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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 249 272 300
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +28
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1334 1113 978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.14% 1.02% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.29% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1082 937 808
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,500 £31,850
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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
94474 86317 91123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.65% 79.42% 77.76%
Number of salaries quoted 75344 70549 77369
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £73,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +21 1265 £47,500 +5.55% 172
London +3 614 £52,500 +5.00% 71
South East +44 269 £42,500 -5.55% 44
City of London -15 181 £55,000 +4.76% 15
East of England +20 104 £42,500 - 10
South West +11 89 £40,000 +6.66% 22
Surrey +50 80 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Yorkshire -34 61 £36,000 +5.88% 7
North West -16 53 £34,075 +6.48% 4
Berkshire -12 47 £42,500 -15.00% 8
Hampshire +17 44 £42,500 -5.55% 8
Cambridge +30 41 £42,500 +1.19% 4
Cambridgeshire +28 41 £42,500 +2.40% 4
Buckinghamshire +29 38 £38,500 +13.23% 6
Bristol +7 37 £53,500 +42.66% 5
West Yorkshire -56 33 £46,250 +36.02% 3
Scotland -17 32 £45,000 -10.00% 10
Oxfordshire +25 31 £50,000 +26.13% 9
West Midlands +1 31 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Essex +28 30 £45,000 +2.85% 2
East Midlands +1 30 £37,500 +17.18% 6
Winchester - 25 £42,500 - 3
Manchester -3 23 £27,750 -25.00% 1
Oxford +27 22 £50,000 - 5
Leeds -55 22 £35,000 +2.94% 3
Wiltshire +9 21 £40,000 - 1
Milton Keynes 0 21 £45,000 +60.71% 2
Coventry +18 20 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Swindon +10 19 £40,000 -
Reigate -9 19 £42,500 -5.55%

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1246 (43.84%) Selenium
2 1201 (42.26%) QA
3 1107 (38.95%) Java
4 1098 (38.63%) Agile Software Development
5 927 (32.62%) SQL
6 735 (25.86%) C#
7 696 (24.49%) TDD
8 662 (23.29%) Finance
9 661 (23.26%) BDD
10 630 (22.17%) Degree
11 614 (21.60%) Scrum
12 559 (19.67%) WebDriver
13 550 (19.35%) .NET
14 546 (19.21%) Test Scripting
15 535 (18.82%) ISEB
16 516 (18.16%) Continuous Integration
17 507 (17.84%) Software Testing
18 501 (17.63%) Automated Testing
19 418 (14.71%) Test Strategy
20 410 (14.43%) Cucumber
21 401 (14.11%) Regression Testing
22 400 (14.07%) QuickTest Pro
23 386 (13.58%) Web Services
24 375 (13.19%) JavaScript
25 370 (13.02%) ISTQB
26 360 (12.67%) Automation Testing
27 339 (11.93%) Linux
27 339 (11.93%) Software Engineering
28 334 (11.75%) JIRA
29 327 (11.51%) HP Quality Center

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 54 (1.90%) Confluence
2 46 (1.62%) Tomcat
3 45 (1.58%) IIS
4 44 (1.55%) Node.js
5 34 (1.20%) WebLogic
6 28 (0.99%) Apache
6 28 (0.99%) WebSphere
7 24 (0.84%) CMS
8 17 (0.60%) SharePoint
9 12 (0.42%) WorkSite
10 11 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.25%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.25%) EPiServer CMS
13 6 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.21%) Alfresco
13 6 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.18%) Drupal
14 5 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 117 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 77 (2.71%) MS Office
3 7 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.035%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (0.46%) Endur
2 9 (0.32%) Magento
2 9 (0.32%) JDE OneWorld
3 8 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
4 7 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.070%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.035%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.035%) Cordys
7 1 (0.035%) Summit
7 1 (0.035%) RMDS
7 1 (0.035%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 48 (1.69%) SaaS
2 47 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (0.63%) Basecamp
5 13 (0.46%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 9 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.035%) Trello
9 1 (0.035%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.035%) Office 365
9 1 (0.035%) Route 53
9 1 (0.035%) GitHub
9 1 (0.035%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 112 (3.94%) HTTP
2 70 (2.46%) Internet
3 37 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 30 (1.06%) BGP
4 30 (1.06%) MPLS
5 17 (0.60%) Wireless
6 15 (0.53%) LAN
6 15 (0.53%) WAN
7 14 (0.49%) Broadband
8 10 (0.35%) Firewall
9 9 (0.32%) SSL
10 8 (0.28%) HTTPS
10 8 (0.28%) SAN
11 7 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.25%) DNS
12 6 (0.21%) VPN
12 6 (0.21%) Intranet
12 6 (0.21%) LTE
13 5 (0.18%) NAS
13 5 (0.18%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 100 (3.52%) MySQL
3 72 (2.53%) Big Data
4 57 (2.01%) MongoDB
5 52 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 43 (1.51%) NoSQL
6 43 (1.51%) Oracle Database
7 38 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
9 25 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 20 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (0.63%) Hazelcast
13 14 (0.49%) Redis
14 13 (0.46%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.42%) Hadoop
15 12 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (0.28%) InterSystems Cache
16 8 (0.28%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 1246 (43.84%) Selenium
2 559 (19.67%) WebDriver
3 410 (14.43%) Cucumber
4 400 (14.07%) QuickTest Pro
5 334 (11.75%) JIRA
6 313 (11.01%) Jenkins
7 297 (10.45%) JUnit
8 223 (7.85%) SoapUI
9 204 (7.18%) Git (software)
10 179 (6.30%) JMeter
11 158 (5.56%) Visual Studio
12 131 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
13 128 (4.50%) SpecFlow
14 127 (4.47%) Subversion
15 125 (4.40%) TestNG
16 123 (4.33%) NUnit
17 121 (4.26%) Maven
18 119 (4.19%) Hudson
18 119 (4.19%) FitNesse
19 114 (4.01%) TeamCity
General
1 662 (23.29%) Finance
2 165 (5.81%) Banking
3 164 (5.77%) Retail
4 127 (4.47%) Games
5 117 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 81 (2.85%) Marketing
7 53 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 46 (1.62%) Publishing
9 41 (1.44%) Law
10 40 (1.41%) Front Office
11 38 (1.34%) Legal
12 37 (1.30%) Manufacturing
13 35 (1.23%) Electronics
14 33 (1.16%) Back Office
15 23 (0.81%) Advertising
16 18 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.46%) Financial Institution
18 12 (0.42%) Military
19 11 (0.39%) Retail Banking
19 11 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 620 (21.82%) Analyst
2 604 (21.25%) Tester
3 542 (19.07%) Test Engineer
4 507 (17.84%) Test Analyst
5 489 (17.21%) Developer
6 301 (10.59%) Automation Engineer
7 257 (9.04%) QA Engineer
8 197 (6.93%) Software Engineer
9 185 (6.51%) Automation Tester
10 180 (6.33%) QA Analyst
11 168 (5.91%) Test Manager
12 144 (5.07%) Test Automation Engineer
13 142 (5.00%) QA Tester
14 136 (4.79%) Automation Analyst
15 127 (4.47%) QA Automation Engineer
16 113 (3.98%) Test Leader
17 111 (3.91%) Senior Test Engineer
18 108 (3.80%) Software Tester
19 100 (3.52%) Automation Test Analyst
20 95 (3.34%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 550 (19.35%) .NET
2 386 (13.58%) Web Services
3 322 (11.33%) XML
4 317 (11.15%) HTML
5 198 (6.97%) SOAP
6 190 (6.69%) CSS
7 160 (5.63%) REST
8 144 (5.07%) RESTful
9 132 (4.64%) .NET Framework
10 124 (4.36%) ASP.NET
11 117 (4.12%) Gherkin
12 111 (3.91%) jQuery
13 110 (3.87%) JSON
13 110 (3.87%) HTML5
14 78 (2.74%) Spring
15 76 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
16 69 (2.43%) CSS3
17 68 (2.39%) J2EE
18 63 (2.22%) WCF
19 61 (2.15%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 263 (9.25%) Computer Science
2 249 (8.76%) Open Source
3 224 (7.88%) Mobile App
4 118 (4.15%) Mathematics
5 68 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
6 61 (2.15%) Client/Server
7 47 (1.65%) Inversion of Control
8 41 (1.44%) Blog
9 39 (1.37%) Visualisation
10 37 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 36 (1.27%) Derivative
12 35 (1.23%) Blackberry
13 34 (1.20%) iPhone
13 34 (1.20%) Management Information System
14 33 (1.16%) Mobile Banking
15 32 (1.13%) N-Tier
15 32 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
16 30 (1.06%) iPad
17 26 (0.91%) Video on Demand
18 25 (0.88%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 339 (11.93%) Linux
2 313 (11.01%) Windows
3 249 (8.76%) UNIX
4 196 (6.90%) Apple iOS
5 169 (5.95%) Android
6 26 (0.91%) Windows 7
7 22 (0.77%) Windows XP
8 20 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (0.60%) Mac OS X
10 13 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
10 13 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.35%) Solaris
11 10 (0.35%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.18%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.070%) AIX
13 2 (0.070%) VMS
13 2 (0.070%) Debian
13 2 (0.070%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1098 (38.63%) Agile Software Development
2 696 (24.49%) TDD
3 661 (23.26%) BDD
4 614 (21.60%) Scrum
5 546 (19.21%) Test Scripting
6 516 (18.16%) Continuous Integration
7 507 (17.84%) Software Testing
8 501 (17.63%) Automated Testing
9 418 (14.71%) Test Strategy
10 401 (14.11%) Regression Testing
11 360 (12.67%) Automation Testing
12 339 (11.93%) Software Engineering
13 287 (10.10%) Performance Testing
14 273 (9.61%) E-Commerce
15 271 (9.54%) Test Management
16 247 (8.69%) Manual Testing
16 247 (8.69%) OO
17 208 (7.32%) User Stories
18 187 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
19 186 (6.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1107 (38.95%) Java
2 927 (32.62%) SQL
3 735 (25.86%) C#
4 375 (13.19%) JavaScript
5 301 (10.59%) Python
6 270 (9.50%) Ruby
7 237 (8.34%) C++
8 202 (7.11%) Perl
9 161 (5.67%) PHP
10 107 (3.76%) VBScript
11 94 (3.31%) Groovy
12 89 (3.13%) C
13 86 (3.03%) VB
14 75 (2.64%) Shell Script
15 60 (2.11%) Bash Shell
16 57 (2.01%) T-SQL
17 50 (1.76%) PowerShell
18 48 (1.69%) Scala
19 36 (1.27%) Objective-C
20 34 (1.20%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 630 (22.17%) Degree
2 535 (18.82%) ISEB
3 370 (13.02%) ISTQB
4 152 (5.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 102 (3.59%) Security Cleared
6 55 (1.94%) SC Cleared
7 37 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 22 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (0.60%) CISSP
10 16 (0.56%) CCNP
10 16 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
11 13 (0.46%) CCIP
12 11 (0.39%) DV Cleared
12 11 (0.39%) CISM
12 11 (0.39%) PhD
13 9 (0.32%) HND
14 8 (0.28%) Sun Certification
15 7 (0.25%) Brainbench
16 6 (0.21%) Postgraduate
17 5 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1201 (42.26%) QA
2 15 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.39%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.39%) TickIT
4 3 (0.11%) COBIT
4 3 (0.11%) JTAG
4 3 (0.11%) SLA
4 3 (0.11%) ISO 9002
4 3 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.070%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.035%) Section 508
6 1 (0.035%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 42 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (1.09%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.35%) KVM
4 9 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.32%) XenDesktop
5 7 (0.25%) XenApp
6 6 (0.21%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.070%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.070%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.035%) vSphere
8 1 (0.035%) NFS
Systems Management
1 327 (11.51%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.56%) Puppet
3 12 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.39%) SCCM
5 8 (0.28%) Netcool
5 8 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.070%) Control-M
8 2 (0.070%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.070%) AppDNA
8 2 (0.070%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.035%) Kibana
9 1 (0.035%) Graylog2
9 1 (0.035%) Ansible
9 1 (0.035%) logstash
9 1 (0.035%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 310 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 233 (8.20%) HP
3 209 (7.35%) Oracle
4 48 (1.69%) VMware
5 39 (1.37%) Facebook
6 37 (1.30%) SAP
7 35 (1.23%) Citrix
8 26 (0.91%) Cisco
9 24 (0.84%) Twitter
10 23 (0.81%) Telerik
11 22 (0.77%) Adobe
12 20 (0.70%) Business Objects
13 18 (0.63%) JBoss
13 18 (0.63%) Teradata
14 17 (0.60%) IBM
15 16 (0.56%) Red Hat
16 15 (0.53%) Green Hat
17 14 (0.49%) NetApp
18 13 (0.46%) Jaspersoft
19 12 (0.42%) OpenLink
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