The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 694 746 770
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +24
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 206 144 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 166 116 99
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automation Tester
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the UK.

Automation Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Tester over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 within the UK.

Automation Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Automation 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 Automation Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 19 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 +53 193 £40,000 -2.43% 21
London +47 87 £46,250 -15.90% 13
South East +16 36 £37,500 +25.00% 3
North West +13 24 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Yorkshire -22 24 £33,750 -10.00% 1
Surrey -1 17 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Berkshire +10 16 £26,500 -47.00% 2
City of London +16 14 £46,250 -22.91% 4
Manchester -3 14 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Harrogate - 13 £32,500 - 1
North Yorkshire - 13 £32,500 - 1
Reading +11 10 £19,000 -62.00% 2
East of England -20 8 £37,500 - 1
West Yorkshire -27 6 £35,000 -6.66%
Chertsey - 6 £30,000 - 1
South West -3 5 £37,500 -16.66%
Cheshire -3 5 £32,500 +20.37% 1
Leeds -14 5 £35,000 -6.66%
Liverpool - 5 £47,500 -
Cambridge - 5 £37,500 -
Staines - 5 £40,000 -
Sheffield - 5 £38,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £37,500 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £38,000 -
West Midlands - 5 £45,000 -
Merseyside - 5 £47,500 -
East Midlands +29 4 £37,000 +15.62% 1
Warwickshire - 4 £45,000 -
Wales - 4 £22,500 -
South Wales - 4 £22,500 -

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Automation 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 Automation Tester in their job title.

1 276 (69.70%) Selenium
2 260 (65.66%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (50.00%) Java
4 192 (48.48%) QA
5 157 (39.65%) WebDriver
6 153 (38.64%) C#
7 143 (36.11%) Test Automation
8 124 (31.31%) BDD
9 121 (30.56%) Automation Testing
10 108 (27.27%) SQL
11 93 (23.48%) Cucumber
12 91 (22.98%) TDD
13 87 (21.97%) Test Scripting
13 87 (21.97%) Degree
14 80 (20.20%) Automated Testing
15 73 (18.43%) Ruby
16 69 (17.42%) Finance
17 64 (16.16%) QuickTest Pro
18 63 (15.91%) Windows
19 59 (14.90%) SpecFlow
20 56 (14.14%) JavaScript
20 56 (14.14%) Test Strategy
21 55 (13.89%) Software Testing
22 54 (13.64%) JIRA
23 53 (13.38%) Scrum
24 51 (12.88%) Continuous Improvement
25 50 (12.63%) Computer Science
26 49 (12.37%) SQL Server
27 46 (11.62%) Continuous Integration
28 45 (11.36%) Perl

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Automation 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 Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (1.77%) Confluence
2 4 (1.01%) Node.js
2 4 (1.01%) CMS
3 3 (0.76%) Drupal
4 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.51%) MS Office
2 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (4.55%) Sophis RISQUE
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.01%) AWS Data Pipeline
2 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.27%) Internet
2 4 (1.01%) FTP
2 4 (1.01%) HTTP
3 3 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.25%) DNS
4 1 (0.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 8 (2.02%) MySQL
3 8 (2.02%) Hazelcast
3 8 (2.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 8 (2.02%) Amazon Redshift
4 7 (1.77%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.01%) Redis
5 4 (1.01%) Neo4j
5 4 (1.01%) Big Data
6 3 (0.76%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) DB2
8 1 (0.25%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 276 (69.70%) Selenium
2 157 (39.65%) WebDriver
3 93 (23.48%) Cucumber
4 64 (16.16%) QuickTest Pro
5 59 (14.90%) SpecFlow
6 54 (13.64%) JIRA
7 41 (10.35%) Git (software)
8 30 (7.58%) Hudson
9 29 (7.32%) TeamCity
10 28 (7.07%) Jenkins
11 27 (6.82%) Firebug
12 26 (6.57%) Fiddler
12 26 (6.57%) JUnit
13 23 (5.81%) JMeter
13 23 (5.81%) SoapUI
14 19 (4.80%) Calabash
15 17 (4.29%) Maven
16 16 (4.04%) NUnit
17 14 (3.54%) Appium
18 13 (3.28%) TestNG
General
1 69 (17.42%) Finance
2 26 (6.57%) Games
2 26 (6.57%) Retail
3 16 (4.04%) Advertising
4 10 (2.53%) Banking
5 7 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.01%) Back Office
6 4 (1.01%) Marketing
7 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.51%) Front Office
7 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.25%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) Publishing
8 1 (0.25%) Law
8 1 (0.25%) Legal
8 1 (0.25%) Local Government
8 1 (0.25%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.25%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.25%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.58%) REST
2 26 (6.57%) XML
3 25 (6.31%) HTML
4 23 (5.81%) RESTful
5 21 (5.30%) .NET
5 21 (5.30%) Web Services
6 19 (4.80%) Gherkin
7 15 (3.79%) CSS
8 9 (2.27%) SOAP
8 9 (2.27%) jQuery
9 8 (2.02%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.01%) J2SE
10 4 (1.01%) Middleware
10 4 (1.01%) LAMP
10 4 (1.01%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (1.01%) Spring
10 4 (1.01%) Apache Camel
10 4 (1.01%) Natural Language Processing
10 4 (1.01%) Backbone.js
11 3 (0.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.63%) Computer Science
2 33 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.57%) User Experience
4 14 (3.54%) Open Source
5 12 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.78%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.77%) Mobile Banking
8 6 (1.52%) Online Games
8 6 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.52%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.01%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.76%) iPhone
10 3 (0.76%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.51%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.51%) Social Network
11 2 (0.51%) Social Media
11 2 (0.51%) iPad
11 2 (0.51%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.51%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.25%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 63 (15.91%) Windows
2 42 (10.61%) Linux
3 27 (6.82%) Android
4 21 (5.30%) Apple iOS
5 20 (5.05%) UNIX
6 4 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.76%) Windows Phone 8
7 3 (0.76%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.25%) Debian
8 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (65.66%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (36.11%) Test Automation
3 124 (31.31%) BDD
4 121 (30.56%) Automation Testing
5 91 (22.98%) TDD
6 87 (21.97%) Test Scripting
7 80 (20.20%) Automated Testing
8 56 (14.14%) Test Strategy
9 55 (13.89%) Software Testing
10 53 (13.38%) Scrum
11 51 (12.88%) Continuous Improvement
12 46 (11.62%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (10.10%) Manual Testing
13 40 (10.10%) Regression Testing
14 37 (9.34%) Performance Testing
15 32 (8.08%) Integration Testing
15 32 (8.08%) E-Commerce
16 23 (5.81%) Test Management
17 21 (5.30%) Release Management
18 19 (4.80%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 198 (50.00%) Java
2 153 (38.64%) C#
3 108 (27.27%) SQL
4 73 (18.43%) Ruby
5 56 (14.14%) JavaScript
6 45 (11.36%) Perl
7 22 (5.56%) C++
8 19 (4.80%) Python
8 19 (4.80%) VBScript
9 9 (2.27%) VB
9 9 (2.27%) PHP
10 6 (1.52%) Groovy
11 5 (1.26%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.26%) ActionScript
12 4 (1.01%) Korn
12 4 (1.01%) Lua
13 3 (0.76%) VBA
14 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.51%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.51%) C
Qualifications
1 87 (21.97%) Degree
2 44 (11.11%) ISEB
3 34 (8.59%) ISTQB
4 11 (2.78%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.02%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.51%) PhD
8 2 (0.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (48.48%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (2.53%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.02%) HP
3 7 (1.77%) Oracle
4 5 (1.26%) Google
5 4 (1.01%) Terracotta
5 4 (1.01%) Jaspersoft
6 3 (0.76%) Apple
7 2 (0.51%) TOWER Software
7 2 (0.51%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.51%) Telerik
8 1 (0.25%) Altiris
8 1 (0.25%) VMware
8 1 (0.25%) SAP
8 1 (0.25%) Siebel
8 1 (0.25%) Sony
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