The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 327 420 388
Rank change year-on-year
+93 -32
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 104 49 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.59% 0.23% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.24% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 81 47 66
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £65,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
16982 20334 21154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.95% 96.62% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 14196 17058 16518
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

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 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +54 51 £43,500 -33.07%
East Sussex +24 18 £30,000 -43.92%
Surrey +28 9 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Oxfordshire +12 8 £31,500 -3.07% 3
West Sussex +20 6 £40,000 +5.26%
Hampshire - 6 £35,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +8 3 £35,000 -19.07% 1
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Automation Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 196 (77.78%) Selenium
2 174 (69.05%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (63.10%) QA
4 125 (49.60%) Scrum
5 112 (44.44%) Automated Testing
6 110 (43.65%) ISEB
7 99 (39.29%) Software Testing
8 97 (38.49%) Java
9 89 (35.32%) ISTQB
10 87 (34.52%) Test Automation
11 84 (33.33%) SQL
12 83 (32.94%) Regression Testing
13 79 (31.35%) C#
14 76 (30.16%) Finance
15 75 (29.76%) Test Scripting
16 73 (28.97%) JMeter
17 70 (27.78%) Degree
18 66 (26.19%) Performance Testing
18 66 (26.19%) JavaScript
19 63 (25.00%) WebDriver
19 63 (25.00%) Automation Testing
20 62 (24.60%) .NET
21 61 (24.21%) Functional Testing
22 58 (23.02%) TDD
23 55 (21.83%) BDD
24 52 (20.63%) Manual Testing
25 50 (19.84%) HTML
26 49 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
27 47 (18.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 47 (18.65%) SDLC

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (10.32%) CMS
2 3 (1.19%) Confluence
3 1 (0.40%) Drupal
Applications
1 20 (7.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (14.29%) Internet
2 29 (11.51%) DNS
2 29 (11.51%) Firewall
2 29 (11.51%) TCP/IP
3 17 (6.75%) SMTP
4 13 (5.16%) VoIP
5 2 (0.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.87%) MySQL
2 6 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.19%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.19%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 196 (77.78%) Selenium
2 73 (28.97%) JMeter
3 63 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 46 (18.25%) Visual Studio
5 44 (17.46%) Cucumber
6 42 (16.67%) TestNG
7 37 (14.68%) LoadRunner
8 34 (13.49%) NUnit
9 32 (12.70%) Gatling
9 32 (12.70%) JUnit
10 27 (10.71%) SoapUI
11 26 (10.32%) JIRA
12 24 (9.52%) SpecFlow
13 17 (6.75%) Eclipse
13 17 (6.75%) HP UFT
13 17 (6.75%) Mockito
14 16 (6.35%) Jenkins
15 10 (3.97%) Git (software)
16 9 (3.57%) InstallShield
17 7 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 76 (30.16%) Finance
2 24 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 17 (6.75%) Banking
4 11 (4.37%) Automotive
4 11 (4.37%) Retail
5 9 (3.57%) Aerospace
6 6 (2.38%) Games
6 6 (2.38%) Marketing
7 4 (1.59%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.19%) Electronics
8 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.79%) Publishing
10 1 (0.40%) Back Office
10 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (24.60%) .NET
2 50 (19.84%) HTML
3 34 (13.49%) ASP.NET
4 30 (11.90%) Ajax
4 30 (11.90%) Gherkin
5 16 (6.35%) XML
6 10 (3.97%) Web Services
7 8 (3.17%) SOAP
8 5 (1.98%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.98%) CSS
8 5 (1.98%) Node.js
9 4 (1.59%) Flash
9 4 (1.59%) HTML5
9 4 (1.59%) React
10 3 (1.19%) LAMP
10 3 (1.19%) RESTful
11 1 (0.40%) Behat
11 1 (0.40%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.92%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (6.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (3.97%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.38%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.98%) Fintech
6 5 (1.98%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.98%) User Experience
7 4 (1.59%) Online Games
7 4 (1.59%) PMI
8 3 (1.19%) Wiki
9 2 (0.79%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.79%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.79%) Social Network
9 2 (0.79%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.40%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.29%) Windows
2 22 (8.73%) Linux
3 13 (5.16%) Unix
4 9 (3.57%) Solaris
5 6 (2.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.79%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.79%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (69.05%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (49.60%) Scrum
3 112 (44.44%) Automated Testing
4 99 (39.29%) Software Testing
5 87 (34.52%) Test Automation
6 83 (32.94%) Regression Testing
7 75 (29.76%) Test Scripting
8 66 (26.19%) Performance Testing
9 63 (25.00%) Automation Testing
10 61 (24.21%) Functional Testing
11 58 (23.02%) TDD
12 55 (21.83%) BDD
13 52 (20.63%) Manual Testing
14 49 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
15 47 (18.65%) SDLC
16 43 (17.06%) Non-Functional Testing
17 34 (13.49%) Open Source
18 33 (13.10%) Defect Management
19 32 (12.70%) Software Engineering
20 31 (12.30%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 97 (38.49%) Java
2 84 (33.33%) SQL
3 79 (31.35%) C#
4 66 (26.19%) JavaScript
5 47 (18.65%) VB
6 45 (17.86%) Perl
7 35 (13.89%) Ruby
8 25 (9.92%) VBScript
9 19 (7.54%) Python
10 14 (5.56%) PHP
11 9 (3.57%) C
11 9 (3.57%) C++
12 5 (1.98%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.79%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 110 (43.65%) ISEB
2 89 (35.32%) ISTQB
3 70 (27.78%) Degree
4 47 (18.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (6.35%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.59%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (63.10%) QA
2 7 (2.78%) SDET
Systems Management
1 13 (5.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.57%) Red Hat
3 7 (2.78%) Telerik
4 6 (2.38%) Oracle
5 4 (1.59%) SAP
6 2 (0.79%) HP
7 1 (0.40%) Google
7 1 (0.40%) IBM
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