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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 710 755 788
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +33
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 193 115 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 152 96 93
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £31,000 £32,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%

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
110597 101053 111513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89479 83749 95349
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,350 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
(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 +53 184 £41,500 +1.21% 21
London +23 100 £42,500 -15.00% 9
South East -4 36 £40,750 +18.97% 4
City of London -14 25 £42,500 -22.72% 2
North West -4 13 £35,000 +12.90%
Berkshire +4 11 £41,500 -7.77%
Reading 0 9 £41,500 -20.95%
East Midlands -7 8 £38,500 +10.00% 1
East of England -11 8 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Merseyside - 8 £35,000 -
Liverpool - 8 £35,000 -
Hampshire 0 7 £37,500 -16.66%
Nottingham -5 7 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Nottinghamshire -6 7 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Yorkshire -59 7 £32,500 -10.34% 2
Cambridgeshire +3 6 £37,500 +7.14%
Surrey -3 6 £47,500 +82.69% 1
Cambridge -5 6 £37,500 +7.14%
South West -15 6 £35,183 +5.02% 2
East Sussex - 6 £37,500 - 3
Brighton - 6 £37,500 - 2
North Yorkshire -15 5 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Harrogate -17 5 £32,500 -7.14% 1
West Midlands -4 4 £35,250 +0.71%
Scotland -13 4 £31,000 -22.50%
Edinburgh - 4 £31,000 -
Bristol - 4 £40,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £45,000 -
Wales -2 3 £28,250 -5.83% 1
North East -3 3 £42,500 +57.40%

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 264 (67.87%) Selenium
2 185 (47.56%) Test Automation
3 178 (45.76%) Java
4 174 (44.73%) QA
5 156 (40.10%) C#
6 154 (39.59%) Agile Software Development
7 145 (37.28%) WebDriver
8 124 (31.88%) SQL
9 108 (27.76%) BDD
10 100 (25.71%) Automation Testing
11 95 (24.42%) TDD
12 88 (22.62%) Cucumber
13 87 (22.37%) Finance
14 84 (21.59%) Ruby
15 82 (21.08%) Scrum
16 79 (20.31%) Test Scripting
17 73 (18.77%) Degree
18 71 (18.25%) .NET
18 71 (18.25%) Automated Testing
19 66 (16.97%) Test Strategy
20 61 (15.68%) QuickTest Pro
21 52 (13.37%) ISEB
22 47 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
23 46 (11.83%) Python
23 46 (11.83%) Git (software)
24 44 (11.31%) Windows
25 42 (10.80%) Software Testing
26 39 (10.03%) SQL Server
26 39 (10.03%) ISTQB
27 38 (9.77%) OO

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 5 (1.29%) Apache
1 5 (1.29%) Confluence
1 5 (1.29%) Node.js
2 2 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (0.51%) Mule
3 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.26%) CMS
3 1 (0.26%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.29%) Sophis RISQUE
2 4 (1.03%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.80%) AWS Data Pipeline
3 3 (0.77%) SaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.31%) HTTP
2 5 (1.29%) Internet
3 3 (0.77%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.26%) LAN
4 1 (0.26%) WAN
4 1 (0.26%) FTP
4 1 (0.26%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.03%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.34%) MongoDB
3 11 (2.83%) Big Data
3 11 (2.83%) MySQL
4 10 (2.57%) Amazon Redshift
4 10 (2.57%) Hazelcast
4 10 (2.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (1.29%) Redis
6 4 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.77%) Neo4j
7 3 (0.77%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.51%) Informix
9 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 264 (67.87%) Selenium
2 145 (37.28%) WebDriver
3 88 (22.62%) Cucumber
4 61 (15.68%) QuickTest Pro
5 46 (11.83%) Git (software)
6 38 (9.77%) Jenkins
7 36 (9.25%) SpecFlow
8 31 (7.97%) SoapUI
9 28 (7.20%) TeamCity
9 28 (7.20%) JIRA
10 26 (6.68%) JMeter
11 22 (5.66%) Maven
11 22 (5.66%) Hudson
11 22 (5.66%) Ranorex
12 19 (4.88%) JUnit
13 17 (4.37%) FitNesse
14 16 (4.11%) TestComplete
15 15 (3.86%) Firebug
15 15 (3.86%) Fiddler
16 14 (3.60%) WinRunner
General
1 87 (22.37%) Finance
2 22 (5.66%) Publishing
3 20 (5.14%) Games
4 18 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 16 (4.11%) Retail
6 6 (1.54%) Front Office
7 5 (1.29%) Law
8 4 (1.03%) Banking
8 4 (1.03%) Advertising
9 3 (0.77%) Marketing
10 2 (0.51%) Automotive
10 2 (0.51%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.26%) Legal
11 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.26%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (18.25%) .NET
2 33 (8.48%) REST
3 30 (7.71%) HTML
3 30 (7.71%) Web Services
4 26 (6.68%) XML
5 20 (5.14%) .NET Framework
6 19 (4.88%) Gherkin
7 17 (4.37%) CSS
8 16 (4.11%) SOAP
9 12 (3.08%) RESTful
10 8 (2.06%) HTML5
11 7 (1.80%) Silverlight
12 6 (1.54%) COM
13 5 (1.29%) ASP.NET
13 5 (1.29%) JSON
14 3 (0.77%) J2SE
14 3 (0.77%) ActiveMQ
14 3 (0.77%) Spring
14 3 (0.77%) Natural Language Processing
14 3 (0.77%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.46%) Computer Science
2 21 (5.40%) Open Source
3 18 (4.63%) Mathematics
4 14 (3.60%) Online Games
4 14 (3.60%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (1.54%) Smartphone
5 6 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (0.77%) Statistics
6 3 (0.77%) BBC
6 3 (0.77%) Fixed Income
6 3 (0.77%) IVR
6 3 (0.77%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.51%) Spread Betting
7 2 (0.51%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.26%) Social Media
8 1 (0.26%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.26%) iPhone
8 1 (0.26%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 44 (11.31%) Windows
2 34 (8.74%) Linux
3 18 (4.63%) UNIX
4 8 (2.06%) Android
5 5 (1.29%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.29%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.03%) Debian
7 3 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (47.56%) Test Automation
2 154 (39.59%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (27.76%) BDD
4 100 (25.71%) Automation Testing
5 95 (24.42%) TDD
6 82 (21.08%) Scrum
7 79 (20.31%) Test Scripting
8 71 (18.25%) Automated Testing
9 66 (16.97%) Test Strategy
10 47 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (10.80%) Software Testing
12 38 (9.77%) OO
13 34 (8.74%) Regression Testing
14 29 (7.46%) Performance Testing
15 28 (7.20%) Manual Testing
16 27 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
17 26 (6.68%) Analytics
18 20 (5.14%) User Stories
19 16 (4.11%) Customer Engagement
20 15 (3.86%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 178 (45.76%) Java
2 156 (40.10%) C#
3 124 (31.88%) SQL
4 84 (21.59%) Ruby
5 46 (11.83%) Python
6 37 (9.51%) Perl
7 35 (9.00%) C++
7 35 (9.00%) JavaScript
8 27 (6.94%) PHP
9 21 (5.40%) VBScript
10 15 (3.86%) VB
11 11 (2.83%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.31%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.54%) VB6
14 4 (1.03%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.03%) Scala
15 3 (0.77%) Korn
15 3 (0.77%) Lua
15 3 (0.77%) C
15 3 (0.77%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 73 (18.77%) Degree
2 52 (13.37%) ISEB
3 39 (10.03%) ISTQB
4 13 (3.34%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.57%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.29%) PhD
8 3 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.51%) CISSP
9 2 (0.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (44.73%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) NFS
1 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (4.63%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (6.68%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.57%) HP
3 9 (2.31%) Oracle
4 7 (1.80%) Jaspersoft
5 5 (1.29%) Altiris
6 4 (1.03%) Telerik
7 3 (0.77%) Terracotta
8 2 (0.51%) Facebook
8 2 (0.51%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.51%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.26%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.26%) VMware
9 1 (0.26%) JBoss
9 1 (0.26%) Cognizant
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