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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 645 716 750
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +34
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 253 181 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 221 164 116
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,500 £58,250
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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
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 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +80 246 £45,000 -5.26% 23
London +44 109 £50,000 - 10
South East +17 50 £45,000 -5.26% 3
East of England +26 34 £39,250 +20.76% 1
City of London +11 31 £52,500 - 4
Yorkshire +11 27 £32,500 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 27 £47,500 -
Cambridge - 26 £47,500 -
Berkshire +16 20 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Reading - 17 £45,000 - 1
Surrey +5 15 £50,000 +5.26% 1
East Sussex - 13 £49,250 -
North West +18 12 £35,000 +16.66% 3
North Yorkshire +19 11 £32,500 -
Harrogate +1 11 £32,500 -
West Yorkshire -9 11 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Brighton - 8 £36,750 -
West Midlands -22 7 £45,000 -10.89% 3
Wimbledon - 7 £51,250 -
Manchester - 7 £37,500 - 3
Guildford -4 6 £50,000 +5.26%
Cheshire +6 5 £32,500 +8.33%
Sheffield - 5 £33,000 -
Ipswich - 5 £21,500 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £33,000 -
Suffolk - 5 £21,500 -
Chester +15 4 £28,750 -4.16%
Scotland +14 4 £39,500 +27.41% 1
Warwickshire -7 4 £45,000 -10.89%
South West -23 4 £35,500 -7.79% 1

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 342 (75.00%) Selenium
2 288 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 273 (59.87%) Java
4 213 (46.71%) QA
5 187 (41.01%) WebDriver
6 181 (39.69%) Test Automation
7 161 (35.31%) Automation Testing
8 158 (34.65%) C#
9 148 (32.46%) SQL
10 147 (32.24%) BDD
11 137 (30.04%) Cucumber
12 127 (27.85%) TDD
13 117 (25.66%) Automated Testing
14 102 (22.37%) Test Scripting
15 95 (20.83%) JavaScript
16 93 (20.39%) Scrum
17 89 (19.52%) Degree
18 88 (19.30%) Finance
19 63 (13.82%) Ruby
20 61 (13.38%) HTML
21 59 (12.94%) QuickTest Pro
21 59 (12.94%) Manual Testing
22 57 (12.50%) ISEB
23 56 (12.28%) Software Testing
24 54 (11.84%) ISTQB
25 52 (11.40%) JIRA
25 52 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
25 52 (11.40%) Windows
25 52 (11.40%) JUnit
26 48 (10.53%) Jenkins

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (2.19%) CMS
2 8 (1.75%) Confluence
3 4 (0.88%) Node.js
3 4 (0.88%) Drupal
4 2 (0.44%) IIS
4 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (2.41%) Sophis RISQUE
2 2 (0.44%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.22%) SaaS
1 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.63%) Internet
2 6 (1.32%) HTTP
3 5 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.88%) DNS
5 2 (0.44%) Firewall
5 2 (0.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.63%) MySQL
3 9 (1.97%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.54%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.10%) Neo4j
5 5 (1.10%) Hazelcast
6 4 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (0.88%) Redis
7 2 (0.44%) DbVisualizer
7 2 (0.44%) DB2
7 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 342 (75.00%) Selenium
2 187 (41.01%) WebDriver
3 137 (30.04%) Cucumber
4 59 (12.94%) QuickTest Pro
5 52 (11.40%) JUnit
5 52 (11.40%) JIRA
6 48 (10.53%) Jenkins
7 47 (10.31%) JMeter
8 44 (9.65%) SpecFlow
9 34 (7.46%) SoapUI
10 29 (6.36%) Calabash
11 26 (5.70%) Git (software)
12 25 (5.48%) Maven
13 24 (5.26%) Appium
14 23 (5.04%) TeamCity
15 19 (4.17%) Hudson
16 16 (3.51%) FitNesse
16 16 (3.51%) LoadRunner
17 15 (3.29%) Firebug
17 15 (3.29%) TestNG
General
1 88 (19.30%) Finance
2 33 (7.24%) Games
3 29 (6.36%) Retail
4 16 (3.51%) Banking
5 14 (3.07%) Advertising
6 7 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.54%) Marketing
7 3 (0.66%) Back Office
8 2 (0.44%) 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%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Law
9 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (13.38%) HTML
2 35 (7.68%) .NET
2 35 (7.68%) CSS
3 28 (6.14%) Web Services
3 28 (6.14%) XML
4 23 (5.04%) Gherkin
5 19 (4.17%) RESTful
6 18 (3.95%) REST
7 15 (3.29%) SOAP
8 14 (3.07%) jQuery
9 11 (2.41%) Spring
9 11 (2.41%) Ajax
10 9 (1.97%) Middleware
11 7 (1.54%) J2SE
11 7 (1.54%) FIX Protocol
12 6 (1.32%) QuickFIX
12 6 (1.32%) LAMP
13 5 (1.10%) ActiveMQ
13 5 (1.10%) Backbone.js
13 5 (1.10%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.43%) Computer Science
2 35 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (7.24%) Mobile App
4 28 (6.14%) User Experience
5 19 (4.17%) Open Source
6 18 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.32%) Social Media
8 5 (1.10%) Online Games
8 5 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
8 5 (1.10%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.10%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.88%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.66%) Social Network
10 3 (0.66%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.44%) iPhone
11 2 (0.44%) iPad
11 2 (0.44%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.44%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 52 (11.40%) Windows
2 44 (9.65%) Android
3 42 (9.21%) Linux
4 40 (8.77%) Apple iOS
5 20 (4.39%) UNIX
6 10 (2.19%) Windows Phone 8
6 10 (2.19%) Windows Phone
7 5 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.22%) Solaris
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (39.69%) Test Automation
3 161 (35.31%) Automation Testing
4 147 (32.24%) BDD
5 127 (27.85%) TDD
6 117 (25.66%) Automated Testing
7 102 (22.37%) Test Scripting
8 93 (20.39%) Scrum
9 59 (12.94%) Manual Testing
10 56 (12.28%) Software Testing
11 52 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
12 47 (10.31%) Continuous Improvement
13 45 (9.87%) Performance Testing
14 44 (9.65%) Regression Testing
15 43 (9.43%) E-Commerce
16 36 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
17 29 (6.36%) Test Strategy
18 28 (6.14%) Mentoring
18 28 (6.14%) OO
19 26 (5.70%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 273 (59.87%) Java
2 158 (34.65%) C#
3 148 (32.46%) SQL
4 95 (20.83%) JavaScript
5 63 (13.82%) Ruby
6 39 (8.55%) Python
7 28 (6.14%) C++
8 25 (5.48%) Perl
9 15 (3.29%) Groovy
10 12 (2.63%) PHP
11 7 (1.54%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.54%) VBScript
11 7 (1.54%) C
12 6 (1.32%) ActionScript
12 6 (1.32%) VB
13 5 (1.10%) Lua
14 4 (0.88%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.88%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.44%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (19.52%) Degree
2 57 (12.50%) ISEB
3 54 (11.84%) ISTQB
4 11 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (0.66%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.66%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (46.71%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (3.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.07%) Oracle
3 11 (2.41%) Google
4 9 (1.97%) HP
5 5 (1.10%) Apple
5 5 (1.10%) Terracotta
6 4 (0.88%) IBM
7 3 (0.66%) Telerik
8 2 (0.44%) Sony
8 2 (0.44%) TOWER Software
8 2 (0.44%) 29West
9 1 (0.22%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.22%) VMware
9 1 (0.22%) SAP
9 1 (0.22%) Siebel
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