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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
UK
Rank 159 201 220
Rank change year-on-year +42 +19  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1750 1726 1547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 1.68% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 1.89% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1433 1449 1226
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 £30,500 £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 75650 91140 91950
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.04% 88.53% 87.02%
Number of salaries quoted 62160 75461 74357
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.01%  
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 24 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 24 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 1679 £47,500 +5.55% 219
London -1 531 £60,000 +9.09% 80
South East +55 312 £38,000 -5.00% 25
South West +81 204 £40,000 +6.66% 24
Yorkshire +72 193 £47,500 +18.75% 25
North West +19 153 £50,000 +33.33% 29
East of England +13 140 £45,000 +12.50% 19
Manchester +11 121 £55,000 +44.73% 23
West Yorkshire +33 104 £55,000 +22.22% 22
Leeds +25 95 £55,000 +10.00% 21
Somerset +22 90 £37,500 +7.14% 8
West Midlands +14 90 £40,000 - 8
Hampshire +46 88 £40,000 +14.28% 4
City of London +21 85 £60,000 - 17
South Yorkshire - 63 £47,500 - 1
Sheffield - 63 £47,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire +14 58 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Surrey +48 54 £42,500 +17.24% 5
Berkshire +36 54 £36,250 -19.44% 4
Cambridge 0 49 £47,500 +11.76% 9
East Midlands +1 48 £42,500 +7.07% 8
Bristol +11 42 £42,500 -5.55% 8
Hertfordshire +9 39 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Buckinghamshire +43 33 £37,500 -
Milton Keynes +33 33 £37,500 -
Scotland +5 33 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Birmingham +9 30 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Gloucestershire 0 30 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Nottinghamshire +28 29 £50,000 +63.93% 2
Warwickshire +45 28 £43,500 +16.00% 1

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 2219 (66.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1201 (35.80%) Java
3 1124 (33.50%) SQL
4 1113 (33.17%) Selenium
5 1001 (29.84%) QA
6 971 (28.94%) Continuous Integration
7 948 (28.26%) C#
8 848 (25.28%) TDD
9 802 (23.90%) Scrum
10 758 (22.59%) JavaScript
11 677 (20.18%) .NET
12 663 (19.76%) Finance
13 646 (19.25%) Git (software)
14 634 (18.90%) HTML
15 623 (18.57%) Test Automation
16 622 (18.54%) Manual Testing
17 608 (18.12%) Software Engineering
18 605 (18.03%) OO
19 598 (17.82%) Test Scripting
20 552 (16.45%) Degree
21 539 (16.07%) BDD
22 506 (15.08%) SDLC
23 458 (13.65%) Microsoft
24 451 (13.44%) SQL Server
25 438 (13.06%) CSS
26 427 (12.73%) Python
27 425 (12.67%) Linux
28 414 (12.34%) Web Services
29 397 (11.83%) ISEB
30 389 (11.59%) ISTQB

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
1 100 (2.98%) Tomcat
2 80 (2.38%) IIS
3 63 (1.88%) CMS
4 61 (1.82%) Confluence
5 60 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
5 60 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 52 (1.55%) JBoss
7 49 (1.46%) Apache
8 36 (1.07%) Jetty
8 36 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 35 (1.04%) WebSphere
10 32 (0.95%) Apache Spark
11 31 (0.92%) WebLogic
12 30 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
13 23 (0.69%) CoreMedia CMS
13 23 (0.69%) NServiceBus
14 18 (0.54%) Apache Solr
15 15 (0.45%) Drupal
16 13 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 246 (7.33%) MS Excel
2 38 (1.13%) MS Office
3 34 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.42%) MS Project
5 13 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.27%) SPSS
7 6 (0.18%) 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 21 (0.63%) 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%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.030%) BASE24
9 1 (0.030%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.030%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.030%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.030%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 237 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
2 216 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 115 (3.43%) GitHub
4 109 (3.25%) SaaS
5 38 (1.13%) Office 365
6 36 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
7 23 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 18 (0.54%) PaaS
10 17 (0.51%) IaaS
11 15 (0.45%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (0.33%) Force.com
14 9 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
14 9 (0.27%) TestFlight
15 8 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
16 7 (0.21%) Lucidchart
17 6 (0.18%) Azure Machine Learning
18 4 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
18 4 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 101 (3.01%) HTTP
2 91 (2.71%) 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
9 7 (0.21%) Skype
10 6 (0.18%) IPv6
10 6 (0.18%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.15%) AMQP
11 5 (0.15%) Firewall
11 5 (0.15%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.15%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 451 (13.44%) SQL Server
2 324 (9.66%) NoSQL
3 197 (5.87%) Relational Database
4 164 (4.89%) MySQL
5 101 (3.01%) MongoDB
6 93 (2.77%) Hadoop
7 84 (2.50%) RDBMS
8 77 (2.30%) Redis
9 63 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 62 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
11 52 (1.55%) Big Data
12 47 (1.40%) CouchDB
13 43 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
14 39 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 35 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
16 27 (0.80%) Couchbase
16 27 (0.80%) Oracle Database
17 21 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
17 21 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 19 (0.57%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1113 (33.17%) Selenium
2 646 (19.25%) Git (software)
3 386 (11.51%) Jenkins
4 363 (10.82%) Cucumber
5 353 (10.52%) JIRA
6 349 (10.40%) WebDriver
7 334 (9.96%) Subversion
8 314 (9.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 198 (5.90%) SoapUI
10 164 (4.89%) Visual Studio
11 156 (4.65%) Mercurial
12 151 (4.50%) TeamCity
13 131 (3.90%) JMeter
14 117 (3.49%) HP UFT
15 116 (3.46%) JUnit
16 112 (3.34%) NUnit
17 107 (3.19%) SpecFlow
18 106 (3.16%) Maven
19 80 (2.38%) Eclipse
20 70 (2.09%) Appium
General
1 663 (19.76%) Finance
2 211 (6.29%) Banking
3 149 (4.44%) Retail
4 135 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 95 (2.83%) Marketing
6 83 (2.47%) Games
7 58 (1.73%) Electronics
8 54 (1.61%) Advertising
9 49 (1.46%) Manufacturing
10 40 (1.19%) 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
16 19 (0.57%) Publishing
17 12 (0.36%) Polish Language
18 10 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 1048 (31.24%) Developer
2 544 (16.21%) Analyst
3 487 (14.52%) Tester
4 449 (13.38%) Test Analyst
5 367 (10.94%) Test Engineer
6 329 (9.81%) QA Engineer
7 322 (9.60%) Java Developer
8 314 (9.36%) Senior Developer
9 283 (8.44%) Automation Tester
10 257 (7.66%) Software Engineer
11 221 (6.59%) C# Developer
12 212 (6.32%) .NET Developer
13 183 (5.45%) Test Automation Engineer
14 172 (5.13%) Java Engineer
15 153 (4.56%) QA Tester
16 141 (4.20%) Automation Test Analyst
16 141 (4.20%) Senior Java Developer
17 134 (3.99%) Software Developer
18 130 (3.87%) QA Automation Engineer
19 127 (3.79%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 677 (20.18%) .NET
2 634 (18.90%) HTML
3 438 (13.06%) CSS
4 414 (12.34%) Web Services
5 326 (9.72%) AngularJS
6 296 (8.82%) HTML5
7 289 (8.61%) ASP.NET
8 268 (7.99%) XML
9 231 (6.89%) REST
10 218 (6.50%) RESTful
11 217 (6.47%) Spring
12 206 (6.14%) ASP.NET Web API
13 205 (6.11%) jQuery
14 204 (6.08%) .NET Framework
15 201 (5.99%) Node.js
16 181 (5.39%) SOAP
17 176 (5.25%) ASP.NET MVC
18 171 (5.10%) WCF
19 151 (4.50%) Gherkin
20 147 (4.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 290 (8.64%) Computer Science
2 283 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
3 220 (6.56%) User Experience
4 205 (6.11%) Mobile App
5 169 (5.04%) Algorithms
6 151 (4.50%) Data Structures
7 122 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
8 71 (2.12%) Fintech
9 66 (1.97%) Management Information System
10 43 (1.28%) Blog
10 43 (1.28%) iPad
11 37 (1.10%) Client/Server
12 30 (0.89%) Virtual Team
13 29 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
14 28 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
15 27 (0.80%) Online Games
16 23 (0.69%) Fixed Income
17 22 (0.66%) Derivative
17 22 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 20 (0.60%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 425 (12.67%) Linux
2 358 (10.67%) Windows
3 186 (5.54%) Unix
4 158 (4.71%) Android
5 139 (4.14%) Apple iOS
6 85 (2.53%) Windows Server
7 54 (1.61%) Mac OS X
8 27 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (0.77%) Mac OS
10 22 (0.66%) Ubuntu
10 22 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (0.60%) CentOS
12 19 (0.57%) Solaris
13 10 (0.30%) AIX
14 9 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.24%) Windows 10
16 7 (0.21%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
18 3 (0.089%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.089%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2219 (66.14%) Agile Software Development
2 971 (28.94%) Continuous Integration
3 848 (25.28%) TDD
4 802 (23.90%) Scrum
5 623 (18.57%) Test Automation
6 622 (18.54%) Manual Testing
7 608 (18.12%) Software Engineering
8 605 (18.03%) OO
9 598 (17.82%) Test Scripting
10 539 (16.07%) BDD
11 506 (15.08%) SDLC
12 374 (11.15%) Test Strategy
13 372 (11.09%) Unit Testing
14 355 (10.58%) Software Testing
15 338 (10.07%) Regression Testing
16 326 (9.72%) Automation Testing
17 322 (9.60%) MVC
18 316 (9.42%) DevOps
19 293 (8.73%) User Acceptance Testing
20 269 (8.02%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1201 (35.80%) Java
2 1124 (33.50%) SQL
3 948 (28.26%) C#
4 758 (22.59%) JavaScript
5 427 (12.73%) Python
6 236 (7.03%) PHP
7 229 (6.83%) Ruby
8 169 (5.04%) C++
9 140 (4.17%) C
10 136 (4.05%) Scala
11 115 (3.43%) T-SQL
12 76 (2.27%) PowerShell
13 65 (1.94%) Groovy
14 59 (1.76%) Bash Shell
15 58 (1.73%) Shell Script
16 51 (1.52%) PL/SQL
17 50 (1.49%) VBScript
18 48 (1.43%) Perl
19 46 (1.37%) VB
20 39 (1.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 552 (16.45%) Degree
2 397 (11.83%) ISEB
3 389 (11.59%) ISTQB
4 145 (4.32%) Security Cleared
5 135 (4.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 86 (2.56%) 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%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.24%) HND
13 7 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
13 7 (0.21%) Sun Certification
14 5 (0.15%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
15 4 (0.12%) GIAC
15 4 (0.12%) OCMJD
16 3 (0.089%) HNC
16 3 (0.089%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1001 (29.84%) QA
2 27 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 20 (0.60%) 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
1 135 (4.02%) Docker
2 32 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.72%) VirtualBox
4 23 (0.69%) Active Directory
5 17 (0.51%) Firmware
6 10 (0.30%) Varnish
7 9 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.12%) HDFS
8 4 (0.12%) KVM
8 4 (0.12%) Shibboleth
9 3 (0.089%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.060%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.030%) etcd
11 1 (0.030%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.030%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.030%) vSphere
11 1 (0.030%) Xen
11 1 (0.030%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 141 (4.20%) Puppet
2 78 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
4 45 (1.34%) Ansible
5 25 (0.75%) Nagios
6 24 (0.72%) Terraform
7 23 (0.69%) 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 5 (0.15%) Salt
13 4 (0.12%) cPanel
13 4 (0.12%) Grafana
13 4 (0.12%) HAProxy
14 3 (0.089%) Ambari
14 3 (0.089%) Hadoop YARN
14 3 (0.089%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 458 (13.65%) Microsoft
2 289 (8.61%) Oracle
3 66 (1.97%) HP
4 57 (1.70%) Google
4 57 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
5 51 (1.52%) Xamarin
6 50 (1.49%) Atlassian
7 35 (1.04%) VMware
8 28 (0.83%) SAP
8 28 (0.83%) Sitecore
9 27 (0.80%) Zend
10 22 (0.66%) Borland
11 19 (0.57%) IBM
12 18 (0.54%) New Relic
13 17 (0.51%) Informatica
14 15 (0.45%) hybris
15 14 (0.42%) Perforce
16 11 (0.33%) Adobe
16 11 (0.33%) Remedy
16 11 (0.33%) TOWER Software
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