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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Tester
Rank 858 899 856
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -43
Permanent jobs requiring an Automated Tester 44 39 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.033% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.035% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 43 38 18
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +22.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £31,750 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,500
% 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 3 July 2015 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 3 July 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 +23 39 £37,500 -9.63% 9
North West +12 17 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Manchester - 9 £40,000 -
Salford - 8 £40,000 -
Cheshire - 7 £37,500 - 1
East Midlands +9 6 £45,000 - 3
South Wales - 5 £40,000 -
Wales - 5 £40,000 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £45,000 -
Newport - 5 £40,000 -
Northampton - 5 £45,000 -
London +9 3 £42,500 -1.73% 3
East of England +9 3 £37,500 -25.00% 2
South East +5 3 £36,500 +7.35%
Yorkshire 0 3 £35,000 -17.64%
South West -6 3 £27,000 -22.85%
Suffolk - 3 £37,500 -
Warrington - 3 £37,500 - 1
Ipswich - 3 £37,500 -
Brighton +26 2 £36,500 +7.35%
East Sussex +23 2 £36,500 +7.35%
City of London +29 1 £42,500 +2.40% 2
Merseyside +13 1 £28,500 -12.30%
Nottinghamshire -1 1 £57,500 - 3
Hampshire -7 1 - -
Winchester -15 1 - -
Devon - 1 £27,000 -
Dorset - 1 £32,500 -
Liverpool - 1 £28,500 -
Stockport - 1 £30,000 -

Automated Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 60 (73.17%) QA
2 59 (71.95%) Selenium
3 48 (58.54%) Automated Testing
3 48 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (54.88%) Java
4 45 (54.88%) SQL
5 32 (39.02%) ISEB
6 29 (35.37%) C#
7 28 (34.15%) Cucumber
8 27 (32.93%) Test Scripting
9 25 (30.49%) Scrum
10 24 (29.27%) JIRA
11 22 (26.83%) ISTQB
12 21 (25.61%) Degree
12 21 (25.61%) WebDriver
12 21 (25.61%) .NET
13 19 (23.17%) Test Automation
14 18 (21.95%) XML
14 18 (21.95%) HND
15 17 (20.73%) Regression Testing
15 17 (20.73%) TDD
15 17 (20.73%) BDD
15 17 (20.73%) Software Testing
16 14 (17.07%) Computer Science
16 14 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
17 13 (15.85%) Finance
18 12 (14.63%) JUnit
18 12 (14.63%) PHP
18 12 (14.63%) Test Strategy
18 12 (14.63%) Automation Testing

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2 (2.44%) Drupal
2 1 (1.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Mingle
2 2 (2.44%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Trello
2 2 (2.44%) SaaS
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) MS Access
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 59 (71.95%) Selenium
2 28 (34.15%) Cucumber
3 24 (29.27%) JIRA
4 21 (25.61%) WebDriver
5 12 (14.63%) JUnit
6 11 (13.41%) WatiN
6 11 (13.41%) Jenkins
7 7 (8.54%) Behat
7 7 (8.54%) Eclipse
8 4 (4.88%) HP UFT
8 4 (4.88%) JMeter
8 4 (4.88%) SoapUI
8 4 (4.88%) SpecFlow
8 4 (4.88%) TestNG
8 4 (4.88%) Calabash
9 3 (3.66%) Bugzilla
9 3 (3.66%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.22%) WATIR
10 1 (1.22%) Subversion
10 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (15.85%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Games
3 2 (2.44%) Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.22%) Advertising
4 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.61%) .NET
2 18 (21.95%) XML
3 10 (12.20%) HTML
3 10 (12.20%) CSS
4 7 (8.54%) RESTful
5 6 (7.32%) Java EE
5 6 (7.32%) J2EE
6 4 (4.88%) Web Services
6 4 (4.88%) Ajax
7 3 (3.66%) WPF
7 3 (3.66%) Spring
8 2 (2.44%) LAMP
8 2 (2.44%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.22%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.07%) Computer Science
2 10 (12.20%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.66%) Online Games
3 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.22%) LIMS
5 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.22%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.41%) Windows
2 9 (10.98%) Apple iOS
3 7 (8.54%) UNIX
4 6 (7.32%) Android
5 2 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
1 48 (58.54%) Automated Testing
2 27 (32.93%) Test Scripting
3 25 (30.49%) Scrum
4 19 (23.17%) Test Automation
5 17 (20.73%) BDD
5 17 (20.73%) Regression Testing
5 17 (20.73%) Software Testing
5 17 (20.73%) TDD
6 14 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (14.63%) Test Strategy
7 12 (14.63%) Automation Testing
8 11 (13.41%) Workflow
9 10 (12.20%) Agile Testing
10 9 (10.98%) Web Testing
10 9 (10.98%) Performance Testing
10 9 (10.98%) Mentoring
11 8 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (9.76%) Manual Testing
12 7 (8.54%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 45 (54.88%) Java
1 45 (54.88%) SQL
2 29 (35.37%) C#
3 12 (14.63%) PHP
4 11 (13.41%) PL/SQL
5 10 (12.20%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.10%) Ruby
7 4 (4.88%) Python
8 2 (2.44%) C++
9 1 (1.22%) Perl
9 1 (1.22%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.22%) C
9 1 (1.22%) Korn
9 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (39.02%) ISEB
2 22 (26.83%) ISTQB
3 21 (25.61%) Degree
4 18 (21.95%) HND
5 5 (6.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (73.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (13.41%) Telerik
2 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.66%) Oracle
4 2 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (1.22%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.22%) Green Hat
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