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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 660 732 755
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +23
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 225 160 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 195 134 107
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £32,500 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
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 February 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 February 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 +57 214 £41,250 -13.15% 27
London +13 89 £47,500 - 8
South East +11 53 £40,000 -15.78% 7
City of London +1 27 £51,000 -2.85% 3
Berkshire +19 22 £35,750 +2.14% 5
Yorkshire +12 21 £32,500 - 3
East of England +2 21 £38,500 +18.46% 1
Reading - 19 £34,000 - 3
Surrey -12 18 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Cambridgeshire - 16 £47,500 - 1
Cambridge - 15 £47,500 - 1
North West +5 14 £33,750 +22.72% 1
North Yorkshire +14 11 £32,500 - 1
Harrogate 0 11 £32,500 - 1
East Sussex - 11 £38,500 - 1
Manchester +7 9 £35,000 +27.27%
West Yorkshire -4 8 £38,750 +19.23%
Brighton - 8 £36,750 -
West Midlands - 7 £45,000 - 2
Guildford 0 5 £50,000 +5.26%
South West -15 5 £40,000 +3.89% 5
Warwickshire - 5 £45,000 -
Suffolk - 5 £21,500 -
Ipswich - 5 £21,500 -
Chertsey - 5 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 5 £32,500 - 1
Warwick - 5 £45,000 -
Scotland +9 4 £39,500 +27.41% 1
Leeds -14 4 £36,250 +11.53%
Chester - 4 £32,500 - 1

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 300 (72.82%) Selenium
2 259 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
3 227 (55.10%) Java
4 193 (46.84%) QA
5 160 (38.83%) WebDriver
6 157 (38.11%) Automation Testing
7 150 (36.41%) Test Automation
8 136 (33.01%) C#
9 128 (31.07%) SQL
10 120 (29.13%) BDD
11 105 (25.49%) Cucumber
12 101 (24.51%) Automated Testing
13 95 (23.06%) TDD
14 93 (22.57%) Test Scripting
15 91 (22.09%) Degree
16 81 (19.66%) JavaScript
17 78 (18.93%) Finance
18 70 (16.99%) Scrum
19 60 (14.56%) QuickTest Pro
20 58 (14.08%) Windows
21 56 (13.59%) Ruby
22 55 (13.35%) Software Testing
23 54 (13.11%) JIRA
24 53 (12.86%) ISEB
25 49 (11.89%) HTML
25 49 (11.89%) ISTQB
26 46 (11.17%) Computer Science
26 46 (11.17%) Manual Testing
26 46 (11.17%) Continuous Improvement
27 45 (10.92%) JUnit

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 10 (2.43%) CMS
2 7 (1.70%) Confluence
3 5 (1.21%) Drupal
4 4 (0.97%) Node.js
5 2 (0.49%) IIS
6 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.49%) MS Office
2 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.40%) Sophis RISQUE
2 2 (0.49%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.67%) Internet
2 4 (0.97%) FTP
3 3 (0.73%) HTTP
3 3 (0.73%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.49%) DNS
4 2 (0.49%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.91%) MySQL
3 9 (2.18%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.70%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.21%) Neo4j
5 5 (1.21%) Hazelcast
6 4 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.97%) Redis
6 4 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (0.73%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.24%) DB2
8 1 (0.24%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 300 (72.82%) Selenium
2 160 (38.83%) WebDriver
3 105 (25.49%) Cucumber
4 60 (14.56%) QuickTest Pro
5 54 (13.11%) JIRA
6 45 (10.92%) JUnit
7 40 (9.71%) SpecFlow
8 35 (8.50%) Jenkins
9 33 (8.01%) JMeter
10 26 (6.31%) Calabash
11 24 (5.83%) SoapUI
12 21 (5.10%) Git (software)
13 20 (4.85%) Maven
14 18 (4.37%) Appium
15 17 (4.13%) Hudson
16 15 (3.64%) TestNG
16 15 (3.64%) TeamCity
16 15 (3.64%) Firebug
17 13 (3.16%) NUnit
18 12 (2.91%) Fiddler
General
1 78 (18.93%) Finance
2 31 (7.52%) Games
3 28 (6.80%) Retail
4 15 (3.64%) Advertising
5 11 (2.67%) Banking
6 5 (1.21%) Marketing
7 4 (0.97%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.73%) Back Office
9 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.49%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.24%) Billing
10 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (11.89%) HTML
2 30 (7.28%) CSS
3 25 (6.07%) .NET
4 24 (5.83%) Web Services
4 24 (5.83%) XML
5 21 (5.10%) REST
6 19 (4.61%) RESTful
7 17 (4.13%) Gherkin
8 15 (3.64%) jQuery
9 10 (2.43%) Spring
10 9 (2.18%) Ajax
10 9 (2.18%) Middleware
11 7 (1.70%) LAMP
11 7 (1.70%) SOAP
12 6 (1.46%) FIX Protocol
13 5 (1.21%) QuickFIX
13 5 (1.21%) Apache Camel
13 5 (1.21%) Backbone.js
13 5 (1.21%) ActiveMQ
13 5 (1.21%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.17%) Computer Science
2 33 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.80%) Mobile App
4 26 (6.31%) User Experience
5 17 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (3.64%) Open Source
7 5 (1.21%) Social Media
7 5 (1.21%) Online Games
7 5 (1.21%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.21%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.73%) Social Network
9 3 (0.73%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.49%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.49%) iPad
10 2 (0.49%) iPhone
10 2 (0.49%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.49%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.49%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.24%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 58 (14.08%) Windows
2 42 (10.19%) Android
3 39 (9.47%) Linux
4 37 (8.98%) Apple iOS
5 16 (3.88%) UNIX
6 10 (2.43%) Windows Phone 8
6 10 (2.43%) Windows Phone
7 5 (1.21%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.24%) Solaris
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (38.11%) Automation Testing
3 150 (36.41%) Test Automation
4 120 (29.13%) BDD
5 101 (24.51%) Automated Testing
6 95 (23.06%) TDD
7 93 (22.57%) Test Scripting
8 70 (16.99%) Scrum
9 55 (13.35%) Software Testing
10 46 (11.17%) Manual Testing
10 46 (11.17%) Continuous Improvement
11 41 (9.95%) Regression Testing
12 39 (9.47%) Performance Testing
13 38 (9.22%) E-Commerce
14 36 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (7.77%) User Acceptance Testing
16 30 (7.28%) Test Strategy
17 23 (5.58%) System Testing
18 22 (5.34%) Integration Testing
18 22 (5.34%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 227 (55.10%) Java
2 136 (33.01%) C#
3 128 (31.07%) SQL
4 81 (19.66%) JavaScript
5 56 (13.59%) Ruby
6 23 (5.58%) Python
6 23 (5.58%) Perl
7 18 (4.37%) C++
8 12 (2.91%) Groovy
9 11 (2.67%) PHP
10 7 (1.70%) VBScript
11 6 (1.46%) ActionScript
12 5 (1.21%) VB
12 5 (1.21%) Lua
13 4 (0.97%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.97%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.49%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.49%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.49%) R
14 2 (0.49%) C
Qualifications
1 91 (22.09%) Degree
2 53 (12.86%) ISEB
3 49 (11.89%) ISTQB
4 11 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.70%) VCP4
6 5 (1.21%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.97%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (46.84%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) WAI
Systems Management
1 13 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (2.91%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.67%) Google
3 10 (2.43%) Oracle
4 7 (1.70%) HP
5 5 (1.21%) Apple
5 5 (1.21%) Terracotta
6 2 (0.49%) 29West
6 2 (0.49%) Sony
6 2 (0.49%) TOWER Software
6 2 (0.49%) Telerik
7 1 (0.24%) SAP
7 1 (0.24%) Siebel
7 1 (0.24%) IBM
7 1 (0.24%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.24%) Atlassian
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