Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 44 48
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10975 10537 11325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.30% 5.51% 5.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.01% 6.18% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 8565 8847 9535
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.89% +1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £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 156565 170492 194103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.23% 88.60%
Number of salaries quoted 123230 141844 159582
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +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 21 October 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 21 October 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 10295 £50,000 +5.26% 633
UK excluding London +3 6361 £42,500 - 413
London +12 4466 £60,000 +2.56% 244
South East +2 1729 £45,000 +1.12% 117
North of England +2 1665 £42,500 +6.25% 136
Midlands +5 1002 £42,500 +6.25% 50
North West +9 808 £42,500 +6.25% 68
Yorkshire +7 766 £42,500 - 60
East of England +1 737 £50,000 +11.11% 49
South West -5 702 £40,000 - 37
West Midlands +22 630 £41,500 +6.41% 20
Scotland +6 379 £42,500 +11.84% 18
East Midlands +2 370 £42,500 +6.25% 29
Wales -9 98 £40,000 +14.29% 4
North East +35 92 £40,000 +14.29% 8
Northern Ireland +2 55 £33,000 -14.84% 2
Isle of Man - 19 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 7227 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 4539 (41.36%) Java
3 3789 (34.52%) Selenium
4 3266 (29.76%) QA
5 3088 (28.14%) C#
6 2912 (26.53%) SQL
7 2752 (25.08%) Finance
8 2641 (24.06%) JavaScript
9 2622 (23.89%) TDD
10 2478 (22.58%) Scrum
11 2442 (22.25%) Continuous Integration
12 2344 (21.36%) BDD
13 2177 (19.84%) .NET
14 2061 (18.78%) Cucumber
15 1864 (16.98%) HTML
16 1787 (16.28%) Git (software)
17 1705 (15.54%) Jenkins
18 1687 (15.37%) Degree
19 1573 (14.33%) Python
20 1559 (14.21%) Software Engineering
21 1507 (13.73%) Test Scripting
22 1479 (13.48%) JIRA
23 1436 (13.08%) OO
24 1395 (12.71%) Web Services
25 1393 (12.69%) CSS
26 1392 (12.68%) SDLC
27 1373 (12.51%) WebDriver
28 1372 (12.50%) Linux
29 1364 (12.43%) SQL Server
30 1298 (11.83%) 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
1 316 (2.88%) Confluence
2 315 (2.87%) Tomcat
3 231 (2.10%) Apache
4 211 (1.92%) CMS
5 184 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
6 178 (1.62%) Apache Spark
7 157 (1.43%) JBoss
8 148 (1.35%) IIS
9 111 (1.01%) SharePoint
10 102 (0.93%) WebLogic
11 98 (0.89%) nginx
12 89 (0.81%) WebSphere
13 84 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 70 (0.64%) Jetty
15 67 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
16 60 (0.55%) Documentum
16 60 (0.55%) NServiceBus
17 53 (0.48%) OpenStack
18 46 (0.42%) Umbraco
19 39 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 161 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 122 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
4 32 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 30 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 22 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 13 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.082%) MS Visio
9 8 (0.073%) Simulink
10 5 (0.046%) Campfire
10 5 (0.046%) SOLIDWORKS
11 4 (0.036%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.036%) Doxygen
12 3 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.027%) Avid Media Composer
12 3 (0.027%) InVision
13 2 (0.018%) Mingle
14 1 (0.009%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.009%) LaTeX
14 1 (0.009%) Revit
Business Applications
1 74 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (0.41%) Magento
3 24 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
6 14 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
7 11 (0.10%) SAP ERP
8 7 (0.064%) BASE24
8 7 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.055%) HFM
9 6 (0.055%) Hyperion Enterprise
10 5 (0.046%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.046%) Sage 200
11 4 (0.036%) assyst
11 4 (0.036%) Eloqua
11 4 (0.036%) LabWindows
11 4 (0.036%) R3 Corda
12 3 (0.027%) Markit EDM
12 3 (0.027%) Oracle Applications
12 3 (0.027%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 969 (8.83%) Amazon AWS
2 697 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 377 (3.44%) GitHub
4 267 (2.43%) SaaS
5 127 (1.16%) PaaS
6 110 (1.00%) npm
7 97 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
8 87 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
9 78 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
10 72 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 70 (0.64%) IaaS
12 56 (0.51%) BrowserStack
13 51 (0.46%) Office 365
14 47 (0.43%) Serverless
15 45 (0.41%) Amazon S3
16 38 (0.35%) Google Play
17 33 (0.30%) Slack
18 31 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
18 31 (0.28%) Sauce Labs
19 30 (0.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 346 (3.15%) HTTP
2 277 (2.52%) Internet
3 106 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 100 (0.91%) Firewall
5 68 (0.62%) Wireless
6 41 (0.37%) VPN
7 36 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
8 32 (0.29%) Intranet
9 30 (0.27%) Broadband
10 28 (0.26%) DNS
11 25 (0.23%) AMQP
12 24 (0.22%) IPsec
13 23 (0.21%) SSL
13 23 (0.21%) VoIP
14 21 (0.19%) Ethernet
15 19 (0.17%) NetScaler
15 19 (0.17%) SMTP
16 17 (0.15%) Bluetooth
16 17 (0.15%) SSH
17 16 (0.15%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1364 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 578 (5.27%) MySQL
3 531 (4.84%) NoSQL
4 524 (4.77%) Relational Database
5 475 (4.33%) Big Data
6 300 (2.73%) MongoDB
7 286 (2.61%) Hadoop
8 230 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
9 207 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 172 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
11 143 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 134 (1.22%) RDBMS
13 126 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
14 119 (1.08%) Redis
15 118 (1.08%) Oracle Database
16 85 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
17 84 (0.77%) Power BI
18 70 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
19 66 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 59 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3789 (34.52%) Selenium
2 2061 (18.78%) Cucumber
3 1787 (16.28%) Git (software)
4 1705 (15.54%) Jenkins
5 1479 (13.48%) JIRA
6 1373 (12.51%) WebDriver
7 829 (7.55%) JUnit
8 637 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 627 (5.71%) Subversion
10 613 (5.59%) SoapUI
11 605 (5.51%) SpecFlow
12 521 (4.75%) JMeter
13 507 (4.62%) TeamCity
14 504 (4.59%) Visual Studio
15 488 (4.45%) Maven
16 446 (4.06%) HP UFT
17 385 (3.51%) NUnit
18 367 (3.34%) Appium
19 330 (3.01%) Protractor
20 290 (2.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2752 (25.08%) Finance
2 1119 (10.20%) Banking
3 671 (6.11%) Investment Banking
4 575 (5.24%) Retail Banking
5 549 (5.00%) Retail
6 290 (2.64%) Telecoms
7 265 (2.41%) Front Office
8 260 (2.37%) Games
9 257 (2.34%) Marketing
10 207 (1.89%) Electronics
11 197 (1.79%) Manufacturing
12 112 (1.02%) Advertising
12 112 (1.02%) Financial Institution
13 106 (0.97%) Legal
14 101 (0.92%) Back Office
15 74 (0.67%) Automotive
16 73 (0.67%) Publishing
17 62 (0.56%) Law
18 26 (0.24%) Aerospace
18 26 (0.24%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 3511 (31.99%) Developer
2 1680 (15.31%) Tester
3 1564 (14.25%) Analyst
4 1244 (11.33%) Test Analyst
5 1241 (11.31%) Test Engineer
6 965 (8.79%) Automation Tester
7 952 (8.67%) Java Developer
8 790 (7.20%) Senior Developer
9 780 (7.11%) QA Engineer
10 610 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
11 590 (5.38%) Software Engineer
12 544 (4.96%) C# Developer
13 526 (4.79%) .NET Developer
14 457 (4.16%) Software Developer
15 432 (3.94%) Java Engineer
16 411 (3.74%) Software Tester
17 400 (3.64%) Automation Test Analyst
18 389 (3.54%) Developer in Test
19 370 (3.37%) QA Tester
20 344 (3.13%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2177 (19.84%) .NET
2 1864 (16.98%) HTML
3 1395 (12.71%) Web Services
4 1393 (12.69%) CSS
5 1088 (9.91%) REST
6 1036 (9.44%) AngularJS
7 853 (7.77%) XML
8 783 (7.13%) RESTful
9 782 (7.13%) HTML5
10 781 (7.12%) ASP.NET
11 746 (6.80%) Spring
12 682 (6.21%) SOAP
13 618 (5.63%) Node.js
14 603 (5.49%) JSON
15 568 (5.18%) Gherkin
16 552 (5.03%) jQuery
17 452 (4.12%) Hibernate
18 445 (4.05%) .NET Framework
19 433 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web API
20 417 (3.80%) React
Miscellaneous
1 982 (8.95%) Computer Science
2 953 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
3 580 (5.28%) User Experience
4 525 (4.78%) Mobile App
5 412 (3.75%) Fintech
6 356 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
7 354 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
8 247 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 245 (2.23%) Management Information System
10 236 (2.15%) Data Structures
11 228 (2.08%) Derivative
12 187 (1.70%) Algorithms
13 182 (1.66%) Fixed Income
14 149 (1.36%) Client/Server
15 124 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
16 121 (1.10%) Equities
17 106 (0.97%) N-Tier
18 90 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
19 87 (0.79%) Virtual Team
20 79 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1372 (12.50%) Linux
2 884 (8.05%) Windows
3 632 (5.76%) Unix
4 508 (4.63%) Android
5 429 (3.91%) Apple iOS
6 109 (0.99%) Windows Server
7 44 (0.40%) Mac OS
8 41 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 41 (0.37%) Solaris
9 38 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (0.28%) Debian
11 30 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 28 (0.26%) Ubuntu
13 24 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (0.21%) CentOS
15 18 (0.16%) AIX
15 18 (0.16%) Windows 10
16 17 (0.15%) Windows 7
17 12 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
18 11 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7227 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 2622 (23.89%) TDD
3 2478 (22.58%) Scrum
4 2442 (22.25%) Continuous Integration
5 2344 (21.36%) BDD
6 1559 (14.21%) Software Engineering
7 1507 (13.73%) Test Scripting
8 1436 (13.08%) OO
9 1392 (12.68%) SDLC
10 1293 (11.78%) DevOps
11 1214 (11.06%) Software Testing
12 1195 (10.89%) Test Strategy
13 1057 (9.63%) Unit Testing
14 1051 (9.58%) Manual Testing
15 1024 (9.33%) Mentoring
16 987 (8.99%) Regression Testing
17 901 (8.21%) MVC
18 754 (6.87%) Open Source
19 750 (6.83%) Continuous Delivery
20 742 (6.76%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4539 (41.36%) Java
2 3088 (28.14%) C#
3 2912 (26.53%) SQL
4 2641 (24.06%) JavaScript
5 1573 (14.33%) Python
6 911 (8.30%) Ruby
7 797 (7.26%) C++
8 504 (4.59%) C
9 473 (4.31%) PHP
10 375 (3.42%) Scala
11 332 (3.03%) T-SQL
12 271 (2.47%) PowerShell
13 237 (2.16%) Perl
14 227 (2.07%) Bash Shell
15 197 (1.79%) PL/SQL
16 196 (1.79%) Groovy
17 166 (1.51%) VB
18 151 (1.38%) Shell Script
19 137 (1.25%) VBScript
20 125 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1687 (15.37%) Degree
2 942 (8.58%) ISTQB
3 823 (7.50%) ISEB
4 494 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 328 (2.99%) Security Cleared
6 310 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 150 (1.37%) SC Cleared
8 84 (0.77%) DV Cleared
9 74 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 46 (0.42%) Master's Degree
11 45 (0.41%) MCP
11 45 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
12 32 (0.29%) MCPD
13 31 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 30 (0.27%) PhD
15 23 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
16 19 (0.17%) PMI Certification
17 18 (0.16%) HND
18 16 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
19 14 (0.13%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3266 (29.76%) QA
2 62 (0.56%) SLA
3 46 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 35 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 28 (0.26%) WCAG
6 24 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 21 (0.19%) MiFID
8 14 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (0.10%) ISO 14001
10 8 (0.073%) Data Quality
11 7 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.064%) PMO
12 6 (0.055%) JTAG
13 5 (0.046%) IEC 61508
13 5 (0.046%) IEC 62304
13 5 (0.046%) ISO 20022
14 4 (0.036%) EMIR
14 4 (0.036%) GDPR
14 4 (0.036%) SEPA
14 4 (0.036%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 500 (4.56%) Docker
2 63 (0.57%) Firmware
3 57 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (0.50%) Active Directory
5 38 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 38 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (0.22%) iptables
7 20 (0.18%) Varnish
7 20 (0.18%) vSphere
8 18 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 18 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.12%) HDFS
10 10 (0.091%) VirtualBox
11 9 (0.082%) GlusterFS
11 9 (0.082%) LXC
12 7 (0.064%) Xen
13 6 (0.055%) Apache Flume
13 6 (0.055%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.055%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.046%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 504 (4.59%) Puppet
2 328 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
3 297 (2.71%) Ansible
4 280 (2.55%) HP Quality Center
5 128 (1.17%) Kubernetes
6 73 (0.67%) Terraform
7 53 (0.48%) ZABBIX
8 44 (0.40%) PowerBroker
9 40 (0.36%) Nagios
10 33 (0.30%) Salt
11 32 (0.29%) Kibana
12 25 (0.23%) HAProxy
13 23 (0.21%) HockeyApp
13 23 (0.21%) Mesos
14 17 (0.15%) Cobbler
15 15 (0.14%) logstash
16 14 (0.13%) Marathon
17 13 (0.12%) Icinga
18 12 (0.11%) CloudHub
19 11 (0.10%) Grafana
Vendors
1 1298 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 833 (7.59%) Oracle
3 298 (2.72%) HP
4 220 (2.00%) Google
5 188 (1.71%) SAP
6 118 (1.08%) Atlassian
7 110 (1.00%) ION Trading
8 109 (0.99%) IBM
9 101 (0.92%) VMware
10 93 (0.85%) Sitecore
11 73 (0.67%) Sybase
12 68 (0.62%) Xamarin
13 66 (0.60%) Pega
14 56 (0.51%) Red Hat
15 51 (0.46%) Splunk
16 49 (0.45%) EMC
16 49 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
17 48 (0.44%) Cognizant
18 43 (0.39%) AppDynamics
19 39 (0.36%) Adobe