The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 383 382 415
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +33
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 52 28 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 48 24 26
Average salary £37,500 £47,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% +40.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Automation Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19829 18833 20898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.60% 94.60% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16199 15045 18115
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the South East region.

Automation Tester Salary Trend in the South East

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Automation Tester Salary Histogram in the South East

Automation Tester
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 Automation Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Berkshire +4 21 £34,000 -32.00% 2
Surrey -5 21 £38,750 -8.82%
East Sussex - 5 £38,500 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £37,500 -
Hampshire -17 2 £42,500 -
Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 59 (71.95%) Selenium
2 40 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (46.34%) Java
4 37 (45.12%) Automation Testing
5 33 (40.24%) WebDriver
6 32 (39.02%) QA
7 31 (37.80%) Test Automation
8 29 (35.37%) C#
9 26 (31.71%) QuickTest Pro
10 23 (28.05%) Automated Testing
11 20 (24.39%) Software Testing
11 20 (24.39%) Test Scripting
12 19 (23.17%) HTML
12 19 (23.17%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (20.73%) Finance
13 17 (20.73%) ISTQB
14 16 (19.51%) System Testing
14 16 (19.51%) CSS
15 15 (18.29%) JavaScript
15 15 (18.29%) ISEB
15 15 (18.29%) Degree
16 14 (17.07%) Enterprise Software
17 13 (15.85%) TDD
17 13 (15.85%) SpecFlow
17 13 (15.85%) Computer Science
18 11 (13.41%) Regression Testing
18 11 (13.41%) jQuery
18 11 (13.41%) Performance Testing
18 11 (13.41%) HP Quality Center
18 11 (13.41%) Waterfall

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.10%) Drupal
2 2 (2.44%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) Internet
2 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.44%) DNS
2 2 (2.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 59 (71.95%) Selenium
2 33 (40.24%) WebDriver
3 26 (31.71%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (15.85%) SpecFlow
5 9 (10.98%) JMeter
6 8 (9.76%) SoapUI
7 7 (8.54%) JIRA
8 6 (7.32%) Jenkins
8 6 (7.32%) Firebug
9 5 (6.10%) JUnit
9 5 (6.10%) Eclipse
9 5 (6.10%) TeamCity
9 5 (6.10%) Git (software)
9 5 (6.10%) Fiddler
9 5 (6.10%) Hudson
9 5 (6.10%) Cucumber
10 4 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.66%) NUnit
11 3 (3.66%) TestComplete
12 2 (2.44%) FitNesse
General
1 17 (20.73%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Retail
3 1 (1.22%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.17%) HTML
2 16 (19.51%) CSS
3 11 (13.41%) jQuery
3 11 (13.41%) Gherkin
4 10 (12.20%) XML
5 8 (9.76%) Ajax
6 7 (8.54%) .NET
7 6 (7.32%) LAMP
8 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.17%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (17.07%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (15.85%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.66%) User Experience
5 2 (2.44%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.44%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.22%) UNIX
1 1 (1.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (45.12%) Automation Testing
3 31 (37.80%) Test Automation
4 23 (28.05%) Automated Testing
5 20 (24.39%) Software Testing
5 20 (24.39%) Test Scripting
6 16 (19.51%) System Testing
7 13 (15.85%) TDD
8 11 (13.41%) Regression Testing
8 11 (13.41%) Performance Testing
8 11 (13.41%) Waterfall
9 10 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (10.98%) BDD
10 9 (10.98%) Agile Testing
11 8 (9.76%) Test Strategy
11 8 (9.76%) Manual Testing
12 7 (8.54%) E-Commerce
12 7 (8.54%) Scrum
13 6 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (7.32%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (46.34%) Java
2 29 (35.37%) C#
3 15 (18.29%) JavaScript
4 10 (12.20%) SQL
5 9 (10.98%) VBScript
5 9 (10.98%) Perl
6 6 (7.32%) Ruby
7 5 (6.10%) VB
8 4 (4.88%) PHP
9 1 (1.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (20.73%) ISTQB
2 15 (18.29%) ISEB
2 15 (18.29%) Degree
3 4 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (39.02%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (13.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (4.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.44%) HP
2 2 (2.44%) TOWER Software
3 1 (1.22%) VMware
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