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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Tester
Rank 842 876 870
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Automated Tester 92 74 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.069% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.072% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 91 69 61
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%

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
97472 102743 99324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 81850 85177 79938
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 2016 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 8 February 2016. 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 +18 90 £35,000 -7.89% 11
London +16 27 £55,000 - 3
North West +32 25 £30,000 -21.05% 4
Manchester +32 15 £31,500 -17.10%
Ealing - 13 £55,000 -
South East +1 11 £37,500 - 1
Cheshire +33 10 £30,000 +15.38% 3
Wilmslow - 10 £30,000 - 1
West Midlands -15 7 £32,500 +51.16% 3
Stockport - 7 £31,500 -
Surrey +9 6 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Leeds - 6 £34,500 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £34,500 -
Yorkshire - 6 £34,500 -
Dorset +10 5 £34,000 +36.00%
South West +3 5 £34,000 +20.35%
Reigate - 5 £37,500 -
East Midlands 0 4 £45,000 +24.13%
Burton-upon-Trent - 4 £32,500 -
Altrincham - 4 £24,000 -
Staffordshire - 4 £32,500 - 1
Birmingham +2 3 £30,000 +39.53%
West Sussex - 3 £35,000 -
Poole - 3 £34,000 -
Nottingham +9 2 £45,000 +20.00%
Nottinghamshire +8 2 £45,000 +20.00%
East of England -5 2 £43,750 +16.66%
North East - 2 £30,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £30,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £30,000 -

Automated Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 161 (74.54%) Selenium
2 147 (68.06%) Automated Testing
3 136 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
4 124 (57.41%) QA
5 91 (42.13%) WebDriver
6 68 (31.48%) Scrum
7 66 (30.56%) Automation Testing
8 64 (29.63%) Java
9 63 (29.17%) Cucumber
10 61 (28.24%) BDD
11 60 (27.78%) TDD
12 59 (27.31%) Test Automation
13 58 (26.85%) Windows
13 58 (26.85%) HP UFT
14 57 (26.39%) ISEB
15 56 (25.93%) Finance
15 56 (25.93%) C#
16 55 (25.46%) Test Scripting
17 53 (24.54%) SQL
17 53 (24.54%) Manual Testing
18 51 (23.61%) ISTQB
19 49 (22.69%) Continuous Integration
20 47 (21.76%) Software Testing
20 47 (21.76%) Web Services
21 44 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
22 43 (19.91%) SpecFlow
23 42 (19.44%) Functional Testing
23 42 (19.44%) Microsoft
24 39 (18.06%) Regression Testing
25 35 (16.20%) Degree

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (0.93%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.78%) MS Office
3 3 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.87%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.96%) Relational Database
2 6 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 161 (74.54%) Selenium
2 91 (42.13%) WebDriver
3 63 (29.17%) Cucumber
4 58 (26.85%) HP UFT
5 44 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 43 (19.91%) SpecFlow
7 31 (14.35%) Jenkins
7 31 (14.35%) JIRA
8 30 (13.89%) SoapUI
9 29 (13.43%) FitNesse
10 23 (10.65%) JUnit
11 12 (5.56%) Bugzilla
11 12 (5.56%) Visual Studio
12 10 (4.63%) Eclipse
12 10 (4.63%) Firebug
12 10 (4.63%) Git (software)
12 10 (4.63%) Gradle
13 7 (3.24%) Hudson
14 6 (2.78%) Ranorex
15 5 (2.31%) JMeter
General
1 56 (25.93%) Finance
2 18 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.31%) Banking
4 5 (2.31%) Electronics
4 5 (2.31%) Games
5 3 (1.39%) Marketing
6 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.46%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (21.76%) Web Services
2 25 (11.57%) SOAP
3 16 (7.41%) .NET
4 15 (6.94%) REST
5 14 (6.48%) J2EE
5 14 (6.48%) Java EE
6 13 (6.02%) Gherkin
7 10 (4.63%) Ajax
8 8 (3.70%) HTML
9 7 (3.24%) XML
10 2 (0.93%) CSS
11 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.46%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (9.72%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 7 (3.24%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.31%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.31%) Online Gambling
6 4 (1.85%) Chemistry
6 4 (1.85%) Online Games
7 3 (1.39%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.93%) STB
9 1 (0.46%) FMCG
9 1 (0.46%) iPad
9 1 (0.46%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 58 (26.85%) Windows
2 28 (12.96%) Unix
3 11 (5.09%) Android
3 11 (5.09%) Apple iOS
3 11 (5.09%) Linux
4 1 (0.46%) Solaris
4 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.46%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (68.06%) Automated Testing
2 136 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (31.48%) Scrum
4 66 (30.56%) Automation Testing
5 61 (28.24%) BDD
6 60 (27.78%) TDD
7 59 (27.31%) Test Automation
8 55 (25.46%) Test Scripting
9 53 (24.54%) Manual Testing
10 49 (22.69%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (21.76%) Software Testing
12 42 (19.44%) Functional Testing
13 39 (18.06%) Regression Testing
14 34 (15.74%) SDLC
15 32 (14.81%) Kanban
16 31 (14.35%) Test Strategy
17 25 (11.57%) Pair Programming
17 25 (11.57%) QA Automation
17 25 (11.57%) Refactoring
17 25 (11.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 64 (29.63%) Java
2 56 (25.93%) C#
3 53 (24.54%) SQL
4 25 (11.57%) C++
5 12 (5.56%) Ruby
6 7 (3.24%) Groovy
6 7 (3.24%) PHP
7 6 (2.78%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.39%) Scala
9 2 (0.93%) Python
10 1 (0.46%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 57 (26.39%) ISEB
2 51 (23.61%) ISTQB
3 35 (16.20%) Degree
4 17 (7.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.93%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (57.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (6.94%) SCCM
2 14 (6.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.33%) HP
3 6 (2.78%) MKS
3 6 (2.78%) Telerik
4 3 (1.39%) Oracle
4 3 (1.39%) SAP
5 1 (0.46%) Twitter
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