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

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 295 296 372
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +76
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 137 173 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.75% 0.82% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.96% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 128 169 87
Median salary £38,750 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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
15611 17949 19422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.62% 84.90% 83.66%
Number of salaries quoted 13044 14256 15557
Median salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £66,500
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 29 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 29 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
Berkshire +20 38 £45,000 - 7
Surrey -28 37 £31,500 -37.00% 7
Hampshire +15 27 £31,500 -16.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +26 10 £42,000 +20.00% 2
Kent +6 9 £45,000 +9.09%
Oxfordshire -6 7 £36,750 +67.04% 1
West Sussex -7 5 £37,500 +50.00%
East Sussex +9 3 £29,000 -37.63%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 152 (56.30%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (53.70%) Selenium
3 138 (51.11%) QA
4 94 (34.81%) SQL
5 78 (28.89%) JIRA
5 78 (28.89%) Test Automation
6 68 (25.19%) C#
7 66 (24.44%) ISEB
8 64 (23.70%) ISTQB
9 63 (23.33%) WebDriver
10 62 (22.96%) Test Strategy
11 61 (22.59%) Manual Testing
12 60 (22.22%) TDD
13 54 (20.00%) Java
13 54 (20.00%) BDD
14 53 (19.63%) Python
15 50 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
15 50 (18.52%) Windows
16 49 (18.15%) Finance
17 48 (17.78%) Unix
18 47 (17.41%) Software Testing
19 46 (17.04%) Scrum
20 45 (16.67%) Regression Testing
21 44 (16.30%) Test Scripting
22 43 (15.93%) Automated Testing
23 40 (14.81%) Microsoft
23 40 (14.81%) SDLC
24 39 (14.44%) Cucumber
24 39 (14.44%) .NET
24 39 (14.44%) 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 (1.48%) Drupal
2 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.74%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 23 (8.52%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.33%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.11%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.74%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.11%) SaaS
2 2 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.74%) IaaS
2 2 (0.74%) PaaS
2 2 (0.74%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.07%) Internet
1 11 (4.07%) VoIP
2 4 (1.48%) HTTP
3 3 (1.11%) ATM
4 2 (0.74%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.78%) Oracle Database
3 18 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
4 10 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.74%) Big Data
7 2 (0.74%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.37%) MySQL
8 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 145 (53.70%) Selenium
2 78 (28.89%) JIRA
3 63 (23.33%) WebDriver
4 39 (14.44%) Cucumber
5 35 (12.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (12.22%) SoapUI
7 32 (11.85%) HP UFT
8 21 (7.78%) Jenkins
9 18 (6.67%) Toad
10 17 (6.30%) JMeter
11 14 (5.19%) Git (software)
12 13 (4.81%) Maven
13 11 (4.07%) LoadRunner
13 11 (4.07%) Selenium IDE
14 10 (3.70%) InstallShield
14 10 (3.70%) SpecFlow
15 6 (2.22%) FitNesse
15 6 (2.22%) Introscope
15 6 (2.22%) TeamCity
15 6 (2.22%) WebLOAD
General
1 49 (18.15%) Finance
2 17 (6.30%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.56%) Automotive
4 8 (2.96%) Banking
5 5 (1.85%) Retail
6 4 (1.48%) Games
6 4 (1.48%) Local Government
7 3 (1.11%) Publishing
8 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.37%) Marketing
9 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (44.81%) Analyst
2 113 (41.85%) Test Analyst
3 93 (34.44%) Tester
4 70 (25.93%) Test Engineer
5 51 (18.89%) Automation Test Analyst
6 48 (17.78%) Automation Tester
7 42 (15.56%) QA Analyst
8 37 (13.70%) QA Tester
9 35 (12.96%) QA Engineer
10 34 (12.59%) QA Test Analyst
11 29 (10.74%) Developer
12 28 (10.37%) QA Test Engineer
13 27 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
14 25 (9.26%) Junior
15 24 (8.89%) Selenium Test Analyst
16 22 (8.15%) QA Automation Tester
17 21 (7.78%) QA Automation Analyst
18 19 (7.04%) Automation Test Lead
18 19 (7.04%) Senior Developer
18 19 (7.04%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (14.44%) .NET
2 26 (9.63%) XML
3 11 (4.07%) Gherkin
3 11 (4.07%) HTML
4 10 (3.70%) CSS
4 10 (3.70%) Middleware
5 7 (2.59%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (2.22%) J2EE
7 5 (1.85%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.48%) Behat
8 4 (1.48%) DOM
8 4 (1.48%) JSON
8 4 (1.48%) LAMP
9 3 (1.11%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.11%) jQuery
9 3 (1.11%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (1.11%) React
9 3 (1.11%) Web Services
10 1 (0.37%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.33%) Social Media
2 6 (2.22%) Computer Science
2 6 (2.22%) N-Tier
3 5 (1.85%) Fintech
4 4 (1.48%) Replication
5 3 (1.11%) PMI
5 3 (1.11%) User Experience
6 2 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.74%) Contactless
6 2 (0.74%) EMV
6 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.37%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 50 (18.52%) Windows
2 48 (17.78%) Unix
3 26 (9.63%) Linux
4 10 (3.70%) Solaris
5 6 (2.22%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.48%) Android
6 4 (1.48%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.48%) Windows NT
6 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (56.30%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (28.89%) Test Automation
3 62 (22.96%) Test Strategy
4 61 (22.59%) Manual Testing
5 60 (22.22%) TDD
6 54 (20.00%) BDD
7 50 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 47 (17.41%) Software Testing
9 46 (17.04%) Scrum
10 45 (16.67%) Regression Testing
11 44 (16.30%) Test Scripting
12 43 (15.93%) Automated Testing
13 40 (14.81%) SDLC
14 37 (13.70%) Performance Testing
15 34 (12.59%) Mentoring
16 28 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (10.37%) Web Testing
17 25 (9.26%) Project Planning
18 20 (7.41%) Functional Testing
18 20 (7.41%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (34.81%) SQL
2 68 (25.19%) C#
3 54 (20.00%) Java
4 53 (19.63%) Python
5 35 (12.96%) Perl
6 27 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 27 (10.00%) Ruby
7 21 (7.78%) C
8 19 (7.04%) C++
9 17 (6.30%) JavaScript
10 13 (4.81%) PHP
11 10 (3.70%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.74%) Groovy
12 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.74%) VC++
13 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (24.44%) ISEB
2 64 (23.70%) ISTQB
3 23 (8.52%) Security Cleared
4 19 (7.04%) Degree
5 13 (4.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.96%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.11%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.74%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (51.11%) QA
2 7 (2.59%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (0.74%) Docker
1 2 (0.74%) KVM
1 2 (0.74%) VirtualBox
1 2 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.22%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 40 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 39 (14.44%) Oracle
3 26 (9.63%) HP
4 10 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.59%) SAP
6 6 (2.22%) AppDynamics
6 6 (2.22%) CA
6 6 (2.22%) Dynatrace
6 6 (2.22%) IBM
7 2 (0.74%) CyberSource
7 2 (0.74%) DataCash
7 2 (0.74%) Elavon
7 2 (0.74%) Ingenico
7 2 (0.74%) Sage
7 2 (0.74%) Splunk
7 2 (0.74%) TSYS
7 2 (0.74%) VeriFone
7 2 (0.74%) VMware
7 2 (0.74%) VocaLink
7 2 (0.74%) WorldPay
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Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Health/Life Insurance, Pension
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Bonus
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £24000 per annum
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aap3
Salary: £30000 - £34000.00 per annum + full bens package
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Game Retail Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum Plus Benefits
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Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
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Hampshire
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Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
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