Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 41 48
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11456 10575 11527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.36% 5.59% 5.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.07% 6.25% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 9058 8955 9748
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 161950 169183 194286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.41% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 127926 140515 160119
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,800 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the UK

Test Automation
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in the UK

Test Automation
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the UK

Test Automation
Top 17 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
England +7 10721 £50,000 +5.26% 861
UK excluding London +5 6779 £42,500 - 538
London +9 4503 £60,000 +2.56% 369
South East +5 1905 £45,000 - 148
North of England +4 1720 £42,500 - 148
Midlands +12 1090 £42,000 +5.00% 81
North West +3 825 £45,000 +12.50% 78
Yorkshire +5 791 £42,500 - 59
East of England +5 781 £47,500 +5.56% 68
South West 0 730 £42,000 +5.00% 46
West Midlands +21 644 £40,000 - 40
East Midlands +8 443 £42,500 +6.25% 39
Scotland +3 397 £42,500 +6.25% 31
North East +28 104 £40,000 +14.29% 11
Wales -11 104 £40,000 +14.29% 13
Northern Ireland +3 53 £31,000 -22.50% 3
Isle of Man - 19 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 7474 (65.24%) Agile Software Development
2 4677 (40.83%) Java
3 3976 (34.71%) Selenium
4 3527 (30.79%) QA
5 3269 (28.54%) C#
6 3004 (26.22%) SQL
7 2829 (24.69%) Finance
8 2758 (24.07%) TDD
9 2727 (23.80%) JavaScript
10 2573 (22.46%) Scrum
11 2480 (21.65%) BDD
12 2438 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
13 2264 (19.76%) .NET
14 2162 (18.87%) Cucumber
15 1846 (16.11%) HTML
16 1809 (15.79%) Git (software)
17 1775 (15.49%) Jenkins
18 1723 (15.04%) Degree
19 1683 (14.69%) Python
20 1607 (14.03%) Software Engineering
21 1546 (13.50%) JIRA
22 1513 (13.21%) Test Scripting
23 1469 (12.82%) WebDriver
24 1432 (12.50%) SDLC
25 1419 (12.39%) Web Services
26 1415 (12.35%) OO
27 1403 (12.25%) CSS
28 1381 (12.05%) SQL Server
29 1344 (11.73%) Linux
30 1327 (11.58%) DevOps

Test Automation
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
1 342 (2.99%) Confluence
2 302 (2.64%) Tomcat
3 229 (2.00%) Apache
4 209 (1.82%) CMS
5 201 (1.75%) Apache Spark
6 184 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
7 169 (1.48%) JBoss
8 134 (1.17%) IIS
9 128 (1.12%) SharePoint
10 113 (0.99%) WebLogic
11 99 (0.86%) WebSphere
12 91 (0.79%) nginx
13 80 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 75 (0.65%) NServiceBus
15 68 (0.59%) Jetty
16 57 (0.50%) OpenStack
17 56 (0.49%) Documentum
18 47 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
18 47 (0.41%) Umbraco
19 43 (0.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 150 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
2 107 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 34 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 25 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 22 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 13 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.096%) Chatbot
9 9 (0.079%) Simulink
10 8 (0.070%) MS Visio
11 5 (0.044%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
12 4 (0.035%) Adobe Premiere
12 4 (0.035%) Avid Media Composer
12 4 (0.035%) Doxygen
13 3 (0.026%) InVision
14 2 (0.017%) Mingle
15 1 (0.009%) GIMP
15 1 (0.009%) LaTeX
15 1 (0.009%) Revit
Business Applications
1 78 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (0.44%) Magento
3 37 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 28 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 21 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
6 14 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
7 13 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 11 (0.096%) Oracle Payables
9 7 (0.061%) BASE24
9 7 (0.061%) Oracle ERP
9 7 (0.061%) Oracle Receivables
10 6 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.044%) Endur
11 5 (0.044%) Sage 200
12 4 (0.035%) assyst
12 4 (0.035%) HFM
12 4 (0.035%) Hyperion Enterprise
12 4 (0.035%) LabWindows
12 4 (0.035%) Maximo
12 4 (0.035%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1019 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
2 731 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 379 (3.31%) GitHub
4 308 (2.69%) SaaS
5 145 (1.27%) PaaS
6 109 (0.95%) npm
7 98 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
8 97 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
9 83 (0.72%) IaaS
10 80 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
11 68 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
12 58 (0.51%) Office 365
13 57 (0.50%) BrowserStack
13 57 (0.50%) Serverless
14 43 (0.38%) Amazon S3
14 43 (0.38%) Google Play
15 40 (0.35%) OpenShift
16 36 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
17 32 (0.28%) Sauce Labs
18 31 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 296 (2.58%) HTTP
2 252 (2.20%) Internet
3 122 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 107 (0.93%) Firewall
5 81 (0.71%) Wireless
6 44 (0.38%) VPN
7 42 (0.37%) Intranet
8 41 (0.36%) Broadband
9 40 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
10 30 (0.26%) AMQP
10 30 (0.26%) DNS
10 30 (0.26%) SSL
11 27 (0.24%) Ethernet
12 25 (0.22%) IPsec
13 21 (0.18%) NetScaler
13 21 (0.18%) SMTP
13 21 (0.18%) VoIP
14 20 (0.17%) SMS
15 19 (0.17%) Bluetooth
15 19 (0.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1381 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 568 (4.96%) MySQL
2 568 (4.96%) NoSQL
3 539 (4.70%) Relational Database
4 486 (4.24%) Big Data
5 332 (2.90%) Hadoop
6 308 (2.69%) MongoDB
7 215 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
8 194 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 175 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
10 139 (1.21%) Oracle Database
11 137 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 136 (1.19%) RDBMS
13 126 (1.10%) Redis
13 126 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 74 (0.65%) Power BI
15 70 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
16 63 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 59 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
18 58 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3976 (34.71%) Selenium
2 2162 (18.87%) Cucumber
3 1809 (15.79%) Git (software)
4 1775 (15.49%) Jenkins
5 1546 (13.50%) JIRA
6 1469 (12.82%) WebDriver
7 853 (7.45%) JUnit
8 684 (5.97%) SoapUI
9 655 (5.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 653 (5.70%) SpecFlow
11 590 (5.15%) Subversion
12 562 (4.91%) JMeter
13 554 (4.84%) Visual Studio
14 491 (4.29%) Maven
15 464 (4.05%) TeamCity
16 447 (3.90%) HP UFT
17 371 (3.24%) NUnit
18 353 (3.08%) Appium
19 345 (3.01%) Protractor
20 327 (2.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2829 (24.69%) Finance
2 1060 (9.25%) Banking
3 605 (5.28%) Retail
4 579 (5.05%) Investment Banking
5 507 (4.43%) Retail Banking
6 308 (2.69%) Telecoms
7 279 (2.44%) Games
8 269 (2.35%) Marketing
9 252 (2.20%) Front Office
10 234 (2.04%) Electronics
11 200 (1.75%) Manufacturing
12 131 (1.14%) Advertising
13 114 (1.00%) Back Office
14 102 (0.89%) Financial Institution
15 100 (0.87%) Legal
16 76 (0.66%) Publishing
17 73 (0.64%) Law
18 60 (0.52%) Automotive
19 28 (0.24%) Digital Economy
20 27 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3623 (31.63%) Developer
2 1829 (15.97%) Tester
3 1570 (13.70%) Analyst
4 1314 (11.47%) Test Engineer
5 1227 (10.71%) Test Analyst
6 1072 (9.36%) Automation Tester
7 951 (8.30%) Java Developer
8 831 (7.25%) QA Engineer
9 759 (6.63%) Senior Developer
10 642 (5.60%) Software Engineer
11 598 (5.22%) Test Automation Engineer
12 572 (4.99%) C# Developer
13 567 (4.95%) .NET Developer
14 514 (4.49%) Software Developer
15 451 (3.94%) Software Tester
16 431 (3.76%) Developer in Test
17 412 (3.60%) Java Engineer
18 398 (3.47%) Automation Test Analyst
19 391 (3.41%) QA Tester
20 368 (3.21%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2264 (19.76%) .NET
2 1846 (16.11%) HTML
3 1419 (12.39%) Web Services
4 1403 (12.25%) CSS
5 1108 (9.67%) REST
6 1041 (9.09%) AngularJS
7 852 (7.44%) XML
8 825 (7.20%) HTML5
9 791 (6.90%) RESTful
10 775 (6.77%) ASP.NET
11 757 (6.61%) Spring
12 688 (6.01%) SOAP
13 623 (5.44%) Node.js
14 609 (5.32%) JSON
15 566 (4.94%) jQuery
16 557 (4.86%) Gherkin
17 460 (4.02%) Hibernate
18 456 (3.98%) .NET Framework
19 431 (3.76%) React
20 417 (3.64%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1022 (8.92%) Computer Science
2 1017 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
3 604 (5.27%) User Experience
4 536 (4.68%) Mobile App
5 433 (3.78%) Fintech
6 410 (3.58%) Greenfield Project
7 330 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
8 240 (2.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 239 (2.09%) Derivative
10 233 (2.03%) Management Information System
11 210 (1.83%) Data Structures
12 180 (1.57%) Algorithms
13 171 (1.49%) Client/Server
14 148 (1.29%) Fixed Income
15 123 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
16 119 (1.04%) N-Tier
17 118 (1.03%) Equities
18 92 (0.80%) Equity Derivative
19 75 (0.65%) Virtual Team
20 70 (0.61%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1344 (11.73%) Linux
2 928 (8.10%) Windows
3 634 (5.53%) Unix
4 508 (4.43%) Android
5 457 (3.99%) Apple iOS
6 119 (1.04%) Windows Server
7 40 (0.35%) Mac OS
8 39 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 35 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 33 (0.29%) CentOS
11 33 (0.29%) Debian
12 31 (0.27%) Solaris
13 28 (0.24%) Ubuntu
14 23 (0.20%) Windows 7
14 23 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (0.18%) Windows 10
16 13 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
16 13 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
16 13 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7474 (65.24%) Agile Software Development
2 2758 (24.07%) TDD
3 2573 (22.46%) Scrum
4 2480 (21.65%) BDD
5 2438 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
6 1607 (14.03%) Software Engineering
7 1513 (13.21%) Test Scripting
8 1432 (12.50%) SDLC
9 1415 (12.35%) OO
10 1327 (11.58%) DevOps
11 1322 (11.54%) Software Testing
12 1230 (10.74%) Test Strategy
13 1159 (10.12%) Manual Testing
14 1046 (9.13%) Unit Testing
15 1034 (9.03%) Regression Testing
16 1020 (8.90%) Mentoring
17 921 (8.04%) MVC
18 806 (7.04%) Open Source
19 779 (6.80%) Continuous Delivery
20 760 (6.63%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4677 (40.83%) Java
2 3269 (28.54%) C#
3 3004 (26.22%) SQL
4 2727 (23.80%) JavaScript
5 1683 (14.69%) Python
6 979 (8.55%) Ruby
7 877 (7.66%) C++
8 547 (4.77%) PHP
9 511 (4.46%) C
10 373 (3.26%) Scala
11 323 (2.82%) T-SQL
12 278 (2.43%) PowerShell
13 273 (2.38%) Perl
14 266 (2.32%) Bash Shell
15 205 (1.79%) Groovy
16 170 (1.48%) VB
17 153 (1.34%) Shell Script
18 148 (1.29%) PL/SQL
19 142 (1.24%) VBScript
20 138 (1.20%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1723 (15.04%) Degree
2 965 (8.42%) ISTQB
3 829 (7.24%) ISEB
4 513 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 338 (2.95%) Security Cleared
6 323 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 184 (1.61%) SC Cleared
8 91 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 61 (0.53%) DV Cleared
10 57 (0.50%) MCP
11 48 (0.42%) MCPD
12 47 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
13 42 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 37 (0.32%) Master's Degree
15 26 (0.23%) PhD
16 21 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
17 19 (0.17%) MCSE
17 19 (0.17%) PMI Certification
18 17 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
18 17 (0.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3527 (30.79%) QA
2 60 (0.52%) SLA
3 41 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 26 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 22 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 22 (0.19%) WCAG
6 15 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.10%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.096%) MiFID
9 10 (0.087%) ISO 14001
10 9 (0.079%) IEC 61508
11 8 (0.070%) GDPR
11 8 (0.070%) IEC 62304
11 8 (0.070%) PMO
11 8 (0.070%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 6 (0.052%) GCP
12 6 (0.052%) JTAG
13 5 (0.044%) DO-178B
13 5 (0.044%) ISO 8583
13 5 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 550 (4.80%) Docker
2 64 (0.56%) Firmware
3 55 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (0.45%) Active Directory
5 45 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 43 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 30 (0.26%) vSphere
8 29 (0.25%) iptables
9 24 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (0.16%) Varnish
11 17 (0.15%) HDFS
12 11 (0.096%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 10 (0.087%) VirtualBox
14 8 (0.070%) GlusterFS
15 7 (0.061%) LXC
15 7 (0.061%) Xen
16 6 (0.052%) Apache Flume
16 6 (0.052%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.052%) XenDesktop
17 5 (0.044%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 528 (4.61%) Puppet
2 357 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
3 306 (2.67%) Ansible
4 305 (2.66%) HP Quality Center
5 153 (1.34%) Kubernetes
6 85 (0.74%) Terraform
7 53 (0.46%) ZABBIX
8 44 (0.38%) PowerBroker
9 43 (0.38%) Salt
10 41 (0.36%) Nagios
11 37 (0.32%) HockeyApp
12 34 (0.30%) Kibana
13 23 (0.20%) Cobbler
14 22 (0.19%) HAProxy
14 22 (0.19%) Mesos
15 18 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
15 18 (0.16%) logstash
16 16 (0.14%) Marathon
16 16 (0.14%) SELinux
17 15 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 1317 (11.50%) Microsoft
2 824 (7.19%) Oracle
3 307 (2.68%) HP
4 278 (2.43%) Google
5 180 (1.57%) SAP
6 138 (1.20%) Atlassian
7 118 (1.03%) IBM
8 100 (0.87%) VMware
9 90 (0.79%) ION Trading
10 87 (0.76%) Sitecore
11 80 (0.70%) Xamarin
12 67 (0.58%) Red Hat
13 66 (0.58%) Sybase
14 63 (0.55%) Pega
15 57 (0.50%) Sophos
16 53 (0.46%) Capita
17 52 (0.45%) Twitter
18 50 (0.44%) Siebel
19 48 (0.42%) Splunk
20 46 (0.40%) Salesforce.com