.072%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.072%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.072%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.29%) TCP/IP
2 15 (1.08%) Wireshark
2 15 (1.08%) HTTP
3 13 (0.93%) DHCP
3 13 (0.93%) VoIP
3 13 (0.93%) WAN
4 12 (0.86%) RTP
4 12 (0.86%) H.323
4 12 (0.86%) Internet
4 12 (0.86%) VLAN
5 10 (0.72%) LAN
6 8 (0.57%) FTP
7 6 (0.43%) Firewall
7 6 (0.43%) MVNO
8 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.14%) Wireless
8 2 (0.14%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.072%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.072%) SMTP
9 1 (0.072%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.08%) Big Data
3 19 (1.36%) NoSQL
4 18 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (1.08%) Relational Database
6 13 (0.93%) MongoDB
7 12 (0.86%) Hadoop
7 12 (0.86%) MySQL
8 8 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.57%) Hazelcast
8 8 (0.57%) Neo4j
9 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.43%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.22%) QlikView
13 2 (0.14%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.14%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 709 (50.93%) Selenium
2 305 (21.91%) WebDriver
3 239 (17.17%) QuickTest Pro
4 201 (14.44%) Cucumber
5 154 (11.06%) JIRA
6 114 (8.19%) Jenkins
7 99 (7.11%) TeamCity
8 86 (6.18%) JUnit
9 81 (5.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 72 (5.17%) Visual Studio
11 71 (5.10%) SpecFlow
12 65 (4.67%) LoadRunner
13 63 (4.53%) Git (software)
14 60 (4.31%) SoapUI
15 57 (4.09%) Bugzilla
16 55 (3.95%) JMeter
16 55 (3.95%) FitNesse
17 53 (3.81%) JBehave
18 49 (3.52%) Hudson
18 49 (3.52%) Selenium IDE
General
1 330 (23.71%) Finance
2 55 (3.95%) Banking
3 49 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 43 (3.09%) Retail
5 25 (1.80%) Law
6 20 (1.44%) Games
7 17 (1.22%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.15%) Front Office
9 15 (1.08%) Advertising
10 14 (1.01%) Back Office
10 14 (1.01%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.72%) Legal
12 9 (0.65%) Multimedia
13 8 (0.57%) Publishing
14 4 (0.29%) Marketing
14 4 (0.29%) Online Betting
15 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.14%) Electronics
16 2 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 500 (35.92%) Analyst
2 413 (29.67%) Test Analyst
3 277 (19.90%) Tester
4 247 (17.74%) Test Engineer
5 141 (10.13%) Automation Engineer
6 138 (9.91%) Senior Analyst
7 137 (9.84%) Developer
8 123 (8.84%) QA Analyst
9 110 (7.90%) Senior Test Analyst
10 104 (7.47%) QA Engineer
11 99 (7.11%) Automation Tester
12 98 (7.04%) Test Manager
13 66 (4.74%) Test Leader
14 62 (4.45%) QA Tester
15 58 (4.17%) Software Tester
16 54 (3.88%) Automation Analyst
17 44 (3.16%) Automation Test Analyst
18 41 (2.95%) Senior Tester
19 38 (2.73%) QA Automation Engineer
20 37 (2.66%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (12.36%) .NET
2 115 (8.26%) XML
3 110 (7.90%) Web Services
4 86 (6.18%) HTML
5 64 (4.60%) SOAP
6 54 (3.88%) CSS
7 53 (3.81%) ASP.NET
8 40 (2.87%) Gherkin
9 37 (2.66%) J2EE
10 32 (2.30%) REST
11 28 (2.01%) jQuery
12 26 (1.87%) WCF
13 25 (1.80%) Spring
14 23 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (1.29%) .NET Framework
16 17 (1.22%) RESTful
17 15 (1.08%) Symfony
18 14 (1.01%) Hibernate
19 13 (0.93%) LAMP
19 13 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (5.39%) Open Source
3 56 (4.02%) Computer Science
4 54 (3.88%) Mobile App
5 41 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
5 41 (2.95%) User Experience
6 34 (2.44%) Client/Server
7 22 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 21 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (0.86%) Derivative
10 11 (0.79%) Mathematics
10 11 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
10 11 (0.79%) iPad
11 9 (0.65%) Online Games
11 9 (0.65%) Blackberry
12 8 (0.57%) N-Tier
13 7 (0.50%) Equities
13 7 (0.50%) iPhone
13 7 (0.50%) Social Media
14 6 (0.43%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 139 (9.99%) Windows
2 96 (6.90%) Linux
3 89 (6.39%) UNIX
4 36 (2.59%) Apple iOS
4 36 (2.59%) Android
5 12 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (0.50%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.36%) Windows NT
9 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.072%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.072%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.072%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.072%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.072%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 879 (63.15%) Agile Software Development
2 315 (22.63%) Test Scripting
3 301 (21.62%) Test Automation
4 274 (19.68%) Manual Testing
5 269 (19.32%) BDD
6 241 (17.31%) Automated Testing
7 232 (16.67%) TDD
8 231 (16.59%) Software Testing
8 231 (16.59%) Scrum
9 171 (12.28%) Regression Testing
10 161 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
11 148 (10.63%) User Acceptance Testing
12 146 (10.49%) Test Strategy
13 108 (7.76%) E-Commerce
14 105 (7.54%) System Testing
15 93 (6.68%) Web Testing
16 89 (6.39%) User Stories
17 82 (5.89%) Software Engineering
18 79 (5.68%) Test Management
19 75 (5.39%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 419 (30.10%) SQL
2 386 (27.73%) Java
3 347 (24.93%) C#
4 175 (12.57%) Ruby
5 172 (12.36%) JavaScript
6 140 (10.06%) Python
7 86 (6.18%) PHP
8 76 (5.46%) C++
9 60 (4.31%) Perl
10 54 (3.88%) VBScript
11 33 (2.37%) VB
12 25 (1.80%) XPath
13 23 (1.65%) Shell Script
13 23 (1.65%) T-SQL
14 21 (1.51%) Tcl
15 20 (1.44%) VB.NET
16 18 (1.29%) C
17 16 (1.15%) Groovy
17 16 (1.15%) F#
18 10 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 336 (24.14%) ISEB
2 199 (14.30%) ISTQB
3 166 (11.93%) Degree
4 89 (6.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 50 (3.59%) Security Cleared
6 41 (2.95%) SC Cleared
7 12 (0.86%) MCITP
7 12 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.86%) MCSE
7 12 (0.86%) CCNA
8 2 (0.14%) HND
8 2 (0.14%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.072%) CISSP
9 1 (0.072%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 696 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (0.22%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (0.93%) Active Directory
1 13 (0.93%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.36%) vSphere
3 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.14%) XenApp
3 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.072%) KVM
4 1 (0.072%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 140 (10.06%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.50%) Puppet
3 6 (0.43%) SCCM
4 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.072%) Ansible
5 1 (0.072%) Opsview
Vendors
1 101 (7.26%) HP
2 89 (6.39%) Microsoft
3 35 (2.51%) Oracle
4 22 (1.58%) Green Hat
5 21 (1.51%) VMware
6 16 (1.15%) Citrix
7 15 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (1.08%) Altiris
8 13 (0.93%) SAP
9 12 (0.86%) Cisco
9 12 (0.86%) Avaya
9 12 (0.86%) Zend
10 10 (0.72%) Telerik
11 9 (0.65%) Informatica
12 8 (0.57%) Business Objects
12 8 (0.57%) Cerillion
13 5 (0.36%) IBM
14 4 (0.29%) Adobe
15 3 (0.22%) Red Hat
16 2 (0.14%) Apple
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £29500 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 47 minutes ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Tiro Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Castleford, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £39000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum GBP 25 - 30K +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits package / Pension
Posted: 2 days ago