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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 423 427 425
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 19 30 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.091% 0.13% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.14% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 18 30 11
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,900 £35,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
19816 21756 21121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.26% 94.80% 95.02%
Number of salaries quoted 16032 17681 17500
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -2 7 £45,000 +24.13%
Surrey +10 5 £50,000 +5.26%
East Sussex +3 3 £60,000 +60.00%
Buckinghamshire +4 1 £40,000 -27.27%
Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 58 (80.56%) Selenium
2 43 (59.72%) Java
3 40 (55.56%) QA
4 35 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (45.83%) Automated Testing
5 33 (45.83%) Automation Testing
6 28 (38.89%) Test Automation
7 25 (34.72%) QuickTest Pro
8 24 (33.33%) WebDriver
9 20 (27.78%) C#
10 19 (26.39%) HTML
11 18 (25.00%) ISTQB
12 17 (23.61%) CSS
13 16 (22.22%) JavaScript
13 16 (22.22%) Software Testing
13 16 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (20.83%) Scrum
14 15 (20.83%) ISEB
15 12 (16.67%) Degree
15 12 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (16.67%) Jenkins
16 11 (15.28%) Regression Testing
16 11 (15.28%) SQL
16 11 (15.28%) .NET
17 9 (12.50%) Computer Science
17 9 (12.50%) Test Scripting
17 9 (12.50%) FitNesse
17 9 (12.50%) System Testing
17 9 (12.50%) Mobile App
17 9 (12.50%) Enterprise Software

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 2 (2.78%) Drupal
2 1 (1.39%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) Internet
2 2 (2.78%) Firewall
2 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.78%) DNS
3 1 (1.39%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 58 (80.56%) Selenium
2 25 (34.72%) QuickTest Pro
3 24 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 12 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 9 (12.50%) FitNesse
6 8 (11.11%) WatiN
6 8 (11.11%) Cucumber
7 7 (9.72%) JMeter
8 6 (8.33%) JIRA
8 6 (8.33%) JUnit
8 6 (8.33%) SoapUI
9 5 (6.94%) Hudson
9 5 (6.94%) Eclipse
10 4 (5.56%) LoadRunner
11 3 (4.17%) SpecFlow
11 3 (4.17%) TestNG
12 2 (2.78%) Robotium
12 2 (2.78%) Gradle
12 2 (2.78%) ProC
12 2 (2.78%) Ant
General
1 8 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Retail
3 2 (2.78%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.39%) HTML
2 17 (23.61%) CSS
3 11 (15.28%) .NET
4 8 (11.11%) Ajax
4 8 (11.11%) jQuery
5 7 (9.72%) Gherkin
5 7 (9.72%) Web Services
5 7 (9.72%) XML
6 3 (4.17%) LAMP
7 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.39%) Java EE
8 1 (1.39%) JSON
8 1 (1.39%) RESTful
8 1 (1.39%) REST
8 1 (1.39%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.39%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.39%) Spring
8 1 (1.39%) JMS
8 1 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 9 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.56%) Social Media
4 3 (4.17%) User Experience
5 2 (2.78%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.78%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.39%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) UNIX
2 3 (4.17%) Windows
2 3 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (1.39%) Android
3 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (45.83%) Automated Testing
2 33 (45.83%) Automation Testing
3 28 (38.89%) Test Automation
4 16 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 16 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (20.83%) Scrum
6 11 (15.28%) Regression Testing
7 9 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 9 (12.50%) System Testing
8 8 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 8 (11.11%) BDD
8 8 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (11.11%) Project Management
8 8 (11.11%) Software Delivery
9 7 (9.72%) TDD
9 7 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (8.33%) Web Testing
10 6 (8.33%) Performance Testing
11 5 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 43 (59.72%) Java
2 20 (27.78%) C#
3 16 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 11 (15.28%) SQL
5 6 (8.33%) VBScript
5 6 (8.33%) VB
6 5 (6.94%) Perl
7 4 (5.56%) Python
8 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.78%) Ruby
8 2 (2.78%) XPath
8 2 (2.78%) Groovy
8 2 (2.78%) C
9 1 (1.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 15 (20.83%) ISEB
3 12 (16.67%) Degree
4 6 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (55.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (1.39%) Progress
2 1 (1.39%) Atlassian