The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation 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 Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 591 704 762
Rank change year-on-year
+113 +58
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 279 184 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 251 144 84
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,400 £33,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Automation 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
97285 102439 95015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.18% 94.49% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81970 83640 79578
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in England

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

Automation Tester Salary Trend in England

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Automation Tester Salary Histogram in England

Automation 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 Automation Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
London +64 156 £50,000 +11.11% 18
South East -19 33 £45,000 +8.43% 4
East of England +18 21 £37,500 - 7
Yorkshire +23 19 £40,000 +23.07% 2
North West +3 19 £40,000 +14.28% 4
East Midlands +4 18 £37,500 -2.59% 1
West Midlands +3 12 £50,000 +41.84%
South West -15 6 £42,500 +20.79%
North East -2 2 £30,000 -29.41%
Automation Tester
UK

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the 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.

1 373 (72.71%) Selenium
2 310 (60.43%) Agile Software Development
3 303 (59.06%) Java
4 230 (44.83%) Test Automation
5 229 (44.64%) QA
6 204 (39.77%) WebDriver
7 195 (38.01%) C#
8 185 (36.06%) Cucumber
9 181 (35.28%) BDD
10 171 (33.33%) Automation Testing
11 162 (31.58%) SQL
12 132 (25.73%) TDD
13 115 (22.42%) Test Scripting
14 114 (22.22%) Automated Testing
15 113 (22.03%) Ruby
16 97 (18.91%) Finance
16 97 (18.91%) Scrum
17 94 (18.32%) Continuous Integration
18 79 (15.40%) ISTQB
19 76 (14.81%) HP UFT
20 74 (14.42%) Degree
21 69 (13.45%) Jenkins
22 66 (12.87%) Python
23 62 (12.09%) JavaScript
23 62 (12.09%) SpecFlow
24 60 (11.70%) E-Commerce
24 60 (11.70%) Manual Testing
25 58 (11.31%) Regression Testing
26 56 (10.92%) ISEB
26 56 (10.92%) .NET

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (1.75%) WebSphere
2 4 (0.78%) Tomcat
2 4 (0.78%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.58%) Confluence
3 3 (0.58%) Node.js
4 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.19%) JBoss
4 1 (0.19%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.19%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.19%) Mingle
2 1 (0.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.56%) SaaS
2 2 (0.39%) GitHub
2 2 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.92%) HTTP
2 7 (1.36%) Internet
3 3 (0.58%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.58%) DNS
4 1 (0.19%) SMS
4 1 (0.19%) DVB
4 1 (0.19%) Firewall
4 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.31%) MySQL
3 14 (2.73%) DB2
4 13 (2.53%) DbVisualizer
5 6 (1.17%) Big Data
6 5 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.78%) Hazelcast
7 4 (0.78%) Neo4j
8 3 (0.58%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.39%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.19%) SQLite
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Navigator
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 373 (72.71%) Selenium
2 204 (39.77%) WebDriver
3 185 (36.06%) Cucumber
4 76 (14.81%) HP UFT
5 69 (13.45%) Jenkins
6 62 (12.09%) SpecFlow
7 51 (9.94%) Git (software)
8 43 (8.38%) JIRA
8 43 (8.38%) JMeter
8 43 (8.38%) SoapUI
9 41 (7.99%) JUnit
10 38 (7.41%) Subversion
11 37 (7.21%) Maven
12 34 (6.63%) Appium
13 26 (5.07%) NUnit
14 24 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
14 24 (4.68%) TeamCity
14 24 (4.68%) Mockito
15 23 (4.48%) LoadRunner
16 21 (4.09%) FitNesse
General
1 97 (18.91%) Finance
2 26 (5.07%) Retail
3 22 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 21 (4.09%) Games
5 13 (2.53%) Banking
6 11 (2.14%) Marketing
7 6 (1.17%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.97%) Electronics
9 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.58%) Law
9 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (10.92%) .NET
2 55 (10.72%) Web Services
3 54 (10.53%) HTML
4 49 (9.55%) Gherkin
5 45 (8.77%) XML
6 37 (7.21%) SOAP
7 21 (4.09%) REST
8 19 (3.70%) RESTful
9 17 (3.31%) JSON
9 17 (3.31%) CSS
10 14 (2.73%) J2EE
10 14 (2.73%) Apache Flex
11 11 (2.14%) Spring
12 9 (1.75%) Flash
13 8 (1.56%) .NET Framework
14 7 (1.36%) J2SE
15 6 (1.17%) DOM
15 6 (1.17%) Java EE
15 6 (1.17%) ActiveMQ
16 5 (0.97%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (7.60%) Computer Science
3 31 (6.04%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.31%) User Experience
5 10 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.17%) Xbox
6 6 (1.17%) PlayStation
6 6 (1.17%) Mathematics
6 6 (1.17%) Physics
7 4 (0.78%) iPhone
7 4 (0.78%) N-Tier
7 4 (0.78%) DTV
7 4 (0.78%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.58%) Social Media
8 3 (0.58%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.39%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.39%) STB
9 2 (0.39%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.19%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.19%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 43 (8.38%) UNIX
2 36 (7.02%) Linux
3 30 (5.85%) Windows
4 25 (4.87%) Android
4 25 (4.87%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.78%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.78%) Mac OS X
5 4 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.19%) CentOS
7 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (60.43%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (44.83%) Test Automation
3 181 (35.28%) BDD
4 171 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 132 (25.73%) TDD
6 115 (22.42%) Test Scripting
7 114 (22.22%) Automated Testing
8 97 (18.91%) Scrum
9 94 (18.32%) Continuous Integration
10 60 (11.70%) Manual Testing
10 60 (11.70%) E-Commerce
11 58 (11.31%) Regression Testing
12 52 (10.14%) OO
13 48 (9.36%) Performance Testing
14 41 (7.99%) OOP
15 37 (7.21%) Software Testing
16 36 (7.02%) User Stories
17 34 (6.63%) SDLC
18 32 (6.24%) Keyword-Driven Testing
19 28 (5.46%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 303 (59.06%) Java
2 195 (38.01%) C#
3 162 (31.58%) SQL
4 113 (22.03%) Ruby
5 66 (12.87%) Python
6 62 (12.09%) JavaScript
7 27 (5.26%) C++
8 22 (4.29%) PHP
9 12 (2.34%) Perl
10 10 (1.95%) C
11 9 (1.75%) Scala
12 8 (1.56%) VBScript
13 6 (1.17%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.97%) VB
14 5 (0.97%) Groovy
15 4 (0.78%) Lua
15 4 (0.78%) ActionScript
15 4 (0.78%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.58%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.58%) XPath
Qualifications
1 79 (15.40%) ISTQB
2 74 (14.42%) Degree
3 56 (10.92%) ISEB
4 31 (6.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (2.73%) ISEB Practitioner
6 12 (2.34%) SC Cleared
6 12 (2.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (44.64%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.19%) Firmware
1 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 40 (7.80%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.78%) Puppet
3 1 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 53 (10.33%) HP
2 39 (7.60%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.09%) Oracle
4 14 (2.73%) IBM
5 4 (0.78%) Remedy
5 4 (0.78%) Terracotta
5 4 (0.78%) hybris
6 3 (0.58%) Apple
6 3 (0.58%) VMware
6 3 (0.58%) Google
6 3 (0.58%) SAP
7 1 (0.19%) Progress
7 1 (0.19%) Perforce
7 1 (0.19%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.19%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.19%) Telerik
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TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Package/Pension/Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £65,000 per annum £65K + Bonus + Bens + Shares etc
Posted: 10 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 45,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elsevier
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £48k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Uxbridge
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 7 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £120000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £120000 per annum + competitive
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London
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
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