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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 231 221 214
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 243 250 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.11% 1.15% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.45% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 220 174 250
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
17474 17251 18069
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.97% 79.67% 77.45%
Number of salaries quoted 13945 13716 15547
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 £65,000
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 19 December 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 December 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 +33 74 £40,000 +2.56% 8
Hampshire +16 59 £42,500 +30.76% 10
Berkshire -28 47 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +11 22 £40,000 +24.03% 3
East Sussex -31 19 £42,500 -1.16% 1
West Sussex +9 17 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Oxfordshire -24 3 £25,500 -32.00% 1
Kent -17 1 £40,000 +10.34% 2
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 275 (52.28%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (46.58%) Selenium
3 221 (42.02%) SQL
4 174 (33.08%) QA
5 157 (29.85%) Manual Testing
6 134 (25.48%) C#
7 127 (24.14%) Test Automation
8 126 (23.95%) Finance
9 124 (23.57%) Java
10 109 (20.72%) ISEB
11 107 (20.34%) Degree
12 102 (19.39%) .NET
13 100 (19.01%) Windows
14 96 (18.25%) JavaScript
15 93 (17.68%) Software Testing
16 91 (17.30%) Microsoft
17 90 (17.11%) WebDriver
18 88 (16.73%) Test Scripting
19 86 (16.35%) Test Management
20 85 (16.16%) CSS
21 83 (15.78%) HTML
22 82 (15.59%) TDD
23 81 (15.40%) QuickTest Pro
24 80 (15.21%) Web Services
25 76 (14.45%) Unit Testing
25 76 (14.45%) Oracle
26 75 (14.26%) ISTQB
27 73 (13.88%) Software Engineering
28 71 (13.50%) XML
29 68 (12.93%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (3.61%) Apache
2 12 (2.28%) Tomcat
2 12 (2.28%) IIS
3 11 (2.09%) CMS
4 8 (1.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (0.38%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.19%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.19%) Drupal
6 1 (0.19%) WordPress
6 1 (0.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 31 (5.89%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.28%) SaaS
2 6 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.14%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.99%) Internet
2 8 (1.52%) HTTP
3 2 (0.38%) Wireless
3 2 (0.38%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.38%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.19%) Firewall
4 1 (0.19%) SNMP
4 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.60%) Oracle Database
2 39 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 21 (3.99%) MySQL
4 19 (3.61%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (1.90%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.14%) MS Access
7 6 (1.14%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.57%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.38%) MarkLogic
12 1 (0.19%) SAP BI
12 1 (0.19%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 245 (46.58%) Selenium
2 90 (17.11%) WebDriver
3 81 (15.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 58 (11.03%) JIRA
5 53 (10.08%) Jenkins
6 48 (9.13%) Git (software)
6 48 (9.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 47 (8.94%) JMeter
8 45 (8.56%) JUnit
9 41 (7.79%) SoapUI
10 37 (7.03%) TestNG
11 36 (6.84%) Subversion
12 30 (5.70%) Visual Studio
13 25 (4.75%) Cucumber
14 21 (3.99%) NUnit
15 12 (2.28%) Ant
15 12 (2.28%) SpecFlow
16 9 (1.71%) JSUnit
16 9 (1.71%) TeamCity
17 8 (1.52%) WatiN
General
1 126 (23.95%) Finance
2 21 (3.99%) Banking
2 21 (3.99%) Advertising
3 12 (2.28%) Retail
4 11 (2.09%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.90%) Financial Institution
5 10 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.33%) Front Office
7 6 (1.14%) Legal
8 4 (0.76%) Electronics
9 3 (0.57%) Automotive
9 3 (0.57%) Billing
9 3 (0.57%) Games
10 2 (0.38%) Marketing
10 2 (0.38%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Publishing
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (23.00%) Tester
2 118 (22.43%) Developer
3 94 (17.87%) Analyst
4 89 (16.92%) Test Engineer
5 88 (16.73%) Test Analyst
6 69 (13.12%) Software Engineer
7 56 (10.65%) Software Tester
8 45 (8.56%) Software Test Engineer
9 42 (7.98%) Java Developer
10 39 (7.41%) Senior Tester
11 29 (5.51%) Team Leader
12 24 (4.56%) Test Team Leader
12 24 (4.56%) Junior
13 22 (4.18%) Graduate
13 22 (4.18%) QA Tester
14 21 (3.99%) Senior Developer
14 21 (3.99%) Test Leader
14 21 (3.99%) Senior Software Tester
15 20 (3.80%) Automation Engineer
15 20 (3.80%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (19.39%) .NET
2 85 (16.16%) CSS
3 83 (15.78%) HTML
4 80 (15.21%) Web Services
5 71 (13.50%) XML
6 26 (4.94%) Spring
6 26 (4.94%) .NET Framework
6 26 (4.94%) jQuery
7 24 (4.56%) Ajax
7 24 (4.56%) ASP.NET
8 20 (3.80%) XHTML
8 20 (3.80%) Hibernate
8 20 (3.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 19 (3.61%) J2EE
9 19 (3.61%) WCF
10 18 (3.42%) CSS3
11 17 (3.23%) Gherkin
12 16 (3.04%) NHibernate
13 15 (2.85%) RESTful
14 14 (2.66%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 64 (12.17%) Client/Server
2 60 (11.41%) Computer Science
3 43 (8.17%) Enterprise Software
4 40 (7.60%) N-Tier
5 22 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.04%) Life Science
7 15 (2.85%) Open Source
8 13 (2.47%) User Experience
9 12 (2.28%) Data Structures
9 12 (2.28%) Mathematics
9 12 (2.28%) Physics
9 12 (2.28%) Chemistry
9 12 (2.28%) Biology
10 10 (1.90%) Social Media
11 8 (1.52%) Visualisation
11 8 (1.52%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.33%) Statistics
13 6 (1.14%) W3C
13 6 (1.14%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.95%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 100 (19.01%) Windows
2 45 (8.56%) Linux
3 34 (6.46%) UNIX
4 6 (1.14%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.76%) Android
6 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.57%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.57%) Windows NT
6 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.38%) Solaris
7 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.38%) VMS
7 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.38%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (52.28%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (29.85%) Manual Testing
3 127 (24.14%) Test Automation
4 93 (17.68%) Software Testing
5 88 (16.73%) Test Scripting
6 86 (16.35%) Test Management
7 82 (15.59%) TDD
8 76 (14.45%) Unit Testing
9 73 (13.88%) Software Engineering
10 68 (12.93%) Scrum
11 64 (12.17%) Regression Testing
12 62 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
13 60 (11.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 54 (10.27%) Mentoring
15 51 (9.70%) OO
16 38 (7.22%) E-Commerce
17 37 (7.03%) Automation Testing
18 36 (6.84%) BDD
19 35 (6.65%) Test Strategy
20 30 (5.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 221 (42.02%) SQL
2 134 (25.48%) C#
3 124 (23.57%) Java
4 96 (18.25%) JavaScript
5 41 (7.79%) Ruby
6 33 (6.27%) PHP
7 29 (5.51%) Python
8 22 (4.18%) VBScript
9 20 (3.80%) C++
10 16 (3.04%) PL/SQL
11 12 (2.28%) T-SQL
11 12 (2.28%) C
12 10 (1.90%) VB
13 8 (1.52%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.14%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.76%) Perl
16 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.57%) VBA
16 3 (0.57%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 109 (20.72%) ISEB
2 107 (20.34%) Degree
3 75 (14.26%) ISTQB
4 57 (10.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.14%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.19%) HND
8 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (33.08%) QA
2 3 (0.57%) GAMP
3 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.57%) vSphere
4 2 (0.38%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.38%) zsh
4 2 (0.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 48 (9.13%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.14%) Puppet
3 5 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 91 (17.30%) Microsoft
2 76 (14.45%) Oracle
3 45 (8.56%) HP
4 12 (2.28%) Google
5 11 (2.09%) VMware
5 11 (2.09%) Informatica
6 8 (1.52%) Remedy
7 7 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.14%) Fidessa
8 6 (1.14%) MathWorks
8 6 (1.14%) Telerik
9 5 (0.95%) Appcelerator
9 5 (0.95%) Facebook
10 4 (0.76%) Red Gate
11 3 (0.57%) Citrix
12 2 (0.38%) Atlassian
13 1 (0.19%) Cognizant
13 1 (0.19%) SAP
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