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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 299 359 343
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -16
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 141 62 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.68% 0.30% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.37% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 135 48 87
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +21.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,250 £52,500
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
16857 16658 16718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.28% 80.48% 77.90%
Number of salaries quoted 13609 13023 13923
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +46 62 £45,000 +2.85% 8
Surrey +20 46 £37,500 +20.00% 4
Kent +9 8 £42,500 -5.55%
Hampshire -10 8 £37,500 -25.00% 2
West Sussex - 7 £42,500 -
East Sussex -19 4 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire +2 3 £32,500 - 2
Oxfordshire +1 2 £33,000 +10.00%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 167 (66.53%) Selenium
2 135 (53.78%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (47.41%) QA
4 79 (31.47%) ISTQB
5 78 (31.08%) Test Automation
6 76 (30.28%) ISEB
7 73 (29.08%) C#
7 73 (29.08%) WebDriver
8 70 (27.89%) Software Testing
9 67 (26.69%) QuickTest Pro
10 63 (25.10%) SQL
11 62 (24.70%) Java
12 58 (23.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 53 (21.12%) System Testing
14 47 (18.73%) Finance
14 47 (18.73%) Manual Testing
15 45 (17.93%) Automated Testing
16 43 (17.13%) Web Services
17 41 (16.33%) HTML
18 40 (15.94%) XML
18 40 (15.94%) Microsoft
19 38 (15.14%) Scrum
20 37 (14.74%) .NET
20 37 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
21 36 (14.34%) Test Scripting
21 36 (14.34%) Degree
22 33 (13.15%) HP Quality Center
22 33 (13.15%) BDD
23 32 (12.75%) Regression Testing
23 32 (12.75%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 13 (5.18%) Drupal
2 5 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.20%) Confluence
4 2 (0.80%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (8.76%) MS Office
2 12 (4.78%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.99%) MS Project
4 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.20%) HTTP
1 3 (1.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.59%) MySQL
3 3 (1.20%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.20%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 167 (66.53%) Selenium
2 73 (29.08%) WebDriver
3 67 (26.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 27 (10.76%) JIRA
5 21 (8.37%) SoapUI
6 17 (6.77%) Cucumber
7 15 (5.98%) JMeter
8 12 (4.78%) LoadRunner
8 12 (4.78%) Eclipse
8 12 (4.78%) Git (software)
8 12 (4.78%) Jenkins
9 8 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (2.79%) JUnit
10 7 (2.79%) Selenium IDE
10 7 (2.79%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.99%) FitNesse
12 4 (1.59%) WatiN
13 3 (1.20%) Zephyr
13 3 (1.20%) Ranorex
13 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (18.73%) Finance
2 8 (3.19%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.59%) Legal
4 3 (1.20%) Banking
5 2 (0.80%) Advertising
6 1 (0.40%) Games
6 1 (0.40%) Retail
6 1 (0.40%) Marketing
6 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.40%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 109 (43.43%) Analyst
2 94 (37.45%) Test Analyst
3 88 (35.06%) Tester
4 48 (19.12%) Test Engineer
5 40 (15.94%) QA Engineer
6 39 (15.54%) Automation Tester
7 27 (10.76%) Software Tester
8 25 (9.96%) Test Manager
9 23 (9.16%) QA Tester
10 20 (7.97%) Junior
11 18 (7.17%) Software Engineer
11 18 (7.17%) Senior Analyst
11 18 (7.17%) Automated Tester
12 17 (6.77%) Senior Test Analyst
12 17 (6.77%) Developer
13 16 (6.37%) Graduate
13 16 (6.37%) Automation Engineer
14 15 (5.98%) Software Test Engineer
15 14 (5.58%) QA Analyst
16 13 (5.18%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (17.13%) Web Services
2 41 (16.33%) HTML
3 40 (15.94%) XML
4 37 (14.74%) .NET
5 23 (9.16%) CSS
6 20 (7.97%) Gherkin
7 13 (5.18%) LAMP
7 13 (5.18%) jQuery
8 9 (3.59%) Ajax
9 6 (2.39%) JSON
9 6 (2.39%) SOAP
10 5 (1.99%) WPF
11 3 (1.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (1.20%) REST
11 3 (1.20%) WinForms
12 2 (0.80%) HTML5
13 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.40%) Java EE
13 1 (0.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.37%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.98%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.79%) User Experience
6 3 (1.20%) Social Media
6 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.40%) Equities
7 1 (0.40%) Contract for Difference
7 1 (0.40%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.40%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.58%) Windows
2 6 (2.39%) Linux
3 1 (0.40%) Android
3 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (53.78%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (31.08%) Test Automation
3 70 (27.89%) Software Testing
4 58 (23.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 53 (21.12%) System Testing
6 47 (18.73%) Manual Testing
7 45 (17.93%) Automated Testing
8 38 (15.14%) Scrum
9 36 (14.34%) Test Scripting
10 33 (13.15%) BDD
11 32 (12.75%) TDD
11 32 (12.75%) Regression Testing
12 25 (9.96%) Test Management
13 24 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (9.16%) Waterfall
15 22 (8.76%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (8.76%) Performance Testing
16 16 (6.37%) Web Testing
16 16 (6.37%) E-Commerce
17 15 (5.98%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 73 (29.08%) C#
2 63 (25.10%) SQL
3 62 (24.70%) Java
4 22 (8.76%) JavaScript
5 21 (8.37%) PHP
6 9 (3.59%) Python
7 8 (3.19%) VBScript
8 7 (2.79%) Ruby
9 6 (2.39%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.20%) Perl
11 2 (0.80%) Groovy
12 1 (0.40%) XPath
12 1 (0.40%) VB
12 1 (0.40%) C++
12 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (31.47%) ISTQB
2 76 (30.28%) ISEB
3 36 (14.34%) Degree
4 27 (10.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.99%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.99%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.99%) VCP4
6 3 (1.20%) APMP
7 2 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (47.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 33 (13.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (15.94%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.96%) HP
3 23 (9.16%) Oracle
4 3 (1.20%) IBM
4 3 (1.20%) Capita
5 2 (0.80%) AppDynamics
5 2 (0.80%) Telerik
6 1 (0.40%) DataCash
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