The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 363 349 306
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -43
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 84 89 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.39% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.51% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 71 84 141
Average salary £38,000 £32,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.92% -9.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,375 £34,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.79% -0.71%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19064 17420 18425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 78.37% 76.26% 75.03%
Number of salaries quoted 15054 14112 15784
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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 £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
Automation Testing
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
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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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +14 29 £38,250 -23.50% 4
Kent -9 15 £37,500 +7.14%
Surrey -9 15 £41,000 +13.10% 5
Hampshire -4 10 £50,000 +25.00%
East Sussex -1 9 £40,000 +33.33%
Oxfordshire -11 6 £32,500 -35.00%
West Sussex -11 1 £60,000 +96.72%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 71 (47.97%) Selenium
2 61 (41.22%) ISEB
3 53 (35.81%) QA
4 45 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (29.73%) C#
6 43 (29.05%) Finance
7 41 (27.70%) Test Scripting
8 38 (25.68%) Test Automation
9 37 (25.00%) SQL
10 35 (23.65%) .NET
11 29 (19.59%) XML
12 26 (17.57%) Microsoft
13 25 (16.89%) Software Testing
13 25 (16.89%) ISTQB
13 25 (16.89%) Manual Testing
14 23 (15.54%) Automated Testing
14 23 (15.54%) Scrum
14 23 (15.54%) QuickTest Pro
14 23 (15.54%) Visual Studio
15 21 (14.19%) Project Management
16 20 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
16 20 (13.51%) V-Model
16 20 (13.51%) System Testing
16 20 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
17 19 (12.84%) LoadRunner
18 18 (12.16%) Waterfall
19 17 (11.49%) Java
20 16 (10.81%) Degree
21 15 (10.14%) BDD
21 15 (10.14%) VBScript

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (4.05%) IIS
2 4 (2.70%) Drupal
3 1 (0.68%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 10 (6.76%) MS Excel
1 10 (6.76%) MS Office
2 2 (1.35%) Fireworks
2 2 (1.35%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.78%) SaaS
2 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 71 (47.97%) Selenium
2 23 (15.54%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (15.54%) Visual Studio
3 19 (12.84%) LoadRunner
4 11 (7.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (6.08%) SoapUI
5 9 (6.08%) Ranorex
6 8 (5.41%) JIRA
7 7 (4.73%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.03%) Jasmine
8 3 (2.03%) Ant
9 2 (1.35%) JUnit
9 2 (1.35%) SilkPerformer
9 2 (1.35%) TestPartner
9 2 (1.35%) Maven
9 2 (1.35%) Behat
9 2 (1.35%) QUnit
9 2 (1.35%) Grunt
9 2 (1.35%) MSTest
9 2 (1.35%) Cucumber
General
1 43 (29.05%) Finance
2 5 (3.38%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.03%) Banking
3 3 (2.03%) Publishing
4 1 (0.68%) Marketing
4 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.68%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 58 (39.19%) Analyst
2 52 (35.14%) Test Analyst
3 40 (27.03%) Tester
4 29 (19.59%) Test Manager
5 21 (14.19%) Automation Tester
6 19 (12.84%) Test Engineer
7 17 (11.49%) Software Tester
8 14 (9.46%) Senior Test Analyst
8 14 (9.46%) Senior Analyst
9 13 (8.78%) Junior
10 10 (6.76%) Automation Test Analyst
10 10 (6.76%) Junior Tester
10 10 (6.76%) Senior Test Engineer
10 10 (6.76%) Graduate
10 10 (6.76%) Automation Analyst
11 9 (6.08%) QA Analyst
12 8 (5.41%) Developer
13 6 (4.05%) QA Manager
14 5 (3.38%) QA Test Manager
14 5 (3.38%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (23.65%) .NET
2 29 (19.59%) XML
3 14 (9.46%) ASP.NET
4 11 (7.43%) .NET Framework
5 10 (6.76%) SOAP
6 5 (3.38%) Web Services
6 5 (3.38%) CSS
6 5 (3.38%) HTML
7 4 (2.70%) J2EE
7 4 (2.70%) JSP
8 3 (2.03%) jQuery
8 3 (2.03%) HTML5
8 3 (2.03%) Spring
8 3 (2.03%) LAMP
8 3 (2.03%) XSLT
9 2 (1.35%) Swing
9 2 (1.35%) Ajax
9 2 (1.35%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.35%) Backbone.js
9 2 (1.35%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.46%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.76%) Statistics
2 10 (6.76%) Mathematics
3 5 (3.38%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.03%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.35%) Open Source
6 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.05%) Windows
2 2 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (27.70%) Test Scripting
3 38 (25.68%) Test Automation
4 25 (16.89%) Software Testing
4 25 (16.89%) Manual Testing
5 23 (15.54%) Automated Testing
5 23 (15.54%) Scrum
6 21 (14.19%) Project Management
7 20 (13.51%) V-Model
7 20 (13.51%) System Testing
7 20 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (12.16%) Waterfall
9 15 (10.14%) BDD
10 12 (8.11%) Performance Testing
10 12 (8.11%) Test Strategy
11 10 (6.76%) Security Testing
12 9 (6.08%) Regression Testing
13 8 (5.41%) Integration Testing
14 7 (4.73%) E-Commerce
15 6 (4.05%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (29.73%) C#
2 37 (25.00%) SQL
3 17 (11.49%) Java
4 15 (10.14%) VBScript
5 8 (5.41%) VB
5 8 (5.41%) PHP
6 7 (4.73%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.38%) Python
8 4 (2.70%) Ruby
9 2 (1.35%) C
9 2 (1.35%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.35%) XPath
9 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.68%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 61 (41.22%) ISEB
2 25 (16.89%) ISTQB
3 16 (10.81%) Degree
4 10 (6.76%) PhD
5 3 (2.03%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.03%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.03%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (35.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (17.57%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.78%) HP
3 3 (2.03%) Oracle
3 3 (2.03%) IBM
4 2 (1.35%) Capita
5 1 (0.68%) Adobe
5 1 (0.68%) JBoss
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