The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Testing
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 284 371 473
Rank change year-on-year +87 +102  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 898 829 586
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.12% 0.85% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.95% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 771 757 535
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,250 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  

Automation Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 71582 86916 87623
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.15% 88.63% 86.96%
Number of salaries quoted 59383 72761 71685
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in England

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing in England.

Salary trend for Automation Testing in England

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in England

Automation Testing
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
London +31 328 £55,000 +4.76% 44
South East +78 163 £37,500 - 18
Yorkshire +33 112 £42,500 +21.42% 23
North West +11 70 £40,000 +14.28% 13
East of England +26 63 £38,750 +10.71% 5
South West +55 61 £40,000 -5.88% 8
West Midlands +42 52 £37,500 -6.25% 10
East Midlands +36 40 £35,500 -11.25% 10
North East +13 10 £38,750 +24.00% 2
Automation Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 1197 (70.12%) Agile Software Development
2 1044 (61.16%) Selenium
3 784 (45.93%) QA
4 693 (40.60%) Java
5 486 (28.47%) Test Scripting
6 474 (27.77%) BDD
7 472 (27.65%) Test Automation
8 468 (27.42%) C#
9 459 (26.89%) Cucumber
10 427 (25.01%) TDD
11 420 (24.60%) WebDriver
12 390 (22.85%) SQL
13 374 (21.91%) Finance
14 373 (21.85%) Scrum
15 343 (20.09%) ISTQB
16 337 (19.74%) Manual Testing
17 314 (18.39%) Automated Testing
18 305 (17.87%) Software Testing
19 287 (16.81%) ISEB
20 276 (16.17%) JIRA
21 255 (14.94%) .NET
22 245 (14.35%) Test Strategy
23 244 (14.29%) SDLC
24 226 (13.24%) Python
25 217 (12.71%) Regression Testing
26 199 (11.66%) JavaScript
27 198 (11.60%) Jenkins
28 195 (11.42%) E-Commerce
29 194 (11.36%) Gherkin
30 181 (10.60%) SoapUI

Automation Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 47 (2.75%) Confluence
2 23 (1.35%) Tomcat
3 14 (0.82%) IIS
4 11 (0.64%) Apache
5 10 (0.59%) Apache Spark
5 10 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.53%) JBoss
7 7 (0.41%) CMS
7 7 (0.41%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.29%) GlassFish
9 4 (0.23%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.18%) Jetty
10 3 (0.18%) nginx
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.059%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.059%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.059%) Drupal
11 1 (0.059%) WordPress
Applications
1 75 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.46%) MS Office
3 6 (0.35%) MS Project
4 5 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.18%) Magento
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.059%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (3.69%) GitHub
2 33 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.64%) SaaS
4 24 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (1.00%) G Suite
5 17 (1.00%) Office 365
5 17 (1.00%) Slack
6 7 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.23%) PaaS
8 3 (0.18%) IaaS
9 1 (0.059%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.059%) Force.com
9 1 (0.059%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.059%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.64%) HTTP
2 8 (0.47%) SSL
3 5 (0.29%) Internet
4 4 (0.23%) VoIP
5 2 (0.12%) Firewall
5 2 (0.12%) Intranet
5 2 (0.12%) SSH
5 2 (0.12%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.12%) Wireless
6 1 (0.059%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.059%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (0.059%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.059%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.059%) LAN
6 1 (0.059%) Skype
6 1 (0.059%) VLAN
6 1 (0.059%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.57%) MySQL
3 53 (3.10%) Big Data
4 50 (2.93%) Relational Database
5 31 (1.82%) NoSQL
6 30 (1.76%) MongoDB
7 18 (1.05%) RDBMS
8 16 (0.94%) Hadoop
9 13 (0.76%) Redis
10 11 (0.64%) Hazelcast
10 11 (0.64%) Neo4j
11 8 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.35%) Apache Accumulo
12 6 (0.35%) Blockchain
12 6 (0.35%) Data Lake
12 6 (0.35%) DB2
13 5 (0.29%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1044 (61.16%) Selenium
2 459 (26.89%) Cucumber
3 420 (24.60%) WebDriver
4 276 (16.17%) JIRA
5 198 (11.60%) Jenkins
6 181 (10.60%) SoapUI
7 149 (8.73%) HP UFT
8 147 (8.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 144 (8.44%) Git (software)
10 138 (8.08%) JMeter
10 138 (8.08%) SpecFlow
11 114 (6.68%) JUnit
12 105 (6.15%) Appium
13 76 (4.45%) Maven
14 70 (4.10%) Visual Studio
15 57 (3.34%) Calabash
16 48 (2.81%) Ranorex
17 45 (2.64%) TeamCity
18 42 (2.46%) TestNG
19 39 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 374 (21.91%) Finance
2 100 (5.86%) Banking
3 88 (5.16%) Retail
4 58 (3.40%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.64%) Games
6 24 (1.41%) Back Office
7 23 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 20 (1.17%) Marketing
9 19 (1.11%) Advertising
10 16 (0.94%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.76%) Electronics
11 13 (0.76%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.70%) Automotive
12 12 (0.70%) Front Office
13 8 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.29%) Legal
15 4 (0.23%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.23%) Law
15 4 (0.23%) Online Betting
16 2 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 531 (31.11%) Analyst
2 462 (27.07%) Test Analyst
3 408 (23.90%) Tester
4 304 (17.81%) Test Engineer
5 286 (16.75%) Automation Tester
6 197 (11.54%) QA Engineer
7 172 (10.08%) Test Automation Engineer
8 168 (9.84%) Developer
9 159 (9.31%) Automation Test Analyst
10 154 (9.02%) QA Analyst
11 123 (7.21%) QA Tester
12 109 (6.39%) Software Tester
13 104 (6.09%) QA Test Analyst
14 103 (6.03%) Selenium Tester
15 94 (5.51%) Test Manager
16 90 (5.27%) QA Automation Engineer
17 89 (5.21%) Senior Tester
18 87 (5.10%) Test Leader
19 83 (4.86%) QA Automation Tester
20 82 (4.80%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (14.94%) .NET
2 194 (11.36%) Gherkin
3 129 (7.56%) XML
4 111 (6.50%) HTML
5 102 (5.98%) Web Services
6 101 (5.92%) SOAP
7 86 (5.04%) CSS
7 86 (5.04%) REST
8 72 (4.22%) RESTful
9 67 (3.93%) ASP.NET
10 49 (2.87%) JSON
11 44 (2.58%) Spring
12 40 (2.34%) HTML5
13 30 (1.76%) AngularJS
14 29 (1.70%) .NET Framework
15 25 (1.46%) Hibernate
16 24 (1.41%) ActiveMQ
16 24 (1.41%) DOM
16 24 (1.41%) React
17 23 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 110 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (5.57%) Mobile App
3 87 (5.10%) Computer Science
4 36 (2.11%) Client/Server
5 34 (1.99%) Virtual Team
6 28 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 28 (1.64%) iPad
7 26 (1.52%) User Experience
8 23 (1.35%) Fintech
9 19 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 16 (0.94%) Online Games
11 14 (0.82%) Equities
12 12 (0.70%) Fixed Income
13 11 (0.64%) Blackberry
13 11 (0.64%) Derivative
14 9 (0.53%) Online Banking
14 9 (0.53%) Social Media
15 7 (0.41%) Hedge funds
15 7 (0.41%) Management Information System
15 7 (0.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 162 (9.49%) Linux
2 103 (6.03%) Windows
3 77 (4.51%) Unix
4 75 (4.39%) Android
5 70 (4.10%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.11%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.70%) Solaris
8 5 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1197 (70.12%) Agile Software Development
2 486 (28.47%) Test Scripting
3 474 (27.77%) BDD
4 472 (27.65%) Test Automation
5 427 (25.01%) TDD
6 373 (21.85%) Scrum
7 337 (19.74%) Manual Testing
8 314 (18.39%) Automated Testing
9 305 (17.87%) Software Testing
10 245 (14.35%) Test Strategy
11 244 (14.29%) SDLC
12 217 (12.71%) Regression Testing
13 195 (11.42%) E-Commerce
14 167 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
15 163 (9.55%) Performance Testing
16 158 (9.26%) Functional Testing
17 146 (8.55%) Software Engineering
18 144 (8.44%) QA Automation
19 129 (7.56%) System Integration Testing
20 128 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 693 (40.60%) Java
2 468 (27.42%) C#
3 390 (22.85%) SQL
4 226 (13.24%) Python
5 199 (11.66%) JavaScript
6 150 (8.79%) Ruby
7 83 (4.86%) C++
8 69 (4.04%) Perl
9 67 (3.93%) C
10 50 (2.93%) PHP
11 26 (1.52%) Bash Shell
11 26 (1.52%) Groovy
12 23 (1.35%) PowerShell
13 20 (1.17%) Scala
14 19 (1.11%) VBScript
15 18 (1.05%) T-SQL
16 17 (1.00%) VB
17 12 (0.70%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.64%) Objective-C
18 11 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 343 (20.09%) ISTQB
2 287 (16.81%) ISEB
3 169 (9.90%) Degree
4 63 (3.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (1.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (0.35%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.12%) MBA
8 1 (0.059%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.059%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 784 (45.93%) QA
2 79 (4.63%) SDET
3 14 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.47%) PMO
5 7 (0.41%) SLA
6 6 (0.35%) WCAG
7 2 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (0.88%) Docker
2 1 (0.059%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.059%) Firmware
2 1 (0.059%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 42 (2.46%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.35%) Puppet
3 15 (0.88%) Grafana
4 13 (0.76%) StatsD
5 6 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.23%) Ansible
6 4 (0.23%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.12%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.059%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.059%) Kibana
8 1 (0.059%) Terraform
8 1 (0.059%) WMI
Vendors
1 153 (8.96%) Microsoft
2 72 (4.22%) Oracle
3 47 (2.75%) HP
4 25 (1.46%) Atlassian
5 21 (1.23%) Google
6 14 (0.82%) CA Agile Central
7 13 (0.76%) Splunk
7 13 (0.76%) TOWER Software
8 11 (0.64%) Cognizant
9 9 (0.53%) Facebook
10 8 (0.47%) SAP
11 7 (0.41%) Cadence
11 7 (0.41%) Sybase
12 6 (0.35%) Remedy
12 6 (0.35%) Telerik
12 6 (0.35%) Xamarin
13 5 (0.29%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.29%) SOASTA, Inc
14 4 (0.23%) Apple
14 4 (0.23%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Additional Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + bonus, pension, h/c
Posted: 13 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, h/c, pension
Posted: 17 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car and excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Energon People
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10%
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Windsor, Berkshire
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Recommend Recruitment
Salary: From £52,000 to £60,000 per annum bonus, healthcare, pension, training
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Optima Connections
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Excellent Pension and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago