Period
to 21 April 2019

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 21 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > England
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 33 31
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 9,496 11,179 10,239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.90% 6.73% 6.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.53% 7.33% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 7,217 8,880 8,677
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 126,172 152,586 147,461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.66% 91.81% 91.37%
Number of salaries quoted 99,839 124,671 122,427
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,150 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019. 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 4,001 £60,000 - 245
South East +2 1,877 £47,500 +5.56% 123
North of England -1 1,441 £45,000 - 143
South West -3 802 £46,000 +2.22% 62
North West +5 773 £47,500 +5.56% 81
Midlands -3 735 £42,250 +5.63% 90
East of England +9 611 £50,000 +5.26% 90
Yorkshire -12 555 £42,500 -5.56% 51
West Midlands -3 386 £40,000 - 64
East Midlands -5 349 £42,500 +1.80% 26
North East +16 114 £41,500 -1.19% 11
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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 6,098 (64.22%) Agile Software Development
2 3,577 (37.67%) Java
3 3,137 (33.03%) QA
4 3,013 (31.73%) C#
5 2,958 (31.15%) Selenium
6 2,427 (25.56%) SQL
7 2,282 (24.03%) JavaScript
8 2,169 (22.84%) Continuous Integration
9 2,059 (21.68%) Scrum
10 2,037 (21.45%) TDD
11 1,875 (19.75%) Finance
12 1,821 (19.18%) BDD
13 1,748 (18.41%) .NET
14 1,719 (18.10%) DevOps
15 1,703 (17.93%) Python
16 1,684 (17.73%) Software Engineering
17 1,522 (16.03%) Git (software)
18 1,510 (15.90%) Jenkins
19 1,444 (15.21%) Amazon AWS
20 1,436 (15.12%) Cucumber
21 1,434 (15.10%) JIRA
22 1,314 (13.84%) Degree
23 1,222 (12.87%) Software Testing
24 1,157 (12.18%) Linux
25 1,151 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
26 1,108 (11.67%) HTML
27 1,078 (11.35%) Microservices
28 1,077 (11.34%) Web Services
29 1,051 (11.07%) SDLC
30 1,045 (11.00%) Test Scripting

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
1 455 (4.79%) Confluence
2 153 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
3 148 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 123 (1.30%) IIS
5 96 (1.01%) Apache
6 85 (0.90%) Tomcat
7 78 (0.82%) Apache Spark
8 75 (0.79%) CMS
9 68 (0.72%) WebSphere
10 51 (0.54%) NServiceBus
11 43 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
12 42 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
12 42 (0.44%) nginx
13 30 (0.32%) Drupal
14 29 (0.31%) Apache Solr
15 24 (0.25%) Mule
16 23 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
16 23 (0.24%) WebLogic
16 23 (0.24%) WordPress
17 21 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 117 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (0.95%) Chatbot
3 75 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 26 (0.27%) AutoCAD
5 18 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 14 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.12%) Mingle
8 10 (0.11%) SPSS
9 8 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.074%) InfoPath
11 6 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.063%) InVision
12 4 (0.042%) ArchiCAD
12 4 (0.042%) MicroStation
12 4 (0.042%) MS Visio
12 4 (0.042%) Revit
13 3 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.021%) CATIA
14 2 (0.021%) HipChat
14 2 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 107 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (0.53%) thinkFolio
3 22 (0.23%) Magento
4 16 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 15 (0.16%) Temenos T24
6 14 (0.15%) Misys Midas
7 12 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
8 8 (0.084%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.074%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (0.074%) Odoo
10 5 (0.053%) FastStats
10 5 (0.053%) Fredhopper
10 5 (0.053%) SAP Business One
10 5 (0.053%) SAP ERP
10 5 (0.053%) Shopify
11 4 (0.042%) HFM
11 4 (0.042%) Oracle Retail
11 4 (0.042%) Workday HCM
12 3 (0.032%) Endur
12 3 (0.032%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 1,444 (15.21%) Amazon AWS
2 1,151 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 364 (3.83%) SaaS
4 262 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 248 (2.61%) GitHub
6 177 (1.86%) Serverless
7 157 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
7 157 (1.65%) PaaS
8 113 (1.19%) npm
9 106 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
10 100 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
11 99 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
12 95 (1.00%) Office 365
13 88 (0.93%) Amazon S3
14 76 (0.80%) IaaS
15 74 (0.78%) G Suite
16 68 (0.72%) BrowserStack
17 49 (0.52%) OpenShift
18 44 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 42 (0.44%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 238 (2.51%) HTTP
2 124 (1.31%) TCP/IP
3 118 (1.24%) Broadband
4 102 (1.07%) Internet
5 65 (0.68%) DNS
6 53 (0.56%) Firewall
6 53 (0.56%) Wireless
7 21 (0.22%) SSH
7 21 (0.22%) Wireshark
8 20 (0.21%) Extranet
8 20 (0.21%) Intranet
8 20 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
9 19 (0.20%) RTMP
10 16 (0.17%) AMQP
10 16 (0.17%) Network Security
11 15 (0.16%) SNMP
12 14 (0.15%) VPN
13 13 (0.14%) MQTT
14 12 (0.13%) RS-485
14 12 (0.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,039 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 501 (5.28%) NoSQL
3 424 (4.47%) MySQL
4 358 (3.77%) Relational Database
5 300 (3.16%) MongoDB
6 285 (3.00%) Big Data
7 260 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
8 145 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 143 (1.51%) Hadoop
10 129 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
11 101 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 100 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 95 (1.00%) Oracle Database
14 81 (0.85%) RDBMS
15 80 (0.84%) Power BI
16 79 (0.83%) Redis
17 73 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
18 68 (0.72%) Blockchain
19 65 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
20 61 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2,958 (31.15%) Selenium
2 1,522 (16.03%) Git (software)
3 1,510 (15.90%) Jenkins
4 1,436 (15.12%) Cucumber
5 1,434 (15.10%) JIRA
6 981 (10.33%) WebDriver
7 693 (7.30%) SoapUI
8 577 (6.08%) SpecFlow
9 491 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 482 (5.08%) Visual Studio
11 458 (4.82%) JUnit
12 425 (4.48%) JMeter
13 411 (4.33%) TeamCity
14 385 (4.05%) Maven
15 357 (3.76%) Appium
16 302 (3.18%) Subversion
17 256 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 235 (2.47%) NUnit
19 213 (2.24%) Visual Studio Team System
20 201 (2.12%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,875 (19.75%) Finance
2 581 (6.12%) Banking
3 558 (5.88%) Retail
4 300 (3.16%) Games
5 295 (3.11%) Marketing
6 256 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 207 (2.18%) Electronics
8 202 (2.13%) Manufacturing
9 132 (1.39%) Law
10 86 (0.91%) Front Office
11 80 (0.84%) Advertising
12 73 (0.77%) Investment Banking
13 70 (0.74%) Back Office
14 61 (0.64%) Legal
15 59 (0.62%) Financial Institution
16 52 (0.55%) Aerospace
17 49 (0.52%) Publishing
18 43 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
19 34 (0.36%) Billing
20 29 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,813 (29.62%) Developer
2 1,394 (14.68%) Test Engineer
3 1,253 (13.20%) Tester
4 1,109 (11.68%) Analyst
5 918 (9.67%) Test Analyst
6 808 (8.51%) QA Engineer
7 763 (8.03%) Test Automation Engineer
8 741 (7.80%) Automation Tester
9 679 (7.15%) Software Engineer
10 577 (6.08%) Java Developer
11 534 (5.62%) Senior Developer
12 497 (5.23%) Software Developer
13 487 (5.13%) Developer in Test
14 452 (4.76%) C# Developer
15 420 (4.42%) .NET Developer
16 385 (4.05%) Automation Test Analyst
17 354 (3.73%) Software Test Engineer
18 351 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
19 323 (3.40%) QA Tester
20 315 (3.32%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,748 (18.41%) .NET
2 1,108 (11.67%) HTML
3 1,077 (11.34%) Web Services
4 1,035 (10.90%) CSS
5 973 (10.25%) REST
6 890 (9.37%) AngularJS
7 754 (7.94%) Node.js
8 707 (7.45%) React
9 652 (6.87%) RESTful
10 560 (5.90%) XML
11 547 (5.76%) Spring
12 536 (5.64%) ASP.NET
13 529 (5.57%) SOAP
14 506 (5.33%) JSON
15 473 (4.98%) Gherkin
16 472 (4.97%) .NET Framework
17 407 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web API
18 389 (4.10%) HTML5
19 363 (3.82%) jQuery
20 252 (2.65%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 719 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
2 506 (5.33%) Mobile App
3 485 (5.11%) User Experience
4 480 (5.05%) Fintech
5 353 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
6 313 (3.30%) Algorithms
7 309 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
8 206 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 171 (1.80%) Management Information System
10 145 (1.53%) Data Structures
11 134 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 131 (1.38%) Public Cloud
13 125 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
14 123 (1.30%) Cloud Native
15 92 (0.97%) Fixed Income
16 87 (0.92%) Virtual Team
17 79 (0.83%) Equities
18 77 (0.81%) Client/Server
19 71 (0.75%) Derivative
20 62 (0.65%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1,157 (12.18%) Linux
2 744 (7.83%) Windows
3 400 (4.21%) Android
4 302 (3.18%) Unix
5 298 (3.14%) Apple iOS
6 91 (0.96%) Windows Server
7 76 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 61 (0.64%) Ubuntu
9 42 (0.44%) CentOS
10 28 (0.29%) Mesosphere
11 27 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 22 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (0.17%) Windows 10
14 15 (0.16%) Mac OS X
15 14 (0.15%) VMS
16 13 (0.14%) Windows Phone
17 12 (0.13%) Debian
17 12 (0.13%) FreeRTOS
18 10 (0.11%) Windows 7
19 8 (0.084%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,098 (64.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2,169 (22.84%) Continuous Integration
3 2,059 (21.68%) Scrum
4 2,037 (21.45%) TDD
5 1,821 (19.18%) BDD
6 1,719 (18.10%) DevOps
7 1,684 (17.73%) Software Engineering
8 1,222 (12.87%) Software Testing
9 1,078 (11.35%) Microservices
10 1,051 (11.07%) SDLC
11 1,045 (11.00%) Test Scripting
12 1,030 (10.85%) Manual Testing
13 1,005 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
14 965 (10.16%) Mentoring
15 898 (9.46%) Test Strategy
16 891 (9.38%) Computer Science
17 787 (8.29%) Regression Testing
18 777 (8.18%) OO
19 753 (7.93%) Continuous Delivery
20 739 (7.78%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3,577 (37.67%) Java
2 3,013 (31.73%) C#
3 2,427 (25.56%) SQL
4 2,282 (24.03%) JavaScript
5 1,703 (17.93%) Python
6 625 (6.58%) Ruby
7 623 (6.56%) C++
8 532 (5.60%) PHP
9 376 (3.96%) C
10 361 (3.80%) PowerShell
11 338 (3.56%) Bash Shell
12 276 (2.91%) T-SQL
13 225 (2.37%) TypeScript
14 218 (2.30%) Go
14 218 (2.30%) Scala
15 191 (2.01%) Java 8
16 148 (1.56%) ES6
17 127 (1.34%) Perl
18 108 (1.14%) Shell Script
19 89 (0.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,314 (13.84%) Degree
2 849 (8.94%) ISTQB
3 562 (5.92%) ISEB
4 397 (4.18%) Security Cleared
5 373 (3.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 324 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 263 (2.77%) SC Cleared
8 127 (1.34%) DV Cleared
9 33 (0.35%) Master's Degree
10 32 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 29 (0.31%) AWS Certification
12 27 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
13 23 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 23 (0.24%) PhD
14 22 (0.23%) CREST Certified
15 21 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
16 20 (0.21%) OSCP
17 19 (0.20%) CISSP
18 15 (0.16%) PMI Certification
19 14 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3,137 (33.03%) QA
2 55 (0.58%) GDPR
3 52 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 40 (0.42%) PSD2
5 26 (0.27%) DICOM
6 20 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 15 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.15%) ISO 20022
8 14 (0.15%) ISO 8583
9 12 (0.13%) Def Stans
9 12 (0.13%) ISO 9000
9 12 (0.13%) SEPA
10 11 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (0.095%) PMO
11 9 (0.095%) SLA
12 8 (0.084%) WCAG
13 5 (0.053%) MiFID
14 3 (0.032%) Dodd-Frank
14 3 (0.032%) EMIR
14 3 (0.032%) TickIT
System Software
1 923 (9.72%) Docker
2 107 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 90 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
5 38 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 35 (0.37%) vSphere
7 34 (0.36%) Firmware
8 25 (0.26%) oVirt
8 25 (0.26%) RHEV
9 20 (0.21%) VirtualBox
10 15 (0.16%) Varnish
11 7 (0.074%) HDFS
11 7 (0.074%) KVM
12 6 (0.063%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.063%) Squid
12 6 (0.063%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.053%) GridGain
13 5 (0.053%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.042%) Xen
14 4 (0.042%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 451 (4.75%) Kubernetes
2 415 (4.37%) Ansible
3 362 (3.81%) Puppet
4 327 (3.44%) Terraform
5 271 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
6 200 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
7 135 (1.42%) HP ALM
8 61 (0.64%) Prometheus
9 50 (0.53%) Kibana
10 37 (0.39%) Packer
11 34 (0.36%) Consul
12 32 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
13 28 (0.29%) Nagios
14 26 (0.27%) Automic
15 23 (0.24%) logstash
15 23 (0.24%) Mesos
15 23 (0.24%) ZABBIX
16 18 (0.19%) SCCM
17 16 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
17 16 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 983 (10.35%) Microsoft
2 530 (5.58%) Oracle
3 298 (3.14%) Google
4 216 (2.27%) HP
5 196 (2.06%) SAP
6 154 (1.62%) WorldPay
7 138 (1.45%) Atlassian
8 113 (1.19%) IBM
9 101 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
10 97 (1.02%) VMware
11 74 (0.78%) Splunk
12 56 (0.59%) Charles River
13 48 (0.51%) Xamarin
14 45 (0.47%) Adobe
14 45 (0.47%) New Relic
15 44 (0.46%) Nintex
16 42 (0.44%) Tableau
17 41 (0.43%) CA Agile Central
18 37 (0.39%) Cypress Semiconductor
19 36 (0.38%) Cognizant