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

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 188 242 242
Rank change year-on-year
+54 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1718 1507 1520
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.75% 1.37% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 1.59% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1389 1255 1238
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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
86284 94752 102175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.86% 86.37% 85.32%
Number of salaries quoted 71903 77013 83070
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 £31,500 £31,000
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%

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 29 May 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 29 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 +62 1643 £50,000 +5.26% 180
London +37 724 £60,000 +14.28% 80
South East +52 319 £45,000 -2.70% 27
City of London +42 151 £62,500 +8.69% 21
West Midlands +77 137 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Yorkshire +57 132 £40,000 +14.28% 12
East of England +34 108 £42,500 -5.55% 16
South West +7 104 £47,500 +11.76% 21
West Yorkshire +42 96 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Hampshire +57 91 £46,250 +2.77% 4
Berkshire +54 90 £45,000 -14.28% 10
North West +45 83 £40,000 +16.78% 10
Leeds +40 76 £42,500 +21.42% 8
Birmingham +44 74 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Manchester +27 53 £45,000 +44.00% 6
Oxfordshire +7 49 £53,500 +33.75% 2
Cambridge -7 49 £38,500 -14.44% 8
Cambridgeshire -13 49 £38,500 -14.44% 8
Surrey -40 49 £32,500 -38.09% 7
Gloucestershire +16 41 £47,500 +5.55% 7
Hertfordshire +45 38 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Reading +44 36 £41,500 -24.54% 3
Abingdon 0 34 £52,500 +101.92% 1
Scotland -18 33 £36,750 -3.28% 6
Winchester +40 32 £45,000 - 2
East Midlands +6 26 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Cheshire +47 25 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Bradford +27 24 £40,000 +14.28% 1
North Yorkshire +23 23 £35,500 +12.69% 2
Walton-on-Thames -3 21 £27,500 -9.83% 3

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2226 (68.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1492 (45.68%) Selenium
3 1366 (41.82%) QA
4 1297 (39.71%) Java
5 960 (29.39%) C#
6 921 (28.20%) SQL
7 900 (27.56%) BDD
8 791 (24.22%) Finance
9 783 (23.97%) TDD
10 763 (23.36%) Cucumber
11 760 (23.27%) Scrum
12 656 (20.09%) Continuous Integration
13 626 (19.17%) WebDriver
14 584 (17.88%) Software Testing
15 577 (17.67%) .NET
16 559 (17.12%) Test Scripting
17 525 (16.07%) JavaScript
18 522 (15.98%) Degree
19 513 (15.71%) Python
20 508 (15.55%) Linux
21 506 (15.49%) Ruby
22 492 (15.06%) Automated Testing
23 489 (14.97%) Jenkins
24 487 (14.91%) ISTQB
25 480 (14.70%) ISEB
26 471 (14.42%) Automation Testing
27 452 (13.84%) Software Engineering
28 448 (13.72%) Windows
29 440 (13.47%) Test Strategy
30 437 (13.38%) JIRA

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
1 115 (3.52%) Node.js
2 52 (1.59%) CMS
3 51 (1.56%) Confluence
4 43 (1.32%) Apache
5 26 (0.80%) IIS
5 26 (0.80%) nginx
6 25 (0.77%) Tomcat
7 24 (0.73%) WebLogic
8 20 (0.61%) OpenStack
9 19 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (0.43%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.40%) JBoss
12 12 (0.37%) SharePoint
13 11 (0.34%) Mule ESB
14 10 (0.31%) Mule
14 10 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.28%) MQSeries
16 8 (0.24%) Jetty
17 6 (0.18%) CICS
17 6 (0.18%) Documentum
Applications
1 137 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 47 (1.44%) MS Office
3 17 (0.52%) Photoshop
4 16 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
4 16 (0.49%) Gliffy
4 16 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
5 12 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.34%) Mingle
7 9 (0.28%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 31 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.37%) Eloqua
3 10 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
4 9 (0.28%) Temenos T24
5 6 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.12%) Magento
7 4 (0.12%) VisionPLUS
7 4 (0.12%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.092%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.031%) Maximo
10 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.031%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 1 (0.031%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.031%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.031%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 192 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (2.85%) GitHub
3 77 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 57 (1.75%) SaaS
5 44 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
6 24 (0.73%) PaaS
7 22 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (0.64%) Route 53
9 14 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
9 14 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
9 14 (0.43%) Amazon S3
9 14 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
10 13 (0.40%) IaaS
11 3 (0.092%) Force.com
11 3 (0.092%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.061%) Engine Yard
12 2 (0.061%) Heroku
12 2 (0.061%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 91 (2.79%) HTTP
2 44 (1.35%) Internet
3 28 (0.86%) TCP/IP
4 18 (0.55%) Firewall
5 16 (0.49%) VoIP
6 15 (0.46%) HTTPS
7 11 (0.34%) DNS
8 10 (0.31%) IPv4
9 5 (0.15%) SAN
10 4 (0.12%) ATM
10 4 (0.12%) SSH
11 3 (0.092%) SSL
12 2 (0.061%) Skype
12 2 (0.061%) SMTP
12 2 (0.061%) VLAN
12 2 (0.061%) VPN
12 2 (0.061%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.061%) ZigBee
13 1 (0.031%) Cisco ICM
13 1 (0.031%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 169 (5.17%) Relational Database
3 160 (4.90%) MySQL
4 81 (2.48%) Oracle Database
5 70 (2.14%) Big Data
6 51 (1.56%) Hadoop
7 44 (1.35%) NoSQL
8 42 (1.29%) MongoDB
8 42 (1.29%) RDBMS
9 31 (0.95%) Data Mining
10 27 (0.83%) Redis
11 17 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (0.46%) Oracle ODI
13 14 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
13 14 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (0.37%) DB2
15 12 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
17 9 (0.28%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 1492 (45.68%) Selenium
2 763 (23.36%) Cucumber
3 626 (19.17%) WebDriver
4 489 (14.97%) Jenkins
5 437 (13.38%) JIRA
6 395 (12.09%) Git (software)
7 347 (10.62%) SoapUI
8 300 (9.19%) HP UFT
9 268 (8.21%) SpecFlow
10 263 (8.05%) JUnit
11 225 (6.89%) Team Foundation Server
12 193 (5.91%) JMeter
13 188 (5.76%) Visual Studio
14 158 (4.84%) Maven
15 151 (4.62%) Subversion
16 127 (3.89%) TeamCity
17 125 (3.83%) TestNG
18 122 (3.74%) RSpec
19 119 (3.64%) Appium
20 115 (3.52%) FitNesse
General
1 791 (24.22%) Finance
2 193 (5.91%) Retail
3 188 (5.76%) Games
4 171 (5.24%) Banking
5 129 (3.95%) Telecoms
6 110 (3.37%) Marketing
7 63 (1.93%) Manufacturing
8 60 (1.84%) Advertising
9 55 (1.68%) Legal
10 52 (1.59%) Electronics
11 37 (1.13%) Back Office
12 32 (0.98%) Publishing
13 29 (0.89%) Investment Banking
14 28 (0.86%) Automotive
15 21 (0.64%) Front Office
16 17 (0.52%) Financial Institution
17 14 (0.43%) Law
18 9 (0.28%) Brand Awareness
18 9 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 731 (22.38%) Test Engineer
2 711 (21.77%) Developer
3 655 (20.06%) Analyst
4 591 (18.10%) Test Analyst
5 566 (17.33%) Tester
6 388 (11.88%) Test Automation Engineer
7 346 (10.59%) QA Engineer
8 319 (9.77%) Automation Tester
9 239 (7.32%) Developer in Test
10 217 (6.64%) Automation Test Analyst
11 216 (6.61%) QA Test Engineer
12 190 (5.82%) QA Tester
12 190 (5.82%) Test Manager
13 186 (5.70%) Test Leader
14 162 (4.96%) Senior Developer
15 158 (4.84%) Java Developer
16 142 (4.35%) QA Analyst
17 137 (4.19%) Java Engineer
18 132 (4.04%) Automation Test Lead
19 128 (3.92%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 577 (17.67%) .NET
2 399 (12.22%) HTML
3 339 (10.38%) Web Services
4 321 (9.83%) XML
5 299 (9.15%) CSS
6 292 (8.94%) SOAP
7 204 (6.25%) REST
8 173 (5.30%) AngularJS
9 158 (4.84%) HTML5
10 154 (4.72%) Gherkin
11 141 (4.32%) RESTful
12 137 (4.19%) JSON
13 123 (3.77%) jQuery
14 120 (3.67%) Ajax
15 117 (3.58%) ASP.NET
16 113 (3.46%) .NET Framework
17 107 (3.28%) Spring
18 94 (2.88%) CSS3
19 49 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC
19 49 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 285 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
2 253 (7.75%) Computer Science
3 160 (4.90%) Mobile App
4 112 (3.43%) Client/Server
5 78 (2.39%) Fintech
5 78 (2.39%) User Experience
6 61 (1.87%) N-Tier
7 59 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 45 (1.38%) Blog
9 37 (1.13%) Mathematics
10 36 (1.10%) iPad
11 35 (1.07%) Data Integration
11 35 (1.07%) Social Media
12 34 (1.04%) Digital Media
13 29 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 27 (0.83%) Algorithms
15 25 (0.77%) Management Information System
15 25 (0.77%) Online Games
16 22 (0.67%) Derivative
16 22 (0.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 508 (15.55%) Linux
2 448 (13.72%) Windows
3 346 (10.59%) Unix
4 165 (5.05%) Android
5 162 (4.96%) Apple iOS
6 52 (1.59%) Solaris
7 47 (1.44%) Ubuntu
8 36 (1.10%) Windows Server
9 32 (0.98%) Mac OS X
10 15 (0.46%) AIX
11 14 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
11 14 (0.43%) Windows CE
11 14 (0.43%) Windows Phone
12 11 (0.34%) HPUX
13 10 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.24%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.15%) CentOS
15 5 (0.15%) Kali Linux
16 4 (0.12%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2226 (68.16%) Agile Software Development
2 900 (27.56%) BDD
3 783 (23.97%) TDD
4 760 (23.27%) Scrum
5 656 (20.09%) Continuous Integration
6 584 (17.88%) Software Testing
7 559 (17.12%) Test Scripting
8 492 (15.06%) Automated Testing
9 471 (14.42%) Automation Testing
10 452 (13.84%) Software Engineering
11 440 (13.47%) Test Strategy
12 410 (12.55%) Manual Testing
13 409 (12.52%) SDLC
14 401 (12.28%) Functional Testing
15 331 (10.13%) Non-Functional Testing
16 330 (10.10%) Performance Testing
17 313 (9.58%) Test Management
18 305 (9.34%) Mentoring
19 281 (8.60%) Open Source
20 275 (8.42%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1297 (39.71%) Java
2 960 (29.39%) C#
3 921 (28.20%) SQL
4 525 (16.07%) JavaScript
5 513 (15.71%) Python
6 506 (15.49%) Ruby
7 182 (5.57%) PHP
8 160 (4.90%) C++
9 159 (4.87%) Perl
10 94 (2.88%) Scala
11 80 (2.45%) C
12 68 (2.08%) Bash Shell
13 66 (2.02%) Groovy
13 66 (2.02%) VB
14 61 (1.87%) PL/SQL
15 48 (1.47%) VB.NET
16 46 (1.41%) Shell Script
17 37 (1.13%) VBScript
18 30 (0.92%) Clojure
19 29 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 522 (15.98%) Degree
2 487 (14.91%) ISTQB
3 480 (14.70%) ISEB
4 240 (7.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 86 (2.63%) Security Cleared
6 46 (1.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 38 (1.16%) SC Cleared
8 29 (0.89%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.43%) HNC
9 14 (0.43%) HND
10 12 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.24%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.15%) Sun Certification
14 4 (0.12%) A+ Certification
15 3 (0.092%) PMP
16 2 (0.061%) AWS Certification
16 2 (0.061%) CSQA
16 2 (0.061%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1366 (41.82%) QA
2 102 (3.12%) SDET
3 24 (0.73%) ISO 9001
4 17 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.21%) ISO 14001
6 6 (0.18%) Section 508
7 5 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.12%) ISO 8583
8 4 (0.12%) ISO20022
9 3 (0.092%) SLA
10 1 (0.031%) EMIR
10 1 (0.031%) ISO13485
System Software
1 57 (1.75%) Docker
2 17 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.34%) VirtualBox
5 10 (0.31%) KVM
6 8 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (0.24%) HDFS
7 4 (0.12%) iptables
8 2 (0.061%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.061%) Xen
9 1 (0.031%) Firmware
9 1 (0.031%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.031%) vSphere
9 1 (0.031%) XenApp
9 1 (0.031%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.031%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 130 (3.98%) HP Quality Center
2 97 (2.97%) Puppet
3 77 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
4 68 (2.08%) Ansible
5 14 (0.43%) Salt
5 14 (0.43%) Terraform
6 13 (0.40%) Kubernetes
7 10 (0.31%) Kibana
7 10 (0.31%) Nagios
8 8 (0.24%) Ambari
8 8 (0.24%) CA Service Virtualization
8 8 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
9 6 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 6 (0.18%) CA Wily
9 6 (0.18%) MOM
10 5 (0.15%) Control-M
10 5 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
10 5 (0.15%) yum
11 4 (0.12%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.092%) Linux-HA
Vendors
1 387 (11.85%) Microsoft
2 268 (8.21%) Oracle
3 169 (5.17%) HP
4 82 (2.51%) SAP
5 70 (2.14%) Red Hat
6 48 (1.47%) ServiceNow
7 42 (1.29%) IBM
7 42 (1.29%) Sophos
8 34 (1.04%) Google
9 21 (0.64%) SaltStack
9 21 (0.64%) VMware
10 15 (0.46%) Atlassian
10 15 (0.46%) Rally
10 15 (0.46%) Xamarin
11 14 (0.43%) TIBCO
12 13 (0.40%) Apple
12 13 (0.40%) Facebook
12 13 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (0.37%) Cognizant
13 12 (0.37%) WorldPay
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Cognizant
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + great benefits and package
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k - 40k + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 65000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Type Agency
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum amazing benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + travel + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive (DOE) + 5% Flex Benefits + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Activus
Salary: Competitive Plus Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
PwC
Salary: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Matt Burton Associates Ltd
Salary: £31k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago