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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 198 238 248
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1771 1485 1491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.71% 1.34% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 1.56% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1404 1254 1165
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,375 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.71% +3.43%

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
90663 95317 101326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.63% 85.90% 85.30%
Number of salaries quoted 75387 77025 81512
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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
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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 +55 1691 £50,000 +11.11% 196
London +43 753 £57,500 +15.00% 100
South East +15 316 £44,000 -2.22% 34
City of London +43 147 £62,500 +11.11% 25
East of England +22 128 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Yorkshire +31 126 £40,000 +14.28% 19
South West +31 120 £45,000 +2.27% 10
West Midlands +30 105 £42,500 +10.38% 9
North West +86 98 £40,000 +25.00% 10
West Yorkshire +44 97 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Hampshire +58 90 £40,000 +23.07% 11
Berkshire +20 87 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Leeds +22 75 £40,000 +14.28% 10
Manchester +52 61 £42,500 +41.66% 7
Birmingham +25 59 £40,000 +3.89% 3
Surrey -59 58 £35,000 -30.00% 9
Cambridgeshire -17 54 £37,500 -16.66% 5
Cambridge -10 53 £37,500 -16.66% 4
Hertfordshire +52 48 £42,500 -22.72% 2
Reading +22 43 £43,750 -5.91% 1
Oxfordshire +21 42 £53,500 +33.75% 3
Cheshire +56 40 £40,000 -13.51% 1
Gloucestershire +11 38 £45,000 - 5
Winchester +39 35 £45,000 +38.46% 4
Bristol -14 33 £42,500 - 1
Abingdon +6 32 £45,000 +73.07% 1
Bradford +24 27 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Scotland -16 26 £37,500 -1.31% 10
Warrington +37 25 £40,000 -15.78%
North Yorkshire +15 25 £36,750 +16.66% 5

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 2246 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1501 (45.64%) Selenium
3 1377 (41.87%) QA
4 1338 (40.68%) Java
5 980 (29.80%) C#
6 924 (28.09%) SQL
7 921 (28.00%) BDD
8 807 (24.54%) TDD
9 772 (23.47%) Finance
10 766 (23.29%) Scrum
11 762 (23.17%) Cucumber
12 706 (21.47%) Continuous Integration
13 645 (19.61%) WebDriver
14 604 (18.36%) Test Scripting
15 576 (17.51%) Software Testing
16 574 (17.45%) .NET
17 553 (16.81%) Degree
18 528 (16.05%) JavaScript
19 519 (15.78%) Automated Testing
20 503 (15.29%) Python
20 503 (15.29%) Ruby
21 502 (15.26%) ISEB
22 493 (14.99%) ISTQB
23 490 (14.90%) Linux
24 484 (14.72%) Jenkins
25 477 (14.50%) Automation Testing
26 467 (14.20%) JIRA
27 466 (14.17%) Software Engineering
28 446 (13.56%) Windows
29 429 (13.04%) Manual Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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
1 122 (3.71%) Node.js
2 48 (1.46%) Confluence
3 47 (1.43%) Apache
4 46 (1.40%) CMS
5 38 (1.16%) WebLogic
6 32 (0.97%) nginx
7 26 (0.79%) IIS
8 23 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 20 (0.61%) OpenStack
10 19 (0.58%) SharePoint
11 18 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
11 18 (0.55%) WebSphere
12 15 (0.46%) JBoss
13 12 (0.36%) MQSeries
14 8 (0.24%) Mule
14 8 (0.24%) Mule ESB
14 8 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.21%) Documentum
16 6 (0.18%) CICS
16 6 (0.18%) Drupal
Applications
1 130 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 49 (1.49%) MS Office
3 16 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (0.49%) Gliffy
3 16 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
3 16 (0.49%) Photoshop
4 11 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.21%) Mingle
7 2 (0.061%) MS Project
8 1 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.36%) Temenos T24
3 9 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.21%) Eloqua
5 6 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.12%) VisionPLUS
7 3 (0.091%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.091%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.091%) Workday HCM
8 2 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.061%) Magento
9 1 (0.030%) Maximo
9 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.030%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.030%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.030%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 183 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (3.10%) GitHub
3 75 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 62 (1.89%) SaaS
5 38 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (0.55%) PaaS
8 17 (0.52%) 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 12 (0.36%) IaaS
11 5 (0.15%) Force.com
12 3 (0.091%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.061%) Engine Yard
13 2 (0.061%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.061%) Heroku
13 2 (0.061%) Pure360
14 1 (0.030%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 88 (2.68%) HTTP
2 40 (1.22%) Internet
3 23 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 17 (0.52%) HTTPS
5 15 (0.46%) VoIP
6 13 (0.40%) Firewall
7 10 (0.30%) IPv4
8 5 (0.15%) ATM
8 5 (0.15%) SAN
8 5 (0.15%) Wireless
9 4 (0.12%) 2G
9 4 (0.12%) 3G
9 4 (0.12%) 4G
9 4 (0.12%) DNS
9 4 (0.12%) LTE
9 4 (0.12%) NFC
9 4 (0.12%) RNC
9 4 (0.12%) SSH
9 4 (0.12%) VoLTE
10 3 (0.091%) Node B
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 190 (5.78%) Relational Database
3 159 (4.83%) MySQL
4 99 (3.01%) Oracle Database
5 78 (2.37%) Big Data
6 53 (1.61%) Hadoop
7 50 (1.52%) NoSQL
7 50 (1.52%) RDBMS
8 42 (1.28%) MongoDB
9 36 (1.09%) Redis
10 31 (0.94%) Data Mining
11 17 (0.52%) DB2
11 17 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
13 14 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
14 13 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (0.36%) Hazelcast
16 11 (0.33%) DbVisualizer
16 11 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1501 (45.64%) Selenium
2 762 (23.17%) Cucumber
3 645 (19.61%) WebDriver
4 484 (14.72%) Jenkins
5 467 (14.20%) JIRA
6 391 (11.89%) Git (software)
7 332 (10.09%) SoapUI
8 311 (9.46%) HP UFT
9 265 (8.06%) JUnit
10 251 (7.63%) SpecFlow
11 230 (6.99%) Team Foundation Server
12 203 (6.17%) JMeter
13 199 (6.05%) Visual Studio
14 159 (4.83%) Maven
15 147 (4.47%) Subversion
16 125 (3.80%) RSpec
17 121 (3.68%) Appium
17 121 (3.68%) FitNesse
18 119 (3.62%) TeamCity
19 117 (3.56%) TestNG
General
1 772 (23.47%) Finance
2 202 (6.14%) Retail
3 174 (5.29%) Banking
4 165 (5.02%) Games
5 135 (4.10%) Telecoms
6 111 (3.37%) Marketing
7 69 (2.10%) Advertising
8 53 (1.61%) Electronics
9 50 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 41 (1.25%) Legal
11 37 (1.12%) Investment Banking
12 30 (0.91%) Financial Institution
13 28 (0.85%) Publishing
14 27 (0.82%) Back Office
15 25 (0.76%) Automotive
16 21 (0.64%) Front Office
17 15 (0.46%) Brand Awareness
18 14 (0.43%) Law
19 11 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
19 11 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 734 (22.32%) Test Engineer
2 721 (21.92%) Developer
3 675 (20.52%) Analyst
4 608 (18.49%) Test Analyst
5 557 (16.94%) Tester
6 389 (11.83%) Test Automation Engineer
7 355 (10.79%) QA Engineer
8 331 (10.06%) Automation Tester
9 244 (7.42%) Developer in Test
10 229 (6.96%) Automation Test Analyst
11 213 (6.48%) QA Test Engineer
12 199 (6.05%) Test Leader
13 190 (5.78%) Test Manager
14 177 (5.38%) QA Tester
15 173 (5.26%) Java Developer
16 164 (4.99%) Senior Developer
17 163 (4.96%) QA Analyst
18 147 (4.47%) Software Test Engineer
19 144 (4.38%) Automation Test Lead
19 144 (4.38%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 574 (17.45%) .NET
2 400 (12.16%) HTML
3 387 (11.77%) Web Services
4 331 (10.06%) XML
5 303 (9.21%) CSS
6 291 (8.85%) SOAP
7 194 (5.90%) REST
8 180 (5.47%) AngularJS
9 174 (5.29%) Gherkin
10 172 (5.23%) HTML5
11 151 (4.59%) RESTful
12 146 (4.44%) JSON
13 132 (4.01%) jQuery
14 118 (3.59%) ASP.NET
15 114 (3.47%) Spring
16 113 (3.44%) .NET Framework
17 107 (3.25%) Ajax
18 103 (3.13%) CSS3
19 55 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
19 55 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 283 (8.60%) Computer Science
2 281 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
3 170 (5.17%) Mobile App
4 107 (3.25%) Client/Server
5 83 (2.52%) User Experience
6 74 (2.25%) Fintech
7 67 (2.04%) N-Tier
8 57 (1.73%) Blog
9 48 (1.46%) Mathematics
10 47 (1.43%) Digital Media
10 47 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 40 (1.22%) Data Integration
12 36 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 36 (1.09%) iPad
13 35 (1.06%) Social Media
14 30 (0.91%) Algorithms
14 30 (0.91%) Management Information System
15 28 (0.85%) Derivative
16 26 (0.79%) Clustering
17 25 (0.76%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 490 (14.90%) Linux
2 446 (13.56%) Windows
3 337 (10.25%) Unix
4 173 (5.26%) Android
5 171 (5.20%) Apple iOS
6 42 (1.28%) Solaris
6 42 (1.28%) Ubuntu
7 30 (0.91%) Windows Server
8 25 (0.76%) Mac OS X
9 16 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
9 16 (0.49%) Windows Phone
10 14 (0.43%) Windows CE
11 12 (0.36%) AIX
11 12 (0.36%) HPUX
12 11 (0.33%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (0.27%) CentOS
15 5 (0.15%) Kali Linux
16 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2246 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
2 921 (28.00%) BDD
3 807 (24.54%) TDD
4 766 (23.29%) Scrum
5 706 (21.47%) Continuous Integration
6 604 (18.36%) Test Scripting
7 576 (17.51%) Software Testing
8 519 (15.78%) Automated Testing
9 477 (14.50%) Automation Testing
10 466 (14.17%) Software Engineering
11 429 (13.04%) Manual Testing
12 426 (12.95%) Test Strategy
13 406 (12.34%) SDLC
14 402 (12.22%) Functional Testing
15 358 (10.88%) Test Management
16 323 (9.82%) Performance Testing
17 305 (9.27%) Mentoring
18 297 (9.03%) Non-Functional Testing
19 279 (8.48%) User Acceptance Testing
20 269 (8.18%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1338 (40.68%) Java
2 980 (29.80%) C#
3 924 (28.09%) SQL
4 528 (16.05%) JavaScript
5 503 (15.29%) Python
5 503 (15.29%) Ruby
6 180 (5.47%) PHP
7 162 (4.93%) C++
8 145 (4.41%) Perl
9 87 (2.65%) C
10 74 (2.25%) Scala
11 71 (2.16%) Groovy
12 70 (2.13%) Bash Shell
13 61 (1.85%) PL/SQL
14 53 (1.61%) VB
15 50 (1.52%) Shell Script
16 41 (1.25%) VB.NET
17 35 (1.06%) PowerShell
17 35 (1.06%) VBScript
18 32 (0.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 553 (16.81%) Degree
2 502 (15.26%) ISEB
3 493 (14.99%) ISTQB
4 247 (7.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 92 (2.80%) Security Cleared
6 47 (1.43%) SC Cleared
7 38 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 32 (0.97%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.43%) HNC
9 14 (0.43%) HND
10 12 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (0.30%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.15%) Sun Certification
14 4 (0.12%) A+ Certification
15 3 (0.091%) PMP
16 2 (0.061%) AWS Certification
16 2 (0.061%) CISSP
16 2 (0.061%) CSQA
16 2 (0.061%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1377 (41.87%) QA
2 117 (3.56%) SDET
3 27 (0.82%) ISO 9001
4 18 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.18%) ISO 14001
5 6 (0.18%) SLA
6 5 (0.15%) ISO 8583
6 5 (0.15%) ISO20022
7 3 (0.091%) Section 508
8 2 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.061%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.061%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.030%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.030%) WAI
System Software
1 53 (1.61%) Docker
2 18 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.30%) KVM
4 10 (0.30%) VirtualBox
5 8 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (0.24%) HDFS
6 3 (0.091%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.091%) iptables
7 1 (0.030%) Firmware
7 1 (0.030%) LXC
7 1 (0.030%) vSphere
7 1 (0.030%) Xen
Systems Management
1 140 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
2 91 (2.77%) Puppet
3 76 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
4 63 (1.92%) Ansible
5 17 (0.52%) Salt
6 14 (0.43%) Terraform
7 10 (0.30%) Kibana
8 9 (0.27%) CA Service Virtualization
9 8 (0.24%) Ambari
9 8 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
10 7 (0.21%) Kubernetes
11 6 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 6 (0.18%) CA Wily
11 6 (0.18%) MOM
12 5 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
12 5 (0.15%) nmon
12 5 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 5 (0.15%) yum
13 3 (0.091%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.091%) Linux-HA
Vendors
1 352 (10.70%) Microsoft
2 286 (8.70%) Oracle
3 180 (5.47%) HP
4 81 (2.46%) SAP
5 64 (1.95%) Red Hat
6 51 (1.55%) Google
7 50 (1.52%) IBM
7 50 (1.52%) Sophos
8 26 (0.79%) ServiceNow
9 22 (0.67%) VMware
9 22 (0.67%) Xamarin
10 17 (0.52%) Atlassian
10 17 (0.52%) SaltStack
11 16 (0.49%) Facebook
11 16 (0.49%) Rally
12 14 (0.43%) hybris
12 14 (0.43%) WorldPay
13 13 (0.40%) Citrix
13 13 (0.40%) webMethods
14 12 (0.36%) Apple
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £42000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Great benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
South West London
Landbay
Salary: Up to £70 per annum DOE + Stock options + 25 days holidays
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive (DOE) + 5% Flex Benefits + Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000.00 - £44000.00 per annum + car, pension, benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Outstanding Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
JD & Co Ltd
Salary: £55,000 per annum Plus package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + car allowance + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £37000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Scope AT Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
i3 Resourcing
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Venturi
Salary: £45 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £33,000 - £38,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £37,000 - £50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £48,000 - £62,000
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday