The table below looks at the statistics for the Automated Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Tester
Rank 427 429 417
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Permanent jobs requiring an Automated Tester 15 6 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.068% 0.028% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.030% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15 5 17
Average salary £34,900 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.38% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £34,100 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £44,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -
Automated 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 South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20745 20114 21777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.57% 94.97% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 16266 16627 18645
Average salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Automated Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Automated Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Automated Tester
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Automated Tester Salary Trend in the South East

Automated Tester
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Tester across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Automated Tester Salary Histogram in the South East

Automated Tester
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 September 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
Buckinghamshire - 5 £41,000 -
Hampshire - 5 £35,000 -
Surrey -7 2 £25,000 -42.85%
East Sussex -25 2 £34,000 -6.84%
Berkshire - 2 £25,000 -
Automated Tester
England

Automated Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 23 (92.00%) Selenium
2 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (64.00%) Automated Testing
4 12 (48.00%) Unit Testing
5 10 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 10 (40.00%) C#
5 10 (40.00%) .NET
6 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
6 9 (36.00%) ISTQB
7 8 (32.00%) QA
7 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
7 8 (32.00%) SQL
7 8 (32.00%) WebDriver
8 7 (28.00%) ISEB
9 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
10 5 (20.00%) JUnit
10 5 (20.00%) Web Testing
10 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
10 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
11 4 (16.00%) Test Management
11 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (16.00%) TestNG
11 4 (16.00%) Content Management
11 4 (16.00%) Degree
11 4 (16.00%) Web Services
11 4 (16.00%) Windows
11 4 (16.00%) Client/Server
11 4 (16.00%) N-Tier
11 4 (16.00%) HP
11 4 (16.00%) Java

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 1 (4.00%) Drupal
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (92.00%) Selenium
2 8 (32.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (20.00%) JUnit
3 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (16.00%) TestNG
4 4 (16.00%) JMeter
5 3 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (8.00%) JIRA
6 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
7 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (4.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) LAMP
3 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Client/Server
1 4 (16.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (8.00%) Social Media
2 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (8.00%) Physics
2 2 (8.00%) Chemistry
2 2 (8.00%) Biology
2 2 (8.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) Automated Testing
3 12 (48.00%) Unit Testing
4 10 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
6 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (20.00%) Web Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Test Management
8 4 (16.00%) Content Management
9 3 (12.00%) BDD
10 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (4.00%) Usability Testing
11 1 (4.00%) Load Testing
11 1 (4.00%) Stress Testing
11 1 (4.00%) System Testing
11 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
11 1 (4.00%) MVC
11 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) C#
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) Java
4 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (8.00%) Ruby
6 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (28.00%) ISEB
3 4 (16.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) HP