Test Automation Jobs

Automated Testing
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Test Automation skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Test Automation over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 100 38 34
Rank change year-on-year -62 -4 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2,767 6,142 15,125
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.52% 6.64% 8.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 6.96% 9.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,723 2,727 5,863
10th Percentile £36,250 £40,801 £37,500
25th Percentile £44,125 £50,000 £45,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.54% +8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £71,991 £82,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £98,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £53,500
% change year-on-year -8.70% +7.48% +7.00%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

Test Automation falls under the Processes and Methodologies category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 90,810 88,242 165,721
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 82.65% 95.42% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 62,635 53,650 83,244
10th Percentile £29,750 £33,818 £33,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £43,896
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,899 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.69% +1.50% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +8.81%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the UK

Test Automation
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation.

Salary trend for Test Automation in the UK

Test Automation
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation over the 6 months to 25 June 2024.

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 25 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England -75 2,183 £60,000 -7.69% 400
UK excluding London -63 1,946 £52,500 -8.70% 261
Work from Home -51 962 £55,000 -15.38% 214
London -70 674 £70,000 -5.41% 181
South East -53 502 £55,000 -4.35% 54
North of England -89 388 £55,000 -4.35% 54
Scotland -26 380 £50,000 -16.67% 22
North West -70 245 £56,250 -2.17% 37
Midlands -109 244 £50,000 -13.04% 50
South West -61 231 £55,000 - 48
West Midlands -79 182 £52,500 -12.50% 33
East of England -81 119 £55,000 -15.38% 25
Yorkshire -71 116 £55,000 -8.33% 11
Wales -26 71 £50,000 +11.11% 8
East Midlands -113 61 £47,500 -13.64% 17
North East -52 27 £64,232 +11.71% 6
Northern Ireland -21 12 £57,500 +9.52% 5

Test Automation
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 99 (3.58%) Apache Spark
2 95 (3.43%) Confluence
3 37 (1.34%) Apache
4 27 (0.98%) IIS
5 23 (0.83%) CMS
6 22 (0.80%) SharePoint
7 15 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
8 11 (0.40%) OpenStack
8 11 (0.40%) WordPress
9 9 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
9 9 (0.33%) nginx
10 8 (0.29%) Microsoft Exchange
10 8 (0.29%) Umbraco
11 7 (0.25%) SAS
12 4 (0.14%) JBoss
12 4 (0.14%) TWiki
13 3 (0.11%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.11%) WildFly
14 2 (0.072%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.072%) Drupal
Applications
1 36 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.14%) Doxygen
6 4 (0.14%) Simulink
7 2 (0.072%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.072%) Fusion 360
8 1 (0.036%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.036%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.036%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 41 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.29%) Magento
3 5 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.18%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.072%) CiviCRM
5 2 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.072%) Endur
5 2 (0.072%) Salesforce CRM
6 1 (0.036%) Findur
6 1 (0.036%) LabWindows
6 1 (0.036%) Postilion
6 1 (0.036%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.036%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 753 (27.21%) AWS
2 675 (24.39%) Azure
3 244 (8.82%) Azure DevOps
4 224 (8.10%) SaaS
5 162 (5.85%) GCP
6 146 (5.28%) GitHub
7 116 (4.19%) Amazon S3
8 115 (4.16%) Serverless
9 105 (3.79%) Amazon EKS
10 80 (2.89%) OCI
11 68 (2.46%) Dynamics 365
11 68 (2.46%) IBM Cloud
12 67 (2.42%) Route 53
13 66 (2.39%) Amazon ECR
14 64 (2.31%) AWS Lambda
14 64 (2.31%) Power Platform
15 59 (2.13%) GitHub Actions
15 59 (2.13%) PaaS
16 52 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
17 40 (1.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (2.46%) Kerberos
2 60 (2.17%) 5G
3 46 (1.66%) Wireless
4 40 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
5 35 (1.26%) HTTP
5 35 (1.26%) SD-WAN
5 35 (1.26%) WAN
6 33 (1.19%) Internet
7 32 (1.16%) DNS
7 32 (1.16%) TCP/IP
8 28 (1.01%) Bluetooth
9 22 (0.80%) GSM
9 22 (0.80%) ISDN
9 22 (0.80%) LTE
9 22 (0.80%) PSTN
9 22 (0.80%) UMTS
10 21 (0.76%) Firewall
10 21 (0.76%) Network Security
11 19 (0.69%) MQTT
12 15 (0.54%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (8.31%) NoSQL
2 215 (7.77%) SQL Server
3 118 (4.26%) MySQL
4 116 (4.19%) MongoDB
5 114 (4.12%) Relational Database
6 107 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
7 90 (3.25%) Amazon RDS
8 79 (2.86%) Apache Hive
8 79 (2.86%) HBase
9 74 (2.67%) Metadata
10 71 (2.57%) Big Data
11 61 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
12 55 (1.99%) Hadoop
13 47 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
13 47 (1.70%) DynamoDB
14 30 (1.08%) Data Lake
15 24 (0.87%) DB2
16 21 (0.76%) Power BI
17 19 (0.69%) Redis
18 18 (0.65%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 539 (19.48%) Git
2 396 (14.31%) Selenium
3 387 (13.99%) Jenkins
4 281 (10.16%) JIRA
5 156 (5.64%) Cucumber
6 141 (5.10%) Cypress.io
7 138 (4.99%) Postman
8 132 (4.77%) JMeter
9 129 (4.66%) Bitbucket
10 98 (3.54%) Visual Studio
11 92 (3.32%) JUnit
12 83 (3.00%) Bitbucket Server
13 81 (2.93%) GitLab
14 78 (2.82%) Appium
15 68 (2.46%) Artifactory
15 68 (2.46%) TeamCity
16 67 (2.42%) SpecFlow
17 64 (2.31%) WebDriver
18 55 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
19 47 (1.70%) LabVIEW
General
1 692 (25.01%) Social Skills
2 653 (23.60%) Finance
3 485 (17.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 359 (12.97%) Law
5 278 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
6 222 (8.02%) Public Sector
7 203 (7.34%) Marketing
8 137 (4.95%) Banking
9 116 (4.19%) Retail
10 108 (3.90%) Legal
11 87 (3.14%) Electronics
12 67 (2.42%) Aerospace
12 67 (2.42%) Organisational Skills
13 65 (2.35%) Automotive
14 56 (2.02%) Presentation Skills
15 55 (1.99%) Telecoms
16 51 (1.84%) Investment Banking
17 48 (1.73%) Manufacturing
18 44 (1.59%) Financial Institution
19 43 (1.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 656 (23.71%) Developer
2 542 (19.59%) Software Engineer
3 527 (19.05%) Senior
4 388 (14.02%) Lead
5 227 (8.20%) Test Engineer
6 184 (6.65%) Tester
7 161 (5.82%) DevOps Engineer
8 160 (5.78%) Senior Software Engineer
9 150 (5.42%) QA Engineer
10 136 (4.92%) Java Engineer
11 132 (4.77%) Senior Developer
12 126 (4.55%) Analyst
13 125 (4.52%) Software Developer
14 107 (3.87%) Lead Software Engineer
15 102 (3.69%) Java Software Engineer
16 101 (3.65%) AWS Engineer
17 90 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
18 83 (3.00%) Test Analyst
19 78 (2.82%) AWS Software Engineer
20 75 (2.71%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 434 (15.68%) .NET
2 271 (9.79%) React
3 231 (8.35%) RESTful
4 217 (7.84%) HTML
5 216 (7.81%) REST
6 206 (7.44%) CSS
7 196 (7.08%) Web Services
8 187 (6.76%) JSON
9 156 (5.64%) XML
10 148 (5.35%) AngularJS
10 148 (5.35%) Node.js
11 139 (5.02%) Spring
12 114 (4.12%) .NET Core
13 113 (4.08%) Spring Boot
14 102 (3.69%) ASP.NET
15 91 (3.29%) .NET Framework
16 88 (3.18%) OpenID
16 88 (3.18%) Playwright
17 72 (2.60%) LDAP
18 69 (2.49%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 149 (5.38%) Management Information System
2 132 (4.77%) Product Ownership
3 125 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
4 122 (4.41%) Algorithms
5 113 (4.08%) Mobile App
6 92 (3.32%) Cloud Native
7 76 (2.75%) Enterprise Cloud
8 73 (2.64%) e-Learning
9 72 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
10 68 (2.46%) Blockchain
11 67 (2.42%) Reference Data
12 63 (2.28%) Public Cloud
13 50 (1.81%) Distributed Systems
14 43 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
15 42 (1.52%) IoT
16 39 (1.41%) Data Structures
16 39 (1.41%) Onboarding
17 38 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
17 38 (1.37%) Satnav
18 34 (1.23%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 269 (9.72%) Linux
2 168 (6.07%) Windows
3 131 (4.73%) Unix
4 67 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 63 (2.28%) Android
6 27 (0.98%) Windows Server
7 20 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
8 14 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.43%) Mac OS
9 12 (0.43%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.40%) FreeRTOS
11 10 (0.36%) Debian
12 9 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.14%) VMS
15 3 (0.11%) CentOS
15 3 (0.11%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.072%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.036%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,536 (55.51%) Agile
2 841 (30.39%) Software Engineering
3 838 (30.29%) DevOps
4 837 (30.25%) CI/CD
5 627 (22.66%) Software Testing
6 574 (20.74%) Problem-Solving
7 498 (18.00%) Mentoring
8 445 (16.08%) SDLC
9 415 (15.00%) TDD
10 388 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
11 386 (13.95%) Scrum
12 380 (13.73%) Microservices
13 345 (12.47%) Coaching
14 338 (12.22%) Continuous Improvement
15 286 (10.34%) Artificial Intelligence
16 281 (10.16%) Containerisation
17 280 (10.12%) Computer Science
18 267 (9.65%) Test Scripting
19 266 (9.61%) Full Stack Development
19 266 (9.61%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 698 (25.23%) Java
2 672 (24.29%) SQL
3 645 (23.31%) Python
4 594 (21.47%) C#
5 562 (20.31%) JavaScript
6 244 (8.82%) TypeScript
7 162 (5.85%) C
8 148 (5.35%) C++
9 128 (4.63%) Go
10 110 (3.98%) PL/SQL
11 88 (3.18%) PHP
11 88 (3.18%) PowerShell
12 83 (3.00%) Kotlin
13 66 (2.39%) SPARQL
14 65 (2.35%) Prolog
15 59 (2.13%) Bash
16 41 (1.48%) Scala
17 39 (1.41%) T-SQL
18 33 (1.19%) MATLAB
19 31 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 480 (17.35%) Degree
2 295 (10.66%) Security Cleared
3 180 (6.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 179 (6.47%) SC Cleared
5 121 (4.37%) ISTQB
6 71 (2.57%) DV Cleared
7 48 (1.73%) ISEB
8 42 (1.52%) Master's Degree
9 41 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
10 31 (1.12%) AWS Certification
11 28 (1.01%) Azure Certification
11 28 (1.01%) DBS Check
12 20 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (0.51%) HND
13 14 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
16 7 (0.25%) HNC
16 7 (0.25%) OSCP
17 5 (0.18%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 676 (24.43%) QA
2 57 (2.06%) Accessibility
3 36 (1.30%) GDPR
4 31 (1.12%) ISO 9001
5 26 (0.94%) Software Quality Assurance
6 22 (0.80%) PMO
7 20 (0.72%) SLA
8 18 (0.65%) Data Quality
9 15 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 15 (0.54%) NCSC
10 10 (0.36%) HIPAA
10 10 (0.36%) JTAG
11 9 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
11 9 (0.33%) MISRA
12 7 (0.25%) PSD2
13 6 (0.22%) WAI
14 5 (0.18%) MISRA C
14 5 (0.18%) WCAG
15 4 (0.14%) HL7
15 4 (0.14%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 295 (10.66%) Docker
2 88 (3.18%) Active Directory
3 79 (2.86%) HDFS
4 45 (1.63%) Firmware
5 26 (0.94%) Embedded Firmware
6 23 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.22%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.18%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.14%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.072%) Varnish
12 2 (0.072%) vSphere
13 1 (0.036%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 341 (12.32%) Terraform
2 307 (11.10%) Kubernetes
3 123 (4.45%) Ansible
4 73 (2.64%) Prometheus
5 41 (1.48%) Grafana
6 33 (1.19%) Progress Chef
7 30 (1.08%) Puppet
8 23 (0.83%) Kibana
9 13 (0.47%) Nagios
10 11 (0.40%) Packer
11 7 (0.25%) Graphite
11 7 (0.25%) HAProxy
11 7 (0.25%) MIIS
11 7 (0.25%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.22%) Istio
13 5 (0.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 5 (0.18%) Kustomize
14 4 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (0.14%) WMI
15 3 (0.11%) Control-M
Vendors
1 287 (10.37%) Microsoft
2 111 (4.01%) Databricks
3 86 (3.11%) Oracle
4 79 (2.86%) Informatica
5 76 (2.75%) Dynatrace
5 76 (2.75%) Google
5 76 (2.75%) IBM
5 76 (2.75%) Red Hat
6 49 (1.77%) Cloudera
7 31 (1.12%) ServiceNow
8 30 (1.08%) Xamarin
9 26 (0.94%) Splunk
10 24 (0.87%) UiPath
10 24 (0.87%) YouTube
11 23 (0.83%) SAP
11 23 (0.83%) Sybase
12 20 (0.72%) Atlassian
13 18 (0.65%) Automation Anywhere
14 16 (0.58%) Alteryx
14 16 (0.58%) VMware