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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 339 358 378
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +20
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 111 75 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.50% 0.34% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.43% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 108 66 57
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,050 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,750 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +5.92%
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
17539 17277 17886
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.68% 79.32% 78.09%
Number of salaries quoted 13890 13941 15323
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 £65,000 £62,500 £67,000
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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +30 35 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Hampshire +2 19 £40,000 +3.89%
Surrey -16 19 £40,000 +45.45% 5
Kent +11 16 £42,500 +25.92%
Buckinghamshire +1 9 £40,000 - 1
West Sussex -8 5 £21,500 -28.33%
East Sussex -9 5 £35,000 -22.22%
Oxfordshire +11 3 £42,500 +41.66%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 140 (57.61%) Selenium
2 133 (54.73%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (37.86%) SQL
4 87 (35.80%) QA
5 71 (29.22%) ISEB
6 70 (28.81%) Test Automation
7 67 (27.57%) QuickTest Pro
8 65 (26.75%) System Testing
9 60 (24.69%) XML
10 57 (23.46%) User Acceptance Testing
11 56 (23.05%) Manual Testing
11 56 (23.05%) WebDriver
12 55 (22.63%) Finance
13 52 (21.40%) C#
14 51 (20.99%) HP Quality Center
15 48 (19.75%) Java
16 42 (17.28%) ISTQB
17 41 (16.87%) Automated Testing
18 40 (16.46%) Web Testing
19 39 (16.05%) Regression Testing
20 38 (15.64%) BDD
21 33 (13.58%) Software Testing
21 33 (13.58%) TDD
21 33 (13.58%) PHP
22 32 (13.17%) Degree
23 30 (12.35%) Test Scripting
24 29 (11.93%) Gherkin
25 28 (11.52%) VBScript
26 27 (11.11%) HP
26 27 (11.11%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (9.88%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (4.53%) Drupal
3 8 (3.29%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (10.29%) MS Office
2 17 (7.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.47%) Internet
2 3 (1.23%) Firewall
3 1 (0.41%) IPsec
3 1 (0.41%) SMTP
3 1 (0.41%) HTTP
3 1 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 140 (57.61%) Selenium
2 67 (27.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 56 (23.05%) WebDriver
4 27 (11.11%) JIRA
5 25 (10.29%) Cucumber
6 23 (9.47%) SoapUI
6 23 (9.47%) Git (software)
7 16 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (6.17%) Ranorex
9 14 (5.76%) Jenkins
9 14 (5.76%) LoadRunner
10 11 (4.53%) JMeter
10 11 (4.53%) Selenium IDE
11 8 (3.29%) Behat
12 5 (2.06%) PHPUnit
12 5 (2.06%) JUnit
12 5 (2.06%) TestNG
13 4 (1.65%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.65%) Maven
14 3 (1.23%) Ant
General
1 55 (22.63%) Finance
2 5 (2.06%) Legal
3 3 (1.23%) Advertising
3 3 (1.23%) Publishing
4 2 (0.82%) Banking
4 2 (0.82%) Billing
5 1 (0.41%) Marketing
5 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.41%) Front Office
5 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.41%) Retail
5 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 110 (45.27%) Analyst
2 99 (40.74%) Test Analyst
3 60 (24.69%) Tester
4 56 (23.05%) Test Engineer
5 49 (20.16%) Senior Analyst
6 46 (18.93%) Senior Test Analyst
7 25 (10.29%) Automation Tester
8 20 (8.23%) Senior Test Engineer
8 20 (8.23%) QA Tester
8 20 (8.23%) Test Manager
8 20 (8.23%) Automation Engineer
9 15 (6.17%) Developer
10 14 (5.76%) Junior
11 13 (5.35%) Senior Tester
11 13 (5.35%) Automated Tester
12 12 (4.94%) Test Leader
13 11 (4.53%) Senior Automation Tester
13 11 (4.53%) Consultant
14 10 (4.12%) Test Consultant
14 10 (4.12%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (24.69%) XML
2 29 (11.93%) Gherkin
3 21 (8.64%) SOAP
4 20 (8.23%) Web Services
5 15 (6.17%) HTML
5 15 (6.17%) .NET
6 12 (4.94%) LAMP
7 7 (2.88%) CSS
8 6 (2.47%) jQuery
9 4 (1.65%) GWT
10 3 (1.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (1.23%) WPF
10 3 (1.23%) WinForms
11 2 (0.82%) JSON
11 2 (0.82%) WCF
11 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.82%) REST
11 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (0.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.94%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.06%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.65%) User Experience
6 3 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.41%) Equities
7 1 (0.41%) Contract for Difference
7 1 (0.41%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.41%) iPhone
7 1 (0.41%) iPad
7 1 (0.41%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.58%) Windows
2 14 (5.76%) Linux
3 6 (2.47%) UNIX
4 3 (1.23%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (54.73%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (28.81%) Test Automation
3 65 (26.75%) System Testing
4 57 (23.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 56 (23.05%) Manual Testing
6 41 (16.87%) Automated Testing
7 40 (16.46%) Web Testing
8 39 (16.05%) Regression Testing
9 38 (15.64%) BDD
10 33 (13.58%) Software Testing
10 33 (13.58%) TDD
11 30 (12.35%) Test Scripting
12 27 (11.11%) Test Management
13 26 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (9.47%) User Stories
15 20 (8.23%) ETL
16 19 (7.82%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (6.17%) Mentoring
18 13 (5.35%) Test Strategy
19 11 (4.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 92 (37.86%) SQL
2 52 (21.40%) C#
3 48 (19.75%) Java
4 33 (13.58%) PHP
5 28 (11.52%) VBScript
6 24 (9.88%) XPath
7 16 (6.58%) JavaScript
8 15 (6.17%) Python
9 14 (5.76%) Ruby
10 7 (2.88%) C++
11 3 (1.23%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.23%) VC++
12 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.41%) C
13 1 (0.41%) VB
13 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 71 (29.22%) ISEB
2 42 (17.28%) ISTQB
3 32 (13.17%) Degree
4 27 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 27 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 17 (7.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (35.80%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (20.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (11.11%) HP
2 20 (8.23%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.94%) Oracle
4 5 (2.06%) Telerik
5 3 (1.23%) VMware
6 2 (0.82%) IBM
6 2 (0.82%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.41%) Apple
7 1 (0.41%) Red Gate
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