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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 274 303 346
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +43
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 145 186 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.84% 0.89% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.04% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 126 180 131
Median salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,400 £27,950 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
14825 17933 18214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 86.08% 85.40% 83.54%
Number of salaries quoted 12311 14914 14051
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 October 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 +52 46 £42,500 -8.60% 2
Hampshire +2 31 £39,500 +29.50% 5
Surrey -12 30 £41,750 -24.09% 3
Buckinghamshire +14 15 £36,250 +11.53% 1
Kent +5 12 £47,500 +5.55%
West Sussex +24 7 £45,000 +5.88%
Oxfordshire -15 3 £52,500 +38.15% 1
East Sussex +5 1 £27,500 -50.45% 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 223 (71.02%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (50.32%) Selenium
3 121 (38.54%) QA
4 105 (33.44%) Java
5 101 (32.17%) TDD
6 94 (29.94%) Scrum
7 93 (29.62%) BDD
8 86 (27.39%) ISTQB
9 84 (26.75%) SQL
10 82 (26.11%) C#
11 81 (25.80%) ISEB
12 70 (22.29%) WebDriver
13 68 (21.66%) Cucumber
14 66 (21.02%) Manual Testing
14 66 (21.02%) Regression Testing
14 66 (21.02%) JIRA
15 64 (20.38%) Test Automation
16 61 (19.43%) Software Testing
17 57 (18.15%) Test Scripting
18 54 (17.20%) SoapUI
19 52 (16.56%) Degree
20 50 (15.92%) Finance
21 49 (15.61%) Microsoft
21 49 (15.61%) Automated Testing
21 49 (15.61%) Team Foundation Server
22 48 (15.29%) JavaScript
23 46 (14.65%) HP Quality Center
24 45 (14.33%) Test Strategy
25 43 (13.69%) HTML
26 41 (13.06%) .NET

Automation Testing
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 9 (2.87%) Confluence
2 6 (1.91%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.27%) IIS
5 3 (0.96%) Apache
6 1 (0.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 26 (8.28%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.14%) MS Office
3 2 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) SAP ERP
1 3 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.55%) SaaS
2 5 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.96%) GitHub
3 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.32%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.69%) Internet
2 19 (6.05%) SMTP
3 6 (1.91%) HTTP
4 3 (0.96%) Firewall
5 1 (0.32%) ATM
5 1 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.78%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.14%) NoSQL
3 11 (3.50%) Big Data
4 6 (1.91%) MySQL
4 6 (1.91%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.27%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.96%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 158 (50.32%) Selenium
2 70 (22.29%) WebDriver
3 68 (21.66%) Cucumber
4 66 (21.02%) JIRA
5 54 (17.20%) SoapUI
6 49 (15.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (9.24%) Eclipse
8 25 (7.96%) HP UFT
8 25 (7.96%) Jenkins
8 25 (7.96%) Visual Studio
9 23 (7.32%) JUnit
10 21 (6.69%) JMeter
11 17 (5.41%) Git (software)
11 17 (5.41%) Mockito
11 17 (5.41%) SpecFlow
12 11 (3.50%) LoadRunner
12 11 (3.50%) Ranorex
12 11 (3.50%) TeamCity
12 11 (3.50%) TestComplete
13 9 (2.87%) Selenium IDE
General
1 50 (15.92%) Finance
2 11 (3.50%) Marketing
3 10 (3.18%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.55%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.23%) Automotive
6 6 (1.91%) Games
7 4 (1.27%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.27%) Banking
8 3 (0.96%) Electronics
9 2 (0.64%) Publishing
10 1 (0.32%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 100 (31.85%) Analyst
2 97 (30.89%) Tester
3 96 (30.57%) Test Analyst
4 90 (28.66%) Test Engineer
5 63 (20.06%) Automation Tester
6 49 (15.61%) Test Automation Engineer
7 48 (15.29%) Automation Test Analyst
8 37 (11.78%) QA Tester
9 28 (8.92%) Developer
9 28 (8.92%) Web Tester
10 27 (8.60%) Agile Tester
11 26 (8.28%) QA Automation Tester
12 25 (7.96%) QA Engineer
12 25 (7.96%) Web Automation Tester
13 23 (7.32%) Software Test Engineer
14 20 (6.37%) Software Tester
15 19 (6.05%) Java Automation Tester
15 19 (6.05%) QA Test Engineer
16 18 (5.73%) Software Engineer
17 17 (5.41%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.69%) HTML
2 41 (13.06%) .NET
3 33 (10.51%) XML
4 31 (9.87%) CSS
4 31 (9.87%) Gherkin
5 17 (5.41%) Web Services
6 15 (4.78%) ASP.NET
7 14 (4.46%) REST
7 14 (4.46%) SOAP
8 13 (4.14%) J2EE
9 12 (3.82%) RESTful
10 11 (3.50%) JSON
11 9 (2.87%) Spring
12 8 (2.55%) Ajax
12 8 (2.55%) AngularJS
13 7 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (2.23%) jQuery
14 6 (1.91%) .NET Framework
14 6 (1.91%) HTML5
15 5 (1.59%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.55%) Computer Science
2 17 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.87%) Client/Server
4 9 (2.87%) Fintech
4 9 (2.87%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.23%) Health Informatics
5 7 (2.23%) Informatics
6 6 (1.91%) User Experience
6 6 (1.91%) Wiki
7 4 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.27%) Replication
8 3 (0.96%) Blog
8 3 (0.96%) Life Science
8 3 (0.96%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.96%) PMI
9 2 (0.64%) Digital TV
9 2 (0.64%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.32%) iPad
10 1 (0.32%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.87%) Windows
2 30 (9.55%) Unix
3 15 (4.78%) Linux
4 11 (3.50%) Windows NT
4 11 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.91%) Android
5 6 (1.91%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (71.02%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (32.17%) TDD
3 94 (29.94%) Scrum
4 93 (29.62%) BDD
5 66 (21.02%) Manual Testing
5 66 (21.02%) Regression Testing
6 64 (20.38%) Test Automation
7 61 (19.43%) Software Testing
8 57 (18.15%) Test Scripting
9 49 (15.61%) Automated Testing
10 45 (14.33%) Test Strategy
11 40 (12.74%) OO
12 37 (11.78%) Performance Testing
12 37 (11.78%) SDLC
13 35 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (9.87%) Test Management
15 28 (8.92%) OOP
16 27 (8.60%) Web Testing
17 26 (8.28%) User Acceptance Testing
18 24 (7.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 105 (33.44%) Java
2 84 (26.75%) SQL
3 82 (26.11%) C#
4 48 (15.29%) JavaScript
5 34 (10.83%) Ruby
6 25 (7.96%) Python
7 15 (4.78%) Perl
8 10 (3.18%) C
8 10 (3.18%) C++
8 10 (3.18%) PHP
9 9 (2.87%) Groovy
10 7 (2.23%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.23%) VB
10 7 (2.23%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.59%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.59%) XPath
12 4 (1.27%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.96%) VBScript
13 3 (0.96%) VC++
14 2 (0.64%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 86 (27.39%) ISTQB
2 81 (25.80%) ISEB
3 52 (16.56%) Degree
4 39 (12.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (7.64%) Security Cleared
6 20 (6.37%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.59%) BC Cleared
8 4 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (38.54%) QA
2 6 (1.91%) SDET
3 4 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.27%) SLA
4 2 (0.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (0.96%) Firmware
2 1 (0.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 46 (14.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 49 (15.61%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.87%) HP
3 23 (7.32%) Oracle
4 7 (2.23%) SAP
5 5 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.27%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.27%) Rally
7 2 (0.64%) IBM
7 2 (0.64%) Mapbox
8 1 (0.32%) Concur
8 1 (0.32%) Google
8 1 (0.32%) Remedy
8 1 (0.32%) Xamarin
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