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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 220 227 319
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +92
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1485 1536 931
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.37% 1.27% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.53% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1237 1249 777
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
90836 100276 87895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.05% 82.70% 80.68%
Number of salaries quoted 73816 81539 72340
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 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +15 1334 £47,500 +5.55% 189
London +8 645 £52,500 +5.00% 88
South East -19 263 £45,000 +5.88% 30
City of London -3 156 £57,500 +15.00% 33
East of England -7 102 £45,000 +12.50% 10
South West +27 100 £42,500 +6.25% 20
Surrey +12 93 £52,500 +16.66% 6
Yorkshire +28 82 £35,000 - 5
Cambridgeshire -3 63 £45,000 +12.50% 7
West Yorkshire +19 57 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Cambridge -3 57 £45,000 +12.50% 7
North West +24 54 £34,250 +5.38% 16
Berkshire +1 54 £52,500 +43.83% 4
Scotland 0 52 £38,000 -15.55% 3
Leeds +16 50 £35,000 - 5
South Wales +17 46 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Wales +10 46 £37,500 -3.84% 4
Bristol 0 46 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Hampshire +6 39 £45,000 +20.00% 11
West Midlands +14 35 £40,000 +3.89% 10
East Midlands +15 34 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Edinburgh +23 33 £38,000 -15.55% 2
Oxfordshire +5 33 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Gloucestershire +12 31 £45,000 +28.57%
Manchester +16 25 £31,250 +7.75% 8
Leatherhead - 25 £51,250 -
Cheltenham +29 24 £45,000 +28.57%
Nottinghamshire +20 23 £40,000 +19.40%
Nottingham +18 23 £40,000 +19.40%
Northern Ireland +14 21 £40,000 +15.10%

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 2001 (68.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1378 (47.14%) Selenium
3 1283 (43.89%) QA
4 1185 (40.54%) Java
5 977 (33.42%) SQL
6 824 (28.19%) Scrum
7 775 (26.51%) C#
8 744 (25.45%) BDD
9 739 (25.28%) TDD
10 688 (23.54%) WebDriver
11 670 (22.92%) Finance
12 629 (21.52%) Cucumber
13 573 (19.60%) Continuous Integration
14 564 (19.30%) Test Scripting
15 529 (18.10%) Software Testing
16 521 (17.82%) JavaScript
17 514 (17.58%) Automated Testing
18 507 (17.35%) Degree
19 500 (17.11%) ISEB
20 453 (15.50%) .NET
21 434 (14.85%) HTML
22 414 (14.16%) Software Engineering
23 411 (14.06%) Python
24 409 (13.99%) ISTQB
25 393 (13.45%) Web Services
26 378 (12.93%) SDLC
27 370 (12.66%) XML
28 366 (12.52%) Linux
29 365 (12.49%) Ruby
30 363 (12.42%) Test Strategy

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 50 (1.71%) Confluence
2 40 (1.37%) IIS
3 39 (1.33%) WebSphere
3 39 (1.33%) CMS
4 37 (1.27%) Node.js
5 31 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
6 29 (0.99%) JBoss
7 26 (0.89%) WebLogic
7 26 (0.89%) SharePoint
8 22 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 18 (0.62%) Apache
10 15 (0.51%) Umbraco
11 14 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
12 12 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (0.24%) CICS
13 7 (0.24%) Mule
13 7 (0.24%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.21%) GlassFish
14 6 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 110 (3.76%) MS Excel
2 54 (1.85%) MS Office
3 10 (0.34%) MS Project
4 6 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
3 8 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.27%) Summit
4 7 (0.24%) Workday HCM
5 6 (0.21%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.17%) Temenos T24
7 4 (0.14%) Magento
7 4 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.034%) BASE24
9 1 (0.034%) Endur
9 1 (0.034%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 80 (2.74%) SaaS
2 54 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.27%) GitHub
7 7 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.14%) IaaS
10 4 (0.14%) Heroku
10 4 (0.14%) PaaS
11 3 (0.10%) Veeva
11 3 (0.10%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.10%) Route 53
12 2 (0.068%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.034%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.034%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.034%) Force.com
13 1 (0.034%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 99 (3.39%) Internet
2 90 (3.08%) HTTP
3 65 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 32 (1.09%) DNS
5 15 (0.51%) Multicast
5 15 (0.51%) Firewall
5 15 (0.51%) Wireless
6 13 (0.44%) VoIP
7 12 (0.41%) HTTPS
8 11 (0.38%) Unicast
8 11 (0.38%) IGMP
8 11 (0.38%) RTSP
8 11 (0.38%) SNMP
9 10 (0.34%) ATM
9 10 (0.34%) LDAP
9 10 (0.34%) SSL
10 9 (0.31%) ICMP
10 9 (0.31%) VPN
10 9 (0.31%) Unified Communications
11 8 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (10.09%) SQL Server
2 155 (5.30%) MySQL
3 99 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 75 (2.57%) MongoDB
5 67 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
6 60 (2.05%) NoSQL
7 36 (1.23%) Oracle Database
8 35 (1.20%) Big Data
8 35 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 34 (1.16%) RDBMS
10 32 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 23 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
12 18 (0.62%) Hadoop
12 18 (0.62%) DB2
13 16 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
14 15 (0.51%) Hazelcast
15 14 (0.48%) Neo4j
15 14 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (0.44%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1378 (47.14%) Selenium
2 688 (23.54%) WebDriver
3 629 (21.52%) Cucumber
4 357 (12.21%) Jenkins
5 355 (12.15%) QuickTest Pro
6 336 (11.50%) JIRA
7 270 (9.24%) JUnit
8 228 (7.80%) Git (software)
9 206 (7.05%) JMeter
10 198 (6.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 167 (5.71%) SpecFlow
12 150 (5.13%) SoapUI
13 146 (4.99%) Maven
14 142 (4.86%) TestNG
15 141 (4.82%) Subversion
16 138 (4.72%) NUnit
17 121 (4.14%) FitNesse
18 108 (3.69%) Calabash
19 107 (3.66%) Visual Studio
20 94 (3.22%) Eclipse
General
1 670 (22.92%) Finance
2 222 (7.59%) Banking
3 186 (6.36%) Retail
4 118 (4.04%) Games
5 107 (3.66%) Telecoms
6 84 (2.87%) Marketing
7 70 (2.39%) Back Office
8 58 (1.98%) Financial Institution
9 49 (1.68%) Investment Banking
10 27 (0.92%) Legal
10 27 (0.92%) Electronics
11 26 (0.89%) Advertising
12 23 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
13 22 (0.75%) Retail Banking
13 22 (0.75%) Manufacturing
14 19 (0.65%) Online Betting
15 18 (0.62%) Publishing
16 14 (0.48%) Law
17 13 (0.44%) Aerospace
17 13 (0.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 702 (24.02%) Analyst
2 611 (20.90%) Developer
3 587 (20.08%) Test Analyst
4 535 (18.30%) Tester
5 453 (15.50%) Test Engineer
6 261 (8.93%) QA Engineer
7 258 (8.83%) Software Engineer
8 239 (8.18%) Automation Engineer
9 201 (6.88%) Automation Tester
10 143 (4.89%) Software Tester
11 139 (4.76%) Test Manager
12 121 (4.14%) QA Analyst
13 119 (4.07%) Test Automation Engineer
14 105 (3.59%) Java Developer
14 105 (3.59%) Automation Analyst
15 102 (3.49%) Software Test Engineer
16 95 (3.25%) Senior Developer
17 94 (3.22%) Senior Analyst
18 92 (3.15%) Test Leader
19 83 (2.84%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 453 (15.50%) .NET
2 434 (14.85%) HTML
3 393 (13.45%) Web Services
4 370 (12.66%) XML
5 241 (8.24%) CSS
6 172 (5.88%) ASP.NET
7 152 (5.20%) Gherkin
8 151 (5.17%) RESTful
9 146 (4.99%) REST
10 133 (4.55%) SOAP
11 131 (4.48%) HTML5
12 119 (4.07%) ASP.NET MVC
13 112 (3.83%) .NET Framework
14 103 (3.52%) AngularJS
15 100 (3.42%) JSON
16 99 (3.39%) jQuery
17 96 (3.28%) Spring
18 79 (2.70%) WCF
19 75 (2.57%) Ajax
20 58 (1.98%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 239 (8.18%) Computer Science
2 204 (6.98%) Mobile App
3 198 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (2.60%) User Experience
5 71 (2.43%) Client/Server
6 51 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 49 (1.68%) Mathematics
8 46 (1.57%) Blog
9 43 (1.47%) N-Tier
10 41 (1.40%) Management Information System
11 39 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
12 38 (1.30%) DTV
13 34 (1.16%) Equities
14 32 (1.09%) Algorithms
15 25 (0.86%) Fixed Income
16 22 (0.75%) Derivative
17 20 (0.68%) iPhone
17 20 (0.68%) Smartphone
17 20 (0.68%) Xbox
18 19 (0.65%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 366 (12.52%) Linux
2 332 (11.36%) Windows
3 296 (10.13%) UNIX
4 225 (7.70%) Apple iOS
5 189 (6.47%) Android
6 33 (1.13%) Windows Phone
7 27 (0.92%) Solaris
8 19 (0.65%) Windows 8
9 16 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
10 9 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
11 8 (0.27%) VMS
12 7 (0.24%) AIX
12 7 (0.24%) HPUX
13 6 (0.21%) Windows CE
14 5 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.17%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2001 (68.46%) Agile Software Development
2 824 (28.19%) Scrum
3 744 (25.45%) BDD
4 739 (25.28%) TDD
5 573 (19.60%) Continuous Integration
6 564 (19.30%) Test Scripting
7 529 (18.10%) Software Testing
8 514 (17.58%) Automated Testing
9 414 (14.16%) Software Engineering
10 378 (12.93%) SDLC
11 363 (12.42%) Test Strategy
12 336 (11.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 312 (10.67%) Manual Testing
14 309 (10.57%) Automation Testing
15 297 (10.16%) Test Management
16 294 (10.06%) Performance Testing
17 282 (9.65%) E-Commerce
18 281 (9.61%) Open Source
19 262 (8.96%) OO
20 239 (8.18%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1185 (40.54%) Java
2 977 (33.42%) SQL
3 775 (26.51%) C#
4 521 (17.82%) JavaScript
5 411 (14.06%) Python
6 365 (12.49%) Ruby
7 219 (7.49%) C++
8 176 (6.02%) PHP
9 168 (5.75%) Perl
10 136 (4.65%) C
11 75 (2.57%) T-SQL
12 60 (2.05%) Bash Shell
13 55 (1.88%) Groovy
14 54 (1.85%) VBScript
15 53 (1.81%) PL/SQL
16 51 (1.74%) Shell Script
17 48 (1.64%) VB
18 33 (1.13%) Scala
19 28 (0.96%) XPath
20 21 (0.72%) Korn
Qualifications
1 507 (17.35%) Degree
2 500 (17.11%) ISEB
3 409 (13.99%) ISTQB
4 184 (6.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 47 (1.61%) Security Cleared
6 24 (0.82%) SC Cleared
7 23 (0.79%) HND
8 22 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 17 (0.58%) PhD
9 17 (0.58%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.27%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (0.24%) Sun Certification
12 6 (0.21%) HNC
12 6 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.21%) PMP
13 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.10%) Siebel Certification
15 2 (0.068%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1283 (43.89%) QA
2 14 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.24%) ISO 14001
3 7 (0.24%) SLA
4 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.14%) WAI
5 3 (0.10%) EMIR
5 3 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.034%) COBIT
6 1 (0.034%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.034%) JTAG
6 1 (0.034%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.034%) Solvency II
System Software
1 34 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (0.48%) Hyper-V
3 10 (0.34%) VirtualBox
4 9 (0.31%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.24%) Docker
5 7 (0.24%) RACF
6 4 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.14%) Oracle Clusterware
6 4 (0.14%) HDFS
7 3 (0.10%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.10%) Xen
7 3 (0.10%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.068%) vSphere
9 1 (0.034%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.034%) Firmware
9 1 (0.034%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.034%) NDS
Systems Management
1 182 (6.23%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (1.09%) Puppet
3 20 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (0.55%) Vagrant
5 10 (0.34%) Capistrano
6 7 (0.24%) Oozie
6 7 (0.24%) Ansible
6 7 (0.24%) CA Endevor
7 4 (0.14%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.14%) Oracle Flashback
8 3 (0.10%) Nmap
8 3 (0.10%) WMI
8 3 (0.10%) SCCM
9 2 (0.068%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.034%) logstash
10 1 (0.034%) Kibana
10 1 (0.034%) Graylog
10 1 (0.034%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 266 (9.10%) Microsoft
2 248 (8.48%) Oracle
3 156 (5.34%) HP
4 72 (2.46%) IBM
5 71 (2.43%) Google
6 45 (1.54%) VMware
7 27 (0.92%) Perforce
8 24 (0.82%) SAP
9 23 (0.79%) ForgeRock
9 23 (0.79%) Facebook
10 22 (0.75%) Red Hat
11 19 (0.65%) Informatica
12 18 (0.62%) WorldPay
13 17 (0.58%) Xamarin
14 14 (0.48%) Terracotta
14 14 (0.48%) Atlassian
14 14 (0.48%) Cognizant
15 13 (0.44%) Green Hat
15 13 (0.44%) Apple
16 12 (0.41%) TIBCO
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £20k - 35k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 65,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 - 75,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
BCSG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Winter Court Consulting Limited
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £75,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum £60-70k, £15k Bonus, Pension, Discou
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago