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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 638 714 741
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +27
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 247 196 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 206 184 114
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +18.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000
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%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +83 231 £47,500 +5.55% 22
London +78 137 £50,000 +5.26% 15
East of England +34 30 £47,500 +10.46% 1
Yorkshire +8 25 £32,500 - 3
City of London +48 24 £52,500 +16.66% 6
Cambridge +43 23 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire +29 23 £47,500 -
South East -11 18 £50,000 +5.26%
West Yorkshire +6 11 £40,000 +11.11% 2
North Yorkshire +14 10 £32,500 - 1
North West +7 10 £37,500 +25.00% 3
Harrogate -2 10 £32,500 - 1
Scotland +19 9 £40,750 +31.45% 4
Wimbledon - 8 £51,250 -
Watford +15 7 - -
South Wales +12 7 £34,000 - 1
Wales +9 7 £34,000 - 1
Berkshire +3 7 £45,000 +28.57%
Hertfordshire +1 7 - - 1
Edinburgh +14 6 £41,500 +33.87% 3
West Midlands -3 6 £45,000 -10.89%
Newport -6 6 £34,000 - 1
Manchester - 6 £38,750 - 2
Surrey +8 4 £55,000 +15.78%
Reading -8 4 £52,500 +27.27%
Sheffield - 4 £33,000 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £33,000 -
East Sussex +8 3 £60,000 +60.00%
Cheshire -2 3 £35,000 +16.66%
Hove - 3 £60,000 -

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (75.27%) Selenium
2 296 (63.11%) Agile Software Development
3 287 (61.19%) Java
4 205 (43.71%) QA
5 193 (41.15%) Test Automation
6 179 (38.17%) WebDriver
7 168 (35.82%) SQL
8 154 (32.84%) Automation Testing
9 152 (32.41%) Cucumber
10 150 (31.98%) BDD
11 139 (29.64%) C#
12 136 (29.00%) TDD
13 127 (27.08%) Automated Testing
14 112 (23.88%) Test Scripting
15 104 (22.17%) Scrum
16 102 (21.75%) Finance
17 98 (20.90%) JavaScript
18 84 (17.91%) Degree
19 73 (15.57%) Ruby
20 69 (14.71%) HTML
21 68 (14.50%) ISTQB
22 64 (13.65%) Manual Testing
23 63 (13.43%) QuickTest Pro
23 63 (13.43%) ISEB
24 58 (12.37%) Python
25 57 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
26 55 (11.73%) Jenkins
27 54 (11.51%) JMeter
28 53 (11.30%) JUnit
29 51 (10.87%) Software Testing

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (1.92%) CMS
1 9 (1.92%) WebSphere
2 6 (1.28%) IIS
3 4 (0.85%) Confluence
4 2 (0.43%) Drupal
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.43%) JBoss
4 2 (0.43%) Node.js
5 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (1.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.21%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Sophis RISQUE
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.43%) SaaS
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.21%) GitHub
3 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.92%) Internet
2 8 (1.71%) HTTP
3 5 (1.07%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.85%) DNS
5 2 (0.43%) CTI
5 2 (0.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.99%) MySQL
3 8 (1.71%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.49%) DbVisualizer
4 7 (1.49%) DB2
5 6 (1.28%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.07%) Neo4j
6 5 (1.07%) Hazelcast
7 3 (0.64%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.64%) Redis
7 3 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.21%) Big Data
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Navigator
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 353 (75.27%) Selenium
2 179 (38.17%) WebDriver
3 152 (32.41%) Cucumber
4 63 (13.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 55 (11.73%) Jenkins
6 54 (11.51%) JMeter
7 53 (11.30%) JUnit
8 42 (8.96%) JIRA
9 40 (8.53%) SoapUI
10 36 (7.68%) SpecFlow
11 35 (7.46%) Appium
12 32 (6.82%) Maven
13 28 (5.97%) Calabash
14 21 (4.48%) Git (software)
15 20 (4.26%) FitNesse
16 17 (3.62%) LoadRunner
16 17 (3.62%) Subversion
16 17 (3.62%) TeamCity
17 15 (3.20%) TestNG
18 14 (2.99%) NUnit
General
1 102 (21.75%) Finance
2 32 (6.82%) Games
3 24 (5.12%) Retail
4 15 (3.20%) Banking
5 12 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.49%) Advertising
7 6 (1.28%) Marketing
8 2 (0.43%) Law
9 1 (0.21%) Electronics
9 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (14.71%) HTML
2 44 (9.38%) .NET
3 38 (8.10%) XML
4 37 (7.89%) Web Services
5 32 (6.82%) CSS
6 27 (5.76%) Gherkin
7 21 (4.48%) SOAP
8 17 (3.62%) RESTful
9 13 (2.77%) jQuery
10 12 (2.56%) Spring
11 11 (2.35%) REST
11 11 (2.35%) Ajax
12 10 (2.13%) JSON
13 9 (1.92%) Middleware
14 8 (1.71%) Java EE
14 8 (1.71%) J2SE
14 8 (1.71%) J2EE
15 7 (1.49%) Flash
15 7 (1.49%) Apache Flex
15 7 (1.49%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.74%) Mobile App
2 37 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 37 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.54%) User Experience
4 23 (4.90%) Open Source
5 12 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.28%) Social Media
6 6 (1.28%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.07%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.07%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.07%) Online Games
8 4 (0.85%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.43%) Social Network
10 2 (0.43%) iPhone
10 2 (0.43%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.43%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.21%) iPad
11 1 (0.21%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 43 (9.17%) Android
2 41 (8.74%) Windows
3 40 (8.53%) Apple iOS
4 38 (8.10%) Linux
5 28 (5.97%) UNIX
6 10 (2.13%) Windows Phone
6 10 (2.13%) Windows Phone 8
7 5 (1.07%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) CentOS
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (63.11%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (41.15%) Test Automation
3 154 (32.84%) Automation Testing
4 150 (31.98%) BDD
5 136 (29.00%) TDD
6 127 (27.08%) Automated Testing
7 112 (23.88%) Test Scripting
8 104 (22.17%) Scrum
9 64 (13.65%) Manual Testing
10 57 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
11 51 (10.87%) Software Testing
12 47 (10.02%) E-Commerce
13 46 (9.81%) Regression Testing
13 46 (9.81%) Performance Testing
14 43 (9.17%) User Acceptance Testing
15 37 (7.89%) OOP
15 37 (7.89%) OO
16 34 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
17 29 (6.18%) System Testing
18 25 (5.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 287 (61.19%) Java
2 168 (35.82%) SQL
3 139 (29.64%) C#
4 98 (20.90%) JavaScript
5 73 (15.57%) Ruby
6 58 (12.37%) Python
7 33 (7.04%) C++
8 19 (4.05%) Perl
9 17 (3.62%) PHP
10 11 (2.35%) C
10 11 (2.35%) Groovy
11 7 (1.49%) VBScript
11 7 (1.49%) VB
11 7 (1.49%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.28%) ActionScript
13 5 (1.07%) Lua
14 4 (0.85%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.85%) Scala
15 3 (0.64%) XPath
16 2 (0.43%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 84 (17.91%) Degree
2 68 (14.50%) ISTQB
3 63 (13.43%) ISEB
4 17 (3.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (2.56%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.71%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (43.71%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (5.33%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.69%) Oracle
3 17 (3.62%) HP
4 8 (1.71%) Google
5 7 (1.49%) IBM
6 5 (1.07%) Terracotta
6 5 (1.07%) Apple
7 2 (0.43%) Sony
8 1 (0.21%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.21%) Progress
8 1 (0.21%) SAP
8 1 (0.21%) Remedy
8 1 (0.21%) VMware
8 1 (0.21%) Telerik
8 1 (0.21%) Atlassian
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