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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 250 248 238
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 15 22 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.21% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 15 20 20
Average salary £39,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.23% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £21,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +18.46%
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
6820 6975 6551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.48% 96.74% 97.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5571 5664 5307
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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 -13 6 £46,250 -
Bedfordshire - 6 £37,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £48,750 -
Essex - 1 £37,500 -
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 27 (61.36%) Selenium
2 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (52.27%) Automation Testing
4 22 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 20 (45.45%) Java
6 18 (40.91%) QA
7 15 (34.09%) SQL
7 15 (34.09%) JMeter
7 15 (34.09%) Automated Testing
7 15 (34.09%) Software Engineering
8 14 (31.82%) Test Scripting
9 13 (29.55%) BDD
9 13 (29.55%) Performance Testing
10 12 (27.27%) ISTQB
10 12 (27.27%) ISEB
11 10 (22.73%) TDD
11 10 (22.73%) Scrum
11 10 (22.73%) WebDriver
12 9 (20.45%) Cucumber
12 9 (20.45%) Degree
12 9 (20.45%) HP UFT
12 9 (20.45%) C#
13 8 (18.18%) LoadRunner
13 8 (18.18%) Python
13 8 (18.18%) Ruby
13 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
14 7 (15.91%) ATDD
14 7 (15.91%) Validation
14 7 (15.91%) JIRA
14 7 (15.91%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (61.36%) Selenium
2 15 (34.09%) JMeter
3 10 (22.73%) WebDriver
4 9 (20.45%) Cucumber
4 9 (20.45%) HP UFT
5 8 (18.18%) LoadRunner
6 7 (15.91%) Eclipse
6 7 (15.91%) JIRA
7 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
7 6 (13.64%) Hudson
7 6 (13.64%) Selenium IDE
7 6 (13.64%) Subversion
8 3 (6.82%) SoapUI
8 3 (6.82%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.27%) NCover
9 1 (2.27%) NCrunch
9 1 (2.27%) NUnit
9 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (15.91%) Electronics
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) HTML
1 6 (13.64%) JSON
1 6 (13.64%) XML
2 3 (6.82%) .NET
3 2 (4.55%) SOAP
3 2 (4.55%) Web Services
4 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.27%) REST
4 1 (2.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.64%) Replication
3 4 (9.09%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Fintech
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (52.27%) Automation Testing
3 22 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 15 (34.09%) Automated Testing
4 15 (34.09%) Software Engineering
5 14 (31.82%) Test Scripting
6 13 (29.55%) BDD
6 13 (29.55%) Performance Testing
7 10 (22.73%) Scrum
7 10 (22.73%) TDD
8 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
9 7 (15.91%) ATDD
9 7 (15.91%) Extreme Programming
9 7 (15.91%) Validation
10 6 (13.64%) System Testing
10 6 (13.64%) Web Testing
11 5 (11.36%) User Stories
12 4 (9.09%) Regression Testing
13 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
13 3 (6.82%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (45.45%) Java
2 15 (34.09%) SQL
3 9 (20.45%) C#
4 8 (18.18%) Python
4 8 (18.18%) Ruby
5 2 (4.55%) C++
6 1 (2.27%) C
6 1 (2.27%) Groovy
6 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.27%) Perl
6 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) ISEB
1 12 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 9 (20.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (40.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) HP
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle