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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 614 721 783
Rank change year-on-year
+107 +62
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 291 195 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 262 153 94
Average salary £46,250 £41,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.44% +1.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,850 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
101264 109979 101860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.19% 94.54% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 84172 88959 84461
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 August 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 August 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 +91 273 £47,500 +11.76% 38
London +85 156 £50,000 +11.11% 21
South East +3 35 £45,000 +8.43% 4
Yorkshire +22 21 £40,000 +23.07%
East of England +28 18 £37,500 - 4
East Midlands +17 18 £37,500 -2.59%
Scotland +27 16 £40,000 +29.03% 4
West Yorkshire +25 16 £40,000 +26.98%
North West -3 13 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Edinburgh +7 12 £50,000 +61.29% 1
West Midlands +3 12 £50,000 +41.84%
Nottingham -4 12 £37,500 -2.59%
Nottinghamshire -5 12 £37,500 -2.59%
City of London +14 10 £53,750 +26.47% 5
Manchester +14 10 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Birmingham +22 9 £50,000 +25.00%
Leeds +19 8 £42,750 +35.71%
Cambridge +18 7 £37,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire +14 7 £37,500 - 1
Surrey +14 6 £52,500 +10.52%
Berkshire +5 6 £65,000 +56.62% 3
Reading -4 6 £65,000 +56.62% 3
Bedford - 6 £32,500 -
Bedfordshire - 6 £32,500 -
Brighton +16 5 £39,500 +5.33%
East Sussex +15 5 £39,500 +5.33%
Kent +3 5 £45,000 - 1
South West -4 5 £42,500 +20.79%
Bristol -9 5 £42,500 +4.93%
North Yorkshire +2 4 £32,500 -

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 388 (69.91%) Selenium
2 333 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 325 (58.56%) Java
4 247 (44.50%) QA
5 231 (41.62%) Test Automation
6 209 (37.66%) WebDriver
7 193 (34.77%) C#
8 182 (32.79%) Cucumber
9 178 (32.07%) BDD
10 174 (31.35%) Automation Testing
11 171 (30.81%) SQL
12 134 (24.14%) TDD
13 132 (23.78%) Test Scripting
14 121 (21.80%) Automated Testing
15 110 (19.82%) Finance
16 106 (19.10%) Ruby
17 104 (18.74%) Scrum
18 95 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
19 85 (15.32%) Degree
20 84 (15.14%) ISTQB
21 83 (14.95%) HP UFT
22 76 (13.69%) Python
23 74 (13.33%) JavaScript
24 67 (12.07%) Jenkins
25 63 (11.35%) HP
26 62 (11.17%) .NET
26 62 (11.17%) Manual Testing
26 62 (11.17%) SpecFlow
27 61 (10.99%) E-Commerce
28 57 (10.27%) Web Services

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 18 (3.24%) WebSphere
2 9 (1.62%) JBoss
3 6 (1.08%) IIS
4 4 (0.72%) Confluence
4 4 (0.72%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.72%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.54%) Node.js
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.18%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.18%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Mingle
2 1 (0.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.18%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.26%) SaaS
2 2 (0.36%) GitHub
2 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.62%) HTTP
2 8 (1.44%) CTI
3 7 (1.26%) Internet
4 3 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.54%) DNS
5 1 (0.18%) SMS
5 1 (0.18%) DVB
5 1 (0.18%) Firewall
5 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.06%) MySQL
3 15 (2.70%) DB2
4 14 (2.52%) DbVisualizer
5 11 (1.98%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.44%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.08%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.08%) Big Data
8 5 (0.90%) Hazelcast
8 5 (0.90%) Neo4j
8 5 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.36%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.18%) Redis
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 388 (69.91%) Selenium
2 209 (37.66%) WebDriver
3 182 (32.79%) Cucumber
4 83 (14.95%) HP UFT
5 67 (12.07%) Jenkins
6 62 (11.17%) SpecFlow
7 46 (8.29%) JMeter
8 44 (7.93%) JIRA
8 44 (7.93%) Git (software)
8 44 (7.93%) SoapUI
9 43 (7.75%) JUnit
10 37 (6.67%) Maven
11 34 (6.13%) Subversion
12 32 (5.77%) Appium
13 25 (4.50%) Mockito
13 25 (4.50%) TeamCity
13 25 (4.50%) NUnit
14 24 (4.32%) FitNesse
15 23 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (3.42%) TestNG
General
1 110 (19.82%) Finance
2 28 (5.05%) Retail
3 23 (4.14%) Telecoms
4 22 (3.96%) Games
5 13 (2.34%) Banking
6 11 (1.98%) Marketing
7 5 (0.90%) Retail Banking
7 5 (0.90%) Advertising
7 5 (0.90%) Electronics
8 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.54%) Law
8 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.18%) Automotive
9 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (11.17%) .NET
2 57 (10.27%) Web Services
3 55 (9.91%) HTML
4 48 (8.65%) Gherkin
5 41 (7.39%) XML
6 38 (6.85%) SOAP
7 24 (4.32%) CSS
8 21 (3.78%) REST
9 19 (3.42%) RESTful
10 15 (2.70%) J2EE
10 15 (2.70%) Java EE
11 14 (2.52%) Apache Flex
12 13 (2.34%) Spring
13 11 (1.98%) JSON
14 10 (1.80%) Flash
15 9 (1.62%) JMS
15 9 (1.62%) jQuery
16 8 (1.44%) EJB 3.0
16 8 (1.44%) .NET Framework
16 8 (1.44%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.55%) Computer Science
2 40 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.77%) Mobile App
4 18 (3.24%) User Experience
5 9 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.08%) Mathematics
6 6 (1.08%) Physics
7 5 (0.90%) N-Tier
7 5 (0.90%) Xbox
7 5 (0.90%) Public Cloud
7 5 (0.90%) PlayStation
8 4 (0.72%) Social Media
8 4 (0.72%) Visualisation
8 4 (0.72%) DTV
9 3 (0.54%) iPhone
10 2 (0.36%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.36%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.36%) STB
10 2 (0.36%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.18%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 39 (7.03%) UNIX
2 36 (6.49%) Linux
3 31 (5.59%) Windows
4 27 (4.86%) Android
5 26 (4.68%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (0.72%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.72%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.18%) CentOS
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (41.62%) Test Automation
3 178 (32.07%) BDD
4 174 (31.35%) Automation Testing
5 134 (24.14%) TDD
6 132 (23.78%) Test Scripting
7 121 (21.80%) Automated Testing
8 104 (18.74%) Scrum
9 95 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
10 62 (11.17%) Manual Testing
11 61 (10.99%) E-Commerce
12 54 (9.73%) OO
12 54 (9.73%) Regression Testing
13 51 (9.19%) Software Testing
14 49 (8.83%) Performance Testing
15 46 (8.29%) SDLC
16 41 (7.39%) OOP
17 36 (6.49%) User Stories
18 32 (5.77%) Keyword-Driven Testing
19 31 (5.59%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 325 (58.56%) Java
2 193 (34.77%) C#
3 171 (30.81%) SQL
4 106 (19.10%) Ruby
5 76 (13.69%) Python
6 74 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 31 (5.59%) C++
8 22 (3.96%) PHP
9 14 (2.52%) Perl
10 12 (2.16%) C
11 9 (1.62%) VBScript
12 8 (1.44%) Scala
13 6 (1.08%) VB
13 6 (1.08%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.90%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.90%) ActionScript
14 5 (0.90%) Lua
14 5 (0.90%) Groovy
15 4 (0.72%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 85 (15.32%) Degree
2 84 (15.14%) ISTQB
3 56 (10.09%) ISEB
4 41 (7.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (3.06%) Security Cleared
6 14 (2.52%) ISEB Practitioner
7 12 (2.16%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (44.50%) QA
2 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.18%) Firmware
1 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 50 (9.01%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.72%) Puppet
3 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 63 (11.35%) HP
2 43 (7.75%) Microsoft
3 34 (6.13%) Oracle
4 14 (2.52%) IBM
5 5 (0.90%) Terracotta
6 4 (0.72%) hybris
6 4 (0.72%) Remedy
7 3 (0.54%) SAP
7 3 (0.54%) Apple
7 3 (0.54%) VMware
7 3 (0.54%) Google
8 1 (0.18%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.18%) Telerik
8 1 (0.18%) Progress
8 1 (0.18%) Perforce
8 1 (0.18%) Cognizant
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge
Recruitment Genius
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Working from home, flexi working h
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £120000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £28k - 35k per year + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits
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Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
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