The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the East of England 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 250 243 283
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +40
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 8 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.10% 0.028% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.029% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 2
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Automation Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7384 6793 8634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.15% 95.06% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 6070 5824 7339
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Automation Tester Salary Trend in the East of England

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Automation Tester Salary Histogram in the East of England

Automation Tester
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +7 6 £37,500 +7.14%
Essex - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 18 (100.00%) Selenium
2 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
2 13 (72.22%) C#
3 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (50.00%) TDD
4 9 (50.00%) Ruby
4 9 (50.00%) Java
5 8 (44.44%) SQL
5 8 (44.44%) .NET
5 8 (44.44%) BDD
6 7 (38.89%) Cucumber
6 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
6 7 (38.89%) QA
7 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
9 4 (22.22%) OO
9 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
10 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
10 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (16.67%) SpecFlow
10 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
10 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
10 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 3 (16.67%) VB.NET
10 3 (16.67%) C++
10 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
10 3 (16.67%) FitNesse
11 2 (11.11%) Statistics

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (38.89%) Cucumber
3 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 3 (16.67%) FitNesse
5 2 (11.11%) NUnit
5 2 (11.11%) Firebug
5 2 (11.11%) Fiddler
5 2 (11.11%) TestComplete
5 2 (11.11%) TeamCity
5 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (11.11%) Hudson
5 2 (11.11%) eggPlant
6 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.56%) MSTest
6 1 (5.56%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (5.56%) Moq
6 1 (5.56%) TestDirector
6 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 2 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) WCF
3 1 (5.56%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Statistics
1 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) GIS
2 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (50.00%) TDD
4 8 (44.44%) BDD
5 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
6 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
8 4 (22.22%) OO
8 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Test-First Development
10 2 (11.11%) Kanban
10 2 (11.11%) Scrum
10 2 (11.11%) Extreme Programming
11 1 (5.56%) Workflow
11 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) C#
2 9 (50.00%) Ruby
2 9 (50.00%) Java
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 3 (16.67%) C++
5 2 (11.11%) Perl
6 1 (5.56%) Python
6 1 (5.56%) PHP
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft