Period
to 6 August 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 6 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > England
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 31 31
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4,005 8,853 10,936
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 6.62% 6.70% 6.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.17% 7.26% 7.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3,491 6,990 8,851
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,996 £32,500 £32,125
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 55,848 121,885 147,155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.38% 92.22% 91.97%
Number of salaries quoted 45,115 96,905 118,314
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,398
90th Percentile £90,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

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 6 August 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 6 August 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 -5 1,635 £67,500 +8.00% 175
South East +8 914 £50,000 - 65
North of England +1 672 £45,000 - 114
South West +2 367 £45,000 - 55
North West -15 319 £50,000 +5.26% 53
Yorkshire +19 293 £45,000 +4.65% 46
Midlands -6 268 £45,000 +5.88% 41
West Midlands 0 153 £45,000 +5.88% 23
East of England -22 134 £47,500 -8.65% 27
East Midlands -9 115 £42,500 - 18
North East +3 60 £45,000 +15.38% 15
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 6 August 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 2,447 (61.10%) Agile Software Development
2 1,303 (32.53%) C#
3 1,288 (32.16%) Selenium
4 1,263 (31.54%) Java
5 1,228 (30.66%) JavaScript
6 1,100 (27.47%) QA
7 1,001 (24.99%) DevOps
8 897 (22.40%) SQL
9 871 (21.75%) Azure
10 847 (21.15%) TDD
11 829 (20.70%) Finance
11 829 (20.70%) .NET
12 805 (20.10%) BDD
13 792 (19.78%) AWS
14 754 (18.83%) Python
15 745 (18.60%) Scrum
16 723 (18.05%) Software Engineering
17 714 (17.83%) Continuous Integration
18 630 (15.73%) Git (software)
19 608 (15.18%) JIRA
20 558 (13.93%) Microservices
21 549 (13.71%) Cucumber
22 548 (13.68%) Jenkins
22 548 (13.68%) Docker
23 515 (12.86%) HTML
24 501 (12.51%) Microsoft
25 493 (12.31%) CSS
26 490 (12.23%) SQL Server
27 488 (12.18%) Degree
28 443 (11.06%) Linux

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
1 246 (6.14%) Confluence
2 46 (1.15%) CMS
3 45 (1.12%) Apache
3 45 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
4 44 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 23 (0.57%) Apache Spark
6 21 (0.52%) IIS
7 19 (0.47%) NServiceBus
8 18 (0.45%) Tomcat
9 16 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 15 (0.37%) Umbraco
11 13 (0.32%) JBoss
11 13 (0.32%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
13 10 (0.25%) CICS
13 10 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (0.25%) CloudStack
14 8 (0.20%) nginx
15 7 (0.17%) EPiServer
15 7 (0.17%) Liferay
Applications
1 26 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.42%) Chatbot
4 14 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.25%) Sketch
7 8 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 4 (0.100%) InVision
11 3 (0.075%) Adobe XD
12 2 (0.050%) MS Visio
13 1 (0.025%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 36 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.25%) Magento
4 8 (0.20%) BASE24
4 8 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
5 7 (0.17%) Shopify
6 6 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
8 4 (0.100%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (0.100%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.075%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.075%) R3 Corda
9 3 (0.075%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.050%) Eikon
10 2 (0.050%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 2 (0.050%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.050%) SAP FS
10 2 (0.050%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 871 (21.75%) Azure
2 792 (19.78%) AWS
3 231 (5.77%) SaaS
4 180 (4.49%) GCP
5 151 (3.77%) GitHub
6 145 (3.62%) Serverless
7 82 (2.05%) Power Platform
8 69 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
9 64 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
10 63 (1.57%) PaaS
11 62 (1.55%) OpenShift
12 51 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
13 44 (1.10%) IaaS
14 36 (0.90%) BlazeMeter
15 34 (0.85%) BrowserStack
16 31 (0.77%) Sauce Labs
17 28 (0.70%) Amazon S3
17 28 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
18 27 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
19 26 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (1.75%) Skype
2 65 (1.62%) HTTP
3 36 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 33 (0.82%) DNS
5 28 (0.70%) Firewall
5 28 (0.70%) Internet
6 16 (0.40%) Wireless
7 11 (0.27%) Network Security
7 11 (0.27%) VPN
8 10 (0.25%) ATM
8 10 (0.25%) H.323
8 10 (0.25%) VoIP
9 9 (0.22%) Wireshark
10 8 (0.20%) Broadband
10 8 (0.20%) WebEx
11 7 (0.17%) 3G
11 7 (0.17%) LTE
12 6 (0.15%) SMTP
13 5 (0.12%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (0.12%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 490 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 200 (4.99%) NoSQL
3 199 (4.97%) MySQL
4 163 (4.07%) Relational Database
5 145 (3.62%) MongoDB
6 127 (3.17%) Big Data
7 102 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
8 98 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
9 96 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 95 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 82 (2.05%) Power BI
12 75 (1.87%) Data Lake
13 57 (1.42%) Redis
14 47 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 36 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
16 34 (0.85%) RDBMS
17 32 (0.80%) Hadoop
18 29 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 29 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
19 28 (0.70%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 1,288 (32.16%) Selenium
2 630 (15.73%) Git (software)
3 608 (15.18%) JIRA
4 549 (13.71%) Cucumber
5 548 (13.68%) Jenkins
6 375 (9.36%) WebDriver
7 336 (8.39%) SpecFlow
8 268 (6.69%) SoapUI
9 226 (5.64%) Postman
10 201 (5.02%) JMeter
11 155 (3.87%) JUnit
12 152 (3.80%) Visual Studio
13 136 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
14 129 (3.22%) Appium
14 129 (3.22%) Maven
15 122 (3.05%) Cypress.io
16 118 (2.95%) Subversion
17 106 (2.65%) TeamCity
18 86 (2.15%) Bitbucket
19 75 (1.87%) webpack
General
1 829 (20.70%) Finance
2 199 (4.97%) Banking
3 139 (3.47%) Retail
4 118 (2.95%) Games
5 77 (1.92%) Public Sector
6 76 (1.90%) Marketing
7 57 (1.42%) Law
8 47 (1.17%) Front Office
9 46 (1.15%) Telecoms
10 40 (1.00%) Electronics
11 27 (0.67%) Legal
12 26 (0.65%) Manufacturing
13 25 (0.62%) Investment Banking
14 23 (0.57%) Advertising
14 23 (0.57%) Back Office
15 15 (0.37%) Automotive
16 14 (0.35%) Publishing
17 9 (0.22%) German Language
17 9 (0.22%) Police
18 8 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,274 (31.81%) Developer
2 510 (12.73%) Tester
3 437 (10.91%) Analyst
4 434 (10.84%) Test Engineer
5 333 (8.31%) Software Engineer
6 331 (8.26%) Test Analyst
7 266 (6.64%) Automation Tester
8 255 (6.37%) Senior Developer
9 253 (6.32%) QA Engineer
10 226 (5.64%) Java Developer
11 222 (5.54%) Test Automation Engineer
12 207 (5.17%) Software Developer
13 172 (4.29%) .NET Developer
14 163 (4.07%) DevOps Engineer
15 162 (4.04%) Developer in Test
16 154 (3.85%) C# Developer
17 139 (3.47%) Software Test Engineer
18 135 (3.37%) Test Leader
19 134 (3.35%) Software Tester
20 127 (3.17%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 829 (20.70%) .NET
2 515 (12.86%) HTML
3 493 (12.31%) CSS
4 388 (9.69%) Node.js
5 382 (9.54%) React
6 370 (9.24%) AngularJS
7 363 (9.06%) Web Services
8 314 (7.84%) RESTful
9 309 (7.72%) REST
10 267 (6.67%) .NET Core
11 258 (6.44%) .NET Framework
12 234 (5.84%) SOAP
13 215 (5.37%) HTML5
14 208 (5.19%) ASP.NET
15 167 (4.17%) XML
16 158 (3.95%) Spring
17 157 (3.92%) JSON
18 156 (3.90%) Gherkin
19 112 (2.80%) Kafka
20 107 (2.67%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 229 (5.72%) User Experience
2 228 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 188 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
4 186 (4.64%) Mobile App
5 123 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
6 84 (2.10%) Cloud Native
6 84 (2.10%) Virtual Team
7 81 (2.02%) Algorithms
8 70 (1.75%) Data Structures
9 68 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
10 50 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
10 50 (1.25%) Public Cloud
11 39 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 38 (0.95%) Mainframe
13 37 (0.92%) Private Cloud
14 33 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
15 32 (0.80%) Reinsurance
16 31 (0.77%) Data Centre
17 27 (0.67%) Derivative
18 24 (0.60%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 443 (11.06%) Linux
2 301 (7.52%) Windows
3 129 (3.22%) Android
4 123 (3.07%) Unix
5 112 (2.80%) Apple iOS
6 46 (1.15%) CentOS
7 36 (0.90%) Ubuntu
8 33 (0.82%) Mac OS X
9 29 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (0.65%) Windows Server
11 20 (0.50%) VMS
12 17 (0.42%) Windows 10
13 14 (0.35%) Mac OS
14 13 (0.32%) Debian
15 4 (0.100%) Fedora
16 3 (0.075%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.050%) AIX
17 2 (0.050%) CoreOS
17 2 (0.050%) FreeBSD
17 2 (0.050%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,447 (61.10%) Agile Software Development
2 1,001 (24.99%) DevOps
3 847 (21.15%) TDD
4 805 (20.10%) BDD
5 745 (18.60%) Scrum
6 723 (18.05%) Software Engineering
7 714 (17.83%) Continuous Integration
8 558 (13.93%) Microservices
9 435 (10.86%) SDLC
10 400 (9.99%) Manual Testing
11 394 (9.84%) Fintech
12 377 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
13 342 (8.54%) Test Scripting
14 335 (8.36%) OO
15 330 (8.24%) Computer Science
16 318 (7.94%) Test Strategy
17 315 (7.87%) Mentoring
18 313 (7.82%) Software Testing
19 300 (7.49%) API Testing
20 294 (7.34%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 1,303 (32.53%) C#
2 1,263 (31.54%) Java
3 1,228 (30.66%) JavaScript
4 897 (22.40%) SQL
5 754 (18.83%) Python
6 228 (5.69%) C++
7 206 (5.14%) TypeScript
8 200 (4.99%) PHP
9 182 (4.54%) PowerShell
10 157 (3.92%) Ruby
11 144 (3.60%) C
12 136 (3.40%) T-SQL
13 116 (2.90%) Bash Shell
14 89 (2.22%) Java 8
15 83 (2.07%) ES6
16 77 (1.92%) Scala
17 70 (1.75%) Go
18 51 (1.27%) Perl
19 44 (1.10%) Kotlin
20 38 (0.95%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 488 (12.18%) Degree
2 275 (6.87%) ISTQB
3 179 (4.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 176 (4.39%) ISEB
4 176 (4.39%) Security Cleared
5 100 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 57 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 45 (1.12%) DV Cleared
8 23 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
10 14 (0.35%) Master's Degree
11 12 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 11 (0.27%) HND
12 11 (0.27%) OSCP
13 10 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
13 10 (0.25%) PhD
14 9 (0.22%) AWS Certification
14 9 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (0.20%) HNC
16 7 (0.17%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,100 (27.47%) QA
2 33 (0.82%) GDPR
3 28 (0.70%) PMO
4 16 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.22%) SLA
8 8 (0.20%) ISO 8583
9 7 (0.17%) ISO 13485
9 7 (0.17%) NIST
10 5 (0.12%) DICOM
11 4 (0.100%) COBIT
11 4 (0.100%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.100%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.050%) IFRS
12 2 (0.050%) MiFID
13 1 (0.025%) EMIR
13 1 (0.025%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.025%) JTAG
System Software
1 548 (13.68%) Docker
2 39 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (0.70%) Active Directory
4 15 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.30%) Firmware
6 9 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.20%) vSphere
8 7 (0.17%) Xen
9 6 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.15%) HDFS
9 6 (0.15%) NDS
9 6 (0.15%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 6 (0.15%) NFS
10 5 (0.12%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.100%) KVM
11 4 (0.100%) Samba
11 4 (0.100%) Time Sharing Option
11 4 (0.100%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.075%) RACF
13 2 (0.050%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 416 (10.39%) Kubernetes
2 183 (4.57%) Terraform
3 175 (4.37%) Ansible
4 91 (2.27%) Puppet
5 79 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
7 28 (0.70%) HP ALM
8 24 (0.60%) Istio
9 22 (0.55%) Kibana
9 22 (0.55%) Rancher
10 14 (0.35%) Packer
11 11 (0.27%) CA Service Virtualization
11 11 (0.27%) Nagios
12 10 (0.25%) Control-M
13 9 (0.22%) ZABBIX
14 8 (0.20%) Marathon
14 8 (0.20%) Mesos
14 8 (0.20%) MIIS
15 7 (0.17%) Grafana
15 7 (0.17%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 501 (12.51%) Microsoft
2 170 (4.24%) Oracle
3 119 (2.97%) Google
4 70 (1.75%) Atlassian
5 63 (1.57%) VMware
6 60 (1.50%) HP
7 55 (1.37%) SAP
8 44 (1.10%) IBM
9 43 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
10 42 (1.05%) Xamarin
11 32 (0.80%) Red Hat
12 24 (0.60%) CA
13 22 (0.55%) Hortonworks
13 22 (0.55%) Splunk
14 20 (0.50%) Tableau
15 19 (0.47%) Cognizant
16 18 (0.45%) Adobe
16 18 (0.45%) Facebook
17 17 (0.42%) ServiceNow
17 17 (0.42%) Zend