The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 221 239 199
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -40
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 262 204 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.18% 0.94% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.24% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 238 186 260
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Automated Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17455 16500 17517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 78.50% 76.18% 76.01%
Number of salaries quoted 13490 13395 14836
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the South East region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in the South East

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in the South East

Automated Testing
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Surrey +35 67 £35,000 -20.00% 5
Berkshire +2 54 £40,000 -17.52% 5
Hampshire +11 53 £42,500 +13.33% 6
East Sussex -24 29 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Buckinghamshire +11 22 £38,500 +18.46% 6
West Sussex -3 15 £32,500 +4.83%
Oxfordshire -2 13 £50,000 +56.25% 1
Kent -17 10 £35,000 - 1
Middlesex -3 1 - - 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the South East region citing Automated Testing also 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 that cited Automated Testing.

1 245 (43.75%) Selenium
2 222 (39.64%) SQL
3 178 (31.79%) Agile Software Development
4 163 (29.11%) QA
5 157 (28.04%) .NET
6 136 (24.29%) C#
7 133 (23.75%) ISEB
8 128 (22.86%) Java
9 118 (21.07%) Software Testing
9 118 (21.07%) Manual Testing
10 116 (20.71%) Degree
11 104 (18.57%) ISTQB
12 102 (18.21%) Scrum
12 102 (18.21%) JavaScript
13 101 (18.04%) Test Automation
14 98 (17.50%) Test Scripting
14 98 (17.50%) Microsoft
15 95 (16.96%) HTML
16 90 (16.07%) CSS
16 90 (16.07%) QuickTest Pro
17 88 (15.71%) Finance
18 84 (15.00%) TDD
19 83 (14.82%) OO
20 79 (14.11%) SQL Server
21 78 (13.93%) Web Services
22 75 (13.39%) Windows
23 66 (11.79%) XML
24 63 (11.25%) BDD
25 60 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 59 (10.54%) Oracle

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the South East region citing Automated Testing also 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 that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (5.18%) Apache
2 18 (3.21%) IIS
3 11 (1.96%) CMS
4 7 (1.25%) ColdFusion
5 6 (1.07%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.54%) Confluence
8 1 (0.18%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.18%) Drupal
8 1 (0.18%) WordPress
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 45 (8.04%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.39%) MS Office
3 10 (1.79%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.71%) Mingle
5 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (0.54%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 3 (0.54%) Magento
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.79%) SaaS
2 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.89%) Google App Engine
3 5 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.93%) Internet
2 5 (0.89%) HTTP
3 4 (0.71%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.71%) DNS
3 4 (0.71%) DHCP
4 2 (0.36%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.36%) Wireless
4 2 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (14.11%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 14 (2.50%) MySQL
4 13 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.96%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (1.07%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.71%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.36%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.36%) MS Access
13 1 (0.18%) PowerCenter
13 1 (0.18%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 245 (43.75%) Selenium
2 90 (16.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 54 (9.64%) Git (software)
4 53 (9.46%) WebDriver
5 50 (8.93%) JIRA
6 49 (8.75%) JMeter
6 49 (8.75%) Visual Studio
7 43 (7.68%) Jenkins
8 39 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 38 (6.79%) Subversion
10 36 (6.43%) NUnit
11 34 (6.07%) JUnit
12 24 (4.29%) Cucumber
13 22 (3.93%) TestNG
14 20 (3.57%) LoadRunner
15 19 (3.39%) Maven
15 19 (3.39%) SoapUI
16 17 (3.04%) Selenium IDE
17 15 (2.68%) Mockito
17 15 (2.68%) WinRunner
General
1 88 (15.71%) Finance
2 25 (4.46%) Banking
3 15 (2.68%) Retail
4 11 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.43%) Legal
5 8 (1.43%) Advertising
5 8 (1.43%) Publishing
6 6 (1.07%) Back Office
7 3 (0.54%) Automotive
7 3 (0.54%) Marketing
8 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.36%) Electronics
8 2 (0.36%) Front Office
8 2 (0.36%) Games
8 2 (0.36%) Billing
9 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 144 (25.71%) Tester
2 143 (25.54%) Analyst
3 136 (24.29%) Test Analyst
4 120 (21.43%) Developer
5 67 (11.96%) Test Engineer
6 47 (8.39%) Software Tester
7 43 (7.68%) Software Engineer
8 38 (6.79%) Senior Tester
9 33 (5.89%) QA Engineer
9 33 (5.89%) Test Manager
10 31 (5.54%) QA Tester
11 30 (5.36%) Web Tester
12 28 (5.00%) Software Developer
13 25 (4.46%) Software Test Analyst
14 24 (4.29%) Senior Developer
14 24 (4.29%) Software Test Engineer
15 23 (4.11%) Front-End Developer
16 21 (3.75%) QA Analyst
16 21 (3.75%) Team Leader
17 20 (3.57%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (28.04%) .NET
2 95 (16.96%) HTML
3 90 (16.07%) CSS
4 78 (13.93%) Web Services
5 66 (11.79%) XML
6 54 (9.64%) ASP.NET
7 47 (8.39%) .NET Framework
8 37 (6.61%) CSS3
9 35 (6.25%) HTML5
10 33 (5.89%) jQuery
11 30 (5.36%) XHTML
12 24 (4.29%) J2EE
13 23 (4.11%) WCF
14 19 (3.39%) Hibernate
14 19 (3.39%) WinForms
15 18 (3.21%) Velocity
15 18 (3.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 18 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC
16 17 (3.04%) LINQ
16 17 (3.04%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.57%) Client/Server
2 44 (7.86%) Computer Science
3 32 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 29 (5.18%) N-Tier
5 25 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (3.75%) Life Science
6 21 (3.75%) Mathematics
7 19 (3.39%) Physics
7 19 (3.39%) Chemistry
7 19 (3.39%) Biology
8 18 (3.21%) Social Media
9 13 (2.32%) W3C
9 13 (2.32%) Statistics
10 12 (2.14%) Open Source
11 6 (1.07%) CCTV
12 5 (0.89%) Visualisation
12 5 (0.89%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.89%) Mashup
13 2 (0.36%) Firmware
13 2 (0.36%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 75 (13.39%) Windows
2 34 (6.07%) Linux
3 23 (4.11%) UNIX
4 9 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.89%) Mac OS
5 5 (0.89%) Windows NT
6 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (31.79%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (21.07%) Software Testing
2 118 (21.07%) Manual Testing
3 102 (18.21%) Scrum
4 101 (18.04%) Test Automation
5 98 (17.50%) Test Scripting
6 84 (15.00%) TDD
7 83 (14.82%) OO
8 63 (11.25%) BDD
9 57 (10.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 56 (10.00%) Unit Testing
11 46 (8.21%) Regression Testing
12 44 (7.86%) Test Strategy
13 43 (7.68%) E-Commerce
14 42 (7.50%) OOD
14 42 (7.50%) Test Management
14 42 (7.50%) Software Engineering
15 41 (7.32%) System Testing
16 36 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
17 34 (6.07%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 222 (39.64%) SQL
2 136 (24.29%) C#
3 128 (22.86%) Java
4 102 (18.21%) JavaScript
5 43 (7.68%) PHP
6 34 (6.07%) VBScript
7 27 (4.82%) T-SQL
8 25 (4.46%) VB
9 19 (3.39%) Ruby
10 14 (2.50%) PL/SQL
11 13 (2.32%) C++
12 10 (1.79%) Python
13 8 (1.43%) Groovy
14 7 (1.25%) Perl
15 4 (0.71%) XQuery
15 4 (0.71%) C
15 4 (0.71%) XPath
15 4 (0.71%) Tcl
15 4 (0.71%) VB6
16 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 133 (23.75%) ISEB
2 116 (20.71%) Degree
3 104 (18.57%) ISTQB
4 60 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (4.11%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.68%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.79%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (29.11%) QA
2 2 (0.36%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.18%) GAMP
System Software
1 9 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.71%) Squid
3 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.36%) zsh
4 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.71%) Nagios
Vendors
1 98 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 59 (10.54%) Oracle
3 35 (6.25%) HP
4 14 (2.50%) Citrix
5 12 (2.14%) Telerik
6 11 (1.96%) Google
6 11 (1.96%) Facebook
7 10 (1.79%) Adobe
8 9 (1.61%) VMware
9 7 (1.25%) Informatica
10 6 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.07%) Appcelerator
11 5 (0.89%) Remedy
12 3 (0.54%) MathWorks
12 3 (0.54%) Empirix
12 3 (0.54%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.54%) SAP
12 3 (0.54%) JBoss
12 3 (0.54%) Altova
13 2 (0.36%) Atlassian
Middlesex
Streamline Connections
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus, Pension Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ID Business Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Totaljobs Group.
Salary: Competitive Salary + 29 Days Holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 38,000 - 45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Quindell Plc - Metaskil
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum upto £35k plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Great Career Opportunity
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Great Opportunity
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Ashford, Kent
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: Excellent DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Performance Related Incentive Sche
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, Sussex
Eurotime Solutions
Salary: depending on experience
Posted: 22 days ago