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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 708 769 785
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +16
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 190 108 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.10% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.11% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 154 92 85
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,800 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

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
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 September 2014 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 22 September 2014. 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 +89 185 £41,500 -7.77% 25
London +27 94 £42,500 -15.00% 12
South East +11 35 £40,000 +3.89% 4
City of London -4 29 £42,500 -26.08% 3
Berkshire +3 13 £41,500 -7.77% 1
Yorkshire -58 11 £32,500 -18.75% 1
North West -5 10 £35,000 +12.90% 1
East of England +6 9 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Reading +2 9 £41,500 -2.35%
South West - 9 £36,000 - 4
Cambridge +9 7 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Cambridgeshire +7 7 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Nottingham +4 7 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +2 7 £38,500 +10.00% 1
West Midlands -1 7 £33,000 -5.71%
Hampshire -2 7 £40,000 -11.11%
East Midlands -5 7 £38,500 +10.00% 2
Harrogate -9 7 £32,500 -7.14% 1
North Yorkshire -14 7 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Merseyside - 7 £35,000 -
Liverpool - 7 £35,000 -
Brighton - 7 £37,500 -
Bristol - 7 £45,000 - 1
East Sussex - 7 £37,500 -
Surrey - 6 £32,500 - 2
Staffordshire - 5 £33,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 5 £33,000 -
West Yorkshire -55 4 £35,000 -12.50%
Leeds -42 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £42,500 -

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 257 (68.72%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (65.78%) Selenium
3 172 (45.99%) QA
4 168 (44.92%) Test Automation
5 164 (43.85%) Java
6 145 (38.77%) C#
7 138 (36.90%) WebDriver
8 119 (31.82%) SQL
9 102 (27.27%) BDD
10 97 (25.94%) Automation Testing
11 85 (22.73%) TDD
12 84 (22.46%) Finance
13 76 (20.32%) Ruby
14 73 (19.52%) Degree
14 73 (19.52%) Cucumber
15 72 (19.25%) Automated Testing
16 71 (18.98%) Test Scripting
17 64 (17.11%) Scrum
18 61 (16.31%) Test Strategy
18 61 (16.31%) QuickTest Pro
19 59 (15.78%) .NET
20 52 (13.90%) Windows
21 49 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
22 45 (12.03%) ISEB
23 44 (11.76%) Git (software)
24 43 (11.50%) Software Testing
24 43 (11.50%) Python
25 39 (10.43%) SQL Server
25 39 (10.43%) Regression Testing
26 38 (10.16%) SpecFlow

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 5 (1.34%) Node.js
1 5 (1.34%) Apache
2 4 (1.07%) Confluence
3 2 (0.53%) Mule
3 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.27%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (1.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.14%) Sophis RISQUE
2 4 (1.07%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.60%) AWS Data Pipeline
3 1 (0.27%) SaaS
3 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.14%) HTTP
2 6 (1.60%) Internet
3 2 (0.53%) FTP
3 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.74%) MongoDB
3 11 (2.94%) Hazelcast
4 10 (2.67%) MySQL
4 10 (2.67%) Big Data
5 9 (2.41%) Amazon Redshift
5 9 (2.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (1.34%) Redis
6 5 (1.34%) Neo4j
7 4 (1.07%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.80%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 246 (65.78%) Selenium
2 138 (36.90%) WebDriver
3 73 (19.52%) Cucumber
4 61 (16.31%) QuickTest Pro
5 44 (11.76%) Git (software)
6 38 (10.16%) SpecFlow
7 32 (8.56%) JIRA
7 32 (8.56%) Jenkins
8 27 (7.22%) TeamCity
9 24 (6.42%) SoapUI
10 21 (5.61%) JMeter
11 19 (5.08%) JUnit
11 19 (5.08%) Maven
12 18 (4.81%) Ranorex
12 18 (4.81%) Hudson
13 16 (4.28%) FitNesse
14 15 (4.01%) Firebug
14 15 (4.01%) Fiddler
15 14 (3.74%) TestComplete
16 13 (3.48%) NUnit
General
1 84 (22.46%) Finance
2 18 (4.81%) Retail
2 18 (4.81%) Games
3 13 (3.48%) Publishing
4 10 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.34%) Advertising
5 5 (1.34%) Law
5 5 (1.34%) Front Office
6 4 (1.07%) Banking
7 3 (0.80%) Marketing
8 2 (0.53%) Automotive
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (15.78%) .NET
2 32 (8.56%) REST
3 26 (6.95%) Web Services
4 25 (6.68%) XML
5 21 (5.61%) HTML
6 18 (4.81%) .NET Framework
7 16 (4.28%) Gherkin
8 14 (3.74%) RESTful
9 12 (3.21%) CSS
10 11 (2.94%) SOAP
11 6 (1.60%) HTML5
11 6 (1.60%) COM
12 5 (1.34%) Backbone.js
12 5 (1.34%) Apache Camel
12 5 (1.34%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.34%) J2SE
12 5 (1.34%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (1.34%) Spring
12 5 (1.34%) Silverlight
13 3 (0.80%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (8.56%) Computer Science
3 17 (4.55%) User Experience
3 17 (4.55%) Open Source
4 11 (2.94%) Online Games
5 10 (2.67%) Mathematics
6 9 (2.41%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.87%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.87%) Smartphone
8 6 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.34%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.80%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.80%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.53%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.53%) BBC
11 2 (0.53%) IVR
12 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.27%) GIS
12 1 (0.27%) Social Media
12 1 (0.27%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 52 (13.90%) Windows
2 34 (9.09%) Linux
3 19 (5.08%) UNIX
4 11 (2.94%) Android
5 8 (2.14%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.34%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.34%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (1.07%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (68.72%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (44.92%) Test Automation
3 102 (27.27%) BDD
4 97 (25.94%) Automation Testing
5 85 (22.73%) TDD
6 72 (19.25%) Automated Testing
7 71 (18.98%) Test Scripting
8 64 (17.11%) Scrum
9 61 (16.31%) Test Strategy
10 49 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
11 43 (11.50%) Software Testing
12 39 (10.43%) Regression Testing
13 37 (9.89%) OO
14 35 (9.36%) Manual Testing
15 31 (8.29%) Performance Testing
16 30 (8.02%) Continuous Improvement
17 23 (6.15%) Integration Testing
18 19 (5.08%) Analytics
19 17 (4.55%) User Stories
19 17 (4.55%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (43.85%) Java
2 145 (38.77%) C#
3 119 (31.82%) SQL
4 76 (20.32%) Ruby
5 43 (11.50%) Python
6 36 (9.63%) Perl
7 33 (8.82%) JavaScript
8 31 (8.29%) C++
9 22 (5.88%) VBScript
10 19 (5.08%) PHP
11 15 (4.01%) VB
12 9 (2.41%) VB.NET
12 9 (2.41%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.60%) VB6
14 5 (1.34%) ActionScript
14 5 (1.34%) Lua
15 4 (1.07%) Scala
15 4 (1.07%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.07%) VBA
16 3 (0.80%) C
Qualifications
1 73 (19.52%) Degree
2 45 (12.03%) ISEB
3 32 (8.56%) ISTQB
4 12 (3.21%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.41%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.07%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.53%) CISSP
7 2 (0.53%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (45.99%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (6.42%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (6.15%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.67%) HP
3 9 (2.41%) Oracle
4 6 (1.60%) Jaspersoft
5 5 (1.34%) Terracotta
5 5 (1.34%) Altiris
6 4 (1.07%) Telerik
7 2 (0.53%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.53%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.53%) Facebook
8 1 (0.27%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.27%) VMware
8 1 (0.27%) TOWER Software
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