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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 309 372 349
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -23
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 134 50 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.59% 0.24% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.31% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 127 48 81
Average salary £41,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
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
17719 16206 17322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 78.53% 76.26% 76.15%
Number of salaries quoted 13707 13145 14666
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 52 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +6 19 £45,000 +22.44% 1
Hampshire - 19 £40,000 - 2
Surrey -3 17 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Kent +7 15 £30,000 +1.69%
East Sussex -27 9 £35,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +1 3 £31,750 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 88 (36.21%) SQL
1 88 (36.21%) Selenium
2 76 (31.28%) Test Automation
3 75 (30.86%) ISEB
4 72 (29.63%) XML
4 72 (29.63%) QA
5 71 (29.22%) Manual Testing
6 70 (28.81%) HP Quality Center
7 68 (27.98%) C#
8 66 (27.16%) Finance
9 63 (25.93%) System Testing
10 58 (23.87%) QuickTest Pro
11 48 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
12 45 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 41 (16.87%) Test Scripting
13 41 (16.87%) Regression Testing
14 40 (16.46%) VBScript
15 39 (16.05%) Java
15 39 (16.05%) WebDriver
16 37 (15.23%) HP
17 34 (13.99%) Web Testing
18 32 (13.17%) Automated Testing
18 32 (13.17%) SOAP
19 31 (12.76%) ISTQB
20 30 (12.35%) SC Cleared
20 30 (12.35%) Security Cleared
20 30 (12.35%) Degree
20 30 (12.35%) BDD
21 28 (11.52%) SoapUI
21 28 (11.52%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 23 (9.47%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (2.47%) CMS
3 3 (1.23%) Drupal
3 3 (1.23%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (10.70%) MS Office
2 19 (7.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.06%) SaaS
2 3 (1.23%) Office 365
2 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.88%) Internet
2 5 (2.06%) Firewall
3 1 (0.41%) IPsec
3 1 (0.41%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.41%) SMTP
3 1 (0.41%) HTTP
3 1 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.06%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.65%) MySQL
3 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 88 (36.21%) Selenium
2 58 (23.87%) QuickTest Pro
3 39 (16.05%) WebDriver
4 28 (11.52%) SoapUI
5 25 (10.29%) Ranorex
6 17 (7.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (5.76%) JIRA
7 14 (5.76%) Cucumber
8 12 (4.94%) Behat
8 12 (4.94%) Jenkins
8 12 (4.94%) Git (software)
8 12 (4.94%) LoadRunner
9 11 (4.53%) Visual Studio
10 7 (2.88%) JMeter
10 7 (2.88%) Selenium IDE
11 6 (2.47%) Maven
12 5 (2.06%) Ant
12 5 (2.06%) JUnit
12 5 (2.06%) TestNG
12 5 (2.06%) PHPUnit
General
1 66 (27.16%) Finance
2 7 (2.88%) Banking
3 6 (2.47%) Publishing
4 4 (1.65%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.23%) Legal
6 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.82%) Billing
7 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
7 1 (0.41%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 104 (42.80%) Analyst
2 98 (40.33%) Test Analyst
3 57 (23.46%) Test Engineer
4 53 (21.81%) Tester
5 50 (20.58%) Senior Analyst
6 48 (19.75%) Senior Test Analyst
7 36 (14.81%) Senior Test Engineer
8 19 (7.82%) Test Manager
8 19 (7.82%) Automation Tester
9 17 (7.00%) Developer
10 13 (5.35%) Consultant
10 13 (5.35%) Senior Tester
10 13 (5.35%) Automation Engineer
11 12 (4.94%) Test Consultant
11 12 (4.94%) QA Tester
12 11 (4.53%) Automation Analyst
12 11 (4.53%) Automation Test Analyst
13 10 (4.12%) Senior Automation Tester
13 10 (4.12%) Software Tester
14 9 (3.70%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (29.63%) XML
2 32 (13.17%) SOAP
3 25 (10.29%) .NET
4 19 (7.82%) Gherkin
5 13 (5.35%) Web Services
6 5 (2.06%) GWT
7 4 (1.65%) WCF
7 4 (1.65%) REST
7 4 (1.65%) LAMP
8 2 (0.82%) J2EE
8 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.82%) JSON
8 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.41%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.41%) Spring
9 1 (0.41%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 7 (2.88%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.23%) Smartphone
4 2 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.41%) iPhone
5 1 (0.41%) iPad
5 1 (0.41%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.41%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.52%) Windows
2 13 (5.35%) Linux
3 10 (4.12%) UNIX
4 5 (2.06%) Windows NT
5 2 (0.82%) Android
6 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (31.28%) Test Automation
2 71 (29.22%) Manual Testing
3 63 (25.93%) System Testing
4 48 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 41 (16.87%) Regression Testing
6 41 (16.87%) Test Scripting
7 34 (13.99%) Web Testing
8 32 (13.17%) Automated Testing
9 30 (12.35%) BDD
10 27 (11.11%) TDD
11 26 (10.70%) Software Testing
12 23 (9.47%) Test Strategy
13 22 (9.05%) Scrum
14 19 (7.82%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (7.41%) Test Management
16 17 (7.00%) Integration Testing
17 14 (5.76%) SOA
18 13 (5.35%) ETL
18 13 (5.35%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 88 (36.21%) SQL
2 68 (27.98%) C#
3 40 (16.46%) VBScript
4 39 (16.05%) Java
5 23 (9.47%) XPath
6 22 (9.05%) PHP
7 16 (6.58%) C++
8 13 (5.35%) Ruby
9 12 (4.94%) Python
10 10 (4.12%) JavaScript
11 9 (3.70%) VC++
12 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.23%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.82%) VB
13 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.41%) PowerHouse
14 1 (0.41%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.41%) C
14 1 (0.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 75 (30.86%) ISEB
2 31 (12.76%) ISTQB
3 30 (12.35%) Degree
3 30 (12.35%) SC Cleared
3 30 (12.35%) Security Cleared
4 21 (8.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (29.63%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 70 (28.81%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.82%) Opsview
2 2 (0.82%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 37 (15.23%) HP
2 19 (7.82%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.47%) IBM
3 6 (2.47%) Oracle
3 6 (2.47%) Telerik
4 5 (2.06%) VMware
5 1 (0.41%) Capita
5 1 (0.41%) Red Gate
5 1 (0.41%) Apple
5 1 (0.41%) JBoss
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