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 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
Automation Tester
Rank 405 421 429
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +8
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 36 30 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.14% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 35 22 23
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
20849 20546 22294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.41% 94.88% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16807 16500 19440
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
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 19 December 2014.

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 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 -1 17 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Berkshire +10 16 £26,500 -47.00% 2
West Sussex - 2 £37,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £52,500 -
Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 53 (72.60%) Selenium
2 39 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (39.73%) Test Automation
3 29 (39.73%) Java
4 28 (38.36%) QuickTest Pro
5 27 (36.99%) Automation Testing
5 27 (36.99%) C#
6 25 (34.25%) WebDriver
7 23 (31.51%) QA
8 20 (27.40%) Finance
9 19 (26.03%) Test Scripting
10 18 (24.66%) Automated Testing
11 17 (23.29%) SQL
12 16 (21.92%) System Testing
13 15 (20.55%) VBScript
14 14 (19.18%) Software Testing
14 14 (19.18%) TDD
14 14 (19.18%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (19.18%) HP Quality Center
15 12 (16.44%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (16.44%) JavaScript
15 12 (16.44%) Degree
16 11 (15.07%) HTML
16 11 (15.07%) Manual Testing
16 11 (15.07%) Computer Science
16 11 (15.07%) SpecFlow
17 10 (13.70%) JMeter
17 10 (13.70%) ISTQB
17 10 (13.70%) SoapUI
17 10 (13.70%) Performance Testing

Automation Tester
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 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 3 (4.11%) Drupal
2 1 (1.37%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.96%) Internet
2 1 (1.37%) Firewall
2 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.37%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 53 (72.60%) Selenium
2 28 (38.36%) QuickTest Pro
3 25 (34.25%) WebDriver
4 11 (15.07%) SpecFlow
5 10 (13.70%) SoapUI
5 10 (13.70%) JMeter
6 7 (9.59%) Git (software)
7 5 (6.85%) Firebug
7 5 (6.85%) Fiddler
7 5 (6.85%) Hudson
7 5 (6.85%) TeamCity
8 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (5.48%) JIRA
8 4 (5.48%) TestNG
9 3 (4.11%) NUnit
9 3 (4.11%) TestComplete
9 3 (4.11%) Eclipse
9 3 (4.11%) Cucumber
9 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.74%) JUnit
General
1 20 (27.40%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Retail
3 1 (1.37%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.07%) HTML
2 9 (12.33%) Gherkin
3 8 (10.96%) jQuery
3 8 (10.96%) XML
3 8 (10.96%) CSS
4 5 (6.85%) Web Services
4 5 (6.85%) .NET
5 4 (5.48%) LAMP
6 2 (2.74%) Ajax
6 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (16.44%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (15.07%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.74%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.37%) Open Source
5 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.48%) Windows
2 1 (1.37%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (39.73%) Test Automation
3 27 (36.99%) Automation Testing
4 19 (26.03%) Test Scripting
5 18 (24.66%) Automated Testing
6 16 (21.92%) System Testing
7 14 (19.18%) TDD
7 14 (19.18%) Software Testing
8 11 (15.07%) Manual Testing
9 10 (13.70%) Performance Testing
10 9 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (12.33%) Agile Testing
11 8 (10.96%) Waterfall
11 8 (10.96%) BDD
11 8 (10.96%) Integration Testing
11 8 (10.96%) E-Commerce
11 8 (10.96%) Test Strategy
12 6 (8.22%) Regression Testing
12 6 (8.22%) Test Management
13 5 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 29 (39.73%) Java
2 27 (36.99%) C#
3 17 (23.29%) SQL
4 15 (20.55%) VBScript
5 12 (16.44%) JavaScript
6 8 (10.96%) Perl
7 7 (9.59%) VB
8 6 (8.22%) Ruby
9 4 (5.48%) PHP
10 2 (2.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (16.44%) Degree
2 10 (13.70%) ISTQB
3 9 (12.33%) ISEB
4 5 (6.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (31.51%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
1 4 (5.48%) HP
2 2 (2.74%) TOWER Software
3 1 (1.37%) VMware
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