The table below looks at the statistics for the Automated Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Tester
Rank 853 899 857
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -42
Permanent jobs requiring an Automated Tester 37 34 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.028% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.030% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 35 30 44
Average salary £36,500 £36,750 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.68% -0.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £29,850 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Automated Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Automated Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automated Tester
Salary Trend

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

Automated Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Automated Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Tester over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 within the UK.

Automated Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Automated Tester
Top 24 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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 +9 30 £35,000 -4.76% 2
East Midlands +25 8 £40,000 -
North West +22 8 £32,000 -1.53% 1
Northamptonshire - 7 £40,000 -
Newport - 7 £40,000 -
Northampton - 7 £40,000 -
South Wales - 7 £40,000 -
Wales - 7 £40,000 -
London +20 5 £37,500 -11.76%
Cheshire +16 5 £32,000 -
South East +11 4 £37,000 +23.33%
South West -21 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Somerset - 3 £32,500 -
Taunton - 3 £32,500 -
Brighton - 2 £36,500 -
Manchester - 2 £39,000 - 1
East Sussex - 2 £36,500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £35,000 -
Surrey +12 1 £42,500 -
Berkshire -4 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Maidenhead -6 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Derby - 1 £40,000 -
Salford - 1 £38,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £40,000 -

Automated Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 59 (71.08%) Selenium
2 46 (55.42%) QA
3 45 (54.22%) Automated Testing
4 40 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (43.37%) Java
5 36 (43.37%) SQL
6 32 (38.55%) ISEB
7 25 (30.12%) Test Scripting
8 22 (26.51%) Cucumber
9 21 (25.30%) ISTQB
10 20 (24.10%) Software Testing
10 20 (24.10%) .NET
11 19 (22.89%) Scrum
11 19 (22.89%) TDD
11 19 (22.89%) BDD
12 18 (21.69%) C#
12 18 (21.69%) Automation Testing
13 16 (19.28%) XML
13 16 (19.28%) JIRA
14 15 (18.07%) Regression Testing
15 14 (16.87%) WebDriver
16 13 (15.66%) Test Automation
16 13 (15.66%) Degree
16 13 (15.66%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (15.66%) Finance
17 12 (14.46%) HND
17 12 (14.46%) PHP
17 12 (14.46%) Manual Testing
18 11 (13.25%) HTML
19 10 (12.05%) CSS

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 5 (6.02%) Drupal
2 1 (1.20%) uiautomator
2 1 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) HTTP
1 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.61%) MS Access
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 59 (71.08%) Selenium
2 22 (26.51%) Cucumber
3 16 (19.28%) JIRA
4 14 (16.87%) WebDriver
5 9 (10.84%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (9.64%) JUnit
6 8 (9.64%) Eclipse
6 8 (9.64%) Jenkins
7 7 (8.43%) WatiN
8 5 (6.02%) Behat
9 3 (3.61%) Appium
9 3 (3.61%) FitNesse
9 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.41%) JMeter
10 2 (2.41%) TestNG
10 2 (2.41%) Ranorex
10 2 (2.41%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.41%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.20%) Calabash
11 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 2 (2.41%) Games
2 2 (2.41%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.10%) .NET
2 16 (19.28%) XML
3 11 (13.25%) HTML
4 10 (12.05%) CSS
5 6 (7.23%) RESTful
5 6 (7.23%) Gherkin
6 5 (6.02%) Web Services
6 5 (6.02%) LAMP
6 5 (6.02%) Ajax
7 3 (3.61%) Java EE
7 3 (3.61%) WPF
7 3 (3.61%) J2EE
8 2 (2.41%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.43%) Mobile App
2 7 (8.43%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.05%) Apple iOS
2 7 (8.43%) Android
3 6 (7.23%) Windows
4 5 (6.02%) UNIX
5 4 (4.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (54.22%) Automated Testing
2 40 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (30.12%) Test Scripting
4 20 (24.10%) Software Testing
5 19 (22.89%) TDD
5 19 (22.89%) Scrum
5 19 (22.89%) BDD
6 18 (21.69%) Automation Testing
7 15 (18.07%) Regression Testing
8 13 (15.66%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (15.66%) Test Automation
9 12 (14.46%) Manual Testing
10 10 (12.05%) Web Testing
11 9 (10.84%) Test Strategy
12 7 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (8.43%) Agile Testing
12 7 (8.43%) Performance Testing
12 7 (8.43%) Workflow
13 5 (6.02%) Web Design
13 5 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 36 (43.37%) Java
1 36 (43.37%) SQL
2 18 (21.69%) C#
3 12 (14.46%) PHP
4 7 (8.43%) PL/SQL
5 6 (7.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.20%) C++
6 1 (1.20%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (38.55%) ISEB
2 21 (25.30%) ISTQB
3 13 (15.66%) Degree
4 12 (14.46%) HND
5 5 (6.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (55.42%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.20%) Puppet
2 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.43%) Telerik
3 6 (7.23%) Oracle
4 2 (2.41%) HP
5 1 (1.20%) Green Hat
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