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 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 710 762 768
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +6
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 186 132 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 153 116 92
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,650 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £63,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
107644 104931 108810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.70% 95.32%
Number of salaries quoted 89153 86333 93218
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +42 177 £40,000 -15.78% 20
London +24 83 £45,000 -21.73% 5
South East +14 33 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Yorkshire -35 23 £32,500 -13.33% 2
North West +5 16 £40,000 +37.93% 2
Berkshire +34 15 £40,000 -20.00%
City of London +2 14 £42,500 -29.16% 5
Surrey -11 13 £40,000 +45.45% 3
North Yorkshire - 12 £32,500 - 1
Harrogate - 12 £32,500 - 1
Manchester -6 8 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Reading +6 7 £19,000 -62.00%
East of England -22 7 £37,500 - 1
West Yorkshire -37 7 £35,000 -6.66%
South West -5 6 £45,000 - 2
Leeds -28 6 £35,000 -6.66%
West Midlands - 6 £39,000 -
Bristol +8 5 £39,500 -12.22%
Liverpool - 5 £47,500 -
Merseyside - 5 £47,500 -
Staines - 5 £40,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £38,000 - 1
Cambridge - 4 £37,500 - 1
Sheffield - 4 £38,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £37,500 - 1
Cheshire -2 3 £32,500 +20.37% 1
Warrington - 3 £32,500 -
Warwick - 3 £45,000 -
Chertsey - 3 £30,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 3 £40,000 -

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 263 (69.39%) Selenium
2 250 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (48.81%) Java
4 182 (48.02%) QA
5 150 (39.58%) C#
6 149 (39.31%) WebDriver
7 139 (36.68%) Test Automation
8 114 (30.08%) BDD
9 108 (28.50%) Automation Testing
10 103 (27.18%) SQL
11 81 (21.37%) TDD
11 81 (21.37%) Degree
12 77 (20.32%) Cucumber
13 75 (19.79%) Test Scripting
14 70 (18.47%) Automated Testing
15 69 (18.21%) Ruby
16 62 (16.36%) Finance
16 62 (16.36%) Windows
17 61 (16.09%) QuickTest Pro
18 58 (15.30%) SpecFlow
19 55 (14.51%) Test Strategy
19 55 (14.51%) Scrum
20 52 (13.72%) SQL Server
20 52 (13.72%) Software Testing
21 50 (13.19%) Computer Science
22 48 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
23 46 (12.14%) Git (software)
24 45 (11.87%) JIRA
25 44 (11.61%) Continuous Improvement
26 43 (11.35%) Perl

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 6 (1.58%) Confluence
2 3 (0.79%) Node.js
2 3 (0.79%) Drupal
3 2 (0.53%) CMS
4 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.26%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (0.53%) MS Office
2 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (4.22%) Sophis RISQUE
2 4 (1.06%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.06%) AWS Data Pipeline
2 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.90%) Internet
2 7 (1.85%) HTTP
3 4 (1.06%) FTP
4 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.26%) DNS
5 1 (0.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (13.72%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.69%) MongoDB
3 11 (2.90%) Hazelcast
4 8 (2.11%) MySQL
5 7 (1.85%) Neo4j
5 7 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 7 (1.85%) Amazon Redshift
6 5 (1.32%) Big Data
6 5 (1.32%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.79%) Redis
8 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) DB2
9 1 (0.26%) DbVisualizer
9 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 263 (69.39%) Selenium
2 149 (39.31%) WebDriver
3 77 (20.32%) Cucumber
4 61 (16.09%) QuickTest Pro
5 58 (15.30%) SpecFlow
6 46 (12.14%) Git (software)
7 45 (11.87%) JIRA
8 31 (8.18%) TeamCity
9 29 (7.65%) Hudson
10 27 (7.12%) Jenkins
11 25 (6.60%) Firebug
11 25 (6.60%) Fiddler
12 24 (6.33%) JUnit
13 21 (5.54%) SoapUI
14 19 (5.01%) JMeter
14 19 (5.01%) Maven
15 16 (4.22%) NUnit
15 16 (4.22%) TestNG
16 13 (3.43%) FitNesse
16 13 (3.43%) LoadRunner
General
1 62 (16.36%) Finance
2 29 (7.65%) Retail
3 24 (6.33%) Games
4 16 (4.22%) Advertising
5 8 (2.11%) Banking
6 5 (1.32%) Publishing
6 5 (1.32%) Law
7 4 (1.06%) Back Office
7 4 (1.06%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.79%) Marketing
8 3 (0.79%) Front Office
9 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.53%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.26%) Local Government
10 1 (0.26%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.26%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.97%) REST
2 27 (7.12%) .NET
3 26 (6.86%) XML
4 22 (5.80%) Gherkin
5 19 (5.01%) RESTful
6 18 (4.75%) Web Services
7 15 (3.96%) HTML
8 12 (3.17%) SOAP
9 11 (2.90%) CSS
9 11 (2.90%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.85%) ActiveMQ
10 7 (1.85%) Spring
10 7 (1.85%) J2SE
10 7 (1.85%) Backbone.js
10 7 (1.85%) Apache Camel
11 5 (1.32%) jQuery
12 4 (1.06%) LAMP
12 4 (1.06%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.79%) Natural Language Processing
14 2 (0.53%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 50 (13.19%) Computer Science
2 29 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.60%) User Experience
4 16 (4.22%) Open Source
5 8 (2.11%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.85%) Online Games
6 7 (1.85%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.58%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.79%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.79%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.53%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.53%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.53%) iPhone
11 1 (0.26%) Social Network
11 1 (0.26%) Social Media
11 1 (0.26%) iPad
11 1 (0.26%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 62 (16.36%) Windows
2 42 (11.08%) Linux
3 19 (5.01%) Android
4 18 (4.75%) UNIX
5 14 (3.69%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.85%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (1.32%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.06%) Debian
9 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (36.68%) Test Automation
3 114 (30.08%) BDD
4 108 (28.50%) Automation Testing
5 81 (21.37%) TDD
6 75 (19.79%) Test Scripting
7 70 (18.47%) Automated Testing
8 55 (14.51%) Scrum
8 55 (14.51%) Test Strategy
9 52 (13.72%) Software Testing
10 48 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
11 44 (11.61%) Continuous Improvement
12 36 (9.50%) Performance Testing
13 35 (9.23%) Manual Testing
13 35 (9.23%) Regression Testing
14 32 (8.44%) E-Commerce
15 31 (8.18%) Integration Testing
16 25 (6.60%) OO
17 19 (5.01%) Release Management
18 18 (4.75%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 185 (48.81%) Java
2 150 (39.58%) C#
3 103 (27.18%) SQL
4 69 (18.21%) Ruby
5 43 (11.35%) Perl
6 42 (11.08%) JavaScript
7 24 (6.33%) C++
8 20 (5.28%) VBScript
8 20 (5.28%) Python
9 10 (2.64%) PHP
10 9 (2.37%) VB
11 7 (1.85%) ActionScript
11 7 (1.85%) Lua
12 5 (1.32%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.06%) Groovy
13 4 (1.06%) VBA
14 3 (0.79%) Korn
15 2 (0.53%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.53%) SPARQL
15 2 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 81 (21.37%) Degree
2 40 (10.55%) ISEB
3 32 (8.44%) ISTQB
4 11 (2.90%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (2.11%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.53%) PhD
7 2 (0.53%) CISSP
7 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (48.02%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (2.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.11%) HP
3 7 (1.85%) Terracotta
4 6 (1.58%) Oracle
5 5 (1.32%) Telerik
5 5 (1.32%) Altiris
6 4 (1.06%) Jaspersoft
7 3 (0.79%) Google
8 2 (0.53%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.53%) Facebook
8 2 (0.53%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.26%) VMware
9 1 (0.26%) Siebel
9 1 (0.26%) Cognizant
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Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits package attached
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow
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Salary: £33000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
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Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
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Staines
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + PACKAGE
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
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City of London
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Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bens
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Glasgow
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, pension
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Livingston
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Salary: £36000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + benefits
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City of London
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Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
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