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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 612 748 752
Rank change year-on-year
+136 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 296 179 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 266 155 105
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +5.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
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
104105 111560 103736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 86198 90937 85872
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 £26,500 £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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +128 270 £46,250 +8.82% 34
London +74 156 £50,000 +8.10% 23
South East +5 36 £43,500 +6.74% 2
Yorkshire +20 27 £32,500 - 2
Scotland +21 20 £40,750 +31.45%
West Yorkshire +10 18 £40,000 +23.07% 2
East of England +18 17 £32,500 -31.57% 2
Edinburgh +13 16 £45,750 +47.58%
East Midlands +15 15 £37,500 -2.59%
City of London +18 14 £50,000 +17.64% 2
West Midlands +2 11 £50,000 +25.00%
Nottingham +3 10 £37,500 -2.59%
Nottinghamshire -2 10 £37,500 -2.59%
Leeds +12 8 £27,250 -16.15% 2
North Yorkshire +9 8 £32,500 -
Birmingham +2 8 £50,000 +25.00%
Harrogate -1 8 £32,500 -
North West -6 8 £38,750 +10.71% 3
Brighton +21 7 £39,500 +5.33%
East Sussex +18 7 £39,500 +5.33%
Surrey +13 7 £47,500 -
Cambridge +19 6 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Cambridgeshire +17 6 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Bristol -9 6 £42,000 -6.66% 2
South West -18 6 £42,000 +20.00% 2
Hertfordshire - 6 £50,000 -
South Wales 0 5 £28,000 +24.44%
Wales -2 5 £28,000 -0.88%
Watford - 5 - -
Manchester +4 4 £38,750 +10.71% 3

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 378 (69.87%) Selenium
2 326 (60.26%) Agile Software Development
3 324 (59.89%) Java
4 236 (43.62%) QA
5 223 (41.22%) Test Automation
6 199 (36.78%) WebDriver
7 186 (34.38%) C#
8 176 (32.53%) Cucumber
9 174 (32.16%) BDD
10 172 (31.79%) Automation Testing
11 168 (31.05%) SQL
12 141 (26.06%) TDD
13 125 (23.11%) Test Scripting
14 121 (22.37%) Automated Testing
15 115 (21.26%) Finance
16 104 (19.22%) Ruby
17 101 (18.67%) Scrum
18 82 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
19 81 (14.97%) Degree
19 81 (14.97%) ISTQB
20 78 (14.42%) HP UFT
21 76 (14.05%) Python
22 68 (12.57%) JavaScript
23 64 (11.83%) Manual Testing
24 63 (11.65%) E-Commerce
25 61 (11.28%) ISEB
26 57 (10.54%) OO
26 57 (10.54%) Jenkins
27 56 (10.35%) .NET
28 55 (10.17%) SpecFlow

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 17 (3.14%) WebSphere
2 8 (1.48%) IIS
3 7 (1.29%) JBoss
4 4 (0.74%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.55%) Confluence
6 2 (0.37%) CMS
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.18%) Node.js
Applications
1 18 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Mingle
2 1 (0.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.18%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.92%) SaaS
2 2 (0.37%) GitHub
2 2 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.48%) HTTP
2 7 (1.29%) CTI
3 6 (1.11%) Internet
4 3 (0.55%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.55%) DNS
5 1 (0.18%) Firewall
5 1 (0.18%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.96%) MySQL
3 11 (2.03%) DB2
4 10 (1.85%) DbVisualizer
4 10 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.29%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.11%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.92%) Neo4j
7 5 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.92%) Hazelcast
8 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.74%) Big Data
9 3 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.18%) Redis
11 1 (0.18%) SQL Navigator
11 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 378 (69.87%) Selenium
2 199 (36.78%) WebDriver
3 176 (32.53%) Cucumber
4 78 (14.42%) HP UFT
5 57 (10.54%) Jenkins
6 55 (10.17%) SpecFlow
7 50 (9.24%) JMeter
8 48 (8.87%) JUnit
9 44 (8.13%) SoapUI
10 41 (7.58%) Git (software)
11 37 (6.84%) Maven
11 37 (6.84%) JIRA
12 34 (6.28%) Subversion
13 31 (5.73%) Appium
14 26 (4.81%) TeamCity
15 25 (4.62%) Mockito
16 24 (4.44%) NUnit
17 22 (4.07%) LoadRunner
17 22 (4.07%) FitNesse
18 21 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 115 (21.26%) Finance
2 25 (4.62%) Games
3 23 (4.25%) Retail
4 21 (3.88%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.22%) Banking
6 10 (1.85%) Marketing
7 6 (1.11%) Advertising
8 4 (0.74%) Electronics
9 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.55%) Law
9 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (10.35%) .NET
2 54 (9.98%) Web Services
3 51 (9.43%) HTML
4 43 (7.95%) Gherkin
5 36 (6.65%) XML
5 36 (6.65%) SOAP
6 24 (4.44%) CSS
7 19 (3.51%) REST
8 15 (2.77%) RESTful
8 15 (2.77%) Spring
8 15 (2.77%) Apache Flex
9 13 (2.40%) Java EE
10 11 (2.03%) JSON
11 10 (1.85%) Flash
11 10 (1.85%) J2EE
12 9 (1.66%) jQuery
13 8 (1.48%) .NET Framework
13 8 (1.48%) J2SE
13 8 (1.48%) JMS
14 7 (1.29%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.32%) Computer Science
2 38 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (6.84%) Mobile App
4 22 (4.07%) User Experience
5 9 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.29%) Social Media
7 5 (0.92%) Xbox
7 5 (0.92%) N-Tier
7 5 (0.92%) Public Cloud
7 5 (0.92%) PlayStation
8 4 (0.74%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.55%) DTV
9 3 (0.55%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.55%) Physics
9 3 (0.55%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.55%) Online Games
10 2 (0.37%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.37%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.18%) Tandem
11 1 (0.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 33 (6.10%) UNIX
1 33 (6.10%) Linux
2 30 (5.55%) Windows
3 26 (4.81%) Android
4 24 (4.44%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.55%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.18%) CentOS
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (60.26%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (41.22%) Test Automation
3 174 (32.16%) BDD
4 172 (31.79%) Automation Testing
5 141 (26.06%) TDD
6 125 (23.11%) Test Scripting
7 121 (22.37%) Automated Testing
8 101 (18.67%) Scrum
9 82 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
10 64 (11.83%) Manual Testing
11 63 (11.65%) E-Commerce
12 57 (10.54%) OO
13 51 (9.43%) Performance Testing
14 48 (8.87%) Regression Testing
15 46 (8.50%) Software Testing
16 42 (7.76%) OOP
16 42 (7.76%) SDLC
17 33 (6.10%) User Stories
17 33 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
18 30 (5.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 324 (59.89%) Java
2 186 (34.38%) C#
3 168 (31.05%) SQL
4 104 (19.22%) Ruby
5 76 (14.05%) Python
6 68 (12.57%) JavaScript
7 34 (6.28%) C++
8 17 (3.14%) PHP
9 16 (2.96%) Perl
10 11 (2.03%) C
11 7 (1.29%) VBScript
12 6 (1.11%) VB
12 6 (1.11%) Scala
13 5 (0.92%) Lua
13 5 (0.92%) Groovy
13 5 (0.92%) ActionScript
13 5 (0.92%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.55%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.55%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 81 (14.97%) ISTQB
1 81 (14.97%) Degree
2 61 (11.28%) ISEB
3 35 (6.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (2.96%) Security Cleared
5 15 (2.77%) ISEB Practitioner
6 11 (2.03%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (43.62%) QA
2 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 41 (7.58%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.74%) Puppet
3 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 54 (9.98%) HP
2 40 (7.39%) Microsoft
3 34 (6.28%) Oracle
4 15 (2.77%) IBM
5 5 (0.92%) Terracotta
6 4 (0.74%) Remedy
7 3 (0.55%) SAP
7 3 (0.55%) Apple
7 3 (0.55%) VMware
7 3 (0.55%) Google
8 1 (0.18%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.18%) Telerik
8 1 (0.18%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.18%) Progress
8 1 (0.18%) Perforce
8 1 (0.18%) Cognizant
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Gym, Pension, Bonus, others
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75200 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Extensive bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
SKY
Salary: Unspecified Highly competitive and superb benefits including free Sky
Posted: 8 days ago