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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
England / South East
Rank 229 329 334
Rank change year-on-year
+100 +5
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 162 134 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.10% 0.69% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.80% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 140 119 129
Median salary £37,500 £38,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
12630 16823 17543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.88% 87.13% 85.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10285 14296 14207
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +50 48 £35,750 +2.14% 9
Berkshire +63 38 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Buckinghamshire +48 30 £37,500 +12.78% 1
Surrey +10 16 £40,000 -15.78% 1
West Sussex +9 13 £37,500 - 2
Kent +26 10 £42,000 -1.17% 1
Oxfordshire +22 8 £37,500 +15.38%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 231 (78.84%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (59.04%) Selenium
3 108 (36.86%) Test Scripting
4 100 (34.13%) Java
5 93 (31.74%) Scrum
5 93 (31.74%) QA
6 92 (31.40%) ISTQB
7 88 (30.03%) SQL
8 83 (28.33%) Degree
9 78 (26.62%) Software Testing
9 78 (26.62%) Manual Testing
10 76 (25.94%) C#
11 74 (25.26%) TDD
12 71 (24.23%) Test Automation
13 70 (23.89%) Automated Testing
14 62 (21.16%) ISEB
15 61 (20.82%) WebDriver
16 60 (20.48%) Regression Testing
17 57 (19.45%) BDD
18 54 (18.43%) JIRA
19 50 (17.06%) Test Strategy
20 48 (16.38%) Microsoft
21 47 (16.04%) HTML
21 47 (16.04%) Cucumber
22 46 (15.70%) SDLC
23 45 (15.36%) SoapUI
23 45 (15.36%) JavaScript
23 45 (15.36%) HP UFT
24 44 (15.02%) XML
25 42 (14.33%) .NET

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (4.44%) Confluence
2 8 (2.73%) JBoss
2 8 (2.73%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.02%) Apache
4 3 (1.02%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.02%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.02%) Jetty
4 3 (1.02%) nginx
4 3 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.34%) CMS
5 1 (0.34%) Drupal
Applications
1 31 (10.58%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.39%) MS Project
3 6 (2.05%) MS Office
4 3 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.41%) SaaS
2 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.39%) Internet
2 6 (2.05%) SMTP
3 1 (0.34%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.60%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.83%) MySQL
3 18 (6.14%) Relational Database
4 16 (5.46%) Big Data
5 11 (3.75%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.02%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.02%) Blockchain
7 3 (1.02%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.02%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.02%) Spark SQL
8 2 (0.68%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 173 (59.04%) Selenium
2 61 (20.82%) WebDriver
3 54 (18.43%) JIRA
4 47 (16.04%) Cucumber
5 45 (15.36%) HP UFT
5 45 (15.36%) SoapUI
6 36 (12.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (9.90%) Visual Studio
8 25 (8.53%) Jenkins
9 21 (7.17%) JMeter
10 20 (6.83%) Bugzilla
10 20 (6.83%) Ranorex
11 15 (5.12%) JUnit
11 15 (5.12%) Trac
12 14 (4.78%) Gradle
13 13 (4.44%) Subversion
13 13 (4.44%) TestComplete
14 12 (4.10%) Eclipse
14 12 (4.10%) Maven
15 11 (3.75%) Ant
General
1 39 (13.31%) Finance
2 10 (3.41%) Financial Institution
3 6 (2.05%) Marketing
4 4 (1.37%) Back Office
4 4 (1.37%) Banking
5 3 (1.02%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.68%) Electronics
6 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 83 (28.33%) Analyst
2 77 (26.28%) Test Analyst
3 70 (23.89%) Test Engineer
3 70 (23.89%) Tester
4 47 (16.04%) Automation Tester
5 45 (15.36%) Developer
6 40 (13.65%) Automation Test Analyst
7 38 (12.97%) Test Automation Engineer
8 28 (9.56%) QA Engineer
9 23 (7.85%) Software Tester
10 22 (7.51%) Java Engineer
11 21 (7.17%) Software Test Engineer
12 20 (6.83%) QA Automation Engineer
13 18 (6.14%) QA Tester
14 17 (5.80%) Agile Tester
14 17 (5.80%) Selenium Tester
15 16 (5.46%) Developer in Test
15 16 (5.46%) Senior Test Analyst
15 16 (5.46%) Software Analyst
15 16 (5.46%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (16.04%) HTML
2 44 (15.02%) XML
3 42 (14.33%) .NET
4 40 (13.65%) CSS
5 32 (10.92%) SOAP
6 25 (8.53%) REST
7 21 (7.17%) Web Services
8 14 (4.78%) ASP.NET
8 14 (4.78%) RESTful
9 11 (3.75%) JSON
10 10 (3.41%) DOM
10 10 (3.41%) Gherkin
11 9 (3.07%) XSL
12 8 (2.73%) Ajax
12 8 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (2.73%) J2EE
12 8 (2.73%) JAXB
13 7 (2.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 7 (2.39%) jQuery
14 6 (2.05%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.90%) Computer Science
2 22 (7.51%) Mobile App
3 19 (6.48%) Virtual Team
4 16 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.05%) iPad
6 5 (1.71%) User Experience
7 4 (1.37%) Blog
7 4 (1.37%) Smartcard
7 4 (1.37%) Wiki
8 3 (1.02%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (1.02%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.68%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.68%) iPhone
10 1 (0.34%) Digital TV
10 1 (0.34%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.48%) Windows
2 15 (5.12%) Linux
3 8 (2.73%) Solaris
4 6 (2.05%) Android
5 5 (1.71%) Unix
6 4 (1.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (78.84%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (36.86%) Test Scripting
3 93 (31.74%) Scrum
4 78 (26.62%) Manual Testing
4 78 (26.62%) Software Testing
5 74 (25.26%) TDD
6 71 (24.23%) Test Automation
7 70 (23.89%) Automated Testing
8 60 (20.48%) Regression Testing
9 57 (19.45%) BDD
10 50 (17.06%) Test Strategy
11 46 (15.70%) SDLC
12 36 (12.29%) Performance Testing
13 34 (11.60%) Software Engineering
14 30 (10.24%) Mentoring
15 24 (8.19%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (8.19%) Open Source
16 22 (7.51%) E-Commerce
16 22 (7.51%) Web Testing
17 20 (6.83%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (34.13%) Java
2 88 (30.03%) SQL
3 76 (25.94%) C#
4 45 (15.36%) JavaScript
5 15 (5.12%) Ruby
6 11 (3.75%) T-SQL
7 10 (3.41%) C++
7 10 (3.41%) Python
8 6 (2.05%) VB
8 6 (2.05%) VBScript
9 5 (1.71%) Scala
9 5 (1.71%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.71%) XPath
10 4 (1.37%) C
11 3 (1.02%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.02%) PHP
12 2 (0.68%) Groovy
12 2 (0.68%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 92 (31.40%) ISTQB
2 83 (28.33%) Degree
3 62 (21.16%) ISEB
4 37 (12.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (2.73%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.39%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (31.74%) QA
2 4 (1.37%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.37%) SLA
3 2 (0.68%) SDET
Systems Management
1 23 (7.85%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.68%) Grafana
3 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 48 (16.38%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.24%) Oracle
3 28 (9.56%) HP
4 7 (2.39%) Remedy
5 2 (0.68%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.68%) Concur
5 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.68%) SAP
5 2 (0.68%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (0.68%) Telerik
6 1 (0.34%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.34%) Facebook
6 1 (0.34%) Mapbox
6 1 (0.34%) Sage
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