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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 319 312 396
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +84
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 127 160 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.66% 0.75% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.89% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 120 154 74
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £38,250 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.79%
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
16483 18038 20007
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.58% 84.50% 83.85%
Number of salaries quoted 13862 14197 15902
Median salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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
Surrey -13 39 £35,000 -17.64% 6
Berkshire +4 32 £43,250 -3.88% 6
Hampshire +20 26 £30,750 -18.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +16 9 £45,000 +32.35% 1
Kent -9 8 £42,500 -
West Sussex -6 6 £37,500 +50.00% 1
Oxfordshire -9 4 £32,500 +47.72% 3
East Sussex +11 2 £30,750 -35.26% 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 164 (61.89%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (53.58%) Selenium
3 141 (53.21%) QA
4 99 (37.36%) SQL
5 73 (27.55%) JIRA
6 71 (26.79%) Test Automation
7 69 (26.04%) C#
8 64 (24.15%) ISEB
8 64 (24.15%) WebDriver
8 64 (24.15%) ISTQB
9 59 (22.26%) TDD
9 59 (22.26%) Test Strategy
10 58 (21.89%) BDD
10 58 (21.89%) Manual Testing
11 56 (21.13%) Java
12 55 (20.75%) Finance
13 50 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
14 48 (18.11%) Scrum
15 46 (17.36%) Python
15 46 (17.36%) Cucumber
16 45 (16.98%) Windows
17 43 (16.23%) Test Scripting
18 42 (15.85%) Automated Testing
18 42 (15.85%) Software Testing
18 42 (15.85%) SDLC
19 41 (15.47%) .NET
20 40 (15.09%) Unix
21 39 (14.72%) Microsoft
21 39 (14.72%) Regression Testing
22 37 (13.96%) Oracle

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 4 (1.51%) Drupal
1 4 (1.51%) Tuxedo
2 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (9.06%) MS Excel
2 20 (7.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.40%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (1.51%) BASE24
3 3 (1.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.51%) Sage Pay
2 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.75%) IaaS
3 2 (0.75%) PaaS
4 1 (0.38%) GitHub
4 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.15%) VoIP
2 9 (3.40%) Internet
3 4 (1.51%) ATM
4 2 (0.75%) HTTP
4 2 (0.75%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (12.83%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.30%) Oracle Database
3 21 (7.92%) Oracle Database 12c
4 12 (4.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.75%) Big Data
7 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.38%) HBase
8 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.38%) MySQL
8 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 142 (53.58%) Selenium
2 73 (27.55%) JIRA
3 64 (24.15%) WebDriver
4 46 (17.36%) Cucumber
5 36 (13.58%) HP UFT
6 35 (13.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (11.32%) SoapUI
8 28 (10.57%) Jenkins
9 21 (7.92%) Toad
10 17 (6.42%) Maven
11 16 (6.04%) JMeter
12 14 (5.28%) Git (software)
12 14 (5.28%) LoadRunner
13 13 (4.91%) Selenium IDE
14 10 (3.77%) InstallShield
15 9 (3.40%) Calabash
15 9 (3.40%) FitNesse
15 9 (3.40%) SpecFlow
16 8 (3.02%) Visual Studio
17 6 (2.26%) Introscope
General
1 55 (20.75%) Finance
2 16 (6.04%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.53%) Automotive
4 10 (3.77%) Banking
5 7 (2.64%) Retail
6 4 (1.51%) Local Government
7 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.75%) Games
7 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.75%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (44.15%) Analyst
2 111 (41.89%) Test Analyst
3 85 (32.08%) Tester
4 66 (24.91%) Test Engineer
5 50 (18.87%) Automation Test Analyst
6 42 (15.85%) Automation Tester
7 38 (14.34%) QA Engineer
8 37 (13.96%) QA Analyst
9 35 (13.21%) QA Tester
10 31 (11.70%) QA Test Analyst
11 30 (11.32%) Developer
12 26 (9.81%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 26 (9.81%) Test Automation Engineer
13 24 (9.06%) QA Test Engineer
14 22 (8.30%) Automation Test Lead
15 21 (7.92%) Junior
15 21 (7.92%) Oracle Developer
15 21 (7.92%) Senior Developer
16 20 (7.55%) Software Test Analyst
16 20 (7.55%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (15.47%) .NET
2 22 (8.30%) XML
3 15 (5.66%) Gherkin
4 10 (3.77%) Middleware
5 7 (2.64%) HTML
6 6 (2.26%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.26%) CSS
7 4 (1.51%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.51%) Behat
7 4 (1.51%) DOM
7 4 (1.51%) J2EE
7 4 (1.51%) LAMP
7 4 (1.51%) Web Services
8 3 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.38%) Cocoa
9 1 (0.38%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.38%) HTML5
9 1 (0.38%) Java EE
9 1 (0.38%) JSON
9 1 (0.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.77%) Social Media
2 7 (2.64%) Fintech
3 6 (2.26%) N-Tier
4 4 (1.51%) Contactless
4 4 (1.51%) EMV
4 4 (1.51%) Replication
5 3 (1.13%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.75%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.38%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 45 (16.98%) Windows
2 40 (15.09%) Unix
3 27 (10.19%) Linux
4 10 (3.77%) Solaris
5 5 (1.89%) Android
5 5 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.51%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (61.89%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (26.79%) Test Automation
3 59 (22.26%) TDD
3 59 (22.26%) Test Strategy
4 58 (21.89%) BDD
4 58 (21.89%) Manual Testing
5 50 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 48 (18.11%) Scrum
7 43 (16.23%) Test Scripting
8 42 (15.85%) Automated Testing
8 42 (15.85%) SDLC
8 42 (15.85%) Software Testing
9 39 (14.72%) Regression Testing
10 37 (13.96%) Mentoring
10 37 (13.96%) Performance Testing
11 32 (12.08%) Web Testing
12 29 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (9.06%) Non-Functional Testing
14 23 (8.68%) Functional Testing
15 22 (8.30%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 99 (37.36%) SQL
2 69 (26.04%) C#
3 56 (21.13%) Java
4 46 (17.36%) Python
5 30 (11.32%) PL/SQL
6 28 (10.57%) Ruby
7 27 (10.19%) Perl
8 19 (7.17%) C
9 17 (6.42%) C++
10 12 (4.53%) JavaScript
10 12 (4.53%) PHP
11 10 (3.77%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.75%) Groovy
12 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (24.15%) ISEB
1 64 (24.15%) ISTQB
2 21 (7.92%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.79%) Degree
4 17 (6.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.13%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (53.21%) QA
2 5 (1.89%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (0.75%) Docker
1 2 (0.75%) KVM
1 2 (0.75%) VirtualBox
1 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (10.57%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.26%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 39 (14.72%) Microsoft
2 37 (13.96%) Oracle
3 25 (9.43%) HP
4 10 (3.77%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.64%) SAP
6 6 (2.26%) AppDynamics
6 6 (2.26%) CA
6 6 (2.26%) Dynatrace
7 5 (1.89%) IBM
8 4 (1.51%) CyberSource
8 4 (1.51%) DataCash
8 4 (1.51%) Elavon
8 4 (1.51%) Ingenico
8 4 (1.51%) Sage
8 4 (1.51%) TSYS
8 4 (1.51%) VeriFone
8 4 (1.51%) VocaLink
8 4 (1.51%) WorldPay
9 2 (0.75%) Splunk
9 2 (0.75%) VMware
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