The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 223 271 306
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +35
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1528 1063 1027
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.26% 0.96% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.21% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1183 855 884
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
97295 87643 96229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.35% 78.82% 76.56%
Number of salaries quoted 78124 71880 81781
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%

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 17 April 2014 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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +52 1436 £45,000 - 187
London +38 747 £50,000 - 109
South East +53 292 £45,000 -2.17% 35
City of London +81 201 £55,000 -8.33% 45
East of England +35 154 £40,000 - 10
Surrey +18 99 £47,500 +3.26% 14
Cambridgeshire +52 83 £41,500 +22.96% 7
Cambridge +53 81 £41,500 +27.69% 6
Yorkshire -34 77 £34,000 -2.85% 6
South West +27 75 £40,000 +21.21% 7
Scotland +2 65 £43,750 -7.89% 11
West Yorkshire -52 59 £34,500 -1.42% 6
North West +24 54 £32,500 +7.43% 8
Bristol +20 54 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Leeds -44 50 £34,000 -2.85% 4
Berkshire -11 41 £45,000 -30.76% 5
Hampshire +17 40 £37,500 -46.42% 6
Oxfordshire +9 32 £46,250 +2.77% 4
Guildford +25 29 £47,500 +26.66% 3
Edinburgh -11 29 £45,000 -14.28% 4
Buckinghamshire +21 28 £34,000 +21.42% 4
Reigate +8 28 £47,500 -9.52%
Manchester +19 26 £29,000 +16.00%
Essex - 26 £47,500 -
North Yorkshire -13 25 £32,500 -7.14%
Reading +4 24 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East Midlands -19 24 £35,000 +7.69% 6
West Sussex +8 19 £45,000 +2.27%
Suffolk 0 19 £37,500 +50.00%
West Midlands -4 19 £38,250 +9.28% 6

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 1174 (45.10%) Selenium
2 1062 (40.80%) Agile Software Development
3 1039 (39.92%) QA
4 979 (37.61%) Java
5 851 (32.69%) SQL
6 758 (29.12%) C#
7 662 (25.43%) Finance
8 634 (24.36%) TDD
9 583 (22.40%) .NET
10 567 (21.78%) Degree
11 564 (21.67%) BDD
12 541 (20.78%) Test Scripting
13 501 (19.25%) Scrum
14 491 (18.86%) ISEB
15 486 (18.67%) Automated Testing
16 477 (18.33%) WebDriver
17 424 (16.29%) Software Testing
17 424 (16.29%) Web Services
18 406 (15.60%) Windows
19 398 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
20 373 (14.33%) QuickTest Pro
21 355 (13.64%) Test Strategy
22 353 (13.56%) Cucumber
23 344 (13.22%) Automation Testing
24 321 (12.33%) ISTQB
25 312 (11.99%) JavaScript
26 306 (11.76%) Python
27 305 (11.72%) Microsoft
28 297 (11.41%) Linux
29 286 (10.99%) HP Quality Center

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 76 (2.92%) IIS
2 38 (1.46%) Tomcat
2 38 (1.46%) Node.js
3 31 (1.19%) Confluence
4 25 (0.96%) CMS
5 20 (0.77%) Apache
6 17 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (0.50%) Alfresco
8 13 (0.50%) Apache Solr
9 12 (0.46%) SharePoint
10 11 (0.42%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.42%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.35%) Drupal
12 7 (0.27%) EPiServer CMS
12 7 (0.27%) SugarCRM
13 6 (0.23%) Adobe CQ
14 5 (0.19%) TWiki
14 5 (0.19%) OpenEdge
15 4 (0.15%) MQSeries
Applications
1 126 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 43 (1.65%) MS Office
3 11 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.077%) MS Project
5 2 (0.077%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
2 7 (0.27%) Magento
3 4 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.038%) Beauchamp
5 1 (0.038%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.038%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.038%) Endur
5 1 (0.038%) BASE24
5 1 (0.038%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 39 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (1.27%) SaaS
3 28 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.23%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.19%) Basecamp
7 4 (0.15%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.15%) GitHub
8 1 (0.038%) Office 365
8 1 (0.038%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 126 (4.84%) HTTP
2 60 (2.31%) Internet
3 51 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 20 (0.77%) Wireless
5 17 (0.65%) Firewall
6 15 (0.58%) FTP
7 13 (0.50%) SAN
7 13 (0.50%) MPLS
8 12 (0.46%) BGP
8 12 (0.46%) NAS
9 10 (0.38%) DNS
9 10 (0.38%) HTTPS
9 10 (0.38%) Broadband
10 9 (0.35%) LAN
10 9 (0.35%) VPN
10 9 (0.35%) SSL
10 9 (0.35%) Wireshark
11 8 (0.31%) WAN
12 7 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.19%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 79 (3.03%) MySQL
3 58 (2.23%) Relational Database
4 47 (1.81%) MongoDB
5 44 (1.69%) NoSQL
5 44 (1.69%) Big Data
6 37 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (1.08%) Oracle Database
9 24 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
10 21 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (0.65%) Riak
12 16 (0.61%) RDBMS
12 16 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
15 12 (0.46%) Hazelcast
15 12 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 12 (0.46%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1174 (45.10%) Selenium
2 477 (18.33%) WebDriver
3 373 (14.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 353 (13.56%) Cucumber
5 261 (10.03%) SoapUI
6 242 (9.30%) Jenkins
7 224 (8.61%) JIRA
8 219 (8.41%) JUnit
9 186 (7.15%) FitNesse
10 182 (6.99%) Git (software)
11 161 (6.19%) NUnit
12 147 (5.65%) SpecFlow
13 144 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
14 142 (5.46%) Visual Studio
15 138 (5.30%) Subversion
16 116 (4.46%) JBehave
17 109 (4.19%) Maven
18 105 (4.03%) JMeter
19 98 (3.76%) Hudson
20 96 (3.69%) eggPlant
General
1 662 (25.43%) Finance
2 253 (9.72%) Banking
3 132 (5.07%) Retail
4 128 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 105 (4.03%) Marketing
6 90 (3.46%) Games
7 59 (2.27%) Investment Banking
8 48 (1.84%) Back Office
9 47 (1.81%) Financial Institution
10 30 (1.15%) Publishing
11 28 (1.08%) Front Office
12 25 (0.96%) Automotive
13 24 (0.92%) Law
14 20 (0.77%) Manufacturing
15 19 (0.73%) Electronics
16 15 (0.58%) Legal
17 14 (0.54%) Advertising
18 12 (0.46%) Retail Banking
19 9 (0.35%) Military
20 5 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 632 (24.28%) Analyst
2 538 (20.67%) Test Analyst
3 537 (20.63%) Tester
4 521 (20.02%) Developer
5 512 (19.67%) Test Engineer
6 193 (7.41%) QA Engineer
7 180 (6.92%) Automation Engineer
8 174 (6.68%) Software Engineer
9 158 (6.07%) Automation Tester
10 152 (5.84%) QA Analyst
11 142 (5.46%) QA Tester
12 138 (5.30%) Test Manager
13 124 (4.76%) Test Leader
14 114 (4.38%) Software Test Engineer
15 109 (4.19%) Senior Analyst
16 103 (3.96%) Automation Analyst
17 96 (3.69%) Senior Test Engineer
18 91 (3.50%) Consultant
19 90 (3.46%) Software Tester
19 90 (3.46%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 583 (22.40%) .NET
2 424 (16.29%) Web Services
3 275 (10.56%) HTML
4 268 (10.30%) XML
5 246 (9.45%) SOAP
6 161 (6.19%) REST
7 152 (5.84%) CSS
8 150 (5.76%) .NET Framework
9 126 (4.84%) JSON
10 108 (4.15%) jQuery
11 104 (4.00%) ASP.NET
12 100 (3.84%) HTML5
13 94 (3.61%) Gherkin
14 74 (2.84%) WCF
15 73 (2.80%) RESTful
16 65 (2.50%) CSS3
17 64 (2.46%) Spring
18 61 (2.34%) Ajax
19 59 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
20 58 (2.23%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 270 (10.37%) Mobile App
2 186 (7.15%) Computer Science
3 172 (6.61%) Enterprise Software
4 164 (6.30%) Open Source
5 110 (4.23%) Blackberry
6 106 (4.07%) Mathematics
7 76 (2.92%) iPhone
8 60 (2.31%) Mobile Banking
9 59 (2.27%) Digital Media
10 56 (2.15%) iPad
11 47 (1.81%) Client/Server
12 40 (1.54%) Blog
13 38 (1.46%) Inversion of Control
13 38 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 34 (1.31%) Mobile Payment
15 32 (1.23%) Equities
16 29 (1.11%) Derivative
17 27 (1.04%) Management Information System
18 26 (1.00%) Visualisation
18 26 (1.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 406 (15.60%) Windows
2 297 (11.41%) Linux
3 245 (9.41%) Apple iOS
4 229 (8.80%) Android
5 192 (7.38%) UNIX
6 44 (1.69%) Mac OS X
7 28 (1.08%) Windows Phone
8 20 (0.77%) Windows 8
9 16 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.50%) Ubuntu
11 11 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
12 10 (0.38%) Debian
13 8 (0.31%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.23%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.19%) Solaris
15 5 (0.19%) AIX
16 3 (0.12%) VMS
16 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
17 2 (0.077%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1062 (40.80%) Agile Software Development
2 634 (24.36%) TDD
3 564 (21.67%) BDD
4 541 (20.78%) Test Scripting
5 501 (19.25%) Scrum
6 486 (18.67%) Automated Testing
7 424 (16.29%) Software Testing
8 398 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
9 355 (13.64%) Test Strategy
10 344 (13.22%) Automation Testing
11 283 (10.87%) OO
12 248 (9.53%) E-Commerce
13 247 (9.49%) Performance Testing
14 229 (8.80%) Test Management
15 210 (8.07%) Manual Testing
16 193 (7.41%) Software Engineering
17 172 (6.61%) User Stories
18 159 (6.11%) Regression Testing
19 143 (5.49%) User Acceptance Testing
20 141 (5.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 979 (37.61%) Java
2 851 (32.69%) SQL
3 758 (29.12%) C#
4 312 (11.99%) JavaScript
5 306 (11.76%) Python
6 237 (9.10%) Ruby
7 231 (8.87%) C++
8 176 (6.76%) Perl
9 136 (5.22%) VBScript
10 120 (4.61%) Groovy
11 116 (4.46%) PHP
12 110 (4.23%) C
13 100 (3.84%) VB
14 55 (2.11%) Shell Script
15 54 (2.07%) Objective-C
16 48 (1.84%) Bash Shell
17 40 (1.54%) Scala
18 34 (1.31%) T-SQL
19 29 (1.11%) Delphi
20 26 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 567 (21.78%) Degree
2 491 (18.86%) ISEB
3 321 (12.33%) ISTQB
4 38 (1.46%) Security Cleared
5 20 (0.77%) SC Cleared
6 17 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
7 10 (0.38%) Sun Certification
8 9 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.27%) HND
9 7 (0.27%) Postgraduate
10 5 (0.19%) CCIP
10 5 (0.19%) HP ASE
11 4 (0.15%) CISSP
11 4 (0.15%) PhD
11 4 (0.15%) CCNP
11 4 (0.15%) CISM
11 4 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.15%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.12%) HP AIS
13 2 (0.077%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1039 (39.92%) QA
2 11 (0.42%) ISO 9002
3 10 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.23%) TickIT
5 5 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.077%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.077%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.038%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.038%) SLA
8 1 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.46%) NFS
5 10 (0.38%) KVM
6 6 (0.23%) Xen
7 4 (0.15%) XenApp
7 4 (0.15%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.077%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 286 (10.99%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.69%) Puppet
3 15 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.31%) Legato
5 5 (0.19%) CA LISA
6 4 (0.15%) BladeLogic
6 4 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.077%) SCCM
7 2 (0.077%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.077%) Netcool
7 2 (0.077%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.077%) WMI
8 1 (0.038%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 305 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 235 (9.03%) HP
3 196 (7.53%) Oracle
4 57 (2.19%) VMware
5 34 (1.31%) SAP
6 27 (1.04%) JBoss
7 26 (1.00%) Citrix
8 25 (0.96%) Google
9 23 (0.88%) Twitter
10 22 (0.85%) Red Hat
11 20 (0.77%) Hitachi
12 19 (0.73%) Cisco
13 16 (0.61%) Facebook
14 15 (0.58%) IBM
15 13 (0.50%) Business Objects
16 11 (0.42%) Adobe
16 11 (0.42%) Sun
16 11 (0.42%) Jaspersoft
17 10 (0.38%) Omniture
18 9 (0.35%) Atlassian
Leatherhead, Surrey
Blue Glue
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 34 minutes ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-40k
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
BLOC
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 to £42000 per annum - excellent company benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 - 45000
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 29 days holiday + pension + share
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Royal Mail - AMS
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Royal Mail - AMS
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Great Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Release Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: Yesterday