Automatic Driving Test Pass Rates

Detailed in this section are the official Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) automatic driving test pass rates. These pass rate statistics are for cars with automatic transmission and are for the time period between August 2016 to August 2017.

The vast majority of candidates take the practical driving test in a manual transmission car, particularly males. Once passed, they are issued a driving licence which entitles them to drive both manual and automatic cars.

If you pass the driving test in an automatic vehicle, you are not entitled to drive a vehicle with a manual transmission. If you wish to do so, you’ll need to pass the test once again, but in a manual car.

Official statistic show that between August 2016 and August 2017, there were 141,264 automatic driving tests conducted. 35,469 were conducted with male candidates and 105,790 with female candidates. Male and female Automatic driving test statistics can be found at the bottom of this page.

Automatic DRIVING TEST PASS RATES BY Year

Although the number of automatic driving tests conducted from 2007 through to 2017 has substantially increased, annual pass rates remain similar.

Time PeriodConductedPassesPass rate (%)
2007/0870,42926,40037.5
2008/0975,71628,96438.3
2009/1071,45427,88439.0
2010/1183,55432,03638.3
2011/1270,42926,40037.5
2012/1387,84434,74939.6
2013/1495,75937,26638.9
2014/15105,94841,39139.1
2015/16114,99445,23839.3
2016/17141,26456,17239.8

Automatic Driving Test Pass Rates by Test Centre

Combined male and female automatic driving test pass rates between August 2016 to August 2017 for each UK test centre.

Test CentreConductedPassesPass Rate (%)
Aberdeen North38216743.7
Aberdeen South (Cove)43519444.6
Abergavenny1237258.5
Aberystwyth261453.8
Airdrie1837943.2
Alness331957.6
Alnwick....50.0
Arbroath532750.9
Ashfield29617659.5
Ashford (Kent)2208136.8
Ashford (London Middlesex)98539540.1
Atherton (Manchester)1989548.0
Aylesbury32510732.9
Ayr913235.2
Bala9666.7
Ballater9888.9
Banbury25712849.8
Banff11654.5
Bangor21513060.5
Barking (Tanner Street)164551731.4
Barking (Town Quay)1905730.0
Barnet (London)134543132.0
Barnsley30312340.6
Barnstaple1185244.1
Barrow In Furness512447.1
Barry784456.4
Basildon82728534.5
Basingstoke49016934.5
Belvedere (London)129732425.0
Benbecula Island....55.6
Berwick-On-Tweed17952.9
Beverley LGV261246.2
Birmingham (Garretts Green)117037632.1
Birmingham (Kings Heath)66624136.2
Birmingham (Kingstanding)77921627.7
Birmingham (Shirley)2408435.0
Birmingham (South Yardley)69121731.4
Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield)46413128.2
Bishopbriggs29013044.8
Bishops Stortford62325540.9
Blackburn with Darwen28011541.1
Blackpool46019442.2
Bletchley121648039.5
Blyth20010351.5
Bodmin1789251.7
Bolton (Manchester)47022447.7
Borehamwood (London)66628542.8
Boston1427854.9
Bournemouth25113353.0
Bradford (Heaton)45415734.6
Bradford (Manningham)27622.2
Bradford (Thornbury)30810032.5
Brecon15746.7
Bredbury (Manchester)2479337.7
Brentwood (London)30213946.0
Bridgend1305139.2
Bridlington442045.5
Bristol (Avonmouth)602745.0
Bristol (Brislington)2078139.1
Bristol (Kingswood)34513338.6
Bristol (Southmead)84234140.5
Bromley Court2559637.6
Bromsgrove271244.4
Buckie....42.9
Burgess Hill75833444.1
Burton on Trent22010145.9
Bury (Manchester)2377531.6
Bury St Edmunds39013233.8
Buxton1154740.9
Callander431432.6
Camborne1367454.4
Cambridge (Chesterton Road)51821441.3
Cambridge (Cowley Road)42117040.4
Cannock302066.7
Canterbury1747442.5
Cardiff (Llanishen)55223943.3
Cardigan331545.5
Cardington44416436.9
Carlisle492755.1
Carmarthen341852.9
Chadderton....57.1
Cheadle(Fire Station)441840.9
Cheetham Hill (Manchester)147041728.4
Chelmsford (Hanbury Road)46219442.0
Chelmsford (Hoffmans Way)562341.1
Cheltenham27610237.0
Chertsey (London)111955349.4
Chester2879131.7
Chesterfield1607043.8
Chichester28213748.6
Chingford (London)3148105733.6
Chippenham1908544.7
Chorley935357.0
Clacton-on-Sea42216739.6
Colchester44114432.7
Coventry51715329.6
Crawley72125235.0
Crewe904752.2
Crieff....28.6
Croydon (London)173066738.6
Cumnock231147.8
Darlington1275341.7
Derby (Alvaston)54018634.4
Doncaster35415744.4
Dorchester32620663.2
Dumbarton632946.0
Dumfries291241.4
Dundee20311054.2
Dunfermline1356850.4
Duns....50.0
Durham30820566.6
East Kilbride24937.5
Eastbourne36116244.9
Edinburgh (Currie)51222944.7
Edinburgh (Musselburgh)48221444.4
Elgin945053.2
Elswick31714244.8
Enfield (Innova Business Park)148545530.6
Erith (London)230658625.4
Exeter2339741.6
Failsworth (Manchester)70521230.1
Farnborough92438341.5
Featherstone27810337.1
Folkestone2429539.3
Forfar....62.5
Fraserburgh161062.5
Galashiels181161.1
Garston (Liverpool)4119823.8
Gateshead1686941.1
Gillingham82436944.8
Glasgow (Anniesland)52119737.8
Glasgow (Baillieston)39715438.8
Glasgow (Knightswood)491530.6
Glasgow (Shieldhall)36511732.1
Gloucester25010542.0
Goodmayes (London)6706248337.0
Gosforth28112544.5
Grangemouth893943.8
Grantham (Somerby)1657143.0
Grantown-On-Spey....71.4
Greenford (London)172068039.5
Greenock1045048.1
Grimsby Coldwater1758045.7
Guildford53124446.0
Haddington321340.6
Halifax1627747.5
Hamilton1536341.2
Hartlepool1346145.5
Hastings (Ore)40816841.2
Hawick15960.0
Hayes (London)122744135.9
Heckmondwike34612636.4
Hemel Hempstead (Fire Station)1627646.9
Hendon (London)2575120146.6
Hereford753749.3
Herne Bay60322938.0
Hexham17847.1
Heysham854755.3
High Wycombe69827439.3
Hinckley1225242.6
Hither Green (London)3409130538.3
Hornchurch (London)110943138.9
Horsforth56727248.0
Huddersfield36919151.8
Hull40217242.8
Huntly18738.9
Hyde (Manchester)31017556.5
Inverness (Cradlehall Business Park)1124540.2
Inverurie25936.0
Ipswich41223557.0
Irvine1185445.8
Isle of Skye (Portree)....50.0
Isleworth (London)222585738.5
Kendal (Oxenholme Road)705071.4
Kettering46619842.5
Kings Lynn36614539.6
Kirkcaldy1567044.9
Knaresborough1988040.4
Lampeter231252.2
Lanark301343.3
Launceston944042.6
Lee On The Solent32613140.2
Leeds60315926.4
Leicester (Cannock Street)82531037.6
Leicester (Wigston)62021735.0
Leighton Buzzard (Stanbridge Road)71330542.8
Lerwick....40.0
Letchworth1769453.4
Lichfield31012841.3
Lincoln21110951.7
Livingston1938644.6
Llandrindod Wells241770.8
Llanelli1275744.9
Loughborough1608653.8
Loughton (London)76933944.1
Louth411741.5
Lower Gornal43819444.3
Lowestoft22312154.3
Ludlow682638.2
Luton126545135.7
Macclesfield1395640.3
Maidstone43315836.5
Malton311651.6
Melton Mowbray402562.5
Merthyr Tydfil1065854.7
Middlesbrough29814247.7
Middleton441840.9
Mill Hill (London)201681440.4
Mitcham (London)2893114939.7
Monmouth634063.5
Montrose (Broomfield Ind Estate)181161.1
Morden (London)2625115844.1
Nelson1518556.3
Newbury (Hambridge Lane)46018440.0
Newport (Gwent)1949549.0
Newport (Isle Of Wight)22510848.0
Newton Abbot30615550.7
Newtown13861.5
Norris Green (Liverpool)51619437.6
Northallerton592847.5
Northampton88138343.5
Northwich945356.4
Norwich (Jupiter Road)291758.6
Norwich (Peachman Way)59527946.9
Nottingham (Chilwell)31210634.0
Nottingham (Clifton)451840.0
Nottingham (Colwick)42818643.5
Nuneaton39716441.3
Oswestry221254.5
Oxford (Cowley)74734045.5
Oxford (Kassam Stadium)542546.3
Paisley2127234.0
Peebles....80.0
Pembroke Dock582543.1
Penzance411741.5
Perth (Arran Road)924447.8
Peterborough54227951.5
Peterhead271555.6
Pinner (London)3494146642.0
Pitlochry....66.7
Plymouth41816339.0
Pontefract2547027.6
Pontypridd1396748.2
Poole39221655.1
Portsmouth60022337.2
Preston34015645.9
Pwllheli221463.6
Reading159863839.9
Redditch27010639.3
Reigate45418440.5
Rhyl1566742.9
Rochdale (Manchester)40310927.0
Rotherham42618944.4
Rugby32510131.1
Sale (Manchester)45821647.2
Salford (Fire Station)691724.6
Salisbury22410848.2
Scarborough1337757.9
Scunthorpe1737241.6
Sevenoaks47720743.4
Sheffield (Handsworth)69926137.3
Sheffield (Middlewood Road)53822742.2
Shrewsbury1024140.2
Sidcup (London)112050745.3
Skegness542648.1
Skipton613557.4
Slough (London)150657838.4
South Shields1978241.6
Southall (London)88835540.0
Southampton (Forest Hills)45617337.9
Southampton (Maybush)64225239.3
Southend-on-Sea60022237.0
Southport (Liverpool)1487550.7
St Albans100742742.4
St Helens (Liverpool)1937739.9
Stafford1094844.0
Steeton1185647.5
Stevenage49023848.6
Stirling1293527.1
Stoke-On-Trent (Cobridge)40913132.0
Stoke-on-Trent (Newcastle-Under-Lyme)29811739.3
Sunderland28511640.7
Sutton (London)154169945.4
Swansea35714340.1
Swindon52326049.7
Taunton27214954.8
Telford23810343.3
Thurso171376.5
Tilbury81429636.4
Tolworth (London)152572547.5
Tottenham2668230.8
Trowbridge22940.9
Tunbridge Wells36518049.3
Upton41519346.5
Uxbridge (London)104138937.4
Wakefield34414040.7
Wallasey1114641.4
Wanstead (London)225860726.9
Warrington1828345.6
Warwick63730948.5
Watford104439637.9
Watnall2539537.5
Wednesbury52915729.7
Wellingborough372054.1
West Didsbury (Manchester)77824631.6
West Wickham (London)170271842.2
Westbury653553.8
Weston-super-Mare1749956.9
Whitby221672.7
Whitchurch25624.0
Wick....20.0
Widnes1717242.1
Winchester2078742.0
Wolverhampton70722732.1
Wood Green (London)167757034.0
Worcester34013940.9
Workington623454.8
Worksop1638350.9
Worthing41218444.7
Wrexham1175345.3
Yeovil22912454.1
York1908745.8
National141,26456,17239.8

Male and Female Automatic Driving Test Statistics

These are the statistics for male and female automatic driving tests conducted and passed between August 2016 and August 2017.

GenderConductedTest PassesPass Rate (%)
Male35,46915,65044.1
Female105,79040,52038.3

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