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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation Engineer
Rank 428 407 437
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 19 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.092% 0.054% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.057% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 11
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £40,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -5.88%
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
19809 19148 20813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.58% 94.69% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 16141 15338 18097
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,000 £62,500
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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Berkshire - 11 £55,000 -
Surrey -10 8 £33,750 -20.58%
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 28 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (67.86%) Java
3 17 (60.71%) QA
3 17 (60.71%) Selenium
4 16 (57.14%) SQL
5 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (39.29%) C#
6 10 (35.71%) UNIX
6 10 (35.71%) Degree
6 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
6 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
6 10 (35.71%) ISTQB
6 10 (35.71%) Automation Testing
7 9 (32.14%) Waterfall
7 9 (32.14%) Test Planning
7 9 (32.14%) SWT
7 9 (32.14%) Maven
7 9 (32.14%) Git (software)
7 9 (32.14%) Struts
7 9 (32.14%) Swing
7 9 (32.14%) Perl
7 9 (32.14%) T-SQL
7 9 (32.14%) TDD
7 9 (32.14%) Subversion
7 9 (32.14%) Shell Script
7 9 (32.14%) Finance
7 9 (32.14%) Validation
8 8 (28.57%) JMeter
8 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
8 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Network Security
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (60.71%) Selenium
2 9 (32.14%) Maven
2 9 (32.14%) Git (software)
2 9 (32.14%) Subversion
3 8 (28.57%) JMeter
3 8 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 8 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 7 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) SWT
1 9 (32.14%) Struts
1 9 (32.14%) Swing
2 2 (7.14%) Web Services
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) UNIX
2 3 (10.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
3 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
3 10 (35.71%) Automation Testing
4 9 (32.14%) Waterfall
4 9 (32.14%) Test Planning
4 9 (32.14%) TDD
4 9 (32.14%) Validation
5 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Scrum
8 1 (3.57%) Information Security
8 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (3.57%) OO
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) Java
2 16 (57.14%) SQL
3 11 (39.29%) C#
4 9 (32.14%) Perl
4 9 (32.14%) T-SQL
4 9 (32.14%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.14%) Python
5 2 (7.14%) C
5 2 (7.14%) C++
6 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Degree
1 10 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (60.71%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft