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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
UK
Rank 179 218 238
Rank change year-on-year +39 +20  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1619 1584 1452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.91% 1.54% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 1.74% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1309 1274 1229
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 £32,750 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
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 75650 91140 91950
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.04% 88.53% 87.02%
Number of salaries quoted 62160 75461 74357
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.01%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +51 1551 £50,000 +5.26% 192
London +35 633 £60,000 +4.34% 92
South East +46 256 £42,500 -5.55% 27
South West +58 179 £42,000 -1.17% 22
Yorkshire +40 160 £42,500 +6.25% 8
East of England +28 125 £42,500 +6.25% 17
West Yorkshire +21 113 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Leeds +19 97 £45,500 +30.00% 6
City of London +23 89 £62,500 +4.16% 25
East Midlands +75 82 £37,500 -31.81% 6
North West -30 81 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Somerset +37 68 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Manchester -9 66 £50,000 +17.64% 9
Bristol +8 58 £50,000 +17.64% 8
Cambridgeshire +17 54 £52,500 +36.36% 12
Berkshire +22 49 £46,250 -7.50% 7
Surrey +19 48 £45,000 +12.50% 9
West Sussex +53 46 £42,500 -30.61% 2
Cambridge +2 44 £55,000 +42.85% 9
Hampshire -10 43 £36,500 -8.75% 2
Hertfordshire +8 39 £42,500 - 3
Leicestershire +24 33 £35,000 -36.36% 3
Leicester +16 33 £35,000 -36.36% 3
Nottinghamshire +32 32 £50,000 +47.05% 3
Scotland +22 32 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Sheffield +32 30 £45,000 +12.50%
South Yorkshire +25 30 £45,000 +12.50%
West Midlands -25 29 £42,500 +3.03% 6
Nottingham +33 27 £50,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire +36 26 £40,500 +22.72% 4

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 2385 (75.31%) Agile Software Development
2 1588 (50.14%) Selenium
3 1360 (42.94%) Java
4 1238 (39.09%) QA
5 933 (29.46%) BDD
6 899 (28.39%) TDD
7 886 (27.98%) C#
8 825 (26.05%) Scrum
9 793 (25.04%) SQL
10 764 (24.12%) Continuous Integration
11 719 (22.70%) Cucumber
12 687 (21.69%) Finance
13 663 (20.93%) Software Testing
14 623 (19.67%) Automated Testing
15 616 (19.45%) Test Scripting
16 599 (18.91%) Test Strategy
17 589 (18.60%) WebDriver
18 579 (18.28%) JavaScript
19 551 (17.40%) ISTQB
20 509 (16.07%) SDLC
21 493 (15.57%) ISEB
22 490 (15.47%) .NET
23 475 (15.00%) Jenkins
23 475 (15.00%) Automation Testing
24 452 (14.27%) Python
25 436 (13.77%) JIRA
26 421 (13.29%) Degree
27 404 (12.76%) Regression Testing
28 393 (12.41%) Software Engineering
29 366 (11.56%) Functional Testing

Test Automation
Top Related 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
1 112 (3.54%) Confluence
2 52 (1.64%) Apache
3 42 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
4 38 (1.20%) Apache Spark
5 37 (1.17%) Tomcat
6 23 (0.73%) JBoss
7 21 (0.66%) OpenStack
8 20 (0.63%) WebLogic
9 17 (0.54%) SharePoint
10 15 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 15 (0.47%) CMS
11 9 (0.28%) Documentum
12 7 (0.22%) IIS
12 7 (0.22%) nginx
12 7 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.19%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.19%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.19%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.19%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 135 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 46 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 42 (1.33%) MS Office
3 42 (1.33%) MS Project
4 4 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.095%) Simulink
6 1 (0.032%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.032%) Avid Media Composer
6 1 (0.032%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.032%) Mingle
6 1 (0.032%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.032%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 23 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.095%) BASE24
6 2 (0.063%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.063%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.063%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.063%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.032%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.032%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.032%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 145 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (3.85%) GitHub
3 97 (3.06%) SaaS
4 91 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 34 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (0.95%) Trello
7 22 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (0.69%) IaaS
8 21 (0.66%) PaaS
9 14 (0.44%) TestFlight
10 9 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
10 9 (0.28%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.25%) Force.com
11 8 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.16%) Google Play
13 5 (0.16%) Heroku
14 4 (0.13%) Loggly
14 4 (0.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 91 (2.87%) HTTP
2 54 (1.71%) Internet
3 35 (1.11%) FTP
4 28 (0.88%) Wireless
5 26 (0.82%) TCP/IP
6 19 (0.60%) HTTPS
7 17 (0.54%) SSL
8 15 (0.47%) ATM
9 13 (0.41%) Firewall
10 11 (0.35%) SMTP
11 10 (0.32%) VPN
12 9 (0.28%) Network Security
13 8 (0.25%) SSH
14 7 (0.22%) VoIP
15 6 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
15 6 (0.19%) WAN
16 3 (0.095%) IPv4
16 3 (0.095%) Wi-Fi
16 3 (0.095%) ZigBee
17 2 (0.063%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (6.79%) SQL Server
2 163 (5.15%) Relational Database
3 112 (3.54%) NoSQL
4 94 (2.97%) MySQL
5 80 (2.53%) Big Data
6 68 (2.15%) Hadoop
7 65 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 55 (1.74%) CouchDB
8 55 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
8 55 (1.74%) MongoDB
9 39 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
10 38 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 34 (1.07%) Redis
12 30 (0.95%) RDBMS
13 28 (0.88%) Oracle Database
14 25 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
15 24 (0.76%) HBase
16 22 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 20 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 16 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1588 (50.14%) Selenium
2 719 (22.70%) Cucumber
3 589 (18.60%) WebDriver
4 475 (15.00%) Jenkins
5 436 (13.77%) JIRA
6 354 (11.18%) Git (software)
7 316 (9.98%) SpecFlow
8 278 (8.78%) SoapUI
9 267 (8.43%) JUnit
10 260 (8.21%) JMeter
11 253 (7.99%) Team Foundation Server
12 250 (7.89%) HP UFT
13 160 (5.05%) Subversion
14 147 (4.64%) Maven
15 140 (4.42%) Visual Studio
16 129 (4.07%) TeamCity
17 127 (4.01%) TestNG
18 119 (3.76%) NUnit
19 108 (3.41%) Protractor
20 107 (3.38%) LoadRunner
General
1 687 (21.69%) Finance
2 185 (5.84%) Retail
3 143 (4.52%) Banking
4 117 (3.69%) Telecoms
5 72 (2.27%) Marketing
6 69 (2.18%) Games
7 61 (1.93%) Publishing
8 45 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 44 (1.39%) Electronics
10 34 (1.07%) Automotive
11 32 (1.01%) Investment Banking
12 27 (0.85%) Advertising
12 27 (0.85%) Legal
13 19 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.44%) Back Office
14 14 (0.44%) Front Office
15 13 (0.41%) Online Betting
16 12 (0.38%) Polish Language
17 7 (0.22%) Aerospace
18 6 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 726 (22.92%) Test Engineer
2 610 (19.26%) Developer
3 564 (17.81%) Tester
4 549 (17.34%) Analyst
5 470 (14.84%) Test Analyst
6 421 (13.29%) Test Automation Engineer
7 375 (11.84%) Automation Tester
8 297 (9.38%) QA Engineer
9 183 (5.78%) Test Manager
10 177 (5.59%) Test Leader
11 175 (5.53%) Developer in Test
12 171 (5.40%) QA Tester
12 171 (5.40%) Senior Developer
13 167 (5.27%) Java Developer
14 147 (4.64%) Automation Test Analyst
15 145 (4.58%) Senior Test Engineer
16 135 (4.26%) Selenium Tester
17 134 (4.23%) Software Test Engineer
18 129 (4.07%) QA Test Engineer
19 123 (3.88%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 490 (15.47%) .NET
2 356 (11.24%) Web Services
3 309 (9.76%) HTML
4 267 (8.43%) Gherkin
5 252 (7.96%) XML
6 239 (7.55%) CSS
7 218 (6.88%) REST
8 189 (5.97%) AngularJS
9 179 (5.65%) SOAP
10 144 (4.55%) RESTful
11 111 (3.50%) Node.js
12 105 (3.32%) HTML5
13 79 (2.49%) Spring
14 75 (2.37%) ASP.NET
15 64 (2.02%) JSON
16 59 (1.86%) React
17 57 (1.80%) .NET Framework
17 57 (1.80%) CSS3
18 53 (1.67%) jQuery
19 45 (1.42%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 240 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 218 (6.88%) Mobile App
3 216 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 121 (3.82%) User Experience
5 66 (2.08%) Client/Server
6 61 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 55 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
7 55 (1.74%) Virtual Team
8 43 (1.36%) Fintech
9 40 (1.26%) Algorithms
9 40 (1.26%) iPad
10 37 (1.17%) Data Structures
11 19 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 18 (0.57%) Animation
12 18 (0.57%) Digital Media
12 18 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
13 15 (0.47%) Online Banking
14 14 (0.44%) Derivative
14 14 (0.44%) Online Games
15 12 (0.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 306 (9.66%) Linux
2 183 (5.78%) Windows
3 164 (5.18%) Apple iOS
4 145 (4.58%) Unix
5 136 (4.29%) Android
6 11 (0.35%) Solaris
7 9 (0.28%) VMS
7 9 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.19%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.16%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.13%) Kali Linux
11 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.095%) Debian
12 3 (0.095%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.095%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.063%) CentOS
14 1 (0.032%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.032%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.032%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2385 (75.31%) Agile Software Development
2 933 (29.46%) BDD
3 899 (28.39%) TDD
4 825 (26.05%) Scrum
5 764 (24.12%) Continuous Integration
6 663 (20.93%) Software Testing
7 623 (19.67%) Automated Testing
8 616 (19.45%) Test Scripting
9 599 (18.91%) Test Strategy
10 509 (16.07%) SDLC
11 475 (15.00%) Automation Testing
12 404 (12.76%) Regression Testing
13 393 (12.41%) Software Engineering
14 366 (11.56%) Functional Testing
14 366 (11.56%) Manual Testing
15 334 (10.55%) Mentoring
16 310 (9.79%) OO
16 310 (9.79%) Test Management
17 301 (9.50%) DevOps
18 279 (8.81%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1360 (42.94%) Java
2 886 (27.98%) C#
3 793 (25.04%) SQL
4 579 (18.28%) JavaScript
5 452 (14.27%) Python
6 313 (9.88%) Ruby
7 164 (5.18%) C++
8 106 (3.35%) Perl
9 100 (3.16%) C
10 72 (2.27%) Scala
11 67 (2.12%) Bash Shell
12 64 (2.02%) PHP
13 60 (1.89%) Objective-C
14 53 (1.67%) Apple Swift
15 50 (1.58%) VBScript
16 48 (1.52%) VB
17 46 (1.45%) Groovy
18 44 (1.39%) TypeScript
19 42 (1.33%) VB.NET
20 40 (1.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 551 (17.40%) ISTQB
2 493 (15.57%) ISEB
3 421 (13.29%) Degree
4 228 (7.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 115 (3.63%) Security Cleared
6 57 (1.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 38 (1.20%) SC Cleared
8 22 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.35%) DBS Check
12 10 (0.32%) PMI Certification
12 10 (0.32%) Postgraduate
13 8 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
13 8 (0.25%) PMP
14 5 (0.16%) BC Cleared
14 5 (0.16%) MCSE
14 5 (0.16%) PhD
14 5 (0.16%) Sun Certification
15 4 (0.13%) SCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1238 (39.09%) QA
2 149 (4.70%) SDET
3 12 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.28%) ISO 14001
6 8 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.19%) SLA
8 4 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.063%) COBIT
9 2 (0.063%) PMO
9 2 (0.063%) WCAG
10 1 (0.032%) Basel III
10 1 (0.032%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.032%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 97 (3.06%) Docker
2 17 (0.54%) Firmware
3 15 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.32%) LXC
6 6 (0.19%) Sendmail
7 4 (0.13%) HDFS
7 4 (0.13%) KVM
7 4 (0.13%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.095%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.095%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.063%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.063%) vSphere
10 1 (0.032%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.032%) Postfix
10 1 (0.032%) Snort
10 1 (0.032%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.032%) Xen
Systems Management
1 140 (4.42%) HP Quality Center
2 97 (3.06%) Puppet
3 61 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (1.58%) Ansible
5 8 (0.25%) Rancher
6 6 (0.19%) Kibana
6 6 (0.19%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.13%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.095%) Ambari
8 3 (0.095%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.095%) Terraform
9 2 (0.063%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.032%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.032%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.032%) Cacti
10 1 (0.032%) Graylog
10 1 (0.032%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.032%) Icinga
10 1 (0.032%) Nagios
10 1 (0.032%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 360 (11.37%) Microsoft
2 216 (6.82%) HP
3 215 (6.79%) Oracle
4 63 (1.99%) Atlassian
5 53 (1.67%) SAP
6 40 (1.26%) Google
7 33 (1.04%) TOWER Software
8 29 (0.92%) Adobe
9 27 (0.85%) Cognizant
10 26 (0.82%) Sun
11 25 (0.79%) Siebel
12 21 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
13 19 (0.60%) Splunk
13 19 (0.60%) Xamarin
14 16 (0.51%) IBM
14 16 (0.51%) VMware
15 15 (0.47%) LexisNexis
15 15 (0.47%) Solace
16 14 (0.44%) CA Agile Central
16 14 (0.44%) Talend
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £6000 - £70000 per annum + Bens and Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bens and Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bens and Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Icore Tech
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55k per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
City & Guilds
Salary: £41,993 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Exceptional Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10%
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday