The table below looks at the statistics for the Automated Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Test Engineer
Rank 879 916 877
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -39
Permanent jobs requiring an Automated Test Engineer 18 15 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.013% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.013% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 5
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,700 £30,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +18.46%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103565 111265 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90958 85091
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Automated Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Test Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automated Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automated Test Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Test Engineer within the UK.

Automated Test Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Automated Test Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Test Engineer over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 within the UK.

Automated Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Automated Test Engineer
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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
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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
England +44 16 £40,000 -
London +26 8 £45,000 -10.00%
East Midlands +3 3 £40,000 +23.07%
Nottinghamshire +2 3 £40,000 +23.07%
South West -17 3 £35,000 -5.40%
Bristol -21 3 £35,000 -5.40%
Nottingham - 3 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 2 £40,000 -
Scotland - 2 £40,000 -
City of London - 2 £45,000 -
South East +26 1 - -
East of England +10 1 £42,500 -
Cambridge +10 1 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire +9 1 £42,500 -
Milton Keynes -7 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -8 1 - -

Automated Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Automated Test Engineer 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 Test Engineer in their job title.

1 15 (68.18%) Selenium
2 14 (63.64%) C#
3 13 (59.09%) Test Automation
4 11 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 11 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (40.91%) QA
5 9 (40.91%) Java
5 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
6 8 (36.36%) SQL
6 8 (36.36%) Web Services
7 7 (31.82%) HP UFT
7 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
8 6 (27.27%) SOAP
8 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
8 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 6 (27.27%) MbUnit
9 5 (22.73%) C++
9 5 (22.73%) OO
9 5 (22.73%) Python
10 4 (18.18%) Finance
10 4 (18.18%) VBScript
10 4 (18.18%) VBA
10 4 (18.18%) Scrum
10 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (18.18%) SDLC
11 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
11 3 (13.64%) BDD
11 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing

Automated Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Automated Test Engineer 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 Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Drupal
1 1 (4.55%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Wireless
1 2 (9.09%) DHCP
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
1 2 (9.09%) SNMP
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.09%) ICMP
1 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
1 2 (9.09%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (68.18%) Selenium
2 11 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 7 (31.82%) HP UFT
4 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
4 6 (27.27%) MbUnit
5 2 (9.09%) NUnit
5 2 (9.09%) Subversion
5 2 (9.09%) Mocha
5 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 2 (9.09%) Jasmine
6 1 (4.55%) Capybara
6 1 (4.55%) PhantomJS
6 1 (4.55%) RSpec
6 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.55%) CruiseControl
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) Web Services
2 6 (27.27%) SOAP
3 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.09%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) REST
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.55%) Ajax
4 1 (4.55%) XML
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
1 2 (9.09%) Android
1 2 (9.09%) Mac OS
1 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
1 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Test Automation
2 11 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
4 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
5 5 (22.73%) OO
6 4 (18.18%) Scrum
6 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (18.18%) SDLC
7 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
7 3 (13.64%) BDD
7 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
7 3 (13.64%) TDD
7 3 (13.64%) OOP
8 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Web Development
8 2 (9.09%) Information Security
8 2 (9.09%) Release Management
8 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) C#
2 9 (40.91%) Java
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 5 (22.73%) C++
5 5 (22.73%) Python
6 4 (18.18%) VBScript
6 4 (18.18%) VBA
7 2 (9.09%) Tcl
7 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
7 2 (9.09%) PHP
7 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
8 1 (4.55%) Ruby
8 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Iperf
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle
1 2 (9.09%) Atlassian