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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 44 53
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5621 5518 5372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.31% 5.61% 4.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.03% 6.31% 5.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4497 4549 4393
Median salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
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 79960 87478 97573
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.72% 88.95% 88.00%
Number of salaries quoted 64514 73057 79746
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 £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +10 5340 £50,000 +5.26% 783
London +9 2259 £60,000 +4.34% 315
South East +7 858 £45,000 +5.88% 125
North West +22 461 £40,000 - 98
Yorkshire +7 460 £45,000 +12.50% 53
East of England +2 407 £47,500 +11.76% 53
South West -6 390 £40,000 -5.88% 52
City of London +14 352 £60,000 -3.61% 79
Manchester +22 325 £44,000 +10.00% 62
West Midlands 0 306 £40,000 +6.66% 40
West Yorkshire +2 272 £45,000 +5.88% 35
Leeds +4 239 £47,500 +11.76% 30
Cambridgeshire 0 204 £50,000 +25.00% 34
Surrey +28 169 £48,000 +12.94% 33
Berkshire +11 166 £47,500 +5.55% 17
East Midlands +1 166 £45,000 +12.50% 30
Hampshire -6 152 £40,000 +3.22% 32
Cambridge -5 149 £52,500 +31.25% 31
Scotland -9 146 £45,000 +13.92% 27
Bristol -6 132 £42,500 +3.65% 18
Birmingham +5 117 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Somerset +5 116 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Reading +18 109 £47,500 - 11
Hertfordshire +6 104 £47,500 +11.76% 9
West Sussex +19 100 £47,000 +17.50% 6
Cheshire +23 94 £35,000 -2.17% 21
Nottinghamshire +20 88 £48,750 +2.63% 14
Oxfordshire -9 81 £45,000 +2.27% 16
Nottingham +14 80 £50,000 +5.26% 14
South Yorkshire +2 78 £60,000 +60.00% 3

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 7288 (66.63%) Agile Software Development
2 4307 (39.38%) Java
3 4077 (37.27%) Selenium
4 3378 (30.88%) QA
5 3141 (28.72%) C#
6 2965 (27.11%) SQL
7 2738 (25.03%) TDD
8 2525 (23.08%) Scrum
9 2506 (22.91%) Continuous Integration
10 2494 (22.80%) JavaScript
11 2269 (20.74%) Finance
12 2264 (20.70%) BDD
13 2091 (19.12%) .NET
14 1840 (16.82%) Test Scripting
15 1768 (16.16%) Cucumber
16 1723 (15.75%) HTML
17 1683 (15.39%) Software Engineering
18 1606 (14.68%) Degree
19 1604 (14.66%) Git (software)
20 1441 (13.17%) Python
21 1414 (12.93%) WebDriver
22 1386 (12.67%) OO
23 1381 (12.63%) Jenkins
24 1377 (12.59%) SDLC
25 1366 (12.49%) Web Services
26 1357 (12.41%) CSS
27 1348 (12.32%) Linux
28 1314 (12.01%) Test Strategy
29 1313 (12.00%) SQL Server
30 1304 (11.92%) 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
1 302 (2.76%) Tomcat
2 241 (2.20%) Confluence
3 217 (1.98%) Apache
4 202 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
5 189 (1.73%) IIS
6 169 (1.55%) CMS
7 158 (1.44%) Apache Spark
8 141 (1.29%) SharePoint
9 111 (1.01%) JBoss
10 104 (0.95%) WebSphere
11 95 (0.87%) WebLogic
12 89 (0.81%) nginx
13 84 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 80 (0.73%) Jetty
15 48 (0.44%) Apache Solr
16 43 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
17 41 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
18 31 (0.28%) Drupal
19 30 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
20 29 (0.27%) Documentum
Applications
1 215 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 150 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.22%) Photoshop
5 23 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.073%) Simulink
8 7 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.064%) Campfire
9 6 (0.055%) SPSS
10 4 (0.037%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.027%) SPSS Modeler
12 2 (0.018%) InVision
12 2 (0.018%) Mingle
13 1 (0.009%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.009%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.009%) Revit
13 1 (0.009%) Stateflow
13 1 (0.009%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 74 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 55 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (0.22%) Magento
3 24 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 12 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.091%) Infor M3
6 7 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.055%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.046%) BusinessWorks
8 5 (0.046%) Sonata
9 4 (0.037%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.037%) HFM
9 4 (0.037%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 4 (0.037%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.037%) thinkFolio
9 4 (0.037%) Unica
9 4 (0.037%) VisionPLUS
10 3 (0.027%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.027%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.027%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 833 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
2 564 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 384 (3.51%) GitHub
4 248 (2.27%) SaaS
5 143 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
6 84 (0.77%) Office 365
7 83 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
8 70 (0.64%) PaaS
9 67 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 60 (0.55%) BrowserStack
11 53 (0.48%) IaaS
12 47 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
13 45 (0.41%) Slack
14 44 (0.40%) Amazon S3
15 33 (0.30%) G Suite
16 31 (0.28%) Force.com
17 29 (0.27%) OpenShift
18 28 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
19 25 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 23 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 330 (3.02%) HTTP
2 247 (2.26%) Internet
3 104 (0.95%) TCP/IP
4 103 (0.94%) Wireless
5 64 (0.59%) Firewall
6 38 (0.35%) Ethernet
7 29 (0.27%) RS-232
7 29 (0.27%) VPN
8 28 (0.26%) FTP
9 26 (0.24%) DNS
10 24 (0.22%) Kerberos
11 23 (0.21%) Network Security
12 20 (0.18%) SSL
13 17 (0.16%) Skype
13 17 (0.16%) VoIP
14 14 (0.13%) GPRS
14 14 (0.13%) HTTPS
14 14 (0.13%) Intranet
15 13 (0.12%) GSM
15 13 (0.12%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1313 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 601 (5.49%) NoSQL
3 549 (5.02%) MySQL
4 467 (4.27%) Relational Database
5 421 (3.85%) Big Data
6 316 (2.89%) MongoDB
7 212 (1.94%) Hadoop
8 204 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
9 199 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
10 160 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 156 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 150 (1.37%) RDBMS
13 145 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 140 (1.28%) Redis
15 126 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
16 81 (0.74%) CouchDB
17 76 (0.69%) Oracle Database
18 67 (0.61%) Power BI
19 54 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 52 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4077 (37.27%) Selenium
2 1768 (16.16%) Cucumber
3 1604 (14.66%) Git (software)
4 1414 (12.93%) WebDriver
5 1381 (12.63%) Jenkins
6 1304 (11.92%) JIRA
7 732 (6.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 682 (6.24%) Subversion
9 646 (5.91%) JUnit
10 636 (5.81%) Visual Studio
11 603 (5.51%) SoapUI
12 598 (5.47%) SpecFlow
13 590 (5.39%) JMeter
14 491 (4.49%) HP UFT
15 429 (3.92%) Maven
16 423 (3.87%) TeamCity
17 379 (3.46%) Appium
18 355 (3.25%) NUnit
19 284 (2.60%) LoadRunner
20 274 (2.51%) TestNG
General
1 2269 (20.74%) Finance
2 749 (6.85%) Banking
3 678 (6.20%) Retail
4 312 (2.85%) Telecoms
5 292 (2.67%) Investment Banking
6 288 (2.63%) Marketing
7 225 (2.06%) Games
8 198 (1.81%) Electronics
9 168 (1.54%) Manufacturing
10 162 (1.48%) Retail Banking
11 160 (1.46%) Advertising
12 115 (1.05%) Legal
13 114 (1.04%) Financial Institution
14 107 (0.98%) Front Office
15 96 (0.88%) Back Office
16 94 (0.86%) Automotive
17 74 (0.68%) Law
18 58 (0.53%) Publishing
19 26 (0.24%) Aerospace
19 26 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 3181 (29.08%) Developer
2 1799 (16.45%) Analyst
3 1716 (15.69%) Tester
4 1454 (13.29%) Test Analyst
5 1386 (12.67%) Test Engineer
6 1002 (9.16%) Automation Tester
7 947 (8.66%) Java Developer
8 865 (7.91%) Senior Developer
9 861 (7.87%) QA Engineer
10 708 (6.47%) Test Automation Engineer
11 571 (5.22%) Software Engineer
12 533 (4.87%) C# Developer
13 500 (4.57%) QA Tester
14 490 (4.48%) Java Engineer
15 478 (4.37%) Automation Test Analyst
16 465 (4.25%) .NET Developer
16 465 (4.25%) QA Analyst
17 433 (3.96%) Software Developer
18 422 (3.86%) Software Tester
19 393 (3.59%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2091 (19.12%) .NET
2 1723 (15.75%) HTML
3 1366 (12.49%) Web Services
4 1357 (12.41%) CSS
5 1025 (9.37%) AngularJS
6 915 (8.37%) REST
7 855 (7.82%) XML
8 829 (7.58%) ASP.NET
9 742 (6.78%) HTML5
10 715 (6.54%) SOAP
11 697 (6.37%) RESTful
12 658 (6.02%) Node.js
13 623 (5.70%) Spring
14 567 (5.18%) Gherkin
15 507 (4.64%) .NET Framework
16 493 (4.51%) jQuery
17 488 (4.46%) JSON
18 456 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
19 434 (3.97%) React
20 404 (3.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 902 (8.25%) Computer Science
2 858 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 596 (5.45%) Mobile App
4 569 (5.20%) User Experience
5 337 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
6 302 (2.76%) Fintech
7 293 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
8 248 (2.27%) Data Structures
9 243 (2.22%) Algorithms
10 192 (1.76%) Management Information System
11 164 (1.50%) iPad
12 137 (1.25%) Client/Server
13 132 (1.21%) Fixed Income
14 121 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 108 (0.99%) N-Tier
16 96 (0.88%) Virtual Team
17 72 (0.66%) Derivative
18 71 (0.65%) Equities
19 62 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
20 60 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1348 (12.32%) Linux
2 968 (8.85%) Windows
3 516 (4.72%) Android
4 504 (4.61%) Unix
5 460 (4.21%) Apple iOS
6 111 (1.01%) Windows Server
7 82 (0.75%) Mac OS
8 60 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 50 (0.46%) Mac OS X
10 42 (0.38%) Solaris
11 40 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 39 (0.36%) Ubuntu
13 22 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (0.19%) AIX
14 21 (0.19%) CentOS
14 21 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (0.16%) Windows 7
15 17 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 15 (0.14%) VMS
17 13 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7288 (66.63%) Agile Software Development
2 2738 (25.03%) TDD
3 2525 (23.08%) Scrum
4 2506 (22.91%) Continuous Integration
5 2264 (20.70%) BDD
6 1840 (16.82%) Test Scripting
7 1683 (15.39%) Software Engineering
8 1386 (12.67%) OO
9 1377 (12.59%) SDLC
10 1314 (12.01%) Test Strategy
11 1288 (11.78%) Software Testing
12 1148 (10.50%) Unit Testing
13 1147 (10.49%) DevOps
14 1131 (10.34%) Manual Testing
15 994 (9.09%) Regression Testing
16 885 (8.09%) MVC
17 851 (7.78%) Mentoring
18 833 (7.62%) E-Commerce
19 815 (7.45%) Continuous Delivery
20 814 (7.44%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4307 (39.38%) Java
2 3141 (28.72%) C#
3 2965 (27.11%) SQL
4 2494 (22.80%) JavaScript
5 1441 (13.17%) Python
6 878 (8.03%) Ruby
7 660 (6.03%) C++
8 501 (4.58%) PHP
9 449 (4.10%) C
10 372 (3.40%) Scala
11 320 (2.93%) T-SQL
12 221 (2.02%) Perl
13 216 (1.97%) Bash Shell
14 200 (1.83%) PL/SQL
15 170 (1.55%) PowerShell
16 159 (1.45%) ES6
17 150 (1.37%) Groovy
18 138 (1.26%) VB
19 128 (1.17%) Objective-C
20 127 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1606 (14.68%) Degree
2 1284 (11.74%) ISTQB
3 1148 (10.50%) ISEB
4 495 (4.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 415 (3.79%) Security Cleared
6 367 (3.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 165 (1.51%) SC Cleared
8 111 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 56 (0.51%) Master's Degree
10 52 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
11 49 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 42 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 36 (0.33%) PMI Certification
14 24 (0.22%) PhD
15 19 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
16 18 (0.16%) HND
17 16 (0.15%) MCP
18 15 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
18 15 (0.14%) HNC
18 15 (0.14%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3378 (30.88%) QA
2 57 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 50 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 44 (0.40%) SLA
5 39 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 32 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 25 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
7 25 (0.23%) PMO
8 21 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 21 (0.19%) WCAG
9 18 (0.16%) MiFID
10 16 (0.15%) ISO 14001
11 15 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.073%) COBIT
12 8 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 6 (0.055%) GAMP
14 4 (0.037%) SEPA
15 3 (0.027%) GCP
15 3 (0.027%) HIPAA
15 3 (0.027%) JTAG
System Software
1 422 (3.86%) Docker
2 71 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 66 (0.60%) Firmware
4 43 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (0.24%) LXC
6 25 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 24 (0.22%) VirtualBox
8 18 (0.16%) Hyper-V
9 15 (0.14%) Varnish
10 10 (0.091%) Shibboleth
11 9 (0.082%) vSphere
12 8 (0.073%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.055%) etcd
13 6 (0.055%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.046%) flannel
14 5 (0.046%) HDFS
14 5 (0.046%) iptables
15 4 (0.037%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.037%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 372 (3.40%) Puppet
2 247 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
3 238 (2.18%) Ansible
4 211 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
5 109 (1.00%) Kubernetes
6 78 (0.71%) Terraform
7 36 (0.33%) Kibana
8 32 (0.29%) Nagios
9 24 (0.22%) Grafana
9 24 (0.22%) Rundeck
10 22 (0.20%) Mesos
11 19 (0.17%) ZABBIX
12 16 (0.15%) HockeyApp
12 16 (0.15%) logstash
13 14 (0.13%) HAProxy
13 14 (0.13%) StatsD
14 13 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
15 12 (0.11%) Consul
15 12 (0.11%) Rancher
15 12 (0.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1304 (11.92%) Microsoft
2 805 (7.36%) Oracle
3 285 (2.61%) HP
4 191 (1.75%) Google
5 151 (1.38%) SAP
6 134 (1.23%) Atlassian
7 109 (1.00%) IBM
8 108 (0.99%) VMware
9 107 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
10 88 (0.80%) Xamarin
11 73 (0.67%) Cognizant
12 70 (0.64%) Red Hat
13 62 (0.57%) Splunk
14 57 (0.52%) Sitecore
15 49 (0.45%) Zend
16 46 (0.42%) CA Agile Central
16 46 (0.42%) Sybase
16 46 (0.42%) Talend
17 43 (0.39%) ION Trading
18 39 (0.36%) EMC
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Colston Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
MHR
Salary: Competitive Salary, Custom Built Technology Centre, Restaurant & More!
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10%
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £28k - 32.5k per year + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: ££competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
North London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + health
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stott & May
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Intec Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits, Including Free
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Mindera
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Quarterly Pay Reviews - 6 Monthly Bo
Posted: 13 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30 - 45k plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Home working
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £25000 - £55000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonuses
Posted: 8 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + 10% and excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday