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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Test Engineer
Rank 930 926 915
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Permanent jobs requiring an Automated Test Engineer 13 8 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.008% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.008% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 10
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £35,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £46,500 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £30,750
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.95%

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
97897 101300 100030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82176 83924 80368
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 2016 within the UK.

Automated Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Automated Test Engineer
Top 11 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 14 February 2016. 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 +11 13 £30,000 -20.00%
Farnborough - 7 - -
Hampshire - 7 - -
South East - 7 - -
West Midlands - 3 £30,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £30,000 -
London +8 2 £45,000 -25.00%
Nottingham - 1 £28,500 -
Croydon - 1 £40,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £28,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £28,500 -

Automated Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 18 (90.00%) Selenium
2 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) Git (software)
3 11 (55.00%) Automation Testing
4 10 (50.00%) BDD
4 10 (50.00%) Scrum
4 10 (50.00%) TDD
5 9 (45.00%) Ruby
5 9 (45.00%) Cucumber
5 9 (45.00%) Bash Shell
5 9 (45.00%) Java
5 9 (45.00%) Linux
5 9 (45.00%) Python
6 8 (40.00%) FitNesse
6 8 (40.00%) Web Testing
6 8 (40.00%) Test Strategy
7 5 (25.00%) QA
7 5 (25.00%) C#
8 4 (20.00%) .NET
8 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (20.00%) Law
8 4 (20.00%) CMS
8 4 (20.00%) Games
9 3 (15.00%) SQL
10 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
10 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
10 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 2 (10.00%) OO
10 2 (10.00%) Web Services
10 2 (10.00%) Software Testing

Automated Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DHCP
1 1 (5.00%) DLNA
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) ICMP
1 1 (5.00%) SNMP
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) Wireless
1 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (90.00%) Selenium
2 11 (55.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (45.00%) Cucumber
4 8 (40.00%) FitNesse
5 2 (10.00%) Jasmine
6 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (5.00%) Capybara
6 1 (5.00%) eggPlant
6 1 (5.00%) Gradle
6 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.00%) JIRA
6 1 (5.00%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (5.00%) Maven
6 1 (5.00%) Mocha
6 1 (5.00%) NUnit
6 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.00%) Subversion
6 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.00%) TestNG
6 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (20.00%) Games
1 4 (20.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) REST
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.00%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Automation Testing
3 10 (50.00%) BDD
3 10 (50.00%) Scrum
3 10 (50.00%) TDD
4 8 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 8 (40.00%) Web Testing
5 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.00%) OO
6 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.00%) Coaching
7 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.00%) DevOps
7 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Software Delivery
7 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Bash Shell
1 9 (45.00%) Java
1 9 (45.00%) Python
1 9 (45.00%) Ruby
2 5 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) ECMAScript
5 1 (5.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Iperf
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft