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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 646 753 761
Rank change year-on-year
+107 +8
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 264 186 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 227 164 100
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +90 240 £45,000 - 27
London +56 139 £50,000 +5.26% 14
South East +8 28 £43,500 -3.33% 1
Yorkshire +13 26 £32,500 - 3
East of England +26 25 £37,500 -21.05% 3
Scotland +10 17 £41,500 +33.87% 2
City of London +36 16 £50,000 +11.11% 4
West Yorkshire +5 15 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Cambridge +27 13 £38,500 -18.94% 3
Cambridgeshire +11 13 £38,500 -18.94% 3
Edinburgh +9 12 £50,000 +61.29% 2
North Yorkshire +6 11 £32,500 - 1
Harrogate -4 11 £32,500 -
West Midlands -1 10 £47,500 - 1
East Midlands +11 9 £33,750 -32.50% 3
Hertfordshire - 8 - -
Watford - 8 - -
Brighton +30 7 £39,500 +5.33%
East Sussex +27 7 £39,500 +5.33%
South Wales +8 7 £34,000 +51.11%
Wales 0 7 £34,000 +51.11%
Leeds -3 6 £26,500 -18.46% 1
Nottingham - 6 £37,500 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 6 £37,500 - 2
Newport -3 5 £34,000 -
Livingston - 5 £40,000 -
Birmingham - 5 £50,000 - 1
West Lothian - 5 £40,000 -
Surrey +4 4 £53,750 +13.15% 1
Berkshire -7 4 £45,000 +13.92%

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 372 (70.86%) Selenium
2 323 (61.52%) Java
3 313 (59.62%) Agile Software Development
4 226 (43.05%) QA
5 212 (40.38%) Test Automation
6 183 (34.86%) WebDriver
7 174 (33.14%) SQL
8 173 (32.95%) Automation Testing
9 164 (31.24%) C#
10 153 (29.14%) BDD
11 151 (28.76%) Cucumber
12 143 (27.24%) TDD
13 136 (25.90%) Automated Testing
14 127 (24.19%) Test Scripting
15 111 (21.14%) Finance
16 100 (19.05%) Scrum
17 83 (15.81%) Ruby
17 83 (15.81%) ISTQB
18 82 (15.62%) Degree
19 81 (15.43%) JavaScript
20 79 (15.05%) HP UFT
21 70 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
22 69 (13.14%) ISEB
23 68 (12.95%) Python
23 68 (12.95%) Manual Testing
24 62 (11.81%) HTML
25 56 (10.67%) JUnit
26 55 (10.48%) Jenkins
27 54 (10.29%) .NET
28 52 (9.90%) E-Commerce

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 13 (2.48%) WebSphere
2 8 (1.52%) IIS
3 5 (0.95%) CMS
4 4 (0.76%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.57%) JBoss
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.38%) Drupal
6 2 (0.38%) Confluence
6 2 (0.38%) Node.js
7 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.19%) Mingle
2 1 (0.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.76%) SaaS
2 3 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.38%) GitHub
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.52%) Internet
2 6 (1.14%) HTTP
3 4 (0.76%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.76%) DNS
4 3 (0.57%) CTI
5 2 (0.38%) Firewall
6 1 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.62%) MySQL
1 19 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.10%) DB2
3 10 (1.90%) DbVisualizer
4 8 (1.52%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.14%) Neo4j
5 6 (1.14%) Hazelcast
5 6 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.57%) Big Data
7 3 (0.57%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.38%) Redis
8 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Navigator
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 372 (70.86%) Selenium
2 183 (34.86%) WebDriver
3 151 (28.76%) Cucumber
4 79 (15.05%) HP UFT
5 56 (10.67%) JUnit
6 55 (10.48%) Jenkins
7 52 (9.90%) JMeter
8 44 (8.38%) SoapUI
9 42 (8.00%) SpecFlow
10 38 (7.24%) Maven
11 35 (6.67%) Appium
12 32 (6.10%) Git (software)
13 30 (5.71%) JIRA
14 29 (5.52%) Subversion
15 23 (4.38%) FitNesse
16 22 (4.19%) NUnit
17 21 (4.00%) TeamCity
18 20 (3.81%) Mockito
19 19 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
20 18 (3.43%) LoadRunner
General
1 111 (21.14%) Finance
2 28 (5.33%) Games
3 24 (4.57%) Retail
4 16 (3.05%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.67%) Banking
6 8 (1.52%) Marketing
7 7 (1.33%) Advertising
8 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.38%) Law
9 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Local Government
10 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (11.81%) HTML
2 54 (10.29%) .NET
3 45 (8.57%) Web Services
4 42 (8.00%) XML
5 34 (6.48%) Gherkin
6 31 (5.90%) SOAP
7 30 (5.71%) CSS
8 17 (3.24%) Spring
9 16 (3.05%) RESTful
10 14 (2.67%) REST
11 12 (2.29%) Apache Flex
12 11 (2.10%) JSON
12 11 (2.10%) J2EE
13 10 (1.90%) Flash
13 10 (1.90%) Ajax
13 10 (1.90%) Java EE
14 9 (1.71%) jQuery
14 9 (1.71%) J2SE
15 8 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
16 6 (1.14%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (7.43%) Mobile App
3 38 (7.24%) Computer Science
4 25 (4.76%) User Experience
5 10 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.14%) Visualisation
6 6 (1.14%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.14%) Public Cloud
7 5 (0.95%) Online Games
8 4 (0.76%) Social Media
8 4 (0.76%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.57%) PlayStation
9 3 (0.57%) Xbox
10 2 (0.38%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.38%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.19%) Tandem
11 1 (0.19%) Artificial Intelligence
11 1 (0.19%) DTV
11 1 (0.19%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 35 (6.67%) Linux
2 34 (6.48%) Windows
3 32 (6.10%) UNIX
3 32 (6.10%) Android
4 30 (5.71%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.14%) Windows Phone 8
5 6 (1.14%) Windows Phone
5 6 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (0.76%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (59.62%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (40.38%) Test Automation
3 173 (32.95%) Automation Testing
4 153 (29.14%) BDD
5 143 (27.24%) TDD
6 136 (25.90%) Automated Testing
7 127 (24.19%) Test Scripting
8 100 (19.05%) Scrum
9 70 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
10 68 (12.95%) Manual Testing
11 52 (9.90%) E-Commerce
11 52 (9.90%) Software Testing
12 50 (9.52%) OO
13 49 (9.33%) Regression Testing
13 49 (9.33%) Performance Testing
14 44 (8.38%) OOP
15 40 (7.62%) User Acceptance Testing
16 36 (6.86%) SDLC
17 30 (5.71%) System Testing
18 27 (5.14%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 323 (61.52%) Java
2 174 (33.14%) SQL
3 164 (31.24%) C#
4 83 (15.81%) Ruby
5 81 (15.43%) JavaScript
6 68 (12.95%) Python
7 38 (7.24%) C++
8 18 (3.43%) Perl
8 18 (3.43%) PHP
9 10 (1.90%) C
10 9 (1.71%) VBScript
10 9 (1.71%) VB
11 7 (1.33%) Groovy
12 6 (1.14%) Lua
12 6 (1.14%) Scala
12 6 (1.14%) ActionScript
13 5 (0.95%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.76%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.57%) XPath
15 3 (0.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (15.81%) ISTQB
2 82 (15.62%) Degree
3 69 (13.14%) ISEB
4 33 (6.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (2.86%) Security Cleared
6 12 (2.29%) ISEB Practitioner
7 10 (1.90%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (43.05%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.19%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 30 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.76%) Puppet
3 1 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 41 (7.81%) HP
2 39 (7.43%) Microsoft
3 31 (5.90%) Oracle
4 12 (2.29%) IBM
5 6 (1.14%) Google
5 6 (1.14%) Terracotta
6 4 (0.76%) Apple
6 4 (0.76%) Remedy
7 1 (0.19%) Perforce
7 1 (0.19%) VMware
7 1 (0.19%) Telerik
7 1 (0.19%) SAP
7 1 (0.19%) Progress
7 1 (0.19%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.19%) Atlassian
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum 12% Bonus, Pension, Life Assurance,
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Tesco
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Morden
Energon Global
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus + Pension + Private Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham
Modis International - London
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £150 - £250 per day + Salary negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £37000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Tesco
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £50,000 to £60,000 + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
East London
AllSaints
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 24 days ago