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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 665 732 772
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +40
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 218 140 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.13% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 185 114 95
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,250 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
99917 98112 105285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83183 79195 90333
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 £27,500 £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 27 January 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 27 January 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
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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 +74 209 £40,000 -11.11% 30
London +47 91 £47,500 - 16
South East -16 49 £37,500 -16.66% 6
City of London +6 23 £46,250 -11.90% 8
Yorkshire -9 22 £33,750 +3.84%
Berkshire +15 21 £34,000 -32.00% 2
North West +8 21 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Surrey -6 20 £37,500 +3.44%
Reading - 16 £19,000 - 2
Manchester +7 15 £35,000 +27.27%
North Yorkshire +15 12 £32,500 -
Harrogate +4 12 £32,500 -
West Midlands - 10 £45,000 -
East of England -18 9 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Warwickshire - 9 £45,000 -
Chertsey - 9 £37,500 -
Warwick - 9 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 8 £43,750 - 2
Cambridge - 7 £47,500 - 2
Leeds -9 5 £35,000 +7.69%
West Yorkshire -9 5 £35,000 -6.66%
South Yorkshire - 5 £38,000 -
Sheffield - 5 £38,000 -
Cheshire - 4 £32,500 - 1
Staines - 4 £40,000 -
East Midlands +19 3 £42,500 +30.76%
Scotland +11 3 £39,000 +1.96% 3
South West -10 3 £35,000 - 5
Guildford -12 3 £52,500 +10.52%
Chester - 3 £32,500 -

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 290 (71.43%) Selenium
2 265 (65.27%) Agile Software Development
3 209 (51.48%) Java
4 200 (49.26%) QA
5 167 (41.13%) WebDriver
6 148 (36.45%) C#
7 145 (35.71%) Automation Testing
8 143 (35.22%) Test Automation
9 131 (32.27%) BDD
10 110 (27.09%) SQL
11 100 (24.63%) Cucumber
12 95 (23.40%) Test Scripting
13 93 (22.91%) Degree
13 93 (22.91%) TDD
14 91 (22.41%) Automated Testing
15 73 (17.98%) JavaScript
16 71 (17.49%) Ruby
17 70 (17.24%) Finance
18 64 (15.76%) Windows
18 64 (15.76%) Continuous Improvement
19 60 (14.78%) Scrum
20 57 (14.04%) JIRA
20 57 (14.04%) SpecFlow
21 55 (13.55%) Software Testing
22 53 (13.05%) QuickTest Pro
23 52 (12.81%) Computer Science
24 50 (12.32%) Test Strategy
25 48 (11.82%) ISEB
26 46 (11.33%) Regression Testing
27 44 (10.84%) SQL Server

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 8 (1.97%) CMS
2 7 (1.72%) Confluence
3 5 (1.23%) Drupal
4 4 (0.99%) Node.js
5 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.49%) MS Office
2 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (4.68%) Sophis RISQUE
2 2 (0.49%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.25%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.71%) Internet
2 5 (1.23%) HTTP
3 4 (0.99%) FTP
4 3 (0.74%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.49%) DNS
5 2 (0.49%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.46%) MySQL
2 10 (2.46%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.72%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.48%) Hazelcast
5 5 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
5 5 (1.23%) Neo4j
6 4 (0.99%) Redis
7 3 (0.74%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.25%) DB2
9 1 (0.25%) Big Data
9 1 (0.25%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 290 (71.43%) Selenium
2 167 (41.13%) WebDriver
3 100 (24.63%) Cucumber
4 57 (14.04%) JIRA
4 57 (14.04%) SpecFlow
5 53 (13.05%) QuickTest Pro
6 36 (8.87%) Git (software)
7 34 (8.37%) JUnit
8 33 (8.13%) Jenkins
9 30 (7.39%) Hudson
10 29 (7.14%) Firebug
11 28 (6.90%) TeamCity
12 26 (6.40%) Fiddler
13 23 (5.67%) JMeter
14 19 (4.68%) Calabash
15 18 (4.43%) Maven
16 17 (4.19%) SoapUI
17 15 (3.69%) Appium
18 13 (3.20%) TestNG
18 13 (3.20%) NUnit
General
1 70 (17.24%) Finance
2 30 (7.39%) Retail
3 27 (6.65%) Games
4 16 (3.94%) Advertising
5 10 (2.46%) Banking
6 5 (1.23%) Marketing
7 4 (0.99%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.99%) Back Office
8 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.49%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.25%) Billing
9 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.34%) HTML
2 30 (7.39%) XML
3 28 (6.90%) REST
4 25 (6.16%) CSS
5 23 (5.67%) .NET
6 22 (5.42%) Web Services
6 22 (5.42%) RESTful
7 17 (4.19%) Gherkin
8 13 (3.20%) jQuery
9 8 (1.97%) Ajax
10 7 (1.72%) Middleware
11 6 (1.48%) LAMP
12 5 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (1.23%) Spring
12 5 (1.23%) J2SE
12 5 (1.23%) SOAP
12 5 (1.23%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.23%) Apache Camel
12 5 (1.23%) Backbone.js
13 4 (0.99%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.81%) Computer Science
2 33 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.90%) User Experience
4 16 (3.94%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.71%) Open Source
7 5 (1.23%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.23%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (0.74%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.74%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.74%) Social Network
8 3 (0.74%) Online Games
9 2 (0.49%) iPhone
9 2 (0.49%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.49%) Social Media
9 2 (0.49%) iPad
9 2 (0.49%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.49%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.49%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 64 (15.76%) Windows
2 42 (10.34%) Linux
3 39 (9.61%) Android
4 34 (8.37%) Apple iOS
5 15 (3.69%) UNIX
6 7 (1.72%) Windows Phone 8
6 7 (1.72%) Windows Phone
7 5 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.25%) Solaris
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (65.27%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (35.71%) Automation Testing
3 143 (35.22%) Test Automation
4 131 (32.27%) BDD
5 95 (23.40%) Test Scripting
6 93 (22.91%) TDD
7 91 (22.41%) Automated Testing
8 64 (15.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 60 (14.78%) Scrum
10 55 (13.55%) Software Testing
11 50 (12.32%) Test Strategy
12 46 (11.33%) Regression Testing
13 44 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (10.10%) Manual Testing
15 35 (8.62%) E-Commerce
16 34 (8.37%) Performance Testing
17 30 (7.39%) Integration Testing
18 25 (6.16%) User Acceptance Testing
19 23 (5.67%) Test Management
20 22 (5.42%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 209 (51.48%) Java
2 148 (36.45%) C#
3 110 (27.09%) SQL
4 73 (17.98%) JavaScript
5 71 (17.49%) Ruby
6 42 (10.34%) Perl
7 17 (4.19%) C++
8 14 (3.45%) Python
9 12 (2.96%) VBScript
10 11 (2.71%) Groovy
11 10 (2.46%) PHP
12 7 (1.72%) VB
13 6 (1.48%) ActionScript
14 5 (1.23%) Lua
14 5 (1.23%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.74%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.74%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.49%) VBA
16 2 (0.49%) R
16 2 (0.49%) C
Qualifications
1 93 (22.91%) Degree
2 48 (11.82%) ISEB
3 42 (10.34%) ISTQB
4 11 (2.71%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (1.97%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.25%) PhD
8 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (49.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (4.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (2.71%) Google
2 9 (2.22%) Microsoft
3 8 (1.97%) Oracle
4 6 (1.48%) HP
5 5 (1.23%) Apple
5 5 (1.23%) Terracotta
6 2 (0.49%) Telerik
6 2 (0.49%) Sony
6 2 (0.49%) TOWER Software
6 2 (0.49%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.25%) SAP
7 1 (0.25%) Siebel
7 1 (0.25%) VMware
7 1 (0.25%) Jaspersoft
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