Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 30 36
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8,265 10,483 10,707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.62% 6.91% 6.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.18% 7.52% 6.87%
Number of salaries quoted 6,527 8,365 8,563
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £73,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 115,058 139,361 155,768
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.11% 91.92% 92.21%
Number of salaries quoted 91,947 111,887 124,218
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,650 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.09%

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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019. 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 -9 3,200 £65,000 +4.00% 427
South East -1 1,594 £50,000 +5.26% 254
North of England +6 1,382 £45,000 - 268
South West +13 876 £45,000 +0.53% 149
North West +3 732 £45,000 +4.65% 112
Midlands -4 677 £44,000 +3.53% 151
Yorkshire -3 557 £45,000 - 114
East of England +4 510 £52,250 +4.50% 145
West Midlands 0 371 £42,500 -5.56% 84
East Midlands -3 300 £45,000 +5.88% 66
North East +5 92 £39,000 -19.59% 42
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 5,033 (60.90%) Agile Software Development
2 2,834 (34.29%) Java
3 2,686 (32.50%) Selenium
4 2,650 (32.06%) C#
5 2,448 (29.62%) QA
6 1,943 (23.51%) SQL
7 1,932 (23.38%) Scrum
8 1,898 (22.96%) DevOps
9 1,876 (22.70%) JavaScript
10 1,659 (20.07%) TDD
11 1,648 (19.94%) BDD
12 1,576 (19.07%) Continuous Integration
13 1,569 (18.98%) .NET
14 1,529 (18.50%) Python
15 1,454 (17.59%) Azure
16 1,378 (16.67%) Software Engineering
17 1,374 (16.62%) AWS
18 1,365 (16.52%) Finance
19 1,331 (16.10%) JIRA
20 1,278 (15.46%) Git (software)
21 1,175 (14.22%) Jenkins
22 1,143 (13.83%) Cucumber
23 1,074 (12.99%) SDLC
24 1,012 (12.24%) Software Testing
25 1,001 (12.11%) Docker
26 970 (11.74%) Degree
27 956 (11.57%) Microsoft
28 935 (11.31%) Linux
29 922 (11.16%) WebDriver
30 903 (10.93%) Test Scripting

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
1 502 (6.07%) Confluence
2 145 (1.75%) Apache Spark
3 135 (1.63%) Apache
4 118 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
5 107 (1.29%) SharePoint
6 84 (1.02%) CMS
7 73 (0.88%) IIS
8 58 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 54 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 46 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
11 45 (0.54%) nginx
12 37 (0.45%) OpenStack
13 36 (0.44%) SAS
14 31 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
15 30 (0.36%) NServiceBus
16 29 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
17 28 (0.34%) Drupal
18 27 (0.33%) WordPress
19 24 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
20 17 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 102 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.16%) Chatbot
6 11 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.060%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.060%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.048%) Gliffy
8 4 (0.048%) Zeplin
9 3 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.036%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.036%) Sketch
9 3 (0.036%) SPSS
10 2 (0.024%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.024%) CATIA
10 2 (0.024%) FileZilla
11 1 (0.012%) Mingle
11 1 (0.012%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 82 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
3 26 (0.31%) Magento
4 22 (0.27%) SAP ERP
5 10 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
5 10 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
6 8 (0.097%) SAP HR
6 8 (0.097%) SAP WM
7 4 (0.048%) FastStats
7 4 (0.048%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.048%) RMDS
8 3 (0.036%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.036%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.036%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.036%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.024%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.024%) ENOVIA
9 2 (0.024%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.024%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.024%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,454 (17.59%) Azure
2 1,374 (16.62%) AWS
3 322 (3.90%) SaaS
4 311 (3.76%) GCP
5 280 (3.39%) Serverless
6 246 (2.98%) GitHub
7 195 (2.36%) PaaS
8 148 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
9 146 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
10 100 (1.21%) Slack
11 98 (1.19%) BrowserStack
12 95 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
13 89 (1.08%) IaaS
14 71 (0.86%) Power Platform
15 70 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
16 64 (0.77%) OpenShift
17 63 (0.76%) Amazon S3
18 48 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
18 48 (0.58%) npm
19 47 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 120 (1.45%) Internet
2 114 (1.38%) HTTP
3 93 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 77 (0.93%) Firewall
5 48 (0.58%) DNS
6 36 (0.44%) SSH
6 36 (0.44%) VPN
7 35 (0.42%) Wireless
8 26 (0.31%) HTTPS
9 24 (0.29%) MPLS
9 24 (0.29%) Skype
10 23 (0.28%) SNMP
11 21 (0.25%) Wireshark
12 20 (0.24%) DHCP
12 20 (0.24%) IPsec
12 20 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (0.23%) AMQP
13 19 (0.23%) SSL
14 15 (0.18%) DAB
14 15 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 780 (9.44%) SQL Server
2 325 (3.93%) MySQL
3 315 (3.81%) NoSQL
4 261 (3.16%) Big Data
5 260 (3.15%) Relational Database
6 233 (2.82%) MongoDB
7 201 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
8 143 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
9 126 (1.52%) Redis
10 107 (1.29%) Hadoop
10 107 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 82 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 80 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
13 75 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
14 71 (0.86%) Power BI
15 62 (0.75%) Apache Hive
16 60 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 58 (0.70%) RDBMS
18 53 (0.64%) Oracle Database
19 52 (0.63%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 2,686 (32.50%) Selenium
2 1,331 (16.10%) JIRA
3 1,278 (15.46%) Git (software)
4 1,175 (14.22%) Jenkins
5 1,143 (13.83%) Cucumber
6 922 (11.16%) WebDriver
7 632 (7.65%) SpecFlow
8 405 (4.90%) SoapUI
9 403 (4.88%) JMeter
10 380 (4.60%) JUnit
11 370 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 348 (4.21%) TeamCity
13 343 (4.15%) Maven
14 312 (3.77%) Visual Studio
15 307 (3.71%) Appium
16 260 (3.15%) Bitbucket
17 212 (2.57%) NUnit
18 209 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 186 (2.25%) Visual Studio Team System
20 178 (2.15%) HP UFT
General
1 1,365 (16.52%) Finance
2 453 (5.48%) Banking
3 398 (4.82%) Retail
4 297 (3.59%) Public Sector
5 241 (2.92%) Games
6 186 (2.25%) Telecoms
7 181 (2.19%) Marketing
8 128 (1.55%) Electronics
9 117 (1.42%) Front Office
10 107 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 90 (1.09%) Legal
12 88 (1.06%) Advertising
13 64 (0.77%) Law
14 62 (0.75%) Investment Banking
15 41 (0.50%) Aerospace
16 35 (0.42%) Automotive
17 33 (0.40%) Financial Institution
18 32 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
19 24 (0.29%) Back Office
19 24 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,130 (25.77%) Developer
2 1,112 (13.45%) Test Engineer
3 1,028 (12.44%) Analyst
4 965 (11.68%) Tester
5 792 (9.58%) Test Analyst
6 720 (8.71%) Software Engineer
7 633 (7.66%) QA Engineer
8 507 (6.13%) Test Automation Engineer
9 484 (5.86%) Senior Developer
10 469 (5.67%) Automation Tester
11 447 (5.41%) Software Developer
12 399 (4.83%) DevOps Engineer
13 339 (4.10%) .NET Developer
14 334 (4.04%) Test Leader
15 332 (4.02%) Java Developer
16 330 (3.99%) Developer in Test
17 302 (3.65%) Automation Test Analyst
18 297 (3.59%) C# Developer
19 285 (3.45%) Software Test Engineer
20 273 (3.30%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,569 (18.98%) .NET
2 898 (10.87%) HTML
3 860 (10.41%) REST
4 842 (10.19%) Web Services
5 835 (10.10%) CSS
6 709 (8.58%) React
7 641 (7.76%) AngularJS
8 625 (7.56%) Node.js
9 515 (6.23%) RESTful
10 422 (5.11%) SOAP
11 411 (4.97%) Gherkin
12 409 (4.95%) Spring
13 399 (4.83%) .NET Framework
14 381 (4.61%) ASP.NET
15 368 (4.45%) XML
16 351 (4.25%) JSON
17 301 (3.64%) .NET Core
18 289 (3.50%) jQuery
19 266 (3.22%) ASP.NET Web API
20 264 (3.19%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 572 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 521 (6.30%) Mobile App
3 466 (5.64%) User Experience
4 371 (4.49%) Greenfield Project
5 252 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
6 183 (2.21%) Algorithms
7 135 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
8 110 (1.33%) Virtual Team
9 107 (1.29%) Public Cloud
10 100 (1.21%) Cloud Native
11 85 (1.03%) Management Information System
12 84 (1.02%) Data Structures
13 82 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
14 66 (0.80%) Equities
15 64 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
16 62 (0.75%) Data Centre
17 56 (0.68%) Derivative
18 55 (0.67%) Fixed Income
18 55 (0.67%) Robotics
19 47 (0.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 935 (11.31%) Linux
2 570 (6.90%) Windows
3 380 (4.60%) Android
4 343 (4.15%) Apple iOS
5 248 (3.00%) Unix
6 71 (0.86%) CentOS
6 71 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 51 (0.62%) Windows Server
8 49 (0.59%) Ubuntu
9 43 (0.52%) Mac OS
10 22 (0.27%) Debian
10 22 (0.27%) Mac OS X
11 19 (0.23%) zOS
12 18 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (0.18%) Mesosphere
14 14 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
15 12 (0.15%) Kali Linux
15 12 (0.15%) SUSE
15 12 (0.15%) Windows 7
16 11 (0.13%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,033 (60.90%) Agile Software Development
2 1,932 (23.38%) Scrum
3 1,898 (22.96%) DevOps
4 1,659 (20.07%) TDD
5 1,648 (19.94%) BDD
6 1,576 (19.07%) Continuous Integration
7 1,378 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 1,074 (12.99%) SDLC
9 1,012 (12.24%) Software Testing
10 903 (10.93%) Test Scripting
11 884 (10.70%) Manual Testing
12 844 (10.21%) Mentoring
13 826 (9.99%) Problem-Solving
14 814 (9.85%) Microservices
15 739 (8.94%) Test Strategy
16 684 (8.28%) Computer Science
17 647 (7.83%) API Testing
18 626 (7.57%) OO
19 607 (7.34%) Functional Testing
20 601 (7.27%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2,834 (34.29%) Java
2 2,650 (32.06%) C#
3 1,943 (23.51%) SQL
4 1,876 (22.70%) JavaScript
5 1,529 (18.50%) Python
6 460 (5.57%) Ruby
7 450 (5.44%) C++
8 369 (4.46%) PHP
9 337 (4.08%) PowerShell
10 313 (3.79%) C
11 268 (3.24%) Bash Shell
12 259 (3.13%) TypeScript
13 209 (2.53%) Go
14 193 (2.34%) Scala
15 192 (2.32%) Java 8
16 168 (2.03%) T-SQL
17 138 (1.67%) Shell Script
18 131 (1.58%) Perl
19 104 (1.26%) ES6
20 96 (1.16%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 970 (11.74%) Degree
2 760 (9.20%) ISTQB
3 453 (5.48%) ISEB
4 344 (4.16%) Security Cleared
5 340 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 272 (3.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 185 (2.24%) SC Cleared
8 86 (1.04%) DV Cleared
9 39 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 38 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 31 (0.38%) CCNA
11 31 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 30 (0.36%) CISSP
13 29 (0.35%) MCSE
14 21 (0.25%) Master's Degree
14 21 (0.25%) PMI Certification
15 20 (0.24%) SANS
16 17 (0.21%) CCNP
16 17 (0.21%) HND
17 16 (0.19%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,448 (29.62%) QA
2 54 (0.65%) Data Quality
3 39 (0.47%) GDPR
4 25 (0.30%) DICOM
5 17 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.15%) PSD2
7 10 (0.12%) NIST
8 7 (0.085%) PMO
8 7 (0.085%) TickIT
9 6 (0.073%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.060%) EMIR
10 5 (0.060%) HL7
10 5 (0.060%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.060%) WCAG
11 4 (0.048%) JTAG
11 4 (0.048%) MiFID
11 4 (0.048%) SLA
12 3 (0.036%) WAI
13 2 (0.024%) GAMP
13 2 (0.024%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,001 (12.11%) Docker
2 62 (0.75%) Active Directory
3 49 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (0.53%) Firmware
5 43 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (0.34%) Varnish
7 22 (0.27%) Hyper-V
8 20 (0.24%) HDFS
9 19 (0.23%) VirtualBox
9 19 (0.23%) vSphere
10 12 (0.15%) NFS
10 12 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.15%) Xen
11 10 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.11%) Samba
13 7 (0.085%) LXC
13 7 (0.085%) OpenSSH
13 7 (0.085%) oVirt
14 6 (0.073%) GridGain
14 6 (0.073%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 594 (7.19%) Kubernetes
2 388 (4.69%) Terraform
3 354 (4.28%) Ansible
4 340 (4.11%) Puppet
5 250 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
6 117 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
7 59 (0.71%) Packer
8 57 (0.69%) HP ALM
9 48 (0.58%) Nagios
9 48 (0.58%) ZABBIX
10 39 (0.47%) Kibana
11 36 (0.44%) Prometheus
12 35 (0.42%) Mesos
13 26 (0.31%) Salt
14 25 (0.30%) Marathon
15 24 (0.29%) CA Service Virtualization
16 23 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
17 22 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
17 22 (0.27%) SCCM
18 19 (0.23%) Rancher
Vendors
1 956 (11.57%) Microsoft
2 339 (4.10%) Oracle
3 249 (3.01%) Google
4 195 (2.36%) WorldPay
5 176 (2.13%) Atlassian
5 176 (2.13%) SAP
6 126 (1.52%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 119 (1.44%) HP
8 77 (0.93%) IBM
9 65 (0.79%) VMware
10 59 (0.71%) Red Hat
11 53 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
11 53 (0.64%) Xamarin
12 49 (0.59%) Tableau
13 45 (0.54%) Splunk
14 39 (0.47%) Facebook
14 39 (0.47%) FIS
14 39 (0.47%) Sitecore
15 38 (0.46%) Perforce
16 37 (0.45%) Informatica