Period
to 23 October 2020

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 23 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 31 30
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 3,114 8,395 10,631
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 6.91% 6.65% 6.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.46% 7.21% 7.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,858 6,803 8,749
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 41,734 116,500 141,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.54% 92.22% 91.97%
Number of salaries quoted 34,672 92,700 113,338
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,500 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in England

Test Automation
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in England.

Salary trend for Test Automation in England

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2020.

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 23 October 2020. 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 +2 1,230 £65,000 - 254
South East +8 702 £50,000 - 113
North of England -2 543 £45,000 - 137
South West +2 317 £42,500 -5.56% 54
Yorkshire +12 257 £45,000 - 41
North West -15 225 £50,000 +11.11% 66
Midlands -7 216 £45,000 +5.88% 48
West Midlands +10 143 £48,000 +12.94% 28
East of England -20 83 £45,000 -10.00% 29
East Midlands -18 73 £42,500 -5.56% 19
North East +1 61 £45,000 +20.00% 30
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2020, 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 1,800 (57.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1,016 (32.63%) Selenium
3 987 (31.70%) C#
4 982 (31.54%) Java
5 974 (31.28%) JavaScript
6 968 (31.09%) DevOps
7 926 (29.74%) QA
8 724 (23.25%) SQL
9 692 (22.22%) Azure
10 684 (21.97%) TDD
11 675 (21.68%) .NET
12 651 (20.91%) AWS
13 650 (20.87%) BDD
14 614 (19.72%) Python
15 600 (19.27%) Continuous Integration
16 579 (18.59%) Finance
17 573 (18.40%) Microservices
18 568 (18.24%) Scrum
19 551 (17.69%) Software Engineering
20 478 (15.35%) Git (software)
21 452 (14.52%) JIRA
22 441 (14.16%) Cucumber
23 423 (13.58%) Docker
24 414 (13.29%) SQL Server
25 394 (12.65%) Jenkins
26 385 (12.36%) Degree
27 358 (11.50%) HTML
28 356 (11.43%) Node.js
28 356 (11.43%) Kubernetes
29 345 (11.08%) React

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
1 162 (5.20%) Confluence
2 44 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 42 (1.35%) CMS
4 34 (1.09%) Apache
5 26 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (0.64%) IIS
6 20 (0.64%) WebSphere
7 18 (0.58%) NServiceBus
8 12 (0.39%) JBoss
9 11 (0.35%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.29%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
11 8 (0.26%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.22%) EPiServer
12 7 (0.22%) GlassFish
13 6 (0.19%) CloudStack
13 6 (0.19%) Liferay
13 6 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 22 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.64%) Photoshop
3 19 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 12 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (0.32%) Sketch
8 6 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.13%) InVision
10 3 (0.096%) Adobe XD
10 3 (0.096%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.064%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.32%) Magento
4 8 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 7 (0.22%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 7 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
6 5 (0.16%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.13%) BASE24
8 3 (0.096%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.096%) R3 Corda
8 3 (0.096%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.064%) SAP FI-CA
9 2 (0.064%) SAP PSCD
9 2 (0.064%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.064%) Shopify
9 2 (0.064%) Summit
10 1 (0.032%) Odoo
10 1 (0.032%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 692 (22.22%) Azure
2 651 (20.91%) AWS
3 228 (7.32%) SaaS
4 132 (4.24%) GCP
4 132 (4.24%) GitHub
5 127 (4.08%) Serverless
6 76 (2.44%) AWS Lambda
7 59 (1.89%) PaaS
8 56 (1.80%) Power Platform
9 47 (1.51%) OpenShift
10 42 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
11 39 (1.25%) BrowserStack
12 38 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 38 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
13 34 (1.09%) IaaS
13 34 (1.09%) Sauce Labs
14 27 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
14 27 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
15 20 (0.64%) Heroku
16 18 (0.58%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 99 (3.18%) Skype
2 57 (1.83%) HTTP
3 31 (1.00%) TCP/IP
4 24 (0.77%) DNS
5 22 (0.71%) Firewall
6 20 (0.64%) Internet
7 19 (0.61%) Network Security
8 13 (0.42%) VoIP
8 13 (0.42%) VPN
8 13 (0.42%) Wireless
9 12 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (0.32%) AMQP
10 10 (0.32%) H.323
11 8 (0.26%) RTP
12 7 (0.22%) 4G
12 7 (0.22%) Wireshark
13 6 (0.19%) 3G
13 6 (0.19%) Broadband
13 6 (0.19%) LTE
13 6 (0.19%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 414 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 284 (9.12%) NoSQL
3 184 (5.91%) MongoDB
4 142 (4.56%) MySQL
5 113 (3.63%) Relational Database
6 94 (3.02%) Big Data
7 82 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
8 75 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
9 53 (1.70%) Data Lake
10 50 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 47 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 45 (1.45%) Power BI
13 34 (1.09%) Redis
14 33 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
15 31 (1.00%) Hadoop
16 29 (0.93%) RDBMS
17 27 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 26 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
19 25 (0.80%) Blockchain
20 23 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,016 (32.63%) Selenium
2 478 (15.35%) Git (software)
3 452 (14.52%) JIRA
4 441 (14.16%) Cucumber
5 394 (12.65%) Jenkins
6 321 (10.31%) WebDriver
7 232 (7.45%) SpecFlow
8 179 (5.75%) Appium
9 171 (5.49%) Postman
9 171 (5.49%) SoapUI
10 136 (4.37%) Cypress.io
11 122 (3.92%) JUnit
12 121 (3.89%) Subversion
13 102 (3.28%) JMeter
14 88 (2.83%) Maven
15 87 (2.79%) TeamCity
16 83 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
17 70 (2.25%) Visual Studio
18 69 (2.22%) GitLab
19 66 (2.12%) Protractor
General
1 579 (18.59%) Finance
2 99 (3.18%) Banking
3 93 (2.99%) Retail
4 77 (2.47%) Public Sector
5 66 (2.12%) Games
6 61 (1.96%) Marketing
7 47 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 43 (1.38%) Law
9 42 (1.35%) Electronics
10 35 (1.12%) Manufacturing
11 33 (1.06%) Front Office
12 23 (0.74%) Back Office
13 22 (0.71%) Advertising
14 14 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.39%) Investment Banking
15 12 (0.39%) Legal
15 12 (0.39%) Publishing
16 10 (0.32%) Aerospace
17 9 (0.29%) Digital Economy
18 8 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 951 (30.54%) Developer
2 415 (13.33%) Tester
3 319 (10.24%) Test Engineer
4 291 (9.34%) Analyst
5 283 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 249 (8.00%) Automation Tester
7 244 (7.84%) Test Analyst
8 233 (7.48%) QA Engineer
9 185 (5.94%) Java Developer
10 180 (5.78%) Test Automation Engineer
11 176 (5.65%) Software Developer
12 154 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
12 154 (4.95%) Senior Developer
13 137 (4.40%) .NET Developer
14 126 (4.05%) Developer in Test
15 118 (3.79%) Automation Test Analyst
16 116 (3.73%) C# Developer
17 106 (3.40%) Java Engineer
18 105 (3.37%) QA Analyst
19 98 (3.15%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 675 (21.68%) .NET
2 358 (11.50%) HTML
3 356 (11.43%) Node.js
4 345 (11.08%) React
5 342 (10.98%) CSS
6 337 (10.82%) RESTful
7 333 (10.69%) REST
8 329 (10.57%) AngularJS
9 248 (7.96%) Web Services
10 245 (7.87%) .NET Core
11 202 (6.49%) .NET Framework
12 196 (6.29%) JSON
13 187 (6.01%) HTML5
14 164 (5.27%) Spring
15 152 (4.88%) SOAP
16 148 (4.75%) XML
17 144 (4.62%) ASP.NET
18 133 (4.27%) Gherkin
19 101 (3.24%) RabbitMQ
20 99 (3.18%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 182 (5.84%) Mobile App
2 170 (5.46%) User Experience
3 155 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 131 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
5 98 (3.15%) Algorithms
6 74 (2.38%) Data Structures
7 66 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
8 47 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
9 40 (1.28%) Cloud Native
10 36 (1.16%) Virtual Team
11 33 (1.06%) Social Network
12 27 (0.87%) Public Cloud
13 26 (0.83%) Mainframe
14 25 (0.80%) Private Cloud
15 24 (0.77%) Client/Server
16 23 (0.74%) Data Centre
17 22 (0.71%) Management Information System
17 22 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
18 20 (0.64%) Derivative
19 19 (0.61%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 341 (10.95%) Linux
2 222 (7.13%) Windows
3 107 (3.44%) Android
4 95 (3.05%) Apple iOS
5 76 (2.44%) Unix
6 28 (0.90%) CentOS
7 22 (0.71%) Windows Server
8 20 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (0.64%) VMS
9 15 (0.48%) Windows 10
10 14 (0.45%) Debian
11 12 (0.39%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.32%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.22%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.096%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.064%) AIX
16 1 (0.032%) FreeBSD
16 1 (0.032%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.032%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,800 (57.80%) Agile Software Development
2 968 (31.09%) DevOps
3 684 (21.97%) TDD
4 650 (20.87%) BDD
5 600 (19.27%) Continuous Integration
6 573 (18.40%) Microservices
7 568 (18.24%) Scrum
8 551 (17.69%) Software Engineering
9 301 (9.67%) Fintech
10 287 (9.22%) OO
11 286 (9.18%) SDET
11 286 (9.18%) SDLC
12 280 (8.99%) Mentoring
13 279 (8.96%) API Testing
14 260 (8.35%) Test Strategy
15 259 (8.32%) Manual Testing
16 255 (8.19%) Unit Testing
17 246 (7.90%) Test Scripting
18 239 (7.68%) Problem-Solving
19 216 (6.94%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 987 (31.70%) C#
2 982 (31.54%) Java
3 974 (31.28%) JavaScript
4 724 (23.25%) SQL
5 614 (19.72%) Python
6 243 (7.80%) TypeScript
7 199 (6.39%) C++
8 120 (3.85%) PHP
9 119 (3.82%) PowerShell
10 107 (3.44%) C
11 97 (3.11%) Scala
12 94 (3.02%) T-SQL
13 87 (2.79%) Java 8
14 86 (2.76%) Ruby
15 77 (2.47%) Go
16 58 (1.86%) Bash Shell
17 49 (1.57%) ES6
18 43 (1.38%) Perl
19 41 (1.32%) Kotlin
20 39 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 385 (12.36%) Degree
2 193 (6.20%) ISTQB
3 184 (5.91%) Security Cleared
4 133 (4.27%) SC Cleared
5 127 (4.08%) ISEB
6 91 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 51 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 41 (1.32%) DV Cleared
9 25 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
10 21 (0.67%) Master's Degree
11 18 (0.58%) HND
12 15 (0.48%) CFA
13 14 (0.45%) HNC
14 11 (0.35%) OSCP
15 10 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 7 (0.22%) CEH
16 7 (0.22%) PhD
17 6 (0.19%) CREST Certified
17 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
18 5 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 926 (29.74%) QA
2 35 (1.12%) GDPR
3 22 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.29%) SLA
5 7 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.16%) NIST
7 5 (0.16%) PMO
8 4 (0.13%) ISO 8583
8 4 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.096%) ISO 13485
9 3 (0.096%) MiFID
10 2 (0.064%) COBIT
10 2 (0.064%) EMIR
10 2 (0.064%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.064%) NCSC
11 1 (0.032%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.032%) GLP
11 1 (0.032%) GxP
11 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 423 (13.58%) Docker
2 30 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 27 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.58%) Firmware
5 11 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (0.26%) HDFS
7 7 (0.22%) KVM
7 7 (0.22%) NDS
7 7 (0.22%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 5 (0.16%) Microcode
8 5 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.064%) iptables
9 2 (0.064%) vSphere
10 1 (0.032%) Kamailio
10 1 (0.032%) LXC
10 1 (0.032%) NFS
10 1 (0.032%) OpenSIPS
10 1 (0.032%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 356 (11.43%) Kubernetes
2 184 (5.91%) Terraform
3 149 (4.78%) Ansible
4 82 (2.63%) Puppet
5 64 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
7 25 (0.80%) Istio
8 18 (0.58%) Kibana
9 13 (0.42%) Grafana
9 13 (0.42%) Marathon
9 13 (0.42%) Mesos
10 11 (0.35%) Control-M
10 11 (0.35%) Prometheus
10 11 (0.35%) Rancher
11 10 (0.32%) Graylog
12 8 (0.26%) HP ALM
12 8 (0.26%) SCCM
13 7 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
13 7 (0.22%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 6 (0.19%) Packer
Vendors
1 322 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 110 (3.53%) Oracle
3 67 (2.15%) Google
4 66 (2.12%) VMware
5 49 (1.57%) Atlassian
6 40 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
6 40 (1.28%) SAP
7 37 (1.19%) IBM
8 27 (0.87%) Red Hat
9 24 (0.77%) Apple
9 24 (0.77%) Splunk
10 22 (0.71%) HP
11 20 (0.64%) Xamarin
12 19 (0.61%) Adobe
13 18 (0.58%) Facebook
14 15 (0.48%) Teradata
15 14 (0.45%) Cisco
15 14 (0.45%) Databricks
16 11 (0.35%) Zend
17 10 (0.32%) Cadence