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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Automation Tester
Rank 850 870 885
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Automation Tester 30 9 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.008% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.009% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 18 7 9
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £36,400 £36,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 2014 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 24 December 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 +20 30 £45,000 -5.26% 2
London +4 17 £46,250 +13.49% 2
Warwick - 5 £45,000 -
Warwickshire - 5 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 5 £45,000 -
South East -11 4 £37,500 -25.00%
City of London +14 3 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £35,000 -
Leeds - 2 £35,000 -
Berkshire +7 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Surrey -5 1 - -
North West - 1 £45,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £37,000 -
Windsor - 1 £40,000 -
Leatherhead - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £45,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £37,000 -

Senior Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 55 (82.09%) Selenium
2 47 (70.15%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (49.25%) WebDriver
4 27 (40.30%) Windows
4 27 (40.30%) QA
5 24 (35.82%) Java
6 23 (34.33%) BDD
6 23 (34.33%) Automation Testing
7 21 (31.34%) Integration Testing
8 20 (29.85%) C#
9 17 (25.37%) QuickTest Pro
10 16 (23.88%) Finance
10 16 (23.88%) Degree
10 16 (23.88%) Computer Science
11 15 (22.39%) Retail
12 14 (20.90%) SQL
12 14 (20.90%) Test Automation
13 13 (19.40%) Risk Assessment
13 13 (19.40%) Sophis RISQUE
13 13 (19.40%) Release Management
13 13 (19.40%) REST
13 13 (19.40%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (19.40%) SpecFlow
13 13 (19.40%) User Experience
14 12 (17.91%) VBScript
14 12 (17.91%) Manual Testing
15 11 (16.42%) XML
15 11 (16.42%) TDD
15 11 (16.42%) Automated Testing
15 11 (16.42%) Android

Senior Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 3 (4.48%) CMS
Business Applications
1 13 (19.40%) Sophis RISQUE
2 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) FTP
2 1 (1.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) MySQL
2 2 (2.99%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.99%) Neo4j
2 2 (2.99%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 55 (82.09%) Selenium
2 33 (49.25%) WebDriver
3 17 (25.37%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (19.40%) SpecFlow
5 10 (14.93%) Cucumber
5 10 (14.93%) JMeter
6 5 (7.46%) JUnit
6 5 (7.46%) TestNG
6 5 (7.46%) GoogleTest
6 5 (7.46%) JIRA
6 5 (7.46%) Calabash
7 4 (5.97%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.48%) Robotium
8 3 (4.48%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.99%) Jasmine
9 2 (2.99%) Capybara
9 2 (2.99%) Subversion
9 2 (2.99%) Maven
9 2 (2.99%) Liquibase
General
1 16 (23.88%) Finance
2 15 (22.39%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Games
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Electronics
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) REST
2 11 (16.42%) XML
3 8 (11.94%) Web Services
4 3 (4.48%) Middleware
5 2 (2.99%) J2SE
5 2 (2.99%) .NET
5 2 (2.99%) Backbone.js
5 2 (2.99%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.99%) Apache Camel
5 2 (2.99%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (2.99%) Spring
6 1 (1.49%) Ajax
6 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.49%) HTML
6 1 (1.49%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.88%) Computer Science
2 13 (19.40%) User Experience
3 2 (2.99%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.99%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.49%) DTV
4 1 (1.49%) Open Source
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (40.30%) Windows
2 11 (16.42%) Android
2 11 (16.42%) Apple iOS
3 9 (13.43%) Linux
4 3 (4.48%) Windows Phone 8
4 3 (4.48%) Windows Phone
5 2 (2.99%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (70.15%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.33%) BDD
2 23 (34.33%) Automation Testing
3 21 (31.34%) Integration Testing
4 14 (20.90%) Test Automation
5 13 (19.40%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (19.40%) Risk Assessment
5 13 (19.40%) Release Management
6 12 (17.91%) Manual Testing
7 11 (16.42%) TDD
7 11 (16.42%) Automated Testing
8 9 (13.43%) Test Management
9 7 (10.45%) Test Scripting
9 7 (10.45%) System Testing
9 7 (10.45%) Test Strategy
10 6 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (8.96%) Test Planning
11 5 (7.46%) Scrum
11 5 (7.46%) Waterfall
12 4 (5.97%) OO
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.82%) Java
2 20 (29.85%) C#
3 14 (20.90%) SQL
4 12 (17.91%) VBScript
5 9 (13.43%) JavaScript
6 7 (10.45%) Ruby
7 5 (7.46%) Groovy
8 4 (5.97%) Python
8 4 (5.97%) VB
9 2 (2.99%) ActionScript
9 2 (2.99%) Lua
10 1 (1.49%) Scala
10 1 (1.49%) Perl
10 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) Degree
2 6 (8.96%) ISEB
3 3 (4.48%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (40.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (16.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.46%) Google
2 3 (4.48%) HP
2 3 (4.48%) Apple
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.99%) Terracotta
4 1 (1.49%) SAP
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