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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
England / South East
Rank 251 309 343
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +34
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 137 142 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.93% 0.73% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.84% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 119 119 111
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
12595 16935 17426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.69% 86.57% 84.77%
Number of salaries quoted 10270 14277 13985
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +33 36 £38,750 +10.71% 9
Berkshire +59 32 £42,500 +1.19% 1
Buckinghamshire +36 25 £36,000 +30.90% 4
Surrey +11 18 £40,000 -16.66% 2
Oxfordshire +25 10 £36,250 -9.37% 2
West Sussex +5 9 £37,500 +3.44% 2
Kent +13 6 £42,000 -25.33%
East Sussex -3 2 £32,750 -13.81%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 227 (80.78%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (55.87%) Selenium
3 100 (35.59%) Scrum
4 95 (33.81%) ISTQB
5 90 (32.03%) SQL
6 89 (31.67%) Java
6 89 (31.67%) QA
7 86 (30.60%) Test Scripting
7 86 (30.60%) C#
8 83 (29.54%) TDD
9 80 (28.47%) Software Testing
9 80 (28.47%) Degree
10 72 (25.62%) BDD
11 70 (24.91%) Manual Testing
12 67 (23.84%) Automated Testing
13 66 (23.49%) Test Automation
14 61 (21.71%) ISEB
15 54 (19.22%) Regression Testing
15 54 (19.22%) JIRA
15 54 (19.22%) SoapUI
16 53 (18.86%) WebDriver
17 51 (18.15%) Microsoft
18 50 (17.79%) HTML
18 50 (17.79%) Cucumber
19 49 (17.44%) JavaScript
20 46 (16.37%) SDLC
21 45 (16.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 45 (16.01%) .NET
22 44 (15.66%) XML
22 44 (15.66%) Team Foundation Server

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 14 (4.98%) Confluence
2 8 (2.85%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.14%) JBoss
4 5 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.07%) Apache
6 2 (0.71%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.71%) Jetty
6 2 (0.71%) nginx
6 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.36%) Drupal
Applications
1 34 (12.10%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.85%) MS Office
3 7 (2.49%) MS Project
4 3 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.85%) SaaS
2 3 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.91%) Internet
1 11 (3.91%) SMTP
2 2 (0.71%) HTTP
3 1 (0.36%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.05%) MySQL
3 15 (5.34%) Big Data
4 14 (4.98%) NoSQL
4 14 (4.98%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.71%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.71%) InfluxDB
6 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.71%) Spark SQL
7 1 (0.36%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 157 (55.87%) Selenium
2 54 (19.22%) JIRA
2 54 (19.22%) SoapUI
3 53 (18.86%) WebDriver
4 50 (17.79%) Cucumber
5 44 (15.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (13.52%) HP UFT
7 32 (11.39%) Visual Studio
8 28 (9.96%) Jenkins
9 23 (8.19%) Ranorex
10 19 (6.76%) JUnit
11 17 (6.05%) TestComplete
12 16 (5.69%) Bugzilla
12 16 (5.69%) Eclipse
13 15 (5.34%) JMeter
14 12 (4.27%) Git (software)
14 12 (4.27%) Subversion
15 11 (3.91%) Gradle
15 11 (3.91%) Trac
16 10 (3.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 42 (14.95%) Finance
2 9 (3.20%) Marketing
3 7 (2.49%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.78%) Banking
5 4 (1.42%) Back Office
5 4 (1.42%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.71%) Electronics
6 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 81 (28.83%) Analyst
2 77 (27.40%) Test Analyst
3 73 (25.98%) Tester
4 67 (23.84%) Test Engineer
5 50 (17.79%) Automation Tester
6 44 (15.66%) Developer
7 43 (15.30%) Automation Test Analyst
8 37 (13.17%) Test Automation Engineer
9 22 (7.83%) Agile Tester
10 21 (7.47%) Software Tester
11 20 (7.12%) Java Engineer
11 20 (7.12%) Manual Test Analyst
11 20 (7.12%) QA Tester
12 19 (6.76%) QA Engineer
12 19 (6.76%) Software Test Engineer
13 18 (6.41%) Software Engineer
14 17 (6.05%) Web Tester
15 16 (5.69%) Developer in Test
15 16 (5.69%) QA Automation Engineer
15 16 (5.69%) Web Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (17.79%) HTML
2 45 (16.01%) .NET
3 44 (15.66%) XML
4 41 (14.59%) CSS
5 29 (10.32%) SOAP
6 21 (7.47%) REST
7 18 (6.41%) Gherkin
7 18 (6.41%) Web Services
8 17 (6.05%) ASP.NET
9 15 (5.34%) RESTful
10 12 (4.27%) JSON
11 9 (3.20%) XSL
12 8 (2.85%) J2EE
13 7 (2.49%) Ajax
13 7 (2.49%) AngularJS
13 7 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 7 (2.49%) jQuery
14 6 (2.14%) DOM
14 6 (2.14%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.96%) Computer Science
2 20 (7.12%) Mobile App
3 19 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.69%) Virtual Team
5 9 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.20%) Informatics
6 7 (2.49%) Health Informatics
7 6 (2.14%) User Experience
8 5 (1.78%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.78%) Wiki
9 4 (1.42%) Blog
10 3 (1.07%) iPad
10 3 (1.07%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.07%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.07%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.71%) Digital TV
11 2 (0.71%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.71%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.36%) Cyber Attack
12 1 (0.36%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.76%) Windows
2 15 (5.34%) Linux
3 9 (3.20%) Unix
4 6 (2.14%) Android
4 6 (2.14%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.14%) Solaris
5 2 (0.71%) Windows NT
5 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (80.78%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (35.59%) Scrum
3 86 (30.60%) Test Scripting
4 83 (29.54%) TDD
5 80 (28.47%) Software Testing
6 72 (25.62%) BDD
7 70 (24.91%) Manual Testing
8 67 (23.84%) Automated Testing
9 66 (23.49%) Test Automation
10 54 (19.22%) Regression Testing
11 46 (16.37%) SDLC
12 40 (14.23%) Test Strategy
13 37 (13.17%) Performance Testing
14 31 (11.03%) Mentoring
15 30 (10.68%) OO
16 28 (9.96%) Software Engineering
17 26 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (7.83%) Open Source
19 21 (7.47%) Test Management
19 21 (7.47%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 90 (32.03%) SQL
2 89 (31.67%) Java
3 86 (30.60%) C#
4 49 (17.44%) JavaScript
5 15 (5.34%) Ruby
6 12 (4.27%) T-SQL
7 9 (3.20%) C++
8 8 (2.85%) Python
8 8 (2.85%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.78%) PHP
9 5 (1.78%) Scala
9 5 (1.78%) VB
9 5 (1.78%) VBScript
9 5 (1.78%) XPath
10 3 (1.07%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.07%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.07%) R
11 2 (0.71%) Groovy
11 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.36%) C
Qualifications
1 95 (33.81%) ISTQB
2 80 (28.47%) Degree
3 61 (21.71%) ISEB
4 45 (16.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (2.85%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.49%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.71%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (31.67%) QA
2 4 (1.42%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.42%) SLA
3 2 (0.71%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (8.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.71%) Grafana
2 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 51 (18.15%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.61%) Oracle
3 25 (8.90%) HP
4 7 (2.49%) Remedy
5 3 (1.07%) SAP
6 2 (0.71%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.71%) Concur
6 2 (0.71%) Mapbox
6 2 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.71%) SOASTA, Inc
6 2 (0.71%) Telerik
7 1 (0.36%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.36%) Facebook
7 1 (0.36%) Xamarin
Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + pension,health,life,flexi work
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30 - 45k plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - 60,000 + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 43k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive + bonus + pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham
Specsavers
Posted: 9 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 18 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 16 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions Ltd
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxfordshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago