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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 214 240 272
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +32
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1506 1377 1095
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.37% 1.20% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.46% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1275 1056 885
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,400 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
91159 94353 87863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.17% 82.31% 80.10%
Number of salaries quoted 73885 75668 72432
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +19 1400 £45,000 - 163
London -3 627 £50,000 - 90
South East +57 343 £45,000 - 31
City of London +30 183 £55,000 - 25
Surrey +42 130 £50,000 +5.26% 12
East of England -22 114 £45,000 +9.09% 10
Yorkshire +22 102 £35,000 +5.26% 7
South West +16 91 £43,250 +4.84% 9
Berkshire +48 88 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Cambridgeshire +15 81 £45,000 +8.43% 6
Cambridge +5 70 £45,000 +8.43% 6
West Yorkshire +11 62 £35,000 +2.94% 5
West Midlands +18 56 £38,500 -9.41% 5
Leeds +3 56 £35,000 +2.94% 5
Hampshire +18 53 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Bristol +2 49 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Scotland +5 40 £38,000 -15.55% 7
North West -1 40 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Reading +5 39 £45,000 - 5
East Sussex +2 34 £40,000 -10.92% 1
Leatherhead - 33 £50,000 - 1
Brighton +6 31 £40,000 -10.15% 1
South Wales +12 29 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Wales +1 29 £40,000 +17.64% 2
Birmingham +18 26 £38,500 - 1
Gloucestershire +11 26 £45,000 +28.57%
Edinburgh +2 22 £38,000 -15.55% 3
Manchester -10 22 £29,750 +2.58% 1
Newbury +34 20 £50,000 +21.95% 1
Cheltenham +17 19 £45,000 +28.57%

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 1837 (65.54%) Agile Software Development
2 1260 (44.95%) Selenium
3 1233 (43.99%) QA
4 1071 (38.21%) Java
5 979 (34.93%) SQL
6 726 (25.90%) C#
7 689 (24.58%) TDD
8 682 (24.33%) Scrum
9 658 (23.47%) WebDriver
10 649 (23.15%) BDD
11 631 (22.51%) Finance
12 600 (21.41%) Test Scripting
13 562 (20.05%) Software Testing
14 545 (19.44%) ISEB
14 545 (19.44%) Cucumber
15 531 (18.94%) Automated Testing
16 506 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
17 473 (16.87%) JavaScript
18 466 (16.63%) Degree
19 417 (14.88%) .NET
20 409 (14.59%) ISTQB
21 405 (14.45%) Web Services
22 388 (13.84%) Software Engineering
23 384 (13.70%) Test Strategy
24 383 (13.66%) Windows
25 373 (13.31%) HTML
26 370 (13.20%) QuickTest Pro
27 364 (12.99%) Python
28 356 (12.70%) XML
29 346 (12.34%) JIRA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 43 (1.53%) Confluence
2 40 (1.43%) Node.js
3 36 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
4 32 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 31 (1.11%) IIS
6 26 (0.93%) CMS
7 25 (0.89%) WebSphere
8 24 (0.86%) Tomcat
9 19 (0.68%) WebLogic
10 18 (0.64%) Apache
11 14 (0.50%) JBoss
12 12 (0.43%) MS Exchange
13 10 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.29%) GlassFish
15 6 (0.21%) Umbraco
15 6 (0.21%) nginx
16 5 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 4 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 127 (4.53%) MS Excel
2 70 (2.50%) MS Office
3 8 (0.29%) MS Project
4 6 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.11%) Mingle
7 1 (0.036%) Simulink
7 1 (0.036%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.36%) Summit
1 10 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.25%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.18%) Endur
5 5 (0.18%) Workday HCM
5 5 (0.18%) Magento
6 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.11%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.036%) BASE24
8 1 (0.036%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.036%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 56 (2.00%) SaaS
2 25 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.29%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.29%) Route 53
6 8 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (0.25%) GitHub
8 5 (0.18%) Heroku
8 5 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.11%) Trello
10 3 (0.11%) IaaS
11 1 (0.036%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.036%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.036%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.036%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.036%) Force.com
11 1 (0.036%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (3.21%) Internet
2 84 (3.00%) HTTP
3 52 (1.86%) TCP/IP
4 27 (0.96%) DNS
5 13 (0.46%) LAN
5 13 (0.46%) WAN
6 12 (0.43%) HTTPS
6 12 (0.43%) VoIP
6 12 (0.43%) Wireless
7 11 (0.39%) MPLS
8 10 (0.36%) IPv4
9 8 (0.29%) ICMP
9 8 (0.29%) Firewall
9 8 (0.29%) Broadband
10 7 (0.25%) SNMP
10 7 (0.25%) BGP
10 7 (0.25%) IGMP
10 7 (0.25%) RTSP
10 7 (0.25%) Multicast
11 5 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (10.52%) SQL Server
2 123 (4.39%) MySQL
3 73 (2.60%) MongoDB
4 57 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
4 57 (2.03%) Relational Database
5 50 (1.78%) NoSQL
6 37 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 37 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 34 (1.21%) Oracle Database
8 32 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 27 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
11 20 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 20 (0.71%) Big Data
12 15 (0.54%) Redis
12 15 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
12 15 (0.54%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 11 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.39%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 1260 (44.95%) Selenium
2 658 (23.47%) WebDriver
3 545 (19.44%) Cucumber
4 370 (13.20%) QuickTest Pro
5 346 (12.34%) JIRA
6 324 (11.56%) Jenkins
7 246 (8.78%) JUnit
8 231 (8.24%) JMeter
9 195 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 182 (6.49%) Git (software)
11 147 (5.24%) SoapUI
12 144 (5.14%) SpecFlow
13 141 (5.03%) TestNG
14 137 (4.89%) Visual Studio
15 128 (4.57%) Subversion
16 124 (4.42%) Maven
16 124 (4.42%) NUnit
17 114 (4.07%) Calabash
18 95 (3.39%) TeamCity
18 95 (3.39%) FitNesse
General
1 631 (22.51%) Finance
2 176 (6.28%) Banking
3 159 (5.67%) Retail
4 106 (3.78%) Telecoms
5 95 (3.39%) Games
6 83 (2.96%) Marketing
7 65 (2.32%) Back Office
8 49 (1.75%) Financial Institution
9 41 (1.46%) Investment Banking
10 24 (0.86%) Advertising
11 22 (0.78%) Legal
12 20 (0.71%) Online Betting
13 19 (0.68%) Electronics
14 18 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
15 17 (0.61%) Automotive
16 13 (0.46%) Publishing
17 11 (0.39%) Retail Banking
17 11 (0.39%) Manufacturing
17 11 (0.39%) Aerospace
18 8 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 704 (25.12%) Analyst
2 582 (20.76%) Test Analyst
3 531 (18.94%) Tester
4 526 (18.77%) Developer
5 430 (15.34%) Test Engineer
6 256 (9.13%) Software Engineer
7 233 (8.31%) QA Engineer
8 216 (7.71%) Automation Engineer
9 185 (6.60%) Automation Tester
10 147 (5.24%) Software Tester
11 132 (4.71%) QA Analyst
12 128 (4.57%) Test Manager
13 127 (4.53%) Software Test Engineer
14 103 (3.67%) Test Automation Engineer
15 101 (3.60%) Automation Analyst
16 91 (3.25%) QA Tester
17 83 (2.96%) Automation Test Analyst
18 82 (2.93%) Team Leader
18 82 (2.93%) Java Developer
19 79 (2.82%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 417 (14.88%) .NET
2 405 (14.45%) Web Services
3 373 (13.31%) HTML
4 356 (12.70%) XML
5 211 (7.53%) CSS
6 145 (5.17%) ASP.NET
7 128 (4.57%) Gherkin
8 124 (4.42%) RESTful
9 105 (3.75%) .NET Framework
10 103 (3.67%) REST
11 102 (3.64%) SOAP
12 98 (3.50%) WCF
13 96 (3.42%) JSON
14 91 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
14 91 (3.25%) HTML5
15 85 (3.03%) jQuery
16 82 (2.93%) Spring
17 68 (2.43%) LAMP
18 66 (2.35%) AngularJS
19 61 (2.18%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 265 (9.45%) Open Source
2 234 (8.35%) Computer Science
3 223 (7.96%) Mobile App
4 218 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
5 77 (2.75%) Client/Server
6 66 (2.35%) User Experience
7 64 (2.28%) Mathematics
8 55 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 49 (1.75%) Management Information System
10 47 (1.68%) N-Tier
11 41 (1.46%) Blog
12 33 (1.18%) iPhone
13 30 (1.07%) iPad
14 27 (0.96%) Algorithms
15 26 (0.93%) Online Games
16 25 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 23 (0.82%) DTV
18 20 (0.71%) Data Structures
19 16 (0.57%) Digital Media
19 16 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 383 (13.66%) Windows
2 326 (11.63%) Linux
3 277 (9.88%) UNIX
4 220 (7.85%) Apple iOS
5 191 (6.81%) Android
6 57 (2.03%) Solaris
7 28 (1.00%) Windows Phone
8 23 (0.82%) Windows XP
9 17 (0.61%) AIX
10 16 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (0.57%) Windows 8
11 15 (0.54%) Windows 7
12 14 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
13 12 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (0.36%) HPUX
16 9 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
17 7 (0.25%) VMS
17 7 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.25%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1837 (65.54%) Agile Software Development
2 689 (24.58%) TDD
3 682 (24.33%) Scrum
4 649 (23.15%) BDD
5 600 (21.41%) Test Scripting
6 562 (20.05%) Software Testing
7 531 (18.94%) Automated Testing
8 506 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
9 388 (13.84%) Software Engineering
10 384 (13.70%) Test Strategy
11 332 (11.84%) Manual Testing
12 326 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
13 309 (11.02%) Automation Testing
14 301 (10.74%) Performance Testing
15 300 (10.70%) Test Management
16 275 (9.81%) E-Commerce
17 250 (8.92%) Regression Testing
18 201 (7.17%) Mentoring
19 192 (6.85%) OO
20 181 (6.46%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1071 (38.21%) Java
2 979 (34.93%) SQL
3 726 (25.90%) C#
4 473 (16.87%) JavaScript
5 364 (12.99%) Python
6 328 (11.70%) Ruby
7 224 (7.99%) C++
8 166 (5.92%) Perl
9 143 (5.10%) PHP
10 113 (4.03%) C
11 67 (2.39%) T-SQL
12 62 (2.21%) Shell Script
13 57 (2.03%) PL/SQL
14 56 (2.00%) Bash Shell
15 43 (1.53%) VBScript
16 35 (1.25%) Groovy
17 29 (1.03%) Scala
18 28 (1.00%) PowerShell
18 28 (1.00%) Objective-C
19 27 (0.96%) XPath
Qualifications
1 545 (19.44%) ISEB
2 466 (16.63%) Degree
3 409 (14.59%) ISTQB
4 180 (6.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 68 (2.43%) Security Cleared
6 31 (1.11%) SC Cleared
7 19 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 18 (0.64%) DV Cleared
8 18 (0.64%) PhD
9 16 (0.57%) HND
10 10 (0.36%) Sun Certification
10 10 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
11 9 (0.32%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.25%) CCNP
12 7 (0.25%) CCIP
12 7 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.21%) PMP
14 5 (0.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1233 (43.99%) QA
2 14 (0.50%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.25%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.14%) WAI
5 3 (0.11%) SLA
5 3 (0.11%) JTAG
5 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.071%) EMIR
6 2 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.071%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.036%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.036%) COBIT
System Software
1 22 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.36%) Hyper-V
3 10 (0.36%) VirtualBox
4 6 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (0.11%) Firmware
5 3 (0.11%) Terminal Server
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.071%) vSphere
7 1 (0.036%) KVM
7 1 (0.036%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 242 (8.63%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.57%) Puppet
3 10 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (0.25%) Netcool
4 7 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (0.21%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Flashback
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.11%) Control-M
6 3 (0.11%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.11%) Oozie
7 1 (0.036%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.036%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.036%) Nagios
7 1 (0.036%) SCCM
7 1 (0.036%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.036%) Ansible
7 1 (0.036%) logstash
Vendors
1 290 (10.35%) Microsoft
2 241 (8.60%) Oracle
3 195 (6.96%) HP
4 63 (2.25%) Google
5 46 (1.64%) IBM
6 41 (1.46%) VMware
7 34 (1.21%) Red Hat
8 22 (0.78%) Facebook
9 20 (0.71%) SAP
10 18 (0.64%) Perforce
10 18 (0.64%) ForgeRock
11 17 (0.61%) Green Hat
12 15 (0.54%) Xamarin
13 14 (0.50%) Telerik
13 14 (0.50%) Atlassian
13 14 (0.50%) Apple
14 12 (0.43%) SunGard
15 11 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (0.39%) Informatica
15 11 (0.39%) Sybase
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £35000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits + training
Posted: 4 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Candidate Source
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45k-50k + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k-40k + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k - 55k + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000
Posted: Yesterday
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000
Posted: Yesterday