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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Tester
Rank 844 865 855
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -10
Permanent jobs requiring an Automated Tester 39 42 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.036% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.038% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 37 38 27
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £28,500 £29,550
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Automated Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Automated Tester
Top 20 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 22 May 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 +23 30 £37,500 +7.14% 5
North West +11 13 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Cheshire +6 9 £32,000 - 2
Newport - 9 £40,000 -
South Wales - 9 £40,000 -
Wales - 9 £40,000 -
London +33 6 £40,000 -3.61% 1
Northampton - 6 £45,000 -
Northamptonshire - 6 £45,000 -
East Midlands - 6 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 -
South East -7 2 £36,500 +16.80%
East Sussex - 2 £36,500 -
Salford - 2 £40,000 -
Warrington - 2 £38,750 -
Manchester - 2 £40,000 - 1
Brighton - 2 £36,500 -
Merseyside +10 1 £28,500 -12.30%
Liverpool - 1 £28,500 -
Runcorn - 1 £37,500 - 1

Automated Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 60 (74.07%) Selenium
2 54 (66.67%) QA
3 47 (58.02%) Automated Testing
4 42 (51.85%) SQL
5 41 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (49.38%) Java
7 36 (44.44%) ISEB
8 27 (33.33%) Cucumber
9 25 (30.86%) Test Scripting
9 25 (30.86%) Scrum
10 22 (27.16%) ISTQB
11 21 (25.93%) Software Testing
11 21 (25.93%) C#
11 21 (25.93%) .NET
12 19 (23.46%) Degree
12 19 (23.46%) JIRA
13 18 (22.22%) WebDriver
13 18 (22.22%) TDD
14 17 (20.99%) XML
14 17 (20.99%) Test Automation
15 16 (19.75%) HND
15 16 (19.75%) Regression Testing
16 15 (18.52%) BDD
17 13 (16.05%) User Acceptance Testing
17 13 (16.05%) Finance
17 13 (16.05%) PHP
17 13 (16.05%) Automation Testing
18 12 (14.81%) Computer Science
19 11 (13.58%) Test Strategy
19 11 (13.58%) HTML

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (3.70%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS Office
2 2 (2.47%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Trello
1 2 (2.47%) SaaS
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) MS Access
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 60 (74.07%) Selenium
2 27 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 19 (23.46%) JIRA
4 18 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 11 (13.58%) Jenkins
6 9 (11.11%) WatiN
6 9 (11.11%) Eclipse
6 9 (11.11%) JUnit
7 8 (9.88%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (8.64%) Behat
9 3 (3.70%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.70%) TestNG
9 3 (3.70%) FitNesse
9 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.70%) Ranorex
10 2 (2.47%) Appium
10 2 (2.47%) JMeter
11 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.23%) WATIR
General
1 13 (16.05%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Banking
2 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.23%) Marketing
3 1 (1.23%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.93%) .NET
2 17 (20.99%) XML
3 11 (13.58%) HTML
3 11 (13.58%) CSS
4 8 (9.88%) RESTful
5 5 (6.17%) Ajax
5 5 (6.17%) Java EE
5 5 (6.17%) J2EE
6 4 (4.94%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.70%) Spring
7 3 (3.70%) WPF
7 3 (3.70%) Web Services
7 3 (3.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.17%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.23%) Biotechnology
5 1 (1.23%) LIMS
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.88%) Apple iOS
2 7 (8.64%) Windows
3 6 (7.41%) UNIX
4 5 (6.17%) Android
5 2 (2.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (58.02%) Automated Testing
2 41 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (30.86%) Test Scripting
3 25 (30.86%) Scrum
4 21 (25.93%) Software Testing
5 18 (22.22%) TDD
6 17 (20.99%) Test Automation
7 16 (19.75%) Regression Testing
8 15 (18.52%) BDD
9 13 (16.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (16.05%) Automation Testing
10 11 (13.58%) Test Strategy
11 10 (12.35%) Web Testing
12 9 (11.11%) Agile Testing
12 9 (11.11%) Manual Testing
12 9 (11.11%) Workflow
13 8 (9.88%) Mentoring
13 8 (9.88%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (8.64%) Performance Testing
14 7 (8.64%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 42 (51.85%) SQL
2 40 (49.38%) Java
3 21 (25.93%) C#
4 13 (16.05%) PHP
5 9 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 9 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.70%) Ruby
7 2 (2.47%) C++
8 1 (1.23%) C
8 1 (1.23%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 36 (44.44%) ISEB
2 22 (27.16%) ISTQB
3 19 (23.46%) Degree
4 16 (19.75%) HND
5 7 (8.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 9 (11.11%) Telerik
2 6 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (1.23%) HP
3 1 (1.23%) ION Trading
3 1 (1.23%) Green Hat
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CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Superb benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Altrincham
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago