Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 41 48
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10680 9805 10773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.34% 5.55% 5.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.05% 6.22% 5.90%
Number of salaries quoted 8528 8381 9131
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £71,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +5.88%

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 151516 157743 182536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.93% 89.35% 88.74%
Number of salaries quoted 120527 132311 151934
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 4541 £60,000 +4.16% 354
South East +4 1875 £45,000 - 139
North of England +5 1707 £43,500 +2.35% 181
Midlands +10 1062 £42,500 +6.25% 93
North West +2 821 £43,500 +8.75% 95
Yorkshire +4 782 £43,250 +1.76% 74
East of England +3 770 £47,500 +5.56% 66
South West -2 733 £41,500 +3.75% 36
West Midlands +22 636 £40,000 - 46
East Midlands +5 423 £42,500 +6.25% 45
North East +30 104 £40,000 +14.29% 12
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 6998 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 4282 (40.09%) Java
3 3732 (34.94%) Selenium
4 3319 (31.08%) QA
5 3059 (28.64%) C#
6 2761 (25.85%) SQL
7 2695 (25.23%) Finance
8 2549 (23.87%) JavaScript
9 2528 (23.67%) TDD
10 2351 (22.01%) Scrum
11 2310 (21.63%) Continuous Integration
12 2295 (21.49%) BDD
13 2090 (19.57%) .NET
14 2026 (18.97%) Cucumber
15 1718 (16.09%) Git (software)
16 1701 (15.93%) HTML
17 1648 (15.43%) Jenkins
18 1602 (15.00%) Degree
19 1487 (13.92%) Python
20 1440 (13.48%) Software Engineering
21 1423 (13.32%) JIRA
22 1422 (13.31%) WebDriver
23 1412 (13.22%) Test Scripting
24 1375 (12.87%) OO
25 1356 (12.70%) Web Services
26 1354 (12.68%) SDLC
27 1306 (12.23%) SQL Server
28 1281 (11.99%) CSS
29 1261 (11.81%) Linux
30 1214 (11.37%) 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
1 315 (2.95%) Confluence
2 267 (2.50%) Tomcat
3 216 (2.02%) Apache
4 204 (1.91%) CMS
5 186 (1.74%) Apache Spark
6 161 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
7 137 (1.28%) JBoss
8 127 (1.19%) IIS
9 115 (1.08%) SharePoint
10 90 (0.84%) nginx
11 89 (0.83%) WebLogic
12 79 (0.74%) WebSphere
13 71 (0.66%) NServiceBus
14 68 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 59 (0.55%) Documentum
16 58 (0.54%) OpenStack
17 52 (0.49%) Jetty
18 47 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
19 41 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
19 41 (0.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 144 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 98 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 33 (0.31%) Photoshop
5 25 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 22 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 14 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.084%) Chatbot
8 9 (0.084%) Simulink
9 8 (0.075%) MS Visio
10 5 (0.047%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
11 4 (0.037%) Doxygen
12 3 (0.028%) InVision
13 1 (0.009%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.009%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.009%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.009%) Avid Media Composer
13 1 (0.009%) GIMP
13 1 (0.009%) Revit
Business Applications
1 75 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.35%) Magento
3 29 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 27 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 21 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
6 14 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
7 13 (0.12%) SAP ERP
8 7 (0.066%) BASE24
9 6 (0.056%) HFM
9 6 (0.056%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 6 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.047%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.047%) Sage 200
11 4 (0.037%) Eloqua
11 4 (0.037%) Endur
11 4 (0.037%) LabWindows
11 4 (0.037%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.037%) R3 Corda
12 3 (0.028%) MetaTrader
12 3 (0.028%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 959 (8.98%) Amazon AWS
2 687 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 356 (3.33%) GitHub
4 278 (2.60%) SaaS
5 107 (1.00%) PaaS
6 98 (0.92%) npm
7 95 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
8 87 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
9 77 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
10 68 (0.64%) IaaS
11 66 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
12 57 (0.53%) BrowserStack
13 52 (0.49%) Office 365
14 47 (0.44%) Serverless
15 44 (0.41%) Google Play
16 37 (0.35%) OpenShift
17 36 (0.34%) Amazon S3
18 35 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
19 32 (0.30%) Sauce Labs
20 31 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 280 (2.62%) HTTP
2 250 (2.34%) Internet
3 105 (0.98%) Firewall
4 98 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 73 (0.68%) Wireless
6 40 (0.37%) Broadband
7 39 (0.37%) Intranet
7 39 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
8 35 (0.33%) VPN
9 27 (0.25%) DNS
9 27 (0.25%) SSL
10 24 (0.22%) Ethernet
11 22 (0.21%) IPsec
12 21 (0.20%) NetScaler
12 21 (0.20%) VoIP
13 18 (0.17%) Bluetooth
14 17 (0.16%) Network Security
14 17 (0.16%) SMS
14 17 (0.16%) SMTP
15 16 (0.15%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1306 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 524 (4.91%) MySQL
3 522 (4.89%) NoSQL
4 479 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 444 (4.16%) Big Data
6 295 (2.76%) Hadoop
7 256 (2.40%) MongoDB
8 206 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
9 187 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 166 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
11 132 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
12 127 (1.19%) RDBMS
13 115 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 110 (1.03%) Redis
15 100 (0.94%) Oracle Database
16 71 (0.66%) Power BI
17 69 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
18 61 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
19 58 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 56 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3732 (34.94%) Selenium
2 2026 (18.97%) Cucumber
3 1718 (16.09%) Git (software)
4 1648 (15.43%) Jenkins
5 1423 (13.32%) JIRA
6 1422 (13.31%) WebDriver
7 782 (7.32%) JUnit
8 664 (6.22%) SoapUI
9 604 (5.66%) SpecFlow
10 598 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 560 (5.24%) Subversion
12 536 (5.02%) JMeter
13 522 (4.89%) Visual Studio
14 437 (4.09%) TeamCity
15 432 (4.04%) Maven
16 418 (3.91%) HP UFT
17 368 (3.45%) NUnit
18 337 (3.16%) Appium
19 313 (2.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 307 (2.87%) Protractor
General
1 2695 (25.23%) Finance
2 1051 (9.84%) Banking
3 587 (5.50%) Retail
4 586 (5.49%) Investment Banking
5 512 (4.79%) Retail Banking
6 286 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 259 (2.43%) Games
8 254 (2.38%) Front Office
9 248 (2.32%) Marketing
10 212 (1.99%) Electronics
11 183 (1.71%) Manufacturing
12 128 (1.20%) Advertising
13 102 (0.96%) Back Office
14 100 (0.94%) Financial Institution
15 77 (0.72%) Legal
15 77 (0.72%) Publishing
16 68 (0.64%) Law
17 55 (0.51%) Automotive
18 28 (0.26%) Digital Economy
19 26 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3364 (31.50%) Developer
2 1732 (16.22%) Tester
3 1449 (13.57%) Analyst
4 1172 (10.97%) Test Engineer
5 1122 (10.51%) Test Analyst
6 1015 (9.50%) Automation Tester
7 858 (8.03%) Java Developer
8 803 (7.52%) QA Engineer
9 680 (6.37%) Senior Developer
10 570 (5.34%) Software Engineer
11 555 (5.20%) C# Developer
12 550 (5.15%) Test Automation Engineer
13 545 (5.10%) .NET Developer
14 477 (4.47%) Software Developer
15 420 (3.93%) Software Tester
16 411 (3.85%) Developer in Test
17 392 (3.67%) Java Engineer
18 382 (3.58%) Automation Test Analyst
19 372 (3.48%) QA Tester
20 362 (3.39%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2090 (19.57%) .NET
2 1701 (15.93%) HTML
3 1356 (12.70%) Web Services
4 1281 (11.99%) CSS
5 1062 (9.94%) REST
6 995 (9.32%) AngularJS
7 785 (7.35%) XML
8 757 (7.09%) ASP.NET
9 756 (7.08%) HTML5
10 742 (6.95%) RESTful
11 659 (6.17%) SOAP
12 642 (6.01%) Spring
13 590 (5.52%) Node.js
14 575 (5.38%) JSON
15 520 (4.87%) jQuery
16 511 (4.78%) Gherkin
17 445 (4.17%) .NET Framework
18 409 (3.83%) React
19 397 (3.72%) Hibernate
20 389 (3.64%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 962 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 941 (8.81%) Computer Science
3 562 (5.26%) User Experience
4 516 (4.83%) Mobile App
5 427 (4.00%) Fintech
6 373 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
7 308 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
8 240 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 229 (2.14%) Derivative
10 221 (2.07%) Management Information System
11 213 (1.99%) Data Structures
12 182 (1.70%) Algorithms
13 169 (1.58%) Client/Server
14 157 (1.47%) Fixed Income
15 121 (1.13%) Equities
16 114 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
17 107 (1.00%) N-Tier
18 92 (0.86%) Equity Derivative
19 68 (0.64%) Virtual Team
20 65 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1261 (11.81%) Linux
2 847 (7.93%) Windows
3 599 (5.61%) Unix
4 470 (4.40%) Android
5 426 (3.99%) Apple iOS
6 117 (1.10%) Windows Server
7 38 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (0.34%) Mac OS X
8 36 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 27 (0.25%) CentOS
11 22 (0.21%) Ubuntu
11 22 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (0.18%) Solaris
12 19 (0.18%) Windows 7
13 17 (0.16%) Windows 10
14 13 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
14 13 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
15 11 (0.10%) Windows Phone
16 8 (0.075%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6998 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 2528 (23.67%) TDD
3 2351 (22.01%) Scrum
4 2310 (21.63%) Continuous Integration
5 2295 (21.49%) BDD
6 1440 (13.48%) Software Engineering
7 1412 (13.22%) Test Scripting
8 1375 (12.87%) OO
9 1354 (12.68%) SDLC
10 1214 (11.37%) Software Testing
11 1202 (11.25%) DevOps
12 1163 (10.89%) Test Strategy
13 1100 (10.30%) Manual Testing
14 985 (9.22%) Regression Testing
15 977 (9.15%) Unit Testing
16 963 (9.02%) Mentoring
17 874 (8.18%) MVC
18 733 (6.86%) Open Source
19 703 (6.58%) Functional Testing
20 687 (6.43%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4282 (40.09%) Java
2 3059 (28.64%) C#
3 2761 (25.85%) SQL
4 2549 (23.87%) JavaScript
5 1487 (13.92%) Python
6 878 (8.22%) Ruby
7 774 (7.25%) C++
8 498 (4.66%) PHP
9 460 (4.31%) C
10 343 (3.21%) Scala
11 306 (2.87%) T-SQL
12 254 (2.38%) PowerShell
13 239 (2.24%) Perl
14 230 (2.15%) Bash Shell
15 182 (1.70%) Groovy
16 153 (1.43%) VB
17 140 (1.31%) Shell Script
18 137 (1.28%) VBScript
19 135 (1.26%) ES6
20 131 (1.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1602 (15.00%) Degree
2 904 (8.46%) ISTQB
3 786 (7.36%) ISEB
4 464 (4.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 335 (3.14%) Security Cleared
6 292 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 173 (1.62%) SC Cleared
8 81 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 64 (0.60%) DV Cleared
10 48 (0.45%) MCP
11 47 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
12 44 (0.41%) MCPD
13 36 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 35 (0.33%) Master's Degree
15 27 (0.25%) PhD
16 23 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
17 19 (0.18%) MCSE
18 18 (0.17%) PMI Certification
19 17 (0.16%) HND
20 16 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3319 (31.08%) QA
2 63 (0.59%) SLA
3 44 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 27 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.22%) WCAG
6 21 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (0.10%) MiFID
9 10 (0.094%) Data Quality
9 10 (0.094%) ISO 14001
10 9 (0.084%) IEC 61508
11 8 (0.075%) IEC 62304
11 8 (0.075%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 6 (0.056%) GCP
12 6 (0.056%) JTAG
12 6 (0.056%) PMO
13 5 (0.047%) DO-178B
13 5 (0.047%) GDPR
13 5 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.037%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 513 (4.80%) Docker
2 52 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 47 (0.44%) Firmware
3 47 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 35 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (0.28%) iptables
6 30 (0.28%) vSphere
7 24 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (0.18%) Varnish
9 17 (0.16%) HDFS
10 12 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 9 (0.084%) GlusterFS
12 7 (0.066%) Xen
13 6 (0.056%) Apache Flume
13 6 (0.056%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.056%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.047%) LXC
14 5 (0.047%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 4 (0.037%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 480 (4.49%) Puppet
2 306 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
3 280 (2.62%) HP Quality Center
4 271 (2.54%) Ansible
5 145 (1.36%) Kubernetes
6 74 (0.69%) Terraform
7 53 (0.50%) ZABBIX
8 44 (0.41%) PowerBroker
9 40 (0.37%) Salt
10 39 (0.37%) Nagios
11 33 (0.31%) Kibana
12 31 (0.29%) HockeyApp
13 23 (0.22%) HAProxy
14 22 (0.21%) Mesos
15 17 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
16 16 (0.15%) logstash
16 16 (0.15%) Marathon
16 16 (0.15%) SELinux
17 14 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
18 13 (0.12%) Grafana
Vendors
1 1206 (11.29%) Microsoft
2 717 (6.71%) Oracle
3 282 (2.64%) HP
4 261 (2.44%) Google
5 167 (1.56%) SAP
6 111 (1.04%) Atlassian
7 95 (0.89%) ION Trading
8 93 (0.87%) VMware
9 86 (0.81%) IBM
10 84 (0.79%) Sitecore
11 75 (0.70%) Xamarin
12 67 (0.63%) Sybase
13 66 (0.62%) Pega
14 62 (0.58%) Red Hat
15 57 (0.53%) Sophos
16 50 (0.47%) Siebel
17 48 (0.45%) EMC
18 46 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
18 46 (0.43%) Splunk
19 42 (0.39%) Twitter