The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 125 124 121
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 1 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.052% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.24% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £35,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Automation Tester
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1858 1665 1670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.57% 95.42% 97.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1538 1380 1482
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,753 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the Bristol region.

Automation Tester Salary Trend in Bristol

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol region that cited Automation Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Selenium
3 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (37.50%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) VBA
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
6 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 1 (12.50%) QA
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 1 (12.50%) BDD
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Groovy
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Legal
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) C++
6 1 (12.50%) XML
6 1 (12.50%) UML
6 1 (12.50%) OOP
6 1 (12.50%) OO

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol region that cited Automation Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
2 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) UML
5 1 (12.50%) OOP
5 1 (12.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VBA
3 1 (12.50%) Groovy
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA