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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Tester
Rank 865 835 851
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +16
Permanent jobs requiring an Automated Tester 39 36 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.033% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.035% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 33 24 41
Average salary £37,000 £36,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.36% -18.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 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 22 August 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 -13 38 £37,000 +1.36% 6
South East -17 12 £34,000 -6.84%
South West -14 7 £35,750 +11.71% 1
London -14 6 £55,500 +30.58% 3
Yorkshire -33 6 £42,500 +6.25%
South Yorkshire - 6 £42,500 -
Sheffield - 6 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £41,750 -
Winchester - 4 £35,000 -
Hampshire - 4 £35,000 -
Nottinghamshire +3 3 - -
East Midlands -10 3 - -
Swindon - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 £41,000 -
Bristol - 3 £37,000 - 1
East of England +4 2 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Surrey +1 2 £25,000 -42.85%
Cambridgeshire -2 2 £47,500 +18.75% 1
City of London -8 2 £47,000 +3.86% 2
East Sussex -30 2 £34,000 -6.84%
Brighton -35 2 £34,000 -6.84%
West Midlands - 2 £30,000 - 1
Guildford +12 1 £25,000 -44.44%
Cambridge -1 1 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Gloucestershire -6 1 £32,500 +7.43%
Reading - 1 £25,000 -
Slough - 1 £25,000 -
Staines - 1 £25,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £32,500 -

Automated Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 65 (77.38%) Automated Testing
2 53 (63.10%) Selenium
3 48 (57.14%) QA
4 35 (41.67%) SQL
5 34 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (30.95%) ISEB
7 24 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
7 24 (28.57%) C#
8 23 (27.38%) Test Scripting
9 21 (25.00%) Java
10 20 (23.81%) ISTQB
11 19 (22.62%) .NET
12 18 (21.43%) Finance
12 18 (21.43%) Test Automation
13 16 (19.05%) Manual Testing
13 16 (19.05%) Scrum
14 15 (17.86%) JIRA
14 15 (17.86%) WebDriver
15 12 (14.29%) Mobile App
15 12 (14.29%) Software Testing
15 12 (14.29%) Unit Testing
16 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
16 11 (13.10%) Regression Testing
16 11 (13.10%) Jenkins
17 10 (11.90%) MS Excel
17 10 (11.90%) Computer Science
18 9 (10.71%) Banking
18 9 (10.71%) VBA
18 9 (10.71%) Perl
18 9 (10.71%) PHP

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (7.14%) Confluence
2 4 (4.76%) Apache
2 4 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (1.19%) Drupal
3 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) GitHub
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) MySQL
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.19%) MS Access
2 1 (1.19%) Big Data
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 53 (63.10%) Selenium
2 24 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (17.86%) JIRA
3 15 (17.86%) WebDriver
4 11 (13.10%) Jenkins
5 8 (9.52%) Cucumber
6 6 (7.14%) SoapUI
6 6 (7.14%) SpecFlow
6 6 (7.14%) JMeter
6 6 (7.14%) JUnit
7 5 (5.95%) WATIR
7 5 (5.95%) Eclipse
8 4 (4.76%) Subversion
8 4 (4.76%) TestNG
9 3 (3.57%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.57%) FitNesse
9 3 (3.57%) Maven
9 3 (3.57%) NUnit
9 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.57%) Behat
General
1 18 (21.43%) Finance
2 9 (10.71%) Banking
3 6 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.57%) Games
5 1 (1.19%) Billing
5 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.62%) .NET
2 8 (9.52%) Web Services
3 7 (8.33%) XML
4 4 (4.76%) XSD
4 4 (4.76%) HTML
5 2 (2.38%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.38%) SOAP
6 1 (1.19%) WCF
6 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.19%) COM
6 1 (1.19%) CSS
6 1 (1.19%) XHTML
6 1 (1.19%) LAMP
6 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 10 (11.90%) Computer Science
3 9 (10.71%) Client/Server
4 6 (7.14%) Equities
5 4 (4.76%) N-Tier
6 3 (3.57%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.38%) Social Media
7 2 (2.38%) Open Source
7 2 (2.38%) Physics
7 2 (2.38%) Chemistry
7 2 (2.38%) Biology
7 2 (2.38%) Life Science
7 2 (2.38%) Online Gambling
8 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.14%) UNIX
1 6 (7.14%) Windows
2 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (77.38%) Automated Testing
2 34 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (27.38%) Test Scripting
4 18 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 16 (19.05%) Manual Testing
5 16 (19.05%) Scrum
6 12 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 12 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 11 (13.10%) Regression Testing
8 9 (10.71%) BDD
9 7 (8.33%) Automation Testing
10 6 (7.14%) TDD
10 6 (7.14%) Data Management
11 5 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (4.76%) Test Strategy
12 4 (4.76%) Workflow
12 4 (4.76%) E-Commerce
12 4 (4.76%) Content Management
12 4 (4.76%) Web Testing
12 4 (4.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.67%) SQL
2 24 (28.57%) C#
3 21 (25.00%) Java
4 9 (10.71%) VBA
4 9 (10.71%) Perl
4 9 (10.71%) PHP
5 8 (9.52%) VBScript
5 8 (9.52%) VB
5 8 (9.52%) Ruby
6 6 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.95%) Python
8 4 (4.76%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.38%) PowerHouse
9 2 (2.38%) F#
10 1 (1.19%) C
10 1 (1.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (30.95%) ISEB
2 20 (23.81%) ISTQB
3 8 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (1.19%) Telerik
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle
3 1 (1.19%) Informatica
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