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

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 196 224 255
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +31
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1664 1605 1439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.70% 1.44% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.66% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1354 1321 1192
Median salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +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
86175 96499 101637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.87% 86.85% 85.48%
Number of salaries quoted 72066 78843 82351
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 June 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 June 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 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 +37 1591 £50,000 +5.26% 158
London +19 690 £60,000 +9.09% 70
South East +47 316 £45,000 -5.26% 27
Yorkshire +71 144 £40,000 +14.28% 11
West Midlands +75 142 £40,000 - 7
City of London +21 142 £62,500 +4.16% 17
West Yorkshire +47 107 £40,000 +14.28% 10
South West -16 90 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Leeds +52 88 £40,000 +6.66% 8
East of England +8 88 £42,500 -5.55% 11
Hampshire +24 87 £51,250 +13.88% 6
Berkshire +48 80 £45,000 -14.28% 9
Birmingham +48 77 £43,750 -2.77% 2
North West +28 67 £35,780 -4.58% 11
Surrey -4 55 £42,500 -22.72% 9
Oxfordshire -1 50 £53,500 +29.69%
Manchester -1 43 £37,500 - 8
Cambridge -4 40 £42,500 -8.10% 5
Cambridgeshire -13 40 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Gloucestershire +12 37 £47,500 +5.55% 3
East Midlands +7 37 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Scotland -8 37 £35,000 -7.89% 5
Winchester +27 33 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Reading +38 31 £45,000 -14.28% 3
Hertfordshire +30 29 £45,000 +16.12% 2
Warwickshire +24 28 £29,000 -22.66% 1
Abingdon - 27 £52,500 -
Warwick - 25 - - 1
Glasgow -1 24 £35,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire +3 23 £47,500 +18.75% 3

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 2247 (68.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1504 (45.85%) Selenium
3 1372 (41.83%) QA
4 1274 (38.84%) Java
5 934 (28.48%) C#
6 912 (27.80%) SQL
7 869 (26.49%) BDD
8 823 (25.09%) Finance
9 776 (23.66%) TDD
10 764 (23.29%) Cucumber
11 761 (23.20%) Scrum
12 632 (19.27%) Continuous Integration
13 626 (19.09%) Software Testing
14 612 (18.66%) WebDriver
15 600 (18.29%) .NET
16 558 (17.01%) JavaScript
17 540 (16.46%) Python
18 520 (15.85%) Test Scripting
19 518 (15.79%) Degree
20 506 (15.43%) Ruby
21 499 (15.21%) Linux
22 493 (15.03%) Automated Testing
23 491 (14.97%) Jenkins
24 476 (14.51%) ISTQB
25 474 (14.45%) ISEB
26 466 (14.21%) Software Engineering
27 453 (13.81%) Test Strategy
28 452 (13.78%) Automation Testing
29 447 (13.63%) JIRA
30 436 (13.29%) Windows

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 61 (1.86%) CMS
2 54 (1.65%) Confluence
3 46 (1.40%) Apache
4 25 (0.76%) IIS
5 23 (0.70%) nginx
5 23 (0.70%) Tomcat
6 21 (0.64%) WebLogic
7 20 (0.61%) OpenStack
8 18 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (0.43%) WebSphere
10 13 (0.40%) SharePoint
11 12 (0.37%) JBoss
12 11 (0.34%) Mule ESB
13 10 (0.30%) Mule
13 10 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.24%) Jetty
14 8 (0.24%) MQSeries
15 7 (0.21%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.21%) CICS
16 6 (0.18%) Documentum
Applications
1 154 (4.70%) MS Excel
2 54 (1.65%) MS Office
3 17 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
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%) Mingle
5 12 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.37%) Eloqua
3 8 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.21%) Temenos T24
5 6 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.12%) Magento
6 4 (0.12%) VisionPLUS
6 4 (0.12%) Workday HCM
7 3 (0.091%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.030%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.030%) Maximo
8 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.030%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 1 (0.030%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.030%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.030%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 200 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (2.90%) GitHub
3 78 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 64 (1.95%) SaaS
5 47 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (0.73%) PaaS
7 24 (0.73%) Route 53
8 14 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
8 14 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
8 14 (0.43%) Amazon S3
8 14 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
9 13 (0.40%) IaaS
10 8 (0.24%) TestFlight
11 3 (0.091%) Heroku
12 2 (0.061%) Engine Yard
12 2 (0.061%) Force.com
12 2 (0.061%) Pure360
13 1 (0.030%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.030%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 106 (3.23%) HTTP
2 48 (1.46%) Internet
3 38 (1.16%) TCP/IP
4 25 (0.76%) Firewall
5 18 (0.55%) DNS
5 18 (0.55%) VoIP
6 17 (0.52%) HTTPS
7 10 (0.30%) IPv4
8 7 (0.21%) SSL
9 5 (0.15%) SAN
9 5 (0.15%) SSH
10 4 (0.12%) ATM
10 4 (0.12%) SMTP
11 2 (0.061%) Skype
11 2 (0.061%) VLAN
11 2 (0.061%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.061%) ZigBee
12 1 (0.030%) FlexRay
12 1 (0.030%) OpenFlow
12 1 (0.030%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (7.71%) SQL Server
2 162 (4.94%) MySQL
3 160 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 78 (2.38%) Big Data
5 68 (2.07%) Oracle Database
6 52 (1.59%) Hadoop
7 45 (1.37%) NoSQL
8 39 (1.19%) MongoDB
8 39 (1.19%) RDBMS
9 29 (0.88%) Data Mining
10 22 (0.67%) Redis
11 21 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
12 19 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
15 14 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
17 9 (0.27%) DB2
18 8 (0.24%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1504 (45.85%) Selenium
2 764 (23.29%) Cucumber
3 612 (18.66%) WebDriver
4 491 (14.97%) Jenkins
5 447 (13.63%) JIRA
6 402 (12.26%) Git (software)
7 356 (10.85%) SoapUI
8 286 (8.72%) HP UFT
9 283 (8.63%) JUnit
10 271 (8.26%) SpecFlow
11 234 (7.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 214 (6.52%) JMeter
13 178 (5.43%) Visual Studio
14 154 (4.70%) Subversion
15 153 (4.66%) Maven
16 150 (4.57%) TestNG
17 125 (3.81%) TeamCity
18 124 (3.78%) Appium
19 118 (3.60%) NUnit
20 117 (3.57%) Ranorex
General
1 823 (25.09%) Finance
2 206 (6.28%) Games
3 189 (5.76%) Retail
4 186 (5.67%) Banking
5 125 (3.81%) Telecoms
6 102 (3.11%) Marketing
7 68 (2.07%) Legal
8 63 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 54 (1.65%) Advertising
10 51 (1.55%) Back Office
11 46 (1.40%) Electronics
12 37 (1.13%) Publishing
13 32 (0.98%) Automotive
14 29 (0.88%) Investment Banking
15 24 (0.73%) Front Office
16 16 (0.49%) Financial Institution
17 13 (0.40%) Law
18 10 (0.30%) Aerospace
18 10 (0.30%) Retail Banking
19 7 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 726 (22.13%) Developer
2 707 (21.55%) Test Engineer
3 634 (19.33%) Analyst
4 574 (17.50%) Tester
5 555 (16.92%) Test Analyst
6 370 (11.28%) Test Automation Engineer
7 325 (9.91%) Automation Tester
8 320 (9.76%) QA Engineer
9 249 (7.59%) Developer in Test
10 197 (6.01%) QA Tester
11 193 (5.88%) QA Test Engineer
11 193 (5.88%) Test Leader
12 192 (5.85%) Automation Test Analyst
13 183 (5.58%) Senior Developer
14 179 (5.46%) Test Manager
15 151 (4.60%) Java Developer
16 149 (4.54%) QA Analyst
17 143 (4.36%) Automation Test Lead
18 136 (4.15%) Java Engineer
19 134 (4.09%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 600 (18.29%) .NET
2 416 (12.68%) HTML
3 344 (10.49%) XML
4 330 (10.06%) Web Services
5 314 (9.57%) SOAP
6 308 (9.39%) CSS
7 225 (6.86%) REST
8 170 (5.18%) AngularJS
9 149 (4.54%) HTML5
10 146 (4.45%) JSON
11 144 (4.39%) Gherkin
12 142 (4.33%) RESTful
13 133 (4.05%) Ajax
14 125 (3.81%) ASP.NET
15 119 (3.63%) Node.js
16 111 (3.38%) .NET Framework
17 108 (3.29%) Spring
18 107 (3.26%) jQuery
19 86 (2.62%) CSS3
20 51 (1.55%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 272 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
2 248 (7.56%) Computer Science
3 160 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 110 (3.35%) Client/Server
5 87 (2.65%) User Experience
6 69 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
7 63 (1.92%) Fintech
8 56 (1.71%) N-Tier
9 50 (1.52%) Virtual Team
10 36 (1.10%) Mathematics
11 35 (1.07%) Social Media
12 34 (1.04%) Data Integration
13 33 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 32 (0.98%) iPad
15 29 (0.88%) Digital Media
15 29 (0.88%) Online Games
16 27 (0.82%) Blog
17 26 (0.79%) Performance Metrics
18 25 (0.76%) Algorithms
19 24 (0.73%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 499 (15.21%) Linux
2 436 (13.29%) Windows
3 348 (10.61%) Unix
4 159 (4.85%) Android
5 151 (4.60%) Apple iOS
6 62 (1.89%) Solaris
7 46 (1.40%) Ubuntu
8 30 (0.91%) Mac OS X
9 29 (0.88%) Windows Server
10 14 (0.43%) AIX
10 14 (0.43%) Windows Phone
11 10 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
11 10 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.30%) Windows CE
12 9 (0.27%) HPUX
13 8 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.15%) CentOS
15 4 (0.12%) VMS
15 4 (0.12%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2247 (68.51%) Agile Software Development
2 869 (26.49%) BDD
3 776 (23.66%) TDD
4 761 (23.20%) Scrum
5 632 (19.27%) Continuous Integration
6 626 (19.09%) Software Testing
7 520 (15.85%) Test Scripting
8 493 (15.03%) Automated Testing
9 466 (14.21%) Software Engineering
10 453 (13.81%) Test Strategy
11 452 (13.78%) Automation Testing
12 408 (12.44%) SDLC
13 400 (12.20%) Functional Testing
14 383 (11.68%) Manual Testing
15 343 (10.46%) Non-Functional Testing
16 335 (10.21%) Performance Testing
17 308 (9.39%) Open Source
18 302 (9.21%) Mentoring
19 291 (8.87%) User Acceptance Testing
20 282 (8.60%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1274 (38.84%) Java
2 934 (28.48%) C#
3 912 (27.80%) SQL
4 558 (17.01%) JavaScript
5 540 (16.46%) Python
6 506 (15.43%) Ruby
7 181 (5.52%) Perl
8 167 (5.09%) C++
9 164 (5.00%) PHP
10 110 (3.35%) Scala
11 75 (2.29%) Bash Shell
11 75 (2.29%) C
11 75 (2.29%) VB
12 56 (1.71%) VB.NET
13 52 (1.59%) Groovy
14 51 (1.55%) PL/SQL
15 49 (1.49%) Shell Script
16 42 (1.28%) VBScript
17 29 (0.88%) Clojure
18 26 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 518 (15.79%) Degree
2 476 (14.51%) ISTQB
3 474 (14.45%) ISEB
4 227 (6.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 94 (2.87%) Security Cleared
6 46 (1.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 43 (1.31%) SC Cleared
8 27 (0.82%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (0.37%) PMI Certification
10 10 (0.30%) HNC
10 10 (0.30%) HND
11 9 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.15%) PMP
12 5 (0.15%) Sun Certification
13 4 (0.12%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.091%) CSQA
15 2 (0.061%) AWS Certification
15 2 (0.061%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1372 (41.83%) QA
2 104 (3.17%) SDET
3 23 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 20 (0.61%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.30%) ISO 14001
6 7 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.21%) Section 508
7 3 (0.091%) ISO 8583
7 3 (0.091%) ISO20022
8 2 (0.061%) SLA
9 1 (0.030%) EMIR
9 1 (0.030%) ISO13485
System Software
1 61 (1.86%) Docker
2 24 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.52%) Hyper-V
4 15 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (0.43%) VirtualBox
6 10 (0.30%) KVM
7 8 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 8 (0.24%) HDFS
8 5 (0.15%) iptables
9 3 (0.091%) Xen
10 2 (0.061%) Active Directory
11 1 (0.030%) Firmware
11 1 (0.030%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.030%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.030%) vSphere
11 1 (0.030%) XenApp
11 1 (0.030%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.030%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 106 (3.23%) Puppet
2 104 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
3 76 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
4 67 (2.04%) Ansible
5 17 (0.52%) Kubernetes
5 17 (0.52%) Nagios
6 14 (0.43%) Salt
6 14 (0.43%) Terraform
7 10 (0.30%) CA Service Virtualization
7 10 (0.30%) Kibana
8 8 (0.24%) Ambari
8 8 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (0.21%) Control-M
10 6 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 6 (0.18%) CA Wily
10 6 (0.18%) MOM
11 5 (0.15%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
12 3 (0.091%) Linux-HA
13 2 (0.061%) logstash
Vendors
1 396 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 264 (8.05%) Oracle
3 183 (5.58%) HP
4 75 (2.29%) Red Hat
5 72 (2.20%) SAP
6 63 (1.92%) ServiceNow
7 39 (1.19%) IBM
8 37 (1.13%) Sophos
9 28 (0.85%) VMware
10 24 (0.73%) Google
10 24 (0.73%) SaltStack
11 20 (0.61%) Atlassian
12 16 (0.49%) Cognizant
12 16 (0.49%) TIBCO
12 16 (0.49%) Xamarin
13 15 (0.46%) Apple
14 14 (0.43%) CA
15 12 (0.37%) Hitachi
15 12 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (0.37%) SOASTA, Inc
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Life assurance an
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Wiser Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £52000 per annum + +20% - 30% bonus & benefit package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Forgerock Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary, Benefits and Stock Options
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Morgan Mckinley
Salary: From £61,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £27,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: 32,000 to £42,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k - 40k + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
JWResource
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum plu benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + salary, bonus, options
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-55k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
Posted: 2 days ago