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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 205 214 232
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +18
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 291 296 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.37% 1.26% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.58% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 261 257 214
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £65,000
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
17571 18757 17101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.73% 80.12% 76.19%
Number of salaries quoted 14070 14940 13998
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 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +49 61 £42,500 +21.42% 8
Surrey +1 59 £40,000 -1.84% 8
Berkshire -15 50 £55,000 +29.41% 10
East Sussex +38 37 £47,500 +26.66%
Buckinghamshire +2 31 £34,500 -4.82% 2
West Sussex +4 20 £27,500 -17.91% 2
Oxfordshire +1 16 £42,500 -15.00% 9
Kent -8 11 £35,500 +1.42% 1
Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 432 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (41.03%) Selenium
3 233 (37.34%) QA
4 218 (34.94%) Java
5 191 (30.61%) Manual Testing
6 172 (27.56%) C#
7 162 (25.96%) SQL
8 156 (25.00%) .NET
9 150 (24.04%) Scrum
10 147 (23.56%) TDD
11 146 (23.40%) Test Automation
12 144 (23.08%) Finance
13 126 (20.19%) ISTQB
14 115 (18.43%) JavaScript
15 114 (18.27%) HTML
16 113 (18.11%) Web Services
17 112 (17.95%) ISEB
18 110 (17.63%) Continuous Integration
19 106 (16.99%) Software Testing
20 102 (16.35%) XML
20 102 (16.35%) Degree
21 98 (15.71%) WebDriver
22 92 (14.74%) Unit Testing
23 82 (13.14%) Software Engineering
24 81 (12.98%) User Acceptance Testing
25 79 (12.66%) Automation Testing
26 78 (12.50%) Windows
27 77 (12.34%) PHP
28 76 (12.18%) CSS
28 76 (12.18%) HP UFT

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 27 (4.33%) IIS
2 23 (3.69%) WebLogic
3 16 (2.56%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.24%) Tomcat
5 13 (2.08%) Apache
6 9 (1.44%) nginx
7 6 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.96%) Node.js
8 4 (0.64%) Confluence
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.48%) CMS
9 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.32%) Commerce Server
10 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.16%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.16%) CICS
11 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.16%) JBoss
11 1 (0.16%) Drupal
Applications
1 30 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.40%) MS Office
3 5 (0.80%) Mingle
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) VisionPLUS
1 3 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.48%) Magento
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.21%) SaaS
2 9 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.21%) HTTP
2 15 (2.40%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.08%) DNS
4 12 (1.92%) DHCP
5 9 (1.44%) FTP
5 9 (1.44%) IPsec
6 8 (1.28%) Internet
7 2 (0.32%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.16%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.16%) Firewall
8 1 (0.16%) Wireless
8 1 (0.16%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 64 (10.26%) MySQL
3 35 (5.61%) Oracle Database
4 26 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 19 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (2.72%) DB2
7 11 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.28%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.12%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.96%) Big Data
11 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.16%) MS Access
13 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 256 (41.03%) Selenium
2 98 (15.71%) WebDriver
3 76 (12.18%) HP UFT
4 61 (9.78%) Jenkins
5 55 (8.81%) JMeter
6 53 (8.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 49 (7.85%) Git (software)
8 41 (6.57%) Cucumber
9 32 (5.13%) JUnit
9 32 (5.13%) Eclipse
10 30 (4.81%) NUnit
11 28 (4.49%) SoapUI
12 27 (4.33%) Visual Studio
13 26 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
13 26 (4.17%) JIRA
14 24 (3.85%) PHPUnit
15 23 (3.69%) WatiN
15 23 (3.69%) FitNesse
15 23 (3.69%) Maven
16 22 (3.53%) Subversion
General
1 144 (23.08%) Finance
2 19 (3.04%) Retail
3 12 (1.92%) Banking
3 12 (1.92%) Marketing
4 10 (1.60%) Publishing
4 10 (1.60%) Games
5 9 (1.44%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.64%) Electronics
7 4 (0.64%) Automotive
8 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.48%) Advertising
9 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Billing
10 1 (0.16%) Legal
10 1 (0.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 139 (22.28%) Developer
2 130 (20.83%) Analyst
3 117 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 114 (18.27%) Tester
5 67 (10.74%) QA Engineer
6 59 (9.46%) Team Leader
7 54 (8.65%) Software Engineer
8 49 (7.85%) Test Engineer
9 44 (7.05%) Software Tester
10 36 (5.77%) QA Analyst
11 35 (5.61%) Senior Developer
12 33 (5.29%) Test Team Leader
13 32 (5.13%) Automation Tester
14 26 (4.17%) Test Manager
15 24 (3.85%) C# Developer
16 23 (3.69%) PHP Developer
17 21 (3.37%) Lead Developer
17 21 (3.37%) Agile Test Analyst
18 19 (3.04%) Test Leader
19 18 (2.88%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (25.00%) .NET
2 114 (18.27%) HTML
3 113 (18.11%) Web Services
4 102 (16.35%) XML
5 76 (12.18%) CSS
6 43 (6.89%) ASP.NET
7 40 (6.41%) jQuery
8 38 (6.09%) HTML5
8 38 (6.09%) .NET Framework
9 28 (4.49%) J2EE
9 28 (4.49%) XSLT
10 26 (4.17%) WCF
11 22 (3.53%) Symfony
11 22 (3.53%) AngularJS
11 22 (3.53%) Spring
12 21 (3.37%) Ajax
12 21 (3.37%) Gherkin
12 21 (3.37%) Silverlight
13 17 (2.72%) REST
14 16 (2.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.46%) Computer Science
2 43 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (3.21%) iSeries
5 18 (2.88%) Mathematics
5 18 (2.88%) User Experience
5 18 (2.88%) Visualisation
5 18 (2.88%) Data Structures
6 17 (2.72%) AS400
7 16 (2.56%) Mobile App
8 15 (2.40%) N-Tier
9 13 (2.08%) Mainframe
9 13 (2.08%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.92%) VSAM
10 12 (1.92%) Social Media
10 12 (1.92%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.12%) Statistics
11 7 (1.12%) Graphic Design
12 6 (0.96%) Kindle
13 5 (0.80%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 78 (12.50%) Windows
2 53 (8.49%) Linux
3 51 (8.17%) UNIX
4 8 (1.28%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.28%) Android
5 7 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.64%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.48%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.48%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (30.61%) Manual Testing
3 150 (24.04%) Scrum
4 147 (23.56%) TDD
5 146 (23.40%) Test Automation
6 110 (17.63%) Continuous Integration
7 106 (16.99%) Software Testing
8 92 (14.74%) Unit Testing
9 82 (13.14%) Software Engineering
10 81 (12.98%) User Acceptance Testing
11 79 (12.66%) Automation Testing
12 72 (11.54%) Test Scripting
13 71 (11.38%) BDD
14 70 (11.22%) Continuous Improvement
15 69 (11.06%) E-Commerce
16 67 (10.74%) Regression Testing
16 67 (10.74%) Test Strategy
17 55 (8.81%) Performance Testing
18 52 (8.33%) Project Management
18 52 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 218 (34.94%) Java
2 172 (27.56%) C#
3 162 (25.96%) SQL
4 115 (18.43%) JavaScript
5 77 (12.34%) PHP
6 31 (4.97%) PL/SQL
6 31 (4.97%) Python
7 27 (4.33%) T-SQL
7 27 (4.33%) COBOL
7 27 (4.33%) Ruby
8 21 (3.37%) VB
9 16 (2.56%) Shell Script
10 13 (2.08%) C
11 11 (1.76%) VBScript
12 10 (1.60%) XPath
13 9 (1.44%) VB6
14 7 (1.12%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.12%) C++
15 6 (0.96%) Perl
15 6 (0.96%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 126 (20.19%) ISTQB
2 112 (17.95%) ISEB
3 102 (16.35%) Degree
4 71 (11.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (1.12%) IC3 Certification
6 6 (0.96%) PhD
7 4 (0.64%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.32%) HNC
8 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (37.34%) QA
2 6 (0.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (3.04%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.32%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 52 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.80%) Puppet
3 3 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.48%) Ansible
Vendors
1 73 (11.70%) Oracle
2 56 (8.97%) Microsoft
3 44 (7.05%) HP
4 14 (2.24%) Pega
5 7 (1.12%) VMware
6 6 (0.96%) Perforce
7 5 (0.80%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.64%) hybris
8 4 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.64%) SAP
9 3 (0.48%) Adobe
9 3 (0.48%) Citrix
9 3 (0.48%) TSYS
9 3 (0.48%) Google
10 2 (0.32%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.16%) Remedy
11 1 (0.16%) Sun
11 1 (0.16%) IBM
11 1 (0.16%) Facebook
Farnham, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + 28 days + share ops scheme + pensi
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Elsevier
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Elsevier
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Bonus, Life Assurance, Pension and Medical C
Posted: 13 hours ago
Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Generous Benefits and Perks
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Life Assurance, Pension and Medical Cover
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Weybridge, Surrey
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £40,000 per annum £40k Package including Company Car + Excellent Benef
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £25513 - £30434 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Premier IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Premier IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 37000 plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 45,000 plus Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago