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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Tester
Rank 856 871 856
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -15
Permanent jobs requiring an Automated Tester 44 39 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.034% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.036% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 42 33 24
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,500 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%

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
104280 108595 100152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86823 87800 83027
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +21 44 £37,500 +4.16% 13
East Midlands +7 14 £45,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire -5 10 £45,000 -
North West - 10 £40,000 - 9
Nottingham - 10 £45,000 -
Manchester - 9 £40,000 - 5
East of England +15 8 £37,500 -21.05%
Suffolk - 8 £37,500 -
Ipswich - 8 £37,500 -
Salford - 5 £40,000 -
London +3 4 £32,500 -44.44% 1
South West -10 4 £29,750 -13.76%
West Midlands -15 3 £32,500 +8.33%
Northamptonshire - 3 £45,000 - 1
Northampton - 3 £45,000 -
Stockport - 2 £30,000 -
Staffordshire - 2 £33,750 -
Hampshire +22 1 - -
City of London +18 1 £42,500 -19.04%
Birmingham +4 1 £29,500 -9.23%
South East +3 1 - - 1
Winchester -3 1 - -
Gloucestershire -19 1 £60,000 +84.61%
Leicestershire - 1 £50,000 -
Somerset - 1 £27,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £37,500 - 2
Devon - 1 £27,000 -
Dorset - 1 £32,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £32,500 -
Warrington - 1 £37,500 - 2

Automated Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 64 (79.01%) QA
2 61 (75.31%) Selenium
3 51 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (62.96%) Java
4 39 (48.15%) C#
4 39 (48.15%) SQL
4 39 (48.15%) Automated Testing
4 39 (48.15%) Cucumber
5 32 (39.51%) ISEB
6 27 (33.33%) Scrum
6 27 (33.33%) JIRA
7 26 (32.10%) BDD
7 26 (32.10%) Test Scripting
7 26 (32.10%) Test Automation
8 24 (29.63%) ISTQB
9 20 (24.69%) Software Testing
10 19 (23.46%) Degree
10 19 (23.46%) WebDriver
11 17 (20.99%) TDD
12 16 (19.75%) .NET
12 16 (19.75%) Windows
13 15 (18.52%) HND
14 13 (16.05%) Performance Testing
14 13 (16.05%) JUnit
15 12 (14.81%) HP UFT
15 12 (14.81%) Mentoring
16 11 (13.58%) Android
16 11 (13.58%) Computer Science
16 11 (13.58%) Apple iOS
17 10 (12.35%) SoapUI

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.23%) Confluence
1 1 (1.23%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Mingle
2 1 (1.23%) MS Office
2 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Trello
2 2 (2.47%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 61 (75.31%) Selenium
2 39 (48.15%) Cucumber
3 27 (33.33%) JIRA
4 19 (23.46%) WebDriver
5 13 (16.05%) JUnit
6 12 (14.81%) HP UFT
7 10 (12.35%) Bugzilla
7 10 (12.35%) SoapUI
7 10 (12.35%) Jenkins
8 8 (9.88%) Calabash
8 8 (9.88%) WatiN
9 7 (8.64%) SpecFlow
9 7 (8.64%) Behat
10 5 (6.17%) JMeter
11 4 (4.94%) TestNG
12 3 (3.70%) Eclipse
12 3 (3.70%) Ranorex
13 1 (1.23%) eggPlant
13 1 (1.23%) TestDirector
13 1 (1.23%) Subversion
General
1 10 (12.35%) Finance
1 10 (12.35%) Games
2 2 (2.47%) Marketing
2 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.23%) Electronics
3 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.23%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.75%) .NET
2 9 (11.11%) J2EE
2 9 (11.11%) XML
2 9 (11.11%) Java EE
3 7 (8.64%) RESTful
4 6 (7.41%) Gherkin
5 4 (4.94%) HTML
5 4 (4.94%) Web Services
6 3 (3.70%) Spring
6 3 (3.70%) CSS
7 2 (2.47%) SOAP
8 1 (1.23%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.11%) Online Games
2 9 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.47%) Online Gambling
5 1 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.23%) DTV
5 1 (1.23%) LIMS
5 1 (1.23%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.75%) Windows
2 11 (13.58%) Android
2 11 (13.58%) Apple iOS
3 10 (12.35%) UNIX
4 3 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (48.15%) Automated Testing
3 27 (33.33%) Scrum
4 26 (32.10%) Test Scripting
4 26 (32.10%) Test Automation
4 26 (32.10%) BDD
5 20 (24.69%) Software Testing
6 17 (20.99%) TDD
7 13 (16.05%) Performance Testing
8 12 (14.81%) Mentoring
9 10 (12.35%) Test Strategy
10 9 (11.11%) Regression Testing
10 9 (11.11%) Agile Testing
10 9 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (9.88%) Automation Testing
11 8 (9.88%) Workflow
12 7 (8.64%) Web Design
12 7 (8.64%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (7.41%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (62.96%) Java
2 39 (48.15%) C#
2 39 (48.15%) SQL
3 10 (12.35%) PHP
4 9 (11.11%) Python
5 8 (9.88%) PL/SQL
5 8 (9.88%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.17%) Ruby
7 4 (4.94%) C++
8 2 (2.47%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.23%) Perl
9 1 (1.23%) Korn
9 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (39.51%) ISEB
2 24 (29.63%) ISTQB
3 19 (23.46%) Degree
4 15 (18.52%) HND
5 8 (9.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (79.01%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.88%) Telerik
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle
4 1 (1.23%) SAP
4 1 (1.23%) HP
4 1 (1.23%) ION Trading
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