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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 44 54
Rank change year-on-year +10 +10  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5349 5070 4960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.36% 5.56% 4.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.09% 6.25% 5.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4297 4234 4111
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation 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 75432 81132 91432
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.71% 88.99% 87.96%
Number of salaries quoted 61224 68664 75601
Median salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 +13 2263 £60,000 +4.34% 298
South East +7 863 £45,000 +5.88% 126
North West +27 471 £40,000 - 89
Yorkshire +5 459 £45,000 +12.50% 59
East of England +4 401 £47,500 +11.76% 49
South West -8 390 £40,000 -5.88% 56
West Midlands +4 304 £40,250 +7.33% 40
East Midlands +2 167 £45,000 +12.50% 31
North East +15 40 £35,000 -12.50% 18
Midlands +2 1 £29,500 -41.00% 71
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 6914 (66.42%) Agile Software Development
2 4101 (39.39%) Java
3 3926 (37.71%) Selenium
4 3263 (31.34%) QA
5 2961 (28.44%) C#
6 2790 (26.80%) SQL
7 2595 (24.93%) TDD
8 2429 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
9 2390 (22.96%) Scrum
10 2372 (22.79%) JavaScript
11 2181 (20.95%) Finance
12 2155 (20.70%) BDD
13 1963 (18.86%) .NET
14 1750 (16.81%) Test Scripting
15 1697 (16.30%) Cucumber
16 1636 (15.72%) HTML
17 1598 (15.35%) Software Engineering
18 1550 (14.89%) Git (software)
19 1531 (14.71%) Degree
20 1393 (13.38%) WebDriver
21 1381 (13.27%) Python
22 1348 (12.95%) OO
23 1318 (12.66%) Jenkins
24 1304 (12.53%) Linux
25 1287 (12.36%) SDLC
26 1285 (12.34%) Web Services
27 1283 (12.32%) CSS
28 1247 (11.98%) JIRA
29 1243 (11.94%) Microsoft
30 1240 (11.91%) 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
1 260 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 230 (2.21%) Confluence
3 215 (2.07%) Apache
4 203 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
5 168 (1.61%) CMS
6 158 (1.52%) Apache Spark
7 146 (1.40%) IIS
8 139 (1.34%) SharePoint
9 105 (1.01%) JBoss
10 93 (0.89%) WebLogic
11 87 (0.84%) nginx
12 82 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 80 (0.77%) Jetty
14 74 (0.71%) WebSphere
15 48 (0.46%) Apache Solr
16 46 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
17 38 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
18 30 (0.29%) Drupal
18 30 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
19 29 (0.28%) Documentum
Applications
1 204 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 139 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 23 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.077%) Simulink
9 7 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.067%) Campfire
10 6 (0.058%) SPSS
11 3 (0.029%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.029%) SPSS Modeler
12 2 (0.019%) InVision
13 1 (0.010%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.010%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.010%) Avid Media Composer
13 1 (0.010%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.010%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.010%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 76 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 56 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 20 (0.19%) Magento
5 10 (0.096%) Infor M3
6 9 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.058%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.038%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.038%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.038%) HFM
9 4 (0.038%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 4 (0.038%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.038%) Sonata
9 4 (0.038%) thinkFolio
9 4 (0.038%) Unica
9 4 (0.038%) VisionPLUS
10 3 (0.029%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.029%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.029%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 805 (7.73%) Amazon AWS
2 526 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 384 (3.69%) GitHub
4 237 (2.28%) SaaS
5 144 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
6 84 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
7 82 (0.79%) Office 365
8 66 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 62 (0.60%) PaaS
10 59 (0.57%) BrowserStack
11 47 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
11 47 (0.45%) IaaS
12 44 (0.42%) Amazon S3
12 44 (0.42%) Slack
13 32 (0.31%) G Suite
14 31 (0.30%) Force.com
15 28 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
15 28 (0.27%) OpenShift
16 25 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 23 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 321 (3.08%) HTTP
2 247 (2.37%) Internet
3 103 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 96 (0.92%) Wireless
5 61 (0.59%) Firewall
6 36 (0.35%) Ethernet
7 29 (0.28%) RS-232
8 28 (0.27%) FTP
9 27 (0.26%) VPN
10 25 (0.24%) DNS
11 24 (0.23%) Kerberos
12 23 (0.22%) Network Security
13 20 (0.19%) SSL
14 18 (0.17%) VoIP
15 14 (0.13%) GPRS
15 14 (0.13%) HTTPS
15 14 (0.13%) Intranet
16 13 (0.12%) GSM
16 13 (0.12%) IPv4
16 13 (0.12%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1205 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 571 (5.49%) NoSQL
3 530 (5.09%) MySQL
4 422 (4.05%) Relational Database
5 411 (3.95%) Big Data
6 275 (2.64%) MongoDB
7 208 (2.00%) Hadoop
8 194 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
9 189 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
10 153 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 143 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 140 (1.34%) Redis
13 129 (1.24%) RDBMS
14 118 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
15 117 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
16 77 (0.74%) CouchDB
17 72 (0.69%) Oracle Database
18 64 (0.61%) Power BI
19 52 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 51 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3926 (37.71%) Selenium
2 1697 (16.30%) Cucumber
3 1550 (14.89%) Git (software)
4 1393 (13.38%) WebDriver
5 1318 (12.66%) Jenkins
6 1247 (11.98%) JIRA
7 706 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 630 (6.05%) Subversion
9 621 (5.97%) JUnit
10 586 (5.63%) SoapUI
11 585 (5.62%) Visual Studio
12 575 (5.52%) JMeter
13 568 (5.46%) SpecFlow
14 468 (4.50%) HP UFT
15 400 (3.84%) TeamCity
16 379 (3.64%) Maven
17 367 (3.53%) Appium
18 346 (3.32%) NUnit
19 276 (2.65%) LoadRunner
20 262 (2.52%) TestNG
General
1 2181 (20.95%) Finance
2 711 (6.83%) Banking
3 670 (6.44%) Retail
4 302 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 279 (2.68%) Marketing
6 276 (2.65%) Investment Banking
7 209 (2.01%) Games
8 194 (1.86%) Electronics
9 168 (1.61%) Retail Banking
10 163 (1.57%) Manufacturing
11 152 (1.46%) Advertising
12 115 (1.10%) Financial Institution
13 112 (1.08%) Legal
14 103 (0.99%) Front Office
15 96 (0.92%) Back Office
16 77 (0.74%) Automotive
17 73 (0.70%) Law
18 57 (0.55%) Publishing
19 27 (0.26%) Aerospace
20 26 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 3035 (29.15%) Developer
2 1732 (16.64%) Analyst
3 1628 (15.64%) Tester
4 1396 (13.41%) Test Analyst
5 1323 (12.71%) Test Engineer
6 958 (9.20%) Automation Tester
7 906 (8.70%) Java Developer
8 838 (8.05%) QA Engineer
9 809 (7.77%) Senior Developer
10 675 (6.48%) Test Automation Engineer
11 524 (5.03%) Software Engineer
12 509 (4.89%) C# Developer
13 483 (4.64%) QA Tester
14 475 (4.56%) Java Engineer
15 456 (4.38%) QA Analyst
16 453 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
17 435 (4.18%) .NET Developer
18 419 (4.02%) Software Developer
19 385 (3.70%) Software Tester
20 379 (3.64%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1963 (18.86%) .NET
2 1636 (15.72%) HTML
3 1285 (12.34%) Web Services
4 1283 (12.32%) CSS
5 976 (9.38%) AngularJS
6 857 (8.23%) REST
7 832 (7.99%) XML
8 751 (7.21%) ASP.NET
9 705 (6.77%) HTML5
10 661 (6.35%) SOAP
11 635 (6.10%) RESTful
12 632 (6.07%) Node.js
13 550 (5.28%) Spring
14 534 (5.13%) Gherkin
15 478 (4.59%) JSON
16 455 (4.37%) .NET Framework
16 455 (4.37%) jQuery
17 413 (3.97%) ASP.NET Web API
17 413 (3.97%) React
18 348 (3.34%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 857 (8.23%) Computer Science
2 802 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
3 578 (5.55%) Mobile App
4 523 (5.02%) User Experience
5 325 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
6 298 (2.86%) Fintech
7 263 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 248 (2.38%) Data Structures
9 243 (2.33%) Algorithms
10 190 (1.83%) Management Information System
11 164 (1.58%) iPad
12 135 (1.30%) Client/Server
13 131 (1.26%) Fixed Income
14 124 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 106 (1.02%) N-Tier
16 93 (0.89%) Virtual Team
17 73 (0.70%) Equities
18 58 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
18 58 (0.56%) Social Media
19 56 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1304 (12.53%) Linux
2 934 (8.97%) Windows
3 510 (4.90%) Android
4 489 (4.70%) Unix
5 451 (4.33%) Apple iOS
6 104 (1.00%) Windows Server
7 76 (0.73%) Mac OS
8 61 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 50 (0.48%) Mac OS X
10 41 (0.39%) Solaris
11 36 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 34 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 21 (0.20%) AIX
13 21 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (0.18%) CentOS
16 17 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 16 (0.15%) Windows 7
18 13 (0.12%) VMS
19 12 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6914 (66.42%) Agile Software Development
2 2595 (24.93%) TDD
3 2429 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2390 (22.96%) Scrum
5 2155 (20.70%) BDD
6 1750 (16.81%) Test Scripting
7 1598 (15.35%) Software Engineering
8 1348 (12.95%) OO
9 1287 (12.36%) SDLC
10 1240 (11.91%) Software Testing
11 1236 (11.87%) Test Strategy
12 1087 (10.44%) DevOps
13 1059 (10.17%) Manual Testing
14 1045 (10.04%) Unit Testing
15 965 (9.27%) Regression Testing
16 828 (7.95%) E-Commerce
17 813 (7.81%) Mentoring
18 797 (7.66%) MVC
19 788 (7.57%) Functional Testing
20 778 (7.47%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4101 (39.39%) Java
2 2961 (28.44%) C#
3 2790 (26.80%) SQL
4 2372 (22.79%) JavaScript
5 1381 (13.27%) Python
6 851 (8.17%) Ruby
7 640 (6.15%) C++
8 464 (4.46%) PHP
9 434 (4.17%) C
10 348 (3.34%) Scala
11 309 (2.97%) T-SQL
12 222 (2.13%) Perl
13 214 (2.06%) Bash Shell
14 189 (1.82%) PL/SQL
15 160 (1.54%) PowerShell
16 157 (1.51%) ES6
17 144 (1.38%) Groovy
18 138 (1.33%) VB
19 126 (1.21%) Objective-C
20 124 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1531 (14.71%) Degree
2 1220 (11.72%) ISTQB
3 1097 (10.54%) ISEB
4 481 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 392 (3.77%) Security Cleared
6 351 (3.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 152 (1.46%) SC Cleared
8 113 (1.09%) DV Cleared
9 56 (0.54%) Master's Degree
10 52 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
11 50 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 37 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 34 (0.33%) PMI Certification
14 24 (0.23%) PhD
15 19 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
16 15 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (0.14%) HND
16 15 (0.14%) Postgraduate
16 15 (0.14%) Sun Certification
17 13 (0.12%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3263 (31.34%) QA
2 50 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 42 (0.40%) SLA
4 29 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 28 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
6 25 (0.24%) PMO
7 21 (0.20%) WCAG
8 19 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 16 (0.15%) ISO 14001
10 15 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 14 (0.13%) MiFID
12 10 (0.096%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 8 (0.077%) COBIT
13 8 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (0.058%) GAMP
15 4 (0.038%) SEPA
16 3 (0.029%) GCP
16 3 (0.029%) HIPAA
16 3 (0.029%) JTAG
System Software
1 404 (3.88%) Docker
2 66 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 64 (0.61%) Firmware
3 64 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (0.25%) LXC
6 25 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 25 (0.24%) VirtualBox
7 15 (0.14%) Varnish
8 14 (0.13%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.096%) Shibboleth
10 9 (0.086%) vSphere
10 9 (0.086%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.058%) etcd
11 6 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.048%) flannel
12 5 (0.048%) HDFS
12 5 (0.048%) iptables
13 4 (0.038%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.038%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 360 (3.46%) Puppet
2 238 (2.29%) Ansible
3 236 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 196 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
5 98 (0.94%) Kubernetes
6 73 (0.70%) Terraform
7 36 (0.35%) Kibana
8 32 (0.31%) Nagios
9 24 (0.23%) Rundeck
10 23 (0.22%) Grafana
11 22 (0.21%) Mesos
12 19 (0.18%) ZABBIX
13 16 (0.15%) logstash
14 15 (0.14%) HockeyApp
15 14 (0.13%) StatsD
16 13 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
17 12 (0.12%) SCCM
18 11 (0.11%) Consul
18 11 (0.11%) HAProxy
19 10 (0.096%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1243 (11.94%) Microsoft
2 763 (7.33%) Oracle
3 268 (2.57%) HP
4 191 (1.83%) Google
5 146 (1.40%) SAP
6 128 (1.23%) Atlassian
7 106 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
8 101 (0.97%) VMware
9 84 (0.81%) Xamarin
10 74 (0.71%) IBM
11 70 (0.67%) Cognizant
12 67 (0.64%) Red Hat
13 61 (0.59%) Splunk
14 60 (0.58%) Sitecore
15 47 (0.45%) Sybase
16 46 (0.44%) Talend
17 44 (0.42%) CA Agile Central
17 44 (0.42%) ION Trading
18 43 (0.41%) Zend
19 39 (0.37%) EMC
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £29000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £38k plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + free parking, free gym, bonus scheme
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Energon People
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum +10% bonus and good corporate benef
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + bonus + healthcare + pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
South West London
Sanderson
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Veritas Technologies (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £25000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + Bonus + Gym
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 15 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension, perk box
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum plus perks and benefits!
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, bens
Posted: 19 hours ago