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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 407 384 436
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +52
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 654 769 586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.67% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.82% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 592 651 539
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,129 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.26%

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
91159 94353 87863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.17% 82.31% 80.10%
Number of salaries quoted 73885 75668 72432
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 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -39 606 £42,500 -5.55% 86
London -112 243 £50,000 - 31
South East +106 173 £42,500 +6.91% 25
City of London -22 68 £50,000 - 10
Surrey +46 62 £40,000 -2.43% 12
Berkshire +41 58 £45,000 +5.88% 3
North West +35 54 £35,500 +18.33% 9
Yorkshire -24 54 £33,500 +3.07% 8
Manchester +28 49 £35,500 -29.00% 5
Reading +11 33 £43,000 -1.71% 1
West Yorkshire -23 28 £40,000 +23.07% 3
West Midlands +5 27 £40,250 +26.77% 5
Wales +8 25 £32,500 - 1
East of England -23 25 £38,000 -5.00% 3
South Wales +11 24 £32,500 - 1
Leeds -27 22 £35,000 +4.86% 3
South West -14 21 £44,000 +46.66% 2
North Yorkshire +9 17 £32,500 - 3
Scotland +10 16 £39,000 +21.87% 5
Bristol +6 15 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Cardiff +6 15 £29,129 -
Harrogate +5 14 £32,500 - 3
Hampshire -1 14 £38,500 -23.00% 5
Cambridgeshire +19 12 £38,500 -14.44%
Brighton -18 11 £47,500 -
East Sussex -22 11 £47,500 -
Stockport +20 10 £36,500 +25.86% 2
Egham - 10 £55,000 - 2
Kent +16 9 £42,500 +13.33%
Guildford +15 9 £34,000 -3.54% 1

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 765 (59.35%) Agile Software Development
2 674 (52.29%) Selenium
3 600 (46.55%) QA
4 424 (32.89%) Java
5 394 (30.57%) SQL
6 327 (25.37%) C#
7 319 (24.75%) WebDriver
8 309 (23.97%) Test Automation
9 298 (23.12%) Finance
10 267 (20.71%) ISEB
11 265 (20.56%) BDD
12 259 (20.09%) Test Scripting
13 254 (19.71%) TDD
14 244 (18.93%) Software Testing
15 243 (18.85%) Scrum
16 227 (17.61%) Automated Testing
17 222 (17.22%) Manual Testing
18 207 (16.06%) ISTQB
19 190 (14.74%) .NET
20 184 (14.27%) QuickTest Pro
20 184 (14.27%) Cucumber
21 182 (14.12%) JavaScript
22 162 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
23 159 (12.34%) Regression Testing
24 158 (12.26%) Degree
25 143 (11.09%) Web Services
25 143 (11.09%) User Acceptance Testing
26 138 (10.71%) Microsoft
27 135 (10.47%) Ruby
28 126 (9.78%) Windows

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 11 (0.85%) Confluence
2 10 (0.78%) CMS
3 9 (0.70%) Drupal
4 8 (0.62%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.54%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.47%) Node.js
7 5 (0.39%) IIS
8 4 (0.31%) JBoss
8 4 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.31%) WordPress
8 4 (0.31%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.16%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.078%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.078%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.078%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.078%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.078%) Apache
11 1 (0.078%) MTS
Applications
1 35 (2.72%) 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
6 1 (0.078%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (0.23%) Summit
1 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.23%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.078%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.078%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.40%) SaaS
2 11 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.23%) Force.com
6 1 (0.078%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.63%) TCP/IP
2 18 (1.40%) HTTP
3 10 (0.78%) Internet
4 9 (0.70%) RFID
5 5 (0.39%) VoIP
6 4 (0.31%) WAN
6 4 (0.31%) DHCP
6 4 (0.31%) H.323
6 4 (0.31%) VLAN
6 4 (0.31%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.31%) RTP
7 2 (0.16%) DSL
7 2 (0.16%) FTP
7 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.078%) SSL
8 1 (0.078%) VPN
8 1 (0.078%) DNS
8 1 (0.078%) SMTP
8 1 (0.078%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (2.02%) MySQL
4 24 (1.86%) NoSQL
5 22 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (1.09%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (0.93%) Big Data
9 11 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.54%) Neo4j
10 7 (0.54%) Hazelcast
10 7 (0.54%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.47%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.39%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.39%) SSDT
13 3 (0.23%) QlikView
14 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.16%) Snowflake Schema
14 2 (0.16%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 674 (52.29%) Selenium
2 319 (24.75%) WebDriver
3 184 (14.27%) Cucumber
3 184 (14.27%) QuickTest Pro
4 106 (8.22%) Jenkins
5 103 (7.99%) SoapUI
6 101 (7.84%) JIRA
7 93 (7.21%) SpecFlow
8 78 (6.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 74 (5.74%) Visual Studio
10 73 (5.66%) TeamCity
11 72 (5.59%) JUnit
12 61 (4.73%) JMeter
13 58 (4.50%) Git (software)
14 54 (4.19%) Hudson
15 50 (3.88%) Calabash
16 42 (3.26%) FitNesse
17 40 (3.10%) Appium
18 33 (2.56%) JBehave
19 32 (2.48%) LoadRunner
General
1 298 (23.12%) Finance
2 66 (5.12%) Banking
3 63 (4.89%) Telecoms
4 43 (3.34%) Retail
5 34 (2.64%) Games
6 16 (1.24%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.01%) Advertising
8 12 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 12 (0.93%) Electronics
9 11 (0.85%) Front Office
9 11 (0.85%) Publishing
10 9 (0.70%) Legal
11 8 (0.62%) Law
11 8 (0.62%) Marketing
12 5 (0.39%) Back Office
13 3 (0.23%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.16%) Local Government
15 1 (0.078%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.078%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.078%) Billing
Job Titles
1 458 (35.53%) Analyst
2 376 (29.17%) Test Analyst
3 341 (26.45%) Tester
4 216 (16.76%) Test Engineer
5 161 (12.49%) Automation Tester
6 144 (11.17%) Developer
7 129 (10.01%) Automation Engineer
8 119 (9.23%) QA Analyst
9 115 (8.92%) QA Engineer
10 99 (7.68%) Software Tester
11 81 (6.28%) Senior Analyst
12 71 (5.51%) Software Engineer
13 64 (4.97%) Test Manager
14 63 (4.89%) Senior Test Analyst
14 63 (4.89%) Software Test Engineer
15 61 (4.73%) Test Leader
16 60 (4.65%) QA Tester
17 58 (4.50%) Automation Analyst
18 53 (4.11%) Automation Test Analyst
19 36 (2.79%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (14.74%) .NET
2 143 (11.09%) Web Services
3 113 (8.77%) HTML
4 88 (6.83%) XML
5 79 (6.13%) CSS
6 51 (3.96%) SOAP
7 31 (2.40%) Gherkin
8 30 (2.33%) RESTful
9 27 (2.09%) REST
9 27 (2.09%) ASP.NET
10 20 (1.55%) jQuery
10 20 (1.55%) JSON
11 19 (1.47%) Ajax
12 17 (1.32%) XSLT
12 17 (1.32%) WCF
13 16 (1.24%) HTML5
14 15 (1.16%) Middleware
15 14 (1.09%) J2EE
15 14 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (1.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.76%) Mobile App
2 94 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (4.97%) Computer Science
4 57 (4.42%) Open Source
5 27 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (1.86%) User Experience
7 21 (1.63%) Replication
8 19 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.24%) iPhone
9 16 (1.24%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.09%) iPad
11 13 (1.01%) Online Games
11 13 (1.01%) Mathematics
12 9 (0.70%) EPoS
12 9 (0.70%) Web 2.0
13 8 (0.62%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (0.54%) Equities
14 7 (0.54%) Social Network
14 7 (0.54%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 126 (9.78%) Windows
2 110 (8.53%) Linux
3 95 (7.37%) Android
4 92 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 53 (4.11%) UNIX
6 12 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.70%) Mac OS
8 7 (0.54%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.23%) Debian
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.078%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.078%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.078%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (59.35%) Agile Software Development
2 309 (23.97%) Test Automation
3 265 (20.56%) BDD
4 259 (20.09%) Test Scripting
5 254 (19.71%) TDD
6 244 (18.93%) Software Testing
7 243 (18.85%) Scrum
8 227 (17.61%) Automated Testing
9 222 (17.22%) Manual Testing
10 162 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
11 159 (12.34%) Regression Testing
12 143 (11.09%) User Acceptance Testing
13 101 (7.84%) System Testing
14 97 (7.53%) E-Commerce
15 67 (5.20%) Test Strategy
16 60 (4.65%) OO
17 58 (4.50%) Waterfall
17 58 (4.50%) Test Planning
18 57 (4.42%) Test Management
19 56 (4.34%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 424 (32.89%) Java
2 394 (30.57%) SQL
3 327 (25.37%) C#
4 182 (14.12%) JavaScript
5 135 (10.47%) Ruby
6 85 (6.59%) Python
7 45 (3.49%) PHP
8 38 (2.95%) C++
9 36 (2.79%) T-SQL
10 30 (2.33%) Groovy
11 26 (2.02%) VBScript
12 25 (1.94%) Perl
13 22 (1.71%) C
14 15 (1.16%) Objective-C
15 13 (1.01%) VB
16 12 (0.93%) VB.NET
16 12 (0.93%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.78%) Scala
18 9 (0.70%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.70%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 267 (20.71%) ISEB
2 207 (16.06%) ISTQB
3 158 (12.26%) Degree
4 90 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (0.39%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.39%) Security Cleared
7 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.31%) MCITP
8 4 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.31%) MCSE
8 4 (0.31%) CCNA
9 3 (0.23%) PMP
9 3 (0.23%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.23%) APMP
10 1 (0.078%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.078%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 600 (46.55%) QA
2 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.23%) WAI
4 1 (0.078%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (0.70%) Firmware
2 4 (0.31%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.31%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.078%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 76 (5.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.16%) Puppet
3 1 (0.078%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.078%) Ansible
Vendors
1 138 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 82 (6.36%) HP
3 80 (6.21%) Oracle
4 22 (1.71%) IBM
5 16 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (1.01%) VMware
6 13 (1.01%) Google
6 13 (1.01%) SAP
7 12 (0.93%) Cerillion
8 11 (0.85%) Telerik
9 9 (0.70%) Green Hat
10 4 (0.31%) Capita
10 4 (0.31%) Avaya
10 4 (0.31%) Cisco
11 3 (0.23%) Murex
11 3 (0.23%) Calypso
11 3 (0.23%) AppDynamics
12 2 (0.16%) hybris
12 2 (0.16%) Business Objects
13 1 (0.078%) Intel
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £60k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Salary: £25000 - £50000 Per Annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000 per annum + Car Allowance + Further Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + 8% pens, 25 days hols, insurance
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, 25 days holiday, Life and
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Networking People
Salary: bonus + excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago