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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 43 55
Rank change year-on-year +9 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5319 5187 4966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.37% 5.60% 4.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.10% 6.29% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4280 4338 4116
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 74870 82511 91444
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.69% 89.04% 87.93%
Number of salaries quoted 60781 69796 75582
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 £31,888
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 22 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 22 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 +15 2249 £60,000 +4.34% 309
South East +6 853 £45,000 +5.88% 130
North West +22 463 £40,000 - 92
Yorkshire +5 457 £45,000 +12.50% 43
East of England 0 402 £47,500 +11.76% 53
South West -5 391 £40,000 -5.88% 50
West Midlands 0 306 £40,000 +6.66% 34
East Midlands 0 165 £45,000 +12.50% 28
North East +23 40 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Midlands +3 1 £29,500 -41.00% 62
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 6909 (66.52%) Agile Software Development
2 4097 (39.44%) Java
3 3921 (37.75%) Selenium
4 3262 (31.40%) QA
5 2940 (28.30%) C#
6 2791 (26.87%) SQL
7 2603 (25.06%) TDD
8 2426 (23.36%) Continuous Integration
9 2395 (23.06%) Scrum
10 2370 (22.82%) JavaScript
11 2162 (20.81%) Finance
12 2143 (20.63%) BDD
13 1948 (18.75%) .NET
14 1753 (16.88%) Test Scripting
15 1679 (16.16%) Cucumber
16 1632 (15.71%) HTML
17 1611 (15.51%) Software Engineering
18 1534 (14.77%) Git (software)
19 1525 (14.68%) Degree
20 1398 (13.46%) WebDriver
21 1374 (13.23%) Python
22 1351 (13.01%) OO
23 1305 (12.56%) Linux
23 1305 (12.56%) Jenkins
24 1291 (12.43%) Web Services
24 1291 (12.43%) SDLC
25 1275 (12.27%) CSS
26 1237 (11.91%) Test Strategy
27 1236 (11.90%) JIRA
28 1234 (11.88%) 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
2 229 (2.20%) Confluence
3 214 (2.06%) Apache
4 198 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
5 165 (1.59%) CMS
6 155 (1.49%) Apache Spark
7 148 (1.42%) IIS
8 138 (1.33%) SharePoint
9 107 (1.03%) JBoss
10 92 (0.89%) WebLogic
11 85 (0.82%) nginx
12 81 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 78 (0.75%) Jetty
14 73 (0.70%) WebSphere
15 48 (0.46%) Apache Solr
16 43 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
17 38 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
18 30 (0.29%) Drupal
18 30 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
19 29 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 203 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 138 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 23 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.077%) Simulink
9 7 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.067%) Campfire
10 6 (0.058%) SPSS
11 4 (0.039%) SOLIDWORKS
12 3 (0.029%) SPSS Modeler
13 2 (0.019%) InVision
14 1 (0.010%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.010%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.010%) Avid Media Composer
14 1 (0.010%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.010%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.010%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 71 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 54 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 20 (0.19%) Magento
5 10 (0.096%) Infor M3
6 9 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.058%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.048%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.039%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.039%) HFM
9 4 (0.039%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 4 (0.039%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.039%) Sonata
9 4 (0.039%) thinkFolio
9 4 (0.039%) Unica
9 4 (0.039%) VisionPLUS
10 3 (0.029%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.029%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.029%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 798 (7.68%) Amazon AWS
2 521 (5.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 377 (3.63%) GitHub
4 241 (2.32%) SaaS
5 141 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
6 83 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
6 83 (0.80%) Office 365
7 67 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 61 (0.59%) PaaS
9 58 (0.56%) BrowserStack
10 49 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
11 47 (0.45%) IaaS
12 45 (0.43%) Slack
13 44 (0.42%) Amazon S3
14 33 (0.32%) G Suite
15 31 (0.30%) Force.com
16 28 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
16 28 (0.27%) OpenShift
17 25 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 23 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 318 (3.06%) HTTP
2 242 (2.33%) Internet
3 101 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 97 (0.93%) Wireless
5 63 (0.61%) 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
11 24 (0.23%) Network Security
12 21 (0.20%) SSL
13 17 (0.16%) VoIP
14 14 (0.13%) GPRS
14 14 (0.13%) HTTPS
14 14 (0.13%) Intranet
15 13 (0.13%) GSM
15 13 (0.13%) IPv4
15 13 (0.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1197 (11.52%) SQL Server
2 574 (5.53%) NoSQL
3 524 (5.04%) MySQL
4 427 (4.11%) Relational Database
5 413 (3.98%) Big Data
6 277 (2.67%) MongoDB
7 209 (2.01%) Hadoop
8 195 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
9 187 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
10 152 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 141 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 137 (1.32%) Redis
13 129 (1.24%) RDBMS
14 119 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
15 115 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
16 76 (0.73%) CouchDB
17 72 (0.69%) Oracle Database
18 63 (0.61%) Power BI
19 52 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 50 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3921 (37.75%) Selenium
2 1679 (16.16%) Cucumber
3 1534 (14.77%) Git (software)
4 1398 (13.46%) WebDriver
5 1305 (12.56%) Jenkins
6 1236 (11.90%) JIRA
7 704 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 620 (5.97%) JUnit
9 619 (5.96%) Subversion
10 581 (5.59%) SoapUI
11 580 (5.58%) JMeter
12 579 (5.57%) Visual Studio
13 557 (5.36%) SpecFlow
14 464 (4.47%) HP UFT
15 393 (3.78%) TeamCity
16 382 (3.68%) Maven
17 368 (3.54%) Appium
18 336 (3.23%) NUnit
19 276 (2.66%) LoadRunner
20 260 (2.50%) TestNG
General
1 2162 (20.81%) Finance
2 707 (6.81%) Banking
3 660 (6.35%) Retail
4 299 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 276 (2.66%) Marketing
6 275 (2.65%) Investment Banking
7 214 (2.06%) Games
8 191 (1.84%) Electronics
9 162 (1.56%) Retail Banking
10 157 (1.51%) Manufacturing
11 154 (1.48%) Advertising
12 114 (1.10%) Financial Institution
13 112 (1.08%) Legal
14 100 (0.96%) Front Office
15 94 (0.90%) Back Office
16 78 (0.75%) Automotive
17 74 (0.71%) Law
18 59 (0.57%) Publishing
19 26 (0.25%) Aerospace
20 25 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 3017 (29.05%) Developer
2 1730 (16.66%) Analyst
3 1621 (15.61%) Tester
4 1394 (13.42%) Test Analyst
5 1327 (12.78%) Test Engineer
6 951 (9.16%) Automation Tester
7 903 (8.69%) Java Developer
8 838 (8.07%) QA Engineer
9 806 (7.76%) Senior Developer
10 677 (6.52%) Test Automation Engineer
11 534 (5.14%) Software Engineer
12 508 (4.89%) C# Developer
13 480 (4.62%) QA Tester
14 475 (4.57%) Java Engineer
15 458 (4.41%) QA Analyst
16 456 (4.39%) Automation Test Analyst
17 429 (4.13%) .NET Developer
18 418 (4.02%) Software Developer
19 386 (3.72%) Software Tester
20 379 (3.65%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1948 (18.75%) .NET
2 1632 (15.71%) HTML
3 1291 (12.43%) Web Services
4 1275 (12.27%) CSS
5 969 (9.33%) AngularJS
6 844 (8.13%) REST
7 823 (7.92%) XML
8 750 (7.22%) ASP.NET
9 702 (6.76%) HTML5
10 649 (6.25%) SOAP
11 639 (6.15%) Node.js
12 637 (6.13%) RESTful
13 546 (5.26%) Spring
14 527 (5.07%) Gherkin
15 462 (4.45%) JSON
16 455 (4.38%) jQuery
17 449 (4.32%) .NET Framework
18 411 (3.96%) React
19 405 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
20 344 (3.31%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 856 (8.24%) Computer Science
2 805 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
3 575 (5.54%) Mobile App
4 516 (4.97%) User Experience
5 323 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
6 296 (2.85%) Fintech
7 259 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
8 246 (2.37%) Data Structures
9 241 (2.32%) Algorithms
10 186 (1.79%) Management Information System
11 169 (1.63%) iPad
12 135 (1.30%) Client/Server
13 128 (1.23%) Fixed Income
14 121 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 103 (0.99%) N-Tier
16 92 (0.89%) Virtual Team
17 71 (0.68%) Equities
18 60 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
19 58 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
19 58 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1305 (12.56%) Linux
2 932 (8.97%) Windows
3 504 (4.85%) Android
4 482 (4.64%) Unix
5 448 (4.31%) Apple iOS
6 107 (1.03%) Windows Server
7 76 (0.73%) Mac OS
8 61 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 51 (0.49%) Mac OS X
10 41 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 40 (0.39%) Solaris
12 36 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 22 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (0.20%) AIX
14 21 (0.20%) CentOS
15 20 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (0.16%) Windows 7
16 17 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 13 (0.13%) VMS
17 13 (0.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6909 (66.52%) Agile Software Development
2 2603 (25.06%) TDD
3 2426 (23.36%) Continuous Integration
4 2395 (23.06%) Scrum
5 2143 (20.63%) BDD
6 1753 (16.88%) Test Scripting
7 1611 (15.51%) Software Engineering
8 1351 (13.01%) OO
9 1291 (12.43%) SDLC
10 1237 (11.91%) Test Strategy
11 1234 (11.88%) Software Testing
12 1080 (10.40%) DevOps
13 1053 (10.14%) Manual Testing
14 1051 (10.12%) Unit Testing
15 962 (9.26%) Regression Testing
16 825 (7.94%) E-Commerce
17 808 (7.78%) Mentoring
18 789 (7.60%) MVC
19 782 (7.53%) Continuous Delivery
20 781 (7.52%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4097 (39.44%) Java
2 2940 (28.30%) C#
3 2791 (26.87%) SQL
4 2370 (22.82%) JavaScript
5 1374 (13.23%) Python
6 847 (8.15%) Ruby
7 637 (6.13%) C++
8 472 (4.54%) PHP
9 436 (4.20%) C
10 351 (3.38%) Scala
11 303 (2.92%) T-SQL
12 215 (2.07%) Perl
13 211 (2.03%) Bash Shell
14 190 (1.83%) PL/SQL
15 161 (1.55%) PowerShell
16 159 (1.53%) ES6
17 142 (1.37%) Groovy
18 136 (1.31%) VB
19 126 (1.21%) Objective-C
20 125 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1525 (14.68%) Degree
2 1219 (11.74%) ISTQB
3 1098 (10.57%) ISEB
4 480 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 398 (3.83%) Security Cleared
6 354 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 158 (1.52%) SC Cleared
8 111 (1.07%) DV Cleared
9 57 (0.55%) Master's Degree
10 51 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 50 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
12 37 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 35 (0.34%) 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%) Sun Certification
17 14 (0.13%) Postgraduate
18 13 (0.13%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3262 (31.40%) QA
2 50 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 41 (0.39%) SLA
4 29 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 28 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 24 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 24 (0.23%) PMO
7 20 (0.19%) WCAG
8 18 (0.17%) 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 9 (0.087%) COBIT
14 8 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 6 (0.058%) GAMP
16 4 (0.039%) SEPA
17 3 (0.029%) GCP
17 3 (0.029%) HIPAA
17 3 (0.029%) JTAG
System Software
1 409 (3.94%) Docker
2 66 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 64 (0.62%) Firmware
4 41 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (0.25%) LXC
5 26 (0.25%) VirtualBox
6 25 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 15 (0.14%) Varnish
8 14 (0.13%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.096%) Shibboleth
10 9 (0.087%) vSphere
11 8 (0.077%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.058%) etcd
12 6 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.048%) flannel
13 5 (0.048%) HDFS
13 5 (0.048%) iptables
14 4 (0.039%) Apache Flume
14 4 (0.039%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 359 (3.46%) Puppet
2 235 (2.26%) Ansible
3 233 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
4 196 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
5 99 (0.95%) Kubernetes
6 73 (0.70%) Terraform
7 36 (0.35%) Kibana
8 34 (0.33%) Nagios
9 24 (0.23%) Grafana
9 24 (0.23%) Mesos
9 24 (0.23%) Rundeck
10 18 (0.17%) ZABBIX
11 16 (0.15%) logstash
11 16 (0.15%) StatsD
12 15 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
12 15 (0.14%) HockeyApp
13 13 (0.13%) Consul
14 12 (0.12%) SCCM
15 11 (0.11%) HAProxy
16 10 (0.096%) Icinga
Vendors
1 1226 (11.80%) Microsoft
2 764 (7.36%) Oracle
3 269 (2.59%) HP
4 191 (1.84%) Google
5 142 (1.37%) SAP
6 130 (1.25%) Atlassian
7 108 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
8 102 (0.98%) VMware
9 84 (0.81%) Xamarin
10 74 (0.71%) IBM
11 69 (0.66%) Cognizant
12 67 (0.65%) Red Hat
13 61 (0.59%) Splunk
14 56 (0.54%) Sitecore
15 48 (0.46%) Talend
16 46 (0.44%) Sybase
17 44 (0.42%) CA Agile Central
18 43 (0.41%) ION Trading
18 43 (0.41%) Zend
19 38 (0.37%) Adobe
London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + health
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + 15% bonus, 5% pension, other benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary and Benefits on Application!
Posted: 2 hours ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum +10% bonus and good corporate benefi
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West London
Intelletec
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum - can flex dependant on experience
Posted: 6 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Runpath
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum + 29 days holiday, pension, share op
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + bonus+benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Iress
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £29000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, healthcare, pension,
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago