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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 225 209 228
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +19
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 245 258 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.13% 1.17% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.48% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 220 190 226
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,100 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.40%
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
17298 17491 18076
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.66% 79.32% 78.18%
Number of salaries quoted 13683 14120 15468
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 £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +40 73 £40,000 +9.58% 4
Hampshire +20 55 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Berkshire -15 42 £26,500 -47.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +6 31 £40,000 +25.00%
East Sussex -17 27 £42,500 +2.40% 4
West Sussex +9 10 £41,000 -3.52%
Kent -15 4 £39,000 +4.00% 1
Middlesex -12 1 £62,500 +13.63%
Oxfordshire -21 1 £21,000 -44.00%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 259 (50.49%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (46.20%) Selenium
3 214 (41.72%) SQL
4 172 (33.53%) QA
5 156 (30.41%) Manual Testing
6 132 (25.73%) Finance
7 128 (24.95%) C#
8 118 (23.00%) Java
9 117 (22.81%) Test Automation
10 107 (20.86%) .NET
11 104 (20.27%) ISEB
12 103 (20.08%) Degree
13 95 (18.52%) Software Testing
14 94 (18.32%) Windows
15 93 (18.13%) JavaScript
16 88 (17.15%) Microsoft
17 87 (16.96%) CSS
18 85 (16.57%) Test Scripting
19 84 (16.37%) WebDriver
19 84 (16.37%) HTML
19 84 (16.37%) QuickTest Pro
20 82 (15.98%) Test Management
21 80 (15.59%) Web Services
22 78 (15.20%) Oracle
23 74 (14.42%) XML
23 74 (14.42%) TDD
24 73 (14.23%) ISTQB
25 72 (14.04%) Unit Testing
26 65 (12.67%) Client/Server
27 64 (12.48%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 18 (3.51%) Apache
2 12 (2.34%) IIS
3 11 (2.14%) CMS
4 9 (1.75%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (0.97%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.19%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.19%) Drupal
7 1 (0.19%) WordPress
7 1 (0.19%) JBoss
7 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.34%) MS Office
3 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.19%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 1 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.53%) SaaS
2 6 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.17%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.29%) Internet
2 8 (1.56%) HTTP
3 2 (0.39%) Wireless
3 2 (0.39%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.39%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.19%) SNMP
4 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.99%) Oracle Database
3 18 (3.51%) Relational Database
4 17 (3.31%) MySQL
5 15 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (1.95%) SQL Server 2000
7 9 (1.75%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.97%) MS Access
12 4 (0.78%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.19%) PowerCenter
14 1 (0.19%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 237 (46.20%) Selenium
2 84 (16.37%) WebDriver
2 84 (16.37%) QuickTest Pro
3 59 (11.50%) JIRA
4 53 (10.33%) JMeter
5 46 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 45 (8.77%) Jenkins
7 44 (8.58%) Git (software)
8 40 (7.80%) JUnit
8 40 (7.80%) SoapUI
9 32 (6.24%) Subversion
9 32 (6.24%) TestNG
10 30 (5.85%) Visual Studio
11 25 (4.87%) NUnit
12 19 (3.70%) Cucumber
13 12 (2.34%) Ant
14 11 (2.14%) Moq
14 11 (2.14%) Mockito
15 10 (1.95%) SpecFlow
16 9 (1.75%) TeamCity
General
1 132 (25.73%) Finance
2 27 (5.26%) Banking
3 16 (3.12%) Retail
4 15 (2.92%) Advertising
5 14 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.14%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.36%) Front Office
9 6 (1.17%) Legal
10 5 (0.97%) Back Office
10 5 (0.97%) Publishing
11 3 (0.58%) Billing
12 2 (0.39%) Games
12 2 (0.39%) Marketing
12 2 (0.39%) Automotive
13 1 (0.19%) Electronics
13 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 123 (23.98%) Tester
2 101 (19.69%) Developer
3 97 (18.91%) Analyst
4 95 (18.52%) Test Analyst
5 85 (16.57%) Test Engineer
6 56 (10.92%) Software Engineer
7 51 (9.94%) Software Tester
8 44 (8.58%) Senior Tester
9 37 (7.21%) Software Test Engineer
10 31 (6.04%) Java Developer
11 29 (5.65%) Team Leader
12 24 (4.68%) QA Tester
13 23 (4.48%) Test Team Leader
13 23 (4.48%) QA Engineer
13 23 (4.48%) Junior
14 22 (4.29%) Test Manager
14 22 (4.29%) Graduate
14 22 (4.29%) Senior Software Tester
15 20 (3.90%) Automation Engineer
16 19 (3.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (20.86%) .NET
2 87 (16.96%) CSS
3 84 (16.37%) HTML
4 80 (15.59%) Web Services
5 74 (14.42%) XML
6 36 (7.02%) ASP.NET
7 29 (5.65%) jQuery
8 28 (5.46%) .NET Framework
9 25 (4.87%) XHTML
10 23 (4.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 21 (4.09%) CSS3
11 21 (4.09%) Spring
11 21 (4.09%) WCF
12 20 (3.90%) J2EE
13 19 (3.70%) NHibernate
14 17 (3.31%) Ajax
14 17 (3.31%) LINQ
14 17 (3.31%) Gherkin
15 16 (3.12%) HTML5
15 16 (3.12%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 65 (12.67%) Client/Server
2 49 (9.55%) Computer Science
3 42 (8.19%) N-Tier
4 41 (7.99%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (3.70%) Life Science
6 17 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (2.92%) Mathematics
7 15 (2.92%) Physics
7 15 (2.92%) Chemistry
7 15 (2.92%) Biology
8 12 (2.34%) Data Structures
9 11 (2.14%) Mobile App
9 11 (2.14%) Open Source
10 10 (1.95%) Social Media
10 10 (1.95%) W3C
11 9 (1.75%) Statistics
11 9 (1.75%) User Experience
12 8 (1.56%) Visualisation
13 6 (1.17%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.97%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 94 (18.32%) Windows
2 37 (7.21%) Linux
3 32 (6.24%) UNIX
4 7 (1.36%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.17%) Windows NT
6 5 (0.97%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.39%) Solaris
8 2 (0.39%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (50.49%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (30.41%) Manual Testing
3 117 (22.81%) Test Automation
4 95 (18.52%) Software Testing
5 85 (16.57%) Test Scripting
6 82 (15.98%) Test Management
7 74 (14.42%) TDD
8 72 (14.04%) Unit Testing
9 64 (12.48%) Regression Testing
10 62 (12.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 59 (11.50%) Software Engineering
12 58 (11.31%) Scrum
12 58 (11.31%) OO
13 47 (9.16%) Mentoring
14 45 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
15 44 (8.58%) E-Commerce
16 41 (7.99%) Automation Testing
17 37 (7.21%) OOD
18 35 (6.82%) BDD
19 31 (6.04%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 214 (41.72%) SQL
2 128 (24.95%) C#
3 118 (23.00%) Java
4 93 (18.13%) JavaScript
5 30 (5.85%) PHP
6 28 (5.46%) Ruby
7 24 (4.68%) VBScript
8 19 (3.70%) T-SQL
9 15 (2.92%) Python
10 13 (2.53%) C++
11 12 (2.34%) PL/SQL
11 12 (2.34%) VB
12 6 (1.17%) C
12 6 (1.17%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.97%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.97%) Perl
14 3 (0.58%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.58%) VB6
15 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 104 (20.27%) ISEB
2 103 (20.08%) Degree
3 73 (14.23%) ISTQB
4 55 (10.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.17%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.97%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.19%) HND
7 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (33.53%) QA
2 3 (0.58%) GAMP
System Software
1 9 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.36%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.39%) vSphere
3 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.39%) zsh
3 2 (0.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 46 (8.97%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.78%) Puppet
2 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 88 (17.15%) Microsoft
2 78 (15.20%) Oracle
3 46 (8.97%) HP
4 13 (2.53%) Google
5 11 (2.14%) Informatica
6 9 (1.75%) VMware
7 7 (1.36%) Telerik
7 7 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.36%) Citrix
8 6 (1.17%) Fidessa
8 6 (1.17%) MathWorks
8 6 (1.17%) Appcelerator
8 6 (1.17%) Facebook
9 5 (0.97%) Remedy
10 4 (0.78%) Red Gate
11 2 (0.39%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.39%) SAP
12 1 (0.19%) Cognizant
12 1 (0.19%) JD Edwards
Woking
Hudson - London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Flexible Working Hours
Posted: 3 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 25,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: Market rates depending
Posted: 22 hours ago
Berkshire
Zetman
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: Market rates depending
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 33k per year + Company benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Modis International - London
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Holiday, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Canterbury, Kent CT1 1QU
Canterbury Christ Church University
Salary: £34,233 to £36,309 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
hibu
Salary: £50000 per annum + Exc Bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Staines
Modis International - London
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
hibu
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Exc Bens
Posted: 20 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
HiFX Europe Limited
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago