Test Automation Jobs in the UK excluding London

Automated Testing
UK > UK excluding London

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 18 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
18 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 97 34 38
Rank change year-on-year -63 +4 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1,946 4,399 4,983
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.81% 6.99% 7.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 7.31% 7.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,173 1,675 2,840
10th Percentile £36,000 £37,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £53,112
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +8.26% +6.22%
75th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £65,720
90th Percentile £77,500 £84,622 £76,335
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
UK excluding London

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 58,778 60,147 66,227
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 84.73% 95.63% 93.97%
Number of salaries quoted 41,061 30,701 41,749
10th Percentile £27,218 £30,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £54,882 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.90% +4.54% +9.38%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £61,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -10.57% +2.50% +9.09%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the UK excluding London

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Test Automation in the UK excluding London

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 April 2024.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the UK excluding London

Test Automation
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 April 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
South East -53 495 £55,000 -6.78% 105
Scotland -30 410 £50,000 -16.67% 47
North of England -84 342 £57,500 +3.60% 116
Midlands -77 259 £50,000 -9.09% 75
South West -48 253 £57,500 +9.52% 70
North West -73 197 £56,250 -2.17% 75
West Midlands -53 189 £50,000 -11.47% 47
Yorkshire -77 110 £55,000 +4.76% 35
East of England -86 104 £55,000 -18.52% 64
Wales -26 76 £50,000 +11.11% 20
East Midlands -86 69 £47,500 -13.64% 28
North East -35 35 £60,000 +4.35% 8
Northern Ireland -21 11 £57,500 -6.12% 8
Channel Islands - 3 £110,000 -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London 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
1 105 (5.40%) Apache Spark
2 60 (3.08%) Confluence
3 25 (1.28%) Apache
4 22 (1.13%) SharePoint
5 15 (0.77%) CMS
6 13 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
7 10 (0.51%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.41%) IIS
8 8 (0.41%) Microsoft Exchange
8 8 (0.41%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.26%) SAS
10 4 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.21%) TWiki
11 3 (0.15%) nginx
11 3 (0.15%) WordPress
12 2 (0.10%) JBoss
12 2 (0.10%) Mule
13 1 (0.051%) Apache Airflow
13 1 (0.051%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 38 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.21%) Doxygen
6 4 (0.21%) Simulink
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.10%) Fusion 360
8 1 (0.051%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.051%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 30 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.46%) Magento
3 6 (0.31%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.10%) Salesforce CRM
4 2 (0.10%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.051%) Postilion
5 1 (0.051%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 481 (24.72%) AWS
2 455 (23.38%) Azure
3 159 (8.17%) SaaS
4 134 (6.89%) Azure DevOps
5 93 (4.78%) GitHub
6 87 (4.47%) GCP
7 54 (2.77%) Dynamics 365
8 49 (2.52%) Serverless
9 47 (2.42%) Amazon EKS
9 47 (2.42%) Amazon S3
10 41 (2.11%) IBM Cloud
11 39 (2.00%) Power Automate
12 33 (1.70%) OCI
12 33 (1.70%) Route 53
13 32 (1.64%) Amazon ECR
14 30 (1.54%) Power Platform
15 29 (1.49%) BlazeMeter
15 29 (1.49%) GitHub Actions
16 25 (1.28%) IaaS
17 24 (1.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.49%) Kerberos
2 55 (2.83%) 5G
3 40 (2.06%) Wireless
4 39 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
5 31 (1.59%) SD-WAN
5 31 (1.59%) WAN
6 27 (1.39%) Bluetooth
7 22 (1.13%) GSM
7 22 (1.13%) HTTP
7 22 (1.13%) ISDN
7 22 (1.13%) LTE
7 22 (1.13%) PSTN
7 22 (1.13%) UMTS
8 20 (1.03%) TCP/IP
9 18 (0.92%) DSL
10 17 (0.87%) MQTT
10 17 (0.87%) Network Security
11 16 (0.82%) Firewall
11 16 (0.82%) Internet
12 14 (0.72%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (8.94%) NoSQL
2 131 (6.73%) SQL Server
3 84 (4.32%) Apache Hive
3 84 (4.32%) HBase
3 84 (4.32%) MySQL
4 79 (4.06%) PostgreSQL
5 74 (3.80%) MongoDB
6 72 (3.70%) Relational Database
7 68 (3.49%) Big Data
8 65 (3.34%) Metadata
9 56 (2.88%) Hadoop
10 40 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
11 31 (1.59%) Data Lake
12 29 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
13 28 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
14 23 (1.18%) Tableau
15 20 (1.03%) DB2
15 20 (1.03%) DynamoDB
16 13 (0.67%) Power BI
17 11 (0.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 430 (22.10%) Git
2 341 (17.52%) Jenkins
3 282 (14.49%) Selenium
4 191 (9.82%) JIRA
5 135 (6.94%) Cucumber
6 118 (6.06%) Bitbucket
7 104 (5.34%) Cypress.io
8 94 (4.83%) Bitbucket Server
8 94 (4.83%) JMeter
9 81 (4.16%) Postman
10 70 (3.60%) Artifactory
11 69 (3.55%) Visual Studio
12 60 (3.08%) Appium
13 48 (2.47%) LabVIEW
14 47 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
15 45 (2.31%) JUnit
16 43 (2.21%) GitLab
16 43 (2.21%) WebDriver
17 41 (2.11%) Maven
18 38 (1.95%) TeamCity
General
1 548 (28.16%) Finance
2 439 (22.56%) Social Skills
3 388 (19.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 320 (16.44%) Law
5 200 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
6 185 (9.51%) Marketing
7 128 (6.58%) Banking
8 125 (6.42%) Public Sector
9 95 (4.88%) Legal
10 88 (4.52%) Retail
11 79 (4.06%) Electronics
12 64 (3.29%) Aerospace
13 56 (2.88%) Automotive
14 52 (2.67%) Organisational Skills
15 50 (2.57%) Investment Banking
16 41 (2.11%) Games
17 40 (2.06%) Manufacturing
18 39 (2.00%) Telecoms
19 38 (1.95%) Financial Institution
20 37 (1.90%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 467 (24.00%) Developer
2 437 (22.46%) Software Engineer
3 311 (15.98%) Senior
4 273 (14.03%) Lead
5 158 (8.12%) Test Engineer
6 156 (8.02%) Tester
7 122 (6.27%) Senior Software Engineer
8 117 (6.01%) QA Engineer
9 98 (5.04%) Java Engineer
10 95 (4.88%) Lead Software Engineer
11 93 (4.78%) Software Developer
12 90 (4.62%) Java Software Engineer
13 81 (4.16%) DevOps Engineer
14 80 (4.11%) AWS Engineer
15 79 (4.06%) Analyst
16 73 (3.75%) Senior Developer
17 70 (3.60%) AWS Software Engineer
18 65 (3.34%) Automation Tester
19 60 (3.08%) Developer/Software Engineer
20 58 (2.98%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (13.77%) .NET
2 213 (10.95%) RESTful
3 170 (8.74%) React
4 157 (8.07%) HTML
5 148 (7.61%) CSS
6 145 (7.45%) JSON
7 139 (7.14%) Web Services
8 118 (6.06%) XML
9 117 (6.01%) REST
10 111 (5.70%) AngularJS
10 111 (5.70%) Spring Boot
11 96 (4.93%) Spring
12 87 (4.47%) Node.js
13 82 (4.21%) OpenID
14 69 (3.55%) .NET Core
15 68 (3.49%) ASP.NET
15 68 (3.49%) LDAP
15 68 (3.49%) SAML
16 65 (3.34%) JSON-LD
17 54 (2.77%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 143 (7.35%) Management Information System
2 128 (6.58%) Algorithms
3 115 (5.91%) Product Ownership
4 97 (4.98%) Self-Motivation
5 89 (4.57%) Public Cloud
6 77 (3.96%) Enterprise Cloud
7 73 (3.75%) Mobile App
8 67 (3.44%) Cloud Native
9 65 (3.34%) Reference Data
10 43 (2.21%) Satnav
11 39 (2.00%) e-Learning
12 35 (1.80%) IoT
13 34 (1.75%) Blockchain
13 34 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
14 32 (1.64%) Private Cloud
15 28 (1.44%) Market Risk
15 28 (1.44%) Onboarding
16 27 (1.39%) Low-Code
17 25 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
17 25 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 208 (10.69%) Linux
2 149 (7.66%) Windows
3 123 (6.32%) Unix
4 38 (1.95%) Apple iOS
5 37 (1.90%) Android
6 29 (1.49%) Windows Server
7 21 (1.08%) Mac OS
8 17 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
9 12 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.57%) FreeRTOS
10 11 (0.57%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.51%) Windows Server 2019
12 9 (0.46%) Debian
13 4 (0.21%) VMS
13 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.15%) CentOS
15 2 (0.10%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.10%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,152 (59.20%) Agile
2 621 (31.91%) Software Engineering
3 588 (30.22%) CI/CD
4 537 (27.60%) DevOps
5 427 (21.94%) Problem-Solving
6 425 (21.84%) Software Testing
7 400 (20.55%) SDLC
8 320 (16.44%) Mentoring
9 316 (16.24%) TDD
10 269 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
11 246 (12.64%) Microservices
12 243 (12.49%) Continuous Improvement
13 242 (12.44%) Coaching
14 232 (11.92%) Artificial Intelligence
15 226 (11.61%) Scrum
16 217 (11.15%) Operational Stability
17 210 (10.79%) Test Scripting
18 205 (10.53%) Community of Practice
19 187 (9.61%) Computer Science
20 183 (9.40%) Roadmaps
Programming Languages
1 519 (26.67%) SQL
2 507 (26.05%) Java
3 432 (22.20%) Python
4 397 (20.40%) JavaScript
5 389 (19.99%) C#
6 136 (6.99%) C
7 130 (6.68%) TypeScript
8 120 (6.17%) PL/SQL
9 111 (5.70%) Go
10 110 (5.65%) C++
11 65 (3.34%) Prolog
11 65 (3.34%) SPARQL
12 63 (3.24%) PHP
13 47 (2.42%) PowerShell
14 46 (2.36%) Bash
15 38 (1.95%) T-SQL
16 37 (1.90%) MATLAB
17 34 (1.75%) Kotlin
18 28 (1.44%) Ruby
19 24 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 361 (18.55%) Degree
2 209 (10.74%) Security Cleared
3 137 (7.04%) SC Cleared
4 110 (5.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 86 (4.42%) ISTQB
6 52 (2.67%) DV Cleared
7 37 (1.90%) ISEB
8 30 (1.54%) Master's Degree
9 28 (1.44%) DBS Check
10 22 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
11 16 (0.82%) HND
12 14 (0.72%) Azure Certification
13 12 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (0.36%) AWS Certification
16 6 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
17 5 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (0.26%) OCP
17 5 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
18 4 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 498 (25.59%) QA
2 36 (1.85%) Accessibility
3 31 (1.59%) GDPR
4 26 (1.34%) Software Quality Assurance
5 21 (1.08%) SLA
6 20 (1.03%) ISO 9001
6 20 (1.03%) PMO
7 15 (0.77%) WAI
8 10 (0.51%) HIPAA
9 9 (0.46%) MISRA
10 8 (0.41%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.41%) NCSC
10 8 (0.41%) PSD2
11 7 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.36%) JTAG
12 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 4 (0.21%) DICOM
13 4 (0.21%) HL7
13 4 (0.21%) ISO 13485
14 3 (0.15%) MISRA C
System Software
1 183 (9.40%) Docker
2 85 (4.37%) Active Directory
3 84 (4.32%) HDFS
4 30 (1.54%) Firmware
5 21 (1.08%) Embedded Firmware
6 20 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (0.46%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.21%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.15%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.051%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 221 (11.36%) Terraform
2 181 (9.30%) Kubernetes
3 84 (4.32%) Ansible
4 34 (1.75%) Prometheus
5 23 (1.18%) Progress Chef
6 12 (0.62%) Kibana
6 12 (0.62%) Puppet
7 8 (0.41%) Grafana
8 7 (0.36%) MIIS
8 7 (0.36%) WMI
9 5 (0.26%) Argo
10 3 (0.15%) Istio
10 3 (0.15%) Nessus
10 3 (0.15%) Packer
11 2 (0.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 2 (0.10%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.10%) Nagios
11 2 (0.10%) Rancher
11 2 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.051%) Podman
Vendors
1 212 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 114 (5.86%) Databricks
3 84 (4.32%) Informatica
4 63 (3.24%) Oracle
5 55 (2.83%) Cloudera
6 49 (2.52%) Google
7 48 (2.47%) IBM
8 37 (1.90%) Dynatrace
8 37 (1.90%) Red Hat
9 32 (1.64%) Xamarin
10 23 (1.18%) Alteryx
11 19 (0.98%) VMware
12 18 (0.92%) Cognos
12 18 (0.92%) SAP
12 18 (0.92%) Sybase
13 13 (0.67%) Atlassian
14 12 (0.62%) Splunk
14 12 (0.62%) YouTube
15 11 (0.57%) Salesforce
16 10 (0.51%) MuleSoft