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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 306 370 352
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -18
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 134 56 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.61% 0.27% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.34% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 128 54 82
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,650 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,065 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -2.59%
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
17582 16505 17534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.90% 78.13% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 13562 13492 14845
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 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +38 50 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Kent +16 20 £30,000 +1.69% 1
Hampshire - 19 £35,000 - 4
Surrey +7 17 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Buckinghamshire +11 16 £40,500 +1.25% 1
East Sussex -24 10 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Oxfordshire +6 2 £33,750 +12.50% 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 123 (48.81%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (38.89%) Selenium
3 92 (36.51%) SQL
4 75 (29.76%) Test Automation
5 74 (29.37%) HP Quality Center
5 74 (29.37%) QA
6 73 (28.97%) Manual Testing
6 73 (28.97%) XML
7 72 (28.57%) ISEB
8 67 (26.59%) System Testing
9 65 (25.79%) QuickTest Pro
9 65 (25.79%) Finance
10 63 (25.00%) C#
11 49 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
12 45 (17.86%) VBScript
13 43 (17.06%) Regression Testing
14 40 (15.87%) WebDriver
15 38 (15.08%) Web Testing
15 38 (15.08%) Automated Testing
16 37 (14.68%) Java
16 37 (14.68%) HP
16 37 (14.68%) Test Scripting
17 33 (13.10%) SQL Server
18 31 (12.30%) Degree
18 31 (12.30%) SOAP
18 31 (12.30%) BDD
19 30 (11.90%) SC Cleared
19 30 (11.90%) Security Cleared
20 28 (11.11%) TDD
21 27 (10.71%) SoapUI

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (2.78%) CMS
3 5 (1.98%) Drupal
4 3 (1.19%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (10.32%) MS Office
2 22 (8.73%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.78%) SaaS
2 3 (1.19%) Office 365
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.78%) Internet
2 5 (1.98%) Firewall
3 1 (0.40%) IPsec
3 1 (0.40%) SMTP
3 1 (0.40%) HTTP
3 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.98%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.59%) MySQL
4 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 98 (38.89%) Selenium
2 65 (25.79%) QuickTest Pro
3 40 (15.87%) WebDriver
4 27 (10.71%) SoapUI
5 24 (9.52%) Ranorex
6 21 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (6.75%) JIRA
8 15 (5.95%) Git (software)
8 15 (5.95%) Cucumber
9 13 (5.16%) Jenkins
9 13 (5.16%) LoadRunner
10 10 (3.97%) Behat
11 9 (3.57%) Selenium IDE
12 8 (3.17%) Visual Studio
13 7 (2.78%) JMeter
14 6 (2.38%) Maven
15 5 (1.98%) Ant
15 5 (1.98%) JUnit
15 5 (1.98%) TestNG
15 5 (1.98%) PHPUnit
General
1 65 (25.79%) Finance
2 7 (2.78%) Banking
3 4 (1.59%) Publishing
3 4 (1.59%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.19%) Legal
5 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.40%) Retail
6 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.40%) Advertising
6 1 (0.40%) Games
6 1 (0.40%) Marketing
6 1 (0.40%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 112 (44.44%) Analyst
2 104 (41.27%) Test Analyst
3 59 (23.41%) Senior Analyst
4 57 (22.62%) Test Engineer
5 56 (22.22%) Senior Test Analyst
5 56 (22.22%) Tester
6 33 (13.10%) Senior Test Engineer
7 22 (8.73%) Test Manager
8 20 (7.94%) Automation Tester
9 16 (6.35%) Automation Engineer
9 16 (6.35%) Senior Tester
10 15 (5.95%) Developer
11 14 (5.56%) QA Tester
12 13 (5.16%) Consultant
12 13 (5.16%) Senior Automation Tester
13 12 (4.76%) Test Consultant
14 11 (4.37%) Automation Analyst
14 11 (4.37%) Automation Test Analyst
15 9 (3.57%) C++ Developer
15 9 (3.57%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (28.97%) XML
2 31 (12.30%) SOAP
3 23 (9.13%) .NET
4 22 (8.73%) Gherkin
5 14 (5.56%) Web Services
6 6 (2.38%) LAMP
7 5 (1.98%) GWT
8 4 (1.59%) WCF
8 4 (1.59%) REST
9 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.79%) JSON
10 1 (0.40%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.40%) Spring
10 1 (0.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.37%) Mobile App
2 6 (2.38%) User Experience
2 6 (2.38%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.19%) Smartphone
4 2 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.40%) Spread Betting
5 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.40%) iPhone
5 1 (0.40%) iPad
5 1 (0.40%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.32%) Windows
2 14 (5.56%) Linux
3 10 (3.97%) UNIX
4 5 (1.98%) Windows NT
5 2 (0.79%) Android
6 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (48.81%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (29.76%) Test Automation
3 73 (28.97%) Manual Testing
4 67 (26.59%) System Testing
5 49 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 43 (17.06%) Regression Testing
7 38 (15.08%) Web Testing
7 38 (15.08%) Automated Testing
8 37 (14.68%) Test Scripting
9 31 (12.30%) BDD
10 28 (11.11%) TDD
11 25 (9.92%) Software Testing
12 24 (9.52%) Test Strategy
13 20 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (7.94%) Test Management
14 19 (7.54%) Scrum
14 19 (7.54%) Integration Testing
15 16 (6.35%) User Stories
15 16 (6.35%) ETL
16 13 (5.16%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 92 (36.51%) SQL
2 63 (25.00%) C#
3 45 (17.86%) VBScript
4 37 (14.68%) Java
5 25 (9.92%) PHP
6 24 (9.52%) XPath
7 16 (6.35%) C++
8 13 (5.16%) Ruby
8 13 (5.16%) Python
9 11 (4.37%) JavaScript
10 9 (3.57%) VC++
11 3 (1.19%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.79%) VB
12 2 (0.79%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.40%) PowerHouse
13 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.40%) C
13 1 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 72 (28.57%) ISEB
2 31 (12.30%) Degree
3 30 (11.90%) SC Cleared
3 30 (11.90%) Security Cleared
4 26 (10.32%) ISTQB
5 19 (7.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (29.37%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 74 (29.37%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.79%) Opsview
2 2 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 37 (14.68%) HP
2 21 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.38%) Telerik
3 6 (2.38%) Oracle
3 6 (2.38%) IBM
4 5 (1.98%) VMware
5 1 (0.40%) Red Gate
5 1 (0.40%) Apple
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Pension, Holiday, Healthcare options
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: £50000.00 - £69000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
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Andover
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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