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 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 633 673 732
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +59
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 328 273 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.27% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 301 232 187
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +18.46%

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 February 2016 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 February 2016. 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 +60 318 £45,000 +12.50% 55
London +61 161 £52,500 +16.66% 21
South East -30 50 £38,000 -7.87% 8
Yorkshire +19 25 £35,000 +7.69% 8
North West +9 22 £38,750 +10.71% 11
West Midlands -8 21 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Surrey -7 18 £37,500 -11.76% 1
West Yorkshire +17 17 £35,000 -3.44% 4
Leeds +8 17 £35,000 -3.44% 4
Manchester +23 16 £40,000 +14.28% 7
East of England +1 16 £39,000 -13.33%
East Midlands +8 13 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Ealing - 13 £55,000 -
City of London +43 12 £55,000 +22.22% 4
East Sussex +8 9 £38,000 -1.29%
Brighton +6 9 £38,000 -1.29%
Birmingham -2 8 £42,500 +88.88% 1
Buckinghamshire - 8 £40,000 -
Cambridge -6 7 £40,000 -11.11%
South West -6 7 £40,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire -10 7 £40,000 -11.11%
Berkshire -18 7 £48,250 +20.62% 5
Solihull - 7 £47,500 -
Bedford - 6 £37,000 -
Bedfordshire - 6 £37,000 -
Nottinghamshire +12 5 £40,000 - 2
Sheffield +10 5 £27,500 -27.63%
Nottingham +7 5 £40,000 - 2
South Yorkshire +7 5 £27,500 -27.63%
Reading -6 5 - - 1

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 498 (67.85%) Selenium
2 475 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 391 (53.27%) QA
4 321 (43.73%) Java
5 301 (41.01%) WebDriver
6 298 (40.60%) Test Automation
7 289 (39.37%) BDD
8 258 (35.15%) C#
9 254 (34.60%) Automation Testing
10 249 (33.92%) Cucumber
11 231 (31.47%) SQL
12 196 (26.70%) Automated Testing
13 191 (26.02%) TDD
14 174 (23.71%) ISTQB
15 161 (21.93%) Test Scripting
16 155 (21.12%) ISEB
17 140 (19.07%) Software Testing
17 140 (19.07%) Continuous Integration
18 137 (18.66%) Scrum
19 133 (18.12%) Finance
20 130 (17.71%) HP UFT
21 106 (14.44%) Ruby
22 104 (14.17%) JIRA
23 103 (14.03%) Microsoft
24 102 (13.90%) SpecFlow
25 96 (13.08%) Jenkins
26 95 (12.94%) Windows
27 93 (12.67%) Regression Testing
28 92 (12.53%) Web Services
29 85 (11.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (1.36%) Node.js
2 8 (1.09%) Confluence
3 4 (0.54%) IIS
3 4 (0.54%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.41%) Apache
4 3 (0.41%) JBoss
4 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.27%) CMS
5 2 (0.27%) ColdFusion
5 2 (0.27%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.14%) TorqueBox
6 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.41%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) MS Project
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.86%) SaaS
2 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.54%) GitHub
4 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.36%) HTTP
2 7 (0.95%) Internet
3 3 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.27%) DVB
4 2 (0.27%) Intranet
5 1 (0.14%) CTI
5 1 (0.14%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (5.72%) Relational Database
2 41 (5.59%) SQL Server
3 19 (2.59%) DB2
3 19 (2.59%) DbVisualizer
4 11 (1.50%) MySQL
5 9 (1.23%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.09%) Big Data
7 7 (0.95%) Hazelcast
8 4 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.54%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.41%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.14%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 498 (67.85%) Selenium
2 301 (41.01%) WebDriver
3 249 (33.92%) Cucumber
4 130 (17.71%) HP UFT
5 104 (14.17%) JIRA
6 102 (13.90%) SpecFlow
7 96 (13.08%) Jenkins
8 74 (10.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 57 (7.77%) JMeter
9 57 (7.77%) JUnit
10 54 (7.36%) Git (software)
10 54 (7.36%) SoapUI
11 37 (5.04%) FitNesse
12 30 (4.09%) Hudson
13 29 (3.95%) NUnit
14 28 (3.81%) Selenium IDE
15 24 (3.27%) Appium
15 24 (3.27%) Calabash
15 24 (3.27%) TestNG
16 22 (3.00%) Maven
General
1 133 (18.12%) Finance
2 54 (7.36%) Retail
3 25 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 22 (3.00%) Games
5 14 (1.91%) Law
6 13 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.63%) Marketing
8 11 (1.50%) Banking
9 10 (1.36%) Electronics
10 6 (0.82%) Advertising
11 5 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.68%) Publishing
12 4 (0.54%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.27%) Legal
14 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.14%) Automotive
14 1 (0.14%) Front Office
14 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (12.53%) Web Services
2 76 (10.35%) HTML
3 74 (10.08%) .NET
4 73 (9.95%) Gherkin
5 47 (6.40%) XML
6 44 (5.99%) SOAP
7 38 (5.18%) CSS
8 30 (4.09%) RESTful
9 21 (2.86%) J2EE
10 16 (2.18%) JSON
11 15 (2.04%) REST
12 10 (1.36%) ActiveMQ
12 10 (1.36%) DOM
13 8 (1.09%) Backbone.js
13 8 (1.09%) J2SE
14 7 (0.95%) Apache Camel
15 6 (0.82%) HTML5
15 6 (0.82%) Java EE
15 6 (0.82%) Spring
16 5 (0.68%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (6.81%) Computer Science
3 45 (6.13%) Mobile App
4 25 (3.41%) Client/Server
5 19 (2.59%) Fintech
6 13 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.23%) iPhone
8 8 (1.09%) Mathematics
8 8 (1.09%) N-Tier
9 6 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (0.82%) Physics
9 6 (0.82%) Replication
10 5 (0.68%) User Experience
11 4 (0.54%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.54%) Social Network
11 4 (0.54%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.41%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.41%) Online Gambling
12 3 (0.41%) Online Games
12 3 (0.41%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 95 (12.94%) Windows
2 66 (8.99%) Unix
3 65 (8.86%) Linux
4 46 (6.27%) Apple iOS
5 37 (5.04%) Android
6 4 (0.54%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 298 (40.60%) Test Automation
3 289 (39.37%) BDD
4 254 (34.60%) Automation Testing
5 196 (26.70%) Automated Testing
6 191 (26.02%) TDD
7 161 (21.93%) Test Scripting
8 140 (19.07%) Continuous Integration
8 140 (19.07%) Software Testing
9 137 (18.66%) Scrum
10 93 (12.67%) Regression Testing
11 84 (11.44%) Functional Testing
12 79 (10.76%) Manual Testing
13 77 (10.49%) Performance Testing
14 68 (9.26%) SDLC
15 66 (8.99%) Software Engineering
16 65 (8.86%) E-Commerce
17 57 (7.77%) QA Automation
18 52 (7.08%) Test Management
19 51 (6.95%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 321 (43.73%) Java
2 258 (35.15%) C#
3 231 (31.47%) SQL
4 106 (14.44%) Ruby
5 76 (10.35%) JavaScript
6 64 (8.72%) Python
7 41 (5.59%) PHP
8 34 (4.63%) C++
9 19 (2.59%) Shell Script
10 16 (2.18%) Perl
11 13 (1.77%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.77%) T-SQL
12 12 (1.63%) Scala
13 11 (1.50%) VBScript
14 10 (1.36%) C
14 10 (1.36%) Groovy
15 8 (1.09%) VB
16 4 (0.54%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.41%) ActionScript
18 2 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 174 (23.71%) ISTQB
2 155 (21.12%) ISEB
3 85 (11.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 80 (10.90%) Degree
5 11 (1.50%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.68%) CISSP
7 4 (0.54%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.14%) HND
9 1 (0.14%) PhD
9 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 391 (53.27%) QA
2 30 (4.09%) SDET
3 1 (0.14%) EMIR
3 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.41%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.41%) XenApp
2 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
2 3 (0.41%) XenServer
3 2 (0.27%) Firmware
3 2 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 65 (8.86%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.36%) SCCM
3 1 (0.14%) Ansible
3 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 103 (14.03%) Microsoft
2 68 (9.26%) HP
3 19 (2.59%) hybris
4 11 (1.50%) Oracle
5 9 (1.23%) Capita
6 6 (0.82%) VMware
7 4 (0.54%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.54%) Citrix
7 4 (0.54%) Google
7 4 (0.54%) SAP
8 3 (0.41%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.27%) Cegedim Rx
9 2 (0.27%) Marketo
9 2 (0.27%) Twitter
10 1 (0.14%) Brady
10 1 (0.14%) IBM
10 1 (0.14%) Murex
10 1 (0.14%) Tableau
10 1 (0.14%) Terracotta
10 1 (0.14%) Yantra
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + generous pension & bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £48000 per annum + package and generous bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Shares, bonus, bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: GBP Negotiable on experience +Many benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + pension, health care, 24 days leave
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
V2
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + uncapped bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £66000 per annum + travel + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + training, progression, 10% bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £27000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago