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 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 205 222
Rank change year-on-year +52 +17  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1834 1746 1675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.13% 1.68% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.90% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1499 1468 1339
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

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 76853 92098 96421
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.34% 88.76% 87.11%
Number of salaries quoted 63221 76512 77821
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 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 April 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 April 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 +46 1767 £47,500 +5.55% 233
London +20 607 £60,000 +9.09% 80
South East +58 297 £40,000 - 30
Yorkshire +71 198 £50,000 +25.00% 35
South West +51 185 £38,750 -1.89% 20
North West +40 183 £50,000 +33.33% 19
East of England +20 160 £43,000 +7.50% 23
Manchester +17 132 £55,000 +40.12% 17
West Yorkshire +35 112 £47,500 +18.75% 19
Leeds +42 103 £55,000 +15.78% 18
City of London +15 88 £65,000 +8.33% 22
Somerset +23 83 £34,000 -2.85% 3
Hampshire +43 77 £40,000 -11.11% 1
West Midlands +12 76 £35,000 - 10
Cambridgeshire +10 72 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Surrey +83 66 £45,000 +23.28% 12
South Yorkshire +51 66 £60,000 +50.00% 9
Sheffield +49 60 £60,000 +50.00% 7
East Midlands +9 60 £50,000 +25.97% 14
Cambridge -9 57 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Cheshire +31 45 £38,000 +8.57% 1
Berkshire +21 43 £45,000 - 2
West Sussex +16 38 £36,500 -18.88% 5
Bristol -2 38 £42,500 +30.76% 7
Scotland +8 31 £41,250 -8.33% 4
Hertfordshire +9 29 £55,000 +46.66% 2
Nottinghamshire +20 28 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Oxfordshire -5 27 £29,000 -24.67% 3
Birmingham +16 26 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Essex +14 24 £45,000 +12.50% 3

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2301 (66.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1304 (37.94%) Java
3 1164 (33.87%) Selenium
4 1152 (33.52%) SQL
5 1046 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
6 1024 (29.79%) QA
7 1000 (29.10%) C#
8 899 (26.16%) TDD
9 819 (23.83%) Scrum
10 768 (22.35%) JavaScript
11 707 (20.57%) Finance
12 706 (20.54%) .NET
13 658 (19.14%) Git (software)
14 650 (18.91%) OO
15 640 (18.62%) Software Engineering
16 639 (18.59%) HTML
17 630 (18.33%) Test Automation
18 628 (18.27%) Test Scripting
19 609 (17.72%) Manual Testing
20 584 (16.99%) BDD
21 574 (16.70%) Degree
22 536 (15.59%) SDLC
23 477 (13.88%) Microsoft
24 471 (13.70%) Python
25 466 (13.56%) SQL Server
26 447 (13.01%) Linux
27 438 (12.74%) CSS
28 426 (12.39%) Web Services
29 425 (12.37%) Jenkins
30 411 (11.96%) Cucumber

Automated Testing
Co-occurring 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
1 101 (2.94%) Tomcat
2 82 (2.39%) IIS
3 74 (2.15%) CMS
4 62 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
5 57 (1.66%) SharePoint
6 52 (1.51%) Apache
7 50 (1.45%) Confluence
7 50 (1.45%) JBoss
8 42 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 42 (1.22%) WebSphere
9 38 (1.11%) Jetty
10 32 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
11 31 (0.90%) Apache Spark
12 28 (0.81%) WebLogic
13 23 (0.67%) CoreMedia CMS
14 20 (0.58%) NServiceBus
15 17 (0.49%) Apache Solr
16 16 (0.47%) Drupal
17 14 (0.41%) nginx
18 13 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 70 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.23%) SPSS
6 6 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.087%) SPSS Modeler
9 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.029%) Avid Media Composer
Business Applications
1 26 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
4 7 (0.20%) Magento
5 6 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.17%) Sonata
6 4 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.12%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.087%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.058%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.058%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.058%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.029%) BASE24
9 1 (0.029%) Endur
9 1 (0.029%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.029%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.029%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.029%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 262 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
2 206 (5.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 144 (4.19%) GitHub
4 91 (2.65%) SaaS
5 41 (1.19%) Office 365
6 39 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 30 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
8 24 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (0.61%) Amazon S3
10 20 (0.58%) BrowserStack
11 16 (0.47%) PaaS
12 14 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (0.41%) IaaS
13 13 (0.38%) Force.com
14 12 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
15 11 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
16 8 (0.23%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.23%) TestFlight
17 7 (0.20%) Lucidchart
18 6 (0.17%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 111 (3.23%) HTTP
2 87 (2.53%) Internet
3 40 (1.16%) Wireless
4 14 (0.41%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.32%) Network Security
6 10 (0.29%) Intranet
6 10 (0.29%) IPv4
7 8 (0.23%) Firewall
7 8 (0.23%) FTP
8 7 (0.20%) AMQP
8 7 (0.20%) IPv6
8 7 (0.20%) LDAP
8 7 (0.20%) Skype
8 7 (0.20%) SSL
9 6 (0.17%) ATM
9 6 (0.17%) DNS
9 6 (0.17%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.17%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.15%) Broadband
10 5 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 466 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 336 (9.78%) NoSQL
3 185 (5.38%) Relational Database
4 164 (4.77%) MySQL
5 101 (2.94%) MongoDB
6 80 (2.33%) Hadoop
7 77 (2.24%) RDBMS
8 72 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
8 72 (2.09%) Redis
9 59 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 52 (1.51%) Big Data
11 46 (1.34%) CouchDB
11 46 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 42 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
12 42 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 31 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
14 23 (0.67%) Couchbase
14 23 (0.67%) Oracle Database
14 23 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
15 22 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1164 (33.87%) Selenium
2 658 (19.14%) Git (software)
3 425 (12.37%) Jenkins
4 411 (11.96%) Cucumber
5 405 (11.78%) WebDriver
6 356 (10.36%) Subversion
7 343 (9.98%) JIRA
8 321 (9.34%) Team Foundation Server
9 190 (5.53%) SoapUI
10 185 (5.38%) Visual Studio
11 165 (4.80%) TeamCity
12 162 (4.71%) Mercurial
13 146 (4.25%) NUnit
14 138 (4.02%) JMeter
15 129 (3.75%) HP UFT
16 126 (3.67%) JUnit
16 126 (3.67%) SpecFlow
17 119 (3.46%) Maven
18 88 (2.56%) Eclipse
19 64 (1.86%) Jasmine
General
1 707 (20.57%) Finance
2 209 (6.08%) Banking
3 167 (4.86%) Retail
4 130 (3.78%) Telecoms
5 95 (2.76%) Games
6 94 (2.73%) Marketing
7 65 (1.89%) Electronics
8 58 (1.69%) Advertising
9 54 (1.57%) Financial Institution
10 50 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 41 (1.19%) Investment Banking
12 33 (0.96%) Front Office
13 30 (0.87%) Back Office
13 30 (0.87%) Legal
14 29 (0.84%) Online Betting
15 27 (0.79%) Automotive
16 17 (0.49%) Billing
17 15 (0.44%) Polish Language
17 15 (0.44%) Publishing
18 10 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1103 (32.09%) Developer
2 535 (15.57%) Analyst
3 532 (15.48%) Tester
4 427 (12.42%) Test Analyst
5 363 (10.56%) Test Engineer
6 357 (10.39%) Java Developer
7 343 (9.98%) Senior Developer
8 327 (9.51%) Automation Tester
9 319 (9.28%) QA Engineer
10 263 (7.65%) Software Engineer
11 220 (6.40%) C# Developer
12 208 (6.05%) .NET Developer
13 192 (5.59%) Test Automation Engineer
14 187 (5.44%) Java Engineer
15 155 (4.51%) QA Tester
16 152 (4.42%) Senior Java Developer
17 144 (4.19%) Software Developer
18 142 (4.13%) Senior Tester
19 139 (4.04%) Automation Test Analyst
20 136 (3.96%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 706 (20.54%) .NET
2 639 (18.59%) HTML
3 438 (12.74%) CSS
4 426 (12.39%) Web Services
5 348 (10.13%) AngularJS
6 300 (8.73%) ASP.NET
7 290 (8.44%) XML
8 287 (8.35%) HTML5
9 232 (6.75%) RESTful
10 224 (6.52%) Node.js
11 223 (6.49%) REST
12 216 (6.28%) Spring
13 209 (6.08%) SOAP
14 205 (5.96%) jQuery
15 192 (5.59%) .NET Framework
15 192 (5.59%) ASP.NET Web API
16 179 (5.21%) Gherkin
17 168 (4.89%) ASP.NET MVC
18 156 (4.54%) WCF
19 154 (4.48%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 288 (8.38%) Computer Science
2 283 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
3 226 (6.58%) User Experience
4 189 (5.50%) Mobile App
5 170 (4.95%) Algorithms
6 155 (4.51%) Data Structures
7 129 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
8 121 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
9 77 (2.24%) Fintech
10 75 (2.18%) Management Information System
11 49 (1.43%) iPad
12 36 (1.05%) Client/Server
13 32 (0.93%) Fixed Income
14 28 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 27 (0.79%) Blog
15 27 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
16 26 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
16 26 (0.76%) Virtual Team
17 25 (0.73%) Online Games
18 24 (0.70%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 447 (13.01%) Linux
2 377 (10.97%) Windows
3 196 (5.70%) Unix
4 154 (4.48%) Android
5 136 (3.96%) Apple iOS
6 82 (2.39%) Windows Server
7 53 (1.54%) Mac OS X
8 43 (1.25%) Mac OS
9 31 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (0.61%) Ubuntu
11 19 (0.55%) Solaris
12 18 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (0.49%) CentOS
14 11 (0.32%) AIX
14 11 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.15%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.12%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.087%) VMS
17 3 (0.087%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.087%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2301 (66.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1046 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
3 899 (26.16%) TDD
4 819 (23.83%) Scrum
5 650 (18.91%) OO
6 640 (18.62%) Software Engineering
7 630 (18.33%) Test Automation
8 628 (18.27%) Test Scripting
9 609 (17.72%) Manual Testing
10 584 (16.99%) BDD
11 536 (15.59%) SDLC
12 405 (11.78%) Unit Testing
13 368 (10.71%) Software Testing
14 362 (10.53%) Test Strategy
15 340 (9.89%) Regression Testing
16 336 (9.78%) MVC
17 335 (9.75%) Automation Testing
18 320 (9.31%) DevOps
19 293 (8.52%) User Acceptance Testing
20 276 (8.03%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1304 (37.94%) Java
2 1152 (33.52%) SQL
3 1000 (29.10%) C#
4 768 (22.35%) JavaScript
5 471 (13.70%) Python
6 263 (7.65%) Ruby
7 231 (6.72%) PHP
8 151 (4.39%) C++
9 149 (4.34%) Scala
10 141 (4.10%) C
11 110 (3.20%) T-SQL
12 74 (2.15%) PowerShell
13 63 (1.83%) Bash Shell
13 63 (1.83%) Groovy
13 63 (1.83%) VBScript
14 55 (1.60%) PL/SQL
14 55 (1.60%) VB
15 49 (1.43%) Go
15 49 (1.43%) Shell Script
16 40 (1.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 574 (16.70%) Degree
2 375 (10.91%) ISTQB
3 370 (10.77%) ISEB
4 158 (4.60%) Security Cleared
5 125 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 91 (2.65%) SC Cleared
7 26 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 15 (0.44%) PMI Certification
9 14 (0.41%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.29%) HND
11 9 (0.26%) Sun Certification
12 7 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.15%) GIAC
13 5 (0.15%) HNC
13 5 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.12%) OCMJD
15 3 (0.087%) CEH
15 3 (0.087%) GCFA
15 3 (0.087%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1024 (29.79%) QA
2 27 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 21 (0.61%) SDET
4 11 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.20%) PMO
7 5 (0.15%) MiFID
8 4 (0.12%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.087%) SLA
9 3 (0.087%) WCAG
10 2 (0.058%) AIFMD
10 2 (0.058%) COBIT
10 2 (0.058%) SEPA
10 2 (0.058%) UCITS
11 1 (0.029%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 139 (4.04%) Docker
2 28 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.73%) VirtualBox
4 22 (0.64%) Active Directory
5 21 (0.61%) Firmware
6 12 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.32%) Varnish
8 6 (0.17%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.12%) HDFS
10 3 (0.087%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.087%) KVM
11 2 (0.058%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.058%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.058%) vSphere
12 1 (0.029%) etcd
Systems Management
1 140 (4.07%) Puppet
2 81 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (1.51%) Ansible
4 39 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
5 29 (0.84%) Terraform
6 28 (0.81%) Kubernetes
7 25 (0.73%) Nagios
8 19 (0.55%) Consul
9 18 (0.52%) Kibana
10 16 (0.47%) Mesos
11 15 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
11 15 (0.44%) StatsD
12 5 (0.15%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.15%) HockeyApp
12 5 (0.15%) Salt
13 4 (0.12%) cPanel
13 4 (0.12%) Graylog
14 3 (0.087%) Grafana
14 3 (0.087%) Hadoop YARN
14 3 (0.087%) Packer
Vendors
1 477 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 303 (8.82%) Oracle
3 68 (1.98%) Google
4 64 (1.86%) HP
5 58 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
6 48 (1.40%) Atlassian
7 47 (1.37%) Xamarin
8 37 (1.08%) Sitecore
9 32 (0.93%) VMware
10 30 (0.87%) SAP
10 30 (0.87%) Zend
11 28 (0.81%) IBM
12 23 (0.67%) Borland
13 19 (0.55%) New Relic
14 16 (0.47%) Perforce
15 15 (0.44%) hybris
16 13 (0.38%) Adobe
16 13 (0.38%) Cognizant
17 12 (0.35%) TOWER Software
18 11 (0.32%) Sybase
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Pension* and wider benefits
Posted: 34 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £52k DOE + Excellent benefits
Posted: 53 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 52 minutes ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20-35K + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Tec Partners
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + package
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25-40k DOE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 2 days ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Ballard Chalmers Limited
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonuses
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Networking People
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus (10-15%) + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus outstanding benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + package
Posted: 20 hours ago