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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 203 255 292
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +37
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1692 1343 1048
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.54% 1.15% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.39% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1418 1121 887
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
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
92977 96911 88131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.84% 82.75% 81.01%
Number of salaries quoted 76104 78052 72123
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

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 30 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 30 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
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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 +48 1569 £50,000 +5.26% 194
London +48 740 £57,500 +9.52% 91
South East +13 291 £47,500 +11.76% 31
City of London +37 219 £62,500 +13.63% 18
South West +46 161 £42,500 +6.25% 12
East of England -5 95 £41,250 -0.60% 17
Surrey +8 90 £55,000 +22.22% 10
North West +41 83 £37,500 +10.05% 16
Yorkshire +34 83 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Hampshire +43 75 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Bristol +14 67 £42,500 -20.56% 2
West Yorkshire +33 65 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Leeds +35 60 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Manchester +52 59 £37,500 +29.31% 10
West Midlands +29 59 £39,000 -8.23% 3
Scotland +26 50 £35,000 -22.22% 4
East Midlands +21 48 £41,000 +17.14% 10
Berkshire +7 46 £52,500 +31.25% 9
Cambridgeshire +11 44 £46,250 +15.62% 9
Cambridge +8 41 £47,500 +18.75% 9
Wales +6 38 £35,000 - 2
Oxfordshire +23 37 £50,000 - 3
South Wales +1 37 £35,000 - 1
Dorset - 37 £67,500 - 2
Bournemouth - 36 £67,500 - 1
Birmingham +22 34 £39,000 -8.23%
Edinburgh +20 34 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Winchester +2 30 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Nottinghamshire +12 26 £40,000 +19.40% 6
Nottingham +12 26 £40,000 +19.40% 6

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 2144 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1466 (46.32%) Selenium
3 1345 (42.50%) QA
4 1310 (41.39%) Java
5 980 (30.96%) SQL
6 859 (27.14%) C#
7 812 (25.66%) Scrum
8 797 (25.18%) TDD
9 794 (25.09%) BDD
10 755 (23.85%) Finance
11 740 (23.38%) Continuous Integration
12 718 (22.69%) WebDriver
13 673 (21.26%) Cucumber
14 540 (17.06%) Software Testing
15 537 (16.97%) Test Scripting
16 533 (16.84%) Automated Testing
17 522 (16.49%) Degree
18 508 (16.05%) JavaScript
19 470 (14.85%) Python
20 459 (14.50%) .NET
21 437 (13.81%) Linux
22 429 (13.55%) HTML
23 426 (13.46%) Ruby
24 424 (13.40%) ISEB
25 417 (13.18%) Web Services
25 417 (13.18%) SDLC
26 412 (13.02%) Jenkins
27 411 (12.99%) ISTQB
28 395 (12.48%) Software Engineering
29 382 (12.07%) Windows

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (1.36%) WebLogic
2 39 (1.23%) CMS
2 39 (1.23%) Confluence
3 38 (1.20%) IIS
4 37 (1.17%) JBoss
5 36 (1.14%) Tomcat
6 34 (1.07%) Node.js
6 34 (1.07%) WebSphere
7 25 (0.79%) SharePoint
8 17 (0.54%) Apache
8 17 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
9 15 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
9 15 (0.47%) Umbraco
10 10 (0.32%) nginx
11 9 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (0.28%) CICS
12 8 (0.25%) Mule
12 8 (0.25%) Mule ESB
13 7 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 111 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 46 (1.45%) MS Office
3 6 (0.19%) MS Project
4 3 (0.095%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.032%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (0.85%) Temenos T24
1 27 (0.85%) Oracle Cash Management
2 20 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.25%) Workday HCM
5 6 (0.19%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.16%) Summit
7 4 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.095%) Magento
8 3 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.095%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.063%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.063%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.063%) AWD
9 2 (0.063%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.032%) VisionPLUS
10 1 (0.032%) BASE24
10 1 (0.032%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 80 (2.53%) SaaS
2 71 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.25%) Amazon S3
5 8 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.25%) GitHub
6 7 (0.22%) PaaS
7 5 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.13%) Heroku
8 4 (0.13%) Engine Yard
9 3 (0.095%) IaaS
9 3 (0.095%) Veeva
10 2 (0.063%) Route 53
10 2 (0.063%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.032%) Office 365
11 1 (0.032%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.032%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 103 (3.25%) Internet
2 84 (2.65%) HTTP
3 61 (1.93%) TCP/IP
4 30 (0.95%) DNS
5 18 (0.57%) VoIP
6 16 (0.51%) Firewall
7 15 (0.47%) LDAP
8 14 (0.44%) HTTPS
8 14 (0.44%) Wireshark
9 12 (0.38%) Unified Communications
9 12 (0.38%) Multicast
9 12 (0.38%) Wireless
9 12 (0.38%) ATM
10 10 (0.32%) VPN
10 10 (0.32%) SNMP
10 10 (0.32%) ICMP
10 10 (0.32%) SSL
11 9 (0.28%) FTP
12 8 (0.25%) IGMP
12 8 (0.25%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 152 (4.80%) Relational Database
3 147 (4.64%) MySQL
4 61 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
5 60 (1.90%) Oracle Database
6 56 (1.77%) Big Data
7 54 (1.71%) MongoDB
8 48 (1.52%) RDBMS
9 43 (1.36%) NoSQL
10 35 (1.11%) OLTP
11 25 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 25 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 24 (0.76%) DB2
13 22 (0.70%) Hadoop
14 18 (0.57%) Neo4j
15 17 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (0.51%) Hazelcast
17 14 (0.44%) Apache Hive
17 14 (0.44%) OLAP Cube
17 14 (0.44%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1466 (46.32%) Selenium
2 718 (22.69%) WebDriver
3 673 (21.26%) Cucumber
4 412 (13.02%) Jenkins
5 369 (11.66%) JIRA
6 332 (10.49%) JUnit
7 310 (9.79%) HP UFT
8 282 (8.91%) Git (software)
9 214 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 211 (6.67%) JMeter
11 173 (5.47%) NUnit
11 173 (5.47%) SpecFlow
12 170 (5.37%) Subversion
13 164 (5.18%) SoapUI
14 155 (4.90%) Maven
15 149 (4.71%) FitNesse
16 138 (4.36%) Visual Studio
17 135 (4.27%) TestNG
18 102 (3.22%) TeamCity
19 82 (2.59%) Eclipse
General
1 755 (23.85%) Finance
2 254 (8.03%) Banking
3 159 (5.02%) Retail
4 135 (4.27%) Telecoms
5 130 (4.11%) Games
6 95 (3.00%) Marketing
7 71 (2.24%) Financial Institution
8 69 (2.18%) Investment Banking
9 54 (1.71%) Back Office
10 42 (1.33%) Manufacturing
11 40 (1.26%) Electronics
12 31 (0.98%) Legal
13 26 (0.82%) Front Office
14 24 (0.76%) Publishing
15 21 (0.66%) Advertising
16 19 (0.60%) Automotive
16 19 (0.60%) Law
16 19 (0.60%) Retail Banking
17 18 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.35%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 709 (22.40%) Developer
2 673 (21.26%) Analyst
3 560 (17.69%) Test Analyst
4 533 (16.84%) Test Engineer
5 531 (16.78%) Tester
6 301 (9.51%) Automation Engineer
7 258 (8.15%) QA Engineer
8 238 (7.52%) Test Automation Engineer
9 232 (7.33%) Software Engineer
10 218 (6.89%) Automation Tester
11 155 (4.90%) Test Manager
12 150 (4.74%) QA Analyst
13 143 (4.52%) Software Tester
14 134 (4.23%) Java Developer
14 134 (4.23%) Senior Developer
15 117 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
16 112 (3.54%) Test Leader
17 106 (3.35%) Automation Analyst
18 98 (3.10%) AWS Developer
19 89 (2.81%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 459 (14.50%) .NET
2 429 (13.55%) HTML
3 417 (13.18%) Web Services
4 368 (11.63%) XML
5 253 (7.99%) CSS
6 209 (6.60%) REST
7 195 (6.16%) SOAP
8 185 (5.85%) ASP.NET
9 158 (4.99%) RESTful
10 147 (4.64%) HTML5
11 137 (4.33%) Gherkin
12 124 (3.92%) jQuery
13 123 (3.89%) Spring
14 112 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC
14 112 (3.54%) AngularJS
15 97 (3.06%) .NET Framework
16 79 (2.50%) JSON
17 70 (2.21%) Ajax
18 69 (2.18%) Middleware
19 65 (2.05%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 241 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
2 229 (7.24%) Computer Science
3 197 (6.22%) Mobile App
4 97 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 92 (2.91%) Client/Server
6 87 (2.75%) User Experience
7 59 (1.86%) Equities
8 56 (1.77%) N-Tier
9 54 (1.71%) DTV
10 49 (1.55%) Algorithms
11 48 (1.52%) Mathematics
12 45 (1.42%) Fixed Income
12 45 (1.42%) Derivative
13 38 (1.20%) Blog
14 32 (1.01%) Data Integration
15 31 (0.98%) iPhone
15 31 (0.98%) iPad
16 26 (0.82%) Xbox
17 23 (0.73%) Data Structures
18 22 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 437 (13.81%) Linux
2 382 (12.07%) Windows
3 318 (10.05%) UNIX
4 222 (7.01%) Apple iOS
5 201 (6.35%) Android
6 39 (1.23%) Windows 8
7 31 (0.98%) Windows Phone
8 26 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
9 14 (0.44%) Ubuntu
9 14 (0.44%) Solaris
10 13 (0.41%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.25%) VMS
12 4 (0.13%) Windows CE
13 3 (0.095%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.095%) Windows Phone 8
13 3 (0.095%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.063%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.063%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.063%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.032%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2144 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 812 (25.66%) Scrum
3 797 (25.18%) TDD
4 794 (25.09%) BDD
5 740 (23.38%) Continuous Integration
6 540 (17.06%) Software Testing
7 537 (16.97%) Test Scripting
8 533 (16.84%) Automated Testing
9 417 (13.18%) SDLC
10 395 (12.48%) Software Engineering
11 372 (11.75%) Test Strategy
12 356 (11.25%) OO
13 351 (11.09%) Automation Testing
14 330 (10.43%) Manual Testing
15 327 (10.33%) E-Commerce
16 322 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
17 307 (9.70%) Open Source
18 291 (9.19%) Performance Testing
19 266 (8.40%) Test Management
20 265 (8.37%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1310 (41.39%) Java
2 980 (30.96%) SQL
3 859 (27.14%) C#
4 508 (16.05%) JavaScript
5 470 (14.85%) Python
6 426 (13.46%) Ruby
7 218 (6.89%) C++
8 193 (6.10%) PHP
9 159 (5.02%) Perl
10 134 (4.23%) C
11 97 (3.06%) T-SQL
12 95 (3.00%) Groovy
13 73 (2.31%) Bash Shell
14 55 (1.74%) VBScript
15 53 (1.67%) VB
16 39 (1.23%) PL/SQL
16 39 (1.23%) Shell Script
17 37 (1.17%) Scala
18 22 (0.70%) PowerShell
19 21 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 522 (16.49%) Degree
2 424 (13.40%) ISEB
3 411 (12.99%) ISTQB
4 180 (5.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 84 (2.65%) Security Cleared
6 54 (1.71%) SC Cleared
7 24 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 23 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (0.51%) HND
10 12 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 11 (0.35%) PhD
12 5 (0.16%) MCP
12 5 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.13%) HNC
14 3 (0.095%) Siebel Certification
14 3 (0.095%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.095%) PMP
14 3 (0.095%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.063%) MBA
15 2 (0.063%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1345 (42.50%) QA
2 10 (0.32%) SLA
3 8 (0.25%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.16%) EMIR
5 5 (0.16%) WAI
6 3 (0.095%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.095%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.032%) COBIT
7 1 (0.032%) MiFID
7 1 (0.032%) JTAG
7 1 (0.032%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.032%) Solvency II
System Software
1 36 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.35%) Hyper-V
2 11 (0.35%) Docker
3 9 (0.28%) RACF
3 9 (0.28%) VMware ESX
4 7 (0.22%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
6 4 (0.13%) HDFS
7 3 (0.095%) Xen
7 3 (0.095%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.095%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.063%) Firmware
9 1 (0.032%) NDS
Systems Management
1 164 (5.18%) HP Quality Center
2 49 (1.55%) Puppet
2 49 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (0.82%) Ansible
4 18 (0.57%) Vagrant
5 11 (0.35%) Capistrano
6 9 (0.28%) WMI
6 9 (0.28%) CA Endevor
7 7 (0.22%) Oozie
8 6 (0.19%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (0.19%) Oracle Flashback
9 4 (0.13%) SCCM
10 3 (0.095%) Nmap
10 3 (0.095%) Nagios
11 2 (0.063%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (0.063%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.063%) Iperf
12 1 (0.032%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 280 (8.85%) Oracle
2 272 (8.59%) Microsoft
3 133 (4.20%) HP
4 93 (2.94%) IBM
5 64 (2.02%) Google
6 47 (1.48%) VMware
6 47 (1.48%) SAP
7 31 (0.98%) Red Hat
8 30 (0.95%) Green Hat
9 27 (0.85%) Perforce
10 26 (0.82%) Apple
10 26 (0.82%) WorldPay
11 25 (0.79%) Facebook
12 23 (0.73%) Atlassian
13 22 (0.70%) Xamarin
13 22 (0.70%) ForgeRock
14 21 (0.66%) Informatica
15 18 (0.57%) Terracotta
16 17 (0.54%) Cognizant
17 11 (0.35%) F5
Central London / West End
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £48000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Screwfix
Posted: 5 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Ilchester, Somerset
Screwfix
Salary: Competitive + pension + more
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Premier IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Extensive bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits (share options,
Posted: 10 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cornwall
itecopeople
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + pension
Posted: Yesterday