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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 242 278 304
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +26
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1347 1044 971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 0.96% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.22% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1123 887 823
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94231 85648 91265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.41% 78.72% 77.39%
Number of salaries quoted 75933 70032 77735
Average salary £47,500 £46,250 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +0.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(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 +39 1259 £47,500 +5.55% 173
London +16 650 £52,500 +5.00% 68
South East +59 263 £42,500 -5.55% 56
City of London +20 210 £55,000 +4.76% 21
East of England +20 107 £41,500 -2.35% 8
Surrey +52 97 £42,500 -5.55% 19
South West +13 81 £40,000 +5.26% 17
Berkshire +14 49 £40,000 -20.39% 10
Yorkshire -40 49 £42,500 +21.42% 6
Cambridgeshire +29 48 £40,000 -6.97% 4
Cambridge +25 47 £40,000 -6.97% 3
North West -2 40 £35,000 +16.66% 9
Bristol +10 39 £53,500 +33.75% 4
West Yorkshire -41 37 £45,000 +32.35% 3
Hampshire +22 36 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Scotland -8 36 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Wales +1 33 £35,000 - 1
South Wales 0 33 £35,000 - 1
West Midlands -4 33 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Essex +25 31 £45,000 +5.88%
Buckinghamshire +18 31 £45,000 +60.71% 11
Guildford +32 29 £45,000 +9.75% 4
Reigate +7 27 £47,500 +5.55%
East Midlands 0 27 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Leeds -51 27 £40,000 +17.64% 3
Gloucestershire +8 22 £35,000 +4.47% 8
Coventry +19 21 £42,500 +3.03% 2
Oxfordshire +7 21 £50,000 +16.87% 5
Reading +3 21 £37,500 -37.50% 2
Milton Keynes +4 20 £45,000 +60.71% 3

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1285 (44.96%) Selenium
2 1212 (42.41%) QA
3 1138 (39.82%) Java
4 1118 (39.12%) Agile Software Development
5 930 (32.54%) SQL
6 764 (26.73%) C#
7 699 (24.46%) TDD
8 694 (24.28%) Finance
9 644 (22.53%) BDD
10 642 (22.46%) Degree
11 624 (21.83%) Scrum
12 599 (20.96%) .NET
13 567 (19.84%) WebDriver
14 557 (19.49%) Test Scripting
15 518 (18.12%) Automated Testing
16 516 (18.05%) ISEB
17 511 (17.88%) Software Testing
18 506 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
19 412 (14.42%) Web Services
20 408 (14.28%) QuickTest Pro
21 400 (14.00%) Cucumber
22 397 (13.89%) Test Strategy
23 376 (13.16%) Automation Testing
24 361 (12.63%) JavaScript
25 346 (12.11%) ISTQB
26 345 (12.07%) Linux
27 331 (11.58%) Windows
28 311 (10.88%) HP Quality Center
29 303 (10.60%) Performance Testing
30 302 (10.57%) Python

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 56 (1.96%) Confluence
2 51 (1.78%) Tomcat
3 44 (1.54%) Node.js
4 39 (1.36%) IIS
5 29 (1.01%) Apache
6 27 (0.94%) WebLogic
7 25 (0.87%) WebSphere
8 21 (0.73%) CMS
9 13 (0.45%) SharePoint
10 12 (0.42%) Apache Solr
11 11 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.38%) Alfresco
12 10 (0.35%) WorkSite
13 8 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.24%) EPiServer CMS
15 6 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
16 5 (0.17%) Drupal
16 5 (0.17%) Documentum
17 4 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
17 4 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 112 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 69 (2.41%) MS Office
3 8 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.070%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.35%) JDE OneWorld
2 10 (0.35%) Magento
3 9 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
4 7 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.17%) Endur
7 3 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.070%) Cordys
8 2 (0.070%) Summit
8 2 (0.070%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.035%) RMDS
9 1 (0.035%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.035%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 47 (1.64%) SaaS
2 42 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.49%) Basecamp
5 11 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.17%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.10%) GitHub
8 2 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.035%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.035%) Office 365
9 1 (0.035%) Route 53
9 1 (0.035%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 108 (3.78%) HTTP
2 77 (2.69%) Internet
3 32 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 29 (1.01%) MPLS
4 29 (1.01%) BGP
5 21 (0.73%) Wireless
6 17 (0.59%) Firewall
7 12 (0.42%) Broadband
8 11 (0.38%) DNS
9 10 (0.35%) VPN
10 9 (0.31%) SSL
10 9 (0.31%) SAN
11 8 (0.28%) Wireshark
11 8 (0.28%) LAN
12 7 (0.24%) WAN
12 7 (0.24%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.17%) LDAP
14 4 (0.14%) Bluetooth
14 4 (0.14%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 91 (3.18%) MySQL
3 69 (2.41%) Big Data
4 64 (2.24%) MongoDB
5 56 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 46 (1.61%) NoSQL
7 42 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (1.33%) Oracle Database
9 26 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
9 26 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 24 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (0.66%) Hazelcast
12 18 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (0.49%) Redis
15 13 (0.45%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
16 12 (0.42%) Hadoop
17 8 (0.28%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 1285 (44.96%) Selenium
2 567 (19.84%) WebDriver
3 408 (14.28%) QuickTest Pro
4 400 (14.00%) Cucumber
5 301 (10.53%) JUnit
5 301 (10.53%) JIRA
6 297 (10.39%) Jenkins
7 236 (8.26%) SoapUI
8 203 (7.10%) Git (software)
9 181 (6.33%) JMeter
10 142 (4.97%) FitNesse
11 141 (4.93%) Visual Studio
12 138 (4.83%) NUnit
13 131 (4.58%) Maven
14 128 (4.48%) Subversion
15 127 (4.44%) SpecFlow
16 121 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
17 120 (4.20%) Hudson
18 115 (4.02%) Calabash
18 115 (4.02%) TestNG
General
1 694 (24.28%) Finance
2 187 (6.54%) Banking
3 157 (5.49%) Retail
4 123 (4.30%) Games
5 116 (4.06%) Telecoms
6 83 (2.90%) Marketing
7 53 (1.85%) Investment Banking
8 46 (1.61%) Publishing
9 43 (1.50%) Law
10 38 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 38 (1.33%) Front Office
11 37 (1.29%) Back Office
12 30 (1.05%) Electronics
13 27 (0.94%) Legal
14 21 (0.73%) Advertising
15 18 (0.63%) Financial Institution
16 17 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
17 15 (0.52%) Automotive
18 12 (0.42%) Military
19 10 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 671 (23.48%) Analyst
2 602 (21.06%) Tester
3 566 (19.80%) Test Engineer
4 561 (19.63%) Test Analyst
5 519 (18.16%) Developer
6 276 (9.66%) Automation Engineer
7 248 (8.68%) QA Engineer
8 197 (6.89%) Software Engineer
9 191 (6.68%) Automation Tester
10 186 (6.51%) QA Analyst
11 159 (5.56%) Test Manager
12 157 (5.49%) Automation Analyst
13 149 (5.21%) QA Tester
14 135 (4.72%) Test Automation Engineer
15 123 (4.30%) QA Automation Engineer
16 120 (4.20%) Test Leader
17 116 (4.06%) Automation Test Analyst
18 113 (3.95%) Senior Test Engineer
19 99 (3.46%) Software Test Engineer
20 98 (3.43%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 599 (20.96%) .NET
2 412 (14.42%) Web Services
3 301 (10.53%) HTML
4 279 (9.76%) XML
5 210 (7.35%) SOAP
6 182 (6.37%) CSS
7 178 (6.23%) REST
8 135 (4.72%) .NET Framework
9 128 (4.48%) RESTful
10 120 (4.20%) Gherkin
11 115 (4.02%) HTML5
11 115 (4.02%) ASP.NET
12 111 (3.88%) jQuery
13 110 (3.85%) JSON
14 75 (2.62%) Spring
15 74 (2.59%) CSS3
16 71 (2.48%) J2EE
17 67 (2.34%) ASP.NET MVC
18 65 (2.27%) Ajax
19 59 (2.06%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 254 (8.89%) Open Source
2 244 (8.54%) Mobile App
3 232 (8.12%) Computer Science
4 127 (4.44%) Mathematics
5 82 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
6 65 (2.27%) Client/Server
7 61 (2.13%) Blackberry
8 48 (1.68%) Mobile Banking
9 40 (1.40%) iPhone
10 38 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
10 38 (1.33%) iPad
10 38 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 37 (1.29%) Visualisation
12 34 (1.19%) Blog
13 32 (1.12%) Derivative
14 30 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
15 26 (0.91%) Digital Media
15 26 (0.91%) N-Tier
16 25 (0.87%) Social Media
16 25 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 345 (12.07%) Linux
2 331 (11.58%) Windows
3 236 (8.26%) UNIX
4 213 (7.45%) Apple iOS
5 185 (6.47%) Android
6 26 (0.91%) Mac OS X
7 13 (0.45%) Ubuntu
7 13 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
8 12 (0.42%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.28%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.21%) Solaris
11 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.17%) Windows NT
12 5 (0.17%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.14%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.070%) SUSE
15 2 (0.070%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1118 (39.12%) Agile Software Development
2 699 (24.46%) TDD
3 644 (22.53%) BDD
4 624 (21.83%) Scrum
5 557 (19.49%) Test Scripting
6 518 (18.12%) Automated Testing
7 511 (17.88%) Software Testing
8 506 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
9 397 (13.89%) Test Strategy
10 376 (13.16%) Automation Testing
11 303 (10.60%) Performance Testing
12 290 (10.15%) Software Engineering
13 275 (9.62%) OO
14 267 (9.34%) E-Commerce
15 249 (8.71%) Test Management
16 241 (8.43%) Manual Testing
17 237 (8.29%) Regression Testing
18 211 (7.38%) User Stories
19 186 (6.51%) User Acceptance Testing
20 185 (6.47%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1138 (39.82%) Java
2 930 (32.54%) SQL
3 764 (26.73%) C#
4 361 (12.63%) JavaScript
5 302 (10.57%) Python
6 262 (9.17%) Ruby
7 245 (8.57%) C++
8 201 (7.03%) Perl
9 142 (4.97%) PHP
10 114 (3.99%) VBScript
11 106 (3.71%) Groovy
12 90 (3.15%) C
13 84 (2.94%) VB
14 73 (2.55%) Shell Script
15 58 (2.03%) Bash Shell
16 46 (1.61%) Scala
17 42 (1.47%) T-SQL
18 39 (1.36%) Objective-C
19 28 (0.98%) PL/SQL
20 27 (0.94%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 642 (22.46%) Degree
2 516 (18.05%) ISEB
3 346 (12.11%) ISTQB
4 145 (5.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 80 (2.80%) Security Cleared
6 43 (1.50%) SC Cleared
7 34 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 20 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (0.52%) CISSP
10 14 (0.49%) CCNP
11 12 (0.42%) DV Cleared
12 11 (0.38%) CCIP
12 11 (0.38%) CISM
12 11 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
13 10 (0.35%) PhD
14 9 (0.31%) Sun Certification
14 9 (0.31%) HND
15 6 (0.21%) Postgraduate
16 4 (0.14%) PMI Certification
16 4 (0.14%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1212 (42.41%) QA
2 20 (0.70%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.38%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.38%) TickIT
4 5 (0.17%) ISO 9002
5 3 (0.10%) SLA
5 3 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.070%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.070%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.035%) JTAG
7 1 (0.035%) Section 508
System Software
1 37 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.35%) Hyper-V
3 10 (0.35%) KVM
4 8 (0.28%) XenDesktop
5 7 (0.24%) XenApp
6 2 (0.070%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.035%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.035%) vSphere
7 1 (0.035%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.035%) NFS
Systems Management
1 311 (10.88%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.59%) Puppet
3 14 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.31%) SCCM
5 6 (0.21%) Netcool
5 6 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.10%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.070%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.070%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.035%) Ansible
9 1 (0.035%) logstash
9 1 (0.035%) Kibana
9 1 (0.035%) Graylog2
9 1 (0.035%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.035%) Control-M
9 1 (0.035%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.035%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 299 (10.46%) Microsoft
2 241 (8.43%) HP
3 203 (7.10%) Oracle
4 46 (1.61%) SAP
5 45 (1.57%) VMware
6 41 (1.43%) Facebook
7 40 (1.40%) Citrix
8 26 (0.91%) Cisco
8 26 (0.91%) Twitter
9 25 (0.87%) JBoss
10 23 (0.80%) Business Objects
11 18 (0.63%) Teradata
11 18 (0.63%) Red Hat
12 16 (0.56%) IBM
13 15 (0.52%) Atlassian
14 14 (0.49%) Telerik
14 14 (0.49%) Sybase
14 14 (0.49%) Adobe
14 14 (0.49%) Jaspersoft
15 13 (0.45%) Green Hat
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum 10% Annual bonus + Excellent Pension and benef
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Ultimate Asset
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: DOE
Posted: 8 hours ago
Surrey
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £68000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leyland, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 70,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension (10%), Healthcare
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago