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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 260 299 338
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +39
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 180 167 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.97% 0.80% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.94% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 172 162 116
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,969 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +1.24%
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
15914 17755 19099
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 86.18% 85.52% 83.46%
Number of salaries quoted 13386 14399 15036
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +43 61 £45,000 - 7
Surrey -10 40 £43,000 -9.47% 8
Hampshire +10 30 £32,000 -5.88% 4
Buckinghamshire +29 16 £45,000 +38.46% 1
West Sussex +11 13 £42,500 +70.00%
Oxfordshire -11 9 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Kent +18 6 £47,500 +11.76%
East Sussex -2 4 £28,250 -28.48% 2
Middlesex - 1 £40,000 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 187 (60.13%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (51.13%) Selenium
3 146 (46.95%) QA
4 104 (33.44%) Java
5 88 (28.30%) Test Automation
6 82 (26.37%) WebDriver
6 82 (26.37%) SQL
7 81 (26.05%) TDD
8 80 (25.72%) ISEB
9 79 (25.40%) C#
9 79 (25.40%) ISTQB
10 78 (25.08%) JIRA
11 74 (23.79%) Regression Testing
12 70 (22.51%) Scrum
13 69 (22.19%) BDD
14 62 (19.94%) Manual Testing
15 61 (19.61%) Test Scripting
16 58 (18.65%) Test Strategy
17 57 (18.33%) Cucumber
18 53 (17.04%) Software Testing
19 47 (15.11%) Finance
19 47 (15.11%) Windows
20 46 (14.79%) Python
20 46 (14.79%) Unix
20 46 (14.79%) Automated Testing
21 45 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
22 44 (14.15%) Microsoft
23 42 (13.50%) User Acceptance Testing
23 42 (13.50%) Performance Testing
24 40 (12.86%) SoapUI

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 7 (2.25%) Confluence
2 5 (1.61%) Drupal
3 4 (1.29%) IIS
3 4 (1.29%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.64%) Apache
4 2 (0.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (5.47%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.54%) MS Office
3 2 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.61%) SaaS
3 3 (0.96%) GitHub
4 2 (0.64%) IaaS
4 2 (0.64%) PaaS
5 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.32%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.86%) Internet
2 9 (2.89%) SMTP
3 8 (2.57%) VoIP
4 4 (1.29%) HTTP
5 2 (0.64%) Firewall
5 2 (0.64%) IPv4
6 1 (0.32%) ATM
6 1 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.57%) Big Data
2 8 (2.57%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.25%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.29%) MySQL
6 3 (0.96%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.64%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 159 (51.13%) Selenium
2 82 (26.37%) WebDriver
3 78 (25.08%) JIRA
4 57 (18.33%) Cucumber
5 40 (12.86%) SoapUI
6 36 (11.58%) HP UFT
6 36 (11.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (8.68%) JMeter
8 26 (8.36%) Jenkins
9 16 (5.14%) Eclipse
9 16 (5.14%) LoadRunner
10 15 (4.82%) JUnit
11 14 (4.50%) Maven
12 13 (4.18%) SpecFlow
13 11 (3.54%) Git (software)
14 10 (3.22%) Hudson
15 9 (2.89%) Mockito
15 9 (2.89%) TeamCity
15 9 (2.89%) Visual Studio
16 8 (2.57%) InstallShield
General
1 47 (15.11%) Finance
2 15 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.50%) Automotive
4 7 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.93%) Games
5 6 (1.93%) Marketing
6 5 (1.61%) Banking
7 4 (1.29%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.96%) Publishing
9 2 (0.64%) Electronics
9 2 (0.64%) Local Government
9 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 120 (38.59%) Analyst
2 115 (36.98%) Test Analyst
3 99 (31.83%) Tester
4 91 (29.26%) Test Engineer
5 60 (19.29%) Automation Tester
6 55 (17.68%) Automation Test Analyst
7 46 (14.79%) Test Automation Engineer
8 36 (11.58%) QA Tester
9 35 (11.25%) QA Engineer
10 31 (9.97%) QA Analyst
11 29 (9.32%) QA Automation Tester
12 26 (8.36%) QA Test Analyst
12 26 (8.36%) QA Test Engineer
13 24 (7.72%) Junior
13 24 (7.72%) Selenium Test Analyst
14 23 (7.40%) Software Test Engineer
15 21 (6.75%) QA Automation Engineer
16 20 (6.43%) QA Automation Analyst
17 19 (6.11%) Agile Tester
17 19 (6.11%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (10.29%) .NET
2 26 (8.36%) XML
3 25 (8.04%) HTML
4 21 (6.75%) Gherkin
5 16 (5.14%) CSS
6 13 (4.18%) J2EE
6 13 (4.18%) Web Services
7 9 (2.89%) Spring
8 8 (2.57%) JSON
8 8 (2.57%) REST
9 7 (2.25%) ASP.NET
9 7 (2.25%) LAMP
9 7 (2.25%) RESTful
10 6 (1.93%) SOAP
11 5 (1.61%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.61%) Ajax
11 5 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (1.61%) Behat
11 5 (1.61%) Hibernate
11 5 (1.61%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.43%) Computer Science
2 9 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (2.57%) Fintech
4 6 (1.93%) Replication
5 4 (1.29%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (1.29%) N-Tier
6 3 (0.96%) Life Science
6 3 (0.96%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.96%) PMI
6 3 (0.96%) User Experience
7 2 (0.64%) Health Informatics
7 2 (0.64%) Informatics
7 2 (0.64%) Wiki
8 1 (0.32%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 47 (15.11%) Windows
2 46 (14.79%) Unix
3 21 (6.75%) Linux
4 10 (3.22%) Windows NT
4 10 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (3.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.57%) Solaris
6 6 (1.93%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.29%) Android
7 4 (1.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (60.13%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (28.30%) Test Automation
3 81 (26.05%) TDD
4 74 (23.79%) Regression Testing
5 70 (22.51%) Scrum
6 69 (22.19%) BDD
7 62 (19.94%) Manual Testing
8 61 (19.61%) Test Scripting
9 58 (18.65%) Test Strategy
10 53 (17.04%) Software Testing
11 46 (14.79%) Automated Testing
12 42 (13.50%) Performance Testing
12 42 (13.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 36 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (10.61%) Test Management
15 31 (9.97%) SDLC
16 29 (9.32%) Functional Testing
17 26 (8.36%) Integration Testing
18 22 (7.07%) OO
18 22 (7.07%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 104 (33.44%) Java
2 82 (26.37%) SQL
3 79 (25.40%) C#
4 46 (14.79%) Python
5 39 (12.54%) Ruby
6 37 (11.90%) JavaScript
7 32 (10.29%) Perl
8 23 (7.40%) C
9 22 (7.07%) C++
10 16 (5.14%) PHP
11 9 (2.89%) Groovy
12 8 (2.57%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.25%) VB
14 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.96%) VBScript
14 3 (0.96%) VC++
15 2 (0.64%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 80 (25.72%) ISEB
2 79 (25.40%) ISTQB
3 38 (12.22%) Degree
4 27 (8.68%) Security Cleared
5 23 (7.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (5.14%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.29%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.96%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (46.95%) QA
2 9 (2.89%) SDET
3 3 (0.96%) SLA
4 2 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.96%) Docker
1 3 (0.96%) Firmware
2 2 (0.64%) KVM
2 2 (0.64%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 45 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.29%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (14.15%) Microsoft
2 33 (10.61%) HP
3 26 (8.36%) Oracle
4 9 (2.89%) SAP
5 8 (2.57%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.61%) IBM
7 4 (1.29%) AppDynamics
7 4 (1.29%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.29%) CA
7 4 (1.29%) Dynatrace
7 4 (1.29%) Rally
7 4 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.64%) VMware
9 1 (0.32%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.32%) Concur
9 1 (0.32%) Google
9 1 (0.32%) Telerik
9 1 (0.32%) webMethods
9 1 (0.32%) Xamarin
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Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits (pro-rata)
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
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Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Berkshire
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Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
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South East
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Hampshire
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