Period
to 21 May 2019

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 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 33 31
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10,024 11,672 10,687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.95% 6.80% 6.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.58% 7.40% 6.92%
Number of salaries quoted 7,506 9,062 8,910
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 132,313 157,792 154,407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.78% 91.88% 91.45%
Number of salaries quoted 103,480 127,170 126,603
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the UK

Test Automation
Top 16 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 May 2019. 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 +1 9,145 £50,000 - 742
UK excluding London +1 6,055 £45,000 - 541
London +1 3,819 £60,000 - 246
South East +6 1,818 £47,500 +5.56% 143
North of England -1 1,460 £45,000 - 120
North West +8 843 £47,500 +5.56% 56
South West -3 732 £46,250 +2.78% 69
Midlands -3 715 £41,500 -2.35% 91
Scotland +13 577 £45,000 - 31
East of England +6 567 £50,000 +2.56% 73
Yorkshire -17 498 £42,500 -5.56% 44
West Midlands -3 369 £40,000 -5.88% 50
East Midlands -2 346 £42,500 +1.19% 41
Wales +3 142 £36,500 -2.67% 11
North East +17 116 £40,000 -4.76% 20
Northern Ireland -6 50 £42,500 +17.24% 1

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 6,414 (63.99%) Agile Software Development
2 3,701 (36.92%) Java
3 3,239 (32.31%) QA
4 3,162 (31.54%) Selenium
5 3,150 (31.42%) C#
6 2,639 (26.33%) SQL
7 2,469 (24.63%) JavaScript
8 2,282 (22.77%) Continuous Integration
9 2,141 (21.36%) TDD
10 2,123 (21.18%) Scrum
11 1,989 (19.84%) Finance
12 1,891 (18.86%) DevOps
13 1,878 (18.74%) .NET
14 1,872 (18.68%) BDD
15 1,795 (17.91%) Python
16 1,775 (17.71%) Software Engineering
17 1,669 (16.65%) Git (software)
18 1,561 (15.57%) Jenkins
19 1,536 (15.32%) Amazon AWS
20 1,532 (15.28%) Cucumber
21 1,524 (15.20%) JIRA
22 1,415 (14.12%) Degree
23 1,341 (13.38%) Microsoft Azure
24 1,253 (12.50%) Software Testing
25 1,204 (12.01%) Linux
26 1,195 (11.92%) SDLC
27 1,177 (11.74%) HTML
28 1,168 (11.65%) Test Scripting
29 1,155 (11.52%) SQL Server
30 1,136 (11.33%) Microservices

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
1 485 (4.84%) Confluence
2 153 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
3 149 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 144 (1.44%) IIS
5 119 (1.19%) Apache
6 95 (0.95%) Tomcat
7 88 (0.88%) Apache Spark
8 74 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 72 (0.72%) CMS
9 72 (0.72%) nginx
10 56 (0.56%) NServiceBus
11 50 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
11 50 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
12 36 (0.36%) JBoss
13 31 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 30 (0.30%) Apache Solr
15 27 (0.27%) MQSeries
15 27 (0.27%) WordPress
16 26 (0.26%) Drupal
17 25 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 125 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
2 84 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 73 (0.73%) Chatbot
4 20 (0.20%) AutoCAD
5 19 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.13%) SPSS
7 11 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.090%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.070%) MS Visio
10 6 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.060%) InVision
10 6 (0.060%) Mingle
10 6 (0.060%) Sketch
11 5 (0.050%) CATIA
12 4 (0.040%) ArchiCAD
12 4 (0.040%) MicroStation
12 4 (0.040%) Revit
13 2 (0.020%) FileZilla
13 2 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 122 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.42%) thinkFolio
3 29 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
4 28 (0.28%) Magento
5 16 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
6 15 (0.15%) Temenos T24
7 11 (0.11%) Misys Midas
7 11 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
8 10 (0.100%) SAP ERP
9 9 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.070%) Fredhopper
10 7 (0.070%) Oracle BPM
11 6 (0.060%) FastStats
12 5 (0.050%) ENOVIA
13 4 (0.040%) HFM
13 4 (0.040%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 4 (0.040%) Shopify
13 4 (0.040%) Siebel CRM
13 4 (0.040%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,536 (15.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1,341 (13.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 399 (3.98%) SaaS
4 317 (3.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 255 (2.54%) GitHub
6 204 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
7 188 (1.88%) Serverless
8 174 (1.74%) PaaS
9 124 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 113 (1.13%) Office 365
11 102 (1.02%) G Suite
12 101 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
13 98 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
14 97 (0.97%) npm
15 90 (0.90%) Amazon S3
16 87 (0.87%) IaaS
17 83 (0.83%) Power Platform
18 75 (0.75%) BrowserStack
19 55 (0.55%) OpenShift
20 50 (0.50%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 235 (2.34%) HTTP
2 158 (1.58%) Broadband
3 124 (1.24%) TCP/IP
4 91 (0.91%) Internet
5 67 (0.67%) DNS
6 52 (0.52%) Firewall
7 46 (0.46%) Wireless
8 28 (0.28%) SSH
9 23 (0.23%) RTMP
10 22 (0.22%) Network Security
11 21 (0.21%) Wireshark
12 19 (0.19%) MQTT
12 19 (0.19%) VLAN
12 19 (0.19%) VPN
13 18 (0.18%) HTTPS
14 17 (0.17%) Ethernet
14 17 (0.17%) Intranet
14 17 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (0.15%) Skype
15 15 (0.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,155 (11.52%) SQL Server
2 576 (5.75%) NoSQL
3 488 (4.87%) MySQL
4 423 (4.22%) Relational Database
5 339 (3.38%) MongoDB
6 293 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
7 286 (2.85%) Big Data
8 145 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 141 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
10 129 (1.29%) Hadoop
11 105 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 104 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
13 100 (1.00%) RDBMS
14 96 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 94 (0.94%) Redis
16 83 (0.83%) Power BI
17 72 (0.72%) Oracle Database
18 68 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
19 67 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
20 62 (0.62%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 3,162 (31.54%) Selenium
2 1,669 (16.65%) Git (software)
3 1,561 (15.57%) Jenkins
4 1,532 (15.28%) Cucumber
5 1,524 (15.20%) JIRA
6 1,008 (10.06%) WebDriver
7 718 (7.16%) SoapUI
8 627 (6.25%) SpecFlow
9 504 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
10 502 (5.01%) Visual Studio
11 491 (4.90%) JUnit
12 437 (4.36%) TeamCity
13 430 (4.29%) JMeter
14 412 (4.11%) Maven
15 376 (3.75%) Appium
16 301 (3.00%) Subversion
17 259 (2.58%) NUnit
18 244 (2.43%) Visual Studio Team System
19 242 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 200 (2.00%) HP UFT
General
1 1,989 (19.84%) Finance
2 595 (5.94%) Retail
3 577 (5.76%) Banking
4 323 (3.22%) Marketing
5 313 (3.12%) Games
6 274 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 194 (1.94%) Manufacturing
8 192 (1.92%) Electronics
9 131 (1.31%) Law
10 86 (0.86%) Advertising
11 84 (0.84%) Front Office
12 81 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 69 (0.69%) Legal
14 60 (0.60%) Aerospace
14 60 (0.60%) Investment Banking
15 59 (0.59%) Back Office
16 46 (0.46%) Publishing
17 36 (0.36%) Automotive
17 36 (0.36%) Billing
18 34 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,022 (30.15%) Developer
2 1,430 (14.27%) Test Engineer
3 1,258 (12.55%) Tester
4 1,159 (11.56%) Analyst
5 947 (9.45%) Test Analyst
6 818 (8.16%) QA Engineer
7 776 (7.74%) Automation Tester
8 751 (7.49%) Test Automation Engineer
9 735 (7.33%) Software Engineer
10 598 (5.97%) Senior Developer
11 592 (5.91%) Java Developer
12 587 (5.86%) Software Developer
13 503 (5.02%) C# Developer
14 484 (4.83%) Developer in Test
15 442 (4.41%) .NET Developer
16 399 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
17 394 (3.93%) Automation Test Analyst
18 383 (3.82%) Software Test Engineer
19 333 (3.32%) QA Tester
20 313 (3.12%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,878 (18.74%) .NET
2 1,177 (11.74%) HTML
3 1,105 (11.02%) CSS
4 1,061 (10.58%) Web Services
5 1,045 (10.42%) REST
6 988 (9.86%) AngularJS
7 825 (8.23%) Node.js
8 782 (7.80%) React
9 715 (7.13%) RESTful
10 582 (5.81%) XML
11 564 (5.63%) Spring
12 555 (5.54%) SOAP
13 553 (5.52%) JSON
14 515 (5.14%) ASP.NET
15 500 (4.99%) Gherkin
16 496 (4.95%) .NET Framework
17 431 (4.30%) HTML5
18 413 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web API
19 348 (3.47%) jQuery
20 291 (2.90%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 743 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 595 (5.94%) Mobile App
3 523 (5.22%) User Experience
4 507 (5.06%) Fintech
5 400 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
6 308 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
7 303 (3.02%) Algorithms
8 217 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
9 191 (1.91%) Management Information System
10 155 (1.55%) Cloud Native
10 155 (1.55%) Data Structures
11 138 (1.38%) Public Cloud
12 137 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 130 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
14 127 (1.27%) Virtual Team
15 98 (0.98%) Fixed Income
16 90 (0.90%) Client/Server
17 67 (0.67%) Derivative
17 67 (0.67%) Equities
18 62 (0.62%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1,204 (12.01%) Linux
2 836 (8.34%) Windows
3 426 (4.25%) Android
4 335 (3.34%) Unix
5 330 (3.29%) Apple iOS
6 121 (1.21%) Windows Server
7 78 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 63 (0.63%) Ubuntu
9 46 (0.46%) CentOS
10 38 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (0.29%) Mac OS
12 26 (0.26%) Mesosphere
13 22 (0.22%) Windows 10
14 15 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.11%) Windows 7
16 9 (0.090%) Debian
16 9 (0.090%) FreeRTOS
16 9 (0.090%) VMS
16 9 (0.090%) Windows Phone
16 9 (0.090%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,414 (63.99%) Agile Software Development
2 2,282 (22.77%) Continuous Integration
3 2,141 (21.36%) TDD
4 2,123 (21.18%) Scrum
5 1,891 (18.86%) DevOps
6 1,872 (18.68%) BDD
7 1,775 (17.71%) Software Engineering
8 1,253 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 1,195 (11.92%) SDLC
10 1,168 (11.65%) Test Scripting
11 1,136 (11.33%) Microservices
12 1,083 (10.80%) Manual Testing
13 1,071 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
14 1,068 (10.65%) Mentoring
15 961 (9.59%) Test Strategy
16 946 (9.44%) Computer Science
17 894 (8.92%) OO
18 798 (7.96%) Regression Testing
19 752 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
20 730 (7.28%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3,701 (36.92%) Java
2 3,150 (31.42%) C#
3 2,639 (26.33%) SQL
4 2,469 (24.63%) JavaScript
5 1,795 (17.91%) Python
6 655 (6.53%) C++
7 645 (6.43%) Ruby
8 600 (5.99%) PHP
9 400 (3.99%) C
10 384 (3.83%) PowerShell
11 364 (3.63%) Bash Shell
12 285 (2.84%) T-SQL
13 262 (2.61%) TypeScript
14 229 (2.28%) Go
15 227 (2.26%) Scala
16 200 (2.00%) Java 8
17 158 (1.58%) ES6
18 134 (1.34%) Perl
19 130 (1.30%) Shell Script
20 108 (1.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,415 (14.12%) Degree
2 919 (9.17%) ISTQB
3 570 (5.69%) ISEB
4 424 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 392 (3.91%) Security Cleared
6 328 (3.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 243 (2.42%) SC Cleared
8 133 (1.33%) DV Cleared
9 39 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 36 (0.36%) AWS Certification
11 31 (0.31%) Master's Degree
12 30 (0.30%) HND
13 27 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
14 25 (0.25%) PMI Certification
15 24 (0.24%) PhD
16 22 (0.22%) CREST Certified
17 20 (0.20%) HNC
18 19 (0.19%) OSCP
19 18 (0.18%) CISSP
19 18 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3,239 (32.31%) QA
2 55 (0.55%) GDPR
3 53 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 35 (0.35%) PSD2
5 26 (0.26%) DICOM
6 21 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 19 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 19 (0.19%) PMO
8 16 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (0.13%) Def Stans
10 11 (0.11%) ISO 20022
10 11 (0.11%) ISO 8583
10 11 (0.11%) SEPA
11 9 (0.090%) ISO 9000
12 8 (0.080%) SLA
13 5 (0.050%) WCAG
14 4 (0.040%) EMIR
14 4 (0.040%) MiFID
14 4 (0.040%) TickIT
14 4 (0.040%) WAI
System Software
1 966 (9.64%) Docker
2 119 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 93 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
5 43 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 36 (0.36%) vSphere
7 29 (0.29%) Firmware
8 27 (0.27%) oVirt
8 27 (0.27%) RHEV
9 22 (0.22%) VirtualBox
10 15 (0.15%) Varnish
11 11 (0.11%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.090%) GridGain
13 7 (0.070%) HDFS
13 7 (0.070%) XenApp
14 6 (0.060%) VMware NSX
15 5 (0.050%) Apache Flume
15 5 (0.050%) Xen
16 4 (0.040%) KVM
16 4 (0.040%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 522 (5.21%) Kubernetes
2 453 (4.52%) Ansible
3 400 (3.99%) Puppet
4 359 (3.58%) Terraform
5 306 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
6 206 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
7 125 (1.25%) HP ALM
8 62 (0.62%) Prometheus
9 44 (0.44%) Packer
10 43 (0.43%) Kibana
11 33 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
12 31 (0.31%) CA Service Virtualization
13 30 (0.30%) Consul
14 29 (0.29%) Nagios
14 29 (0.29%) ZABBIX
15 26 (0.26%) Automic
16 24 (0.24%) SCCM
17 22 (0.22%) Mesos
18 16 (0.16%) Grafana
19 15 (0.15%) logstash
Vendors
1 1,073 (10.70%) Microsoft
2 605 (6.04%) Oracle
3 330 (3.29%) Google
4 217 (2.16%) HP
5 212 (2.11%) SAP
6 147 (1.47%) WorldPay
7 143 (1.43%) Atlassian
8 120 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
9 108 (1.08%) VMware
10 104 (1.04%) IBM
11 70 (0.70%) Splunk
12 55 (0.55%) Xamarin
13 52 (0.52%) Tableau
14 51 (0.51%) CA Agile Central
14 51 (0.51%) Nintex
14 51 (0.51%) Pega
15 48 (0.48%) Charles River
15 48 (0.48%) Cypress Semiconductor
16 45 (0.45%) New Relic
17 44 (0.44%) Adobe