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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Tester
Rank 847 876 813
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -63
Permanent jobs requiring an Automated Tester 48 23 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.021% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.022% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 47 21 67
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +19.04%

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
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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
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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 +33 48 £37,500 -6.25% 3
South East +18 16 £37,500 +10.29% 1
London +31 13 £55,000 +15.78%
Berkshire - 9 £37,500 -
Maidenhead - 7 £37,500 -
East of England - 6 £35,000 -
South West -4 4 £34,500 -23.33%
North West - 4 £38,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £35,000 -
Cambridge - 4 £35,000 -
Bristol +13 3 £34,500 -23.33%
Manchester - 3 £38,000 -
Salford - 3 £38,000 -
West Sussex - 3 £40,000 -
East Midlands +10 2 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Hampshire -12 2 £33,171 +6.14% 1
Reading - 2 £27,500 -
Suffolk - 2 £31,750 -
West Midlands - 2 £27,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £32,450 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £32,450 -
Coventry - 2 £27,500 -
Leicester +29 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Leicestershire +17 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Nottinghamshire +10 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Nottingham +9 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Leeds -6 1 £32,500 -18.75%
West Yorkshire -16 1 £32,500 -18.75%
Yorkshire -26 1 £32,500 -18.75%
Cheshire - 1 £29,000 -

Automated Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 57 (64.77%) Selenium
2 50 (56.82%) Automated Testing
3 47 (53.41%) ISEB
4 46 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (39.77%) Test Scripting
6 34 (38.64%) SQL
7 29 (32.95%) ISTQB
8 26 (29.55%) C#
9 24 (27.27%) Software Testing
9 24 (27.27%) QA
10 23 (26.14%) Test Automation
10 23 (26.14%) Java
11 22 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
11 22 (25.00%) Automation Testing
12 21 (23.86%) BDD
12 21 (23.86%) Finance
13 19 (21.59%) Manual Testing
14 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
14 18 (20.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 15 (17.05%) WebDriver
16 14 (15.91%) .NET
16 14 (15.91%) MS Excel
17 12 (13.64%) Oracle
17 12 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
17 12 (13.64%) JIRA
18 11 (12.50%) Cucumber
19 10 (11.36%) Gherkin
19 10 (11.36%) Line Management
19 10 (11.36%) TDD
19 10 (11.36%) Scrum

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 8 (9.09%) Drupal
2 3 (3.41%) IIS
3 2 (2.27%) Apache
4 1 (1.14%) uiautomator
Applications
1 14 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) HTTP
1 1 (1.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.36%) MS Access
2 3 (3.41%) MySQL
2 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 57 (64.77%) Selenium
2 22 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (17.05%) WebDriver
4 12 (13.64%) JIRA
5 11 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 8 (9.09%) SoapUI
7 6 (6.82%) Eclipse
8 5 (5.68%) JUnit
8 5 (5.68%) Jenkins
9 4 (4.55%) JMeter
9 4 (4.55%) Subversion
9 4 (4.55%) FitNesse
9 4 (4.55%) TestComplete
9 4 (4.55%) TestNG
10 3 (3.41%) Maven
10 3 (3.41%) WATIR
10 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.41%) LoadRunner
10 3 (3.41%) SpecFlow
10 3 (3.41%) Hudson
General
1 21 (23.86%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Games
3 1 (1.14%) Banking
3 1 (1.14%) Billing
3 1 (1.14%) Front Office
3 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.91%) .NET
2 10 (11.36%) Gherkin
3 8 (9.09%) XML
3 8 (9.09%) LAMP
4 7 (7.95%) Web Services
5 3 (3.41%) XSD
6 1 (1.14%) RESTful
6 1 (1.14%) HTML
6 1 (1.14%) COM
6 1 (1.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.82%) Client/Server
1 6 (6.82%) Computer Science
1 6 (6.82%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.55%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.27%) Open Source
3 2 (2.27%) Social Media
3 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.14%) Life Science
4 1 (1.14%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.14%) Physics
4 1 (1.14%) Chemistry
4 1 (1.14%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.82%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.68%) Windows
3 4 (4.55%) Linux
3 4 (4.55%) Android
4 1 (1.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (56.82%) Automated Testing
2 46 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (39.77%) Test Scripting
4 24 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 23 (26.14%) Test Automation
6 22 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 21 (23.86%) BDD
8 19 (21.59%) Manual Testing
9 12 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (11.36%) TDD
10 10 (11.36%) Line Management
10 10 (11.36%) Scrum
11 7 (7.95%) Regression Testing
12 6 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (5.68%) Workflow
13 5 (5.68%) Unit Testing
14 4 (4.55%) Content Management
14 4 (4.55%) Test Management
15 3 (3.41%) Test Strategy
15 3 (3.41%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (38.64%) SQL
2 26 (29.55%) C#
3 23 (26.14%) Java
4 10 (11.36%) PHP
5 5 (5.68%) Ruby
5 5 (5.68%) VBScript
6 4 (4.55%) VB
6 4 (4.55%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.41%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.41%) VBA
8 1 (1.14%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.14%) C++
8 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (53.41%) ISEB
2 29 (32.95%) ISTQB
3 18 (20.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (9.09%) Degree
5 3 (3.41%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (7.95%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.14%) Puppet
2 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.64%) Oracle
3 7 (7.95%) HP
4 4 (4.55%) Telerik
5 1 (1.14%) VMware
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