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 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 364 455 413
Rank change year-on-year
+91 -42
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 857 643 817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.58% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.68% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 782 569 706
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,129 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £39,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-6.41% +6.84%

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
89883 95032 102325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.68% 86.01% 85.28%
Number of salaries quoted 74798 76866 82619
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 £32,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +84 802 £42,500 - 106
London +127 392 £52,500 +5.00% 50
South East -7 127 £37,500 -11.76% 24
Yorkshire +32 79 £33,500 -4.28% 11
East of England +73 69 £39,000 +11.42% 4
City of London +55 46 £60,000 +20.00% 12
West Midlands -9 44 £35,000 -9.67% 4
West Yorkshire +21 41 £35,000 -12.50% 7
North West +13 41 £38,000 +6.29% 10
Leeds +27 37 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Surrey -21 37 £31,500 -25.88% 8
Berkshire -11 33 £44,000 -2.22% 6
North Yorkshire +14 32 £32,500 - 2
South West +8 32 £47,500 +5.55% 2
York +19 29 £32,500 +22.64%
Manchester -12 28 £37,500 +2.73% 6
Scotland +10 27 £44,000 +17.33% 4
Hampshire +13 25 £30,000 -21.05% 6
Hertfordshire +36 24 £46,250 +13.49% 2
Gloucestershire +17 24 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Cambridgeshire +14 20 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Cambridge +15 18 £37,500 +3.44% 2
Walton-on-Thames - 18 £27,500 - 3
Glasgow +5 16 £41,000 +17.14% 1
Reading +12 15 £50,000 +13.63% 3
Essex +19 14 £40,000 -40.74%
Birmingham -2 14 £40,000 +14.28%
East Midlands +13 12 £33,750 -3.57% 1
Cheltenham - 12 £48,750 - 1
Watford - 12 £50,000 - 1

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 1089 (63.13%) Agile Software Development
2 964 (55.88%) Selenium
3 794 (46.03%) QA
4 542 (31.42%) SQL
5 540 (31.30%) Java
6 481 (27.88%) Test Automation
7 431 (24.99%) C#
8 423 (24.52%) Finance
9 415 (24.06%) BDD
10 414 (24.00%) TDD
11 396 (22.96%) Scrum
12 375 (21.74%) Manual Testing
13 362 (20.99%) Test Scripting
14 357 (20.70%) WebDriver
15 351 (20.35%) ISEB
16 342 (19.83%) Cucumber
17 306 (17.74%) Software Testing
18 301 (17.45%) .NET
19 292 (16.93%) ISTQB
20 284 (16.46%) Automated Testing
21 278 (16.12%) Continuous Integration
22 256 (14.84%) SDLC
23 255 (14.78%) JIRA
24 239 (13.86%) Microsoft
25 219 (12.70%) User Acceptance Testing
26 214 (12.41%) Degree
27 207 (12.00%) Test Strategy
28 204 (11.83%) HP UFT
29 200 (11.59%) Python
30 190 (11.01%) SQL 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 23 (1.33%) Tomcat
2 21 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (0.99%) Confluence
4 16 (0.93%) Apache Solr
5 14 (0.81%) Node.js
6 11 (0.64%) Apache
6 11 (0.64%) IIS
6 11 (0.64%) Jetty
6 11 (0.64%) MQSeries
7 7 (0.41%) Drupal
7 7 (0.41%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.35%) JBoss
9 5 (0.29%) CMS
10 4 (0.23%) nginx
10 4 (0.23%) Tuxedo
10 4 (0.23%) WordPress
11 3 (0.17%) Mule
11 3 (0.17%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.12%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 107 (6.20%) MS Excel
2 38 (2.20%) MS Office
3 4 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.64%) Temenos T24
3 9 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.23%) BASE24
4 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.12%) Magento
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.058%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.33%) GitHub
3 17 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.70%) SaaS
5 4 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.23%) Sage Pay
6 3 (0.17%) Google Play
7 2 (0.12%) IaaS
7 2 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.45%) Internet
2 16 (0.93%) HTTP
3 15 (0.87%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.70%) VoIP
5 7 (0.41%) Broadband
5 7 (0.41%) SAN
6 4 (0.23%) ATM
6 4 (0.23%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.23%) Skype
7 3 (0.17%) Wireless
8 2 (0.12%) IPv4
9 1 (0.058%) DNS
9 1 (0.058%) Firewall
9 1 (0.058%) LAN
9 1 (0.058%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.058%) SSH
9 1 (0.058%) Telnet
9 1 (0.058%) WAN
9 1 (0.058%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 71 (4.12%) Relational Database
3 52 (3.01%) MongoDB
4 46 (2.67%) Oracle Database
5 45 (2.61%) NoSQL
6 28 (1.62%) Big Data
7 22 (1.28%) Hazelcast
7 22 (1.28%) Neo4j
7 22 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (1.22%) Oracle Database 12c
9 18 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (0.99%) MySQL
11 15 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (0.35%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.35%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 964 (55.88%) Selenium
2 357 (20.70%) WebDriver
3 342 (19.83%) Cucumber
4 255 (14.78%) JIRA
5 204 (11.83%) HP UFT
6 178 (10.32%) Jenkins
7 170 (9.86%) Git (software)
8 152 (8.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 137 (7.94%) SoapUI
10 129 (7.48%) SpecFlow
11 89 (5.16%) Maven
12 70 (4.06%) Appium
13 66 (3.83%) Visual Studio
14 65 (3.77%) JUnit
15 61 (3.54%) JMeter
16 41 (2.38%) FitNesse
16 41 (2.38%) Hudson
17 37 (2.14%) Gradle
18 36 (2.09%) TestNG
19 35 (2.03%) TeamCity
General
1 423 (24.52%) Finance
2 114 (6.61%) Banking
3 67 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 64 (3.71%) Games
5 57 (3.30%) Retail
6 37 (2.14%) Law
6 37 (2.14%) Marketing
7 24 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 24 (1.39%) Front Office
8 21 (1.22%) Advertising
9 20 (1.16%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (0.75%) Automotive
12 11 (0.64%) Back Office
12 11 (0.64%) Publishing
13 10 (0.58%) Legal
13 10 (0.58%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.52%) Electronics
15 6 (0.35%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 603 (34.96%) Analyst
2 558 (32.35%) Test Analyst
3 487 (28.23%) Tester
4 354 (20.52%) Test Engineer
5 257 (14.90%) Automation Tester
6 253 (14.67%) Automation Test Analyst
7 222 (12.87%) Developer
8 190 (11.01%) QA Engineer
9 189 (10.96%) QA Tester
10 169 (9.80%) Test Automation Engineer
11 145 (8.41%) QA Analyst
12 138 (8.00%) Software Tester
13 106 (6.14%) QA Test Analyst
14 99 (5.74%) Test Leader
15 96 (5.57%) QA Test Engineer
16 90 (5.22%) Java Developer
17 89 (5.16%) Software Analyst
18 85 (4.93%) QA Automation Tester
19 84 (4.87%) Manual Test Analyst
20 82 (4.75%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (17.45%) .NET
2 159 (9.22%) Web Services
3 129 (7.48%) XML
4 113 (6.55%) HTML
5 91 (5.28%) CSS
6 77 (4.46%) REST
7 75 (4.35%) Gherkin
8 74 (4.29%) SOAP
9 64 (3.71%) Spring
10 58 (3.36%) ASP.NET
11 57 (3.30%) .NET Framework
12 53 (3.07%) RESTful
13 42 (2.43%) AngularJS
14 41 (2.38%) HTML5
15 35 (2.03%) JDBC
16 33 (1.91%) JSON
17 30 (1.74%) jQuery
18 26 (1.51%) Behat
19 24 (1.39%) Middleware
20 23 (1.33%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 132 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (5.97%) Computer Science
3 70 (4.06%) Mobile App
4 35 (2.03%) iPad
5 34 (1.97%) Fintech
5 34 (1.97%) User Experience
6 30 (1.74%) Online Games
7 28 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (1.57%) N-Tier
9 23 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 20 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 18 (1.04%) Digital Media
11 18 (1.04%) Replication
12 15 (0.87%) Mathematics
12 15 (0.87%) Social Media
13 13 (0.75%) Algorithms
14 11 (0.64%) Derivative
15 9 (0.52%) DTV
15 9 (0.52%) NHS
15 9 (0.52%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 160 (9.28%) Windows
2 157 (9.10%) Linux
3 109 (6.32%) Unix
4 104 (6.03%) Android
5 97 (5.62%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.75%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.58%) Solaris
7 10 (0.58%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.35%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.23%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.058%) AIX
11 1 (0.058%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.058%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.058%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.058%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1089 (63.13%) Agile Software Development
2 481 (27.88%) Test Automation
3 415 (24.06%) BDD
4 414 (24.00%) TDD
5 396 (22.96%) Scrum
6 375 (21.74%) Manual Testing
7 362 (20.99%) Test Scripting
8 306 (17.74%) Software Testing
9 284 (16.46%) Automated Testing
10 278 (16.12%) Continuous Integration
11 256 (14.84%) SDLC
12 219 (12.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 207 (12.00%) Test Strategy
14 175 (10.14%) Functional Testing
15 173 (10.03%) Regression Testing
16 145 (8.41%) Performance Testing
17 135 (7.83%) E-Commerce
18 128 (7.42%) Test Management
19 117 (6.78%) Software Engineering
20 107 (6.20%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 542 (31.42%) SQL
2 540 (31.30%) Java
3 431 (24.99%) C#
4 200 (11.59%) Python
5 181 (10.49%) JavaScript
6 151 (8.75%) Ruby
7 85 (4.93%) Perl
8 61 (3.54%) C++
9 52 (3.01%) PHP
9 52 (3.01%) PL/SQL
10 40 (2.32%) Bash Shell
11 26 (1.51%) C
12 23 (1.33%) PowerShell
13 20 (1.16%) VB
14 16 (0.93%) Groovy
15 14 (0.81%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.70%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.64%) ActionScript
17 11 (0.64%) Lua
18 7 (0.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 351 (20.35%) ISEB
2 292 (16.93%) ISTQB
3 214 (12.41%) Degree
4 138 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 44 (2.55%) Security Cleared
6 14 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 14 (0.81%) SC Cleared
7 10 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.29%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.12%) PhD
11 1 (0.058%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 794 (46.03%) QA
2 23 (1.33%) SDET
3 4 (0.23%) Section 508
4 1 (0.058%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.058%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (0.35%) Active Directory
1 6 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.23%) Docker
2 4 (0.23%) vSphere
3 2 (0.12%) KVM
3 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.058%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 76 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.46%) Puppet
3 8 (0.46%) SCCM
4 6 (0.35%) CA Wily
5 4 (0.23%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.17%) Ansible
6 3 (0.17%) Graphite
7 1 (0.058%) vRealize
Vendors
1 239 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 137 (7.94%) Oracle
3 132 (7.65%) HP
4 25 (1.45%) SAP
5 21 (1.22%) IBM
6 15 (0.87%) Rally
7 13 (0.75%) StreamBase
7 13 (0.75%) webMethods
7 13 (0.75%) Xamarin
8 11 (0.64%) Green Hat
8 11 (0.64%) WorldPay
9 10 (0.58%) Red Hat
10 8 (0.46%) Google
11 7 (0.41%) Apple
11 7 (0.41%) Cegedim Rx
11 7 (0.41%) Dynatrace
11 7 (0.41%) Informatica
11 7 (0.41%) Twitter
11 7 (0.41%) VMware
12 6 (0.35%) AppDynamics
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Hainton Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Great benefits package
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus good benefits.
Posted: Yesterday
London
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Stott & May
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum and good bens
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £24000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: 35,000 to £50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Health/Life Insurance, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
First Point
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ease IT
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago