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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Engineer
England / South East
Rank 332 404 380
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 53 44 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.22% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.23% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 49 31 66
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.57%

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
14228 18927 19977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.80% 96.75% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11793 16094 16196
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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
West Sussex - 20 £40,000 - 2
Hampshire +19 10 £39,500 -28.18%
Surrey +49 7 £57,500 +82.53%
Berkshire +47 6 £52,500 +10.52% 1
Buckinghamshire +28 6 £38,000 +7.04% 2
Kent +7 2 £48,750 +35.41%
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
East Sussex +3 1 £41,500 +3.75%
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 84 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (73.21%) Selenium
3 58 (51.79%) Test Automation
4 44 (39.29%) C#
5 42 (37.50%) Java
5 42 (37.50%) SQL
6 39 (34.82%) ISEB
6 39 (34.82%) ISTQB
7 37 (33.04%) QA
7 37 (33.04%) Automation Testing
8 32 (28.57%) WebDriver
9 31 (27.68%) BDD
9 31 (27.68%) Automated Testing
10 28 (25.00%) TDD
10 28 (25.00%) HP UFT
11 26 (23.21%) Cucumber
12 24 (21.43%) Test Scripting
12 24 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (20.54%) Scrum
13 23 (20.54%) REST
14 21 (18.75%) .NET
15 20 (17.86%) XML
15 20 (17.86%) Finance
16 19 (16.96%) Python
16 19 (16.96%) Performance Testing
17 18 (16.07%) Degree
17 18 (16.07%) Visual Studio
17 18 (16.07%) HTML
18 17 (15.18%) SDLC
18 17 (15.18%) Test Strategy

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 4 (3.57%) Confluence
2 1 (0.89%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (6.25%) MS Office
2 4 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.36%) SaaS
2 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.25%) HTTP
2 2 (1.79%) Internet
2 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.89%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.79%) MySQL
3 1 (0.89%) Big Data
3 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 82 (73.21%) Selenium
2 32 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 28 (25.00%) HP UFT
4 26 (23.21%) Cucumber
5 18 (16.07%) Visual Studio
6 17 (15.18%) JMeter
7 13 (11.61%) Robot Framework
7 13 (11.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (10.71%) SoapUI
9 10 (8.93%) Jenkins
9 10 (8.93%) Ranorex
9 10 (8.93%) SpecFlow
10 7 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (6.25%) TeamCity
11 6 (5.36%) JIRA
12 5 (4.46%) Eclipse
12 5 (4.46%) Git (software)
12 5 (4.46%) WatiN
13 4 (3.57%) Subversion
13 4 (3.57%) TestComplete
General
1 20 (17.86%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Marketing
3 8 (7.14%) Back Office
4 6 (5.36%) Financial Institution
5 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.68%) Retail
7 2 (1.79%) Electronics
8 1 (0.89%) Games
8 1 (0.89%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.54%) REST
2 21 (18.75%) .NET
3 20 (17.86%) XML
4 18 (16.07%) HTML
5 15 (13.39%) SOAP
6 14 (12.50%) CSS
7 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET
7 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (5.36%) DOM
9 3 (2.68%) Node.js
9 3 (2.68%) React
10 2 (1.79%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.79%) Web Services
11 1 (0.89%) Flash
11 1 (0.89%) HTML5
11 1 (0.89%) J2EE
11 1 (0.89%) JSON
11 1 (0.89%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.25%) Health Informatics
3 7 (6.25%) Informatics
4 4 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.79%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.89%) Cybercrime
6 1 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.89%) Online Games
6 1 (0.89%) RIA
6 1 (0.89%) Wiki
6 1 (0.89%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.04%) Linux
2 8 (7.14%) Windows
3 3 (2.68%) Unix
4 2 (1.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (51.79%) Test Automation
3 37 (33.04%) Automation Testing
4 31 (27.68%) Automated Testing
4 31 (27.68%) BDD
5 28 (25.00%) TDD
6 24 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 23 (20.54%) Scrum
8 19 (16.96%) Performance Testing
9 17 (15.18%) SDLC
9 17 (15.18%) Test Strategy
10 16 (14.29%) Regression Testing
11 15 (13.39%) Manual Testing
12 13 (11.61%) Web Testing
13 12 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (9.82%) Open Source
15 10 (8.93%) Software Engineering
16 9 (8.04%) User Stories
17 8 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (39.29%) C#
2 42 (37.50%) Java
2 42 (37.50%) SQL
3 19 (16.96%) Python
4 12 (10.71%) Ruby
5 9 (8.04%) Bash Shell
5 9 (8.04%) C++
6 3 (2.68%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.68%) PHP
7 2 (1.79%) VB
8 1 (0.89%) Perl
8 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (34.82%) ISEB
1 39 (34.82%) ISTQB
2 18 (16.07%) Degree
3 13 (11.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (33.04%) QA
2 3 (2.68%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (8.93%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (14.29%) HP
2 15 (13.39%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.14%) VMware
4 6 (5.36%) Cadence
5 2 (1.79%) SAP
5 2 (1.79%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.89%) F5
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle
6 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.89%) Telerik
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