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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 220 251 256
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1443 1221 1139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.35% 1.14% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.38% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1215 887 930
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%

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
88683 88197 85657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.84% 82.39% 80.06%
Number of salaries quoted 72219 69978 71435
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +21 1365 £45,000 - 155
London +16 579 £50,000 -4.76% 60
South East +60 348 £42,500 -10.52% 45
City of London +65 188 £55,000 -1.78% 22
Surrey +63 118 £42,500 -10.52% 16
East of England -32 109 £43,000 +1.17% 8
Berkshire +39 102 £46,500 +3.33% 13
Yorkshire +35 101 £35,000 +7.69% 11
South West +18 97 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Cambridgeshire -1 71 £42,500 +2.40% 4
Hampshire +47 65 £32,500 -23.52% 8
West Yorkshire +16 63 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Cambridge -5 63 £43,000 +3.61% 4
West Midlands +19 62 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Leeds +24 60 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Bristol +4 59 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Reading +24 47 £43,200 -21.45% 10
North West -17 42 £31,000 -11.42% 8
Scotland +16 38 £38,000 -20.00% 13
East Sussex +9 34 £40,000 -10.92% 2
Brighton +7 31 £40,000 -10.15% 2
Birmingham - 30 £37,500 -
Manchester +5 28 £29,750 +8.18% 4
Leatherhead - 28 £50,000 - 1
Newbury +22 26 £50,000 +21.95% 1
Southampton +8 25 £32,500 -13.33% 3
North Yorkshire +18 22 £32,500 - 2
Hertfordshire -2 20 £45,000 +5.88%
Gloucestershire +14 18 £45,000 +63.63% 4
Winchester +4 18 £32,500 - 2

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 1723 (63.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1185 (43.49%) Selenium
3 1158 (42.50%) QA
4 982 (36.04%) Java
5 942 (34.57%) SQL
6 704 (25.83%) C#
7 663 (24.33%) TDD
8 627 (23.01%) BDD
9 621 (22.79%) WebDriver
10 617 (22.64%) Test Scripting
11 593 (21.76%) Scrum
12 590 (21.65%) Finance
13 538 (19.74%) ISEB
14 529 (19.41%) Software Testing
15 499 (18.31%) Automated Testing
16 490 (17.98%) Cucumber
17 471 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
18 434 (15.93%) Degree
19 417 (15.30%) JavaScript
20 399 (14.64%) Software Engineering
21 396 (14.53%) Web Services
22 395 (14.50%) Windows
22 395 (14.50%) QuickTest Pro
23 376 (13.80%) .NET
24 374 (13.72%) ISTQB
25 366 (13.43%) Test Strategy
26 343 (12.59%) Python
27 338 (12.40%) JIRA
28 330 (12.11%) Manual Testing
29 324 (11.89%) XML

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 40 (1.47%) Node.js
2 37 (1.36%) Confluence
2 37 (1.36%) SharePoint
3 32 (1.17%) WebLogic
4 31 (1.14%) IIS
4 31 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
5 27 (0.99%) Tomcat
6 25 (0.92%) WebSphere
7 19 (0.70%) MS Exchange
7 19 (0.70%) Apache
8 18 (0.66%) JBoss
9 17 (0.62%) CMS
10 15 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
11 13 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (0.29%) GlassFish
13 6 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
13 6 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.22%) nginx
14 5 (0.18%) Drupal
Applications
1 140 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 79 (2.90%) MS Office
3 7 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.22%) MS Project
5 5 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.11%) Mingle
7 1 (0.037%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.037%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 21 (0.77%) Endur
2 14 (0.51%) Markit EDM
3 12 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (0.29%) Summit
6 6 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.18%) Magento
8 3 (0.11%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.073%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.037%) BASE24
10 1 (0.037%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 39 (1.43%) SaaS
2 28 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (0.29%) Amazon S3
4 8 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.29%) Route 53
4 8 (0.29%) GitHub
5 5 (0.18%) Heroku
6 4 (0.15%) IaaS
7 3 (0.11%) Basecamp
7 3 (0.11%) Trello
8 2 (0.073%) PaaS
9 1 (0.037%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.037%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.037%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.037%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 82 (3.01%) Internet
2 74 (2.72%) HTTP
3 44 (1.61%) TCP/IP
4 23 (0.84%) LAN
4 23 (0.84%) WAN
5 20 (0.73%) DNS
6 14 (0.51%) MPLS
7 12 (0.44%) Wireless
8 10 (0.37%) BGP
8 10 (0.37%) IPv4
8 10 (0.37%) HTTPS
8 10 (0.37%) Broadband
9 9 (0.33%) Firewall
10 7 (0.26%) ICMP
10 7 (0.26%) VoIP
11 5 (0.18%) SSL
11 5 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.15%) RTSP
12 4 (0.15%) SNMP
12 4 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 129 (4.73%) MySQL
3 68 (2.50%) MongoDB
4 56 (2.06%) NoSQL
5 43 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 40 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 39 (1.43%) Relational Database
9 36 (1.32%) Oracle Database
10 33 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 30 (1.10%) Big Data
12 28 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
13 19 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 18 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
15 15 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
15 15 (0.55%) Redis
16 14 (0.51%) QlikView
17 13 (0.48%) MS Access
18 12 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
18 12 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1185 (43.49%) Selenium
2 621 (22.79%) WebDriver
3 490 (17.98%) Cucumber
4 395 (14.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 338 (12.40%) JIRA
6 295 (10.83%) Jenkins
7 255 (9.36%) JUnit
8 230 (8.44%) JMeter
9 174 (6.39%) Git (software)
10 168 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 158 (5.80%) SpecFlow
12 149 (5.47%) SoapUI
13 137 (5.03%) TestNG
14 134 (4.92%) Visual Studio
15 132 (4.84%) NUnit
16 116 (4.26%) Subversion
17 114 (4.18%) Maven
18 111 (4.07%) Calabash
19 96 (3.52%) TeamCity
20 83 (3.05%) JBehave
General
1 590 (21.65%) Finance
2 164 (6.02%) Retail
3 161 (5.91%) Banking
4 93 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 90 (3.30%) Marketing
6 82 (3.01%) Games
7 60 (2.20%) Back Office
8 42 (1.54%) Financial Institution
9 41 (1.50%) Investment Banking
10 27 (0.99%) Advertising
10 27 (0.99%) Legal
11 21 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
12 18 (0.66%) Electronics
13 16 (0.59%) Online Betting
14 15 (0.55%) Publishing
15 12 (0.44%) Automotive
16 10 (0.37%) Aerospace
17 8 (0.29%) Front Office
17 8 (0.29%) Manufacturing
17 8 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 666 (24.44%) Analyst
2 557 (20.44%) Test Analyst
3 493 (18.09%) Developer
4 473 (17.36%) Tester
5 438 (16.07%) Test Engineer
6 253 (9.28%) Software Engineer
7 224 (8.22%) QA Engineer
8 207 (7.60%) Automation Engineer
9 152 (5.58%) Automation Tester
10 139 (5.10%) Software Tester
11 130 (4.77%) Software Test Engineer
12 129 (4.73%) Test Manager
13 117 (4.29%) QA Analyst
14 109 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
15 98 (3.60%) Automation Analyst
16 92 (3.38%) Consultant
17 88 (3.23%) QA Tester
18 85 (3.12%) Team Leader
19 79 (2.90%) Automation Test Analyst
20 67 (2.46%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 396 (14.53%) Web Services
2 376 (13.80%) .NET
3 324 (11.89%) XML
4 317 (11.63%) HTML
5 187 (6.86%) CSS
6 126 (4.62%) ASP.NET
7 122 (4.48%) RESTful
8 121 (4.44%) Gherkin
9 93 (3.41%) .NET Framework
10 86 (3.16%) JSON
11 85 (3.12%) WCF
11 85 (3.12%) SOAP
12 82 (3.01%) Spring
12 82 (3.01%) jQuery
13 78 (2.86%) HTML5
13 78 (2.86%) REST
14 73 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
15 66 (2.42%) LAMP
16 53 (1.94%) AngularJS
17 51 (1.87%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 255 (9.36%) Open Source
2 220 (8.07%) Computer Science
3 219 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
4 218 (8.00%) Mobile App
5 75 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
6 74 (2.72%) Client/Server
7 64 (2.35%) User Experience
8 63 (2.31%) Management Information System
8 63 (2.31%) Mathematics
9 52 (1.91%) N-Tier
10 41 (1.50%) Blog
11 31 (1.14%) iPhone
12 28 (1.03%) iPad
13 22 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
13 22 (0.81%) Algorithms
14 21 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 20 (0.73%) Online Games
16 19 (0.70%) Clustering
17 18 (0.66%) Data Structures
18 14 (0.51%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 395 (14.50%) Windows
2 295 (10.83%) Linux
3 253 (9.28%) UNIX
4 202 (7.41%) Apple iOS
5 181 (6.64%) Android
6 61 (2.24%) Solaris
7 42 (1.54%) Windows XP
8 34 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (1.03%) Windows Phone
11 25 (0.92%) Windows 7
12 18 (0.66%) AIX
13 16 (0.59%) Windows 8
14 14 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
15 13 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.37%) HPUX
17 9 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
18 7 (0.26%) Windows NT
18 7 (0.26%) Mac OS X
19 5 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1723 (63.23%) Agile Software Development
2 663 (24.33%) TDD
3 627 (23.01%) BDD
4 617 (22.64%) Test Scripting
5 593 (21.76%) Scrum
6 529 (19.41%) Software Testing
7 499 (18.31%) Automated Testing
8 471 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
9 399 (14.64%) Software Engineering
10 366 (13.43%) Test Strategy
11 330 (12.11%) Manual Testing
12 319 (11.71%) Test Management
12 319 (11.71%) Performance Testing
13 297 (10.90%) User Acceptance Testing
14 290 (10.64%) Automation Testing
15 280 (10.28%) E-Commerce
16 258 (9.47%) Regression Testing
17 189 (6.94%) Mentoring
18 180 (6.61%) Waterfall
19 174 (6.39%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 982 (36.04%) Java
2 942 (34.57%) SQL
3 704 (25.83%) C#
4 417 (15.30%) JavaScript
5 343 (12.59%) Python
6 300 (11.01%) Ruby
7 214 (7.85%) C++
8 159 (5.83%) Perl
9 145 (5.32%) PHP
10 104 (3.82%) C
11 60 (2.20%) Shell Script
12 57 (2.09%) PL/SQL
13 56 (2.06%) T-SQL
14 53 (1.94%) Bash Shell
15 46 (1.69%) PowerShell
16 39 (1.43%) VBScript
17 30 (1.10%) Scala
18 29 (1.06%) Groovy
19 26 (0.95%) VB
20 23 (0.84%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 538 (19.74%) ISEB
2 434 (15.93%) Degree
3 374 (13.72%) ISTQB
4 169 (6.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 89 (3.27%) Security Cleared
6 53 (1.94%) VCP4
7 50 (1.83%) SC Cleared
8 20 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 17 (0.62%) DV Cleared
10 15 (0.55%) PhD
11 12 (0.44%) HND
12 10 (0.37%) Sun Certification
12 10 (0.37%) CCNP
12 10 (0.37%) CCIP
12 10 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
13 9 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.33%) PMI Certification
14 8 (0.29%) MCP
15 6 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1158 (42.50%) QA
2 14 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.18%) ISO 14001
4 5 (0.18%) EMIR
4 5 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.15%) WAI
6 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.073%) JTAG
7 2 (0.073%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.073%) SLA
7 2 (0.073%) TickIT
7 2 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 29 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 24 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.37%) Hyper-V
3 10 (0.37%) VirtualBox
4 8 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.18%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (0.15%) Terminal Server
6 4 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.073%) Firmware
8 2 (0.073%) vSphere
9 1 (0.037%) KVM
Systems Management
1 294 (10.79%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.62%) Puppet
3 16 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
3 16 (0.59%) Netcool
3 16 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.22%) HAProxy
6 4 (0.15%) Control-M
7 3 (0.11%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.037%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.037%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.037%) Nagios
8 1 (0.037%) SCCM
8 1 (0.037%) Ansible
8 1 (0.037%) logstash
8 1 (0.037%) Salt
8 1 (0.037%) Kibana
8 1 (0.037%) Graylog
8 1 (0.037%) Oozie
Vendors
1 293 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 250 (9.17%) Oracle
3 234 (8.59%) HP
4 52 (1.91%) Google
5 41 (1.50%) VMware
6 38 (1.39%) IBM
7 34 (1.25%) Red Hat
8 23 (0.84%) Green Hat
9 21 (0.77%) Citrix
10 19 (0.70%) OpenLink
11 18 (0.66%) Facebook
12 17 (0.62%) Telerik
12 17 (0.62%) Perforce
13 16 (0.59%) Veritas
13 16 (0.59%) McAfee
14 15 (0.55%) SunGard
15 14 (0.51%) SAP
15 14 (0.51%) Apple
15 14 (0.51%) ForgeRock
15 14 (0.51%) Xamarin
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 20% bonus + package
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Robert Half
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Package + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits, Car
Posted: 14 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Pension, 25 days holiday, Life and
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TUI Group
Salary: Excellent basic + fantastic benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + 13.5% Pens, Hols, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Negotiable D.O.E
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £27000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago