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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 400 382 417
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +35
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 50 72 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.35% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.36% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 42 67 30
Average salary £38,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.58% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £19,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £52,500 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +18.46%
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
18287 19931 19929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.42% 97.07% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 15671 16283 15778
Average salary £44,000 £40,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.64% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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 +1 19 £41,250 -2.94% 3
Berkshire -15 9 £48,250 +28.66% 6
East Sussex +9 8 £38,000 +3.40% 2
Buckinghamshire - 8 £40,000 -
Hampshire +19 3 £57,500 +21.05%
West Sussex -3 1 £37,500 -16.66%
Kent - 1 £31,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £35,000 - 1
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 62 (62.63%) Selenium
2 58 (58.59%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (51.52%) QA
4 40 (40.40%) BDD
5 39 (39.39%) Automation Testing
6 35 (35.35%) WebDriver
6 35 (35.35%) Regression Testing
7 32 (32.32%) C#
8 31 (31.31%) Cucumber
9 30 (30.30%) Java
10 28 (28.28%) ISEB
10 28 (28.28%) Software Testing
11 26 (26.26%) Automated Testing
12 25 (25.25%) TDD
12 25 (25.25%) Test Automation
12 25 (25.25%) Test Scripting
13 23 (23.23%) Finance
14 22 (22.22%) SQL
14 22 (22.22%) .NET
15 21 (21.21%) Windows
15 21 (21.21%) Python
15 21 (21.21%) ISTQB
16 20 (20.20%) HP UFT
17 19 (19.19%) Scrum
17 19 (19.19%) HP Quality Center
18 18 (18.18%) HP
18 18 (18.18%) Linux
19 17 (17.17%) Microsoft
19 17 (17.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 17 (17.17%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (2.02%) Apache
1 2 (2.02%) ColdFusion
1 2 (2.02%) Confluence
2 1 (1.01%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.05%) MySQL
3 2 (2.02%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.02%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 62 (62.63%) Selenium
2 35 (35.35%) WebDriver
3 31 (31.31%) Cucumber
4 20 (20.20%) HP UFT
5 12 (12.12%) Jenkins
5 12 (12.12%) SpecFlow
6 11 (11.11%) Selenium IDE
6 11 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (10.10%) Calabash
8 9 (9.09%) JIRA
9 8 (8.08%) Git (software)
10 7 (7.07%) FitNesse
11 5 (5.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (5.05%) JMeter
11 5 (5.05%) Maven
11 5 (5.05%) NUnit
12 4 (4.04%) Ant
12 4 (4.04%) Grunt
12 4 (4.04%) JUnit
12 4 (4.04%) TestNG
General
1 23 (23.23%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Marketing
3 3 (3.03%) Electronics
3 3 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.03%) Retail
3 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.02%) Advertising
5 1 (1.01%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.22%) .NET
2 15 (15.15%) CSS
3 14 (14.14%) HTML
4 10 (10.10%) DOM
4 10 (10.10%) Gherkin
4 10 (10.10%) Web Services
5 4 (4.04%) HTML5
6 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.03%) CSS3
6 3 (3.03%) LAMP
7 2 (2.02%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (2.02%) Java EE
7 2 (2.02%) JSON
7 2 (2.02%) RESTful
7 2 (2.02%) SOAP
8 1 (1.01%) REST
8 1 (1.01%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.04%) Mathematics
2 4 (4.04%) Physics
3 3 (3.03%) User Experience
4 2 (2.02%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.02%) EPoS
4 2 (2.02%) PMI
5 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.21%) Windows
2 18 (18.18%) Linux
3 6 (6.06%) Android
4 2 (2.02%) Unix
5 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (58.59%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (40.40%) BDD
3 39 (39.39%) Automation Testing
4 35 (35.35%) Regression Testing
5 28 (28.28%) Software Testing
6 26 (26.26%) Automated Testing
7 25 (25.25%) TDD
7 25 (25.25%) Test Automation
7 25 (25.25%) Test Scripting
8 19 (19.19%) Scrum
9 17 (17.17%) Test Management
10 15 (15.15%) Test Planning
11 14 (14.14%) Agile Testing
12 12 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (12.12%) Performance Testing
13 11 (11.11%) Kanban
14 10 (10.10%) Time Management
15 8 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (8.08%) Functional Testing
15 8 (8.08%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.32%) C#
2 30 (30.30%) Java
3 22 (22.22%) SQL
4 21 (21.21%) Python
5 14 (14.14%) Perl
6 13 (13.13%) Ruby
7 12 (12.12%) JavaScript
8 10 (10.10%) Bash Shell
9 5 (5.05%) PHP
10 4 (4.04%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.03%) C
11 3 (3.03%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.02%) VB
13 1 (1.01%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (28.28%) ISEB
2 21 (21.21%) ISTQB
3 17 (17.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (12.12%) Degree
5 6 (6.06%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.02%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (51.52%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) SDET
3 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) Hyper-V
1 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.03%) XenApp
1 3 (3.03%) XenDesktop
1 3 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (19.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (18.18%) HP
2 17 (17.17%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.03%) Citrix
3 3 (3.03%) SAP
3 3 (3.03%) VMware
4 2 (2.02%) Capita
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle
5 1 (1.01%) IBM
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