The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the London 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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 545 563 550
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -13
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 82 68 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 52 60 63
Average salary £45,000 £56,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +18.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £47,250 £37,600
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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 London 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42330 42774 45256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.78% 94.01% 94.37%
Number of salaries quoted 36036 35527 39145
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £78,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in London

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

Automation Tester Salary Trend in London

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Automation Tester Salary Histogram in London

Automation Tester
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 27 November 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
City of London +7 16 £45,000 -25.00% 4
Wimbledon - 1 £75,000 -
Chiswick - 1 £45,000 -
Hounslow - 1 £65,000 -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the London 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.

1 130 (71.82%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (71.27%) Selenium
3 124 (68.51%) QA
4 89 (49.17%) BDD
5 83 (45.86%) WebDriver
6 77 (42.54%) Java
7 71 (39.23%) C#
8 64 (35.36%) Test Automation
9 55 (30.39%) Cucumber
10 53 (29.28%) TDD
11 47 (25.97%) Degree
11 47 (25.97%) SQL
12 46 (25.41%) SpecFlow
13 44 (24.31%) Ruby
14 41 (22.65%) Windows
15 36 (19.89%) Computer Science
15 36 (19.89%) Continuous Improvement
15 36 (19.89%) Continuous Integration
16 35 (19.34%) Git (software)
16 35 (19.34%) Scrum
17 33 (18.23%) Automated Testing
17 33 (18.23%) Automation Testing
18 32 (17.68%) Finance
19 31 (17.13%) JIRA
19 31 (17.13%) SQL Server
20 30 (16.57%) Test Strategy
21 28 (15.47%) REST
21 28 (15.47%) Perl
22 25 (13.81%) Test Scripting
23 24 (13.26%) TeamCity

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 6 (3.31%) Confluence
2 3 (1.66%) Node.js
3 1 (0.55%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (8.84%) Sophis RISQUE
2 3 (1.66%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.21%) AWS Data Pipeline
2 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.76%) HTTP
2 3 (1.66%) Internet
3 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.13%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.18%) MongoDB
3 10 (5.52%) Hazelcast
4 7 (3.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (3.87%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (3.31%) Neo4j
6 5 (2.76%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.21%) Big Data
7 4 (2.21%) MySQL
8 3 (1.66%) Redis
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 129 (71.27%) Selenium
2 83 (45.86%) WebDriver
3 55 (30.39%) Cucumber
4 46 (25.41%) SpecFlow
5 35 (19.34%) Git (software)
6 31 (17.13%) JIRA
7 24 (13.26%) TeamCity
8 23 (12.71%) Hudson
9 21 (11.60%) QuickTest Pro
10 19 (10.50%) Firebug
10 19 (10.50%) Fiddler
11 16 (8.84%) Jenkins
12 15 (8.29%) JUnit
13 11 (6.08%) NUnit
13 11 (6.08%) Calabash
14 10 (5.52%) FitNesse
15 9 (4.97%) Maven
16 8 (4.42%) Subversion
16 8 (4.42%) Appium
17 7 (3.87%) JMeter
General
1 32 (17.68%) Finance
2 22 (12.15%) Retail
3 16 (8.84%) Advertising
3 16 (8.84%) Games
4 8 (4.42%) Banking
5 4 (2.21%) Law
5 4 (2.21%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.66%) Front Office
6 3 (1.66%) Back Office
7 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.55%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.47%) REST
2 15 (8.29%) RESTful
3 14 (7.73%) .NET
4 9 (4.97%) XML
5 8 (4.42%) Web Services
6 6 (3.31%) HTML
6 6 (3.31%) Backbone.js
6 6 (3.31%) J2SE
6 6 (3.31%) ActiveMQ
6 6 (3.31%) Spring
6 6 (3.31%) .NET Framework
6 6 (3.31%) CSS
6 6 (3.31%) Apache Camel
7 4 (2.21%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.66%) Natural Language Processing
8 3 (1.66%) SOAP
9 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.55%) Java EE
10 1 (0.55%) JSON
10 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 36 (19.89%) Computer Science
2 23 (12.71%) User Experience
3 17 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.63%) Open Source
5 8 (4.42%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.31%) N-Tier
7 5 (2.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.76%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (2.21%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.66%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.10%) Social Media
10 2 (1.10%) iPhone
10 2 (1.10%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.55%) Interactive TV
11 1 (0.55%) Spread Betting
11 1 (0.55%) Social Network
11 1 (0.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 41 (22.65%) Windows
2 22 (12.15%) Linux
3 16 (8.84%) UNIX
4 12 (6.63%) Android
5 10 (5.52%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.31%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (2.21%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.66%) Debian
9 1 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (71.82%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (49.17%) BDD
3 64 (35.36%) Test Automation
4 53 (29.28%) TDD
5 36 (19.89%) Continuous Improvement
5 36 (19.89%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (19.34%) Scrum
7 33 (18.23%) Automated Testing
7 33 (18.23%) Automation Testing
8 30 (16.57%) Test Strategy
9 25 (13.81%) Test Scripting
10 21 (11.60%) Integration Testing
11 19 (10.50%) Performance Testing
11 19 (10.50%) Release Management
12 18 (9.94%) Software Testing
12 18 (9.94%) OO
13 17 (9.39%) Risk Assessment
14 16 (8.84%) Regression Testing
15 14 (7.73%) Mentoring
16 13 (7.18%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (42.54%) Java
2 71 (39.23%) C#
3 47 (25.97%) SQL
4 44 (24.31%) Ruby
5 28 (15.47%) Perl
6 17 (9.39%) Python
7 16 (8.84%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.31%) ActionScript
8 6 (3.31%) Lua
9 5 (2.76%) PHP
9 5 (2.76%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.66%) VBScript
10 3 (1.66%) Korn
11 2 (1.10%) SPARQL
11 2 (1.10%) VBA
12 1 (0.55%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.55%) Scala
12 1 (0.55%) C++
12 1 (0.55%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (25.97%) Degree
2 16 (8.84%) ISEB
2 16 (8.84%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.42%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.42%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.10%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.10%) PhD
5 2 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.55%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (68.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (3.31%) Terracotta
2 4 (2.21%) Altiris
2 4 (2.21%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.21%) Jaspersoft
3 3 (1.66%) HP
3 3 (1.66%) Oracle
4 2 (1.10%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.10%) Facebook
5 1 (0.55%) Siebel
5 1 (0.55%) Cognizant
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