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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 219 237 281
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +44
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1563 1425 1140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.54% 1.34% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.57% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1306 1209 839
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
87935 90766 89428
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.82% 85.27% 84.97%
Number of salaries quoted 72987 74501 71137
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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 +23 1469 £47,500 +5.55% 205
London +19 679 £55,000 +10.00% 93
South East -32 252 £45,000 +6.50% 30
Yorkshire +28 127 £40,000 +14.28% 18
East of England -1 107 £40,000 -11.11% 12
West Yorkshire +39 106 £36,250 +3.57% 11
South West 0 106 £42,500 +2.40% 18
City of London -25 100 £57,500 +4.54% 23
Leeds +42 96 £35,000 - 9
North West +70 93 £40,000 +23.07% 15
Hampshire +32 75 £42,500 +30.76% 8
Surrey -23 74 £45,000 - 9
Bristol +1 67 £42,500 - 10
Manchester +48 60 £40,000 +33.33% 7
West Midlands -6 59 £47,500 +31.03% 9
Berkshire -49 46 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Hertfordshire +18 43 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Cambridgeshire -10 43 £38,500 -9.41% 6
Scotland +1 38 £35,000 -7.89% 6
Cambridge -18 37 £38,500 -9.41% 4
Cheshire +48 36 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Oxfordshire +30 34 £58,000 +16.00% 3
Birmingham +4 31 £43,750 +16.66% 3
Winchester +14 30 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Glasgow +2 30 £35,000 -30.00% 3
Reading -7 28 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Edinburgh +11 24 £35,000 -6.66% 3
South Wales +22 23 £48,500 +10.85% 2
Wales +20 23 £48,500 +10.85% 2
Cardiff - 19 £48,500 - 1

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2262 (68.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1527 (46.44%) Selenium
3 1442 (43.86%) QA
4 1392 (42.34%) Java
5 1017 (30.93%) C#
6 974 (29.62%) SQL
7 860 (26.16%) BDD
8 785 (23.87%) Scrum
9 774 (23.54%) TDD
10 764 (23.24%) Continuous Integration
11 701 (21.32%) Finance
12 688 (20.92%) Cucumber
13 677 (20.59%) WebDriver
14 670 (20.38%) Test Scripting
15 587 (17.85%) Degree
16 578 (17.58%) Software Testing
17 550 (16.73%) .NET
18 544 (16.55%) Automated Testing
19 510 (15.51%) ISTQB
20 500 (15.21%) Web Services
21 497 (15.12%) ISEB
22 480 (14.60%) Functional Testing
23 476 (14.48%) JavaScript
24 460 (13.99%) Ruby
25 458 (13.93%) Automation Testing
26 451 (13.72%) Software Engineering
27 448 (13.63%) Manual Testing
28 444 (13.50%) Windows
29 442 (13.44%) JIRA
30 441 (13.41%) Test Strategy

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 92 (2.80%) Node.js
2 59 (1.79%) WebLogic
3 47 (1.43%) Confluence
4 46 (1.40%) CMS
5 37 (1.13%) IIS
5 37 (1.13%) SharePoint
6 28 (0.85%) nginx
7 27 (0.82%) Apache
8 24 (0.73%) JBoss
9 20 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 17 (0.52%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.36%) MQSeries
12 9 (0.27%) Mule
12 9 (0.27%) Mule ESB
12 9 (0.27%) WebLogic Portal
13 7 (0.21%) Drupal
14 6 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
15 5 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.15%) MS Project Server
15 5 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 124 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 51 (1.55%) MS Office
3 5 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.091%) Mingle
4 3 (0.091%) MS Project
4 3 (0.091%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (0.091%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.36%) Temenos T24
3 10 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
4 9 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.091%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.091%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.061%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.030%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.030%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 114 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (2.43%) GitHub
3 66 (2.01%) SaaS
4 51 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 25 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.21%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
8 6 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
8 6 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (0.18%) Force.com
9 5 (0.15%) Yammer
10 4 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.091%) Route 53
12 2 (0.061%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.061%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.061%) Trello
13 1 (0.030%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.030%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.030%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 82 (2.49%) HTTP
2 67 (2.04%) Internet
3 27 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 17 (0.52%) VoIP
5 14 (0.43%) SNMP
6 12 (0.36%) HTTPS
7 9 (0.27%) Firewall
7 9 (0.27%) SSH
7 9 (0.27%) Wireless
8 8 (0.24%) 3G
8 8 (0.24%) Broadband
8 8 (0.24%) MVNO
8 8 (0.24%) SMTP
9 7 (0.21%) 2G
9 7 (0.21%) 4G
9 7 (0.21%) LDAP
9 7 (0.21%) LTE
9 7 (0.21%) RNC
9 7 (0.21%) VoLTE
10 6 (0.18%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 134 (4.08%) Relational Database
3 107 (3.25%) MySQL
4 99 (3.01%) Oracle Database
5 67 (2.04%) Big Data
6 54 (1.64%) NoSQL
7 47 (1.43%) MongoDB
8 43 (1.31%) Redis
9 42 (1.28%) RDBMS
10 24 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (0.73%) Hazelcast
11 23 (0.70%) Hadoop
12 21 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 20 (0.61%) DB2
13 20 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
14 19 (0.58%) DbVisualizer
14 19 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
15 18 (0.55%) Neo4j
16 15 (0.46%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1527 (46.44%) Selenium
2 688 (20.92%) Cucumber
3 677 (20.59%) WebDriver
4 442 (13.44%) JIRA
5 417 (12.68%) Jenkins
6 389 (11.83%) HP UFT
7 319 (9.70%) SoapUI
8 306 (9.31%) Git (software)
9 278 (8.45%) JUnit
10 264 (8.03%) SpecFlow
11 246 (7.48%) JMeter
12 232 (7.06%) Team Foundation Server
13 207 (6.30%) Visual Studio
14 162 (4.93%) Maven
15 134 (4.08%) NUnit
16 125 (3.80%) Subversion
17 123 (3.74%) FitNesse
18 112 (3.41%) Hudson
19 107 (3.25%) TeamCity
20 101 (3.07%) TestNG
General
1 701 (21.32%) Finance
2 169 (5.14%) Retail
3 158 (4.81%) Banking
4 141 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 132 (4.01%) Games
6 126 (3.83%) Marketing
7 60 (1.82%) Electronics
8 50 (1.52%) Investment Banking
9 47 (1.43%) Manufacturing
10 27 (0.82%) Financial Institution
11 26 (0.79%) Advertising
12 24 (0.73%) Legal
13 21 (0.64%) Automotive
13 21 (0.64%) Brand Awareness
14 20 (0.61%) Front Office
15 19 (0.58%) Publishing
16 16 (0.49%) Back Office
17 10 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.27%) Law
18 9 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 716 (21.78%) Analyst
2 680 (20.68%) Test Engineer
3 652 (19.83%) Developer
4 636 (19.34%) Test Analyst
5 547 (16.64%) Tester
6 425 (12.93%) Automation Engineer
7 362 (11.01%) Test Automation Engineer
8 350 (10.64%) QA Engineer
9 296 (9.00%) Automation Tester
10 272 (8.27%) Automation Analyst
11 260 (7.91%) Automation Test Analyst
12 219 (6.66%) Test Leader
13 210 (6.39%) Developer in Test
14 204 (6.20%) QA Analyst
15 191 (5.81%) Java Developer
16 183 (5.57%) Test Manager
17 176 (5.35%) QA Test Engineer
18 161 (4.90%) Test Automation Developer
19 160 (4.87%) Senior Analyst
20 146 (4.44%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 550 (16.73%) .NET
2 500 (15.21%) Web Services
3 389 (11.83%) HTML
4 320 (9.73%) XML
5 250 (7.60%) CSS
6 243 (7.39%) SOAP
7 183 (5.57%) Gherkin
8 176 (5.35%) REST
9 166 (5.05%) RESTful
10 159 (4.84%) jQuery
11 155 (4.71%) AngularJS
12 145 (4.41%) HTML5
13 120 (3.65%) ASP.NET
14 118 (3.59%) Spring
15 108 (3.28%) JSON
16 107 (3.25%) CSS3
17 89 (2.71%) .NET Framework
18 67 (2.04%) Ajax
19 64 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
20 63 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 312 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 275 (8.36%) Computer Science
3 167 (5.08%) Mobile App
4 122 (3.71%) Client/Server
5 84 (2.55%) N-Tier
6 79 (2.40%) User Experience
7 76 (2.31%) Blog
8 75 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 68 (2.07%) Mathematics
10 65 (1.98%) Digital Media
11 56 (1.70%) Fintech
12 51 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
13 45 (1.37%) Derivative
14 38 (1.16%) Equities
15 35 (1.06%) Fixed Income
16 33 (1.00%) Data Integration
17 28 (0.85%) Physics
18 27 (0.82%) iPhone
19 25 (0.76%) Clustering
19 25 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 444 (13.50%) Windows
2 406 (12.35%) Linux
3 277 (8.42%) Unix
4 165 (5.02%) Apple iOS
5 156 (4.74%) Android
6 40 (1.22%) Ubuntu
7 39 (1.19%) Windows Server
8 20 (0.61%) Solaris
9 18 (0.55%) Mac OS X
10 14 (0.43%) CentOS
11 13 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
11 13 (0.40%) Windows CE
12 11 (0.33%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.33%) Windows Phone
13 8 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.18%) AIX
14 6 (0.18%) Kali Linux
15 5 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2262 (68.80%) Agile Software Development
2 860 (26.16%) BDD
3 785 (23.87%) Scrum
4 774 (23.54%) TDD
5 764 (23.24%) Continuous Integration
6 670 (20.38%) Test Scripting
7 578 (17.58%) Software Testing
8 544 (16.55%) Automated Testing
9 480 (14.60%) Functional Testing
10 458 (13.93%) Automation Testing
11 451 (13.72%) Software Engineering
12 448 (13.63%) Manual Testing
13 441 (13.41%) Test Strategy
14 429 (13.05%) SDLC
15 400 (12.17%) Test Management
16 315 (9.58%) Non-Functional Testing
17 306 (9.31%) Performance Testing
18 296 (9.00%) Regression Testing
19 293 (8.91%) User Acceptance Testing
20 287 (8.73%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1392 (42.34%) Java
2 1017 (30.93%) C#
3 974 (29.62%) SQL
4 476 (14.48%) JavaScript
5 460 (13.99%) Ruby
6 424 (12.90%) Python
7 161 (4.90%) PHP
8 132 (4.01%) C++
9 106 (3.22%) Perl
10 103 (3.13%) C
11 80 (2.43%) Groovy
12 73 (2.22%) Scala
13 69 (2.10%) Bash Shell
14 63 (1.92%) Shell Script
15 61 (1.86%) PL/SQL
16 50 (1.52%) T-SQL
17 44 (1.34%) VB
18 38 (1.16%) VB.NET
19 36 (1.09%) VBScript
20 31 (0.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 587 (17.85%) Degree
2 510 (15.51%) ISTQB
3 497 (15.12%) ISEB
4 279 (8.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 90 (2.74%) Security Cleared
6 63 (1.92%) SC Cleared
7 29 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 28 (0.85%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.33%) HNC
9 11 (0.33%) HND
10 9 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (0.27%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.15%) CISSP
13 4 (0.12%) CCIP
13 4 (0.12%) CCNP
13 4 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.091%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.091%) PMP
14 3 (0.091%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1442 (43.86%) QA
2 115 (3.50%) SDET
3 25 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 24 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.21%) SLA
7 6 (0.18%) PA-DSS
8 5 (0.15%) ISO 8583
8 5 (0.15%) ISO20022
9 2 (0.061%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.061%) WAI
10 1 (0.030%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 51 (1.55%) Docker
2 16 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.12%) Firmware
5 4 (0.12%) Oracle Clusterware
6 3 (0.091%) GPFS
7 2 (0.061%) LXC
8 1 (0.030%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.030%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 204 (6.20%) HP Quality Center
2 77 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (1.70%) Ansible
4 38 (1.16%) Puppet
5 11 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 9 (0.27%) Salt
7 7 (0.21%) CA Service Virtualization
8 6 (0.18%) Nagios
8 6 (0.18%) Terraform
9 5 (0.15%) nmon
9 5 (0.15%) yum
10 4 (0.12%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.12%) Oracle Flashback
10 4 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.091%) CA Wily
11 3 (0.091%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.091%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.091%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.061%) Cobbler
12 2 (0.061%) SCCM
Vendors
1 330 (10.04%) Microsoft
2 306 (9.31%) Oracle
3 257 (7.82%) HP
4 90 (2.74%) SAP
5 60 (1.82%) Google
5 60 (1.82%) IBM
6 52 (1.58%) Red Hat
7 26 (0.79%) hybris
8 25 (0.76%) Sophos
9 23 (0.70%) Citrix
9 23 (0.70%) Facebook
10 20 (0.61%) WorldPay
11 17 (0.52%) VMware
12 15 (0.46%) TOWER Software
12 15 (0.46%) Xamarin
13 13 (0.40%) Atlassian
13 13 (0.40%) Green Hat
13 13 (0.40%) Twitter
14 12 (0.36%) Perforce
14 12 (0.36%) webMethods
Skipton, Yorkshire
Homeloan Management Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
SaleCycle
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
SaleCycle
Posted: Yesterday
Antrim, County Antrim
Shareforce Ltd - Kainos Worksmart Limited
Salary: Excellent Benefits)
Posted: Yesterday
Antrim, County Antrim
Shareforce Ltd - Kainos Worksmart Limited
Salary: Excellent Benefits)
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + car
Posted: 2 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £51886 - £61745 per annum + RRA + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ConSol Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus paid per Quarter, Pension and
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Attractive + full benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Computer People
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Computer People
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago