Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 35 36
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 +15
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 6,883 6,563 6,551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 7.17% 6.61% 5.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.89% 7.28% 6.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5,477 5,560 5,418
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £30,250 £28,490 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87,220 90,179 101,972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 90.86% 90.77% 89.91%
Number of salaries quoted 69,620 73,287 83,285
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £26,941 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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
South East +8 1,912 £47,500 +11.76% 285
North of England +5 1,889 £45,000 +5.88% 273
North West +12 944 £42,500 +2.41% 145
South West +3 868 £44,000 +10.00% 154
Yorkshire 0 857 £45,000 - 108
Midlands +1 779 £43,500 +2.35% 166
East of England +7 773 £45,000 -5.26% 163
Scotland +16 466 £45,000 - 77
East Midlands +7 399 £42,500 -5.56% 60
West Midlands -19 378 £45,000 +12.50% 106
Wales +14 181 £39,750 -3.05% 30
North East +2 98 £47,500 +26.67% 20
Northern Ireland -7 33 £47,500 +39.71% 14
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 4,662 (67.73%) Agile Software Development
2 2,459 (35.73%) Selenium
3 2,434 (35.36%) Java
4 2,348 (34.11%) C#
5 1,876 (27.26%) SQL
6 1,866 (27.11%) QA
7 1,698 (24.67%) Scrum
8 1,641 (23.84%) Continuous Integration
9 1,621 (23.55%) JavaScript
10 1,601 (23.26%) .NET
11 1,457 (21.17%) TDD
12 1,383 (20.09%) Finance
13 1,351 (19.63%) BDD
14 1,170 (17.00%) Software Engineering
15 1,105 (16.05%) Git (software)
16 1,073 (15.59%) JIRA
17 1,069 (15.53%) Python
18 1,007 (14.63%) Cucumber
19 990 (14.38%) HTML
20 989 (14.37%) Jenkins
21 971 (14.11%) Software Testing
22 925 (13.44%) Microsoft
23 919 (13.35%) Degree
23 919 (13.35%) SDLC
24 871 (12.65%) Linux
25 829 (12.04%) Web Services
26 828 (12.03%) SQL Server
27 825 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
28 819 (11.90%) DevOps
29 811 (11.78%) CSS

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 321 (4.66%) Confluence
2 103 (1.50%) Apache
3 98 (1.42%) Tomcat
4 78 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
5 76 (1.10%) CMS
6 74 (1.08%) JBoss
7 70 (1.02%) MQSeries
8 57 (0.83%) Apache Spark
9 53 (0.77%) WebLogic
10 42 (0.61%) IIS
10 42 (0.61%) NServiceBus
11 37 (0.54%) Apache Solr
11 37 (0.54%) WebSphere
12 35 (0.51%) SharePoint
13 31 (0.45%) Apache Pig
14 30 (0.44%) Drupal
15 29 (0.42%) Sitefinity
16 28 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
17 25 (0.36%) Jetty
18 22 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 54 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.087%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.073%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.073%) SPSS
7 4 (0.058%) Simulink
7 4 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.044%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.044%) Mingle
9 2 (0.029%) Maya
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.015%) Blender
10 1 (0.015%) HipChat
10 1 (0.015%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.015%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 21 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.16%) Magento
3 5 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.073%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.058%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.058%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.058%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.044%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.044%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.044%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.029%) Fredhopper
6 2 (0.029%) Postilion
6 2 (0.029%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.015%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.015%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.015%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.015%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.015%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.015%) RMDS
7 1 (0.015%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 766 (11.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 735 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
3 217 (3.15%) SaaS
4 164 (2.38%) GitHub
5 120 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
6 111 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
7 82 (1.19%) PaaS
8 74 (1.08%) IaaS
9 65 (0.94%) Serverless
10 56 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
11 35 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
11 35 (0.51%) Office 365
12 34 (0.49%) npm
13 28 (0.41%) Slack
14 26 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
15 25 (0.36%) BrowserStack
16 17 (0.25%) Amazon S3
17 15 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
17 15 (0.22%) OpenShift
17 15 (0.22%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 159 (2.31%) HTTP
2 85 (1.23%) Firewall
2 85 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 82 (1.19%) Internet
4 74 (1.08%) DNS
5 62 (0.90%) Wireless
6 56 (0.81%) SSL
7 35 (0.51%) SMS
8 27 (0.39%) Ethernet
9 25 (0.36%) WAN
10 24 (0.35%) Broadband
10 24 (0.35%) VLAN
11 23 (0.33%) IPv4
11 23 (0.33%) IPv6
11 23 (0.33%) SNMP
12 22 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
13 21 (0.31%) Network Security
14 18 (0.26%) LAN
15 16 (0.23%) HTTPS
15 16 (0.23%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 828 (12.03%) SQL Server
2 384 (5.58%) NoSQL
3 341 (4.95%) Relational Database
4 271 (3.94%) MySQL
5 253 (3.68%) Big Data
6 211 (3.07%) MongoDB
7 190 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
8 165 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 125 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 122 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
11 121 (1.76%) Hadoop
12 92 (1.34%) RDBMS
13 90 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 71 (1.03%) Bigtable
15 62 (0.90%) Redis
16 42 (0.61%) DB2
17 41 (0.60%) Power BI
18 40 (0.58%) Oracle Database
19 39 (0.57%) Apache Hive
20 33 (0.48%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2,459 (35.73%) Selenium
2 1,105 (16.05%) Git (software)
3 1,073 (15.59%) JIRA
4 1,007 (14.63%) Cucumber
5 989 (14.37%) Jenkins
6 718 (10.43%) WebDriver
7 472 (6.86%) SoapUI
8 441 (6.41%) JUnit
9 434 (6.31%) SpecFlow
10 424 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 416 (6.04%) Visual Studio
12 303 (4.40%) Maven
13 294 (4.27%) JMeter
14 262 (3.81%) TeamCity
15 260 (3.78%) Subversion
16 232 (3.37%) NUnit
17 224 (3.25%) Protractor
18 223 (3.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 217 (3.15%) Bitbucket
20 188 (2.73%) Jasmine
General
1 1,383 (20.09%) Finance
2 389 (5.65%) Retail
3 217 (3.15%) Marketing
4 199 (2.89%) Electronics
5 196 (2.85%) Banking
6 185 (2.69%) Telecoms
7 168 (2.44%) Manufacturing
8 125 (1.82%) Games
9 96 (1.39%) Automotive
10 94 (1.37%) Advertising
11 53 (0.77%) Law
12 40 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 38 (0.55%) Back Office
13 38 (0.55%) Investment Banking
14 34 (0.49%) Retail Banking
15 29 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
16 26 (0.38%) Legal
17 22 (0.32%) Military
18 19 (0.28%) Aerospace
19 11 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,885 (27.39%) Developer
2 1,108 (16.10%) Analyst
3 1,098 (15.95%) Tester
4 1,058 (15.37%) Test Engineer
5 921 (13.38%) Test Analyst
6 660 (9.59%) Automation Tester
7 589 (8.56%) Software Engineer
8 486 (7.06%) Test Automation Engineer
9 456 (6.63%) QA Engineer
10 434 (6.31%) Software Developer
11 406 (5.90%) .NET Developer
12 392 (5.70%) C# Developer
13 355 (5.16%) Java Developer
14 345 (5.01%) Software Tester
15 328 (4.77%) Senior Developer
16 314 (4.56%) Developer in Test
17 307 (4.46%) Automation Test Analyst
18 305 (4.43%) Software Test Engineer
19 287 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
20 252 (3.66%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,601 (23.26%) .NET
2 990 (14.38%) HTML
3 829 (12.04%) Web Services
4 811 (11.78%) CSS
5 645 (9.37%) AngularJS
6 575 (8.35%) ASP.NET
7 531 (7.71%) REST
8 482 (7.00%) RESTful
9 417 (6.06%) jQuery
10 415 (6.03%) .NET Framework
11 396 (5.75%) XML
12 374 (5.43%) SOAP
13 360 (5.23%) Spring
14 339 (4.93%) ASP.NET MVC
15 335 (4.87%) ASP.NET Web API
16 333 (4.84%) Gherkin
16 333 (4.84%) HTML5
17 301 (4.37%) React
18 278 (4.04%) JSON
19 271 (3.94%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 532 (7.73%) Computer Science
2 429 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
3 384 (5.58%) User Experience
4 381 (5.54%) Mobile App
5 277 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
6 201 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
7 184 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
8 167 (2.43%) Fintech
9 163 (2.37%) Algorithms
10 122 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
11 112 (1.63%) Data Structures
11 112 (1.63%) Public Cloud
11 112 (1.63%) Virtual Team
12 101 (1.47%) Management Information System
13 68 (0.99%) Data Centre
14 44 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
15 43 (0.62%) Cloud Native
16 37 (0.54%) Mainframe
17 36 (0.52%) Life Science
18 33 (0.48%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 871 (12.65%) Linux
2 604 (8.78%) Windows
3 257 (3.73%) Android
4 248 (3.60%) Unix
5 212 (3.08%) Apple iOS
6 56 (0.81%) Mac OS X
7 54 (0.78%) Windows Server
8 40 (0.58%) Ubuntu
9 38 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 36 (0.52%) CentOS
11 18 (0.26%) Debian
12 9 (0.13%) Solaris
12 9 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
14 7 (0.10%) Windows Phone
15 6 (0.087%) Fedora
15 6 (0.087%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.058%) AIX
16 4 (0.058%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,662 (67.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1,698 (24.67%) Scrum
3 1,641 (23.84%) Continuous Integration
4 1,457 (21.17%) TDD
5 1,351 (19.63%) BDD
6 1,170 (17.00%) Software Engineering
7 971 (14.11%) Software Testing
8 919 (13.35%) SDLC
9 825 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
10 819 (11.90%) DevOps
11 796 (11.56%) Test Scripting
12 794 (11.54%) OO
13 754 (10.95%) Manual Testing
14 721 (10.48%) Test Strategy
15 664 (9.65%) MVC
16 611 (8.88%) Mentoring
17 564 (8.19%) Unit Testing
18 531 (7.71%) Regression Testing
19 485 (7.05%) Microservices
20 459 (6.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 2,434 (35.36%) Java
2 2,348 (34.11%) C#
3 1,876 (27.26%) SQL
4 1,621 (23.55%) JavaScript
5 1,069 (15.53%) Python
6 480 (6.97%) C++
7 450 (6.54%) Ruby
8 338 (4.91%) PHP
9 284 (4.13%) PowerShell
10 279 (4.05%) Bash Shell
11 270 (3.92%) C
12 204 (2.96%) T-SQL
13 118 (1.71%) Perl
14 117 (1.70%) TypeScript
15 113 (1.64%) Java 8
16 107 (1.55%) VB.NET
17 104 (1.51%) Go
17 104 (1.51%) Shell Script
18 90 (1.31%) Scala
19 69 (1.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 919 (13.35%) Degree
2 591 (8.59%) ISTQB
3 492 (7.15%) ISEB
4 324 (4.71%) Security Cleared
5 201 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 154 (2.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 151 (2.19%) SC Cleared
8 134 (1.95%) DV Cleared
9 92 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 43 (0.62%) CISSP
10 43 (0.62%) MCP
11 42 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
12 41 (0.60%) CCNA
12 41 (0.60%) MCPD
12 41 (0.60%) MCSE
12 41 (0.60%) SANS
13 40 (0.58%) CompTIA Security+
14 39 (0.57%) SSCP
15 38 (0.55%) GIAC
16 34 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,866 (27.11%) QA
2 26 (0.38%) Data Quality
3 24 (0.35%) GCP
4 17 (0.25%) GDPR
5 14 (0.20%) JTAG
6 13 (0.19%) PMO
7 12 (0.17%) GAMP
8 11 (0.16%) WCAG
9 8 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (0.10%) SLA
11 6 (0.087%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.073%) GMP
12 5 (0.073%) PSD2
12 5 (0.073%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 3 (0.044%) MISRA
13 3 (0.044%) WAI
14 2 (0.029%) Def Stans
14 2 (0.029%) DICOM
14 2 (0.029%) SEPA
System Software
1 462 (6.71%) Docker
2 102 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (1.09%) Active Directory
4 59 (0.86%) Firmware
4 59 (0.86%) vSphere
5 38 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 33 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
7 30 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
8 28 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (0.32%) oVirt
9 22 (0.32%) RHEV
10 19 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (0.22%) NFS
12 12 (0.17%) Xen
13 10 (0.15%) VMware NSX
14 8 (0.12%) VirtualBox
15 6 (0.087%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 6 (0.087%) Varnish
16 5 (0.073%) LXC
16 5 (0.073%) Samba
Systems Management
1 280 (4.07%) Puppet
2 212 (3.08%) Ansible
3 201 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
4 190 (2.76%) Kubernetes
5 109 (1.58%) Terraform
6 87 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
7 56 (0.81%) HP ALM
8 46 (0.67%) vCenter Server
9 44 (0.64%) Salt
10 30 (0.44%) vRealize
11 27 (0.39%) HockeyApp
11 27 (0.39%) Packer
12 23 (0.33%) Kibana
12 23 (0.33%) Nagios
13 19 (0.28%) Marathon
14 17 (0.25%) logstash
14 17 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 15 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
16 12 (0.17%) Cobbler
17 11 (0.16%) Grafana
Vendors
1 925 (13.44%) Microsoft
2 461 (6.70%) Oracle
3 223 (3.24%) Google
4 178 (2.59%) SAP
5 156 (2.27%) Atlassian
6 131 (1.90%) HP
7 124 (1.80%) VMware
8 99 (1.44%) WorldPay
9 90 (1.31%) Splunk
10 89 (1.29%) Capita
11 77 (1.12%) Xamarin
12 63 (0.92%) IBM
13 47 (0.68%) Cisco
14 41 (0.60%) TIBCO
15 37 (0.54%) ServiceNow
16 36 (0.52%) Red Hat
16 36 (0.52%) Sitecore
16 36 (0.52%) Talend
17 32 (0.46%) Citrix
17 32 (0.46%) Salesforce.com