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to

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 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 35 38 29
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5,253 3,636 2,518
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 6.94% 6.07% 7.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.33% 6.52% 7.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3,074 2,547 2,050
10th Percentile £34,825 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £54,250
% change year-on-year +4.35% +5.99% +8.50%

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 71,688 55,741 31,898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 94.69% 93.00% 92.37%
Number of salaries quoted 41,830 39,163 25,739
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.62% +1.36% +4.76%

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 14 August 2022.

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 2022. 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 +7 1,784 £57,500 +9.52% 133
North of England +3 1,222 £52,500 +10.53% 163
Midlands +8 672 £50,000 +5.26% 77
North West +16 654 £55,000 +17.02% 88
South West +5 606 £52,500 +10.53% 92
Yorkshire -7 510 £52,500 +5.00% 46
West Midlands +12 455 £52,500 +5.00% 46
Scotland -5 416 £57,500 +21.05% 56
East of England +23 361 £51,450 -14.25% 85
East Midlands +2 217 £45,000 - 31
Wales +29 164 £52,500 +31.25% 19
Northern Ireland -14 76 £40,000 -13.51% 9
North East -8 59 £55,000 +23.60% 29
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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 3,379 (64.33%) Agile
2 1,544 (29.39%) DevOps
3 1,535 (29.22%) Software Testing
4 1,457 (27.74%) Java
5 1,432 (27.26%) JavaScript
6 1,429 (27.20%) C#
7 1,408 (26.80%) Software Engineering
8 1,404 (26.73%) Finance
9 1,397 (26.59%) CI/CD
10 1,366 (26.00%) Azure
11 1,324 (25.20%) QA
12 1,294 (24.63%) Social Skills
13 1,222 (23.26%) Python
14 1,188 (22.62%) SQL
15 1,125 (21.42%) Selenium
16 1,108 (21.09%) Scrum
17 1,103 (21.00%) Degree
18 1,086 (20.67%) Git (software)
19 1,082 (20.60%) AWS
20 1,054 (20.06%) Problem-Solving
21 1,044 (19.87%) Continuous Integration
22 1,017 (19.36%) .NET
23 972 (18.50%) TDD
24 933 (17.76%) Mentoring
25 816 (15.53%) Docker
26 813 (15.48%) BDD
27 786 (14.96%) Jenkins
28 780 (14.85%) JIRA
29 756 (14.39%) Microservices
30 745 (14.18%) Microsoft

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
1 239 (4.55%) Confluence
2 140 (2.67%) Apache Spark
3 82 (1.56%) Apache
4 74 (1.41%) SharePoint
5 73 (1.39%) CMS
6 53 (1.01%) WordPress
7 45 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
7 45 (0.86%) IIS
7 45 (0.86%) JBoss
8 42 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
9 39 (0.74%) Drupal
9 39 (0.74%) Tomcat
10 24 (0.46%) WebSphere
11 20 (0.38%) OpenStack
12 18 (0.34%) GemFire
12 18 (0.34%) IBM Domino
13 16 (0.30%) nginx
14 12 (0.23%) Headless CMS
15 10 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
15 10 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 74 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (0.80%) Simulink
4 10 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.13%) Campfire
6 6 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.095%) Adobe XD
7 5 (0.095%) UXPin
8 4 (0.076%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.057%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.057%) Maple
9 3 (0.057%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.019%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.019%) Sketch
10 1 (0.019%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 19 (0.36%) WebTrends
2 18 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
3 17 (0.32%) Magento
4 10 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.095%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.057%) Primavera
7 2 (0.038%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.038%) Shopify
7 2 (0.038%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.019%) assyst
8 1 (0.019%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.019%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.019%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,366 (26.00%) Azure
2 1,082 (20.60%) AWS
3 500 (9.52%) Azure DevOps
4 412 (7.84%) Serverless
5 375 (7.14%) GitHub
6 331 (6.30%) GCP
7 320 (6.09%) SaaS
8 215 (4.09%) AWS Lambda
9 206 (3.92%) OpenShift
10 138 (2.63%) PaaS
11 104 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
12 88 (1.68%) Cloud Functions
13 87 (1.66%) Azure Functions
14 82 (1.56%) Microsoft 365
15 77 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
16 75 (1.43%) npm
17 67 (1.28%) AWS CodePipeline
18 66 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
19 60 (1.14%) Power Platform
20 56 (1.07%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 168 (3.20%) Internet
2 158 (3.01%) HTTP
3 122 (2.32%) Broadband
4 112 (2.13%) TCP/IP
5 84 (1.60%) 5G
6 68 (1.29%) Wireshark
7 64 (1.22%) DNS
8 57 (1.09%) Firewall
9 56 (1.07%) DHCP
10 39 (0.74%) WAN
11 32 (0.61%) SD-WAN
12 31 (0.59%) Bluetooth
13 30 (0.57%) SSL
14 28 (0.53%) IMAP
14 28 (0.53%) SNA
14 28 (0.53%) tcpdump
14 28 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
15 25 (0.48%) Network Security
16 24 (0.46%) Wireless
17 21 (0.40%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 525 (9.99%) SQL Server
2 336 (6.40%) NoSQL
3 318 (6.05%) MySQL
4 266 (5.06%) Relational Database
5 262 (4.99%) PostgreSQL
6 208 (3.96%) MongoDB
7 119 (2.27%) Big Data
8 81 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 79 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
10 68 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
10 68 (1.29%) Oracle Database
11 65 (1.24%) Flink
12 57 (1.09%) Hadoop
13 51 (0.97%) Power BI
14 48 (0.91%) DynamoDB
15 47 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
16 44 (0.84%) Redis
17 43 (0.82%) RDBMS
18 42 (0.80%) Data Lake
19 39 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1,125 (21.42%) Selenium
2 1,086 (20.67%) Git (software)
3 786 (14.96%) Jenkins
4 780 (14.85%) JIRA
5 413 (7.86%) Cucumber
6 376 (7.16%) Postman
7 369 (7.02%) SpecFlow
8 239 (4.55%) Cypress.io
9 229 (4.36%) Visual Studio
10 205 (3.90%) WebDriver
11 185 (3.52%) Subversion
12 176 (3.35%) GitLab
13 174 (3.31%) JMeter
14 164 (3.12%) Bitbucket
15 142 (2.70%) JUnit
16 136 (2.59%) Maven
17 127 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
18 124 (2.36%) SoapUI
19 110 (2.09%) Gradle
20 107 (2.04%) TeamCity
General
1 1,404 (26.73%) Finance
2 1,294 (24.63%) Social Skills
3 538 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
4 440 (8.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 341 (6.49%) Banking
6 289 (5.50%) Automotive
7 254 (4.84%) Manufacturing
8 226 (4.30%) Law
9 204 (3.88%) Public Sector
10 196 (3.73%) Retail
11 184 (3.50%) Electronics
12 180 (3.43%) Marketing
13 179 (3.41%) Games
14 138 (2.63%) Telecoms
15 120 (2.28%) Legal
16 101 (1.92%) Presentation Skills
17 76 (1.45%) Organisational Skills
18 70 (1.33%) Influencing Skills
19 59 (1.12%) Aerospace
20 41 (0.78%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,115 (21.23%) Developer
2 747 (14.22%) Software Engineer
3 520 (9.90%) Tester
4 500 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 421 (8.01%) Analyst
6 339 (6.45%) QA Engineer
7 279 (5.31%) Test Analyst
8 276 (5.25%) Senior Developer
9 265 (5.04%) Software Developer
10 263 (5.01%) Automation Tester
11 208 (3.96%) Automation Engineer
12 203 (3.86%) Software Tester
13 199 (3.79%) Graduate
14 197 (3.75%) Test Automation Engineer
15 192 (3.66%) Senior Software Engineer
16 179 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
17 156 (2.97%) Java Engineer
18 151 (2.87%) Full Stack Developer
19 140 (2.67%) QA Automation Engineer
20 131 (2.49%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,017 (19.36%) .NET
2 605 (11.52%) React
3 527 (10.03%) RESTful
4 517 (9.84%) Node.js
5 461 (8.78%) CSS
5 461 (8.78%) HTML
6 421 (8.01%) REST
7 399 (7.60%) AngularJS
8 341 (6.49%) .NET Core
9 275 (5.24%) Web Services
10 255 (4.85%) JSON
11 245 (4.66%) Spring
12 239 (4.55%) ASP.NET
13 219 (4.17%) Kafka
14 210 (4.00%) Vue.js
15 207 (3.94%) Gherkin
16 190 (3.62%) XML
17 176 (3.35%) Spring Boot
18 175 (3.33%) SOAP
19 174 (3.31%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 414 (7.88%) User Experience
2 343 (6.53%) Mobile App
3 256 (4.87%) Cloud Native
4 236 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
5 196 (3.73%) Data Structures
6 183 (3.48%) Life Science
7 164 (3.12%) Cyberattack
8 160 (3.05%) Public Cloud
9 158 (3.01%) Algorithms
10 148 (2.82%) Linux Command Line
11 135 (2.57%) Virtual Team
12 116 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
13 110 (2.09%) Cyber Defence
14 109 (2.08%) Social Media
15 106 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
16 103 (1.96%) IoT
17 81 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
18 71 (1.35%) Management Information System
19 64 (1.22%) Derivative
20 54 (1.03%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 681 (12.96%) Linux
2 417 (7.94%) Windows
3 301 (5.73%) Android
4 254 (4.84%) Unix
5 250 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 68 (1.29%) Windows Server
7 58 (1.10%) VMS
8 45 (0.86%) Ubuntu
9 26 (0.49%) Kali Linux
10 25 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
11 20 (0.38%) AIX
12 17 (0.32%) Windows 10
13 14 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (0.17%) Debian
15 8 (0.15%) CoreOS
16 5 (0.095%) CentOS
16 5 (0.095%) FreeRTOS
16 5 (0.095%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.076%) Alpine Linux
17 4 (0.076%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,379 (64.33%) Agile
2 1,544 (29.39%) DevOps
3 1,535 (29.22%) Software Testing
4 1,408 (26.80%) Software Engineering
5 1,397 (26.59%) CI/CD
6 1,108 (21.09%) Scrum
7 1,054 (20.06%) Problem-Solving
8 1,044 (19.87%) Continuous Integration
9 972 (18.50%) TDD
10 933 (17.76%) Mentoring
11 813 (15.48%) BDD
12 756 (14.39%) Microservices
13 734 (13.97%) SDLC
14 668 (12.72%) Computer Science
15 633 (12.05%) Coaching
16 601 (11.44%) Test Strategy
17 544 (10.36%) Full Stack Development
18 512 (9.75%) Manual Testing
19 464 (8.83%) Test Scripting
20 455 (8.66%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,457 (27.74%) Java
2 1,432 (27.26%) JavaScript
3 1,429 (27.20%) C#
4 1,222 (23.26%) Python
5 1,188 (22.62%) SQL
6 501 (9.54%) TypeScript
7 401 (7.63%) C++
8 298 (5.67%) C
9 288 (5.48%) PowerShell
10 218 (4.15%) PHP
11 202 (3.85%) Ruby
12 189 (3.60%) Bash
13 141 (2.68%) Shell Script
14 129 (2.46%) Kotlin
14 129 (2.46%) Perl
15 111 (2.11%) MATLAB
16 93 (1.77%) T-SQL
17 92 (1.75%) Go
18 78 (1.48%) Scala
19 73 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,103 (21.00%) Degree
2 389 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 250 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 196 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 170 (3.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 155 (2.95%) SC Cleared
7 133 (2.53%) ISEB
8 62 (1.18%) Master's Degree
9 50 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
10 45 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 39 (0.74%) OCP
11 39 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
12 36 (0.69%) DV Cleared
13 30 (0.57%) Postgraduate
14 29 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
15 25 (0.48%) AWS Certification
16 24 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
17 18 (0.34%) DBS Check
18 11 (0.21%) AAT
18 11 (0.21%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,324 (25.20%) QA
2 228 (4.34%) Accessibility
3 66 (1.26%) Automotive SPICE
3 66 (1.26%) MISRA
4 56 (1.07%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.36%) AUTOSAR
5 19 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.27%) GDPR
6 14 (0.27%) PMO
7 11 (0.21%) NCSC
7 11 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.17%) HL7
8 9 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.17%) SLA
9 7 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (0.13%) ISO 9000
10 6 (0.11%) GLP
11 4 (0.076%) GMP
11 4 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.076%) WCAG
System Software
1 816 (15.53%) Docker
2 76 (1.45%) Firmware
3 73 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
4 72 (1.37%) Active Directory
5 57 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 45 (0.86%) Embedded Firmware
7 31 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (0.53%) vSphere
9 13 (0.25%) Xen
10 12 (0.23%) KVM
11 8 (0.15%) VirtualBox
12 7 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.095%) HDFS
13 5 (0.095%) Hyper-V
14 4 (0.076%) IAG
14 4 (0.076%) Samba
15 3 (0.057%) NFS
16 2 (0.038%) Ceph
16 2 (0.038%) Oracle Clusterware
16 2 (0.038%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 632 (12.03%) Kubernetes
2 298 (5.67%) Terraform
3 244 (4.64%) Ansible
4 89 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
5 61 (1.16%) Puppet
6 50 (0.95%) HP ALM
7 48 (0.91%) Istio
8 44 (0.84%) Grafana
9 37 (0.70%) Prometheus
10 33 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
11 26 (0.49%) Kibana
12 22 (0.42%) vCenter Server
13 20 (0.38%) logstash
14 18 (0.34%) HP Fortify
15 14 (0.27%) ZABBIX
16 12 (0.23%) Control-M
17 11 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
17 11 (0.21%) HAProxy
18 7 (0.13%) Packer
19 6 (0.11%) Rancher
Vendors
1 745 (14.18%) Microsoft
2 300 (5.71%) Google
3 267 (5.08%) Oracle
4 100 (1.90%) FIS
5 95 (1.81%) IBM
6 90 (1.71%) Splunk
7 79 (1.50%) Atlassian
8 64 (1.22%) SAP
8 64 (1.22%) VMware
9 58 (1.10%) HP
9 58 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
10 45 (0.86%) ANSYS
10 45 (0.86%) Bloomberg
11 39 (0.74%) Perforce
12 37 (0.70%) Dynatrace
13 36 (0.69%) CA
14 32 (0.61%) WorldPay
15 31 (0.59%) Xamarin
16 28 (0.53%) Databricks
17 26 (0.49%) AppDynamics