The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
UK
Rank 159 200 216
Rank change year-on-year +41 +16  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1747 1733 1594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 1.68% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 1.89% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1429 1459 1271
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,483 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 75370 91581 93969
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.10% 88.56% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 61980 75773 76024
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in the UK

Automated Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in the UK

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automated Testing in the UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +52 1675 £47,500 +5.55% 217
London +4 541 £60,000 +9.09% 77
South East +64 306 £38,750 -3.12% 22
South West +77 194 £40,000 +6.66% 25
Yorkshire +69 192 £47,500 +18.75% 24
North West +19 156 £50,000 +33.33% 32
East of England +21 142 £43,750 +9.37% 20
Manchester +16 121 £55,000 +42.85% 25
West Yorkshire +45 104 £50,000 +11.11% 21
Leeds +37 95 £55,000 +10.00% 19
West Midlands +17 88 £40,000 +1.26% 8
Hampshire +41 86 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Somerset +24 85 £37,500 +7.14% 8
City of London +21 84 £61,250 +2.08% 18
South Yorkshire - 63 £47,500 - 2
Sheffield - 63 £47,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire +7 56 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Surrey +51 53 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Berkshire +35 51 £37,500 -16.66% 3
East Midlands +4 49 £42,500 +7.07% 9
Cambridge -4 47 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Hertfordshire +18 40 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Bristol +4 39 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Scotland +10 33 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Buckinghamshire +45 32 £37,500 - 1
Milton Keynes +35 32 £37,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire +31 30 £50,000 +63.93% 2
Birmingham +11 30 £40,000 -5.88% 4
West Sussex 0 30 £33,000 -17.50% 2
Gloucestershire +4 29 £45,000 +5.88% 4

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 2218 (66.05%) Agile Software Development
2 1208 (35.97%) Java
3 1126 (33.53%) SQL
4 1118 (33.29%) Selenium
5 1009 (30.05%) QA
6 972 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
7 953 (28.38%) C#
8 848 (25.25%) TDD
9 794 (23.65%) Scrum
10 753 (22.42%) JavaScript
11 677 (20.16%) .NET
12 667 (19.86%) Finance
13 643 (19.15%) Git (software)
14 631 (18.79%) HTML
15 624 (18.58%) Manual Testing
16 619 (18.43%) Test Automation
17 617 (18.37%) Software Engineering
18 606 (18.05%) OO
19 600 (17.87%) Test Scripting
20 555 (16.53%) Degree
21 545 (16.23%) BDD
22 508 (15.13%) SDLC
23 462 (13.76%) Microsoft
24 449 (13.37%) SQL Server
25 435 (12.95%) CSS
26 429 (12.78%) Python
27 422 (12.57%) Linux
28 415 (12.36%) Web Services
29 394 (11.73%) ISEB
30 387 (11.52%) Jenkins

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills 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 98 (2.92%) Tomcat
2 80 (2.38%) IIS
3 64 (1.91%) CMS
4 62 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 60 (1.79%) Confluence
6 58 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
7 50 (1.49%) Apache
7 50 (1.49%) JBoss
8 37 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 36 (1.07%) Jetty
10 35 (1.04%) WebSphere
11 33 (0.98%) Apache Spark
12 31 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
13 30 (0.89%) WebLogic
14 23 (0.68%) CoreMedia CMS
14 23 (0.68%) NServiceBus
15 19 (0.57%) Apache Solr
16 15 (0.45%) Drupal
17 14 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
18 12 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 245 (7.30%) MS Excel
2 38 (1.13%) MS Office
3 32 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.42%) MS Project
5 13 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.27%) SPSS
7 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.12%) SPSS Modeler
9 3 (0.089%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.030%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.030%) Avid Media Composer
Business Applications
1 20 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
4 8 (0.24%) Sonata
5 6 (0.18%) Magento
5 6 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.12%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.089%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.060%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.060%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.030%) BASE24
9 1 (0.030%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.030%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.030%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 236 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
2 217 (6.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 121 (3.60%) GitHub
4 106 (3.16%) SaaS
5 39 (1.16%) Office 365
6 35 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
7 24 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 18 (0.54%) PaaS
10 16 (0.48%) Amazon S3
10 16 (0.48%) IaaS
11 13 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (0.33%) Force.com
13 9 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
13 9 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
14 8 (0.24%) TestFlight
15 7 (0.21%) Lucidchart
16 6 (0.18%) Azure Machine Learning
17 5 (0.15%) OpenShift
18 4 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 102 (3.04%) HTTP
2 90 (2.68%) Internet
3 34 (1.01%) Wireless
4 14 (0.42%) SSL
5 12 (0.36%) TCP/IP
6 11 (0.33%) HTTPS
7 9 (0.27%) DNS
7 9 (0.27%) IPv4
7 9 (0.27%) Network Security
8 8 (0.24%) ATM
8 8 (0.24%) FTP
9 7 (0.21%) Intranet
9 7 (0.21%) LDAP
10 6 (0.18%) Firewall
10 6 (0.18%) IPv6
10 6 (0.18%) Kerberos
10 6 (0.18%) Skype
11 5 (0.15%) AMQP
11 5 (0.15%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.15%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 449 (13.37%) SQL Server
2 322 (9.59%) NoSQL
3 195 (5.81%) Relational Database
4 160 (4.76%) MySQL
5 97 (2.89%) MongoDB
6 90 (2.68%) Hadoop
7 84 (2.50%) RDBMS
8 79 (2.35%) Redis
9 63 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 61 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
11 52 (1.55%) Big Data
12 51 (1.52%) CouchDB
13 43 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
14 40 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 36 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
16 27 (0.80%) Couchbase
16 27 (0.80%) Oracle Database
17 23 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 21 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
19 19 (0.57%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1118 (33.29%) Selenium
2 643 (19.15%) Git (software)
3 387 (11.52%) Jenkins
4 363 (10.81%) Cucumber
5 353 (10.51%) JIRA
6 352 (10.48%) WebDriver
7 337 (10.04%) Subversion
8 308 (9.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 197 (5.87%) SoapUI
10 167 (4.97%) Visual Studio
11 157 (4.68%) Mercurial
12 153 (4.56%) TeamCity
13 132 (3.93%) JMeter
14 118 (3.51%) HP UFT
15 114 (3.39%) JUnit
15 114 (3.39%) NUnit
16 104 (3.10%) Maven
16 104 (3.10%) SpecFlow
17 81 (2.41%) Eclipse
18 71 (2.11%) Appium
General
1 667 (19.86%) Finance
2 209 (6.22%) Banking
3 151 (4.50%) Retail
4 132 (3.93%) Telecoms
5 95 (2.83%) Marketing
6 84 (2.50%) Games
7 57 (1.70%) Electronics
8 55 (1.64%) Advertising
9 48 (1.43%) Manufacturing
10 43 (1.28%) Financial Institution
11 36 (1.07%) Front Office
12 34 (1.01%) Investment Banking
13 30 (0.89%) Legal
14 29 (0.86%) Online Betting
15 26 (0.77%) Automotive
15 26 (0.77%) Back Office
16 19 (0.57%) Billing
17 17 (0.51%) Publishing
18 12 (0.36%) Polish Language
19 10 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 1048 (31.21%) Developer
2 545 (16.23%) Analyst
3 488 (14.53%) Tester
4 445 (13.25%) Test Analyst
5 368 (10.96%) Test Engineer
6 331 (9.86%) QA Engineer
7 323 (9.62%) Java Developer
8 309 (9.20%) Senior Developer
9 283 (8.43%) Automation Tester
10 260 (7.74%) Software Engineer
11 222 (6.61%) C# Developer
12 212 (6.31%) .NET Developer
13 183 (5.45%) Test Automation Engineer
14 174 (5.18%) Java Engineer
15 153 (4.56%) QA Tester
16 139 (4.14%) Senior Java Developer
17 138 (4.11%) Automation Test Analyst
18 136 (4.05%) Software Developer
19 131 (3.90%) Software Tester
20 129 (3.84%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 677 (20.16%) .NET
2 631 (18.79%) HTML
3 435 (12.95%) CSS
4 415 (12.36%) Web Services
5 332 (9.89%) AngularJS
6 296 (8.81%) HTML5
7 292 (8.70%) ASP.NET
8 267 (7.95%) XML
9 230 (6.85%) REST
10 218 (6.49%) RESTful
10 218 (6.49%) Spring
11 208 (6.19%) ASP.NET Web API
12 206 (6.13%) jQuery
13 203 (6.05%) .NET Framework
14 202 (6.02%) Node.js
15 182 (5.42%) SOAP
16 176 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC
17 172 (5.12%) WCF
18 149 (4.44%) Gherkin
19 148 (4.41%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 291 (8.67%) Computer Science
2 285 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 226 (6.73%) User Experience
4 205 (6.10%) Mobile App
5 170 (5.06%) Algorithms
6 153 (4.56%) Data Structures
7 121 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
8 70 (2.08%) Fintech
9 66 (1.97%) Management Information System
10 43 (1.28%) iPad
11 42 (1.25%) Blog
12 36 (1.07%) Client/Server
13 29 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
14 28 (0.83%) Virtual Team
15 27 (0.80%) Online Games
16 26 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
17 24 (0.71%) Fixed Income
18 23 (0.68%) Derivative
18 23 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 21 (0.63%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 422 (12.57%) Linux
2 359 (10.69%) Windows
3 185 (5.51%) Unix
4 158 (4.71%) Android
5 137 (4.08%) Apple iOS
6 84 (2.50%) Windows Server
7 54 (1.61%) Mac OS X
8 28 (0.83%) Mac OS
9 26 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 22 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (0.57%) CentOS
12 19 (0.57%) Solaris
13 10 (0.30%) AIX
13 10 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.24%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.21%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
17 3 (0.089%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.089%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2218 (66.05%) Agile Software Development
2 972 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
3 848 (25.25%) TDD
4 794 (23.65%) Scrum
5 624 (18.58%) Manual Testing
6 619 (18.43%) Test Automation
7 617 (18.37%) Software Engineering
8 606 (18.05%) OO
9 600 (17.87%) Test Scripting
10 545 (16.23%) BDD
11 508 (15.13%) SDLC
12 377 (11.23%) Unit Testing
13 375 (11.17%) Test Strategy
14 358 (10.66%) Software Testing
15 336 (10.01%) Regression Testing
16 328 (9.77%) Automation Testing
17 326 (9.71%) MVC
18 314 (9.35%) DevOps
19 296 (8.81%) User Acceptance Testing
20 269 (8.01%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1208 (35.97%) Java
2 1126 (33.53%) SQL
3 953 (28.38%) C#
4 753 (22.42%) JavaScript
5 429 (12.78%) Python
6 232 (6.91%) PHP
7 229 (6.82%) Ruby
8 170 (5.06%) C++
9 142 (4.23%) C
10 133 (3.96%) Scala
11 116 (3.45%) T-SQL
12 76 (2.26%) PowerShell
13 62 (1.85%) Groovy
14 61 (1.82%) Bash Shell
15 57 (1.70%) Shell Script
16 51 (1.52%) VBScript
17 50 (1.49%) PL/SQL
18 47 (1.40%) VB
19 46 (1.37%) Perl
20 39 (1.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 555 (16.53%) Degree
2 394 (11.73%) ISEB
3 386 (11.49%) ISTQB
4 143 (4.26%) Security Cleared
5 135 (4.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 84 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 21 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 16 (0.48%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (0.39%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.27%) HND
12 7 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (0.21%) Sun Certification
13 5 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.12%) AWS Certification
14 4 (0.12%) GIAC
14 4 (0.12%) HNC
14 4 (0.12%) OCMJD
15 3 (0.089%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1009 (30.05%) QA
2 25 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 19 (0.57%) SDET
4 12 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.21%) PMO
6 6 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.15%) MiFID
8 3 (0.089%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.060%) AIFMD
9 2 (0.060%) SLA
9 2 (0.060%) UCITS
9 2 (0.060%) WCAG
10 1 (0.030%) GCP
10 1 (0.030%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 136 (4.05%) Docker
2 31 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.71%) VirtualBox
4 23 (0.68%) Active Directory
5 17 (0.51%) Firmware
6 10 (0.30%) Varnish
7 9 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.15%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.12%) HDFS
9 4 (0.12%) KVM
10 3 (0.089%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.060%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.030%) etcd
12 1 (0.030%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.030%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.030%) vSphere
12 1 (0.030%) Xen
12 1 (0.030%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 141 (4.20%) Puppet
2 79 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
4 44 (1.31%) Ansible
5 26 (0.77%) Terraform
6 25 (0.74%) Nagios
7 24 (0.71%) Kubernetes
8 20 (0.60%) Consul
9 16 (0.48%) Mesos
9 16 (0.48%) StatsD
10 15 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
10 15 (0.45%) Kibana
11 6 (0.18%) Packer
12 4 (0.12%) cPanel
12 4 (0.12%) Grafana
12 4 (0.12%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.12%) Salt
13 3 (0.089%) Ambari
13 3 (0.089%) Hadoop YARN
13 3 (0.089%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 462 (13.76%) Microsoft
2 286 (8.52%) Oracle
3 67 (2.00%) HP
4 58 (1.73%) Google
5 57 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
6 51 (1.52%) Xamarin
7 50 (1.49%) Atlassian
8 34 (1.01%) VMware
9 28 (0.83%) SAP
9 28 (0.83%) Sitecore
9 28 (0.83%) Zend
10 22 (0.66%) Borland
11 19 (0.57%) IBM
12 17 (0.51%) New Relic
13 15 (0.45%) hybris
13 15 (0.45%) Informatica
14 14 (0.42%) Perforce
15 12 (0.36%) Sybase
16 11 (0.33%) Cisco
16 11 (0.33%) Red Hat
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
BJSS Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Highly Competitive Package + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car, pension, bonus, etc
Posted: 5 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Send
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Benefits Package (and additional day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
JM
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Next
Salary: Completive salary and benefits package including relocation package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k - 36k
Posted: 2 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cloudscope
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Technical Team Solutions
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Pension, 25 days holiday, remote working
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits, bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Salt
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus+benefits+package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40 - 65k DOE + Bonus, 25 days and more
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: Unspecified Market Rate + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Annual Bonus 10%, Full Company Pensi
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40k doe
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago