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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 202 234 218
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -16
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 283 215 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.29% 1.02% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.30% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 257 196 237
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 £28,000 £27,500 £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
17582 16505 17534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.90% 78.13% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 13562 13492 14845
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
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 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +46 70 £35,000 -12.50% 11
Hampshire +24 64 £42,500 -10.52% 8
Berkshire +3 56 £40,000 -20.00% 10
East Sussex -11 42 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Buckinghamshire +23 29 £38,500 +20.31% 4
West Sussex -13 9 £35,000 +12.90% 1
Oxfordshire -3 8 £50,000 +49.25%
Kent -24 6 £37,000 -1.33% 2
Middlesex -5 1 £62,500 +13.63%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 304 (52.23%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (43.64%) Selenium
3 228 (39.18%) SQL
4 190 (32.65%) Manual Testing
5 181 (31.10%) QA
6 140 (24.05%) .NET
7 136 (23.37%) Java
7 136 (23.37%) ISEB
8 134 (23.02%) C#
9 124 (21.31%) Degree
10 123 (21.13%) Software Testing
11 105 (18.04%) Test Scripting
12 103 (17.70%) Test Automation
13 102 (17.53%) ISTQB
14 100 (17.18%) Finance
15 98 (16.84%) JavaScript
15 98 (16.84%) Microsoft
15 98 (16.84%) QuickTest Pro
16 97 (16.67%) Scrum
17 93 (15.98%) HTML
18 91 (15.64%) CSS
19 87 (14.95%) OO
20 81 (13.92%) TDD
21 80 (13.75%) Windows
22 79 (13.57%) Web Services
23 71 (12.20%) XML
24 68 (11.68%) Oracle
25 67 (11.51%) SQL Server
26 66 (11.34%) Unit Testing
27 65 (11.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (4.98%) Apache
2 19 (3.26%) IIS
3 10 (1.72%) CMS
4 9 (1.55%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 7 (1.20%) ColdFusion
7 3 (0.52%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.52%) Confluence
8 1 (0.17%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.17%) Drupal
8 1 (0.17%) WordPress
8 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 43 (7.39%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.44%) MS Office
3 7 (1.20%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.52%) Mingle
5 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (0.52%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 3 (0.52%) Magento
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.72%) SaaS
2 6 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.03%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.30%) Internet
2 8 (1.37%) HTTP
3 4 (0.69%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.69%) DNS
3 4 (0.69%) DHCP
4 2 (0.34%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.34%) Wireless
4 2 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (11.51%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.47%) Oracle Database
3 21 (3.61%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.41%) MySQL
5 13 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.55%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.34%) MS Access
10 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.17%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 254 (43.64%) Selenium
2 98 (16.84%) QuickTest Pro
3 61 (10.48%) WebDriver
4 58 (9.97%) JIRA
5 53 (9.11%) JMeter
6 50 (8.59%) Git (software)
7 48 (8.25%) Jenkins
8 43 (7.39%) Visual Studio
9 38 (6.53%) Subversion
10 37 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 37 (6.36%) JUnit
11 31 (5.33%) NUnit
12 24 (4.12%) TestNG
13 22 (3.78%) SoapUI
14 21 (3.61%) Cucumber
15 20 (3.44%) LoadRunner
16 19 (3.26%) Maven
17 18 (3.09%) Selenium IDE
18 17 (2.92%) Ant
19 15 (2.58%) WinRunner
General
1 100 (17.18%) Finance
2 27 (4.64%) Banking
3 15 (2.58%) Retail
4 10 (1.72%) Advertising
4 10 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.55%) Legal
6 8 (1.37%) Publishing
7 6 (1.03%) Back Office
8 4 (0.69%) Marketing
9 3 (0.52%) Front Office
10 2 (0.34%) Electronics
10 2 (0.34%) Automotive
10 2 (0.34%) Games
10 2 (0.34%) Billing
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 148 (25.43%) Tester
2 138 (23.71%) Analyst
3 132 (22.68%) Test Analyst
4 117 (20.10%) Developer
5 78 (13.40%) Test Engineer
6 51 (8.76%) Software Tester
7 45 (7.73%) Senior Tester
8 44 (7.56%) Software Engineer
9 37 (6.36%) QA Engineer
10 36 (6.19%) Test Manager
11 31 (5.33%) QA Tester
12 27 (4.64%) Software Test Engineer
12 27 (4.64%) Web Tester
13 25 (4.30%) Team Leader
13 25 (4.30%) Java Developer
14 24 (4.12%) Software Test Analyst
14 24 (4.12%) QA Analyst
15 23 (3.95%) Senior Developer
16 21 (3.61%) Software Developer
16 21 (3.61%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (24.05%) .NET
2 93 (15.98%) HTML
3 91 (15.64%) CSS
4 79 (13.57%) Web Services
5 71 (12.20%) XML
6 43 (7.39%) ASP.NET
7 40 (6.87%) .NET Framework
8 33 (5.67%) jQuery
8 33 (5.67%) CSS3
9 31 (5.33%) HTML5
10 28 (4.81%) XHTML
11 25 (4.30%) WCF
12 24 (4.12%) J2EE
13 21 (3.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 20 (3.44%) LINQ
14 20 (3.44%) Hibernate
14 20 (3.44%) NHibernate
15 19 (3.26%) Spring
16 18 (3.09%) Gherkin
17 16 (2.75%) FreeMarker
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.11%) Client/Server
2 47 (8.08%) Computer Science
3 32 (5.50%) N-Tier
3 32 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (4.64%) Mobile App
6 26 (4.47%) Life Science
7 24 (4.12%) Mathematics
8 22 (3.78%) Physics
8 22 (3.78%) Chemistry
8 22 (3.78%) Biology
9 20 (3.44%) User Experience
10 16 (2.75%) Social Media
11 15 (2.58%) Open Source
12 14 (2.41%) Statistics
13 13 (2.23%) W3C
14 7 (1.20%) Visualisation
15 6 (1.03%) CCTV
16 5 (0.86%) Management Information System
17 4 (0.69%) Mashup
Operating Systems
1 80 (13.75%) Windows
2 35 (6.01%) Linux
3 27 (4.64%) UNIX
4 8 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.86%) Windows NT
6 4 (0.69%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.34%) Solaris
7 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (52.23%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (32.65%) Manual Testing
3 123 (21.13%) Software Testing
4 105 (18.04%) Test Scripting
5 103 (17.70%) Test Automation
6 97 (16.67%) Scrum
7 87 (14.95%) OO
8 81 (13.92%) TDD
9 66 (11.34%) Unit Testing
10 61 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
11 58 (9.97%) Test Management
12 57 (9.79%) BDD
13 52 (8.93%) Regression Testing
14 49 (8.42%) Software Engineering
15 47 (8.08%) E-Commerce
15 47 (8.08%) Test Strategy
16 46 (7.90%) OOD
17 41 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
18 39 (6.70%) System Testing
19 38 (6.53%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 228 (39.18%) SQL
2 136 (23.37%) Java
3 134 (23.02%) C#
4 98 (16.84%) JavaScript
5 41 (7.04%) PHP
6 36 (6.19%) VBScript
7 28 (4.81%) T-SQL
8 24 (4.12%) VB
9 21 (3.61%) Ruby
10 15 (2.58%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.89%) C++
11 11 (1.89%) Python
12 6 (1.03%) Perl
12 6 (1.03%) Groovy
12 6 (1.03%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.69%) Tcl
13 4 (0.69%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.69%) VB6
13 4 (0.69%) C
14 3 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 136 (23.37%) ISEB
2 124 (21.31%) Degree
3 102 (17.53%) ISTQB
4 65 (11.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (3.44%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.58%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.72%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (31.10%) QA
2 2 (0.34%) GAMP
2 2 (0.34%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.86%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.69%) Squid
4 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.34%) zsh
5 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 39 (6.70%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 98 (16.84%) Microsoft
2 68 (11.68%) Oracle
3 39 (6.70%) HP
4 14 (2.41%) Citrix
4 14 (2.41%) Telerik
5 12 (2.06%) Google
6 10 (1.72%) Facebook
7 9 (1.55%) Informatica
8 8 (1.37%) VMware
9 7 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.20%) Adobe
10 6 (1.03%) MathWorks
10 6 (1.03%) Appcelerator
11 5 (0.86%) Remedy
12 4 (0.69%) Red Gate
13 3 (0.52%) Empirix
13 3 (0.52%) JD Edwards
13 3 (0.52%) Altova
13 3 (0.52%) SAP
13 3 (0.52%) JBoss
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Pension, Holiday, Healthcare options
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Best Practice IFA Group Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum Healthcare,Pension,Lifecover,bonus,on site par
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: c35,000+Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Computer People
Salary: £50000.00 - £69000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Reed Business Information Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum - Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Momentum Resourcing
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
ComputAppoint
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £43000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago