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 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 Test Engineer
Rank 394 410 433
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 49 34 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.15% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.16% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 48 27 12
Average salary £55,000 £38,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +18.46%
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+27.14% +4.47%
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
19689 21521 20964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.94% 95.02% 95.07%
Number of salaries quoted 16229 17194 17286
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 2015.

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 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 +37 27 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Hampshire +11 11 £43,000 +1.17% 3
Kent +8 8 £45,000 +50.00%
Buckinghamshire -2 1 £35,000 -9.09%
Berkshire -9 1 £40,000 +3.89%
East Sussex - 1 £43,500 -
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 65 (87.84%) Test Automation
2 60 (81.08%) Selenium
3 43 (58.11%) UNIX
4 35 (47.30%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (47.30%) Jenkins
5 34 (45.95%) TDD
6 32 (43.24%) Automation Testing
7 31 (41.89%) Java
7 31 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (41.89%) Scrum
8 28 (37.84%) Linux
9 27 (36.49%) Ruby
10 26 (35.14%) RSpec
11 24 (32.43%) QA
12 23 (31.08%) WATIR
13 21 (28.38%) WebDriver
14 18 (24.32%) Subversion
14 18 (24.32%) Perl
15 17 (22.97%) Finance
15 17 (22.97%) Degree
15 17 (22.97%) RubyGems
16 16 (21.62%) Git (software)
17 15 (20.27%) SQL
18 12 (16.22%) Waterfall
18 12 (16.22%) Maven
19 10 (13.51%) NUnit
19 10 (13.51%) Python
19 10 (13.51%) Shell Script
20 9 (12.16%) T-SQL
20 9 (12.16%) Computer Science

Test Automation Engineer
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 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.05%) Big Data
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 60 (81.08%) Selenium
2 35 (47.30%) Jenkins
3 26 (35.14%) RSpec
4 23 (31.08%) WATIR
5 21 (28.38%) WebDriver
6 18 (24.32%) Subversion
7 17 (22.97%) RubyGems
8 16 (21.62%) Git (software)
9 12 (16.22%) Maven
10 10 (13.51%) NUnit
11 7 (9.46%) JUnit
12 6 (8.11%) eggPlant
13 5 (6.76%) HP UFT
13 5 (6.76%) SoapUI
14 2 (2.70%) SpecFlow
14 2 (2.70%) ClearCase
14 2 (2.70%) JMeter
14 2 (2.70%) Bugzilla
14 2 (2.70%) Selenium IDE
15 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (22.97%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.70%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Automotive
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) Struts
1 8 (10.81%) Swing
1 8 (10.81%) SWT
2 6 (8.11%) HTML
3 4 (5.41%) CSS
4 3 (4.05%) .NET
5 2 (2.70%) jQuery
5 2 (2.70%) HTML5
6 1 (1.35%) XML
6 1 (1.35%) XSD
6 1 (1.35%) XSLT
6 1 (1.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.70%) Digital Media
2 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 43 (58.11%) UNIX
2 28 (37.84%) Linux
3 5 (6.76%) Windows
4 1 (1.35%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (87.84%) Test Automation
2 35 (47.30%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (45.95%) TDD
4 32 (43.24%) Automation Testing
5 31 (41.89%) Scrum
5 31 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (16.22%) Waterfall
7 9 (12.16%) Test Planning
7 9 (12.16%) SDLC
8 8 (10.81%) Test Strategy
8 8 (10.81%) Test Scripting
8 8 (10.81%) Software Engineering
8 8 (10.81%) Validation
9 7 (9.46%) Scalability Testing
9 7 (9.46%) Unit Testing
9 7 (9.46%) Software Testing
9 7 (9.46%) API Testing
10 6 (8.11%) Web Development
10 6 (8.11%) Configuration Management
11 4 (5.41%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 31 (41.89%) Java
2 27 (36.49%) Ruby
3 18 (24.32%) Perl
4 15 (20.27%) SQL
5 10 (13.51%) Python
5 10 (13.51%) Shell Script
6 9 (12.16%) T-SQL
7 8 (10.81%) C#
8 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.05%) PHP
8 3 (4.05%) C
9 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.35%) Groovy
10 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.35%) VBScript
10 1 (1.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (22.97%) Degree
2 7 (9.46%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) ISEB
5 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (32.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle
2 2 (2.70%) VMware
3 1 (1.35%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.35%) SAP
3 1 (1.35%) HP
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