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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 280 311 383
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +72
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 170 138 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.61% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.76% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 165 131 51
Average salary £42,000 £41,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.20% +22.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
17267 18198 16760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 83.09% 80.94% 78.57%
Number of salaries quoted 14255 14088 13660
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
Surrey +68 70 £55,000 +29.41% 6
Hampshire +38 32 £30,250 -13.57% 14
Berkshire -20 20 £46,500 +9.41% 4
Buckinghamshire -11 19 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Oxfordshire +15 14 £42,000 +32.28% 3
Kent -17 9 £45,000 +50.00% 1
East Sussex +12 6 £53,500 +52.85%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 198 (58.06%) Selenium
2 189 (55.43%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (46.63%) QA
4 138 (40.47%) Scrum
5 104 (30.50%) Test Automation
6 102 (29.91%) TDD
7 94 (27.57%) Continuous Integration
8 77 (22.58%) Java
9 74 (21.70%) Jenkins
10 72 (21.11%) Linux
11 70 (20.53%) C#
12 65 (19.06%) Ruby
13 64 (18.77%) ISTQB
13 64 (18.77%) UNIX
14 63 (18.48%) Automated Testing
15 61 (17.89%) SQL
16 60 (17.60%) Software Testing
17 59 (17.30%) ISEB
18 56 (16.42%) .NET
19 55 (16.13%) RSpec
19 55 (16.13%) WebDriver
20 54 (15.84%) HP UFT
21 53 (15.54%) Test Scripting
22 52 (15.25%) Manual Testing
23 50 (14.66%) Cucumber
24 47 (13.78%) Degree
25 45 (13.20%) Finance
26 42 (12.32%) BDD
27 40 (11.73%) WATIR
28 39 (11.44%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6 (1.76%) SharePoint
1 6 (1.76%) Confluence
1 6 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
1 6 (1.76%) Node.js
1 6 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (1.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.29%) SAS
3 1 (0.29%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (1.17%) Magento
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.92%) SaaS
2 4 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.76%) TCP/IP
1 6 (1.76%) Internet
2 3 (0.88%) MPLS
2 3 (0.88%) VPN
2 3 (0.88%) WAN
3 2 (0.59%) HTTP
3 2 (0.59%) VoIP
4 1 (0.29%) ATM
4 1 (0.29%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.23%) MySQL
3 9 (2.64%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.47%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.29%) Big Data
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 198 (58.06%) Selenium
2 74 (21.70%) Jenkins
3 55 (16.13%) RSpec
3 55 (16.13%) WebDriver
4 54 (15.84%) HP UFT
5 50 (14.66%) Cucumber
6 40 (11.73%) WATIR
7 31 (9.09%) JIRA
7 31 (9.09%) RubyGems
8 21 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (6.16%) Visual Studio
9 20 (5.87%) SpecFlow
10 16 (4.69%) Maven
11 15 (4.40%) SoapUI
12 9 (2.64%) Git (software)
13 8 (2.35%) Eclipse
13 8 (2.35%) Calabash
14 7 (2.05%) Robotium
15 6 (1.76%) LoadRunner
15 6 (1.76%) JMeter
General
1 45 (13.20%) Finance
2 17 (4.99%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.35%) Banking
4 6 (1.76%) Games
4 6 (1.76%) Marketing
5 5 (1.47%) Automotive
5 5 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.17%) Publishing
6 4 (1.17%) Electronics
7 2 (0.59%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 114 (33.43%) Analyst
2 103 (30.21%) Test Analyst
3 72 (21.11%) Test Engineer
4 69 (20.23%) Tester
5 62 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
6 51 (14.96%) QA Engineer
7 46 (13.49%) Developer
8 39 (11.44%) Test Automation Engineer
9 35 (10.26%) QA Analyst
10 24 (7.04%) Automation Tester
11 18 (5.28%) Senior QA Engineer
11 18 (5.28%) QA Tester
12 17 (4.99%) Agile Test Analyst
13 15 (4.40%) QA Test Analyst
13 15 (4.40%) Senior Test Analyst
13 15 (4.40%) Senior Tester
13 15 (4.40%) Senior Analyst
13 15 (4.40%) Software Tester
14 13 (3.81%) Ruby Developer
14 13 (3.81%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (16.42%) .NET
2 39 (11.44%) Web Services
3 29 (8.50%) XML
4 25 (7.33%) Gherkin
5 22 (6.45%) HTML
6 20 (5.87%) REST
7 19 (5.57%) AngularJS
8 18 (5.28%) .NET Framework
9 15 (4.40%) ASP.NET
10 12 (3.52%) CSS
11 7 (2.05%) SOAP
12 5 (1.47%) ADO.NET
12 5 (1.47%) DOM
12 5 (1.47%) jQuery
12 5 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (1.47%) Entity Framework
12 5 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 5 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (1.47%) Dapper ORM
12 5 (1.47%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.16%) Computer Science
2 20 (5.87%) AS400
3 19 (5.57%) iSeries
4 16 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.11%) Mobile App
6 13 (3.81%) Mathematics
7 11 (3.23%) User Experience
8 6 (1.76%) Statistics
9 4 (1.17%) DTV
10 3 (0.88%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.59%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.29%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.29%) Physics
12 1 (0.29%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.29%) iPhone
12 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 72 (21.11%) Linux
2 64 (18.77%) UNIX
3 13 (3.81%) Windows
4 4 (1.17%) Android
4 4 (1.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.29%) Solaris
5 1 (0.29%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (55.43%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (40.47%) Scrum
3 104 (30.50%) Test Automation
4 102 (29.91%) TDD
5 94 (27.57%) Continuous Integration
6 63 (18.48%) Automated Testing
7 60 (17.60%) Software Testing
8 53 (15.54%) Test Scripting
9 52 (15.25%) Manual Testing
10 42 (12.32%) BDD
11 33 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
12 32 (9.38%) Regression Testing
13 25 (7.33%) Performance Testing
14 23 (6.74%) Software Engineering
14 23 (6.74%) E-Commerce
15 20 (5.87%) Test Management
16 15 (4.40%) User Stories
16 15 (4.40%) SDLC
17 13 (3.81%) Web Testing
18 12 (3.52%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (22.58%) Java
2 70 (20.53%) C#
3 65 (19.06%) Ruby
4 61 (17.89%) SQL
5 24 (7.04%) PHP
6 21 (6.16%) Python
7 17 (4.99%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.35%) Perl
9 5 (1.47%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.47%) VBScript
10 4 (1.17%) VB
10 4 (1.17%) XPath
10 4 (1.17%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.59%) C
11 2 (0.59%) Scala
11 2 (0.59%) C++
12 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.29%) PHP5
12 1 (0.29%) Groovy
12 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (18.77%) ISTQB
2 59 (17.30%) ISEB
3 47 (13.78%) Degree
4 11 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (1.76%) PhD
7 4 (1.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (46.63%) QA
2 2 (0.59%) SLA
Systems Management
1 28 (8.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.21%) Oracle
3 17 (4.99%) HP
4 7 (2.05%) SAP
5 1 (0.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.29%) VMware
5 1 (0.29%) Xamarin
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