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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 213 247 303
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +56
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1595 1401 968
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.44% 1.19% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.43% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1322 1164 829
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
93605 97685 87746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.58% 82.72% 80.80%
Number of salaries quoted 76475 79074 72329
Average salary £50,000 £48,558 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.96% +6.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +29 1460 £47,500 - 198
London +12 683 £55,000 +10.00% 88
South East +5 268 £47,500 +11.76% 37
City of London +2 183 £60,000 +14.28% 23
South West +36 142 £42,500 +6.25% 18
East of England +4 107 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Yorkshire +38 84 £36,250 -0.68% 4
North West +42 74 £37,500 +7.14% 17
Surrey -23 72 £55,000 +22.22% 16
Bristol +1 64 £42,500 +8.28% 6
West Yorkshire +28 63 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Hampshire +24 63 £45,000 +20.00% 9
Leeds +34 56 £39,000 +14.70% 4
Cambridgeshire -3 54 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Scotland +12 52 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Cambridge +10 50 £46,250 +15.62% 10
Berkshire -12 48 £52,500 +40.00% 5
Manchester +38 46 £37,500 +29.31% 12
East Midlands +23 44 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Oxfordshire +26 43 £47,500 -5.00% 1
West Midlands +10 42 £41,000 -0.60% 7
South Wales +13 41 £35,000 -4.76% 2
Wales +4 41 £35,000 - 3
Edinburgh +17 33 £36,500 -18.88% 4
Dorset - 29 £57,500 - 6
Bournemouth - 28 £57,500 - 6
Nottinghamshire +20 27 £40,000 +19.40% 3
Nottingham +15 27 £40,000 +19.40% 3
Gloucestershire -2 27 £43,750 +25.00% 2
Hertfordshire +26 26 £38,750 -29.54% 3

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2129 (68.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1443 (46.16%) Selenium
3 1344 (42.99%) QA
4 1294 (41.39%) Java
5 992 (31.73%) SQL
6 831 (26.58%) Scrum
7 816 (26.10%) C#
8 799 (25.56%) TDD
9 773 (24.73%) BDD
10 740 (23.67%) Finance
11 718 (22.97%) WebDriver
12 710 (22.71%) Continuous Integration
13 649 (20.76%) Cucumber
14 562 (17.98%) Test Scripting
15 544 (17.40%) Software Testing
15 544 (17.40%) Degree
16 538 (17.21%) JavaScript
16 538 (17.21%) Automated Testing
17 464 (14.84%) ISEB
18 455 (14.56%) .NET
19 452 (14.46%) Python
20 448 (14.33%) HTML
21 422 (13.50%) Linux
22 420 (13.44%) ISTQB
23 411 (13.15%) Software Engineering
24 408 (13.05%) Web Services
25 407 (13.02%) SDLC
26 403 (12.89%) Ruby
27 401 (12.83%) Jenkins
28 391 (12.51%) XML

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (1.38%) Confluence
2 42 (1.34%) CMS
3 41 (1.31%) IIS
4 40 (1.28%) Node.js
5 39 (1.25%) WebSphere
6 36 (1.15%) WebLogic
7 35 (1.12%) JBoss
8 30 (0.96%) SharePoint
9 29 (0.93%) Tomcat
10 23 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
11 21 (0.67%) Apache
12 17 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
13 15 (0.48%) Umbraco
14 12 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
15 9 (0.29%) CICS
15 9 (0.29%) nginx
16 8 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
17 7 (0.22%) Mule
18 6 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
18 6 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 119 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 56 (1.79%) MS Office
3 8 (0.26%) MS Project
4 4 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.096%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 21 (0.67%) Temenos T24
1 21 (0.67%) Oracle Cash Management
2 13 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
4 9 (0.29%) Summit
4 9 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
5 7 (0.22%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.22%) Workday HCM
6 4 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.13%) Magento
7 3 (0.096%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.096%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.096%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.096%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.064%) AWD
9 1 (0.032%) BASE24
9 1 (0.032%) Endur
9 1 (0.032%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 78 (2.50%) SaaS
2 66 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (0.35%) GitHub
6 9 (0.29%) Amazon S3
6 9 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (0.26%) PaaS
8 6 (0.19%) Heroku
8 6 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.13%) Engine Yard
10 4 (0.13%) IaaS
11 3 (0.096%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.096%) Route 53
11 3 (0.096%) Veeva
12 2 (0.064%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.032%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.032%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 106 (3.39%) Internet
2 87 (2.78%) HTTP
3 64 (2.05%) TCP/IP
4 34 (1.09%) DNS
5 18 (0.58%) VoIP
6 17 (0.54%) Firewall
6 17 (0.54%) Wireless
7 15 (0.48%) Multicast
8 13 (0.42%) SNMP
9 12 (0.38%) LDAP
9 12 (0.38%) ATM
9 12 (0.38%) HTTPS
10 11 (0.35%) ICMP
10 11 (0.35%) IGMP
10 11 (0.35%) RTSP
10 11 (0.35%) Unicast
11 10 (0.32%) Wireshark
11 10 (0.32%) Unified Communications
11 10 (0.32%) SSL
12 9 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 150 (4.80%) MySQL
3 132 (4.22%) Relational Database
4 66 (2.11%) MongoDB
5 64 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
6 53 (1.70%) NoSQL
7 51 (1.63%) Oracle Database
8 46 (1.47%) Big Data
9 38 (1.22%) RDBMS
10 31 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 29 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 26 (0.83%) OLTP
13 23 (0.74%) DB2
14 22 (0.70%) Hadoop
15 17 (0.54%) Neo4j
15 17 (0.54%) Hazelcast
16 15 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
17 14 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
17 14 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (0.45%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1443 (46.16%) Selenium
2 718 (22.97%) WebDriver
3 649 (20.76%) Cucumber
4 401 (12.83%) Jenkins
5 364 (11.64%) JIRA
6 341 (10.91%) HP UFT
7 300 (9.60%) JUnit
8 264 (8.45%) Git (software)
9 220 (7.04%) JMeter
10 203 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 162 (5.18%) Subversion
12 158 (5.05%) SoapUI
13 152 (4.86%) SpecFlow
14 149 (4.77%) Maven
15 148 (4.73%) NUnit
16 146 (4.67%) TestNG
17 120 (3.84%) FitNesse
17 120 (3.84%) Visual Studio
18 100 (3.20%) TeamCity
19 87 (2.78%) Calabash
General
1 740 (23.67%) Finance
2 241 (7.71%) Banking
3 175 (5.60%) Retail
4 126 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 124 (3.97%) Games
6 95 (3.04%) Marketing
7 68 (2.18%) Financial Institution
8 61 (1.95%) Back Office
9 58 (1.86%) Investment Banking
10 34 (1.09%) Legal
10 34 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 30 (0.96%) Electronics
12 27 (0.86%) Advertising
13 21 (0.67%) Publishing
14 19 (0.61%) Front Office
14 19 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
14 19 (0.61%) Retail Banking
15 18 (0.58%) Law
16 17 (0.54%) Online Betting
17 14 (0.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 714 (22.84%) Analyst
2 671 (21.47%) Developer
3 596 (19.07%) Test Analyst
4 540 (17.27%) Tester
5 503 (16.09%) Test Engineer
6 277 (8.86%) Automation Engineer
7 263 (8.41%) QA Engineer
8 254 (8.13%) Software Engineer
9 217 (6.94%) Test Automation Engineer
10 212 (6.78%) Automation Tester
11 160 (5.12%) Test Manager
12 148 (4.73%) Software Tester
13 138 (4.41%) QA Analyst
14 134 (4.29%) Java Developer
15 125 (4.00%) Senior Developer
16 113 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
17 110 (3.52%) Automation Analyst
18 104 (3.33%) Test Leader
19 94 (3.01%) Software Test Engineer
20 91 (2.91%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 455 (14.56%) .NET
2 448 (14.33%) HTML
3 408 (13.05%) Web Services
4 391 (12.51%) XML
5 255 (8.16%) CSS
6 181 (5.79%) ASP.NET
7 177 (5.66%) REST
8 167 (5.34%) RESTful
9 165 (5.28%) SOAP
10 140 (4.48%) HTML5
11 138 (4.41%) Gherkin
12 123 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC
13 118 (3.77%) Spring
14 115 (3.68%) jQuery
15 112 (3.58%) AngularJS
16 103 (3.29%) .NET Framework
17 91 (2.91%) JSON
18 76 (2.43%) WCF
19 74 (2.37%) Ajax
20 67 (2.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 246 (7.87%) Computer Science
2 219 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
3 204 (6.53%) Mobile App
4 79 (2.53%) Client/Server
5 78 (2.50%) User Experience
6 75 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 51 (1.63%) N-Tier
8 49 (1.57%) DTV
8 49 (1.57%) Mathematics
8 49 (1.57%) Algorithms
9 45 (1.44%) Blog
9 45 (1.44%) Equities
10 37 (1.18%) Derivative
11 34 (1.09%) Management Information System
12 33 (1.06%) Fixed Income
13 30 (0.96%) Data Integration
14 28 (0.90%) iPhone
15 24 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
15 24 (0.77%) iPad
15 24 (0.77%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 422 (13.50%) Linux
2 365 (11.68%) Windows
3 316 (10.11%) UNIX
4 235 (7.52%) Apple iOS
5 212 (6.78%) Android
6 33 (1.06%) Windows Phone
7 22 (0.70%) Windows 8
7 22 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
8 19 (0.61%) Solaris
9 10 (0.32%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.26%) VMS
11 6 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
12 5 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.16%) Windows CE
13 4 (0.13%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.096%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.096%) AIX
14 3 (0.096%) HPUX
15 2 (0.064%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.064%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2129 (68.11%) Agile Software Development
2 831 (26.58%) Scrum
3 799 (25.56%) TDD
4 773 (24.73%) BDD
5 710 (22.71%) Continuous Integration
6 562 (17.98%) Test Scripting
7 544 (17.40%) Software Testing
8 538 (17.21%) Automated Testing
9 411 (13.15%) Software Engineering
10 407 (13.02%) SDLC
11 362 (11.58%) Test Strategy
12 347 (11.10%) Automation Testing
13 339 (10.84%) User Acceptance Testing
14 335 (10.72%) Manual Testing
15 317 (10.14%) OO
16 309 (9.88%) E-Commerce
17 304 (9.72%) Open Source
18 295 (9.44%) Performance Testing
19 287 (9.18%) Test Management
20 275 (8.80%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1294 (41.39%) Java
2 992 (31.73%) SQL
3 816 (26.10%) C#
4 538 (17.21%) JavaScript
5 452 (14.46%) Python
6 403 (12.89%) Ruby
7 226 (7.23%) C++
8 190 (6.08%) PHP
9 168 (5.37%) Perl
10 135 (4.32%) C
11 89 (2.85%) T-SQL
12 84 (2.69%) Groovy
13 73 (2.34%) Bash Shell
14 56 (1.79%) VBScript
14 56 (1.79%) VB
15 47 (1.50%) Shell Script
16 43 (1.38%) PL/SQL
16 43 (1.38%) Scala
17 23 (0.74%) XPath
18 21 (0.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 544 (17.40%) Degree
2 464 (14.84%) ISEB
3 420 (13.44%) ISTQB
4 186 (5.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 55 (1.76%) Security Cleared
6 31 (0.99%) SC Cleared
7 17 (0.54%) DV Cleared
7 17 (0.54%) HND
8 16 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 14 (0.45%) PhD
10 9 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.16%) MCP
12 5 (0.16%) HNC
13 4 (0.13%) Sun Certification
14 3 (0.096%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.096%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.096%) Siebel Certification
15 2 (0.064%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.064%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1344 (42.99%) QA
2 13 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.32%) SLA
4 7 (0.22%) ISO 14001
5 5 (0.16%) WAI
6 3 (0.096%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.096%) EMIR
6 3 (0.096%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.032%) COBIT
7 1 (0.032%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.032%) JTAG
7 1 (0.032%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.032%) Solvency II
System Software
1 39 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.35%) Hyper-V
2 11 (0.35%) Docker
3 9 (0.29%) RACF
4 8 (0.26%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.22%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.19%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.13%) HDFS
8 3 (0.096%) Oracle Clusterware
8 3 (0.096%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.096%) Xen
8 3 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.064%) Firmware
10 1 (0.032%) NDS
Systems Management
1 176 (5.63%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (1.34%) Puppet
3 32 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (0.54%) Vagrant
5 13 (0.42%) Ansible
6 10 (0.32%) Capistrano
7 9 (0.29%) CA Endevor
8 8 (0.26%) WMI
9 7 (0.22%) Oozie
10 4 (0.13%) SCCM
11 3 (0.096%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.096%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.096%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.096%) Nmap
11 3 (0.096%) Oracle Flashback
12 2 (0.064%) Iperf
12 2 (0.064%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.064%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 1 (0.032%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.032%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 280 (8.96%) Microsoft
2 273 (8.73%) Oracle
3 145 (4.64%) HP
4 92 (2.94%) IBM
5 72 (2.30%) Google
6 46 (1.47%) VMware
7 33 (1.06%) SAP
8 28 (0.90%) Green Hat
9 27 (0.86%) Perforce
10 25 (0.80%) Facebook
10 25 (0.80%) WorldPay
11 24 (0.77%) ForgeRock
12 23 (0.74%) Red Hat
13 22 (0.70%) Atlassian
14 21 (0.67%) Informatica
15 19 (0.61%) Xamarin
16 17 (0.54%) Terracotta
17 14 (0.45%) Cognizant
18 12 (0.38%) Apple
18 12 (0.38%) TIBCO
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + car
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum Pension, Bonus, Life, Health etc
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum 12% Bonus, Pension, Life Assurance,
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + 25 days holiday,pension, health+
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Health & Life Cover,
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
JPS Selection
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 18 hours ago