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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 281 314 385
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +71
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 170 130 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.57% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.71% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 165 116 59
Average salary £41,500 £41,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +27.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,969 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.24% +15.38%
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
17191 18240 16945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.90% 80.54% 76.85%
Number of salaries quoted 13980 14301 13794
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +75 77 £47,500 +5.55% 7
Berkshire -12 26 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Hampshire +2 25 £33,250 -21.76% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 16 £32,500 -27.77% 1
East Sussex +30 12 £39,500 +17.03%
Kent 0 6 £43,750 +16.66%
Oxfordshire +12 3 £42,000 +9.09% 1
West Sussex +4 1 £25,000 -58.33%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 189 (56.76%) Selenium
2 169 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (47.75%) QA
4 110 (33.03%) Scrum
5 99 (29.73%) Test Automation
6 87 (26.13%) TDD
7 84 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
8 75 (22.52%) Java
9 74 (22.22%) Software Testing
10 71 (21.32%) C#
11 69 (20.72%) ISTQB
12 68 (20.42%) Automated Testing
13 67 (20.12%) SQL
14 65 (19.52%) Manual Testing
15 64 (19.22%) Test Scripting
16 63 (18.92%) Jenkins
17 62 (18.62%) WebDriver
17 62 (18.62%) HP UFT
18 61 (18.32%) ISEB
19 58 (17.42%) Linux
20 57 (17.12%) .NET
21 51 (15.32%) Ruby
21 51 (15.32%) UNIX
22 50 (15.02%) Degree
23 45 (13.51%) RSpec
23 45 (13.51%) Finance
24 42 (12.61%) Web Services
24 42 (12.61%) User Acceptance Testing
25 41 (12.31%) Microsoft
26 38 (11.41%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (1.80%) SharePoint
1 6 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
1 6 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (1.50%) Confluence
3 4 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.60%) Node.js
4 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.30%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.30%) Drupal
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.30%) SAS
5 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.30%) JBoss
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.00%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.90%) WAN
1 3 (0.90%) HTTP
1 3 (0.90%) VPN
1 3 (0.90%) Internet
1 3 (0.90%) MPLS
2 2 (0.60%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.30%) ATM
3 1 (0.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.30%) MySQL
3 9 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.50%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.50%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.30%) Big Data
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 189 (56.76%) Selenium
2 63 (18.92%) Jenkins
3 62 (18.62%) HP UFT
3 62 (18.62%) WebDriver
4 45 (13.51%) RSpec
5 36 (10.81%) RubyGems
6 35 (10.51%) WATIR
7 31 (9.31%) Cucumber
8 29 (8.71%) JIRA
9 20 (6.01%) Visual Studio
10 18 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (5.41%) SpecFlow
11 17 (5.11%) SoapUI
12 13 (3.90%) Maven
13 8 (2.40%) JMeter
13 8 (2.40%) Git (software)
13 8 (2.40%) Calabash
14 7 (2.10%) Robotium
14 7 (2.10%) LoadRunner
15 6 (1.80%) Eclipse
General
1 45 (13.51%) Finance
2 16 (4.80%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.80%) Marketing
4 5 (1.50%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.50%) Banking
5 4 (1.20%) Electronics
6 3 (0.90%) Automotive
7 2 (0.60%) Retail
8 1 (0.30%) Games
8 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 122 (36.64%) Analyst
2 109 (32.73%) Test Analyst
3 75 (22.52%) Tester
4 59 (17.72%) Test Engineer
5 55 (16.52%) QA Engineer
6 51 (15.32%) Automation Engineer
7 38 (11.41%) Developer
8 35 (10.51%) QA Analyst
9 32 (9.61%) Test Automation Engineer
10 27 (8.11%) Automation Tester
11 21 (6.31%) QA Tester
12 19 (5.71%) Senior QA Engineer
13 18 (5.41%) Software Tester
14 17 (5.11%) Agile Test Analyst
15 16 (4.80%) Senior Analyst
15 16 (4.80%) Senior Test Analyst
15 16 (4.80%) Test Manager
16 14 (4.20%) QA Test Analyst
17 13 (3.90%) Selenium Tester
18 12 (3.60%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (17.12%) .NET
2 42 (12.61%) Web Services
3 38 (11.41%) XML
4 23 (6.91%) HTML
5 21 (6.31%) REST
6 19 (5.71%) Gherkin
7 16 (4.80%) .NET Framework
8 14 (4.20%) ASP.NET
8 14 (4.20%) AngularJS
9 7 (2.10%) CSS
9 7 (2.10%) SOAP
10 6 (1.80%) jQuery
11 4 (1.20%) JPA
11 4 (1.20%) Hibernate
11 4 (1.20%) ADO.NET
11 4 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (1.20%) Play Framework
11 4 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (1.20%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.91%) Computer Science
2 22 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.01%) AS400
4 19 (5.71%) iSeries
5 14 (4.20%) Mobile App
6 13 (3.90%) Mathematics
6 13 (3.90%) User Experience
7 6 (1.80%) Statistics
8 4 (1.20%) DTV
8 4 (1.20%) Social Media
9 3 (0.90%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.60%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.30%) Physics
11 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.30%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.30%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 58 (17.42%) Linux
2 51 (15.32%) UNIX
3 9 (2.70%) Windows
4 3 (0.90%) Android
4 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.30%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (33.03%) Scrum
3 99 (29.73%) Test Automation
4 87 (26.13%) TDD
5 84 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
6 74 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 68 (20.42%) Automated Testing
8 65 (19.52%) Manual Testing
9 64 (19.22%) Test Scripting
10 42 (12.61%) User Acceptance Testing
11 33 (9.91%) BDD
12 28 (8.41%) Performance Testing
12 28 (8.41%) Regression Testing
13 25 (7.51%) SDLC
14 22 (6.61%) System Testing
15 18 (5.41%) E-Commerce
16 17 (5.11%) Software Engineering
17 15 (4.50%) Test Management
17 15 (4.50%) User Stories
18 14 (4.20%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (22.52%) Java
2 71 (21.32%) C#
3 67 (20.12%) SQL
4 51 (15.32%) Ruby
5 20 (6.01%) PHP
6 19 (5.71%) JavaScript
7 15 (4.50%) Python
8 8 (2.40%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.10%) Perl
10 5 (1.50%) VBScript
11 4 (1.20%) VB
11 4 (1.20%) XPath
12 2 (0.60%) Scala
13 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.30%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 1 (0.30%) RPG
13 1 (0.30%) C
13 1 (0.30%) PHP5
13 1 (0.30%) Groovy
13 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 69 (20.72%) ISTQB
2 61 (18.32%) ISEB
3 50 (15.02%) Degree
4 9 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (1.80%) PhD
6 5 (1.50%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.30%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (47.75%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) SLA
Systems Management
1 30 (9.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.91%) Oracle
3 22 (6.61%) HP
4 7 (2.10%) SAP
5 1 (0.30%) IBM
5 1 (0.30%) VMware
5 1 (0.30%) Telerik
5 1 (0.30%) Capita
5 1 (0.30%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.30%) DataCash
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