The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Tester
Rank 862 840 845
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an Automated Tester 42 35 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.032% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.034% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 38 22 41
Average salary £37,000 £33,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.27% -26.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,150 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £39,750 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109819 102628 112165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.44% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 89750 85116 96213
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -30 41 £37,000 +11.27% 4
London -28 12 £45,000 +20.00% 1
South East -13 11 £28,500 -19.14% 2
South West -9 7 £35,000 +22.80%
City of London -3 6 £41,500 +3.75% 1
South Yorkshire - 6 £42,500 -
Yorkshire - 6 £42,500 -
Sheffield - 6 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £33,500 - 1
Swindon - 4 £35,000 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £33,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £35,000 -
Hampshire - 4 £35,000 - 1
Winchester - 3 £35,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +5 2 £50,000 +25.00%
East Midlands -5 2 - -
East of England -16 2 £50,000 +25.00%
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £37,000 -
West Midlands +3 1 £32,500 +27.45% 1
Gloucestershire -5 1 £32,500 +14.03%
Brighton -34 1 £34,000 -6.84%
East Sussex -35 1 £34,000 -6.84%
Slough - 1 £25,000 -
Staines - 1 £25,000 -
Woking - 1 £25,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £25,000 -
Camberley - 1 £25,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £32,500 -
Guildford - 1 £25,000 -

Automated Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 60 (78.95%) Automated Testing
2 49 (64.47%) Selenium
3 48 (63.16%) QA
4 32 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (42.11%) SQL
5 22 (28.95%) C#
5 22 (28.95%) QuickTest Pro
6 20 (26.32%) Java
6 20 (26.32%) Test Scripting
7 19 (25.00%) ISEB
8 17 (22.37%) .NET
8 17 (22.37%) ISTQB
9 16 (21.05%) Finance
10 15 (19.74%) Test Automation
10 15 (19.74%) Scrum
10 15 (19.74%) Manual Testing
11 14 (18.42%) JIRA
11 14 (18.42%) WebDriver
12 12 (15.79%) Mobile App
13 10 (13.16%) Unit Testing
13 10 (13.16%) Software Testing
13 10 (13.16%) Jenkins
14 9 (11.84%) Computer Science
14 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
14 9 (11.84%) Perl
14 9 (11.84%) PHP
15 8 (10.53%) VBA
15 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
15 8 (10.53%) Client/Server
15 8 (10.53%) Regression Testing

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (7.89%) Confluence
2 4 (5.26%) IIS
2 4 (5.26%) Apache
3 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.21%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) GitHub
2 2 (2.63%) SaaS
3 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) MySQL
2 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.32%) Big Data
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 49 (64.47%) Selenium
2 22 (28.95%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (18.42%) JIRA
3 14 (18.42%) WebDriver
4 10 (13.16%) Jenkins
5 6 (7.89%) SpecFlow
5 6 (7.89%) Cucumber
6 5 (6.58%) SoapUI
6 5 (6.58%) JMeter
6 5 (6.58%) JUnit
6 5 (6.58%) WATIR
7 4 (5.26%) FitNesse
7 4 (5.26%) TestNG
7 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio
7 4 (5.26%) Eclipse
7 4 (5.26%) Subversion
8 3 (3.95%) Maven
8 3 (3.95%) NUnit
8 3 (3.95%) Hudson
8 3 (3.95%) Behat
General
1 16 (21.05%) Finance
2 8 (10.53%) Banking
3 6 (7.89%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Games
5 1 (1.32%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.37%) .NET
2 7 (9.21%) Web Services
2 7 (9.21%) XML
3 5 (6.58%) HTML
4 3 (3.95%) XSD
5 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.63%) SOAP
5 2 (2.63%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.32%) WCF
6 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.32%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.32%) COM
6 1 (1.32%) CSS
6 1 (1.32%) XHTML
6 1 (1.32%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.79%) Mobile App
2 9 (11.84%) Computer Science
3 8 (10.53%) Client/Server
4 6 (7.89%) Equities
5 3 (3.95%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.63%) Online Gambling
6 2 (2.63%) Open Source
7 1 (1.32%) Social Media
7 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.32%) Physics
7 1 (1.32%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.32%) Biology
7 1 (1.32%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.89%) UNIX
1 6 (7.89%) Windows
2 5 (6.58%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (78.95%) Automated Testing
2 32 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 15 (19.74%) Test Automation
4 15 (19.74%) Manual Testing
4 15 (19.74%) Scrum
5 10 (13.16%) Software Testing
5 10 (13.16%) Unit Testing
6 8 (10.53%) Regression Testing
7 7 (9.21%) TDD
7 7 (9.21%) BDD
8 6 (7.89%) Test Strategy
8 6 (7.89%) Data Management
8 6 (7.89%) Automation Testing
9 5 (6.58%) Workflow
10 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce
10 4 (5.26%) User Stories
10 4 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (3.95%) Test Management
11 3 (3.95%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.11%) SQL
2 22 (28.95%) C#
3 20 (26.32%) Java
4 9 (11.84%) Perl
4 9 (11.84%) PHP
5 8 (10.53%) VBA
6 7 (9.21%) Ruby
6 7 (9.21%) VBScript
6 7 (9.21%) VB
7 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
8 5 (6.58%) Python
9 3 (3.95%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.63%) PowerHouse
10 2 (2.63%) F#
11 1 (1.32%) C
11 1 (1.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (25.00%) ISEB
2 17 (22.37%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.26%) Degree
3 4 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (63.16%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.89%) HP
3 1 (1.32%) Informatica
3 1 (1.32%) Telerik
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