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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 393 409 414
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 36 20 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.093% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.098% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 26 16 21
Average salary £41,500 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.90% +1.42%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
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
21319 20397 21773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.67% 95.06% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 16777 16814 18582
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Berkshire -2 12 £41,500 -7.77% 1
Hampshire +1 7 £37,500 -16.66% 1
East Sussex - 7 £37,500 - 1
Surrey +4 5 £25,000 -3.84% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £45,000 -
Kent -8 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 55 (79.71%) Selenium
2 34 (49.28%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (49.28%) WebDriver
3 33 (47.83%) Test Automation
4 31 (44.93%) QA
5 28 (40.58%) Finance
6 27 (39.13%) SQL
7 26 (37.68%) C#
8 24 (34.78%) QuickTest Pro
9 20 (28.99%) Automation Testing
10 19 (27.54%) Java
11 18 (26.09%) .NET
11 18 (26.09%) Web Services
12 17 (24.64%) VBScript
12 17 (24.64%) Test Strategy
13 14 (20.29%) Degree
13 14 (20.29%) OO
13 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
13 14 (20.29%) ISEB
13 14 (20.29%) Analytics
14 13 (18.84%) Client/Server
14 13 (18.84%) Microsoft Azure
14 13 (18.84%) HP Quality Center
14 13 (18.84%) Manual Testing
14 13 (18.84%) TestComplete
14 13 (18.84%) Automated Testing
14 13 (18.84%) .NET Framework
15 12 (17.39%) Mathematics
15 12 (17.39%) BDD
15 12 (17.39%) RAD

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (7.25%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) FTP
1 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.45%) Internet
1 1 (1.45%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) MySQL
3 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.45%) Big Data
3 1 (1.45%) Apache Accumulo
3 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 55 (79.71%) Selenium
2 34 (49.28%) WebDriver
3 24 (34.78%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (18.84%) TestComplete
5 12 (17.39%) WinRunner
5 12 (17.39%) Ranorex
6 8 (11.59%) PHPUnit
6 8 (11.59%) Git (software)
7 6 (8.70%) Cucumber
7 6 (8.70%) SpecFlow
8 5 (7.25%) Behat
8 5 (7.25%) Hudson
8 5 (7.25%) TeamCity
8 5 (7.25%) Firebug
8 5 (7.25%) Fiddler
9 4 (5.80%) TestNG
9 4 (5.80%) Eclipse
9 4 (5.80%) JMeter
9 4 (5.80%) SoapUI
10 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (40.58%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Publishing
2 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Online Betting
3 1 (1.45%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.09%) .NET
1 18 (26.09%) Web Services
2 13 (18.84%) .NET Framework
3 9 (13.04%) XML
4 5 (7.25%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.45%) HTML
5 1 (1.45%) Swing
5 1 (1.45%) WPF
5 1 (1.45%) LINQ
5 1 (1.45%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Client/Server
2 12 (17.39%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.90%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.80%) Windows
2 2 (2.90%) Linux
3 1 (1.45%) Android
3 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (49.28%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (47.83%) Test Automation
3 20 (28.99%) Automation Testing
4 17 (24.64%) Test Strategy
5 14 (20.29%) Analytics
5 14 (20.29%) OO
6 13 (18.84%) Automated Testing
6 13 (18.84%) Manual Testing
7 12 (17.39%) BDD
7 12 (17.39%) RAD
8 10 (14.49%) TDD
8 10 (14.49%) Test Scripting
8 10 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (13.04%) Integration Testing
9 9 (13.04%) System Testing
10 7 (10.14%) Test Management
11 6 (8.70%) Scrum
12 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
12 5 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (7.25%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.13%) SQL
2 26 (37.68%) C#
3 19 (27.54%) Java
4 17 (24.64%) VBScript
5 6 (8.70%) VB
5 6 (8.70%) Perl
5 6 (8.70%) PHP
6 5 (7.25%) Ruby
7 3 (4.35%) Python
7 3 (4.35%) C++
8 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.45%) XPath
8 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) ISEB
1 14 (20.29%) Degree
2 10 (14.49%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (44.93%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) NFS
1 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (18.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.25%) HP
3 4 (5.80%) Telerik
4 1 (1.45%) JBoss
4 1 (1.45%) VMware
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