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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 206 251 279
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +28
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1744 1324 1068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.59% 1.15% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.39% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1487 1074 896
Average salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £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
93272 94978 86805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.77% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 76819 75777 71033
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +49 1631 £50,000 +5.26% 174
London +40 743 £58,000 +10.47% 82
South East +23 310 £47,500 +11.76% 39
City of London +45 224 £61,250 +6.52% 13
South West +43 170 £40,000 - 8
North West +46 99 £38,750 +16.89% 14
Surrey +16 97 £55,000 +29.41% 7
Yorkshire +40 93 £42,500 +18.05% 10
East of England -7 92 £42,500 +2.40% 10
West Yorkshire +44 75 £45,000 - 7
Hampshire +33 75 £45,000 +5.88% 11
Manchester +52 74 £40,000 +44.14% 7
Leeds +54 64 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Bristol +7 64 £42,500 -5.55% 2
West Midlands +24 61 £38,250 -10.00% 3
Scotland +24 54 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Berkshire +19 54 £52,500 +23.52% 7
East Midlands +21 53 £38,500 +1.31% 4
Edinburgh +20 42 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Cambridgeshire +17 42 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Cambridge +16 39 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Nottingham +20 38 £38,500 +2.66% 2
Nottinghamshire +14 38 £38,500 +2.66% 2
Oxfordshire +9 36 £46,250 -7.50% 9
Birmingham +38 34 £38,250 +2.00% 2
Winchester +5 33 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Wales +13 31 £35,000 +9.37% 3
Dorset - 31 £55,000 - 3
South Wales +5 30 £35,000 +9.37% 2
Bournemouth - 29 £67,500 -

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2178 (67.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1458 (45.48%) Selenium
3 1379 (43.01%) QA
4 1287 (40.14%) Java
5 932 (29.07%) SQL
6 887 (27.67%) C#
7 828 (25.83%) BDD
8 816 (25.45%) Scrum
9 795 (24.80%) TDD
10 776 (24.20%) Continuous Integration
11 743 (23.18%) Finance
12 683 (21.30%) Cucumber
13 680 (21.21%) WebDriver
14 546 (17.03%) Software Testing
15 534 (16.66%) Test Scripting
16 532 (16.59%) Automated Testing
17 509 (15.88%) Degree
18 483 (15.07%) JavaScript
19 478 (14.91%) .NET
20 468 (14.60%) Linux
21 449 (14.00%) Python
22 442 (13.79%) Web Services
23 433 (13.51%) ISTQB
24 428 (13.35%) Ruby
25 427 (13.32%) SDLC
26 414 (12.91%) ISEB
27 408 (12.73%) HTML
28 401 (12.51%) Jenkins
29 394 (12.29%) Windows
30 393 (12.26%) Test Strategy

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 55 (1.72%) WebLogic
2 41 (1.28%) Tomcat
3 40 (1.25%) JBoss
4 37 (1.15%) IIS
4 37 (1.15%) Confluence
5 36 (1.12%) WebSphere
6 35 (1.09%) CMS
6 35 (1.09%) Node.js
7 24 (0.75%) SharePoint
8 18 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
9 17 (0.53%) Apache
10 13 (0.41%) Umbraco
11 10 (0.31%) Mule
11 10 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (0.31%) Mule ESB
12 9 (0.28%) nginx
12 9 (0.28%) CICS
13 8 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.22%) Oracle Application Server
15 6 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 108 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 43 (1.34%) MS Office
3 5 (0.16%) MS Project
4 4 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.031%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 28 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 27 (0.84%) Temenos T24
2 27 (0.84%) Oracle Cash Management
3 10 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.25%) Workday HCM
5 7 (0.22%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.12%) Summit
7 3 (0.094%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.094%) Magento
8 2 (0.062%) AWD
9 1 (0.031%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.031%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.031%) Primavera
9 1 (0.031%) VisionPLUS
9 1 (0.031%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.031%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 88 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (2.21%) SaaS
3 37 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (0.53%) GitHub
5 11 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.22%) PaaS
7 6 (0.19%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.12%) Heroku
9 4 (0.12%) Engine Yard
10 3 (0.094%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.062%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.062%) Force.com
12 1 (0.031%) Office 365
12 1 (0.031%) IaaS
12 1 (0.031%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 92 (2.87%) Internet
2 78 (2.43%) HTTP
3 52 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 22 (0.69%) DNS
5 18 (0.56%) LDAP
6 17 (0.53%) VoIP
7 15 (0.47%) Firewall
8 12 (0.37%) Unified Communications
9 11 (0.34%) Multicast
9 11 (0.34%) Wireshark
9 11 (0.34%) FTP
9 11 (0.34%) HTTPS
9 11 (0.34%) SNMP
10 10 (0.31%) SSL
10 10 (0.31%) ATM
10 10 (0.31%) Broadband
10 10 (0.31%) VPN
10 10 (0.31%) Wireless
11 8 (0.25%) MPLS
11 8 (0.25%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 155 (4.83%) Relational Database
3 146 (4.55%) MySQL
4 72 (2.25%) Oracle Database
5 62 (1.93%) Big Data
5 62 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
6 57 (1.78%) RDBMS
7 50 (1.56%) MongoDB
8 44 (1.37%) NoSQL
9 36 (1.12%) OLTP
10 28 (0.87%) DB2
11 23 (0.72%) Neo4j
11 23 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 23 (0.72%) Hadoop
12 22 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
13 21 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 21 (0.66%) Hazelcast
14 14 (0.44%) OLAP Cube
14 14 (0.44%) Redis
14 14 (0.44%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 1458 (45.48%) Selenium
2 683 (21.30%) Cucumber
3 680 (21.21%) WebDriver
4 401 (12.51%) Jenkins
5 385 (12.01%) JIRA
6 324 (10.11%) JUnit
7 318 (9.92%) HP UFT
8 290 (9.05%) Git (software)
9 218 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 203 (6.33%) JMeter
11 202 (6.30%) SpecFlow
12 177 (5.52%) NUnit
13 170 (5.30%) SoapUI
14 161 (5.02%) FitNesse
15 159 (4.96%) Maven
16 156 (4.87%) Subversion
17 134 (4.18%) Visual Studio
18 121 (3.77%) TestNG
19 97 (3.03%) TeamCity
20 89 (2.78%) WATIR
General
1 743 (23.18%) Finance
2 247 (7.70%) Banking
3 149 (4.65%) Retail
4 142 (4.43%) Telecoms
5 135 (4.21%) Games
6 105 (3.28%) Marketing
7 76 (2.37%) Investment Banking
8 63 (1.97%) Financial Institution
9 51 (1.59%) Manufacturing
10 49 (1.53%) Back Office
11 46 (1.43%) Electronics
12 32 (1.00%) Front Office
13 28 (0.87%) Legal
14 24 (0.75%) Publishing
15 21 (0.66%) Automotive
16 20 (0.62%) Law
17 18 (0.56%) Advertising
17 18 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
18 17 (0.53%) Retail Banking
19 9 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 714 (22.27%) Developer
2 657 (20.49%) Analyst
3 550 (17.16%) Test Analyst
4 537 (16.75%) Tester
5 522 (16.28%) Test Engineer
6 298 (9.30%) Automation Engineer
7 255 (7.95%) QA Engineer
8 237 (7.39%) Test Automation Engineer
9 231 (7.21%) Automation Tester
10 213 (6.64%) Software Engineer
11 181 (5.65%) Test Manager
12 163 (5.08%) QA Analyst
13 155 (4.83%) Senior Analyst
14 145 (4.52%) Java Developer
15 138 (4.30%) Senior Developer
16 130 (4.05%) Software Tester
17 122 (3.81%) Test Leader
18 117 (3.65%) Senior Test Analyst
19 100 (3.12%) Automation Analyst
20 95 (2.96%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 478 (14.91%) .NET
2 442 (13.79%) Web Services
3 408 (12.73%) HTML
4 346 (10.79%) XML
5 236 (7.36%) CSS
6 235 (7.33%) REST
7 213 (6.64%) SOAP
8 182 (5.68%) ASP.NET
9 174 (5.43%) RESTful
10 152 (4.74%) Gherkin
11 148 (4.62%) HTML5
12 145 (4.52%) jQuery
13 124 (3.87%) Spring
14 121 (3.77%) AngularJS
15 107 (3.34%) ASP.NET MVC
16 92 (2.87%) .NET Framework
17 70 (2.18%) Java EE
17 70 (2.18%) JSON
17 70 (2.18%) CSS3
18 63 (1.97%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 278 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 222 (6.92%) Computer Science
3 178 (5.55%) Mobile App
4 109 (3.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 106 (3.31%) Client/Server
6 96 (2.99%) User Experience
7 67 (2.09%) Equities
8 60 (1.87%) DTV
9 59 (1.84%) N-Tier
10 58 (1.81%) Mathematics
11 54 (1.68%) Fixed Income
12 52 (1.62%) Derivative
12 52 (1.62%) Algorithms
13 36 (1.12%) Blog
14 35 (1.09%) iPhone
15 34 (1.06%) Data Integration
16 33 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
17 31 (0.97%) iPad
18 26 (0.81%) Inversion of Control
19 25 (0.78%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 468 (14.60%) Linux
2 394 (12.29%) Windows
3 328 (10.23%) UNIX
4 209 (6.52%) Apple iOS
5 189 (5.90%) Android
6 38 (1.19%) Windows 8
7 29 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
8 27 (0.84%) Windows Phone
9 23 (0.72%) Ubuntu
10 19 (0.59%) Mac OS X
11 13 (0.41%) Solaris
12 4 (0.12%) Windows CE
13 3 (0.094%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.094%) VMS
13 3 (0.094%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.094%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.062%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.062%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.062%) CentOS
14 2 (0.062%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2178 (67.94%) Agile Software Development
2 828 (25.83%) BDD
3 816 (25.45%) Scrum
4 795 (24.80%) TDD
5 776 (24.20%) Continuous Integration
6 546 (17.03%) Software Testing
7 534 (16.66%) Test Scripting
8 532 (16.59%) Automated Testing
9 427 (13.32%) SDLC
10 393 (12.26%) Test Strategy
11 386 (12.04%) Software Engineering
12 364 (11.35%) Automation Testing
13 359 (11.20%) OO
14 337 (10.51%) Manual Testing
15 313 (9.76%) E-Commerce
16 304 (9.48%) User Acceptance Testing
17 295 (9.20%) Mentoring
18 290 (9.05%) Performance Testing
18 290 (9.05%) Test Management
19 284 (8.86%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1287 (40.14%) Java
2 932 (29.07%) SQL
3 887 (27.67%) C#
4 483 (15.07%) JavaScript
5 449 (14.00%) Python
6 428 (13.35%) Ruby
7 208 (6.49%) C++
8 185 (5.77%) PHP
9 154 (4.80%) Perl
10 130 (4.05%) C
11 94 (2.93%) T-SQL
12 93 (2.90%) Groovy
13 76 (2.37%) Bash Shell
14 52 (1.62%) VB
15 50 (1.56%) VBScript
16 44 (1.37%) PL/SQL
17 38 (1.19%) Scala
18 35 (1.09%) Shell Script
18 35 (1.09%) VB.NET
19 26 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 509 (15.88%) Degree
2 433 (13.51%) ISTQB
3 414 (12.91%) ISEB
4 200 (6.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 97 (3.03%) Security Cleared
6 63 (1.97%) SC Cleared
7 28 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 22 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (0.44%) HND
9 14 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
11 9 (0.28%) PhD
12 6 (0.19%) CCNP
12 6 (0.19%) CCIP
12 6 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.16%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.12%) PMP
15 3 (0.094%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.094%) Siebel Certification
15 3 (0.094%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1379 (43.01%) QA
2 10 (0.31%) SLA
3 7 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.16%) EMIR
6 3 (0.094%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.062%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.062%) WAI
8 1 (0.031%) COBIT
8 1 (0.031%) MiFID
8 1 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.031%) JTAG
8 1 (0.031%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.031%) Solvency II
System Software
1 36 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (0.66%) Docker
3 12 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.28%) RACF
4 9 (0.28%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.22%) Oracle Clusterware
6 4 (0.12%) HDFS
6 4 (0.12%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.094%) Firmware
7 3 (0.094%) Xen
7 3 (0.094%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.094%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.031%) GPFS
8 1 (0.031%) NDS
Systems Management
1 168 (5.24%) HP Quality Center
2 62 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (1.56%) Puppet
4 38 (1.19%) Ansible
5 18 (0.56%) Vagrant
6 11 (0.34%) Capistrano
7 9 (0.28%) WMI
7 9 (0.28%) CA Endevor
8 7 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
8 7 (0.22%) Data Guard
8 7 (0.22%) Oracle Flashback
9 6 (0.19%) Oozie
10 5 (0.16%) Nagios
11 4 (0.12%) SCCM
12 3 (0.094%) Nmap
13 2 (0.062%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 2 (0.062%) Iperf
14 1 (0.031%) OpenNMS
14 1 (0.031%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 288 (8.98%) Oracle
2 281 (8.76%) Microsoft
3 149 (4.65%) HP
4 96 (2.99%) IBM
5 61 (1.90%) SAP
6 50 (1.56%) Google
7 44 (1.37%) VMware
8 38 (1.19%) Red Hat
9 30 (0.94%) Green Hat
10 26 (0.81%) Perforce
11 24 (0.75%) Atlassian
11 24 (0.75%) Apple
11 24 (0.75%) WorldPay
12 21 (0.66%) Informatica
12 21 (0.66%) Facebook
12 21 (0.66%) Xamarin
13 18 (0.56%) Terracotta
14 17 (0.53%) TOWER Software
15 16 (0.50%) Cognizant
16 15 (0.47%) ForgeRock
Redhill, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 Per Annum Plus Bonus Plus Car Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + + Travel allowance up to 9k + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £20,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Great Package
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parkwell Management Consultants
Salary: Exc Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
North London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + PLUS BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago