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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 313 346 362
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +16
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 124 64 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.60% 0.32% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.40% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 119 52 72
Average salary £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
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
16799 15977 17115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 80.99% 80.26% 77.95%
Number of salaries quoted 13572 12611 14606
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Berkshire +31 55 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Surrey +15 44 £42,500 +53.15% 2
Kent +2 9 £42,500 +26.86%
West Sussex - 6 £42,500 -
Hampshire -18 5 £35,500 -25.26% 2
East Sussex -27 2 £43,000 -9.47%
Oxfordshire -2 1 £40,000 +23.07%
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 171 (67.86%) Selenium
2 140 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (45.63%) QA
4 76 (30.16%) ISEB
4 76 (30.16%) SQL
4 76 (30.16%) Test Automation
5 73 (28.97%) WebDriver
6 69 (27.38%) ISTQB
7 68 (26.98%) C#
8 66 (26.19%) QuickTest Pro
9 58 (23.02%) Java
10 57 (22.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 55 (21.83%) System Testing
11 55 (21.83%) Software Testing
12 54 (21.43%) Finance
13 48 (19.05%) XML
14 47 (18.65%) Manual Testing
15 46 (18.25%) Automated Testing
16 39 (15.48%) Web Services
17 38 (15.08%) Microsoft
17 38 (15.08%) HP Quality Center
18 37 (14.68%) BDD
18 37 (14.68%) Scrum
19 36 (14.29%) Regression Testing
20 34 (13.49%) JIRA
21 33 (13.10%) Degree
21 33 (13.10%) HTML
22 32 (12.70%) .NET
22 32 (12.70%) TDD
23 31 (12.30%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (5.56%) Drupal
2 11 (4.37%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (2.78%) CMS
4 3 (1.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 21 (8.33%) MS Office
2 15 (5.95%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.59%) MS Project
4 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.19%) HTTP
1 3 (1.19%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.59%) MySQL
3 3 (1.19%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 171 (67.86%) Selenium
2 73 (28.97%) WebDriver
3 66 (26.19%) QuickTest Pro
4 34 (13.49%) JIRA
5 25 (9.92%) Cucumber
6 21 (8.33%) SoapUI
7 20 (7.94%) Git (software)
8 15 (5.95%) JMeter
8 15 (5.95%) Jenkins
9 13 (5.16%) LoadRunner
9 13 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (4.37%) Eclipse
11 10 (3.97%) Selenium IDE
12 7 (2.78%) JUnit
13 6 (2.38%) Ranorex
14 5 (1.98%) Visual Studio
14 5 (1.98%) SpecFlow
15 3 (1.19%) FitNesse
15 3 (1.19%) Zephyr
16 2 (0.79%) MSTest
General
1 54 (21.43%) Finance
2 6 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.59%) Legal
4 2 (0.79%) Billing
4 2 (0.79%) Banking
4 2 (0.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.40%) Games
5 1 (0.40%) Publishing
5 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.40%) Front Office
5 1 (0.40%) Retail
5 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 117 (46.43%) Analyst
2 102 (40.48%) Test Analyst
3 84 (33.33%) Tester
4 50 (19.84%) Test Engineer
5 37 (14.68%) Automation Tester
6 34 (13.49%) Senior Analyst
7 33 (13.10%) QA Engineer
8 31 (12.30%) Senior Test Analyst
9 24 (9.52%) QA Tester
10 21 (8.33%) Test Manager
11 20 (7.94%) Software Tester
12 19 (7.54%) Junior
12 19 (7.54%) Automation Engineer
12 19 (7.54%) Automated Tester
13 16 (6.35%) Software Engineer
14 15 (5.95%) Developer
15 14 (5.56%) QA Analyst
15 14 (5.56%) Graduate
16 13 (5.16%) Software Test Engineer
16 13 (5.16%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (19.05%) XML
2 39 (15.48%) Web Services
3 33 (13.10%) HTML
4 32 (12.70%) .NET
5 24 (9.52%) Gherkin
6 20 (7.94%) CSS
7 14 (5.56%) LAMP
8 11 (4.37%) jQuery
9 10 (3.97%) SOAP
10 8 (3.17%) Ajax
11 4 (1.59%) WPF
12 3 (1.19%) WinForms
12 3 (1.19%) JSON
12 3 (1.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 2 (0.79%) REST
14 1 (0.40%) J2EE
14 1 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
14 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
14 1 (0.40%) Java EE
14 1 (0.40%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 14 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.38%) User Experience
5 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.40%) Equities
6 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.40%) Contract for Difference
6 1 (0.40%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.40%) Open Source
6 1 (0.40%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.14%) Windows
2 10 (3.97%) Linux
3 1 (0.40%) Android
3 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (30.16%) Test Automation
3 57 (22.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 55 (21.83%) System Testing
4 55 (21.83%) Software Testing
5 47 (18.65%) Manual Testing
6 46 (18.25%) Automated Testing
7 37 (14.68%) BDD
7 37 (14.68%) Scrum
8 36 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 32 (12.70%) TDD
10 30 (11.90%) Web Testing
11 29 (11.51%) Test Scripting
12 25 (9.92%) Test Management
12 25 (9.92%) Continuous Improvement
13 24 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (7.14%) User Stories
15 17 (6.75%) Waterfall
16 16 (6.35%) Performance Testing
17 14 (5.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 76 (30.16%) SQL
2 68 (26.98%) C#
3 58 (23.02%) Java
4 29 (11.51%) PHP
5 20 (7.94%) JavaScript
6 16 (6.35%) VBScript
7 14 (5.56%) Ruby
8 12 (4.76%) Python
9 9 (3.57%) XPath
10 5 (1.98%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.79%) Groovy
11 2 (0.79%) Perl
11 2 (0.79%) C++
12 1 (0.40%) C
12 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.40%) VB
12 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 76 (30.16%) ISEB
2 69 (27.38%) ISTQB
3 33 (13.10%) Degree
4 30 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 12 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.79%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (45.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 38 (15.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (15.08%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.73%) HP
3 18 (7.14%) Oracle
4 2 (0.79%) AppDynamics
4 2 (0.79%) IBM
4 2 (0.79%) Capita
5 1 (0.40%) Telerik
5 1 (0.40%) DataCash
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