Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 41 48
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10640 9970 10782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.34% 5.56% 5.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.05% 6.23% 5.90%
Number of salaries quoted 8489 8523 9134
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,960 £28,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £71,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +5.88%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 150826 160156 182795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.93% 89.37% 88.72%
Number of salaries quoted 119888 134356 152138
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in England

Test Automation
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in England

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in England

Test Automation
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 4536 £60,000 +3.00% 223
South East +3 1861 £45,000 - 97
North of England +5 1698 £42,500 - 136
Midlands +12 1056 £42,500 +6.25% 56
North West +1 815 £42,500 +6.25% 70
Yorkshire +5 779 £44,000 +3.53% 56
East of England +4 762 £47,500 +5.56% 50
South West -3 735 £41,500 +3.75% 20
West Midlands +20 633 £40,000 - 24
East Midlands +6 420 £42,500 +6.25% 31
North East +36 104 £40,000 +14.29% 10
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 across the England region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 6968 (65.49%) Agile Software Development
2 4278 (40.21%) Java
3 3718 (34.94%) Selenium
4 3299 (31.01%) QA
5 3042 (28.59%) C#
6 2753 (25.87%) SQL
7 2701 (25.39%) Finance
8 2538 (23.85%) JavaScript
9 2512 (23.61%) TDD
10 2344 (22.03%) Scrum
11 2303 (21.64%) Continuous Integration
12 2291 (21.53%) BDD
13 2087 (19.61%) .NET
14 2017 (18.96%) Cucumber
15 1717 (16.14%) Git (software)
16 1704 (16.02%) HTML
17 1640 (15.41%) Jenkins
18 1598 (15.02%) Degree
19 1468 (13.80%) Python
20 1437 (13.51%) Software Engineering
21 1420 (13.35%) JIRA
22 1417 (13.32%) WebDriver
23 1412 (13.27%) Test Scripting
24 1379 (12.96%) OO
25 1354 (12.73%) Web Services
26 1352 (12.71%) SDLC
27 1308 (12.29%) SQL Server
28 1281 (12.04%) CSS
29 1253 (11.78%) Linux
30 1206 (11.33%) Software Testing

Test Automation
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
1 313 (2.94%) Confluence
2 267 (2.51%) Tomcat
3 215 (2.02%) Apache
4 204 (1.92%) CMS
5 184 (1.73%) Apache Spark
6 159 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
7 138 (1.30%) JBoss
8 128 (1.20%) IIS
9 113 (1.06%) SharePoint
10 90 (0.85%) nginx
11 88 (0.83%) WebLogic
12 79 (0.74%) WebSphere
13 71 (0.67%) NServiceBus
14 67 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 59 (0.55%) Documentum
16 58 (0.55%) OpenStack
17 52 (0.49%) Jetty
18 47 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
19 41 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
19 41 (0.39%) Drupal
Applications
1 145 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
2 97 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 33 (0.31%) Photoshop
5 26 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 22 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 14 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.085%) Chatbot
8 9 (0.085%) Simulink
9 8 (0.075%) MS Visio
10 5 (0.047%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
11 4 (0.038%) Doxygen
12 3 (0.028%) InVision
13 1 (0.009%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.009%) Avid Media Composer
13 1 (0.009%) GIMP
13 1 (0.009%) LaTeX
13 1 (0.009%) Mingle
13 1 (0.009%) Revit
Business Applications
1 74 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.35%) Magento
3 29 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 28 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 20 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 14 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
7 13 (0.12%) SAP ERP
8 7 (0.066%) BASE24
9 6 (0.056%) HFM
9 6 (0.056%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 6 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.047%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.047%) Sage 200
11 4 (0.038%) Eloqua
11 4 (0.038%) Endur
11 4 (0.038%) LabWindows
11 4 (0.038%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.038%) R3 Corda
12 3 (0.028%) Maximo
12 3 (0.028%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 949 (8.92%) Amazon AWS
2 681 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 357 (3.36%) GitHub
4 274 (2.58%) SaaS
5 106 (1.00%) PaaS
6 96 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
6 96 (0.90%) npm
7 82 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
8 76 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
9 68 (0.64%) IaaS
10 67 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
11 56 (0.53%) BrowserStack
12 51 (0.48%) Office 365
13 47 (0.44%) Serverless
14 43 (0.40%) Google Play
15 37 (0.35%) Amazon S3
15 37 (0.35%) OpenShift
16 35 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
17 32 (0.30%) Sauce Labs
18 31 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 281 (2.64%) HTTP
2 251 (2.36%) Internet
3 105 (0.99%) Firewall
4 95 (0.89%) TCP/IP
5 73 (0.69%) Wireless
6 39 (0.37%) Intranet
6 39 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
7 38 (0.36%) Broadband
8 35 (0.33%) VPN
9 27 (0.25%) SSL
10 25 (0.23%) DNS
11 23 (0.22%) Ethernet
12 21 (0.20%) IPsec
12 21 (0.20%) NetScaler
12 21 (0.20%) VoIP
13 18 (0.17%) Bluetooth
14 17 (0.16%) Network Security
14 17 (0.16%) SMS
14 17 (0.16%) SMTP
15 16 (0.15%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1308 (12.29%) SQL Server
2 524 (4.92%) MySQL
3 518 (4.87%) NoSQL
4 478 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 446 (4.19%) Big Data
6 295 (2.77%) Hadoop
7 251 (2.36%) MongoDB
8 209 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
9 191 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 162 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
11 129 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 129 (1.21%) RDBMS
12 118 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 108 (1.02%) Redis
14 101 (0.95%) Oracle Database
15 72 (0.68%) Power BI
16 70 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
17 62 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
18 58 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 56 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3718 (34.94%) Selenium
2 2017 (18.96%) Cucumber
3 1717 (16.14%) Git (software)
4 1640 (15.41%) Jenkins
5 1420 (13.35%) JIRA
6 1417 (13.32%) WebDriver
7 782 (7.35%) JUnit
8 661 (6.21%) SoapUI
9 607 (5.70%) SpecFlow
10 600 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 562 (5.28%) Subversion
12 534 (5.02%) JMeter
13 522 (4.91%) Visual Studio
14 440 (4.14%) TeamCity
15 432 (4.06%) Maven
16 418 (3.93%) HP UFT
17 371 (3.49%) NUnit
18 337 (3.17%) Appium
19 310 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 306 (2.88%) Protractor
General
1 2701 (25.39%) Finance
2 1057 (9.93%) Banking
3 596 (5.60%) Investment Banking
4 583 (5.48%) Retail
5 520 (4.89%) Retail Banking
6 283 (2.66%) Telecoms
7 259 (2.43%) Games
8 258 (2.42%) Front Office
9 249 (2.34%) Marketing
10 212 (1.99%) Electronics
11 183 (1.72%) Manufacturing
12 125 (1.17%) Advertising
13 101 (0.95%) Financial Institution
14 100 (0.94%) Back Office
15 79 (0.74%) Legal
16 76 (0.71%) Publishing
17 68 (0.64%) Law
18 55 (0.52%) Automotive
19 29 (0.27%) Digital Economy
20 26 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3351 (31.49%) Developer
2 1714 (16.11%) Tester
3 1446 (13.59%) Analyst
4 1170 (11.00%) Test Engineer
5 1121 (10.54%) Test Analyst
6 1004 (9.44%) Automation Tester
7 855 (8.04%) Java Developer
8 798 (7.50%) QA Engineer
9 680 (6.39%) Senior Developer
10 569 (5.35%) Software Engineer
11 554 (5.21%) C# Developer
12 553 (5.20%) Test Automation Engineer
13 539 (5.07%) .NET Developer
14 473 (4.45%) Software Developer
15 414 (3.89%) Software Tester
16 405 (3.81%) Developer in Test
17 396 (3.72%) Java Engineer
18 380 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
19 366 (3.44%) QA Tester
20 360 (3.38%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2087 (19.61%) .NET
2 1704 (16.02%) HTML
3 1354 (12.73%) Web Services
4 1281 (12.04%) CSS
5 1066 (10.02%) REST
6 990 (9.30%) AngularJS
7 790 (7.42%) XML
8 757 (7.11%) ASP.NET
9 750 (7.05%) HTML5
10 742 (6.97%) RESTful
11 661 (6.21%) SOAP
12 643 (6.04%) Spring
13 583 (5.48%) Node.js
14 576 (5.41%) JSON
15 515 (4.84%) jQuery
16 511 (4.80%) Gherkin
17 449 (4.22%) .NET Framework
18 400 (3.76%) Hibernate
18 400 (3.76%) React
19 389 (3.66%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 962 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 934 (8.78%) Computer Science
3 556 (5.23%) User Experience
4 507 (4.77%) Mobile App
5 415 (3.90%) Fintech
6 368 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
7 310 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
8 240 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 227 (2.13%) Derivative
10 220 (2.07%) Management Information System
11 213 (2.00%) Data Structures
12 182 (1.71%) Algorithms
13 169 (1.59%) Client/Server
14 160 (1.50%) Fixed Income
15 121 (1.14%) Equities
16 114 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
17 106 (1.00%) N-Tier
18 92 (0.86%) Equity Derivative
19 68 (0.64%) Virtual Team
20 65 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1253 (11.78%) Linux
2 834 (7.84%) Windows
3 599 (5.63%) Unix
4 472 (4.44%) Android
5 420 (3.95%) Apple iOS
6 116 (1.09%) Windows Server
7 38 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (0.34%) Mac OS X
8 36 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (0.32%) Mac OS
10 25 (0.23%) CentOS
11 22 (0.21%) Ubuntu
11 22 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (0.18%) Solaris
13 18 (0.17%) Windows 7
14 17 (0.16%) Windows 10
15 13 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
15 13 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
16 11 (0.10%) Windows Phone
17 8 (0.075%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6968 (65.49%) Agile Software Development
2 2512 (23.61%) TDD
3 2344 (22.03%) Scrum
4 2303 (21.64%) Continuous Integration
5 2291 (21.53%) BDD
6 1437 (13.51%) Software Engineering
7 1412 (13.27%) Test Scripting
8 1379 (12.96%) OO
9 1352 (12.71%) SDLC
10 1206 (11.33%) Software Testing
11 1200 (11.28%) DevOps
12 1163 (10.93%) Test Strategy
13 1085 (10.20%) Manual Testing
14 984 (9.25%) Regression Testing
15 973 (9.14%) Unit Testing
16 965 (9.07%) Mentoring
17 876 (8.23%) MVC
18 725 (6.81%) Open Source
19 695 (6.53%) Functional Testing
20 686 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4278 (40.21%) Java
2 3042 (28.59%) C#
3 2753 (25.87%) SQL
4 2538 (23.85%) JavaScript
5 1468 (13.80%) Python
6 872 (8.20%) Ruby
7 765 (7.19%) C++
8 494 (4.64%) PHP
9 460 (4.32%) C
10 344 (3.23%) Scala
11 307 (2.89%) T-SQL
12 251 (2.36%) PowerShell
13 236 (2.22%) Perl
14 227 (2.13%) Bash Shell
15 183 (1.72%) Groovy
16 150 (1.41%) VB
17 141 (1.33%) Shell Script
18 137 (1.29%) VBScript
19 132 (1.24%) PL/SQL
20 128 (1.20%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1598 (15.02%) Degree
2 902 (8.48%) ISTQB
3 784 (7.37%) ISEB
4 460 (4.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 335 (3.15%) Security Cleared
6 291 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 175 (1.64%) SC Cleared
8 80 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 64 (0.60%) DV Cleared
10 48 (0.45%) MCP
11 46 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
12 44 (0.41%) MCPD
13 35 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 35 (0.33%) Master's Degree
14 27 (0.25%) PhD
15 23 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
16 18 (0.17%) MCSE
16 18 (0.17%) PMI Certification
17 17 (0.16%) HND
18 16 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3299 (31.01%) QA
2 63 (0.59%) SLA
3 44 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 28 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.23%) WCAG
6 21 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.11%) MiFID
9 10 (0.094%) Data Quality
9 10 (0.094%) ISO 14001
10 9 (0.085%) IEC 61508
11 8 (0.075%) IEC 62304
11 8 (0.075%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 6 (0.056%) GCP
12 6 (0.056%) JTAG
12 6 (0.056%) PMO
13 5 (0.047%) DO-178B
13 5 (0.047%) GDPR
13 5 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.038%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 509 (4.78%) Docker
2 53 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 47 (0.44%) Firmware
3 47 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 34 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (0.28%) vSphere
7 28 (0.26%) iptables
8 23 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (0.18%) Varnish
10 16 (0.15%) HDFS
11 12 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 9 (0.085%) GlusterFS
13 7 (0.066%) Xen
14 6 (0.056%) Apache Flume
14 6 (0.056%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.056%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.047%) LXC
15 5 (0.047%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 4 (0.038%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 478 (4.49%) Puppet
2 302 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
3 279 (2.62%) HP Quality Center
4 267 (2.51%) Ansible
5 144 (1.35%) Kubernetes
6 73 (0.69%) Terraform
7 53 (0.50%) ZABBIX
8 44 (0.41%) PowerBroker
9 37 (0.35%) Nagios
9 37 (0.35%) Salt
10 32 (0.30%) Kibana
11 31 (0.29%) HockeyApp
12 23 (0.22%) HAProxy
13 22 (0.21%) Mesos
14 17 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
15 16 (0.15%) Marathon
16 15 (0.14%) logstash
17 14 (0.13%) SELinux
18 13 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
19 11 (0.10%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 1204 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 716 (6.73%) Oracle
3 283 (2.66%) HP
4 258 (2.42%) Google
5 167 (1.57%) SAP
6 111 (1.04%) Atlassian
7 97 (0.91%) ION Trading
8 93 (0.87%) VMware
9 86 (0.81%) IBM
10 82 (0.77%) Sitecore
11 75 (0.70%) Xamarin
12 68 (0.64%) Sybase
13 66 (0.62%) Pega
14 59 (0.55%) Red Hat
15 49 (0.46%) Siebel
16 48 (0.45%) EMC
16 48 (0.45%) Sophos
17 45 (0.42%) Splunk
18 44 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
19 40 (0.38%) Twitter