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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 384 394 416
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +22
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 54 24 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.12% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.12% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 49 22 14
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
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
19277 19662 19473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.18% 94.63% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 15741 15577 16420
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 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Berkshire +18 22 £38,750 +10.71% 5
Surrey -7 19 £42,500 -10.52%
East Sussex - 11 £38,500 - 1
Hampshire -19 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 64 (73.56%) Selenium
2 45 (51.72%) Java
3 44 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (47.13%) QA
5 39 (44.83%) Automation Testing
6 37 (42.53%) Test Automation
7 35 (40.23%) Automated Testing
8 32 (36.78%) WebDriver
9 30 (34.48%) C#
10 27 (31.03%) QuickTest Pro
11 23 (26.44%) HTML
11 23 (26.44%) Software Testing
12 21 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (22.99%) ISTQB
13 20 (22.99%) CSS
14 19 (21.84%) Test Scripting
15 18 (20.69%) JavaScript
16 17 (19.54%) Degree
17 16 (18.39%) Enterprise Software
17 16 (18.39%) ISEB
18 15 (17.24%) Computer Science
19 14 (16.09%) System Testing
19 14 (16.09%) Scrum
19 14 (16.09%) SQL
20 13 (14.94%) Finance
20 13 (14.94%) jQuery
20 13 (14.94%) Waterfall
20 13 (14.94%) Gherkin
21 12 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
21 12 (13.79%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.75%) Drupal
2 2 (2.30%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) Internet
2 2 (2.30%) Firewall
2 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.30%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 64 (73.56%) Selenium
2 32 (36.78%) WebDriver
3 27 (31.03%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (11.49%) JMeter
5 9 (10.34%) Jenkins
6 8 (9.20%) SoapUI
6 8 (9.20%) SpecFlow
7 7 (8.05%) FitNesse
7 7 (8.05%) Cucumber
7 7 (8.05%) JIRA
7 7 (8.05%) WatiN
8 5 (5.75%) JUnit
8 5 (5.75%) Eclipse
9 3 (3.45%) NUnit
9 3 (3.45%) TestComplete
10 2 (2.30%) TestNG
10 2 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.30%) Hudson
10 2 (2.30%) Moq
10 2 (2.30%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (14.94%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Retail
3 1 (1.15%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (26.44%) HTML
2 20 (22.99%) CSS
3 13 (14.94%) jQuery
3 13 (14.94%) Gherkin
4 12 (13.79%) .NET
5 8 (9.20%) Ajax
6 7 (8.05%) LAMP
7 6 (6.90%) XML
8 5 (5.75%) Web Services
9 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (18.39%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (17.24%) Computer Science
4 8 (9.20%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.60%) Social Media
6 3 (3.45%) Open Source
6 3 (3.45%) User Experience
7 2 (2.30%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.45%) UNIX
1 3 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (44.83%) Automation Testing
3 37 (42.53%) Test Automation
4 35 (40.23%) Automated Testing
5 23 (26.44%) Software Testing
6 19 (21.84%) Test Scripting
7 14 (16.09%) System Testing
7 14 (16.09%) Scrum
8 13 (14.94%) Waterfall
9 12 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (12.64%) Performance Testing
10 11 (12.64%) Regression Testing
11 10 (11.49%) TDD
12 9 (10.34%) Agile Testing
13 8 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (8.05%) Project Management
14 7 (8.05%) E-Commerce
15 6 (6.90%) BDD
15 6 (6.90%) Web Testing
16 5 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 45 (51.72%) Java
2 30 (34.48%) C#
3 18 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 14 (16.09%) SQL
5 5 (5.75%) VB
5 5 (5.75%) PHP
6 4 (4.60%) VBScript
7 3 (3.45%) Perl
8 2 (2.30%) Ruby
9 1 (1.15%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (22.99%) ISTQB
2 17 (19.54%) Degree
3 16 (18.39%) ISEB
4 7 (8.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.30%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (47.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft
1 2 (2.30%) TOWER Software
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