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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Automation Tester
Rank 858 888 888
Rank change year-on-year
+30 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Automation Tester 34 26 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.022% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.023% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 33 24 6
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,900 £35,750 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £41,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+14.45% +15.27%

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
103461 110803 102664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 85580 90507 85036
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 £67,500 £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 29 July 2015 within the UK.

Senior Automation Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Automation Tester
Top 15 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 July 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 +24 30 £47,500 +5.55% 5
London +36 22 £45,000 -10.00% 4
South East +13 5 £47,500 +14.45%
West Lothian - 4 £40,000 -
Scotland - 4 £40,000 -
Livingston - 4 £40,000 -
Surrey +9 3 £47,500 -9.52%
East Midlands - 3 £50,000 -
City of London - 3 £50,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 3 £50,000 -
Nottingham - 3 £50,000 -
Berkshire +4 1 - -
Reading +2 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £60,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £60,000 -

Senior Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 58 (87.88%) Selenium
2 47 (71.21%) WebDriver
3 46 (69.70%) Java
3 46 (69.70%) BDD
4 36 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (45.45%) Test Automation
5 30 (45.45%) SQL
5 30 (45.45%) Cucumber
6 29 (43.94%) Finance
7 28 (42.42%) C#
8 26 (39.39%) Test Scripting
8 26 (39.39%) Ruby
9 24 (36.36%) Python
10 22 (33.33%) TDD
11 21 (31.82%) QA
12 20 (30.30%) Web Services
13 19 (28.79%) Performance Testing
14 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (22.73%) Gherkin
14 15 (22.73%) Jenkins
15 14 (21.21%) Regression Testing
16 13 (19.70%) Scrum
16 13 (19.70%) E-Commerce
16 13 (19.70%) Mockito
17 11 (16.67%) SpecFlow
17 11 (16.67%) JMeter
17 11 (16.67%) TeamCity
18 10 (15.15%) Automated Testing
18 10 (15.15%) OO
18 10 (15.15%) Automation Testing

Senior Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 5 (7.58%) IIS
2 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) MySQL
1 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 58 (87.88%) Selenium
2 47 (71.21%) WebDriver
3 30 (45.45%) Cucumber
4 15 (22.73%) Jenkins
5 13 (19.70%) Mockito
6 11 (16.67%) SpecFlow
6 11 (16.67%) TeamCity
6 11 (16.67%) JMeter
7 8 (12.12%) LoadRunner
8 7 (10.61%) Git (software)
8 7 (10.61%) JIRA
9 5 (7.58%) SoapUI
10 4 (6.06%) Maven
10 4 (6.06%) NUnit
10 4 (6.06%) JUnit
11 3 (4.55%) HP UFT
11 3 (4.55%) Capybara
12 2 (3.03%) Calabash
12 2 (3.03%) Appium
12 2 (3.03%) IntelliJ
General
1 29 (43.94%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Marketing
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.03%) Games
4 2 (3.03%) Electronics
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.30%) Web Services
2 15 (22.73%) Gherkin
3 4 (6.06%) HTML
3 4 (6.06%) SOAP
3 4 (6.06%) XML
4 3 (4.55%) .NET
5 2 (3.03%) REST
5 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.03%) JSON
6 1 (1.52%) Velocity
6 1 (1.52%) WPF
6 1 (1.52%) jQuery
6 1 (1.52%) RESTful
6 1 (1.52%) HTML5
6 1 (1.52%) XSL
6 1 (1.52%) XHTML
6 1 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.52%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Mobile App
2 8 (12.12%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) User Experience
4 2 (3.03%) DTV
5 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.52%) Physics
5 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Linux
2 5 (7.58%) Android
2 5 (7.58%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.03%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (69.70%) BDD
2 36 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 26 (39.39%) Test Scripting
5 22 (33.33%) TDD
6 19 (28.79%) Performance Testing
7 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (21.21%) Regression Testing
9 13 (19.70%) Scrum
9 13 (19.70%) E-Commerce
10 10 (15.15%) OO
10 10 (15.15%) Automated Testing
10 10 (15.15%) Automation Testing
11 8 (12.12%) Test Strategy
11 8 (12.12%) ATDD
11 8 (12.12%) Software Delivery
11 8 (12.12%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 8 (12.12%) Manual Testing
11 8 (12.12%) Refactoring
11 8 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (69.70%) Java
2 30 (45.45%) SQL
3 28 (42.42%) C#
4 26 (39.39%) Ruby
5 24 (36.36%) Python
6 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.55%) Perl
7 3 (4.55%) VBScript
8 2 (3.03%) VB
8 2 (3.03%) C
8 2 (3.03%) XPath
8 2 (3.03%) Groovy
9 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) ISTQB
1 7 (10.61%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.58%) Degree
3 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (31.82%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (13.64%) Oracle
2 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.03%) SAP
4 1 (1.52%) HP
4 1 (1.52%) VMware
4 1 (1.52%) Telerik
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