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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 704 780 786
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +6
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 186 121 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.12% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 145 109 90
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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
106438 102688 109004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.55% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 86956 85302 92787
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £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 22 October 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 October 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 +78 180 £40,000 -15.78% 27
London +29 85 £42,500 -22.72% 14
South East +1 31 £41,500 +7.79% 4
Yorkshire -33 17 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Berkshire +2 15 £40,750 -18.50% 1
North West -1 13 £37,500 +50.00% 2
City of London -7 13 £42,500 -29.16% 5
East of England -9 12 £37,500 -6.25%
North Yorkshire - 12 £32,500 - 1
Harrogate - 12 £32,500 - 1
Reading +5 8 £41,500 -17.00%
Surrey 0 8 £50,000 +81.81% 3
South West -6 8 £36,000 -20.00% 2
Cambridge +8 7 £37,500 +7.14%
Cambridgeshire -6 7 £37,500 +7.14%
Bristol +3 6 £36,000 -20.00% 1
Liverpool - 6 £41,250 - 1
Merseyside - 6 £41,250 - 1
West Midlands - 6 £32,750 -
East Midlands 0 5 £37,500 - 2
West Yorkshire -47 5 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Staffordshire - 5 £33,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 5 £33,000 -
Nottinghamshire +10 4 £37,500 - 2
Nottingham +5 4 £37,500 - 2
Wales +2 4 £22,500 -25.00% 1
Leeds -39 4 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Manchester - 4 £40,000 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £42,500 -
North East - 4 £42,500 -

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 250 (67.75%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (65.58%) Selenium
3 177 (47.97%) QA
4 170 (46.07%) Java
5 151 (40.92%) Test Automation
6 138 (37.40%) WebDriver
6 138 (37.40%) C#
7 116 (31.44%) SQL
8 112 (30.35%) BDD
9 99 (26.83%) Automation Testing
10 83 (22.49%) Degree
11 81 (21.95%) TDD
12 76 (20.60%) Cucumber
13 74 (20.05%) Finance
14 69 (18.70%) Ruby
15 68 (18.43%) Automated Testing
15 68 (18.43%) Test Scripting
16 59 (15.99%) QuickTest Pro
17 57 (15.45%) Windows
18 56 (15.18%) Scrum
19 52 (14.09%) Test Strategy
20 46 (12.47%) SpecFlow
20 46 (12.47%) Software Testing
21 45 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
22 44 (11.92%) Computer Science
23 43 (11.65%) Git (software)
24 42 (11.38%) SQL Server
25 40 (10.84%) Linux
25 40 (10.84%) ISEB
26 38 (10.30%) .NET

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 6 (1.63%) Confluence
2 5 (1.36%) Apache
3 4 (1.08%) Node.js
4 3 (0.81%) Drupal
5 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.27%) Mule
5 1 (0.27%) CMS
5 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.54%) MS Office
1 2 (0.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.52%) Sophis RISQUE
2 4 (1.08%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.08%) AWS Data Pipeline
3 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.90%) Internet
1 7 (1.90%) HTTP
2 4 (1.08%) FTP
3 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.79%) MongoDB
3 11 (2.98%) Hazelcast
4 10 (2.71%) MySQL
5 8 (2.17%) Big Data
6 7 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 7 (1.90%) Neo4j
6 7 (1.90%) Amazon Redshift
7 5 (1.36%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.08%) Redis
9 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.54%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.27%) DbVisualizer
10 1 (0.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 242 (65.58%) Selenium
2 138 (37.40%) WebDriver
3 76 (20.60%) Cucumber
4 59 (15.99%) QuickTest Pro
5 46 (12.47%) SpecFlow
6 43 (11.65%) Git (software)
7 37 (10.03%) JIRA
8 30 (8.13%) Jenkins
9 27 (7.32%) TeamCity
10 21 (5.69%) JUnit
10 21 (5.69%) Maven
10 21 (5.69%) SoapUI
11 20 (5.42%) Hudson
12 19 (5.15%) JMeter
13 17 (4.61%) TestNG
13 17 (4.61%) Firebug
13 17 (4.61%) Fiddler
14 14 (3.79%) FitNesse
14 14 (3.79%) Subversion
15 12 (3.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 74 (20.05%) Finance
2 26 (7.05%) Retail
3 22 (5.96%) Games
4 9 (2.44%) Publishing
5 8 (2.17%) Advertising
6 5 (1.36%) Banking
6 5 (1.36%) Law
6 5 (1.36%) Front Office
7 4 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.08%) Marketing
8 3 (0.81%) Back Office
9 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.54%) Automotive
9 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.27%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.30%) .NET
2 32 (8.67%) REST
3 28 (7.59%) XML
4 23 (6.23%) Web Services
5 19 (5.15%) Gherkin
6 18 (4.88%) RESTful
7 15 (4.07%) .NET Framework
8 14 (3.79%) HTML
9 12 (3.25%) SOAP
10 11 (2.98%) CSS
11 7 (1.90%) Apache Camel
11 7 (1.90%) Backbone.js
11 7 (1.90%) ActiveMQ
11 7 (1.90%) Spring
11 7 (1.90%) J2SE
12 5 (1.36%) ASP.NET
13 4 (1.08%) LAMP
14 3 (0.81%) Natural Language Processing
14 3 (0.81%) jQuery
14 3 (0.81%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.92%) Computer Science
2 31 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.69%) User Experience
4 19 (5.15%) Open Source
5 8 (2.17%) Online Games
5 8 (2.17%) Mathematics
6 7 (1.90%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.90%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.63%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.36%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.81%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.81%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.54%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.27%) Spread Betting
11 1 (0.27%) Interactive TV
11 1 (0.27%) iPhone
11 1 (0.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 57 (15.45%) Windows
2 40 (10.84%) Linux
3 20 (5.42%) UNIX
4 15 (4.07%) Android
5 11 (2.98%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.90%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (1.36%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.08%) Debian
9 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (67.75%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (40.92%) Test Automation
3 112 (30.35%) BDD
4 99 (26.83%) Automation Testing
5 81 (21.95%) TDD
6 68 (18.43%) Automated Testing
6 68 (18.43%) Test Scripting
7 56 (15.18%) Scrum
8 52 (14.09%) Test Strategy
9 46 (12.47%) Software Testing
10 45 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (10.30%) Regression Testing
12 37 (10.03%) Manual Testing
13 36 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
14 34 (9.21%) Performance Testing
15 32 (8.67%) OO
16 26 (7.05%) Integration Testing
17 25 (6.78%) E-Commerce
18 16 (4.34%) Test Management
18 16 (4.34%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 170 (46.07%) Java
2 138 (37.40%) C#
3 116 (31.44%) SQL
4 69 (18.70%) Ruby
5 35 (9.49%) Python
6 34 (9.21%) Perl
7 33 (8.94%) JavaScript
8 29 (7.86%) C++
9 20 (5.42%) VBScript
10 16 (4.34%) PHP
11 11 (2.98%) VB
12 7 (1.90%) Lua
12 7 (1.90%) ActionScript
13 6 (1.63%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.36%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.08%) VBA
15 4 (1.08%) Scala
16 3 (0.81%) VB6
16 3 (0.81%) Korn
16 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 83 (22.49%) Degree
2 40 (10.84%) ISEB
3 30 (8.13%) ISTQB
4 11 (2.98%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.17%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.54%) CISSP
8 2 (0.54%) PhD
8 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (47.97%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (6.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (5.15%) Microsoft
2 9 (2.44%) Oracle
3 7 (1.90%) Terracotta
3 7 (1.90%) HP
4 6 (1.63%) Telerik
5 5 (1.36%) Altiris
6 4 (1.08%) Jaspersoft
7 3 (0.81%) TOWER Software
8 2 (0.54%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.54%) Facebook
9 1 (0.27%) VMware
9 1 (0.27%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.27%) JD Edwards
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