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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Test Engineer
Rank 883 888 866
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -22
Permanent jobs requiring an Automated Test Engineer 12 11 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.010% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.011% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 20
Average salary £43,500 £33,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.81% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £35,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,000 £42,750
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £33,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+31.81% -15.38%

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
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 18 December 2014 within the UK.

Automated Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Automated Test Engineer
Top 13 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 18 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
England +9 12 £43,500 +31.81% 3
South East - 7 £45,000 -
High Wycombe - 5 £43,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £43,500 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £37,500 - 2
South West - 3 £37,500 - 2
Surrey - 2 £48,750 -
Cheltenham - 2 £37,500 - 1
London +23 1 - - 1
Cirencester - 1 £37,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £35,000 -
East of England - 1 £35,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £35,000 -

Automated Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 22 (84.62%) Automated Testing
2 14 (53.85%) QA
3 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (46.15%) C#
5 10 (38.46%) Finance
6 9 (34.62%) C++
6 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
7 8 (30.77%) Selenium
7 8 (30.77%) Java
7 8 (30.77%) Python
7 8 (30.77%) ISEB
7 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
7 8 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (26.92%) Test Management
8 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
8 7 (26.92%) Perl
8 7 (26.92%) SQL
8 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
9 6 (23.08%) C
9 6 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (23.08%) Windows
9 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 6 (23.08%) BDD
10 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
10 5 (19.23%) Data Migration
10 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
10 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
10 5 (19.23%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (19.23%) Migration
10 5 (19.23%) Oracle

Automated Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (3.85%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Selenium
2 6 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
4 4 (15.38%) JIRA
5 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
5 3 (11.54%) WebDriver
5 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.85%) Fiddler
6 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.85%) PHPUnit
6 1 (3.85%) Behat
6 1 (3.85%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (3.85%) TestLink
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
2 3 (11.54%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.85%) RESTful
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 2 (7.69%) Social Media
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Chemistry
2 1 (3.85%) Biology
2 1 (3.85%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) CentOS
2 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) Automated Testing
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
4 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
5 7 (26.92%) Test Management
5 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
6 6 (23.08%) BDD
7 5 (19.23%) Data Migration
7 5 (19.23%) Migration
8 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (11.54%) Scrum
9 3 (11.54%) TDD
9 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
9 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Black-Box Testing
10 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
11 1 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
11 1 (3.85%) OO
11 1 (3.85%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) C#
2 9 (34.62%) C++
3 8 (30.77%) Java
3 8 (30.77%) Python
4 7 (26.92%) SQL
4 7 (26.92%) Perl
5 6 (23.08%) C
6 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
7 3 (11.54%) Ruby
8 1 (3.85%) Korn
8 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.85%) PHP
8 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) ISEB
1 8 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (53.85%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.85%) Perforce
3 1 (3.85%) Telerik
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 40,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 40,000
Posted: 3 days ago