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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 220 249
Rank change year-on-year +47 +29  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1545 1540 1363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.92% 1.57% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 1.77% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1251 1235 1171
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 £33,000 £32,900 £31,500
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 71582 86916 87623
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.15% 88.63% 86.96%
Number of salaries quoted 59383 72761 71685
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +32 640 £60,000 +4.34% 86
South East +43 257 £42,500 -5.55% 33
South West +64 175 £42,000 -1.17% 19
Yorkshire +42 159 £45,000 +12.50% 19
East of England +32 125 £42,500 +6.25% 30
North West -32 80 £42,500 +6.25% 10
East Midlands +78 76 £37,500 -31.81% 9
West Midlands -29 28 £42,500 - 9
North East -6 6 £35,000 +16.66% 5
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 2288 (76.04%) Agile Software Development
2 1496 (49.72%) Selenium
3 1334 (44.33%) Java
4 1197 (39.78%) QA
5 919 (30.54%) BDD
6 883 (29.35%) TDD
7 828 (27.52%) C#
8 773 (25.69%) Scrum
9 746 (24.79%) SQL
10 743 (24.69%) Continuous Integration
11 691 (22.96%) Cucumber
12 645 (21.44%) Finance
13 607 (20.17%) Software Testing
14 606 (20.14%) Automated Testing
15 592 (19.67%) Test Scripting
16 570 (18.94%) Test Strategy
17 568 (18.88%) WebDriver
18 557 (18.51%) JavaScript
19 529 (17.58%) ISTQB
20 493 (16.38%) SDLC
21 478 (15.89%) Jenkins
22 476 (15.82%) ISEB
23 472 (15.69%) Automation Testing
24 442 (14.69%) Python
25 434 (14.42%) .NET
26 417 (13.86%) JIRA
27 404 (13.43%) Degree
28 390 (12.96%) Regression Testing
29 374 (12.43%) Software Engineering
30 345 (11.47%) Manual 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
1 107 (3.56%) Confluence
2 52 (1.73%) Apache
3 43 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
4 40 (1.33%) Apache Spark
5 36 (1.20%) Tomcat
6 23 (0.76%) JBoss
7 22 (0.73%) WebLogic
8 21 (0.70%) OpenStack
9 16 (0.53%) SharePoint
10 15 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 15 (0.50%) CMS
11 9 (0.30%) Documentum
12 7 (0.23%) nginx
13 6 (0.20%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.20%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.20%) IIS
13 6 (0.20%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.13%) Jetty
14 4 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 128 (4.25%) MS Excel
2 43 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 38 (1.26%) MS Project
4 37 (1.23%) MS Office
5 4 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.100%) Simulink
7 1 (0.033%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.033%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.033%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.033%) Mingle
7 1 (0.033%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.033%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 22 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.100%) BASE24
6 2 (0.066%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.066%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.066%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.066%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.033%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.033%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.033%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 148 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (4.12%) GitHub
3 94 (3.12%) SaaS
4 83 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 33 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (1.00%) Trello
7 24 (0.80%) IaaS
8 22 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (0.70%) PaaS
10 13 (0.43%) TestFlight
11 10 (0.33%) OpenShift
12 9 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
13 8 (0.27%) Force.com
14 7 (0.23%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.17%) Heroku
16 4 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 4 (0.13%) G Suite
16 4 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 92 (3.06%) HTTP
2 52 (1.73%) Internet
3 35 (1.16%) FTP
4 27 (0.90%) Wireless
5 23 (0.76%) TCP/IP
6 18 (0.60%) HTTPS
7 17 (0.56%) SSL
8 13 (0.43%) ATM
8 13 (0.43%) Firewall
9 11 (0.37%) SMTP
10 10 (0.33%) VPN
11 9 (0.30%) Network Security
12 8 (0.27%) SSH
13 7 (0.23%) VoIP
14 6 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (0.20%) WAN
15 3 (0.100%) IPv4
16 2 (0.066%) DNS
17 1 (0.033%) Ethernet
17 1 (0.033%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 153 (5.08%) Relational Database
3 110 (3.66%) NoSQL
4 89 (2.96%) MySQL
5 85 (2.82%) Big Data
6 69 (2.29%) Hadoop
7 63 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 58 (1.93%) CouchDB
9 52 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
10 50 (1.66%) MongoDB
11 39 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
12 35 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
12 35 (1.16%) Redis
13 30 (1.00%) RDBMS
14 27 (0.90%) Oracle Database
15 22 (0.73%) HBase
15 22 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
15 22 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 20 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 14 (0.47%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1496 (49.72%) Selenium
2 691 (22.96%) Cucumber
3 568 (18.88%) WebDriver
4 478 (15.89%) Jenkins
5 417 (13.86%) JIRA
6 336 (11.17%) Git (software)
7 292 (9.70%) SpecFlow
8 269 (8.94%) SoapUI
9 261 (8.67%) JUnit
10 252 (8.37%) JMeter
11 233 (7.74%) HP UFT
12 231 (7.68%) Team Foundation Server
13 145 (4.82%) Maven
14 143 (4.75%) Subversion
15 126 (4.19%) TeamCity
15 126 (4.19%) TestNG
16 119 (3.95%) Visual Studio
17 111 (3.69%) NUnit
18 106 (3.52%) LoadRunner
19 104 (3.46%) Protractor
General
1 645 (21.44%) Finance
2 185 (6.15%) Retail
3 130 (4.32%) Banking
4 114 (3.79%) Telecoms
5 65 (2.16%) Marketing
6 63 (2.09%) Games
7 60 (1.99%) Publishing
8 45 (1.50%) Electronics
9 43 (1.43%) Manufacturing
10 32 (1.06%) Automotive
11 28 (0.93%) Investment Banking
12 26 (0.86%) Legal
13 25 (0.83%) Advertising
14 18 (0.60%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.47%) Back Office
15 14 (0.47%) Front Office
16 13 (0.43%) Online Betting
17 12 (0.40%) Polish Language
18 7 (0.23%) Aerospace
19 6 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 684 (22.73%) Test Engineer
2 589 (19.57%) Developer
3 549 (18.25%) Tester
4 500 (16.62%) Analyst
5 422 (14.02%) Test Analyst
6 393 (13.06%) Test Automation Engineer
7 370 (12.30%) Automation Tester
8 281 (9.34%) QA Engineer
9 185 (6.15%) Test Manager
10 174 (5.78%) Developer in Test
11 170 (5.65%) QA Tester
11 170 (5.65%) Test Leader
12 168 (5.58%) Java Developer
13 161 (5.35%) Senior Developer
14 140 (4.65%) Senior Test Engineer
15 137 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
16 133 (4.42%) Selenium Tester
17 132 (4.39%) Software Test Engineer
18 130 (4.32%) Senior Tester
19 124 (4.12%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 434 (14.42%) .NET
2 341 (11.33%) Web Services
3 281 (9.34%) HTML
4 247 (8.21%) XML
5 236 (7.84%) Gherkin
6 212 (7.05%) CSS
7 209 (6.95%) REST
8 181 (6.02%) AngularJS
9 172 (5.72%) SOAP
10 142 (4.72%) RESTful
11 108 (3.59%) Node.js
12 99 (3.29%) HTML5
13 78 (2.59%) Spring
14 67 (2.23%) ASP.NET
15 63 (2.09%) JSON
16 58 (1.93%) React
17 51 (1.69%) CSS3
18 50 (1.66%) .NET Framework
19 47 (1.56%) JMS
20 46 (1.53%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 222 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 214 (7.11%) Mobile App
3 203 (6.75%) Computer Science
4 122 (4.05%) User Experience
5 65 (2.16%) Client/Server
6 58 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 53 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
8 47 (1.56%) Virtual Team
9 42 (1.40%) Fintech
10 40 (1.33%) Algorithms
10 40 (1.33%) iPad
11 37 (1.23%) Data Structures
12 19 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 18 (0.60%) Animation
13 18 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
14 14 (0.47%) Derivative
14 14 (0.47%) Online Banking
14 14 (0.47%) Online Games
15 12 (0.40%) Social Media
16 11 (0.37%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 296 (9.84%) Linux
2 180 (5.98%) Windows
3 154 (5.12%) Apple iOS
4 141 (4.69%) Unix
5 125 (4.15%) Android
6 11 (0.37%) Solaris
7 10 (0.33%) VMS
8 9 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.20%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.13%) Kali Linux
12 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.100%) Debian
13 3 (0.100%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.100%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.066%) CentOS
15 1 (0.033%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.033%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.033%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2288 (76.04%) Agile Software Development
2 919 (30.54%) BDD
3 883 (29.35%) TDD
4 773 (25.69%) Scrum
5 743 (24.69%) Continuous Integration
6 607 (20.17%) Software Testing
7 606 (20.14%) Automated Testing
8 592 (19.67%) Test Scripting
9 570 (18.94%) Test Strategy
10 493 (16.38%) SDLC
11 472 (15.69%) Automation Testing
12 390 (12.96%) Regression Testing
13 374 (12.43%) Software Engineering
14 345 (11.47%) Manual Testing
15 344 (11.43%) Functional Testing
16 313 (10.40%) Mentoring
17 307 (10.20%) OO
18 306 (10.17%) DevOps
19 300 (9.97%) Test Management
20 268 (8.91%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1334 (44.33%) Java
2 828 (27.52%) C#
3 746 (24.79%) SQL
4 557 (18.51%) JavaScript
5 442 (14.69%) Python
6 314 (10.44%) Ruby
7 159 (5.28%) C++
8 104 (3.46%) Perl
9 100 (3.32%) C
10 74 (2.46%) Scala
11 68 (2.26%) Bash Shell
12 60 (1.99%) PHP
13 57 (1.89%) Objective-C
14 51 (1.69%) Apple Swift
15 49 (1.63%) VBScript
16 48 (1.60%) VB
17 43 (1.43%) Groovy
18 42 (1.40%) Shell Script
18 42 (1.40%) TypeScript
19 40 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 529 (17.58%) ISTQB
2 476 (15.82%) ISEB
3 404 (13.43%) Degree
4 223 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 111 (3.69%) Security Cleared
6 60 (1.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 35 (1.16%) SC Cleared
8 24 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.37%) DBS Check
10 11 (0.37%) Postgraduate
11 9 (0.30%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
12 8 (0.27%) PMP
13 6 (0.20%) PhD
14 5 (0.17%) MCSE
14 5 (0.17%) Sun Certification
15 4 (0.13%) CISSP
15 4 (0.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1197 (39.78%) QA
2 150 (4.99%) SDET
3 13 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.23%) ISO 14001
6 5 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.17%) SLA
7 3 (0.100%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.066%) COBIT
8 2 (0.066%) PMO
8 2 (0.066%) WCAG
9 1 (0.033%) Basel III
9 1 (0.033%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.033%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 97 (3.22%) Docker
2 16 (0.53%) Firmware
2 16 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (0.37%) LXC
5 6 (0.20%) Sendmail
6 4 (0.13%) HDFS
6 4 (0.13%) KVM
6 4 (0.13%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.100%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.100%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.066%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.066%) vSphere
9 1 (0.033%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.033%) Postfix
9 1 (0.033%) Snort
9 1 (0.033%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.033%) Xen
Systems Management
1 116 (3.86%) HP Quality Center
2 101 (3.36%) Puppet
3 64 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (1.73%) Ansible
5 8 (0.27%) Rancher
6 7 (0.23%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.20%) Kibana
8 4 (0.13%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.13%) Terraform
9 3 (0.100%) Ambari
9 3 (0.100%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.066%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.033%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.033%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.033%) Cacti
11 1 (0.033%) Graylog
11 1 (0.033%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.033%) logstash
11 1 (0.033%) Nagios
11 1 (0.033%) Oozie
Vendors
1 320 (10.63%) Microsoft
2 206 (6.85%) Oracle
3 196 (6.51%) HP
4 63 (2.09%) Atlassian
5 52 (1.73%) SAP
6 37 (1.23%) Google
7 29 (0.96%) TOWER Software
8 28 (0.93%) Adobe
9 27 (0.90%) Cognizant
10 23 (0.76%) Sun
11 22 (0.73%) Siebel
12 21 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (0.60%) Splunk
14 16 (0.53%) VMware
14 16 (0.53%) Xamarin
15 15 (0.50%) Solace
15 15 (0.50%) Talend
16 14 (0.47%) Apigee
16 14 (0.47%) CA Agile Central
16 14 (0.47%) LexisNexis
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Bonus + Parking
Posted: 42 minutes ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 32 minutes ago
City, London
GTA
Posted: 1 hour ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Bluetownonline
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Cloudscope
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £73000 per annum + bonus + benefits + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + 34 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + 34 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Cognizant
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car and excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago