The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Test Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 373 414 386
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 46 65 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.31% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 42 50 78
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,600 £34,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median 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
15877 20873 21540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.85% 97.06% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 13240 17613 17168
Median salary £44,000 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

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 5 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -4 15 £39,000 -29.09% 1
Berkshire +47 8 £40,000 -11.11%
Surrey +26 5 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 5 £32,500 -
Kent +5 5 £50,000 +38.88%
West Sussex - 5 £40,000 - 2
Oxfordshire +29 3 £40,000 +28.00% 1
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Test Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 82 (71.30%) Selenium
2 81 (70.43%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (49.57%) Test Automation
4 53 (46.09%) ISEB
5 49 (42.61%) ISTQB
6 43 (37.39%) QA
6 43 (37.39%) C#
6 43 (37.39%) Automation Testing
7 42 (36.52%) Java
8 41 (35.65%) Cucumber
9 40 (34.78%) BDD
10 34 (29.57%) SQL
11 30 (26.09%) Automated Testing
12 29 (25.22%) Finance
13 25 (21.74%) WebDriver
14 24 (20.87%) TDD
15 23 (20.00%) Regression Testing
15 23 (20.00%) HP UFT
16 22 (19.13%) Ruby
16 22 (19.13%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (18.26%) Degree
17 21 (18.26%) User Acceptance Testing
17 21 (18.26%) Scrum
17 21 (18.26%) Python
18 20 (17.39%) .NET
19 19 (16.52%) Test Scripting
19 19 (16.52%) Team Foundation Server
20 18 (15.65%) Test Strategy
21 17 (14.78%) Performance Testing
21 17 (14.78%) SDLC

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
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 6 (5.22%) Confluence
2 4 (3.48%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (7.83%) MS Office
2 6 (5.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.22%) SaaS
2 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.74%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.74%) MySQL
2 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 82 (71.30%) Selenium
2 41 (35.65%) Cucumber
3 25 (21.74%) WebDriver
4 23 (20.00%) HP UFT
5 19 (16.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (13.91%) Robot Framework
6 16 (13.91%) SoapUI
7 14 (12.17%) JMeter
8 13 (11.30%) Jenkins
9 11 (9.57%) Ranorex
10 10 (8.70%) JIRA
10 10 (8.70%) WatiN
11 9 (7.83%) SpecFlow
12 7 (6.09%) JUnit
13 6 (5.22%) Visual Studio
14 5 (4.35%) Ant
14 5 (4.35%) Eclipse
14 5 (4.35%) Maven
14 5 (4.35%) Subversion
14 5 (4.35%) TestComplete
General
1 29 (25.22%) Finance
2 11 (9.57%) Back Office
2 11 (9.57%) Marketing
3 6 (5.22%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.48%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.61%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.74%) Electronics
6 2 (1.74%) Games
7 1 (0.87%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.87%) Legal
7 1 (0.87%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.39%) .NET
2 16 (13.91%) HTML
2 16 (13.91%) REST
2 16 (13.91%) XML
3 11 (9.57%) CSS
4 10 (8.70%) SOAP
5 6 (5.22%) Web Services
6 5 (4.35%) Ajax
7 4 (3.48%) Hibernate
7 4 (3.48%) Java EE
7 4 (3.48%) JMS
7 4 (3.48%) Node.js
7 4 (3.48%) React
7 4 (3.48%) Spring
7 4 (3.48%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (2.61%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.74%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.87%) Flash
10 1 (0.87%) HTML5
10 1 (0.87%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.30%) Computer Science
2 11 (9.57%) Data Centre
3 9 (7.83%) Health Informatics
3 9 (7.83%) Informatics
4 5 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.48%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.48%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.74%) Wiki
8 1 (0.87%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.87%) iPad
8 1 (0.87%) Online Games
8 1 (0.87%) RIA
8 1 (0.87%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.43%) Linux
2 8 (6.96%) Windows
3 2 (1.74%) Unix
4 1 (0.87%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (70.43%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (49.57%) Test Automation
3 43 (37.39%) Automation Testing
4 40 (34.78%) BDD
5 30 (26.09%) Automated Testing
6 24 (20.87%) TDD
7 23 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 22 (19.13%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (18.26%) Scrum
9 21 (18.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (16.52%) Test Scripting
11 18 (15.65%) Test Strategy
12 17 (14.78%) Performance Testing
12 17 (14.78%) SDLC
13 16 (13.91%) Web Testing
14 15 (13.04%) Manual Testing
14 15 (13.04%) Open Source
15 9 (7.83%) ETL
15 9 (7.83%) Resource Management
15 9 (7.83%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (37.39%) C#
2 42 (36.52%) Java
3 34 (29.57%) SQL
4 22 (19.13%) Ruby
5 21 (18.26%) Python
6 12 (10.43%) Bash Shell
7 7 (6.09%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.22%) C++
9 5 (4.35%) PHP
10 4 (3.48%) Groovy
10 4 (3.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (46.09%) ISEB
2 49 (42.61%) ISTQB
3 21 (18.26%) Degree
4 16 (13.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.74%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (37.39%) QA
2 3 (2.61%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.87%) Docker
2 1 (0.87%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (10.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.87%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (10.43%) HP
1 12 (10.43%) Microsoft
1 12 (10.43%) VMware
2 6 (5.22%) Cadence
3 4 (3.48%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.48%) CA Agile Central
3 4 (3.48%) TOWER Software
4 3 (2.61%) Oracle
5 2 (1.74%) SAP
6 1 (0.87%) Google
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