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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 320 372 361
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -11
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 130 67 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.60% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.39% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 129 59 62
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% -21.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
17388 17143 17376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.63% 79.16% 77.90%
Number of salaries quoted 13537 14014 14717
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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
Berkshire +21 45 £40,750 -9.44% 5
Hampshire +9 22 £37,500 +27.11% 5
Surrey 0 16 £41,250 +17.85% 2
Kent +16 15 £30,000 -14.28%
Buckinghamshire +2 13 £40,000 -
East Sussex -9 10 £35,000 +11.11%
West Sussex -4 5 £21,500 -28.33% 1
Oxfordshire +15 4 £42,500 +41.66%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 138 (52.47%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (47.15%) Selenium
3 99 (37.64%) SQL
4 82 (31.18%) ISEB
5 79 (30.04%) QA
6 73 (27.76%) QuickTest Pro
7 69 (26.24%) Test Automation
8 68 (25.86%) System Testing
9 67 (25.48%) Manual Testing
10 66 (25.10%) HP Quality Center
11 64 (24.33%) XML
12 63 (23.95%) Finance
13 62 (23.57%) User Acceptance Testing
14 55 (20.91%) C#
15 48 (18.25%) WebDriver
16 45 (17.11%) Regression Testing
17 43 (16.35%) Automated Testing
18 42 (15.97%) Java
19 41 (15.59%) Web Testing
20 39 (14.83%) ISTQB
20 39 (14.83%) BDD
20 39 (14.83%) VBScript
21 37 (14.07%) Test Scripting
22 35 (13.31%) HP
23 33 (12.55%) TDD
23 33 (12.55%) Software Testing
24 31 (11.79%) Degree
24 31 (11.79%) PHP
25 30 (11.41%) SQL Server
26 29 (11.03%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 24 (9.13%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (3.42%) Drupal
3 8 (3.04%) CMS
4 3 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (9.13%) MS Office
2 22 (8.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.66%) SaaS
2 2 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.66%) Internet
2 5 (1.90%) Firewall
3 1 (0.38%) IPsec
3 1 (0.38%) SMTP
3 1 (0.38%) HTTP
3 1 (0.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.90%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.52%) MySQL
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 124 (47.15%) Selenium
2 73 (27.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 48 (18.25%) WebDriver
4 27 (10.27%) JIRA
5 23 (8.75%) Git (software)
5 23 (8.75%) Cucumber
6 22 (8.37%) SoapUI
7 20 (7.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (6.84%) Ranorex
9 16 (6.08%) Jenkins
9 16 (6.08%) LoadRunner
10 11 (4.18%) Selenium IDE
11 10 (3.80%) Behat
12 7 (2.66%) JMeter
13 6 (2.28%) Visual Studio
13 6 (2.28%) Maven
14 5 (1.90%) Ant
14 5 (1.90%) JUnit
14 5 (1.90%) TestNG
14 5 (1.90%) PHPUnit
General
1 63 (23.95%) Finance
2 7 (2.66%) Legal
3 5 (1.90%) Banking
4 4 (1.52%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.14%) Publishing
6 2 (0.76%) Billing
7 1 (0.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.38%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.38%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) Retail
7 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.38%) Front Office
7 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 119 (45.25%) Analyst
2 109 (41.44%) Test Analyst
3 58 (22.05%) Test Engineer
4 56 (21.29%) Tester
5 55 (20.91%) Senior Analyst
6 52 (19.77%) Senior Test Analyst
7 28 (10.65%) Test Manager
8 26 (9.89%) Senior Test Engineer
9 21 (7.98%) Automation Tester
10 17 (6.46%) Developer
10 17 (6.46%) Senior Tester
10 17 (6.46%) QA Tester
10 17 (6.46%) Automation Engineer
11 13 (4.94%) Senior Automation Tester
12 12 (4.56%) Consultant
13 11 (4.18%) Test Leader
13 11 (4.18%) Test Consultant
13 11 (4.18%) Automated Tester
14 9 (3.42%) Automation Analyst
14 9 (3.42%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (24.33%) XML
2 29 (11.03%) Gherkin
3 25 (9.51%) SOAP
4 21 (7.98%) .NET
5 17 (6.46%) Web Services
6 10 (3.80%) LAMP
7 6 (2.28%) HTML
8 5 (1.90%) GWT
9 3 (1.14%) WCF
9 3 (1.14%) WPF
9 3 (1.14%) WinForms
9 3 (1.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (1.14%) REST
10 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.76%) JSON
10 2 (0.76%) jQuery
10 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.76%) CSS
11 1 (0.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.32%) Mobile App
2 8 (3.04%) User Experience
2 8 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.90%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.38%) iPhone
6 1 (0.38%) iPad
6 1 (0.38%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.38%) Equities
6 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.38%) Contract for Difference
6 1 (0.38%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.27%) Windows
2 17 (6.46%) Linux
3 10 (3.80%) UNIX
4 5 (1.90%) Windows NT
5 2 (0.76%) Android
6 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (52.47%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (26.24%) Test Automation
3 68 (25.86%) System Testing
4 67 (25.48%) Manual Testing
5 62 (23.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 45 (17.11%) Regression Testing
7 43 (16.35%) Automated Testing
8 41 (15.59%) Web Testing
9 39 (14.83%) BDD
10 37 (14.07%) Test Scripting
11 33 (12.55%) Software Testing
11 33 (12.55%) TDD
12 28 (10.65%) Test Management
13 25 (9.51%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (9.51%) User Stories
14 20 (7.60%) ETL
15 19 (7.22%) Test Strategy
16 18 (6.84%) Continuous Improvement
17 16 (6.08%) Scrum
18 14 (5.32%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (37.64%) SQL
2 55 (20.91%) C#
3 42 (15.97%) Java
4 39 (14.83%) VBScript
5 31 (11.79%) PHP
6 24 (9.13%) XPath
7 15 (5.70%) Python
7 15 (5.70%) C++
7 15 (5.70%) Ruby
8 13 (4.94%) JavaScript
9 9 (3.42%) VC++
10 3 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.76%) VB
11 2 (0.76%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.38%) C
12 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 82 (31.18%) ISEB
2 39 (14.83%) ISTQB
3 31 (11.79%) Degree
4 29 (11.03%) SC Cleared
4 29 (11.03%) Security Cleared
5 21 (7.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (30.04%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 66 (25.10%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.38%) Opsview
Vendors
1 35 (13.31%) HP
2 26 (9.89%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.80%) Oracle
4 6 (2.28%) Telerik
5 5 (1.90%) VMware
6 4 (1.52%) IBM
7 1 (0.38%) Apple
7 1 (0.38%) Red Gate
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