Period
to 19 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 41 48
Rank change year-on-year +6 +7 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11332 10512 11464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.36% 5.57% 5.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.07% 6.24% 5.91%
Number of salaries quoted 8922 8882 9679
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +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 160296 168588 194039
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.36% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 126459 140088 159820
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,476 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £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 19 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 19 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 +5 10618 £50,000 +5.26% 582
UK excluding London +4 6652 £42,500 - 396
London +9 4517 £60,000 +4.35% 221
South East +4 1866 £45,000 - 97
North of England +5 1699 £42,500 - 136
Midlands +12 1056 £42,500 +6.25% 59
North West +3 817 £43,250 +8.13% 70
Yorkshire +7 779 £44,000 +3.53% 56
East of England +3 760 £47,500 +5.56% 49
South West 0 728 £41,500 +3.75% 20
West Midlands +24 633 £40,000 - 25
East Midlands +7 420 £42,500 +6.25% 33
Scotland +7 390 £42,000 +5.00% 20
North East +35 103 £40,919 +16.91% 10
Wales -14 100 £40,000 +14.29% 12
Northern Ireland +3 54 £33,000 -17.50% 3
Isle of Man - 19 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 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 7414 (65.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4635 (40.90%) Java
3 3921 (34.60%) Selenium
4 3482 (30.73%) QA
5 3233 (28.53%) C#
6 2979 (26.29%) SQL
7 2813 (24.82%) Finance
8 2724 (24.04%) TDD
9 2711 (23.92%) JavaScript
10 2549 (22.49%) Scrum
11 2450 (21.62%) BDD
12 2430 (21.44%) Continuous Integration
13 2232 (19.70%) .NET
14 2135 (18.84%) Cucumber
15 1821 (16.07%) HTML
16 1803 (15.91%) Git (software)
17 1768 (15.60%) Jenkins
18 1712 (15.11%) Degree
19 1654 (14.60%) Python
20 1596 (14.08%) Software Engineering
21 1535 (13.55%) JIRA
22 1501 (13.25%) Test Scripting
23 1453 (12.82%) WebDriver
24 1419 (12.52%) Web Services
25 1418 (12.51%) SDLC
26 1416 (12.50%) OO
27 1380 (12.18%) CSS
28 1369 (12.08%) SQL Server
29 1347 (11.89%) Linux
30 1311 (11.57%) 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 (3.02%) Confluence
2 307 (2.71%) Tomcat
3 228 (2.01%) Apache
4 209 (1.84%) CMS
5 196 (1.73%) Apache Spark
6 177 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
7 167 (1.47%) JBoss
8 133 (1.17%) IIS
9 124 (1.09%) SharePoint
10 115 (1.01%) WebLogic
11 97 (0.86%) WebSphere
12 92 (0.81%) nginx
13 81 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 71 (0.63%) NServiceBus
15 70 (0.62%) Jetty
16 59 (0.52%) Documentum
17 58 (0.51%) OpenStack
18 49 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
19 47 (0.41%) Umbraco
20 41 (0.36%) Drupal
Applications
1 149 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
2 110 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
4 33 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 26 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 22 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 14 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.079%) Chatbot
8 9 (0.079%) MS Visio
8 9 (0.079%) Simulink
9 5 (0.044%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
10 4 (0.035%) Adobe Premiere
10 4 (0.035%) Avid Media Composer
10 4 (0.035%) Doxygen
11 3 (0.026%) InVision
12 2 (0.018%) Mingle
13 1 (0.009%) GIMP
13 1 (0.009%) LaTeX
13 1 (0.009%) Revit
Business Applications
1 76 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (0.43%) Magento
3 34 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 28 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 21 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 14 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
7 13 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 10 (0.088%) Oracle Payables
9 7 (0.062%) BASE24
10 6 (0.053%) HFM
10 6 (0.053%) Hyperion Enterprise
10 6 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.044%) Oracle ERP
11 5 (0.044%) Oracle Receivables
11 5 (0.044%) Sage 200
12 4 (0.035%) assyst
12 4 (0.035%) Eloqua
12 4 (0.035%) Endur
12 4 (0.035%) LabWindows
12 4 (0.035%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1000 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 724 (6.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 378 (3.34%) GitHub
4 293 (2.59%) SaaS
5 141 (1.24%) PaaS
6 108 (0.95%) npm
7 97 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
8 89 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
9 79 (0.70%) IaaS
10 75 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
11 66 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
12 59 (0.52%) BrowserStack
13 56 (0.49%) Serverless
14 55 (0.49%) Office 365
15 43 (0.38%) Amazon S3
16 42 (0.37%) Google Play
17 38 (0.34%) OpenShift
18 35 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
19 34 (0.30%) Sauce Labs
20 31 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 306 (2.70%) HTTP
2 254 (2.24%) Internet
3 119 (1.05%) TCP/IP
4 109 (0.96%) Firewall
5 74 (0.65%) Wireless
6 44 (0.39%) VPN
7 40 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
8 39 (0.34%) Intranet
9 38 (0.34%) Broadband
10 30 (0.26%) SSL
11 29 (0.26%) AMQP
12 27 (0.24%) DNS
13 25 (0.22%) Ethernet
14 24 (0.21%) IPsec
15 21 (0.19%) NetScaler
15 21 (0.19%) SMTP
15 21 (0.19%) VoIP
16 19 (0.17%) Bluetooth
16 19 (0.17%) Network Security
17 18 (0.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1369 (12.08%) SQL Server
2 563 (4.97%) MySQL
3 560 (4.94%) NoSQL
4 531 (4.69%) Relational Database
5 482 (4.25%) Big Data
6 324 (2.86%) Hadoop
7 308 (2.72%) MongoDB
8 222 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
9 195 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 166 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
11 138 (1.22%) RDBMS
12 135 (1.19%) Oracle Database
13 129 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
14 125 (1.10%) Redis
14 125 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 78 (0.69%) Power BI
16 72 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
17 63 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 62 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
19 58 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3921 (34.60%) Selenium
2 2135 (18.84%) Cucumber
3 1803 (15.91%) Git (software)
4 1768 (15.60%) Jenkins
5 1535 (13.55%) JIRA
6 1453 (12.82%) WebDriver
7 841 (7.42%) JUnit
8 676 (5.97%) SoapUI
9 646 (5.70%) SpecFlow
10 645 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 585 (5.16%) Subversion
12 555 (4.90%) JMeter
13 544 (4.80%) Visual Studio
14 486 (4.29%) Maven
15 471 (4.16%) TeamCity
16 445 (3.93%) HP UFT
17 371 (3.27%) NUnit
18 350 (3.09%) Appium
19 341 (3.01%) Protractor
20 316 (2.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2813 (24.82%) Finance
2 1091 (9.63%) Banking
3 603 (5.32%) Investment Banking
4 598 (5.28%) Retail
5 531 (4.69%) Retail Banking
6 302 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 278 (2.45%) Games
8 262 (2.31%) Marketing
9 255 (2.25%) Front Office
10 224 (1.98%) Electronics
11 200 (1.76%) Manufacturing
12 131 (1.16%) Advertising
13 113 (1.00%) Back Office
14 103 (0.91%) Financial Institution
15 98 (0.86%) Legal
16 76 (0.67%) Publishing
17 69 (0.61%) Law
18 60 (0.53%) Automotive
19 28 (0.25%) Digital Economy
20 26 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3569 (31.49%) Developer
2 1797 (15.86%) Tester
3 1571 (13.86%) Analyst
4 1289 (11.37%) Test Engineer
5 1232 (10.87%) Test Analyst
6 1052 (9.28%) Automation Tester
7 936 (8.26%) Java Developer
8 825 (7.28%) QA Engineer
9 751 (6.63%) Senior Developer
10 633 (5.59%) Software Engineer
11 596 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
12 565 (4.99%) C# Developer
13 559 (4.93%) .NET Developer
14 504 (4.45%) Software Developer
15 436 (3.85%) Software Tester
16 420 (3.71%) Developer in Test
17 410 (3.62%) Java Engineer
18 406 (3.58%) Automation Test Analyst
19 388 (3.42%) QA Tester
20 366 (3.23%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2232 (19.70%) .NET
2 1821 (16.07%) HTML
3 1419 (12.52%) Web Services
4 1380 (12.18%) CSS
5 1103 (9.73%) REST
6 1030 (9.09%) AngularJS
7 845 (7.46%) XML
8 803 (7.09%) HTML5
9 788 (6.95%) RESTful
10 775 (6.84%) ASP.NET
11 747 (6.59%) Spring
12 689 (6.08%) SOAP
13 618 (5.45%) Node.js
14 601 (5.30%) JSON
15 561 (4.95%) jQuery
16 560 (4.94%) Gherkin
17 459 (4.05%) .NET Framework
18 457 (4.03%) Hibernate
19 420 (3.71%) React
20 408 (3.60%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1018 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 1009 (8.90%) Computer Science
3 596 (5.26%) User Experience
4 529 (4.67%) Mobile App
5 426 (3.76%) Fintech
6 395 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
7 339 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
8 241 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 239 (2.11%) Derivative
10 229 (2.02%) Management Information System
11 215 (1.90%) Data Structures
12 183 (1.61%) Algorithms
13 170 (1.50%) Client/Server
14 160 (1.41%) Fixed Income
15 123 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
16 121 (1.07%) Equities
17 119 (1.05%) N-Tier
18 92 (0.81%) Equity Derivative
19 73 (0.64%) Virtual Team
20 68 (0.60%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1347 (11.89%) Linux
2 910 (8.03%) Windows
3 636 (5.61%) Unix
4 504 (4.45%) Android
5 445 (3.93%) Apple iOS
6 117 (1.03%) Windows Server
7 41 (0.36%) Mac OS
8 39 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 36 (0.32%) Mac OS X
11 32 (0.28%) Debian
11 32 (0.28%) Solaris
12 30 (0.26%) CentOS
13 26 (0.23%) Ubuntu
14 22 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (0.19%) Windows 7
16 20 (0.18%) Windows 10
17 13 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
17 13 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
18 11 (0.097%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7414 (65.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2724 (24.04%) TDD
3 2549 (22.49%) Scrum
4 2450 (21.62%) BDD
5 2430 (21.44%) Continuous Integration
6 1596 (14.08%) Software Engineering
7 1501 (13.25%) Test Scripting
8 1418 (12.51%) SDLC
9 1416 (12.50%) OO
10 1311 (11.57%) DevOps
11 1300 (11.47%) Software Testing
12 1229 (10.85%) Test Strategy
13 1137 (10.03%) Manual Testing
14 1043 (9.20%) Unit Testing
15 1026 (9.05%) Mentoring
16 1020 (9.00%) Regression Testing
17 924 (8.15%) MVC
18 781 (6.89%) Open Source
19 758 (6.69%) Continuous Delivery
20 750 (6.62%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4635 (40.90%) Java
2 3233 (28.53%) C#
3 2979 (26.29%) SQL
4 2711 (23.92%) JavaScript
5 1654 (14.60%) Python
6 961 (8.48%) Ruby
7 856 (7.55%) C++
8 531 (4.69%) PHP
9 506 (4.47%) C
10 372 (3.28%) Scala
11 315 (2.78%) T-SQL
12 270 (2.38%) PowerShell
13 266 (2.35%) Perl
14 257 (2.27%) Bash Shell
15 196 (1.73%) Groovy
16 166 (1.46%) VB
17 156 (1.38%) PL/SQL
18 154 (1.36%) Shell Script
19 141 (1.24%) VBScript
20 132 (1.16%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1712 (15.11%) Degree
2 959 (8.46%) ISTQB
3 829 (7.32%) ISEB
4 505 (4.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 337 (2.97%) Security Cleared
6 316 (2.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 176 (1.55%) SC Cleared
8 87 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 66 (0.58%) DV Cleared
10 53 (0.47%) MCP
11 46 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
12 44 (0.39%) MCPD
13 42 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 36 (0.32%) Master's Degree
15 27 (0.24%) PhD
16 23 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
17 18 (0.16%) MCSE
17 18 (0.16%) PMI Certification
18 17 (0.15%) HND
19 16 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3482 (30.73%) QA
2 63 (0.56%) SLA
3 44 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 27 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.21%) WCAG
6 23 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 12 (0.11%) MiFID
10 10 (0.088%) ISO 14001
11 9 (0.079%) IEC 61508
12 8 (0.071%) IEC 62304
12 8 (0.071%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 7 (0.062%) GDPR
13 7 (0.062%) PMO
14 6 (0.053%) GCP
14 6 (0.053%) JTAG
15 5 (0.044%) DO-178B
15 5 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 4 (0.035%) EMIR
System Software
1 541 (4.77%) Docker
2 64 (0.56%) Firmware
3 54 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (0.46%) Active Directory
5 45 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 40 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
7 30 (0.26%) vSphere
8 28 (0.25%) iptables
9 24 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (0.17%) Varnish
11 16 (0.14%) HDFS
12 12 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 10 (0.088%) VirtualBox
14 9 (0.079%) GlusterFS
15 7 (0.062%) LXC
15 7 (0.062%) Xen
16 6 (0.053%) Apache Flume
16 6 (0.053%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.053%) XenDesktop
17 5 (0.044%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 524 (4.62%) Puppet
2 350 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
3 305 (2.69%) HP Quality Center
4 297 (2.62%) Ansible
5 149 (1.31%) Kubernetes
6 80 (0.71%) Terraform
7 55 (0.49%) ZABBIX
8 44 (0.39%) PowerBroker
9 39 (0.34%) Nagios
10 37 (0.33%) Salt
11 35 (0.31%) Kibana
12 33 (0.29%) HockeyApp
13 23 (0.20%) HAProxy
14 22 (0.19%) Cobbler
14 22 (0.19%) Mesos
15 18 (0.16%) logstash
16 17 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
17 16 (0.14%) Marathon
18 14 (0.12%) SELinux
19 13 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 1302 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 820 (7.24%) Oracle
3 310 (2.74%) HP
4 264 (2.33%) Google
5 179 (1.58%) SAP
6 129 (1.14%) Atlassian
7 115 (1.01%) IBM
8 100 (0.88%) VMware
9 97 (0.86%) ION Trading
10 84 (0.74%) Sitecore
11 74 (0.65%) Xamarin
12 68 (0.60%) Sybase
13 66 (0.58%) Pega
14 63 (0.56%) Red Hat
15 57 (0.50%) Sophos
16 49 (0.43%) Siebel
17 48 (0.42%) EMC
18 47 (0.41%) Splunk
19 45 (0.40%) Capita
19 45 (0.40%) Cognizant