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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 280 339 372
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +33
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 162 105 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.79% 0.46% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.58% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 158 84 69
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +17.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £36,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+6.16% +7.35%
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
16858 18135 17065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.82% 79.47% 76.50%
Number of salaries quoted 13369 14487 13886
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +67 64 £50,000 +21.95% 5
Berkshire +9 37 £45,000 +23.28% 1
Hampshire +4 20 £38,000 -8.98% 4
East Sussex +6 13 £47,500 +46.15%
West Sussex +8 9 £25,000 -58.33%
Buckinghamshire +2 8 £34,500 -23.33% 1
Kent 0 6 £41,250 +10.00%
Oxfordshire +15 5 £22,000 -32.30%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 177 (58.80%) Selenium
2 160 (53.16%) QA
3 150 (49.83%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (31.56%) Test Automation
5 93 (30.90%) Software Testing
6 88 (29.24%) C#
7 83 (27.57%) WebDriver
8 80 (26.58%) Java
9 75 (24.92%) ISTQB
10 74 (24.58%) Scrum
10 74 (24.58%) SQL
11 69 (22.92%) .NET
12 65 (21.59%) Test Scripting
13 64 (21.26%) QuickTest Pro
14 63 (20.93%) Web Services
14 63 (20.93%) Automated Testing
15 60 (19.93%) Continuous Integration
16 58 (19.27%) Manual Testing
16 58 (19.27%) TDD
17 56 (18.60%) Microsoft
18 52 (17.28%) ISEB
19 50 (16.61%) XML
20 49 (16.28%) Finance
20 49 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
21 39 (12.96%) Degree
22 38 (12.62%) SQL Server
22 38 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
23 37 (12.29%) Jenkins
24 34 (11.30%) Oracle
24 34 (11.30%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 7 (2.33%) Confluence
2 6 (1.99%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.33%) Drupal
4 3 (1.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.66%) Node.js
Applications
1 16 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.98%) MS Office
3 5 (1.66%) MS Project
4 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.99%) HTTP
2 5 (1.66%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.00%) Internet
4 1 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.99%) MySQL
3 8 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 177 (58.80%) Selenium
2 83 (27.57%) WebDriver
3 64 (21.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 37 (12.29%) Jenkins
5 27 (8.97%) JIRA
5 27 (8.97%) SoapUI
6 22 (7.31%) RSpec
7 20 (6.64%) SpecFlow
8 19 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (6.31%) WATIR
9 18 (5.98%) RubyGems
10 14 (4.65%) Visual Studio
11 13 (4.32%) Eclipse
12 11 (3.65%) Cucumber
12 11 (3.65%) JMeter
13 10 (3.32%) Maven
14 7 (2.33%) Zephyr
15 6 (1.99%) JUnit
15 6 (1.99%) LoadRunner
15 6 (1.99%) FitNesse
General
1 49 (16.28%) Finance
2 16 (5.32%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.33%) Banking
4 4 (1.33%) Marketing
5 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.00%) Electronics
6 2 (0.66%) Automotive
7 1 (0.33%) Games
7 1 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 120 (39.87%) Analyst
2 104 (34.55%) Test Analyst
3 84 (27.91%) Tester
4 75 (24.92%) QA Engineer
5 50 (16.61%) Test Engineer
6 35 (11.63%) QA Analyst
7 34 (11.30%) Automation Engineer
8 33 (10.96%) Automation Tester
9 24 (7.97%) Senior QA Engineer
9 24 (7.97%) Software Tester
10 18 (5.98%) QA Tester
10 18 (5.98%) Developer
11 16 (5.32%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (5.32%) Senior Test Analyst
12 15 (4.98%) Test Manager
12 15 (4.98%) Automation Analyst
12 15 (4.98%) Automation Test Analyst
13 14 (4.65%) QA Test Analyst
14 13 (4.32%) Software Engineer
15 12 (3.99%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (22.92%) .NET
2 63 (20.93%) Web Services
3 50 (16.61%) XML
4 34 (11.30%) HTML
5 18 (5.98%) REST
6 17 (5.65%) CSS
7 15 (4.98%) Gherkin
8 10 (3.32%) ASP.NET
8 10 (3.32%) .NET Framework
9 9 (2.99%) Ajax
9 9 (2.99%) jQuery
10 7 (2.33%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.99%) JSON
12 5 (1.66%) SOAP
13 4 (1.33%) LAMP
13 4 (1.33%) WCF
14 2 (0.66%) WPF
14 2 (0.66%) Backbone.js
14 2 (0.66%) HTML5
15 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.31%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.65%) Mobile App
4 13 (4.32%) User Experience
5 8 (2.66%) Mathematics
6 6 (1.99%) AS400
6 6 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.66%) iSeries
7 5 (1.66%) Statistics
8 4 (1.33%) Social Media
9 3 (1.00%) DTV
9 3 (1.00%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.66%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.66%) Open Source
11 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.33%) iPhone
11 1 (0.33%) Physics
11 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.97%) Linux
2 20 (6.64%) UNIX
3 17 (5.65%) Windows
4 4 (1.33%) Android
4 4 (1.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (49.83%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (31.56%) Test Automation
3 93 (30.90%) Software Testing
4 74 (24.58%) Scrum
5 65 (21.59%) Test Scripting
6 63 (20.93%) Automated Testing
7 60 (19.93%) Continuous Integration
8 58 (19.27%) Manual Testing
8 58 (19.27%) TDD
9 49 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 33 (10.96%) Regression Testing
11 32 (10.63%) System Testing
12 29 (9.63%) Performance Testing
13 26 (8.64%) BDD
14 20 (6.64%) Waterfall
15 18 (5.98%) E-Commerce
16 17 (5.65%) Project Management
17 15 (4.98%) SOA
17 15 (4.98%) Test Management
18 13 (4.32%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 88 (29.24%) C#
2 80 (26.58%) Java
3 74 (24.58%) SQL
4 23 (7.64%) JavaScript
4 23 (7.64%) Ruby
5 19 (6.31%) PHP
6 12 (3.99%) T-SQL
7 11 (3.65%) Python
8 6 (1.99%) Perl
9 4 (1.33%) VBScript
9 4 (1.33%) XPath
10 3 (1.00%) Groovy
10 3 (1.00%) VB
11 1 (0.33%) RPG IV
11 1 (0.33%) PHP5
11 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.33%) RPG
11 1 (0.33%) C
11 1 (0.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 75 (24.92%) ISTQB
2 52 (17.28%) ISEB
3 39 (12.96%) Degree
4 21 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (2.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (1.66%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.66%) PhD
7 4 (1.33%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.00%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (53.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 29 (9.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 56 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 34 (11.30%) Oracle
3 24 (7.97%) HP
4 3 (1.00%) Capita
4 3 (1.00%) IBM
4 3 (1.00%) SAP
5 2 (0.66%) Telerik
6 1 (0.33%) DataCash
6 1 (0.33%) Xamarin
Guildford, Surrey
AMsource Technology
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Annapurna
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth
Annapurna
Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, 25 days holiday, Life and
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Waterlooville
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension
Posted: 27 days ago