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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 272 312 355
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +43
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 165 160 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 0.75% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.88% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 157 157 101
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £29,550 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
15603 18103 19606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.56% 85.20% 83.48%
Number of salaries quoted 13129 14486 15650
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 £68,000 £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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +31 52 £45,000 - 6
Surrey -4 38 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Hampshire +15 29 £32,000 -15.78% 5
Buckinghamshire +29 14 £45,500 +24.65% 1
West Sussex -1 10 £38,750 +55.00% 2
Oxfordshire -4 10 £40,000 +11.11% 2
Kent +19 6 £50,000 +58.73%
East Sussex -2 4 £29,000 -26.58%
Middlesex - 1 £40,000 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 172 (56.21%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (51.63%) Selenium
3 148 (48.37%) QA
4 90 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 89 (29.08%) SQL
6 86 (28.10%) JIRA
7 83 (27.12%) Java
8 79 (25.82%) ISEB
9 75 (24.51%) ISTQB
10 73 (23.86%) WebDriver
11 72 (23.53%) C#
12 69 (22.55%) TDD
13 66 (21.57%) Manual Testing
14 63 (20.59%) Test Strategy
15 59 (19.28%) BDD
16 57 (18.63%) Scrum
17 55 (17.97%) Test Scripting
18 54 (17.65%) Regression Testing
19 51 (16.67%) Finance
19 51 (16.67%) Python
20 50 (16.34%) User Acceptance Testing
20 50 (16.34%) Software Testing
21 49 (16.01%) Unix
22 48 (15.69%) Windows
23 46 (15.03%) Automated Testing
23 46 (15.03%) Cucumber
24 43 (14.05%) Microsoft
25 38 (12.42%) SQL Server
25 38 (12.42%) SDLC
26 37 (12.09%) HP Quality Center

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 5 (1.63%) Drupal
2 4 (1.31%) Confluence
3 2 (0.65%) Apache
3 2 (0.65%) IIS
3 2 (0.65%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.33%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 20 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.58%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.96%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.98%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.33%) BASE24
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (1.63%) SaaS
2 4 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.65%) GitHub
3 2 (0.65%) IaaS
3 2 (0.65%) PaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.33%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.25%) Internet
2 11 (3.59%) VoIP
3 5 (1.63%) SMTP
4 4 (1.31%) HTTP
5 2 (0.65%) ATM
5 2 (0.65%) IPv4
6 1 (0.33%) Firewall
6 1 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.42%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.59%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (1.96%) Big Data
4 6 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.31%) MySQL
5 4 (1.31%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 158 (51.63%) Selenium
2 86 (28.10%) JIRA
3 73 (23.86%) WebDriver
4 46 (15.03%) Cucumber
5 35 (11.44%) SoapUI
5 35 (11.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 32 (10.46%) HP UFT
7 22 (7.19%) JMeter
8 21 (6.86%) Jenkins
9 14 (4.58%) Maven
10 13 (4.25%) SpecFlow
11 12 (3.92%) LoadRunner
12 11 (3.59%) Toad
13 10 (3.27%) Eclipse
13 10 (3.27%) InstallShield
14 9 (2.94%) Git (software)
15 7 (2.29%) Hudson
15 7 (2.29%) JUnit
16 6 (1.96%) Introscope
16 6 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (16.67%) Finance
2 16 (5.23%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.90%) Automotive
4 6 (1.96%) Banking
4 6 (1.96%) Games
5 5 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.31%) Local Government
7 3 (0.98%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.98%) Marketing
7 3 (0.98%) Publishing
8 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.65%) Retail
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 129 (42.16%) Analyst
2 122 (39.87%) Test Analyst
3 102 (33.33%) Tester
4 82 (26.80%) Test Engineer
5 58 (18.95%) Automation Test Analyst
6 55 (17.97%) Automation Tester
7 40 (13.07%) QA Analyst
8 38 (12.42%) QA Tester
9 37 (12.09%) Test Automation Engineer
10 36 (11.76%) QA Engineer
11 33 (10.78%) QA Test Analyst
12 28 (9.15%) QA Test Engineer
12 28 (9.15%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 26 (8.50%) Junior
13 26 (8.50%) QA Automation Tester
14 24 (7.84%) Developer
15 23 (7.52%) QA Automation Analyst
16 22 (7.19%) Software Test Engineer
17 18 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
17 18 (5.88%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.76%) .NET
2 29 (9.48%) XML
3 17 (5.56%) HTML
4 16 (5.23%) Gherkin
5 12 (3.92%) CSS
6 11 (3.59%) J2EE
7 9 (2.94%) Web Services
8 7 (2.29%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.29%) JSON
8 7 (2.29%) LAMP
8 7 (2.29%) Middleware
9 6 (1.96%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (1.96%) Spring
10 5 (1.63%) Behat
11 4 (1.31%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.31%) HTML5
11 4 (1.31%) jQuery
11 4 (1.31%) REST
11 4 (1.31%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.25%) Computer Science
2 7 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (1.96%) Fintech
3 6 (1.96%) N-Tier
4 5 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.63%) Replication
4 5 (1.63%) Social Media
5 3 (0.98%) Life Science
5 3 (0.98%) PMI
5 3 (0.98%) User Experience
6 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.33%) Contactless
7 1 (0.33%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.33%) EMV
7 1 (0.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 49 (16.01%) Unix
2 48 (15.69%) Windows
3 24 (7.84%) Linux
4 10 (3.27%) Solaris
5 8 (2.61%) Windows NT
5 8 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.96%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.31%) Android
7 4 (1.31%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (56.21%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 69 (22.55%) TDD
4 66 (21.57%) Manual Testing
5 63 (20.59%) Test Strategy
6 59 (19.28%) BDD
7 57 (18.63%) Scrum
8 55 (17.97%) Test Scripting
9 54 (17.65%) Regression Testing
10 50 (16.34%) Software Testing
10 50 (16.34%) User Acceptance Testing
11 46 (15.03%) Automated Testing
12 38 (12.42%) SDLC
13 37 (12.09%) Performance Testing
14 33 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (9.48%) Mentoring
16 28 (9.15%) Functional Testing
17 27 (8.82%) Test Management
18 25 (8.17%) Project Planning
19 23 (7.52%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (29.08%) SQL
2 83 (27.12%) Java
3 72 (23.53%) C#
4 51 (16.67%) Python
5 36 (11.76%) Perl
6 35 (11.44%) Ruby
7 29 (9.48%) JavaScript
8 27 (8.82%) C
9 23 (7.52%) C++
10 17 (5.56%) PHP
10 17 (5.56%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.61%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.96%) Groovy
13 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.98%) VC++
14 2 (0.65%) VB
15 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (25.82%) ISEB
2 75 (24.51%) ISTQB
3 30 (9.80%) Degree
4 26 (8.50%) Security Cleared
5 17 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (4.25%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.98%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.98%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (48.37%) QA
2 9 (2.94%) SDET
3 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.98%) Firmware
2 2 (0.65%) Docker
2 2 (0.65%) KVM
2 2 (0.65%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (12.09%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.96%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 43 (14.05%) Microsoft
2 37 (12.09%) Oracle
3 29 (9.48%) HP
4 10 (3.27%) Red Hat
5 8 (2.61%) SAP
6 6 (1.96%) AppDynamics
6 6 (1.96%) CA
6 6 (1.96%) Dynatrace
6 6 (1.96%) IBM
7 2 (0.65%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.65%) Rally
7 2 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.65%) VMware
8 1 (0.33%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.33%) Elavon
8 1 (0.33%) Google
8 1 (0.33%) Sage
8 1 (0.33%) Telerik
8 1 (0.33%) webMethods
8 1 (0.33%) WorldPay
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Around £17,000 initially increased to £19,000 after 6 months
Posted: 5 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Life assurance an
Posted: Yesterday
Haywards Heath, Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits (pro-rata)
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Capita Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
PRUDENTIAL
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Capita ITPS
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-32k
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Weybridge
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Chichester
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + 25 days hol, Pension
Posted: 7 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Winchester
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Reading
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Weybridge
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago