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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Tester
Rank 866 838 848
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Automated Tester 38 41 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.038% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.040% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 35 35 47
Average salary £34,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,900 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,800 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%

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
107528 102254 109513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.52% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87765 84921 93187
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 21 October 2014 within the UK.

Automated Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Automated Tester
Top 30 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 21 October 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 -20 37 £34,700 -13.25% 8
South East +6 16 £37,500 -1.96% 2
South West -15 9 £34,500 -23.33% 2
Bristol +6 8 £34,500 -23.33% 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £37,950 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £37,950 -
Berkshire - 5 £37,500 - 1
West Midlands -21 4 £27,500 -21.42%
London -21 4 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Maidenhead - 4 £37,500 -
Coventry - 4 £27,500 -
East of England - 3 £36,500 - 1
Hampshire -3 2 £40,000 +45.45%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £37,500 - 1
Winchester - 2 £40,000 -
Cambridge - 2 £37,500 - 1
City of London +4 1 £52,500 +4.47%
Nottinghamshire -4 1 - -
East Midlands -9 1 - -
Surrey -15 1 £37,500 -14.28%
West Sussex - 1 £35,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £36,500 -
Brighton - 1 £34,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £34,000 -
Haywards Heath - 1 £35,000 - 1
Ipswich - 1 £36,500 -
Reading - 1 £30,000 - 1
Swindon - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £34,000 -

Automated Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 56 (70.00%) Automated Testing
2 48 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (57.50%) Selenium
4 40 (50.00%) ISEB
5 34 (42.50%) QA
6 33 (41.25%) SQL
7 26 (32.50%) QuickTest Pro
7 26 (32.50%) Test Scripting
7 26 (32.50%) ISTQB
8 25 (31.25%) Finance
9 24 (30.00%) Test Automation
10 22 (27.50%) C#
11 20 (25.00%) Java
12 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
12 19 (23.75%) Software Testing
13 18 (22.50%) Manual Testing
13 18 (22.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 17 (21.25%) WebDriver
15 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
16 14 (17.50%) .NET
16 14 (17.50%) Automation Testing
17 13 (16.25%) BDD
18 12 (15.00%) Scrum
18 12 (15.00%) PHP
19 11 (13.75%) Regression Testing
20 9 (11.25%) Client/Server
20 9 (11.25%) Unit Testing
21 8 (10.00%) Banking
21 8 (10.00%) Ruby
21 8 (10.00%) MS Access

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 4 (5.00%) Drupal
1 4 (5.00%) Apache
1 4 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) GitHub
2 1 (1.25%) SaaS
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) MS Access
2 7 (8.75%) MySQL
3 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 46 (57.50%) Selenium
2 26 (32.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 17 (21.25%) WebDriver
4 8 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 7 (8.75%) SoapUI
5 7 (8.75%) JIRA
6 6 (7.50%) JMeter
6 6 (7.50%) JUnit
7 5 (6.25%) SpecFlow
7 5 (6.25%) Jenkins
7 5 (6.25%) Eclipse
7 5 (6.25%) WATIR
8 4 (5.00%) TestComplete
8 4 (5.00%) TestNG
9 3 (3.75%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (3.75%) Hudson
9 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.75%) NUnit
9 3 (3.75%) Maven
9 3 (3.75%) Subversion
General
1 25 (31.25%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Banking
3 5 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Games
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.50%) .NET
2 6 (7.50%) Gherkin
3 5 (6.25%) Web Services
4 4 (5.00%) LAMP
4 4 (5.00%) XML
4 4 (5.00%) XSD
5 1 (1.25%) HTML
5 1 (1.25%) COM
5 1 (1.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Client/Server
2 7 (8.75%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.25%) Equities
4 4 (5.00%) N-Tier
4 4 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.50%) Social Media
5 2 (2.50%) Open Source
6 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.25%) Physics
6 1 (1.25%) Chemistry
6 1 (1.25%) Biology
6 1 (1.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.25%) UNIX
2 4 (5.00%) Windows
2 4 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (70.00%) Automated Testing
2 48 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (32.50%) Test Scripting
4 24 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 19 (23.75%) Software Testing
6 18 (22.50%) Manual Testing
7 14 (17.50%) Automation Testing
8 13 (16.25%) BDD
9 12 (15.00%) Scrum
10 11 (13.75%) Regression Testing
11 9 (11.25%) Unit Testing
12 8 (10.00%) Line Management
13 6 (7.50%) TDD
14 5 (6.25%) Data Management
14 5 (6.25%) Web Testing
14 5 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
15 4 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (5.00%) Test Management
15 4 (5.00%) Content Management
15 4 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 33 (41.25%) SQL
2 22 (27.50%) C#
3 20 (25.00%) Java
4 12 (15.00%) PHP
5 8 (10.00%) Ruby
5 8 (10.00%) Perl
5 8 (10.00%) VBScript
6 6 (7.50%) VBA
6 6 (7.50%) VB
7 5 (6.25%) Python
8 4 (5.00%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.50%) F#
9 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.25%) C++
10 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (50.00%) ISEB
2 26 (32.50%) ISTQB
3 18 (22.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (42.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.00%) Oracle
3 7 (8.75%) HP
4 1 (1.25%) Informatica
4 1 (1.25%) Telerik
Wilmslow, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 5 days ago
Haywards Heath
Fixed Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago