The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 291 350 384
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +34
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 162 121 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.76% 0.52% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.65% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 158 102 63
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Automation Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17571 18757 17101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.73% 80.12% 76.19%
Number of salaries quoted 14070 14940 13998
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the South East region.

Automation Testing Salary Trend in the South East

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in the South East

Automation Testing
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 Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 June 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 +75 76 £42,500 +11.84% 9
Berkshire -12 25 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Hampshire +15 23 £38,000 -15.55% 2
East Sussex +27 13 £39,500 +21.53%
Buckinghamshire -2 10 £36,500 -18.88% 1
West Sussex +5 6 £25,000 -58.33%
Kent +1 4 £31,500 -16.00% 1
Oxfordshire +6 1 £50,000 +40.84%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the South East region citing Automation Testing also 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 that cited Automation Testing.

1 181 (54.52%) Selenium
2 169 (50.90%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (48.49%) QA
4 93 (28.01%) Scrum
4 93 (28.01%) Test Automation
5 79 (23.80%) Automated Testing
6 77 (23.19%) Software Testing
6 77 (23.19%) Java
7 76 (22.89%) ISTQB
8 75 (22.59%) C#
9 74 (22.29%) SQL
9 74 (22.29%) WebDriver
10 73 (21.99%) Continuous Integration
11 71 (21.39%) Manual Testing
11 71 (21.39%) Test Scripting
12 69 (20.78%) TDD
13 66 (19.88%) ISEB
14 65 (19.58%) HP UFT
15 57 (17.17%) .NET
16 50 (15.06%) Degree
16 50 (15.06%) Jenkins
17 48 (14.46%) Finance
18 47 (14.16%) Web Services
18 47 (14.16%) XML
18 47 (14.16%) User Acceptance Testing
19 41 (12.35%) Linux
19 41 (12.35%) Microsoft
20 36 (10.84%) UNIX
20 36 (10.84%) Oracle
21 33 (9.94%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the South East region citing Automation Testing also 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 that cited Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (1.81%) SharePoint
1 6 (1.81%) Confluence
1 6 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
1 6 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.20%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.60%) Drupal
3 2 (0.60%) Node.js
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.30%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.30%) SAS
4 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.61%) MS Office
3 4 (1.20%) MS Project
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.20%) HTTP
2 3 (0.90%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.90%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) ATM
3 1 (0.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.01%) MySQL
3 9 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.81%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.81%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.30%) Big Data
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 181 (54.52%) Selenium
2 74 (22.29%) WebDriver
3 65 (19.58%) HP UFT
4 50 (15.06%) Jenkins
5 33 (9.94%) JIRA
6 32 (9.64%) RSpec
7 27 (8.13%) RubyGems
7 27 (8.13%) WATIR
8 23 (6.93%) SoapUI
9 20 (6.02%) SpecFlow
9 20 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (5.12%) Visual Studio
11 14 (4.22%) Cucumber
12 11 (3.31%) JMeter
12 11 (3.31%) Maven
13 9 (2.71%) Eclipse
14 7 (2.11%) LoadRunner
14 7 (2.11%) Git (software)
14 7 (2.11%) Calabash
15 6 (1.81%) Zephyr
General
1 48 (14.46%) Finance
2 16 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.81%) Banking
3 6 (1.81%) Marketing
4 5 (1.51%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.20%) Electronics
6 2 (0.60%) Automotive
7 1 (0.30%) Retail
7 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 139 (41.87%) Analyst
2 124 (37.35%) Test Analyst
3 88 (26.51%) Tester
4 59 (17.77%) QA Engineer
5 54 (16.27%) Test Engineer
6 41 (12.35%) Automation Engineer
7 39 (11.75%) QA Analyst
8 35 (10.54%) Automation Tester
9 28 (8.43%) Test Automation Engineer
10 25 (7.53%) Developer
11 22 (6.63%) Senior QA Engineer
12 21 (6.33%) Senior Analyst
12 21 (6.33%) Software Tester
12 21 (6.33%) Senior Test Analyst
13 20 (6.02%) QA Tester
14 18 (5.42%) QA Test Analyst
15 17 (5.12%) Agile Test Analyst
16 16 (4.82%) Test Manager
16 16 (4.82%) Selenium Tester
17 15 (4.52%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (17.17%) .NET
2 47 (14.16%) Web Services
2 47 (14.16%) XML
3 29 (8.73%) HTML
4 22 (6.63%) REST
5 16 (4.82%) Gherkin
6 12 (3.61%) ASP.NET
6 12 (3.61%) CSS
7 11 (3.31%) .NET Framework
7 11 (3.31%) AngularJS
8 9 (2.71%) SOAP
9 7 (2.11%) Ajax
9 7 (2.11%) jQuery
10 6 (1.81%) JSON
11 4 (1.20%) WCF
12 3 (0.90%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (0.90%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.90%) JPA
12 3 (0.90%) Play Framework
13 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.23%) Computer Science
3 18 (5.42%) AS400
4 17 (5.12%) iSeries
5 16 (4.82%) Mobile App
6 15 (4.52%) User Experience
7 12 (3.61%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.81%) Statistics
9 4 (1.20%) DTV
9 4 (1.20%) Social Media
10 3 (0.90%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.60%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.30%) iPhone
12 1 (0.30%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.30%) Physics
12 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 41 (12.35%) Linux
2 36 (10.84%) UNIX
3 5 (1.51%) Windows
4 4 (1.20%) Android
4 4 (1.20%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (50.90%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (28.01%) Scrum
2 93 (28.01%) Test Automation
3 79 (23.80%) Automated Testing
4 77 (23.19%) Software Testing
5 73 (21.99%) Continuous Integration
6 71 (21.39%) Manual Testing
6 71 (21.39%) Test Scripting
7 69 (20.78%) TDD
8 47 (14.16%) User Acceptance Testing
9 31 (9.34%) Performance Testing
10 30 (9.04%) Regression Testing
10 30 (9.04%) SDLC
11 27 (8.13%) System Testing
12 24 (7.23%) BDD
13 18 (5.42%) Project Management
14 17 (5.12%) Waterfall
14 17 (5.12%) Test Management
15 16 (4.82%) SOA
15 16 (4.82%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 77 (23.19%) Java
2 75 (22.59%) C#
3 74 (22.29%) SQL
4 32 (9.64%) Ruby
5 22 (6.63%) JavaScript
6 20 (6.02%) PHP
7 14 (4.22%) Python
8 10 (3.01%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.11%) Perl
10 6 (1.81%) VBScript
11 5 (1.51%) VB
12 4 (1.20%) XPath
13 3 (0.90%) Groovy
14 1 (0.30%) Scala
14 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.30%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 1 (0.30%) RPG IV
14 1 (0.30%) C
14 1 (0.30%) PHP5
14 1 (0.30%) RPG
Qualifications
1 76 (22.89%) ISTQB
2 66 (19.88%) ISEB
3 50 (15.06%) Degree
4 10 (3.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (1.81%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.81%) PhD
7 5 (1.51%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.90%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (48.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 31 (9.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (12.35%) Microsoft
2 36 (10.84%) Oracle
3 25 (7.53%) HP
4 4 (1.20%) SAP
5 3 (0.90%) IBM
5 3 (0.90%) Capita
6 2 (0.60%) Telerik
7 1 (0.30%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.30%) DataCash
7 1 (0.30%) VMware
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