Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > England
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 30 33
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7,492 9,839 10,905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.60% 7.01% 6.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.18% 7.60% 7.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5,843 7,678 8,857
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%

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 104,349 129,510 152,175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.91% 92.24% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 83,374 103,421 125,251
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -10 2,976 £66,500 +10.83% 464
South East -3 1,558 £50,000 +5.26% 289
North of England +7 1,242 £45,000 - 297
South West +6 642 £45,000 - 146
Midlands -2 622 £45,000 +6.51% 158
Yorkshire +8 586 £45,000 +2.27% 129
North West +4 563 £45,000 - 126
East of England -6 398 £50,000 - 98
West Midlands +7 368 £45,000 +7.14% 88
East Midlands -8 248 £45,000 +6.51% 70
North East -7 93 £40,000 -11.11% 42
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4,505 (60.13%) Agile Software Development
2 2,580 (34.44%) Java
3 2,381 (31.78%) Selenium
4 2,249 (30.02%) C#
5 2,115 (28.23%) QA
6 1,923 (25.67%) JavaScript
7 1,742 (23.25%) Scrum
8 1,723 (23.00%) SQL
9 1,663 (22.20%) DevOps
10 1,504 (20.07%) TDD
11 1,454 (19.41%) BDD
12 1,375 (18.35%) Python
13 1,370 (18.29%) .NET
14 1,355 (18.09%) Azure
15 1,327 (17.71%) Software Engineering
16 1,323 (17.66%) Finance
17 1,309 (17.47%) Continuous Integration
18 1,297 (17.31%) AWS
19 1,190 (15.88%) JIRA
20 1,114 (14.87%) Jenkins
21 1,100 (14.68%) Git (software)
22 991 (13.23%) Docker
23 980 (13.08%) Cucumber
24 924 (12.33%) HTML
25 899 (12.00%) CSS
26 879 (11.73%) Linux
27 845 (11.28%) Microservices
28 839 (11.20%) Microsoft
29 829 (11.07%) SDLC
30 819 (10.93%) 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
1 459 (6.13%) Confluence
2 141 (1.88%) Apache
3 118 (1.58%) Apache Spark
4 106 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
5 73 (0.97%) SharePoint
6 71 (0.95%) CMS
7 54 (0.72%) Tomcat
8 42 (0.56%) IIS
9 31 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
10 30 (0.40%) WebSphere
11 26 (0.35%) nginx
12 25 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
13 22 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
13 22 (0.29%) OpenStack
14 21 (0.28%) SAS
15 18 (0.24%) NServiceBus
16 15 (0.20%) CICS
16 15 (0.20%) Drupal
16 15 (0.20%) WordPress
17 13 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 112 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
4 27 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.20%) Chatbot
6 13 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.067%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.053%) Gliffy
8 4 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.040%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.027%) Sketch
11 1 (0.013%) Figma
11 1 (0.013%) Simulink
11 1 (0.013%) Snagit
11 1 (0.013%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 69 (0.92%) Payment Gateway
2 52 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 30 (0.40%) Magento
4 15 (0.20%) SAP HR
4 15 (0.20%) SAP WM
5 9 (0.12%) SAP ERP
5 9 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
6 7 (0.093%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.080%) Shopify
8 5 (0.067%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.067%) Sage 50
8 5 (0.067%) SDL Web 8
9 4 (0.053%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.040%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.040%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.040%) thinkFolio
11 2 (0.027%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.027%) PolarLake
11 2 (0.027%) R3 Corda
11 2 (0.027%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1,355 (18.09%) Azure
2 1,297 (17.31%) AWS
3 297 (3.96%) SaaS
4 262 (3.50%) Serverless
5 253 (3.38%) GCP
6 234 (3.12%) GitHub
7 140 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
8 124 (1.66%) PaaS
9 97 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 94 (1.25%) Power Platform
11 83 (1.11%) OpenShift
12 69 (0.92%) BrowserStack
13 68 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
14 59 (0.79%) Slack
15 58 (0.77%) Amazon S3
16 53 (0.71%) Amazon ECS
17 50 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
18 45 (0.60%) IaaS
19 43 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
20 39 (0.52%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 107 (1.43%) Internet
2 78 (1.04%) HTTP
3 64 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 54 (0.72%) DNS
5 51 (0.68%) Firewall
6 34 (0.45%) Wireless
7 32 (0.43%) VoIP
8 24 (0.32%) AMQP
9 23 (0.31%) SNMP
10 21 (0.28%) DHCP
10 21 (0.28%) VPN
11 20 (0.27%) Wireshark
12 19 (0.25%) ZigBee
13 17 (0.23%) Skype
13 17 (0.23%) WAN
14 16 (0.21%) BGP
14 16 (0.21%) MPLS
14 16 (0.21%) OSPF
15 15 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (0.19%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 657 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 345 (4.60%) MySQL
3 317 (4.23%) NoSQL
4 284 (3.79%) Relational Database
5 242 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
6 203 (2.71%) MongoDB
7 201 (2.68%) Big Data
8 140 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
9 129 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 113 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 105 (1.40%) Redis
12 94 (1.25%) Power BI
13 88 (1.17%) Hadoop
14 81 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
15 55 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
15 55 (0.73%) RDBMS
16 50 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 45 (0.60%) Data Lake
18 43 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
19 41 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2,381 (31.78%) Selenium
2 1,190 (15.88%) JIRA
3 1,114 (14.87%) Jenkins
4 1,100 (14.68%) Git (software)
5 980 (13.08%) Cucumber
6 776 (10.36%) WebDriver
7 505 (6.74%) SpecFlow
8 466 (6.22%) Postman
9 445 (5.94%) SoapUI
10 396 (5.29%) JMeter
11 351 (4.68%) JUnit
12 322 (4.30%) Maven
13 305 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
14 288 (3.84%) Visual Studio
15 249 (3.32%) TeamCity
16 243 (3.24%) Appium
17 212 (2.83%) Bitbucket
18 198 (2.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 174 (2.32%) NUnit
20 164 (2.19%) Cypress.io
General
1 1,323 (17.66%) Finance
2 438 (5.85%) Banking
3 300 (4.00%) Retail
4 285 (3.80%) Public Sector
5 229 (3.06%) Games
6 154 (2.06%) Marketing
7 131 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 107 (1.43%) Legal
9 79 (1.05%) Front Office
10 73 (0.97%) Electronics
11 53 (0.71%) Law
12 52 (0.69%) Investment Banking
12 52 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 49 (0.65%) Advertising
14 36 (0.48%) Automotive
15 31 (0.41%) Financial Institution
16 30 (0.40%) Aerospace
17 29 (0.39%) Retail Banking
18 27 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
19 25 (0.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,936 (25.84%) Developer
2 930 (12.41%) Analyst
3 853 (11.39%) Tester
4 811 (10.82%) Test Engineer
5 731 (9.76%) Test Analyst
6 678 (9.05%) Software Engineer
7 624 (8.33%) QA Engineer
8 400 (5.34%) Automation Tester
9 398 (5.31%) Test Automation Engineer
10 395 (5.27%) Senior Developer
11 381 (5.09%) Software Developer
12 318 (4.24%) Java Developer
13 312 (4.16%) Test Leader
14 291 (3.88%) DevOps Engineer
15 254 (3.39%) .NET Developer
16 252 (3.36%) Automation Test Analyst
17 236 (3.15%) Developer in Test
18 231 (3.08%) C# Developer
19 230 (3.07%) Software Test Engineer
20 229 (3.06%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,370 (18.29%) .NET
2 924 (12.33%) HTML
3 899 (12.00%) CSS
4 801 (10.69%) Web Services
5 759 (10.13%) REST
6 647 (8.64%) React
7 645 (8.61%) AngularJS
8 620 (8.28%) Node.js
9 589 (7.86%) RESTful
10 410 (5.47%) SOAP
11 399 (5.33%) .NET Framework
12 382 (5.10%) Spring
13 368 (4.91%) XML
14 313 (4.18%) Gherkin
15 312 (4.16%) .NET Core
16 302 (4.03%) ASP.NET
16 302 (4.03%) HTML5
17 295 (3.94%) JSON
18 261 (3.48%) jQuery
19 253 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 504 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 451 (6.02%) Mobile App
3 395 (5.27%) User Experience
4 392 (5.23%) Greenfield Project
5 258 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
6 117 (1.56%) Public Cloud
7 115 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 106 (1.41%) Algorithms
9 104 (1.39%) Data Structures
10 97 (1.29%) Virtual Team
11 90 (1.20%) Cloud Native
12 83 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
13 82 (1.09%) Management Information System
14 62 (0.83%) Derivative
15 52 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 49 (0.65%) Reinsurance
17 47 (0.63%) Data Centre
18 45 (0.60%) Hedge funds
19 43 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
20 41 (0.55%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 879 (11.73%) Linux
2 468 (6.25%) Windows
3 334 (4.46%) Android
4 319 (4.26%) Unix
5 305 (4.07%) Apple iOS
6 95 (1.27%) Mac OS X
7 57 (0.76%) CentOS
8 53 (0.71%) Windows Server
9 49 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 45 (0.60%) Ubuntu
11 22 (0.29%) Debian
12 21 (0.28%) Kali Linux
12 21 (0.28%) Mac OS
13 14 (0.19%) Fedora
14 12 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (0.15%) Windows 10
15 11 (0.15%) Windows 7
15 11 (0.15%) zOS
16 6 (0.080%) Embedded Linux
16 6 (0.080%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,505 (60.13%) Agile Software Development
2 1,742 (23.25%) Scrum
3 1,663 (22.20%) DevOps
4 1,504 (20.07%) TDD
5 1,454 (19.41%) BDD
6 1,327 (17.71%) Software Engineering
7 1,309 (17.47%) Continuous Integration
8 845 (11.28%) Microservices
9 829 (11.07%) SDLC
10 819 (10.93%) Software Testing
11 799 (10.66%) Problem-Solving
12 789 (10.53%) Manual Testing
13 759 (10.13%) Test Scripting
14 691 (9.22%) Mentoring
15 613 (8.18%) Continuous Delivery
16 612 (8.17%) Test Strategy
17 599 (8.00%) API Testing
18 579 (7.73%) Regression Testing
19 574 (7.66%) Computer Science
20 551 (7.35%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2,580 (34.44%) Java
2 2,249 (30.02%) C#
3 1,923 (25.67%) JavaScript
4 1,723 (23.00%) SQL
5 1,375 (18.35%) Python
6 429 (5.73%) C++
6 429 (5.73%) Ruby
7 394 (5.26%) PHP
8 292 (3.90%) TypeScript
9 272 (3.63%) C
10 267 (3.56%) PowerShell
11 248 (3.31%) Bash Shell
12 235 (3.14%) Java 8
13 192 (2.56%) Scala
14 150 (2.00%) T-SQL
15 137 (1.83%) Go
16 126 (1.68%) Perl
17 110 (1.47%) Apple Swift
18 108 (1.44%) ES6
19 107 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 775 (10.34%) Degree
2 580 (7.74%) ISTQB
3 364 (4.86%) ISEB
4 309 (4.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 301 (4.02%) Security Cleared
6 181 (2.42%) SC Cleared
7 150 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 72 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 50 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 29 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (0.39%) MCSE
10 29 (0.39%) OSCP
11 27 (0.36%) PMI Certification
12 26 (0.35%) MCP
13 25 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 24 (0.32%) CISSP
14 24 (0.32%) SANS
15 23 (0.31%) CREST Certified
16 22 (0.29%) CCNA
17 21 (0.28%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,115 (28.23%) QA
2 46 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 44 (0.59%) GDPR
4 32 (0.43%) DICOM
5 23 (0.31%) PMO
6 21 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.20%) NIST
8 10 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.11%) SLA
10 5 (0.067%) EMIR
10 5 (0.067%) JTAG
11 4 (0.053%) COBIT
11 4 (0.053%) Def Stans
11 4 (0.053%) HL7
11 4 (0.053%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.053%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.040%) CDISC
12 3 (0.040%) PSD2
12 3 (0.040%) TickIT
12 3 (0.040%) WCAG
System Software
1 991 (13.23%) Docker
2 85 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (0.63%) Active Directory
4 35 (0.47%) Firmware
5 28 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (0.33%) VirtualBox
7 23 (0.31%) Xen
8 22 (0.29%) NFS
9 18 (0.24%) HDFS
10 17 (0.23%) Hyper-V
11 15 (0.20%) LXC
12 14 (0.19%) Samba
12 14 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (0.19%) vSphere
13 13 (0.17%) ACF2
13 13 (0.17%) RACF
14 10 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (0.13%) XenApp
14 10 (0.13%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.080%) iptables
Systems Management
1 594 (7.93%) Kubernetes
2 346 (4.62%) Terraform
3 307 (4.10%) Ansible
4 284 (3.79%) Puppet
5 185 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
6 101 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
7 94 (1.25%) HP ALM
8 48 (0.64%) Nagios
9 44 (0.59%) Packer
10 42 (0.56%) ZABBIX
11 29 (0.39%) Grafana
12 28 (0.37%) Rancher
13 23 (0.31%) Kibana
13 23 (0.31%) SCOM
14 22 (0.29%) Mesos
15 21 (0.28%) Istio
16 19 (0.25%) SCCM
17 18 (0.24%) CA Service Virtualization
17 18 (0.24%) HP SiteScope
18 16 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 839 (11.20%) Microsoft
2 321 (4.28%) Oracle
3 216 (2.88%) Google
4 173 (2.31%) WorldPay
5 160 (2.14%) HP
6 139 (1.86%) SAP
7 105 (1.40%) Atlassian
8 101 (1.35%) FIS
9 95 (1.27%) VMware
10 85 (1.13%) IBM
11 72 (0.96%) Xamarin
12 65 (0.87%) CA
13 60 (0.80%) Red Hat
14 51 (0.68%) Tableau
15 42 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
16 39 (0.52%) Cloudera
17 36 (0.48%) Delphix
17 36 (0.48%) Splunk
18 34 (0.45%) TIBCO
19 33 (0.44%) Dell