Test Automation Jobs in England

Automated Testing
UK > England

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 19 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
19 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 106 38 35
Rank change year-on-year -68 -3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2,156 5,970 11,424
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.49% 6.74% 8.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 7.05% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,472 2,589 4,988
10th Percentile £36,250 £41,250 £38,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +0.84%
75th Percentile £73,750 £83,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £101,185 £93,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -11.54% +8.33% +4.35%

All Process and Methodology Skills
England

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 73,606 84,635 130,051
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 85.09% 95.60% 95.83%
Number of salaries quoted 53,947 50,378 73,071
10th Percentile £29,000 £34,324 £33,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £46,125 £44,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,250 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £102,500 £97,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £61,180 £60,000
% change year-on-year -10.10% +1.97% +9.09%

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 19 May 2024.

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 19 May 2024. 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
Jobs
London -70 664 £70,000 -5.41% 272
South East -49 513 £55,000 -8.33% 157
North of England -86 363 £55,000 -4.35% 122
Midlands -89 242 £50,000 -9.09% 79
South West -52 239 £57,000 +4.59% 73
North West -67 219 £55,000 -8.33% 76
West Midlands -67 181 £52,500 -7.05% 51
Yorkshire -69 112 £55,000 - 40
East of England -88 111 £55,000 -15.38% 81
East Midlands -96 60 £47,500 -13.64% 28
North East -35 32 £60,000 +4.35% 6
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 71 (3.29%) Confluence
2 34 (1.58%) Apache
3 29 (1.35%) SharePoint
4 24 (1.11%) IIS
5 15 (0.70%) CMS
6 13 (0.60%) OpenStack
7 9 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
8 8 (0.37%) Microsoft Exchange
8 8 (0.37%) Umbraco
9 7 (0.32%) nginx
9 7 (0.32%) SAS
10 6 (0.28%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.28%) WordPress
11 4 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.19%) TWiki
12 3 (0.14%) JBoss
13 2 (0.093%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.093%) Drupal
13 2 (0.093%) Moodle
14 1 (0.046%) Mule
Applications
1 32 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.19%) Doxygen
6 4 (0.19%) Simulink
7 2 (0.093%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.093%) Fusion 360
8 1 (0.046%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.046%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.046%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 42 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.42%) Magento
3 5 (0.23%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.093%) CiviCRM
4 2 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.093%) Endur
4 2 (0.093%) Salesforce CRM
4 2 (0.093%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.093%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.046%) Findur
5 1 (0.046%) LabWindows
5 1 (0.046%) Postilion
5 1 (0.046%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 582 (26.99%) Azure
2 550 (25.51%) AWS
3 213 (9.88%) Azure DevOps
4 175 (8.12%) SaaS
5 120 (5.57%) GCP
6 119 (5.52%) GitHub
7 107 (4.96%) Amazon S3
8 105 (4.87%) Serverless
9 102 (4.73%) Amazon EKS
10 66 (3.06%) Dynamics 365
11 62 (2.88%) Power Platform
12 61 (2.83%) IBM Cloud
13 58 (2.69%) Amazon ECR
13 58 (2.69%) OCI
13 58 (2.69%) Route 53
14 57 (2.64%) AWS Lambda
15 48 (2.23%) GitHub Actions
16 47 (2.18%) PaaS
17 42 (1.95%) Power Automate
18 37 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 61 (2.83%) 5G
2 44 (2.04%) Wireless
3 39 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
4 36 (1.67%) SD-WAN
4 36 (1.67%) WAN
5 34 (1.58%) Internet
5 34 (1.58%) TCP/IP
6 32 (1.48%) DNS
7 31 (1.44%) HTTP
8 28 (1.30%) Bluetooth
9 22 (1.02%) Firewall
9 22 (1.02%) GSM
9 22 (1.02%) ISDN
9 22 (1.02%) LTE
9 22 (1.02%) PSTN
9 22 (1.02%) UMTS
10 20 (0.93%) Network Security
11 19 (0.88%) MQTT
12 14 (0.65%) RS-485
13 13 (0.60%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 143 (6.63%) NoSQL
3 108 (5.01%) MySQL
4 105 (4.87%) Relational Database
5 89 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
6 85 (3.94%) MongoDB
7 79 (3.66%) Amazon RDS
8 43 (1.99%) DynamoDB
9 41 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
10 39 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
11 23 (1.07%) Power BI
12 20 (0.93%) Data Lake
13 19 (0.88%) Big Data
14 15 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
14 15 (0.70%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.65%) DB2
15 14 (0.65%) Redis
16 11 (0.51%) MariaDB
17 9 (0.42%) Metadata
18 8 (0.37%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 325 (15.07%) Selenium
2 321 (14.89%) Git
3 220 (10.20%) JIRA
4 195 (9.04%) Jenkins
5 128 (5.94%) Cucumber
6 100 (4.64%) Postman
7 85 (3.94%) Cypress.io
7 85 (3.94%) JMeter
8 72 (3.34%) JUnit
9 70 (3.25%) Visual Studio
10 67 (3.11%) Appium
11 63 (2.92%) GitLab
12 58 (2.69%) TeamCity
13 55 (2.55%) WebDriver
14 53 (2.46%) SpecFlow
15 45 (2.09%) LabVIEW
15 45 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
16 44 (2.04%) REST Assured
17 37 (1.72%) SoapUI
18 34 (1.58%) TestNG
General
1 565 (26.21%) Social Skills
2 388 (18.00%) Finance
3 230 (10.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 217 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
5 197 (9.14%) Public Sector
6 142 (6.59%) Law
7 98 (4.55%) Retail
8 91 (4.22%) Banking
9 79 (3.66%) Electronics
10 77 (3.57%) Marketing
11 70 (3.25%) Aerospace
12 58 (2.69%) Automotive
12 58 (2.69%) Organisational Skills
13 56 (2.60%) Presentation Skills
14 54 (2.50%) Telecoms
15 43 (1.99%) Manufacturing
16 38 (1.76%) Legal
17 32 (1.48%) Financial Institution
18 29 (1.35%) Front Office
19 22 (1.02%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 524 (24.30%) Developer
2 401 (18.60%) Senior
3 295 (13.68%) Software Engineer
4 255 (11.83%) Lead
5 147 (6.82%) Tester
6 146 (6.77%) Test Engineer
7 140 (6.49%) DevOps Engineer
8 113 (5.24%) Analyst
9 111 (5.15%) Senior Developer
10 103 (4.78%) Software Developer
11 99 (4.59%) Senior Software Engineer
12 96 (4.45%) QA Engineer
13 78 (3.62%) Java Engineer
14 77 (3.57%) Automation Tester
14 77 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
15 75 (3.48%) Test Analyst
16 65 (3.01%) .NET Developer
17 64 (2.97%) Senior DevOps
17 64 (2.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 51 (2.37%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 382 (17.72%) .NET
2 203 (9.42%) React
3 184 (8.53%) REST
4 157 (7.28%) HTML
5 149 (6.91%) RESTful
6 147 (6.82%) CSS
7 124 (5.75%) Node.js
8 121 (5.61%) AngularJS
9 108 (5.01%) Web Services
10 106 (4.92%) JSON
11 95 (4.41%) .NET Core
12 89 (4.13%) Spring
13 88 (4.08%) ASP.NET
14 75 (3.48%) .NET Framework
15 73 (3.39%) XML
16 62 (2.88%) Playwright
17 60 (2.78%) Spring Boot
18 48 (2.23%) Vue
19 46 (2.13%) jQuery
20 40 (1.86%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 107 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
2 103 (4.78%) Mobile App
3 98 (4.55%) Product Ownership
4 72 (3.34%) Management Information System
5 69 (3.20%) Hybrid Cloud
6 62 (2.88%) e-Learning
7 60 (2.78%) Blockchain
8 52 (2.41%) Cloud Native
9 46 (2.13%) Distributed Systems
10 43 (1.99%) Satnav
11 39 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
12 38 (1.76%) Data Structures
13 32 (1.48%) Algorithms
14 30 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
14 30 (1.39%) IoT
14 30 (1.39%) Onboarding
15 29 (1.35%) Blog
16 26 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
17 25 (1.16%) GNSS
18 23 (1.07%) Acoustics
Operating Systems
1 254 (11.78%) Linux
2 168 (7.79%) Windows
3 56 (2.60%) Apple iOS
4 54 (2.50%) Android
5 46 (2.13%) Unix
6 28 (1.30%) Windows Server
7 19 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
8 18 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.56%) Mac OS
10 11 (0.51%) FreeRTOS
11 10 (0.46%) Debian
11 10 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.19%) VMS
15 3 (0.14%) CentOS
16 2 (0.093%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.093%) Windows 10
17 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,131 (52.46%) Agile
2 728 (33.77%) DevOps
3 529 (24.54%) Software Engineering
4 521 (24.17%) CI/CD
5 496 (23.01%) Problem-Solving
6 436 (20.22%) Software Testing
7 424 (19.67%) Mentoring
8 331 (15.35%) Scrum
9 316 (14.66%) Coaching
10 295 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
11 275 (12.76%) TDD
12 272 (12.62%) Microservices
13 245 (11.36%) Computer Science
14 232 (10.76%) Containerisation
15 221 (10.25%) Test Strategy
16 220 (10.20%) Test Scripting
17 195 (9.04%) SDLC
18 190 (8.81%) Full Stack Development
19 179 (8.30%) Continuous Improvement
20 176 (8.16%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 510 (23.65%) Java
2 494 (22.91%) C#
3 480 (22.26%) SQL
4 454 (21.06%) Python
5 411 (19.06%) JavaScript
6 177 (8.21%) TypeScript
7 145 (6.73%) C
8 143 (6.63%) C++
9 86 (3.99%) PowerShell
10 78 (3.62%) PHP
11 65 (3.01%) Kotlin
12 60 (2.78%) Bash
13 49 (2.27%) Go
14 35 (1.62%) MATLAB
14 35 (1.62%) Perl
15 34 (1.58%) Ruby
16 30 (1.39%) T-SQL
17 25 (1.16%) Rust
18 22 (1.02%) Bicep
18 22 (1.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 432 (20.04%) Degree
2 259 (12.01%) Security Cleared
3 161 (7.47%) SC Cleared
4 152 (7.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 88 (4.08%) ISTQB
6 66 (3.06%) DV Cleared
7 41 (1.90%) ISEB
8 35 (1.62%) Master's Degree
9 29 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
10 26 (1.21%) DBS Check
11 21 (0.97%) AWS Certification
12 20 (0.93%) Azure Certification
13 16 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (0.56%) HND
15 11 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
18 4 (0.19%) CIPD
18 4 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
18 4 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 520 (24.12%) QA
2 36 (1.67%) GDPR
3 35 (1.62%) Accessibility
4 26 (1.21%) Software Quality Assurance
5 22 (1.02%) PMO
6 18 (0.83%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.65%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.60%) NCSC
9 10 (0.46%) HIPAA
9 10 (0.46%) JTAG
10 9 (0.42%) SLA
11 8 (0.37%) PSD2
12 7 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.19%) MISRA
14 3 (0.14%) ITGC
14 3 (0.14%) MISRA C
14 3 (0.14%) SOC 1
14 3 (0.14%) SOC 2
15 2 (0.093%) NIST
System Software
1 224 (10.39%) Docker
2 43 (1.99%) Firmware
3 27 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (1.21%) Embedded Firmware
5 17 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (0.74%) Active Directory
7 9 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.28%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.19%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.093%) Varnish
10 2 (0.093%) vSphere
11 1 (0.046%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 251 (11.64%) Kubernetes
2 232 (10.76%) Terraform
3 119 (5.52%) Ansible
4 58 (2.69%) Prometheus
5 39 (1.81%) Progress Chef
6 38 (1.76%) Puppet
7 28 (1.30%) Grafana
8 15 (0.70%) Nagios
9 14 (0.65%) Kibana
10 9 (0.42%) Graphite
10 9 (0.42%) HAProxy
10 9 (0.42%) Packer
10 9 (0.42%) vCenter Server
11 8 (0.37%) Salt
12 7 (0.32%) MIIS
13 5 (0.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 5 (0.23%) Argo
13 5 (0.23%) Istio
14 4 (0.19%) WMI
15 3 (0.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 261 (12.11%) Microsoft
2 69 (3.20%) Google
2 69 (3.20%) IBM
3 65 (3.01%) Red Hat
4 61 (2.83%) Dynatrace
5 40 (1.86%) Oracle
6 32 (1.48%) Xamarin
7 25 (1.16%) SAP
8 24 (1.11%) YouTube
9 22 (1.02%) Databricks
10 21 (0.97%) UiPath
11 17 (0.79%) Atlassian
11 17 (0.79%) VMware
12 16 (0.74%) Splunk
13 15 (0.70%) Automation Anywhere
14 14 (0.65%) ServiceNow
15 13 (0.60%) Sybase
16 11 (0.51%) Salesforce
17 10 (0.46%) Blue Prism
18 8 (0.37%) Xero