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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 35 42 40
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 +27
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 6,324 1,992 605
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 8.86% 6.31% 6.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.19% 6.70% 7.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3,053 1,527 531
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -4.55%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £82,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +5.00%

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 WFH option and a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 68,842 29,747 8,587
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 96.40% 94.29% 92.88%
Number of salaries quoted 40,792 24,406 7,311
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £41,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -4.35%
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Test Automation
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Test Automation trend for jobs with a WFH option

Test Automation
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Test Automation.

Test Automation salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Test Automation
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Test Automation over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Test Automation salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Test Automation job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Test Automation.

1 3,862 (61.07%) Agile
2 2,073 (32.78%) CI/CD
3 2,062 (32.61%) JavaScript
4 2,021 (31.96%) Java
5 1,805 (28.54%) Software Engineering
6 1,783 (28.19%) DevOps
7 1,741 (27.53%) QA
8 1,654 (26.15%) AWS
9 1,601 (25.32%) Finance
10 1,574 (24.89%) Social Skills
11 1,550 (24.51%) SQL
12 1,517 (23.99%) Python
13 1,418 (22.42%) C#
14 1,406 (22.23%) Azure
15 1,379 (21.81%) Scrum
16 1,354 (21.41%) Git (software)
17 1,311 (20.73%) Docker
18 1,296 (20.49%) React
19 1,293 (20.45%) Software Testing
20 1,228 (19.42%) Problem-Solving
21 1,204 (19.04%) Selenium
22 1,203 (19.02%) Kubernetes
23 1,160 (18.34%) Microservices
24 1,110 (17.55%) Continuous Integration
25 1,101 (17.41%) TDD
26 1,042 (16.48%) .NET
27 1,008 (15.94%) Jenkins
28 996 (15.75%) TypeScript
28 996 (15.75%) Node.js
29 936 (14.80%) REST

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 297 (4.70%) Confluence
2 154 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
3 135 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
4 63 (1.00%) Apache Spark
5 62 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
6 60 (0.95%) CMS
6 60 (0.95%) WordPress
7 57 (0.90%) Ethereum
8 53 (0.84%) SharePoint
9 46 (0.73%) IIS
10 33 (0.52%) Jupyter
11 30 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
12 27 (0.43%) OpenStack
13 23 (0.36%) WebSphere
14 19 (0.30%) Luigi
15 18 (0.28%) JBoss
16 17 (0.27%) Apache
16 17 (0.27%) GlassFish
16 17 (0.27%) nginx
17 15 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 51 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.14%) Sketch
5 8 (0.13%) Campfire
5 8 (0.13%) Chatbot
6 7 (0.11%) LaTeX
6 7 (0.11%) Maple
7 5 (0.079%) Adobe XD
7 5 (0.079%) SketchUp
8 3 (0.047%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.032%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.032%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.032%) Simulink
10 1 (0.016%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.016%) Houdini
10 1 (0.016%) InVision
10 1 (0.016%) Maya
10 1 (0.016%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.016%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 31 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
2 26 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.35%) Shopify
4 20 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
5 19 (0.30%) R3 Corda
6 16 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 12 (0.19%) Ripple
7 12 (0.19%) Ripple XRP
7 12 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
8 11 (0.17%) NetSuite
9 7 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (0.095%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
10 6 (0.095%) Sentinel
11 5 (0.079%) Magento
12 4 (0.063%) SAP S/4HANA
13 3 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
14 2 (0.032%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 1 (0.016%) Oracle Assets
15 1 (0.016%) Oracle Payables
15 1 (0.016%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1,654 (26.15%) AWS
2 1,406 (22.23%) Azure
3 554 (8.76%) SaaS
4 547 (8.65%) GitHub
5 496 (7.84%) Serverless
6 465 (7.35%) GCP
7 175 (2.77%) PaaS
8 166 (2.62%) AWS Lambda
9 151 (2.39%) Azure Functions
10 148 (2.34%) BrowserStack
11 146 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
12 143 (2.26%) Amazon S3
13 125 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
14 116 (1.83%) npm
15 114 (1.80%) Sauce Labs
16 111 (1.76%) GitHub Actions
17 105 (1.66%) Azure Logic Apps
18 101 (1.60%) Power Platform
19 99 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
20 95 (1.50%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 247 (3.91%) HTTP
2 92 (1.45%) Broadband
3 84 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 70 (1.11%) Internet
5 55 (0.87%) VoIP
6 52 (0.82%) DNS
7 51 (0.81%) DHCP
8 46 (0.73%) Wireshark
9 43 (0.68%) SSL
10 37 (0.59%) SNA
11 36 (0.57%) IMAP
11 36 (0.57%) tcpdump
12 34 (0.54%) WAN
13 31 (0.49%) HTTPS
14 30 (0.47%) DSL
15 28 (0.44%) 5G
16 27 (0.43%) Firewall
17 24 (0.38%) PPP
18 23 (0.36%) SD-WAN
19 20 (0.32%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 748 (11.83%) PostgreSQL
2 556 (8.79%) Relational Database
3 490 (7.75%) SQL Server
4 476 (7.53%) NoSQL
5 446 (7.05%) MySQL
6 313 (4.95%) MongoDB
7 202 (3.19%) Redis
8 194 (3.07%) Amazon Aurora
9 149 (2.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 144 (2.28%) Big Data
11 115 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 99 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
13 84 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
14 83 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
15 76 (1.20%) Power BI
16 70 (1.11%) Oracle Database
17 68 (1.08%) Hadoop
18 56 (0.89%) RDBMS
19 45 (0.71%) Data Lake
20 33 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,354 (21.41%) Git (software)
2 1,204 (19.04%) Selenium
3 1,008 (15.94%) Jenkins
4 759 (12.00%) JIRA
5 578 (9.14%) Cypress.io
6 558 (8.82%) Cucumber
7 518 (8.19%) Postman
8 353 (5.58%) SpecFlow
9 335 (5.30%) GitLab
10 256 (4.05%) Appium
11 227 (3.59%) WebDriver
12 221 (3.49%) JMeter
13 213 (3.37%) JUnit
14 165 (2.61%) webpack
15 161 (2.55%) TeamCity
16 151 (2.39%) REST Assured
17 136 (2.15%) Bitbucket
18 132 (2.09%) CircleCI
19 119 (1.88%) Babel
20 107 (1.69%) Maven
General
1 1,601 (25.32%) Finance
2 1,574 (24.89%) Social Skills
3 707 (11.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 635 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
5 597 (9.44%) Retail
6 505 (7.99%) Banking
7 397 (6.28%) Public Sector
8 362 (5.72%) Games
9 318 (5.03%) Marketing
10 174 (2.75%) Advertising
11 160 (2.53%) Telecoms
12 145 (2.29%) Organisational Skills
13 114 (1.80%) Financial Institution
14 104 (1.64%) Manufacturing
15 99 (1.57%) Law
16 96 (1.52%) Publishing
17 78 (1.23%) Electronics
18 60 (0.95%) Presentation Skills
19 59 (0.93%) Automotive
20 53 (0.84%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,739 (27.50%) Developer
2 986 (15.59%) Software Engineer
3 614 (9.71%) QA Engineer
4 534 (8.44%) Test Engineer
5 485 (7.67%) Tester
6 462 (7.31%) Senior Developer
7 342 (5.41%) Senior Software Engineer
8 326 (5.15%) Analyst
9 282 (4.46%) Java Developer
10 271 (4.29%) Software Developer
11 264 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
12 263 (4.16%) Java Engineer
13 252 (3.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 249 (3.94%) Automation Tester
15 229 (3.62%) Full Stack Developer
16 214 (3.38%) Test Analyst
17 210 (3.32%) Test Automation Engineer
18 185 (2.93%) Python Developer
19 177 (2.80%) Software Test Engineer
20 163 (2.58%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,296 (20.49%) React
2 1,042 (16.48%) .NET
3 996 (15.75%) Node.js
4 936 (14.80%) REST
5 814 (12.87%) RESTful
6 663 (10.48%) HTML
7 620 (9.80%) CSS
8 492 (7.78%) AngularJS
9 435 (6.88%) Web Services
10 432 (6.83%) Kafka
11 423 (6.69%) Spring
12 378 (5.98%) .NET Core
13 364 (5.76%) GraphQL
14 356 (5.63%) React Native
15 324 (5.12%) Spring Boot
16 298 (4.71%) Vue.js
17 297 (4.70%) JSON
18 283 (4.48%) Redux
19 258 (4.08%) SOAP
20 257 (4.06%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 692 (10.94%) User Experience
2 606 (9.58%) Mobile App
3 369 (5.83%) Self-Motivation
4 278 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
5 245 (3.87%) Cloud Native
6 220 (3.48%) Cyberattack
7 200 (3.16%) Virtual Team
8 183 (2.89%) Blockchain
9 181 (2.86%) Algorithms
10 168 (2.66%) Cyber Defence
11 129 (2.04%) Data Structures
12 128 (2.02%) Blog
13 102 (1.61%) Video\Live Streaming
14 101 (1.60%) Legacy Systems
15 97 (1.53%) Social Media
16 94 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
17 79 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
17 79 (1.25%) Social Network
18 74 (1.17%) Cybercrime
19 68 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 732 (11.57%) Linux
2 592 (9.36%) Android
3 492 (7.78%) Windows
4 428 (6.77%) Apple iOS
5 167 (2.64%) Unix
6 64 (1.01%) Windows Server
7 43 (0.68%) zOS
8 31 (0.49%) Ubuntu
9 29 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
11 19 (0.30%) CentOS
11 19 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 17 (0.27%) Debian
13 14 (0.22%) Kali Linux
14 10 (0.16%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.079%) MVS
15 5 (0.079%) VMS
15 5 (0.079%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.047%) CoreOS
17 2 (0.032%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,862 (61.07%) Agile
2 2,073 (32.78%) CI/CD
3 1,805 (28.54%) Software Engineering
4 1,783 (28.19%) DevOps
5 1,379 (21.81%) Scrum
6 1,293 (20.45%) Software Testing
7 1,228 (19.42%) Problem-Solving
8 1,160 (18.34%) Microservices
9 1,110 (17.55%) Continuous Integration
10 1,101 (17.41%) TDD
11 856 (13.54%) Mentoring
12 838 (13.25%) BDD
13 788 (12.46%) Full Stack Development
14 787 (12.44%) SDLC
15 623 (9.85%) API Testing
16 588 (9.30%) Manual Testing
17 541 (8.55%) Test Strategy
18 530 (8.38%) Unit Testing
19 506 (8.00%) Coaching
20 504 (7.97%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2,062 (32.61%) JavaScript
2 2,021 (31.96%) Java
3 1,550 (24.51%) SQL
4 1,517 (23.99%) Python
5 1,418 (22.42%) C#
6 996 (15.75%) TypeScript
7 466 (7.37%) Kotlin
8 279 (4.41%) Scala
9 258 (4.08%) Ruby
10 245 (3.87%) C++
11 244 (3.86%) Go
12 221 (3.49%) PHP
13 188 (2.97%) Bash
13 188 (2.97%) T-SQL
14 167 (2.64%) ES6
15 157 (2.48%) PowerShell
16 147 (2.32%) Groovy
17 134 (2.12%) C
18 121 (1.91%) Shell Script
19 93 (1.47%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 708 (11.20%) Degree
2 309 (4.89%) ISTQB
3 234 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 184 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 166 (2.62%) SC Cleared
6 143 (2.26%) ISEB
7 115 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 72 (1.14%) Master's Degree
9 60 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 25 (0.40%) DBS Check
11 24 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
12 19 (0.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 18 (0.28%) AWS Certification
14 17 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
16 9 (0.14%) CISSP
17 8 (0.13%) HND
17 8 (0.13%) PhD
18 7 (0.11%) OSCP
18 7 (0.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,741 (27.53%) QA
2 226 (3.57%) Accessibility
3 55 (0.87%) SLA
4 49 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 34 (0.54%) GRC
6 23 (0.36%) WCAG
7 20 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (0.30%) GDPR
9 14 (0.22%) NIST
10 12 (0.19%) IEC 62304
10 12 (0.19%) ISO 13485
11 10 (0.16%) HL7
12 9 (0.14%) NCSC
13 8 (0.13%) MiFID
14 7 (0.11%) EMIR
14 7 (0.11%) PMO
15 6 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials
15 6 (0.095%) ISO 9001
15 6 (0.095%) PCI DSS
15 6 (0.095%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,311 (20.73%) Docker
2 80 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 72 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
5 44 (0.70%) Firmware
6 33 (0.52%) Hyper-V
7 29 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
8 27 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (0.32%) KVM
10 19 (0.30%) Xen
11 9 (0.14%) vSphere
12 5 (0.079%) Ceph
13 4 (0.063%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.047%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.047%) RACF
14 3 (0.047%) Time Sharing Option
15 2 (0.032%) flannel
15 2 (0.032%) Gluster
15 2 (0.032%) Lustre
15 2 (0.032%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,203 (19.02%) Kubernetes
2 643 (10.17%) Terraform
3 339 (5.36%) Ansible
4 131 (2.07%) Puppet
5 130 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
6 114 (1.80%) Docker Swarm
7 108 (1.71%) Grafana
8 107 (1.69%) Prometheus
9 61 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
10 46 (0.73%) HP ALM
11 45 (0.71%) Kibana
12 42 (0.66%) Packer
13 31 (0.49%) logstash
14 21 (0.33%) Graphite
14 21 (0.33%) StatsD
15 16 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
16 14 (0.22%) HAProxy
17 13 (0.21%) Rancher
18 12 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
18 12 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 721 (11.40%) Microsoft
2 376 (5.95%) Google
3 214 (3.38%) Oracle
4 100 (1.58%) SAP
5 89 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
6 87 (1.38%) Atlassian
7 82 (1.30%) VMware
8 68 (1.08%) IBM
9 55 (0.87%) Apple
10 54 (0.85%) HP
10 54 (0.85%) Perforce
11 52 (0.82%) Splunk
12 46 (0.73%) New Relic
13 41 (0.65%) Instagram
14 39 (0.62%) Xamarin
15 37 (0.59%) PagerDuty
16 33 (0.52%) Adobe
16 33 (0.52%) PayPal
17 32 (0.51%) BT
18 31 (0.49%) CrowdStrike