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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 332 356 381
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +25
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 115 76 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.52% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.43% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 112 68 51
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 £21,500 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,065 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.94% +0.18%
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
17585 17499 17119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.69% 79.40% 77.99%
Number of salaries quoted 13878 14165 14604
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 21 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 21 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 +36 37 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Surrey +10 20 £41,250 +50.00% 4
Hampshire +5 19 £40,000 +3.89% 1
Kent +22 16 £42,250 +25.18%
Buckinghamshire +7 9 £40,000 - 1
East Sussex -17 6 £35,000 -22.22%
West Sussex -9 5 £21,500 -28.33%
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 21 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.

1 136 (55.06%) Selenium
2 133 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (37.25%) SQL
4 83 (33.60%) QA
5 75 (30.36%) ISEB
6 69 (27.94%) Test Automation
7 68 (27.53%) QuickTest Pro
8 65 (26.32%) System Testing
9 60 (24.29%) XML
10 59 (23.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 58 (23.48%) Manual Testing
12 57 (23.08%) Finance
13 54 (21.86%) HP Quality Center
13 54 (21.86%) WebDriver
14 51 (20.65%) C#
15 47 (19.03%) Java
16 42 (17.00%) ISTQB
17 41 (16.60%) Automated Testing
17 41 (16.60%) Web Testing
18 39 (15.79%) Regression Testing
19 38 (15.38%) BDD
20 33 (13.36%) Software Testing
20 33 (13.36%) TDD
20 33 (13.36%) PHP
21 32 (12.96%) Test Scripting
22 31 (12.55%) Degree
23 30 (12.15%) VBScript
24 29 (11.74%) HP
24 29 (11.74%) Gherkin
25 28 (11.34%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 (9.72%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (4.45%) Drupal
3 8 (3.24%) CMS
4 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (9.72%) MS Office
2 18 (7.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.43%) Internet
2 4 (1.62%) 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 27 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.21%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 136 (55.06%) Selenium
2 68 (27.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 54 (21.86%) WebDriver
4 27 (10.93%) JIRA
5 25 (10.12%) Cucumber
6 23 (9.31%) Git (software)
7 22 (8.91%) SoapUI
8 16 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (6.07%) LoadRunner
9 15 (6.07%) Ranorex
10 14 (5.67%) Jenkins
11 11 (4.45%) Selenium IDE
12 10 (4.05%) JMeter
13 8 (3.24%) Behat
14 5 (2.02%) PHPUnit
14 5 (2.02%) JUnit
14 5 (2.02%) TestNG
15 4 (1.62%) Visual Studio
15 4 (1.62%) Maven
16 3 (1.21%) Ant
General
1 57 (23.08%) Finance
2 6 (2.43%) Legal
3 3 (1.21%) Advertising
3 3 (1.21%) Publishing
4 2 (0.81%) Banking
4 2 (0.81%) Billing
5 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.40%) Marketing
5 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.40%) Front Office
5 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.40%) Retail
5 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 113 (45.75%) Analyst
2 102 (41.30%) Test Analyst
3 59 (23.89%) Tester
4 57 (23.08%) Test Engineer
5 50 (20.24%) Senior Analyst
6 47 (19.03%) Senior Test Analyst
7 24 (9.72%) Automation Tester
8 21 (8.50%) Senior Test Engineer
8 21 (8.50%) Test Manager
9 19 (7.69%) QA Tester
9 19 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
10 15 (6.07%) Senior Tester
10 15 (6.07%) Developer
11 13 (5.26%) Junior
11 13 (5.26%) Automated Tester
12 12 (4.86%) Senior Automation Tester
12 12 (4.86%) Test Leader
13 11 (4.45%) Consultant
14 10 (4.05%) Test Consultant
15 9 (3.64%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (24.29%) XML
2 29 (11.74%) Gherkin
3 21 (8.50%) SOAP
4 19 (7.69%) Web Services
5 16 (6.48%) .NET
6 13 (5.26%) HTML
7 12 (4.86%) LAMP
8 6 (2.43%) CSS
9 5 (2.02%) jQuery
10 4 (1.62%) GWT
11 3 (1.21%) WPF
11 3 (1.21%) WinForms
11 3 (1.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 2 (0.81%) REST
12 2 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (0.81%) JSON
12 2 (0.81%) WCF
12 2 (0.81%) ASP.NET
13 1 (0.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.43%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.02%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.02%) User Experience
5 3 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.40%) Equities
6 1 (0.40%) Contract for Difference
6 1 (0.40%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.40%) iPhone
6 1 (0.40%) iPad
6 1 (0.40%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.29%) Windows
2 15 (6.07%) Linux
3 7 (2.83%) UNIX
4 3 (1.21%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.40%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (27.94%) Test Automation
3 65 (26.32%) System Testing
4 59 (23.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 58 (23.48%) Manual Testing
6 41 (16.60%) Automated Testing
6 41 (16.60%) Web Testing
7 39 (15.79%) Regression Testing
8 38 (15.38%) BDD
9 33 (13.36%) TDD
9 33 (13.36%) Software Testing
10 32 (12.96%) Test Scripting
11 28 (11.34%) Test Management
12 26 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (9.31%) User Stories
14 20 (8.10%) ETL
15 19 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (5.67%) Test Strategy
16 14 (5.67%) Mentoring
17 11 (4.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 92 (37.25%) SQL
2 51 (20.65%) C#
3 47 (19.03%) Java
4 33 (13.36%) PHP
5 30 (12.15%) VBScript
6 24 (9.72%) XPath
7 15 (6.07%) Python
7 15 (6.07%) JavaScript
8 14 (5.67%) Ruby
9 9 (3.64%) C++
10 4 (1.62%) VC++
11 3 (1.21%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.81%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.40%) C
13 1 (0.40%) VB
13 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 75 (30.36%) ISEB
2 42 (17.00%) ISTQB
3 31 (12.55%) Degree
4 28 (11.34%) SC Cleared
4 28 (11.34%) Security Cleared
5 19 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (33.60%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (21.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 29 (11.74%) HP
2 21 (8.50%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.45%) Oracle
4 5 (2.02%) Telerik
5 4 (1.62%) VMware
6 3 (1.21%) IBM
7 2 (0.81%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.40%) Apple
8 1 (0.40%) Red Gate
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