The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Automation Tester
Rank 890 914 951
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Automation Tester 66 65 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.059% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.061% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 55 52 36
Average salary £50,000 £48,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.62% +13.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,100 £38,100 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,300 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%

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
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Senior Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Automation Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Automation Tester
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Automation Tester within the UK.

Senior Automation Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Automation Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Automation Tester over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 within the UK.

Senior Automation Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Automation Tester
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Automation Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
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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 +8 61 £55,000 +10.00% 3
London +14 43 £55,000 +2.32%
North West +23 11 £42,500 +1.19% 1
Ealing -1 7 £55,000 -8.33%
Warrington - 7 £42,500 - 1
Cheshire - 7 £42,500 - 1
South East +29 5 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Berkshire +10 5 £45,000 - 2
Bracknell - 5 £45,000 - 2
City of London +47 3 £50,000 +2.56%
Manchester +8 2 £52,500 +25.00%
West Midlands -18 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 £32,500 -
Warwick - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 £32,500 -
Scotland -5 1 £36,000 -10.00% 2
Glasgow - 1 £36,000 - 1
Stockport - 1 £55,000 -

Senior Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Automation Tester in their job title.

1 87 (80.56%) Selenium
2 84 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (76.85%) QA
4 66 (61.11%) TDD
5 63 (58.33%) C#
6 54 (50.00%) WebDriver
7 51 (47.22%) BDD
8 47 (43.52%) Test Automation
9 46 (42.59%) Java
10 44 (40.74%) Automated Testing
11 42 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
12 37 (34.26%) Automation Testing
13 36 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
14 34 (31.48%) SQL
15 31 (28.70%) Ruby
16 29 (26.85%) Microsoft
17 28 (25.93%) Cucumber
18 27 (25.00%) ISEB
19 26 (24.07%) Software Engineering
19 26 (24.07%) Kanban
20 25 (23.15%) Open Source
20 25 (23.15%) Pair Programming
21 23 (21.30%) Finance
21 23 (21.30%) SpecFlow
22 22 (20.37%) Relational Database
23 21 (19.44%) Windows
24 20 (18.52%) C++
24 20 (18.52%) Scrum
24 20 (18.52%) ISTQB
24 20 (18.52%) Refactoring

Senior Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.63%) CMS
2 1 (0.93%) Apache
2 1 (0.93%) IIS
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (6.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.67%) HTTP
2 5 (4.63%) DNS
2 5 (4.63%) Firewall
2 5 (4.63%) Internet
2 5 (4.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.37%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.78%) MySQL
3 2 (1.85%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 87 (80.56%) Selenium
2 54 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 42 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (25.93%) Cucumber
5 23 (21.30%) SpecFlow
6 14 (12.96%) Git (software)
7 13 (12.04%) Jenkins
7 13 (12.04%) Visual Studio
8 12 (11.11%) JIRA
8 12 (11.11%) JMeter
9 11 (10.19%) MSTest
9 11 (10.19%) NUnit
9 11 (10.19%) SoapUI
10 9 (8.33%) HP UFT
11 7 (6.48%) RSpec
12 6 (5.56%) LoadRunner
13 5 (4.63%) Appium
13 5 (4.63%) Hudson
13 5 (4.63%) Jasmine
13 5 (4.63%) TestNG
General
1 23 (21.30%) Finance
2 3 (2.78%) Games
2 3 (2.78%) Marketing
2 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.85%) Back Office
3 2 (1.85%) Banking
3 2 (1.85%) Electronics
3 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Law
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.59%) .NET
2 18 (16.67%) Web Services
3 12 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 12 (11.11%) HTML
4 9 (8.33%) Gherkin
5 8 (7.41%) .NET Framework
6 7 (6.48%) REST
7 5 (4.63%) Ajax
8 4 (3.70%) SOAP
9 3 (2.78%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (2.78%) RESTful
9 3 (2.78%) XML
10 2 (1.85%) JSON
11 1 (0.93%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.93%) CSS
11 1 (0.93%) Hibernate
11 1 (0.93%) jQuery
11 1 (0.93%) Spring
11 1 (0.93%) Symfony
11 1 (0.93%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.41%) Fintech
2 5 (4.63%) iDTV
2 5 (4.63%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) BBC
5 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.44%) Windows
2 8 (7.41%) Linux
3 5 (4.63%) Unix
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (61.11%) TDD
3 51 (47.22%) BDD
4 47 (43.52%) Test Automation
5 44 (40.74%) Automated Testing
6 37 (34.26%) Automation Testing
7 36 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (24.07%) Kanban
8 26 (24.07%) Software Engineering
9 25 (23.15%) Open Source
9 25 (23.15%) Pair Programming
10 20 (18.52%) Refactoring
10 20 (18.52%) Scrum
11 19 (17.59%) Software Testing
12 17 (15.74%) Defect Management
13 15 (13.89%) Test Management
14 14 (12.96%) Performance Testing
14 14 (12.96%) Test Scripting
15 12 (11.11%) Functional Testing
16 10 (9.26%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (58.33%) C#
2 46 (42.59%) Java
3 34 (31.48%) SQL
4 31 (28.70%) Ruby
5 20 (18.52%) C++
6 12 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 11 (10.19%) VB.NET
8 10 (9.26%) Python
8 10 (9.26%) VBScript
9 7 (6.48%) Perl
10 6 (5.56%) VB
11 5 (4.63%) Bash Shell
12 4 (3.70%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.85%) VBA
14 1 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (25.00%) ISEB
2 20 (18.52%) ISTQB
3 11 (10.19%) Degree
4 8 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (76.85%) QA
2 16 (14.81%) SDET
3 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 9 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (26.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.78%) Apple
2 3 (2.78%) HP
3 2 (1.85%) SAP
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle
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