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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Tester
Rank 863 838 844
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +6
Permanent jobs requiring an Automated Tester 39 38 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.036% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.038% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 33 27 47
Average salary £34,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,700 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -19 38 £34,700 -7.46% 5
South East -4 16 £34,950 -4.24%
South West -17 11 £34,500 +2.98% 1
Bristol - 8 £34,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £41,750 -
Hampshire - 5 £35,000 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £41,000 -
Winchester - 5 £35,000 -
West Midlands -11 3 £27,500 -21.42% 1
London -43 3 £55,500 +20.00% 1
Swindon - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Surrey +1 2 £25,000 -42.85%
Nottinghamshire -1 2 - - 1
East Midlands -2 2 - - 1
East Sussex -27 2 £34,000 -6.84%
Brighton -28 2 £34,000 -6.84%
Yorkshire -36 2 £42,500 +6.25%
South Yorkshire - 2 £42,500 -
Berkshire - 2 £25,000 -
Sheffield - 2 £42,500 -
Coventry - 2 £27,500 - 1
Guildford +11 1 £25,000 -44.44%
City of London +3 1 £52,500 +16.02%
Birmingham -9 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Bracknell - 1 £25,000 -
Camberley - 1 £25,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £45,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £37,500 -
Slough - 1 £25,000 -

Automated Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 61 (76.25%) Automated Testing
2 48 (60.00%) Selenium
3 47 (58.75%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (50.00%) QA
5 36 (45.00%) SQL
6 31 (38.75%) ISEB
6 31 (38.75%) QuickTest Pro
7 27 (33.75%) Test Scripting
8 23 (28.75%) Test Automation
8 23 (28.75%) Finance
9 22 (27.50%) Manual Testing
10 21 (26.25%) C#
11 20 (25.00%) ISTQB
12 19 (23.75%) Java
13 17 (21.25%) Microsoft
13 17 (21.25%) Software Testing
14 16 (20.00%) .NET
15 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
15 15 (18.75%) Scrum
16 14 (17.50%) WebDriver
16 14 (17.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 12 (15.00%) Unit Testing
18 11 (13.75%) Regression Testing
19 10 (12.50%) JIRA
20 9 (11.25%) Computer Science
20 9 (11.25%) Banking
20 9 (11.25%) Client/Server
20 9 (11.25%) VBScript
20 9 (11.25%) Perl
20 9 (11.25%) PHP

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (5.00%) IIS
1 4 (5.00%) Apache
2 2 (2.50%) Confluence
3 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.25%) Drupal
Applications
1 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) GitHub
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) MySQL
2 6 (7.50%) MS Access
3 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 48 (60.00%) Selenium
2 31 (38.75%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (17.50%) WebDriver
4 10 (12.50%) JIRA
5 7 (8.75%) Cucumber
5 7 (8.75%) Jenkins
6 6 (7.50%) SoapUI
6 6 (7.50%) JUnit
6 6 (7.50%) JMeter
7 5 (6.25%) WATIR
7 5 (6.25%) SpecFlow
7 5 (6.25%) Eclipse
8 4 (5.00%) TestNG
8 4 (5.00%) Subversion
9 3 (3.75%) Maven
9 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.75%) Hudson
10 2 (2.50%) Sahi
10 2 (2.50%) Behat
General
1 23 (28.75%) Finance
2 9 (11.25%) Banking
3 6 (7.50%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.75%) Games
5 1 (1.25%) Billing
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.00%) .NET
2 6 (7.50%) Web Services
2 6 (7.50%) XML
3 4 (5.00%) XSD
4 3 (3.75%) HTML
4 3 (3.75%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.25%) COM
5 1 (1.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Computer Science
1 9 (11.25%) Client/Server
2 6 (7.50%) Mobile App
2 6 (7.50%) Equities
3 4 (5.00%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.50%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.50%) Physics
4 2 (2.50%) Chemistry
4 2 (2.50%) Biology
4 2 (2.50%) Life Science
4 2 (2.50%) Online Gambling
4 2 (2.50%) Open Source
4 2 (2.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.50%) UNIX
2 5 (6.25%) Windows
2 5 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (76.25%) Automated Testing
2 47 (58.75%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (33.75%) Test Scripting
4 23 (28.75%) Test Automation
5 22 (27.50%) Manual Testing
6 17 (21.25%) Software Testing
7 15 (18.75%) Scrum
8 12 (15.00%) Unit Testing
9 11 (13.75%) Regression Testing
10 9 (11.25%) BDD
11 7 (8.75%) Automation Testing
12 6 (7.50%) Line Management
12 6 (7.50%) Data Management
13 5 (6.25%) TDD
13 5 (6.25%) Web Testing
13 5 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (5.00%) Test Management
14 4 (5.00%) Workflow
14 4 (5.00%) Content Management
15 3 (3.75%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 36 (45.00%) SQL
2 21 (26.25%) C#
3 19 (23.75%) Java
4 9 (11.25%) VBScript
4 9 (11.25%) Perl
4 9 (11.25%) PHP
5 8 (10.00%) VBA
5 8 (10.00%) Ruby
5 8 (10.00%) VB
6 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.25%) Python
7 3 (3.75%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.50%) PowerHouse
8 2 (2.50%) F#
9 1 (1.25%) C
9 1 (1.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (38.75%) ISEB
2 20 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 14 (17.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (21.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.75%) HP
3 6 (7.50%) Oracle
4 1 (1.25%) Informatica
4 1 (1.25%) Telerik
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X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Spectrum IT
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
Posted: 7 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago