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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 247 273 312
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +39
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1319 1073 974
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 1.01% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.24% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1064 894 804
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
93849 86638 91621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.98% 81.20% 79.06%
Number of salaries quoted 74909 71197 77439
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014 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 19 September 2014. 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 +34 1252 £45,000 -5.26% 137
London -15 590 £52,500 - 46
South East +80 316 £42,500 -5.55% 41
City of London -25 169 £57,500 +9.52% 18
East of England -7 89 £45,000 - 7
Surrey +56 83 £46,250 -11.90% 14
South West -5 79 £39,750 +13.57% 17
Yorkshire -24 61 £35,000 +2.94% 6
Berkshire +6 58 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Hampshire +31 56 £42,500 -10.52% 6
North West -11 48 £32,500 +1.56% 7
Buckinghamshire +35 39 £34,950 -9.80% 5
Oxfordshire +30 38 £50,000 +44.92% 5
Bristol -2 35 £40,000 +6.66% 4
East Midlands +13 33 £38,000 +20.63% 4
Cambridgeshire +24 31 £42,500 +2.40% 4
Cambridge +18 31 £42,500 +3.03% 4
Scotland -11 31 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Winchester - 31 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands -5 29 £50,000 +49.25% 4
West Yorkshire -52 29 £36,500 +7.35% 1
Oxford +28 26 £50,000 - 2
Hertfordshire -16 25 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Essex +22 24 £44,250 -4.83% 1
Leeds -51 22 £36,250 +6.61% 1
North Yorkshire -4 21 £32,500 - 2
West Sussex -6 21 £40,000 -4.76% 3
Reigate -12 20 £42,500 - 1
Crawley +17 19 £40,000 -9.09% 1
Manchester -4 19 £27,500 -26.66% 1

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1743 (62.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1206 (43.10%) Selenium
3 1172 (41.89%) QA
4 1046 (37.38%) Java
5 933 (33.35%) SQL
6 690 (24.66%) C#
7 675 (24.12%) TDD
8 658 (23.52%) Finance
9 655 (23.41%) BDD
10 579 (20.69%) Test Scripting
11 578 (20.66%) Scrum
12 576 (20.59%) Degree
13 545 (19.48%) WebDriver
14 517 (18.48%) ISEB
15 513 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
16 502 (17.94%) Software Testing
17 488 (17.44%) Automated Testing
18 474 (16.94%) .NET
19 419 (14.97%) QuickTest Pro
20 407 (14.55%) Cucumber
21 402 (14.37%) Test Strategy
22 396 (14.15%) Regression Testing
23 373 (13.33%) Web Services
24 369 (13.19%) JavaScript
25 367 (13.12%) Software Engineering
26 356 (12.72%) JIRA
27 353 (12.62%) ISTQB
28 352 (12.58%) HP Quality Center
29 339 (12.12%) Automation Testing
30 327 (11.69%) XML

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 53 (1.89%) Confluence
2 50 (1.79%) Tomcat
3 45 (1.61%) IIS
4 42 (1.50%) WebLogic
4 42 (1.50%) Node.js
5 32 (1.14%) WebSphere
6 27 (0.96%) Apache
7 20 (0.71%) SharePoint
8 18 (0.64%) CMS
9 13 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (0.43%) WorkSite
11 11 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
12 10 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (0.29%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.21%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.21%) Mule
16 5 (0.18%) Drupal
16 5 (0.18%) Alfresco
16 5 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 122 (4.36%) MS Excel
2 83 (2.97%) MS Office
3 6 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.036%) MS Project
4 1 (0.036%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (0.93%) Endur
2 10 (0.36%) Magento
3 9 (0.32%) JDE OneWorld
4 8 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
6 6 (0.21%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.036%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.036%) Summit
9 1 (0.036%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 48 (1.72%) SaaS
2 40 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (0.75%) Basecamp
5 13 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.36%) AWS Data Pipeline
7 5 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.036%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.036%) Trello
9 1 (0.036%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.036%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 107 (3.82%) HTTP
2 66 (2.36%) Internet
3 32 (1.14%) TCP/IP
4 29 (1.04%) MPLS
4 29 (1.04%) BGP
5 19 (0.68%) WAN
5 19 (0.68%) LAN
6 15 (0.54%) Broadband
7 12 (0.43%) Wireless
8 7 (0.25%) Intranet
8 7 (0.25%) HTTPS
8 7 (0.25%) SSL
9 6 (0.21%) Firewall
9 6 (0.21%) SAN
10 5 (0.18%) DNS
10 5 (0.18%) DVB
10 5 (0.18%) LTE
11 4 (0.14%) NAS
11 4 (0.14%) iSCSI
11 4 (0.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 107 (3.82%) MySQL
3 72 (2.57%) Big Data
4 50 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 49 (1.75%) MongoDB
6 48 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 46 (1.64%) NoSQL
8 37 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
9 33 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
11 22 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 22 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
12 19 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
13 17 (0.61%) Hazelcast
14 12 (0.43%) Redis
14 12 (0.43%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.36%) InterSystems Cache
16 8 (0.29%) QlikView
16 8 (0.29%) BusinessObjects XI
16 8 (0.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1206 (43.10%) Selenium
2 545 (19.48%) WebDriver
3 419 (14.97%) QuickTest Pro
4 407 (14.55%) Cucumber
5 356 (12.72%) JIRA
6 315 (11.26%) Jenkins
7 307 (10.97%) JUnit
8 216 (7.72%) SoapUI
9 197 (7.04%) Git (software)
10 196 (7.01%) JMeter
11 162 (5.79%) Visual Studio
12 153 (5.47%) SpecFlow
13 137 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
14 135 (4.82%) TestNG
15 125 (4.47%) Subversion
16 120 (4.29%) TeamCity
17 116 (4.15%) NUnit
18 113 (4.04%) Maven
19 108 (3.86%) Hudson
20 107 (3.82%) Calabash
General
1 658 (23.52%) Finance
2 176 (6.29%) Retail
3 162 (5.79%) Banking
4 115 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 114 (4.07%) Games
6 78 (2.79%) Marketing
7 54 (1.93%) Investment Banking
8 41 (1.47%) Front Office
9 39 (1.39%) Legal
10 36 (1.29%) Publishing
11 34 (1.22%) Law
11 34 (1.22%) Electronics
12 32 (1.14%) Manufacturing
13 31 (1.11%) Back Office
14 26 (0.93%) Advertising
15 17 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.43%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.36%) Financial Institution
18 8 (0.29%) Automotive
18 8 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 585 (20.91%) Analyst
2 559 (19.98%) Tester
3 519 (18.55%) Test Engineer
4 483 (17.26%) Test Analyst
5 481 (17.19%) Developer
6 312 (11.15%) Automation Engineer
7 271 (9.69%) QA Engineer
8 196 (7.01%) Software Engineer
9 167 (5.97%) Automation Tester
10 163 (5.83%) Test Manager
11 159 (5.68%) QA Analyst
12 149 (5.33%) Test Automation Engineer
13 132 (4.72%) QA Tester
14 124 (4.43%) Automation Analyst
14 124 (4.43%) QA Automation Engineer
15 108 (3.86%) Test Leader
16 107 (3.82%) Software Tester
17 96 (3.43%) Senior Analyst
18 93 (3.32%) Senior Test Engineer
18 93 (3.32%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 474 (16.94%) .NET
2 373 (13.33%) Web Services
3 327 (11.69%) XML
4 300 (10.72%) HTML
5 176 (6.29%) CSS
6 175 (6.25%) SOAP
7 153 (5.47%) RESTful
8 145 (5.18%) REST
9 124 (4.43%) Gherkin
10 115 (4.11%) .NET Framework
11 112 (4.00%) ASP.NET
12 104 (3.72%) jQuery
13 103 (3.68%) JSON
14 98 (3.50%) HTML5
15 81 (2.89%) Spring
16 68 (2.43%) J2EE
17 67 (2.39%) ASP.NET MVC
18 57 (2.04%) CSS3
18 57 (2.04%) Ajax
19 55 (1.97%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 292 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
2 263 (9.40%) Computer Science
3 260 (9.29%) Open Source
4 218 (7.79%) Mobile App
5 95 (3.40%) Mathematics
6 93 (3.32%) User Experience
7 69 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
8 59 (2.11%) Client/Server
9 46 (1.64%) Management Information System
10 45 (1.61%) Blog
11 42 (1.50%) Inversion of Control
12 40 (1.43%) N-Tier
13 38 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 37 (1.32%) Derivative
15 36 (1.29%) Visualisation
16 32 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
17 29 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
18 26 (0.93%) Blackberry
19 25 (0.89%) Video on Demand
19 25 (0.89%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 321 (11.47%) Linux
2 310 (11.08%) Windows
3 246 (8.79%) UNIX
4 191 (6.83%) Apple iOS
5 157 (5.61%) Android
6 33 (1.18%) Windows XP
6 33 (1.18%) Windows 7
7 32 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.46%) Solaris
10 11 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
10 11 (0.39%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.29%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.18%) Windows NT
12 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.071%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.071%) VMS
13 2 (0.071%) AIX
14 1 (0.036%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1743 (62.29%) Agile Software Development
2 675 (24.12%) TDD
3 655 (23.41%) BDD
4 579 (20.69%) Test Scripting
5 578 (20.66%) Scrum
6 513 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
7 502 (17.94%) Software Testing
8 488 (17.44%) Automated Testing
9 402 (14.37%) Test Strategy
10 396 (14.15%) Regression Testing
11 367 (13.12%) Software Engineering
12 339 (12.12%) Automation Testing
13 297 (10.61%) Performance Testing
14 288 (10.29%) Manual Testing
15 283 (10.11%) E-Commerce
16 282 (10.08%) Test Management
17 235 (8.40%) Mentoring
18 222 (7.93%) OO
19 204 (7.29%) User Acceptance Testing
20 203 (7.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1046 (37.38%) Java
2 933 (33.35%) SQL
3 690 (24.66%) C#
4 369 (13.19%) JavaScript
5 290 (10.36%) Python
6 254 (9.08%) Ruby
7 217 (7.76%) C++
8 185 (6.61%) Perl
9 169 (6.04%) PHP
10 102 (3.65%) VBScript
11 80 (2.86%) VB
12 78 (2.79%) Groovy
13 74 (2.64%) C
14 69 (2.47%) Shell Script
15 65 (2.32%) PowerShell
16 56 (2.00%) Bash Shell
17 51 (1.82%) T-SQL
18 48 (1.72%) Scala
19 34 (1.22%) Tcl
20 31 (1.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 576 (20.59%) Degree
2 517 (18.48%) ISEB
3 353 (12.62%) ISTQB
4 156 (5.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 120 (4.29%) Security Cleared
6 67 (2.39%) SC Cleared
7 35 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 23 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (0.64%) CCNP
10 17 (0.61%) CISSP
10 17 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
11 14 (0.50%) CCIP
11 14 (0.50%) DV Cleared
12 11 (0.39%) PhD
12 11 (0.39%) CISM
13 8 (0.29%) HND
14 7 (0.25%) Brainbench
15 6 (0.21%) Sun Certification
16 5 (0.18%) PMI Certification
17 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1172 (41.89%) QA
2 15 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.39%) TickIT
5 3 (0.11%) JTAG
5 3 (0.11%) COBIT
6 2 (0.071%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.071%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 2 (0.071%) SLA
7 1 (0.036%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.036%) Section 508
7 1 (0.036%) EMIR
7 1 (0.036%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 45 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.32%) XenDesktop
4 9 (0.32%) VMware ESX
4 9 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (0.25%) XenApp
5 7 (0.25%) KVM
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.071%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.071%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.036%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 352 (12.58%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.43%) Netcool
2 12 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (0.39%) SCCM
3 11 (0.39%) Puppet
4 7 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.071%) Control-M
6 2 (0.071%) WebInspect
6 2 (0.071%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.036%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.036%) Ansible
7 1 (0.036%) logstash
7 1 (0.036%) Kibana
7 1 (0.036%) Graylog2
7 1 (0.036%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.036%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 313 (11.19%) Microsoft
2 249 (8.90%) HP
3 222 (7.93%) Oracle
4 50 (1.79%) VMware
5 37 (1.32%) Facebook
6 36 (1.29%) Citrix
7 33 (1.18%) SAP
8 29 (1.04%) Telerik
9 25 (0.89%) Cisco
9 25 (0.89%) Adobe
10 24 (0.86%) OpenLink
10 24 (0.86%) Twitter
11 20 (0.71%) Green Hat
12 18 (0.64%) Teradata
12 18 (0.64%) Business Objects
13 15 (0.54%) IBM
13 15 (0.54%) JBoss
13 15 (0.54%) NetApp
14 14 (0.50%) Red Hat
15 13 (0.46%) Fujitsu
Chessington, Surrey
TRG
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
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Kyna Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum Benefits
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Intapeople
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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The F10 Group
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + See job spec
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Salary: £40000 Per Annum
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Negotiable dependant on Experience
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum plus outstanding package
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £37,000 to £60,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum plus competitive package
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Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago