Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 42 52
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11168 10806 10694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.35% 5.49% 4.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.06% 6.17% 5.60%
Number of salaries quoted 8868 9029 8903
UK median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 158285 175244 190972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.07% 88.17%
Number of salaries quoted 125396 146177 155973
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,723 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 +10 10534 £50,000 +8.70% 711
UK excluding London +2 6505 £42,500 +6.25% 474
London +13 4538 £60,000 +4.35% 279
North of England +6 1789 £42,500 +6.25% 162
South East +7 1724 £45,000 +5.88% 107
Midlands -1 936 £42,500 +7.08% 55
Yorkshire +6 875 £45,000 +12.50% 57
North West +11 848 £42,500 +6.25% 94
South West 0 795 £40,000 -3.33% 52
East of England +1 762 £45,344 +6.69% 53
West Midlands +6 594 £40,000 +2.56% 32
East Midlands +3 342 £45,000 +13.38% 23
Scotland -2 322 £45,000 +12.50% 29
Wales +13 147 £41,000 +17.14% 7
North East +10 67 £37,500 +6.38% 11
Northern Ireland +5 45 £34,000 -2.86% 7
Isle of Man - 16 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 7354 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 4592 (41.12%) Java
3 4028 (36.07%) Selenium
4 3354 (30.03%) QA
5 3211 (28.75%) C#
6 2985 (26.73%) SQL
7 2767 (24.78%) TDD
8 2670 (23.91%) JavaScript
9 2625 (23.50%) Continuous Integration
10 2613 (23.40%) Finance
11 2508 (22.46%) Scrum
12 2401 (21.50%) BDD
13 2242 (20.08%) .NET
14 1985 (17.77%) Cucumber
15 1848 (16.55%) HTML
16 1739 (15.57%) Git (software)
17 1710 (15.31%) Test Scripting
18 1697 (15.20%) Degree
19 1665 (14.91%) Software Engineering
20 1591 (14.25%) Jenkins
21 1519 (13.60%) Python
22 1484 (13.29%) OO
23 1460 (13.07%) Web Services
24 1439 (12.89%) JIRA
25 1436 (12.86%) CSS
26 1433 (12.83%) WebDriver
27 1421 (12.72%) Linux
28 1416 (12.68%) SQL Server
29 1409 (12.62%) SDLC
30 1361 (12.19%) Microsoft

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
1 345 (3.09%) Tomcat
2 290 (2.60%) Confluence
3 231 (2.07%) Apache
4 222 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
5 213 (1.91%) CMS
6 177 (1.58%) IIS
7 171 (1.53%) Apache Spark
8 141 (1.26%) JBoss
9 125 (1.12%) SharePoint
10 119 (1.07%) WebLogic
11 117 (1.05%) WebSphere
12 102 (0.91%) nginx
13 96 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 79 (0.71%) Jetty
15 72 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
16 53 (0.47%) Documentum
17 47 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
18 43 (0.39%) Apache Solr
19 40 (0.36%) NServiceBus
20 33 (0.30%) Drupal
Applications
1 191 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 154 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
3 38 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.13%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 11 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.063%) Campfire
10 6 (0.054%) Simulink
11 3 (0.027%) InVision
11 3 (0.027%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.027%) SPSS
11 3 (0.027%) SPSS Modeler
12 2 (0.018%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.018%) Mingle
12 2 (0.018%) Revit
13 1 (0.009%) LaTeX
13 1 (0.009%) Stateflow
13 1 (0.009%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 71 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.24%) Magento
3 20 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 17 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.090%) SAP ERP
7 9 (0.081%) SAP S/4HANA
8 8 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.054%) HFM
9 6 (0.054%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 6 (0.054%) Infor M3
9 6 (0.054%) Oracle BPM
10 5 (0.045%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.045%) Unica
11 4 (0.036%) assyst
11 4 (0.036%) SAP R/3
11 4 (0.036%) VisionPLUS
12 3 (0.027%) BASE24
12 3 (0.027%) BusinessWorks
12 3 (0.027%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 958 (8.58%) Amazon AWS
2 635 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 439 (3.93%) GitHub
4 259 (2.32%) SaaS
5 130 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
6 111 (0.99%) PaaS
7 104 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
8 84 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
9 78 (0.70%) IaaS
10 70 (0.63%) BrowserStack
11 67 (0.60%) Office 365
12 51 (0.46%) Amazon S3
12 51 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
13 42 (0.38%) Slack
14 33 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
15 32 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
16 31 (0.28%) OpenShift
17 30 (0.27%) G Suite
17 30 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 28 (0.25%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 342 (3.06%) HTTP
2 271 (2.43%) Internet
3 115 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 93 (0.83%) Wireless
5 82 (0.73%) Firewall
6 40 (0.36%) VPN
7 31 (0.28%) Ethernet
8 30 (0.27%) DNS
8 30 (0.27%) Intranet
9 26 (0.23%) RS-232
10 24 (0.21%) AMQP
10 24 (0.21%) SSL
11 22 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
12 21 (0.19%) IPsec
13 20 (0.18%) VoIP
14 19 (0.17%) Kerberos
15 17 (0.15%) Network Security
16 16 (0.14%) SMTP
16 16 (0.14%) SSH
17 14 (0.13%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1416 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 579 (5.18%) MySQL
3 567 (5.08%) NoSQL
4 500 (4.48%) Relational Database
5 470 (4.21%) Big Data
6 339 (3.04%) MongoDB
7 248 (2.22%) Hadoop
8 232 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
9 207 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 199 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
11 160 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 156 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 138 (1.24%) Redis
14 135 (1.21%) RDBMS
15 130 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
16 90 (0.81%) Oracle Database
17 87 (0.78%) Power BI
18 68 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
19 57 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
19 57 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4028 (36.07%) Selenium
2 1985 (17.77%) Cucumber
3 1739 (15.57%) Git (software)
4 1591 (14.25%) Jenkins
5 1439 (12.89%) JIRA
6 1433 (12.83%) WebDriver
7 738 (6.61%) JUnit
8 713 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 710 (6.36%) Subversion
10 622 (5.57%) SpecFlow
11 620 (5.55%) Visual Studio
12 586 (5.25%) SoapUI
13 574 (5.14%) JMeter
14 474 (4.24%) HP UFT
15 469 (4.20%) Maven
16 468 (4.19%) TeamCity
17 404 (3.62%) NUnit
18 380 (3.40%) Appium
19 312 (2.79%) Protractor
20 279 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2613 (23.40%) Finance
2 999 (8.95%) Banking
3 960 (8.60%) Retail
4 597 (5.35%) Investment Banking
5 473 (4.24%) Retail Banking
6 299 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 280 (2.51%) Marketing
8 242 (2.17%) Games
9 218 (1.95%) Electronics
10 210 (1.88%) Front Office
11 186 (1.67%) Manufacturing
12 150 (1.34%) Advertising
13 117 (1.05%) Financial Institution
14 102 (0.91%) Back Office
15 93 (0.83%) Automotive
16 92 (0.82%) Legal
17 72 (0.64%) Publishing
18 66 (0.59%) Law
19 30 (0.27%) Aerospace
20 21 (0.19%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 3463 (31.01%) Developer
2 1745 (15.63%) Analyst
3 1734 (15.53%) Tester
4 1422 (12.73%) Test Analyst
5 1289 (11.54%) Test Engineer
6 993 (8.89%) Automation Tester
7 981 (8.78%) Java Developer
8 863 (7.73%) Senior Developer
9 794 (7.11%) QA Engineer
10 704 (6.30%) Test Automation Engineer
11 578 (5.18%) Software Engineer
12 548 (4.91%) C# Developer
13 488 (4.37%) .NET Developer
14 476 (4.26%) Automation Test Analyst
15 446 (3.99%) Java Engineer
16 444 (3.98%) QA Tester
17 433 (3.88%) Software Developer
17 433 (3.88%) Software Tester
18 404 (3.62%) QA Analyst
19 354 (3.17%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2242 (20.08%) .NET
2 1848 (16.55%) HTML
3 1460 (13.07%) Web Services
4 1436 (12.86%) CSS
5 1069 (9.57%) AngularJS
6 1058 (9.47%) REST
7 880 (7.88%) XML
8 848 (7.59%) ASP.NET
9 780 (6.98%) RESTful
10 777 (6.96%) HTML5
11 763 (6.83%) SOAP
12 727 (6.51%) Spring
13 697 (6.24%) Node.js
14 573 (5.13%) Gherkin
15 568 (5.09%) JSON
16 542 (4.85%) jQuery
17 499 (4.47%) .NET Framework
18 492 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web API
19 447 (4.00%) Hibernate
20 441 (3.95%) React
Miscellaneous
1 979 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 945 (8.46%) Computer Science
3 644 (5.77%) User Experience
4 554 (4.96%) Mobile App
5 372 (3.33%) Fintech
6 358 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
7 308 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
8 260 (2.33%) Data Structures
9 222 (1.99%) Management Information System
10 210 (1.88%) Algorithms
11 209 (1.87%) Derivative
12 196 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 195 (1.75%) Fixed Income
14 161 (1.44%) Client/Server
15 127 (1.14%) N-Tier
16 120 (1.07%) iPad
17 112 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
18 108 (0.97%) Equities
19 100 (0.90%) Virtual Team
20 82 (0.73%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1421 (12.72%) Linux
2 930 (8.33%) Windows
3 609 (5.45%) Unix
4 534 (4.78%) Android
5 476 (4.26%) Apple iOS
6 96 (0.86%) Windows Server
7 79 (0.71%) Mac OS
8 60 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 48 (0.43%) Solaris
10 33 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 31 (0.28%) Ubuntu
12 24 (0.21%) Debian
13 22 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (0.17%) AIX
14 19 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (0.15%) CentOS
15 17 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
16 15 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 13 (0.12%) Windows 10
17 13 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7354 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 2767 (24.78%) TDD
3 2625 (23.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2508 (22.46%) Scrum
5 2401 (21.50%) BDD
6 1710 (15.31%) Test Scripting
7 1665 (14.91%) Software Engineering
8 1484 (13.29%) OO
9 1409 (12.62%) SDLC
10 1256 (11.25%) Test Strategy
11 1253 (11.22%) DevOps
11 1253 (11.22%) Software Testing
12 1101 (9.86%) Unit Testing
13 1055 (9.45%) Manual Testing
14 1006 (9.01%) Mentoring
15 971 (8.69%) Regression Testing
16 928 (8.31%) MVC
17 827 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
18 771 (6.90%) Open Source
19 759 (6.80%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4592 (41.12%) Java
2 3211 (28.75%) C#
3 2985 (26.73%) SQL
4 2670 (23.91%) JavaScript
5 1519 (13.60%) Python
6 935 (8.37%) Ruby
7 753 (6.74%) C++
8 509 (4.56%) C
9 472 (4.23%) PHP
10 400 (3.58%) Scala
11 338 (3.03%) T-SQL
12 241 (2.16%) Perl
13 240 (2.15%) Bash Shell
14 204 (1.83%) PL/SQL
15 203 (1.82%) PowerShell
16 168 (1.50%) VB
17 160 (1.43%) Groovy
18 148 (1.33%) ES6
19 144 (1.29%) Shell Script
20 139 (1.24%) Go
Qualifications
1 1697 (15.20%) Degree
2 1161 (10.40%) ISTQB
3 1011 (9.05%) ISEB
4 521 (4.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 361 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 339 (3.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 136 (1.22%) SC Cleared
8 103 (0.92%) DV Cleared
9 58 (0.52%) Master's Degree
10 55 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 43 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
12 40 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 31 (0.28%) MCP
14 30 (0.27%) PMI Certification
15 29 (0.26%) PhD
16 21 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
17 18 (0.16%) HND
17 18 (0.16%) SAP Certification
18 14 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
18 14 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3354 (30.03%) QA
2 63 (0.56%) SLA
3 49 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 47 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 36 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 33 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 30 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 29 (0.26%) WCAG
9 24 (0.21%) MiFID
10 16 (0.14%) ISO 14001
10 16 (0.14%) PMO
11 10 (0.090%) Data Quality
11 10 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 10 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.045%) SEPA
13 4 (0.036%) COBIT
13 4 (0.036%) Dodd-Frank
13 4 (0.036%) EMIR
13 4 (0.036%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.036%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 433 (3.88%) Docker
2 62 (0.56%) Firmware
3 57 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (0.44%) Active Directory
5 44 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 23 (0.21%) LXC
8 18 (0.16%) Hyper-V
9 15 (0.13%) iptables
9 15 (0.13%) VirtualBox
10 13 (0.12%) Varnish
11 9 (0.081%) Shibboleth
12 8 (0.072%) Xen
13 7 (0.063%) GlusterFS
14 6 (0.054%) vSphere
14 6 (0.054%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.045%) HDFS
16 4 (0.036%) VMware ESXi
17 3 (0.027%) Apache Flume
17 3 (0.027%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 437 (3.91%) Puppet
2 290 (2.60%) Ansible
3 285 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
4 227 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
5 113 (1.01%) Kubernetes
6 76 (0.68%) Terraform
7 37 (0.33%) ZABBIX
8 34 (0.30%) Nagios
9 33 (0.30%) PowerBroker
10 30 (0.27%) Kibana
11 27 (0.24%) HockeyApp
12 21 (0.19%) Grafana
13 20 (0.18%) HAProxy
13 20 (0.18%) Salt
14 18 (0.16%) Mesos
15 13 (0.12%) Icinga
15 13 (0.12%) logstash
16 12 (0.11%) Cobbler
16 12 (0.11%) Graphite
16 12 (0.11%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 1361 (12.19%) Microsoft
2 873 (7.82%) Oracle
3 288 (2.58%) HP
4 221 (1.98%) Google
5 188 (1.68%) SAP
6 140 (1.25%) Atlassian
7 130 (1.16%) IBM
8 103 (0.92%) ION Trading
9 96 (0.86%) VMware
10 90 (0.81%) Cognizant
11 84 (0.75%) Sitecore
12 82 (0.73%) Xamarin
13 76 (0.68%) Sybase
14 73 (0.65%) Red Hat
15 66 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
16 60 (0.54%) Pega
17 57 (0.51%) Splunk
18 55 (0.49%) EMC
19 49 (0.44%) CA Agile Central
20 41 (0.37%) Talend