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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 403 431 421
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 37 33 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 33 31 42
Median salary £37,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £32,950
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
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
17624 20064 22070
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.79% 97.07% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 14938 16188 17853
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Surrey +10 11 £37,500 -31.81% 2
Berkshire +17 10 £41,250 -9.34% 4
Oxfordshire - 4 £32,500 -
Buckinghamshire +23 3 £32,500 -9.09%
Hampshire +12 3 £35,000 -36.36%
Kent +9 3 £40,000 -11.11%
West Sussex -2 2 £40,000 +37.93%
East Sussex +18 1 £45,000 -14.28%
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 51 (66.23%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (62.34%) Test Automation
3 47 (61.04%) Selenium
4 40 (51.95%) QA
5 30 (38.96%) WebDriver
6 28 (36.36%) Automation Testing
7 23 (29.87%) BDD
7 23 (29.87%) Java
8 22 (28.57%) Scrum
9 19 (24.68%) TDD
9 19 (24.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (24.68%) Test Scripting
9 19 (24.68%) C#
9 19 (24.68%) Python
10 18 (23.38%) Ruby
11 17 (22.08%) Software Testing
11 17 (22.08%) ISTQB
11 17 (22.08%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (22.08%) ISEB
11 17 (22.08%) HP UFT
11 17 (22.08%) Finance
12 16 (20.78%) Jenkins
13 15 (19.48%) Web Services
13 15 (19.48%) Cucumber
14 14 (18.18%) SaaS
14 14 (18.18%) .NET
14 14 (18.18%) Automated Testing
15 13 (16.88%) JIRA
15 13 (16.88%) Linux
15 13 (16.88%) 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 1 (1.30%) Confluence
1 1 (1.30%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) VoIP
2 1 (1.30%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.79%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.49%) MySQL
3 5 (6.49%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (61.04%) Selenium
2 30 (38.96%) WebDriver
3 17 (22.08%) HP UFT
4 16 (20.78%) Jenkins
5 15 (19.48%) Cucumber
6 13 (16.88%) JIRA
7 11 (14.29%) JMeter
8 8 (10.39%) SoapUI
9 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
10 6 (7.79%) FitNesse
11 5 (6.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (6.49%) Selenium IDE
12 4 (5.19%) Maven
12 4 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (3.90%) jMock
13 3 (3.90%) JUnit
13 3 (3.90%) Protractor
13 3 (3.90%) SpecFlow
13 3 (3.90%) WatiN
14 2 (2.60%) MSTest
General
1 17 (22.08%) Finance
2 8 (10.39%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.49%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.19%) Back Office
4 4 (5.19%) Electronics
4 4 (5.19%) Marketing
5 2 (2.60%) Legal
6 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.48%) Web Services
2 14 (18.18%) .NET
3 12 (15.58%) SOAP
4 10 (12.99%) RESTful
5 9 (11.69%) XML
6 7 (9.09%) JSON
7 6 (7.79%) AngularJS
8 5 (6.49%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (6.49%) React
9 4 (5.19%) REST
10 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
10 3 (3.90%) Ajax
10 3 (3.90%) Hibernate
10 3 (3.90%) Java EE
10 3 (3.90%) JMS
10 3 (3.90%) LAMP
10 3 (3.90%) Spring
10 3 (3.90%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET
11 2 (2.60%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Client/Server
2 5 (6.49%) Wiki
3 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.88%) Linux
2 11 (14.29%) Windows
3 6 (7.79%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.90%) Unix
5 2 (2.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (66.23%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (62.34%) Test Automation
3 28 (36.36%) Automation Testing
4 23 (29.87%) BDD
5 22 (28.57%) Scrum
6 19 (24.68%) TDD
6 19 (24.68%) Test Scripting
6 19 (24.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (22.08%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (22.08%) Software Testing
8 14 (18.18%) Automated Testing
9 13 (16.88%) Test Strategy
10 9 (11.69%) Functional Testing
10 9 (11.69%) Regression Testing
11 8 (10.39%) Manual Testing
11 8 (10.39%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (10.39%) Software Engineering
11 8 (10.39%) Test Management
12 7 (9.09%) Build Automation
12 7 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.87%) Java
2 19 (24.68%) C#
2 19 (24.68%) Python
3 18 (23.38%) Ruby
4 12 (15.58%) JavaScript
5 10 (12.99%) SQL
6 9 (11.69%) Perl
7 6 (7.79%) Bash Shell
7 6 (7.79%) C
8 3 (3.90%) C++
8 3 (3.90%) Groovy
8 3 (3.90%) PHP
8 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.30%) VB
9 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) ISEB
1 17 (22.08%) ISTQB
2 9 (11.69%) Degree
3 6 (7.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) HP AIS
5 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (51.95%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (1.30%) Ansible
2 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle
3 4 (5.19%) HP
3 4 (5.19%) SAP
4 3 (3.90%) Rally
5 2 (2.60%) CA
5 2 (2.60%) IBM
5 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.60%) Sophos
6 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Life assurance an
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 23 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago