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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 331 368 386
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +18
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 111 83 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 0.38% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.48% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 108 66 55
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,700 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £58,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
17474 17251 18069
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.97% 79.67% 77.45%
Number of salaries quoted 13945 13716 15547
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +26 44 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Surrey -4 25 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Kent +8 13 £42,500 +25.92%
Hampshire -19 12 £45,000 +4.65%
West Sussex -3 7 £35,000 +7.69%
East Sussex -19 4 £35,000 -26.31%
Oxfordshire +6 3 £42,500 +41.66%
Buckinghamshire +1 3 £39,000 -2.50%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 150 (61.22%) Selenium
2 136 (55.51%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (41.22%) QA
4 87 (35.51%) SQL
5 72 (29.39%) Test Automation
6 70 (28.57%) ISEB
7 67 (27.35%) System Testing
8 64 (26.12%) QuickTest Pro
9 63 (25.71%) C#
10 60 (24.49%) XML
11 59 (24.08%) Finance
12 56 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
13 55 (22.45%) WebDriver
14 53 (21.63%) Manual Testing
14 53 (21.63%) ISTQB
15 47 (19.18%) HP Quality Center
16 46 (18.78%) Java
17 42 (17.14%) Software Testing
18 41 (16.73%) Regression Testing
19 37 (15.10%) Automated Testing
19 37 (15.10%) BDD
20 35 (14.29%) Web Testing
20 35 (14.29%) PHP
20 35 (14.29%) Degree
21 34 (13.88%) Microsoft
21 34 (13.88%) SQL Server
22 32 (13.06%) Web Services
23 31 (12.65%) TDD
24 28 (11.43%) MS Office
24 28 (11.43%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (7.76%) BizTalk Server
2 13 (5.31%) Drupal
3 8 (3.27%) CMS
4 1 (0.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 28 (11.43%) MS Office
2 17 (6.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.04%) Internet
2 3 (1.22%) HTTP
3 2 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.41%) VPN
4 1 (0.41%) Firewall
4 1 (0.41%) IPsec
4 1 (0.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.82%) MySQL
3 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 150 (61.22%) Selenium
2 64 (26.12%) QuickTest Pro
3 55 (22.45%) WebDriver
4 28 (11.43%) JIRA
5 26 (10.61%) Cucumber
6 25 (10.20%) SoapUI
7 24 (9.80%) Git (software)
8 16 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (6.12%) Jenkins
9 15 (6.12%) Ranorex
10 14 (5.71%) LoadRunner
11 12 (4.90%) Selenium IDE
12 10 (4.08%) JMeter
13 4 (1.63%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.63%) Maven
14 3 (1.22%) Eclipse
14 3 (1.22%) JUnit
14 3 (1.22%) Behat
15 2 (0.82%) MSTest
15 2 (0.82%) JBehave
General
1 59 (24.08%) Finance
2 5 (2.04%) Legal
3 3 (1.22%) Advertising
4 2 (0.82%) Publishing
4 2 (0.82%) Billing
4 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.41%) Marketing
5 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.41%) Front Office
5 1 (0.41%) Games
5 1 (0.41%) Banking
5 1 (0.41%) Retail
5 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 103 (42.04%) Analyst
2 91 (37.14%) Test Analyst
3 65 (26.53%) Tester
4 60 (24.49%) Test Engineer
5 41 (16.73%) Senior Analyst
6 38 (15.51%) Senior Test Analyst
7 27 (11.02%) Automation Tester
8 24 (9.80%) Automation Engineer
9 23 (9.39%) QA Tester
10 22 (8.98%) QA Engineer
11 18 (7.35%) Senior Test Engineer
12 17 (6.94%) Test Manager
12 17 (6.94%) Junior
13 16 (6.53%) Developer
14 14 (5.71%) Automated Tester
15 12 (4.90%) Senior Tester
15 12 (4.90%) Software Tester
15 12 (4.90%) Test Leader
16 11 (4.49%) Software Engineer
16 11 (4.49%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (24.49%) XML
2 32 (13.06%) Web Services
3 26 (10.61%) Gherkin
4 23 (9.39%) .NET
5 21 (8.57%) SOAP
6 20 (8.16%) HTML
7 14 (5.71%) LAMP
8 10 (4.08%) CSS
9 8 (3.27%) jQuery
10 3 (1.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (1.22%) WinForms
10 3 (1.22%) WPF
11 2 (0.82%) JSON
11 2 (0.82%) J2EE
11 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.82%) REST
11 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (0.82%) WCF
12 1 (0.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.31%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.04%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.63%) User Experience
7 3 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.41%) Equities
8 1 (0.41%) Contract for Difference
8 1 (0.41%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.41%) iPhone
8 1 (0.41%) iPad
8 1 (0.41%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.16%) Windows
2 12 (4.90%) Linux
3 1 (0.41%) Android
3 1 (0.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (55.51%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (29.39%) Test Automation
3 67 (27.35%) System Testing
4 56 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 53 (21.63%) Manual Testing
6 42 (17.14%) Software Testing
7 41 (16.73%) Regression Testing
8 37 (15.10%) Automated Testing
8 37 (15.10%) BDD
9 35 (14.29%) Web Testing
10 31 (12.65%) TDD
11 24 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (9.39%) Test Management
12 23 (9.39%) Scrum
13 22 (8.98%) Test Scripting
13 22 (8.98%) User Stories
14 20 (8.16%) ETL
15 19 (7.76%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (6.12%) Mentoring
17 13 (5.31%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 87 (35.51%) SQL
2 63 (25.71%) C#
3 46 (18.78%) Java
4 35 (14.29%) PHP
5 21 (8.57%) VBScript
6 19 (7.76%) XPath
7 18 (7.35%) JavaScript
8 16 (6.53%) Python
9 15 (6.12%) Ruby
10 5 (2.04%) C++
11 4 (1.63%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.22%) VC++
13 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.82%) Perl
14 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.41%) C
14 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 70 (28.57%) ISEB
2 53 (21.63%) ISTQB
3 35 (14.29%) Degree
4 25 (10.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (8.57%) SC Cleared
5 21 (8.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (41.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 47 (19.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 27 (11.02%) HP
3 13 (5.31%) Oracle
4 2 (0.82%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.41%) IBM
5 1 (0.41%) Apple
5 1 (0.41%) VMware
5 1 (0.41%) Telerik
5 1 (0.41%) Red Gate
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