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

Automated Testing
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 42 48
Rank change year-on-year +7 +6 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11479 10503 11422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.34% 5.56% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.06% 6.22% 5.92%
Number of salaries quoted 9062 8890 9639
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% +3.23%

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 162655 168863 192975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 128479 140408 158967
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 £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 21 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 21 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 10750 £50,000 +5.26% 899
UK excluding London +4 6750 £42,500 - 571
London +10 4560 £60,000 +4.25% 373
South East +3 1890 £45,000 - 143
North of England +6 1726 £43,500 +2.35% 180
Midlands +12 1075 £42,500 +6.25% 83
North West +2 827 £43,750 +9.38% 94
Yorkshire +6 795 £42,500 - 73
East of England +2 773 £47,500 +5.56% 72
South West -3 734 £41,500 +3.75% 47
West Midlands +23 640 £40,000 - 39
East Midlands +4 432 £42,500 +6.25% 42
Scotland +5 393 £41,500 +3.75% 28
Wales -14 105 £40,000 +14.29% 15
North East +36 104 £40,000 +14.29% 13
Northern Ireland +5 55 £33,000 -17.50% 3
Isle of Man - 19 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 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 7505 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 4692 (40.87%) Java
3 3973 (34.61%) Selenium
4 3521 (30.67%) QA
5 3282 (28.59%) C#
6 3017 (26.28%) SQL
7 2838 (24.72%) Finance
8 2762 (24.06%) TDD
9 2746 (23.92%) JavaScript
10 2577 (22.45%) Scrum
11 2475 (21.56%) BDD
12 2462 (21.45%) Continuous Integration
13 2277 (19.84%) .NET
14 2171 (18.91%) Cucumber
15 1850 (16.12%) HTML
16 1817 (15.83%) Git (software)
17 1787 (15.57%) Jenkins
18 1731 (15.08%) Degree
19 1685 (14.68%) Python
20 1604 (13.97%) Software Engineering
21 1553 (13.53%) JIRA
22 1515 (13.20%) Test Scripting
23 1474 (12.84%) WebDriver
24 1432 (12.47%) SDLC
25 1427 (12.43%) Web Services
26 1426 (12.42%) OO
27 1403 (12.22%) CSS
28 1383 (12.05%) SQL Server
29 1358 (11.83%) Linux
30 1328 (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
1 345 (3.01%) Confluence
2 306 (2.67%) Tomcat
3 230 (2.00%) Apache
4 209 (1.82%) CMS
5 201 (1.75%) Apache Spark
6 184 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
7 167 (1.45%) JBoss
8 133 (1.16%) IIS
9 127 (1.11%) SharePoint
10 114 (0.99%) WebLogic
11 97 (0.85%) WebSphere
12 94 (0.82%) nginx
13 80 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 75 (0.65%) NServiceBus
15 70 (0.61%) Jetty
16 58 (0.51%) OpenStack
17 56 (0.49%) Documentum
18 49 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
19 47 (0.41%) Umbraco
20 42 (0.37%) Drupal
Applications
1 152 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
2 113 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (0.46%) 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 (0.078%) Chatbot
8 9 (0.078%) MS Visio
8 9 (0.078%) 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 (0.017%) Mingle
13 1 (0.009%) GIMP
13 1 (0.009%) LaTeX
13 1 (0.009%) Revit
Business Applications
1 77 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (0.43%) Magento
3 35 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 28 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 21 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
6 14 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
7 13 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 11 (0.096%) Oracle Payables
9 7 (0.061%) BASE24
10 6 (0.052%) HFM
10 6 (0.052%) Hyperion Enterprise
10 6 (0.052%) Oracle ERP
10 6 (0.052%) Oracle Receivables
10 6 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.044%) Endur
11 5 (0.044%) Sage 200
12 4 (0.035%) assyst
12 4 (0.035%) LabWindows
12 4 (0.035%) Maximo
12 4 (0.035%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1019 (8.88%) Amazon AWS
2 737 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 381 (3.32%) GitHub
4 298 (2.60%) SaaS
5 144 (1.25%) PaaS
6 109 (0.95%) npm
7 99 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
8 97 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
9 82 (0.71%) IaaS
10 77 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
11 68 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
12 59 (0.51%) BrowserStack
13 57 (0.50%) Office 365
13 57 (0.50%) Serverless
14 45 (0.39%) Amazon S3
15 44 (0.38%) Google Play
16 39 (0.34%) OpenShift
17 36 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
18 34 (0.30%) Sauce Labs
19 31 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 305 (2.66%) HTTP
2 256 (2.23%) Internet
3 122 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 109 (0.95%) Firewall
5 74 (0.64%) Wireless
6 45 (0.39%) VPN
7 40 (0.35%) Broadband
7 40 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
8 39 (0.34%) Intranet
9 30 (0.26%) DNS
9 30 (0.26%) SSL
10 29 (0.25%) AMQP
11 26 (0.23%) Ethernet
12 25 (0.22%) IPsec
13 21 (0.18%) NetScaler
13 21 (0.18%) SMTP
13 21 (0.18%) VoIP
14 19 (0.17%) Bluetooth
14 19 (0.17%) Network Security
15 18 (0.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1383 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 570 (4.97%) MySQL
3 567 (4.94%) NoSQL
4 536 (4.67%) Relational Database
5 488 (4.25%) Big Data
6 327 (2.85%) Hadoop
7 314 (2.74%) MongoDB
8 223 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
9 197 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 175 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
11 138 (1.20%) RDBMS
12 136 (1.18%) Oracle Database
13 132 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
14 128 (1.12%) Redis
14 128 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 80 (0.70%) Power BI
16 71 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
17 64 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 61 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
19 58 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3973 (34.61%) Selenium
2 2171 (18.91%) Cucumber
3 1817 (15.83%) Git (software)
4 1787 (15.57%) Jenkins
5 1553 (13.53%) JIRA
6 1474 (12.84%) WebDriver
7 853 (7.43%) JUnit
8 686 (5.98%) SoapUI
9 656 (5.71%) SpecFlow
10 654 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 593 (5.17%) Subversion
12 567 (4.94%) JMeter
13 550 (4.79%) Visual Studio
14 489 (4.26%) Maven
15 473 (4.12%) TeamCity
16 448 (3.90%) HP UFT
17 371 (3.23%) NUnit
18 353 (3.08%) Appium
19 345 (3.01%) Protractor
20 320 (2.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2838 (24.72%) Finance
2 1089 (9.49%) Banking
3 608 (5.30%) Retail
4 595 (5.18%) Investment Banking
5 520 (4.53%) Retail Banking
6 307 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 284 (2.47%) Games
8 264 (2.30%) Marketing
9 253 (2.20%) Front Office
10 224 (1.95%) Electronics
11 201 (1.75%) Manufacturing
12 134 (1.17%) Advertising
13 114 (0.99%) Back Office
14 104 (0.91%) Financial Institution
15 100 (0.87%) Legal
16 78 (0.68%) Publishing
17 71 (0.62%) Law
18 61 (0.53%) Automotive
19 28 (0.24%) Digital Economy
20 26 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3620 (31.54%) Developer
2 1825 (15.90%) Tester
3 1584 (13.80%) Analyst
4 1303 (11.35%) Test Engineer
5 1241 (10.81%) Test Analyst
6 1069 (9.31%) Automation Tester
7 948 (8.26%) Java Developer
8 833 (7.26%) QA Engineer
9 762 (6.64%) Senior Developer
10 638 (5.56%) Software Engineer
11 600 (5.23%) Test Automation Engineer
12 573 (4.99%) C# Developer
13 571 (4.97%) .NET Developer
14 513 (4.47%) Software Developer
15 447 (3.89%) Software Tester
16 431 (3.75%) Developer in Test
17 409 (3.56%) Java Engineer
18 407 (3.55%) Automation Test Analyst
19 395 (3.44%) QA Tester
20 369 (3.21%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2277 (19.84%) .NET
2 1850 (16.12%) HTML
3 1427 (12.43%) Web Services
4 1403 (12.22%) CSS
5 1109 (9.66%) REST
6 1042 (9.08%) AngularJS
7 852 (7.42%) XML
8 821 (7.15%) HTML5
9 801 (6.98%) RESTful
10 789 (6.87%) ASP.NET
11 754 (6.57%) Spring
12 695 (6.05%) SOAP
13 627 (5.46%) Node.js
14 609 (5.31%) JSON
15 569 (4.96%) jQuery
16 565 (4.92%) Gherkin
17 468 (4.08%) .NET Framework
18 459 (4.00%) Hibernate
19 431 (3.75%) React
20 417 (3.63%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1026 (8.94%) Computer Science
2 1023 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
3 599 (5.22%) User Experience
4 535 (4.66%) Mobile App
5 437 (3.81%) Fintech
6 402 (3.50%) Greenfield Project
7 338 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
8 241 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 238 (2.07%) Derivative
10 232 (2.02%) Management Information System
11 216 (1.88%) Data Structures
12 185 (1.61%) Algorithms
13 172 (1.50%) Client/Server
14 154 (1.34%) Fixed Income
15 124 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
16 121 (1.05%) Equities
17 120 (1.05%) N-Tier
18 92 (0.80%) Equity Derivative
19 74 (0.64%) Virtual Team
20 70 (0.61%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1358 (11.83%) Linux
2 927 (8.08%) Windows
3 636 (5.54%) Unix
4 509 (4.43%) Android
5 452 (3.94%) Apple iOS
6 118 (1.03%) Windows Server
7 40 (0.35%) Mac OS
8 39 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 36 (0.31%) Mac OS X
10 33 (0.29%) CentOS
10 33 (0.29%) Debian
11 32 (0.28%) Solaris
12 27 (0.24%) Ubuntu
13 23 (0.20%) Windows 7
13 23 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (0.18%) Windows 10
15 13 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
15 13 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
15 13 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7505 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2762 (24.06%) TDD
3 2577 (22.45%) Scrum
4 2475 (21.56%) BDD
5 2462 (21.45%) Continuous Integration
6 1604 (13.97%) Software Engineering
7 1515 (13.20%) Test Scripting
8 1432 (12.47%) SDLC
9 1426 (12.42%) OO
10 1328 (11.57%) DevOps
11 1317 (11.47%) Software Testing
12 1245 (10.85%) Test Strategy
13 1153 (10.04%) Manual Testing
14 1048 (9.13%) Unit Testing
15 1032 (8.99%) Mentoring
16 1028 (8.96%) Regression Testing
17 932 (8.12%) MVC
18 801 (6.98%) Open Source
19 772 (6.73%) Continuous Delivery
20 761 (6.63%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4692 (40.87%) Java
2 3282 (28.59%) C#
3 3017 (26.28%) SQL
4 2746 (23.92%) JavaScript
5 1685 (14.68%) Python
6 984 (8.57%) Ruby
7 869 (7.57%) C++
8 540 (4.70%) PHP
9 508 (4.43%) C
10 374 (3.26%) Scala
11 318 (2.77%) T-SQL
12 276 (2.40%) PowerShell
13 270 (2.35%) Perl
14 266 (2.32%) Bash Shell
15 199 (1.73%) Groovy
16 171 (1.49%) VB
17 156 (1.36%) PL/SQL
18 154 (1.34%) Shell Script
19 142 (1.24%) VBScript
20 138 (1.20%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1731 (15.08%) Degree
2 971 (8.46%) ISTQB
3 841 (7.33%) ISEB
4 513 (4.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 339 (2.95%) Security Cleared
6 320 (2.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 179 (1.56%) SC Cleared
8 92 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 66 (0.57%) DV Cleared
10 57 (0.50%) MCP
11 48 (0.42%) MCPD
12 47 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
13 42 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 37 (0.32%) Master's Degree
15 26 (0.23%) PhD
16 23 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
17 19 (0.17%) MCSE
18 18 (0.16%) PMI Certification
19 17 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
19 17 (0.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3521 (30.67%) QA
2 60 (0.52%) SLA
3 41 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 27 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.21%) WCAG
6 23 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 15 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 12 (0.10%) MiFID
10 10 (0.087%) ISO 14001
11 9 (0.078%) IEC 61508
12 8 (0.070%) GDPR
12 8 (0.070%) IEC 62304
12 8 (0.070%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 7 (0.061%) PMO
14 6 (0.052%) GCP
14 6 (0.052%) JTAG
15 5 (0.044%) DO-178B
15 5 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 4 (0.035%) EMIR
System Software
1 548 (4.77%) Docker
2 65 (0.57%) Firmware
3 55 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (0.45%) Active Directory
5 45 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 43 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
7 30 (0.26%) iptables
7 30 (0.26%) vSphere
8 24 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (0.17%) Varnish
10 17 (0.15%) HDFS
11 12 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 11 (0.096%) VirtualBox
13 9 (0.078%) GlusterFS
14 7 (0.061%) LXC
14 7 (0.061%) Xen
15 6 (0.052%) Apache Flume
15 6 (0.052%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.052%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.044%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 527 (4.59%) Puppet
2 356 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
3 309 (2.69%) Ansible
4 308 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
5 152 (1.32%) Kubernetes
6 85 (0.74%) Terraform
7 53 (0.46%) ZABBIX
8 44 (0.38%) PowerBroker
9 42 (0.37%) Salt
10 41 (0.36%) Nagios
11 35 (0.30%) 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
17 16 (0.14%) SELinux
18 15 (0.13%) Grafana
Vendors
1 1321 (11.51%) Microsoft
2 824 (7.18%) Oracle
3 312 (2.72%) HP
4 271 (2.36%) Google
5 179 (1.56%) SAP
6 130 (1.13%) Atlassian
7 115 (1.00%) IBM
8 101 (0.88%) VMware
9 93 (0.81%) ION Trading
10 86 (0.75%) Sitecore
11 75 (0.65%) Xamarin
12 68 (0.59%) Red Hat
13 67 (0.58%) Sybase
14 63 (0.55%) Pega
15 57 (0.50%) Sophos
16 50 (0.44%) Siebel
17 49 (0.43%) Splunk
18 46 (0.40%) Capita
18 46 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
19 45 (0.39%) EMC