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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
UK
Rank 172 224 247
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1620 1547 1417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 1.53% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 1.74% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1308 1285 1200
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
75139 88872 92319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.69% 88.15% 86.53%
Number of salaries quoted 61840 73780 75650
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 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £73,500 £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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +52 1536 £49,056 +3.27% 198
London +25 618 £60,000 +9.09% 81
South East +56 241 £47,500 +5.55% 41
Yorkshire +43 166 £42,500 +6.25% 15
South West +52 154 £42,000 -1.17% 19
West Yorkshire +33 128 £43,000 +14.66% 10
East of England +37 121 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Leeds +29 109 £46,500 +32.85% 7
City of London +24 94 £60,000 +4.34% 14
North West -15 93 £45,000 +12.50% 10
East Midlands +73 89 £35,000 -22.22% 11
Manchester -16 76 £46,250 +15.62% 8
Somerset +45 56 £39,500 -12.70% 8
Cambridgeshire +16 56 £47,500 +23.37% 6
Cambridge +12 48 £48,750 +26.62% 5
Leicestershire +34 44 £30,000 -40.00% 1
Scotland +30 44 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Leicester +21 44 £30,000 -41.74% 1
Hampshire -18 44 £42,500 - 8
West Sussex +47 43 £41,250 -17.50% 4
Bristol -22 43 £48,750 +14.70% 6
Surrey +20 42 £50,000 +11.11% 12
West Midlands +9 37 £45,000 - 4
Hertfordshire +4 36 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Berkshire +31 33 £47,500 -5.00% 10
Buckinghamshire +48 32 £36,000 -10.55% 1
Milton Keynes +42 30 £35,500 -25.26% 1
Oxfordshire +15 30 £53,500 +12.63% 3
South Yorkshire +29 29 £44,000 +10.00% 1
Sheffield +28 29 £44,000 +10.00% 1

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 2337 (75.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1563 (50.42%) Selenium
3 1259 (40.61%) Java
4 1203 (38.81%) QA
5 912 (29.42%) BDD
6 894 (28.84%) TDD
7 846 (27.29%) C#
8 833 (26.87%) Scrum
9 731 (23.58%) SQL
10 729 (23.52%) Continuous Integration
11 711 (22.94%) Cucumber
12 700 (22.58%) Finance
13 649 (20.94%) Software Testing
14 615 (19.84%) Automated Testing
15 593 (19.13%) Test Scripting
16 541 (17.45%) WebDriver
17 538 (17.35%) JavaScript
18 518 (16.71%) ISTQB
19 471 (15.19%) .NET
20 470 (15.16%) SDLC
21 465 (15.00%) ISEB
22 451 (14.55%) Python
23 445 (14.35%) Jenkins
24 431 (13.90%) Software Engineering
25 428 (13.81%) Automation Testing
26 427 (13.77%) JIRA
27 391 (12.61%) Test Strategy
28 388 (12.52%) Degree
29 383 (12.35%) Regression Testing
30 368 (11.87%) 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 92 (2.97%) Confluence
2 36 (1.16%) Apache
2 36 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (0.87%) Tomcat
4 25 (0.81%) Apache Spark
5 24 (0.77%) JBoss
6 20 (0.65%) OpenStack
7 17 (0.55%) SharePoint
8 16 (0.52%) WebLogic
9 15 (0.48%) CMS
10 13 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 13 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (0.32%) Documentum
12 9 (0.29%) NServiceBus
13 8 (0.26%) nginx
13 8 (0.26%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.19%) Apache Solr
14 6 (0.19%) IBM Notes
14 6 (0.19%) IIS
14 6 (0.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 115 (3.71%) MS Excel
2 45 (1.45%) MS Office
3 42 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 39 (1.26%) MS Project
5 3 (0.097%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.032%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 19 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.097%) BASE24
4 2 (0.065%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.065%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.065%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.065%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.032%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.032%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.032%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.032%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 128 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (3.19%) SaaS
3 92 (2.97%) GitHub
4 77 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 35 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (0.97%) Trello
7 20 (0.65%) PaaS
8 17 (0.55%) IaaS
9 16 (0.52%) TestFlight
10 14 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
12 10 (0.32%) Slack
13 8 (0.26%) G Suite
13 8 (0.26%) Office 365
14 6 (0.19%) Google Play
15 5 (0.16%) Force.com
16 4 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 4 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
17 3 (0.097%) Bluemix
17 3 (0.097%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 95 (3.06%) HTTP
2 55 (1.77%) Internet
3 33 (1.06%) FTP
4 31 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 23 (0.74%) HTTPS
6 21 (0.68%) ATM
7 20 (0.65%) SSL
8 19 (0.61%) Wireless
9 12 (0.39%) Firewall
10 11 (0.35%) VPN
11 10 (0.32%) SMTP
12 9 (0.29%) Network Security
13 8 (0.26%) Broadband
14 7 (0.23%) SSH
15 6 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
15 6 (0.19%) WAN
16 5 (0.16%) DHCP
16 5 (0.16%) IPv6
16 5 (0.16%) SNMP
16 5 (0.16%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 147 (4.74%) Relational Database
3 94 (3.03%) MySQL
4 91 (2.94%) NoSQL
5 62 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 59 (1.90%) Big Data
7 50 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
8 49 (1.58%) Hadoop
9 44 (1.42%) MongoDB
10 42 (1.35%) CouchDB
11 39 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
11 39 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
12 34 (1.10%) Redis
13 30 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 29 (0.94%) Oracle Database
15 28 (0.90%) HBase
15 28 (0.90%) RDBMS
16 27 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
17 26 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 19 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1563 (50.42%) Selenium
2 711 (22.94%) Cucumber
3 541 (17.45%) WebDriver
4 445 (14.35%) Jenkins
5 427 (13.77%) JIRA
6 358 (11.55%) Git (software)
7 292 (9.42%) SpecFlow
8 279 (9.00%) SoapUI
9 247 (7.97%) HP UFT
10 240 (7.74%) JUnit
10 240 (7.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 220 (7.10%) JMeter
12 143 (4.61%) Subversion
13 124 (4.00%) TeamCity
14 116 (3.74%) Maven
15 111 (3.58%) NUnit
16 108 (3.48%) Visual Studio
17 101 (3.26%) Appium
18 96 (3.10%) TestNG
19 87 (2.81%) LoadRunner
General
1 700 (22.58%) Finance
2 172 (5.55%) Retail
3 148 (4.77%) Banking
4 105 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 76 (2.45%) Games
6 64 (2.06%) Marketing
7 61 (1.97%) Publishing
8 42 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 37 (1.19%) Legal
10 34 (1.10%) Electronics
11 31 (1.00%) Advertising
12 29 (0.94%) Investment Banking
13 26 (0.84%) Automotive
14 23 (0.74%) Financial Institution
15 21 (0.68%) Back Office
16 17 (0.55%) Front Office
17 13 (0.42%) Online Betting
18 11 (0.35%) Polish Language
19 10 (0.32%) Law
20 6 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 705 (22.74%) Test Engineer
2 628 (20.26%) Developer
3 559 (18.03%) Analyst
4 531 (17.13%) Tester
5 487 (15.71%) Test Analyst
6 415 (13.39%) Test Automation Engineer
7 353 (11.39%) Automation Tester
8 309 (9.97%) QA Engineer
9 191 (6.16%) Senior Developer
10 184 (5.94%) Developer in Test
11 177 (5.71%) Test Leader
12 163 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
12 163 (5.26%) QA Tester
13 159 (5.13%) Test Manager
14 156 (5.03%) Senior Test Engineer
15 154 (4.97%) Java Developer
16 139 (4.48%) QA Test Engineer
17 137 (4.42%) Senior Analyst
18 134 (4.32%) Selenium Tester
19 130 (4.19%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 471 (15.19%) .NET
2 350 (11.29%) Web Services
3 318 (10.26%) HTML
4 247 (7.97%) Gherkin
5 241 (7.77%) CSS
6 220 (7.10%) XML
7 213 (6.87%) REST
8 182 (5.87%) AngularJS
9 176 (5.68%) SOAP
10 136 (4.39%) RESTful
11 109 (3.52%) HTML5
12 95 (3.06%) ASP.NET
13 93 (3.00%) Node.js
14 76 (2.45%) Spring
15 66 (2.13%) jQuery
16 62 (2.00%) CSS3
17 57 (1.84%) JSON
18 52 (1.68%) React
19 51 (1.65%) .NET Framework
20 48 (1.55%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 231 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 210 (6.77%) Mobile App
3 202 (6.52%) Computer Science
4 116 (3.74%) User Experience
5 69 (2.23%) Management Information System
6 60 (1.94%) Client/Server
7 56 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 53 (1.71%) Virtual Team
9 43 (1.39%) Fintech
10 41 (1.32%) Algorithms
11 39 (1.26%) Data Structures
11 39 (1.26%) iPad
12 23 (0.74%) Derivative
12 23 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 20 (0.65%) Digital Media
13 20 (0.65%) Equities
14 18 (0.58%) Animation
14 18 (0.58%) Fixed Income
15 15 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
15 15 (0.48%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 307 (9.90%) Linux
2 178 (5.74%) Windows
3 176 (5.68%) Apple iOS
4 148 (4.77%) Unix
5 143 (4.61%) Android
6 15 (0.48%) Mac OS X
7 14 (0.45%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.16%) Solaris
10 5 (0.16%) VMS
11 4 (0.13%) Kali Linux
11 4 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.097%) Debian
12 3 (0.097%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.032%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.032%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2337 (75.39%) Agile Software Development
2 912 (29.42%) BDD
3 894 (28.84%) TDD
4 833 (26.87%) Scrum
5 729 (23.52%) Continuous Integration
6 649 (20.94%) Software Testing
7 615 (19.84%) Automated Testing
8 593 (19.13%) Test Scripting
9 470 (15.16%) SDLC
10 431 (13.90%) Software Engineering
11 428 (13.81%) Automation Testing
12 391 (12.61%) Test Strategy
13 383 (12.35%) Regression Testing
14 368 (11.87%) Manual Testing
15 366 (11.81%) Functional Testing
16 359 (11.58%) Mentoring
17 304 (9.81%) OO
18 284 (9.16%) Test Management
19 264 (8.52%) User Acceptance Testing
20 256 (8.26%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1259 (40.61%) Java
2 846 (27.29%) C#
3 731 (23.58%) SQL
4 538 (17.35%) JavaScript
5 451 (14.55%) Python
6 293 (9.45%) Ruby
7 172 (5.55%) C++
8 91 (2.94%) C
9 89 (2.87%) Perl
10 78 (2.52%) Scala
11 70 (2.26%) PHP
12 64 (2.06%) Objective-C
13 58 (1.87%) Bash Shell
14 57 (1.84%) Apple Swift
15 46 (1.48%) T-SQL
16 43 (1.39%) Groovy
17 42 (1.35%) TypeScript
18 40 (1.29%) VBScript
19 39 (1.26%) VB.NET
20 37 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 518 (16.71%) ISTQB
2 465 (15.00%) ISEB
3 388 (12.52%) Degree
4 234 (7.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 107 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 61 (1.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 41 (1.32%) SC Cleared
8 14 (0.45%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.35%) DBS Check
9 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.19%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.19%) Postgraduate
11 6 (0.19%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.16%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.13%) CISSP
13 4 (0.13%) MCSE
13 4 (0.13%) PhD
13 4 (0.13%) RHCE
13 4 (0.13%) SCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1203 (38.81%) QA
2 146 (4.71%) SDET
3 11 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.29%) ISO 14001
5 8 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.26%) SLA
6 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.097%) WCAG
8 2 (0.065%) Basel III
8 2 (0.065%) COBIT
8 2 (0.065%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.065%) Section 508
9 1 (0.032%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 81 (2.61%) Docker
2 22 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.42%) Firmware
4 10 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.29%) HDFS
6 6 (0.19%) Sendmail
7 4 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.13%) KVM
7 4 (0.13%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.097%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.097%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.097%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.065%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.065%) vSphere
10 1 (0.032%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.032%) LXC
10 1 (0.032%) Snort
Systems Management
1 139 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
2 80 (2.58%) Puppet
3 47 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (1.29%) Ansible
5 8 (0.26%) Rancher
6 6 (0.19%) Kibana
7 4 (0.13%) Ambari
7 4 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.13%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.097%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.097%) Oozie
9 1 (0.032%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.032%) HockeyApp
9 1 (0.032%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.032%) Nagios
9 1 (0.032%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.032%) Terraform
9 1 (0.032%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 342 (11.03%) Microsoft
2 207 (6.68%) Oracle
3 206 (6.65%) HP
4 58 (1.87%) Atlassian
5 53 (1.71%) SAP
6 48 (1.55%) Google
7 28 (0.90%) Adobe
7 28 (0.90%) Sun
8 27 (0.87%) Siebel
9 25 (0.81%) TOWER Software
10 24 (0.77%) Sophos
11 23 (0.74%) IBM
11 23 (0.74%) VMware
12 20 (0.65%) LexisNexis
13 18 (0.58%) Telerik
13 18 (0.58%) Xamarin
14 16 (0.52%) Cadence
14 16 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (0.42%) Solace
16 12 (0.39%) Splunk
Yeovil, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-£70,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Cloudscope
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Cloudscope
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oakham, Leicestershire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £35000 Per Annum bonuses+excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £26000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bangor, Gwynedd
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Source Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus package
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Great benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £49,056 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Freshtechit
Salary: From £0 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum 45K Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £45k per annum
Posted: 4 days ago