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 3 months to 28 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 42 55
Rank change year-on-year +12 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5510 5584 5118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.48% 5.60% 4.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.23% 6.29% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4491 4621 4185
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation 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 76220 88818 94836
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.67% 89.09% 87.73%
Number of salaries quoted 62239 73997 76987
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the UK

Test Automation
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 May 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 +13 5212 £48,500 +7.77% 749
London +15 2158 £60,000 +9.09% 292
South East +6 827 £42,500 +6.25% 113
Yorkshire +7 492 £45,000 +12.50% 54
South West +9 440 £40,000 -5.88% 60
North West +11 436 £40,000 - 79
East of England -4 391 £47,500 +18.75% 61
City of London +15 353 £60,000 - 65
Manchester +10 305 £45,000 +12.50% 55
West Yorkshire +9 302 £45,750 +14.37% 30
West Midlands +4 282 £40,000 +6.66% 44
Leeds +10 270 £47,500 +18.75% 26
Cambridgeshire -4 181 £50,000 +26.58% 34
Berkshire +13 170 £47,000 +4.44% 22
Surrey +35 163 £45,500 +21.33% 21
East Midlands +3 158 £46,125 +18.26% 31
Bristol +18 154 £45,000 +20.00% 26
Hampshire -3 151 £40,000 +6.66% 25
Cambridge -10 140 £52,500 +32.91% 28
Somerset +10 134 £37,028 -1.25% 11
Scotland -2 133 £50,000 +21.58% 30
Birmingham +5 118 £40,000 - 15
West Sussex +16 116 £47,000 +17.50% 8
Reading +25 102 £50,000 - 11
Hertfordshire +5 99 £47,500 +11.76% 13
Wales +13 94 £41,500 +18.57% 12
Cheshire +16 92 £35,000 -2.17% 11
South Yorkshire +6 86 £60,000 +60.00% 10
Nottinghamshire +34 80 £50,000 +11.11% 20
South Wales +18 78 £41,500 +32.74% 9

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 7153 (66.58%) Agile Software Development
2 4190 (39.00%) Java
3 4040 (37.61%) Selenium
4 3371 (31.38%) QA
5 3052 (28.41%) C#
6 2908 (27.07%) SQL
7 2708 (25.21%) TDD
8 2469 (22.98%) Scrum
9 2417 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
10 2370 (22.06%) JavaScript
11 2200 (20.48%) Finance
12 2182 (20.31%) BDD
13 2028 (18.88%) .NET
14 1829 (17.03%) Test Scripting
15 1707 (15.89%) Cucumber
16 1673 (15.57%) Software Engineering
17 1642 (15.28%) HTML
18 1565 (14.57%) Degree
19 1522 (14.17%) Git (software)
20 1455 (13.54%) Python
21 1409 (13.12%) WebDriver
22 1368 (12.73%) OO
23 1366 (12.72%) SDLC
24 1327 (12.35%) ISTQB
25 1314 (12.23%) Linux
26 1294 (12.05%) CSS
26 1294 (12.05%) Web Services
27 1286 (11.97%) Test Strategy
27 1286 (11.97%) Jenkins
28 1284 (11.95%) Software Testing

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
1 277 (2.58%) Tomcat
2 210 (1.95%) Confluence
3 190 (1.77%) IIS
4 184 (1.71%) Apache
4 184 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
5 147 (1.37%) CMS
6 135 (1.26%) SharePoint
7 130 (1.21%) Apache Spark
8 108 (1.01%) JBoss
9 90 (0.84%) WebSphere
10 76 (0.71%) WebLogic
11 72 (0.67%) Jetty
11 72 (0.67%) nginx
11 72 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 41 (0.38%) Apache Solr
13 40 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
14 35 (0.33%) Umbraco
15 30 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
15 30 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
16 28 (0.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 202 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 125 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 17 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.084%) Simulink
8 8 (0.074%) SPSS
9 7 (0.065%) Campfire
10 6 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
12 3 (0.028%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.028%) SPSS Modeler
13 1 (0.009%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.009%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.009%) GIMP
13 1 (0.009%) Mingle
13 1 (0.009%) Revit
13 1 (0.009%) Stateflow
13 1 (0.009%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 57 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 48 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
4 17 (0.16%) Magento
5 14 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.093%) Infor M3
7 6 (0.056%) BusinessWorks
7 6 (0.056%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.056%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.056%) Sonata
8 4 (0.037%) BASE24
8 4 (0.037%) Sage 200
8 4 (0.037%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.037%) thinkFolio
8 4 (0.037%) Unica
8 4 (0.037%) VisionPLUS
9 3 (0.028%) HFM
9 3 (0.028%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.028%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.028%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 770 (7.17%) Amazon AWS
2 542 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 341 (3.17%) GitHub
4 247 (2.30%) SaaS
5 138 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
6 83 (0.77%) Office 365
7 82 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
8 67 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
9 56 (0.52%) PaaS
10 50 (0.47%) BrowserStack
11 49 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
11 49 (0.46%) IaaS
12 44 (0.41%) Slack
13 42 (0.39%) Amazon S3
14 31 (0.29%) Force.com
14 31 (0.29%) G Suite
15 25 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
15 25 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 23 (0.21%) OpenShift
17 22 (0.20%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 334 (3.11%) HTTP
2 232 (2.16%) Internet
3 105 (0.98%) Wireless
4 98 (0.91%) TCP/IP
5 59 (0.55%) Firewall
6 36 (0.34%) Ethernet
7 32 (0.30%) FTP
8 28 (0.26%) Network Security
9 26 (0.24%) RS-232
10 24 (0.22%) SSL
10 24 (0.22%) VPN
11 23 (0.21%) DNS
12 22 (0.20%) Kerberos
13 18 (0.17%) HTTPS
14 17 (0.16%) Skype
14 17 (0.16%) SMTP
14 17 (0.16%) Wireshark
15 15 (0.14%) Bluetooth
15 15 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1267 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 588 (5.47%) NoSQL
3 517 (4.81%) MySQL
4 495 (4.61%) Relational Database
5 389 (3.62%) Big Data
6 304 (2.83%) MongoDB
7 203 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
8 189 (1.76%) Hadoop
9 166 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
10 165 (1.54%) RDBMS
11 143 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 142 (1.32%) Redis
13 135 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 121 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 120 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
16 91 (0.85%) CouchDB
17 87 (0.81%) Oracle Database
18 51 (0.47%) Power BI
18 51 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 48 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 4040 (37.61%) Selenium
2 1707 (15.89%) Cucumber
3 1522 (14.17%) Git (software)
4 1409 (13.12%) WebDriver
5 1286 (11.97%) Jenkins
6 1250 (11.64%) JIRA
7 740 (6.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 673 (6.26%) Subversion
9 628 (5.85%) JUnit
10 620 (5.77%) Visual Studio
11 590 (5.49%) SoapUI
12 585 (5.45%) SpecFlow
13 575 (5.35%) JMeter
14 477 (4.44%) HP UFT
15 432 (4.02%) Maven
16 399 (3.71%) TeamCity
17 370 (3.44%) Appium
18 337 (3.14%) NUnit
19 297 (2.76%) LoadRunner
20 267 (2.49%) TestNG
General
1 2200 (20.48%) Finance
2 689 (6.41%) Banking
3 577 (5.37%) Retail
4 322 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 268 (2.49%) Marketing
6 238 (2.22%) Investment Banking
7 225 (2.09%) Games
8 192 (1.79%) Electronics
9 170 (1.58%) Advertising
10 143 (1.33%) Manufacturing
11 122 (1.14%) Legal
12 111 (1.03%) Financial Institution
13 106 (0.99%) Front Office
14 99 (0.92%) Automotive
15 93 (0.87%) Back Office
16 89 (0.83%) Retail Banking
17 80 (0.74%) Law
18 66 (0.61%) Publishing
19 34 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
20 30 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 3054 (28.43%) Developer
2 1832 (17.05%) Analyst
3 1676 (15.60%) Tester
4 1473 (13.71%) Test Analyst
5 1426 (13.27%) Test Engineer
6 979 (9.11%) Automation Tester
7 909 (8.46%) Java Developer
8 861 (8.01%) QA Engineer
9 857 (7.98%) Senior Developer
10 726 (6.76%) Test Automation Engineer
11 580 (5.40%) Software Engineer
12 547 (5.09%) C# Developer
13 485 (4.51%) QA Analyst
14 479 (4.46%) Java Engineer
15 478 (4.45%) Automation Test Analyst
16 473 (4.40%) QA Tester
17 458 (4.26%) .NET Developer
18 429 (3.99%) Software Tester
19 412 (3.84%) Software Developer
20 407 (3.79%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2028 (18.88%) .NET
2 1642 (15.28%) HTML
3 1294 (12.05%) CSS
3 1294 (12.05%) Web Services
4 988 (9.20%) AngularJS
5 846 (7.87%) REST
6 821 (7.64%) XML
7 780 (7.26%) ASP.NET
8 745 (6.93%) HTML5
9 671 (6.25%) RESTful
10 663 (6.17%) SOAP
11 653 (6.08%) Node.js
12 594 (5.53%) Spring
13 541 (5.04%) Gherkin
14 496 (4.62%) .NET Framework
15 483 (4.50%) jQuery
16 430 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
17 419 (3.90%) JSON
18 401 (3.73%) React
19 383 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 898 (8.36%) Computer Science
2 819 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 617 (5.74%) Mobile App
4 536 (4.99%) User Experience
5 343 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
6 282 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
7 273 (2.54%) Fintech
8 250 (2.33%) Algorithms
9 233 (2.17%) Data Structures
10 172 (1.60%) iPad
11 166 (1.55%) Management Information System
12 133 (1.24%) Client/Server
13 99 (0.92%) Virtual Team
14 98 (0.91%) Fixed Income
15 97 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 95 (0.88%) N-Tier
17 70 (0.65%) Derivative
18 62 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
18 62 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
19 58 (0.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1314 (12.23%) Linux
2 955 (8.89%) Windows
3 490 (4.56%) Android
4 485 (4.51%) Unix
5 447 (4.16%) Apple iOS
6 118 (1.10%) Windows Server
7 66 (0.61%) Mac OS
8 60 (0.56%) Mac OS X
9 59 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 43 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 43 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 40 (0.37%) Solaris
12 24 (0.22%) CentOS
13 23 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (0.19%) AIX
16 15 (0.14%) Windows 7
16 15 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 14 (0.13%) VMS
18 13 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 7153 (66.58%) Agile Software Development
2 2708 (25.21%) TDD
3 2469 (22.98%) Scrum
4 2417 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2182 (20.31%) BDD
6 1829 (17.03%) Test Scripting
7 1673 (15.57%) Software Engineering
8 1368 (12.73%) OO
9 1366 (12.72%) SDLC
10 1286 (11.97%) Test Strategy
11 1284 (11.95%) Software Testing
12 1163 (10.83%) Manual Testing
13 1141 (10.62%) Unit Testing
14 1108 (10.31%) DevOps
15 1001 (9.32%) Regression Testing
16 849 (7.90%) E-Commerce
17 837 (7.79%) MVC
18 804 (7.48%) Functional Testing
19 797 (7.42%) Mentoring
20 792 (7.37%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4190 (39.00%) Java
2 3052 (28.41%) C#
3 2908 (27.07%) SQL
4 2370 (22.06%) JavaScript
5 1455 (13.54%) Python
6 871 (8.11%) Ruby
7 705 (6.56%) C++
8 496 (4.62%) PHP
9 440 (4.10%) C
10 352 (3.28%) Scala
11 289 (2.69%) T-SQL
12 240 (2.23%) Perl
13 224 (2.09%) Bash Shell
14 179 (1.67%) PL/SQL
15 157 (1.46%) PowerShell
16 154 (1.43%) ES6
17 142 (1.32%) Groovy
18 136 (1.27%) Objective-C
19 135 (1.26%) VB
20 127 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1565 (14.57%) Degree
2 1327 (12.35%) ISTQB
3 1192 (11.10%) ISEB
4 488 (4.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 407 (3.79%) Security Cleared
6 381 (3.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 152 (1.41%) SC Cleared
8 125 (1.16%) DV Cleared
9 55 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 55 (0.51%) Master's Degree
10 49 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
11 45 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 33 (0.31%) PMI Certification
13 25 (0.23%) PhD
14 18 (0.17%) HND
14 18 (0.17%) Sun Certification
15 16 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
16 15 (0.14%) CEH
16 15 (0.14%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3371 (31.38%) QA
2 59 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 56 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 39 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 31 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 31 (0.29%) SLA
6 27 (0.25%) PMO
7 24 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 22 (0.20%) MiFID
9 18 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 15 (0.14%) ISO 14001
11 14 (0.13%) COBIT
11 14 (0.13%) WCAG
12 11 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
13 6 (0.056%) GAMP
13 6 (0.056%) IEC 61508
14 5 (0.047%) Dodd-Frank
14 5 (0.047%) IEC 62304
15 4 (0.037%) EMIR
16 3 (0.028%) HIPAA
System Software
1 443 (4.12%) Docker
2 89 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 64 (0.60%) Firmware
4 43 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (0.32%) VirtualBox
6 26 (0.24%) LXC
7 24 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 24 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.11%) Varnish
9 10 (0.093%) etcd
9 10 (0.093%) vSphere
10 9 (0.084%) Shibboleth
10 9 (0.084%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.074%) flannel
12 6 (0.056%) HDFS
12 6 (0.056%) Xen
13 5 (0.047%) Sendmail
13 5 (0.047%) XenApp
13 5 (0.047%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 356 (3.31%) Puppet
2 239 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 230 (2.14%) Ansible
4 220 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
5 111 (1.03%) Kubernetes
6 80 (0.74%) Terraform
7 36 (0.34%) Nagios
8 33 (0.31%) Kibana
9 28 (0.26%) Rundeck
10 27 (0.25%) Grafana
10 27 (0.25%) Mesos
11 24 (0.22%) StatsD
12 20 (0.19%) Consul
13 19 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
14 15 (0.14%) Rancher
15 14 (0.13%) HockeyApp
15 14 (0.13%) logstash
15 14 (0.13%) SCCM
16 13 (0.12%) Salt
17 11 (0.10%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1267 (11.79%) Microsoft
2 778 (7.24%) Oracle
3 286 (2.66%) HP
4 183 (1.70%) Google
5 137 (1.28%) SAP
6 131 (1.22%) Atlassian
7 121 (1.13%) VMware
8 118 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
9 100 (0.93%) IBM
10 87 (0.81%) Xamarin
11 71 (0.66%) Splunk
12 70 (0.65%) Red Hat
13 68 (0.63%) Cognizant
14 52 (0.48%) Talend
15 48 (0.45%) Sitecore
16 42 (0.39%) New Relic
17 39 (0.36%) Adobe
17 39 (0.36%) CA Agile Central
17 39 (0.36%) Zend
18 37 (0.34%) Tableau
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + stock options + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £70000 - £115000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
Source Technology
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum + flexible benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Gravitas Recruitment Group
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + health
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Source Technology
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Webrecruit
Salary: £Competitive DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 55k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: ££competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: great pension + bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ISL
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Icore Tech
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TD Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent benefits including health,
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday