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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 395 400 410
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 58 37 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 57 37 21
Average salary £47,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.37% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £43,250 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
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
19999 21359 20410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.58% 94.84% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 16641 16800 16826
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 £60,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 +25 24 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Hampshire +36 20 £44,000 +3.52% 2
Kent -3 8 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Berkshire -3 4 £50,000 +29.87%
Buckinghamshire -20 1 £35,000 -9.09%
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 2 September 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 72 (96.00%) Selenium
2 63 (84.00%) Test Automation
3 45 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (54.67%) Jenkins
5 39 (52.00%) Scrum
5 39 (52.00%) UNIX
6 38 (50.67%) Automation Testing
7 36 (48.00%) TDD
8 34 (45.33%) Ruby
9 32 (42.67%) Linux
9 32 (42.67%) RSpec
10 27 (36.00%) WATIR
11 25 (33.33%) Java
12 24 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (32.00%) WebDriver
13 23 (30.67%) QA
14 16 (21.33%) C#
15 14 (18.67%) RubyGems
16 13 (17.33%) NUnit
17 12 (16.00%) Finance
17 12 (16.00%) SQL
18 10 (13.33%) Unit Testing
19 9 (12.00%) Python
20 8 (10.67%) HP UFT
20 8 (10.67%) Test Scripting
20 8 (10.67%) HP Quality Center
20 8 (10.67%) Test Strategy
21 7 (9.33%) Relational Database
21 7 (9.33%) Scalability Testing
21 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (2.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.00%) Big Data
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 72 (96.00%) Selenium
2 41 (54.67%) Jenkins
3 32 (42.67%) RSpec
4 27 (36.00%) WATIR
5 24 (32.00%) WebDriver
6 14 (18.67%) RubyGems
7 13 (17.33%) NUnit
8 8 (10.67%) HP UFT
9 7 (9.33%) JUnit
9 7 (9.33%) Subversion
9 7 (9.33%) Git (software)
10 6 (8.00%) JMeter
10 6 (8.00%) SoapUI
10 6 (8.00%) eggPlant
11 5 (6.67%) SpecFlow
12 3 (4.00%) Cucumber
12 3 (4.00%) MSTest
12 3 (4.00%) Maven
13 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
13 2 (2.67%) Ranorex
General
1 12 (16.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.67%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) HTML
2 5 (6.67%) .NET
3 2 (2.67%) XML
3 2 (2.67%) HTML5
4 1 (1.33%) XSD
4 1 (1.33%) XSLT
4 1 (1.33%) J2EE
4 1 (1.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (52.00%) UNIX
2 32 (42.67%) Linux
3 3 (4.00%) Windows
4 1 (1.33%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (84.00%) Test Automation
2 45 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 39 (52.00%) Scrum
4 38 (50.67%) Automation Testing
5 36 (48.00%) TDD
6 24 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (13.33%) Unit Testing
8 8 (10.67%) Test Strategy
8 8 (10.67%) Test Scripting
9 7 (9.33%) API Testing
9 7 (9.33%) Scalability Testing
9 7 (9.33%) Automated Testing
10 6 (8.00%) Web Development
10 6 (8.00%) Configuration Management
10 6 (8.00%) Open Source
11 5 (6.67%) Waterfall
11 5 (6.67%) Manual Testing
11 5 (6.67%) Software Testing
11 5 (6.67%) Mentoring
12 3 (4.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 34 (45.33%) Ruby
2 25 (33.33%) Java
3 16 (21.33%) C#
4 12 (16.00%) SQL
5 9 (12.00%) Python
6 7 (9.33%) Perl
7 3 (4.00%) C
8 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.33%) C++
9 1 (1.33%) PHP
9 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.33%) VB
9 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) Degree
1 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) ISEB
3 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (30.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.33%) Oracle
2 6 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (2.67%) VMware
4 1 (1.33%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.33%) SAP
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