Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 37 43
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11,518 11,431 10,568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.04% 6.32% 5.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.73% 6.91% 6.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9,098 9,016 8,942
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £32,250 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 149,014 165,379 172,621
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.10% 91.49% 90.94%
Number of salaries quoted 118,546 130,794 143,596
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the UK

Test Automation
Top 16 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 14 November 2018. 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 +8 10,547 £50,500 +1.00% 1,779
UK excluding London +3 6,695 £45,000 +5.88% 1,315
London +13 4,600 £62,500 +4.17% 628
South East +10 2,051 £48,500 +7.78% 328
North of England 0 1,665 £45,000 +5.88% 297
North West +12 815 £42,500 - 150
Midlands -2 807 £42,500 - 170
Yorkshire +1 780 £45,000 +5.88% 104
South West -3 734 £44,529 +8.61% 172
East of England +5 676 £47,500 - 185
Scotland +14 573 £45,000 +5.88% 99
West Midlands -12 414 £45,000 +12.50% 113
East Midlands +3 391 £42,500 - 57
Wales +26 175 £40,000 - 42
North East -5 99 £48,500 +21.25% 43
Northern Ireland -4 45 £50,000 +51.52% 23

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 7,529 (65.37%) Agile Software Development
2 4,193 (36.40%) Java
3 3,834 (33.29%) Selenium
4 3,808 (33.06%) C#
5 3,533 (30.67%) QA
6 3,085 (26.78%) JavaScript
7 3,065 (26.61%) SQL
8 2,789 (24.21%) Finance
9 2,695 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
10 2,448 (21.25%) Scrum
11 2,376 (20.63%) .NET
12 2,340 (20.32%) TDD
13 2,247 (19.51%) BDD
14 2,011 (17.46%) Python
15 1,977 (17.16%) Git (software)
16 1,837 (15.95%) Software Engineering
17 1,811 (15.72%) Cucumber
18 1,805 (15.67%) HTML
19 1,785 (15.50%) Jenkins
20 1,735 (15.06%) DevOps
21 1,667 (14.47%) JIRA
22 1,626 (14.12%) Degree
23 1,606 (13.94%) Amazon AWS
24 1,533 (13.31%) Linux
25 1,486 (12.90%) CSS
26 1,398 (12.14%) Software Testing
27 1,366 (11.86%) SQL Server
28 1,333 (11.57%) Web Services
29 1,287 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
30 1,283 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 561 (4.87%) Confluence
2 203 (1.76%) CMS
2 203 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
3 173 (1.50%) Apache
4 146 (1.27%) Apache Spark
5 130 (1.13%) SharePoint
6 114 (0.99%) IIS
7 96 (0.83%) Tomcat
8 78 (0.68%) Ethereum
9 73 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
10 72 (0.63%) WebSphere
11 71 (0.62%) nginx
12 62 (0.54%) Apache Solr
13 57 (0.49%) WebLogic
14 56 (0.49%) JBoss
14 56 (0.49%) NServiceBus
15 52 (0.45%) MQSeries
16 45 (0.39%) Apache Pig
17 40 (0.35%) WordPress
18 34 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 102 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 87 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (0.32%) Chatbot
4 31 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (0.17%) Mingle
5 20 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 16 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
8 9 (0.078%) SPSS
9 8 (0.069%) AutoCAD
10 7 (0.061%) Microsoft Project
11 6 (0.052%) Simulink
12 3 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.026%) LibreOffice
12 3 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.017%) HipChat
13 2 (0.017%) Maya
14 1 (0.009%) GIMP
14 1 (0.009%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 100 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
3 32 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
4 16 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (0.13%) Magento
5 15 (0.13%) Odoo
6 9 (0.078%) FastStats
6 9 (0.078%) thinkFolio
7 8 (0.069%) Misys Midas
8 6 (0.052%) Postilion
8 6 (0.052%) SAP Hybris
9 5 (0.043%) LatentZero
9 5 (0.043%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.043%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.035%) BASE24
10 4 (0.035%) Endur
10 4 (0.035%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.035%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.035%) SAP MM
11 3 (0.026%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 1,606 (13.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1,283 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 404 (3.51%) GitHub
4 337 (2.93%) SaaS
5 283 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
6 226 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
7 220 (1.91%) Serverless
8 181 (1.57%) PaaS
9 162 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
10 144 (1.25%) npm
11 127 (1.10%) Amazon S3
12 126 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
13 98 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
14 97 (0.84%) IaaS
15 78 (0.68%) BrowserStack
16 64 (0.56%) OpenShift
17 56 (0.49%) Office 365
18 51 (0.44%) Slack
19 49 (0.43%) Sauce Labs
20 44 (0.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 290 (2.52%) HTTP
2 139 (1.21%) TCP/IP
3 109 (0.95%) Firewall
4 98 (0.85%) Internet
5 74 (0.64%) SSL
6 55 (0.48%) Wireless
7 47 (0.41%) DNS
8 37 (0.32%) SMS
9 28 (0.24%) HTTPS
10 27 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
11 26 (0.23%) Broadband
11 26 (0.23%) LTE
12 23 (0.20%) GSM
12 23 (0.20%) SNMP
13 22 (0.19%) Wireshark
14 20 (0.17%) Ethernet
15 19 (0.16%) RS-485
16 18 (0.16%) 3G
17 17 (0.15%) Network Security
18 16 (0.14%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,366 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 654 (5.68%) NoSQL
3 520 (4.51%) MySQL
4 517 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 462 (4.01%) Big Data
6 421 (3.66%) MongoDB
7 357 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
8 255 (2.21%) Hadoop
9 227 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
10 223 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
11 213 (1.85%) Blockchain
12 190 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 155 (1.35%) Redis
13 155 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 137 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
15 132 (1.15%) RDBMS
16 117 (1.02%) Apache Hive
17 104 (0.90%) Oracle Database
18 100 (0.87%) Power BI
19 96 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 3,834 (33.29%) Selenium
2 1,977 (17.16%) Git (software)
3 1,811 (15.72%) Cucumber
4 1,785 (15.50%) Jenkins
5 1,667 (14.47%) JIRA
6 1,245 (10.81%) WebDriver
7 751 (6.52%) SpecFlow
8 703 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 659 (5.72%) Visual Studio
10 629 (5.46%) SoapUI
11 581 (5.04%) JUnit
12 578 (5.02%) JMeter
13 563 (4.89%) TeamCity
14 553 (4.80%) Maven
15 399 (3.46%) Subversion
16 388 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 380 (3.30%) NUnit
18 369 (3.20%) Appium
19 362 (3.14%) Protractor
20 275 (2.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2,789 (24.21%) Finance
2 733 (6.36%) Banking
3 572 (4.97%) Retail
4 358 (3.11%) Marketing
5 339 (2.94%) Games
6 309 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 213 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 210 (1.82%) Electronics
9 174 (1.51%) Investment Banking
10 150 (1.30%) Front Office
11 144 (1.25%) Law
12 115 (1.00%) Financial Institution
13 104 (0.90%) Advertising
14 99 (0.86%) Back Office
15 86 (0.75%) Automotive
16 71 (0.62%) Publishing
17 47 (0.41%) Retail Banking
18 40 (0.35%) Legal
19 37 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
20 24 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3,425 (29.74%) Developer
2 1,562 (13.56%) Tester
3 1,543 (13.40%) Test Engineer
4 1,464 (12.71%) Analyst
5 1,189 (10.32%) Test Analyst
6 952 (8.27%) QA Engineer
7 941 (8.17%) Automation Tester
8 807 (7.01%) Software Engineer
9 776 (6.74%) Test Automation Engineer
10 674 (5.85%) Java Developer
11 672 (5.83%) Developer in Test
12 640 (5.56%) Software Developer
13 637 (5.53%) Senior Developer
14 623 (5.41%) C# Developer
15 532 (4.62%) .NET Developer
16 434 (3.77%) Software Test Engineer
17 400 (3.47%) QA Automation Engineer
18 397 (3.45%) Java Engineer
19 383 (3.33%) Software Tester
20 379 (3.29%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,376 (20.63%) .NET
2 1,805 (15.67%) HTML
3 1,486 (12.90%) CSS
4 1,333 (11.57%) Web Services
5 1,268 (11.01%) AngularJS
6 1,066 (9.26%) REST
7 930 (8.07%) Node.js
8 880 (7.64%) RESTful
9 858 (7.45%) React
10 809 (7.02%) ASP.NET
11 742 (6.44%) XML
12 706 (6.13%) HTML5
13 645 (5.60%) Gherkin
14 601 (5.22%) SOAP
15 591 (5.13%) jQuery
16 590 (5.12%) JSON
17 586 (5.09%) Spring
18 532 (4.62%) .NET Framework
19 496 (4.31%) ASP.NET Web API
20 413 (3.59%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1,075 (9.33%) Computer Science
2 898 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
3 641 (5.57%) Fintech
4 631 (5.48%) User Experience
5 593 (5.15%) Mobile App
6 413 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
7 387 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
8 284 (2.47%) Algorithms
9 243 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
10 151 (1.31%) Data Structures
11 146 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
12 134 (1.16%) Management Information System
13 130 (1.13%) Virtual Team
14 109 (0.95%) Public Cloud
15 103 (0.89%) N-Tier
16 87 (0.76%) Bitcoin
17 83 (0.72%) Cloud Native
18 76 (0.66%) Equities
19 73 (0.63%) Blog
20 70 (0.61%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1,533 (13.31%) Linux
2 911 (7.91%) Windows
3 454 (3.94%) Android
4 412 (3.58%) Unix
5 401 (3.48%) Apple iOS
6 117 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 95 (0.82%) Windows Server
8 73 (0.63%) CentOS
9 68 (0.59%) Mac OS X
10 60 (0.52%) Ubuntu
11 59 (0.51%) VMS
12 26 (0.23%) Debian
13 22 (0.19%) Windows Phone
14 18 (0.16%) Windows 10
15 17 (0.15%) Mesosphere
16 16 (0.14%) DC/OS
16 16 (0.14%) Mac OS
17 15 (0.13%) Fedora
18 13 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
19 12 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,529 (65.37%) Agile Software Development
2 2,695 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
3 2,448 (21.25%) Scrum
4 2,340 (20.32%) TDD
5 2,247 (19.51%) BDD
6 1,837 (15.95%) Software Engineering
7 1,735 (15.06%) DevOps
8 1,398 (12.14%) Software Testing
9 1,287 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
10 1,266 (10.99%) SDLC
11 1,232 (10.70%) Test Scripting
12 1,227 (10.65%) Manual Testing
13 1,163 (10.10%) OO
14 1,126 (9.78%) Microservices
14 1,126 (9.78%) Test Strategy
15 1,020 (8.86%) Mentoring
16 994 (8.63%) MVC
17 900 (7.81%) Continuous Delivery
18 867 (7.53%) Unit Testing
19 863 (7.49%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 4,193 (36.40%) Java
2 3,808 (33.06%) C#
3 3,085 (26.78%) JavaScript
4 3,065 (26.61%) SQL
5 2,011 (17.46%) Python
6 766 (6.65%) Ruby
7 671 (5.83%) C++
8 542 (4.71%) PHP
9 429 (3.72%) PowerShell
10 410 (3.56%) T-SQL
11 408 (3.54%) Bash Shell
11 408 (3.54%) C
12 301 (2.61%) Go
13 272 (2.36%) ES6
14 265 (2.30%) Scala
15 248 (2.15%) TypeScript
16 246 (2.14%) Java 8
17 202 (1.75%) Perl
18 187 (1.62%) Shell Script
19 176 (1.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,626 (14.12%) Degree
2 845 (7.34%) ISTQB
3 659 (5.72%) ISEB
4 511 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 454 (3.94%) Security Cleared
6 248 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 230 (2.00%) SC Cleared
8 165 (1.43%) DV Cleared
9 110 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 75 (0.65%) CISSP
11 64 (0.56%) MCSE
12 55 (0.48%) GIAC
13 54 (0.47%) CCNA
13 54 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
14 53 (0.46%) SSCP
15 50 (0.43%) CompTIA Security+
15 50 (0.43%) SANS
16 49 (0.43%) Linux+ Certification
16 49 (0.43%) Network+ Certification
17 42 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3,533 (30.67%) QA
2 46 (0.40%) GDPR
3 45 (0.39%) PMO
4 43 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 24 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (0.20%) PSD2
6 23 (0.20%) WCAG
7 12 (0.10%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.096%) ISO 9000
9 9 (0.078%) SLA
10 8 (0.069%) ISO 20022
10 8 (0.069%) ISO 8583
10 8 (0.069%) MiFID
11 7 (0.061%) DICOM
11 7 (0.061%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.043%) JTAG
13 4 (0.035%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.035%) PMBOK
14 3 (0.026%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.026%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,093 (9.49%) Docker
2 136 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 106 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 82 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 59 (0.51%) Firmware
6 47 (0.41%) vSphere
7 33 (0.29%) oVirt
7 33 (0.29%) RHEV
8 29 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 25 (0.22%) Xen
10 20 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (0.16%) Varnish
11 19 (0.16%) VirtualBox
12 11 (0.096%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 8 (0.069%) NFS
13 8 (0.069%) Samba
14 7 (0.061%) KVM
15 6 (0.052%) Apache Flume
15 6 (0.052%) HDFS
16 5 (0.043%) LXC
Systems Management
1 540 (4.69%) Puppet
2 516 (4.48%) Kubernetes
3 430 (3.73%) Ansible
4 343 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
5 267 (2.32%) Terraform
6 192 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
7 98 (0.85%) HP ALM
8 95 (0.82%) Salt
9 92 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
10 57 (0.49%) Packer
11 45 (0.39%) Mesos
12 42 (0.36%) Prometheus
13 39 (0.34%) Nagios
14 36 (0.31%) Kibana
15 34 (0.30%) Grafana
16 31 (0.27%) Automic
17 29 (0.25%) logstash
18 27 (0.23%) Oozie
19 25 (0.22%) ZABBIX
20 21 (0.18%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1,256 (10.90%) Microsoft
2 718 (6.23%) Oracle
3 421 (3.66%) Google
4 253 (2.20%) SAP
5 221 (1.92%) Atlassian
6 197 (1.71%) HP
7 130 (1.13%) IBM
8 124 (1.08%) VMware
9 106 (0.92%) Splunk
10 92 (0.80%) Red Hat
11 86 (0.75%) Tableau
12 77 (0.67%) New Relic
13 74 (0.64%) TIBCO
14 63 (0.55%) Apple
15 61 (0.53%) Cognizant
16 59 (0.51%) Cadence
16 59 (0.51%) Xamarin
17 53 (0.46%) Nintex
18 51 (0.44%) Informatica
18 51 (0.44%) WorldPay