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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 651 744 730
Rank change year-on-year
+93 -14
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 253 198 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 220 181 123
Average salary £45,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £31,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
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 £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%

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 17 April 2015 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 17 April 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 +88 243 £47,500 +5.55% 13
London +13 118 £50,000 - 10
South East +6 38 £50,000 +5.26%
East of England +53 37 £47,500 +46.15%
Cambridge - 30 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 30 £47,500 -
City of London +28 29 £53,000 +0.95% 4
Yorkshire +17 28 £32,500 - 2
Berkshire +9 13 £45,000 +28.57%
North Yorkshire +22 12 £32,500 - 1
Reading +4 12 £45,000 -
Harrogate +3 12 £32,500 - 1
East Sussex -2 12 £49,250 +31.33%
Surrey +5 11 £50,000 +5.26%
West Yorkshire -3 11 £40,000 +23.07%
North West +9 9 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Wimbledon - 9 £51,250 -
Brighton -3 8 £36,750 -2.00%
West Midlands -9 7 £45,000 -10.89%
Guildford +9 6 £50,000 +5.26%
Manchester - 5 £40,000 - 1
Ipswich - 5 £21,500 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £33,000 - 1
Suffolk - 5 £21,500 -
Sheffield - 5 £33,000 - 1
Scotland +11 4 £39,500 +27.41% 3
Cheshire +6 4 £30,000 -
South Wales -1 4 £34,000 -
Wales -3 4 £34,000 -
South West -16 4 £35,500 -7.79%

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 353 (76.41%) Selenium
2 292 (63.20%) Agile Software Development
3 284 (61.47%) Java
4 206 (44.59%) QA
5 192 (41.56%) WebDriver
6 188 (40.69%) Test Automation
7 159 (34.42%) Automation Testing
8 158 (34.20%) C#
9 156 (33.77%) SQL
10 147 (31.82%) BDD
11 143 (30.95%) Cucumber
12 139 (30.09%) TDD
13 118 (25.54%) Automated Testing
14 101 (21.86%) Test Scripting
15 96 (20.78%) JavaScript
15 96 (20.78%) Scrum
16 92 (19.91%) Finance
17 86 (18.61%) Degree
18 70 (15.15%) Ruby
19 62 (13.42%) Manual Testing
20 61 (13.20%) ISTQB
20 61 (13.20%) HTML
20 61 (13.20%) QuickTest Pro
21 60 (12.99%) ISEB
22 58 (12.55%) JMeter
22 58 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
23 56 (12.12%) Software Testing
24 55 (11.90%) Jenkins
25 53 (11.47%) JUnit
26 51 (11.04%) JIRA

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 10 (2.16%) CMS
2 6 (1.30%) Confluence
3 4 (0.87%) Node.js
4 2 (0.43%) IIS
4 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.43%) Drupal
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (0.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (1.73%) Sophis RISQUE
2 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.22%) SaaS
2 1 (0.22%) GitHub
2 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.38%) Internet
2 7 (1.52%) HTTP
3 5 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.87%) DNS
5 2 (0.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.81%) MySQL
3 9 (1.95%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.08%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.08%) Neo4j
4 5 (1.08%) Hazelcast
5 4 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (0.87%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (0.87%) Redis
6 2 (0.43%) DbVisualizer
6 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.43%) DB2
7 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 353 (76.41%) Selenium
2 192 (41.56%) WebDriver
3 143 (30.95%) Cucumber
4 61 (13.20%) QuickTest Pro
5 58 (12.55%) JMeter
6 55 (11.90%) Jenkins
7 53 (11.47%) JUnit
8 51 (11.04%) JIRA
9 39 (8.44%) SoapUI
9 39 (8.44%) SpecFlow
10 32 (6.93%) Calabash
11 28 (6.06%) Maven
12 27 (5.84%) Appium
13 26 (5.63%) TeamCity
13 26 (5.63%) Git (software)
14 20 (4.33%) Hudson
15 18 (3.90%) LoadRunner
16 15 (3.25%) FitNesse
17 14 (3.03%) Firebug
17 14 (3.03%) TestNG
General
1 92 (19.91%) Finance
2 30 (6.49%) Games
3 25 (5.41%) Retail
4 18 (3.90%) Banking
5 15 (3.25%) Advertising
6 7 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.08%) Marketing
8 2 (0.43%) Local Government
9 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.22%) Law
9 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Back Office
9 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (13.20%) HTML
2 38 (8.23%) .NET
3 32 (6.93%) CSS
4 28 (6.06%) Web Services
5 25 (5.41%) XML
6 21 (4.55%) Gherkin
7 20 (4.33%) SOAP
8 15 (3.25%) REST
8 15 (3.25%) RESTful
9 13 (2.81%) jQuery
10 12 (2.60%) Spring
10 12 (2.60%) Ajax
11 9 (1.95%) Middleware
12 8 (1.73%) J2SE
13 7 (1.52%) FIX Protocol
14 6 (1.30%) Java EE
14 6 (1.30%) QuickFIX
15 5 (1.08%) Apache Camel
15 5 (1.08%) Backbone.js
15 5 (1.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.23%) Mobile App
2 37 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (7.79%) Computer Science
4 28 (6.06%) User Experience
5 20 (4.33%) Open Source
6 17 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.30%) Visualisation
7 6 (1.30%) Social Media
8 5 (1.08%) Online Games
8 5 (1.08%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
8 5 (1.08%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.87%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.65%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.65%) Social Network
11 2 (0.43%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.43%) iPhone
11 2 (0.43%) iPad
12 1 (0.22%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 47 (10.17%) Windows
2 45 (9.74%) Android
3 43 (9.31%) Apple iOS
4 41 (8.87%) Linux
5 22 (4.76%) UNIX
6 10 (2.16%) Windows Phone 8
6 10 (2.16%) Windows Phone
7 5 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (63.20%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (40.69%) Test Automation
3 159 (34.42%) Automation Testing
4 147 (31.82%) BDD
5 139 (30.09%) TDD
6 118 (25.54%) Automated Testing
7 101 (21.86%) Test Scripting
8 96 (20.78%) Scrum
9 62 (13.42%) Manual Testing
10 58 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
11 56 (12.12%) Software Testing
12 45 (9.74%) Continuous Improvement
13 44 (9.52%) Performance Testing
13 44 (9.52%) E-Commerce
13 44 (9.52%) Regression Testing
14 39 (8.44%) User Acceptance Testing
15 34 (7.36%) OOP
15 34 (7.36%) OO
16 29 (6.28%) Test Strategy
17 28 (6.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 284 (61.47%) Java
2 158 (34.20%) C#
3 156 (33.77%) SQL
4 96 (20.78%) JavaScript
5 70 (15.15%) Ruby
6 44 (9.52%) Python
7 32 (6.93%) C++
8 26 (5.63%) Perl
9 15 (3.25%) Groovy
10 12 (2.60%) PHP
11 10 (2.16%) C
12 8 (1.73%) VBScript
13 7 (1.52%) VB
13 7 (1.52%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.30%) ActionScript
15 5 (1.08%) Lua
16 4 (0.87%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.87%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.43%) Objective-C
17 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (18.61%) Degree
2 61 (13.20%) ISTQB
3 60 (12.99%) ISEB
4 13 (2.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (1.95%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (44.59%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (3.68%) Oracle
2 12 (2.60%) Microsoft
3 11 (2.38%) HP
3 11 (2.38%) Google
4 5 (1.08%) Terracotta
4 5 (1.08%) IBM
4 5 (1.08%) Apple
5 2 (0.43%) Sony
5 2 (0.43%) 29West
6 1 (0.22%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.22%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.22%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.22%) VMware
6 1 (0.22%) Telerik
6 1 (0.22%) SAP
6 1 (0.22%) Siebel
6 1 (0.22%) Progress
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Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £380 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £150 - £250 per day + Salary negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus and benefits and training
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Livingston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Life Insurance, 25 days hols
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
The Creative Emporium
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago