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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Tester
Rank 859 871 816
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -55
Permanent jobs requiring an Automated Tester 33 25 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.022% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.024% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 31 21 65
Average salary £38,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.58% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
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 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +18 32 £38,000 -10.58% 6
South East -1 9 £40,000 +33.33% 1
London +34 7 £55,000 +29.41%
North West +15 7 £38,000 - 1
East Midlands +23 5 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Surrey - 5 £42,500 - 1
Manchester - 4 £38,000 -
Northampton - 4 £35,000 - 1
Northamptonshire - 4 £35,000 - 2
South West -20 3 £32,500 -27.77%
Somerset - 3 £32,500 -
Salford - 3 £38,000 -
Taunton - 3 £32,500 -
Cheshire +5 2 £32,000 - 1
Berkshire +3 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Maidenhead -4 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Andover - 2 £35,750 -
Hampshire - 2 £35,750 -
Cambridgeshire +11 1 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Cambridge +10 1 £35,000 +27.27% 1
City of London +8 1 £55,000 +29.41%
East of England +6 1 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Wales - 1 £40,000 - 1
South Wales - 1 £40,000 - 1
Chertsey - 1 £42,500 -
Derby - 1 £40,000 -
Newport - 1 £40,000 - 1
Staines - 1 £42,500 -
Derbyshire - 1 £40,000 -

Automated Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (71.95%) Selenium
2 43 (52.44%) Automated Testing
3 39 (47.56%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (43.90%) ISEB
4 36 (43.90%) QA
5 32 (39.02%) SQL
6 31 (37.80%) Java
7 26 (31.71%) ISTQB
8 25 (30.49%) Automation Testing
9 24 (29.27%) Test Scripting
10 21 (25.61%) C#
11 20 (24.39%) BDD
12 19 (23.17%) Software Testing
13 18 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (20.73%) XML
14 17 (20.73%) Finance
15 16 (19.51%) Regression Testing
15 16 (19.51%) JIRA
16 15 (18.29%) .NET
17 14 (17.07%) Cucumber
18 13 (15.85%) WebDriver
18 13 (15.85%) Manual Testing
18 13 (15.85%) TDD
19 12 (14.63%) QuickTest Pro
20 11 (13.41%) Test Automation
21 10 (12.20%) Apple iOS
21 10 (12.20%) Gherkin
21 10 (12.20%) Web Testing
21 10 (12.20%) Degree
21 10 (12.20%) PHP

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (10.98%) Drupal
2 1 (1.22%) uiautomator
2 1 (1.22%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) HTTP
1 1 (1.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) MS Access
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 59 (71.95%) Selenium
2 16 (19.51%) JIRA
3 14 (17.07%) Cucumber
4 13 (15.85%) WebDriver
5 12 (14.63%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (8.54%) WatiN
7 6 (7.32%) Eclipse
7 6 (7.32%) JUnit
8 5 (6.10%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.66%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.66%) Appium
9 3 (3.66%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.66%) FitNesse
10 2 (2.44%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.44%) Ranorex
11 1 (1.22%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (1.22%) Behat
11 1 (1.22%) Calabash
11 1 (1.22%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.22%) NUnit
General
1 17 (20.73%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Games
2 2 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.73%) XML
2 15 (18.29%) .NET
3 10 (12.20%) Gherkin
4 9 (10.98%) HTML
4 9 (10.98%) LAMP
5 8 (9.76%) CSS
6 5 (6.10%) Web Services
6 5 (6.10%) Ajax
7 3 (3.66%) WPF
8 2 (2.44%) RESTful
9 1 (1.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.54%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.20%) Apple iOS
2 7 (8.54%) Android
3 5 (6.10%) Linux
4 4 (4.88%) Windows
5 2 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (52.44%) Automated Testing
2 39 (47.56%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (30.49%) Automation Testing
4 24 (29.27%) Test Scripting
5 20 (24.39%) BDD
6 19 (23.17%) Software Testing
7 18 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (19.51%) Regression Testing
9 13 (15.85%) TDD
9 13 (15.85%) Manual Testing
10 11 (13.41%) Test Automation
11 10 (12.20%) Web Testing
12 8 (9.76%) Scrum
13 7 (8.54%) Workflow
13 7 (8.54%) Test Strategy
14 6 (7.32%) Line Management
15 5 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
15 5 (6.10%) Performance Testing
16 4 (4.88%) Agile Testing
17 3 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 32 (39.02%) SQL
2 31 (37.80%) Java
3 21 (25.61%) C#
4 10 (12.20%) PHP
5 7 (8.54%) PL/SQL
6 5 (6.10%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.44%) C++
8 1 (1.22%) VBScript
8 1 (1.22%) VB
8 1 (1.22%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (43.90%) ISEB
2 26 (31.71%) ISTQB
3 10 (12.20%) Degree
4 8 (9.76%) HND
5 7 (8.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (43.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.22%) Puppet
2 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.76%) Oracle
3 7 (8.54%) Telerik
4 2 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (1.22%) VMware
5 1 (1.22%) Green Hat
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