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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 347 398 449
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +51
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 822 843 712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.77% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.88% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 753 782 681
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
84858 95762 99159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.03% 87.55% 85.33%
Number of salaries quoted 70966 78846 79114
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 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £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 28 August 2016 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 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +43 778 £45,000 - 133
London -5 287 £55,000 +10.00% 67
South East +42 180 £43,000 - 19
Yorkshire +45 85 £37,500 +7.14% 10
East of England +33 71 £33,750 -10.00% 3
City of London +67 68 £55,000 +7.31% 22
Berkshire +47 61 £43,750 -5.91% 5
West Yorkshire +20 47 £35,000 - 6
Leeds +48 43 £35,000 - 6
Surrey +2 41 £46,250 -15.90% 1
East Midlands -1 39 £35,000 - 6
West Midlands -3 39 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Reading +36 37 £42,500 -5.55% 4
North West -8 36 £38,500 +10.00% 9
South West +23 30 £40,000 +3.89% 11
Hampshire +17 29 £33,500 +11.66% 8
Manchester -15 28 £42,500 +21.42% 7
Scotland +28 26 £39,000 -1.26% 1
Hertfordshire +40 24 £30,500 -39.00%
Nottinghamshire +12 23 £35,000 -9.09% 3
Gloucestershire +16 21 £40,000 +50.94% 5
North Yorkshire +29 19 £56,000 +72.30% 1
Buckinghamshire +26 19 £45,000 +38.46%
Suffolk +10 19 £30,000 -28.57%
Nottingham +7 18 £37,500 -2.59% 3
Birmingham -22 15 £33,500 -33.00% 1
Ipswich +17 14 £35,000 -17.15%
South Yorkshire +16 14 £28,750 -11.53% 2
Edinburgh +10 14 £40,000 +1.26%
West Sussex - 13 £45,000 - 2

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 1078 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 911 (54.68%) Selenium
3 795 (47.72%) QA
4 582 (34.93%) Java
5 537 (32.23%) SQL
6 450 (27.01%) C#
7 417 (25.03%) Test Automation
8 414 (24.85%) Finance
9 405 (24.31%) BDD
10 404 (24.25%) Scrum
11 374 (22.45%) Test Scripting
11 374 (22.45%) Cucumber
12 359 (21.55%) Manual Testing
13 352 (21.13%) TDD
14 309 (18.55%) WebDriver
15 301 (18.07%) Continuous Integration
16 293 (17.59%) ISEB
17 283 (16.99%) ISTQB
18 280 (16.81%) Software Testing
19 275 (16.51%) JIRA
20 252 (15.13%) Automated Testing
21 235 (14.11%) .NET
22 221 (13.27%) Test Strategy
23 218 (13.09%) SDLC
23 218 (13.09%) Microsoft
23 218 (13.09%) Regression Testing
24 212 (12.73%) JavaScript
25 192 (11.52%) Functional Testing
26 184 (11.04%) SoapUI
27 182 (10.92%) Team Foundation Server

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 26 (1.56%) Confluence
2 13 (0.78%) IIS
3 10 (0.60%) SharePoint
4 9 (0.54%) CMS
5 8 (0.48%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.42%) Drupal
7 6 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.30%) Apache Solr
8 5 (0.30%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.30%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.24%) Apache
9 4 (0.24%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.24%) WordPress
10 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.060%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.060%) CICS
11 1 (0.060%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.060%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.060%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.060%) WebLogic
Applications
1 70 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.74%) MS Office
3 8 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.060%) Mingle
5 1 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.24%) FastStats
4 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.12%) Magento
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.060%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.56%) GitHub
2 25 (1.50%) SaaS
3 23 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.24%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.24%) Office 365
6 4 (0.24%) Slack
7 3 (0.18%) Google Play
8 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.12%) IaaS
8 2 (0.12%) PaaS
9 1 (0.060%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.060%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.060%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.04%) HTTP
2 22 (1.32%) Internet
3 16 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.84%) SMTP
5 12 (0.72%) SSL
6 5 (0.30%) VoIP
7 4 (0.24%) Firewall
7 4 (0.24%) LAN
7 4 (0.24%) Skype
7 4 (0.24%) SSH
7 4 (0.24%) WAN
7 4 (0.24%) Wireless
8 3 (0.18%) SAN
9 2 (0.12%) Broadband
9 2 (0.12%) IPv4
10 1 (0.060%) ATM
10 1 (0.060%) DNS
10 1 (0.060%) FTP
10 1 (0.060%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.060%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.42%) Relational Database
3 50 (3.00%) MongoDB
4 46 (2.76%) NoSQL
5 31 (1.86%) Oracle Database
6 23 (1.38%) Big Data
7 22 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (1.26%) Hazelcast
8 21 (1.26%) MySQL
8 21 (1.26%) Neo4j
9 18 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
10 16 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (0.72%) Data Mining
12 11 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.48%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.36%) DB2
16 5 (0.30%) Apache Accumulo
16 5 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 911 (54.68%) Selenium
2 374 (22.45%) Cucumber
3 309 (18.55%) WebDriver
4 275 (16.51%) JIRA
5 184 (11.04%) SoapUI
6 182 (10.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 177 (10.62%) Jenkins
8 149 (8.94%) HP UFT
9 142 (8.52%) Git (software)
9 142 (8.52%) SpecFlow
10 94 (5.64%) JMeter
11 67 (4.02%) Appium
12 62 (3.72%) Maven
12 62 (3.72%) Visual Studio
13 58 (3.48%) JUnit
14 53 (3.18%) NUnit
15 40 (2.40%) LoadRunner
15 40 (2.40%) TeamCity
16 33 (1.98%) WATIR
17 32 (1.92%) Eclipse
General
1 414 (24.85%) Finance
2 97 (5.82%) Banking
3 82 (4.92%) Games
4 50 (3.00%) Law
4 50 (3.00%) Marketing
5 49 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 40 (2.40%) Retail
7 20 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 16 (0.96%) Advertising
9 13 (0.78%) Back Office
9 13 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.72%) Automotive
10 12 (0.72%) Legal
11 11 (0.66%) Electronics
11 11 (0.66%) Front Office
12 10 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.36%) Publishing
14 5 (0.30%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.24%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.24%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 538 (32.29%) Analyst
2 494 (29.65%) Test Analyst
3 455 (27.31%) Tester
4 324 (19.45%) Test Engineer
5 266 (15.97%) Automation Tester
6 230 (13.81%) Automation Test Analyst
7 198 (11.88%) Developer
8 183 (10.98%) QA Engineer
9 171 (10.26%) QA Tester
10 156 (9.36%) QA Analyst
11 151 (9.06%) Software Tester
12 147 (8.82%) Test Automation Engineer
13 120 (7.20%) QA Test Analyst
14 103 (6.18%) QA Test Engineer
15 100 (6.00%) QA Automation Tester
16 85 (5.10%) Test Leader
17 84 (5.04%) Selenium Test Analyst
17 84 (5.04%) Test Manager
18 83 (4.98%) Java Engineer
19 79 (4.74%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (14.11%) .NET
2 171 (10.26%) HTML
3 139 (8.34%) Web Services
4 125 (7.50%) CSS
5 113 (6.78%) REST
6 110 (6.60%) SOAP
7 107 (6.42%) XML
8 91 (5.46%) Gherkin
9 71 (4.26%) Spring
10 68 (4.08%) ASP.NET
11 46 (2.76%) AngularJS
12 44 (2.64%) .NET Framework
13 42 (2.52%) RESTful
14 41 (2.46%) HTML5
15 37 (2.22%) jQuery
16 30 (1.80%) Hibernate
16 30 (1.80%) JSON
17 28 (1.68%) Ajax
18 25 (1.50%) ActiveMQ
19 24 (1.44%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 130 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 68 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 41 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
5 36 (2.16%) Fintech
6 34 (2.04%) User Experience
7 32 (1.92%) iPad
8 31 (1.86%) Online Games
9 30 (1.80%) Client/Server
10 26 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 19 (1.14%) N-Tier
12 15 (0.90%) Mathematics
13 14 (0.84%) Derivative
14 12 (0.72%) Replication
14 12 (0.72%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.60%) NHS
16 9 (0.54%) Algorithms
17 8 (0.48%) Mainframe
18 7 (0.42%) Management Information System
19 6 (0.36%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 175 (10.50%) Linux
2 174 (10.44%) Windows
3 115 (6.90%) Unix
4 98 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 93 (5.58%) Android
6 12 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (0.66%) Windows NT
7 11 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.54%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.36%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.24%) CentOS
10 4 (0.24%) Solaris
11 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.12%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.060%) AIX
13 1 (0.060%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.060%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.060%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.060%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1078 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 417 (25.03%) Test Automation
3 405 (24.31%) BDD
4 404 (24.25%) Scrum
5 374 (22.45%) Test Scripting
6 359 (21.55%) Manual Testing
7 352 (21.13%) TDD
8 301 (18.07%) Continuous Integration
9 280 (16.81%) Software Testing
10 252 (15.13%) Automated Testing
11 221 (13.27%) Test Strategy
12 218 (13.09%) Regression Testing
12 218 (13.09%) SDLC
13 192 (11.52%) Functional Testing
14 150 (9.00%) Performance Testing
14 150 (9.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 123 (7.38%) Integration Testing
16 111 (6.66%) Waterfall
17 103 (6.18%) E-Commerce
18 101 (6.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 582 (34.93%) Java
2 537 (32.23%) SQL
3 450 (27.01%) C#
4 212 (12.73%) JavaScript
5 161 (9.66%) Python
6 131 (7.86%) Ruby
7 66 (3.96%) Perl
8 56 (3.36%) PHP
9 51 (3.06%) C++
10 48 (2.88%) VB
11 38 (2.28%) C
12 32 (1.92%) Bash Shell
13 25 (1.50%) VB.NET
14 22 (1.32%) Groovy
15 21 (1.26%) PowerShell
16 19 (1.14%) T-SQL
17 17 (1.02%) Objective-C
17 17 (1.02%) Shell Script
18 16 (0.96%) VBScript
19 14 (0.84%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 293 (17.59%) ISEB
2 283 (16.99%) ISTQB
3 179 (10.74%) Degree
4 111 (6.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 52 (3.12%) Security Cleared
6 27 (1.62%) SC Cleared
7 19 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 16 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.30%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.18%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.18%) Sun Certification
14 1 (0.060%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 795 (47.72%) QA
2 29 (1.74%) SDET
3 8 (0.48%) SLA
4 7 (0.42%) Section 508
5 5 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.060%) SEPA
System Software
1 13 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (0.54%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.24%) Docker
4 4 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.18%) Firmware
5 3 (0.18%) XenApp
5 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.12%) KVM
6 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.060%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.060%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 82 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.48%) Puppet
3 7 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.36%) CA Service Virtualization
4 6 (0.36%) Capistrano
5 5 (0.30%) SCCM
6 1 (0.060%) Ansible
6 1 (0.060%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.060%) Graphite
6 1 (0.060%) vRealize
Vendors
1 218 (13.09%) Microsoft
2 132 (7.92%) Oracle
3 127 (7.62%) HP
4 28 (1.68%) SAP
5 14 (0.84%) Rally
5 14 (0.84%) VMware
6 13 (0.78%) Xamarin
7 12 (0.72%) Atlassian
7 12 (0.72%) Google
8 9 (0.54%) IBM
8 9 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (0.54%) Splunk
9 8 (0.48%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.42%) Borland
10 7 (0.42%) CA
10 7 (0.42%) Informatica
11 6 (0.36%) AppDynamics
11 6 (0.36%) Pega
11 6 (0.36%) StreamBase
11 6 (0.36%) TIBCO
London
First Point
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + ESOP
Posted: 11 hours ago
UK
First Point
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Great Package + benefits + car
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Waterlooville, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol Area
Resource Group
Salary: £50-65K + 20% Non-Contributory Pension & 10% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Harleston, Norfolk
Energon People
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 to 25,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum and good bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Up to £40K +bonus +benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + flexibility
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago