The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
UK
Rank 293 362 471
Rank change year-on-year +69 +109  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 893 866 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 0.84% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.95% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 766 786 542
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  

Automation 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 74564 90782 91624
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.03% 88.50% 87.04%
Number of salaries quoted 61277 75155 74101
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04%  
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%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in the UK

Automation Testing
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Automation Testing in the UK

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in the UK

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +72 839 £45,000 +5.88% 139
London +26 295 £53,750 +2.38% 52
South East +82 156 £37,500 - 22
Yorkshire +32 107 £39,000 +11.42% 21
West Yorkshire +19 66 £42,500 +21.42% 13
North West +6 66 £40,000 +14.28% 8
South West +41 60 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Leeds +11 58 £42,500 +21.42% 10
East of England +21 57 £35,000 - 6
Manchester +2 53 £40,000 +11.88% 4
West Midlands +45 47 £38,750 -3.12% 11
Hampshire +47 44 £35,000 +6.87% 8
East Midlands +33 44 £36,000 -10.00% 6
Hertfordshire +33 32 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Buckinghamshire +39 29 £37,500 +2.73% 1
Berkshire +36 29 £42,500 +11.84% 4
Bristol +26 28 £47,500 +58.33% 3
Milton Keynes +21 27 £37,500 -1.31% 1
North Yorkshire +8 27 £35,000 +7.69% 6
City of London +32 26 £55,000 +10.00% 12
Nottinghamshire +22 23 £60,000 +77.77% 2
Nottingham +21 23 £60,000 +77.77% 2
Birmingham +23 22 £40,000 - 3
Watford +9 20 £35,000 -2.77% 2
Reading +52 19 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Scotland +10 18 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Surrey -8 18 £40,000 - 6
West Sussex +16 15 £37,500 - 1
Leicestershire +6 15 £35,000 -21.34% 3
York -6 15 £35,000 +7.69% 4

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 1235 (69.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1050 (59.29%) Selenium
3 775 (43.76%) QA
4 685 (38.68%) Java
5 487 (27.50%) Test Scripting
6 485 (27.39%) C#
7 467 (26.37%) Test Automation
8 459 (25.92%) BDD
9 437 (24.68%) Cucumber
10 415 (23.43%) TDD
11 410 (23.15%) SQL
12 406 (22.92%) WebDriver
13 389 (21.96%) Scrum
14 387 (21.85%) Finance
15 365 (20.61%) Manual Testing
16 350 (19.76%) ISTQB
17 322 (18.18%) Automated Testing
18 300 (16.94%) Software Testing
19 288 (16.26%) ISEB
20 287 (16.21%) JIRA
21 271 (15.30%) .NET
22 254 (14.34%) SDLC
23 244 (13.78%) Test Strategy
24 239 (13.50%) Python
25 224 (12.65%) JavaScript
26 223 (12.59%) Regression Testing
27 196 (11.07%) Jenkins
28 189 (10.67%) E-Commerce
29 185 (10.45%) Gherkin
30 180 (10.16%) SoapUI

Automation 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 47 (2.65%) Confluence
2 24 (1.36%) Tomcat
3 14 (0.79%) IIS
4 12 (0.68%) Apache
5 11 (0.62%) JBoss
6 9 (0.51%) Apache Spark
6 9 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.45%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.34%) CMS
8 6 (0.34%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.17%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.17%) Jetty
9 3 (0.17%) nginx
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.11%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.056%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.056%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.056%) Drupal
11 1 (0.056%) WordPress
Applications
1 82 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.41%) MS Office
3 7 (0.40%) MS Project
4 5 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.17%) Magento
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.056%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (3.33%) GitHub
2 40 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.58%) SaaS
4 21 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (0.85%) G Suite
5 15 (0.85%) Office 365
5 15 (0.85%) Slack
6 5 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.17%) PaaS
8 2 (0.11%) IaaS
9 1 (0.056%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.056%) Force.com
9 1 (0.056%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.056%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.52%) HTTP
2 8 (0.45%) SSL
3 7 (0.40%) Internet
4 4 (0.23%) Wireless
5 3 (0.17%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.17%) Skype
5 3 (0.17%) VoIP
6 2 (0.11%) Firewall
6 2 (0.11%) Intranet
6 2 (0.11%) LAN
6 2 (0.11%) SSH
6 2 (0.11%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.11%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.11%) WebEx
7 1 (0.056%) ATM
7 1 (0.056%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.056%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.056%) VLAN
7 1 (0.056%) VPN
7 1 (0.056%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.44%) MySQL
3 53 (2.99%) Big Data
3 53 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 37 (2.09%) MongoDB
4 37 (2.09%) NoSQL
5 19 (1.07%) RDBMS
6 14 (0.79%) Hadoop
7 13 (0.73%) Redis
8 12 (0.68%) Hazelcast
8 12 (0.68%) Neo4j
9 9 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.45%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.34%) Apache Accumulo
11 6 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.28%) DB2
13 4 (0.23%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.23%) Data Lake
13 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1050 (59.29%) Selenium
2 437 (24.68%) Cucumber
3 406 (22.92%) WebDriver
4 287 (16.21%) JIRA
5 196 (11.07%) Jenkins
6 180 (10.16%) SoapUI
7 154 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 146 (8.24%) Git (software)
8 146 (8.24%) HP UFT
9 135 (7.62%) JMeter
10 132 (7.45%) SpecFlow
11 113 (6.38%) JUnit
12 95 (5.36%) Appium
13 79 (4.46%) Maven
14 72 (4.07%) Visual Studio
15 49 (2.77%) Calabash
16 48 (2.71%) Ranorex
17 45 (2.54%) TeamCity
18 41 (2.32%) TestNG
19 38 (2.15%) Subversion
General
1 387 (21.85%) Finance
2 101 (5.70%) Banking
3 86 (4.86%) Retail
4 63 (3.56%) Telecoms
5 51 (2.88%) Games
6 26 (1.47%) Back Office
6 26 (1.47%) Marketing
7 23 (1.30%) Advertising
8 22 (1.24%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.13%) Automotive
10 15 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.79%) Electronics
11 14 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.68%) Front Office
13 7 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.34%) Legal
15 4 (0.23%) Law
15 4 (0.23%) Online Betting
16 3 (0.17%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 559 (31.56%) Analyst
2 493 (27.84%) Test Analyst
3 422 (23.83%) Tester
4 306 (17.28%) Test Engineer
5 291 (16.43%) Automation Tester
6 199 (11.24%) Developer
7 190 (10.73%) QA Engineer
8 168 (9.49%) Automation Test Analyst
9 165 (9.32%) Test Automation Engineer
10 152 (8.58%) QA Analyst
11 128 (7.23%) QA Tester
12 120 (6.78%) Software Tester
13 104 (5.87%) QA Test Analyst
14 101 (5.70%) Selenium Tester
15 96 (5.42%) Test Leader
16 95 (5.36%) Test Manager
17 91 (5.14%) Senior Analyst
18 87 (4.91%) QA Automation Engineer
19 86 (4.86%) QA Automation Tester
20 85 (4.80%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (15.30%) .NET
2 185 (10.45%) Gherkin
3 131 (7.40%) XML
4 125 (7.06%) HTML
5 113 (6.38%) Web Services
6 104 (5.87%) SOAP
7 102 (5.76%) CSS
8 101 (5.70%) REST
9 71 (4.01%) RESTful
10 70 (3.95%) ASP.NET
11 52 (2.94%) JSON
12 48 (2.71%) HTML5
13 42 (2.37%) Spring
14 38 (2.15%) AngularJS
15 28 (1.58%) .NET Framework
16 26 (1.47%) CSS3
17 25 (1.41%) ActiveMQ
17 25 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
18 24 (1.36%) React
19 23 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 121 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (5.14%) Computer Science
3 87 (4.91%) Mobile App
4 43 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
5 36 (2.03%) Client/Server
6 34 (1.92%) Virtual Team
7 28 (1.58%) iPad
8 25 (1.41%) Fintech
8 25 (1.41%) User Experience
9 19 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 18 (1.02%) Online Games
11 16 (0.90%) Derivative
12 14 (0.79%) Equities
13 12 (0.68%) Fixed Income
14 11 (0.62%) Blackberry
15 9 (0.51%) Online Banking
15 9 (0.51%) Social Media
16 8 (0.45%) Management Information System
17 6 (0.34%) Hedge funds
17 6 (0.34%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 173 (9.77%) Linux
2 109 (6.15%) Windows
3 79 (4.46%) Apple iOS
4 77 (4.35%) Unix
5 74 (4.18%) Android
6 21 (1.19%) Mac OS X
7 11 (0.62%) Solaris
8 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.11%) VMS
12 1 (0.056%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1235 (69.73%) Agile Software Development
2 487 (27.50%) Test Scripting
3 467 (26.37%) Test Automation
4 459 (25.92%) BDD
5 415 (23.43%) TDD
6 389 (21.96%) Scrum
7 365 (20.61%) Manual Testing
8 322 (18.18%) Automated Testing
9 300 (16.94%) Software Testing
10 254 (14.34%) SDLC
11 244 (13.78%) Test Strategy
12 223 (12.59%) Regression Testing
13 189 (10.67%) E-Commerce
14 175 (9.88%) Continuous Integration
15 164 (9.26%) Functional Testing
16 160 (9.03%) Performance Testing
17 145 (8.19%) Software Engineering
18 142 (8.02%) QA Automation
19 135 (7.62%) User Acceptance Testing
20 126 (7.11%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 685 (38.68%) Java
2 485 (27.39%) C#
3 410 (23.15%) SQL
4 239 (13.50%) Python
5 224 (12.65%) JavaScript
6 151 (8.53%) Ruby
7 88 (4.97%) C++
8 66 (3.73%) C
8 66 (3.73%) Perl
9 51 (2.88%) PHP
10 26 (1.47%) Bash Shell
11 25 (1.41%) Groovy
12 24 (1.36%) PowerShell
13 21 (1.19%) Scala
13 21 (1.19%) VBScript
14 18 (1.02%) T-SQL
15 17 (0.96%) Objective-C
16 15 (0.85%) VB
17 12 (0.68%) Apple Swift
17 12 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 350 (19.76%) ISTQB
2 288 (16.26%) ISEB
3 168 (9.49%) Degree
4 69 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (1.19%) Security Cleared
6 9 (0.51%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.11%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.11%) MBA
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 775 (43.76%) QA
2 76 (4.29%) SDET
3 15 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.40%) PMO
4 7 (0.40%) SLA
5 5 (0.28%) WCAG
6 1 (0.056%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.056%) MiFID
System Software
1 16 (0.90%) Docker
2 2 (0.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.056%) Firmware
3 1 (0.056%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.056%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.056%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.056%) XenApp
3 1 (0.056%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 48 (2.71%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (1.52%) Puppet
3 15 (0.85%) Grafana
4 13 (0.73%) StatsD
5 10 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.34%) Ansible
7 5 (0.28%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.11%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.11%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.11%) Terraform
9 1 (0.056%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.056%) Consul
9 1 (0.056%) Kibana
9 1 (0.056%) Packer
9 1 (0.056%) WMI
Vendors
1 160 (9.03%) Microsoft
2 74 (4.18%) Oracle
3 52 (2.94%) HP
4 24 (1.36%) Atlassian
5 18 (1.02%) Google
6 14 (0.79%) CA Agile Central
7 13 (0.73%) Splunk
7 13 (0.73%) TOWER Software
8 11 (0.62%) Cognizant
9 8 (0.45%) Facebook
10 7 (0.40%) Cadence
10 7 (0.40%) Remedy
10 7 (0.40%) SAP
11 6 (0.34%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.34%) Telerik
11 6 (0.34%) Xamarin
12 5 (0.28%) SOASTA, Inc
12 5 (0.28%) Sybase
13 4 (0.23%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.17%) Apple
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + bonus, pension, h/c
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Plus benefits and bonus!
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + 2.5 k flexi benifits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 40000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Recommend Recruitment
Salary: From £52,000 to £60,000 per annum bonus, healthcare, pension, training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Optima Connections
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Excellent Pension and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, pension, much more
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Automation Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago