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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 282 374 362
Rank change year-on-year
+92 -12
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 164 83 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.76% 0.35% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.44% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 156 70 79
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+9.72% +2.85%
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
17464 18725 17337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.41% 79.95% 77.31%
Number of salaries quoted 13799 14847 14035
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 April 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 April 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 +61 60 £42,500 +3.65% 5
Berkshire +11 44 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Hampshire +1 16 £37,500 -25.00% 2
East Sussex -8 14 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Kent +6 10 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Buckinghamshire - 9 £34,000 -
West Sussex +13 8 £25,000 -58.33% 1
Oxfordshire +7 5 £22,000 -32.30% 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 168 (59.36%) Selenium
2 157 (55.48%) QA
3 141 (49.82%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (33.57%) Test Automation
5 91 (32.16%) Software Testing
6 88 (31.10%) WebDriver
7 85 (30.04%) C#
8 82 (28.98%) Java
9 71 (25.09%) ISTQB
10 70 (24.73%) SQL
11 64 (22.61%) QuickTest Pro
12 63 (22.26%) Web Services
13 59 (20.85%) .NET
13 59 (20.85%) Scrum
14 56 (19.79%) Test Scripting
15 54 (19.08%) Microsoft
16 51 (18.02%) Finance
16 51 (18.02%) Automated Testing
17 50 (17.67%) Continuous Integration
17 50 (17.67%) Manual Testing
18 49 (17.31%) User Acceptance Testing
18 49 (17.31%) TDD
18 49 (17.31%) ISEB
18 49 (17.31%) XML
19 44 (15.55%) Analytical Skills
20 41 (14.49%) HTML
21 39 (13.78%) Degree
22 37 (13.07%) System Testing
23 36 (12.72%) SQL Server
24 33 (11.66%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (2.12%) Drupal
1 6 (2.12%) Confluence
1 6 (2.12%) SharePoint 2010
1 6 (2.12%) SharePoint
1 6 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 18 (6.36%) MS Office
2 16 (5.65%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.77%) MS Project
4 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.12%) HTTP
2 5 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.71%) Internet
4 1 (0.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.72%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.83%) MySQL
3 7 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.12%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.12%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 168 (59.36%) Selenium
2 88 (31.10%) WebDriver
3 64 (22.61%) QuickTest Pro
4 28 (9.89%) SoapUI
5 26 (9.19%) Jenkins
6 23 (8.13%) JIRA
7 17 (6.01%) SpecFlow
8 16 (5.65%) JMeter
9 15 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (5.30%) RSpec
10 14 (4.95%) Eclipse
11 12 (4.24%) Visual Studio
11 12 (4.24%) WATIR
12 11 (3.89%) RubyGems
13 9 (3.18%) Cucumber
14 8 (2.83%) LoadRunner
15 7 (2.47%) JUnit
16 6 (2.12%) Maven
16 6 (2.12%) Zephyr
17 5 (1.77%) FitNesse
General
1 51 (18.02%) Finance
2 15 (5.30%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.47%) Banking
4 3 (1.06%) Marketing
5 2 (0.71%) Electronics
5 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.71%) Advertising
6 1 (0.35%) Games
6 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 114 (40.28%) Analyst
2 96 (33.92%) Test Analyst
3 89 (31.45%) Tester
4 72 (25.44%) QA Engineer
5 45 (15.90%) Test Engineer
6 36 (12.72%) Automation Tester
7 32 (11.31%) QA Analyst
8 28 (9.89%) Software Tester
9 27 (9.54%) Automation Engineer
10 22 (7.77%) Senior QA Engineer
11 20 (7.07%) Developer
12 19 (6.71%) QA Tester
13 16 (5.65%) Software Engineer
14 15 (5.30%) Graduate
14 15 (5.30%) Automation Analyst
14 15 (5.30%) Automation Test Analyst
15 14 (4.95%) Junior
15 14 (4.95%) Senior Analyst
15 14 (4.95%) Senior Test Analyst
16 13 (4.59%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (22.26%) Web Services
2 59 (20.85%) .NET
3 49 (17.31%) XML
4 41 (14.49%) HTML
5 21 (7.42%) CSS
6 15 (5.30%) REST
7 13 (4.59%) Gherkin
8 11 (3.89%) jQuery
9 9 (3.18%) Ajax
10 6 (2.12%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.12%) JSON
10 6 (2.12%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.12%) LAMP
11 5 (1.77%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.41%) SOAP
12 4 (1.41%) WCF
13 2 (0.71%) WPF
13 2 (0.71%) HTML5
14 1 (0.35%) Backbone.js
14 1 (0.35%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.55%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.42%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.24%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.53%) User Experience
5 9 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.41%) Social Media
6 4 (1.41%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.71%) DTV
8 2 (0.71%) Statistics
8 2 (0.71%) Open Source
9 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.35%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.36%) Linux
2 16 (5.65%) Windows
3 12 (4.24%) UNIX
4 3 (1.06%) Android
4 3 (1.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (49.82%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (33.57%) Test Automation
3 91 (32.16%) Software Testing
4 59 (20.85%) Scrum
5 56 (19.79%) Test Scripting
6 51 (18.02%) Automated Testing
7 50 (17.67%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (17.67%) Manual Testing
8 49 (17.31%) TDD
8 49 (17.31%) User Acceptance Testing
9 37 (13.07%) System Testing
10 33 (11.66%) Performance Testing
11 27 (9.54%) Regression Testing
12 25 (8.83%) BDD
13 23 (8.13%) Waterfall
14 19 (6.71%) E-Commerce
15 16 (5.65%) Project Management
16 15 (5.30%) Test Management
17 13 (4.59%) SOA
18 12 (4.24%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 85 (30.04%) C#
2 82 (28.98%) Java
3 70 (24.73%) SQL
4 24 (8.48%) JavaScript
5 17 (6.01%) PHP
6 16 (5.65%) Ruby
7 12 (4.24%) T-SQL
8 9 (3.18%) Python
9 6 (2.12%) Perl
10 4 (1.41%) XPath
11 3 (1.06%) Groovy
11 3 (1.06%) VBScript
12 2 (0.71%) VB
13 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.35%) C++
13 1 (0.35%) PHP5
13 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.35%) VB6
13 1 (0.35%) C
Qualifications
1 71 (25.09%) ISTQB
2 49 (17.31%) ISEB
3 39 (13.78%) Degree
4 21 (7.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (1.41%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.41%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.06%) APMP
8 2 (0.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (55.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 27 (9.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 54 (19.08%) Microsoft
2 33 (11.66%) Oracle
3 23 (8.13%) HP
4 3 (1.06%) Capita
4 3 (1.06%) IBM
5 2 (0.71%) AppDynamics
5 2 (0.71%) Telerik
5 2 (0.71%) SAP
6 1 (0.35%) DataCash
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Pension, 25 days holiday, Life and
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 Per Annum + great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yell
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Exc Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Dover, Kent
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
East Sussex
Explore Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
EveryLife Technologies
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago