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 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
Automated Testing
Rank 190 213 249
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +36
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 307 281 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.48% 1.24% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.53% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 258 249 195
Average salary £41,000 £37,750 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.60% +3.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
17218 18309 17003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.88% 80.64% 76.77%
Number of salaries quoted 13977 14392 13857
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 29 July 2015.

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 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
(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
Hampshire +34 70 £42,500 +3.65% 11
Surrey -12 51 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Berkshire -13 45 £46,250 +8.82% 6
East Sussex +33 39 £40,500 +8.00% 4
Oxfordshire +23 32 £43,750 -12.50% 4
West Sussex +17 32 £32,500 -3.70% 4
Buckinghamshire +1 23 £35,000 -14.11% 3
Kent -4 11 £36,000 +2.85% 3
Thames Valley - 2 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

1 465 (73.11%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (38.05%) QA
3 240 (37.74%) Selenium
4 227 (35.69%) Manual Testing
5 224 (35.22%) Java
6 169 (26.57%) C#
7 164 (25.79%) TDD
8 162 (25.47%) SQL
9 159 (25.00%) Finance
10 153 (24.06%) Scrum
11 139 (21.86%) .NET
12 137 (21.54%) Test Automation
13 136 (21.38%) ISTQB
14 127 (19.97%) JavaScript
15 126 (19.81%) Web Services
16 121 (19.03%) ISEB
17 120 (18.87%) HTML
18 111 (17.45%) Continuous Integration
19 110 (17.30%) XML
20 107 (16.82%) Software Testing
21 103 (16.19%) Unit Testing
22 99 (15.57%) Degree
23 85 (13.36%) WebDriver
23 85 (13.36%) CSS
24 84 (13.21%) Software Engineering
25 81 (12.74%) Regression Testing
25 81 (12.74%) Oracle
26 80 (12.58%) PHP
27 79 (12.42%) Windows
28 78 (12.26%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 (4.56%) IIS
2 27 (4.25%) WebLogic
3 14 (2.20%) WebSphere
4 13 (2.04%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.73%) Apache
5 11 (1.73%) Node.js
6 8 (1.26%) nginx
7 6 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.47%) CMS
8 3 (0.47%) Confluence
8 3 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.31%) Commerce Server
9 2 (0.31%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.31%) JBoss
10 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.16%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 37 (5.82%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.67%) MS Office
3 4 (0.63%) Mingle
4 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.26%) Magento
2 4 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.47%) VisionPLUS
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.62%) SaaS
2 10 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.52%) HTTP
2 11 (1.73%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.57%) DNS
3 10 (1.57%) Internet
4 8 (1.26%) DHCP
5 6 (0.94%) FTP
5 6 (0.94%) IPsec
6 4 (0.63%) Network Security
7 2 (0.31%) LTE
7 2 (0.31%) Firewall
7 2 (0.31%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.31%) GSM
7 2 (0.31%) UMTS
8 1 (0.16%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.16%) VPN
8 1 (0.16%) Wireless
8 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 63 (9.91%) MySQL
3 33 (5.19%) Oracle Database
4 21 (3.30%) Relational Database
5 20 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (2.83%) DB2
7 12 (1.89%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.26%) Big Data
9 7 (1.10%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.47%) HBase
11 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.16%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.16%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 240 (37.74%) Selenium
2 85 (13.36%) WebDriver
3 76 (11.95%) HP UFT
4 55 (8.65%) Jenkins
5 52 (8.18%) Git (software)
6 51 (8.02%) JMeter
7 50 (7.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 43 (6.76%) Cucumber
9 33 (5.19%) JUnit
9 33 (5.19%) Visual Studio
9 33 (5.19%) JIRA
10 31 (4.87%) NUnit
11 30 (4.72%) Oracle Forms
12 29 (4.56%) Eclipse
13 27 (4.25%) SoapUI
14 25 (3.93%) Maven
15 24 (3.77%) PHPUnit
16 23 (3.62%) TestNG
16 23 (3.62%) Subversion
17 21 (3.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 159 (25.00%) Finance
2 19 (2.99%) Retail
3 18 (2.83%) Banking
4 14 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.73%) Marketing
5 11 (1.73%) Publishing
6 9 (1.42%) Games
6 9 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.79%) Electronics
8 4 (0.63%) Automotive
8 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) Legal
10 1 (0.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 147 (23.11%) Developer
2 127 (19.97%) Analyst
3 117 (18.40%) Test Analyst
4 104 (16.35%) Tester
5 84 (13.21%) QA Engineer
6 58 (9.12%) Team Leader
7 54 (8.49%) Software Engineer
8 51 (8.02%) Test Engineer
9 41 (6.45%) Senior Developer
10 40 (6.29%) Software Tester
11 35 (5.50%) Test Team Leader
11 35 (5.50%) QA Analyst
12 30 (4.72%) C# Developer
13 29 (4.56%) Test Manager
13 29 (4.56%) Web Developer
14 23 (3.62%) Agile Test Analyst
15 22 (3.46%) Lead Developer
15 22 (3.46%) QA Tester
16 21 (3.30%) PHP Developer
16 21 (3.30%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (21.86%) .NET
2 126 (19.81%) Web Services
3 120 (18.87%) HTML
4 110 (17.30%) XML
5 85 (13.36%) CSS
6 48 (7.55%) HTML5
7 43 (6.76%) ASP.NET
8 40 (6.29%) jQuery
9 35 (5.50%) XSLT
9 35 (5.50%) .NET Framework
10 31 (4.87%) AngularJS
11 25 (3.93%) J2EE
12 23 (3.62%) WCF
13 22 (3.46%) Ajax
13 22 (3.46%) Symfony
13 22 (3.46%) RESTful
14 21 (3.30%) Spring
15 20 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC
15 20 (3.14%) Gherkin
16 19 (2.99%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.12%) Computer Science
2 47 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.09%) Data Structures
4 25 (3.93%) Visualisation
5 21 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (3.30%) iSeries
6 19 (2.99%) Mathematics
6 19 (2.99%) AS400
6 19 (2.99%) User Experience
7 17 (2.67%) Mobile App
7 17 (2.67%) N-Tier
8 15 (2.36%) Mainframe
8 15 (2.36%) Client/Server
9 13 (2.04%) Social Media
9 13 (2.04%) Algorithms
10 12 (1.89%) VSAM
11 7 (1.10%) Statistics
12 6 (0.94%) Graphic Design
13 5 (0.79%) Kindle
13 5 (0.79%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 79 (12.42%) Windows
2 56 (8.81%) UNIX
3 46 (7.23%) Linux
4 9 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (1.26%) Android
5 8 (1.26%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.63%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.47%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (73.11%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (35.69%) Manual Testing
3 164 (25.79%) TDD
4 153 (24.06%) Scrum
5 137 (21.54%) Test Automation
6 111 (17.45%) Continuous Integration
7 107 (16.82%) Software Testing
8 103 (16.19%) Unit Testing
9 84 (13.21%) Software Engineering
10 81 (12.74%) Regression Testing
11 78 (12.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 75 (11.79%) User Acceptance Testing
13 72 (11.32%) Test Scripting
14 70 (11.01%) E-Commerce
15 69 (10.85%) Performance Testing
15 69 (10.85%) BDD
15 69 (10.85%) Automation Testing
16 68 (10.69%) SDLC
17 66 (10.38%) Test Strategy
18 58 (9.12%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 224 (35.22%) Java
2 169 (26.57%) C#
3 162 (25.47%) SQL
4 127 (19.97%) JavaScript
5 80 (12.58%) PHP
6 37 (5.82%) PL/SQL
7 31 (4.87%) COBOL
8 26 (4.09%) T-SQL
8 26 (4.09%) Python
9 21 (3.30%) Ruby
10 16 (2.52%) Shell Script
11 14 (2.20%) VB
12 11 (1.73%) VBScript
12 11 (1.73%) C
13 10 (1.57%) XPath
14 8 (1.26%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.26%) Perl
15 7 (1.10%) C++
16 6 (0.94%) XQuery
17 5 (0.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 136 (21.38%) ISTQB
2 121 (19.03%) ISEB
3 99 (15.57%) Degree
4 72 (11.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (1.10%) IC3 Certification
6 6 (0.94%) PhD
7 4 (0.63%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.31%) HNC
8 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (38.05%) QA
2 5 (0.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (3.30%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.31%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.16%) KVM
4 1 (0.16%) LXC
Systems Management
1 70 (11.01%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.47%) Puppet
2 3 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.31%) Ansible
Vendors
1 81 (12.74%) Oracle
2 63 (9.91%) HP
3 62 (9.75%) Microsoft
4 24 (3.77%) Pega
5 6 (0.94%) Perforce
5 6 (0.94%) SAP
6 5 (0.79%) VMware
7 4 (0.63%) Google
7 4 (0.63%) hybris
7 4 (0.63%) IBM
7 4 (0.63%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.47%) Adobe
8 3 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.47%) TSYS
9 2 (0.31%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.16%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.16%) Sun
10 1 (0.16%) Facebook
10 1 (0.16%) Zend
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Posted: 6 hours ago
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Salary: £20k - 45k per year + Company Benefits
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Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £23500 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum + 10% OT Bonus + Benefits
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Posted: 2 days ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
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