The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 202 210 276
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +66
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1531 1737 1298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.71% 1.61% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.84% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1283 1467 1089
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
78798 94209 98163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.10% 87.55% 85.65%
Number of salaries quoted 64965 77834 80660
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,501
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Automation
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation within the UK.

Test Automation Salary Trend in the UK

Test Automation
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 within the UK.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 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 +10 1430 £47,500 -5.00% 177
London +8 630 £57,500 +9.52% 73
South East -14 232 £47,500 - 15
Yorkshire +90 152 £42,500 - 23
West Yorkshire +80 133 £42,500 -5.55% 21
East of England +3 109 £45,000 +8.43% 18
Leeds +65 107 £45,000 -5.26% 18
North West -7 106 £42,500 +13.33% 13
City of London +24 93 £55,000 -8.33% 11
South West -1 91 £35,500 -16.47% 15
Manchester -5 78 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Hampshire +11 64 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Surrey -16 56 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Scotland +45 48 £40,000 +14.28% 8
West Midlands -39 47 £42,500 -5.55% 8
East Midlands +24 44 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Cambridgeshire -7 43 £45,000 +5.88% 11
Cambridge +1 40 £47,500 +11.76% 10
Edinburgh +28 39 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Berkshire -10 34 £51,500 +0.48% 4
Hertfordshire +16 32 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Somerset +22 30 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Nottinghamshire +11 27 £57,500 +53.33% 6
Buckinghamshire +38 24 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Wales +8 24 £33,250 -5.00% 3
Nottingham +1 23 £57,500 +53.33% 6
Bradford +17 22 £42,500 -
South Wales +12 22 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Milton Keynes +30 20 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Fareham +21 20 £36,250 -19.44%

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 2215 (71.82%) Agile Software Development
2 1543 (50.03%) Selenium
3 1248 (40.47%) QA
4 1153 (37.39%) Java
5 865 (28.05%) Scrum
6 800 (25.94%) C#
7 777 (25.19%) BDD
8 746 (24.19%) TDD
9 724 (23.48%) Finance
10 718 (23.28%) Cucumber
11 701 (22.73%) SQL
12 664 (21.53%) Continuous Integration
13 649 (21.04%) Software Testing
14 587 (19.03%) JavaScript
15 568 (18.42%) Automated Testing
16 523 (16.96%) Test Scripting
17 494 (16.02%) ISTQB
17 494 (16.02%) WebDriver
18 489 (15.86%) .NET
19 478 (15.50%) SDLC
20 465 (15.08%) JIRA
21 464 (15.05%) Python
21 464 (15.05%) ISEB
22 444 (14.40%) Software Engineering
23 426 (13.81%) Functional Testing
24 421 (13.65%) Jenkins
25 418 (13.55%) Degree
26 406 (13.16%) Test Strategy
27 375 (12.16%) Automation Testing
28 371 (12.03%) HTML

Test Automation
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 89 (2.89%) Confluence
2 44 (1.43%) CMS
3 28 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
4 25 (0.81%) Apache
5 24 (0.78%) SharePoint
6 22 (0.71%) Apache Spark
6 22 (0.71%) OpenStack
7 18 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 15 (0.49%) JBoss
8 15 (0.49%) nginx
8 15 (0.49%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.39%) Apache Solr
10 10 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.29%) Documentum
12 6 (0.19%) ArcGIS
12 6 (0.19%) IIS
12 6 (0.19%) Mule ESB
12 6 (0.19%) NServiceBus
13 5 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.13%) Mule
Applications
1 140 (4.54%) MS Excel
2 52 (1.69%) MS Office
3 40 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 37 (1.20%) MS Project
5 8 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.032%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.032%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 12 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.097%) SAP hybris
3 2 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.065%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.065%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.065%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.065%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.032%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.032%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.032%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.032%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 118 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (3.27%) SaaS
3 75 (2.43%) GitHub
4 50 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (0.84%) PaaS
5 26 (0.84%) Trello
6 19 (0.62%) IaaS
7 16 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
9 10 (0.32%) Slack
10 8 (0.26%) G Suite
10 8 (0.26%) Office 365
10 8 (0.26%) Route 53
10 8 (0.26%) TestFlight
11 7 (0.23%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 106 (3.44%) HTTP
2 74 (2.40%) Internet
3 50 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 29 (0.94%) HTTPS
5 27 (0.88%) SSL
6 23 (0.75%) Broadband
7 19 (0.62%) ATM
7 19 (0.62%) Firewall
8 16 (0.52%) BGP
8 16 (0.52%) DNS
8 16 (0.52%) MPLS
9 14 (0.45%) SMTP
10 13 (0.42%) SNMP
11 12 (0.39%) DHCP
11 12 (0.39%) FTP
11 12 (0.39%) IPv6
11 12 (0.39%) L2TP
11 12 (0.39%) TACACS
11 12 (0.39%) VPLS
12 8 (0.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 121 (3.92%) Relational Database
3 82 (2.66%) MySQL
4 76 (2.46%) NoSQL
5 57 (1.85%) Big Data
6 54 (1.75%) MongoDB
7 52 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (1.23%) Hadoop
9 36 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
10 33 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
11 29 (0.94%) CouchDB
12 26 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
12 26 (0.84%) RDBMS
13 25 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
13 25 (0.81%) Redis
14 24 (0.78%) Oracle Database
15 20 (0.65%) HBase
15 20 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 19 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 15 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1543 (50.03%) Selenium
2 718 (23.28%) Cucumber
3 494 (16.02%) WebDriver
4 465 (15.08%) JIRA
5 421 (13.65%) Jenkins
6 362 (11.74%) Git (software)
7 285 (9.24%) SoapUI
8 266 (8.63%) HP UFT
9 255 (8.27%) SpecFlow
10 234 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 213 (6.91%) JUnit
12 198 (6.42%) JMeter
13 122 (3.96%) Appium
14 118 (3.83%) Ranorex
15 117 (3.79%) Visual Studio
16 116 (3.76%) NUnit
17 112 (3.63%) Subversion
18 107 (3.47%) TeamCity
19 89 (2.89%) TestNG
20 87 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 724 (23.48%) Finance
2 148 (4.80%) Banking
3 136 (4.41%) Games
3 136 (4.41%) Retail
4 115 (3.73%) Telecoms
5 55 (1.78%) Marketing
6 53 (1.72%) Publishing
7 47 (1.52%) Back Office
8 45 (1.46%) Legal
9 36 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 24 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 23 (0.75%) Automotive
12 21 (0.68%) Advertising
12 21 (0.68%) Electronics
12 21 (0.68%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.58%) Aerospace
13 18 (0.58%) Law
14 17 (0.55%) Front Office
15 12 (0.39%) Online Betting
16 6 (0.19%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 675 (21.89%) Developer
2 597 (19.36%) Analyst
3 585 (18.97%) Test Engineer
4 527 (17.09%) Test Analyst
5 494 (16.02%) Tester
6 354 (11.48%) Test Automation Engineer
7 298 (9.66%) Automation Tester
8 289 (9.37%) QA Engineer
9 249 (8.07%) Developer in Test
10 231 (7.49%) Test Leader
11 187 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
12 181 (5.87%) Senior Developer
13 155 (5.03%) QA Tester
14 149 (4.83%) Senior Analyst
15 143 (4.64%) Automation Test Lead
16 139 (4.51%) Senior Test Analyst
17 138 (4.47%) Java Developer
18 131 (4.25%) QA Test Engineer
19 129 (4.18%) Test Manager
20 128 (4.15%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 489 (15.86%) .NET
2 371 (12.03%) HTML
3 328 (10.64%) Web Services
4 249 (8.07%) CSS
5 230 (7.46%) XML
6 222 (7.20%) REST
7 198 (6.42%) SOAP
8 173 (5.61%) AngularJS
9 164 (5.32%) Gherkin
10 136 (4.41%) RESTful
11 125 (4.05%) ASP.NET
12 106 (3.44%) HTML5
12 106 (3.44%) Node.js
13 83 (2.69%) Ajax
14 82 (2.66%) Spring
15 76 (2.46%) JSON
16 70 (2.27%) CSS3
16 70 (2.27%) jQuery
17 69 (2.24%) React
18 53 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 236 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 213 (6.91%) Computer Science
3 191 (6.19%) Mobile App
4 125 (4.05%) User Experience
5 77 (2.50%) Client/Server
6 72 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 67 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
8 48 (1.56%) Algorithms
9 42 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 41 (1.33%) Mathematics
11 39 (1.26%) Virtual Team
12 35 (1.13%) Fintech
13 31 (1.01%) Data Structures
13 31 (1.01%) iPad
14 29 (0.94%) Online Games
15 27 (0.88%) Equities
16 25 (0.81%) Derivative
16 25 (0.81%) Statistics
17 24 (0.78%) Data Centre
18 21 (0.68%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 331 (10.73%) Linux
2 209 (6.78%) Windows
3 175 (5.67%) Apple iOS
4 158 (5.12%) Unix
5 140 (4.54%) Android
6 24 (0.78%) Mac OS X
7 21 (0.68%) Ubuntu
8 18 (0.58%) Windows Server
9 15 (0.49%) Solaris
10 8 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.16%) VMS
13 3 (0.097%) CentOS
13 3 (0.097%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.097%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.065%) Debian
15 1 (0.032%) AIX
15 1 (0.032%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2215 (71.82%) Agile Software Development
2 865 (28.05%) Scrum
3 777 (25.19%) BDD
4 746 (24.19%) TDD
5 664 (21.53%) Continuous Integration
6 649 (21.04%) Software Testing
7 568 (18.42%) Automated Testing
8 523 (16.96%) Test Scripting
9 478 (15.50%) SDLC
10 444 (14.40%) Software Engineering
11 426 (13.81%) Functional Testing
12 406 (13.16%) Test Strategy
13 375 (12.16%) Automation Testing
14 366 (11.87%) Manual Testing
15 350 (11.35%) Mentoring
16 341 (11.06%) Regression Testing
17 300 (9.73%) OO
18 297 (9.63%) User Acceptance Testing
19 262 (8.50%) Non-Functional Testing
20 251 (8.14%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1153 (37.39%) Java
2 800 (25.94%) C#
3 701 (22.73%) SQL
4 587 (19.03%) JavaScript
5 464 (15.05%) Python
6 343 (11.12%) Ruby
7 177 (5.74%) C++
8 137 (4.44%) Perl
9 91 (2.95%) Scala
10 83 (2.69%) Bash Shell
10 83 (2.69%) PHP
11 77 (2.50%) C
12 59 (1.91%) Objective-C
13 56 (1.82%) VB
14 51 (1.65%) T-SQL
15 50 (1.62%) Apple Swift
16 47 (1.52%) Groovy
17 42 (1.36%) Shell Script
18 39 (1.26%) VB.NET
19 36 (1.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 494 (16.02%) ISTQB
2 464 (15.05%) ISEB
3 418 (13.55%) Degree
4 246 (7.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 89 (2.89%) Security Cleared
6 70 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 55 (1.78%) SC Cleared
8 12 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (0.29%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.26%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.23%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.13%) Postgraduate
12 4 (0.13%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.097%) CISSP
13 3 (0.097%) MCSE
13 3 (0.097%) PhD
13 3 (0.097%) PMP
13 3 (0.097%) RHCE
13 3 (0.097%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1248 (40.47%) QA
2 137 (4.44%) SDET
3 15 (0.49%) ISO 14001
3 15 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.19%) SLA
7 3 (0.097%) Section 508
8 1 (0.032%) Basel III
8 1 (0.032%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.032%) WCAG
System Software
1 83 (2.69%) Docker
2 40 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (0.45%) HDFS
5 8 (0.26%) VirtualBox
6 6 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.19%) KVM
6 6 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (0.16%) Firmware
8 4 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.13%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.097%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.065%) vSphere
11 1 (0.032%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 170 (5.51%) HP Quality Center
2 51 (1.65%) Puppet
3 42 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (0.88%) Ansible
5 13 (0.42%) Kibana
6 10 (0.32%) Nagios
7 9 (0.29%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.23%) ZABBIX
9 6 (0.19%) Ambari
9 6 (0.19%) Graylog
9 6 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
9 6 (0.19%) logstash
10 5 (0.16%) Oozie
11 2 (0.065%) Control-M
11 2 (0.065%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.032%) Rancher
Vendors
1 354 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 210 (6.81%) Oracle
3 187 (6.06%) HP
4 49 (1.59%) Google
5 46 (1.49%) Atlassian
6 42 (1.36%) SAP
7 40 (1.30%) VMware
8 38 (1.23%) Sun
9 34 (1.10%) Sophos
10 25 (0.81%) Siebel
11 24 (0.78%) IBM
11 24 (0.78%) LexisNexis
12 23 (0.75%) Red Hat
13 20 (0.65%) Adobe
13 20 (0.65%) Nokia
14 18 (0.58%) ServiceNow
15 17 (0.55%) Apple
16 16 (0.52%) Telerik
17 13 (0.42%) Cisco
18 12 (0.39%) Juniper
South East London
Anna-Christina Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Cloudscope
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £44000 per annum + bonus, training, pension ect
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
MHR
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Tomorrow People
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Health,pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + 20-30% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Bonus +Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hainton
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago