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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Automation Tester
Rank 870 897 869
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Automation Tester 34 23 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.019% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.020% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 26 22 11
Average salary £50,000 £42,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.95% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £38,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -4.93%

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
104512 113471 104451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85520 92371 86950
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 5 May 2015 within the UK.

Senior Automation Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Automation Tester
Top 17 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 5 May 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
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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 +55 33 £50,000 +13.63% 7
London +31 27 £52,500 +10.52% 5
Wimbledon - 8 £50,000 -
City of London +38 4 £51,250 -2.38% 2
South East - 4 £47,500 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £45,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £33,500 -
Surrey - 1 £50,000 -
West Lothian - 1 £40,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £33,500 -
Reading - 1 £52,500 - 1
Surbiton - 1 £47,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £50,000 -
Scotland - 1 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £33,500 -
Coventry - 1 £50,000 -
Livingston - 1 £40,000 -

Senior Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 50 (87.72%) Selenium
2 38 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (64.91%) Java
4 35 (61.40%) WebDriver
5 28 (49.12%) BDD
6 26 (45.61%) TDD
7 22 (38.60%) QA
7 22 (38.60%) Test Automation
8 20 (35.09%) Cucumber
9 19 (33.33%) JMeter
10 18 (31.58%) Automation Testing
11 17 (29.82%) Jenkins
11 17 (29.82%) Apple iOS
11 17 (29.82%) SQL
11 17 (29.82%) Performance Testing
11 17 (29.82%) Android
12 16 (28.07%) Regression Testing
13 15 (26.32%) Linux
14 14 (24.56%) Windows
14 14 (24.56%) JavaScript
14 14 (24.56%) Finance
14 14 (24.56%) Scrum
14 14 (24.56%) Ruby
15 13 (22.81%) Automated Testing
15 13 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (19.30%) Manual Testing
16 11 (19.30%) TeamCity
16 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
17 10 (17.54%) C#
17 10 (17.54%) Test Strategy

Senior Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 4 (7.02%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.75%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) MySQL
2 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 50 (87.72%) Selenium
2 35 (61.40%) WebDriver
3 20 (35.09%) Cucumber
4 19 (33.33%) JMeter
5 17 (29.82%) Jenkins
6 11 (19.30%) TeamCity
7 9 (15.79%) JIRA
8 8 (14.04%) LoadRunner
8 8 (14.04%) Calabash
8 8 (14.04%) GoogleTest
9 7 (12.28%) JUnit
10 6 (10.53%) Mockito
11 5 (8.77%) Robotium
11 5 (8.77%) SoapUI
11 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
12 3 (5.26%) Appium
12 3 (5.26%) Capybara
12 3 (5.26%) SpecFlow
12 3 (5.26%) Maven
12 3 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Retail
3 3 (5.26%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Games
4 1 (1.75%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) Web Services
2 5 (8.77%) HTML
3 4 (7.02%) Middleware
3 4 (7.02%) XML
3 4 (7.02%) SOAP
4 2 (3.51%) .NET
4 2 (3.51%) JSON
5 1 (1.75%) REST
5 1 (1.75%) HTML5
5 1 (1.75%) RESTful
5 1 (1.75%) Ajax
5 1 (1.75%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.75%) jQuery
5 1 (1.75%) WPF
5 1 (1.75%) Velocity
5 1 (1.75%) XHTML
5 1 (1.75%) XSL
5 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
1 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.26%) Open Source
3 2 (3.51%) User Experience
4 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.75%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.75%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) Apple iOS
1 17 (29.82%) Android
2 15 (26.32%) Linux
3 14 (24.56%) Windows
4 4 (7.02%) Windows Phone 8
4 4 (7.02%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (49.12%) BDD
3 26 (45.61%) TDD
4 22 (38.60%) Test Automation
5 18 (31.58%) Automation Testing
6 17 (29.82%) Performance Testing
7 16 (28.07%) Regression Testing
8 14 (24.56%) Scrum
9 13 (22.81%) Automated Testing
9 13 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (19.30%) Manual Testing
10 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
11 10 (17.54%) Test Strategy
12 9 (15.79%) Waterfall
13 8 (14.04%) Refactoring
13 8 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (14.04%) ATDD
14 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
14 7 (12.28%) Asset Management
15 6 (10.53%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (64.91%) Java
2 17 (29.82%) SQL
3 14 (24.56%) JavaScript
3 14 (24.56%) Ruby
4 10 (17.54%) C#
5 9 (15.79%) Groovy
6 8 (14.04%) Python
7 4 (7.02%) Perl
8 3 (5.26%) VBScript
8 3 (5.26%) VB
9 2 (3.51%) C
9 2 (3.51%) XPath
10 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.26%) ISEB
4 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (38.60%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Oracle
2 8 (14.04%) Google
3 4 (7.02%) Apple
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.75%) Telerik
5 1 (1.75%) HP
5 1 (1.75%) SAP
5 1 (1.75%) VMware
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