The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 239 280 276
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1314 1071 1129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.19% 0.99% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.21% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1107 809 959
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,750 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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
90932 88246 90704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 81.87% 79.61%
Number of salaries quoted 74972 70714 77273
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 December 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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 +32 1245 £45,000 - 107
London -11 538 £50,000 -9.09% 46
South East +77 311 £42,500 -0.58% 26
City of London +24 175 £55,000 -8.33% 25
Surrey +77 119 £42,500 -5.55% 8
East of England -4 101 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Yorkshire +5 94 £33,000 -2.94% 7
South West +11 79 £45,000 +28.57% 13
Berkshire +25 74 £45,000 - 6
Hampshire +25 63 £41,000 -8.88% 9
North West +5 62 £33,000 -5.71% 5
Cambridge +14 47 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Cambridgeshire +6 47 £40,000 -5.88% 2
West Yorkshire -12 47 £35,000 +2.94% 5
Bristol +13 42 £40,750 +1.87% 5
Leeds -18 41 £35,000 +2.94% 5
West Midlands +19 37 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Scotland +20 36 £39,000 -17.89% 7
North Yorkshire +36 33 £25,000 -37.50% 1
Hertfordshire +5 33 £45,000 - 2
Manchester -3 31 £33,000 +20.00% 5
Winchester +26 30 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Reading +10 30 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Cheshire +21 26 £37,500 -21.05%
Gloucestershire +9 26 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Leatherhead +15 23 £45,000 +5.26% 2
Watford +3 22 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Reigate +1 21 £42,500 -
York +26 18 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Birmingham - 18 £35,000 -

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 1590 (60.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1100 (41.83%) Selenium
3 1088 (41.37%) QA
4 920 (34.98%) SQL
5 877 (33.35%) Java
6 663 (25.21%) C#
7 624 (23.73%) Test Scripting
8 612 (23.27%) TDD
9 605 (23.00%) BDD
10 546 (20.76%) Finance
11 529 (20.11%) ISEB
12 528 (20.08%) Software Testing
12 528 (20.08%) WebDriver
13 500 (19.01%) Scrum
14 483 (18.37%) Automated Testing
15 432 (16.43%) Cucumber
16 422 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
17 414 (15.74%) Test Strategy
18 404 (15.36%) Degree
19 394 (14.98%) JIRA
20 383 (14.56%) ISTQB
21 376 (14.30%) QuickTest Pro
22 375 (14.26%) Windows
23 374 (14.22%) JavaScript
24 366 (13.92%) Software Engineering
25 363 (13.80%) Web Services
26 360 (13.69%) HP Quality Center
27 349 (13.27%) .NET
28 338 (12.85%) XML
29 334 (12.70%) Test Management

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 45 (1.71%) WebLogic
2 39 (1.48%) IIS
2 39 (1.48%) Confluence
3 38 (1.44%) Tomcat
4 36 (1.37%) Node.js
5 32 (1.22%) SharePoint
6 24 (0.91%) WebSphere
7 21 (0.80%) JBoss
8 20 (0.76%) CMS
9 19 (0.72%) Apache
9 19 (0.72%) MS Exchange
10 17 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
11 15 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
12 14 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.30%) Drupal
15 6 (0.23%) WorkSite
15 6 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 131 (4.98%) MS Excel
2 79 (3.00%) MS Office
3 4 (0.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.11%) MS Project
4 3 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.11%) Mingle
5 1 (0.038%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.038%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 33 (1.25%) Endur
2 12 (0.46%) Markit EDM
3 10 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.19%) Magento
6 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.11%) Summit
7 2 (0.076%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.038%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.44%) SaaS
2 26 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (0.49%) Basecamp
5 11 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.19%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.19%) Route 53
8 4 (0.15%) GitHub
8 4 (0.15%) Trello
8 4 (0.15%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 3 (0.11%) Heroku
10 1 (0.038%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.038%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.038%) PaaS
10 1 (0.038%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (2.47%) HTTP
2 60 (2.28%) Internet
3 38 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 30 (1.14%) LAN
4 30 (1.14%) WAN
5 18 (0.68%) MPLS
6 17 (0.65%) BGP
7 13 (0.49%) Broadband
8 7 (0.27%) DNS
8 7 (0.27%) VLAN
9 6 (0.23%) Intranet
9 6 (0.23%) Firewall
9 6 (0.23%) Wireless
9 6 (0.23%) IPv4
10 5 (0.19%) FTP
10 5 (0.19%) SSL
11 4 (0.15%) iSCSI
11 4 (0.15%) ICMP
11 4 (0.15%) IPv6
11 4 (0.15%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 117 (4.45%) MySQL
3 48 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (1.71%) MongoDB
4 45 (1.71%) Big Data
5 44 (1.67%) Oracle Database
6 42 (1.60%) NoSQL
7 32 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 29 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (0.95%) Relational Database
10 21 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 13 (0.49%) MS Access
15 12 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (0.46%) QlikView
15 12 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1100 (41.83%) Selenium
2 528 (20.08%) WebDriver
3 432 (16.43%) Cucumber
4 394 (14.98%) JIRA
5 376 (14.30%) QuickTest Pro
6 284 (10.80%) Jenkins
7 258 (9.81%) JUnit
8 215 (8.17%) JMeter
9 176 (6.69%) SpecFlow
10 169 (6.43%) SoapUI
11 162 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
12 160 (6.08%) Git (software)
13 159 (6.05%) Visual Studio
14 141 (5.36%) TestNG
15 129 (4.90%) NUnit
16 105 (3.99%) TeamCity
17 102 (3.88%) Calabash
18 93 (3.54%) Subversion
19 87 (3.31%) Maven
20 86 (3.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 546 (20.76%) Finance
2 168 (6.39%) Retail
3 149 (5.67%) Banking
4 100 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 88 (3.35%) Marketing
6 79 (3.00%) Games
7 49 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 36 (1.37%) Back Office
9 34 (1.29%) Legal
10 24 (0.91%) Advertising
10 24 (0.91%) Publishing
11 23 (0.87%) Electronics
11 23 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.72%) Front Office
13 17 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.49%) Manufacturing
15 12 (0.46%) Multimedia
15 12 (0.46%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.30%) Automotive
16 8 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 556 (21.14%) Analyst
2 464 (17.64%) Test Analyst
3 462 (17.57%) Tester
4 430 (16.35%) Developer
5 426 (16.20%) Test Engineer
6 241 (9.16%) Automation Engineer
7 228 (8.67%) QA Engineer
8 209 (7.95%) Software Engineer
9 153 (5.82%) Test Manager
10 140 (5.32%) Automation Tester
11 121 (4.60%) Test Automation Engineer
12 119 (4.52%) QA Analyst
13 118 (4.49%) Software Tester
14 110 (4.18%) Software Test Engineer
15 108 (4.11%) QA Tester
16 101 (3.84%) Team Leader
17 85 (3.23%) Test Team Leader
18 83 (3.16%) Test Leader
19 79 (3.00%) Senior Tester
20 74 (2.81%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (13.80%) Web Services
2 349 (13.27%) .NET
3 338 (12.85%) XML
4 258 (9.81%) HTML
5 147 (5.59%) CSS
6 138 (5.25%) RESTful
7 122 (4.64%) ASP.NET
8 121 (4.60%) Gherkin
9 106 (4.03%) SOAP
10 99 (3.76%) .NET Framework
11 79 (3.00%) REST
12 77 (2.93%) WCF
13 75 (2.85%) jQuery
14 72 (2.74%) Spring
15 66 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC
16 64 (2.43%) JSON
17 60 (2.28%) LAMP
18 55 (2.09%) J2EE
19 52 (1.98%) HTML5
20 39 (1.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 253 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 235 (8.94%) Computer Science
3 225 (8.56%) Open Source
4 213 (8.10%) Mobile App
5 77 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
6 71 (2.70%) Client/Server
7 63 (2.40%) Mathematics
8 61 (2.32%) User Experience
9 60 (2.28%) Management Information System
10 55 (2.09%) N-Tier
11 37 (1.41%) Blog
12 32 (1.22%) iPhone
13 30 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
14 27 (1.03%) iPad
15 25 (0.95%) Clustering
16 22 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
16 22 (0.84%) Online Games
17 20 (0.76%) Derivative
17 20 (0.76%) Data Structures
18 19 (0.72%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 375 (14.26%) Windows
2 305 (11.60%) Linux
3 247 (9.39%) UNIX
4 163 (6.20%) Apple iOS
5 147 (5.59%) Android
6 57 (2.17%) Windows XP
7 56 (2.13%) Solaris
8 48 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 44 (1.67%) Windows 7
10 39 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (0.61%) AIX
12 12 (0.46%) Windows 8
13 11 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
14 10 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.38%) Windows Phone
15 7 (0.27%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.23%) HPUX
17 5 (0.19%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
18 4 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1590 (60.46%) Agile Software Development
2 624 (23.73%) Test Scripting
3 612 (23.27%) TDD
4 605 (23.00%) BDD
5 528 (20.08%) Software Testing
6 500 (19.01%) Scrum
7 483 (18.37%) Automated Testing
8 422 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
9 414 (15.74%) Test Strategy
10 366 (13.92%) Software Engineering
11 334 (12.70%) Test Management
12 321 (12.21%) Manual Testing
13 310 (11.79%) Regression Testing
14 291 (11.06%) Performance Testing
15 289 (10.99%) Automation Testing
16 272 (10.34%) E-Commerce
17 248 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
18 213 (8.10%) Mentoring
19 173 (6.58%) Test Planning
20 169 (6.43%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 920 (34.98%) SQL
2 877 (33.35%) Java
3 663 (25.21%) C#
4 374 (14.22%) JavaScript
5 287 (10.91%) Python
6 246 (9.35%) Ruby
7 216 (8.21%) C++
8 174 (6.62%) Perl
9 164 (6.24%) PHP
10 87 (3.31%) C
11 81 (3.08%) PowerShell
12 62 (2.36%) Shell Script
13 58 (2.21%) VBScript
14 51 (1.94%) T-SQL
15 50 (1.90%) Bash Shell
16 48 (1.83%) VB
17 40 (1.52%) PL/SQL
18 35 (1.33%) Tcl
19 31 (1.18%) VBA
20 26 (0.99%) Scala
Qualifications
1 529 (20.11%) ISEB
2 404 (15.36%) Degree
3 383 (14.56%) ISTQB
4 164 (6.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 120 (4.56%) Security Cleared
6 72 (2.74%) SC Cleared
7 33 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 22 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
9 13 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (0.49%) CCNP
9 13 (0.49%) CCIP
10 11 (0.42%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.38%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.34%) PhD
13 7 (0.27%) Brainbench
14 6 (0.23%) MCP
14 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.23%) Sun Certification
15 4 (0.15%) PMP
15 4 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1088 (41.37%) QA
2 8 (0.30%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.19%) JTAG
4 5 (0.19%) EMIR
4 5 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.11%) COBIT
6 2 (0.076%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.076%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.076%) TickIT
6 2 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 2 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 33 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.42%) VMware ESX
3 11 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
4 8 (0.30%) Firmware
4 8 (0.30%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.30%) VirtualBox
5 7 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.19%) KVM
7 4 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.15%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.076%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.076%) vSphere
9 1 (0.038%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 360 (13.69%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
2 19 (0.72%) Netcool
2 19 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (0.65%) Puppet
4 8 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (0.27%) SCCM
6 6 (0.23%) Control-M
7 4 (0.15%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.076%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.038%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.038%) Nagios
9 1 (0.038%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.038%) Salt
9 1 (0.038%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.038%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 308 (11.71%) Microsoft
2 264 (10.04%) HP
3 242 (9.20%) Oracle
4 46 (1.75%) VMware
5 31 (1.18%) OpenLink
6 30 (1.14%) Telerik
7 28 (1.06%) IBM
8 26 (0.99%) Red Hat
9 24 (0.91%) Citrix
10 22 (0.84%) Green Hat
11 21 (0.80%) Google
12 19 (0.72%) McAfee
12 19 (0.72%) Veritas
12 19 (0.72%) Adobe
13 15 (0.57%) Cisco
13 15 (0.57%) SunGard
14 14 (0.53%) NetApp
15 13 (0.49%) Atlassian
16 12 (0.46%) Fujitsu
17 11 (0.42%) Facebook
City, London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33950 - £35733 per annum + Pension, 28 days hol, Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
techfolk Ltd
Salary: 50000 - 70000 Per Annum + equity, + relocation
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 70,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + 29 days holiday + pension + share
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 33-35k
Posted: 3 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Tom Tom
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 4 days ago