The table below looks at the statistics for the Automated Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Tester
Rank 819 848 815
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -33
Permanent jobs requiring an Automated Tester 49 24 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.023% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.025% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 48 22 64
Average salary £37,500 £38,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,550 £32,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,250 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Automated Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
99985 96960 104426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.67% 94.70% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 83835 79628 90649
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Automated Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Automated Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Automated Tester
Salary Trend in England

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

Automated Tester Salary Trend in England

Automated Tester
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Automated Tester Salary Histogram in England

Automated Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 17 December 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
South East +9 16 £37,500 +10.29% 1
London +30 13 £55,000 +15.78%
East of England - 6 £35,000 -
South West -10 5 £34,500 -23.33%
North West - 4 £38,000 - 1
East Midlands +10 2 £37,500 +7.14% 1
West Midlands -11 2 £27,500 -21.42%
Yorkshire -27 1 £32,500 -18.75%
Automated Tester
UK

Automated Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Automated 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 Automated Tester in their job title.

1 56 (64.37%) Selenium
2 49 (56.32%) Automated Testing
3 46 (52.87%) ISEB
3 46 (52.87%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (39.08%) Test Scripting
5 33 (37.93%) SQL
6 28 (32.18%) ISTQB
7 26 (29.89%) C#
8 24 (27.59%) Software Testing
8 24 (27.59%) QA
9 23 (26.44%) Test Automation
10 22 (25.29%) Java
10 22 (25.29%) QuickTest Pro
10 22 (25.29%) Automation Testing
11 21 (24.14%) Finance
11 21 (24.14%) BDD
12 18 (20.69%) Microsoft
12 18 (20.69%) Manual Testing
12 18 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (16.09%) .NET
13 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
13 14 (16.09%) WebDriver
14 12 (13.79%) Oracle
14 12 (13.79%) JIRA
14 12 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (12.64%) Cucumber
16 10 (11.49%) PHP
16 10 (11.49%) MS Access
16 10 (11.49%) Scrum
16 10 (11.49%) TDD

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Automated 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 Automated Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.20%) Drupal
2 3 (3.45%) IIS
3 2 (2.30%) Apache
4 1 (1.15%) uiautomator
Applications
1 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) HTTP
1 1 (1.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) MS Access
2 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 56 (64.37%) Selenium
2 22 (25.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (16.09%) WebDriver
4 12 (13.79%) JIRA
5 11 (12.64%) Cucumber
6 8 (9.20%) SoapUI
7 6 (6.90%) Eclipse
8 5 (5.75%) JUnit
9 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
9 4 (4.60%) JMeter
9 4 (4.60%) Subversion
9 4 (4.60%) FitNesse
9 4 (4.60%) TestNG
9 4 (4.60%) TestComplete
10 3 (3.45%) WATIR
10 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.45%) LoadRunner
10 3 (3.45%) WatiN
10 3 (3.45%) Hudson
10 3 (3.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 21 (24.14%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Games
3 1 (1.15%) Banking
3 1 (1.15%) Billing
3 1 (1.15%) Front Office
3 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.09%) .NET
2 10 (11.49%) Gherkin
3 8 (9.20%) LAMP
3 8 (9.20%) XML
4 7 (8.05%) Web Services
5 3 (3.45%) XSD
6 1 (1.15%) RESTful
6 1 (1.15%) COM
6 1 (1.15%) SOAP
6 1 (1.15%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.90%) Mobile App
1 6 (6.90%) Client/Server
1 6 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.60%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.30%) Open Source
3 2 (2.30%) Social Media
4 1 (1.15%) Life Science
4 1 (1.15%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.15%) Physics
4 1 (1.15%) Chemistry
4 1 (1.15%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.90%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.75%) Windows
3 4 (4.60%) Linux
3 4 (4.60%) Android
4 1 (1.15%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (56.32%) Automated Testing
2 46 (52.87%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (39.08%) Test Scripting
4 24 (27.59%) Software Testing
5 23 (26.44%) Test Automation
6 22 (25.29%) Automation Testing
7 21 (24.14%) BDD
8 18 (20.69%) Manual Testing
9 12 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (11.49%) Line Management
10 10 (11.49%) TDD
10 10 (11.49%) Scrum
11 7 (8.05%) Regression Testing
12 6 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (5.75%) Unit Testing
13 5 (5.75%) Workflow
14 4 (4.60%) Content Management
14 4 (4.60%) Test Management
15 3 (3.45%) Web Testing
15 3 (3.45%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.93%) SQL
2 26 (29.89%) C#
3 22 (25.29%) Java
4 10 (11.49%) PHP
5 5 (5.75%) Ruby
5 5 (5.75%) VBScript
6 4 (4.60%) VB
7 3 (3.45%) VBA
7 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.45%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.15%) C++
8 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 46 (52.87%) ISEB
2 28 (32.18%) ISTQB
3 18 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (9.20%) Degree
5 3 (3.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (27.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.15%) Puppet
2 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.79%) Oracle
3 7 (8.05%) HP
4 4 (4.60%) Telerik
5 1 (1.15%) VMware
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