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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 410 434 432
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 39 29 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.12% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 38 20 11
Average salary £55,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +7.69%
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
20220 22136 21271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.26% 94.91% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 16526 17965 17609
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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 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 1 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
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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 +22 21 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Hampshire +9 10 £43,000 +14.66%
Kent +8 6 £45,000 +50.00%
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £40,000 -11.11%
East Sussex - 1 £43,500 - 1
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 61 (85.92%) Test Automation
2 53 (74.65%) Selenium
3 38 (53.52%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (53.52%) UNIX
4 33 (46.48%) Java
5 31 (43.66%) TDD
6 28 (39.44%) Jenkins
6 28 (39.44%) Automation Testing
7 25 (35.21%) QA
7 25 (35.21%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (32.39%) Degree
8 23 (32.39%) Scrum
9 22 (30.99%) Perl
10 21 (29.58%) Subversion
10 21 (29.58%) WebDriver
11 20 (28.17%) Ruby
11 20 (28.17%) Linux
12 19 (26.76%) RSpec
12 19 (26.76%) Waterfall
13 18 (25.35%) Git (software)
13 18 (25.35%) SQL
14 16 (22.54%) Finance
14 16 (22.54%) WATIR
15 15 (21.13%) Maven
16 14 (19.72%) RubyGems
17 13 (18.31%) Test Planning
17 13 (18.31%) SDLC
17 13 (18.31%) T-SQL
17 13 (18.31%) Shell Script
18 12 (16.90%) Struts

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 (2.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.82%) Big Data
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 53 (74.65%) Selenium
2 28 (39.44%) Jenkins
3 21 (29.58%) WebDriver
3 21 (29.58%) Subversion
4 19 (26.76%) RSpec
5 18 (25.35%) Git (software)
6 16 (22.54%) WATIR
7 15 (21.13%) Maven
8 14 (19.72%) RubyGems
9 8 (11.27%) SoapUI
9 8 (11.27%) NUnit
10 7 (9.86%) HP UFT
11 6 (8.45%) JUnit
12 5 (7.04%) eggPlant
13 3 (4.23%) ClearCase
13 3 (4.23%) JMeter
13 3 (4.23%) Bugzilla
14 2 (2.82%) SpecFlow
15 1 (1.41%) TestNG
15 1 (1.41%) JIRA
General
1 16 (22.54%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.82%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.90%) Struts
1 12 (16.90%) Swing
1 12 (16.90%) SWT
2 9 (12.68%) HTML
3 8 (11.27%) CSS
4 5 (7.04%) jQuery
5 2 (2.82%) .NET
6 1 (1.41%) J2EE
6 1 (1.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (53.52%) UNIX
2 20 (28.17%) Linux
3 4 (5.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (85.92%) Test Automation
2 38 (53.52%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (43.66%) TDD
4 28 (39.44%) Automation Testing
5 25 (35.21%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (32.39%) Scrum
7 19 (26.76%) Waterfall
8 13 (18.31%) Test Planning
8 13 (18.31%) SDLC
9 12 (16.90%) Validation
9 12 (16.90%) Software Engineering
10 8 (11.27%) Software Testing
11 7 (9.86%) OOP
11 7 (9.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (8.45%) Scalability Testing
12 6 (8.45%) Unit Testing
12 6 (8.45%) Test Strategy
12 6 (8.45%) API Testing
13 5 (7.04%) Test Scripting
13 5 (7.04%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (46.48%) Java
2 22 (30.99%) Perl
3 20 (28.17%) Ruby
4 18 (25.35%) SQL
5 13 (18.31%) T-SQL
5 13 (18.31%) Shell Script
6 10 (14.08%) Python
7 7 (9.86%) C#
8 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
9 4 (5.63%) PHP
10 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.82%) C
12 1 (1.41%) VBScript
12 1 (1.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (32.39%) Degree
2 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.23%) ISEB
5 2 (2.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (35.21%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle
1 1 (1.41%) VMware
1 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
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