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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 222 269 270
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1399 1098 1141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.06% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.28% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1176 808 969
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £64,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%

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
87161 85486 88774
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.66% 82.26% 80.06%
Number of salaries quoted 71806 68211 75331
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 £30,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
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 26 January 2015 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 26 January 2015. 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 +39 1328 £45,000 - 187
London +23 599 £50,000 -4.76% 95
South East +59 299 £40,000 -11.11% 36
City of London +39 195 £55,000 -8.33% 43
Surrey +74 110 £42,500 -10.52% 10
Yorkshire +20 103 £35,000 +2.94% 10
East of England -19 98 £45,000 - 18
South West +18 87 £41,500 +3.75% 13
Berkshire +15 78 £43,750 -2.77% 13
North West +6 60 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Hampshire +31 59 £32,500 -18.75% 4
West Yorkshire +3 59 £35,000 +2.94% 6
Leeds +14 52 £35,000 +2.94% 4
Bristol +19 51 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Cambridgeshire -1 51 £41,500 - 15
West Midlands +30 50 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Cambridge +6 49 £40,000 -3.61% 13
Scotland +16 41 £38,000 -20.00% 9
Manchester +1 36 £32,500 +18.18% 6
Reading +14 33 £41,250 -23.61% 4
Hertfordshire +4 31 £45,000 - 1
North Yorkshire +30 30 £32,500 -10.34% 2
Southampton +21 25 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Birmingham - 24 £36,250 -
Leatherhead +23 22 £50,000 +16.95% 1
Watford +2 20 £50,000 +17.64% 1
East Midlands +14 19 £37,500 +20.96% 2
Winchester - 19 £42,500 - 1
Newbury - 19 £45,000 - 3
York +26 18 £32,500 -23.52% 1

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 1654 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1149 (42.91%) QA
3 1105 (41.26%) Selenium
4 927 (34.62%) SQL
5 904 (33.76%) Java
6 682 (25.47%) C#
7 645 (24.09%) TDD
8 641 (23.94%) BDD
9 625 (23.34%) Test Scripting
10 566 (21.14%) Finance
11 552 (20.61%) WebDriver
12 546 (20.39%) Scrum
13 543 (20.28%) ISEB
14 519 (19.38%) Software Testing
15 502 (18.75%) Automated Testing
16 457 (17.06%) Cucumber
17 453 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
18 426 (15.91%) Degree
19 406 (15.16%) Software Engineering
20 394 (14.71%) Test Strategy
21 391 (14.60%) QuickTest Pro
22 388 (14.49%) ISTQB
23 387 (14.45%) Windows
24 383 (14.30%) Web Services
25 379 (14.15%) JavaScript
26 371 (13.85%) .NET
27 368 (13.74%) JIRA
28 337 (12.58%) Test Management
28 337 (12.58%) HP Quality Center
28 337 (12.58%) XML

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 44 (1.64%) IIS
2 41 (1.53%) WebLogic
3 38 (1.42%) Confluence
4 34 (1.27%) Node.js
4 34 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 32 (1.19%) Tomcat
6 28 (1.05%) WebSphere
7 23 (0.86%) CMS
8 21 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
9 20 (0.75%) Apache
10 18 (0.67%) MS Exchange
11 17 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
11 17 (0.63%) JBoss
12 16 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
13 10 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.30%) GlassFish
15 7 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
16 6 (0.22%) Mule
Applications
1 139 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 77 (2.88%) MS Office
3 6 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.19%) MS Project
5 4 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.11%) Mingle
7 1 (0.037%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.037%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 29 (1.08%) Endur
2 14 (0.52%) Markit EDM
3 11 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.22%) Magento
5 6 (0.22%) Summit
6 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.075%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.037%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.037%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.037%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.037%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.037%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 36 (1.34%) SaaS
2 30 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.26%) GitHub
6 7 (0.26%) Basecamp
7 6 (0.22%) Route 53
7 6 (0.22%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.19%) Heroku
9 4 (0.15%) Trello
10 2 (0.075%) IaaS
10 2 (0.075%) PaaS
11 1 (0.037%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.037%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.037%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.037%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.037%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 74 (2.76%) HTTP
2 65 (2.43%) Internet
3 42 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 31 (1.16%) LAN
4 31 (1.16%) WAN
5 16 (0.60%) MPLS
6 12 (0.45%) BGP
6 12 (0.45%) Broadband
7 11 (0.41%) DNS
8 10 (0.37%) Wireless
9 9 (0.34%) IPv4
10 8 (0.30%) VLAN
10 8 (0.30%) Firewall
11 6 (0.22%) Intranet
11 6 (0.22%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.19%) SSL
12 5 (0.19%) ICMP
13 4 (0.15%) IPv6
13 4 (0.15%) iSCSI
13 4 (0.15%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 131 (4.89%) MySQL
3 59 (2.20%) MongoDB
4 52 (1.94%) NoSQL
5 46 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 42 (1.57%) Oracle Database
7 41 (1.53%) Big Data
8 36 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 33 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (1.05%) Relational Database
11 26 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
11 26 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (0.56%) MS Access
14 14 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (0.52%) QlikView
15 13 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 13 (0.49%) Redis
16 12 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1105 (41.26%) Selenium
2 552 (20.61%) WebDriver
3 457 (17.06%) Cucumber
4 391 (14.60%) QuickTest Pro
5 368 (13.74%) JIRA
6 287 (10.72%) Jenkins
7 235 (8.78%) JUnit
8 208 (7.77%) JMeter
9 170 (6.35%) Git (software)
10 169 (6.31%) SpecFlow
11 164 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
12 149 (5.56%) Visual Studio
13 146 (5.45%) SoapUI
14 128 (4.78%) TestNG
15 120 (4.48%) NUnit
16 112 (4.18%) Calabash
17 104 (3.88%) TeamCity
18 95 (3.55%) Subversion
19 92 (3.44%) Maven
20 87 (3.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 566 (21.14%) Finance
2 182 (6.80%) Retail
3 154 (5.75%) Banking
4 94 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 91 (3.40%) Marketing
6 87 (3.25%) Games
7 49 (1.83%) Back Office
8 41 (1.53%) Investment Banking
9 35 (1.31%) Legal
10 34 (1.27%) Financial Institution
11 24 (0.90%) Advertising
12 22 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
13 21 (0.78%) Publishing
14 17 (0.63%) Electronics
15 13 (0.49%) Front Office
15 13 (0.49%) Online Betting
16 11 (0.41%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.41%) Multimedia
16 11 (0.41%) Aerospace
16 11 (0.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 602 (22.48%) Analyst
2 502 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 461 (17.21%) Tester
4 449 (16.77%) Developer
5 426 (15.91%) Test Engineer
6 238 (8.89%) Software Engineer
7 229 (8.55%) Automation Engineer
8 223 (8.33%) QA Engineer
9 154 (5.75%) Test Manager
10 143 (5.34%) Automation Tester
11 122 (4.56%) QA Analyst
12 121 (4.52%) Software Tester
13 119 (4.44%) Software Test Engineer
14 114 (4.26%) Test Automation Engineer
15 107 (4.00%) QA Tester
16 94 (3.51%) Team Leader
17 90 (3.36%) Consultant
18 76 (2.84%) Senior Analyst
19 72 (2.69%) Test Team Leader
20 68 (2.54%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 383 (14.30%) Web Services
2 371 (13.85%) .NET
3 337 (12.58%) XML
4 290 (10.83%) HTML
5 167 (6.24%) CSS
6 135 (5.04%) RESTful
7 133 (4.97%) ASP.NET
8 116 (4.33%) Gherkin
9 98 (3.66%) .NET Framework
10 90 (3.36%) SOAP
11 87 (3.25%) jQuery
12 86 (3.21%) WCF
13 80 (2.99%) REST
14 77 (2.88%) JSON
15 76 (2.84%) Spring
15 76 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC
16 66 (2.46%) HTML5
17 63 (2.35%) LAMP
18 52 (1.94%) J2EE
19 44 (1.64%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 246 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
2 242 (9.04%) Computer Science
3 240 (8.96%) Open Source
4 211 (7.88%) Mobile App
5 80 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 68 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 67 (2.50%) Client/Server
7 67 (2.50%) User Experience
8 62 (2.32%) Mathematics
9 47 (1.76%) N-Tier
10 46 (1.72%) Blog
11 32 (1.19%) iPhone
12 29 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
13 25 (0.93%) iPad
14 24 (0.90%) Clustering
14 24 (0.90%) Algorithms
15 22 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
15 22 (0.82%) Online Games
16 19 (0.71%) Data Structures
17 17 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 387 (14.45%) Windows
2 300 (11.20%) Linux
3 246 (9.19%) UNIX
4 187 (6.98%) Apple iOS
5 169 (6.31%) Android
6 62 (2.32%) Solaris
7 55 (2.05%) Windows XP
8 47 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 40 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (1.49%) Windows 7
10 20 (0.75%) Windows Phone
11 18 (0.67%) AIX
12 14 (0.52%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
14 9 (0.34%) HPUX
15 7 (0.26%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
17 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
17 5 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1654 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 645 (24.09%) TDD
3 641 (23.94%) BDD
4 625 (23.34%) Test Scripting
5 546 (20.39%) Scrum
6 519 (19.38%) Software Testing
7 502 (18.75%) Automated Testing
8 453 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
9 406 (15.16%) Software Engineering
10 394 (14.71%) Test Strategy
11 337 (12.58%) Test Management
12 331 (12.36%) Manual Testing
13 306 (11.43%) Performance Testing
14 298 (11.13%) Regression Testing
15 296 (11.05%) Automation Testing
16 279 (10.42%) E-Commerce
17 267 (9.97%) User Acceptance Testing
18 204 (7.62%) Mentoring
19 178 (6.65%) Test Planning
20 177 (6.61%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 927 (34.62%) SQL
2 904 (33.76%) Java
3 682 (25.47%) C#
4 379 (14.15%) JavaScript
5 316 (11.80%) Python
6 274 (10.23%) Ruby
7 208 (7.77%) C++
8 169 (6.31%) Perl
9 155 (5.79%) PHP
10 94 (3.51%) C
11 76 (2.84%) PowerShell
12 57 (2.13%) Shell Script
12 57 (2.13%) T-SQL
13 52 (1.94%) Bash Shell
14 49 (1.83%) PL/SQL
15 47 (1.76%) VBScript
16 39 (1.46%) VB
17 32 (1.19%) Scala
18 30 (1.12%) Tcl
19 27 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 543 (20.28%) ISEB
2 426 (15.91%) Degree
3 388 (14.49%) ISTQB
4 173 (6.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 117 (4.37%) Security Cleared
6 68 (2.54%) SC Cleared
7 28 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 17 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
9 13 (0.49%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.49%) PhD
10 12 (0.45%) CCNP
10 12 (0.45%) CCIP
10 12 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.37%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.34%) HND
12 9 (0.34%) Sun Certification
13 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.22%) MCP
14 6 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1149 (42.91%) QA
2 11 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.19%) EMIR
4 5 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.15%) JTAG
6 3 (0.11%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.11%) COBIT
6 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.075%) TickIT
7 2 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 2 (0.075%) Solvency II
System Software
1 39 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 36 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.41%) Hyper-V
3 11 (0.41%) VMware ESX
3 11 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
4 10 (0.37%) VirtualBox
5 8 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.19%) Firmware
6 5 (0.19%) KVM
7 4 (0.15%) Terminal Server
7 4 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.075%) vSphere
10 1 (0.037%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 337 (12.58%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
2 18 (0.67%) Puppet
2 18 (0.67%) Netcool
2 18 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 9 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.19%) Control-M
5 4 (0.15%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.11%) SCCM
6 3 (0.11%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.037%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.037%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.037%) Nagios
7 1 (0.037%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.037%) Ansible
7 1 (0.037%) logstash
7 1 (0.037%) Salt
7 1 (0.037%) Kibana
7 1 (0.037%) Graylog2
Vendors
1 306 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 252 (9.41%) HP
3 249 (9.30%) Oracle
4 50 (1.87%) VMware
5 34 (1.27%) Google
5 34 (1.27%) IBM
6 32 (1.19%) Red Hat
7 28 (1.05%) OpenLink
8 26 (0.97%) Telerik
8 26 (0.97%) Green Hat
9 23 (0.86%) Citrix
10 18 (0.67%) Veritas
10 18 (0.67%) McAfee
11 15 (0.56%) Apple
11 15 (0.56%) SunGard
12 14 (0.52%) NetApp
12 14 (0.52%) Atlassian
13 13 (0.49%) Adobe
13 13 (0.49%) Cisco
14 12 (0.45%) Fujitsu
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Package + Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum GBP To 45k +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Resource Solutions - Visa
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
networx
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £70000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum BONUS, 25 days holiday, Pension, Pri
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago