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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 420 401 412
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +11
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 33 36 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.16% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 32 26 16
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +16.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £52,250 £50,000
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
19999 21359 20410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.58% 94.84% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 16641 16800 16826
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 £60,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Surrey +7 6 £52,500 +110.00%
Berkshire +3 6 £65,000 +56.62% 3
Kent +3 6 £45,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire -9 4 £32,500 -27.77%
East Sussex +8 3 £36,500 -2.66%
Oxfordshire - 3 £34,000 -
West Sussex - 3 £38,000 -
Hampshire +13 2 £60,000 +60.00%
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 45 (81.82%) Selenium
2 34 (61.82%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (54.55%) Java
4 28 (50.91%) QA
5 24 (43.64%) Automation Testing
6 19 (34.55%) Test Automation
7 17 (30.91%) Cucumber
7 17 (30.91%) Regression Testing
8 16 (29.09%) Test Scripting
9 15 (27.27%) C#
10 13 (23.64%) JavaScript
10 13 (23.64%) Scrum
10 13 (23.64%) BDD
10 13 (23.64%) WebDriver
11 12 (21.82%) Degree
12 11 (20.00%) Web Services
13 10 (18.18%) HTML
13 10 (18.18%) Computer Science
13 10 (18.18%) Jenkins
14 9 (16.36%) User Stories
14 9 (16.36%) Gherkin
14 9 (16.36%) Automated Testing
14 9 (16.36%) .NET
14 9 (16.36%) CSS
15 8 (14.55%) HP UFT
15 8 (14.55%) Finance
15 8 (14.55%) Oracle
15 8 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (12.73%) ISEB
16 7 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.82%) DNS
2 1 (1.82%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 45 (81.82%) Selenium
2 17 (30.91%) Cucumber
3 13 (23.64%) WebDriver
4 10 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 8 (14.55%) HP UFT
6 7 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (10.91%) FitNesse
7 6 (10.91%) Ant
7 6 (10.91%) Maven
7 6 (10.91%) Gradle
8 5 (9.09%) Grunt
8 5 (9.09%) Mocha
8 5 (9.09%) SpecFlow
8 5 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (9.09%) TestNG
8 5 (9.09%) NUnit
9 4 (7.27%) JIRA
9 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio
9 4 (7.27%) JMeter
9 4 (7.27%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Marketing
2 2 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) Web Services
2 10 (18.18%) HTML
3 9 (16.36%) .NET
3 9 (16.36%) CSS
3 9 (16.36%) Gherkin
4 4 (7.27%) DOM
5 3 (5.45%) XML
6 2 (3.64%) Ajax
6 2 (3.64%) Java EE
7 1 (1.82%) JSON
7 1 (1.82%) RESTful
7 1 (1.82%) REST
7 1 (1.82%) JMS
7 1 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.82%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.82%) Spring
7 1 (1.82%) SOAP
7 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 5 (9.09%) Physics
3 2 (3.64%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.64%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Linux
2 2 (3.64%) UNIX
3 1 (1.82%) Windows
3 1 (1.82%) Android
3 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (61.82%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (43.64%) Automation Testing
3 19 (34.55%) Test Automation
4 17 (30.91%) Regression Testing
5 16 (29.09%) Test Scripting
6 13 (23.64%) Scrum
6 13 (23.64%) BDD
7 9 (16.36%) User Stories
7 9 (16.36%) Automated Testing
8 8 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (10.91%) Performance Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Integration Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Software Engineering
9 6 (10.91%) TDD
10 5 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (9.09%) Manual Testing
10 5 (9.09%) Build Automation
11 4 (7.27%) SDLC
11 4 (7.27%) Unit Testing
11 4 (7.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (54.55%) Java
2 15 (27.27%) C#
3 13 (23.64%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.73%) SQL
5 5 (9.09%) Ruby
6 4 (7.27%) VBScript
6 4 (7.27%) Perl
7 3 (5.45%) VB
7 3 (5.45%) Python
8 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.64%) C
8 2 (3.64%) XPath
8 2 (3.64%) Groovy
9 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) Degree
2 7 (12.73%) ISEB
3 5 (9.09%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (50.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Oracle
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.64%) HP
4 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.82%) Progress
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