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

Automated Testing
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 44 55
Rank change year-on-year +10 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5321 5136 4889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.35% 5.55% 4.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.08% 6.24% 5.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4261 4290 4050
Median salary £49,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.68% +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 75142 82315 90296
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.70% 88.99% 88.00%
Number of salaries quoted 60877 69674 74649
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 27 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 27 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 +16 2234 £60,000 +4.34% 296
South East +6 866 £45,000 +5.88% 127
North West +23 467 £40,000 - 89
Yorkshire +5 455 £45,000 +12.50% 57
East of England +3 405 £47,500 +11.76% 53
South West -6 388 £40,000 -5.88% 58
West Midlands -3 304 £40,000 +6.66% 39
East Midlands +2 173 £45,000 +12.50% 29
North East +16 38 £35,000 -4.10% 18
Midlands +2 1 £29,500 -41.00% 68
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 6946 (66.49%) Agile Software Development
2 4122 (39.46%) Java
3 3933 (37.65%) Selenium
4 3271 (31.31%) QA
5 2984 (28.56%) C#
6 2810 (26.90%) SQL
7 2609 (24.97%) TDD
8 2425 (23.21%) Continuous Integration
9 2398 (22.95%) Scrum
10 2376 (22.74%) JavaScript
11 2200 (21.06%) Finance
12 2170 (20.77%) BDD
13 1979 (18.94%) .NET
14 1755 (16.80%) Test Scripting
15 1711 (16.38%) Cucumber
16 1646 (15.76%) HTML
17 1603 (15.34%) Software Engineering
18 1565 (14.98%) Git (software)
19 1539 (14.73%) Degree
20 1398 (13.38%) WebDriver
21 1383 (13.24%) Python
22 1360 (13.02%) OO
23 1323 (12.66%) Jenkins
24 1300 (12.44%) Linux
25 1299 (12.43%) SDLC
26 1292 (12.37%) CSS
27 1291 (12.36%) Web Services
28 1255 (12.01%) JIRA
29 1252 (11.98%) Microsoft
30 1248 (11.95%) 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
1 262 (2.51%) Tomcat
2 232 (2.22%) Confluence
3 213 (2.04%) Apache
4 205 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
5 170 (1.63%) CMS
6 160 (1.53%) Apache Spark
7 150 (1.44%) IIS
8 139 (1.33%) SharePoint
9 105 (1.01%) JBoss
10 93 (0.89%) WebLogic
11 87 (0.83%) nginx
12 84 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 79 (0.76%) Jetty
14 74 (0.71%) WebSphere
15 48 (0.46%) Apache Solr
16 46 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
17 38 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
18 31 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
19 30 (0.29%) Drupal
20 29 (0.28%) Documentum
Applications
1 206 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 142 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 22 (0.21%) 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 (0.057%) 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 75 (0.72%) 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 (0.057%) 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
1 810 (7.75%) Amazon AWS
2 527 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 392 (3.75%) GitHub
4 237 (2.27%) SaaS
5 144 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
6 85 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
7 81 (0.78%) Office 365
8 66 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 62 (0.59%) PaaS
10 60 (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
1 328 (3.14%) HTTP
2 247 (2.36%) Internet
3 104 (1.00%) TCP/IP
4 96 (0.92%) Wireless
5 60 (0.57%) Firewall
6 36 (0.34%) 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 22 (0.21%) 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%) Skype
16 13 (0.12%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1214 (11.62%) SQL Server
2 573 (5.48%) NoSQL
3 526 (5.03%) MySQL
4 422 (4.04%) Relational Database
5 415 (3.97%) Big Data
6 276 (2.64%) MongoDB
7 210 (2.01%) Hadoop
8 193 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
9 190 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
10 153 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 143 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 139 (1.33%) Redis
13 129 (1.23%) RDBMS
14 119 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
15 118 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
16 76 (0.73%) CouchDB
17 70 (0.67%) 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 3933 (37.65%) Selenium
2 1711 (16.38%) Cucumber
3 1565 (14.98%) Git (software)
4 1398 (13.38%) WebDriver
5 1323 (12.66%) Jenkins
6 1255 (12.01%) JIRA
7 708 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 631 (6.04%) Subversion
9 626 (5.99%) JUnit
10 589 (5.64%) SoapUI
10 589 (5.64%) Visual Studio
11 578 (5.53%) JMeter
12 568 (5.44%) SpecFlow
13 468 (4.48%) HP UFT
14 404 (3.87%) TeamCity
15 378 (3.62%) Maven
16 372 (3.56%) Appium
17 352 (3.37%) NUnit
18 277 (2.65%) LoadRunner
19 264 (2.53%) TestNG
General
1 2200 (21.06%) Finance
2 722 (6.91%) Banking
3 672 (6.43%) Retail
4 301 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 277 (2.65%) Investment Banking
5 277 (2.65%) Marketing
6 208 (1.99%) Games
7 194 (1.86%) Electronics
8 169 (1.62%) Retail Banking
9 161 (1.54%) Manufacturing
10 151 (1.45%) Advertising
11 116 (1.11%) Financial Institution
12 111 (1.06%) Legal
13 102 (0.98%) Front Office
14 97 (0.93%) Back Office
15 78 (0.75%) Automotive
16 72 (0.69%) Law
17 58 (0.56%) Publishing
18 27 (0.26%) Aerospace
19 26 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 3058 (29.27%) Developer
2 1729 (16.55%) Analyst
3 1635 (15.65%) Tester
4 1398 (13.38%) Test Analyst
5 1330 (12.73%) Test Engineer
6 964 (9.23%) Automation Tester
7 911 (8.72%) Java Developer
8 842 (8.06%) QA Engineer
9 813 (7.78%) Senior Developer
10 681 (6.52%) Test Automation Engineer
11 525 (5.03%) Software Engineer
12 514 (4.92%) C# Developer
13 486 (4.65%) QA Tester
14 475 (4.55%) Java Engineer
15 456 (4.36%) QA Analyst
16 455 (4.36%) Automation Test Analyst
17 441 (4.22%) .NET Developer
18 426 (4.08%) Software Developer
19 386 (3.69%) Software Tester
20 378 (3.62%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1979 (18.94%) .NET
2 1646 (15.76%) HTML
3 1292 (12.37%) CSS
4 1291 (12.36%) Web Services
5 977 (9.35%) AngularJS
6 861 (8.24%) REST
7 842 (8.06%) XML
8 761 (7.28%) ASP.NET
9 708 (6.78%) HTML5
10 666 (6.38%) SOAP
11 640 (6.13%) RESTful
12 634 (6.07%) Node.js
13 556 (5.32%) Spring
14 538 (5.15%) Gherkin
15 486 (4.65%) JSON
16 458 (4.38%) .NET Framework
17 456 (4.36%) jQuery
18 417 (3.99%) ASP.NET Web API
19 412 (3.94%) React
20 351 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 866 (8.29%) Computer Science
2 817 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
3 578 (5.53%) Mobile App
4 525 (5.03%) User Experience
5 326 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
6 310 (2.97%) Fintech
7 266 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
8 249 (2.38%) Data Structures
9 243 (2.33%) Algorithms
10 188 (1.80%) Management Information System
11 164 (1.57%) iPad
12 138 (1.32%) Client/Server
13 130 (1.24%) Fixed Income
14 124 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 108 (1.03%) N-Tier
16 94 (0.90%) Virtual Team
17 73 (0.70%) Equities
18 59 (0.56%) Social Media
19 58 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
20 56 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1300 (12.44%) Linux
2 943 (9.03%) Windows
3 520 (4.98%) Android
4 489 (4.68%) Unix
5 460 (4.40%) Apple iOS
6 104 (1.00%) Windows Server
7 76 (0.73%) Mac OS
8 61 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 50 (0.48%) Mac OS X
10 41 (0.39%) Solaris
11 36 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 35 (0.34%) 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 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6946 (66.49%) Agile Software Development
2 2609 (24.97%) TDD
3 2425 (23.21%) Continuous Integration
4 2398 (22.95%) Scrum
5 2170 (20.77%) BDD
6 1755 (16.80%) Test Scripting
7 1603 (15.34%) Software Engineering
8 1360 (13.02%) OO
9 1299 (12.43%) SDLC
10 1248 (11.95%) Software Testing
11 1236 (11.83%) Test Strategy
12 1083 (10.37%) DevOps
13 1066 (10.20%) Manual Testing
14 1053 (10.08%) Unit Testing
15 967 (9.26%) Regression Testing
16 826 (7.91%) E-Commerce
17 821 (7.86%) Mentoring
18 806 (7.72%) MVC
19 794 (7.60%) Functional Testing
20 781 (7.48%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4122 (39.46%) Java
2 2984 (28.56%) C#
3 2810 (26.90%) SQL
4 2376 (22.74%) JavaScript
5 1383 (13.24%) Python
6 856 (8.19%) Ruby
7 643 (6.15%) C++
8 459 (4.39%) PHP
9 436 (4.17%) C
10 350 (3.35%) Scala
11 312 (2.99%) T-SQL
12 222 (2.13%) Perl
13 215 (2.06%) Bash Shell
14 189 (1.81%) PL/SQL
15 160 (1.53%) PowerShell
16 157 (1.50%) ES6
17 144 (1.38%) Groovy
18 140 (1.34%) VB
19 128 (1.23%) Objective-C
20 123 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1539 (14.73%) Degree
2 1222 (11.70%) ISTQB
3 1100 (10.53%) ISEB
4 484 (4.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 391 (3.74%) Security Cleared
6 356 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 152 (1.45%) SC Cleared
8 115 (1.10%) DV Cleared
9 56 (0.54%) Master's Degree
10 52 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
11 51 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 37 (0.35%) 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 12 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3271 (31.31%) QA
2 49 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 42 (0.40%) SLA
4 29 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 27 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
6 25 (0.24%) PMO
7 22 (0.21%) WCAG
8 19 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 16 (0.15%) ISO 14001
10 14 (0.13%) MiFID
10 14 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.096%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 8 (0.077%) COBIT
12 8 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 6 (0.057%) GAMP
14 4 (0.038%) SEPA
15 3 (0.029%) GCP
15 3 (0.029%) HIPAA
15 3 (0.029%) JTAG
System Software
1 402 (3.85%) Docker
2 65 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 64 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (0.60%) Firmware
5 42 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (0.25%) LXC
7 25 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 25 (0.24%) VirtualBox
8 15 (0.14%) Varnish
9 14 (0.13%) Hyper-V
10 10 (0.096%) Shibboleth
11 9 (0.086%) vSphere
11 9 (0.086%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.057%) etcd
12 6 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.048%) flannel
13 5 (0.048%) HDFS
13 5 (0.048%) iptables
14 4 (0.038%) Apache Flume
14 4 (0.038%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 358 (3.43%) Puppet
2 237 (2.27%) Ansible
3 235 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
4 198 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
5 98 (0.94%) Kubernetes
6 73 (0.70%) Terraform
7 36 (0.34%) 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 15 (0.14%) HockeyApp
13 15 (0.14%) logstash
14 14 (0.13%) StatsD
15 13 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
16 12 (0.11%) SCCM
17 11 (0.11%) Consul
17 11 (0.11%) HAProxy
18 10 (0.096%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1252 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 764 (7.31%) Oracle
3 269 (2.57%) HP
4 192 (1.84%) Google
5 145 (1.39%) SAP
6 127 (1.22%) Atlassian
7 106 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
8 101 (0.97%) VMware
9 84 (0.80%) Xamarin
10 74 (0.71%) IBM
11 70 (0.67%) Cognizant
12 67 (0.64%) Red Hat
13 61 (0.58%) Splunk
14 60 (0.57%) 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
Arrows Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £29,000 per annum 26 days holiday, Bonus, Private Heal
Posted: 49 minutes ago
Dorset
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 52 minutes ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 41 minutes ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 42 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 1 hour ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 47 minutes ago
Northumberland
Oscar
Salary: £24000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 42 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £29000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Career Development
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50k-70k + benefits + stock options
Posted: 42 minutes ago
Andover, Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £38k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + free parking, free gym, bonus scheme
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday