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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 202 219 273
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +54
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1606 1683 1363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.64% 1.53% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.76% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1316 1409 1140
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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
86142 95892 100545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.84% 87.29% 85.37%
Number of salaries quoted 71917 78502 81138
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +20 1535 £50,000 - 188
London -6 616 £62,500 +8.69% 81
South East +43 327 £47,500 -5.00% 28
Yorkshire +79 150 £40,000 - 12
West Midlands +57 134 £40,500 +1.25% 7
West Yorkshire +60 118 £40,000 - 10
City of London -23 112 £62,500 - 15
East of England +47 108 £47,500 +11.76% 22
Leeds +63 97 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Berkshire +52 90 £45,000 -14.28% 8
Hampshire +18 86 £52,500 +16.66% 5
South West -52 79 £38,500 -9.41% 7
Birmingham +16 64 £42,500 +8.97% 3
North West -8 64 £35,000 -6.66% 15
Surrey -2 60 £52,500 -4.54% 6
Cambridgeshire +22 55 £50,000 +11.11% 13
Cambridge +20 51 £47,500 +2.70% 13
Oxfordshire -10 45 £53,500 +7.00% 2
Scotland +2 43 £35,000 - 3
East Midlands 0 40 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Reading +36 37 £42,500 -22.72% 4
Manchester -26 37 £34,000 -9.33% 9
Warwickshire +37 33 £40,500 +8.00%
Nottinghamshire +10 30 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Nottingham +15 29 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Warwick - 29 - -
Winchester +10 28 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Gloucestershire -2 27 £45,000 - 2
Bristol -15 24 £35,500 -16.47% 4
Somerset +2 23 £35,000 -12.50%

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 2298 (68.05%) Agile Software Development
2 1521 (45.04%) Selenium
3 1399 (41.43%) QA
4 1300 (38.50%) Java
5 943 (27.92%) C#
6 878 (26.00%) SQL
7 837 (24.79%) Finance
8 827 (24.49%) BDD
9 823 (24.37%) Scrum
10 768 (22.74%) Cucumber
11 759 (22.48%) TDD
12 634 (18.77%) Software Testing
13 631 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
14 630 (18.66%) JavaScript
15 598 (17.71%) .NET
16 575 (17.03%) WebDriver
17 567 (16.79%) Python
18 532 (15.75%) Degree
19 519 (15.37%) Test Scripting
20 514 (15.22%) Ruby
21 507 (15.01%) Automated Testing
22 500 (14.81%) Linux
22 500 (14.81%) Jenkins
23 487 (14.42%) Software Engineering
24 484 (14.33%) ISTQB
25 478 (14.15%) ISEB
26 471 (13.95%) JIRA
27 460 (13.62%) Test Strategy
27 460 (13.62%) HTML
28 451 (13.36%) SDLC

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 68 (2.01%) Confluence
2 62 (1.84%) CMS
3 49 (1.45%) Apache
4 24 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (0.65%) IIS
5 22 (0.65%) nginx
6 21 (0.62%) WebLogic
7 20 (0.59%) OpenStack
8 19 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 16 (0.47%) SharePoint
10 13 (0.38%) Mule ESB
11 12 (0.36%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.33%) JBoss
13 10 (0.30%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.30%) Jetty
13 10 (0.30%) Mule
13 10 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.21%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.21%) CICS
15 6 (0.18%) Documentum
Applications
1 166 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 50 (1.48%) MS Office
3 21 (0.62%) Photoshop
4 20 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 18 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.47%) Gliffy
6 16 (0.47%) OmniGraffle
7 12 (0.36%) Mingle
8 11 (0.33%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.12%) MS Project
10 1 (0.030%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 26 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.36%) Eloqua
3 6 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.12%) Magento
4 4 (0.12%) VisionPLUS
4 4 (0.12%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.089%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.089%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.059%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.059%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.030%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.030%) Maximo
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.030%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.030%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.030%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.030%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 206 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (2.99%) GitHub
3 75 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 69 (2.04%) SaaS
5 54 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (0.83%) Route 53
7 27 (0.80%) PaaS
8 19 (0.56%) Amazon S3
9 14 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
9 14 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
9 14 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
10 13 (0.38%) IaaS
11 8 (0.24%) TestFlight
12 6 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.089%) Heroku
15 2 (0.059%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 113 (3.35%) HTTP
2 59 (1.75%) Internet
3 43 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 28 (0.83%) Firewall
5 23 (0.68%) HTTPS
6 21 (0.62%) DNS
7 18 (0.53%) VoIP
8 12 (0.36%) SSL
9 10 (0.30%) IPv4
10 8 (0.24%) Broadband
10 8 (0.24%) SMTP
11 6 (0.18%) BGP
11 6 (0.18%) MPLS
11 6 (0.18%) SSH
12 5 (0.15%) ATM
12 5 (0.15%) SNMP
13 4 (0.12%) DHCP
13 4 (0.12%) IPv6
13 4 (0.12%) L2TP
13 4 (0.12%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 153 (4.53%) MySQL
3 148 (4.38%) Relational Database
4 83 (2.46%) Big Data
5 56 (1.66%) Hadoop
5 56 (1.66%) Oracle Database
6 42 (1.24%) MongoDB
7 36 (1.07%) NoSQL
8 35 (1.04%) RDBMS
9 30 (0.89%) Data Mining
10 21 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
11 17 (0.50%) Amazon Redshift
11 17 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (0.44%) Redis
13 15 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.24%) DB2
15 8 (0.24%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1521 (45.04%) Selenium
2 768 (22.74%) Cucumber
3 575 (17.03%) WebDriver
4 500 (14.81%) Jenkins
5 471 (13.95%) JIRA
6 420 (12.44%) Git (software)
7 336 (9.95%) SoapUI
8 294 (8.71%) HP UFT
9 279 (8.26%) JUnit
10 258 (7.64%) SpecFlow
11 242 (7.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 232 (6.87%) JMeter
13 173 (5.12%) Visual Studio
14 162 (4.80%) TestNG
15 145 (4.29%) Subversion
16 136 (4.03%) Appium
17 135 (4.00%) Maven
17 135 (4.00%) TeamCity
18 133 (3.94%) Ranorex
19 123 (3.64%) NUnit
General
1 837 (24.79%) Finance
2 206 (6.10%) Games
3 183 (5.42%) Banking
4 182 (5.39%) Retail
5 138 (4.09%) Telecoms
6 106 (3.14%) Marketing
7 69 (2.04%) Legal
8 62 (1.84%) Back Office
9 61 (1.81%) Manufacturing
10 53 (1.57%) Advertising
11 45 (1.33%) Electronics
12 37 (1.10%) Automotive
13 36 (1.07%) Publishing
14 23 (0.68%) Front Office
15 22 (0.65%) Investment Banking
16 16 (0.47%) Aerospace
16 16 (0.47%) Financial Institution
17 15 (0.44%) Law
18 9 (0.27%) Retail Banking
19 5 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 770 (22.80%) Developer
2 683 (20.23%) Test Engineer
3 622 (18.42%) Analyst
4 590 (17.47%) Tester
5 542 (16.05%) Test Analyst
6 359 (10.63%) Test Automation Engineer
7 325 (9.62%) Automation Tester
8 315 (9.33%) QA Engineer
9 282 (8.35%) Developer in Test
10 202 (5.98%) Test Leader
11 198 (5.86%) QA Tester
12 195 (5.77%) Senior Developer
13 186 (5.51%) Automation Test Analyst
14 180 (5.33%) QA Test Engineer
14 180 (5.33%) Test Manager
15 152 (4.50%) QA Analyst
16 151 (4.47%) Java Developer
17 150 (4.44%) Automation Test Lead
18 139 (4.12%) Software Tester
19 134 (3.97%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 598 (17.71%) .NET
2 460 (13.62%) HTML
3 342 (10.13%) XML
4 335 (9.92%) CSS
5 328 (9.71%) Web Services
6 314 (9.30%) SOAP
7 248 (7.34%) REST
8 183 (5.42%) AngularJS
9 154 (4.56%) JSON
10 151 (4.47%) RESTful
11 150 (4.44%) HTML5
12 147 (4.35%) Gherkin
13 139 (4.12%) Ajax
14 128 (3.79%) ASP.NET
14 128 (3.79%) Node.js
15 111 (3.29%) Spring
16 104 (3.08%) jQuery
17 92 (2.72%) .NET Framework
18 88 (2.61%) CSS3
19 53 (1.57%) React
Miscellaneous
1 283 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
2 256 (7.58%) Computer Science
3 180 (5.33%) Mobile App
4 105 (3.11%) User Experience
5 99 (2.93%) Client/Server
6 71 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
7 50 (1.48%) Fintech
8 49 (1.45%) N-Tier
9 46 (1.36%) Virtual Team
10 42 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 39 (1.15%) Mathematics
12 35 (1.04%) Algorithms
12 35 (1.04%) Online Games
13 33 (0.98%) Data Integration
13 33 (0.98%) Social Media
14 32 (0.95%) iPad
15 28 (0.83%) Management Information System
16 26 (0.77%) NHS
16 26 (0.77%) Performance Metrics
17 24 (0.71%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 500 (14.81%) Linux
2 418 (12.38%) Windows
3 320 (9.48%) Unix
4 164 (4.86%) Android
5 159 (4.71%) Apple iOS
6 63 (1.87%) Solaris
7 49 (1.45%) Ubuntu
8 38 (1.13%) Mac OS X
9 27 (0.80%) Windows Server
10 14 (0.41%) AIX
11 12 (0.36%) Windows Phone
12 10 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.27%) HPUX
14 7 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
14 7 (0.21%) Windows CE
15 6 (0.18%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.15%) CentOS
17 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
17 4 (0.12%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2298 (68.05%) Agile Software Development
2 827 (24.49%) BDD
3 823 (24.37%) Scrum
4 759 (22.48%) TDD
5 634 (18.77%) Software Testing
6 631 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
7 519 (15.37%) Test Scripting
8 507 (15.01%) Automated Testing
9 487 (14.42%) Software Engineering
10 460 (13.62%) Test Strategy
11 451 (13.36%) SDLC
12 442 (13.09%) Automation Testing
13 428 (12.67%) Functional Testing
14 367 (10.87%) Manual Testing
15 341 (10.10%) Performance Testing
16 334 (9.89%) Non-Functional Testing
17 320 (9.48%) Open Source
18 319 (9.45%) Mentoring
19 305 (9.03%) User Acceptance Testing
20 303 (8.97%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1300 (38.50%) Java
2 943 (27.92%) C#
3 878 (26.00%) SQL
4 630 (18.66%) JavaScript
5 567 (16.79%) Python
6 514 (15.22%) Ruby
7 205 (6.07%) Perl
8 193 (5.72%) C++
9 157 (4.65%) PHP
10 111 (3.29%) Scala
11 84 (2.49%) C
12 83 (2.46%) Bash Shell
13 81 (2.40%) VB
14 52 (1.54%) VB.NET
15 51 (1.51%) Shell Script
16 48 (1.42%) Groovy
17 47 (1.39%) VBScript
18 41 (1.21%) PL/SQL
19 29 (0.86%) Clojure
19 29 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 532 (15.75%) Degree
2 484 (14.33%) ISTQB
3 478 (14.15%) ISEB
4 221 (6.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 101 (2.99%) Security Cleared
6 62 (1.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 48 (1.42%) SC Cleared
8 31 (0.92%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
10 12 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (0.33%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.21%) HNC
12 7 (0.21%) HND
13 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.15%) PMP
13 5 (0.15%) Sun Certification
14 4 (0.12%) A+ Certification
15 3 (0.089%) CSQA
16 2 (0.059%) AWS Certification
17 1 (0.030%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1399 (41.43%) QA
2 106 (3.14%) SDET
3 22 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.33%) ISO 14001
6 7 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.21%) Section 508
7 2 (0.059%) SLA
8 1 (0.030%) EMIR
8 1 (0.030%) ISO13485
System Software
1 75 (2.22%) Docker
2 31 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (0.41%) VirtualBox
5 10 (0.30%) KVM
6 9 (0.27%) HDFS
7 8 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.15%) iptables
9 3 (0.089%) Xen
10 2 (0.059%) Active Directory
10 2 (0.059%) vSphere
11 1 (0.030%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.030%) Firmware
11 1 (0.030%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.030%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.030%) XenApp
11 1 (0.030%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.030%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 134 (3.97%) HP Quality Center
2 111 (3.29%) Puppet
3 82 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
4 69 (2.04%) Ansible
5 21 (0.62%) Nagios
6 20 (0.59%) Kubernetes
7 15 (0.44%) Kibana
8 14 (0.41%) Salt
8 14 (0.41%) Terraform
9 10 (0.30%) CA Service Virtualization
10 8 (0.24%) Ambari
10 8 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
11 7 (0.21%) Control-M
11 7 (0.21%) logstash
12 6 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 6 (0.18%) MOM
12 6 (0.18%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.15%) Graylog
13 5 (0.15%) HAProxy
13 5 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 390 (11.55%) Microsoft
2 246 (7.28%) Oracle
3 189 (5.60%) HP
4 76 (2.25%) Red Hat
5 71 (2.10%) SAP
6 68 (2.01%) ServiceNow
7 47 (1.39%) Sophos
8 35 (1.04%) VMware
9 31 (0.92%) IBM
10 25 (0.74%) Google
11 23 (0.68%) SaltStack
12 22 (0.65%) Atlassian
13 20 (0.59%) Apple
14 17 (0.50%) TIBCO
15 16 (0.47%) Cognizant
16 15 (0.44%) Hitachi
17 14 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
17 14 (0.41%) Sun
17 14 (0.41%) Xamarin
18 13 (0.38%) Rally
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Harleston, Norfolk
Energon People
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Forgerock Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary, Benefits and Stock Options
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Flexible Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Unspecified Salary Based on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer People
Salary: £450000.00 - £500000.00 per month
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits 15% BONUS
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Flexible Benefits
Posted: Yesterday