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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 308 334 375
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +41
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 141 131 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.73% 0.63% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.75% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 122 127 59
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,800 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
16458 17569 17093
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.52% 84.16% 83.22%
Number of salaries quoted 13939 14185 13396
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average 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 £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(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 +28 62 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Hampshire +36 19 £35,000 -1.40% 1
Berkshire -50 19 £42,500 -5.55% 5
East Sussex +23 14 £38,000 -11.62%
Buckinghamshire +5 10 £30,000 -7.69%
Kent +2 9 £42,500 - 2
Oxfordshire +2 6 £37,500 -6.25% 1
West Sussex -6 6 £36,250 -14.70% 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 243 (75.47%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (50.00%) Selenium
3 160 (49.69%) QA
4 99 (30.75%) Scrum
5 87 (27.02%) TDD
6 86 (26.71%) SQL
7 83 (25.78%) BDD
8 79 (24.53%) Java
9 74 (22.98%) Cucumber
10 67 (20.81%) Test Automation
11 63 (19.57%) WebDriver
12 58 (18.01%) Finance
12 58 (18.01%) C#
12 58 (18.01%) Python
13 56 (17.39%) JIRA
14 55 (17.08%) Manual Testing
14 55 (17.08%) Test Strategy
15 54 (16.77%) ISTQB
15 54 (16.77%) .NET
16 53 (16.46%) ISEB
17 52 (16.15%) Automated Testing
18 49 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
19 46 (14.29%) Test Scripting
19 46 (14.29%) Software Testing
20 44 (13.66%) Web Testing
21 43 (13.35%) Linux
22 42 (13.04%) SDLC
23 41 (12.73%) HP UFT
23 41 (12.73%) Performance Testing
24 40 (12.42%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (1.86%) Node.js
2 5 (1.55%) Confluence
3 4 (1.24%) Tuxedo
4 3 (0.93%) JBoss
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.93%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (0.62%) Apache
5 2 (0.62%) CMS
6 1 (0.31%) IIS
Applications
1 26 (8.07%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.80%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (1.86%) Magento
3 4 (1.24%) BASE24
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.24%) Sage Pay
3 3 (0.93%) GitHub
3 3 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.04%) Internet
2 10 (3.11%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.48%) VoIP
4 4 (1.24%) ATM
5 2 (0.62%) MVNO
6 1 (0.31%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.83%) Oracle Database
1 22 (6.83%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.52%) Oracle Database 12c
3 12 (3.73%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.86%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.24%) MySQL
6 1 (0.31%) HBase
6 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 161 (50.00%) Selenium
2 74 (22.98%) Cucumber
3 63 (19.57%) WebDriver
4 56 (17.39%) JIRA
5 41 (12.73%) HP UFT
6 39 (12.11%) Jenkins
7 32 (9.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (8.07%) Git (software)
9 23 (7.14%) SoapUI
10 21 (6.52%) Toad
11 19 (5.90%) Maven
12 15 (4.66%) LoadRunner
12 15 (4.66%) SpecFlow
13 14 (4.35%) FitNesse
14 13 (4.04%) Selenium IDE
15 12 (3.73%) Eclipse
16 10 (3.11%) Calabash
16 10 (3.11%) Visual Studio
17 8 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 7 (2.17%) InstallShield
General
1 58 (18.01%) Finance
2 23 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.97%) Banking
4 9 (2.80%) Games
5 7 (2.17%) Automotive
5 7 (2.17%) Publishing
5 7 (2.17%) Retail
6 3 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.93%) Local Government
7 1 (0.31%) Electronics
7 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.31%) Marketing
7 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (32.92%) Analyst
2 96 (29.81%) Test Analyst
3 87 (27.02%) Tester
4 78 (24.22%) Test Engineer
5 45 (13.98%) QA Engineer
6 40 (12.42%) Automation Tester
7 38 (11.80%) Developer
8 32 (9.94%) Automation Engineer
8 32 (9.94%) QA Analyst
9 30 (9.32%) Test Automation Engineer
10 29 (9.01%) QA Tester
11 28 (8.70%) Automation Analyst
12 27 (8.39%) Automation Test Analyst
13 24 (7.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
14 23 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
14 23 (7.14%) Senior Developer
15 22 (6.83%) Software Tester
16 21 (6.52%) Oracle Developer
16 21 (6.52%) Test Leader
17 20 (6.21%) Senior Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (16.77%) .NET
2 30 (9.32%) XML
3 23 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 22 (6.83%) HTML
5 21 (6.52%) CSS
6 20 (6.21%) Web Services
7 10 (3.11%) DOM
8 9 (2.80%) Middleware
9 8 (2.48%) AngularJS
9 8 (2.48%) Sass
10 7 (2.17%) .NET Framework
10 7 (2.17%) J2EE
10 7 (2.17%) JSON
11 5 (1.55%) REST
11 5 (1.55%) SOAP
11 5 (1.55%) Spring
12 3 (0.93%) HTML5
13 2 (0.62%) CSS3
13 2 (0.62%) KnockoutJS
13 2 (0.62%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.42%) Mobile App
1 11 (3.42%) Social Media
2 4 (1.24%) Contactless
2 4 (1.24%) EMV
2 4 (1.24%) Fintech
3 3 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (0.93%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.31%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 43 (13.35%) Linux
2 33 (10.25%) Unix
3 31 (9.63%) Windows
4 7 (2.17%) Solaris
5 6 (1.86%) Android
5 6 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (75.47%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (30.75%) Scrum
3 87 (27.02%) TDD
4 83 (25.78%) BDD
5 67 (20.81%) Test Automation
6 55 (17.08%) Manual Testing
6 55 (17.08%) Test Strategy
7 52 (16.15%) Automated Testing
8 49 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 46 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 46 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 44 (13.66%) Web Testing
11 42 (13.04%) SDLC
12 41 (12.73%) Performance Testing
13 40 (12.42%) Mentoring
14 39 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (10.56%) Regression Testing
16 33 (10.25%) E-Commerce
17 32 (9.94%) Non-Functional Testing
18 30 (9.32%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (26.71%) SQL
2 79 (24.53%) Java
3 58 (18.01%) C#
3 58 (18.01%) Python
4 40 (12.42%) Ruby
5 30 (9.32%) PL/SQL
6 25 (7.76%) Bash Shell
7 21 (6.52%) Perl
8 18 (5.59%) JavaScript
9 14 (4.35%) PHP
10 12 (3.73%) C
11 9 (2.80%) C++
12 4 (1.24%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.93%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 2 (0.62%) Groovy
14 2 (0.62%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.31%) Jython
15 1 (0.31%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (16.77%) ISTQB
2 53 (16.46%) ISEB
3 21 (6.52%) Degree
4 20 (6.21%) Security Cleared
5 16 (4.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (49.69%) QA
2 2 (0.62%) SDET
2 2 (0.62%) SLA
Systems Management
1 27 (8.39%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.93%) CA Wily
3 2 (0.62%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (11.18%) Oracle
2 33 (10.25%) Microsoft
3 22 (6.83%) HP
4 7 (2.17%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.24%) CyberSource
5 4 (1.24%) DataCash
5 4 (1.24%) Elavon
5 4 (1.24%) Ingenico
5 4 (1.24%) Sage
5 4 (1.24%) TSYS
5 4 (1.24%) VeriFone
5 4 (1.24%) VocaLink
5 4 (1.24%) WorldPay
6 3 (0.93%) AppDynamics
6 3 (0.93%) CA
6 3 (0.93%) Dynatrace
6 3 (0.93%) SAP
6 3 (0.93%) VMware
7 2 (0.62%) IBM
7 2 (0.62%) Rally
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: GBP Negotiable on experience +Many benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + full suite of benefits, career progression
Posted: 14 days ago