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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 222 230 289
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +59
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1479 1503 1040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.34% 1.25% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.53% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1249 1174 832
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £29,450
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
92045 98475 89909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.20% 82.01% 80.07%
Number of salaries quoted 74373 79144 73784
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,919 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +4 1359 £45,000 - 177
London -6 622 £50,000 - 88
South East +19 318 £45,000 - 36
City of London +6 163 £57,500 +4.54% 34
Surrey +23 115 £50,000 +5.26% 12
East of England -11 112 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Yorkshire +22 96 £35,000 +2.94% 5
South West -14 83 £44,000 +10.00% 10
Cambridgeshire +9 82 £45,000 +8.43% 8
Berkshire +36 81 £50,000 +14.28% 6
Cambridge +6 72 £45,000 +8.43% 7
West Yorkshire +14 59 £35,000 - 5
Leeds +11 53 £35,000 +2.94% 4
West Midlands +2 48 £38,500 +2.66% 4
Hampshire +2 45 £32,500 -13.33% 6
Bristol -12 44 £42,500 +6.25% 6
North West +10 43 £32,000 -0.77% 13
Scotland -4 43 £38,000 -15.55% 6
South Wales +20 35 £40,000 -1.23% 1
Wales +16 35 £40,000 +21.21% 1
Gloucestershire +9 31 £45,000 +16.12% 1
Reading +1 31 £46,500 +6.28% 5
Leatherhead - 31 £50,000 - 2
Edinburgh +9 25 £38,000 -15.55% 3
East Sussex +4 25 £44,000 -1.59%
Cheltenham +24 24 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Brighton +16 23 £44,000 -1.17%
Birmingham +7 21 £38,500 +2.66% 1
Oxfordshire +2 21 £40,000 -8.57% 5
East Midlands +11 20 £40,000 +12.67% 5

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1921 (66.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1303 (45.21%) Selenium
3 1288 (44.69%) QA
4 1109 (38.48%) Java
5 991 (34.39%) SQL
6 758 (26.30%) Scrum
7 752 (26.09%) C#
8 711 (24.67%) TDD
9 684 (23.73%) BDD
10 679 (23.56%) WebDriver
11 659 (22.87%) Finance
12 590 (20.47%) Test Scripting
13 581 (20.16%) Cucumber
14 575 (19.95%) Software Testing
15 551 (19.12%) ISEB
16 531 (18.42%) Automated Testing
17 521 (18.08%) Continuous Integration
18 506 (17.56%) JavaScript
19 488 (16.93%) Degree
20 451 (15.65%) .NET
21 420 (14.57%) ISTQB
22 411 (14.26%) HTML
23 404 (14.02%) Web Services
24 399 (13.84%) Software Engineering
25 389 (13.50%) Python
26 373 (12.94%) Test Strategy
27 369 (12.80%) QuickTest Pro
28 365 (12.66%) Windows
29 362 (12.56%) XML
30 349 (12.11%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 47 (1.63%) Confluence
2 42 (1.46%) Node.js
3 38 (1.32%) IIS
4 35 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
5 33 (1.15%) CMS
6 30 (1.04%) WebSphere
7 28 (0.97%) SharePoint
8 23 (0.80%) Tomcat
9 20 (0.69%) WebLogic
10 17 (0.59%) Apache
11 16 (0.56%) JBoss
12 10 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
12 10 (0.35%) Umbraco
13 9 (0.31%) MS Exchange
14 8 (0.28%) GlassFish
15 5 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.17%) Mule
16 4 (0.14%) Oracle Service Bus
16 4 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
16 4 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 119 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 66 (2.29%) MS Office
3 8 (0.28%) MS Project
4 6 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.069%) Mingle
7 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.31%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.28%) Summit
3 8 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.17%) Workday HCM
5 4 (0.14%) Magento
5 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.035%) AWD
7 1 (0.035%) BASE24
7 1 (0.035%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 66 (2.29%) SaaS
2 41 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.31%) GitHub
7 6 (0.21%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.17%) Heroku
8 5 (0.17%) Route 53
8 5 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.10%) Veeva
9 3 (0.10%) IaaS
9 3 (0.10%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.069%) Trello
11 1 (0.035%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.035%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.035%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.035%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 93 (3.23%) Internet
2 89 (3.09%) HTTP
3 58 (2.01%) TCP/IP
4 28 (0.97%) DNS
5 13 (0.45%) VoIP
5 13 (0.45%) Firewall
6 12 (0.42%) Wireless
7 11 (0.38%) MPLS
7 11 (0.38%) HTTPS
8 10 (0.35%) IPv4
8 10 (0.35%) Multicast
9 9 (0.31%) ICMP
10 8 (0.28%) IGMP
10 8 (0.28%) SNMP
10 8 (0.28%) WAN
10 8 (0.28%) ATM
10 8 (0.28%) Broadband
10 8 (0.28%) LAN
10 8 (0.28%) Unicast
10 8 (0.28%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (10.72%) SQL Server
2 141 (4.89%) MySQL
3 78 (2.71%) Relational Database
4 74 (2.57%) MongoDB
5 67 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
6 50 (1.73%) NoSQL
7 40 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 39 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 32 (1.11%) Oracle Database
10 28 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
11 27 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
12 25 (0.87%) RDBMS
13 24 (0.83%) Big Data
14 20 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
15 19 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
17 14 (0.49%) Redis
18 13 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
19 12 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 12 (0.42%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1303 (45.21%) Selenium
2 679 (23.56%) WebDriver
3 581 (20.16%) Cucumber
4 369 (12.80%) QuickTest Pro
5 341 (11.83%) JIRA
6 334 (11.59%) Jenkins
7 252 (8.74%) JUnit
8 222 (7.70%) JMeter
9 206 (7.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 204 (7.08%) Git (software)
11 155 (5.38%) SpecFlow
12 147 (5.10%) SoapUI
13 145 (5.03%) TestNG
14 133 (4.61%) Subversion
15 129 (4.48%) NUnit
16 127 (4.41%) Maven
17 125 (4.34%) Visual Studio
18 119 (4.13%) Calabash
19 108 (3.75%) FitNesse
20 100 (3.47%) TeamCity
General
1 659 (22.87%) Finance
2 197 (6.84%) Banking
3 173 (6.00%) Retail
4 112 (3.89%) Telecoms
5 104 (3.61%) Games
6 91 (3.16%) Marketing
7 73 (2.53%) Back Office
8 55 (1.91%) Financial Institution
9 43 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 27 (0.94%) Advertising
11 23 (0.80%) Electronics
12 22 (0.76%) Online Betting
13 21 (0.73%) Legal
14 18 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
15 17 (0.59%) Automotive
15 17 (0.59%) Retail Banking
16 15 (0.52%) Manufacturing
17 12 (0.42%) Aerospace
18 10 (0.35%) Law
18 10 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 719 (24.95%) Analyst
2 599 (20.78%) Test Analyst
3 580 (20.12%) Developer
4 538 (18.67%) Tester
5 448 (15.54%) Test Engineer
6 263 (9.13%) Software Engineer
7 258 (8.95%) QA Engineer
8 223 (7.74%) Automation Engineer
9 191 (6.63%) Automation Tester
10 144 (5.00%) Software Tester
11 135 (4.68%) Test Manager
12 133 (4.61%) QA Analyst
13 121 (4.20%) Software Test Engineer
14 110 (3.82%) Test Automation Engineer
15 101 (3.50%) Automation Analyst
16 92 (3.19%) Java Developer
17 87 (3.02%) Test Leader
18 83 (2.88%) QA Tester
19 82 (2.85%) Senior Developer
19 82 (2.85%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 451 (15.65%) .NET
2 411 (14.26%) HTML
3 404 (14.02%) Web Services
4 362 (12.56%) XML
5 235 (8.15%) CSS
6 167 (5.79%) ASP.NET
7 143 (4.96%) Gherkin
8 135 (4.68%) RESTful
9 125 (4.34%) REST
10 121 (4.20%) SOAP
11 117 (4.06%) .NET Framework
12 115 (3.99%) HTML5
13 110 (3.82%) ASP.NET MVC
14 97 (3.37%) WCF
15 96 (3.33%) JSON
15 96 (3.33%) jQuery
16 92 (3.19%) Spring
17 83 (2.88%) AngularJS
18 70 (2.43%) Ajax
19 59 (2.05%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 282 (9.78%) Open Source
2 242 (8.40%) Computer Science
3 236 (8.19%) Mobile App
4 207 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
5 75 (2.60%) User Experience
6 72 (2.50%) Client/Server
7 56 (1.94%) Mathematics
8 49 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
9 46 (1.60%) Blog
10 44 (1.53%) Management Information System
11 43 (1.49%) N-Tier
12 39 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 35 (1.21%) iPhone
14 29 (1.01%) iPad
15 27 (0.94%) Online Games
15 27 (0.94%) DTV
15 27 (0.94%) Algorithms
16 20 (0.69%) Equities
17 17 (0.59%) Fixed Income
17 17 (0.59%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 365 (12.66%) Windows
2 331 (11.49%) Linux
3 292 (10.13%) UNIX
4 233 (8.08%) Apple iOS
5 201 (6.97%) Android
6 45 (1.56%) Solaris
7 30 (1.04%) Windows Phone
8 17 (0.59%) Windows 8
9 16 (0.56%) AIX
10 14 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
11 12 (0.42%) Windows XP
11 12 (0.42%) Windows 7
12 10 (0.35%) HPUX
12 10 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
14 8 (0.28%) VMS
15 7 (0.24%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.21%) Windows CE
16 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1921 (66.66%) Agile Software Development
2 758 (26.30%) Scrum
3 711 (24.67%) TDD
4 684 (23.73%) BDD
5 590 (20.47%) Test Scripting
6 575 (19.95%) Software Testing
7 531 (18.42%) Automated Testing
8 521 (18.08%) Continuous Integration
9 399 (13.84%) Software Engineering
10 373 (12.94%) Test Strategy
11 349 (12.11%) User Acceptance Testing
12 323 (11.21%) Manual Testing
13 308 (10.69%) Test Management
14 301 (10.44%) Automation Testing
15 297 (10.31%) Performance Testing
16 279 (9.68%) E-Commerce
17 247 (8.57%) Regression Testing
18 220 (7.63%) OO
19 201 (6.97%) Mentoring
20 188 (6.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1109 (38.48%) Java
2 991 (34.39%) SQL
3 752 (26.09%) C#
4 506 (17.56%) JavaScript
5 389 (13.50%) Python
6 343 (11.90%) Ruby
7 227 (7.88%) C++
8 165 (5.73%) Perl
9 164 (5.69%) PHP
10 128 (4.44%) C
11 71 (2.46%) T-SQL
12 60 (2.08%) PL/SQL
13 52 (1.80%) VBScript
14 51 (1.77%) Bash Shell
15 48 (1.67%) Shell Script
16 38 (1.32%) Groovy
17 34 (1.18%) VB
18 29 (1.01%) Objective-C
18 29 (1.01%) XPath
19 27 (0.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 551 (19.12%) ISEB
2 488 (16.93%) Degree
3 420 (14.57%) ISTQB
4 184 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 56 (1.94%) Security Cleared
6 28 (0.97%) SC Cleared
7 20 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 20 (0.69%) HND
8 19 (0.66%) PhD
9 17 (0.59%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.35%) Sun Certification
11 9 (0.31%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
13 7 (0.24%) CCNP
13 7 (0.24%) CCIP
13 7 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.21%) PMP
15 5 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.17%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1288 (44.69%) QA
2 14 (0.49%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.24%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.14%) WAI
5 3 (0.10%) SLA
5 3 (0.10%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.035%) EMIR
6 1 (0.035%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.035%) COBIT
6 1 (0.035%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.035%) JTAG
6 1 (0.035%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.35%) VirtualBox
5 6 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.10%) HDFS
6 3 (0.10%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (0.069%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.069%) vSphere
8 1 (0.035%) Docker
8 1 (0.035%) Firmware
8 1 (0.035%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.035%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 213 (7.39%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.62%) Puppet
3 11 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.21%) Vagrant
4 6 (0.21%) Oozie
4 6 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (0.21%) Capistrano
5 4 (0.14%) Netcool
5 4 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.14%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.10%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.10%) Oracle Flashback
7 2 (0.069%) Control-M
8 1 (0.035%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.035%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.035%) SCCM
8 1 (0.035%) Ansible
8 1 (0.035%) logstash
Vendors
1 285 (9.89%) Microsoft
2 241 (8.36%) Oracle
3 173 (6.00%) HP
4 71 (2.46%) Google
5 59 (2.05%) IBM
6 42 (1.46%) VMware
7 27 (0.94%) Red Hat
8 26 (0.90%) Facebook
9 25 (0.87%) Perforce
10 23 (0.80%) SAP
11 21 (0.73%) ForgeRock
12 16 (0.56%) Xamarin
12 16 (0.56%) WorldPay
13 15 (0.52%) Telerik
14 14 (0.49%) Apple
15 12 (0.42%) Informatica
16 11 (0.38%) TIBCO
16 11 (0.38%) Cognizant
17 10 (0.35%) BT
17 10 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Life Insurance
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent Pacakge
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent DOE + top benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
The Test People
Salary: Salary Dependent on Experience - Excellent Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Test People
Salary: Salary Dependent on Experience - Excellent Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Test People
Salary: Salary Dependent on Experience - Excellent Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000.00 - £700000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: excellent benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday