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

Test Automation
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 219 243
Rank change year-on-year +44 +24  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1613 1626 1462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.89% 1.55% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 1.76% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1304 1305 1243
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,750 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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 76216 92627 93645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.14% 88.57% 86.99%
Number of salaries quoted 62695 76706 75786
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 30 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 30 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 +47 1545 £50,000 +5.26% 218
London +32 640 £60,000 +4.34% 87
South East +43 257 £42,500 -5.55% 32
South West +64 175 £42,000 -1.17% 18
Yorkshire +42 159 £45,000 +12.50% 15
East of England +32 125 £42,500 +6.25% 30
West Yorkshire +13 114 £45,500 +13.75% 14
Leeds +24 96 £47,500 +35.71% 10
City of London +6 92 £62,500 +0.80% 21
North West -32 80 £42,500 +6.25% 12
East Midlands +78 76 £37,500 -31.81% 9
Somerset +43 64 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Manchester -16 64 £48,750 +14.70% 8
Bristol +8 58 £50,000 +17.64% 4
Cambridgeshire +12 53 £52,500 +36.36% 20
Berkshire +21 52 £46,250 -5.12% 3
Surrey +35 49 £50,000 +25.00% 14
West Sussex +47 46 £42,500 -30.61% 2
Cambridge 0 44 £55,000 +42.85% 16
Hertfordshire +10 39 £42,500 - 5
Hampshire -25 39 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Scotland +19 34 £37,890 +8.25% 2
Nottinghamshire +35 32 £50,000 +47.05% 4
Leicestershire +24 30 £35,000 -36.36% 4
Leicester +15 30 £35,000 -36.36% 4
Nottingham +33 28 £50,000 - 4
Sheffield +26 28 £45,000 +12.50% 1
South Yorkshire +26 28 £45,000 +12.50% 1
West Midlands -29 28 £42,500 - 9
Buckinghamshire +40 27 £42,500 +28.78% 5

For the 6 months to 30 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 2394 (75.64%) Agile Software Development
2 1587 (50.14%) Selenium
3 1379 (43.57%) Java
4 1229 (38.83%) QA
5 948 (29.95%) BDD
6 910 (28.75%) TDD
7 894 (28.25%) C#
8 818 (25.85%) Scrum
9 791 (24.99%) SQL
10 775 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
11 717 (22.65%) Cucumber
12 685 (21.64%) Finance
13 654 (20.66%) Software Testing
14 623 (19.68%) Automated Testing
15 621 (19.62%) Test Scripting
16 597 (18.86%) WebDriver
16 597 (18.86%) Test Strategy
17 582 (18.39%) JavaScript
18 555 (17.54%) ISTQB
19 519 (16.40%) SDLC
20 497 (15.70%) ISEB
21 488 (15.42%) Jenkins
22 486 (15.36%) Automation Testing
23 485 (15.32%) .NET
24 455 (14.38%) Python
25 433 (13.68%) JIRA
26 426 (13.46%) Degree
27 401 (12.67%) Regression Testing
28 386 (12.20%) Software Engineering
29 365 (11.53%) Functional Testing

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
1 109 (3.44%) Confluence
2 53 (1.67%) Apache
3 43 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
4 40 (1.26%) Apache Spark
5 37 (1.17%) Tomcat
6 23 (0.73%) JBoss
7 22 (0.70%) WebLogic
8 21 (0.66%) OpenStack
9 16 (0.51%) 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
13 6 (0.19%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.19%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.19%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 132 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 43 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 39 (1.23%) MS Office
4 38 (1.20%) MS Project
5 4 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.095%) Simulink
7 1 (0.032%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.032%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.032%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.032%) Mingle
7 1 (0.032%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.032%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 22 (0.70%) 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
1 149 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (3.92%) GitHub
3 97 (3.06%) SaaS
4 95 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 34 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (0.95%) Trello
7 24 (0.76%) IaaS
8 22 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (0.66%) PaaS
10 13 (0.41%) TestFlight
11 10 (0.32%) OpenShift
12 9 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
13 8 (0.25%) Force.com
14 7 (0.22%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.16%) Heroku
16 4 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 4 (0.13%) G Suite
16 4 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 94 (2.97%) HTTP
2 53 (1.67%) Internet
3 35 (1.11%) FTP
4 29 (0.92%) Wireless
5 26 (0.82%) TCP/IP
6 18 (0.57%) HTTPS
7 17 (0.54%) SSL
8 14 (0.44%) 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%) ZigBee
17 2 (0.063%) Ethernet
17 2 (0.063%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 157 (4.96%) Relational Database
3 113 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 91 (2.88%) MySQL
5 85 (2.69%) Big Data
6 69 (2.18%) Hadoop
7 64 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 58 (1.83%) CouchDB
9 57 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
10 56 (1.77%) MongoDB
11 40 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
12 36 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
12 36 (1.14%) Redis
13 30 (0.95%) RDBMS
14 27 (0.85%) Oracle Database
15 22 (0.70%) HBase
15 22 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
15 22 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 20 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 16 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1587 (50.14%) Selenium
2 717 (22.65%) Cucumber
3 597 (18.86%) WebDriver
4 488 (15.42%) Jenkins
5 433 (13.68%) JIRA
6 357 (11.28%) Git (software)
7 322 (10.17%) SpecFlow
8 272 (8.59%) SoapUI
9 269 (8.50%) JUnit
10 263 (8.31%) JMeter
11 257 (8.12%) HP UFT
12 249 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
13 162 (5.12%) Subversion
14 150 (4.74%) Maven
15 143 (4.52%) Visual Studio
16 134 (4.23%) TeamCity
17 130 (4.11%) TestNG
18 123 (3.89%) NUnit
19 109 (3.44%) LoadRunner
19 109 (3.44%) Protractor
General
1 685 (21.64%) Finance
2 187 (5.91%) Retail
3 143 (4.52%) Banking
4 114 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 70 (2.21%) Marketing
6 68 (2.15%) Games
7 60 (1.90%) Publishing
8 46 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 45 (1.42%) Electronics
10 33 (1.04%) Automotive
11 31 (0.98%) Investment Banking
12 28 (0.88%) Advertising
13 27 (0.85%) Legal
14 19 (0.60%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.44%) Back Office
15 14 (0.44%) Front Office
16 13 (0.41%) Online Betting
17 12 (0.38%) Polish Language
18 7 (0.22%) Aerospace
19 6 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 725 (22.91%) Test Engineer
2 604 (19.08%) Developer
3 567 (17.91%) Tester
4 546 (17.25%) Analyst
5 464 (14.66%) Test Analyst
6 423 (13.36%) Test Automation Engineer
7 380 (12.01%) Automation Tester
8 289 (9.13%) QA Engineer
9 185 (5.85%) Test Manager
10 177 (5.59%) Test Leader
11 174 (5.50%) Developer in Test
12 172 (5.43%) Java Developer
13 170 (5.37%) QA Tester
14 165 (5.21%) Senior Developer
15 146 (4.61%) Senior Test Engineer
16 145 (4.58%) Automation Test Analyst
17 134 (4.23%) Software Test Engineer
18 133 (4.20%) Selenium Tester
19 130 (4.11%) Senior Tester
20 126 (3.98%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 485 (15.32%) .NET
2 354 (11.18%) Web Services
3 302 (9.54%) HTML
4 266 (8.40%) Gherkin
5 252 (7.96%) XML
6 231 (7.30%) CSS
7 214 (6.76%) REST
8 189 (5.97%) AngularJS
9 177 (5.59%) SOAP
10 146 (4.61%) RESTful
11 110 (3.48%) Node.js
12 102 (3.22%) HTML5
13 81 (2.56%) Spring
14 73 (2.31%) ASP.NET
15 65 (2.05%) JSON
16 59 (1.86%) React
17 57 (1.80%) .NET Framework
18 54 (1.71%) CSS3
19 52 (1.64%) jQuery
20 47 (1.48%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 239 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 218 (6.89%) Mobile App
3 217 (6.86%) Computer Science
4 124 (3.92%) User Experience
5 65 (2.05%) Client/Server
6 58 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 54 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
8 53 (1.67%) Virtual Team
9 42 (1.33%) Fintech
10 40 (1.26%) Algorithms
10 40 (1.26%) iPad
11 37 (1.17%) Data Structures
12 19 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 18 (0.57%) Animation
13 18 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
14 16 (0.51%) Digital Media
15 15 (0.47%) Online Banking
16 14 (0.44%) Derivative
16 14 (0.44%) Online Games
17 12 (0.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 309 (9.76%) Linux
2 185 (5.85%) Windows
3 157 (4.96%) Apple iOS
4 143 (4.52%) Unix
5 131 (4.14%) Android
6 11 (0.35%) Solaris
7 10 (0.32%) VMS
8 9 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.19%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.13%) Kali Linux
12 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.095%) Debian
13 3 (0.095%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.095%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.063%) CentOS
15 1 (0.032%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.032%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.032%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2394 (75.64%) Agile Software Development
2 948 (29.95%) BDD
3 910 (28.75%) TDD
4 818 (25.85%) Scrum
5 775 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
6 654 (20.66%) Software Testing
7 623 (19.68%) Automated Testing
8 621 (19.62%) Test Scripting
9 597 (18.86%) Test Strategy
10 519 (16.40%) SDLC
11 486 (15.36%) Automation Testing
12 401 (12.67%) Regression Testing
13 386 (12.20%) Software Engineering
14 365 (11.53%) Functional Testing
15 362 (11.44%) Manual Testing
16 330 (10.43%) Mentoring
17 318 (10.05%) OO
18 316 (9.98%) DevOps
19 302 (9.54%) Test Management
20 278 (8.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1379 (43.57%) Java
2 894 (28.25%) C#
3 791 (24.99%) SQL
4 582 (18.39%) JavaScript
5 455 (14.38%) Python
6 317 (10.02%) Ruby
7 167 (5.28%) C++
8 106 (3.35%) Perl
9 103 (3.25%) C
10 74 (2.34%) Scala
11 69 (2.18%) Bash Shell
12 64 (2.02%) PHP
13 57 (1.80%) Objective-C
14 51 (1.61%) Apple Swift
14 51 (1.61%) VBScript
15 48 (1.52%) VB
16 44 (1.39%) Groovy
16 44 (1.39%) TypeScript
17 42 (1.33%) Shell Script
17 42 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 555 (17.54%) ISTQB
2 497 (15.70%) ISEB
3 426 (13.46%) Degree
4 230 (7.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 116 (3.67%) Security Cleared
6 60 (1.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 37 (1.17%) SC Cleared
8 24 (0.76%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.35%) DBS Check
10 11 (0.35%) Postgraduate
11 10 (0.32%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
12 8 (0.25%) PMP
13 6 (0.19%) PhD
14 5 (0.16%) BC Cleared
14 5 (0.16%) MCSE
14 5 (0.16%) Sun Certification
15 4 (0.13%) SCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1229 (38.83%) QA
2 150 (4.74%) SDET
3 13 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.22%) ISO 14001
7 6 (0.19%) SLA
8 3 (0.095%) 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 99 (3.13%) Docker
2 18 (0.57%) Firmware
3 16 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.35%) 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
1 136 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
2 101 (3.19%) Puppet
3 64 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (1.64%) Ansible
5 8 (0.25%) Rancher
6 7 (0.22%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.19%) Kibana
8 4 (0.13%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.13%) Terraform
9 3 (0.095%) Ambari
9 3 (0.095%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.063%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.032%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.032%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.032%) Cacti
11 1 (0.032%) Graylog
11 1 (0.032%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.032%) Icinga
11 1 (0.032%) Nagios
11 1 (0.032%) Oozie
Vendors
1 356 (11.25%) Microsoft
2 214 (6.76%) HP
3 209 (6.60%) Oracle
4 63 (1.99%) Atlassian
5 52 (1.64%) SAP
6 37 (1.17%) Google
7 33 (1.04%) TOWER Software
8 28 (0.88%) Adobe
9 27 (0.85%) Cognizant
10 23 (0.73%) Sun
11 22 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (0.70%) Siebel
12 18 (0.57%) Splunk
13 17 (0.54%) VMware
13 17 (0.54%) Xamarin
14 15 (0.47%) IBM
14 15 (0.47%) Solace
14 15 (0.47%) Talend
15 14 (0.44%) Apigee
15 14 (0.44%) CA Agile Central
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + 34 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
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London
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
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