The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 417 388 414
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 31 76 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.36% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.38% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 31 61 30
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £19,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
Test Automation Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
18561 20260 19832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.45% 97.05% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15896 16537 15701
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the South East region.

Test Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the South East

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Test Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the South East

Test Automation Engineer
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 Test Automation Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
East Sussex +19 10 £35,000 -17.64%
Berkshire -36 8 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Kent +8 7 £36,000 -10.00%
Surrey -9 3 £31,500 -16.00%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £41,500 -
Hampshire +16 1 £55,000 +107.54%
Test Automation Engineer
England

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Test Automation Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 80 (77.67%) Selenium
2 65 (63.11%) Test Automation
3 62 (60.19%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (42.72%) Java
5 38 (36.89%) WebDriver
6 37 (35.92%) QA
7 33 (32.04%) C#
8 32 (31.07%) Finance
9 30 (29.13%) Linux
9 30 (29.13%) Test Scripting
9 30 (29.13%) Automation Testing
10 29 (28.16%) Ruby
11 26 (25.24%) TDD
11 26 (25.24%) HP UFT
12 25 (24.27%) Automated Testing
13 24 (23.30%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (23.30%) Scrum
14 23 (22.33%) SQL
15 21 (20.39%) Cucumber
15 21 (20.39%) ISEB
16 20 (19.42%) .NET
16 20 (19.42%) Python
16 20 (19.42%) BDD
16 20 (19.42%) Jenkins
17 19 (18.45%) ISTQB
18 16 (15.53%) Web Testing
18 16 (15.53%) XML
19 15 (14.56%) JavaScript
19 15 (14.56%) Regression Testing
19 15 (14.56%) Software Testing

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Test Automation Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.85%) Apache
2 4 (3.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) MySQL
2 4 (3.88%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.88%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.97%) Big Data
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 80 (77.67%) Selenium
2 38 (36.89%) WebDriver
3 26 (25.24%) HP UFT
4 21 (20.39%) Cucumber
5 20 (19.42%) Jenkins
6 13 (12.62%) SoapUI
7 11 (10.68%) Git (software)
7 11 (10.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (8.74%) Hudson
8 9 (8.74%) JIRA
8 9 (8.74%) Visual Studio
9 7 (6.80%) JMeter
10 6 (5.83%) FitNesse
10 6 (5.83%) NUnit
11 5 (4.85%) Eclipse
11 5 (4.85%) Maven
12 4 (3.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (3.88%) RSpec
12 4 (3.88%) Selenium IDE
12 4 (3.88%) Subversion
General
1 32 (31.07%) Finance
2 14 (13.59%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.88%) Electronics
3 4 (3.88%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.88%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.88%) Marketing
4 2 (1.94%) Banking
4 2 (1.94%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.42%) .NET
2 16 (15.53%) XML
3 14 (13.59%) SOAP
4 10 (9.71%) HTML
5 9 (8.74%) JSON
5 9 (8.74%) Web Services
6 7 (6.80%) RESTful
7 6 (5.83%) LAMP
8 4 (3.88%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.88%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (3.88%) React
9 2 (1.94%) J2EE
9 2 (1.94%) Spring
10 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.97%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.80%) Digital Media
1 7 (6.80%) Wiki
2 6 (5.83%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.94%) IPTV
5 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.97%) STB
Operating Systems
1 30 (29.13%) Linux
2 9 (8.74%) Unix
3 7 (6.80%) Windows
4 2 (1.94%) Solaris
5 1 (0.97%) Android
5 1 (0.97%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (63.11%) Test Automation
2 62 (60.19%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (29.13%) Automation Testing
3 30 (29.13%) Test Scripting
4 26 (25.24%) TDD
5 25 (24.27%) Automated Testing
6 24 (23.30%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (23.30%) Scrum
7 20 (19.42%) BDD
8 16 (15.53%) Web Testing
9 15 (14.56%) Regression Testing
9 15 (14.56%) Software Testing
10 14 (13.59%) Test Management
11 13 (12.62%) Change Management
11 13 (12.62%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (11.65%) Test Strategy
13 11 (10.68%) Manual Testing
13 11 (10.68%) Waterfall
14 9 (8.74%) Functional Testing
14 9 (8.74%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (42.72%) Java
2 33 (32.04%) C#
3 29 (28.16%) Ruby
4 23 (22.33%) SQL
5 20 (19.42%) Python
6 15 (14.56%) JavaScript
7 13 (12.62%) C
8 11 (10.68%) Bash Shell
8 11 (10.68%) PowerShell
9 6 (5.83%) PHP
9 6 (5.83%) VBScript
10 5 (4.85%) Objective-C
11 4 (3.88%) VB
12 3 (2.91%) C++
13 2 (1.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (20.39%) ISEB
2 19 (18.45%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.80%) Degree
4 4 (3.88%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.97%) HP AIS
6 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (35.92%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) SDET
2 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (9.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (8.74%) HP
2 8 (7.77%) Oracle
3 5 (4.85%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.85%) SAP
4 3 (2.91%) VMware
5 2 (1.94%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.97%) IBM
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