The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 307 381 335
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -46
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 129 65 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.57% 0.29% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.40% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 114 63 99
Average salary £41,500 £32,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.69% -20.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17638 16433 17516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 77.80% 74.49% 75.51%
Number of salaries quoted 13863 13370 14876
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 £63,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Automation Testing
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +47 40 £40,750 -6.85% 7
Hampshire +28 25 £42,500 +84.78% 2
Buckinghamshire -7 18 £45,000 +48.76% 1
Surrey -19 15 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Kent -1 14 £37,500 +25.00% 2
East Sussex - 12 £35,000 - 1
West Sussex -18 3 £60,000 +93.54%
Oxfordshire - 2 £38,500 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 76 (35.02%) Selenium
2 73 (33.64%) Test Automation
3 71 (32.72%) ISEB
4 66 (30.41%) QA
5 63 (29.03%) SQL
6 60 (27.65%) C#
7 59 (27.19%) Manual Testing
8 58 (26.73%) HP Quality Center
9 57 (26.27%) Finance
10 54 (24.88%) XML
11 51 (23.50%) System Testing
12 48 (22.12%) QuickTest Pro
13 41 (18.89%) Test Scripting
13 41 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
14 39 (17.97%) Java
14 39 (17.97%) Agile Software Development
15 33 (15.21%) ISTQB
15 33 (15.21%) HP
16 32 (14.75%) VBScript
17 29 (13.36%) BDD
18 28 (12.90%) WebDriver
19 27 (12.44%) SOAP
20 26 (11.98%) Software Testing
20 26 (11.98%) Automated Testing
21 24 (11.06%) Windows
21 24 (11.06%) Scrum
21 24 (11.06%) SoapUI
21 24 (11.06%) Degree
22 22 (10.14%) SC Cleared
22 22 (10.14%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 14 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (2.30%) Drupal
3 3 (1.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.46%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (10.14%) MS Office
2 15 (6.91%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.38%) Office 365
2 2 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.23%) Internet
2 5 (2.30%) Firewall
3 1 (0.46%) IPsec
3 1 (0.46%) SMTP
3 1 (0.46%) HTTP
3 1 (0.46%) VPN
3 1 (0.46%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.30%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.84%) MySQL
3 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.92%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 76 (35.02%) Selenium
2 48 (22.12%) QuickTest Pro
3 28 (12.90%) WebDriver
4 24 (11.06%) SoapUI
5 21 (9.68%) Ranorex
6 12 (5.53%) Behat
7 11 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (5.07%) LoadRunner
7 11 (5.07%) Visual Studio
8 9 (4.15%) Jenkins
9 6 (2.76%) Cucumber
9 6 (2.76%) Maven
10 5 (2.30%) JMeter
10 5 (2.30%) Ant
10 5 (2.30%) JUnit
10 5 (2.30%) TestNG
10 5 (2.30%) PHPUnit
11 4 (1.84%) Selenium IDE
11 4 (1.84%) Git (software)
11 4 (1.84%) JIRA
General
1 57 (26.27%) Finance
2 7 (3.23%) Banking
3 5 (2.30%) Publishing
4 4 (1.84%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.38%) Legal
6 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.46%) Advertising
6 1 (0.46%) Automotive
6 1 (0.46%) Games
6 1 (0.46%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 88 (40.55%) Analyst
2 83 (38.25%) Test Analyst
3 49 (22.58%) Test Engineer
4 43 (19.82%) Tester
5 32 (14.75%) Senior Test Engineer
5 32 (14.75%) Senior Test Analyst
5 32 (14.75%) Senior Analyst
6 25 (11.52%) Test Manager
7 19 (8.76%) Developer
8 17 (7.83%) Automation Tester
9 15 (6.91%) Automation Analyst
9 15 (6.91%) Automation Test Analyst
10 11 (5.07%) QA Manager
11 10 (4.61%) Software Tester
12 9 (4.15%) Consultant
12 9 (4.15%) Senior Tester
12 9 (4.15%) C++ Developer
13 8 (3.69%) Automation Engineer
13 8 (3.69%) Test Consultant
14 7 (3.23%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (24.88%) XML
2 27 (12.44%) SOAP
3 22 (10.14%) .NET
4 15 (6.91%) Gherkin
5 10 (4.61%) Web Services
6 5 (2.30%) LAMP
6 5 (2.30%) GWT
7 4 (1.84%) REST
7 4 (1.84%) WCF
8 3 (1.38%) J2EE
9 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.92%) JSON
9 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.92%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.92%) Spring
10 1 (0.46%) Ajax
10 1 (0.46%) CSS
10 1 (0.46%) JSP
10 1 (0.46%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 5 (2.30%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.84%) Smartphone
4 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.46%) iPhone
6 1 (0.46%) Spread Betting
6 1 (0.46%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.06%) Windows
2 10 (4.61%) UNIX
3 9 (4.15%) Linux
4 5 (2.30%) Windows NT
5 2 (0.92%) Android
6 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (33.64%) Test Automation
2 59 (27.19%) Manual Testing
3 51 (23.50%) System Testing
4 41 (18.89%) Test Scripting
4 41 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 39 (17.97%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (13.36%) BDD
7 26 (11.98%) Software Testing
7 26 (11.98%) Automated Testing
8 24 (11.06%) Scrum
9 21 (9.68%) TDD
10 20 (9.22%) Web Testing
11 18 (8.29%) Test Strategy
12 16 (7.37%) SOA
12 16 (7.37%) Test Management
13 15 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (5.99%) Integration Testing
15 12 (5.53%) Waterfall
16 9 (4.15%) E-Commerce
16 9 (4.15%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 63 (29.03%) SQL
2 60 (27.65%) C#
3 39 (17.97%) Java
4 32 (14.75%) VBScript
5 17 (7.83%) PHP
6 15 (6.91%) C++
7 14 (6.45%) XPath
8 9 (4.15%) VC++
9 7 (3.23%) Python
9 7 (3.23%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.76%) Ruby
11 3 (1.38%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.92%) VB
12 2 (0.92%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.46%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.46%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 71 (32.72%) ISEB
2 33 (15.21%) ISTQB
3 24 (11.06%) Degree
4 22 (10.14%) SC Cleared
4 22 (10.14%) Security Cleared
5 17 (7.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (30.41%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.84%) vSphere
1 4 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 58 (26.73%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.92%) Opsview
2 2 (0.92%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 33 (15.21%) HP
2 18 (8.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.23%) IBM
4 6 (2.76%) Oracle
4 6 (2.76%) Telerik
5 5 (2.30%) VMware
6 2 (0.92%) Capita
7 1 (0.46%) JBoss
7 1 (0.46%) Apple
7 1 (0.46%) Red Gate
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