Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 33 36
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 6,692 6,350 6,536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 7.24% 6.57% 5.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.98% 7.25% 6.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5,434 5,274 5,427
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,466 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%

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 83,816 87,597 99,801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 90.72% 90.68% 90.16%
Number of salaries quoted 66,586 71,098 81,392
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,000 £65,500 £65,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +11 2,040 £47,500 +5.56% 294
North of England +5 1,717 £45,000 +5.88% 280
North West +9 861 £42,500 - 145
Yorkshire +4 785 £45,000 +5.88% 97
Midlands +1 778 £43,000 +1.18% 216
South West -4 735 £44,529 +11.32% 199
East of England +4 678 £47,500 -3.06% 154
Scotland +12 543 £45,000 +4.05% 98
East Midlands +2 388 £42,500 - 73
West Midlands -19 388 £45,000 +8.43% 143
Wales +26 187 £40,000 - 28
North East +1 96 £48,500 +21.25% 38
Northern Ireland -5 40 £52,500 +59.09% 15
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 4,440 (66.35%) Agile Software Development
2 2,474 (36.97%) C#
3 2,356 (35.21%) Selenium
4 2,316 (34.61%) Java
5 1,900 (28.39%) QA
6 1,748 (26.12%) SQL
7 1,626 (24.30%) .NET
8 1,569 (23.45%) JavaScript
9 1,549 (23.15%) Scrum
10 1,506 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
11 1,321 (19.74%) Finance
12 1,297 (19.38%) TDD
13 1,236 (18.47%) BDD
14 1,177 (17.59%) Software Engineering
15 1,135 (16.96%) Python
16 1,066 (15.93%) Git (software)
17 1,004 (15.00%) JIRA
18 993 (14.84%) Cucumber
19 989 (14.78%) Software Testing
20 932 (13.93%) HTML
21 915 (13.67%) Degree
22 878 (13.12%) Jenkins
23 874 (13.06%) Microsoft
24 795 (11.88%) Linux
25 790 (11.81%) SDLC
26 780 (11.66%) SQL Server
27 759 (11.34%) Test Scripting
28 758 (11.33%) Manual Testing
29 754 (11.27%) Web Services
30 753 (11.25%) 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
1 332 (4.96%) Confluence
2 107 (1.60%) Apache
3 97 (1.45%) CMS
4 86 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
5 69 (1.03%) Tomcat
6 57 (0.85%) JBoss
6 57 (0.85%) WebLogic
7 55 (0.82%) MQSeries
8 53 (0.79%) Apache Spark
9 48 (0.72%) IIS
10 45 (0.67%) NServiceBus
11 38 (0.57%) Apache Solr
12 35 (0.52%) Apache Pig
13 34 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
14 32 (0.48%) SharePoint
15 28 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
16 26 (0.39%) Sitefinity
17 24 (0.36%) nginx
18 21 (0.31%) WebSphere
18 21 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 47 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.13%) SPSS
5 8 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.12%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (0.090%) Mingle
6 6 (0.090%) Simulink
7 4 (0.060%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.030%) Maya
9 2 (0.030%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.015%) GIMP
10 1 (0.015%) HipChat
10 1 (0.015%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 28 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.060%) Odoo
3 4 (0.060%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.060%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.045%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.045%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.030%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.030%) Magento
5 2 (0.030%) Postilion
5 2 (0.030%) SAP FI-CA
5 2 (0.030%) SAP PSCD
6 1 (0.015%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.015%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.015%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.015%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.015%) RMDS
6 1 (0.015%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.015%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 749 (11.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 688 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
3 187 (2.79%) SaaS
4 161 (2.41%) GitHub
5 122 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
6 116 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
7 72 (1.08%) Serverless
8 69 (1.03%) PaaS
9 49 (0.73%) npm
10 46 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
11 45 (0.67%) IaaS
12 40 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
12 40 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
13 32 (0.48%) Slack
14 28 (0.42%) Google Analytics
15 27 (0.40%) Office 365
16 26 (0.39%) BrowserStack
17 23 (0.34%) Amazon S3
18 22 (0.33%) OpenShift
19 12 (0.18%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 142 (2.12%) HTTP
2 101 (1.51%) TCP/IP
3 68 (1.02%) Internet
4 63 (0.94%) SSL
5 56 (0.84%) Firewall
6 47 (0.70%) Wireless
7 37 (0.55%) DNS
8 29 (0.43%) SNMP
9 28 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
10 27 (0.40%) Ethernet
11 25 (0.37%) HTTPS
11 25 (0.37%) SMS
12 24 (0.36%) Broadband
13 22 (0.33%) VLAN
14 19 (0.28%) IPv4
14 19 (0.28%) IPv6
15 18 (0.27%) RS-485
16 17 (0.25%) Bluetooth
17 13 (0.19%) LAN
17 13 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 780 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 333 (4.98%) NoSQL
3 332 (4.96%) Relational Database
4 270 (4.03%) MySQL
5 228 (3.41%) Big Data
6 176 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
7 175 (2.62%) MongoDB
8 145 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
9 132 (1.97%) Hadoop
10 109 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
11 105 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 102 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 92 (1.37%) RDBMS
14 67 (1.00%) Apache Hive
15 61 (0.91%) Bigtable
16 57 (0.85%) Redis
17 42 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
18 39 (0.58%) Oracle Database
18 39 (0.58%) Power BI
19 36 (0.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2,356 (35.21%) Selenium
2 1,066 (15.93%) Git (software)
3 1,004 (15.00%) JIRA
4 993 (14.84%) Cucumber
5 878 (13.12%) Jenkins
6 706 (10.55%) WebDriver
7 480 (7.17%) Visual Studio
8 441 (6.59%) SpecFlow
9 438 (6.55%) SoapUI
10 377 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 365 (5.45%) JUnit
12 323 (4.83%) JMeter
13 293 (4.38%) Maven
14 242 (3.62%) Subversion
14 242 (3.62%) TeamCity
15 214 (3.20%) NUnit
16 192 (2.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 186 (2.78%) Protractor
18 144 (2.15%) Bitbucket
19 135 (2.02%) Appium
General
1 1,321 (19.74%) Finance
2 316 (4.72%) Retail
3 223 (3.33%) Marketing
4 183 (2.73%) Banking
5 170 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 169 (2.53%) Electronics
7 159 (2.38%) Manufacturing
8 135 (2.02%) Games
9 84 (1.26%) Automotive
10 68 (1.02%) Law
11 50 (0.75%) Advertising
12 45 (0.67%) Investment Banking
13 35 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 29 (0.43%) Retail Banking
15 28 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
16 22 (0.33%) Back Office
17 18 (0.27%) Legal
17 18 (0.27%) Military
18 16 (0.24%) Publishing
19 9 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,816 (27.14%) Developer
2 1,068 (15.96%) Test Engineer
3 1,055 (15.77%) Tester
4 1,027 (15.35%) Analyst
5 858 (12.82%) Test Analyst
6 652 (9.74%) Automation Tester
7 545 (8.14%) Software Engineer
8 506 (7.56%) QA Engineer
9 482 (7.20%) Test Automation Engineer
10 399 (5.96%) Software Developer
11 395 (5.90%) .NET Developer
12 384 (5.74%) C# Developer
13 331 (4.95%) Developer in Test
14 320 (4.78%) Senior Developer
15 319 (4.77%) Software Test Engineer
16 312 (4.66%) Java Developer
17 309 (4.62%) Software Tester
18 275 (4.11%) Automation Test Analyst
19 268 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
20 229 (3.42%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,626 (24.30%) .NET
2 932 (13.93%) HTML
3 754 (11.27%) Web Services
4 753 (11.25%) CSS
5 608 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 605 (9.04%) ASP.NET
7 538 (8.04%) REST
8 412 (6.16%) Gherkin
8 412 (6.16%) RESTful
9 411 (6.14%) XML
10 389 (5.81%) jQuery
11 373 (5.57%) .NET Framework
12 342 (5.11%) SOAP
13 340 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
14 326 (4.87%) Spring
15 320 (4.78%) Node.js
16 311 (4.65%) JSON
17 308 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web API
18 301 (4.50%) HTML5
19 297 (4.44%) React
Miscellaneous
1 595 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 440 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 320 (4.78%) Mobile App
4 315 (4.71%) User Experience
5 263 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
6 227 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
7 182 (2.72%) Fintech
8 176 (2.63%) Algorithms
9 169 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
10 97 (1.45%) Management Information System
11 96 (1.43%) Data Structures
12 89 (1.33%) Virtual Team
13 73 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
14 62 (0.93%) Public Cloud
15 57 (0.85%) Reinsurance
16 49 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
17 44 (0.66%) Cloud Native
18 38 (0.57%) Data Centre
18 38 (0.57%) Life Science
19 30 (0.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 795 (11.88%) Linux
2 566 (8.46%) Windows
3 251 (3.75%) Android
4 209 (3.12%) Apple iOS
5 200 (2.99%) Unix
6 63 (0.94%) Windows Server
7 53 (0.79%) Mac OS X
7 53 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 47 (0.70%) CentOS
9 38 (0.57%) Ubuntu
10 19 (0.28%) Debian
11 16 (0.24%) Windows Phone
12 13 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
13 12 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (0.15%) Fedora
14 10 (0.15%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.12%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.090%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.060%) Solaris
18 3 (0.045%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,440 (66.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1,549 (23.15%) Scrum
3 1,506 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1,297 (19.38%) TDD
5 1,236 (18.47%) BDD
6 1,177 (17.59%) Software Engineering
7 989 (14.78%) Software Testing
8 790 (11.81%) SDLC
9 759 (11.34%) Test Scripting
10 758 (11.33%) Manual Testing
11 748 (11.18%) Test Strategy
12 727 (10.86%) OO
13 719 (10.74%) DevOps
14 681 (10.18%) Problem-Solving
15 630 (9.41%) MVC
16 604 (9.03%) Mentoring
17 589 (8.80%) Unit Testing
18 520 (7.77%) Microservices
19 518 (7.74%) Regression Testing
20 491 (7.34%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2,474 (36.97%) C#
2 2,316 (34.61%) Java
3 1,748 (26.12%) SQL
4 1,569 (23.45%) JavaScript
5 1,135 (16.96%) Python
6 443 (6.62%) C++
7 357 (5.33%) Ruby
8 329 (4.92%) PHP
9 279 (4.17%) C
10 255 (3.81%) Bash Shell
11 230 (3.44%) PowerShell
12 190 (2.84%) T-SQL
13 137 (2.05%) TypeScript
14 124 (1.85%) Go
15 111 (1.66%) Perl
16 103 (1.54%) Scala
17 100 (1.49%) Java 8
18 93 (1.39%) Shell Script
19 82 (1.23%) VB.NET
20 68 (1.02%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 915 (13.67%) Degree
2 609 (9.10%) ISTQB
3 468 (6.99%) ISEB
4 320 (4.78%) Security Cleared
5 222 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 156 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 140 (2.09%) SC Cleared
8 138 (2.06%) DV Cleared
9 88 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 52 (0.78%) CISSP
11 49 (0.73%) CCNA
11 49 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
12 47 (0.70%) MCSE
13 46 (0.69%) GIAC
13 46 (0.69%) SSCP
14 44 (0.66%) SANS
15 43 (0.64%) CompTIA Security+
16 42 (0.63%) Linux+ Certification
16 42 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
17 35 (0.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,900 (28.39%) QA
2 31 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 25 (0.37%) PMO
4 22 (0.33%) GDPR
5 12 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.15%) PSD2
6 10 (0.15%) WCAG
7 9 (0.13%) SLA
8 7 (0.10%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.090%) JTAG
10 4 (0.060%) GAMP
10 4 (0.060%) GMP
10 4 (0.060%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.060%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.045%) DICOM
12 2 (0.030%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.030%) IEC 61131
12 2 (0.030%) MISRA
12 2 (0.030%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 1 (0.015%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 460 (6.87%) Docker
2 71 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (0.79%) Firmware
4 52 (0.78%) Active Directory
5 42 (0.63%) vSphere
6 31 (0.46%) oVirt
6 31 (0.46%) RHEV
7 28 (0.42%) Hyper-V
8 24 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (0.27%) Xen
10 16 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (0.19%) VirtualBox
12 10 (0.15%) Varnish
12 10 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.12%) NFS
14 7 (0.10%) Samba
15 6 (0.090%) Virtual Desktop
16 4 (0.060%) HDFS
16 4 (0.060%) LXC
16 4 (0.060%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 285 (4.26%) Puppet
2 209 (3.12%) Kubernetes
3 187 (2.79%) Ansible
4 148 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
5 109 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
6 103 (1.54%) Terraform
7 50 (0.75%) Salt
8 48 (0.72%) HP ALM
9 33 (0.49%) Packer
10 28 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
11 25 (0.37%) Nagios
12 17 (0.25%) Mesos
12 17 (0.25%) vCenter Server
13 16 (0.24%) Kibana
14 15 (0.22%) Grafana
15 14 (0.21%) logstash
16 13 (0.19%) Oozie
17 11 (0.16%) Graphite
18 10 (0.15%) OpenNMS
18 10 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 874 (13.06%) Microsoft
2 372 (5.56%) Oracle
3 256 (3.83%) Google
4 179 (2.67%) SAP
5 143 (2.14%) Atlassian
6 115 (1.72%) HP
7 83 (1.24%) VMware
8 62 (0.93%) Xamarin
9 47 (0.70%) IBM
10 46 (0.69%) TIBCO
11 44 (0.66%) Red Hat
11 44 (0.66%) Tableau
12 40 (0.60%) Talend
12 40 (0.60%) WorldPay
13 34 (0.51%) Informatica
14 33 (0.49%) Cognizant
14 33 (0.49%) ServiceNow
15 32 (0.48%) New Relic
16 27 (0.40%) Sitecore
16 27 (0.40%) Splunk