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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Tester
Rank 822 864 797
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -67
Permanent jobs requiring an Automated Tester 44 11 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.011% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.011% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 42 9 77
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £34,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
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 £27,500 £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 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 28 January 2015 within the UK.

Automated Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Automated Tester
Top 29 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 28 January 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 +49 44 £38,000 +1.33% 9
London +5 16 £55,000 +10.00% 1
South East -7 15 £37,500 +8.69% 1
Surrey - 6 £42,500 - 1
North West - 6 £38,000 - 3
Manchester - 6 £38,000 -
Salford - 6 £38,000 -
Hampshire -27 4 £34,671 +0.49%
Berkshire - 4 £37,500 -
Maidenhead - 4 £37,500 -
East Midlands +13 3 £37,500 - 1
East of England -4 3 £35,000 -
Andover - 3 £34,842 -
Cambridge 0 2 £35,000 -
Cambridgeshire -2 2 £35,000 -
Leicester +29 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Leicestershire +27 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Nottinghamshire +15 1 £37,500 -6.25%
City of London +9 1 £55,000 - 1
Nottingham +9 1 £37,500 -6.25%
Staines - 1 £42,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £35,000 - 1
Dorset - 1 £25,000 -
Chertsey - 1 £42,500 -
Crawley - 1 £40,000 -
Northampton - 1 £35,000 - 1
South West - 1 £25,000 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £27,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £40,000 -

Automated Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 61 (69.32%) Selenium
2 48 (54.55%) ISEB
3 46 (52.27%) Automated Testing
4 37 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 31 (35.23%) ISTQB
7 30 (34.09%) SQL
8 28 (31.82%) QA
9 27 (30.68%) Java
9 27 (30.68%) Automation Testing
10 23 (26.14%) C#
10 23 (26.14%) Finance
11 22 (25.00%) Software Testing
12 20 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
13 19 (21.59%) Test Automation
13 19 (21.59%) BDD
14 18 (20.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 17 (19.32%) User Acceptance Testing
16 16 (18.18%) Regression Testing
17 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
17 15 (17.05%) JIRA
18 14 (15.91%) WebDriver
18 14 (15.91%) XML
18 14 (15.91%) .NET
18 14 (15.91%) Oracle
19 13 (14.77%) MS Excel
19 13 (14.77%) Manual Testing
20 12 (13.64%) Cucumber
20 12 (13.64%) MS Access
20 12 (13.64%) Line Management

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 9 (10.23%) Drupal
2 1 (1.14%) uiautomator
2 1 (1.14%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (14.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) HTTP
1 1 (1.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.64%) MS Access
2 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 61 (69.32%) Selenium
2 20 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (17.05%) JIRA
4 14 (15.91%) WebDriver
5 12 (13.64%) Cucumber
6 7 (7.95%) Eclipse
7 6 (6.82%) JUnit
7 6 (6.82%) Jenkins
7 6 (6.82%) WatiN
8 4 (4.55%) TestComplete
9 3 (3.41%) LoadRunner
9 3 (3.41%) Appium
9 3 (3.41%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.27%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.27%) WebLOAD
10 2 (2.27%) FitNesse
10 2 (2.27%) Calabash
10 2 (2.27%) Ranorex
11 1 (1.14%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (26.14%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Games
3 2 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Front Office
4 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.91%) .NET
1 14 (15.91%) XML
2 11 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 9 (10.23%) LAMP
4 6 (6.82%) HTML
5 5 (5.68%) Web Services
5 5 (5.68%) CSS
5 5 (5.68%) Ajax
6 1 (1.14%) RESTful
6 1 (1.14%) XSD
6 1 (1.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Computer Science
1 7 (7.95%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.14%) Life Science
3 1 (1.14%) Social Media
3 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.14%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.14%) Physics
3 1 (1.14%) Chemistry
3 1 (1.14%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.95%) Android
1 7 (7.95%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.68%) Linux
3 2 (2.27%) UNIX
3 2 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (52.27%) Automated Testing
2 37 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 27 (30.68%) Automation Testing
5 22 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 19 (21.59%) Test Automation
6 19 (21.59%) BDD
7 17 (19.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (18.18%) Regression Testing
9 13 (14.77%) Manual Testing
10 12 (13.64%) Line Management
11 9 (10.23%) TDD
12 8 (9.09%) Web Testing
13 6 (6.82%) Workflow
13 6 (6.82%) Scrum
14 5 (5.68%) Performance Testing
14 5 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
15 3 (3.41%) Test Strategy
15 3 (3.41%) Continuous Integration
16 2 (2.27%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.09%) SQL
2 27 (30.68%) Java
3 23 (26.14%) C#
4 9 (10.23%) PHP
5 6 (6.82%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.41%) VBScript
7 2 (2.27%) VB
7 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.27%) Ruby
8 1 (1.14%) C++
8 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.14%) VBA
8 1 (1.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 48 (54.55%) ISEB
2 31 (35.23%) ISTQB
3 18 (20.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (11.36%) Degree
5 6 (6.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (31.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.14%) Puppet
2 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.91%) Oracle
3 6 (6.82%) Telerik
4 2 (2.27%) HP
5 1 (1.14%) VMware
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