The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 235 236 224
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 4 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.064% 0.069% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.072% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 2
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
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 South West 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 West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5997 5551 5497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.81% 95.18% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5036 4708 4898
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Automation Tester Salary Trend in the South West

Automation Tester
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Bristol +4 3 £33,750 -25.00%
Wiltshire - 1 £40,000 -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Selenium
3 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (35.71%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
5 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 3 (21.43%) ISEB
6 3 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Test Management
7 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
7 2 (14.29%) QA
7 2 (14.29%) Degree
7 2 (14.29%) VBA
7 2 (14.29%) .NET
8 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
8 1 (7.14%) XML
8 1 (7.14%) UML
8 1 (7.14%) OOP
8 1 (7.14%) OO
8 1 (7.14%) Finance
8 1 (7.14%) Legal
8 1 (7.14%) C#
8 1 (7.14%) C++
8 1 (7.14%) JIRA
8 1 (7.14%) Computer Science

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 3 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
5 1 (7.14%) JIRA
5 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) Test Management
4 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Cyber Security
6 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) BDD
6 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
6 1 (7.14%) TDD
6 1 (7.14%) UML
6 1 (7.14%) OOP
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) VBA
4 1 (7.14%) Groovy
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA