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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
UK
Rank 188 222 254
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +32
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1543 1506 1303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.84% 1.53% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.75% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1260 1266 1090
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,550 £33,900 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
74113 86274 88538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.16% 87.68% 86.03%
Number of salaries quoted 61003 71739 73006
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 17 January 2017 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +34 1465 £47,500 - 194
London +22 624 £57,500 +9.52% 79
South East +34 232 £47,500 - 31
Yorkshire +61 142 £42,500 +21.42% 16
West Yorkshire +56 117 £42,500 +21.42% 12
East of England +22 116 £42,250 +3.68% 17
North West +19 111 £44,500 +18.66% 10
South West +14 106 £41,000 -3.52% 19
Leeds +40 97 £45,000 +28.57% 9
City of London +31 95 £55,000 -4.34% 14
Manchester +18 90 £45,000 +16.88% 8
East Midlands +59 66 £36,250 -14.70% 8
Hampshire +1 58 £50,000 +17.64% 4
Cambridgeshire +9 50 £47,500 +11.76% 10
Surrey +23 48 £50,000 - 7
West Midlands -11 47 £45,000 -5.26% 9
Scotland +20 43 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Cambridge +6 43 £47,500 +11.76% 8
Edinburgh +12 34 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Buckinghamshire +50 33 £35,750 -24.73% 4
Somerset +29 33 £37,500 - 5
Hertfordshire +8 33 £35,000 -12.50% 3
West Sussex - 32 £47,000 - 2
Milton Keynes +43 30 £35,000 -17.15% 3
Leicester +19 29 £30,000 -40.00% 2
Leicestershire +16 29 £30,000 -40.00% 4
Bristol -19 29 £45,000 - 6
Oxfordshire +1 23 £53,500 -7.75% 4
Gloucestershire -11 23 £45,500 -30.00% 5
Berkshire +12 22 £51,500 +0.48% 9

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 2291 (74.58%) Agile Software Development
2 1536 (50.00%) Selenium
3 1218 (39.65%) QA
4 1182 (38.48%) Java
5 866 (28.19%) Scrum
6 843 (27.44%) TDD
7 835 (27.18%) BDD
8 803 (26.14%) C#
9 711 (23.14%) Continuous Integration
10 698 (22.72%) SQL
11 689 (22.43%) Cucumber
12 687 (22.36%) Finance
13 646 (21.03%) Software Testing
14 608 (19.79%) Automated Testing
15 553 (18.00%) Test Scripting
16 543 (17.68%) JavaScript
17 511 (16.63%) WebDriver
18 510 (16.60%) ISTQB
19 472 (15.36%) .NET
19 472 (15.36%) SDLC
20 464 (15.10%) ISEB
21 455 (14.81%) Python
22 446 (14.52%) JIRA
23 443 (14.42%) Software Engineering
24 432 (14.06%) Jenkins
25 405 (13.18%) Automation Testing
26 393 (12.79%) Test Strategy
26 393 (12.79%) Degree
27 386 (12.57%) Functional Testing
28 382 (12.43%) Manual Testing

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 90 (2.93%) Confluence
2 34 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
3 29 (0.94%) CMS
4 28 (0.91%) Apache
5 25 (0.81%) OpenStack
6 24 (0.78%) Apache Spark
7 22 (0.72%) JBoss
8 21 (0.68%) SharePoint
9 20 (0.65%) Tomcat
10 16 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 13 (0.42%) Apache Solr
12 12 (0.39%) nginx
13 11 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 11 (0.36%) WebLogic
13 11 (0.36%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.33%) Documentum
15 8 (0.26%) NServiceBus
16 7 (0.23%) ArcGIS
17 5 (0.16%) IBM Notes
17 5 (0.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 123 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 47 (1.53%) MS Office
3 40 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 39 (1.27%) MS Project
5 4 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.033%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.033%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.098%) BASE24
3 3 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.098%) SAP hybris
4 2 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.065%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.065%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.065%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.033%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.033%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.033%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.033%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 122 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (3.58%) SaaS
3 81 (2.64%) GitHub
4 67 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 39 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (0.98%) Trello
7 26 (0.85%) PaaS
8 21 (0.68%) IaaS
9 15 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (0.46%) TestFlight
11 11 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
12 10 (0.33%) Slack
13 8 (0.26%) G Suite
13 8 (0.26%) Office 365
14 5 (0.16%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 4 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.13%) Route 53
15 4 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.098%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 95 (3.09%) HTTP
2 68 (2.21%) Internet
3 41 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 30 (0.98%) HTTPS
5 24 (0.78%) SSL
6 23 (0.75%) ATM
7 21 (0.68%) Broadband
8 20 (0.65%) FTP
9 16 (0.52%) Firewall
10 14 (0.46%) BGP
10 14 (0.46%) MPLS
11 11 (0.36%) SMTP
11 11 (0.36%) Wireless
12 10 (0.33%) DHCP
12 10 (0.33%) DNS
12 10 (0.33%) IPv6
12 10 (0.33%) L2TP
12 10 (0.33%) SNMP
12 10 (0.33%) TACACS
12 10 (0.33%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 132 (4.30%) Relational Database
3 93 (3.03%) MySQL
4 87 (2.83%) NoSQL
5 61 (1.99%) Big Data
5 61 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 53 (1.73%) MongoDB
7 41 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
8 40 (1.30%) Hadoop
9 39 (1.27%) CouchDB
10 38 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 35 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
12 34 (1.11%) Redis
13 28 (0.91%) RDBMS
14 27 (0.88%) HBase
14 27 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
14 27 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 26 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 25 (0.81%) Oracle Database
17 19 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1536 (50.00%) Selenium
2 689 (22.43%) Cucumber
3 511 (16.63%) WebDriver
4 446 (14.52%) JIRA
5 432 (14.06%) Jenkins
6 362 (11.78%) Git (software)
7 262 (8.53%) SoapUI
7 262 (8.53%) SpecFlow
8 253 (8.24%) HP UFT
9 243 (7.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 202 (6.58%) JUnit
11 196 (6.38%) JMeter
12 129 (4.20%) Subversion
13 115 (3.74%) NUnit
14 112 (3.65%) TeamCity
15 111 (3.61%) Appium
16 107 (3.48%) Visual Studio
17 100 (3.26%) Ranorex
18 92 (2.99%) Maven
19 81 (2.64%) LoadRunner
General
1 687 (22.36%) Finance
2 141 (4.59%) Retail
3 137 (4.46%) Banking
4 115 (3.74%) Telecoms
5 109 (3.55%) Games
6 65 (2.12%) Publishing
7 55 (1.79%) Marketing
8 44 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 36 (1.17%) Legal
10 29 (0.94%) Advertising
11 27 (0.88%) Back Office
12 26 (0.85%) Electronics
13 25 (0.81%) Automotive
14 23 (0.75%) Investment Banking
15 21 (0.68%) Financial Institution
16 18 (0.59%) Front Office
16 18 (0.59%) Law
17 13 (0.42%) Aerospace
17 13 (0.42%) Online Betting
18 8 (0.26%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 645 (21.00%) Developer
2 641 (20.87%) Test Engineer
3 601 (19.56%) Analyst
4 532 (17.32%) Test Analyst
5 492 (16.02%) Tester
6 383 (12.47%) Test Automation Engineer
7 312 (10.16%) QA Engineer
8 301 (9.80%) Automation Tester
9 217 (7.06%) Developer in Test
10 198 (6.45%) Test Leader
11 191 (6.22%) Automation Test Analyst
12 190 (6.18%) Senior Developer
13 155 (5.05%) QA Tester
14 151 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
15 144 (4.69%) QA Test Engineer
16 142 (4.62%) Senior Test Analyst
17 139 (4.52%) Java Developer
18 134 (4.36%) Senior Test Engineer
19 130 (4.23%) Test Manager
20 127 (4.13%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 472 (15.36%) .NET
2 328 (10.68%) HTML
3 327 (10.64%) Web Services
4 229 (7.45%) CSS
5 214 (6.97%) XML
6 211 (6.87%) REST
7 186 (6.05%) Gherkin
8 183 (5.96%) AngularJS
9 178 (5.79%) SOAP
10 138 (4.49%) RESTful
11 110 (3.58%) ASP.NET
11 110 (3.58%) HTML5
12 98 (3.19%) Node.js
13 79 (2.57%) Spring
14 72 (2.34%) CSS3
15 66 (2.15%) jQuery
16 64 (2.08%) JSON
17 61 (1.99%) Ajax
18 59 (1.92%) React
19 45 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 228 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
2 220 (7.16%) Mobile App
3 208 (6.77%) Computer Science
4 128 (4.17%) User Experience
5 75 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 71 (2.31%) Client/Server
7 59 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 51 (1.66%) Algorithms
9 44 (1.43%) Virtual Team
10 42 (1.37%) Mathematics
11 40 (1.30%) Fintech
12 35 (1.14%) Data Structures
12 35 (1.14%) iPad
13 32 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 29 (0.94%) Statistics
15 25 (0.81%) Derivative
16 24 (0.78%) Equities
16 24 (0.78%) Online Games
17 22 (0.72%) Digital Media
18 21 (0.68%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 330 (10.74%) Linux
2 194 (6.32%) Windows
3 187 (6.09%) Apple iOS
4 147 (4.79%) Android
4 147 (4.79%) Unix
5 20 (0.65%) Mac OS X
6 19 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 16 (0.52%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.16%) Solaris
9 5 (0.16%) VMS
10 3 (0.098%) Debian
10 3 (0.098%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.098%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.065%) CentOS
12 1 (0.033%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2291 (74.58%) Agile Software Development
2 866 (28.19%) Scrum
3 843 (27.44%) TDD
4 835 (27.18%) BDD
5 711 (23.14%) Continuous Integration
6 646 (21.03%) Software Testing
7 608 (19.79%) Automated Testing
8 553 (18.00%) Test Scripting
9 472 (15.36%) SDLC
10 443 (14.42%) Software Engineering
11 405 (13.18%) Automation Testing
12 393 (12.79%) Test Strategy
13 386 (12.57%) Functional Testing
14 382 (12.43%) Manual Testing
15 356 (11.59%) Mentoring
15 356 (11.59%) Regression Testing
16 311 (10.12%) OO
17 284 (9.24%) User Acceptance Testing
18 260 (8.46%) Test Management
19 242 (7.88%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1182 (38.48%) Java
2 803 (26.14%) C#
3 698 (22.72%) SQL
4 543 (17.68%) JavaScript
5 455 (14.81%) Python
6 313 (10.19%) Ruby
7 192 (6.25%) C++
8 111 (3.61%) Perl
9 84 (2.73%) C
10 82 (2.67%) Scala
11 76 (2.47%) PHP
12 73 (2.38%) Bash Shell
13 67 (2.18%) Objective-C
14 56 (1.82%) Apple Swift
15 52 (1.69%) T-SQL
16 45 (1.46%) VB
17 43 (1.40%) Shell Script
18 41 (1.33%) Groovy
19 39 (1.27%) PowerShell
20 37 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 510 (16.60%) ISTQB
2 464 (15.10%) ISEB
3 393 (12.79%) Degree
4 236 (7.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 102 (3.32%) Security Cleared
6 68 (2.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 50 (1.63%) SC Cleared
8 12 (0.39%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.33%) DBS Check
11 8 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
11 8 (0.26%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.20%) Sun Certification
13 5 (0.16%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.13%) CISSP
14 4 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.13%) MCSE
14 4 (0.13%) Postgraduate
14 4 (0.13%) RHCE
14 4 (0.13%) SCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1218 (39.65%) QA
2 146 (4.75%) SDET
3 13 (0.42%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.39%) ISO 14001
5 8 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.23%) SLA
7 2 (0.065%) Section 508
8 1 (0.033%) Basel III
8 1 (0.033%) COBIT
8 1 (0.033%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.033%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.033%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.033%) WCAG
System Software
1 83 (2.70%) Docker
2 36 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (0.46%) HDFS
5 10 (0.33%) Firmware
6 6 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.20%) KVM
6 6 (0.20%) VirtualBox
6 6 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (0.16%) Sendmail
8 4 (0.13%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.098%) vSphere
10 2 (0.065%) Active Directory
11 1 (0.033%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.033%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.033%) Snort
Systems Management
1 161 (5.24%) HP Quality Center
2 74 (2.41%) Puppet
3 48 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (1.20%) Ansible
5 9 (0.29%) Kibana
6 6 (0.20%) Ambari
6 6 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
6 6 (0.20%) Rancher
7 5 (0.16%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.16%) Oozie
8 3 (0.098%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.065%) Graylog
9 2 (0.065%) logstash
9 2 (0.065%) Nagios
9 2 (0.065%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.033%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.033%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.033%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 355 (11.56%) Microsoft
2 206 (6.71%) Oracle
3 199 (6.48%) HP
4 47 (1.53%) Google
4 47 (1.53%) SAP
5 46 (1.50%) Atlassian
6 36 (1.17%) Sun
6 36 (1.17%) VMware
7 33 (1.07%) Sophos
8 27 (0.88%) Siebel
9 26 (0.85%) Adobe
9 26 (0.85%) IBM
10 25 (0.81%) TOWER Software
11 23 (0.75%) LexisNexis
12 19 (0.62%) Telerik
13 18 (0.59%) Nokia
14 16 (0.52%) Xamarin
15 15 (0.49%) Cadence
16 12 (0.39%) Apple
16 12 (0.39%) Red Hat
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-45k + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + £45,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Northamptonshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Stott & May
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £44000 per annum + bonus, training, pension ect
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Energon People
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable, pension, Felxable-income
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £0.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £37000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits+Perks
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare etc
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + 15% bonus, 5% pension, other benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newquay, Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Pension, Medical + More
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Icore Tech
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Icore Tech
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday